Posts filtered by tags: American Legion[x]


 

Friday round-up

Briefly: At (subscription or registration required), Tony Mauro reports that “[a] gathering to celebrate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 86th birthday Friday afternoon won’t be an ordinary event”: “500 of her enthusiastic followers have decided to follow her lead of physical fitness by dropping to the ground and planking in front of the Supreme Court.” At Law.com, David Ogden weighs in on Flowers v. Mississippi, which asks whether a prosecutor’s repeated use of peremptory cha...
Tags: Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Kentucky, Flowers, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, American Legion, Round-up, U S Supreme Court, Linda Greenhouse, Goldstein Russell, American Humanist Association, Tony Mauro, DAVID OGDEN, Batson


Wednesday round-up

At The George Washington Law Review’s On the Docket blog, Ralph Steinhardt discusses Jam v. International Finance Corporation, in which the court held that international organizations have the same immunity from lawsuits that foreign countries currently have and can therefore be sued in U.S. courts for their commercial activities, suggesting that the case “may be understood as a continuation of the effort to hold intergovernmental organizations accountable for violations of international law, wi...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Law, New York City, America, New York Times, American Legion, Round-up, Lyle Denniston, International Finance Corporation, Jam, Adam Feldman, Department of Commerce, Brunetti, Bladensburg, Goldstein Russell


Wednesday round-up

At The Daily Caller, Kevin Daley reports that “Christian baker Jack Phillips and the Colorado Civil Rights Commission … have resolved a legal dispute that set Phillips’ religious beliefs against the state’s public accommodations law”; the settlement “provides that the Commission will close an ongoing anti-discrimination probe of Phillips’s Masterpiece Cakeshop,” the subject of a high-profile Supreme Court case last term, “if Phillips withdraws a federal lawsuit alleging state officials were subj...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, America, United States, New Jersey, Commission, North Carolina, Chevron, Economist, American Legion, Round-up, Copyright Office, Mark Joseph Stern, Phillips, International Finance Corporation


Monday round-up

Steven Mazie reports at The Economist that the oral argument last week in The American Legion v. American Humanist Association, an establishment clause challenge to a World War I memorial shaped like a cross on public property, “added credence to the widespread hunch that the Supreme Court will save the Peace Cross[:] The question is how bold the justices will be.” At his eponymous blog, Ed Mannino notes that several justices expressed disapproval of “the highly-criticized three-part test set fo...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, America, West Virginia, Cnn, Npr, Lemon, American Legion, Round-up, John Roberts, The Supreme Court, Roberts, International Finance Corporation, Nina Totenberg, Jam


This Valley guy just turned 100, but the Silver Star on his chest never gets old

It’s pushing midnight and Bazooka Joe is showing no signs of calling it a night. It’s his 100th birthday party and the World War II veteran is out on the dance floor in his Khaki uniform with his Silver Star pinned on his chest, swing dancing to Steve Waddington & the Retro-Rockin’ All-Stars. Every red naugahyde upholstered booth and barstool in Barone’s Famous Italian Restaurant in Sherman Oaks is taken by Joe’s friends, and in a minute, owner Tom Monteleone will have his birthday cake carried ...
Tags: England, News, Sport, Frankfurt, Soccer, Va, John Wayne, Ken Burns, Local News, Dorothy, Joe, American Legion, Northridge, Valley, Burbank, Sherman Oaks


SCOTUStalk: Justices confront constitutional “hot mess” in Peace Cross case

We are delighted to introduce the first episode of our new podcast, SCOTUStalk. Hosted by SCOTUSblog contributors, the podcast will take a “plain English” look at events and topics relating to the Supreme Court. This week, NPR’s Nina Totenberg joins Amy Howe, of Howe on the Court, for a look back at Wednesday’s oral argument in American Legion v. American Humanist Association, the challenge to the constitutionality of a 40-foot-tall, 93-year-old cross that stands on a traffic median in the Washi...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Court, Npr, American Legion, Howe, Nina Totenberg, Amy Howe, American Humanist Association


The Scandal of the Peace Cross: Secularists Take Aim at a Monument

Does the simple existence of a large, concrete cross on public land that honors veterans from World War I violate the United States Constitution? The Supreme Court took up that question during the oral arguments of The American Legion v. American Humanist Association. The issues at stake, like the monument itself, loom large over the landscape. The case centers on the memorial Peace Cross in Bladensburg, Maryland, and it is one of the most important cases to appear before the Supreme Court on re...
Tags: Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, Court, Articles, America, Blog, Blogging, United States, New York Times, Npr, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Lemon, US supreme court, Jesus Christ


Friday round-up

At Take Care, Nelson Tebbe and Micah Schwartzman worry that “some liberal justices might refuse to call out th[e] egregious violation of Establishment Clause principles in The American Legion v. American Humanist Association, a challenge to a World War I memorial shaped like a cross on public property, “[i]n an effort to gain concessions or to limit the possible damage that this case might do to decades of Establishment Clause precedent.” Additional commentary comes from Andrew Seidel at Rewire....
Tags: Justice, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Oregon, Politico, Court, Alabama, Los Angeles, Bloomberg, United States, Idaho, Ford, Liberty, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Madison


Thursday round-up

Amy Howe covers yesterday’s oral argument in The American Legion v. American Humanist Association, an establishment clause challenge to a World War I memorial shaped like a cross on public property, for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court. For The New York Times, Adam Liptak reports that the court “seemed ready … to allow a 40-foot cross honoring soldiers who died in World War I to remain in place on public land in Maryland.” For , Jess Bravin reports that the “justice...
Tags: Usa, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Washington, India, Alabama, America, Bloomberg, Cnn, Atlantic, United States, Idaho, New York Times, Houston


Argument analysis: Peace cross appears safe, if not stable

For nearly a century, a 40-foot-tall stone and concrete cross has stood on a traffic median in the Washington, D.C., suburbs, just a few miles from the Supreme Court. But seven years ago, a group of local residents filed a lawsuit seeking to have the cross removed. They argue that the presence of the cross on public land violates the Constitution, which bars the government from establishing an official religion and favoring one religion over another. The state of Maryland, which owns and maintai...
Tags: New York, Featured, Maryland, Supreme Court, Greece, Law, Washington, David, United States, Wall, Lemon, Gettysburg, Miller, American Legion, George Washington, Sonia Sotomayor


Argument transcript

The transcript of oral argument in The American Legion v. American Humanist Association is available on the Supreme Court’s website.   The post Argument transcript appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, American Legion, American Humanist Association, Merits Cases


Wednesday round-up

Today the justices close out the February session with an argument in the most notable case of the term so far, The American Legion v. American Humanist Association, an establishment clause challenge to a World War I memorial shaped like a cross on public property. Amy Howe had this blog’s preview. Lauren Devendorf and Tyler Schmitt preview the case for Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. Subscript Law has a graphic explainer. [Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, America, Cnn, United States, Fox News, Npr, Economist, ABA Journal, American Legion, Round-up, Mark Joseph Stern, Howe, Nina Totenberg, Lambert


Tuesday round-up

This morning the justices will hear oral argument in two criminal cases, both involving federal supervised release. First up is United States v. Haymond, a constitutional challenge to a statutory provision that requires judges to impose additional prison time on sex offenders who violate the terms of their supervised release. Amy Howe had this blog’s preview, which first appeared at Howe on the Court. Matt Farnum and Trevor O’Bryan preview the case for Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Inst...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, California, Washington Post, Ap, United States, New York Times, Fox News, Jackson, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Wall Street Journal, Cornell, Hyatt, American Legion, Round-up, National Review


Three Things About the "Peace Cross" Case that Everyone Should--But Not Quite Everyone Does--Agree Upon

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear argument in American Legion v. American Humanist Association , Nos. 17-1717 & 18-18, the case involving the constitutionality of the Bladensburg “Peace Cross.”  (See Adam Liptak's story in the Times today.) If you’re in the D.C. area and you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor:   take a visit.   It’s only five miles from the Court—just a twelve-minute drive if it’s not rush hour.   And you should go in the evening.   Approaching from the south...
Tags: Europe, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, Court, United States, Hawaii, Jesus, Red Cross, Times, Christ, Armed Forces, Branding, American Legion, Trump, Hurley


Monday round-up

This morning the Supreme Court kicks off the second week of the February sitting with an oral argument in Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck, which asks whether a private operator of a public-access TV channel is a “state actor” who can be sued for violations of the First Amendment. Amy Howe had this blog’s preview, which first appeared at Howe on the Court. Lauren Kloss and Nayanthika Ramakrishnan preview the case for Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. At Fox News, Cal...
Tags: Minnesota, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Court, Ford, New York Times, Cosby, American Legion, Round-up, Reuters, Thomas, Lawrence Hurley, Howe, Kenneth Jost, Jost


This week at the court

The Supreme Court will release orders from the February 22 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m.; John Elwood’s Relist Watch compiles the petitions that were relisted for this conference. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Monday, the justices hear oral argument in Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck. On Tuesday, the justices hear oral argument in United States v. Haymond and Mont v. United States. On Wednesday, the justices hear oral argument in The American Leg...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, United States, American Legion, American Humanist Association, This Week at the Court, John Elwood, Mont, Halleck, Haymond, Manhattan Community Access Corp


New Jersey Carry Case & Pumpkin-Head Menendez This Week on Gun For Hire Radio #403

New Jersey Carry Case & Pumpkin-Head Menendez This Week on Gun For Hire Radio #403 New Jersey – -(AmmoLand.com)- This week on Gun For Hire radio, FINALLY some good news! The Supreme Court has scheduled the “New Jersey Carry” case a.k.a. The Roberts Case, for February 22, 2019. Now this doesn’t necessarily mean they’re going to take it, but it does mean that they are going to consider it. To boot, they have demanded that New Jersey File a brief because they never responded, probably in the hop...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Supreme Court, New Jersey, Anthony, American Legion, Nra, Ant, Trenton, Murphy, NRA Board, Menendez, Glen Rock, TRENTON New Jersey, Shooting Media News, NRA Board of Directors


Argument preview: Justices to consider constitutionality of cross-shaped war memorial on public land

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this post ran on December 10, 2018,, as an introduction to this blog’s symposium on The American Legion v. American Humanist Association, as well as at Howe on the Court, where it was originally published. Over the years, the Supreme Court has sometimes struggled to explain when and why religious symbols are permitted in the public sphere and when they are not. Next Wednesday, the justices will hear oral argument in a dispute over the constitutionality of a...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Court, Atlanta, Christian, Lemon, American Legion, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts, Arlington National Cemetery, Perry, Howe


A legal test for the Bladensburg Peace Cross

A legal test for the Bladensburg Peace Cross In 1919 the political landscape of Europe had been drastically rearranged, the United States had emerged from relative isolation onto the world scene, and the western world was in shock at the unprecedented scale of the carnage that the Great War had left in its wake.  Amid the victory celebrations in the United States, a group of mothers in Prince George’s County, Maryland, organized a community effort to erect ...
Tags: Europe, Maryland, Supreme Court, Washington, Religion, Court, United States, Lemon, American Legion, Bladensburg, American Humanist Association, Kelo, Kurtzman, First Liberty Institute, City of New London, Prince George 's County Maryland


Wednesday round-up

This morning, in Mission Product Holdings Inc. v. Tempnology LLC, the justices will consider whether a trademark licensee retains any rights under a licensing agreement when the licensor goes bankrupt. Ronald Mann previewed the case for this blog. Cecelia Bruni and Brady Plastaras have a preview at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. Yesterday the court released additional orders from Friday’s conference, adding an important Clean Water Act case to their docket for next term and in...
Tags: Texas, Mississippi, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Kentucky, Court, Cnn, Atlantic, New York Times, Epa, Flowers, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, American Legion, Trump, Round-up


Frank Robinson, Baseball Hall of Famer, dies at 83

Frank Robinson, a trailblazer who forged his own path from the playgrounds of West Oakland to baseball immortality, died Thursday after a long battle with bone cancer, according to several reports. He was 83. The Hall of Fame outfielder had been in hospice care for the past few months and passed away in Los Angeles, almost 45 years after he made baseball history by becoming its first African-American manager with the Cleveland Indians. Robinson is mostly remembered in the Bay Area for managing t...
Tags: Utah, New York, Sports, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Anthony Davis, Oakland, Cleveland, Giants, Yankees, Baltimore


American Legion seeks Pentagon action on NY WWII unknowns

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — American Legion officials are calling on New York lawmakers to request the Pentagon exhume the Long Island graves of sailors killed in a World War II ship explosion in an attempt to identify the fallen servicemen. The American Legion’s New York state organization approved a resolution in early January that seeks […]
Tags: New York, News, Ap, Nation, Pentagon, Long Island, Albany, American Legion


Brewster: Will Lester earns Photographer of the Year in world of motorsports

Funny Car driver Tommy Johnson Jr. walks out of the sand trap after loosing to J.R. Todd in the finals in Pomona on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at the 54th annual NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Funny Car driver John Force explodes his engine resulting in a high speed crash with Jonnie Lindberg during the quarterfinal round of eliminations Sunday February 25, 2018 at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Cha...
Tags: South Korea, New York, West Point, Iraq, Sports, NFL, Atlanta, Sport, Chicago, Karen, Soccer, Long Beach, Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, Todd Gurley, Las Vegas


Chatsworth baseball honors longtime assistant coach Charles Hatfield

CHATSWORTH >> For a man who has coached baseball for 62 years – the last 27 coming at Chatsworth High – nothing seemed to make assistant coach Charles Hatfield more happy than seeing a few old faces. Saturday afternoon, Hatfield was honored at the Chatsworth baseball alumni game for his 27 years as an assistant coach to the program in front of friends, family, and almost 30 alumni – all of which played for Hatfield. “They tell me that you’re only rich when you have friends,” Hatfield said. “I’m ...
Tags: Japan, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Birmingham, Chatsworth, Los Angeles Dodgers, High School Sports, Atlanta Braves, Hatfield, American Legion, RAVIN, San Fernando Valley, Mike Moustakas, Moustakas, Josh Ravin


Empirical SCOTUS: Which Supreme Court cases are generating the most interest?

This Supreme Court term, like the past several before it, has been slow out of the gates. It also marks another term with a new justice – this time Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The justices often find consensus both early on in a term and after a largescale change, defining or redefining their jurisprudential boundaries only later. The justices have released five decisions in argued cases so far, all of them free even from concurrences. This is a new high count for unanimous decisions without a conc...
Tags: Google, Supreme Court, Law, Alabama, Indiana, Pepper, United States, New York Times, Madison, Apple Inc, Hyatt, American Legion, Frank, John Roberts, Murphy, Weyerhaeuser


Veterans Groups Compete With Each Other, and Struggle With the V.A.

The largest, older veterans’ service organizations see their influence diluted as newer, smaller groups focused on post-9/11 veterans compete for money, influence and relevance.
Tags: News, Veterans, United States, American Legion, Robert, Wounded Warrior Project, Wilkie, Veterans Affairs Department, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vietnam Veterans of America, United States Politics and Government, AMVETS, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Disabled American Veterans, September 11 (2001, Concerned Veterans for America




Wednesday round-up

On Monday evening, Chief Justice John Roberts released his year-end report on the federal judiciary. Amy Howe writes for this blog that the report “focus[ed] on the judiciary’s response to allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace.” At Law.com, Tony Mauro notes that “[i]t was the second annual report in which Roberts discussed the need for the judiciary to take steps to end sexual harassment in the workplace and to make it easier for court employees to report improper conduct without run...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Fox News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Economist, American Legion, Trump, Round-up, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, Hill, Roberts, Jess Bravin, Lydia Wheeler, Steven Mazie, Amy Howe


Restaurants find creative ways to bring coffee and doughnuts to Rose Parade crowds

The quest for coffee began early at the Rose Parade. Well before sunrise, customers were crowded outside Starbucks at Paseo Colorado, a mixed-use shopping center on Pasadena’s Colorado Boulevard, the parade route. The right-hand door took customers to an express line where they could get one plain coffee and a doughnut for $5, no substitutions. Parade goers who wanted their usual custom lattes used the left-hand door, where there was a 15-minute line just to get inside. The urge to caffeinate wa...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, New Orleans, Starbucks, Pasadena, Local News, American Legion, Phoenix, Mardi Gras, Lakewood, Irwindale, Chaka Khan, Paseo Colorado, Colorado Boulevard


Restaurants find creative ways to answer the call for caffeine among 2019 Rose Parade-goers

The quest for coffee began early at the Rose Parade. Well before sunrise, customers were crowded outside Starbucks at Paseo Colorado, a mixed-use shopping center on Pasadena’s Colorado Boulevard, the parade route. The right-hand door took customers to an express line where they could get one plain coffee and a doughnut for $5, no substitutions. Parade goers who wanted their usual custom lattes used the left-hand door, where there was a 15-minute line just to get inside. The urge to caffeinate wa...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, New Orleans, Starbucks, Pasadena, Local News, American Legion, Phoenix, Mardi Gras, Lakewood, Irwindale, Chaka Khan, Paseo Colorado, Colorado Boulevard