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READ: 2012 Supreme Court decision upholding Obamacare

The Supreme Court in 2012 upheld the Affordable Care Act in a 5-4 ruling. The behind-the-scenes maneuvering by Chief Justice John Roberts is the subject of a new book by CNN's Joan Biskupic.
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Q&A: Waiting for the final Mueller report and what happens next

By CHAD DAY and ERIC TUCKER WASHINGTON  — America is waiting for special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. But anyone looking for a grand narrative on President Donald Trump, Russian election interference and all the juicy details uncovered over the past 22 months could end up disappointed. The exact timing of Mueller’s endgame is unclear. Attorney General William Barr, who oversees the investigation, has said he wants to release as much information as he can about the inquiry into possible coord...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, White House, Russia, America, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, House, Associated Press, Cia, Giuliani, Donald Trump

MS Gov Signs Strict Abortion Ban After Judge Rejected Less-Restrictive Law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Thursday signed one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation — a measure that bans most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, about six weeks into pregnancy. The New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights called the measure “cruel and clearly unconstitutional” and said it would sue Mississippi to try to block the law from taking effect on July 1. Bryant’s action came despite a federal judge’s decision last year striking d...
Tags: New York, News, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Kentucky, Senate, Georgia, Ap, Tennessee, Abortion, Reproductive Rights, Jackson, Center For Reproductive Rights, Matt Bevin, American Civil Liberties Union, Bryant

Clarence Thomas Speaks For The First Time In 3 Years

It took a stunning racial discrimination case for the justice to ask a question from the bench.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Quote Of The Day, Clarence Thomas

Government overhaul: Democrats eye packing Supreme Court, changing voting system

The list of big systemic changes that some Democratic presidential candidates are pushing is long and getting longer and it includes greatly expanding the size of the Supreme Court and throwing out the Electoral College.
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Some Democrats want to completely overhaul US government

The list of big systemic changes that some Democratic presidential candidates are pushing is long and getting longer and it includes greatly expanding the size of the Supreme Court and throwing out the Electoral College.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, US, Stories

Number of parents fined over children's poor school attendance soars - these are the rules

The rise in fines comes after father Jon Platt lost a case at the Supreme Court in April 2017 [Author: James Rodger]
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US Supreme Court Says UK National Gallery Can Keep Contested Matisse

“Three grandchildren of Greta Moll, the muse depicted in the portrait, had argued that the painting was taken in violation of international law and demanded that the National Gallery pay $30 million in compensation for the painting or return it. But last September, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York affirmed a lower-court decision that the National Gallery and Britain were immune from the jurisdiction of US courts,” and the Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal. – The Art Ne...
Tags: Art, New York, Supreme Court, US, Britain, National Gallery, Visual, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 03.19.19, Greta Moll

United States: Supreme Court Decides Two Copyright Cases---Limits Fee Awards & Clarifies That A Copyright Registration Is A Prerequisite To Sue For Infringement - Moritt, Hock & Hamroff LLP

On March 4, 2019 the United States Supreme Court issued two unanimous decisions settling differences in how the circuit courts interpret two provisions of the Copyright Act (the "Act").
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Supreme Court OKs asbestos suits against non-asbestos manufacturers

Tuesday’s 6-3 decision in Air & Liquid Systems v. DeVries took an expansive view of asbestos liability in the maritime context. I discuss at Cato at Liberty: …By requiring makers of components to pay for damages they did not cause in the name of warnings that the U.S. Navy almost certainly would not have heeded, the Court yields to an impulse to round up deep pockets lest a sympathetic set of litigants otherwise go uncompensated…. In his dissent, Gorsuch points out that [the new standard formul...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Uncategorized, Asbestos, U S Navy, Gorsuch, Devries, Brett Kavanaugh, Air Liquid Systems

Why Police Should Be Required to Get a Warrant to Use Cell-Site-Simulators (aka, "stingrays")

Legislation heard this week in the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, HB 352 (Blanco) would require warrants for Texas law enforcement to use so-called “stingrays” or “cell-site simulators” to track people's cell phones, and provide more transparency surrounding use of these devices.So-called “Stingrays” or cell-site simulators are examples of relatively new surveillance techniques hovering at the bleeding edge of both cell-phone technology and Fourth Amendment jurisprudence. Because ...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Navy, California, US, Houston, US supreme court, Blanco, US Department of Homeland Security, Sims, Carpenter, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Court of Criminal Appeals, Cesar Blanco, Gritsforbreakfast

Analysis: Justice Thomas asked a question for the first time in 3 years -- here's why

The question Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas asked on Wednesday -- one of his exceptionally rare queries -- involved race. But as has happened before, there was a twist.
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Justice Clarence Thomas asked a question for the first time in 3 years -- here's why

The question Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas asked on Wednesday -- one of his exceptionally rare queries -- involved race. But as has happened before, there was a twist.
Tags: Supreme Court, Cnn, Clarence Thomas

Opinion: If the Mueller report goes to the Supreme Court...

As special counsel Robert Mueller prepares to issue his final report, we soon could face a constitutional dilemma -- leading down the same road previously walked by President Richard Nixon. The facts are different in some respects now, but the stakes would be the same.
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Opinion analysis: Justices sidestep decision on propriety of “cy pres” class-action settlements

This morning the justices issued a per curiam opinion vacating the decision of the lower court in Frank v. Gaos. They had granted review in that case to consider the propriety of so-called “cy pres” settlements – settlements of class actions that distribute all or a part of the monetary relief to public-interest or charitable recipients instead of the named plaintiffs. In this case, for example, the lower courts awarded $8.5 million in monetary relief in a suit brought by plaintiffs alleging tha...
Tags: Google, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Robins, Frank, 9th Circuit, U S Court of Appeals, Clarence Thomas, Spokeo Inc, Merits Cases, Spokeo, Spokeo Today

Trump renews attack on McCain at Ohio tank plant visit: 'I never liked him much' – live

The president returned to his criticism of John McCain Wednesday, while visiting Lima, Ohio. Follow the latest newsSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 8.19pm GMT A lawyer for Rick Gates, the former top aide to Paul Manafort, told the House Judiciary Committee that Gates will not cooperate for now.Politico reports that Gates is not doing so on the advice of prosecutors. Gates has pleaded guilty in federal court and has been cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller.“H...
Tags: Supreme Court, Republicans, Congress, Politico, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Ohio, John Mccain, Biden, Donald Trump, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Gates

A Mueller legal showdown could be just around the corner

In his weekly legal column, "Cross-exam," Elie Honig writes that depending on what Attorney General William Barr decides to do with the Mueller report, President Trump could be headed to the Supreme Court for a high-stakes legal showdown.
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Argument transcript

The transcript of this morning’s oral argument in Flowers v. Mississippi is available on the Supreme Court’s website. The post Argument transcript appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Merits Cases

The President Of Brazil Made An Anti-LGBTQ+ Statement. Trump Nodded Along.

During his visit to the White House on Tuesday, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro said in his remarks that the U.S. and Brazil stand side-by-side "in their efforts to ensure liberties and respect to traditional family lifestyles, respect to God, our Creator, against the gender ideology or the politically correct attitudes, and against fake news."President Trump vigorously nodded along with the entire statement, as the video below shows. The statement, which has several concerning parts, has no...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Supreme Court, White House, Hillary Clinton, United States, Vatican, Brazil, Madeleine McCann, Lgbtq, Donald Trump, Trump, Reid, Trevor Project, The Trevor Project, Peter Beinart

Top US court troubled by case of black man tried six times

Flowers, 48, was convicted in 2010 and sentenced to death for the July 1996 murders of four people in a furniture store in Winona, Mississippi, where he had briefly worked until being fired. Flowers was tried five separate times for the crime before his 2010 conviction and has spent nearly half his life behind bars. The Supreme Court is not examining the guilt or innocence of Flowers but whether the district attorney deliberately sought to keep black people off the jury in his most recent tria...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, US, Flowers, Winona Mississippi

Supreme Court Justices Seem Incredulous At Repeated Racial Bias In Jury Selection

In a Mississippi death-penalty case, the justices were skeptical of the way the state picked and dismissed black jurors and appeared ready not to uphold the conviction.(Image credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
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Network Monitoring and

by Dennis Crouch It appears that the Federal Circuit has sharpened its blades and is now slicing the bologna extra thin.  This results-oriented decision unfortunately shades-facts and provides no clarity in its legal analysis of eligibility. While I agree that this network security invention should be eligible for patenting – the court’s analysis does not provide a convincing foundation for that result.  SRI International, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc. (Fed. Cir 2019) At the close of trial, the ju...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Cisco, Patent, Fed, Robinson, O'Malley, Federal Circuit, Stoll, Dennis Crouch, Lourie, Vanda, Internet Security Systems Inc, SRI International Inc, Cisco Systems Inc Fed, Electric Power Group

Racial bias in jury selection case prompts rare question from Justice Clarence Thomas

Several members of the Supreme Court expressed concern over allegations of racial bias in the jury selection system on Wednesday in a case concerning a Mississippi death row inmate who was tried six times for murder.
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Clarence Thomas Breaks a Three-Year Silence at Supreme Court

Justice Thomas asked questions in the case of Curtis Flowers, who has been tried six times for murder. The court will decide whether jury selection was marred by racial discrimination.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Discrimination, Flowers, Thomas, Curtis, Clarence, Clarence Thomas, Race and Ethnicity, Supreme Court (US, Washington (DC, Jury System, Curtis Flowers

A “view” from the courtroom: Trials of Mississippi

Today will bring an intense hour of argument about race in jury selection in the case of a Mississippi man who has been tried six times by the same prosecutor, which will culminate in a series of short questions by Justice Clarence Thomas, his first during oral argument in three years. But first, there are a couple of lighter moments. Justice Thomas questions petitioner’s lawyer in Flowers v. Mississippi (Art Lien) Chief Justice John Roberts announces that Justice Stephen Breyer has the co...
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Opinion analysis: Washington state motor-fuel tax violates Yakama Treaty

With a three-justice plurality opinion, a two-justice concurrence in the judgment and two dissents, Washington State Department of Licensing v. Cougar Den appears unusually fractured at first glance. But the disagreements among seven of the justices are relatively small, turning largely on whether and why Washington’s motor-fuel tax really burdens the Yakama treaty right to travel. Only the dissent by Justice Brett Kavanaugh, joined by Justice Clarence Thomas, indicates a fundamental disagreemen...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, United States, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Thomas, State, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Roberts, Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, Elena Kagan, Clarence Thomas

Empirical SCOTUS: Is the court tracking right or Roberts left?

Although Supreme Court justices’ votes are not purely the product of ideological preferences, some of the most important cases the justices decide come down to 5-4 splits along ideological lines. This was during the 2017 Supreme Court term. Even though Chief Justice John Roberts was in the conservative camp for many of these split decisions last term, he voted with the court’s liberals in Artis v. District of Columbia and authored the majority opinion, which was joined by the court’s liberal j...
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Justice Clarence Thomas breaks three-year silence in Mississippi case about racial bias in jury selection

The Supreme Court's senior justice, who seldom speaks during oral argument, broke a three-year silence to ask questions in a race discrimination case.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Clarence Thomas Just Asked His First Question in a Supreme Court Argument in 3 Years

Thomas’s questions came in the final minutes of a one-hour argument
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Democratic Candidates Embrace The Risk Of Radical Ideas

Increasing the size of the Supreme Court and scrapping the Electoral College are two of the latest provocative proposals sweeping the 2020 Democratic field.(Image credit: Charles Krupa/AP)
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