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NYU $6B expansion gets high court OK despite parkland worry

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The state's highest court on Tuesday gave its legal blessing to New York University's entire $6 billion expansion plan.

UAE man jailed for tweets critical of high court: newspaper

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 shreds Scalia’s dissent: He had no problem telling voters to ‘fck off’ in Citizens United

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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...

Bill O’Reilly rips Stephen Colbert: Mocking Justice Scalia will only alienate ‘traditional Americans’

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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...

Colorado's High Court Blocks School Voucher Program

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

Supreme Court Refuses To Decide If APIs Are Copyrightable

High court denies Google's appeal in Oracle case. Continue reading

Supreme Court Blocks Texas Pro-Life Law Closing Abortion Clinics, Saving 10,000 From Abortion

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 […]

A Solemn Protest as High Court Rules for Death Penalty Drug

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

'What chumps!': John Roberts' dissent in a major Supreme Court case is dripping with sarcasm

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 just saved one of the biggest tools against partisan gerrymandering

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

Supreme Court Liberals: Lethal Injection Decision Would Allow Prisoners To Be 'Burned At The Stake'

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

Spanking guidelines set by Massachusetts high court

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In case of man arrested for spanking his daughter near a bus station, justices describe "reasonable" parental force

South Africa's govt to appeal court ruling over Bashir

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.

Marriage equality and SCOTUS: These 10 cartoons render their own judgment

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 >>

Huckabee: High court tried to 'unwrite the laws of nature'

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

Court decisions highlight political challenges facing GOP

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

Praising High Court, Clinton Assails G.O.P. Field

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.

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