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‘PASS:' The UK government's lawyers struggled to answer Supreme Court questions on Brexit

LONDON — The government’s legal team endured a tough afternoon at the hands of the Supreme Court judges during day one of the Article 50 appeal. James Eadie QC, who is representing the Department for Exiting the European Union (DexEU),...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Gets Involved In Redistricting”

NPR talks to Nick Stephanopoulos about gerrymandering.  Nick, a Chicago prof, is one of the key figures behind the Wisconsin partisan gerrymandering case (in addition to becoming a new ELB contributor and casebook co-author). … Continue reading ?

“Questions Of Race And Redistricting Return To The Supreme Court

Nina Totenberg reports for NPR on today’s racial gerrymandering cases being argued today at SCOTUS. For my views on these cases generally, see my Racial Gerrymandering’s Questionable Revival, 67 Alabama Law Review 365 (2015). … Continue reading ?

Chief Justice, Not President, Was William Howard Taft’s Dream Job

The 27th president arguably left a more lasting mark on the nation as leader of the Supreme Court

Joe Manchin Calls Out Democratic Senate Colleagues For Saying They’ll Obstruct Trump Cabinet Picks

Democrats are in revenge mode. They’re still peeved Republicans didn’t confirm Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, whining about how he was “treated.” The finger of blame for that should be directed at President Obama. When Justice...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Small Business' Patent Challenge To Lexmark

The Supreme Court could overturn a decision that threatens thousands of businesses that sell used goods, or that make or sell products with many patented parts.

Obama and the Supreme Court Just Made it Easier for the FBI to Hack Your Computer

2 hours agoNews : Truthdig

Craig Forrester / (CC BY-SA 2.0) The Supreme Court has given the FBI the power use warrants obtained from a single judge to hack computers in multiple jurisdictions rather than having to get a warrant for each jurisdiction. Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon tried to kill or delay the rule through Congress, but failed. Show More Summary

Brexit on trial as Britian’s Supreme Court begins landmark hearing

Legal battle has major constitutional implications for balance of power between country’s legislature and executive

Labour refuses to support giving MPs vote on Brexit

The Labour Party on Monday refused to say whether it believes MPs should be given a vote on taking Britain out of the European Union. As the government begins its Supreme Court appeal against a parliamentary vote on triggering Article...Show More Summary

BREXIT COURT CASE: Government says Parliament shouldn't get Article 50 vote because it has failed to 'stand up for itself'

LONDON — Lawyers representing the UK government told the Supreme Court that Theresa May does not need parliamentary approval before invoking Article 50 because parliament has turned down numerous opportunities to limit royal prerogative...Show More Summary

The Article 50 Supreme Court case betting moves a notch to the government on the first morning – but still behind

Whether you can read anything into this I doubt If you’ve got lots of time on your hands you can watch the case live here. The best comment so far is “OJ Simpson it ain’t”. This is all dry legal argument and will go on like this for most of the week. The verdict’s not […]

Battle Over Brexit

The battle over 'Brexit' shifted focus to the Supreme Court today, but the real fight is over the terms on which the UK will continue to trade with its European neighbours. I though the issues were summarised well in a reported conversation between Carlo Calenda, Italy's economic development minister and Boris Johnson, the UK's foreign secretary. Show More Summary

The Supreme Court Tackles The Political Riddle Of Race-Based Gerrymandering

Every 10 years, after the census is complete, legislators in statehouses across the country embark on a time-honored tradition: remapping the boundaries of their states’ voting districts, usually to the benefit of the people doing the remapping. Gerrymandering, the practice of painstakingly engineering districts to bestow an advantage on the politicians in control of the […]

UK Supreme Court head says Brexit case about law, not wider politics

LONDON (Reuters) - The president of Britain's Supreme Court said on Monday a court battle on whether the government has to consult parliament before starting the process of leaving the European Union was about legal matters, not the wider politics of Brexit.

In California, Planned Parenthood Girds For Potentially Grim Future Under Trump

6 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to defund Planned Parenthood, to appoint conservative Supreme Court justices who could overturn Roe v. Wade and to prohibit late-term abortions. He has also vo...

Will the Supreme Court Limit Gerrymandering?

The High Court will hear two cases related to a crucial issue––how states draw their legislative districts.

Supreme Court takes up cases about race in redistricting

The Supreme Court is taking up a pair of cases in which African-American voters maintain that Southern states discriminated against them in drawing electoral districts. The justices are hearing arguments … Click to Continue »

UK Supreme Court to hear historic Brexit case

The government of Prime Minister Theresa May will on Monday seek to overturn a ruling that it must obtain parliamentary approval before triggering Brexit, in a highly-charged case in Britain's highest court. For the first time ever,Show More Summary

As the A50 Supreme Court hearing starts YouGov finds just 46% having a favourable view of senior judges

LEAVE voters give them a net negative Yesterday Ipsos-MORI released its latest trust index and found that 81% saying that judges tell the truth. The fieldwork took place nearly a month ago. In new YouGov polling asking about favourability a very different picture emerges as the chart above shows. This is based on fieldwork carried […]

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