The National Post has published a lengthy article based on an exclusive interview with Beverley McLachlin, Chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.It goes over her philosophy of judicial review, the Court's evolution since the introduction...Show More Summary
The Alabama showdown between a federal district judge who struck down Alabama's same-sex marriage ban in January and the state's antigay chief justice, Roy Moore, who circumvented her order, isn't over. U.S. District Court Judge Callie...Show More Summary
The “pursuit of happiness” mentioned in the Declaration of Independence refers to following biblical teachings, according to Alabama’s chief justice. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain...
"No one can say with a straight face that Justice Ginsburg’s actions, as related to this case, have been anything but unwise and unethical. Chief Justice Roberts, who has defended the justices on the matter, wrote in one instance, 'I...Show More Summary
Weighing in on a troubled system, California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye has called for an emergency rule to prevent courts from requiring drivers to pay traffic tickets before they can go to court to contest them.
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Patience Roggensack was presiding as chief justice for the first time as the court performed the time-honored ritual for the newest members of the bar. Not present were Shirley Abrahamson, who lost the position of chief when voters amended the state constitution to provide for the justices to elect their own chief. Show More Summary
Patrick Marley for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: A federal judge on Friday declined to issue an order allowing Shirley Abrahamson to serve as chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court while she pursues litigation to allow her to hold that job … Continue reading ?
... U.S. District Judge James Peterson found no irreparable harm because the new Chief Justice Patience Roggensack is "not consolidating power in any ruthless way."
"Capital punishment must be permanently halted, without exception." The post Former Chief Justice Of Georgia: Abolish The Death Penalty appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: State Supreme Court Justice N. Patrick Crooks has asked a federal judge to create a transition plan to transfer power to a new chief justice because Wisconsin’s high court is in a state of “uncertainty and turmoil.” “I … Continue reading ?
WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT IN “TURMOIL”: So says Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice N. Patrick Crooks, in a letter to U.S. District Judge James Peterson, who is overseeing former Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson’s divisive and frivolous lawsuit against her fellow Justices. Crooks’ unusual letter to the presiding judge comes as a response to fellow Justice Ann Walsh […]
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Soon after she was elected chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Patience Roggensack demanded her pay be raised by $8,000 a year and tried to move into another justice’s office, according to a court filing Monday. The … Continue reading ?
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg played the role of chief justice in Washington on Monday night, presiding over a mock proceeding convened to decide whether Don Quixote&the Man of La Mancha&was so delusional that he needed a guardian.
The Supreme Court's decision in Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar upheld restrictions on judicial campaigns, and while it didn't address the propriety of electing judges, Chief Justice Roberts did acknowledge that the practice of judges asking lawyers around town for donations can make things pretty awkward. Judicial elections have long represented......
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Wisconsin’s new Supreme Court chief justice has responded to an article in the New Yorker that called the court “a disgraceful mess” by saying the writer “didn’t have his facts straight.” The article, posted online Monday, said a … Continue reading ?
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The chief justice's bold stance in a judicial-elections case offers Congress a chance to curtail fundraising.
CHIEF Justice John Roberts did something last week that he hasn’t done in three years: side with the liberal justices against his conservative friends on the Supreme Court. The occasion was a case involving a would-be judge in Florida,...Show More Summary
With his colleagues hesitant about new protected classes and fundamental rights, has the Chief Justice found a potential way to a compromise in the marriage cases? The post Marriage equality at SCOTUS: could sex discrimination tip the scale? appeared first on Equality On Trial.
Last week, the United States Supreme Court upheld a Florida judicial rule that prohibits candidates for election to state judgeships from personally soliciting money for their campaigns. “Judges are not politicians,” Chief Justice John G. Show More Summary