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Supreme Court Says Police Can't Seize Your Car For Basically No Reason

Here’s a situation that you may not have considered: you’re driving along, riding a little dirty. Cops pull you over, and find a substantial, but not crazy large, amount of contraband in your car. Say, less than $1,000. They arrest you, and then they take your car. Forever. Even if it’s worth a lot


Supreme Court: Retirees Can Be Court-Martialed for Crimes Committed After Service

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Defense Department's authority to prosecute retired service members for crimes they commit, even after retirement. The court on Tuesday chose not to hear the case of a retired Marine who was court-martialed for a sexual assault he committed three months after le


Dental, Medical boards wield enormous leverage over licensees, but Supreme Court ruling could temper that

Trying to decipher which was the first to employ Gestapo-like extortion as a means of controlling licensees is like solving the chicken-or-the-egg riddle, but there’s no question that the methods employed by the Louisiana Board of Dentistry and the Louisiana State Medical Licensing Board are eerily


One Supreme Court victory hasn't solved the civil asset forfeiture fight

In a unanimous decision in the recent case Timbs v. Indiana, the Supreme Court took a major step toward ending legalized theft. In a sensible move that prohibits state and local governments from imposing excessive fines, the court took a step toward protecting property rights. This ruling is uniquel


Culture wars heat up at the Supreme Court as justices consider whether giant World War I memorial cross can stay

The justices next week are set to hear arguments over whether a giant, four-story WWI memorial cross located in a busy Maryland intersection and maintained by the government can remain standing.


The Supreme Court curtails states’ power to seize property

TYSON TIMBS, a man from Indiana, had his $42,000 Land Rover seized in 2015 after he pleaded guilty to selling $385 worth of heroin to undercover police. The confiscation seemed unreasonable to the small-time drug dealer, so Mr Timbs sued, arguing that the Eighth Amendment’s bar on “excessive fines”


Federal Court Rejects 'For the Children' Ban on Bare-Breasted Women: Reason Roundup

Federal courts now disagree on women's right to bare breasts. February has seen two new rulings on whether women should be allowed to show their nipples in public, including one decision that sets the issue up for a potential turn at the Supreme Court.


Judge Who Exposed Missing Supreme Court Documents Confesses to Taking Them

The fate of some mysteriously missing documents at the center of a high-profile case involving China’s Supreme Court is taking on even more drama. A Chinese judge confessed Friday to taking the key legal documents from a case involving a long-running contract dispute, in a surprise development to a


Trump administration's effort to combat LGBTI criminalization shows commitment to individual rights

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Mueller suggests sentence that could amount to life in prison for Manafort

The former Trump campaign chairman has faced charges for tax fraud, bank fraud, unregistered lobbying for a foreign government and witness tampering. A federal judge should consider giving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort a sentence that would send him to prison for at least 17 and a hal


Brett Busby Appointed to Texas Supreme Court

Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday appointed Brett Busby, a former justice on Houston’s Fourteenth Court of Appeals, to the Texas Supreme Court. Busby’s appointment fills the vacancy left by Justice Phil Johnson, who served on the court for 13 years before retiring in December.


Who’s Backing Lisa Neubauer’s Campaign For Supreme Court?

Far-Left Groups See Neubauer As an Ally Who Will Push Their Radical Agenda. [Madison, WI] – Supreme Court candidate Lisa Nuebauer loves to tell voters that she is “fair, impartial, and independent,” all the while publicly rejecting the notion that she’s the liberal candidate in the race. But a look


US Supreme Court candidate paid thousands by anti-gay hate group

A conservative state appeals court judge received more than $3,000 over three years for giving speeches to an anti-gay group. Brian Hagedorn was paid to give speeches to Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) on ‘career advice’.


Supreme Court to decide if World War I memorial 'Peace Cross' can stand

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next week on whether the World War I Bladensburg, Maryland memorial, known as the "Peace Cross," should survive or be torn down in what could be a landmark First Amendment case that could impact memorials across the country.


Supreme Court upholds Fournier's conviction in 1980 murder of Joyce McLain

PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine Supreme Court is upholding the murder conviction of 16-year-old Joyce McLain who was killed in 1980. Phillip Scott Fournier convicted of McLain's murder 36 years after it happened and was sentenced to 45 years in prison in April of 2018. McLain was a student at Schenk Hig


Supreme Court ruling protects citizens against excessive state fines

In a decision announced Wednesday by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Timbs v. Indiana that the 8th Amendment’s Excessive Fines Clause applies to state and local governments.


Supreme Court curbs power of government to impose heavy fines and seize property

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled to drastically curb the powers that states and cities have to levy fines and seize property, marking the first time the court has applied the Constitution’s ban on excessive fines at the state level.


Trump's attacks on the First Amendment and the press gain an ally in Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

As part of his broader assault on the news media, President Donald Trump has repeatedly called for a revisiting of American libel law — part of the law of defamation, which governs when individuals can sue those who have allegedly made false statements about them. On Tuesday, he found a powerful all


Why the US Supreme Court’s new ruling on excessive fines is a big deal

The US Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled 9-0 that the Constitution’s ban on excessive fines, written into the Eighth Amendment, applies to the states as well — a sweeping ruling that strengthens property rights and could limit controversial police seizures, such as those done through civil forfeiture


The Supreme Court just made a unanimous decision that could have huge implications for cops trying to seize people's private property

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Constitution's ban on excessive fines applies to the states, an outcome that could help efforts to rein in police seizure of property from criminal suspects.