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Supreme Court to weigh challenge to Obama mercury air pollution regulation

16 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to weigh a challenge by industry groups and some states to an Obama administration regulation intended to limit emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants. In a blow to the federal government, the justices said in...

Are Online Death Threats Protected Free Speech? Supreme Court To Decide

Depending upon your point of view, Anthony Elonis is either a sociopath bent on harassing and intimidating anyone who wrongs him; or an admittedly-disturbed, aspiring rapper whose online death threats, which he says are his lyrics, are protected free speech. Show More Summary

Essay: Do Online Death Threats Count as Free Speech?

After decades of declaring true threats as an exception to the rule against criminalizing speech, the Supreme Court will consider whether threats on social media count, too.

Lawyer Disbarred After Wearing Thomas Jefferson Costume to Court

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

After spectacularly getting his client sentenced to the death penalty for no good reason, lawyer Ira Dennis Hawver was disbarred this weekend by the Kansas Supreme Court -- a decision not likely helped by the fact that he dressed as Thomas Jefferson during his disciplinary hearing.

Thomas Jefferson costume can’t save lawyer from disbarment for ‘inexplicable incompetence’

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

The Kansas Supreme Court disbarred an attorney who dressed up as Thomas Jefferson to defend his work on a capital murder case. Dennis Hawver lost his license to practice law Nov. 14 for violating the state’s rules for professional conduct while defending Phillip Cheatham in a 2005 double-murder...

Campaign Seeks to Dry Out the National Security Agency

2 days agoNews : Truthdig

“The American surveillance state has an Achilles Heel,” organizers of the OffNow campaign say. “We can thwart mass surveillance without relying on Congress or [the] Supreme Court” by passing legislation that stops “the flow of state supplied water and electricity to federal agencies conducting mass, warrantless surveillance.”

Citing Its Supreme Court Defeat, Aereo Files for Bankruptcy

4 days agoNews : Reason

In June 2014, the tech start-up Aereo, which advertised itself as allowing paid users to "watch live TV online," lost big in a copyright case at the U.S. Supreme Court. Today, in response to what company founder Chet Kanojia called the "regulatory and legal uncertainty" created by the Court's decision, Aereo filed for bankruptcy. Show More Summary

Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in South Carolina

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for South Carolina to become the 35th U.S. state where gay marriage is legal, denying a request to block same-same weddings from proceeding....Show More Summary

Still Reeling From SCOTUS Decision, Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

5 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The streaming company's founder said fallout from a Supreme Court ruling in favor of TV networks proved "too difficult to overcome."

Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in South Carolina

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday denied a request to block gay marriage from proceeding in South Carolina, clearing the way for it to become the 35th U.S. state where gay marriage is legal....Show More Summary

Watch Reason’s Damon Root and Law Professor Neomi Rao Discuss the Supreme Court, Libertarianism, and the Constitution

5 days agoNews : Reason

On February 18 in Washington, D.C., the Charles Koch Institute, he Federalist Society, and Reason hosted an event for Reason Senior Editor Damon Root's new book Overruled: The Long War for Control of the U.S. Supreme Court. The program...Show More Summary

It's Not a Typo: Michael Cannon on Obamacare's Exchange Subsidy Provision

6 days agoNews : Reason

When Obamacare goes back to the Supreme Court next year, the nine justices on the court will be hearing a case built in large part by Cato Institute Health Policy Director Michael Cannon. For the last three years, Cannon has been working...Show More Summary

Why ObamaCare would survive a Supreme Court defeat

Although more than 70 percent of its beneficiaries say they are happy with the coverage they receive, ObamaCare has been unpopular for two reasons among Republicans who otherwise support expanded health care coverage. One was that their...Show More Summary

On Obamacare, the G.O.P. Lays a Trap for Itself

last weekNews : News Desk

A few days after the midterm elections, the Supreme Court announced that it would hear King v. Burwell, a challenge to the Affordable Care Act in which the plaintiffs are arguing that people who live in states which have not set up their...Show More Summary

Katie Hamlin murder 7/2/2002 Cherokee County, GA After the false conviction of Roberto Rocha, Jamerson Mangrum was convicted of her rape and murder, sentenced to life in prison

Katie Hamlin Cherokee County Names Bridge After Late Teen Slaying case keeps man in limbo Suspect Confesses to Murder He Didn’t Commit Acworth man, cleared of charges, rebuilds life Mangrum v The State 2009 Georgia Supreme Court rules against man in Cherokee murder case Judge: First murder trial holds water State Supreme Court rules in […]

Same-sex marriage now allowed in most populous Kansas county

KANSAS CITY Kan. (Reuters) - The Kansas Supreme Court said on Tuesday the state's most populous county could issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and left it to the federal courts to determine whether a Kansas ban on gay marriage violates the U.S. Show More Summary

Clarence Thomas Rebukes Supreme Court for Refusing to Hear Gay Marriage Cases

last weekNews : Reason

On Thursday the U.S. Supreme Court declined to halt a ruling by he U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit which had overturned an Arizona constitutional amendment banning bail for undocumented immigrants charged with serious crimes. Show More Summary

Kansas counties issue same-sex marriage license after court ruling

last weekNews : The Newsroom

By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Kan. (Reuters) - Kansas counties began issuing marriage licenses on Thursday to same-sex couples a day after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to delay a federal judge's order that lifted the state's ban. Judge Daniel Crabtree said on Nov. Show More Summary

D.C. Reasonoids: Join Us November 18 for a Supreme Court Book Party with Damon Root

last weekNews : Reason

Please join Reason and the Charles Koch Institute for a book event, Overruled: The Long War for Control of the U.S. Supreme Court, with author Damon Root, senior editor of Reason magazine and Reason.com. Praised by Georgetown law professor...Show More Summary

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