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1 hr ago | FindLaw
"There are drones flying over the air randomly that are recording everything that's happening on what we consider our private property. That type of technology has to stimulate us to think about what is it that we cherish in privacy and how far we want to protect it and from whom."
5 hrs ago | AmmoLand
Gun Owners of America submitted a vital amicus brief in Heller v. DC on Tuesday - in a case that is otherwise known as Heller III.
7 hrs ago | Log Cabin Democrat
A county judge was wrong to find that Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage violated the state and federal constitutions, the attorney general's office argued Monday as it asked the state's highest court to uphold the prohibition. Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel asked the state Supreme Court to find the ban on gay marriage constitutional, arguing the state's voters have a right to define marriage.
10 hrs ago | The Indianapolis Star
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today continued the stay on same-sex marriage in Indiana until it is addressed by the U.S. Supreme Court. Stay extended on Indiana same-sex marriage case pending Supreme Court decision The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today continued the stay on same-sex marriage in Indiana until it is addressed by the U.S. Supreme Court.
14 hrs ago | ABA Journal
The Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the law on Thursday, using reasoning that conflicts with the analysis in another appellate decision, according to the National Law Journal and a press release by Liberty Counsel, which represented the plaintiffs challenging the New Jersey law. NJ.com also has a story.
All of this two-party arrogance and accusing amounts to childishness. Americans want our leaders working together in harmony on the big issues.
Right now, the eyes of the world are on Scotland, which is voting in the coming week on whether to leave the UK. The referendum in Scotland is binding.
LAS CRUCES >> Three members of a Deming family convicted in 2012 of making false statements on investigation forms during a firearms sting could be sentenced soon, and they are hoping to avoid prison time. As the family waits, defense attorneys for Rick Reese, his wife Terri Reese and their son Ryin Reese, have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case.
The game-changing U.S. Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance in 2010 - best known by its plaintiff's name, Citizens United - is on U.S. Sen. Al Franken 's shortlist of the worst decisions in court history. So he said on the Senate floor last week, to the derision of Republicans , including the spokesman for his Nov. 4 election opponent, investment banker Mike McFadden.
That exasperation captured Mr. Bumble's scorn for British common law in "Oliver Twist." But it also applies in spades to Thursday's decision by a federal district court conferring First Amendment protection on intentional falsehoods during political campaigns uttered for the purpose of influencing the outcome of the election.
In a ruling that calls into question Arizona's gay marriage ban, a judge handed a victory Friday to a gay man who lost his spouse to cancer last month and was denied death benefits because the state prohibits same-sex unions. U.S. District Judge John Sedwick allowed Fred McQuire to be listed on his spouse's death certificate, marking another development in the national debate over gay marriage as state and federal judges across the country have struck down bans in more than a dozen states at a rapid rate since a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year.
The Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court will be in Lincoln next week to deliver the keynote address at the Roman L. Hruska Institute for the Administration of Justice. Chief Justice John Roberts' appearance will be Friday at the University of Nebraska College of Law.
Connecticut's Supreme Court has decided to take up three cases that could decide how the state handles the convictions of children who commit murder and other violent crimes. The court will hear appeals Tuesday from three people who were sentenced to lengthy prison terms for crimes they committed while under the age of 18. The hearings come after two U.S. Supreme Court decisions that essentially prohibit mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles in homicide cases, and require states to provide inmates with a "meaningful opportunity" for release in non-homicide cases.
At a Federalist Society event in Washington D.C. last November, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker called 7th Circuit Judge Diane Sykes "one of our favorite jurists," and joked about appointing her to the U.S. Supreme Court if elected president. "We are on the eve of an election," Sykes said, indicating that she would like to immediately put one of Walker's signature pieces of legislation in place for November's vote.
A 23-year-old Redwood City man convicted as a teenager of killing a 19-year-old man at a party six years ago was resentenced Friday to 50 years to life in prison. Ricardo Garcia, who was 17 when he killed Solomone Zarate, was serving life without parole after his 2010 conviction as an adult of first-degree murder with a special gang allegation that made him parole ineligible.
Sept. 12--The U.S. Supreme Court could use more diversity, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Thursday during an appearance at Oklahoma City University. "It's a positive thing for the judiciary to be diverse -- not in the traditional ways that people think of diversity, which is race, ethnicity and gender," said Sotomayor, the first Hispanic justice on the court.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 08:46 pm
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