Former NJ Supreme Court justice picked to lead ethics panel – Hunterdon County Democrat

TRENTON — Former state Supreme Court Justice John Wallace, Jr. has been tapped to lead the panel that oversees ethics in the Legislature. Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) today announced that he appointed Wallace to the Joint Legislative Committee on Ethical Standards. Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-Essex) agreed with Sweeney to make him chairman – [...]

The ‘Supreme Court of labor law’ can finally function again

Associated Press I imagine a lot of folks who voted for President Obama last fall are feeling a little frustrated right now. It’s not that the president is pursuing a misguided agenda or breaking campaign promises, but the frustration likely comes with the realization that the “fever” among congressional Republicans did not break on Election [...]

How A Supreme Court Ruling May Impact NCAA Recruiting

In 2008, Abigail Fisher sued the University of Texas after she applied to the university and was denied admission.  Fisher, a Caucasian female, alleged in her lawsuit that the University of Texas discriminated against her on the basis of her race in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.  At the time [...]

Berlusconi lawyers ask supreme court to acquit him of tax fraud

By Roberto Landucci and Barry Moody ROME | Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:53pm EDT ROME (Reuters) – Lawyers for Silvio Berlusconi asked the supreme court on Wednesday to throw out a tax fraud conviction against the former prime minister in a case that could decide not only his future but that of Italy’s fragile coalition [...]

Kerala High Court orally directs SIT to continue with solar probe

Kerala High Court orally directs SIT to continue with solar probe Have something to say? Post your comment Comments are moderated and will be allowed if they are about the topic and not abusive. Characters remaining (1500) To post this comment you must Log In/Connect with: Indiatimes Network Fill in your details: Will be displayed [...]

Editorial: NJ Supreme Court sets clear standards for warrants to track mobile …

The N.J. Supreme Court struck a clear and decisive blow for technology privacy earlier this month by ruling that the state’s law enforcement agencies must obtain a warrant before using mobile phone signals to track a crime suspect’s location. “People buy cell phones to communicate with others, to use the internet, and for a growing [...]

Next Citizens United? McCutcheon Supreme Court Case Targets Campaign …

WASHINGTON — The next big campaign finance case to go before the Supreme Court began in February 2012 in the grand ballroom at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel during the “Ronald Reagan Banquet” at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Alabama electrical engineer and budding political donor Shaun McCutcheon broached a problem in conversation with conservative [...]

"Libertarianism Has Won Over the Supreme Court Conservatives"

So says the subtitle of provocative new essay in The New Republic by my friend and sometime antagonist Simon “Si” Lazarus.  Si’s argument boils down to the following: Legal experts are puzzled. The “most conservative” Court issued major rulings this term supporting gay rights and declined to toss out the University of Texas’s racial preferences, among [...]

Ormsby appeal on Amity triple murder convictions goes to state supreme court

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court is set to hear the appeal of a 23-year-old man sentenced last June to three life terms in prison for killing three people in a rural home in Amity in June 2010. Attorneys for Thayne Ormsby hope to have his conviction overturned because they say not only [...]

The Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Decisions Reverberate Through The States

Same-sex marriage supporters attend a rally celebrating the Supreme Court rulings regarding same-sex marriage in West Hollywood California.  (Image credit: AFP/Getty Images via @daylife) The U.S. Supreme Court dropped a rock in the same sex marriage pond, and the ripple effect has spread rapidly to state and local governments across the land.  After the Supreme [...]

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