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Supreme Court limits reach of tax crime statute

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday to make it harder for the federal government to use a section of tax law to convict someone of obstruction. The government had interpreted a section of the tax code to give it a broad ability to charge someone with obstructing or impeding the work

TOWNHALL - 2018-03-21 18:18:00

U.S. Supreme Court revives Texas death row inmate's funding claim

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday gave a boost to a Texas death row inmate, allowing him to try to secure government funding to press his claim that his trial lawyers made errors that could enable him to avoid execution. The justices, ruling 9-0, threw out a lower court rul

REUTERS - 2018-03-21 14:54:18

Catalonia secessionist parties to propose third candidate as regional head

MADRID (Reuters) - Secessionist parties in Catalonia will put forward their third candidate to become the next regional president, the speaker of the Catalan parliament said on Wednesday, though it remains unclear whether the latest bid will be successful. The Spanish region has been in political l

REUTERS - 2018-03-21 14:44:53

The Health 202: Abortion foes pleased with Supreme Court hearing in California case

Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events Antiabortion demonstrators cheer during a rally outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) California lawmakers may not like initial signal

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-03-21 13:47:00

Trump criticizes his Justice Department for not joining fight over Arizona driver's licenses for 'dreamers'

President Trump talks during a meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the Oval Office at the White House on Tuesday. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) President Trump on Wednesday criticized his own Justice Department for not urging the Supreme Co

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-03-21 13:02:00

Bench Memos Law & the Courts This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism—March 21 By Ed Whelan About Ed Whelan Follow Ed Whelan on Twitter March 21, 2018 8:00 AM

The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., January 20, 2018 (Reuters/Joshua Roberts) 2011-In Amnesty International v. Clapper, a Second Circuit panel rules that attorneys, journalists, and labor, legal, media, and human rights organizations have standing to bring an action facially challenging the

ARTICLE.NATIONALREVIEW.COM - 2018-03-21 12:00:21

Trump knocks DOJ over DACA driver's license case

President TrumpDonald John TrumpKoch-backed group launches six-figure ad buy against HeitkampAnti-abortion Dem wins primary fightLipinski holds slim lead in tough Illinois primary fightMORE on Wednesday lashed out at the Justice Department, hitting the agency for not challenging an appeals court rul

THE HILL - 2018-03-21 11:56:47

Trump criticizes DOJ for not pushing SCOTUS on Arizona drivers license case

"Department of Justice should have urged the Supreme Court to at least hear the Drivers License case on illegal immigrants in Arizona," President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized his Department of Justice for not pushing the

POLITICO - 2018-03-21 11:40:56

The GOP's electoral mapmaking may win elections, but it also subverts the Constitution

The U.S. Supreme Court denied an attempt by top Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers to delay drawing a new congressional map after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court found it unconstitutional. (TNS) The Supreme Court this week refused to hear Republican lawmakers' attempt to block a new map of congression

LA TIMES - 2018-03-21 11:15:00

Bad science puts innocent people in jail - and keeps them there

Perspective Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events (Alex Nabaum for The Washington Post/Alex Nabaum for The Washington Post) In 2009, a Mississippi jury convicted Christopher Brandon of killing his girlfrie

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-03-21 11:00:00

Bill to give medical staff right to refuse role in abortions condemned

Abortion rights campaigners take part in the St Patrick's Day parade in London. Photograph: Ray Tang/REX/Shutterstock Pro-choice groups have condemned an attempt to create new laws that would allow doctors and nurses to refuse to take part in abortions on moral grounds. A private bill going throug

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-03-21 10:02:54

The Girl Who Celebrated Her 15th Birthday in an ICE Jail

Astrid was woken up by ICE agents in the middle of the night and taken to a detention center. A month later, instead of a quinceanera, she spent her big day just wanting to forget. Astrid turned 15 years old last week, but she spent her birthday not at the quinceanera she had been planning for month

DAILY BEAST - 2018-03-21 09:37:33

Judge rejects Trump's bid to dismiss 'Apprentice' groping suit

March 21 (UPI) - A New York judge rejected a request by President Donald Trump to dismiss a lawsuit relating to his alleged assault of Summer Zervos, a former contestant on his reality show, The Apprentice. Trump may be forced to respond under oath to the suit, filed in January 2017, which accuses h

BREITBART - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

Supreme Court voids residency rule, March 21, 1972

On this day in 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court found that Tennessee's minimum residency rule for voters violated the U.S. Constitution's equal protection clause. The Tennessee law it struck down required as a precondition for voting a one-year residence in the state and a three-month residence in the c

POLITICO - 2018-03-21 04:05:47

The Latest: Supreme Court grants stay of execution

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Latest on the stay of execution for a Missouri inmate (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The U.S. Supreme Court has granted a stay of execution for a Missouri inmate who argued that a medical condition could result in the process causing him undue suffering. Russell Bucklew was schedu

TOWNHALL - 2018-03-21 02:57:00

Pennsylvania GOP Moves To Impeach Supreme Court Democrats For Gerrymandering Ruling

A dozen GOP Pennsylvania lawmakers filed legislation on Tuesday to impeach four Democratic state Supreme Court justices who ruled the state's congressional map was unconstitutionally gerrymandered and replaced it with a new one. The Republicans moved to impeach Justices David Wecht, Christine Donah

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2018-03-20 22:13:30

Trump can execute drug dealers already

Under a capital punishment statute signed by Bill Clinton, drug dealers can be executed. But federal prosecutors have never used it. Signed by President Bill Clinton, the 1994 death penalty statute was part of a clampdown on drug dealers in response to the crack epidemic, linked to a surge of crim

POLITICO - 2018-03-20 22:03:03

Mississippi's new law restricting abortion blocked by judge for 10 days

(Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a Mississippi law that enacted the tightest restrictions on abortion in the United States, in a ruling handed down a day after the governor signed the measure. The Mississippi law would prohibit abortion after 15 weeks of gestation, wi

REUTERS - 2018-03-20 21:43:16

Trump, deemed not 'above the law,' must face defamation lawsuit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state judge on Tuesday said U.S. President Donald Trump must face a defamation lawsuit by a woman who accused him of sexually harassing her after she appeared on his former reality TV show. The decision by Justice Jennifer Schecter of the New York state court in Manh

REUTERS - 2018-03-20 21:32:12

The President of the United States Can Be Dragged Into Court for Defamation Case, Judge Rules

One maxim of constitutional law is that what's good for the goose is good for the gander. And in the case of Donald Trump, it turns out that a legal precedent set by a small, dedicated group of Republicans who had it out for President Bill Clinton now applies fully to him. Among them: George Conway,

NYMAG.COM - 2018-03-20 20:13:42