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Supreme Court to decide whether prosecutors can obtain Microsoft emails stored on overseas server

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:04

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether federal prosecutors can obtain emails for a Microsoft customer stored on an overseas server.

At…

Chance the Rapper gives out free tickets to ‘Marshall’

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 14:28

Chance the Rapper announced on Twitter on Friday that he will give away tickets to see Marshall at two Chicago movie theaters.

The rapper…

Supreme Court dismisses a pending challenge to Trump’s second travel ban

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 09:48

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday evening dismissed as moot a pending challenge to the second version of President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

The Supreme…

Justice Department tells Supreme Court to drop travel ban case because it is moot

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 09:49

The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday told the U.S. Supreme Court it should drop a pending challenge to the second version of President Donald Trump’s…

What can we learn from the history of interracial relationships in America? (podcast)

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:15
Richard and Mildred Loving did not set out to be civil rights pioneers. But in 1958, police burst into their home and arrested them for…

In oral arguments, swing voter Kennedy appears skeptical of partisan gerrymandering

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 08:00
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy appeared skeptical on Tuesday when he questioned lawyers defending a Wisconsin electoral map in a challenge contending the redrawn lines…

Dozens of amicus briefs support Christian bakery owner who refused to make cake for gay wedding

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 13:38

Dozens of amicus briefs have been filed in support of the owner of a Christian bakery who refused to make a wedding cake for…

Chemerinsky: Some potential blockbusters as new SCOTUS term gets underway

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 09:00
The U.S. Supreme Court begins its October 2017 term with an unusual number of potential blockbuster cases on its docket. The court will have five…

Filing Forward

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 04:00

The Supreme Court moves at its own pace when it comes to changes to its traditions and the way it does business. But in November,…

Pointing a Lens at Legal History

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 02:40

Ludwig van Beethoven composed an ode to joy.

Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote an ode to the west wind.

Connecticut attorney Michael Koskoff wrote an ode…

Will Supreme Court Face ‘A Bridge Too Far’?

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 02:00

Civil rights advocates who are worried about the outcome of pending blockbuster cases before the U.S. Supreme Court can take heart.

If rights continue to…

A Jury Rules Against the KKK

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 01:30

As an uneasy spring moved toward Freedom Summer in 1964, Mississippi was roiling. Civil rights initiatives were gaining momentum in the heart of Dixie; and…

The President’s Court

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 01:10

several presidents standing in front of supreme court

Most recent presidents have had notable encounters…

Gorsuch calls for embrace of ‘din of democracy’ as protesters criticize his Trump Hotel appearance

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:20
Justice Neil M. Gorsuch called for tolerance of diverse viewpoints while protesters outside criticized his appearance Thursday night at the Trump International Hotel in Washington…

Can lawyer concede guilt over client’s objection? Supreme Court to consider constitutional issue

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 13:25

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider the case of a Louisiana death row inmate who was unable to stop his lawyer from conceding…

Supreme Court accepts new challenge to mandatory collective bargaining fees for public employees

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 11:22

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to take a new look at the constitutionality of mandatory union contributions by public employees.

The Supreme Court…

Ginsburg says sexism was a ‘major, major factor’ in Clinton’s loss

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:46

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she has “no doubt” that sexism played a role in the 2016 presidential election.

Ginsburg commented Tuesday evening during a…

National African-American museum unveils displays of Justices Thomas, Marshall

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 17:22

Roughly a year after opening, the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. has a new exhibit concerning Supreme Court Justice…

Supreme Court stays execution to consider granting cert on juror bias claim

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:22

The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily blocked the execution of a Georgia inmate as the justices decide whether to grant certiorari on his claim

Supreme Court cancels oral arguments on March travel ban, asks lawyers to address mootness

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 14:20
The U.S. Supreme Court has canceled Oct. 10 oral arguments on the constitutionality of a travel ban that was revised on Sunday by President Donald…

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