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Why Garland Fight Is Good for Democracy

3 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

If nothing else, raising the visibility of the Supreme Court as a key election issue can help rouse the American public from its irresponsible indifference to it.

What does 'beg the question' mean? It's complicated

Perhaps more than any other Supreme Court justice, the late Antonin Scalia cared a great deal about language, often spending time carefully consulting several dictionaries and usage books. He took pains to use words precisely. And if...Show More Summary

The predictable reason why anti-LGBT bills become law

The cavalcade of crazy ginned up by folks fearful of equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans was predictable. That far-right conservatives have been wigged out ever since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage last June is not surprising. Nor is the move by states to pass so-called religious freedom laws. Nor […]

North Korea sentences American to 10 years of hard labor for alleged spying

North Korea’s Supreme Court on Friday sentenced a 62-year-old Korean-American, Tong Chul Kim, to 10 years of hard labor after finding him guilty of trying to overthrow the government and spying for South Korea, the North's state-run news agency said. Kim “confessed to all crimes he had committed,”...

The FBI might soon be allowed to hack any computer in the world

The US Supreme Court has approved a change in Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, so judges across the country now have the authority to issue warrants for remote electronic searches outside their district. That means...Show More Summary

North Korea Sentences Korean-American To 10 Years Of Hard Labor

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

SEOUL, April 29 (Reuters) - North Korea's Supreme Court on Friday sentenced a Korean American man to 10 years of hard labor for subversion, North Korean media reported, in the latest conviction of a foreigner for crimes against the isolated...Show More Summary

Does the First Amendment Justify Corruption?

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s Supreme Court corruption appeal will help decide whether the First Amendment protects average Americans or special interests. A decade ago, if a politician had argued before the Supreme CourtShow More Summary

Secret Money Advocates Prepare to Unload on Milwaukee DA John Chisholm

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm may soon appeal the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision that ended the five-county "John Doe" criminal investigation into whether Governor Scott Walker illegally coordinated with supposedly "independent" dark money groups during the 2011-2012 recall elections to the U.S. Show More Summary

9Now Can Stream Live TV In Regional Australia, Court Says

The NSW Supreme Court has knocked back an attempt by Australia’s regional broadcaster WIN to prevent Channel Nine from live streaming its TV broadcasts through 9Now, saying the online service is not a direct competitor to WIN’s digital TV transmissions. More »      

Lawyer Fee Of $1.53/Hour? We Have Finally Hit Rock Bottom, Folks!

When a Florida law capped an attorney at $1.53 an hour, the Florida Supreme Court finally stepped in and called shenanigans.

Supreme Court OKs change to expand FBI's hacking powers - CNET

The rule change would let the FBI obtain a single warrant to hack into "thousands or millions of computers at once," says Sen. Ron Wyden.

Supreme Court moves to expand FBI’s hacking authority

The Supreme Court approved hotly contested amendments to federal criminal procedure today that, if accepted by Congress, will expand the FBI’s ability to hack into computer networks. The rule at the heart of the debate is Criminal Rule 41, which limits judges’ authority to authorize search warrants. Show More Summary

Maybe you should have thought that Supreme Court thing out a little more, Chuck Grassley

As if it just occurred to him, Sen. Chuck Grassley is admitting that the whole blockade of President Obama's Supreme Court nominee for the duration of his last year in office might have a bit of a downside: the Republican front-runner. "If Trump's elected president, it probably is a little more unknown than if there's a [Sen. Show More Summary

Now Even 60 Minutes Misstating Supreme Court’s Citizens United Ruling

4 days agoNews : Mediaite

I penned a piece  excoriating the media for its regular misstatements about the U.S. Supreme Court's controversial Citizens United ruling. The opinion, which deemed...

The Origins of the Religious Right

It is often assumed that the origins of the religious right's political awakening (known back then as the so-called "moral majority") was in response to the Supreme Court's 1973...

"On Wednesday afternoon, professors at George Mason University protested the recent renaming of the law school after the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia."

"At a meeting full of angry student activists, the school’s faculty senate voted 21-13 to reopen the naming process."The vote took issue with Scalia’s “numerous public offensive comments” about black people, women, and LBGT individuals,...Show More Summary

Supreme Court approves rule change expanding feds’ hacking powers

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction despite opposition from civil liberties groups who say it will greatly expand the FBI’s hacking authority. U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts...

Supreme Court Approves Rule Change To Expand FBI Hacking Power

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction despite opposition from civil liberties groups who say it will greatly expand the FBI's hacking authority. U.S. Show More Summary

Will the Supreme Court Keep Convicted VA Governor out of Jail?

The Supreme Court heard its final oral argument of the term this morning, and it was a fittingly weighty one: the case of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. McDonnell was convicted on corruption charges in 2014, stemming from his relationship with a Richmond businessman who gave him nearly $200,000......

Walker, GOP To Strengthen Chokehold On State Supreme Court

After seeing his colleague, Patrick Crooks, die in office and after the death of Antonin Scalia, Wisconsin Supreme Court Injustice David "Choke Hold" Prosser has announced his retirement before he becomes number three: The gentle reader would be smart to wonder if this move was just a retirement and not a political move by the Wisconsin GOP. Show More Summary

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