The Supreme Court of the United States is set to hand down a set of decisions this summer that could advance a cultural and political shift in the way marriage is defined in this country. Is your church ready for this?
It was striking that in the oral arguments in the Proposition 8 case before the Supreme Court so little credence was given to the connection between marriage and procreation.
Nissan scored a big win for itself when the NV200 was named New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow, but the compact van has been under attack ever since. The latest setback for Nissan comes from the New York Supreme Court, which has reportedly...Show More Summary
Manufacturers hope the Supreme Court will overturn a ruling by influential Judge Richard Posner allowing a class action to proceed over smelly front-loading washing machines.
India's Supreme Court recently ruled that village councils should make the final decision as to whether controversial British company Vedanta Resources can mine for bauxite in the eastern state of Odisha. Vedanta wants to mine on land that the local Dongria Kondh people hold sacred.
The North Dakota Supreme Court has reprimanded state Senator Connie Triplett (D-Grand Forks) for a second time for misconduct as an attorney in a state. This time Senator Triplett apparently didn’t return a $500 retainer paid to her by a client, claiming that she was suffering from depression: The Supreme Court says Connie Triplett must [...]Show More Summary
In recent years, the United States Supreme Court has turned corporate treasuries into campaign slush funds for CEOs, demolished campaign finance laws, aided and abetted...
Three-plus years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s corporate money in politics decision in Citizens United v. FEC, the movement to overturn some of its central holdings has not abated. On Tuesday, Los Angeles passed a ballot measure to endorse state and federal amendments overturning the decision, with an overwhelming 76.6 percent in favor of the [...]
In one of his final opinions as a Supreme Court Justice, Hugo Black in the 1971 Pentagon Papers case wrote that "The Government's power to...
By Frank Moraes During the Great Depression, Roosevelt was very angry that the Supreme Court kept blocking his reforms. A slim majority on the Court was very conservative. (Sound familiar?) What could the president do? Well, he could pack the court. Show More Summary
In one of his final opinions as a Supreme Court Justice, Hugo Black in the 1971 Pentagon Papers case wrote that "The Government's power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the Government."...Show More Summary
Is the battle over the digital distribution of broadcast TV eventually headed to the U.S. Supreme Court? read more
The rest of the civilized world is in facepalm mode: Mississippi’s state Supreme Court is currently considering a case that could lead to women being prosecuted for manslaughter if they miscarry or otherwise experience unintentional pregnancy loss, according to a report from Kate Sheppard at Mother Jones. In 2009, two months after Nina Buckhalter’s pregnancy [...]
U.S. Supreme Court Affirms Recovery of Attorney’s fees in Vaccine Cases under Broad Circumstances Under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (“NCVIA”), vaccine injured parties became entitled to a no-fault compensation system to be commenced by service upon...
A contract between Nissan and the city of New York for a fleet of taxis is before the courts, with a New York Supreme Court Justice ruling that part of the program’s deal is “null, void and unenforceable”. Industry journal … Continue reading ? The post Nissan New York taxi program before US Supreme Court appeared first on CarAdvice.
Can a treaty increase the power of Congress? Cato files amicus in latest round of Bond v. U.S. [Nick Rosencranz, Ilya Shapiro/Trevor Burrus] SCOTUS denies certiorari, ending closely watched Kivalina climate change nuisance case [Jenner & Block, Foley Hoag, earlier] Jim Huffman on Arlington v. FCC, the Court’s new decision widening deference to agencies [Daily [...]Show More Summary
There is more work to do, say the leader of GLAAD and the lawyer who argued Boy Scouts of America vs. James Dale before the Supreme Court in 2000. read more
(Orin Kerr) Ian Millhiser speculates about future Democratic Supreme Court nominees over at ThinkProgress, naming names. Some of the names Ian mentions strike me as very very plausible; others strike me as very very implausible. But I’m not privy to the thinking of either current or future Democratic administrations, so who knows.
A decision last week in the murder case of Hrant Dink will lead to a retrial, but Dink's supporters are still not satisfied. The ruling on May 15 by Turkey's Supreme Court of Appeals in Ankara acknowledged that there was a criminal conspiracy to murder the ethnic Armenian journalist,...
Lawyers for the company that challenged President Obama's recess appointments to the NLRB filed a response with the high court and also asked it to hear the case.