Applying Trinity Lutheran Decision, New Mexico Supreme Court Approves Textbook Loan Program

Written by Don Byrd “In Trinity Lutheran, the Supreme Court changed the landscape of First Amendment law,” the New Mexico Supreme Court noted in a decision last week approving a longstanding textbook loan program that benefits religious schools. The case, Moses v. Ruszkowski, was on remand from the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider in light [...]

Deadlock on Pa. Supreme Court sinks death row inmate’s bid to use Porngate scandal to gain his freedom

A 2-2 deadlock on the state Supreme Court is blocking an inmate who is on death row for a Cumberland County murder from using the Porngate scandal and former Justice J. Michael’s Eakin’s involvement in it as a lever to gain his freedom. At issue was Antyane Robinson’s claim that Eakin’s receipt of inappropriate emails, [...]

Supreme Court Shouldn’t Hear Battle Over Bad Reviews, Yelp Says 12/18/2018

by Wendy Davis  @wendyndavis, 8 hours ago <![CDATA[]]> Yelp is asking the Supreme Court to turn away attorney Dawn Hassell, who is seeking to force the site to remove negative posts. The petition filed on Hassell’s behalf “presents no issue worthy of this Court’s review,” Yelp writes in papers filed with the court Friday. The [...]

The Supreme Court ruling that should keep Trump up at night

Photo Credit: Voice of America Terance Martez Gamble was convicted of second-degree robbery, a felony, in 2008. As a result, he was barred under both state and federal law from possessing a firearm. Nevertheless, he was caught with a gun during a traffic stop in 2015. He was successfully prosecuted for that offense—first by Alabama and then by [...]

“Integrity” and the Supreme Court

The ACLU is more committed to “abortion rights” than it is, these days, to anything that is actually in the Constitution, so it’s no surprise to see its deputy legal director in the New York Times urging the Supreme Court not to “undermine” that right. Louise Melling’s argument is that allowing legislatures to protect unborn [...]

Did the Florida Supreme Court Just Give Cops More Leeway to Kill With Impunity? – Hit & Run : Reason.com

On Friday the Florida Supreme Court confirmed that police officers as well as other citizens are immune from prosecution under state law when they legally use deadly force in self-defense. Under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law, that means they are entitled to a pretrial hearing testing their self-defense claim before prosecutors can go to [...]

Man Convicted of Jury Tampering to Ask Michigan Supreme Court to Take On Case

We have an update on a Mecosta man who tried to get his jury tampering conviction thrown out. His attorney says they will ask the state Supreme Court to look at the case.  Last week we told you that an appeals court denied Keith Wood’s jury tampering misdemeanor conviction appeal. That means his conviction is [...]

Supreme Court denies appeal of West Seneca student, ruling he cannot play high school basketball – WIVB.com

WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WIVB) – A local high school basketball player will not be back on the court this year. Juston Johnson, a student at West Seneca West Senior High School, took his eligibility fight to the Supreme Court. Johnson was seeking an immediate stay that would allow him to potentially play while he continued to [...]

Supreme Court will uphold ObamaCare: Judge Napolitano

video ObamaCare ruling was the right decision: Judge Napolitano Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano on a federal judge in Texas ruling ObamaCare is unconstitutional. If last week’s ruling that ObamaCare is unconstitutional is appealed, it will be upheld in the Supreme Court, according to Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano. Continue [...]

Poland Reverses Supreme Court Purge, Retreating From Conflict With E.U.

“The tribunal is entering, as lawyers call it, an unknown territory, or even terra incognita; they are testing on our country certain ideas that are, unfortunately, connected to a superstate and creating a supranational system that the E.U. is,” he said. Several members of the ruling party said that they hoped the concession on the [...]

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