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The Supreme Court’s curious compromise on the travel ban

JOHN ROBERTS, the chief justice, frequently warns against the perceived politicisation of the courts. In April he said there is a “real danger” that the public will misconstrue “partisan hostility” surrounding Congress and the White House as influencing “nonpartisan activity of the judicial branch”.

Chief justice: Ask voters if judges should be appointed

The chief justice of North Carolina's Supreme Court says voters should decide whether judges should be appointed instead of elected. The Asheville Citizen Times reports ( ) that Chief Justice … Click to Contin...

Another Bleak Day for Property Owners

Property owners have long suffered under the Supreme Court’s erratic rulings. It got worse today. In Murr v. Wisconsin, the Court ruled against the owners, 5-3, with Justice Kennedy writing for the majority, Chief Justice Roberts writing...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Breakfast Table

Good morning, breakfasters: Three decisions down Friday morning, along with an announcement from Chief Justice John Roberts that the term will wrap up on Monday. First we had Perry v. Merit Systems Protection Board, an employment discrimination...Show More Summary

Mississippi State gets Lincoln, Civil War collection

Officials say a large Civil War donation will transform Mississippi State University into one of the nation's leading American Civil War research destinations. Former Rhode Island Chief Justice Frank J. … Click to Continue »

Republican Senate hopefuls to meet in debate

Four of the Republicans vying for Attorney General Jeff Sessions' former Senate seat are facing off in a candidate forum. U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, former Chief Justice Roy Moore, Christian … Click to Continue »

ICE agents continue to stalk immigrants at courthouses—this time, at a human trafficking court

Despite the fact that the chief justices of the California Supreme Court, the Connecticut Supreme Court, the New Jersey Supreme Court, and the Rhode Island Supreme Court (so far) have taken the extraordinary step of condemning ICE’sShow More Summary

California Today: California Today: Talking to California’s Top Judge

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Monday: Checking in with the chief justice, a punishing heat wave, and an anti-Uber in the Central Valley.

Churchill-Mandela Call and Response in Washington, D.C.

Winston was unveiled on April 9, 1966 to a crowd of 300 that included Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Chief Justice Earl Warren, and four members of the Churchill clan. Arm raised, flashing the trademark V for Victory, the wartime Prime...Show More Summary

The Power to (Over)Tax – Is the Power to Destroy

The late Supreme Court Chief Justice (amongst many other impressive gigs) John Marshall rightly noted “The power to tax – is the power to destroy.” The power to OverTax, of course – will destroy even more. We have in our nation established a very anti-human nature approach to government. Show More Summary

Chief Justice of Canada to Retire December 15, 2017

The Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada, announced today that she will retire from the Supreme Court of Canada effective December 15, 2017.Here is the official press release from the Court.

Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin to retire in December

As Canada's longest-serving chief justice, McLachlin's time at the court has seen a number of groundbreaking decisions The post Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin to retire in December appeared first on

Roy Moore's Facebook page flooded with rainbow flag emojis

Critics of the suspended Alabama Supreme Court justice flooded his campaign's Facebook page with the symbol for gay pride. Moore was suspended as chief justice of Alabama's high court after a judicial discipline panel ruled he urged 68 probate judges to defy the U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing gays and lesbians to marry.

President Trump may visit Supreme Court for Justice Gorsuch's investiture

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He has criticized Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the past.        

Chief Justice In Connecticut Asks ICE To Stay Out Of Courthouses

Connecticut’s top judge penned a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly last month asking them to stop making immigration arrests at courthouses. The May 15 letter from Chase Rogers, chief...Show More Summary

Nakamura sworn in as New Mexico Supreme Court chief justice

Justice Judith Nakamura is the new chief justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court. She was sworn in Wednesday during a ceremony in Albuquerque after being elected by her colleagues … Click to Continue »

California court leaders want to decriminalize traffic tickets

California's chief justice backs a move that would protect drivers from possible arrest and massive fines for failing to show up on the date written on a ticket.

Impression v. Lexmark: Patent Rights Exhausted by Sale, Domestic or Abroad

By Jason Rantanen Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc. (2017) – Download opinion In a  straightforward and almost unanimous opinion authored by Chief Justice Roberts, the Supreme Court reversed the Federal Circuit on both domestic (8-0) and international exhaustion (7-1). The Supreme Court’s opinion is summed up by a single sentence early on. “We […]

They dismissed her as a lightweight. But California's top judge has found her voice — and uses it to call out Trump policies

Tani Cantil-Sakauye was an obscure judge on a Sacramento appeals court when then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger selected her to become California’s 28th chief justice. Rebel judges demeaned her as a lightweight whose first instinct when confronted with a problem was to create a task force. Her lobbying...

California Chief Justice: Governor Brown still unpredictable

California's Supreme Court chief justice says that after six years she still hasn't quite figured out Gov. Jerry Brown. Tani Cantil-Sakauye said Thursday that she didn't know what would happen … Click to Continue »

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