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Bathroom lawsuit could send transgender rights to Supreme Court

PoliticusUSA - ‎3 hours ago‎
(Reuters) - A lawsuit brought by Texas and other states against the Obama administration's policy on bathroom access may move the United States closer to a resolution on transgender rights by putting the issue on a trajectory for the Supreme Court.

With retention idea blocked, Supreme Court primary goes on

WRAL.com - ‎13 hours ago‎
RALEIGH, N.C. - There will be one race on every ballot in North Carolina's previously unscheduled June 7 primary because the state Supreme Court couldn't agree whether a law that led a colleague to seek re-election through a new method complied with ...
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Canada and Manitoba Métis Federation sign MOU following historic Supreme Court land ruling

CBC.ca - ‎May 27, 2016‎
The Canadian government and the Manitoba Métis Federation signed a Memorandum of Understanding Friday that arose out of a historic Supreme Court land ruling in 2013. "The signing of this historic document sets the stage for the parties to advance their ...

Connecticut's undocumented immigrants await US Supreme Court

The Advocate - ‎10 hours ago‎
STAMFORD - Philip Berns knows immigrants who are concerned - and some who have even been scammed - as their status in the country hinges on an impending U.S.
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Kansas Supreme Court Rejects School Funding Plan, Citing 'Intolerable' Inequities

New York Times - ‎May 27, 2016‎
The Kansas Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the state Legislature had failed to equitably fund public schools, once again giving the state until June 30 to fix its financing system or face a court-ordered shutdown of schools.

Virginia death row inmate asks Supreme Court to hear case

WTOP - ‎7 hours ago‎
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that (http://bit.ly/1Vmdu73) Ricky Javon Gray's lawyers said in a petition filed with the court this month that Virginia courts failed to provide Gray with a “meaningful opportunity” to challenge the ...

Obama's choice for Supreme Court no friend to Alaska small business

Alaska Dispatch News - ‎22 hours ago‎
Frost, which deals with the state's right to regulate its navigable waters under the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.
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Supreme Court's Zubik decision is more compromise than punt, some argue

Catholic News Service - ‎May 27, 2016‎
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Immediately after the Supreme Court sent the contraceptive case back to the lower courts May 16, some called the decision a punt -- the football analogy of sending the ball back to the other team -- or in this case the lower courts.
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Supreme Court didn't order automatic deletion of NHIS carders – Raymond Atuguba

Myjoyonline.com - ‎16 hours ago‎
Senior law lecturer, Dr. Raymong Atuguba says suggestions that the Supreme Court ordered automatic deletion of some names from the electoral roll are wrong.
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Iowa's Supreme Court Rules on Life Sentence Without Parole for Juveniles

The Atlantic - ‎May 27, 2016‎
In sum, we conclude that sentencing courts should not be required to make speculative up-front decisions on juvenile offenders' prospects for rehabilitation because they lack adequate predictive information supporting such a decision.
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Justice Scalia's cruelest irony: This is the real impact of a 4-4 Supreme Court

Salon - ‎17 hours ago‎
Justice Scalia's cruelest irony: This is the real impact of a 4-4 Supreme FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2011 file photo, U.S. Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia looks into the balcony before addressing the Chicago-Kent College Law justice in Chicago. A ...
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California Supreme Court Overturns Murder Conviction Based on Flawed Bite-Mark Evidence

The Intercept - ‎May 27, 2016‎
In a unanimous ruling released Thursday, the California Supreme Court overturned the 1997 conviction of Bill Richards for the murder of his wife, Pamela, finding that false forensic testimony had impacted the outcome of his trial.
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Supreme Court declines to put NEET ordinance on hold

The Hindu - ‎May 27, 2016‎
After stripping States of their authority to conduct undergraduate medical and dental entrance exams and compelling them to accept the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), the Supreme Court on Friday refrained from staying a government ...

Lee praises Trump's potential Supreme Court picks but hasn't endorsed him

KSL.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
SALT LAKE CITY - Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, really likes Donald Trump's list of potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees, but that hasn't persuaded him to endorse the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
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BC Supreme Court judge orders WorkSafeBC to review case of man called 'retard' by his boss

CBC.ca - ‎May 27, 2016‎
A man whose boss called him a "retard" has won the right to have WorkSafeBC review his previously rejected claim. The case was reviewed by a B.C.

Local Native child case may be bound for Supreme Court

Rapid City Journal - ‎16 hours ago‎
17, South Dakota District Court Chief Judge Jeffrey Viken is expected to instruct the Pennington County State's Attorney's office, the state Department of Social Services and 7th Circuit Court on what “to do and stop doing” in temporary custody ...

The rise and (apparent) decline of sealed petitions at the Supreme Court

Reuters Blogs (blog) - ‎May 27, 2016‎
(Reuters) - An item at Howard Bashman's How Appealing blog caught my eye Thursday. Bashman linked to an article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reporting that the U.S.
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Alabama Supreme Court now recognizes lesbian adoption after SCOTUS opinion

AL.com - ‎May 27, 2016‎
The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday vacated its ruling last September that refused to recognize a same-sex adoption from Georgia and denied visitation rights to one of the lesbian mothers.
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Supreme Court moves to save Rawal and Tunoi hours after Court of Appeal sends them home

The Standard Digital News (press release) (blog) - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Lawyer Issa Mansur, defending JSC in the Tunoi case, had already written to the deputy registrar of the Supreme Court notifying her that JSC was opposed to any orders being granted without their presence.
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Supreme Court ruling could impact yeshiva grant

Asbury Park Press - ‎May 27, 2016‎
A looming decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in a case involving the separation of church and state could impact a disputed $10.6 million state grant awarded to Lakewood's Beth Medrash Govoha yeshiva, a Rutgers law professor says.
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