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Brazil Supreme Court blocks Senate speaker's suspension

Brazil's Supreme Court Wednesday overruled a bid to suspend the powerful Senate speaker from his position as he faces trial for alleged embezzlement, offering some relief to the scandal-hit government. The court's judges voted to let Renan Calheiros remain in his post but stripped him of his status as third in line to the presidency, on grounds that he faces corruption charges.

Supreme Court Could Put A Big Check On Cops Who Shoot And Kill With Impunity

WASHINGTON ? For the first time since Ferguson, Missouri, became synonymous with police brutality, the Supreme Court will take a hard look at what the Constitution has to say about excessive force, exploring if there are legal mechanisms...Show More Summary

Brazil Supreme Court judge votes to keep Senate head in job

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The longest-serving member of Brazil's Supreme Court, Justice Celso de Mello, voted on Wednesday to overrule an injunction ordering the head of the Senate to step down following an embezzlement indictment.

The justices tackle racial gerrymandering

THE Supreme Court has never taken a stand against gerrymandering, the game in which legislators choose their voters, rather than the other way around. But when states draw electoral district lines using racial considerations, the justices have admonished them not to overdo it.

DAVID BERNSTEIN: The Supreme Court oral argument that cost Democrats the presidency. According t…

DAVID BERNSTEIN: The Supreme Court oral argument that cost Democrats the presidency. According to exit polls, Trump received 81 percent of the white evangelical Christian vote, and Hillary Clinton only 16 percent. Trump did significantly better than the overtly religious Mitt Romney and the overtly evangelical George W. Show More Summary

Merrick Garland's Own Court Won't Force Republican Senators To Vote Him Up Or Down

4 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Since getting a nod for the Supreme Court ages ago, Merrick Garland hasn’t been doing any work as a judge, sitting out cases that he may have later needed to hear as a justice. That doesn’t mean he didn’t at least see something the U.S. Show More Summary

Federal judge puts a stop to Michigan recount

4 hours agoHumor / odd : Death and Taxes

Stein's campaign will appeal to the Michigan Supreme Court.

Samsung Reigns Supreme In Latest iPhone Patent Battle

Samsung has won a key Supreme Court victory in its battle with Apple over iPhone patent infringements. It could make for what some see as a fairer system for tech patent disputes. Way back in 2012, a jury concluded that Samsung phones had copied key design elements from the iPhone. Show More Summary

People in North Carolina are freaking out over rumors of a Republican 'power grab' to pack its Supreme Court

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory conceded his bid for reelection on Monday, but Democrats say they're afraid he is planning a political coup to keep power in conservative hands. Speculation is growing in the Tar Heel State that Republicans...Show More Summary

White Collar Watch: Supreme Court Shores Up Insider Trading Law

Justices reaffirmed a broad approach to proving insider trading on tips, in contrast with a ruling by New York’s circuit court.

Brexit tensions play out on steps of UK Supreme Court

Rival protesters trade barbs as country's judges listen to government's case on triggering move to leave EU.

The gap between politics and the law is further exposed. But ruling on the clash between the Scots and Irish nationalists with the UK government will be the more momentous decision for the Supreme Court.

5 hours agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Northern Ireland lawyers divided before the UK Supreme Court over whether the consent of the NI Assembly was needed to take the province out of  the EU in the light of the majority vote for Remain. In a re-run of the arguments brought before Belfast High Court, the NI Attorney General John Larkin yesterday  dismissed more...

Anti-Gay Iowa Governor Named Ambassador To China

5 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Before he was even sworn-in back in 2010, the first thing Iowa Governor-Elect Terry Branstad did was call for a public referendum to repeal same-sex marriage. Three of the state Supreme Court justices that had upheld same-sex marriage in 2009 were voted out of office in the same election. Show More Summary

The video of Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon punching a woman will be made public

5 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that surveillance video showing Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon punching a woman named Amelia Molitor at an off-campus sandwich shop in July 2014 is a matter of public record and must be released. The Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters had sued police in Norman, Okla., the city of Norman and […]

THIS Is Why Merrick Garland's Appointment Is Imperative: Ohio Passes 'Fetal Heartbeat' Bill,

In case you're wondering why it's so critical that Judge Merrick Garland be confirmed or appointed to the Supreme Court, this is why we should never, ever, ever simply shrug and give up without a fight. Ohio just tacked on a nasty anti-abortion...Show More Summary

Here's Another Way To Get Merrick Garland On SCOTUS (Updated)

In my view, there is nothing more critical to the future of this country than confirming Merrick Garland as Supreme Court Justice before President Obama leaves office. Lest we forget, surrendering that nomination is really acquiescence to a theft. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Ruling Favors Samsung: Apple’s Patent Lawsuit Is Far From Over

A Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday gave Samsung some breathing room in its fight against Apple over patent violations. It marks a small victory for the Korean electronics firm, but the battle is far from over. In 2011, Apple filed suit against Samsung over several patent and trademark violations. Show More Summary

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