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Anglers win access to stretch of Weber River

Anglers scored a key legal victory when the Utah Supreme Court ruled that a one-mile stretch of the Weber River will remain open even where it winds through private property. … Click to Continue »

Justice pulls out of death penalty case after radio remarks

2 hours agoNews : The Lookout

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana Supreme Court justice disqualified himself Tuesday from a death row inmate's appeal after a talk radio interview in which he cited the man's case in expressing support for capital punishment.

Top court: Police illegally seized truck in hit-and-run case

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that authorities did not have the right to seize a vehicle from the driveway of a hit-and-run suspect without a warrant. The ruling issued … Click to Continue »

Man's guilty plea upheld in 2009 murder of BYU professor

The Utah Supreme Court has rejected a bid by a man convicted of killing a retired Brigham Young University professor in 2009 to withdraw his guilty plea. The justices said … Click to Continue »

The not-so-rapid implosion of the Contracts Clause

6 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

In conventional legal histories of the New Deal-era Supreme Court, the 1934 case of Home Building Association v. Blaisdell symbolizes the overthrow of the courts’ willingness to enforce the Constitution’s language providing that “NoShow More Summary

Donald Trump’s new contenders for the Supreme Court

LAST year, while running for president, Donald Trump took the unprecedented step of naming 21 people he said he would consider for the late Antonin Scalia’s chair on the Supreme Court. Less than two weeks after taking office, Mr Trump followed through on that pledge, tapping Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy.

US Supreme Court to rule on wedding cake that split America

When Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig entered the "Masterpiece Cakeshop" bakery in a Denver suburb on July 19, 2012, they were giddy about choosing their wedding cake. The two men could not for a moment imagine that their cake-shopping...Show More Summary

Why do some elections in Africa turn violent?

On Nov. 20, Kenya’s Supreme Court upheld Uhuru Kenyatta’s win in the repeat presidential election conducted Oct. 26, which opposition leader Raila Odinga boycotted. Kenya’s Supreme Court featured prominently in the 2017 elections, most notably by nullifying the earlier Aug. 8 election — a move that led to demonstrations, commercial boycotts and political unrest in […]

'Gerrymander: Rig the Election' Shows You How Easily You Can Do Just That

Those who like following political news probably know that there's a big Supreme Court case right now that's all about gerrymandering, an issue that many see as endangering the right of many Americans to cast votes that actually count. The upcoming Gerrymander: Rig the Election, from a small group of game developers from Australia, wants

Don't Give Inmates Anything But Advice

Steven M. Cohen apparently was concerned about his client's oral hygiene in jail, so he gave the man a toothbrush. That resulted in a felony conviction for delivering illegal articles to an inmate. Then the state Supreme Court suspended Cohen's bar license and ordered him to pay $8,600 as......

Former Inmate and Skadden Fellow Can Sit for Bar Exam

Not all lawyers take the same path to getting licensed. Fortunately for those that take the road less travelled, a decision from Supreme Court for the state of Washington might help to provide some clarity as to when the road less travelled becomes the road from which there's no......

5 Judges Added to President Trump's SCOTUS List

Despite there being no vacancies on the United States Supreme Court, and no plans to expand the High Court, President Donald Trump has announced five more potential candidates to his already long and distinguished "shortlist" of nominees, should another vacancy arise.......

Justices drop sheriff from concealed carry privacy lawsuit

Concealed weapon permit-holders cannot sue a central Pennsylvania sheriff over permit notices he sent out on postcards, which they say violated their privacy rights, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. … Click to Continue »

Court: Man's accidental recording of beating wife admissible

The state Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated the attempted murder conviction of a Vancouver man who accidentally recorded himself beating and threatening to kill his wife. John Garrett Smith argued … Click to Continue »

Assemblyman takes gas tax initiative dispute to high court

Assemblyman Travis Allen says he'll ask the state Supreme Court to decide on the official ballot summary for his measure to repeal the gas tax. The Huntington Beach Republican says … Click to Continue »

Sports betting case could pay off for internet gambling

Internet gambling in the United States has been limited to just three states since it began in 2013, but it could soon get a big boost from an unlikely source: the U.S. Supreme Court.

Fighting Gay Rights and Abortion With the First Amendment

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Alliance Defending Freedom has had some notable victories. Now it hopes to persuade the Supreme Court to blunt the sweep of its ruling enshrining same-sex marriage into law.

A Privacy Case Before the Supreme Court Is About Press Freedom, Too

If the government can access cellphone location records without a warrant, journalism suffers. So does democracy. For today’s journalists, cellphones are mobile newsrooms that go where a reporter goes. They’re used to contact sources,...Show More Summary

Future of Patent Litigation Hangs in the Balance: What to Watch For at Oil States Arguments

On Monday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider two cases that could upend or significantly reshape inter partes review,       

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