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  • Darnell Dockett deletes tweet about divorce, not blaming O.J. Simpson

    06/23/2014 5:13:17 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    CBSSports.com ^ | June 22, 2014 | Ryan Wilson
    Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett isn't afraid to speak his mind, and it usually takes place on Twitter. Often, it's funny, other times it's just weird (and ultimately not true). But on Saturday, Dockett probably would've been better off saying nothing at all.
  • Supreme Court has 17 cases to decide by June's end

    06/15/2014 8:50:26 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 06.15.2014
    It's crunch time at the Supreme Court, where the justices are racing to issue opinions in 17 cases over the next two weeks. The religious rights of corporations, the speech rights of abortion protesters and the privacy rights of people under arrest are among the significant issues that are so far unresolved
  • SCOTUS Rejects NRA Challenges To Gun Law Age Limits

    02/25/2014 5:15:40 PM PST · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    http://personalliberty.com ^ | february 25, 2014
    The Supreme Court on Monday rejected two National Rifle Association challenges to laws that ban gun permits to people under 21. The rejections came in one-line orders without comment. One of the rejected cases brought by the NRA challenged a Texas law that bans those under 21 from getting a gun permit. The other NRA challenge was to a Federal law that restricts selling handguns to people under 21. “Given the number of laws enacted by the federal government, states, and localities in the years when a mistaken understanding of the Second Amendment held sway, one would have expected a...
  • Supreme Court declines challenges to gun laws

    02/25/2014 10:10:08 AM PST · by neverdem · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 24, 2014 | LAWRENCE HURLEY
    The Supreme Court on Monday declined to wade into the politically volatile issue of gun control by leaving intact three court rulings rejecting challenges to federal and state laws. The court's decision not to hear the cases represented a loss for gun rights advocates, including the National Rifle Association, which was behind two of the challenges. The first case involved a challenge by the NRA to a Texas law that prevents 18-20 year olds from carrying handguns in public. It also raised the broader question of whether there is a broad right under the Second Amendment to bear arms in...
  • Supreme Court to Decide If One Person Can Buy Gun For Another

    01/22/2014 4:33:05 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 182 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | January 22, 2014 10:24 AM | Fox News Insider
    The Supreme Court will decide whether or not it should be a crime for someone to purchase a gun for another person if both are legally allowed to possess a firearm.
  • Supreme Court positioned to repeal the 4th Amendment

    01/21/2014 9:05:21 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 61 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/21/14 | Doug Book
    Today the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Navarette v California, a case in which a wrong decision will effectively repeal the 4th Amendment rights of the American people. The text of the 4th Amendment reads: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. In 1968, the Supreme Court ruled that “…law enforcement...
  • Supreme Court to Consider New Obamacare Case

    09/19/2013 11:15:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 19, 2013 | Ken Klukowski
    Obamacare is before the U.S. Supreme Court again. On Thursday, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) lawyers filed the first viable petition for Supreme Court review involving Kathleen Sebelius’ HHS Mandate, which requires employers to provide abortion-related insurance coverage, even if those employers have a religious objection to abortion. Section 1001 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare) requires all large employers to offer “preventive services” to their employees or face enormous financial penalties. With President Obama’s approval, Sebelius issued a regulation that defined preventive services to include access to birth control, including those that cause abortions after conception. The regulation...
  • SCOTUS to decide if "Jesus" prayers are illegal speech

    05/20/2013 6:11:46 PM PDT · by Chaps · 83 replies
    The Pray In Jesus Name Project ^ | 5/20/13 | Dr. Chaps
    The U.S. Supreme Court just announced it will hear in October 2013 the case Galloway v. Greece, concerning freedom of speech and legislative prayer. In 2008 two Greece residents, Susan Galloway and Linda Stephens, filed suit against the town alleging that the town’s habit of having explicitly Christian prayers delivered prior to board meetings flouted the First Amendment. In August 2012, U.S. District Court Judge Charles Siragusa disagreed, ruling that prayers in Jesus’ name were not a violation of the U.S. Constitution. But a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in May 2012 overturned Siragusa’s decision...
  • Supreme Court to consider if silence can be evidence of guilt

    01/20/2013 6:08:09 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 171 replies
    Al' Reuters ^ | Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:48pm EST
    Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider whether a suspect's refusal to answer police questions prior to being arrested and read his rights can be introduced as evidence of guilt at his subsequent murder trial. Without comment, the court agreed to hear the appeal of Genovevo Salinas, who was convicted of murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison for the December 1992 deaths of two brothers in Houston.
  • Supreme Court mulls review of federal gay marriage laws

    11/25/2012 10:50:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    A San Francisco couple is waiting to find out if the U.S. Supreme Court will take their case challenging the 1996 law that prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages. Karen Golinski and Amy Cunninghis got married during the brief window in 2008 when gay and lesbian couples could tie the knot in California. Golinski immediately tried to add her wife to her employer-sponsored health care plan. But because she is married to another woman and works for the U.S. government, her otherwise routine request was denied...
  • California gay marriage case looks headed to Supreme Court

    06/05/2012 10:02:15 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 5, 2012 | Peter Henderson and Dan Levine
    (Reuters) - The ninth Circuit Court of Appeals cleared the way for the Supreme Court to consider California's gay marriage ban, declining an appeal to revisit the case.
  • The Bell Tolls for Obamacare

    11/25/2011 8:39:14 AM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11.23.11 | Peter Ferrara
    The key to the Supreme Court's upcoming ruling will be clear recognition of constitutional alternatives to Obamacare. On November 14, the Supreme Court granted the Writ of Certiorari to hear the appeal of the cases testing the constitutionality of Obamacare. The resulting decision will mark an historic watershed not only in the restoration of constitutional jurisprudence, but in fundamental, market reform of the entire entitlement state... --snip-- While the decision of simpatico Judge Laurence Silberman upholding the Obamacare mandate is somewhat troubling, that reflected Silberman's poorly reasoned conclusion that he was bound as a lower court judge by the Supreme...
  • Supreme Court to decide whether churches should have final say on who their ministers should be

    10/13/2011 8:00:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/13/2011 | Tina Korbe
    Last week, President Obama's Justice Department asked the Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in a case that pits religious protections against the courts' ordinary ability to intervene in a labor dispute to prevent discrimination.In the early 2000s, Cheryl Perich was a "called teacher" or "commissioned minister" at Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School in Redford, Mich. As such, she taught religious classes, led students in prayer and incorporated religious teachings into secular subjects like math, science, social studies and art.But in 2004, she was diagnosed with narcolepsy and became unable to teach the fall semester that year. When she...
  • Supreme Court refuses ACORN appeal of funding ban

    04/23/2010 5:14:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 946+ views
    wash. examiner ^ | 4/23/10 | ap
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has turned down ACORN's request for help in its lawsuit claiming Congress was wrong to shut off the activist group's federal funding. The high court on Friday refused to throw out a decision by the federal appellate court in New York City. That court had decided to freeze a judge's determination that Congress acted unconstitutionally in yanking the group's funding.
  • Supreme Court sharply divided on Christian student group case

    04/20/2010 8:42:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies · 855+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 4/19/2010 | Warren Richey
    A sharply divided US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Monday in a case examining whether a California law school can refuse to officially recognize a Christian student group that requires its members to embrace biblical passages denouncing homosexuality. Officials at the University of California’s Hastings College of Law in San Francisco said the group’s stance violates the school’s antidiscrimination policy – including bans on discrimination based on religious belief or sexual orientation.
  • Supreme Court may weigh coverage mandate

    03/29/2010 3:55:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies · 2,669+ views
    the Washington Times ^ | March 29, 2010 | Kara Rowland
    The same Supreme Court justices whom President Obama blasted during his State of the Union address this year may ultimately decide the fate of his crowning achievement as more than a dozen states have called on the courts to strike down the health insurance mandate of Democrats' health care overhaul - a move that would threaten the entire law. Two major constitutional challenges have been levied against the new law, one by the state of Virginia, which enacted a law exempting its citizens from the federal health insurance mandate, and another by Florida and 12 other states. Legal scholars are...
  • Guns and the States

    03/01/2010 6:23:17 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 9 replies · 592+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 03-02-10 | The Wall Street Journal Editorial Staff
    The Supreme Court takes up another Second Amendment case. The Supreme Court today is the scene of a Constitutional duel in a case that will decide if the Second Amendment's guarantee of an individual right to bear arms applies to the states. The answer will determine whether the Court's landmark 2008 decision in District of Columbia v. Heller is a hollow legal anomaly, or if it extends nationwide. In McDonald v. Chicago, the Justices will consider whether the Windy City's ban on handguns is Constitutional. Brought by plaintiffs including 76-year-old Otis McDonald, who wants to keep a handgun in his...
  • Supreme Court To Consider Another Case On Racial Bias In Hiring [Only "Well Qualified" Hired]

    02/20/2010 5:14:22 PM PST · by Steelfish · 12 replies · 925+ views
    LATimes ^ | February 20, 2010 | David G. Savage
    Supreme Court To Consider Another Case On Racial Bias In Hiring Chicago firefighters say they were illegally discriminated against through test scores. A lawyer calls it the flip side to last year's case involving white firefighters in New Haven, Conn. By David G. Savage February 20, 2010 Reporting from Washington - The controversy over racial bias, testing and firefighters that blew up at both the Supreme Court and the Senate last year returns Monday, this time as the justices decide whether blacks who were not hired in Chicago because of their test scores are due damages for years of lost...
  • Supreme Court to rule on famed death penalty case (Fry Mumia!)

    01/17/2010 9:32:59 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies · 1,037+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1/17/10 | Jon Hurdle
    The U.S. Supreme Court is expected on Tuesday to issue its latest decision on the fate of Mumia Abu-Jamal, arguably America's most famous death-row inmate, convicted of slaying a Philadelphia policeman, a crime he denies committing. The court is due to rule on an appeal by the Philadelphia district attorney who is seeking to have Abu-Jamal executed and bring an end to a decades-long legal saga the inmate, a former journalist, wrote about while in prison. Abu-Jamal, now 55, was convicted in 1982 of killing officer Daniel Faulkner on December 9, 1981. He has become an international cause celebre for...
  • Courts to Hear Appeal of Christians Who Want to Exclude Gays In Their Religious Student Group

    12/07/2009 11:07:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies · 1,126+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 12/7/2009 | David G. Savage
    Washington - The Supreme Court agreed today to hear an appeal from a Christian student group in San Francisco which refused to admit gays and lesbians and decide whether the group's right to religious liberty and freedom of association can trump a university's ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation. The case, to be heard next year, could set new rules for campus groups across the nation. The University of California's Hastings College of Law says its officially recognized student groups must be open to all of its students. The law school also has a general non-discrimination policy which applies...
  • High court to look at life in prison for juveniles

    11/07/2009 6:29:20 PM PST · by presidio9 · 28 replies · 1,495+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 7, 2009 | MARK SHERMAN
    Joe Sullivan was sent away for life for raping an elderly woman and judged incorrigible though he was only 13 at the time of the attack. Terrance Graham, implicated in armed robberies when he was 16 and 17, was given a life sentence by a judge who told the teenager he threw his life away. They didn't kill anyone, but they effectively were sentenced to die in prison. Life sentences with no chance of parole are rare and harsh for juveniles tried as adults and convicted of crimes less serious than killing. Just over 100 prison inmates in the United...
  • High court weighs immunity afforded to prosecutors

    11/06/2009 12:22:05 AM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 14 replies · 1,316+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11/05/2009 | Washington Post
    The case before the Supreme Court on Wednesday sounded like a television movie, a tale of wrongful imprisonment and the slow, inexorable wheels of justice. Prosecutors under pressure to close the case of a cop killer settle on two young African Americans. They fabricate evidence, coerce perjury and bury the investigation of a white suspect.A sympathetic prison barber unearths the investigative records that eventually lead courts to free the convicted men after years behind bars. And the men seek retribution for the prosecutors who framed them. But here's the twist: The prosecutors say that they can't be sued for anything...
  • Major Supreme Court cases for the new term

    10/06/2009 2:55:50 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 22 replies · 2,423+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | October 4, 2009 | Staff
    Highlights of some high-profile cases that the Supreme Court will take up in its term that begins Monday (10/5/09): _Guns: The Second Amendment's right to keep and bear arms has never been held to apply to state and local laws restricting guns. The court is taking up a challenge to a handgun ban in Chicago to decide whether this right, like many others in the Bill of Rights, acts to restrict state and local laws or only federal statutes. If the court sides with gun rights supporters, lawsuits to overturn all manner of gun control laws are likely. _Animal cruelty...
  • High court to decide if war memorial (Cross) violates Constitution

    10/05/2009 10:48:01 AM PDT · by TaraP · 17 replies · 1,157+ views
    CNN ^ | October 5th, 2009
    A, California -- Driving along a pockmarked road amid rocks and Joshua trees in a lonely southern California desert, religious controversy might be the last thing you'd expect to encounter. And if you don't look too closely, you're likely to zip right past the focus of a hotly contested Supreme Court battle. A federal judge has ordered the Mojave Cross, a war memorial erected by a veterans group 75 years ago, to be covered. It's boxed in plywood. The issue is less about what the cross symbolizes and more about where it sits: In the middle of the Mojave National...
  • High court to decide if war memorial violates Constitution: Boxed-up cross

    10/05/2009 2:15:21 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 8 replies · 1,019+ views
    cnn ^ | 15 minutes ago | Bill Mears
    CIMA, California -- Driving along a pockmarked road amid rocks and Joshua trees in a lonely southern California desert, religious controversy might be the last thing you'd expect to encounter. And if you don't look too closely, you're likely to zip right past the focus of a hotly contested Supreme Court battle. A federal judge has ordered the Mojave Cross, a war memorial erected by a veterans group 75 years ago, to be covered. It's boxed in plywood.
  • 2010: High court ruling may have huge impact on 2010 races [McCain-Feingold]

    09/07/2009 3:47:10 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies · 2,940+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-09-07 | Reid Wilson
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear arguments from campaign finance reform advocates and opponents in a case many insiders say will be the most significant decision in more than 35 years. The case the court will hear, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, has the potential to overturn key elements of campaign finance law that prevent corporate spending on elections, a move that would open the door to millions of dollars that could not be spent previously. “This is the biggest case in campaign finance law, really, since Buckley v. Valeo in 1976,” said Rob Kelner, a partner at...
  • SUPREME COURT TO HEAR CASE AFFECTING OUTDOOR MEDIA

    08/25/2009 12:31:23 PM PDT · by pabianice · 2 replies · 909+ views
    NSSF Bulletin | 8/25/09
    The U.S. Supreme Court is slated to hear oral arguments in U.S. v. Stevens on Oct. 6. NSSF alerted conservation, sportsmen and outdoor media groups to this case previously and filed an amicus brief with the court. The case centers around a 1999 federal statute used to prosecute a Virginia man on animal cruelty-related charges that could similarly be used to prosecute retailers for stocking and selling books, DVDs or art depicting hunting scenes. In the 2004 case, the defendant was initially convicted, but the decision was later overturned by the Third Court of Appeals as a violation of the...
  • (VANITY)The Mojave Desert Memorial (how will Sotomayor decide?)

    08/18/2009 6:08:01 AM PDT · by Doogle · 4 replies · 748+ views
    FOXNEWS ^ | 08/08/09 | FOX
    Although the Supreme Court's term doesn't formally kick off until Oct. 5, justices scheduled arguments in a key campaign finance case for Sept. 9, and are hearing a case early in the fall term regarding a legal fight over a war memorial in the Mojave National Preserve.
  • Conn. diocese seeks appeal to US Supreme Court

    07/20/2009 7:47:51 AM PDT · by Pope Pius XII · 6 replies · 579+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | July 18, 2009 | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
    A Roman Catholic diocese in Connecticut sought Friday to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to keep under wraps sex abuse documents that could shed light on how a prominent retired cardinal handled the allegations. Bridgeport Diocese officials asked the state Supreme Court to continue a stay on releasing the documents while it asks the nation's highest court to review the case. The state court has ruled that more than 12,000 pages of documents from more than 20 lawsuits against priests should be released. Those documents have been sealed from public view since the diocese settled the cases in 2001.
  • Court to tackle clarity of Miranda warnings again (felon let go because 'he didn't know')

    06/22/2009 7:08:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies · 2,017+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 6/22/09 | Michael J. Sniffen
    Court to tackle clarity of Miranda warnings againBy Michael J. Sniffen, Associated Press Writer Mon Jun 22, 5:36 pm ET WASHINGTON – "You have the right to remain silent." Most people only hear those words while watching cop shows on TV. They usually zone out for the rest of the now familiar Miranda warning to people under arrest. But in the real world, the Supreme Court is still listening to the words that follow. It agreed Monday to hear another case over just how explicit that phrasing must be. In its landmark 1966 Miranda v. Arizona ruling, the high court...
  • Gun Rulings Open Way to Supreme Court Review

    06/16/2009 9:24:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies · 670+ views
    NYTimes ^ | June 16, 2009
    Gun Rulings Open Way to Supreme Court Review JOHN SCHWARTZ June 16, 2009 A year ago, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark decision establishing the constitutional right of Americans to own guns. But the justices did not explain what the practical effect of that ruling would be on city and state gun laws. Could a city still ban handguns? The justices said the District of Columbia could not, but only because it is a special federal district. The question of the constitutionality of existing city and state gun laws was left unanswered. That left a large vacuum for...
  • Justices to Weigh Issue of Patenting Business Methods

    06/02/2009 11:42:22 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 47 replies · 1,593+ views
    New York Times ^ | 06/01/2009 | By ADAM LIPTAK
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide what sorts of business methods might be patented, an issue with the potential to reshape significant parts of the economy. “This is the most important patent case in 50 years, in particular because there is so much damage and so much good the court could do,” said John F. Duffy, a law professor at George Washington University who submitted a brief in the appeals court in support of neither side. “The newest areas of technology are most threatened by the issues at stake here,” Professor Duffy said. “The court taking...
  • 13-year-old's school strip-search case heads to Supreme Court

    04/20/2009 3:08:13 AM PDT · by BykrBayb · 71 replies · 2,798+ views
    CNN ^ | 11:33 p.m. EDT, Sun April 19, 2009
    The case of a 13-year-old Arizona girl strip-searched by school officials looking for ibuprofen pain-reliever will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court this week. The justices in January accepted the Safford school district case for review, and will decide whether a campus setting gives school administrators greater discretion to control students suspected of illegal activity than police are allowed in cases involving adults in general public spaces. The case is centered around Savana Redding, now 19, who in 2003 was an eighth-grade honors student at Safford Middle School, about 127 miles from Tucson, Arizona. Redding was strip-searched by school...
  • Supreme Court To Weigh Strip-Searches At Schools

    04/18/2009 12:38:41 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 42 replies · 1,556+ views
    LA Times ^ | April 18, 2009
    Supreme Court to weigh strip-searches at schools In an Arizona case, officials were worried about campus safety, while the student felt embarrassment. By David G. Savage April 18, 2009 Reporting from Safford, Ariz. -- When Savana Redding, now 19, talks of what happened to her in eighth grade, it is clear that the painful memories linger. She speaks of being embarrassed and fearful and of staying away from school for two months. And she recalls the "whispers" and "stares" from others in this small eastern Arizona mining town after she was strip-searched in the nurse's office because a vice principal...
  • Gay Marriage Issue Steering Clear of the Supreme Court

    04/11/2009 8:44:00 PM PDT · by zaphod3000 · 16 replies · 952+ views
    NYT ^ | April 11, 2009 | ADAM LIPTAK
    WASHINGTON — And now there are four. In the space of a week, the number of states allowing same-sex marriage has doubled, with Iowa and then Vermont joining Massachusetts and Connecticut. In California, gay and lesbian couples were exchanging vows for five months before voters put a stop to the practice in November. Californians are still talking it over, though, and loudly. New York and New Jersey may be next to debate the question. In other contexts, this sort of turmoil might amount to an invitation for the United States Supreme Court to step in. But there are all sorts...
  • Now Showing At Supreme Court: 'Hillary: The Movie'

    03/21/2009 11:32:34 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies · 961+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 21, 2009
    Now showing at Supreme Court: 'Hillary: The Movie' By JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press Writer Mar 21, 10:00 am ET WASHINGTON – Months after its debut, "Hillary: The Movie" faces nine of the nation's toughest critics: the Supreme Court. The justices' review of the slashing documentary financed by longtime critics of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton could bring more than just a thumbs up or thumbs down. It may settle the question of whether the government can regulate a politically charged film as a campaign ad. David Bossie, a former Republican congressional aide who produced the Clinton movie and...
  • Double jeopardy in before US Supreme Court

    03/21/2009 10:59:37 AM PDT · by rgr · 18 replies · 2,018+ views
    news.aol.com/article ^ | 03/21/09 | JUAN A. LOZANO
    Double jeopardy in before US Supreme Court HOUSTON A former Enron Corp. executive is hoping a little known component of the Fifth Amendment's double jeopardy clause will help him avoid a retrial on charges related to financial fraud at the once mighty energy giant. Attorneys for F. Scott Yeager are set to present oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday on the issue of whether double jeopardy prevents prosecutors from retrying individuals after a jury votes not guilty on some charges, but fails to reach a verdict on others that share an element with the acquitted charges. Prosecutors...
  • Now showing at Supreme Court: 'Hillary: The Movie'

    03/21/2009 7:05:04 AM PDT · by FourPeas · 28 replies · 1,524+ views
    AP ^ | 3/21/09 | JESSE J. HOLLAND
    WASHINGTON – Months after its debut, "Hillary: The Movie" faces nine of the nation's toughest critics: the Supreme Court.The justices' review of the slashing documentary financed by longtime critics of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton could bring more than just a thumbs up or thumbs down. It may settle the question of whether the government can regulate a politically charged film as a campaign ad.
  • Court turns down Agent Orange cases

    03/02/2009 7:52:57 AM PST · by SmithL · 483+ views
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- The Supreme Court has turned down American and Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange who wanted to pursue lawsuits against companies that made the toxic chemical defoliant used in the Vietnam War. The justices offer no comment on their action Monday, rejecting appeals in three separate cases, in favor of Dow Chemical, Monsanto and other companies that made Agent Orange and other herbicides used by the military in Vietnam.
  • Gail Lightfoot, et al. v. Debra Bowen, SOS, Supreme Court Docket: O8A524 (Obama BC Suit)

    12/15/2008 12:05:27 PM PST · by Red Steel · 25 replies · 1,834+ views
    Supreme Court ^ | December 15, 2008
    No. 08A524 Title: Gail Lightfoot, et al., Applicants v. Debra Bowen, California Secretary of State Docketed: Lower Ct: Supreme Court of California   Case Nos.: (S168690) ~~~Date~~~  ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dec 12 2008 Application (08A524) for a stay pending the filing and disposition of a petition for a writ of certiorari, submitted to Justice Kennedy. ~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~ Attorneys for Petitioners: Orly Taitz 26302 La Paz (949) 683-5411     Counsel of Record Mission Viejo, CA  92691 Party name: Gail Lightfoot, et al.
  • Anti-Obama Fringe to Descend Upon Supreme Court Tomorrow (Libtards in Denial)

    12/04/2008 2:50:11 PM PST · by pissant · 175 replies · 4,172+ views
    ABC ^ | 12/4/08 | Jake Tapper
    The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court will tomorrow discuss whether or not it should take up the case of Leo C. Donofrio, Applicant, v. Nina Mitchell Wells, New Jersey Secretary of State, a case that challenges the citizenship of President-elect Obama. After the Justices meet -- and assuredly decline to hear the matter -- the anti-Obama activists supporting the case will hold a vigil near the steps of the highest Court in the land. The theory -- which is without evidence -- is that Mr. Obama's birth certificate is faked, and that he was not born in Hawaii but...
  • Last chance for Constitution?

    11/30/2008 10:03:16 PM PST · by ckilmer · 35 replies · 1,896+ views
    WND ^ | December 01, 2008 | Joseph Farah
    Most Americans don't realize it yet, but this Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court will review whether Barack Obama is indeed constitutionally eligible to become the next president. The justices will hold a conference on the question and consider the case for formal review.
  • SCOTUS suit you may not know about...

    11/30/2008 5:38:00 PM PST · by Deepest End · 24 replies · 1,700+ views
    Southern Maryland Online ^ | Nov. 30, 2008 | Susan Herbert
    This is a suit that has been in and out of SCOTUS and is back within it once again as Marbury was violated in my unique case and as I have been suing since April of 2007 to stop what is happening in our nation. Currently I have a case to be conferenced on December 5th, 2008. It is In Re Susan 08-6622; attached to it as if it has never been heard is the previous case, In Re Susan 07-9804. A third action is also present as I filed an application for a stay as the solicitor genral failed...
  • SCOTUS to review Obama citizenship (old news nonetheless coverage on gaywired.com)

    11/23/2008 8:07:05 AM PST · by txnuke · 22 replies · 1,293+ views
    www.gaywired.com ^ | 11/20/08 | Jonas Oliver
    By Jonas Oliver | Article Date: 11/20/2008 4:46 PM On December 5, 2008 the United States Supreme Court is expected to meet to review a case being brought by Leo C. Donofrio against Nina Wells, the secretary of state in New Jersey, which challenges whether or not Barack Obama is a "natural-born citizen" and thus qualified under the U.S. Constitution's to become president. Ironically Donofrio’s suit also claims that Sen. John McCain’s name should not have been on the election ballot for the same reason. The case, which was unsuccessful at the state level, is not expected to find much...
  • Calif. Supreme Court to take up gay marriage ban

    11/20/2008 3:08:44 AM PST · by driftdiver · 28 replies · 899+ views
    Myway ^ | Nov 19, 2008 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's highest court has agreed to hear legal challenges to a new ban on gay marriage, but is refusing to allow gay couples to resume marrying until it rules. The California Supreme Court on Wednesday accepted three lawsuits seeking to overturn Proposition 8. The amendment passed this month with 52 percent of the vote. The court did not elaborate on its decision. All three cases claim the ban abridges the civil rights of a vulnerable minority group. They argue that voters alone did not have the authority to enact such a significant constitutional change.
  • Holy Buckets. SCOTUS Will Hear Obama Citizenship Case.

    11/20/2008 3:46:28 AM PST · by dascallie · 153 replies · 6,301+ views
    Today, the United States Supreme Court scheduled the case - Leo C. Donofrio v. Nina Mitchell Wells, Secretary of State of the State of New Jersey - US Supreme Court Docket No. 08A407 - for a conference of the nine Justices. The conference is a completely private affair and the public may not attend. If four of the nine Justices vote to hear the case in full, oral argument may be scheduled. The conference is scheduled for December 5, 2008, ten days before the meeting of the Electoral College.
  • Navy v. dolphins: Supreme Court to hear battle over sonar

    06/23/2008 11:53:04 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies · 130+ views
    McClatchey Newspapers ^ | June 23, 2008 | Michael Doyle
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will settle a fight that pits Southern California dolphins against the U.S. military. In a closely watched case involving national security and the natural environment, the court agreed to review restrictions on the Navy's use of sonar off the California coast. The Bush administration contends that the sonar rules, meant to protect marine mammals, hinder military preparedness. "The chief of naval operations determined ... that those restrictions unacceptably risk naval training, the timely deployment of (naval) strike groups and national security," Acting Solicitor General Gregory Garre said in a legal filing. The California Coastal Commission...
  • SCOTUS Refuses to Hear Border Fence Case

    06/23/2008 7:19:50 AM PDT · by Ron H. · 99 replies · 245+ views
    FoxNexsChannel | June 23, 2008 | FNS
    FoxNewsChannel Megyn Kelly just now (9:15am CST) reported as breaking news that the Supreme Court will not hear the appeal from the Texas group who sued to stop the DHS from building the border fence......
  • Supreme Court to hear New Age park memorial case

    04/04/2008 1:56:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 156+ views
    CNA ^ | April 4, 2008
    Washington DC, Apr 4, 2008 / 06:40 am (CNA).- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case in its next term to decide whether a Utah city must allow a monument to be installed in a public park by a New Age group that promotes pyramids, mummification, and sexual ecstasy, Cybercast News Service reports. This week Supreme Court justices agreed to hear a case involving a Salt Lake City-based religion called Summum, whose founder claims to have been visited by “highly intelligent beings.”  The group, arguing on First Amendment grounds, has sought to erect a monument to its “Seven Aphorisms”...
  • Court to rule on city park's religious monument [SCOTUS Ping]

    03/31/2008 1:18:15 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 13 replies · 367+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/31/08 | James Vicini
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday it would decide whether a religious group must be allowed to put its monument in a city park near a similar Ten Commandments display. The justices agreed to hear an appeal by the city, Pleasant Grove in Utah, arguing that a lower-court ruling for the religious group could affect whether cities around the nation must display privately donated monuments on public property. The Summun religious group, founded in Salt Lake City in 1975, sought to erect a monument to the tenets of its faith, called the "Seven Aphorisms," in a...