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Will Justice Kennedy Retire?

The Supreme Court's term ends next week with growing speculation that Justice Anthony Kennedy -- the panel's most pivotal member--may retire at age 80 after 29 years on the court.... Kennedy has played an important role as the court's swing vote on many important rulings. His departure would allow conservatives to wrest near total control of the bench for the foreseeable future.

US Supreme Court sidesteps cross-border shooting dispute

7 minutes agoNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court’s ruling that barred a lawsuit against a U.S. Border Patrol agent for fatally shooting a 15-year-old Mexican from across the border in Texas. The justices, in an unsigned ruling, sent the case back to the lower court to reconsider...

The End of Roe v. Wade Is Coming Faster Than You Think

13 minutes agoNews : The Daily Beast

Justice Anthony Kennedy is not retiring (yet)—but American women’s access to abortion hasn’t been this fragile in decades.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Anti-Gay Arkansas Birth Certificate Law, Neil Gorsuch Among Dissenting Votes

31 minutes agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court has ruled for same-sex couples who complained an Arkansas birth certificate law discriminated against them. The justices on Monday issued an unsigned opinion reversing an Arkansas high court ruling that upheld the law. Show More Summary

The Russian bank whose boss met with Jared Kushner keeps popping up as the Trump-Putin story unfolds

Three letters keep appearing in stories about Russia's role in the US Presidential election — and possible links between Moscow and the Trump campaign: VEB. Last year, the Justice Department said a man who pleaded guilty to spying for the Russian government entered the country posing as an employee of VEB. Show More Summary

Supreme Court declines to hear case on right to bear arms, infuriating Justices Thomas and Gorsuch

43 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

As part of its Orders List today, the Supreme Court announced that it would not review a Ninth Circuit decision which held that there is no Second Amendment right for members of the general public to carry concealed firearms in public. Show More Summary

Chicago Was On The Verge Of Police Reform. Then Trump Picked Jeff Sessions To Run The DOJ.

The city will serve as a bellwether for how -- or if -- the Justice Department will fight police abuse under the new attorney general.

Comics for Choice: ‘My Voice, My Choice’

In My Voice, My Choice, Brittany Mostiller and illustrator Lilly Taing tell the story of Mostiller's decision to have an abortion and how she is doing her part to ensure reproductive justice is a reality for others. The post Comics for Choice: ‘My Voice, My Choice’ appeared first on Rewire.

The Supreme Court Will Hear From a Baker Who Refused to Make a Wedding Cake for a Gay Couple

(WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court is taking on a new clash between gay rights and religion in a case about a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in Colorado. The justices said Monday they will consider whether a baker who objects to same-sex marriage on religious grounds can refuse to make a wedding cake for…

Kate’s Law: A Waste of Federal Resources

The House of Representatives will vote on a bill this week titled “Kate’s Law” (H.R. 3004). While it is nominally an “immigration” bill, its principal aim relates to criminal justice—namely, an increase in the maximum sentences for immigrants who reenter the country illegally after a deportation. Show More Summary

US top court orders rehearing of cross-border shooting case

The US Supreme Court gave new hope Monday to the family of a Mexican boy shot on the American frontier, ordering a lower court to reconsider their lawsuit against the border patrol agent who killed him. Justices said the appeals court...Show More Summary

The Supreme Court’s curious compromise on the travel ban

JOHN ROBERTS, the chief justice, frequently warns against the perceived politicisation of the courts. In April he said there is a “real danger” that the public will misconstrue “partisan hostility” surrounding Congress and the White House as influencing “nonpartisan activity of the judicial branch”.

Manufacturers Respond to U.S. Department of Justice Decision in Microsoft v. US

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Justice decision in Microsoft v. US: “We are... The post Manufacturers Respond to U.S. Department of Justice Decision in Microsoft v. US appeared first on Shopfloor.

"No longer may this liberty be denied."

It was two years ago today that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote those words as part of his ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage nationally in the United States.In those two years, there are people...Show More Summary

Even in a “Slow” Year, Cato Continues Its Winning Ways at the Supreme Court

If the death of Justice Antonin Scalia overshadowed the 2015-16 Supreme Court term, the extended absence of his successor and the subsequent battle (including eliminating the judicial filibuster) over the appointment of Neil Gorsuch dominated Court news for 2016. Show More Summary

Nets Sound Alarm: Possible Kennedy Retirement ‘Terrifies’ Liberals, Would Spark ‘War’

On Monday morning, even rumors about the possibility of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy retiring sent the network morning shows into panic mode. Reporters wrung their hands over the potential that President Trump could replaceShow More Summary

Someone Made A Real-Life Kryptonite Spear From Batman V Superman, And It’s Awesome

As the resident skeptic in the Justice League, Batman has to know how to take down any and every member in case they go rogue, which is what he thought happened to Superman in Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Justices Take Case on Denying Services to Gay Couples

“The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear an appeal from a Colorado baker with religious objections to same-sex marriage who had lost a discrimination case for refusing to create a cake to celebrate such a union,” the New York [.....

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