7 hrs ago
Santa Barbara Independent
Mr. Apel Goes to Washington
John Dennis Apel estimates he's appeared in front of a judge about 20 times in as many years, so being in court is almost old hat for the veteran Catholic Worker peace activist from Guadalupe.
14 hrs ago
Ethics complaint over judge's Federalist Society appearance is dismissed
A federal appeals judge who appeared at a Federalist Society dinner did not violate the ethics rules because the event was not a fundraiser, according to the chief judge of the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Funeral Wednesday for former Supreme Court justice
Funeral services are being held Wednesday in western Kentucky for former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Thomas B. Spain, who died Saturday at the age of 85. Spain served on the state's high court from 1991 to 1995 after more than 17 years as circuit court judge in Hopkins and Caldwell counties.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
End Of Filibuster Brings First Of Many Radical Judges
Nuclear Option: The first spoil of Harry Reid's shredding of the Senate's historic filibuster rules has been confirmed to the D.C. Circuit.
Supreme Court tries to pierce fog of cross-state pollution laws
While a snowstorm shut down much of official Washington, Mitchell urged a clearly divided court to reject Environmental Protection Agency regulations on states that send pollution downwind.
Albany Times Union
Court suspends Judge Doyle
In this 2006 image, state Supreme Court Justice Thomas Spargo and Albany County Surrogate Judge Cathryn Doyle are shown in Albany.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Six good reasons to watch the Supreme Court's interstate air pollution case
The Supreme Court hears argument Tuesday in EPA v. EME Homer City Generation - a case that offers everything a Supreme Court junkie could ask for in a potential blockbuster.
Rush Limbaugh: Mandela 'Has More in Common with Clarence Thomas Than Barack Obama'
Nelson Mandela, the South African leader who was a passionate supporter of labor unions and who labeled freedom from poverty a "fundamental human right," has more in common with the most conservative Supreme Court justice in three generations than with President Obama .
Obama, Dems make mark on second most powerful court
Democrats prepared to assume greater influence over the nation's second most powerful court this week in a display of raw political muscle sure to have legal, political and perhaps policy repercussions for decades to come.
The Daily Caller
Senate to vote on first judge in post-nuclear Senate
Patricia Ann Millett will get her place in the history books Monday evening, when she becomes the first judge to be confirmed since Senate Democrats invoked the nuclear option to prevent Republicans from blocking judicial nominations.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Supreme Court weighs issue of cross-state air pollution
Inside an unmarked trailer at the end of an unmarked dirt road about 15 miles north of the nation's capital, a high-tech radar monitor beeps every 10 minutes in an effort to find out who is polluting Maryland's air.
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
History competition draws nearly 200 New Jersey high school students
Jack Mehr of Metuchen, left, and Ben Bechtold and Thomas Cleary both of Ridgewood, competing in the semifinals of The National History Bee on Saturday at Ridgewood High School.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
If Not Now, When? Explori...
What if all the world's religions honored people and planet, and all, as one big ol' interconnected ecosystem, of which all are vital parts of the whole? With Green Faith , Sustainable Traditions , Vedic Ecology Hindu temples, Islamic approaches to Sustainability and Deep Ecology , this 'what if', is possible.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
The Miami Herald
Did man protest too close for military's – and Supreme Court's – comfort?
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.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
The Miami Herald
Supreme Court tackles Kentucky false advertising case
Fanciful questions about chocolate sauce confronted a Lexington, Ky., attorney representing a hometown firm Tuesday as the Supreme Court weighed when companies can file false advertising lawsuits.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Deja vu all over again - Justice Clarence Thomas Violates Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges
Enough is enough - we need to stop blatant disregard exhibited by US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to the Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
West Salem civics teacher named Oregon's best
A West Salem High School teacher will be honored as Oregon civics educator of the year at the Oregon Civics Conference.
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
So it took Judge Janice Brown living up to her extremist promise to finally wake up the Democrats?
So it took Judge Janice Brown living up to her extremist promise to wake up the Democrats? by digby If the Republicans want to bellyache about losing the filibuster for judicial nominees, maybe they ought to call in truce in the War on Women: Within hours of each other, two federal appeals courts handed down separate decisions that affirmed sharp ... (more)