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Suspect in 2005 cold case killing of dismembered Brooklyn teen linked to 2nd teen slaying

5 minutes agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

BROOKLYN, New York (WPIX) -- An amazing revelation came in Brooklyn Supreme Court Wednesday in the cold-case killing and dismemberment of Brooklyn teen Rashawn Brazell, whose body parts were found in trash bags in 2005 in a subway tunnel. Show More Summary

'Some Toxins Can Be Deadly in Small Doses'

The U.S. Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice John Roberts, overturns a death-penalty sentence after an expert witness testified the defendant was more likely to commit future crimes because he is black.

Supreme Court Sides with Disabled Girl in Service Animal Case

The dispute arose in 2009 when Ehlena's elementary school in Napoleon, Michigan refused to allow her to attend school with her dog, Wonder.

NC Voting Case Not Over (Yet) at #SCOTUS, as Party Line Vote Keeps Elections Board in Case

North Carolina’s governor and attorney general have sought to withdraw the cert. petition in the controversial voting case from Supreme Court consideration, but the North Carolina elections board is also a party in the case. At today’s elections board meeting, … Continue reading ?

“From Educational Adequacy to Representational Adequacy: A New Template for Legal Attacks on Partisan Gerrymanders”

Chris Elmendorf has posted this draft on SSRN.  Here is the abstract: For decades, legal attacks on partisan gerrymanders have foundered on a manageability dilemma: doctrinal standards the Supreme Court has regarded as judicially discoverable have been rejected as unmanageable, … Continue reading ?

Supreme Court Blocks Death Sentence Tainted by Racial Bias

After years of fruitless appeals, Duane Buck won a decisive victory in the Supreme Court this morning. The Texas inmate had been sentenced to death in part due to expert testimony, presented by his own defense, that Buck posed a greater risk of violence simply because of his race.......

Another Free Speech Win In Libel Lawsuit Disguised As A Trademark Complaint

3 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Unless the Supreme Court decides to weigh in on this long-running SLAPP lawsuit (highly unlikely -- and unlikely to be appealed to that level), it looks like it's finally the end of the line for Dr. Edward Tobinick and his quest to silence a critic of his questionable medical practices. Quick recap: Dr. Show More Summary

Supreme Court rejects use of racial stereotypes in deciding punishment, reopens case of death row inmate

The Supreme Court on Wednesday firmly rejected the use of racial stereotypes when deciding the proper sentence for a convicted criminal, reopening the case of a black man who was condemned to death after his Texas jury was told African Americans are statistically more likely than whites to commit...

Supreme Court rejects appeal from Virginia death row inmate

3 hours agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The nation's highest court refused Tuesday to hear the appeal of a Virginia death row inmate who killed a hospital security guard and sheriff's deputy during an escape and sparked a massive manhunt that shut down Virginia Tech's campus in 2006.

US Supreme Court split on border shooting of Mexican teen

4 hours agoNews : Trending Now

The US Supreme Court gave a sympathetic hearing Tuesday to relatives of a Mexican boy shot on the border with the United States, but appeared split on whether they could sue the American border patrol agent who killed him. The thorny...Show More Summary

My Ten Cents: Why Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi Need a Compact on the Memphis Sand Aquifer

4 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Mississippi and Tennessee are currently duking it out before a Special Master appointed by the Supreme Court to hear Mississippi spin its sad story of groundwater theft by Memphis Gas, Light and Water (MLGW), the utility of the City of Memphis. Because Memphis is a political subdivision of Tennessee, which...

Rejecting 'noxious' prejudice, U.S. top court backs black death row inmate

4 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court gave a Texas death row inmate a chance to avoid execution on Wednesday, with Chief Justice John Roberts denouncing the "noxious strain of racial prejudice" that infected the case when a defense witness testified the man was more likely to commit future crimes because he is black. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Death Row Inmate, Denounces 'Noxious' Racial Prejudice

4 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

The 6-2 ruling handed a victory to convicted murderer Duane Buck, 53, who had challenged his death sentence in a state that long has led the nation in executions.

Now That Planned Parenthood Has Won a Medicaid Fight in Texas, What’s Next?

A federal district judge ruled Texas couldn't rely on heavily edited videos from anti-abortion advocate David Daleiden to try to defund Planned Parenthood. In an earlier case from Utah, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch wasn't so sure. The post Now That Planned Parenthood Has Won a Medicaid Fight in Texas, What’s Next? appeared first on Rewire.

People Are Rallying Outside The White House Tonight To Support Trans Students

Virginia student Gavin Grimm, whose lawsuit is coming before the Supreme Court, will be there. [ more › ]

Republicans Are Divided Over Changing the Rules to Confirm Neil Gorsuch

Conservatives are united behind Judge Neil Gorsuch‘s nomination to the Supreme Court. But facing potential Democratic obstruction, they’re divided over the best way to get him there. The question is what to do if Democrats decide to filibuster Gorsuch, a hard-line tactic that would normally require 60 votes to overcome. The White House, Republican leadership…

Brazil names president's ally to top court post

Brazil's Senate on Wednesday appointed an ally of President Michel Temer to the post of Supreme Court judge to replace one who died in a plane crash while investigating corruption. The court is hearing cases involving top suspects in...Show More Summary

Fry v. Napoleon Resounding Victory for Parents in Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court just issued a victorious ruling for parents in Fry v. Napoleon Download Fry decision that will open up avenues of judicial enforcement of rights without the need for taking cases through due process first, and then...

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