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‘Making a Murderer’ subject asks for Supreme Court review

‘Making a Murderer’ subject asks for Supreme Court review

 

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By The Washington Post

Brendan Dassey, whose conviction was highlighted in the popular Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer,” asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to […]

By |February 28th, 2018|Legal News, Murder, National Headlines, Supreme Court|0 Comments

Supreme Court Hands Down First 4-to-4 Decision Since Antonin Scalia’s Death

Supreme Court Hands Down First 4-to-4 Decision Since Antonin Scalia’s Death
Cristian Farias of The Huffington Post reports that The Supreme Court issued its first evenly split ruling since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia on Tuesday (March 29). The decision was over a minor banking case involving spouses who serve as guarantors for each other’s […]

By |April 28th, 2016|Supreme Court|0 Comments

Supreme Court will consider the constitutionality of the Armed Career Criminal Act

Supreme Court will consider the constitutionality of the Armed Career Criminal Act

 
Johnson v. United States is the latest in a long string of Supreme Court cases about how to interpret the Armed Career Criminal Act, which defines a violent felony as, inter alia, “any crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year … […]

By |January 14th, 2015|Legal News, Supreme Court|0 Comments

Teen With Curable Cancer Must Continue Chemo: Court

Connecticut Teen With Curable Cancer Must Continue Chemo: Court
 

NBC reports

A 17-year-old Connecticut girl with a highly curable cancer is not mentally competent to make her own medical decisions and will continue to receive the chemotherapy treatments she’s battled to halt, the Connecticut Supreme Court ordered Thursday.
Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers ruled that the teen — […]

By |January 9th, 2015|Legal News, Supreme Court|0 Comments

Supreme Court Stays Out of Same Sex Marriage Cases

Supreme Court Stays Out of Same Sex Marriage Cases
 
With not a single dependable hint of its own constitutional view of same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court in one fell swoop today  cleared the way for gays and lesbians to wed in a batch of new states — starting first in five more states, and probably adding […]

By |October 6th, 2014|Legal News, Supreme Court|0 Comments

Federal Jury Awards $4.7 Million in Workplace Bullying Case

Federal Jury Awards $4.7 Million in Workplace Bullying Case
 

 
Workplace bullying is unacceptable and potentially expensive​.
At least 15 states are currentlyconsidering laws that would protect workers against bullying. The following five steps can help employers prevent bullying in the workplace:

Create a policy that clearly defines verbal, physical and online bullying, lists the company’s anti-bullying rules and identifies the […]

By |August 18th, 2014|Supreme Court|0 Comments

Will Supreme Court Cell Phone Search Ruling Apply Retroactively?

Will Supreme Court Cell Phone Search Ruling Apply Retroactively?
 
 
On June 25, the US Supreme Court handed down a resounding landmark ruling in two separate high profile criminal cases, requiring police to first get a warrant to search a person’s cell phone. The ruling is a major victory for the privacy rights of millions of cell […]

By |August 18th, 2014|Legal News, Supreme Court|0 Comments

Florida Supreme Court will decide if convicted felons have the right to “Stand YourGround”

 
 
 
Florida Supreme Court will decide if convicted felons have the right to “Stand Your Ground”
 
 
The Florida Supreme Court recently agreed to examine in an unresolved Palm Beach County case. The justices must decide if felons may invoke the Stand Your Ground self-defense law.
The case involves Brian Bragdon, a convicted cocaine dealer who two years ago shot at […]

By |July 16th, 2014|Legal News, Supreme Court|0 Comments

The Louisiana State Supreme Court Addresses the Issue of Felons with firearms.

The Louisiana State Supreme Court Addresses the Issue of Felons with firearms.
 
In a Nola.com article, Paul Purpura asked the question: Did the Louisiana Supreme Court get it right when it closed the door on the issue of felons with firearms. On Tuesday, the question of whether people convicted of felonies should be allowed to have […]

By |July 7th, 2014|Legal News, Supreme Court|0 Comments

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, that requiring family-owned corporations to pay for insurance coverage for contraception under the Affordable Care Act violated a federal law protecting religious freedom. It was, a dissent said, “a decision of startling breadth.” The 5-to-4 ruling, which technically only applied to two companies owned […]