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Poll Finds Both Democrats & Republicans Want To Restrict Influence Of Wealthy Donors

49 minutes agoNews : Huffington Post

Americans of both parties fundamentally reject the regime of untrammeled money in elections made possible by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling and other court decisions and now favor a sweeping overhaul of how political campaigns are financed, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll. Show More Summary

When the Supreme Court is this wrong, it’s time to overrule them

4 hours agoNews : The Great Debate

To hope that the current court will fix things is folly. The 28th amendment is necessary to overturn Citizens United, just as Americans have used the amendment process to overturn the Supreme Court six times before.

ELONIS AND THE NEAR MISS FOR INTERNET FREE SPEECH

11 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Below is my column today in USA Today on the decision of the Supreme Court to reject the Obama Administation’s argument for a low standard in criminalizing speech on the Internet and other forums. The Court did not have to directly deal with the free speech implications of the case since it ruled on the […]

U.S. top court throws out conviction for Facebook threats

11 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out the conviction of a Pennsylvania man over threatening statements he made on Facebook toward his estranged wife, law enforcement officers and children in a case touching upon the boundaries of free speech online.

Can You Go to Jail for Posting ‘Threats’ on Facebook? The Supreme Court Won’t Say

The Supreme Court has a tradition of granting First Amendment protections to some of the most hateful people in history, and you could argue that wannabe rapper Anthony Elonis fits the bill. He’s at the center of Elonis v. United States, a case that could have defined to what extent... More »

Supreme Court Reverses Deportation Ruling For Man Who Used A Sock To Hide Prescription Pills

17 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Turns out, you shouldn’t get deported over possession of a sock -- even if that sock is hiding prescription pills. The Supreme Court reversed an appeals court decision Monday in a case brought by the Obama administration...Show More Summary

Death sentence thrown out for man who killed maid

17 hours agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Georgia Supreme Court rules jury should have heard details of "pervasive violence" in Gregory Walker's life before determining sentence

Abercrombie Discriminated Against Muslim

18 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

The company wouldn’t allow a prospective employee to wear a headscarf. The Supreme Court confirmed today that this is, in fact, discrimination.

Violent Threats Can Be OK: Supreme Court

What's in a threat, if it's not meant to be serious? That was the Supreme Court's reaction today to a Pennsylvania man found guilty in 2011 of threatening his estranged wife, local schools, and law enforcement officers on Facebook, the Wall Street Journal reports. Writing for the majority, Chief Justice...

Head Scarf Ruling: Supreme Court Backs Samantha Elauf, Abercrombie’s ‘Look Policy’ No Excuse

In an 8-to-1 vote, the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Samantha Elauf, a Muslim woman who was rejected for a job at Abercrombie & Fitch because she wore a head scarf for religious reasons. According to CNN, the problem began in 2008. Show More Summary

US Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Man Writing Threatening Facebook Posts

The US Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the US government cannot convict a person of threatening another individual solely on the basis of how their message is perceived by others.

Supreme Court leaves women vulnerable: The unanswered questions in its ruling on online threats

The justices were presented with -- but didn't answer -- thorny questions about free speech and women's safety

As Dangerous as Thomas and Scalia: Meet the Right-Wing Zealot Who’d Rather Follow the Bible than the Law

A Southern chief justice goes even deeper outer limits, pledging allegiance to gobbledygook myths and not our laws. Happiness is boring a hole in your Hebrew slave’s ear with an awl, or so might well say Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice and Baptist zealot Roy Moore. Show More Summary

SCOTUS rules against Abercrombie & Fitch

20 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

The Supreme Court voted in favor of a girl who was denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch because she wore a headscarf.

The Supreme Court Rules That Abercrombie Engaged in Religious Discrimination

It turns out that Abercrombie and Fitch's much-discussed "look policy" is officially unconstitutional. In February, plaintiff  Samantha Elauf's case against the retailer made it to the Supreme Court, which ruled today, with an 8–1 verdict in favor of Elauf. (The one dissenting vote was cast by Justice Clarence Thomas, though,... More »

After Lethal Injection: Three States, Three Ways To Kill A Human

21 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

The Supreme Court is expected to declare any day whether the injection of a drug called Midazolam violates the Eighth-Amendment protection against cruel and unusual punishment. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

SCOTUS: Man Can Post Threatening Lyrics on Facebook if He Doesn’t Display Intent

22 hours agoNews : Mediaite

In an 8-1 ruling, the Supreme Court overturned the conviction of a man who posted violent rap lyrics on his Facebook page, saying that prosecutors hadn't proved his intent to carry out the threats in the lyrics against other people.

Muslim Woman Denied Job Over Head Scarf Wins in Supreme Court

22 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

The justices, voting 8 to 1, reinstated a job discrimination lawsuit filed against Abercrombie & Fitch, saying the company had acted improperly.

It’s OK To Threaten People Online Says Supreme Court, Just Do It With Style

Ranting on Facebook and social media, even making threats, is OK and part of free speech, according to a Supreme Court ruling Monday. The court ruled 8-1 to overturn the conviction of a Pennsylvania man who posted Eminem lyrics to Facebook...Show More Summary

High court throws out conviction of man who made threatening Facebook rants

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday threw out the conviction of a Pennsylvania man prosecuted for making threats on Facebook, but dodged the free-speech issues that had made the case intriguing to First Amendment advocates. Continue reading ? The post High court throws out conviction of man who made threatening Facebook rants appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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