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State high court's decision affecting Scout affiliation stirs debate anew

When the California Supreme Court voted last week to prohibit state judges from belonging to nonprofit youth organizations that practice discrimination, Julia Kelety was not surprised.

The true cost of Citizens United: The Roberts Court’s darkest hour revisited

Five years ago, conservatives on the high bench changed American elections forever. Here's what happened next

Houston Hosts Moot Court National Championship This Weekend

The University of Houston Law Center hosts the Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship this weekend. The sixteen law schools with the most highly ranked moot court programs are competing over an international tax problem.

Lethal Injection Drug Protocol to Get High Court Review

The Supreme Court said Friday it would examine whether Oklahoma’s lethal-injection protocol violates the constitutional prohibition on cruel and unusual punishments.

Supreme Court Will Hear Death Penalty Case, But Not in Time to Save 3 Lives

yesterdayNews : Truthdig

Shutterstock The high court on Friday agreed to hear a case testing the humanity of Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocol. But in a 5-4 decision along party lines, the court agreed to let three Oklahoma executions take place before the case is heard. Show More Summary

U.S. Supreme Court agrees to review Oklahoma execution procedure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to review Oklahoma’s method of execution by taking up a case brought by three death row inmates. The high court, which just last week allowed an execution to go ahead inShow More Summary

Diversity on California's high court: Where are the white men?

To the editor: It was interesting to read the article describing the makeup of the California Supreme Court. ("Brown appointees to Supreme Court renew hopes in death penalty cases," Jan. 21)

Pennsylvania high court halts any charges against attorney general

By Elizabeth Daley PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court temporarily halted the filing of charges against Attorney General Kathleen Kane in a media leak case while it decides whether the appointment of a special prosecutor assigned to investigate her was legal, her lawyer said on Thursday. Show More Summary

Hana Financial v. Hana Bank: Trademark 'Tacking' Is a Jury Issue

Trademark tacking is a jury question, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court said in Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank, resolving a circuit split about whether it's the judge or the jury who makes that determination. The High Court upheld a decision of the Ninth Circuit (take a picture; it'll last......

Irish LGBT Visibility Rises With Public Comings Out Of High Court Judge And Football Legend

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

On the heels of Irish Health Minister Leo Varadkar's public coming out, an Irish Courts Service spokesperson revealed that Justice Aileen Donnelly (above left) is Ireland's first openly gay serving member of the High Court reports Irish News. Justice Donnelly...

Rihanna Wins $5.5 Million For Having Her Face Used Unlawfully On ‘Topshop’ T-Shirt

Rihanna had just come to the end of a long, drawn-out legal battle against Topshop, one of Britain’s largest high street retailers, and has been awarded a massive $5.5 million by a British court. The pop star sued Topshop’s parent company,...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Appears Divided on Judicial Campaign Donations

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared to be divided on Tuesday over whether elected judges should be allowed to directly solicit campaign contributions in the latest campaign finance case to come before the high court. Central to the case, Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar, is the question of whether Florida’s ban on judicial candidates from personally…

Former Valencia High School baseball coach charged with embezzlement

A former varsity baseball coach at Valencia High School appeared in court Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to charges of embezzling thousands of dollars from the school’s student body government.

High Court Sides With Fired Air Marshal in Whistleblower Case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a fired U.S. air marshal was entitled to whistleblower protections for telling the press in 2003 about a TSA decision to use fewer air marshals on long-distance flights despite warnings of possible hijacking threats.

Hide Ya Kids: 15-Year-Old Girl Files Lawsuit Claiming 3 High School Football Players Raped Her Repeatedly And Shared Videos From Attacks!

A young woman who says she was robbed of her virginity by three high school football players in a series of sex assaults her freshman year is taking her case to civil court, seeking damages from the three young men

Supreme Court rejects challenge to debit card ‘swipe fees’ rules for businesses

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a challenge to controversial debit card “swipe fee” rules, dealing a blow to retailers, grocers and restaurant owners who argued the charges were unfairly high. Businesses pay the fees to banks when customers use debit cards to purchase...

Gordon Ramsay Suffered a Major Legal Blow Over the Rent of His London Pub

Not the "day in court" he was hoping for. Just when you realized there hasn't been much Gordon Ramsay drama for several months now comes the news that the U.K. High Court has ruled the chef has lost a case concerning who actually has...Show More Summary

High Court Won't Hear Dispute Over Debit Card Swipe Fees

Elaine Thompson/AP By SAM HANANEL WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a challenge from retailers who claim the Federal Reserve allows banks to charge businesses too much for handling debit card transactions. The justices...Show More Summary

Supreme Court rejects appeals by Halliburton, KBR over conduct in Iraq and Afghanistan

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed lawsuits to move forward against government contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan by declining to hear appeals filed by KBR Inc and Halliburton Co. The high court left intact appeals court rulings against the two companies in three different cases. One...

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