When it comes to the fight for marriage equality, all eyes are on the Supreme Court and what it will do this June. But that doesn't mean there's nothing happening in the lower courts in the meantime. Last week, a district court judge...Show More Summary
Turns out you do not have an unlimited constitutional right to be a dickbag to your fellow classmates just because you are white, and they are Mexican, and you really don’t like Mexicans. Who knew? Read more on Supreme Court Tired Of White Kids Whining About Their Precious American Flag…
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg published an essay on Tuesday about the festival of Passover, lauding the great women of Jewish tradition and celebrating the feminist spirit of the holiday. The essay, published by the American Jewish World Service, explained that Passover is based in the...
The the end of March, the Supreme Court of the United States is hearing arguments about a real-life web shooter and the results could determine how much money research universities can invest in […]
In what court watchers called an "unexpected move," Chief Justice John Roberts announced this morning that a majority of the Supreme Court had voted sua sponte at a private conference yesterday to overturn its 2010 decision in Citizens United v. FEC, which held that corporations had a First Amendment right......
The Supreme Court decision in Young v. UPS is an important victory for Peggy Young. Young brought suit because, she needed a restriction on lifting packages over 21 pounds during her pregnancy, but UPS refused her. One of UPS’ Division Mangers told her she had to leave work because she was “too much of a […]
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday brought to an end a long-simmering dispute over the use of New York City public school space for religious services. ...
Well, that was a valiant try to get rid of ObamaCare’s ‘death panels.’ As the Washington Examiner reported: “The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a case arguing a key Medicare panel is unconstitutional, putting an abrupt end to an effort to gut a controversial part of the healthcare law. “The Independent Payment […]
Early Monday morning, the Supreme Court refused to stay a federal judge’s order invalidating Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage. In doing so, the justices immediately set up a constitutional crisis between the state’s lawless chief justice and the federal judiciary. Show More Summary
Two former federal agents were busted for alleged theft of bitcoins. The press meet the police in a new federal suit over reporting in Ferguson, Missouri. And the Supreme Court turns down two potentially explosive First Amendment cases. This is a roundup of legal news from ALM and other publications.
The idea that we should make gay marriage the law of the land and yet refuse to force businesses to follow that law is unjust and absurd.
The attorneys representing gay couples in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee before the Supreme Court this month have been announced: Mary Bonauto and Doug Hallward-Driemeier […]
by Dennis Crouch Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the pending patent dispute Commil v. Cisco, Case No. 13-896. The Patent Act creates a cause of action for actively inducing infringement of a patent. Here, the Federal Circuit ruled that a defendant’s belief that a patent is invalid is a defense to induced infringement […]
WASHINGTON, April 1 — In an unprecedented surprise announcement breaching longstanding protocols of secrecy, a source close to Justice Kennedy revealed to CatholicVote that Obergefell v. Hodges will be decided by a unanimous 5-0 margin with four abstentions. The source told your humble columnist that in the opinion for the Court, Kennedy will speak passionately [...]
The governor of Kentucky argues in a brief filed with the Supreme Court that the state's gay marriage ban is not discriminatory because the ban applies to every single Kentuckian, not just the gay ones.
Connecticut Supreme Court Orders New Trial For Richard Lapointe after the state’s appeal from Sept 17, 2013! From the Hartford Courant of March 31, 2015 is says:”the mentally disabled dishwasher was denied evidence supporting his innocence...Show More Summary
Mary Bonauto has been selected by lawyers who support same-sex marriage to argue what’s being called a “landmark case” to the supreme court about whether it’s unconstitutional to disallow gay people to get married. Bonauto has earned...Show More Summary
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a new trial for a brain-damaged man sentenced to life in prison for the 1987 killing of his wife's 88-year-old grandmother — a conviction protested by high-profile...Show More Summary
Legal experts say that widespread acceptance of gay marriage and the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision have ushered in the current wave of states, including Indiana, trying to pass broad religious liberty bills this year.
The Supreme Court decided that government-issued GPS trackers violate 4th Amendment. My GPS device is my phone -- can we get on protecting that? [Gizmodo] More on the subtle differences between the Indiana RFRA and the post-Hobby Lobby landscape. Show More Summary