Sunday May 19
Federal court rules crack cocaine offenders have a right to resentencing hearings
The ruling expands the FSA, which that lessened penalties for possession and dealing, to people whose cases happened before the law's passage, potentially opening the door for thousands of inmates to request reduced prison time from federal judges.
Thu May 16, 2013
The National Law Journal
The Justices Confront a Solomonic Task
No area of law presents such intractable human problems as domestic relations, especially when a child is involved.
Mon May 13, 2013
Supreme Court acting serene with unanimous rulings Supreme Court...
With three more 9-0 rulings issued Monday, the nine justices of the Supreme Court have now reached unanimous decisions in nearly 60% of the cases decided this term, a higher rate than in recent years.
Supreme Court clarifies when debt can be discharged in bankruptcy case
Under section 523 of the Bankruptcy Code [text], an individual cannot obtain a bankruptcy discharge from a debt "for fraud or defalcation while acting in a fiduciary capacity, embezzlement, or larceny." Writing for the unanimous court, Justice Stephen Breyer held that the term, "includes a culpable state of mind requirement akin to that which ... (more)
Feds Won't Say if NSA Surveilled New York Terror Suspects
Federal authorities prosecuting brothers on allegations they plotted to blow up a high-profile target in New York City are refusing to confirm publicly whether they cracked the case by employing a style of warrantless electronic eavesdropping first introduced by President George W. Bush in the wake of 9/11. The reason, attorneys affiliated with the ... (more)
Sun May 12, 2013
The Wichita Eagle
In entire court term, justices see 1 black lawyer
In this Feb. 27, 2013 file photo special counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Debo Adegbile, speaks with the media outside the Supreme Court in Washington after presenting arguments in the Shelby County, Ala., v. Holder voting rights case.
Fri May 10, 2013
The Washington Post
That party you didn't get invited to last night with Prince Harry? Well, obviously, it was nice.
Wed May 08, 2013
Justice Ginsburg is close behind Judge Judy on most trusted list
But actors are apparently the most trusted people in America, according to a Reader's Digest poll.
President Obama No. 65 on Reader's Digest top 100 trusted people poll behind actors and athletes
Reader's Digest, which worked with research firm The Wagner Group, polled more than 1,000 Americans to discover "which individuals and the ideals they represent have earned our confidence." Dubbed "The 100 Most Trusted People in America," the results show we trust actors and athletes above all else.
Tue May 07, 2013
Chambersburg Public Opinion
The Supreme Court's repugnant fallacies on freedom of information
In this Oct. 8, 2010, file photo U.S. Supreme Court justices pose for a photo at the Supreme Court in Washington.
Sun May 05, 2013
Thomas's Race Hit on Obama Is No Surprise
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas did the seemingly impossible -- he turned from court mute to a hit man on President Obama.
Sat May 04, 2013
LA Daily News
Thomas's Race Hit on Obama No Surprise
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas did the seemingly impossible. He turned from court mute to a hit man on President Obama.
Fri May 03, 2013
INADMISSIBLE: Breyer Recovering After Bicycle Crash
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer underwent "reverse shoulder replacement surgery" after falling from his bike.
Thu May 02, 2013
Textbook sales profit stands up, but problems linger
When Supap Kirtsaeng moved to the U.S. in 1997 to study math at Cornell University, the citizen of Thailand realized that he could get textbooks cheaper back home.
Wed May 01, 2013
Antoine Jones pleads guilty, accepts 15 years sentence
A former Washington nightclub owner who got a new trial on cocaine distribution charges after a Supreme Court verdict has pleaded guilty and will spend 15 years in prison.
Court gives green light for Craigslist lawsuit against competitors
The popular classified advertising site Craigslist cleared an important hurdle on Monday as a federal judge refused to dismiss its lawsuit against several competitors.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
The Louisville Cardinal
Four out of the nine Supreme court justices are required to allow the case to be be heard, but they do not necessarily have to oppose or support the Defense of Marriage Act.
Florida Passes Law To Speed Up Executions
States across the country have spent the last few years reconsidering the wisdom of capital punishment.
The Detroit News
Briefs: Lawyer joins Boston suspect's defense
The FDA's new look at added caffeine is in response to a caffeinated gum introduced this week by Wrigley.
Justice Breyer Released from the Hospital
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was released from a Washington area hospital Monday, after undergoing surgery for a shoulder he fractured in a bike accident on Friday.