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Opinion | Solitary Confinement and the Supreme Court

Re “Will Justices Weigh In on Solitary Confinement? One Offers Clues,” by Adam Liptak (Sidebar column, May 15):

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-05-27 00:00:00

John Cornyn downplays Supreme Court nomination chatter

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has no interested in being nominated to the Supreme Court if a vacancy were to open up in the summer.The No. 2 Republican in the Senate told MSNBC's Hugh Hewitt in an interview that aired Saturday that he does not want to be considered for the court if a justice steps down

WASHINGTON EXAMINER - 2018-05-26 12:00:21

Opinion | The Supreme Court's Arbitration Ruling Is A Middle Finger To The Court System

On Monday, in a decision calledEpic Systems, the United States Supreme Court authorized employers to close the courthouse door to tens of millions of employees. The harm that the ruling has caused another system — the justice system — is epic.


Kansas Supreme Court announces chief judge in 25th District

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Supreme Court has appointed District JudgeRobert Frederickas chief judge for the 25th Judicial District.Chief Justice Lawton Nuss announced in a news release Friday Frederick’s appointment to complete a term that begins July 1 and ends Dec. 31, 2019.Frederickwill succe


Divided Arizona Supreme Court overturns no-bail provision

PHOENIX (AP) - A sharply dividedArizona Supreme Courthas overturned a 2002 voter-approved state constitutional amendment to categorically deny bail to defendants charged with sexual assault if there’s clear proof and a very strong presumption of guilt.Thecourt’s 4-3 decision Friday follows a 2017 de


Government asks Supreme Court to take up Fosamax preemption appeal

The U.S. Solicitor General urged the U.S. Supreme Court to take up an appeal by Merck & Co, saying a federal appeals court wrongly decided a case alleging the company failed to warn of risks that its osteoporosis drug Fosamax could cause atypical femur fractures.The 3rd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals


SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Flip-flops and summer plans

Kagan, President Barack Obama's first solicitor general, and Clement, who headed the office under President George W. Bush, agreed that the office's role should be largely nonpartisan. The presumption is that the government's position isn't going to change from administration to administration, Clem


Israeli Supreme Court rejects challenge to open-fire rules

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Israel's Supreme Court upholds open-fire rules on Gaza border - Breitbart

Israel has rejected the idea and the United States, its strongest backer, has blocked moves for a probe at the United Nations.


The Supreme Court Did Workers a Favor

On its surface, the Supreme Court’s 5-4decisionin Epic Systems v. Lewis, handed down Monday, looks like a significant defeat for workers. In ruling that companies can require employees to resolve contract disputes through arbitration, rather than class-action lawsuits, the Court limited the ability


AP News - Michigan Supreme Court justice: Judges must cool rhetoric

"When a judge expresses his personal wish that the defendant had suffered a violent death instead of being arrested and convicted, the public's confidence in the rule of law is undermined," McCormack wrote Thursday.


Gorsuch Takes Inside-Player Role in Second Term on Supreme Court

Chief Justice John Roberts did something unusual when he decided who would write a major U.S. Supreme Court opinion curbing class action lawsuits by workers: He turned to the newest justice, Neil Gorsuch.Seven months later, Gorsuch produced a 5-4opinionthat let employers enforce agreements requiring


U.S. Labor Dept asks Supreme Court to vacate tip-pooling decision

The Labor Department responded on Tuesday to a petition for certiorari challenging the now-defunct tip-pooling rule filed by the National Restaurant Association (NRA) and several regional restaurant groups in January 2017. The department’s response brief, originally due in February 2017, came after


California Supreme Court says social media firms must turn over some user communications to criminal defendants

Facebook and other social media companies should turn over users' public communications to criminal defendants in response to subpoenas, the California Supreme Court decided unanimously Thursday.Theruling, a victory for the criminal defense bar, overturned an appeals court decision that said the def


How the Supreme Court is invoking a 1925 law to restrict workers' rights today

In 1925, at the behest of New York merchants, Congress passed the Federal Arbitration Act to uphold as “valid, irrevocable and enforceable” the contracts they had negotiated for shipping and delivering goods. They agreed to settle disputes through private arbitration, which was seen as quicker and c


Opinion | The Supreme Court Sticks It to Workers, Again

If you wanted to measure just how different the Supreme Court is with the addition of Neil Gorsuch instead of Merrick Garland — who should be sitting in Justice Gorsuch’s seat but for the outrageous machinations of Senate Republicans — read the court’sMonday ruling in Epic Systems v. Lewis.The case


Liberals get a dose of reality thanks to the Supreme Court's decision on unions

On Monday, theU.S. Supreme Court ruledin favor of Madison, Wis.,-area-based Epic Systems in a dispute brought by employees against the software giant. At Epic and several other businesses, workers argued they shouldn’t be forced to sign contracts that allow for individual arbitration to resolve work


Abramovich's Immigration Woes Reach Swiss Supreme Court

A spokesman for the Lausanne-based court wouldn’t say on Tuesday when the case will be heard, but said a public judgment will be issued as soon as a final decision has been reached. Cases like this are typically discussed by judges in private, unless there is a dissenting opinion that prompts a publ


Norway Supreme Court hears appeal from Gassled pipeline owners over...

A view of the Norwegian Supreme Court in Oslo, Norway May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Gwladys Fouche


Unions prepare for loss in Supreme Court case on public-employee dues

A Supreme Court case involving union dues for public-sector employees is forcing labor unions to change the way that they manage their members, even though the justices have not ruled yet.Union leaders are convinced that the court will use the case,Janus v. American Federation of State, County and M