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Former justice John Broderick to join Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Former state Supreme Court Justice John Broderick will join Dartmouth-Hitchcock as senior director for public affairs. Broderick is an advocate for the Campaign to Change Direction New Hampshire, an effort … Click to Continue »

It's On: GOP Appears Ready to Go 'Nuclear' if Democrats Mount Indefensible, Unpopular Filibuster of Gorsuch

Democrats have zero intellectually-defensible reasons -- none -- to sustain the first-ever partisan filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee, but...

Death row inmate who killed Florida deputy to be resentenced

The Florida Supreme Court is ordering a new sentencing hearing for a death row inmate convicted of fatally shooting a Brevard County deputy during a traffic stop. The ruling Thursday … Click to Continue »

Newport Beach improperly approved Banning Ranch project, state Supreme Court rules

The California Supreme Court decided unanimously Thursday that the city of Newport Beach failed to adequately review a large proposed development on the coastal Banning Ranch oil field before approving it. The decision, written by Justice Carol A. Corrigan, was another blow for the developers whose...

State Supreme Court Expands Shoplifting, Reducing Penalties

Applying a voter-approved initiative designed to ease prison overcrowding, the California Supreme Court effectively reduced a felon's crime to a misdemeanor by expanding the definition of shoplifting. The high court said that shoplifting does not apply only to taking merchandise from stores. Under Proposition 47, the court said, it......

Dem senator warns of political danger on Supreme Court vote

A Democratic senator is warning her party it could be politically dangerous to block President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee. Sen. Claire McCaskill is up for re-election next year in … Click to Continue »

Dem senator warns of political danger on Supreme Court vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator is warning her party it could be politically dangerous to block President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee. McCaskill's frank words to reporters on Thursday came after The Kansas City Star released a recording of McCaskill talking to Democratic donors.

Supreme Court Revisits Notorious 1984 Murder

Catherine Fuller, 49, was found dead in a garage near Eighth and H streets in Washington, DC, having been beaten and sodomized with a metal pipe. Eight members of the "Eighth and H Street Crew" were eventually convicted of the Oct. 1, 1984, killing. But lawyers say they might not...

CNN's Camerota Lets Angry Democrat Blast Gorsuch Over 'Stolen Seat'

On CNN's New Day, Thursday, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley blasted Republicans for filling the vacant Supreme Court seat with Neil Gorsuch and for not allowing Obama nominee Merrick Garland a hearing last year. Instead of challenging the...Show More Summary

Justices consider the case of an immigrant who received bad legal advice

HOWEVER the Supreme Court decides Lee v United States, a vexing case argued on March 28th, criminal defendants would be wise to heed this warning: client beware. Your lawyer may be a nitwit. Jae Lee would be much better off today had he received that admonition years ago.

Venezuela Supreme Court assumes Congress role

Critics accuse President Maduro of 'staging a coup' after top court's decision to take over powers assigned to Congress.

Vulnerable Democrat warns donors of pitfalls of blocking Trump Supreme Court nominee

Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri warned Democratic donors that blocking President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee could have dire consequences, according to audio obtained by The Star. McCaskill, a Democrat … Click to Continue...

NBC Skips Own Poll Showing Majority Oppose Dems Blocking Gorsuch

Providing cover for the Democratic Party’s unpopular decision to filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, on Thursday, NBC’s Today skipped the network's own new poll showing 54% of Americans opposed Democratic efforts to block a Senate vote on the judge. The findings were posted on at 6 a.m. ET, one hour before the morning show began.

Venezuela court says it can take over Congress' powers

Venezuela's Supreme Court has ruled that it can take over responsibilities assigned to Congress. Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro are saying it's part of an attempt to install a dictatorship … Click to Continue »

Venezuela Supreme Court grants itself legislative powers

Venezuela's Supreme Court took over legislative powers Thursday, after ruling the opposition-majority National Assembly was in contempt of court in an ongoing power struggle with leftist President Nicolas Maduro. The ruling marks a dramatic...Show More Summary

Venezuela top court to assume congress role; opposition decries 'dictatorship'

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's Supreme Court said it would take over the opposition-led Congress's role because the legislature is in "contempt," sparking accusations that President Nicolas Maduro's administration is becoming a dictatorship.

Big money behind Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch shows little payoff

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Campaign-like television ads targeting vulnerable Senate Democrats are fueling controversy.        

Senator Ted Cruz: “The Democrats Will Not Succeed in Filibustering” Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

Despite the looming threat of a Democratic filibuster, a group of key Republican lawmakers from the Senate Judiciary Committee displayed confidence that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch will be confirmed during a press conference in the District of Columbia. “The Democrats will not succeed in filibustering [Gorsuch],” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said. “Judge Gorsuch should […]

"A New York law prohibiting merchants from charging extra for credit card transactions might violate the constitutional protection for free speech..."

... the Supreme Court ruled yesterday, in Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman, writes Daniel Fisher at Forbes.The Second Circuit had viewed NY's law as only governing conduct, but the Supreme Court said that was wrong. There's aShow More Summary

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