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  • The Supreme Court's Prison Break

    05/23/2011 7:04:18 PM PDT · by docbnj · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 24 May 2011 | Anonymous
    A 5-4 liberal majority orders the release of tens of thousands of prisoners.
  • Indiana Supreme Court Eviscerates U.S. Constitution

    05/16/2011 5:15:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 5/16/11 | Warner Todd Huston
    Indiana’s highest court has turned against our rights and the Constitution of the United States. The Supreme Court of Indiana has just decided that the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution does not apply to the citizens of Indiana. The court has decided that Hoosiers have no right to be safe in their own homes from illegal entry, search, and seizure by police. Indiana’s highest court has just said that Hoosier stormtroopers can invade any home at ay time and citizens have no right to resist because it is “against public policy.” Blogger Bruce McQuain said this appalling incident in...
  • Private Education Tax Credits Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

    04/04/2011 8:09:05 AM PDT · by optiguy · 42 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | April 4, 2011 | Bill Mears
    WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Supreme Court has tossed out a lawsuit challenging Arizona's tax breaks for voluntary donations benefiting private school scholarships, many of them Christian-based. The 13-year-old program provides dollar-for-dollar income tax credits for money given to "school tuition organizations," or STOs. The 5-4 ruling split along conservative-liberal lines. Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy said taxpayers challenging the program lacked "standing" to continue the suit.
  • Supreme Court will take up Virginia's health-care petition April 15 (Cuccinelli)

    03/25/2011 8:18:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Times Dispatch ^ | 3/25/11 | Jim Nolan
    Supreme Court will take up Virginia's health-care petition April 15By Jim Nolan Published: March 25, 2011 On April 15, the U.S. Supreme Court will discuss Virginia's petition to have its lawsuit against the federal health-care law bypass appellate court review and be heard directly by the high court. The Supreme Court put the matter on its calendar. There is no timetable for the court to decide on Virginia's petition, however. The case, Commonwealth of Virginia v. Kathleen Sebelius, President Barack Obama's secretary of health and human resources, currently is scheduled to be heard May 10 in the 4th U.S. Circuit...
  • Plan to split Florida Supreme Court clears a committee

    03/17/2011 10:09:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Tampa Bay ^ | 3/18/11 | Steve Bousquet
    Plan to split Florida Supreme Court clears a committeeBy Steve Bousquet, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau In Print: Friday, March 18, 2011 TALLAHASSEE — House Speaker Dean Cannon's bold plan to overhaul the Florida Supreme Court gathered steam Thursday, as a Republican-controlled House committee endorsed the proposed changes and Democrats opposed them, as did the Florida Bar and some judges. Cannon wants to break the seven-member Supreme Court into two separate five-member tribunals, one to handle only civil cases and the other to hear only criminal cases, similar to systems in Texas and Oklahoma. That would give Gov. Rick Scott three appointments...
  • White House Urges Supreme Court Not to Jump Into Health Care Law Cases Prematurely

    03/15/2011 10:31:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    FOX News ^ | 3/15/11 | Lee Ross
    The Obama administration told the Supreme Court on Monday night it should stay away from a high-profile challenge to the 2010 health care law until after a lower court has had a chance to review the case. (Snip) In his filing last month, Cuccinelli said there's a "palpable consensus" that the high court will ultimately have to pass judgment on the merits of President Obama's health care law and should do so without delay. Furthermore, Cuccinelli argues that his case involves "pure issues of constitutional law" that appellate judges on the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals will be unable
  • Dems: (Supreme Court Justice Clarence) Thomas should recuse himself (right after Kagan)

    02/09/2011 12:40:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/09/11 | JENNIFER HABERKORN
    Dems: Thomas should recuse himselfBy JENNIFER HABERKORN | 2/9/11 11:27 AM EST Seventy-four House Democrats are asking Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from any health care reform cases, citing reports that his wife financially benefited from efforts to repeal the legislation. The members, led by Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), ask that he “maintain the integrity of this court.” **SNIP** The move comes after Republicans have floated similar concerns about the impartiality of Justice Elena Kagan, who was solicitor general during the health debate.
  • Civil Rights Leaders Urged to Denounce Leftist Calls for Violence Against Black Supreme Ct. Justice

    02/07/2011 10:04:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Civil Rights Leaders Urged to Denounce Leftist Calls for Violence Against Black Supreme Court JusticeFor Release: February 7, 2011 Washington, D.C. – Project 21 Fellow Deneen Borelli is urging liberal civil right leaders to denounce violent, racist rhetoric against black Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas with the same vigor with which they sought out alleged racial extremism within the tea party movement. "The NAACP, Al Sharpton, Marc Morial of the National Urban League and others command national attention whenever they allege racism in the tea party movement, but they've so far ignored the revolting comments caught on video in which...
  • Justice Ginsburg Says She Won’t Retire Before 2012; Hints She May Stay Until 2016

    02/04/2011 11:06:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 74 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 4, 2011 | Nicholas Ballasy
    ( -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said on Thursday evening that she will not retire from the court before 2012 and hinted that she might serve until she's at least 83 years old in 2016. VIDEO 1:57 minutes Ginsburg was interviewed by NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg at the Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The topic of the discussion was Ginsburg's life before and after becoming a Supreme Court justice.“I am constantly asked, ‘Is Justice Ginsburg going to retire soon?’" Totenberg asked. "So, I will ask you that. Do you have any plans for your retirement?”Ginsburg, who...
  • Sotomayor, Kagan shift Supreme Court debates to the left

    12/25/2010 7:39:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/25/10 | David G. Savage
    Washington —For most of the last two decades, Supreme Court conservatives led by Justice Antonin Scalia dominated the debates during oral arguments. They greeted advocates for liberal causes with sharp and sometimes caustic questions, putting them on the defensive from the opening minute.But the tenor of the debate has changed in recent months, now that President Obama's two appointees to the court, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, have joined the fray and reenergized the liberal wing.Gone are the mismatches where the Scalia wing overshadowed reserved and soft-spoken liberals like now-retired
  • U.S. Supreme Court rejects health care reform case (Commiecare™ lawsuit filed prematurely)

    11/08/2010 9:03:42 AM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    Link only - U.S. Supreme Court rejects health care reform case
  • Consumers' right to file class actions (lawsuits) is in danger (AT&T & the Supreme Court)

    11/05/2010 12:33:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | 11/05/10 | David Lazarus
    Consumers' right to file class actions is in dangerIf AT&T has its way before the Supreme Court, any business that issues a contract to customers would be able to prevent them from joining class-action lawsuits, taking away arguably the most powerful legal tool available to the little guy. By David Lazarus November 5, 2010 It hasn't gotten a lot of press, but a case involving AT&T that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court next week has sweeping ramifications for potentially millions of consumers. If a majority of the nine justices vote the telecom giant's way, any business that issues a...
  • Peter DeFazio (D): investigate impeachment of Chief Justice John Roberts.

    10/23/2010 3:54:00 AM PDT · by Der_Hirnfänger · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Politics Plus ^ | 10/23/10 | TomCat
    With Democrats increasingly outraged over the Supreme Court’s Citizen United decision that allowed unlimited corporate spending in elections — a change conservatives have been more successful at taking advantage of — a Democratic congressman is raising the prospect of impeaching the Supreme Court’s chief justice over the issue. "I mean, the Supreme Court has done a tremendous disservice to the United States of America," Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) told The Huffington Post on Tuesday. "They have done more to undermine our democracy with their Citizens United decision than all of the Republican operatives in the world in this campaign. They’ve...
  • The moon, Mars and now the Supreme Court

    10/05/2010 5:25:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/5/10 | Dennis V. Byrnes
    I am the chief engineer for flight mechanics at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a NASA center operated under federal government contract by the California Institute of Technology. My responsibilities include technical oversight and review of all aspects of spacecraft dynamics, trajectory design, mission design and navigation for all missions at JPL from the earliest studies to the completion of flight operations. I also serve on several review boards for other NASA missions outside of JPL. But today, I will be at the Supreme Court listening to my lawyer argue against the acting solicitor general of the United States. I began...
  • Is The Supreme Court the Ultimate Arbiter of the Constitution?

    09/25/2010 5:55:09 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 81 replies
    The Writings of Thomas Jefferson ^ | 28 Sep 1820 | Thomas Jefferson
    You seem . . . to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. Our judges are as honest as other men, and not more so. They have, with others, the same passions for party, for power, and the privilege of their corps. Their maxim is "boni judicis est ampliare jurisdictionem, '' and their power the more dangerous as they are in office for life, and not responsible, as the other functionaries are, to the elective control. The Constitution has...
  • FREEP this poll! The libs are winning.

    07/06/2010 12:28:13 PM PDT · by Serpent1 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Vote on the condition of the Supremem Court. The libs are winning this one. Please vote on this and close the gap. It's pretty much self explanatory.
  • Obama and Supreme Court may be on collision course

    07/05/2010 11:03:52 PM PDT · by cruise_missile · 31 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | 7/5/2010 | David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau
    The president's agenda on healthcare and financial regulations sets the stage for a clash with the Supreme Court's conservative majority. Reporting from Washington — The Supreme Court wrapped up its term last week after landmark decisions protecting the right to have a gun and the right of corporations to spend freely on elections. But the year's most important moment may have come on the January evening when the justices gathered at the Capitol for President Obama's State of the Union address. They had no warning about what was coming.
  • Supreme Court rules against Christian group that bars gays

    06/28/2010 12:26:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    reuters ^ | 6/28/10 | reuters
    A university can legally deny recognition to a Christian student group that bars gays and nonbelievers, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a case that pitted anti-discrimination principles against religious freedom. Such official recognition qualifies campus groups for funding and other benefits. By a 5-4 vote, the justices upheld a U.S. appeals court ruling in favor of the University of California's Hastings College of the Law. It denied recognition to the group because of a school policy that membership should be open to all. The high court's ruling was a defeat for the Christian Legal Society. It argued...
  • Nevada Supreme Court hears OJ Simpson appeal

    06/11/2010 4:46:36 PM PDT · by PROCON · 8 replies · 357+ views
    AP ^ | June 11, 2010 | KEN RITTER
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - O.J. Simpson's lawyer told a panel of Nevada Supreme Court justices Friday that the former football star's conviction in a gunpoint hotel room heist amounted to prejudicial "payback" for Simpson's 1994 double-murder acquittal. "This was not a search for truth but became a search for redemption," attorney Yale Galanter said as he pleaded for the court panel to overturn Simpson's conviction and grant a new trial in the September 2007 confrontation with two sports memorabilia dealers in Las Vegas. Questions from Justices Mark Gibbons, Michael Cherry and Nancy Saitta focused on the racial makeup of the...
  • Estimates OK for speeding tickets, court rules (Ohio)

    06/02/2010 4:58:07 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 45 replies · 747+ views
    AP via Dayton Daily News ^ | 06/02/2010 | Staff
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio's highest court has ruled that a person may be convicted of speeding purely if it looked to a police officer that the motorist was going too fast.