Trump’s tweets taint travel ban, federal judges say

CLOSE This is the third iteration of the ban. Video provided by Newsy Newslook Demonstrators protest against President Trump’s travel ban outside the Supreme Court Thursday night. Two federal appeals courts heard oral arguments in the case this week.(Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI, AFP/Getty Images) President Trump’s travel ban ran into a familiar problem in a federal [...]

Supreme Court Says White House Can Withhold DACA Documents for Now

WASHINGTON—A divided Supreme Court ​on Friday temporarily blocked a lower court from requiring the Trump administration to release internal documents related to its September decision to end a program protecting undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.​ The court’s emergency action halting the document release comes just days after it issued an emergency [...]

Supreme Court takes on another partisan gerrymander case

In a surprise move, the Supreme Court on Friday afternoon expanded its review of challenges to the decades-old practice of drawing election boundaries to benefit the candidates of the party in power.  It did so by taking on a claim by seven Maryland voters that their state legislature deliberately fashioned a congressional district that long [...]

Trudeau nominated a woman for Canada’s Supreme Court. Some …

Canada’s Supreme Court justices in  2016. (From left, bottom row) Andromache Karakatsanis, Rosalie Abella, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, Michael Moldaver and Richard Wagner; (from left, top row) Russell Brown, Clement Gascon, Suzanne Cote and Malcolm Rowe. OTTAWA — When Sheilah Martin was nominated last week to fill a vacancy on Canada’s Supreme Court, the only [...]

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill should resign immediately, state bar association president says

Bill O’NeillOhio Supreme Court  CLEVELAND, Ohio — The president of the Ohio State Bar Association said Friday that state Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill, who announced he will resign next month, should instead step down immediately. O’Neill, a Democrat, announced Friday that he will resign Jan. 26 in order to continue his gubernatorial campaign. But OSBA [...]

Supreme Court will hear courtroom shackles case

The Supreme Court announced Friday that it will hear arguments in the United States v. Sanchez-Gomez case, which is looking at whether defendants should have to wear physical restraints, including shackles, when they appear in court. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the practice violated a defendants’ right that he or she be [...]

In ‘Masterpiece’ case, the Supreme Court will decide what tolerance requires

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. In the coming months, the justices will grapple with the question of what tolerance demands in a free society. And their conclusion could profoundly impact the freedoms of expression, conscience, and belief, not just for cake artist Jack Phillips, but for [...]

Trudeau nominated a woman for Canada’s Supreme Court. Some progressives are disappointed.

Canada’s Supreme Court justices in  2016. (From left, bottom row) Andromache Karakatsanis, Rosalie Abella, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, Michael Moldaver and Richard Wagner; (from left, top row) Russell Brown, Clement Gascon, Suzanne Cote and Malcolm Rowe. OTTAWA — When Sheilah Martin was nominated last week to fill a vacancy on Canada’s Supreme Court, the only [...]

Supreme Court blocks order for White House to turn over DACA …

‘Defend Our Immigrant Communities’ held a rally on Capitol Hill, with tens of thousands of immigrants, activists, and allies. (Dec. 6) AP Article source: Supreme Court

Nebraska Supreme Court says Omaha man can contest one of his sex assault convictions – Omaha World

Joe Duggan Joe Duggan works in The World-Herald’s Lincoln bureau, where he helps cover state government, the Legislature, the state Supreme Court, southeast Nebraska and Lincoln. He writes a mix of daily news reports, enterprise stories and the occasional feature. Follow Joe Duggan Whenever Joe Duggan posts new content, you’ll get an email delivered to [...]

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