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SCOTUS Justices' College
Visits Get Ethically Murky
Jul 11, 2023 1:45 PM CDT
SCOTUS Justices' College Visits Get Ethically Murky
Schools often have them hobnob with donors and raise mega-bucks
- The AP is out with a massive report on the extracurricular activities of the Supreme Court justices—specifically their seemingly innocuous visits to college campuses. But, as the agency reports, it uncovered "tens of thousands of pages of emails and other documents that reveal the extent to which public...
Jul 29, 2022 10:10 AM CDT
Alito Mocks Prince Harry Over Roe Criticism
Supreme Court justice also takes shot at Boris Johnson, other overseas critics
- Samuel Alito wrote the Supreme Court opinion that overturned Roe v. Wade, and he's not much interested in hearing what foreign critics have to say about it. In a speech on religious liberty in Rome hosted by Notre Dame Law School, Alito mocked Prince Harry and outgoing British Prime...
Takes Issue With
the 'Sinister' Term
Oct 1, 2021 10:05 AM CDT
Justice Alito Takes Issue With the 'Sinister' Term 'Shadow Docket'
Justice blasts 'shadow docket' criticism in speech at Notre Dame
- Justice Samuel Alito on Thursday lashed out at the suggestion that there's "something sneaky and dangerous" about the Supreme Court's emergency docket, through which it allowed Texas' restrictive abortion law to take effect . In a speech at the University of Notre Dame days before the start of...
Supreme Court's Interesting
New Math: 3-3-3
Jun 18, 2021 9:40 AM CDT
Supreme Court's Interesting New Math: 3-3-3
The 6-3 conservative majority isn't issuing decisions quite as expected, at least so far
- When Amy Coney Barrett replaced Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court last year, it resulted in what is usually described as a 6-3 advantage for conservatives over liberals on the court. But two big decisions Thursday— one on ObamaCare and the other on a Catholic group that refuses to...
SCOTUS Holds Firm on One
of Nation's Toughest Laws
Mar 24, 2020 9:40 AM CDT
SCOTUS Holds Firm on One of Nation's Toughest Laws
High court says states are free to block insanity defense
- Facing a challenge from a man sentenced to death for killing four people, the US Supreme Court responded Monday by upholding one of the country's strictest laws on insanity pleas. James Kahler—who claimed he was suffering from depression when he killed his two daughters, their mother, and their...
Supreme Court Strikes Down
2 GOP-Drawn NC Districts
May 22, 2017 10:53 AM CDT
Supreme Court Strikes Down 2 GOP-Drawn NC Districts
Says Republicans drew lines based on race to limit power of African-American voters
- The Supreme Court struck down two North Carolina congressional districts Monday because race played too large a role in their creation, reports the AP . The justices ruled that Republicans who controlled the state legislature and governor's office in 2011 placed too many African-Americans in the districts, weakening African-American voting...
Mar 30, 2017 11:53 AM CDT
Supreme Court Revisits Notorious 1984 Murder
Justices weigh convictions in DC killing of Catherine Fuller
- Catherine Fuller, 49, was found dead in a garage near Eighth and H streets in Washington, DC, having been beaten and sodomized with a metal pipe. Eight members of the "Eighth and H Street Crew" were eventually convicted of the Oct. 1, 1984, killing. But lawyers say they might...
Supreme Court: Illegally
Obtained Evidence Is OK
Jun 20, 2016 6:21 PM CDT
Supreme Court: Illegally Obtained Evidence Is OK
5-3 ruling bolsters police power
- A divided Supreme Court bolstered police powers on Monday, ruling that evidence of a crime in some cases may be used against a defendant even if the police did something wrong or illegal in obtaining it, the AP reports. The 5-3 decision drew heated dissents from liberal justices who warned...
Affirmative-Action Case Will Go Before SCOTUS Again
Jun 29, 2015 9:35 AM CDT
Affirmative-Action Case Will Go Before SCOTUS Again
Abigail Fisher's lawsuit against University of Texas will get 2nd look by court
- The Supreme Court says it will dive back into the fight over the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas, a decision that presages tighter limits on affirmative action in higher education. The justices said today they'll hear for a second time the case of a...
Supreme Court's Ruling
Full of Spider-Man Quips
Jun 22, 2015 2:35 PM CDT
Supreme Court's Ruling Full of Spider-Man Quips
Elena Kagan is a comic book fan in real life
- The inventor of a popular Spider-Man web-shooting toy can't keep reeling in royalties after his patent ran out, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 today. Stephen Kimble sold his patent on the toy to Marvel in 2001, and as the Verge explains, Marvel said it would pay him royalties indefinitely....
What to Know
as Gay Marriage
Apr 28, 2015 6:40 AM CDT
What to Know as Gay Marriage Goes Before Supreme Court
Arguments begin today on whether states can ban same-sex marriage
- Arguments are set to begin this morning in
Obergefell v. Hodges
, a group of appeals from couples in four states
that will force the Supreme Court to confront whether gay marriage is a constitutional right in all states, the
reports. Some things to know:
Per the AP , the court
3 Female Justices Furious
in New Contraceptive Ruling
Jul 3, 2014 6:09 PM CDT
3 Female Justices Furious in New Contraceptive Ruling
Court lets evangelical college avoid filling out forms on coverage
- A divided Supreme Court today allowed, at least for now, an evangelical college in Illinois that objects to paying for contraceptives in its health plan to avoid filling out a government document that the college says would violate its religious beliefs. The justices said that Wheaton College does not have...
Can Pray Away
May 5, 2014 9:57 AM CDT
Supreme Court: Town Council Can Pray Away
Christian prayers don't violate First Amendment, court says in 5-4 ruling
- It's OK for town council meetings to open with prayers, even if those prayers heavily reference Christianity, the Supreme Court declared today, in a 5-4 ruling split along familiar ideological lines. The court said that the content of the prayers is irrelevant, as long as officials make a good-faith...
High Court Sounds
Mar 25, 2014 1:52 PM CDT
High Court Sounds Conflicted on Contraceptive Case
Women justices and conservative justices at odds over health care mandate
- The Supreme Court sounded deeply divided today as it heard arguments in a politically charged challenge to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate , with its women on one side and its conservatives on the other. The hearing combined two cases—
Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby
Conestoga Wood Specialties v.
Kagan: Supreme Court
Hasn't 'Gotten to' Email
Aug 21, 2013 10:52 AM CDT
Kagan: Supreme Court Hasn't 'Gotten to' Email
They still communicate via hand-delivered notes
- The next time the Supreme Court rules on a technical issue, you might want to think back to the conversation Elena Kagan had yesterday at Brown University. "The justices are not necessarily the most technologically sophisticated people," Kagan told the historian interviewing her, according to the AP . "...
High Court Strikes Down DOMA
Jun 26, 2013 9:28 AM CDT
High Court Strikes Down DOMA
Broad ruling declares marriage benefits a matter of equal protection
- The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act today, in a broad ruling arguing that it violates the Constitution's equal protection clause. The decision was 5-4, with Anthony Kennedy joining the court's more liberal justices (Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan), and...
Elena Kagan Ruling Cites
... Tommy Tutone Song
Jun 13, 2013 5:14 PM CDT
Elena Kagan Ruling Cites ... Tommy Tutone Song
She makes reference to '867-5309' in decision
- The Supreme Court ruled today that truckers at the Port of Los Angeles can't be forced to affix "How Am I Driving?" placards on their trucks, reports the
. The decision is getting more attention than you might expect, however, thanks to Elena Kagan's sense of...
Farmer in Soybean
May 13, 2013 3:12 PM CDT
Monsanto Defeats Farmer in Soybean Patent Case
Supreme Court rules farmers can't grow second crop from patented seeds
- Sometimes Goliath beats David—or Vernon, as the case may be. Seventy-six-year-old farmer Vernon Hugh Bowman has lost his Supreme Court battle with Monsanto over his use of patented soybean seeds, the
New York Times
reports. The court upheld an $84,000 lawsuit brought against Bowman by the agribusiness giant...
High Court Split
in Gay Marriage
Mar 26, 2013 11:46 AM CDT
High Court Split in Gay Marriage Questioning
SCOTUSblog predicts a no-decision
- The Supreme Court has finished hearing the arguments in the Proposition 8 case, and prognosticators are busy reading the tea leaves for what it might be thinking. Here's what went down:
Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, and, perhaps surprisingly, John Roberts, peppered Charles Cooper, the lead attorney
2 in 3 Americans Can't Name
One Supreme Court Justice
Aug 21, 2012 4:48 PM CDT
2 in 3 Americans Can't Name One Supreme Court Justice
John Roberts is best-known at 20%
- Nine people helped determine the fate of ObamaCare this year—and most Americans can't name a single one. Two-thirds of us are unable to name a Supreme Court justice, according to legal website FindLaw.com's poll of 1,000 people. Chief Justice John Roberts was the most familiar...
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