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Texas Judge Rules Gay Marriage Was Legal Before It Was Legal

1 hour agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

A Texas judge ruled that a lesbian couple had lived in a common law marriage, and that marriage was legal even though it occurred, and sadly ended, before the Supreme Court ruled in favor of legalizing marriage equality. The Austin American-Statesman reports...Show More Summary

McDonnell formally asks Supreme Court to take up his case

Bid has a “reasonable probability” of success, based on justices’ earlier decision to let him stay out of prison.

“Ex-Governor McDonnell challenges conviction”

SCOTUSBlog: Arguing that the federal prosecution of former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell was unique in the annals of public corruption cases, his attorneys on Tuesday afternoon asked the Supreme Court to overturn his conviction and his two-year prison sentence. The … Continue reading ?

'Halloween Court' rules Naperville man out of order

Boo-yez! Boo-yez! Supreme Halloween Court is now in session, Chief Justice Zorn presiding. It has been brought to the court's attention that a homeowner in Naperville is the target of a new rule enacted by his homeowners association aimed at curtailing the ever-growing, nationally renowned holiday...

NY Supreme Court Not Impressed By Guy's Argument That Pinterest 'Stole' His Idea

3 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Back in 2013, we wrote about yet another case of a failed entrepreneur overvaluing his own "idea" and thinking that a much more successful company "stole" that idea. In this case, the successful company was Pinterest and the guy, Theodore...Show More Summary

Justices Question Florida’s Death Penalty System

3 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

The Supreme Court heard arguments over whether Florida gives enough authority to jurors in capital cases, and, in a second case, over life sentences for juveniles.

High Court turns away baseball exemption, predatory pricing cases

Kicking off its new term on October 5, the U.S. Supreme Court avoided taking up a number of cases raising antitrust and trade regulation issues. Most notably, the City of San Jose was unable to persuade the Court to consider the continuing value of the 92-year old baseball antitrust exemption. The Court turned away San […]

Supreme Court weighs decision about prisoners given life sentences as teenagers

People serving life terms for murders they committed as teenagers were looking to the Supreme Court Tuesday for signals about whether they will have a chance to seek their freedom. Continue reading ? The post Supreme Court weighs decision about prisoners given life sentences as teenagers appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Supreme Court examines Louisiana cop killer’s life sentence

9 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday considered a Louisiana man’s appeal of a sentence of life in prison without parole that he received for killing a police officer in 1963 when he was 17 years old. The inmate, Henry Montgomery, is asking to be resentenced. But questions asked by the justices...

Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over Life Sentences for Teenagers

Several justices suggested they might dismiss the case on technical grounds

Supreme Court decision on Highland Park's gun law on hold

Gun rights and gun control advocates alike will have to wait a little longer to find out if the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a challenge to a Highland Park firearms ban.The high court is now expected to decide at the earliest on Monday if it will take the case, which involves gun owner who sued...

Fox's Andrew Napolitano Thinks The Supreme Court Made A Mistake On Voting Rights

9 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Yet another television personality thinks that they can interpret the U.S. Constitution better than the nation's high court. Fox News judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano said on "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday that voting is a privilege, not a right. Show More Summary

Eliminating Fair Share Fees and Making Public Employment “Right-to-Work” Would Increase the Pay Penalty for Working in State and Local Government

If the Supreme Court in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association renders agency-shop clauses unenforceable for public employees, it will reduce public-employee compensation by increasing the pay penalty for working in state and local government.

Women Who Show Anger Are Taken Less Seriously

10 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Back in 2014, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented from the Court’s decision to uphold a ban on affirmative action at Michigan universities. Her minority opinion was greeted harshly, criticized for being based on emotion rather than logic, which — so the criticism went — rendered her argument “legally illiterate... More »

Biden and the Supreme Court

Joe Biden played a more consequential role in the history of the Supreme Court than almost any senator in American history. As the longtime chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, he presided over the confirmation hearings of five Justices, and, over his long career, he voted on the nominations of more than a dozen Justices. Show More Summary

Walker's Kangaroo Justice Jumped The Gun

As I reported, Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice N. Patrick Crooks passed away in chambers in September, on the same day that Scott Walker's presidential bid was pronounced DOA. Walker gave a deadline of October 2 for applicants to ask...Show More Summary

Oregon Court Upholds Convictions of Couple Whose Sought 'Faith Healing' Instead of Doctor for Baby

12 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

The Oregon Supreme Court has upheld the 2011 manslaughter convictions of a faith-healing couple whose premature baby died after a homebirth when they didn’t seek medical treatment. Dale and Shannon Hickman are members of the Followers...Show More Summary

Pre-Roe Abortion Providers On Breaking The Law To Save Women's Lives

12 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

On October 11, 1972, final arguments for the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade were argued before the United States Supreme Court. Three months later, the decision was released, abortion was made legal, and everything changed — or so the story goes. Show More Summary

Fox's Napolitano: "In My View, The Supreme Court" Was Wrong To Rule Voting "A Fundamental Right"

From the October 13 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends: STEVE DOOCY: The state of California has passed legislation that will automatically register eligible voters when they obtain or renew a driver's license. Governor Jerry Brown says...Show More Summary

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