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In a 5-4 vote, with Justice Anthony Kennedy writing the majority opinion, the court affirmed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit's dismissal of the ... courts "original jurisdiction of any civil action by an alien for a tort only, committed in violation of the law of nations or a treaty of the United States. Arab
Julie Blake, representing the commission, said Lampley had not provided enough evidence to the commission to prove his case. She also said "sex discrimination" could only involve men being treated different than women or vice versa. Unlike the U.S. Supreme Court, the Missouri Supreme Court does ...

Writing for the majority, Justice Elena Kagan compared the definition of "crime of violence" to the similarly phrased definition of "violent felony" within the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), a provision that the Supreme Court struck down in Johnson v. United States for being unconstitutionally vague ...
Eric Buresh, founder of Overland Park-based law firm Erise IP, said a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision was a big game-changer for patent law cases, especially those defending against so-called patent trolls. On Tuesday, the court ruled on two cases that involved patent disputes being reviewed by ... US Supreme Court
At issue before the court is the Trump administration's so-called "travel ban" -- the president's executive order suspending entry, with some exceptions, of certain categories of aliens from eight foreign countries that "do not share adequate information with the United States or that present other risk factors.".

North Carolina Map Opponents Ask US Supreme Court to Affirm. Advocacy groups and Democratic voters in North Carolina say partisan bias within congressional districts drawn by state Republicans are so deliberate and offensive the U.S. Supreme Court should rule them unconstitutional. April 27, ...
The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments on President Trump's third travel ban -- perhaps the most contentious case they'll hear this term. [Read our ... FRANCISCO: The first is that the president's cabinet, just like all of us here, is duty-bound to protect and defend the Constitution. So I ...
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, a specialized Washington-based patent court, upheld that decision in 2016. Oil States appealed to the Supreme Court, telling the justices that the reviews are not wiping out weak patents as advertised but instead "the best United States patents." Backed ...
The California Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of allowing authorities to collect DNA from suspected felons when they are booked into local lockups, overturning a lower court ruling that questioned the constitutionality of the practice. In its 4-3 ruling, the state's high court cited a U.S. Supreme Court ...
In a divided decision this morning, the majority of the U.S. Supreme Court said there was evidence that Andrew Kisela was entitled to qualified immunity in the shooting of Amy Hughes. The justices said that given the information Kisela and other police officers had at the time, they had reason to believe that ...
In the filing, Sutherland petitioned the Colorado Supreme Court to determine whether the Colorado Court of Appeals mishandled the case that has ... “If the case implicates any issues involving federal statutes or the U.S. Constitution, Mr. Sutherland could ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case,” ...
The Supreme Court on Monday declined an appeal by cross supporters, who said their free speech rights are being violated by Grand Haven. The Dewey Hill monument was donated to Grand Haven as a memorial for soldiers who served in the Vietnam War. The pole was turned into a cross during summer concerts ...
Before the U.S. Supreme Court is the third effort by President Trump to prevent immigration from several designated countries. Virtually every federal court, ... Many federal courts held that the executive order could not be applied to those who had the right to be in the United States. A federal district court in ...
1, 2017, file photo, Milwaukee County Circuit Judge and Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate, Rebecca Dallet poses for a photo in Madison, Wis. The battle for a supposedly nonpartisan seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court is a partisan-driven slugfest that both sides see as a possible harbinger of voter ...
UNDATED (Wisconsin Radio Network) - Briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court urge review of the Brendan Dassey case. Lawyers for Dassey are hoping the high court overturns an appeals court ruling which upheld his conviction for the murder of freelance photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005.

Still, the goal among anti-abortion advocates is the same: getting the Supreme Court to reexamine Roe V. Wade. “A lot of the legal standard for abortion in this country has been set by the U.S. Supreme Court. The way to try to change that legal standard would be to have another case move up the courts, ...
In 1955, John Marshall Harlan II was sworn in as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1969, the 34th president of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, died in Washington D.C. at age 78. In 1978, in Stump v. Sparkman, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld, 5-3, the judicial immunity of an ...
This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Rosendo Rodriguez III. Attorneys for the Texas death row inmate known as the "suitcase killer" have appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his scheduled execution this week for the slaying of a Lubbock woman whose ...
WASHINGTON — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment to allow for significant gun control legislation. The 97-year-old Stevens says in an essay on The New York Times website that repeal would weaken the National Rifle Association's ability ...
That is the lowest number through the end of March for any session since Roberts took office in 2005, according to Adam Feldman, whose Empirical SCOTUS blog examines trends at the Supreme Court of the United States. The all-time high for Roberts' tenure was 32 decisions during this period, the ...
The curtain rises Wednesday on Act II of Extreme Partisan Gerrymandering, a play in three acts currently playing at the U.S. Supreme Court. Act I opened the first week in October when the nine justices heard arguments in a case testing whether there is any constitutional limit to partisan gerrymandering ...
... cases before the U.S. Supreme Court is about to go bust — sabotaged by a needle in a legislative haystack. The question in the case is whether a U.S. technology company can refuse to honor a court-ordered U.S. search warrant seeking information that is stored at a facility outside the United States.
The Oregon Supreme Court has suspended a Marion County judge for violating judicial ethics for refusing to marry same-sex couples, the Statesman Journal ... “We applaud the Oregon Supreme Court for reaffirming that responsibility. ... “We are evaluating an appeal to the United States Supreme Court.”.
(WASHINGTON) — Missouri is defending a prison sentence for a man who committed robbery and other crimes on a single day when he was 16 and now isn't eligible for parole until he's 112 years old. State Attorney General Josh Hawley says in a U.S. Supreme Court filing that defendant Bobby Bostic's ...
HARRISBURG — With Tuesday's deadline for filing nominating petitions imminent, prospective candidates waiting for courts to take action on Pennsylvania's radically reconfigured congressional map learned Friday that the wait will continue. By day's end Friday, neither the U.S. Supreme Court nor the U.S. ...
Most U.S. Supreme Court cases are born the old-fashioned way: an aggrieved party goes to a lawyer to appeal a lower court decision, and the lawyer petitions the ... Lawyers sought out the clients—states, in this case—who were willing to lose below so they could potentially win before the Supreme Court.
ORONO — The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a case with sweeping implications for public employees as it seeks to answer the question of whether or not requiring a worker to pay union dues violates his First Amendment rights by compelling him to support speech he disagrees with, i.e., the union's ...
That's not the case for other high-ranking U.S. officials, the organization's press release. notes, and poses special problems for those who've been threatened or whose health is not good. “The public should be confident that Supreme Court justices are well-protected, both inside their building and when ...
A viral story said that the U.S. Supreme Court sided with President Donald Trump and ruled that public schools will not teach Sharia law. "Breaking: ... Nowtrump.com wrote that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that public school in the United States "will not teach the tenets of Islam or Sharia Law." There has ...
"If we have to go to the U.S. Supreme Court to get the right answer, we will." The case was first filed in 2015 by a business owned by Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance founder Rick Green, a Republican candidate for Congress this year. The plaintiffs -- 126 Self Storage Inc. and 1A Auto Inc. -- say campaign ...
They've funded a legal case that's gone to the U.S. Supreme Court, which heard oral arguments in the case on Feb. 26. If they win, 40 years of settled law that has kept me safer at work and able to live a modestly middle-class life could go right out the window. The current case, Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, began with ...
Thornburgh and McCollum believed it important to file their motion and attached, proposed brief as soon as possible and in a time frame that did not allow for printing as provided in U.S. Supreme Ct. R. 33.1,” it said. They asked the court to be allowed respectfully to submit a brief on standard-sized paper.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the federal government must be able to meet its water obligations to Mexico under the 1938 Rio Grande ... In issuing its ruling, the court noted that New Mexico “has conceded in pleadings and at oral argument that the United States plays an integral role in the ...
Unwilling to back down, Khosla is now appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court over his right to shut out the public. ... "This petition is targeted directly at the conservative wing of the United States Supreme Court, and it certainly is plausible that the court could grant review in this case given the quality of ...
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected yet another appeal from condemned Baton Rouge killer Todd Wessinger, who was sentenced to die 21 years ago in the 1995 slaying of two restaurant employees during a 1995 robbery. A nearly unanimous high court on Monday, without issuing written reasons, ...
Supreme Court Chief Justice Nancy Rice said Monday that the commission will propose recommendations to the court after its review of bond and bail procedures. Rice says judges determining whether defendants are kept in jail or released on bond before going to trial must balance defendants' freedoms ...
PHOENIX — Attorney General Mark Brnovich is lashing out at the Trump administration for asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reject Arizona's bid to deny ... Under that program, people who were brought to the United States illegally as children were granted the right to stay if they met certain conditions.
The United States may join Texas in a legal fight against New Mexico over the coveted waters of the Rio Grande, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday morning. The unanimous ruling is an apparent victory for Texas in a legal battle that has dragged on for more than five years. The two states are bickering ...
On this day in 1857, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7 to 2 that all AfricanAmericans living in the United States — slaves as well as free persons — could never become citizens. It also invalidated the Missouri Compromise of 1820, thereby permitting slavery in every federal territory. The verdict in the case, ...
South Dakota is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a 1992 ruling that companies with no physical presence in a state are not required to collect an online state sales tax - and the Trump administration is backing the effort. A lower court decision favored Internet retailers Wayfair (NYSE:W), ...
Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch speaks during an event hosted by the Fund for American Studies on Sept. 28 at Trump International ... United States, a constitutional challenge to federal sex offender regulations. If, like me, you believe that ... regulations, too? Gundy will give us a glimpse of the answer.
In the aftermath of the deadly Parkland shooting, attention has focused on legislation that could make its way through Congress and the Florida Legislature. But what does the U.S. Supreme Court have to say about gun control? After a couple of important cases nearly a decade ago, the court has, for the ...
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday considered how to apply an old law to new technology during oral arguments on the ability of federal ... Why wouldn't the justices “take cognizance of the fact that the information must be collected abroad and transmitted from abroad to the United States before it could ...
... into the Pennsylvania case, and election law experts believe the latest filing with the Supreme Court is a long shot. "Because this was a case decided under the state constitution by the state supreme court, the usual path for review of this case by the US Supreme Court is limited," wrote Richard L. Hasen, ...
A demonstrator holds pro-union signs during a demonstration involving various labor union groups Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, in San Francisco. The Supreme Court is divided in a major organized labor case over "fair share" fees that nonmembers pay to help cover the costs of contract negotiations.
Allowing the indefinite detention of any immigrant to America undermines the constitution rights of all of us. ... The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Jennings v. ... The defendant, Alejandro Rodriguez, who was brought to the United States from Mexico as an infant and became a permanent legal resident, was ...
THE ISSUE: The United States Supreme Court is considering two partisan gerrymandering cases this session from Wisconsin and Maryland. The Court's decision ... During this term, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider two gerrymandering cases, one from Wisconsin and one from Maryland. For most of its ...
The administration had argued that the program was an unconstitutional exercise of authority by the executive branch, relying on a ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in New Orleans, concerning a related program. The Supreme Court deadlocked, 4 to 4, in an appeal of that ...


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