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  • Pennsylvania high court to settle voter signatures fight

    Pennsylvania high court to settle voter signatures fight

    U.S. Supreme Court 10/17/2020

    Pennsylvania’s highest court granted a request Wednesday to wade into a fight over whether counties should count mail-in ballots when a voter’s signature doesn’t necessarily match the one on their registration. In its brief order, t...

  • 2 justices slam court’s 2015 decision in gay marriage case

    2 justices slam court’s 2015 decision in gay marriage case

    U.S. Supreme Court 10/06/2020

    The Supreme Court, already poised to take a significant turn to the right, opened its new term Monday with a jolt from two conservative justices who raised new criticism of the court’s embrace of same-sex marriage.The justices returned from the...

  • Trump taps ‘eminently qualified’ Barrett for Supreme Court

    Trump taps ‘eminently qualified’ Barrett for Supreme Court

    U.S. Supreme Court 09/29/2020

    President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his reelection effor...

  • Biden to focus on health care in Supreme Court debate

    Biden to focus on health care in Supreme Court debate

    U.S. Supreme Court 09/21/2020

    Joe Biden on Sunday used the sudden Supreme Court vacancy to reinforce his argument that the upcoming election should be a referendum on President Donald Trump's handling of health care and the coronavirus.The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg jol...

  • Supreme Court to stick with arguments via telephone, for now

    Supreme Court to stick with arguments via telephone, for now

    U.S. Supreme Court 09/17/2020

    The Supreme Court said Wednesday it will start its new term next month the way it ended the last one, with arguments by telephone because of the coronavirus pandemic and live audio available to the public.With 87-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ...

  • Alaska court rules police need aerial surveillance warrants

    Alaska court rules police need aerial surveillance warrants

    U.S. Supreme Court 09/09/2020

    The Alaska Court of Appeals has ruled law enforcement officers cannot use cameras and drones for aerial searches of property without a warrant.The court acknowledged police have a legal right to fly over property, but the use of observational technol...

  • California justices toss death penalty for Scott Peterson

    California justices toss death penalty for Scott Peterson

    U.S. Supreme Court 08/29/2020

    Scott Peterson’s conviction for killing his pregnant wife will stand, but the California Supreme Court on Monday overturned his 2005 death sentence in a case that attracted worldwide attention. The justices cited “significant errors&rdquo...

  • Thai court issues new arrest warrant for Red Bull scion

    Thai court issues new arrest warrant for Red Bull scion

    U.S. Supreme Court 08/29/2020

    A Thai court issued a new arrest warrant on Tuesday for an heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune, a month after news of the dropping of a long-standing charge against him caused widespread anger.Assistant National Police Chief Lt. Gen. Jaruwat Wa...

  • Convention silence from Democrats with high court at stake

    Convention silence from Democrats with high court at stake

    U.S. Supreme Court 08/22/2020

    The future of the Supreme Court is on the line, though it would be hard to tell from the Democratic National Convention that just concluded.There was a fleeting glimpse of a younger Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a brief reference to the court by Senate Democr...

  • 9th Circuit ends California ban on high-capacity magazines

    9th Circuit ends California ban on high-capacity magazines

    U.S. Supreme Court 08/15/2020

    A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday threw out California’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, saying the law violates the U.S. Constitution’s protection of the right to bear firearms.“Even ...

  • Appeals court sides with teen who spoke out against assault

    Appeals court sides with teen who spoke out against assault

    U.S. Supreme Court 08/08/2020

    A federal appeals court has ruled that a lower court was justified in blocking the suspension of a Maine high school student who posted a note in a bathroom to draw attention to sexual assault.Cape Elizabeth schools suspended Aela Mansmann, then a 15...

  • Ohio Supreme Court to hear armed school staff training case

    Ohio Supreme Court to hear armed school staff training case

    U.S. Supreme Court 08/06/2020

    The Ohio Supreme Court will hear a school district's appeal of a ruling that they must provide police-level training to employees carrying concealed weapons.Madison Local Schools voted to allow armed school employees after a 2016 shooting in which tw...