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“Montana Is Latest State to Reform Campaign Finance Rules”

AP: Montana is the latest state to overhaul its campaign-finance rules in an attempt to cast out dark money after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed corporations to spend unlimited amounts in elections. The architect of the changes in Montana said … Continue reading ?

A turning point for battered online lenders could be right around the corner (LC, ONDK)

It might take the US Supreme Court to turn things around for investors in online lenders. Shares of Lending Club and On Deck Capital have both fallen by around 50% and LoanDepot withdrew its IPO last week, citing market conditions. This...Show More Summary

Georgia to execute man for woman's 1994 fatal stabbing

Marcus Ray Johnson, 50, stabbed Angela Sizemore 41 times after the two left a bar in Albany, Georgia, on March 24, 1994, according to a Georgia Supreme Court synopsis of the case. If Johnson's lethal injection proceeds at 7 p.m. at the...Show More Summary

Catholic Bishops Stand With 'Conscientious Objectors' Against Gay Marriage

Catholic Bishops are standing with those who conscientiously object to gay marriage and maintain their opposition to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide.

Fox's Bret Baier Allows GOP Governor To Falsely Claim He Has "Total Control" Of Refugee Resettlement

Fox host Bret Baier allowed Governor Robert Bentley (R-AL) to falsely assert that he has "total control" of the decision to refuse Syrian refugees entry into his state, ignoring that both federal law and Supreme Court rulings reserved "the power to admit refugees" entirely to the federal government. Show More Summary

Brooklyn sicko guilty of beating woman, burning her genitals

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A Brooklyn man was found guilty Wednesday of kidnapping his girlfriend and torturing her with two-by-fours, a metal rod, and a heated screwdriver. It took the Brooklyn Supreme Court? jury less than an hour to convict Anthony Matthews for the agony he caused Elisha McQueen, whom he kept tied with cables to a bed in...

Supreme Court to Rule on Virginia's Racial Gerrymandering

To travel the length of Virginia's third congressional district isn't an easy task. You'd need a boat, a plane, and a whole lot of time to follow the district from its northern corner outside Richmond, across the James River, around and over Newport News, and finally down to certain......

Trudeau’s Liberal Government Already Pushing for More Abortion Clinics Across Canada

In the face of significant challenges facing Canada’s aging population, including a looming deadline to fill the legislative void created by the Supreme Court of Canada’s Carter decision which struck down the country’s assisted suicide laws, one of the first actions taken by the new Liberal government was a call for more abortion clinics throughout […]

Oklahoma Expands Rights For Same-Sex Parents

TULSA, Okla., Nov 17 (Reuters) - The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that custodial rights to children of same-sex couples in a union before gay marriage was legalized in the United States can be granted. The court reversed and...Show More Summary

Your Guide to the Supreme Court Abortion Case That Could Change Everything

It happened quietly, flying under the radar in the face of crisis-driven federal governance and partisan squabbling. Over the course of a decade, conservatives have, for the most part, expanded their hold on state government in traditionally red states while making substantial gains in traditionally blue and purple states. Show More Summary

Bangladesh's high court upholds death sentences for 2 opposition leaders; protests planned

Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death sentences imposed on two opposition leaders for war crimes committed during the nation’s 1971 war of independence.The court rejected the appeal of Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid of the Jamaat-e-Islami party and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury of the...

Florida Supreme Court: Jury verdict of $6.6M reinstated against asbestos supplier, Union Carbide

Holding that the Third District Court of Appeal had erred in applying the Restatement (Third) of Torts’ risk-utility test, instead of the Restatement (Second) of Torts’ consumer expectations test, to a product liability design defect...Show More Summary

Evil Laws - The Texas Abortion Case

Long ago, in the famous case of Yick Wo v. Hopkins, the Supreme Court wrote that if a law is enacted "with an evil eye and an unequal hand," that law violates the constitution even though it appears on its face to be benign. In thatShow More Summary

Coat Hanger Lies: Study Falsely Claims 240,000 Women Did Abortions on Themselves

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, ded lies and statistics.” Mark Twain made those words famous. Keep them in mind as the US Supreme Court hears the case of Texas HB 2, which requires abortionists and abortion facilities to meet the same standards as other outpatient ambulatory facilities. Opponents just released so-called research to […]

Americans deeply split on abortion as Supreme Court takes case: Reuters/Ipsos poll

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans are split over abortion restrictions like those in a Texas law challenged before the U.S. Supreme Court, reflecting deep and longstanding divisions over the contentious issue, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Fallible But Final: Why Justice Scalia is Wrong About the Supreme Court's Authority

Are government officials obliged to conform their conduct to Supreme Court decisions that they believe to be wrong? Recently, at an event with Princeton University Professor Robert P. George, Justice Antonin Scalia addressed this question--one...Show More Summary

Cecile Richards Explains What Planned Parenthood Actually Does

Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood President In 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that banning abortion is unconstitutional. Yet despite being legalized, a woman’s right to choose has possibly never been more threatened...Show More Summary

Supreme Court stays out of Planned Parenthood documents fight

The Supreme Court gave a small win to Planned Parenthood in New Hampshire and the Obama administration Monday, by refusing to take up a challenge by New Hampshire Right to Life to try to get the organization's documents describing the...Show More Summary

Justices skeptical of Chicago appeal on pension law

City Hall's top lawyer on Tuesday faced skeptical questioning from Illinois Supreme Court justices weighing the constitutionality of a state law that aimed to cut benefits for retired city workers but also stepped up taxpayer contributions to their pension funds. Corporation Counsel Stephen Patton...

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