The Supreme Court needs to understand sociology

The Supreme Court is currently considering Gill v. Whitford, which challenges Wisconsin’s state assembly map. Central to the case is the work of political scientist Eric McGhee and law professor Nicholas Stephanopoulos, who have created a way to measure party bias in state redistricting. Their “efficiency gap” metric could quantify gerrymandering. However, Roberts has chosen [...]

Georgia Supreme Court rules IVF babies have no legal father – WXIA

(Left to right) Skye and Sanai Vanterpool.  SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Georgia Supreme Court made a verdict that could change the life of any child conceived by in vitro fertilization in the state of Georgia. After a three-year legal battle, the state’s highest court handed down a decision in the Patton v. Vanterpool case on [...]

Court Reverses $72M J&J Talc Injury Verdict Citing Supreme Court

Johnson Johnson on Tuesday won the reversal of a $72 million verdict in favor of the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer they claimed stemmed from her use of the company’s talc-based products like Johnson’s Baby Powder. The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District said that given a recent U.S. Supreme Court [...]

It’s a Fact: Supreme Court Errors Aren’t Hard to Find — ProPublica

In 2007, a group of California Institute of Technology scientists working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory filed suit against the venerated space agency. Many of the scientists had worked on NASA missions and research for years as outside employees. As part of efforts to tighten security measures after 9/11, in 2004 NASA started requiring outside [...]

Supreme Court to consider major digital privacy case on Microsoft email storage

The Supreme Court on Monday accepted a second important case on digital privacy, agreeing to hear a dispute between the federal government and Microsoft about emails stored overseas. The justices increasingly have been called upon to settle legal battles between law enforcement and technology companies, and to interpret laws written before the technology revolution that [...]

Georgia Supreme Court rules IVF baby has no legal father | 11alive … – WXIA

(Left to right) Skye and Sanai Vanterpool.  SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Georgia Supreme Court made a verdict that could change the life of any child conceived by in vitro fertilization in the state of Georgia. After a three-year legal battle, the state’s highest court handed down a decision in the Patton v. Vanterpool case on [...]

How the Supreme Court’s Upcoming Ruling in Same-Sex Marriage …

One of the most contentious cases on the U.S. Supreme Court’s fall docket involves a Colorado baker’s much-publicized refusal to craft a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. This five-year-old case is described as a major battle between free speech and antidiscrimination laws. But, for all the noise, I don’t expect the final ruling, even [...]

Texas AG Ken Paxton asks Supreme Court to take up redistricting case

Immediately after the lower court’s August decision, Paxton appealed the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court, which in September sided with Texas and blocked the lower court’s ruling until it could fully consider the case. That ruling allowed the state to keep intact its electoral maps through the 2018 elections, a major defeat for the plaintiffs, who had [...]

Squat, lift, kick, curl: Justice Ginsburg’s workout is tough and it left me exhausted

x Embed x Share CLOSE Bryant Johnson, personal trainer to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, demonstrates some of the exercises in her workout. His book, ‘The RBG Workout: How She Stays Strong . . . and You Can Too!,’ hits shelves October 17. USA TODAY` Bryant Johnson, personal trainer for Supreme Court Justice Ruth [...]

Tribal member found guilty of poaching in Wyoming seeks US Supreme Court appeal – Casper Star

Clayvin Herrera was cited in 2015 for poaching elk south of the Crow Reservation in Wyoming. He was convicted of poaching but is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court. Article source: Supreme Court

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