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Massachusetts judge says probation for accused rapist 'lawful'

2 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

Chief Justice Paul Dawley, the head of the state’s district courts, said Judge Thomas Estes fell within his discretion.

Why Didn’t Justice Kennedy Go to Salzburg This Summer?

Fix the Court has tracked the Justices’ summer travel, but this from their email blast caught my eye (in bold, my emphasis): Supreme Court justices’ travel – summer 2016 Chief Justice John Roberts No public events   Justice Anthony Kennedy … Continue reading ?

“State’s chief justice won’t contest moving on to general election with opponent”

Tacoma News Tribune: For a time, Washington State Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Madsen thought her runaway lead over two opponents in the August primary election might send her unopposed into the general election. She was unsure in early August … Continue reading ?

Brazil chief justice suspends Rousseff trial amid senators' row

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The impeachment trial of suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in the Senate descended into a shouting match between her political supporters and opponents during its second day on Friday, forcing a halt in proceedings.

DOJ and Private Plaintiffs File #SCOTUS Responses in NC Emergency Voting Case

Private Plaintiffs’ response. DOJ’s response. Chief Justice Roberts can now decide this motion himself or refer to the Court. (NC might try to draft a reply by tomorrow).  I’d expect a decision early next week. Here’s what I said about … Continue reading ?

Ranking Law Professors by Judicial Impact

Chief Justice John Roberts may not think much of legal scholarship coming out of the academy these days, but judges do read law reviews.

Obamacare six years later: 10 million still uninsured, thanks to Chief Justice John Roberts

Obamacare is six years old, and has been fully implemented now for two years, with one big exception. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts, in being the fifth vote to uphold the law back in 2012, tried to save a scrap of his conservative credibility by carving out a big exception: Medicaid expansion. Show More Summary

Breaking: CJ Roberts Asks Plaintiffs in NC Voting Case to File a Reponse at #SCOTUS

A response to application (16A168) has been requested by Chief Justice Roberts. The response is due Thursday, August 25 by 4 p.m. ET. I think the state’s chances of prevailing here are small. … Continue reading ?

Chief Justice Won't Extend Deadline For Lawyers Defending Anti-Trans Bathroom Policy

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to grant a deadline extension to the Virginia school board trying to bar transgender teen Gavin Grimm from using the boys’ restroom at his high school. The Gloucester County School Board wants the justices to overturn an April ruling that sided with Grimm. Show More Summary

Indian Supreme Court: State Response to Anti-Christian Mob Violence ‘Inadequate’

The chief justice also said it was "very disturbing" that so many perpetrators had not yet been brought to justice. In 2008, the death of a Hindu leader led to the worst case of anti-Christian violence in India’s history. About 100 Christians...Show More Summary

Two Christian Mothers Call a Drag Queen a “Pervert”: “The Law Should Afford Him No Protection”

It's not weird that Christians would protest in defense of Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore. He faces an ethics trial for telling lower court judges they didn't have to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and conservative Christians think that's unjust.What is appalling, though, is just how openly bigoted some of them are.

Christian protester heckles grieving gay man speaking about late husband: ‘You can’t have a husband’

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Speaking at a rally for anti-LGBT Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, a grieving Dr. Paul Hard was heckled by a Christian protester who laughed at him as he grieved the loss of his husband. Anti-LGBT Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was suspended after defying the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage...

Chief Justice urges quick appointments to Supreme Court

Replacing Justice Thomas Cromwell is taking too long, says Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin The post Chief Justice urges quick appointments to Supreme Court appeared first on

An Alabama Chief Justice Will Face Trial For Telling State Judges Not To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

The Alabama Court of the Judiciary decided Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore will go to trial in September for violating judicial ethics by rejecting his motion to dismiss the charges.

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Will Stand Trial For Defying Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Aww, what a shame: notorious bigot Judge Roy Moore is about to learn about justice first-hand, now that a panel has ordered him to go to trial in September over his defiance at the Supreme Court’s marriage ruling. That’s the good news. The bad news: this could actually help Roy Moore become Alabama’s next governor. As you’ll [...]

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: August 9, 2016

ALA. JUSTICE ROY MOORE TO FACE ETHICS TRIAL: At a hearing yesterday, a state judicial panel refused to dismiss ethics complaints against disgraced, notoriously anti-LGBTQ Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore. The case will go...Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 08.09.16

Did Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court commit judicial misconduct when he instructed probate judges that the state's same-sex marriage ban was still in effect despite the Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell? TheShow More Summary

AL Chief Justice Roy Moore Will Face Ethics Trial for Telling Judges to Deny Gay Marriage Licenses

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who is at risk of being removed from the bench for the second time in his career, is one step closer to that result. Late last night, the Alabama Court of the Judiciary denied his request to dismiss ethics charges, and that means Moore will soon go on trial.

Alabama Chief Justice Will Face Ethics Trial For Telling Judges To Keep Gay Marriage Ban

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore will face an ethics hearing for telling judges to ignore the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality.

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