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Clarence Thomas Might Be The One To Spike Virginia’s Gerrymandering

If Clarence Thomas wants to be intellectually consistent, he'll hand the Virginia House to the Democrats.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Gerrymandering, Clarence Thomas, Virginia House, Spike Virginia


With Ethics Charges Dropped, Impeachment Remains The Only Way To Hold Brett Kavanaugh Accountable

The House now MUST take up this issue, if it is to be taken up.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, House, Courts, Tenth Circuit, Brett Kavanaugh


‘Plank Like RBG’: A Fun Way To Celebrate Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Birthday

Wishing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg the happiest of birthdays!
Tags: Fitness, Law, Courts, Birthdays, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, RBG, Planking, Judicial Birthdays, The Outrage


Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Target Of Anti-Semitic Graffiti

A swastika was scrawled over her face, and the incident is being investigated as a hate crime.
Tags: Law, Courts, Anti-semitism, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Hate Crimes


Sandra Day O’Connor Was No Fan Of Samuel Alito

The first woman on the Supreme Court was incredibly disillusioned with her successor.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Quote Of The Day, Samuel Alito, Sandra Day O'Connor, Evan Thomas, Walter Dellinger


The Vote To Terminate Trump’s National Emergency Is More Than Symbolic, Even If Trump Vetos It

Congressional override locks in a few key legal positions, and that might be important to one conservative justice in particular.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Government, Courts, Donald Trump, Trump, National Emergency, Chadha v. INS


SCOTUS Laughter As A ‘Blood Sport’: When The Justices Aren’t Trying To Be Funny

It isn't for the sake of humor, it's actually a power grab.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Quote Of The Day, Law Professors, Tonja Jacobi, Matthew Sag


Pete Buttigieg Is The Only Democrat Making Sense About The Supreme Court Right Now

The Mayor of South Bend must be part of the Supreme Court reform conversation.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Election 2020, Pete Buttigieg, Supreme Court Right Now


Judge tells jury to acquit accused sex trafficker because God said she's innocent

In Comal County, Texas, judge Jack Robison, presiding over the trial of accused sex trafficker Gloria Romero Perez, walked into the jury room after the jurors landed on a guilty verdict and urged them to reverse their decision because God says she's innocent. Unswayed, the jurors stuck to their guilty verdict. Another judge later ruled the case a mistrial while the Texas Judicial Commission let Robison off with a public warning. From My San Antonio: "The judge later apologized to the jury,...
Tags: Post, Legal, News, Law, Courts, Judges, San Antonio, Robison, Comal County Texas, Jack Robison, Gloria Romero Perez, Texas Judicial Commission, Courtrooms, Lord Knows


Alito, Kagan Say No To Cameras, Maybe To Ethics, In Congressional Testimony

A public hearing on the Supreme Court's budget revealed some interesting nuggets about things that will not happen.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Elena Kagan, Samuel Alito, Alito Kagan


Lawyer Arrested And Held Without Bail For Witness Tampering Emoji

Yes, I do think we should talk about Matt Gaetz again.
Tags: Law, Congress, Courts, Litigators, Matt Gaetz, Witness Tampering


Juror's concern that man on trial didn't swear on the bible results in the verdict getting tossed

On Friday, an appeals court judge in Camden County, New Jersey tossed out a verdict against Dr. Abbas Husain who in 2011 a jury found guilty of having sexually harassed an office employee. It came out later that one of the jurors was "very passionate" and concerned that Husain, who is Hindu, hadn't put his hand on the bible when taking the oath to testify. The juror had raised her concern with other jurors. From NJ.com: “The juror's comment regarding the Bible raises the specter of religiou...
Tags: Post, News, Law, Religion, Jury, Courts, Judges, Trials, Husain, Camden County New Jersey, Bibles, Abbas Husain, Camden County Superior Court


Merrick Garland Loves ‘My Cousin Vinny’ And Isn’t Afraid To Tell Us All About It

In fairness, it really is a good cross-examination.
Tags: Movies, Law, Courts, Vinny, My Cousin Vinny, Merrick Garland


Man who yelled "guilty!" to get out of jury duty was promptly arrested

I guess it's kind of like yelling fire in a crowded theater: Jacob Maldonado of Honolulu, Hawaii had been called as a possible juror in a misdemeanor assault trial but really didn't want to serve on the jury. So just before the selection process began, Maldonado yelled “He is guilty! He is guilty!” outside the courtroom. From TheGardenIsland.com: (Judge Edward) Kubo declared a mistrial, finding the man’s disturbance had affected the 44 other potential jurors, according to the judge’s order. ...
Tags: Post, News, Law, Jury, Courts, Judges, Trials, Kubo, HONOLULU Hawaii, Maldonado, Jacob Maldonado, Jason Burks, Edward Kubo, Pershing County Nevada


Clarence Thomas Has Been Actively Lobbying For Neomi Rao, Which Would Bother People If We Were Still Bothered By Things

I guess we already know how Thomas would rule on any Rao opinions appealed to him. That's... not how this is supposed to work.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Thomas, Clarence Thomas, Rao, Neomi Rao


Oh Great, Brett Kavanaugh Is Becoming Even More Of An Originalist

Justice Kavanaugh doesn't seem to care much about case law.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Quote Of The Day, Kavanaugh, Brett Kavanaugh, Nina Varsava, Originalist




Is Emoji Law Going To Be A Thing?

Santa Clara Law professor sparks conversation about emoji evidence.
Tags: Law, Courts, Litigators, Eric Goldman, Emoji Law, Clara Law


RBG’s Words Are A Literal Work Of Art

A true legal fan is going to snap this up.
Tags: Art, Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Biglaw, RBG


Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Back To Work And Better Than Ever

RBG wrote the opinion in a civil asset forfeiture case.
Tags: Law, Courts, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Quote Of The Day, Civil Asset Forfeiture, RBG


Are Embryos People? The Supreme Court May Decide.

Columnist Ellen Trachman's prediction is that this petition won’t be granted -- and that’s good for assisted reproductive technology.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Family law, Courts, I Want To Put A Baby In You, Ellen Trachman, Embryo Disputes


MAGA Teen Files $250 Million Lawsuit Against The Washington Post

I guess high schools just don't teach defamation law anymore.
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Courts, Defamation, Maga, Nick Sandamnn


Morning Docket: 02.20.19

* Hail Mary pass interference? President Donald Trump reportedly asked then-acting AG Matthew Whitaker if U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman (S.D.N.Y.) -- a "perceived loyalist" -- could be put in charge of the Michael Cohen probe even though he'd already recused himself. [New York Times] * Chief Justice John Roberts once again sided with the Supreme Court’s liberals in refusing to agree with a Texas court’s decision to execute a death row inmate with intellectual disabilities, writing that the lowe...
Tags: Texas, Technology, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Finance, Government, IPOs, Copyright, New York Times, Courts, Capital punishment, Pornography, Intellectual Property, Emoji, Donald Trump


Justice Thomas Wants The Court To ‘Reconsider’ Its First Amendment Jurisprudence

Justice Thomas uses a sympathetic plaintiff to take a dump on the case law.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Bill Cosby, Courts, First Amendment, Defamation, Thomas, Clarence Thomas, Kathrine McKee, New York Times v. Sullivan


Supreme Court Fast Tracks Census Case, Because They Already Know How They’re Going To Rule

Wilbur Ross's intellectually dishonest attempt to add a citizenship question to the Census will get Supreme Court review before the Census goes out.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Racism, Courts, Census, Wilbur Ross, Supreme Court Fast Tracks



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