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Supreme Court Justices Struggle With Where to Draw the Line on Partisan Gerrymandering Supreme Court
Supreme Court Justices Struggle With Where to Draw the Line on Partisan Gerrymandering
2019-03-27 00:10:38
by Dan McCue

As the U.S. Supreme Court waded into a pair of gerrymandering cases on Tuesday, a majority of the justices struggled mightily with the question of just how a federal court can fairly determine when state legislatures have been too partisan... Read More

Lawmakers Urge Supreme Court to Leave Redistricting to Congress Supreme Court
Lawmakers Urge Supreme Court to Leave Redistricting to Congress

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court hears oral arguments Tuesday in two partisan gerrymandering cases that could scramble congressional districts and change the way states redraw maps after the 2020 Census, marking the second consecutive year the justices will consider the... Read More

Supreme Court Rejects Foreign Corporation's Appeal of Mueller Subpoena Supreme Court
Supreme Court Rejects Foreign Corporation's Appeal of Mueller Subpoena
2019-03-25 22:47:16
by Dan McCue

Robert Mueller's investigation may be over, but the cases he set in motion will continue for some time. On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal from a corporation owned by an unidentified foreign government that has refused to... Read More

Supreme Court Appears Set to Overturn Mississippi Murder Case Based on Racial Bias Supreme Court
Supreme Court Appears Set to Overturn Mississippi Murder Case Based on Racial Bias

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court justices sounded ready Wednesday to overturn a Mississippi murder conviction because of racial bias in selecting jurors. It marked the latest chapter in an extraordinary case involving a small-town white prosecutor who had repeatedly barred... Read More

Supreme Court Weighs Alleged Racial Gerrymandering In Virginia Case Supreme Court
Supreme Court Weighs Alleged Racial Gerrymandering In Virginia Case
2019-03-19 13:41:45
by Dan McCue

As oral arguments got underway in the first of two high-profile gerrymandering cases the U.S. Supreme Court will hear this month, the justices appeared to be treading carefully despite their familiarity with claims they've heard once before. The case, Va.... Read More

Supreme Court to Decide if Insanity Defense and Unanimous Jury Are Required Nationwide Supreme Court
Supreme Court to Decide if Insanity Defense and Unanimous Jury Are Required Nationwide

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to resolve two long-standing disputes and decide whether the Constitution includes rights to the insanity defense and a unanimous jury verdict of guilt. Most states permit criminal defendants to plead insanity and escape... Read More

Justices to Consider Whether Census Citizenship Question Is Unconstitutional Supreme Court
Justices to Consider Whether Census Citizenship Question Is Unconstitutional
2019-03-18 16:01:15
by Dan McCue

The Supreme Court on Friday expanded the scope of oral arguments slated for April 23 on whether to reinstate a controversial question about citizenship proposed for the 2020 census to consider if the inquiry would violate the Constitution. Lower courts... Read More

Messy Issue of Gerrymandering About to Dominate High Court Docket Supreme Court
Messy Issue of Gerrymandering About to Dominate High Court Docket
2019-03-15 23:58:13
by Dan McCue

Over the next two weeks, the docket of the U.S. Supreme Court will be dominated by issues it has recently preferred to punt back to lower courts: racial and partisan gerrymandering. On Monday, the justices will hear oral arguments in... Read More

Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Expand Census Citizenship Case Supreme Court
Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Expand Census Citizenship Case

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to expand its scheduled April showdown over the 2020 census to decide whether the Constitution lets the government ask whether people are American citizens. In a letter dated Monday, U.S. Solicitor... Read More

Supreme Court Weighs Into Copyright Issues Involving Tech, New Media Supreme Court
Supreme Court Weighs Into Copyright Issues Involving Tech, New Media
2019-03-04 19:50:43
by Dan McCue

The Supreme Court on Monday sided with a third-party software maintenance provider in its quest to recoup the nearly $13 million it paid to Oracle Corp. to cover the litigation costs of a copyright dispute. Writing for a unanimous court,... Read More

Supreme Court Bolsters Right of Owners to Fight Against Police Seizures of Vehicles Supreme Court
Supreme Court Bolsters Right of Owners to Fight Against Police Seizures of Vehicles

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday strengthened the rights of Americans to fight police seizures of vehicles and property, ruling the Eighth Amendment’s ban on “excessive fines” applies to states and localities, not just the federal government. Read More

How Clarence Thomas Used a Civil Case Against Bill Cosby to Call for a Re-Examination of Libel Laws Supreme Court
How Clarence Thomas Used a Civil Case Against Bill Cosby to Call for a Re-Examination of Libel Laws

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Supreme Court announced said Tuesday that it would not consider a defamation case involving Bill Cosby. But the announcement came with a twist: Justice Clarence Thomas used the appeal... Read More

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