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The Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of a court order that requires..

By Jennifer Chaussee
(Reuters) – The Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear an appeal of a court order that requires California to ensure that disabled inmates who are housed in county jails to ease crowding in state prisons receive appropriate accommodations.
The court’s denial highlighted tensions between the most populous U.S. state and federal courts about […]

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused an appeal from a Texas death row inmate

 
HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused an appeal from a Texas death row inmate whose attorneys had demanded that state officials disclose the source of drugs intended to execute him.
Robert James Campbell, 41, had avoided execution May 13 when the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stopped his punishment less than […]

Chemical Weapons Treaty Does Not Apply to Petty Crime

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Congress had not meant to authorize prosecutions of minor crimes under a chemical weapons treaty.
“We are reluctant to ignore the ordinary meaning of ‘chemical weapon,’ ” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote for six justices, “when doing so would transform a statute passed to implement the international Convention […]

By |June 10th, 2014|Supreme Court|0 Comments

America’s view on inmates sentenced to the death penalty is beginning to take a turn.

 
America’s view on inmates sentenced to the death penalty is beginning to take a turn.
 
Modern America is starting to cringe and perhaps squirm a little at how the death pentalty executions are being carried out. Perhaps, we are too advanced as a society to cling to the notion that the death penalty either heals or […]

The Fight Over Freedom Of Speech in Alabama

The Fight Over Freedom Of Speech in Alabama…
 
 
The firing of an Administrator of a juvenile rehabilitation program in Alabama, will soon go before the Supreme Court.
Edward Lane was fired because he testified truthfully that when he conducted an audit, he discovered that the program’s highest-paid employee, a state representative named Suzanne Schmitz, did no actual work.  […]

By |April 30th, 2014|Legal News, National Headlines, Supreme Court|0 Comments

US Supreme Court Will Hear Arguments in Cases about Monitoring Our Cell Phones.

On Tuesday, April 29, the US Supreme Court Will Hear Arguments in Two Cases Having To Do with Monitoring us Through Our Cell Phones.
 

Riley v. California: Whether evidence admitted at petitioner’s trial was obtained in a search of petitioner’s cell phone that violated petitioner’s Fourth Amendment rights.

 

U.S. v. Wurie: Whether the Fourth Amendment permits the police, without […]

By |April 29th, 2014|Legal News, Supreme Court|0 Comments

Supreme Court: Police Can Stop And Search Based on only Anonymous Tips

The U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Police Can Stop And Search Based Only on Anonymous Tips.
 
 
On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court ruled that police cab stop and search a driver based only on an anonymous 911 call.
The decision came in a 5-4 decision split.  Conservative Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the argument for the majority.   […]

By |April 25th, 2014|Law Changes, Supreme Court|0 Comments

The Supreme Court in Navarette v. California

The Supreme Court in  Navarette v. California just gutted our right to not be stopped by the police based upon an uncorroborated “tip” from an anonymous source.
Guess what the police found? A small amount of marijuana!
 
This is another example of how the Drug War and particularly the war on marijuana, destroys our constitutional […]

By |April 24th, 2014|National Headlines, Supreme Court|0 Comments

Supreme Court Takes Case involving the Warrantless Search of Cellphones

Supreme Court Takes Case involving the Warrantless Search of Cellphones
 
 
One of the biggest Fourth Amendment cases to go before the U.S. Supreme Court in recent memory will be heard this month.
This is a critical issue, the idea of the police being able to view the contents of your smartphone and see what you have stored […]

By |April 4th, 2014|Law Changes, Supreme Court|0 Comments

Supreme Court Addresses Guns In Domestic Violence Law Situations…

Supreme Court Addresses Guns In Domestic Violence Law Situations…
 
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court Justices unanimously ruled that people convicted of minor domestic violence offenses are barred under federal law from possessing a gun, even though some states do not require proof of physical force for conviction on domestic violence charges.
This ruling makes it all the […]

By |March 27th, 2014|Law Changes, Legal News, Supreme Court|0 Comments