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Lawyers who specialize in employment cases said that the decision, by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, in Cincinnati, was highly ... Mr. Kalir said that at least several Supreme Court justices, if presented with the issue, would probably vote to overturn the ruling on the ground ... Workers

Kansas is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a federal appeals court ruling that prevents the state from cutting off Medicaid funds to a Planned Parenthood affiliate. Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer said Thursday that the state is seeking to reverse a 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision last month.
Gov. Jeff Colyer filed a petition Thursday for the U.S. Supreme Court to consider overturning a ruling that upheld Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood. The Brownback administration moved in 2016 to block state Medicaid funds from being used to reimburse services at Planned Parenthood, but the rule quickly ...
MADRID (Reuters) - Twenty-five Catalan leaders will be tried for rebellion, embezzlement or disobeying the state, Spain's Supreme Court ruled on Friday, in a ... The ruling raised the stakes in Madrid's efforts to contain separatists in Catalonia, where a banned referendum backed independence last year.

Passage of the Cloud Act probably would end a U.S. Supreme Court dispute between Microsoft and the Trump administration over emails the U.S. wants as ... Earlier proposals to update the law foundered, but the prospect of a Supreme Court ruling increased the urgency to find a measure both sides could ...
A recent memorandum from the NLRB general counsel's office identified 152 cases awaiting the Supreme Court decision. ... The more than 150 cases pending at the National Labor Relations Board and federal appeals courts reveal just how far a U.S. Supreme Court case could reach after the justices this ...
"Threats of impeachment directed against Justices because of their decision in a particular case are an attack upon an independent judiciary, which is an essential ... The U.S. Supreme Court has twice declined requests from Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania to block the new map from taking effect.
After multiple appeals on the state level that affirmed Hidalgo's initial sentencing, Hidalgo filed a suit with the U.S. Supreme Court in August 2017 ... Georgia decision, which deemed the death penalty unconstitutional due to the arbitrariness of the sentencing and stated that "these death sentences are cruel ...
Kansas is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a federal appeals court ruling that prevents the state from cutting off Medicaid funds to a Planned Parenthood affiliate. Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer said Thursday that the state is seeking to reverse a 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision last month.
But there was at least one place where the work went on, and it always does — the U.S. Supreme Court. ... At the Supreme Court, snow is simply not considered an excuse for failure to function. ... Justice Stephen Breyer announced the second decision, a tax ruling with potentially broad implications.
It took a decision from the U.S Supreme Court on Wednesday, but the former Buffalo small business owner won his appeal of a four-year-old ... The court's decison reverses the lower court rulings that went against Marinello, including the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upholding his conviction.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Texas death row inmate Wednesday, ordering a federal appellate court to reconsider providing funding for him to investigate previously ... The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the lower court "did not apply the correct legal standard" in that decision. Justice ...
A U.S. Supreme Court capital case could expand the federal jurisdiction over crimes involving Indians in eastern Oklahoma, including Tulsa. ... The Justice Department, agreeing with the potential ramifications of the lower court decision, filed a rare, “uninvited” amicus brief this week supporting Blatt's ...
The Louisiana Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a lower court's ruling that threatened financing for the charter schools and their 16,000 students. The high court's decision was 5-2. The schools were granted charters directly from the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, unlike ...
In 'most important labor decision in decades,' SCOTUS appears ready to weaken unions ... The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in Janus v. American Federation of State, County ... Wilson acknowledged that some believe a ruling in Janus' favor might actually help unions. They say that if ...

"Charter schools have been in Louisiana for over 25 years and today's ruling by the Louisiana Supreme Court confirms what we have known all ... and that we will continue to be trusted with our children's education decisions," said Christin White-Kaiser, the parent of a Type 2 public charter school student.
As a longtime bus driver with the School District of Philadelphia, Charnel Brownlee is concerned about the impact the Supreme Court decision could have on ... district custodian and member of SEIU, is concerned about how the court's ruling could impact her daughters, grandchildren and younger workers.
“We are disappointed with the Louisiana Supreme Court's decision,” said Amir Ali, an attorney for the MacArthur Justice Center. “Rogers Lacaze was denied the basic principles of fairness and due process at his trial, and we remain hopeful that the U.S. Supreme Court will resolve this miscarriage of justice.
The legal fight over running North Carolina's elections didn't end when the state Supreme Court refused Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's request to ... But Cooper's lawyers said the ruling meant the whole law should be voided and asked the justices to overturn the judges' decision. In a one-sentence ruling ...
Just as our republic somehow survived without impeachment hearings after five Republican-appointed U.S. Supreme Court justices in Bush v. ... Court's gerrymandering decisions will face retention elections in 2025, so if the Pennsylvania electorate remains truly disconsolate over that ruling at that point, ...
The case was devised ultimately to topple a 1978 US Supreme Court decision that first endorsed college affirmative action, Regents of the University of California v. Bakke. Lawyers for both sides submitted a status report and proposed schedule Friday in US District Court in Boston. Harvard has asked that a ...
The New Mexico Supreme Court has denied an appeal challenging the sentence of decades in prison for a man who was convicted of committing rape ... the New Mexico decision says that doesn't violate U.S. Supreme Court rulings that found mandatory juvenile life-without-parole terms unconstitutional.
He pointed to U.S. Supreme Court decisions banning prison terms that provide no meaningful chance at freedom for juveniles convicted of a crime that does ... Ira's case would not fall under U.S. Supreme Court rulings on life without parole for juveniles, Nakamura said, because he was not sentenced to life ...
Democrats hope the new map, widely viewed as more favorable to their candidates, may help them retake the U.S. House majority this year. ... In a separate case, the top-ranking Republicans in the House and Senate who lost the state Supreme Court decision have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to ...
A request by Pennsylvania elections officials from using a map of the state's congressional districts produced by the state Supreme Court last month was in the hands of a three-judge federal panel Friday, at the same time a similar effort was pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. Lawyers for the plaintiffs, ...
The U.S. Supreme Court this week declined to review a June 2017 decision from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld a ruling in favor of the University of Tulsa in a lawsuit that claimed the school displayed deliberate indifference in its handling of rape allegations against a former ...
The court heard argument on the same issue two years ago, but Justice Scalia died before the court issued its decision, and the other justices split 4-4. ... Detroit Board of Education, the Supreme Court held that public-sector agency fees were constitutional to the extent the fees covered the costs of ...
In its 25-page ruling, the Georgia Supreme Court said the U.S. Supreme Court has never decided a case like this one. But nothing so far indicates the murder suspect, Ryan Alexander Duke, would not receive a fair trial, the ruling states. “Here, although the record shows significant media interest in the case ...
In addition to the Maxim case, two other strip clubs, Mardi Gras and Flashers, have challenged the constitutionality of the city's ordinances in federal court. They lost at the 11th Circuit Court, and are appealing the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court. In recent years, the state supreme court has heard other ...
The Trump administration announced in September it would end the DACA program by March 5, setting up a six-month deadline for Congress to address those who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children and protected from the threat of deportation. But the Supreme Court's decision not to consider the ...
(CN) – A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Ninth Circuit correctly reviewed a bankruptcy court's ruling for clear legal error rather than employing the de novo “arm's length” standard ... U.S. Bank challenged the decision and filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court.
GOP leaders believed that was enough to comply with the Supreme Court ruling. Cooper's lawyers had argued the Supreme Court ruling meant the judges should void the entire law. That would have opened the door to Cooper's wishes and revert to separate elections and ethics boards, and Democrats ...
Monday's Supreme Court ruling focused on a move to intervene in the dispute by the U.S. Interior Department, which essentially backed Texas' complaint and sought to preserve the federal government's interests in the region, particularly its treaty obligations to provide Rio Grande water to Mexico.
But what does the U.S. Supreme Court have to say about gun control? After a couple of important cases nearly a decade ago, ... Two years later, in a second case, the court made clear that its decision applied to the states as well as the federal government. Not an absolute right. The court has never said, ...
An unfavorable ruling from the Supreme Court could diminish union membership in California by 5 to 30 percent, depending on what other laws are in place, said California Labor Federation spokesman Steve Smith. It's unlikely to strike an immediate blow to how much unions spend on political campaigns ...
Now she has seen the error of her sentence and has added her name to the list of 26 former judges, prosecutors and law enforcement officials asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in his case. “At the time that I sentenced Bobby Bostic, the laws were different: it was constitutional to execute a juvenile ...
While advocates for quilombola rights cheered the Supreme Court decision, major threats to the communities loom: successive administrations have drastically slashed the budget for titling quilombola lands, almost completely stalling the demarcation process. Also, a constitutional amendment, PEC 215 is ...
The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled this week that the state Public Education Department must obtain permission from the U.S. Education ... The court's unanimous decision centers on an 8-year-old case filed by the Zuni Public School District, which said the New Mexico agency cut its funding by about ...
The last movement on Dassey's case happened in December, when the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled police properly obtained Dassey's confession and he should remain behind bars. In 2007, Dassey was convicted as a teenager along with his uncle Steven Avery of murdering Teresa Halbach ...
Washington (CNN) Conservative firebrand Antonin Scalia died two years ago Tuesday and thrust the US Supreme Court into months of tumult with only ... In a 5-4 decision in January on the dusty topic of deadlines for dual federal and state claims, Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Neil Gorsuch, Scalia's ...
"I am very glad the Court granted review. Perhaps truth and justice will finally prevail," he added. Environmentalists were discouraged by the Supreme Court's decision to consider the matter. "The Supreme Court's ruling is bad news for these endangered frogs," Cynthia Sarthou, executive director of the Gulf ...
The Virginia Supreme Court on Feb. 2, refused a request for a rehearing by the full Court of an appeal by a group of Alexandrians to stop the owners of La Bergerie from moving the restaurant to North Washington Street. The plaintiffs' only remaining appeal is to the U.S. Supreme Court, a decision they must ...
Conservatives are using the right to free speech to force Supreme Court rulings on contentious issues. ... The case comes amid a spate of "religious freedom" laws in red states like Indiana and Arkansas after the Supreme Court's 2015 decision legalizing gay marriage; the new laws permit refusal of service ...
By urging his fellow GOP legislators to impeach five Pennsylvania Supreme Court justices who recently ordered the state's congressional districts to be ... Meanwhile, Republican leaders asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene, a request that was turned down by Justice Samuel Alito, among the most ...
In her play, the Cherokee struggle for recognition of its inherent sovereignty unfolds in the interplay of two time periods: from the 1800s treachery of President Andrew Jackson to recent, hostile U.S. Supreme Court decisions. Indeed, the Supreme Court looms large in her story—Justice Neil Gorsuch is ...
A legal dispute over private property rights and endangered species protection is headed for the U.S. Supreme Court, which has some environmentalists concerned. "We are worried that the court will weaken the Endangered Species Act by adding restrictions to when the Fish and Wildlife Service can ...
... to that ruling, the disassociated diocese would have to relinquish 29 church buildings. (A separate federal case will determine the fate of intellectual property.) But Diocese of South Carolina officials soon indicated they would petition the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to overturn the state court decision, ...
The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide whether partisan gerrymandering runs afoul of the First and 14th amendments. But, as Todd explained, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court had no obligation to wait for SCOTUS's decision in Gill v. Whitford, because the Pennsylvania Constitution provides rights ...


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