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CINCINNATI: City Leaders Vote Unanimously To Rename Street For Jim Obergefell And His Late Husband

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

Cincinnati’s ABC affiliate reports: The city honored the Cincinnati native who was the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that declared same-sex marriage legal across the U.S.  City council members voted unanimously Wednesday to...Show More Summary

Why Racially Offensive Trademarks Are Now Legally Protected

Jeannie Suk Gersen writes about the Supreme Court’s decision that racially offensive trademarks are protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution.

'Marshall' Brings Thurgood Marshall's Early Civil Rights Crusade To The Big Screen

Before Thurgood Marshall became the Supreme Court’s first African-American justice and won the landmark case that ended segregation in public schools, he was a lawyer for the NAACP. In 1941, more than a decade before the civil rights...Show More Summary

The Supreme Court's Mixed Year on Capital Punishment

Opponents of the practice won a series of notable cases at the U.S. Supreme Court this term, even as total victory in their war against the death penalty moved further out of reach.

Trump lawyers make final Supreme Court pitch on travel ban

12 hours agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Wednesday made its final plea to the U.S. Supreme Court to allow its proposed ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries to go into effect as the justices weigh how to handle the hotly contested dispute. Show More Summary

Supreme Court will look at partisan gerrymandering

15 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

The U.S. Supreme Court has now agreed to hear a much-watched Wisconsin case, Gill v. Whitford, inviting it to reconsider its position that the Constitution does not create a judicial remedy for partisan gerrymandering. I wrote a post...Show More Summary

Fate of graft probe rests on Brazil top court vote on plea deals

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Supreme Court is expected to rule on Thursday whether terms of plea bargains struck in the nation's sweeping corruption probes can be revised by the full court, a move critics worry could sharply weaken the most potent weapon prosecutors wield in rooting out graft.

Chadwick Boseman Plays a Badass Supreme Court Justice in the Trailer for Marshall

The first trailer for Marshall was released Wednesday, and it looks like the most badass cinematic portrayal of a Supreme Court justice since that Steven Segal movie where Linda Thorson gets taken hostage. As Thurgood Marshall, Black...Show More Summary

‘Marshall’ Trailer: Chadwick Boseman Stars As Pioneering Supreme Court Justice

EXCLUSIVE: "The only way to get through a bigot's door is to break it down." Here is the first trailer for Marshall, starring Chadwick Boseman in the biopic about Thurgood Marshall. Before he became the country’s first African-American...Show More Summary

Non-Sequiturs: 06.21.17

20 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

"Trump's Most Lasting Legacy? America's courts." [The Atlantic via How Appealing] Speaking of the Supreme Court, which justice is most frequently first out of the gate when it comes to questioning at oral argument? Adam Feldman runs the numbers. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Bumps 'Dancing Baby' Fair Use Case

If you love dancing babies and the First Amendment, watch this video. The happy toddler is rocking out to "Let's Go Crazy," by Prince. The video has been viewed nearly 2 million times by people looking for a feel-good moment in a sometimes dreary day. What could be wrong......

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Threatens Massive Talc Litigation Against J&J

23 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

n" style="transform: translate3d(0px, 0px, 0px);">Johnson & Johnson is seizing upon a U.S. Supreme Court ruling from Monday limiting where injury lawsuits can be filed to fight off claims it failed to warn women that talcum powder could...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Deals HUGE Blow to Liberal Snowflakes With Landmark Ruling

Just this week, the Supreme Court settled a long-brewing argument over the nature of free speech when it butts up against whether an “offensive” name can be copyrighted. A few

Supreme Court: Muslims Can't Sue Government for Jailing After 9/11

The U.S. Supreme Court said illegal aliens who were jailed after the Sept. 11 attacks cannot sue top government officials, but they may proceed against the jailer. In Ziglar v. Abassi, the court acknowledged that the six named plaintiffs -- including five Muslims -- suffered for months in a......

The Supreme Court says offensive trademarks are protected speech

“HATE speech”, activists on college campuses like to say, “is not free speech”. Ted Wheeler, the mayor of Portland, Oregon, made the point last month in reference to a man who uttered anti-Muslim slurs before killing two people who challenged him. “Hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment”, Mr Wheeler said.

Georgia Supreme Court Rejects Lawsuit Challenging 20-Week Abortion Ban—But Don’t Lose Hope Yet

The defendants moved to dismiss the case on the grounds of sovereign immunity, a judicial doctrine that bars people from suing a state or its political subdivisions, agencies, and departments without the state’s consent. The post Georgia Supreme Court Rejects Lawsuit Challenging 20-Week Abortion Ban—But Don’t Lose Hope Yet appeared first on Rewire.

How The Supreme Court's Recent Free Speech Ruling May Destroy Hollywood's Plans To Kick People Off The Internet

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Earlier this week, we wrote about the details of the Supreme Court's ruling in Packingham v. North Carolina -- the case that said a North Carolina law that barred convicted sex offenders from using social media was unconstitutional.Show More Summary

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