Limestone DA hopes to take murder conviction reversal to Alabama Supreme …

Limestone County District Attorney’s Office, Athens, Ala. Keith George booking photo contributed by Limestone County Sheriff’s Office. LIMESTONE COUNTY, Alabama – Limestone County District Attorney Brian Jones said he wants the Alabama Supreme Court to rule on Friday’s appeals court decision to overturn the September 2012 murder conviction of Keith George. “We have some issues [...]

Supreme Court justice holds court at the Academy

  Photos  Supreme Court associate justice Sonia Sotomayor (right) poses with Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson during a visit to the Air Force Academy Aug. 29. Sotomayor held an open forum for approximately 50 cadets and 20 faculty members from the Academy’s Law and Political Sciences Department to share her experiences about life as [...]

Amazon Picks Supreme Court Tax Fight Over New York, But Collects In Virginia …

  Amazon famously started life in the “no-taxes ever” column. More recently, the Bezos-driven behemoth emerged from its chrysalis with a pair of sales tax wings. Starting September 1st, Amazon adds two states, Virginia and Georgia, to its growing stable of states in which it collects sales tax and remits it to the state. Amazon [...]

Solar scam probe: High Court refuses to spare sitting judge

The High Court of Kerala will not spare its judges for a judicial probe into the solar scam which had rocked the State. The administrative committee of the High Court, headed by Chief Justice Manjula Chellur, turned down the request of the State government for sparing a judge for the probe. The State government had [...]

Mass. Supreme Court to hear challenge to Pledge of Allegiance

(RNS) Massachusetts’ highest court on Wednesday (Sept. 4) will consider whether the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance is a violation of students’ rights. American flag in a school Photo courtesy Cameron Cross via Shutterstock Since the addition of the phrase “under God” in 1954, the pledge has been challenged repeatedly as a violation [...]

Court says VA can’t deny benefits to same-sex veteran, spouse

WASHINGTON — An Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran and her female spouse will be eligible for spousal benefits after a California federal judge ruled that the Department of Veterans Affairs could not bar same-sex couples from receiving them. The decision allows Tracey Cooper-Harris, a former Army sergeant, to apply to receive the same benefits as a [...]

Federal judge orders VA to obey Supreme Court ruling on same-sex benefits

Carolyn Kaster / AP file Tracey Cooper-Harris, who served in the Army for 12 years, left, and her spouse, Maggie Cooper-Harris, at a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., in 2012. The Department of Veterans Affairs can no longer rely on its unique reading of federal law to refuse to provide [...]

Texas Supreme Court overturns lower court decision in dispute between …

By Bill Miller wmiller@star-telegram.com Article source: Supreme Court

US Supreme Court judge to perform gay wedding

US Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg is to officiate at a same-sex wedding on Saturday in what is believed to be a first for member of the nation’s highest court. A Supreme Court spokeswoman said on Friday that Ginsburg was to preside over the wedding of Kennedy Center President Michael M Kaiser and economist [...]

Supreme Court is urged to reject Michigan affirmative action ban

These bans on affirmative action “violate the Equal Protection Clause” of the Constitution, Harris said, by “erecting barriers to the adoption of race-conscious admissions policies.” For a second term in a row, the high court is set to consider a major test of affirmative action in state universities. In June, the court revived a white [...]

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