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Matt Whitaker’s Wife Defends Him In Sarcasm-Laced Email To Slate

After Slate published an email critical of acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker and the way in which he rose to his new role, Whitaker’s wife sent the online publication an email rant defending her husband, tinged with anger and sarcasm. Marci Whitaker explained to Slate in the email that its recent story on Whitaker was too egregious to ignore. “I happen to like things about Slate and I’m also not a fire-breathing Republican dragon, so it does distress me somewhat to read these things,” she...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Russia, Caitlin Macneal, Whitaker, Matt, Robert Mueller, Matt Whitaker, Marci Whitaker


Supreme Court to discuss Mueller-related mystery case behind closed doors Friday

Supreme Court will discuss a mystery case related to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, as well as cases on DACA, the ban on transgender people in the military, abortion and the Second Amendment
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How To Prepare For The End Of Roe v. Wade

It's time to face the very real possibility that the Supreme Court could make it nearly impossible to get an abortion.
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The FBI Says Its Photo Analysis Is Scientific Evidence. Scientists Disagree.

The bureau’s image unit has linked defendants to crime photographs for decades using unproven techniques and baseless statistics. Studies have begun to raise doubts about the unit’s methods. At the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia, a team of about a half-dozen technicians analyzes pictures down to their pixels, trying to determine if the faces, hands, clothes or cars of suspects match images collected by investigators from cameras at crime scenes. The unit specializes in visual evidence...
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United States: Do Local Officials In California Have Power To Enforce Unfair Competition And Antitrust Laws Statewide? - Arnold & Porter

From the category of "only in California," the state Supreme Court will soon consider whether California's Unfair Competition Law authorizes each of 58 district attorneys to recover restitution and civil penalties
Tags: News, Supreme Court, California, United States, Arnold, Porter


Supreme Court should rule against discriminatory abortions based on genetics, gender

Most people recoil from discrimination and callous treatment of others based on prejudice or perceptions of their worth or ability.            [Author: Opinion contributor]
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United States: SCOTUS Postpones Its Decision On LGBT Employee Rights - BakerHostetler

Although the Supreme Court was set on November 30 and December 7 to determine whether to hear three different cases related to whether Title VII's prohibition of discrimination
Tags: News, Supreme Court, United States


United States: Arbitration Continues To Be A Hot Topic Before The Supreme Court (Update) - Moritt, Hock & Hamroff LLP

Interpretation of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) has been a frequent issue considered by the U.S. Supreme Court this year. On October 29, 2018, the Supreme Court heard oral argument
Tags: News, Supreme Court, United States, Faa, U S Supreme Court, Hamroff LLP, Supreme Court Update Moritt Hock amp


Supreme Court Hears Case Over Total Wine's Desire To Expand Into Tennessee

Total Wine, the wine superstore, is trying to expand into Tennessee, but is running into a state residency law. The store is calling it discrimination and made its case Thursday at the Supreme Court.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Tennessee


Ginsburg Cancels Two Scheduled Talks Following Cancer Surgery

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has cancelled two scheduled events in New York and Los Angeles to continue recovering from her surgery in December. Ginsburg was scheduled for a talk on January 29 at the Skirball Cultural Center in L.A. “Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg regrets that she is unable to visit the Skirball on January 29,” the event description now reads. “The Justice is curtailing travel and focusing on her work while recuperating from recent surgery.” The justice w...
Tags: New York, News, Justice, Supreme Court, Los Angeles, Cnn, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, David Rubenstein, Ginsburg, Cristina Cabrera, Skirball Cultural Center in L A Supreme Court


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg cancels 2 upcoming events

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will not attend scheduled talks in the upcoming weeks in Los Angeles and New York, following her surgery in December, after she missed Supreme Court arguments earlier this month, the event hosts said.
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Los Angeles, Cnn, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


US Now Says All Online Gambling Illegal, Not Just Sports Bets (slashdot)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: The U.S. Justice Department's decision that all internet gambling is illegal will cast a pall on the industry as businesses and state lotteries evaluate the implications of the change and the government's plans to enforce it. The U.S. now says federal law bars all internet gambling, reversing its position from 2011 that only sports betting is prohibited under a law passed 50 years earlier. Although the federal law specifically prohibits transmi...
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Nancy Pelosi asks Donald Trump to postpone State of the Union address while shutdown continues

Donald Trump was told to delay his State of the Union address by the most senior Democrat in the US House of Representatives on Wednesday until after the government shutdown was over. Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker, wrote to Mr Trump demanding that he either push back the January 29 speech or simply submit a written version of what he wanted to say to Congress.  Ms Pelosi cited security concerns, saying that the Secret Service and Homeland Security - which both help keep the event safe – had be...
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United States: Supreme Court To Consider Due Process Nexus - Reed Smith

On January 11, 2019, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in North Carolina Department of Revenue v. The Kimberly Rice Kaestner 1992 Family Trust ("Kaestner").
Tags: News, Supreme Court, United States, Reed Smith, United States Supreme Court, Kimberly Rice Kaestner, North Carolina Department of Revenue


United States: Supreme Court Overturns "Wholly Groundless" Exception To Contractual Delegations Of Arbitrability Decisions To Arbitrators - BakerHostetler

On Jan. 8, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision regarding an important procedural issue under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA).
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United States: Materiality Will Have To Wait As Granston Dismissal Comes To The Supreme Court - Arnold & Porter

The Granston Memo made an unexpected appearance in the Supreme Court on Friday.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, United States, Porter, Supreme Court Arnold, Granston, Granston Memo


United States: Supreme Court Concludes "Wholly Groundless" Exception Is Inconsistent With Federal Arbitration Act - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

On January 8, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States decided whether courts may disregard contractual language calling for an arbitrator to decide questions of arbitrability if the argument that the arbitration agreement applies to the particular dispute is "wholly groundless."
Tags: News, Supreme Court, United States, Stewart, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak


United States: Arbitration Agreements Can Control Who Decides Arbitrability: Arbitrator Or Court - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

The Supreme Court held that, under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), courts must enforce arbitration contracts according to their terms, including provisions authorizing arbitrators
Tags: News, Supreme Court, United States, Faa, Gump Strauss Hauer, Feld LLP


Mexico’s Supreme Court overturns state migrant ID law

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Supreme Court has overturned a law passed in Jalisco state that required migrants to show identification documents to police. The ruling won praise from the country’s human rights commission, which considered the law a violation of migrants’ rights to privacy. The court said Tuesday that it overturned the 2016 Jalisco […]
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Judge Keeps An Eye On SCOTUS As He Blocks Census Citizenship Question

U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman found himself in an extraordinary position as he handed down a decision Tuesday declaring illegal the Trump administration’s move to add a citizenship question to the census. As trial in the case was wrapping up in November, the Supreme Court announced it would hear arguments on a dispute in the case in February. More remarkable, still, is that the dispute — over a judge’s order the Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who made the decision to add the question, sit...
Tags: News, Maryland, Supreme Court, Commerce, Doj, Justice Department, Ross, Trump, Fed, Wolf, Tierney Sneed, Levitt, Loyola Law School, Fishkin, Common Cause, Jesse Furman


Barr Says He Would Not Push To Overturn Roe V. Wade

Attorney general nominee William Barr on Tuesday said that a Justice Department under his leadership would not challenge Roe v. Wade, but he was less clear on how he would approach disputes over state laws on abortion that make it to the Supreme Court. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) asked Barr during his confirmation hearing Tuesday if he believes that Roe should be overturned. During his first confirmation process to become attorney general, in late 1991, Barr said “I believe Roe v. Wade sho...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Roe V Wade, Justice Department, Roe, Blumenthal, Barr, Matt Shuham, William Barr, Supreme Court Sen Richard Blumenthal D CT


A Judge Blocked the Census From Asking About Citizenship. Here’s Why It Matters

A federal judge in New York has blocked the Trump Administration from adding a question about citizenship status to the 2020 Census, marking a victory for critics who have said the question is unnecessary and is intended to decrease the number of immigrants and minorities counted in the decennial survey. The ruling is just the…
Tags: New York, News, Justice, Supreme Court, Uncategorized, Donald Trump, Census, Trump Administration, Onetime


Trump Citizenship Question on 2020 Census Blocked by Court

The ruling comes after a two-week trial in Manhattan that the government sought more than a dozen times to derail. The Supreme Court may have the last word, though the court will have to move quickly to let the Census Bureau meet its June deadline to start printing the questionnaire. Critics of the question -- “Is this person a citizen of the United States?” -- said it was an attempt by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to promote a Trump administration effort to undercount Hispanics and other mi...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Court, United States, Commerce, Manhattan, Trump, Census Bureau, Wilbur Ross, Trump Citizenship Question


Supreme Court bolsters law aimed at enhancing sentences for repeat offenders of serious crimes

The Supreme Court on Tuesday bolstered a federal law aimed at enhancing sentences for repeat offenders of serious crimes.
Tags: Supreme Court, Cnn


Supreme Court Concludes That Snatching a Necklace Is a Violent Felony

In a 5-to-4 decision, the justices considered the scope of a federal law requiring mandatory 15-year sentences for some gun crimes.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Thomas, Clarence, Supreme Court (US, Sentences (Criminal, Mandatory Sentencing


Tap, pinch, pull? Supreme Court says minimal force can raise minimum sentence for 'violent' criminals

The Supreme Court issued its first closely divided ruling of the 2018-19 term Tuesday, but not along strict ideological lines.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Judge Finds That Trump Move To Add Census Citizenship Question Is Illegal

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the Trump administration’s plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, with an opinion that found the move by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross violated the Administrative Procedure Act. Furman’s decision, if not overturned by a higher court, is a monumental victory for voting rights activists and immigrant advocates, who feared the question would spook immigrant participation in the census. An undercount of those populations would shift political re...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, Court, Commerce, Aclu, Manhattan, Justice Department, Ross, Vra, Trump, Tierney Sneed, APA, Census Bureau, Jesse Furman, Furman


United States: Exxon Mobil Loses At Supreme Court; Massachusetts Investigation Will Proceed - Foley Hoag LLP

Last April, I predicted that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's decision to allow Attorney General Maura Healey's civil investigative demand regarding Exxon's knowledge of climate change to proceed had "ended a significant chapter in [the] long-running dispute."
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Exxon Mobil, United States, Exxon, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Maura Healey


United States: Solicitor General Tells SCOTUS EPA Poised To Act On CWA Comments - Holland & Knight

On Jan. 3, 2019, the Solicitor General filed a Brief for the United States as Amicus Curiae in response to an order issued Dec. 3, 2018, which "called for the views of the Solicitor General" (CVSG) in connection with two petitions for writ of certiorari pending before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, United States, Holland, CWA, Amicus Curiae


India: Supreme Court Allows Withdrawal Of CIRP After Issue Of Invitation For Expression Of Interest - IndiaLaw LLP

In a judgment with far reaching consequences in Brilliant Alloys Private Limited Vs. Mr. S. Rajagopal & Ors, a bench of the Supreme Court consisting of Mr. J Rohinton Fali Nariman and Mr. J Navin Sinha
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