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Michigan straight-party voting ban won't take effect after U.S. Supreme Court declines to intervene
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan straight-party voting ban won't take effect after U.S. Supreme Court declines to intervene.
1 points by The Washington Times | Washington D.C. Supreme Court of the United States United States Michigan United States Constitution John G. Roberts Jury President of the United States
U.S. Supreme Court green lights straight-party voting in Mich.
The Friday ruling ends a series of appeals by Attorney General Bill Schuette        
5507 points by Detroit Free Press | Supreme Court of the United States United States Appeal United States Constitution Law Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States John G. Roberts Voting
Feds drop charges against ex-Virginia Gov. McDonnell
Federal prosecutors will not pursue another case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell or his wife after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his corruption conviction last month, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia said Thursday. The decision ends a yearlong legal saga for the former governor and once-rising Republican star, who was...
13 points by New York Post | Supreme Court of the United States John G. Roberts United States Chief Justice of the United States United States Attorney George W. Bush United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit John Paul Stevens
Feds to drop corruption charges against former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell
Federal prosecutors will not pursue another case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell or his wife after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his corruption conviction last month, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia said Thursday. The decision ends a yearlong legal saga for...
15 points by Los Angeles Times | Supreme Court of the United States John G. Roberts United States Chief Justice of the United States United States Attorney United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Supreme court George W. Bush
National briefs: South Carolina officer involved in shooting fired
SENECA, S.C. — A South Carolina police lieutenant who fatally shot a 19-year-old man during an attempted drug arrest in a restaurant parking lot last year has been fired, the police chief said. The officer contended he was acting in self-defense when the suspect drove a car toward him.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Atlantic Ocean John G. Roberts Supreme Court of the United States Plea First Amendment to the United States Constitution Chief Justice of the United States Lieutenant Ocean
Ginsburg suggests Senate should act on Garland nomination, but says it cannot be forced to
“The president is elected for four years not three years, so the power he has in year three continues into year four.”
202 points by The Washington Post | Supreme Court of the United States Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bill Clinton Antonin Scalia United States Senate President of the United States Democratic Party John G. Roberts
What we learned about Neil Gorsuch during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing
Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominees act out a peculiar Washington ritual in which inquisitive senators gather before TV cameras to hear an aspiring justice politely refuse to answer their questions on all the pressing legal issues of the day. To no one’s surprise, Judge Neil M. Gorsuch,...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | Supreme Court of the United States John G. Roberts Party leaders of the United States Senate Antonin Scalia Roe v. Wade United States Senate Law Judge
Supreme Court unanimously strikes down Gorsuch ruling
A ruling made by US Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch in a federal appeals court has been struck down 8-0 by the Supreme Court. Gorsuch apologized for his ruling during a Senate confirmation hearing, but defended it based on circuit precedence. Read Full Article at RT.com
-1 points by Russia Today | John G. Roberts Supreme Court of the United States Appeal Stare decisis Chief Justice of the United States John Paul Stevens United States Supreme court
Norma McCorvey, at center of landmark abortion ruling, dies
DALLAS (AP) — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, has died. She was 69.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Roe v. Wade Supreme Court of the United States Abortion debate John G. Roberts Abortion Norma McCorvey Nancy Pelosi Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution
Woman at center of landmark ‘Roe v. Wade’ case dies
DALLAS — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym “Jane Roe” led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, died yesterday. She was 69.McCorvey died at an assisted living center in Katy, Texas, said journalist Joshua Prager, who is working on a book about McCorvey and was with her and her family when she died. He said she died of heart failure and had been ill for some time.
7 points by Boston Herald | Roe v. Wade Supreme Court of the United States Abortion Abortion debate Gerald Ford Pro-choice John G. Roberts Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution
Norma McCorvey, Roe v. Wade figure, dies
Norma McCorvey, known as "Jane Roe" in the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that established a constitutional right to abortion, has died, according to a priest close to the family.
7618 points by CNN | Roe v. Wade Supreme Court of the United States United States John G. Roberts Human rights Gerald Ford Law Abortion
Norma McCorvey, of Roe v. Wade fame, dies in Katy at 69
Norma McCorvey, the Texas woman behind the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, died Saturday at an assisted-living facility in Katy. She was 69.
412 points by The Houston Chronicle | Roe v. Wade Abortion Supreme Court of the United States Norma McCorvey McCorvey v. Hill Pro-choice Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution John G. Roberts
Trump announces new Labor nominee at White House press conference
In his first solo press conference at the White House, US President Donald Trump announced his new nominee to head the Department of Labor, Alexander Acosta. Read Full Article at RT.com
-2 points by Russia Today | George W. Bush President of the United States Bill Clinton Barack Obama Supreme Court of the United States United States Department of Justice John G. Roberts Alberto Gonzales
Morning Spin: AG Madigan, Rauner set for court clash on state worker pay Thursday
Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Subscribe here. Topspin A Downstate judge Thursday afternoon will take up the question of whether or not state workers should continue to be paid...
32 points by Chicago Tribune | Supreme Court of the United States State supreme court Lisa Madigan Roe v. Wade Michael Madigan Rod Blagojevich United States John G. Roberts
Letter: Rethinking abortion
Rethinking abortionThe article by Nancy Greenwood “Before Roe v. Wade” (Monitor Forum, Feb. 2) made me think. I, too, am in my sixties and remember those days when the Supreme Court made abortion legal. Like her, I rejoiced in it back then. But now I am not so sure.How many abortions have occurred...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Roe v. Wade Supreme Court of the United States Abortion Pregnancy Planned Parenthood v. Casey John G. Roberts Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution Gerald Ford
Religion in the courtroom: Neil Gorsuch’s faith and writings draw close attention
More than most issues, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s writings on the intersection of religion and the law have faced intense scrutiny ahead of his Senate confirmation hearings. So too has his personal beliefs as a Catholic-turned-Episcopalian who now worships at a self-described "largely liberal" church in Boulder.
299 points by The Denver Post | Supreme Court of the United States Roe v. Wade Antonin Scalia Human rights Abortion Sandra Day O'Connor Supreme court John G. Roberts
What comes next in Trump travel ban case
A federal appeals court has handed a resounding victory to Washington state and Minnesota in their challenge of President Donald Trump's travel ban, finding unanimously that a lower court ruling suspending the ban's enforcement should stay in place while the case continues.
92 points by The Denver Post | President of the United States Supreme Court of the United States George W. Bush United States John G. Roberts Appeal United States Constitution Jimmy Carter
Gorsuch paid $3.28 million by former firm, under 2005 deal
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch gave up a $1 million a year paycheck when he left his private law practice a decade ago for less financially rewarding work as a government lawyer and then a judge.But he managed to do quite nicely for his first four years on the federal bench even so, earning $3.2...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Supreme Court of the United States John G. Roberts Lawyer Antonin Scalia Judge Law John Paul Stevens Court
Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch paid $3.28 million by former firm, under 2005 deal
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch gave up a $1 million a year paycheck when he left his private law practice a decade ago for less financially rewarding work as a government lawyer and then a judge.
9 points by The Denver Post | Supreme Court of the United States Lawyer Judge Law John G. Roberts Antonin Scalia Court Appellate court
What Ruth Bader Ginsburg learned being a mom
Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she is a professional success because she is a mother, not in spite of it.       
9751 points by USA Today | Supreme Court of the United States Ruth Bader Ginsburg Antonin Scalia Anthony Kennedy Bill Clinton Clarence Thomas Sandra Day O'Connor John G. Roberts
Gorsuch paid $3.28M by former firm, under 2005 deal
The payments resulted from an agreement Gorsuch signed when he joined the Bush administration in 2005        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Supreme Court of the United States Lawyer Judge Law John G. Roberts Antonin Scalia Court Appellate court
Justice Ginsburg laments partisanship in speech at Stanford
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lamented partisanship in Congress during a talk at Stanford University on Monday and said she hoped it would return to an era when "it was working for the good of the country and not just along party lines." Ginsburg did not address the nomination...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Supreme Court of the United States Ruth Bader Ginsburg Antonin Scalia Anthony Kennedy Clarence Thomas John G. Roberts Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Sandra Day O'Connor
Justice Ginsburg laments partisanship in speech at Stanford
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lamented partisanship in Congress during a talk at Stanford University on Monday and said she hoped it would return to an era when "it was working for the good…
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Ruth Bader Ginsburg Supreme Court of the United States Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States United States John G. Roberts United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Stephen Breyer Georgetown University Law C
Justice Ginsburg speaks at Stanford, laments partisanship
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lamented partisanship in Congress during a talk at Stanford University on Monday and said she hoped it would return to an era when "it was working for the good…
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Ruth Bader Ginsburg Supreme Court of the United States Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States United States John G. Roberts United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Stephen Breyer Georgetown University Law C
Ruth Bader Ginsburg laments partisanship at Stanford talk
STANFORD, Calif. — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lamented partisanship in Congress during a talk at Stanford University on Monday and said she hoped it would return to an era when “it was working for the good of the country and not just along party lines.” Ginsburg did not address the nomination of...
97 points by New York Post | Supreme Court of the United States Ruth Bader Ginsburg Antonin Scalia Anthony Kennedy Clarence Thomas John G. Roberts Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Sandra Day O'Connor
Legal battle over Trump's travel ban could rest on Supreme Court's view of the limits of presidential power
Even before Donald Trump entered the White House, many were predicting federal courts would serve as an important check on his use of presidential power, particularly given his aggressive style and a GOP-led Congress that has so far been loath to confront him. But few expected the first constitutional...
1579 points by Los Angeles Times | President of the United States Supreme Court of the United States United States Court Law Judge Antonin Scalia John G. Roberts
Justice Ginsburg laments partisanship at Stanford talk
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lamented partisanship in Congress during a talk at Stanford University on Monday and said she hoped it would return to an era when "it was working for the good…
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Supreme Court of the United States Ruth Bader Ginsburg Antonin Scalia Anthony Kennedy Clarence Thomas Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Harvard Law School John G. Roberts
Nearly 100 U.S. tech firms file legal brief opposing Trump's travel ban
Nearly 100 companies, including Apple, Google and Microsoft, banded together on Sunday to file a legal brief opposing President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban, arguing that it "inflicts significant harm on American business."
5 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | United States President of the United States Appeal Supreme Court of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt John G. Roberts Federal government of the United States Donald Trump
Protest of Vice President Mike Pence's Philly speech underway

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | George W. Bush Supreme Court of the United States Judge United States Congress Abuse John G. Roberts Antonin Scalia Chief Justice of the United States
Spotlighting the dangers and frequency of CMV
Congratulations for spotlighting CMV (cytomegalovirus), a disease that can ruin the life of a fetus and baby. CMV is as bad as the Zika virus but hasn’t gotten media attention.
4 points by The Denver Post | Abortion Pregnancy Roe v. Wade Infant Supreme Court of the United States Fetus John G. Roberts Childbirth
2 of 3 convicted B.C. judge in child bride case
CRANBROOK, British Columbia (AP) - Two of three people accused in a child bride case have been found guilty by a British Columbia judge. Brandon Blackmore and his former wife Gail Blackmore have been convicted of taking a 13-old-girl into the United States for a sexual purpose. The court heard ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | United States Supreme Court of the United States Jesus Washington D.C. Canada John G. Roberts Jury British Columbia
Clarence Thomas: Honor Scalia by reining in government
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas called on fellow conservatives Thursday to continue the work of the late Justice Antonin Scalia to keep the power of the courts and other branches of government in check.Thomas told 1,700 people at a dinner in honor of Scalia that the Supreme Court has too...
103 points by Chicago Tribune | Samuel Alito Supreme Court of the United States Antonin Scalia John G. Roberts George W. Bush Clarence Thomas Stephen Breyer Robert Bork
Alito’s guideline on issues of Americans’ liberties: ‘What would Scalia do?’
Justice warns of “constitutional fault lines” that might come before Supreme Court.
3795 points by The Washington Post | Antonin Scalia Supreme Court of the United States Samuel Alito Stephen Breyer Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States John G. Roberts Robert Bork William Rehnquist
Conservative GOP lawmaker proposes abortion ban
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An Indiana lawmaker says he will propose legislation effectively banning abortion in the state, despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling declaring it unconstitutional. State Rep. Curt Nisly, a Republican from Goshen, says he'll sponsor the bill when the Legislature meets in January. Abortion-rights groups are certain to ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Supreme Court of the United States Roe v. Wade United States William Rehnquist John G. Roberts Gerald Ford Samuel Alito Richard Nixon
Can Trump undermine abortion rights? Not so fast
Reversing Roe v. Wade will take more new justices, then action by state legislatures.         
6837 points by Arizona Republic | Supreme Court of the United States Roe v. Wade Samuel Alito John G. Roberts Sandra Day O'Connor Planned Parenthood v. Casey Ruth Bader Ginsburg Antonin Scalia
Frozen embryos are property, not people – court ruling
A ruling out of Missouri’s Court of Appeals found that frozen embryos have the same rights as any other marital property, but not children. The case was the result of a woman who wanted to use frozen embryos from her and her ex-husband against his wishes. Read Full Article at RT.com
420 points by Russia Today | Supreme Court of the United States United States In vitro fertilisation Jury Law Court Appeal John G. Roberts
9 Trump Supreme Court prospects at conservative legal parley
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Supreme Court justices and nine judges on President-elect Donald Trump's list of potential high court picks are among more than 1,000 people expected at a gathering of conservative lawyers that has suddenly turned into an impromptu job fair for spots in the new administration. The Federalist ...
5 points by The Washington Times | Supreme Court of the United States George W. Bush Samuel Alito John G. Roberts Antonin Scalia William Rehnquist President of the United States Democratic Party
Can President Trump undermine abortion rights? Not so fast
Reversing Roe v. Wade will take more new justices, then action by state legislatures.       
6837 points by USA Today | Supreme Court of the United States Roe v. Wade Samuel Alito John G. Roberts Sandra Day O'Connor Planned Parenthood v. Casey Ruth Bader Ginsburg Antonin Scalia
Accused Drug Kingpin Fails to Win Stay of Extradition to Mexico
An accused drug kingpin, Zhenli Ye Gon, whose mansion yielded the world’s largest cash seizure, faces imminent extradition to Mexico after a refusal by U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts to grant an emergency stay.
13 points by The Wall Street Journal | John G. Roberts Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court of the United States United States Zhenli Ye Gon John Paul Stevens Law Oath of office of the President of the United States
Lloyd Karmeier named chief justice of Illinois Supreme Court
Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier has been selected by his peers on the state's highest court to be its next chief justice. The state Supreme Court on Monday announced Karmeier's unanimous selection to a three-year term beginning Oct. 26. He will be the chief administrative officer...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Supreme Court of the United States State supreme court Judge Supreme court United States Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts Jury
Sidebar: Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan Muse Over a Cookie-Cutter Supreme Court
The justices discussed diversity on a Supreme Court drawn solely from Ivy League law schools and almost entirely from the East and West Coasts.
1315 points by The New York Time | Supreme Court of the United States Harvard Law School Ruth Bader Ginsburg United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Antonin Scalia Clarence Thomas John G. Roberts Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Court disputes over voting laws often divide justices along party lines
It’s no secret that partisan state legislators, once in power, frequently try to alter voting laws to give their party an advantage.  But increasingly, when those laws are challenged in federal court, the outcome appears to turn on whether the judges or justices hearing the case were appointed...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | Supreme Court of the United States George W. Bush President of the United States Voting John G. Roberts Democracy United States Democratic Party