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This Supreme Court Case Could Upend The Way Democracy Works

12 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court this term could change how states meet the basic democratic goal of "one person, one vote." Ironically, a victory for the conservative plaintiffs who brought the case may turn on a national survey that Republicans have tried to eliminate. Show More Summary

Ben Carson Supports Reauthorizing The Voting Rights Act

13 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson supports reauthorizing the Voting Rights Act, the landmark civil rights law whose protections were watered down by the Supreme Court in 2013. In a Thursday interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Carson was asked whether he agreed with his rival, former Florida Gov. Show More Summary

Jeb Bush Opposes Reauthorizing The Voting Rights Act 'As Is'

16 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said Thursday that he opposes reauthorizing the Voting Rights Act, the landmark civil rights law whose protections the Supreme Court watered down in 2013. "There's been dramatic improvement in access to voting. Show More Summary

What Song Did Scalia Sing on the Night of the SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Ruling?

18 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg shared with Swiss publication NZZ News an interesting bit of information that took place on the afternoon of this year’s historic same-sex marriage ruling.

Justice Antonin Scalia sang Bob Dylan song to Ruth Bader Ginsburg after same-sex marriage ruling

19 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

On the evening after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld same-sex marriage, liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was entertained by her conservative colleague Antonin Scalia singing a Bob Dylan song. The song, Ginsburg told Swiss newspaper Neue Zuercher Zeitung, was “The Times They Are...

Antonin Scalia Serenaded Ruth Bader Ginsburg Over Gay Marriage Ruling With Bob Dylan Song

19 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

ZURICH, Oct 8 (Reuters) - On the evening after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld same-sex marriage, liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was entertained by her conservative colleague Antonin Scalia singing a Bob Dylan song. The song, Ginsburg...Show More Summary

Death Penalty States Face Hurdles in Carrying Out Executions

20 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

Despite a Supreme Court ruling allowing a controversial drug to be used for lethal injections, states are not finding it easier to execute inmates.

Rwanda's top court clears way for Kagame third term

KIGALI (Reuters) - Rwanda's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that President Paul Kagame could run for a third seven-year term, rejecting an attempt by the main opposition party to block changes to the country's constitution.

Supreme Court Obsesses Over Death Again In 'Wichita Massacre' Cases

WASHINGTON -- State-sponsored death is still on the justices' minds. The U.S. Supreme Court put on a rare two-hour show over the death penalty on Wednesday. Before the court were three murderers who'd had their capital sentences reversed and constitutional questions that had less to do with the ultimate punishment than how a state gets there. Show More Summary

Ten Commandments Monument Removed from OK State Capitol After Court Order

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

A Ten Commandments monument at the Oklahoma state capitol was removed this week after a state Supreme Court ruling on the matter earlier this year.

Drudge Demands Hillary’s Dirt

His aggregation site has made him rich and infamous, but was a Supreme Court justice right to tell Matt Drudge that, professionally, he was living on borrowed time?

The War On 'Political Correctness' Is Pointless

It's time that we accepted this reality: there is absolutely nothing wrong with being "politically correct."  The phrase has been around for ages, its earliest uses were more literal -- in 1793 it was used in a U.S. Supreme Court judgement, as in "legally" correct. Show More Summary

Infographic Shows How TV Lawyers Would Measure Up In A Real Court Of Law

Have you ever wondered how well your favorite TV lawyers would fare in a real court of law? Well, the folks at 2Civility (in collaboration with the Illinois Supreme Court Commission) have created a handy graphic, assigning letter grades...Show More Summary

Brazil Supreme Court rejects Rousseff government bid to delay accounts ruling

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Supreme Court rejected on Wednesday an injunction filed by President Dilma Rousseff's government seeking to delay a federal audit court ruling on her administration's 2014 accounts.

Supreme Court tackles 'Wichita Massacre' death penalty case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared poised to rule against two brothers challenging their death sentences for a 2000 crime spree in Kansas that included the execution-style murders of four people on a snowy soccer field. The...Show More Summary

The new battleground for same-sex couples is equal rights for their kids

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

When the Supreme Court invalidated same-sex marriage bans in June, the Justices acknowledged they had the kids in mind. In the majority opinion, Justice Kennedy cited the infringement of the interests of children being raised by same-sex couples as one reason for the Court’s ruling. Who are these...

How the Supremes Rule on Global Law

2 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Justice Stephen Breyer’s new book thoughtfully discusses how the Court should reconcile foreign and domestic legal issues. But it may be too little too late.

Corrupt Baltimore Cop Begs Supreme Court To Quash His Conviction

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- A former Baltimore cop ensnared in a kickback scheme involving dozens of his colleagues wants the Supreme Court to throw out his conspiracy conviction. His argument is a curious one: He never conspired with anyone. At least not in the way federal law contemplates. Show More Summary

Tenn. county board drops vote on seeking God’s mercy over same-sex marriage

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A Tennessee county commission on Tuesday turned down voting on a resolution asking God to spare the county from divine wrath sparked by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing gay marriage. The Blount County Commission voted 10-5 to reject an agenda that included the resolution and...

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