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Pro-Life Group Asks Supreme Court to Allow Choose Life License Plates

Yesterday, the Thomas More Society filed an amicus brief urging the United States Supreme Court to hear a case involving “Choose Life” license plates, in order to resolve disputes among lower courts over how to treat specialty license plates. The brief is brought on behalf of Choose Life America, Choose Life Wisconsin, and Illinois Choose […]

Jailed Indian tycoon gets more time to sell luxury hotels

last weekNews : The Newsroom

India's Supreme Court on Thursday gave jailed tycoon Subrata Roy extra time to negotiate the sale of three luxury foreign hotels to raise $1.6-billion bail after his lawyers said a deal was near. The court gave the founder of the Sahara...Show More Summary

Damon Dash files $25 million suit against Lee Daniels

Dash says Daniels has stiffed him for his help as an executive producer on at least six movies, including "The Butler," "Precious" and "The Paperboy." according to the Manhattan Supreme Court suit.

Armand Assante’s girlfriend could get as little as 15 days in prison

Giselle Oliveira, 34, will need to make substantial restitution towards the $50,000 she allegedly stole in order to get the short jail term, a Manhattan Supreme Court judge said Thursday.

California could lead the fight against Citizens United

Clean government activists in California are having a challenging week. First, they saw their hopes for a ballot initiative on Citizens United dashed this week by the state Supreme Court. The initiative would have been just advisory, allowing voters to give their opinion on whether Congress should overturn the landmark U.S. Show More Summary

Gay Marriages Could Begin In Virginia Next Week After Court Denies Delay

Gay marriage could begin in Virginia next week after a federal appeals court refused Wednesday to delay its ruling striking down the state’s same-sex marriage ban. Assuming the U.S. Supreme Court doesn’t intervene, the state will also have to start recognizing out-of-state marriages by next Wednesday. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond

SCOTUS Refers Death Penalty Lawyer to Pa. Disciplinary Board

The U.S. Supreme Court has taken the highly unusual move of referring a lawyer to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's Disciplinary Board for investigation. The case involves an appeal by Michael Ballard, who was sentenced to death in 2010 for killing his ex-girlfriend and three others, The Wall Street Journal reports.......

Virginia Could Be Marriage Equality State Next Week

An appeals court has refused to delay its decision striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban — but the Supreme Court could still intervene. read more

Virginia same-sex couples can marry next week, court rules

A federal appeals court denied a request to block same-sex marriages from being performed in Virginia, and unless the Supreme Court intervenes, couples can begin to wed as early as next week, according to court filings and the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Indonesian Supreme Court Upholds Alexander Aan’s Jail Sentence on Charges of Blasphemy

Alexander Aan, you may recall, is the Indonesian atheist who spent 19 months in jail for promoting atheism online (his original sentence was 30 months). He was hit with a blasphemy charge and put away so he could do no further "damage." Even though he's out of prison now, the Jakarta Post reports that, yesterday, the Indonesian Supreme Court deemed his sentence appropriate:

Gays Can Get Married in Va. Next Week Unless Supreme Court Intervenes

Unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes, gay couples can get married in Virginia starting next Wednesday. That's because the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals denied a delay on its ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban today. Read more...

Gay Couples in Virginia Can Marry Starting Monday Barring SCOTUS Intervention

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Gay couples in Virginia will be able to begin marrying on Monday unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes, after a ruling today from the Fourth Circuit court of appeals, Lambda Legal's Jon Davidson reports: "The Fourth Circuit just denied by...

Noel Canning Decision Invalidates Many Critical NLRB Decisions On June 26, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion in National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") v. Noel Canning.

Open thread for night owls: Koch-affiliated group coughs up cash for state supreme court races

Billy Corriher at the Center for American Progress writes Koch Brothers and D.C. Conservatives Spending Big on Nonpartisan State Supreme Court Races: In his 2010 dissent in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, U.S. Supreme...Show More Summary

Cell Phones Need A Warrant, But Cell Site Location Info Doesn't? Appellants Challenge Government's Assertions

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Supreme Court's recent finding that warrantless cell phone searches are unconstitutional is already generating some pretty interesting arguments in ongoing cases. The government obviously wishes to mitigate the "damage" done by this decision by still doggedly pursuing data through warrantless methods. Show More Summary

CA Supreme Court Rejects Dems' Anti-'Citizens United' Ballot Measure

On Monday, the California Supreme Court blocked an "advisory" ballot measure that Democrats had hoped to include on the November ballot, with a view to increasing turnout among apathetic voters. The non-binding measure, Proposition 49, asked voters if they felt the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling should be reversed. Show More Summary

Unusual Referral from Supreme Court Could Spark Probe of Philadelphia Lawyer

Getty Images The Pennsylvania board governing attorney conduct said Tuesday it expects to investigate a Philadelphia lawyer after receiving an unusual referral from the U.S. Supreme Court. In a rare move, the nation’s highest court asked the board to look into a death penalty appeal the lawyer filed for condemned mass killer Michael Ballard. Show More Summary

Supreme Court ruling could figure in Michael Brown's slaying

A makeshift memorial is pictured near where black teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by police over the weekend in Ferguson, Missouri. The pistols are not used in self-defence—but to stop the men who are running away. They are considered substitutes for swift feet and long arms. Show More Summary

New Women's Health Issues Commentary Recommends Steps to Take Full Advantage of the ACA's Contraceptive Mandate

In the wake of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision, a new Commentary in the journal Women's Health Issues emphasizes the importance of making the most of the contraceptive coverage mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The...Show More Summary

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