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A Black Man Convicted By a Racist Juror Is About to Be Executed

It seems pretty clear that an African American isn't going to get a fair trial from a juror who calls him a "nigger." And yet that's what happened in the case of Keith Tharpe, who Georgia will execute on September 26 for the murder of his sister-in-law, unless the Supreme Court decides otherwise. Th

TIME - 2017-09-21 18:36:18

Trump's travel ban could be expanded after Sunday

Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump's contentious travel ban expires Sunday with little clarity over whether America's door will reopen for travelers from six majority-Muslim countries. After the 90-day ban ends, travelers from Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen have been hopeful tha

BREITBART - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Trump's impact felt in Supreme Court labor rights cases

WASHINGTON - When the Supreme Court opens its 2017 term on the first Monday in October, its very first cases will serve as a stark reminder of why elections matter. When the court was asked to hear three cases on labor arbitration agreements last September, Barack Obama was president, Hillary Clinto

USA TODAY - 2017-09-21 17:39:20

Democrats fire back at Republicans calling for obscure 'blue slip' process to be changed for Trump's benefit

Senators are squabbling over the "blue slip process" that goes along with President Donald Trump's nomination of federal judges. The process allows senators to essentially block a judicial nominee from their home state, giving Democrats one of their biggest pieces of leverage. Republican leaders are

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-09-23 13:03:00

Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Immigration Reform: 'People Feel At Risk'

As a Supreme Court justice, Sonia Sotomayor knows she shouldn't speak out on political issues. But at an event in Washington, D.C. Thursday, she hinted at her views on one of the topics that most divides politicians in the other two branches of government: immigration. "It's a real issue," Sotomayor

TIME - 2017-09-21 21:47:29

Scott Walker's Big Promises to Foxconn Factory Might Be Illegal: Experts

The Wisconsin governor lured Foxconn to his state with $3 billion and a vow to make it hard to sue the Taiwanese company-which, experts say, may be illegal. Wisconsin Governor and one-time presidential hopeful Scott Walker may have violated his state's constitution with a law that would give the tec

DAILY BEAST - 2017-09-21 17:15:52

Strange Campaign Attempts 'Willie Horton' Attack on Roy Moore

In the final days of the Alabama special GOP primary runoff for U.S. Senate, appointed Sen. Luther Strange resorted to an inflammatory TV spot strongly implying his opponent Roy Moore shielded a child molester from justice and downplayed the seriousness of child sex abuse as Chief Justice of the Ala

BREITBART - 2017-09-22 23:34:53

#TBT: First Hispanic SCOTUS justice channels Nancy Drew

Sonia Sotomayor is the first Hispanic person on the Supreme Court Her parents were from Puerto Rico and she grew up in the Bronx

CNN - 2017-09-21 15:54:56

Brazil Supreme Court Denies Request to Release JBS Brothers

SAO PAULO - Brazil Supreme Court Justice Gilmar Mendes on Friday denied a request to release from jail Joesley and Wesley Batista, the brothers who control the world's largest meatpacker JBS SA. The Batistas' defense challenged the detention of the brothers after their arrest last week by federal po

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-09-23 00:09:27

Sotomayor says she hasn't heard from relatives in Puerto Rico after hurricane

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said she has yet to hear from "half her family" in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria pummeled the island on Wednesday. Sotomayor told CNN on Thursday that she and her family "are exceedingly concerned" about the welfare of their relatives. <!--//--><![CDATA[/

THE HILL - 2017-09-21 21:40:44

Trump after 'lock her up' chant: Talk to Jeff Sessions

"You'd be handing in your rifles," Trump said. "You'd be turning over your rifles." The comment was met by chants of "lock her up," reminiscent of his own campaign rallies during the 2016 presidential rally. "You've got to speak to Jeff Sessions about that," Trump replied, referencing his US attor

CNN - 2017-09-23 01:03:42

Thai authorities close in on Yingluck's escape accomplices

Ousted former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra greets supporters as she arrives at the Supreme Court in BangkokThomson Reuters BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai authorities are closing in on the people who helped former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra flee the country last month, Thai Deputy Prime

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-09-22 09:46:01

Will Racial Slur by Juror Derail Georgia Execution of Keith Tharpe?

The question of whether a black man scheduled for execution should be spared because of racist comments by one of the jurors who sentenced him to death is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. A federal appeals panel declined to halt the lethal injection of Keith Tharpe, who claims deliberations in h

NBC NEWS - 2017-09-22 16:22:33

Trump's Travel Ban Decision Could Set Off New Wave of Turmoil

President Donald Trump is on the verge of a fresh clash with business leaders and civil-rights advocates as he faces a critical deadline this weekend for continuing his travel ban on six predominantly Muslim countries. The president hinted he might broaden the initial ban, which is set to expire on

BLOOMBERG - 2017-09-22 08:00:00

Malcolm Roberts's citizenship saga takes another twist

One Nation senator tells high court he could not have been British because his father never 'ribbed' him about it Malcolm Roberts outside the high court hearing into his citizenship status in Brisbane. Photograph: Regi Varghese/EPA The many twists and turns of Malcolm Ieuan Roberts's citizenship s

THE GUARDIAN - 2017-09-22 06:48:30

Families Of Japanese-American Civil Rights Leaders Join Legal Fight Against Travel Ban

"We've got politicians who are building their careers on demonizing immigrant groups and foreigners ... in the name of national security." Fred Korematsu, Minoru Yasui and Gordon Hirabayashi, three Japanese-American civil rights advocates who challenged U.S. government policy during World War II.

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2017-09-21 21:42:39

Illinois Supreme Court upholds Drew Peterson's murder conviction

Sept. 21 (UPI) - A murder conviction against a former Illinois police officer, convicted of killing his wife, was upheld by the state's highest court on Thursday. The Illinois Supreme court reinforced the conviction against Drew Peterson, 63, in a unanimous 40-page decision on Thursday. Peterson was

BREITBART - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

While You Weren't Looking, the Senate Has Been Rubber-Stamping Trump's Extreme Judicial Picks

Senate Judiciary committee chair Charles Grassley has abandoned Senate custom to push through Trump's extreme nominees. The worst may be yet to come. Progressives may be counting the days until Donald Trump exits the White House, but when it comes to the courts, his impact will last decades. Already

DAILY BEAST - 2017-09-22 01:00:00

Illinois Supreme Court upholds conviction of officer Drew Peterson

The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the conviction of former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson for murdering his third wife. Peterson, who was sentenced to 38 years in prison for the 2004 murder of Kathleen Savio, was given an additional 40 years in 2016 after being found guilty of

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-09-21 12:59:00

What Trump does with expiring travel ban will shape Supreme Court fight

What President Trump chooses to do as his travel ban expires Sunday will determine the contours of the battle scheduled to arrive at the Supreme Court next month. Ninety days will have elapsed since the Supreme Court in June allowed the entry ban to proceed in a limited fashion. Other expiration dat

WASHINGTON EXAMINER - 2017-09-23 04:01:00