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Court Website March Madness Tournament: Southern Conference

Last week, we inaugurated the FindLaw Court Website March Madness Tournament, where we use a single-elimination tournament to determine which, among the fifty state supreme courts, thirteen federal circuits, and U.S. Supreme Court, has the best website. Did SCOTUS win last week? Not even a little. It got trounced in......

The Supreme Court Is About To Decide If Coal Plants Can Keep Emitting Unlimited Mercury

If all does not go well for the EPA, the much-anticipated rule will go back to the drawing board. The post The Supreme Court Is About To Decide If Coal Plants Can Keep Emitting Unlimited Mercury appeared first on ThinkProgress.

State Supreme Court Says It’s A-OK To End Bus Service For All Students

Yesterday, according to the Indianapolis Star, the state's Supreme Court issued a ruling that may see a lot of kids (and parents) bidding goodbye to the beloved yellow school bus. More » State Supreme Court Says It’s A-OK To End Bus Service For All Students is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

High Drama for Obamacare at the High Court

When the Supreme Court last heard oral argument on the Affordable Care Act, in NFIB v. Sebelius, arguments stretched over three long days, protesters were bused in to holler at each other, and questions about whether Congress could fix a law if it wanted to were not met by derisive laughter. Show More Summary

GOP Will Never Stop Coming for Obamacare

Even if the Supreme Court sides with the administration in Burwell v. King the GOP will stop at nothing to repeal Obamacare.

Supreme Court hears arguments in dispute over EPA mercury rule

Lawyers for the coal and electric power industries go before the Supreme Court on Wednesday hoping to block a strict new federal rule against mercury and other toxic air pollutants.

Justice LOLZ Grumpycat Notorious R.B.G.

Happy 82 nd Birthday Ruth Bader Ginsburg! She turned 82 on Sunday. For most of her two decades at the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, like virtually all her colleagues, was an obscure name to most Americans, able to do her grocery shopping in peace. Show More Summary

Indian Law Used to Arrest People for Innocuous Facebook Posts Ruled Unconstitutional

India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a provision of a law that gave the government almost unlimited discretion in determining what content was offensive and meting out jail time for speech that was not to its liking. A two-judge...Show More Summary

Obama mercury air pollution rule faces test at U.S. top court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The latest legal test of President Barack Obama's environmental agenda reaches the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday as the justices consider a challenge to a regulation intended to limit emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants.

Supreme Court turns away Challenge to Wisconsin Voter ID Laws

It’s a win for the state of Wisconsin and other Voter ID law states, after the U.S. Supreme Court did not take up a challenge to Wisconsin’s law.

Court: Obligation to Make Sense May Not Be Delegated to Client

Here's a more interesting decision by the Supreme Court, although maybe "decision" is the wrong word. The question is: if your client insists on filing something that is complete gibberish, do you have to agree, or do you have an...         ...Show More Summary

A blanket ruling on pensions could devastate City Hall and CPS

Even though we'd graciously volunteer to bring muffins and cider, we don't expect an invitation to the Illinois Supreme Court's private deliberations on a 2013 pension reform law. So we're left to ponder the court's possible conclusions and their potentially devastating impacts on the...

What Should Clean Air Cost?

In a way, Wednesday’s Supreme Court case about the EPA’s new mercury legislation is another paradigmatic “Obama’s War on [Insert Name]” challenge. In this case, the president is being blamed for shameless overreach in an unjust “WarShow More Summary

Ted Cruz Signs Up For Obamacare

Oh, the Goddess of Irony is certainly on my side today. The only thing that would be better is knowing that Ted Cruz had to sign up for Obamacare using the federal exchange as a Texas resident. That way, if the US Supreme Court screws...Show More Summary

Minor Wordfoolery in Today's Supreme Court Opinion

Surely, not since "Holy $ht, Man Walks on #&ing Moon" has there been such a riveting headline, but hey, I noticed this and here it is. This is my three-thousand-three-hundred-and-fifty-first post, cut me some slack here. The Omnicare...Show More Summary

Texas News Outlets Oppose Effort to Put Confederate Flags on License Plates

Texas Dailies Say Keep Confederate Flag Off Plates The Sons of Confederate Veterans continued to fight the Civil War all the way to the Supreme Court on Monday, but Texas' major dailies oppose the group's demand for a Texas specialty...Show More Summary

Justice Anthony Kennedy: Solitary Confinement 'Literally Drives Men Mad'

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The inmates and prison activists fighting solitary confinement have Supreme Court Justice and key swing vote Anthony Kennedy on their side. While speaking before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and Federal Government on Monday, Kennedy blasted the U.S. Show More Summary

Texas rejects the Confederate flag -- or does it?

At the Supreme Court on Monday, the state of Texas argued that it engaged in government speech when it refused to approve a specialty plate for the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Like similar plates in other states, the plate the veterans group sought would have featured the group’s...

Students Ordered to Remove Flag Shirts Ask High Court to Hear Their Case

The Supreme Court is deciding whether to review a ruling against a group of white high school students from California who sued their school for making them remove their American flag shirts on a day when many classmates were celebrating their Mexican heritage.

North Carolina Asks Supreme Court to Revive Its Mandatory Ultrasound Law

Attorneys for the State of North Carolina have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a state law that requires patients to undergo a narrated ultrasound before having an abortion, even if the patient objects. Image: Shutterstock The post North Carolina Asks Supreme Court to Revive Its Mandatory Ultrasound Law appeared first on RH Reality Check.

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