The New Jersey Supreme Court will hear a challenge in the case of Vonte Skinner, convicted in 2005 of attempted murder for shooting and paralyzing another man, over whether his lyrics, including the line "blow your face off and leave your brain caved in the street," should have been admitted during his trial.
The government is siding with broadcasters in their legal fight with Aereo. In an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court, the U.S. copyright office and the Department of Justice told the court Aereo has infringed on broadcast copyright and urged the court to reverse the second circuit's decision that refused to stop the service. Show More Summary
WHEN Bill Clinton was governor of Arkansas, he oversaw the execution of Ricky Ray Rector, a man so feebleminded that he said he would save the pecan pie from his last meal “for later”. In 2002 the Supreme Court ruled that putting mentally retarded people to death was a “cruel and unusual” punishment, and therefore unconstitutional. Show More Summary
(“Equal Justice Under Law” on the SCOTUS Building: Wikipedia) Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court refused to take up the asylum case of the German family who came to America seeking religious freedom and the right to homeschool their children. Here’s the story from the Christian Post: The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to […]
With more than six weeks to go before the April 22 oral argument, the Aereo case in the Supreme Court is in what litigators refer to as the “briefing phase” – the various parties are busy preparing and submitting their written arguments to the Court. Show More Summary
The Justice Department filed a brief in support of broadcasters on Monday in their Supreme Court case against Aereo, saying the streaming television startup is infringing on their copyrights. Photo: Aereo founder and CEO Chet Kanojia Aereo is now at odds with a federal government agency as part of its ongong legal battle with the television industry. Show More Summary
Paul Campos: A painful case: "Although Clarence Thomas is still only 65 — i.e., practically a youngster by the late Politburo-style demographics of the contemporary Supreme Court — he seems to be moving into the Abe Simpson period of what is likely to be... Show More Summary
Supreme Court Edition? Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com The Obama administration has just opened a new front in its ongoing war on whistleblowers. It’s taking its case against one man, former Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Air Marshal Robert MacLean, all the way to the Supreme Court. Show More Summary
Five days after Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill intended to give anti-gay business owners the right to discriminate if they claim a religious justification for doing so, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a reminder that not all so-called "religious liberty" claims can be easily dismissed. Show More Summary
The US Supreme Court will consider overruling a 26-year-old precedent. ||| Washington - In a case eagerly watched by publicly traded companies regularly sued by investors, the US Supreme Court will on Wednesday consider overruling aShow More Summary
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A New Jersey man on trial for attempted murder will wait for the state's Supreme Court to decide whether the words he rapped should have been admitted at trial. Vonte Skinner, who rapped how he would "blow your face off and leave your...Show More Summary
As Meera Nair noted last week, today marks the tenth anniversary the Supreme Court of Canada's landmark CCH Canadian v. Law Society of Upper Canada. A decade after its release, the case has grown in stature as the leading the users'Show More Summary
There’s a case before the Supreme Court about political speech and how truthful it must be. It’s a sticky issue, as it pits freedom of speech against an informed public, and who is to decide how truthful a statement is, anyway? P.J. O’Rourke wrote an amicus brief on behalf of The Cato Institute stretching the points of the arguments into satire. Show More Summary
The U.S. Department of Justice has thrown its weight behind the nation’s largest TV broadcasters in their upcoming Supreme Court showdown against upstart online video service Aereo. In a brief filed with the high court on Monday, the...Show More Summary
Feds file with the Supreme Court, ask for lower court decisions to be reversed.
The Department of Justice thinks Aereo should be forced to shut down its service, which is why it wants the Supreme Court to overturn Aereo's previous court victories.
On Monday, five justices in the Supreme Court stated that an intelligence test score to determine the level of mental disability for borderline execution case decisions was not always appropriate. It is twelve years since the Supreme Court prevented the mentally disabled from being executed. Show More Summary
The Supreme Court of Canada has published statistics on its activities for the period 2003-2013.The numbers outline the Court's workload during that period, broken down into 5 categories: Cases Filed Applications for Leave Submitted:...Show More Summary