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California Supreme Court won't hear case attacking teachers

7 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The California Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a suit against the state’s teacher tenure laws, leaving the laws in place after a long-running legal battle. The lawsuit’s wealthy backers say they’ll take their efforts to the legislature...Show More Summary

The Supreme Court Is on the Cusp of a Liberal Revolution

If Clinton wins, it would be the first time since the Truman administration that the Dems had more than two consecutive terms to appoint justices.

Breaking: WI Won’t Go to SCOTUS for Emergency Relief in Early Voting Case

Patrick Marley: “AG Brad Schimel will not seek SCOTUS review of 7th Circuit’s early voting decision. Madison/MKE plans for early voting in Sept stay in place.” I had pegged the chances of emergency relief from the Supreme Court in this … Continue reading ?

Scott Brown Denies Andrea Tantaros' Claim He Touched Her Inappropriately, Says He Only Shook Her Hand

In a lawsuit filed Monday by Fox News personality Andrea Tantaros alleges that, among many things, former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown sexually harassed her. Tantaros’ suit, filed in the New York Supreme Court, accuses Brown of making sexually inappropriate comments and putting his hands on her waist. Read more...

California Supreme Court Decides "Grossly Ineffective" Teachers Should Keep Their Jobs

We understand that a teacher's job is difficult and often thankless. But so are a lot of jobs. We also understand that private labor markets are fairly efficient and don't award workers in the private workforce nearly the same "perks" received by California's unionized teachers. Show More Summary

Christian Mother of 5 Asia Bibi's Death Sentence Appeal Date Finally Set by Pakistan's Supreme Court

Pakistan's Supreme Court has set a court date for the final appeal hearing for Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five who was sentenced to death in 2010 on accusations of blasphemy.

CA Supreme Court Bans Dredges for Mining Gold

This is bad news for gold miners who invested in expensive equipment designed to suck up tons of earth. Today, the California Supreme Court ruled that despite federal rules allowing citizens to mine for gold on federally owned land, state rules that ban certain mining practices trump those federal rules.......

Ghana president orders men who threatened judges freed from jail

ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana President John Mahama has decreed the early release of three men convicted over death threats against Supreme Court judges made during a panel discussion broadcast on a local radio station.

Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros sues the network for being a 'sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult.'

7 hours agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros is suing the network and its former chief Roger Ailes for alleged sexual harassment. The lawsuit, filed in New York Supreme Court, goes into specific, salacious details. Tantaros alleges that theShow More Summary

Vergara, Oliver & the Appeal to Authority

In a 4-3 ruling, the California Supreme Court decided not to review Vergara v. California, which challenged the constitutionality of the state’s teacher tenure, seniority and dismissal laws. The California Teachers Association and California Federation of Teachers declared this a “victory for students” because, as we all know, parents choose schools for their children based […]

Virginia Governor Grants 13,000 Felons Voting Rights

After the state supreme court blocked his executive order to re-enfranchise 200,000 people.

A simple reminder: It really is all about the Supreme Court

In an exhaustive article at Vox,  Dylan Matthews catalogs what's at stake, both at the top of the ticket and on the second tier—the U.S. Senate—this election. And, yes, it is all about the Supreme Court. Where it's been: The Court ruled that states didn't have to give poor black and Latino school districts the same funding as rich white districts. Show More Summary

Rape Victim's Parents Fight To Keep Her 'Sexual History' Private After Her Murder

9 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON? In a case that could affect sexual assault victims’ rights around the country, the parents of a 19-year-old woman who was raped and murdered in 2012 are fighting to convince the New Hampshire Supreme Court to keep the details...Show More Summary

Andrea Tantaros Blasts Fox News as "Sex-Fueled, Playboy Mansion-Like Cult"

Come on, Andrea Tantaros. Tell us how you really feel about Fox News! A former Fox News host, Tantaros filed a lawsuit in Manhattan State Supreme Court on Monday, naming former network chief Roger Ailes and other top executives as defendants. She...Show More Summary

"If this judge isn't careful, he might determine the course of the election and discredit the judiciary branch..."

"... as the Supreme Court did with its election of Bush even against the popular count. Judges should stay out of the political process and let the people decide how much honesty or bombastery they want."That's the most-liked of theShow More Summary

Ohio Inmate who Survived Botched 2009 Execution Appeals Second Attempt 

A convicted Ohio murderer who survived a botched 2009 execution is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court to declare a second attempt to put him to death as unconstitutional, the Associated Press reports. According to the report, the lawyers of Romell Broom claim that another attempt at the death penalty would be cruel and unusual […]

Anti-gay judge nominated for Ga. Supreme Court

17 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Project Q

A bigoted Georgia judge who tried to walk back his years of anti-gay rhetoric to win appointment to the federal bench is now in the mix for a seat on the Georgia Supreme Court....

Differences aside, Supreme Court unites Trump, Senate GOP

While Democrats are pushing the GOP-led Senate to confirm Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland by the end of President Barack Obama's term, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has been resolute in blocking him, saying the next president...Show More Summary

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