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North Dakota Supreme Court: It’s Ok if Cops Make Errors About Facts and Law as Long as They’re “Reasonable”

North Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice Gearld VandeWalle (right) and Justice Dale Sandstrom (left) listen to oral arguemennts Tuesday Oct. 30, 2012 in the Baker Courtroom at the Unicersity of North Dakota Law School. Grand Forks Herald file photo by John Stennes. Show More Summary

India’s Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Decriminalization of Gay Sex, Refers Matter to Chief Justice

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In what appeared to be a major a setback for the Indian LGBTQ community, India’s top court refused to hear a challenge to Section 377 of the country’s penal code, referring it to Chief Justice T. S. Thakur. Section 377 is an 1861 provisio… Read The post India’s Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Decriminalization of Gay Sex, Refers Matter to Chief Justice appeared first on Towleroad.

Unanimous Supreme Court overturns former Gov. McDonnell's corruption conviction: An inside view

“There is no doubt that this case is distasteful; it may be worse than that. But our concern is not with tawdry tales of Ferraris, Rolexes, and ball gowns.” — Chief Justice John Roberts, McDonnell v. United States (unanimous opinion) Everyone agrees that what former Republican Virginia Gov. Show More Summary

SCOTUS Overturns Former Virginia Governor’s Corruption Conviction, Sets New Lower Standard for Pols

In a unanimous decision (the opinion was written by Chief Justice Roberts) at the very end of its current term, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the standard for determining official acts constituting corruption used in the federal trial of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell was too broad. Thus, his ... More »

Breaking: SCOTUS Vacates McDonnell Conviction and Remands

Unanimous according to SCOTUSblog. Opinion here. Chief Justice Roberts writes for the Court.  Rick is working on a quick analysis to be posted soon. … Continue reading ?

3 Years Later, the Ghosts of Shelby Still Haunt Us

Three years ago, the Supreme Court handed down a crushing ruling in the landmark case Shelby v. Holder (pdf). For reasons still mostly unclear to me (Chief Justice John Roberts partially opined that key provisions of the Voting Rights Act were “extraordinary measures” no longer needed because America’s legacy on race “had changed”), Section 5 of the […]

North Dakotans Should Beware the Rise of Insta-Warrants

North Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerald W. VandeWalle, from left, Justices Lisa Fair McEvers, Dale V. Sandstorm, Carol Ronning Kapsner and Daniel J. Crothers take questions from juniors and seniors following a hearing Monday, April 4, 2016, at Fargo South High School. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor Earlier this week the U.S. Show More Summary

Suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore Denies Going Rogue

Suspended Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore says he's not the rogue judge that a state judicial ethics body makes him out to be.

“Radiolab Presents: More Perfect – The Political Thicket”

Oooh, this looks good! his story comes from Radiolab’s first ever spin-off podcast, More Perfect. To hear more, subscribe here. When Chief Justice Earl Warren was asked at the end of his career, “What was the most important case of … Continue reading ?

50 years ago today: The Supreme Court announced its decision in Miranda v. Arizona.

That's how it looked on the front page of the NYT. Here's the Wikipedia article on Miranda:Chief Justice Earl Warren, a former prosecutor, delivered the opinion of the Court, ruling that due to the coercive nature of the custodial interrogation...Show More Summary

HRC Alabama Blasts Disgraced Chief Justice Roy Moore Over Latest Stall Tactics

Today, HRC Alabama blasted disgraced Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore for engaging in stall tactics to delay responding to charges by the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission that his defiance of federal marriage equality rulings violated judicial ethics rules. Show More Summary

The Supreme Court’s 10th Justice Can’t Handle His Credit Cards

The Solicitor General of the United States is often referred to as the 10th Justice (the Supreme Court is made up of 9 justices -- 8 associates and a Chief Justice) because the federal government's representative before the Court argues...Show More Summary

Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore — Looking For Seat On SCOTUS, Or Restoration To State Supreme Court?

Alabama’s Chief Justice Roy Moore is currently suspended from the state’s Supreme Court while an investigation continues into charges the Moore violated ethics rules when he continued to defy the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality, and to order other justices in the state to do the same. Show More Summary

Forget Immigration and Affirmative Action. Chief Justice Roberts Wants to Talk About Peat Moss.

With a month left before its summer recess, the Supreme Court has yet to issue rulings on several landmark cases involving immigration, reproductive rights, and affirmative action. So on Monday morning, TV cameras were parked outside,...Show More Summary

Gay-Hatin’ Alabama Chief Justice Reckons He Could Use Some Civil Rights Right About Now

Don't you all know Roy Moore is being persecuted by the homosexuals, which is unfair and not at all Christlike?

Roy Moore Is Victim of Political 'Witch Hunt,' Says Legal Group

A conservative legal organization is crying foul at the appointment of a former member of the Southern Poverty Law Center to prosecute a case against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore.

Suspended Alabama chief justice sues state judicial panel

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore filed a federal lawsuit Friday against the state agency that leveled ethics charges against him, claiming the state law that led to his removal from the bench is unconstitutional. The suit against the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission asks a court to order Moore’s immediate reinstatement […]

Alabama GOP Passes Resolution Supporting Chief Justice Roy Moore

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Alabama Republican Party is standing behind Roy Moore, the state’s Supreme Court Justice, who was suspended earlier this month and charged with violating ethical rules for trying to stop probate judges from issuing marriage licenses in the… Read The post Alabama GOP Passes Resolution Supporting Chief Justice Roy Moore appeared first on Towleroad.

The Southern tradition of kicking blacks off juries

last monthUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Chief Justice Roberts calls bs, vacates Georgia death sentence: The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that prosecutors in Georgia violated the Constitution by striking every black prospective juror in a death penalty case against a black defendant. Show More Summary

The Supreme Court Just Sent a Strong Message About Racism in the Justice System

"Nonsense." That's how Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. described the contention that Georgia prosecutors had not been motivated by race when they weeded out every potential black juror from a 1987 death penalty trial. Roberts penned the majority opinion in Foster v. Show More Summary

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