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The U.S. Supreme Court took the action in refusing to consider a July 2016 ruling from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which deemed unconstitutional a three-year-old voting law North Carolina imposed. The federal...
MINNEAPOLIS — Attorneys for the more than 700 residents of Minnesota's sex offender treatment program are taking their case to the U.S. Supreme Court . The attorneys filed a petition Friday asking the nation's...
“Nothing in the record, however, supports the majority's conclusions,” Bradford argued in his Supreme Court petition. “Instead, the majority's decision rests on articles, uncited by any party at any stage...
Use of arbitration agreements in the nursing home context has been a hot topic across the country. The United States Supreme Court recently weighed in on the issue and held that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts any...
The U.S. Supreme Court is still weighing an important First Amendment case about whether a church was wrongly denied a playground improvement grant under a Missouri program using recycled tires. But in the finals of a...
Debt collectors scored a win on Monday when the United States Supreme Court ruled that pursuing stale debt is not a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”). The case of Midland Funding LLC v...
The Trump administration sanctioned eight Venezuelan Supreme Court judges Thursday, freezing their assets and banning them from travel to the U.S. as punishment for stripping the Venezuelan Congress of all powers...
(AP Photo/Fernando Llano). A masked anti-government protester shields himself during clashes with security forces, in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, May 18, 2017. The protest in Caracas comes after a tumultuous 24 hours...
The U.S. will sanction eight judges on Venezuela's Supreme Court , the White House is expected to announce Thursday, as punishment for stripping the Venezuelan Congress of all powers earlier this year, a decision...
BRASILIA Brazil's President Michel Temer on Thursday defiantly said he would not resign from office despite a Supreme Court decision authorizing an investigation into allegations he condoned bribery of a potential...

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Marc Stein is the Jamie and Phyllis Pasker Professor of History at San Francisco State University and the author of several books, including Sexual Injustice: Supreme Court Decisions from Griswold to Roe (University of...
What's more, the police can obtain all of that data without a warrant. But that could change if the U.S. Supreme Court agrees to take up two major Fourth Amendment cases, Graham v. United States and Carpenter v....
Attorneys for the more than 700 residents of Minnesota's sex offender treatment program are taking their case to the U.S. Supreme Court . The attorneys filed a petition Friday asking the nation's highest court...
On this day in 1996, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down an amendment to Colorado's state Constitution that would have barred any authority in the state from taking any action that would protect homosexual rights....
The Supreme Court of the United States just sided with President Trump in a landmark case the mainstream media hasn't been reporting on. On behalf of Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education, Trump's legal...
Venezuelan justices Friday railed against the latest attempt of the Trump administration to tighten the screws on the leftist government of President Nicolas Maduro as the country lurches under extreme poverty, economic...
BOGOTA, Colombia — The U.S. imposed a new round of sanctions on high-level Venezuelan officials, this time targeting eight Supreme Court judges that Washington accused of damaging their nation's democracy by...
WASHINGTON The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the chief judge and seven other members of Venezuela's Supreme Court on Thursday as punishment for seizing powers from the opposition-led Congress earlier...
NEW YORK Lawyers for former New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam on Thursday urged a U.S. appeals court to overturn the two men's corruption convictions in light of a recent U.S. Supreme...
PETE BANNAN - DIGITAL FIRST MEDIA Archbishop Charles J. Chaput awards United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary...
The U.S. Supreme Court Monday denied N.C. Republican legislators' appeal to review the 2013 voter ID law. The ruling the lower court made last summer, which struck down the law because it disproportionately affected...
The U.S. Supreme court has ruled in a case that involves Louisville-based post-acute care and home health provider Kindred Healthcare Inc. The high court ruled 7-1 to overturn a Kentucky Supreme Court decision that...
Sharpe, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the “separate but equal” doctrine in Plessy v. Ferguson was unconstitutional under the 14th Amendment, which guaranteed equal treatment under the law. The...
On Monday, May 15, 2017, the Supreme Court put to rest a theory of liability under the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA or Act) that had a major impact not only upon the credit and collection industry, but...
When challenging an execution method on those grounds, a U.S. Supreme Court precedent requires inmates to propose a known and available alternative. Ledford's lawyers, therefore, proposed that he be executed by...
The Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal of a lower court refusal to stop the execution. Ledford's lawyers had argued he was only 20 and his brain wasn't done developing when he killed Johnston....
He would be the first inmate to be executed by Georgia this year. The state's death warrant is valid for a week, so the state will be able to proceed with the execution despite the US Supreme Court's delay. In...
Lawyers for a Georgia inmate who had been scheduled to be executed Tuesday has filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that it is wrong to sentence an offender less than 21 years old to death. J.W....
Can U.S. companies use the federal racketeering law to fend off costly foreign court judgments? For Chevron Corp., the answer was yes—and that saved the oil and gas giant $9.5 billion. Now the Supreme Court will...
New Jersey's five-year battle with the NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues over expanding legal sports betting has reached the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court . On Tuesday, Rep. Frank Pallone,...