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National Review Online
This Day in Liberal Judicial Activisma "March 7
Entitled "Understanding Freedom's Heritage: How to Keep and Defend Liberty," Kennedy's list runs through many great selections-Pericles' Funeral Oration, the Magna Carta, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and Second Inaugural, Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream"-only to culminate with Kennedy's own opinion in Lawrence v.
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Wed Mar 05, 2014
Court weighs securities fraud case changes
The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed open to the possibility of making it harder for investors to join together to sue corporations for securities fraud - but maybe not as hard as companies that have to defend such lawsuits would like.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
The Children Get Their Chance To Speak In Utah Gay Marriage Case
Utah's ban on gay marriage harms the children of gays and lesbians, despite arguments the state has made to the contrary, according to an amicus brief filed Tuesday by a group of national and state gay rights organizations.
The Gift of Halliburton
Shareholders, listen up. Like the women seeking equal pay and cable subscribers before you, you could be in trouble.
KBCI CBS 2
U.S. Supreme Court: Law gives broad protection to whistleblowers
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that whistleblower protections in a federal law passed in response to the Enron financial scandal apply broadly to employees of publicly traded companies and contractors hired by the companies.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Court skeptical of IQ scores in deciding execution
The Supreme Court appeared likely Monday to say that states can't rely on intelligence test scores alone in borderline cases to determine that a death row inmate is mentally able and thus eligible to be executed.
Today, The Supreme Court Hears The Biggest Death Penalty Case In Nearly A Decade
Twelve years ago, in a case known as Atkins v. Virginia , the Supreme Court held that " death is not a suitable punishment for a mentally retarded criminal ."
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Climate change fight in the balance
While the public sleeps through an unusually rough winter, the fight against climate change -- or the fight against excessive regulation, depending on the point of view -- is being waged at the U.S. Supreme Court in a landmark case involving greenhouse gases.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Naples Daily News
Supreme Court weighs IQ test in Florida death penalty case
On Monday, 36 years after the double murder that sent Hall to death row, the Supreme Court will consider whether Florida is right.
Pretend for a moment that it's 1973, and I am a Supreme Court justice. In Roe v.
Cooler Heads Digest 28 February 2014
Over at Climate Audit , Steve McIntyre has published a must-read series debunking Michael Mann's claim that his work has been "exonerated" by a number of official investigations.
Oral Arguments in the Supreme Court Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. Case
On February 26, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases dealing with the attorney fee-shifting provision of 35 U.S.C. A 285.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Judge Strikes Down Texas’ Marriage Definition Amid Criticism
The state of Texas is appealing a ruling from a federal judge that could impose same-sex 'marriage' in the state, as supporters of Texas' marriage amendment argue that the ruling violates the rights of the state and its citizens.
Arizona On Steroids
The nationwide outcry over Arizona's anti-LGBT law was swift and severe. Amid mounting pressure from leading Republicans in her own state as well as the business community and others, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed the law on Wednesday night.
Activists sneak cameras into the US Supreme Court, capturing rare footage
I think the main reason is they don't want Jon Stewart to make fun of them -- they don't want clips to appear on The Daily Show A shaky, two-minute video uploaded on YouTube this week of a courtroom spectator interrupting a proceeding marks an apparent first--video taken inside the Supreme Court during a public session.
Supreme Court Case May Stop States That Still Execute Mentally Disabled
I am sitting in front of a stack of Supreme Court briefs, hundreds of pages of legal reasoning and case citations, filled with psychological standards and statistics, all arguing over something that is as much a matter of morality and medicine as it one of law.
National Review Online
This Day in Liberal Judicial Activisma "February 28
To keep the program from being used for political purposes, Congress has tightly regulated the use of LSC funds.
Las Vegas Review Journal
There's no need for religious protection law in Nevada
Arizona's Republican Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday vetoed Senate Bill 1062, a measure ostensibly aimed at protecting religious rights, but one that liberals said would allow for religiously motivated discrimination.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
St. Cloud Times
Religious liberty vs. civil rights: A balancing act
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer may have ended the latest controversy in her state by vetoing a "religious freedom" bill that threatened gay men and lesbians, but the nation's legislatures and courts are just getting started.
Just a Matter of Time Before Gay Texans Start to Legally Marry --- It's NBD
Just as arch-conservative Arizona Governor Jan Brewer crumbled to public and political pressure and vetoed Arizona's so-called "anti-gay legislation," a Texas federal court judge in San Antonio struck down Texas's ban on same-sex marriage because it violated the equal protection clause -- i.e., all citizens must be treated equally by the government ... (more)