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  • Supreme Court Backs Dayton Veto of Legislature Budget

    Supreme Court Backs Dayton Veto of Legislature Budget

    U.S. Supreme Court 09/09/2017

    The Minnesota Supreme Court says Gov. Mark Dayton’s veto of the Legislature’s budget was constitutional.The ruling Friday is counter to a lower-court ruling this summer that Dayton had acted unconstitutionally, but is not the last word in...

  • Supreme Court's Kagan says Scalia death forced compromises

    Supreme Court's Kagan says Scalia death forced compromises

    U.S. Supreme Court 09/09/2017

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death forced the rest of the court to learn how to work together to avoid ties, Justice Elena Kagan said during a stop Friday at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.Kagan spoke for about an hour with UW Law...

  • Otter appoints new justice to Idaho Supreme Court

    Otter appoints new justice to Idaho Supreme Court

    U.S. Supreme Court 09/01/2017

    Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has appointed Twin Falls judge Richard Bevan to the state's highest court.Otter announced Tuesday that Bevan — currently the 5th Judicial District's administrative judge — will replace retiring Idaho Supreme ...

  • Top NC court weighs lawmakers stripping of governor's powers

    Top NC court weighs lawmakers stripping of governor's powers

    U.S. Supreme Court 08/30/2017

    North Carolina's highest court on Monday tackled the question of how far the Republican-led legislature can go to minimize new Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's ability to pursue goals that helped him get elected last year by reshaping state government.Th...

  • Supreme Court justice blocks ruling on redrawing Texas districts

    Supreme Court justice blocks ruling on redrawing Texas districts

    U.S. Supreme Court 08/29/2017

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Monday temporarily halted enforcement of a lower-court ruling that required two Texas congressional districts to be redrawn. Responding to an appeal by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Alito halted action ...

  • High court limits seizure of assets from drug conspiracies

    High court limits seizure of assets from drug conspiracies

    U.S. Supreme Court 08/03/2017

    The Supreme Court is limiting the government's ability to seize assets from people who are convicted of drug crimes but receive little of the illegal proceeds.The justices ruled Monday that a Tennessee man convicted for his role selling iodine water ...

  • Trump admin asks Supreme Court to restore travel ban

    Trump admin asks Supreme Court to restore travel ban

    U.S. Supreme Court 07/30/2017

    The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to restore the ban on travel to the U.S. from citizens of six Muslim-majority countries.Per Reuters: "The administration filed two emergency applications with the nine Court justices seeking to blo...

  • Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch: Rule of law 'a blessing'

    Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch: Rule of law 'a blessing'

    U.S. Supreme Court 07/23/2017

    Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch acknowledged Friday that there is "a lot of skepticism about the rule of law" in the country but defended the United States judicial system as "a blessing" and "a remarkable gift" during a talk at Harvard University...

  • Court to hear challenge to speed up California executions

    Court to hear challenge to speed up California executions

    U.S. Supreme Court 07/23/2017

    The California Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over a ballot initiative designed to speed up executions that could fundamentally change the way the court handles death penalty appeals.Death penalty opponents are challenging a ballot measure...

  • Alabama asks US Supreme Court to let execution proceed

    Alabama asks US Supreme Court to let execution proceed

    U.S. Supreme Court 07/13/2017

    Alabama’s attorney general on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to let an execution proceed this week, arguing that questions about a lethal injection drug have been settled by the courts.Attorney General Steve Marshall’s office asked t...

  • Supreme Court says cities can sue banks under anti-bias law

    Supreme Court says cities can sue banks under anti-bias law

    U.S. Supreme Court 06/23/2017

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that cities may sue banks under the federal anti-discrimination in housing law, but said those lawsuits must tie claims about predatory lending practices among minority customers directly to declines in property taxes.T...

  • Supreme Court won't hear Ohio man's Amish hair-cutting case

    Supreme Court won't hear Ohio man's Amish hair-cutting case

    U.S. Supreme Court 02/23/2017

    The U.S. Supreme Court won't review the case of the Ohio leader of a breakaway group that was accused in hair- and beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish. Defense lawyers challenged the constitutionality of the federal hate crimes law and how a kidnap...

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