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Protesters disrupt the Supreme Court to complain about Citizens United. Just two or three more of these and Alito is sure to break! [SCOTUSBlog] In completely unrelated news, TV spending in the Supreme Court race in Wisconsin has now topped $600,000. Show More Summary
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, April 1 (Reuters) - Protesters disrupted U.S. Supreme Court proceedings for the third time in just over a year on Wednesday, with several shouting denunciations of campaign finance rulings before the nine...Show More Summary
As Techdirt has reported, in the US, software patents are getting harder to obtain as the US Patent Office applies the important Alice v. CLS Bank ruling from the Supreme Court. In Europe, "programs for computers" are explicitly excluded...Show More Summary
Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic: If the government puts a GPS tracker on you, your car, or any of your personal effects, it counts as a search -- and is therefore protected by the Fourth Amendment. The Supreme Court clarified and affirmed that law on Monday, when it ruled on Torrey Dale Grady v. Show More Summary
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday considered the case of a Massachusetts homeowner battling his mortgage lender over a bankruptcy plan, several justices focused their attention on his unlikely ally: Bank of America Corp. Show More Summary
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio will allow Churches to continue to rent school buildings for now in spite of a recent ruling the Supreme Court than allows a ban by the city’s Board of Education to continue. The current mayor says he intends to allow churches to have access on the same basis as any […]
The Supreme Court won't be hearing an appeal from high school students who sued after school administrators asked them to remove American flag T-shirts or take excused leave. That leaves intact the Ninth Circuit's ruling from a year ago, holding that the school did not violate the students' rights......
Last week the Supreme Court handed down a 6-3 ruling making it easier for pregnant women to take employers who discriminate against them to court. As the Pew Research Center's FactTank blog notes, the ruling has special salience today given that pregnant women are now working much later into their pregnancies than they used to. And not only […]
In January of 1973, the Supreme Court decided that women have the right to an abortion, and the legality of such a procedure was granted. To “celebrate” this decision’s 42nd birthday, NARAL Pro-Choice America recognized it with an event called “Realizing the Promise: Roe at 42? on Monday, March 30. Show More Summary
A once-popular religious freedom law is now seen as license to discriminate. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia once warned that too much religious freedom would be “courting anarchy.” This week, his prophecy came true—at least onShow More Summary
A few years ago, we wrote about a terrible Georgia state court ruling against Matt Chan, the operator of Extortion Letter Info (ELI), a website/forum that has tracked copyright trolling for many years. There had been a number of discussions on the site about Linda Ellis, who is somewhat notorious for her trolling effort. Show More Summary
Listen up, folks. Kentucky’s Governor Steve Beshear wants everyone to know: Contrary to what you might think, a ban on same-sex marriage is not actually discriminatory against gay people. In a brief filed with the Supreme Court, which...Show More Summary
A Supreme Court ruling yesterday could have a big impact on one of the country’s biggest programs. In a 5-4 decision, the High Court ruled that health care providers do not have the right to sue states over low Medicaid rates. UnderShow More Summary
WaPo: “In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision striking down a key portion of the Voting Rights Act, a group of Southern House Republicans have put forward a congressional resolution declaring that ‘racism is a thing of the past’ … Continue reading ?
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Protesters disrupted U.S. Supreme Court proceedings for the third time in just over a year on Wednesday, with several people shouting out before the nine justices heard oral arguments in a bankruptcy case. TheShow More Summary
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 […]