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Non-Sequiturs: 06.28.16

A look back on this noteworthy Supreme Court term. Conservatives started the term with such high hopes, but those were dashed after the death of Justice Scalia. [Jost on Justice] More Perfect, a podcast bringing the stories behind the highest court in the land to life. Show More Summary

Nicholas Marshall, Part II

About five years ago, we talked about Nicholas Marshall, when he was arrested leading police in Massachusetts on a high speed chase in a stolen car. After he was caught, Marshall told the court that he was a war hero with a Silver Star and two Bronze Star Medals and he showed the court some […]

What You Need to Know About the Supreme Court's Historic Ruling in Favor of Abortion Rights

Court ruled five to three that Texas' regulations place an "undue burden" on women seeking abortions. The Supreme Court Monday delivered its highly anticipated decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, striking down Texas’ House Bill 2, which imposed strict regulations on abortion clinics and doctors performing abortions. Show More Summary

The GOP’s Presumptive Nominee Has Nothing to Say About Today’s Abortion Ruling

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down Texas’ stringent regulations on abortion clinics. The landmark ruling was the high court’s most sweeping statement on the issue in more than two decades, and reaffirmed a woman’s constitutional right to have an abortion. Show More Summary

High Court says home care workers deserve pay rights

The justices reject a challenge to regulations giving nearly 2 million workers a minimum wage and overtime pay

Supreme Court Rules Texas Abortion Law Is Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court has ruled a Texas abortion law, which imposes strict regulations on outpatient clinics, is unconstitutional. In a 5-3 vote, the high court determined the controversial law places an “undue burden” on women, as they have greatly reduced the number of clinics throughout the state. Show More Summary

Here's Why Today's Supreme Court Decision on Abortion Is So Important

This morning, the Supreme Court issued a 5-3 ruling in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, widely considered the most important abortion case to come before the high court in several decades. The ruling, which strikes down several stringent abortion restrictions passed in Texas, is a historic victory for abortion rights advocates. Show More Summary

Lawyer for Ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell Savors High Court Victory

Law Blog chats with Jones Day partner Noel Francisco, who successfully represented former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell before the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Throws Out Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's Conviction

yesterdayNews : The Two-Way

McDonnell was sentenced to two years in prison after he was convicted of public corruption. The high court, however, ruled the government used too-broad an interpretation of the federal bribery law.

High court overturns former Virginia governor’s conviction

WASHINGTON — A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday overturned the bribery conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell in a ruling that could make it harder for prosecutors to bring corruption cases against elected officials. Continue reading ? The post High court overturns former Virginia governor’s conviction appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Clarence Thomas Slams Supreme Court “Bending the Rules” to Create “Putative Right to Abortion”

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas spared no criticism in his dissent today in the Texas case where the high court invalidated health and safety measures that have protected women from dangerous abortions and saved the lives of thousands of unborn babies. Thomas said the Supreme Court was doing the bidding of the abortion industry and […]

Conservatives stew in pot of their own fury over SCOTUS abortion ruling: ‘Kennedy sides with butchers’

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

The Supreme Court’s striking down of a highly restrictive anti-choice law on Monday set off some conservatives who had been hoping for a 4-4 tie which would have let the law stand. By a 5-3 vote, the threw out a Texas law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at local...

Wait, Did Texas Hide Evidence On Abortion Case From SCOTUS?

If this is true, the people who hid information from The Supreme Court should go to prison for a long time. NBC News: [A}mong the reams of evidence presented to the high court and the public debate in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt,...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Set to Rule on Major Abortion Case

The Supreme Court on Monday is set to rule on a major abortion issue, the first time it’s done so since 2007. The high court will wrap up its...

Supreme Court Rules Affirmative Action is OK

Categories: Politics Science Sorta transcript: The Supreme Court has just handed down a few judgments, including one regarding the constitutionality of race-based college admissions. Abigail Fisher was a high school student whose grades... (Read more...)

Newspapers Mourn High Court Removing Obama 'Shield for Millions' of Illegal Aliens

Washington Post reporter Robert Barnes reported Friday that a deadlocked Supreme Court handed Obama a huge defeat: “President Obama suffered the biggest legal defeat of his administration Thursday when a deadlocked Supreme Court failed...Show More Summary

Kansas Supreme Court Threatens to Close K-12 Schools

The Kansas Supreme Court is threatening to shutter schools across the state - unless the legislature shells out another $38 million in K-12 funds. If the legislature fails to appropriate these additional funds, the state high court will...Show More Summary

South African court blocks Jacob Zuma corruption appeal

The High Court has blocked an appeal by South African President against corruption charges dating back to the 1990s.

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