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Victorious groups, including Planned Parenthood, seek $1.8M from state in abortion ruling – Sauk Prairie Eagle

Slate MagazineVictorious groups, including Planned Parenthood, seek $1.8M from state in abortion rulingSauk Prairie EagleIn June, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a similar law in Texas. In the 5-3 majority opinion in that case, Justice Stephen Breyer cited similar laws in other states, including Wisconsin, saying they unconstitutionally infringed on a woman's ability ...Abortion groups … [Read more...]

Law school dean: US Supreme Court decision to take up Fannie Mae case not surprising – Northern California Record

Northern California RecordLaw school dean: US Supreme Court decision to take up Fannie Mae case not surprisingNorthern California RecordAt issue in the case is whether phrase "to sue and be sued, and to complain and to defend, in any court of competent jurisdiction, state or federal" in Fannie Mae's charter grants to federal courts original jurisdiction. Also in question is whether … [Read more...]

Now We Have a How-To Manual for Foreigners Who Want to Donate to US Political Campaigns – Mother Jones

Mother JonesNow We Have a How-To Manual for Foreigners Who Want to Donate to US Political CampaignsMother JonesIn his 2010 State of the Union address, President Obama blasted the Supreme Court's Citizen United decision. It would, he said, open the ... Justice Samuel Alito was outraged, mouthing "not true" while Obama spoke. By chance, I was chatting about ...and more » … [Read more...]

Here’s What’s Happening in the Battle for Voting Rights – Mother Jones

Mother JonesHere's What's Happening in the Battle for Voting RightsMother JonesNorth Carolina: In 2013, a US Supreme Court decision, Shelby County v. Holder, cleared the way for states that previously had to have all voting-law and procedural changes reviewed by the US Department of Justice or a federal judge to enact any voting ...North Carolina AG Refuses to Help Defend Voter ID … [Read more...]

Delaware Court Strikes Down State’s Death-Penalty Law, Citing Supreme Court Ruling – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalDelaware Court Strikes Down State's Death-Penalty Law, Citing Supreme Court RulingWall Street JournalDelaware's highest court on Tuesday struck down the state's death-penalty law, citing a U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year that invalidated a similar capital-punishment sentencing regime in Florida. Under the Delaware law, judges weren't bound ...Delaware … [Read more...]

US Supreme Court OKs flag-burning, but 40 states outlaw it – New Haven Register

New Haven RegisterUS Supreme Court OKs flag-burning, but 40 states outlaw itNew Haven RegisterIn this Feb. 23, 2016, file photo, protesters burn an American flag in Chicago. Champaign County Ill., State's Attorney Julia Rietz was alerted on July 4, 2016, that police had just arrested a resident on suspicion of burning an American flag. Rietz ...States' flag-burning laws unconstitutional, … [Read more...]

Supreme Court unanimous, but wrong – OCRegister

WRICSupreme Court unanimous, but wrongOCRegisterUnited States, the Supreme Court redefined what is misconduct by elected officials sufficient to violate federal law. From the earliest days of law school, I have taught my students that just ... McDonnell introduced Williams to key state officials and ...Speaker Bill Howell, Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment ask DOJ to dismiss case against Bob … [Read more...]

Israel Just Made It Harder for Some People to Become Jewish – Bloomberg

BloombergIsrael Just Made It Harder for Some People to Become JewishBloombergHe is a professor of constitutional and international law at Harvard University and was a clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter. His books include “Cool ... By restricting Conservative and Reform converts' access to the state's ritual baths ...Report - AMCHA InitiativeAMCHA InitiativeControversial mikva … [Read more...]

Pence makes play for staunch Wisconsin conservatives in Waukesha address – The Daily Cardinal

The Daily CardinalPence makes play for staunch Wisconsin conservatives in Waukesha addressThe Daily Cardinal“I truly do believe that this builder, this patriot, this fighter is going to make America great again when we make Donald Trump our 45th president of the United States,” Pence told the cheering crowd. In his speech, which ran the gamut of freedom of ...and more » … [Read more...]

What’s the Fix for Texas’ Voter ID Law?”Time is short” to implement a replacement – Austin Chronicle

Austin ChronicleWhat's the Fix for Texas' Voter ID Law?"Time is short" to implement a replacementAustin ChronicleIn 2012, the Justice Department blocked implementation of the rules, and then the state lost its first major defense in 2014, when U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos found that the law did indeed suppress minority voters. ... So for now, when it ...and … [Read more...]

Rev. Jackson backs Clinton as ‘trusted and tested’ – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneRev. Jackson backs Clinton as 'trusted and tested'Chicago Tribune"I stand proudly in support of the next president of the United States, Hillary Rodham Clinton," Jackson said, with pair of reading glasses perched at the tip of his nose. "And let me also congratulate Bernie Sanders for energizing this campaign with ...and more » … [Read more...]

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Presides Over Shylock’s Appeal – New York Times

New York TimesJustice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Presides Over Shylock's AppealNew York TimesFor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — longtime liberal standard-bearer, recent Donald J. Trump critic — this year's answer is: Go to Venice, watch your grandson perform in a production of “The Merchant of Venice” and preside over a mock appeal of the ...and more » … [Read more...]

Clinton makes history! A look at newspaper front pages from across the United States of America – Daily Kos

Daily KosClinton makes history! A look at newspaper front pages from across the United States of AmericaDaily KosPresident Obama has nominated D.C. Circuit Court Judge Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court.Garland... Sign the petition: Hold Donald ... Clinton Makes History! — Newspaper Front Pages From Across the United States of America.Guest Column: Counting down the GOP … [Read more...]

Roy Moore says he did not order probate judges to ignore U.S. Supreme Court – AL.com

AL.comRoy Moore says he did not order probate judges to ignore U.S. Supreme CourtAL.comSuspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore did not order state probate judges in January to ignore the U.S. Supreme Court's opinion legalizing gay marriage last year, Moore's attorneys argue in a response to ethics charges filed against him by the ...Alabama's chief justice defends his gay marriage … [Read more...]

Editorial: NZ is haven from trouble – New Zealand Herald

Slate MagazineEditorial: NZ is haven from troubleNew Zealand HeraldAnd, apparently in the United Kingdom, Brexit, not Trump, had piqued people's interest in moving to the Antipodes. On June 24, the UK's own "move to New Zealand" search peaked 24 hours after the EU referendum. Trump's potential success and the shock ...The Real Reason Why Judges Should Keep Quiet About … [Read more...]

The Not-So-Liberal Roberts Court – New York Times

New York TimesThe Not-So-Liberal Roberts CourtNew York TimesThe takeaway from the term that ended last week seems to be that by the time the Supreme Court, short-handed and stumbling in the wake of Justice Antonin Scalia's death, finally got its act together at the end of June, it had — lo and behold — turned ...Abortion, race rulings show this should be called the Kennedy Court: Guest … [Read more...]

Gazette editorial: What’s at stake on US Supreme Court? – Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)Gazette editorial: What's at stake on US Supreme Court?Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)Republican presidential champion Donald Trump met with white evangelical leaders and promised that, if he gains the White House, he will appoint only “pro-life” justices to the U.S. Supreme Court. In other words, he will choose far-right judges who ...and … [Read more...]

US Supreme Court to Judges: STOP Prosecutorial Over-reach! – PolitickerNJ

PolitickerNJUS Supreme Court to Judges: STOP Prosecutorial Over-reach!PolitickerNJUnited States (2016), Chief Justice John Roberts specifically noted the Court's concern “with the broader legal implications of the Government's boundless interpretation of the federal bribery statute.” The McDonnell Case. The government alleged that ... … [Read more...]