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Supreme Court may back EPA on cross-state air pollution
States in the Midwest and South whose polluted air infects Northeast and Middle Atlantic states may have to abide by a federally imposed solution, a slim majority of Supreme Court justices appears to indicate.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Wall Street Journal
EPA's Thin Legal Air
The Environmental Protection Agency's habit of stretching its legal authority faces another reckoning on Tuesday when the Supreme Court considers whether the agency can rewrite the Clean Air Act to usurp state responsibilities.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
The Daily Caller
Army officer insults Supreme Court for Heller decision; calls for gun bans, turn-ins
To say the least, some of the characters who have appeared on the national scene in recent years have demonstrated some enormous egos and used some pretty ill-tempered language in their efforts to turn this nation into something we wouldn't recognize.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Sentencing Law and Policy
"How should states decide if someone convicted of a crime has an...
The title of this post is the first sentence of this lengthy USA Today article headlined "Supreme Court to revisit death penalty for mentally disabled."
Air Force Times
Case of longtime Vandenberg protester reaches Supreme Court
John Dennis Apel, left, joins his supporters in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on Wednesday following an argument on the right to protest at a military base.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Supreme Court to revisit death penalty for mentally disabled
How should states decide if someone convicted of a crime has an intellectual disability, when the answer means life or death? This spring the Supreme Court will wade back into these murky waters, 12 years after it took the death penalty off the table for criminals with mental disabilities but left the details to the states.
Legislative intent and the patent act of 1952
The Patent Act of 1952 was sold on the floor of Congress as a "codification bill," and in committee hearings it was made clear that the Act was not meant to change the law with respect to subject matter eligibility, only to clarify it.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
American exceptionalism - are we there yet?
When he exited the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Benjamin Franklin was asked by a citizen what form of government the delegates had given the young country.
Federal Drug Defendants Who Don't Plead Guilty Spend Three Times Longer In Prison, Report Finds
In a landmark 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision on the right to a lawyer during plea bargaining, Justice Anthony Kennedy noted that 95 percent of convicted U.S. criminal defendants enter into a plea bargain and never go to trial.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Justices wary of military-base protester’s plea
A seasoned California peace protester faced Supreme Court resistance Wednesday in a case that's as much about real estate as it is about free speech.
Michael Peroutka: Justice Kennedy 'hates God,' 'thinks he is God'
The religious right continues to fume over the fact that the Supreme Court ruled that oppression is not a sanctioned form of religious expression, including conservative talk show host Steve Deace , who continued the right's disturbing pattern of never turning down an endorsement.
Supreme Court weighs protests at military installations
A Supreme Court case involving the right to protest space-based weaponry at a California military base evolved Wednesday into an argument over property functions and highway easements.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
This Christian Company Will Win-Because It's Rich
The owners of Hobby Lobby object to contraception. But it's their assets, not their beliefs, that will make their case so persuasive to this Supreme Court.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
New Media Journal
Reid's Filibuster Power Play a Blow to US Constitutional System
Democrats just made the next Miguel Estrada a Supreme Court justice. Republicans will remember that in 2003 Democrats filibustered a Senate vote to confirm Miguel Estrada to the federal appeals court in Washington, DC.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
Obamacare's Religious Freedom Question Dumped on Supreme Court
Source: Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States. Back row, from left: Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen G. Breyer, Samuel A. Alito, and Elena Kagan.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Assessing the wake of legislative Hiroshima an Absolute Must Read
This is an awesome article. A must read. The title doesn't do it justice. It's a call-to-arms for conservatives, and it eviscerates Harry Reid.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
What if Chief Justice George had taken federal appointment?
Of all the revelations in former Chief Justice Ronald George's newly published memoir , one of the most intriguing is that he was offered a coveted judgeship on the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 1987, but turned it down because he had just been appointed to a state appellate court.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
The Note's Must-Reads for Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The Note's Must-Reads are a round-up of today's political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Richland County Republican Women Event
Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy spoke at the Richland County Republican Women's event Tuesday evening.
Corporations Are People, the Biblical Sequel
Hobby Lobby Stores , Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius. The question is whether for-profit corporations may deny contraceptive coverage to their employees - coverage that the Affordable Care Act requires - based on their owners' religious objections.