How school districts are affected by Supreme Court’s DOMA ruling

THE Do’s And Don’ts of DOMA The Supreme Court of the United States, on June 26, 2013, ruled that Congress could not limit the application of marital benefits under federal law to unions between a man and a woman. The Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor struck down that section of the Defense of [...]

Will The U.S. Supreme Court Defend Free Speech For The Little Guy?

Most campaign-finance cases that make their way to the U.S. Supreme Court involve big money.  Citizens United v. FEC concerned the right of a well-funded nonprofit—and, ultimately, all corporations and unions—to spend unlimited amounts on political advocacy.  McCutcheon v. FEC, which the Court heard earlier this month, concerns the right of wealthy individuals to make [...]

Pennsylvania Supreme Court limits new sentences for juvenile lifers

Dashing hope for hundreds of juvenile offenders serving mandatory life sentences in Pennsylvania prisons, the state Supreme Court has ruled that a landmark decision banning the penalty does not apply to those who have run out of appeals. Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that automatically sentencing juvenile killers to life in prison without [...]

Minnesota Supreme Court Says A Legally Required Alcohol Test Is Voluntary

(Image: tyfn) Last April, in Missouri v. McNeely, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that drawing blood from someone suspected of driving under the influence without his consent requires a warrant unless there are “exigent circumstances.” While the decline in blood alcohol levels over time is one factor in determining whether such circumstances exist, the Court said, that concern by [...]

‘Boobies’ Bracelet Fight Could Go to Supreme Court

The court battle between two girls and their Pennsylvania school over “I (heart) Boobies!” bracelets could be settled by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Easton Area School District board voted 7-1 Tuesday night to appeal a federal appeals court’s decision that rejected its claim the bracelets are lewd and should be banned from school. The [...]

Chandy discharged from hospital, asks CPI(M) to shun violence

Thiruvananthapuram:Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who was injured in stone pelting during the LDF protest in Kannur, today virtually held the CPI-M responsible for the incident. ‘Earlier also there had been incidents like hurling of rotten eggs, sticks and stones in various places since the LDF launched their campaign but only now they had hit [...]

Patna blasts: Terror suspect sent to judicial custody

Patna blasts: Terror suspect sent to judicial custody Posted on: 29 Oct 2013 Patna: Mohammad Imtiaz Ansari, one of the two terror suspects arrested in connection with serial blasts in Patna, has been sent to judicial custody by a court here, a police official said Tuesday. Imtiaz, a resident of Ranchi, was arrested from Patna [...]

Does BJP agree with Sardar Patel’s view on RSS: Tewari

Does BJP agree with Sardar Patel’s view on RSS: Tewari Posted on: 29 Oct 2013 New Delhi: Congress leader Manish Tewari Monday said India’s first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was opposed to the RSS, and asked whether the BJP agrees with his views. He said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and it’s prime [...]

Sahara seeks modification in SC order barring Roy to go abroad

Sahara seeks modification in SC order barring Roy to go abroad Posted on: 29 Oct 2013 New Delhi: Sahara Group today moved theSupreme Court claiming there was a mistake in its yesterday’s order restraining its chief Subrata Roy from leaving the country till it hands over title deeds of its properties worth Rs 20,000 crore [...]

Easton schools taking ‘boobies’ case to US Supreme Court

The Easton Area School District will continue its fight against students wearing “I ♥ boobies” bracelets. The school board voted 7-1 at its Tuesday meeting to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review the legal case over the “I ♥ boobies” bracelets, which district officials found offensive. In 2010, students started wearing the rubber wristbands [...]

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