The state's highest court on Tuesday gave its legal blessing to New York University's entire $6 billion expansion plan.
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.
DUBAI (Reuters) - A man in the United Arab Emirates was sentenced to three years in jail on Monday for Twitter posts allegedly insulting the Gulf country's Supreme Court, a local newspaper reported.
Jon Stewart blasted Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Monday’s Daily Show, cutting through Scalia’s complaints about ignoring the voters’ wishes as the high court legalized same-sex marriage. “I think we found Scalia’s tell,” Stewart said. “The...
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly chided Stephen Colbert on Monday for making fun of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia following the high court’s decision legalizing marriage equality. “In a few months, Colbert will be competing against [Jimmy] Fallon and [Jimmy] Kimmel, both...
DENVER (AP) -- A school voucher program in suburban Denver violates the state constitution because it provides funding for students to attend religious schools, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday. The ruling reverses a 2013 Colorado Court of Appeals decision upholding Douglas County's voucher program. Show More Summary
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The Supreme Court has blocked a Texas pro-life law credited with closing multiple abortion clinics and cutting abortions 13 percent, saving an estimated 9,900 babies from abortion. The high court voted 5-4, with Justice Anthony Kennedy joining with the four reliable abortion activists on the Supreme Court in blocking the law. The legislation, House Bill […]
Twenty death penalty opponents were on the U.S. Supreme Court plaza Monday awaiting the justices' ruling on the lawfulness of Oklahoma's lethal injection procedure. The demonstrators sat silently in chairs, holding banners that said "Stop State Killing" and "End executions now!"
SCOTUS SLOWS EPA CLEAN AIR EFFORTS High court strikes down power plant regulations Richard Wolff, June 29, 2015 (USA Today) “A narrowly divided Supreme Court struck down federal clean air regulations…on coal- and oil-fired power plants…The...Show More Summary
Chief Justice John Roberts had a particularly lively dissent on the Supreme Court's redistricting ruling Monday. In a 5-4 decision, the US' high court ruled that independent commissions could play a role in reshaping legislative districts every decade in order to account for population shifts. Show More Summary
The Supreme Court has upheld Arizona's biggest tool to fight partisan gerrymandering. In a 5-4 decision decision, the high court ruled that Arizona's independent redistricting commission, which was set up to draw congressional district lines, could still play a role in redistricting. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- In a scathing dissent in the Supreme Court ruling on Monday which upheld Oklahoma's use of a lethal injection drug, some of the court's liberal justices suggested that the high court's ruling would allow prisoners to be...Show More Summary
The high court opted not to rule on the case in 2013
In case of man arrested for spanking his daughter near a bus station, justices describe "reasonable" parental force
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's government will challenge a high court ruling that found the state erred in letting Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir leave the country despite a court order barring him from doing so.
THE SCENE outside the Supreme Court had the gathering hum of history, the kind of high anticipation before the high court that spoke to the fact that for some, the wait wasn’t one of minutes or hours, but of a lifetime.Read full article >>
DENVER (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee told conservatives Saturday that the Supreme Court tried to "unwrite the laws of nature and the laws of nature's God" when it legalized gay marriage across the nation. Huckabee...Show More Summary
Yet the response to Friday's ruling to give same-sex couples the right to marry was mild in comparison with the outrage that followed the high court's decision Thursday to uphold President Barack Obama's health care law. The GOP's presidential class is ready to bet big their opposition to Obama's health care law will resonate with voters. [...]Show More Summary
In Virginia, Hillary Rodham Clinton attacked her Republican presidential rivals for opposing the Supreme Court's recognition of gay marriage and resisting stricter gun controls.