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Serving Extra Years in Prison, and the Courthouse Doors Are Closed

The Justice Department reversed its longstanding position, essentially endorsing an opinion Justice Neil M. Gorsuch wrote when he was an appeals court judge.Credit Sait Serkan Gurbuz/Associated Press WASHINGTON - It is one thing for a new administration to switch sides in a legal dispute. That is m

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-11-20 10:00:19

Short Circuit: A roundup of recent federal court decisions

Opinion Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events After the U.S. Supreme Court's Kelo decision, Georgia lawmakers strengthened protections for property owners facing eminent domain. Are the reforms the law of t

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-11-20 14:54:00

Kenya's Supreme Court rules election rerun valid, opposition rejects decision

(CNN)Kenya's Supreme Court ruled Monday that last month's presidential election rerun met all the constitutional requirements, meaning incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta is the winner. However the opposition rejected the ruling, saying it was made "under duress." "The presidential election on 26 Oc

CNN - 2017-11-20 10:20:10

DACA backers move to avert Supreme Court fight over records

Advocates for so-called Dreamers made an unexpected move Sunday to head off a looming Supreme Court battle over their demands for more records on the basis for President Donald Trump's decision to end the program offering quasi-legal status and work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in

POLITICO - 2017-11-20 02:30:41

South Carolina Supreme Court ends 24-year-old school lawsuit

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina Supreme Court has ended a 24-year-old lawsuit over whether the Legislature provides enough money and support for poor and rural schools. Associate Justice John Kittredge wrote in Friday's ruling that to continue the court's oversight would be a "gross oversig

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2017-11-20 18:35:11

Kenyan capital on edge as Supreme Court ruling looms

NAIROBI (Reuters) - After days of violence and riots in Nairobi, Kenya's Supreme Court is to rule Monday on cases seeking to void the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in last month's repeat vote. A general view shows the Supreme Court in Nairobi, Kenya October 25, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

REUTERS - 2017-11-20 07:23:52

Top Stories: Charles Manson Dies; Kenya's Supreme Court Upholds Election

Good morning, here are our early stories: - Charles Manson, Cult Leader Of Brutal 1969 Murders, Dies. - Kenya's Supreme Court Affirms Re-Election Of Uhuru Kenyatta. - Future Of Germany's Merkel In Doubt As Coalition Talks Collapse. - Bad Weather Hampers Search For Missing Argentine Submarine. - Jef

NPR - 2017-11-20 13:12:20

UPDATE 1-Kenyan assets perk up as the Supreme Court upholds repeat vote

(Adds currency reaction, background) NAIROBI, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Kenyan shares headed higher and the currency strengthened against the dollar after the Supreme Court upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory in a repeat election held last month, traders said. The benchmark NSE-20 share index rose

REUTERS - 2017-11-20 09:06:15

Kenya's Supreme Court upholds Kenyatta's presidential win

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday upheld the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in last month's repeat presidential vote, paving the way for him to be sworn in next week. Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta delivers a speech during a ceremony at the All Saints Anglican Church in

REUTERS - 2017-11-20 14:16:03

The Supreme Court has emerged as a critical partisan lever for Trump and Moore

Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events On Friday, the White House released, without context, a list of the people whom President Trump might consider should a vacancy open on the Supreme Court. It w

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-11-19 15:18:00

It Can Happen Here: The 75th Anniversary Of The Japanese Internment, Part II

In Part I of this three-part series, I traced the events leading up to President Franklin's Roosevelt's decision, on Feb. 19, 1942, to sign Executor Order 9066. For that essay, see here. In this second essay, I will discuss the reasons for Roosevelt's action and the Supreme Court's deeply unfortuna

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2017-11-19 23:34:50


In August, former (twice!) Alabama state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore (with a rich symbolism perhaps not fully appreciated) rode his horse Sassy into the unincorporated town of Gallant (population 850, also known as Greasy Cove) to cast a ballot for himself as the Republican nominee for the

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2017-11-19 20:11:39

He Took On the Voting Rights Act and Won. Now He's Taking On Harvard.

Edward Blum, who is challenging affirmative action at Harvard and other universities, at his home in South Thomaston, Me.Credit Sarah Rice for The New York Times SOUTH THOMASTON, Me. - A former mayor of Poway, a small city in Southern California, wrote a column in August in his local newspaper with

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-11-19 19:17:35

As We Rethink Old Harassers, Let's Talk About Clarence Thomas

The old men of the Senate lectured Anita Hill from the dais, scowling as she recounted in humiliating detail how Thomas taunted her with graphic tales of pubic hair and Coke cans. Long suppressed talk about the sexual predation of men, in Hollywood, politics, business, the news industry, professiona


Thomas Roberts Out at MSNBC to be Replaced by Bloomberg's David Gura

Mediaite has learned that MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts is officially out at the network and will be replaced by Bloomberg's David Gura. The network is claiming that Roberts is moving on and has provided the following statement: Per an MSNBC Spokesperson: "Thomas Roberts has decided to leave MSNBC for


Trump to take fight over DACA documents to Supreme Court

The Trump administration plans to ask the Supreme Court to take up a case regarding the release of documents pertaining to President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Politico reported Friday. BREAKING: Trump admin will take #DACA docs fight to #SCOTU


Trump added 5 names to his list of potential Supreme Court nominees

President Donald Trump has added five people to his shortlist of possible Supreme Court picks.It's unclear whether any vacancies on the nine-justice court are looming, but rumors have been swirling in recent months that Justice Anthony Kennedy wants to retire. President Donald Trump has added five


DACA documents case could be headed for Supreme Court next

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in September that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program would be rolled back under the Trump administration within six months, allowing Congress time to pass legislation. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) A case concerning the release of documents related


The Latest: Ohio court justice apologizes for Facebook post

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Latest on Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O'Neill's Facebook posts. (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Ohio Supreme Court Justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate William O'Neill says he apologizes if his Facebook post discussing his sexual history with women has offended any

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2017-11-18 23:53:55

State Supreme Court rules on domestic violence law

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina Supreme Court says two sections of the state's domestic violence law should stand as written. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the ruling declared the sections that made gender references unconstitutional "as applied." That avoids a situation wher