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Before the Supreme Court decision, stay requests had been rejected by the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals, the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals and the governor.
(WASHINGTON) - Donald Trump's administration is pledging a Supreme Court showdown over his travel ban after a federal appeals court ruled that the ban "drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination.
... lower court ruling that blocked the travel ban. It's the first appeals court to rule on the revised travel ban. Trump rewrote the ban after several legal defeats.
Some of this uncertainty may be resolved in the Supreme Court's next term because on May 22 the court granted a petition for writ of certiorari asking the court to determine that the PTAB may not pick and choose which claims to review.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a ruling that changed the rules surrounding venues for patent disputes, which could be highly beneficial to many businesses in the Kansas City area.
Trump administration lawyers are urging the Supreme Court to reject a 2nd Amendment claim that would restore the right to own a gun for two Pennsylvania ...
This week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on congressional redistricting in North Carolina revolved around the roles of race and politics in the redistricting process.
A federal appeals court dealt another blow to President Trump's revised travel ban targeting six Muslim-majority countries on Thursday, siding with groups that say the policy illegally targets Muslims -- and Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he's ...
The Arizona Supreme Court says police can't frisk people just because they're in a high-crime neighborhood and with somebody else who runs off when police ...
It gives the town, Aquinnah/Gay Head Community Association, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts time to appeal the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court. The appeals court stay gives the parties 90 days to file a "cert application" with the U.S. Supreme ...
... back home, the U.S. Supreme Court issued something of a landmark ruling on patent infringement lawsuits. In a unanimous decision, the justices said patent owners can only bring such cases in states where the companies they are suing are incorporated.
A subsequent U.S. Supreme Court decision said juveniles could not be subjected to mandatory sentences of life in prison without parole.
It gives the town, Aquinnah/Gay Head Community Association, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts time to appeal the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court. The appeals court stay gives the parties 90 days to file a cert application with the U.S. Supreme ...
Twelve juvenile lifers will have their sentences re-evaluated. Among them are, clockwise from top left, Michael Bourgeois, Tabitha Buck, Ricardo Cruz, ALEC Kreider, Gregory Sourbeer and Emru Kebede.
He said the decision reaffirms a 2014 decision by the Arizona high court and tracks previous rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court. Arizona justices said they agreed to rule on Primous' case because identifying circumstances that may justify pat-downs ...
The U.S. Supreme Court's May 1, 2017, decision in Republic of Venezuela v. Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co.
Last year the Arkansas Supreme Court said that the U.S. Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, 83 U.S.
That Florida Supreme Court ruling and the subsequent law said juries need to make unanimous recommendations before judges can sentence defendants to death.
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a lower court's decision on Monday when ruling that two North Carolina Congressional Districts were unlawfully drawn using a racial bias.
WFAE's Mark Rumsey spoke with Professor Guy Charles about the significance of this ruling. He's the founding director of the Duke University Law school Center on Law, Race, and politics.
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday in a North Carolina gerrymandering case could have major implications for the drawing of political maps nationwide - including Texas' long-disputed redistricting maps.
New Justice Neil M. Gorsuch joined Clarence Thomas in dissent Monday when the Supreme Court rejected an appeal from a Republican Party lawyer seeking to strike down limits on big-money contributions to political parties.
Sachin Chheda, a spokesman for the Fair elections Project that has backed the lawsuit, said the Supreme Court should let the ruling stand so neutral maps can be drawn well before the fall 2018 elections. "These guys will go to the ends of the earth to ...
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the decision of a three-judge panel from the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.
Monday's ruling upheld a three-judge panel's February 2016 decision finding that the 12th Congressional district and 1st Congressional District drawn by the Republican-controlled legislature were racial gerrymanders.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear the Detroit Free Press' challenge of a ruling that allows law enforcement agencies to withhold criminal mug shots in federal cases.
In a 6-0 U.S. Supreme Court decision, the matter is settled. The Court scoffs at the "vesting" notion: "State courts cannot "vest" that which they lack the authority to give.
Among the cases Woodman cites that she claims apply to Dorsey's are U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Hurst v. Florida and Ring v. Arizona.
The Eleventh Circuit's decision created a split amongst the Circuits, and Midland appealed to the US Supreme Court, which decided to hear Midland's appeal. In a 5-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the Eleventh Circuit erred in finding that ...
Despite this distinction, the Kentucky Supreme Court ultimately decided that both agreements were invalid because neither specifically entitled the representative to enter into an arbitration agreement.
Following Justice Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the court on 10 April 2017, some versions of the story falsely cast him as the "decisive vote" in a 5-4 ruling on the issue. These versions also tended to include a statement, in all-caps, from his ...
In a victory for African-American and other nonwhite voters in North Carolina, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to lift the racist label that a federal ...
The FAA can abide by the decision or ask the court to reconsider its ruling. It could also appeal to the Supreme Court or ask Congress to legislatively grant the FAA registration authority. "We are carefully reviewing the US Court of Appeals decision ...
The Trump administration sanctioned eight Venezuelan Supreme Court judges Thursday, freezing their assets and banning them from travel to the U.S. as punishment for stripping the Venezuelan Congress of all powers earlier this year, a decision the court ...
Nearly a half century after the Supreme Court struck down bans on interracial marriage, one in six newlyweds in the United States married someone of a different race or Ethnicity in 2015 - more than five times the rates in 1967.
In 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Caperton that the due process clause was violated when a West Virginia Supreme Court justice refused to recuse himself in a case involving a coal company whose CEO independently spent $3 million to elect him.
The U.S. Supreme Court struck a blow against consumer protections on Monday, ruling that a national collections agency wasn't in the wrong for pursuing an expired debt.
On Wednesday, the Minnesota Supreme Court refused to apply a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the subject to Ali, because his sentence involved three separate sentences and the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that life without parole for juveniles is ...
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a case that involves Louisville-based post-acute care and home health provider Kindred healthcare Inc. The high court ruled 7-1 to overturn a Kentucky Supreme Court decision that questioned the viability of ...
Sharpe, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the "separate but equal" doctrine in Plessy v. Ferguson was unconstitutional under the 14th Amendment, which guaranteed equal treatment under the law.
A U.S. Supreme Court decision handed down on May 15 may have serious implications for former spouses of veterans, despite providing clarity regarding disability pay from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
When challenging an execution method on those grounds, a U.S. Supreme Court precedent requires inmates to propose a known and available alternative.
The Supreme Court has declined to review a ruling on North Carolina's restrictive voting law. Credit Gabriella Demczuk for The New York Times.
A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that debt collection companies can't be sued for trying to recover years-old credit card debt from people who seek bankruptcy protection.
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from Ramos, on Texas death row for the slayings of his wife and two children at their Rio Grande Valley home more than 25 years ago.
A three-judge panel in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals seemed unwilling to reinstate President Trump's controversial travel ban during oral arguments on Monday, raising the specter of a showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court. ... The state of Hawaii ...
Ultimately, the case was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court which on May 15, 1967, unanimously ruled that the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution gave children the same basic rights as adults. The ruling said they have the right to an attorney, the ...
People celebrated at a church in Raleigh on Monday after the Supreme Court declined to hear a case over North Carolina's voter ID law, leaving in place a lower-court ruling that struck down key parts of the law as an unconstitutional effort to target ...
In a 7-1 decision, the justices overturned a Kentucky Supreme Court decision that refused to enforce the arbitration agreements.
Supreme Court decisions in a half-dozen cases dealing with immigration over the next two months could reveal how the justices might evaluate Trump administration actions on immigration, especially stepped up deportations.


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