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Alabama Supreme court recognizes same-sex adoption

Catholic Online - ‎10 hours ago‎
On Friday, the Alabama Supreme Court's order read: "In In V.L., the United States Supreme Court held that the adoption decree appeared on its face to have been rendered by a court of competent jurisdiction and that that presumption of jurisdiction had ...
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Alabama Supreme Court now recognizes lesbian adoption after SCOTUS opinion - ‎May 27, 2016‎
"In V.L., the United States Supreme Court held that the adoption decree appeared on its face to have been rendered by a court of competent jurisdiction and that that presumption of jurisdiction had not been rebutted," the Alabama Supreme Court also ...
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US seizure of Iranian assets may open old wounds

Al-Monitor - ‎May 26, 2016‎
TEHRAN, Iran - More than a month after the US Supreme Court's ruling that some $2 billion in offshore Iranian assets can be used to compensate families of victims of the 1983 bombing of the US Marines headquarters in Beirut, some Iranian officials are ...

Colloton '85 shortlisted as Trump's potential Supreme Court Justice

The Daily Princetonian - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Appellate court judge Steven Colloton '85 was named as a potential appointee to the United States Supreme Court by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump last week.

Connecticut's undocumented immigrants await US Supreme Court

The Advocate - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Texas and 25 other states sued to block the new initiatives soon after they were announced, and lower courts have ruled in their favor.

Why Legislate When Judges Will Do It for You?

The Atlantic - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Burwell—in which the U.S. Supreme Court vacated seven decisions, all favoring the government, and sent them back to lower courts with instructions to do something undefined about them that would make everybody happy and keep the noise down—was ...

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

Alaska Dispatch News - ‎May 27, 2016‎
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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US|Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland Advises Graduates on Facing 'Twists and Turns'

New York Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
Judge Garland, the chief judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and a 1970 graduate of Niles West, was selected in March by Mr. Obama to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant after the death of Justice ...
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Donald Trump Releases List of Possible Supreme Court Picks

New York Times - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Mr. Trump said in a statement that his shortlist was “representative of the kind of constitutional principles I value and, as president, I plan to use this list as a guide to nominate our next United States Supreme Court justices.” The Trump campaign ...

The Obama Administration Is Using Racist Court Rulings to Deny Citizenship to 55000 People

Mother Jones - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Last year, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the American Samoans. The plaintiffs are now appealing to the Supreme Court. On the opposite side is the Obama administration, which urged the Supreme Court not to take the case in a brief ...

The Supreme Court's Wishful Thinking About Compromise

New York Times - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The Obama administration readily agreed that the court's proposal of inferential notification could work. And at first it appeared that the nonprofits would go along as well.

Challenge to state's shark-fin ban fails in US Supreme Court

SFGate - ‎May 23, 2016‎
California's ban on the possession and sale of shark fins survived a legal challenge Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by Bay Area suppliers and sellers of shark fin soup, a traditional dish in the Chinese American community ...
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How Supreme Court decision to freeze Iran assets undermines US foreign policy

Al-Monitor - ‎May 18, 2016‎
The dysfunctional relationship between the United States and Iran has produced its share of victims over the years. On the Iranian side, they include nationalist political figures, civilian airline passengers, chemical warfare survivors, businessmen ...
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Is the US supreme court broken, and what cases are coming next?

The Guardian - ‎May 16, 2016‎
The supreme court failed to resolve a dispute on Monday between faith-based groups and the Obama administration over birth control, asking lower courts to take another look at the issue in search of a compromise. “The court expresses no view on the ...
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Bathroom lawsuit could send transgender rights to Supreme Court

Reuters - ‎May 27, 2016‎
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. Conservative ...

State Supreme Court declines to reconsider Travion Blount case

Virginian-Pilot - ‎May 24, 2016‎
A jury convicted him of 49 of 51 felonies. Then-Norfolk Circuit Judge Charles Griffith sentenced Blount to six life sentences plus 118 years.
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Supreme Court rules for black Georgia death row inmate

Yahoo News - ‎May 23, 2016‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday effectively overturned a black man's 1987 conviction for murdering a white woman, rebuking Georgia prosecutors for unlawfully excluding black potential jurors in picking an all-white jury that ...
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Supreme Court Cert: Laches (in Patent Cases) and Copyrightable Subject Matter to Be Reviewed

The National Law Review - ‎May 27, 2016‎
The Supreme Court of the United States granted certiorari to review a patent case on the law of laches. SCA Hygiene Products v. First Quality Baby Products, Case No.
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JIC sics ex-SPLC director on Chief Justice Moore

OneNewsNow - ‎3 minutes ago‎
The State of Alabama's Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) made a bold move by hiring the former legal director of the Southern Poverty Law Center's (SPLC), John Carroll, to prosecute the Supreme Court of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore - rooted in his ...