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