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Immigrant who got bad legal advice is entitled to vacate his conviction, Supreme Court rules

10 hours 57 min ago

An immigrant whose lawyer wrongly told him he would not be deported as a result of a guilty plea is entitled to vacate his conviction,…

Supreme Court rules against property owners in takings case

11 hours 13 min ago

Developing: The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ruled against four siblings who contended zoning regulations constituted a taking of their Wisconsin vacation property.


Undisclosed evidence doesn’t merit overturning convictions in ‘84 gang murder, Supreme Court rules

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:17

Evidence withheld by prosecutors in the group prosecution of gang members in a high-profile 1984 murder case wasn’t material to guilt, the U.S. Supreme Court…

Lying to immigration officials doesn’t necessarily justify revoking citizenship, Supreme Court rules

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:18

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the government can’t revoke citizenship for lying to immigration authorities unless the actual facts would have led…

Lawyer’s failure to object to closed jury selection doesn’t require new trial, SCOTUS rules

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:04

A murder defendant is not entitled to a new trial, even though his lawyer failed to object to closing the courtroom during jury selection, the…

SCOTUS bans damages claim against Mueller, other former officials for Sept. 11 detentions

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 16:15

An implied right of action to sue federal officials for constitutional violations does not extend to a suit filed by immigrants who say they were…

Supreme Court limits jurisdictional reach of state courts in Plavix class action

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 13:19

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that California courts did not have specific jurisdiction to hear the claims of nonresidents in a Plavix class action…

Supreme Court strikes down law banning sex offenders from using social networking websites

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:18

Updated: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down a North Carolina law that makes it a felony for a registered sex offender to access…

Supreme Court strikes down ban on disparaging trademarks

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:10
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down a provision of the Lanham Act that denies registration for “disparaging” trademarks.

The court…

Supreme Court to decide whether partisan gerrymandering is constitutional

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 09:47
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether gerrymandering intended to give an advantage to a political party is unconstitutional.


SCOTUS strikes down citizenship law because of different treatment based on parent’s gender

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 10:35
Corrected: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down a law that makes it easier, in some cases, for children born overseas to an unwed…

Ginsburg earned more than $200K in book royalties, financial disclosure forms reveal

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 13:18

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg earned nearly $205,000 in royalties from her 2016 book, My Own Words, outpacing all the other justices’ book earnings.

The royalties…

Supreme Court lifts stay, allowing execution of Alabama inmate on Thursday

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 13:04

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday evening lifted a stay of execution granted to an Alabama inmate who joined with other inmates to challenge the…

Drug conspirator can’t be required to forfeit money he never received, SCOTUS says

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 12:52

A man who worked at his brother’s hardware store, which sold an iodine-based product for water purification that was used to make methamphetamine, doesn’t have…

Do police need warrant for cellphone location records? Supreme Court will decide

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 11:40

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether police need to obtain a search warrant to obtain past location data for a suspect’s…

Pension plans created by church-affiliated groups get ERISA exemption, SCOTUS rules

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 10:51

Pension plans established by church-affiliated groups are not subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday.

Justice Elena…

Trump tweets say DOJ shouldn’t have submitted ‘watered down’ version of travel ban to Supreme Court

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 09:43
In a series of tweets on Monday morning, President Donald Trump criticized the Justice Department for submitting a “watered down” version of his travel ban…

Justice Department asks Supreme Court to reinstate travel ban

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:24
The U.S. Justice Department late on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate President Donald Trump's temporary ban on travel to the United States…

Chemerinsky: Racial gerrymandering can no longer be justified as proxy for party affiliation

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 09:30

Virtually every year, the U.S. Supreme Court has an important case concerning the use of race in drawing election districts. This reflects the confusing nature…


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