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Trademark Law Restricting 'Scandalous' Speech Found Unconstitutional
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Trademark Law Restricting 'Scandalous' Speech Found Unconstitutional
2019-06-24 20:59:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a section of the federal trademark law that prohibited businesses from registering marks that some might see as scandalous or immoral. The ruling is a victory for the fashion brand FUCT, and... Read More

Congress Did Not Violate 'Nondelegation' Doctrine In Handling of Sex Offender Law
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Congress Did Not Violate 'Nondelegation' Doctrine In Handling of Sex Offender Law
2019-06-21 20:50:29
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court held Thursday that Congress did not unlawfully delegate its authority to another branch of government when it left it to the attorney general to decide how to apply a sex offender law's requirements before... Read More

Inmate's Murder Conviction Tossed Due to Repeated Effort to Keep Blacks Off Jury
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Inmate's Murder Conviction Tossed Due to Repeated Effort to Keep Blacks Off Jury
2019-06-21 20:46:44
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The murder conviction and death sentence of a black inmate in Mississippi cannot stand because the trial court failed to recognize a prosecutors efforts to keep blacks off the jury was due at least in part to discriminatory... Read More

Supreme Court Says 40-Foot-Tall Cross on Public Land in Maryland Can Stay
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Supreme Court Says 40-Foot-Tall Cross on Public Land in Maryland Can Stay
2019-06-21 12:47:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A large, cross-shaped memorial to the dead of World War I that has stood in the grassy median of a local roadway for nearly a century, can stay right where it is, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday.... Read More

Virginia Ban on Uranium Mining Upheld
State News
Virginia Ban on Uranium Mining Upheld
2019-06-17 19:52:29
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld Virginia's decades-old ban on mining radioactive uranium, holding "Congress conspicuously chose to leave untouched the States' historic authority over the regulation of mining activities on private lands within their borders." The... Read More

Justices Send Same-Sex Wedding Case Back to Oregon Court of Appeals
Civil Rights
Justices Send Same-Sex Wedding Case Back to Oregon Court of Appeals
2019-06-17 19:48:08
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court tossed an Oregon appeals court ruling against bakers who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. The justices' one-sentence order directs appellate judges in Oregon to reconsider the case in light... Read More

Trials for Same Crime in Both State and Federal Court Allowed
Law
Trials for Same Crime in Both State and Federal Court Allowed
2019-06-17 19:42:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld a longstanding rule allowing both state and federal prosecutors to pursue charges against the same individual for the same crime. The 7-2 decision handed down by the justices preserves an exception to... Read More

Virginia Election to Proceed With Redrawn District
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Virginia Election to Proceed With Redrawn District
2019-06-17 19:38:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Voters in Virginia will elect members of the state's House of Delegates in districts drawn on a map considered to be favorable to Democrats, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday. The 5-4 ruling comes in a case... Read More

Supreme Court Quietly Enters the Final Stretch of Closely Watched Term
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Supreme Court Quietly Enters the Final Stretch of Closely Watched Term
2019-06-11 23:09:03
by Dan McCue

In its long history, the Supreme Court likely hasn't had a term quite like this one. It began with the emotionally wrenching confirmation hearings for Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and will end with a series of rulings that could have... Read More

Supreme Court to Wade Into Piracy's Murky Waters With Blackbeard Copyright Case
Law
Supreme Court to Wade Into Piracy's Murky Waters With Blackbeard Copyright Case
2019-06-04 19:56:06
by Dan McCue

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal involving both the 18th century pirate Blackbeard and the question of whether a state can be sued for using another's copyrighted work without permission. At the center of the case are... Read More

McConnell Tells Kentucky Audience He’d Confirm Supreme Court Justice in Election Year
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McConnell Tells Kentucky Audience He’d Confirm Supreme Court Justice in Election Year

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would allow a vote to fill a Supreme Court vacancy if a justice dies in 2020, he told the Paducah Chamber of Commerce. Three years ago, McConnell blocked a vote on President Barack Obama’s Supreme... Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Portion of Indiana Abortion Law on Fetal Remains
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Supreme Court Upholds Portion of Indiana Abortion Law on Fetal Remains
2019-05-28 21:31:19
by Dan McCue

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the portion of an Indiana law signed by Vice President Mike Pence during his tenure as governor that requires fetal remains from abortions be buried or cremated. The ruling partially reversed an earlier... Read More

Majority of Voters Support A Woman’s Right to Choose, National Poll Finds
Civil Rights
Majority of Voters Support A Woman’s Right to Choose, National Poll Finds
2019-05-22 19:17:10
by Dan McCue

A majority of American voters believe the U.S. Supreme Court was right in 1973 when it ruled in Roe v. Wade that women have a constitutionally-protected right to have an abortion, and most also believe the current generation of justices... Read More

George Washington to Citizens United: A History of Campaign Finance Reform
Campaign Finance
George Washington to Citizens United: A History of Campaign Finance Reform
2019-05-21 12:48:25
by Dan McCue

From the very beginning of the Republic, campaign finance has been a hard subject to discuss in polite company. In a capitalist society, things, including access to whatever serves as the public megaphone of the era, simply cost money. And... Read More

Roberts Holds Key to Whether Recent Anti-Abortion Laws Lead to Roe Review
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Roberts Holds Key to Whether Recent Anti-Abortion Laws Lead to Roe Review
2019-05-17 21:18:52
by Dan McCue

For several weeks, a growing number of states in the Midwest and South have passed laws sharply limiting women's access to abortions in a heavy-handed bid to force the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider its 1973 ruling in Roe v.... Read More

Ohio, Michigan Ask Supreme Court to Block Redistricting Orders
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Ohio, Michigan Ask Supreme Court to Block Redistricting Orders
2019-05-13 23:13:24
by Dan McCue

The attorneys for both Ohio and Michigan asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to intervene and block lower court orders to rectify partisan gerrymanders. In Ohio, a three-judge panel ruled that the state's congressional district map was unconstitutionally gerrymandered... Read More

iPhone Users Can Sue Apple Over App Store Prices, Justices Rule
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iPhone Users Can Sue Apple Over App Store Prices, Justices Rule
2019-05-13 22:09:31
by Dan McCue

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday held that iPhone users can proceed with a class-action against Apple over what the plaintiff's claim is the company's monopoly over app sales. While the decision is potentially a landmark ruling for consumers seeking... Read More

Supreme Court Overturns 40-Year Precedent in Two-State Dispute
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Supreme Court Overturns 40-Year Precedent in Two-State Dispute
2019-05-13 22:02:45
by Dan McCue

A divided U.S. Supreme Court Monday overturned a 40-year precedent, ruling one state cannot be sued in the courts of another without its consent. The decision ends a long-running tax dispute between California officials and a Nevada inventor named Gilbert... Read More

Mystery Delays Push Divisive Supreme Court Issues Into Election Year
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Mystery Delays Push Divisive Supreme Court Issues Into Election Year

WASHINGTON — In January the Supreme Court appeared poised to act on President Donald Trump’s bid to end deportation protection for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants. Then the case disappeared. Though scheduled to discuss the appeal at their Jan.... Read More

Ex-Police Officer Who Killed Black Motorist During Traffic Stop Appeals Conviction to Supreme Court
In The News
Ex-Police Officer Who Killed Black Motorist During Traffic Stop Appeals Conviction to Supreme Court
2019-05-08 20:52:28
by Dan McCue

A former North Charleston, South Carolina police officer who is serving a 20-year prison sentence for killing a black motorist who fled a traffic stop four years ago, has appealed his case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Michael Slager pleaded... Read More

Momentum Builds In Wisconsin for an In-State Solution to Partisan Gerrymandering
In The News
Momentum Builds In Wisconsin for an In-State Solution to Partisan Gerrymandering
2019-04-26 20:36:04
by Dan McCue

As Wisconsinites await the outcome of two partisan gerrymandering cases heard by the U.S. Supreme Court last month, momentum is growing for in-state resolution to a very similar controversy. Earlier this month, three counties passed resolutions asking the state legislature... Read More

Clear Divide Emerges Among Justices Over Citizenship Question on Census
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Clear Divide Emerges Among Justices Over Citizenship Question on Census
2019-04-23 19:33:01
by Dan McCue

The conservative and liberal justices of the U.S. Supreme Court appeared to be sharply divided over the Trump administration's plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The high court's ruling in the case could affect how many... Read More

Supreme Court to Take Up LGBT Job Discrimination Cases
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Supreme Court to Take Up LGBT Job Discrimination Cases
2019-04-22 20:20:31
by Dan McCue

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to take up the question of whether provisions of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibiting employment discrimination applies to LGBT individuals. The justices said they would hear Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia,... Read More

What's In a Name? The Supreme Court Will Decide in ‘FUCT’ Trademark Dispute
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What's In a Name? The Supreme Court Will Decide in ‘FUCT’ Trademark Dispute
2019-04-16 21:12:28
by Dan McCue

Perhaps it should have been docketed as the case that dare not speak its name. At least that's how it seemed Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court convened to hear arguments on whether the First Amendment's protection of freedom of... Read More

SCOTUS Case Preview: The Rights of An Unconscious Motorist
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SCOTUS Case Preview: The Rights of An Unconscious Motorist
2019-04-12 20:28:22
by Dan McCue

This is one of five noteworthy Supreme Court cases that will be heard between April 16 and April 23. You can read the other previews here: April 16: Should State Law Govern Offshore Wages? April 16: Due Process and Trusts... Read More

SCOTUS Case Preview: Census Citizenship Question
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SCOTUS Case Preview: Census Citizenship Question
2019-04-12 20:27:47
by Dan McCue

This is one of five noteworthy Supreme Court cases that will be heard between April 16 and April 23. You can read the other previews here: April 16: Should State Law Govern Offshore Wages? April 16: Due Process and Trusts... Read More

SCOTUS Case Preview: Election Fraud
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SCOTUS Case Preview: Election Fraud
2019-04-12 20:27:18
by Dan McCue

This is one of five noteworthy Supreme Court cases that will be heard between April 16 and April 23. You can read the other previews here: April 16: Should State Law Govern Offshore Wages? April 16: Due Process and Trusts... Read More

SCOTUS Case Preview: Due Process and Trusts
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SCOTUS Case Preview: Due Process and Trusts
2019-04-12 20:26:40
by Dan McCue

This is one of five noteworthy Supreme Court cases that will be heard between April 16 and April 23. You can read the other previews here: April 16: Should State Law Govern Offshore Wages? April 17: Election Fraud April 23:... Read More

SCOTUS Case Preview: Should State Law Govern Offshore Wages?
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SCOTUS Case Preview: Should State Law Govern Offshore Wages?
2019-04-12 20:26:12
by Dan McCue

This is one of five noteworthy Supreme Court cases that will be heard between April 16 and April 23. You can read the other previews here: April 16: Due Process and Trusts April 17: Election Fraud April 23: Census Citizenship... Read More

Supreme Court Poised to Tackle Census Question, Wages for Offshore Oil Workers and More
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Supreme Court Poised to Tackle Census Question, Wages for Offshore Oil Workers and More
2019-04-12 20:18:58
by Dan McCue

After a relatively quiet start to the month, oral arguments resume before the U.S. Supreme Court next week with several noteworthy cases on the docket. As is their custom, the justices have scheduled hearings on cases that resolved splits among... Read More

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