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Report from the Supreme Court: Arizona v. United States

Today the Supreme Court heard arguments in one of the big cases of the term, Arizona v. United States. Several justices, including Justice Stephen Breyer, expressed serious concerns about the law's impact on civil liberties, as they recognized that it might lead to prolonged detention while an officer investigates a person's immigration status. In response to those serious civil liberties concerns, Arizona was forced to retreat.
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Justice Alito Mocks Arkansas Ban on Muslim Prisoner's Beard

News : Reason (2 months ago)

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on Tuesday in the case of Holt v. Hobbs, which asks whether the Arkansas Department of Corrections violated a federal religious liberty law by preventing a Muslim prisoner from growing a on... Read Post

Racial Bias Is Inherent in State Felony Disfranchisement Laws

Issues & Causes / Human Rights : Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the ACLU (4 years ago)

Racial disparities in the criminal justice system have an undeniable impact on our political landscape. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals considered the nature of that impact when it recently heard arguments in Farrakhan v. Gregoire,... Read Post

Supreme Court Justices concerned over impact on cloud computing in Aereo case

News : The Rundown News Blog (7 months ago)

The Supreme Court heard a case Tuesday concerning Aereo, Inc., which gives its users streaming access to broadcast television programs through tablets, laptops and phones. Photo by Flickr user chunkysalsa WASHINGTON — Grappling with... Read Post

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