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Supreme Court Rules in Trump’s Favor on Detaining Illegal Immigrants
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of President Donald Trump’s administration Tuesday, deciding federal officials can detain immigrants for possible deportation after they have served time for other crimes.
'It'll never happen': Trump dismisses Democrats' radical idea to reshape the Supreme Court
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said proposals from a number of Democrats to expand the number of Supreme Court justices will "never happen." Several Democratic presidential candidates have embraced the prospect of "court packing" and increasing the number of Supreme Court justices beyond the cu
Supreme Court to hear latest case of racial bias in jury selection
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Curtis Flowers has been jailed in Mississippi for 22 years, even as prosecutors couldn't get a murder conviction against him to stick through five trials.
The U.S. Supreme Court can and should strike down gerrymandering as illegal and unconstitutional in two cases pending before it: Catherine Turcer (Opinion)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- We Ohioans believe our vote is sacred and that our process of drawing voting maps should not be defined by partisan politics. Twice in the last four years, more than 71 percent of Ohioans have thoroughly repudiated gerrymandering – districts rigged for partisan advantage – and vote
Why Democrats want to abolish Electoral College, pack Supreme Court
Elizabeth Warren wants to get rid of the Electoral College. She is billing this as a step toward reform. "Every vote matters," the U.S. senator from Massachusetts told CNN, "and the way we can make that happen is that we can have national voting, and that means get rid of the Electoral College."
Supreme Court declines to review California case with possible driver classification impact
The battle over whether independent owner-operators need to be considered full-time employees saw the trucking industry lose a decision earlier this week to California regulators.
Illinois high court denies rare bid to lengthen sentence for ex-cop Jason Van Dyke
The Illinois Supreme Court has denied a rare bid from prosecutors to lengthen the sentence of ex-Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke in the fatal shooting of black teen Laquan McDonald. Attorney General Kwame Raoul and the special prosecutor who won the conviction against Van Dyke said last month they believ
Missouri Supreme Court strikes down jail time for jail debts
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that local courts can't throw people back in jail for not paying previous jail debts, a practice that critics said led to modern-day debtors' prisons.
Supreme Court rejects anti-LGBTQ Hawaiian bed & breakfast’s ‘religious freedom’ case
The US Supreme Court has refused to hear a case involving a Hawaiian bed and breakfast that refused to allow a lesbian couple Diane Cervelli and Taeko Bufford, to stay there in 2007.
Supreme Court gets first arguments in UW gun case
LARAMIE – An attorney for Lyle Williams, who was cited in 2018 for carrying a gun on the University of Wyoming’s campus, has filed the opening brief in an appeal of a December ruling by Albany County district court judge Tori Kricken, who upended the conventional reading of 2010’s Wyoming Firearms F
No re-sentencing for Chicago policeman in Laquan McDonald murder, court rules
(Reuters) - The Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a request by state prosecutors to hold a new sentencing hearing for ex-Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke who was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison for murdering black teenager Laquan McDonald.
Hawaii Supreme Court: Giant Law Firm OK To Set Up Shop Here
The biggest law firm in the world can practice in Hawaii, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday. That right had been challenged by local attorney Jim Bickerton in connection with a case in which he represented a mortgage borrower against a bank.
Supreme Court rules Yakama will not pay tax on wholesale fuel
WASHINGTON- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that a Yakama Nation fuel distributor cannot be assessed state fuel taxes on wholesale fuel. The distributor would not be taxed on the fuel he brings onto the reservation.
Wisconsin Supreme Court Denies Appeal
BROWN COUNTY, WI (WTAQ) - The case of a man convicted for kidnapping a woman, raping her, setting her on fire, and leaving her for dead will not be heard by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Supreme Court considers a racial gerrymandering challenge in Virginia
AT A Supreme Court oral argument on March 18th, justices sparred with four lawyers over whether the electoral map for Virginia’s House of Delegates violates the Fourteenth Amendment’s bar on racial discrimination. The hearing in Virginia House of Delegates v Bethune-Hill was bracing but, given its c
US Supreme Court to hear appeal in Osage County quadruple-murder Featured
Later this year, the United States Supreme Court will hear an appeal in a nearly decade-old quadruple murder case from Osage County. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says the Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of James Kraig Kahler, who was convicted of capital murder in 2011 for killi
Sen. Marco Rubio: Supreme Court needs to stay at nine justices – Dems’ court-packing plan is all wrong
America’s institutions are far from perfect. But over the past two centuries, they have provided a framework for our nation to become the most dynamic, most vibrant, and most exceptional nation in all of human history.
Supreme Court upholds ICE detention without bail for serious criminals
Illegal immigrants with serious criminal records can be held without bail while awaiting deportation even if ICE didn’t immediately pick them up when they were released from prison or jail, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates defend past actions
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn said during a debate Tuesday that his Christian beliefs never affect how he rules as a judge. His opponent Lisa Neubauer, meanwhile, said her participation in a march organized by groups opposed to President Donald Trump wasn't pa
After Controversial Politician Is Disqualified, Israel’s Right Sets Its Sights on the Supreme Court
The difficult relationship between the Israeli right and the judicial system took a turn for the worse on March 17, when the Supreme Court upheld a previous decision banning a controversial politician from running in the upcoming elections.