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Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court bench in public session

WASHINGTON (AP) — - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was back on the Supreme Court bench on Tuesday, eight weeks after surgery for lung cancer. Wearing her customary black robe and ornamental collar, the 85-year-old justice walked unassisted to her seat beside Chief Justice John Roberts when the court be


The Supreme Court unanimously says states can’t steal your car

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that it’s unconstitutional for states to steal people’s cars. That’s a great step forward in cracking down on civil asset forfeiture and the practice of states and cities seizing personal property as a means to raise money.


Supreme Court Takes Interest in NJ Concealed Carry Case

The Supreme Court is taking an interest in a case challenging New Jersey’s strict concealed carry restrictions. The nation’s highest court has asked New Jersey officials to respond to a legal challenge by concealed carry applicant who police say “does not have a justifiable need to carry a gun” desp


Liberia: Supreme Court Justice Ja’neh’s Impeachment Hearing Delayed by 3 Days

Chief Justice to issue New Writ of Summons for Associate Justice and Team of Lawyers to Appear for Trial. Monrovia – It appears that the ongoing impeachment trial involving Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh will have to start from scratch as Chief Justice Francis Korkpor honored defense lawyers repre


Supreme Court Puts Limits on Police Power to Seize Private Property

WASHINGTON — Siding with a small-time drug offender in Indiana whose $42,000 Land Rover was seized by law enforcement officials, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the Constitution places limits on civil forfeiture laws that allow states and localities to take and keep private property used t


Supreme Court says constitutional ban on 'excessive fines' also applies to states

In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court said Wednesday that the 8th Amendment’s ban of “excessive fines” applies to states and local agencies, not just the federal government.


Supreme Court limits power of states and localities to impose fines, seize property

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Constitution’s prohibition on excessive fines applies to state and local governments, limiting their abilities to impose financial penalties and seize property.


Supreme Court rules unanimously to limit fines issued by state and local government

The Supreme Court unanimously held on Wednesday that the 8th Amendment's prohibition on excessive fines applies to state and local governments, in addition to the federal government.


Supreme Court strikes blow against states that raise revenue by hefty fines, forfeitures

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that states cannot impose excessive fees, fines and forfeitures as criminal penalties. The decision, which united the court's conservatives and liberals, makes clear that the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against "excessive fines" applies t


Supreme Court Rules Unanimously to Limit Civil Forfeiture Laws

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday to limit civil forfeiture laws that give state and local law enforcement the ability to seize property involved in crimes. The move was made in a ruling that states the Eighth Amendment, which bars “excessive fines” on the federal level, also applies to


Supreme Court overturns death penalty for man with intellectual disability

The Catholic Mobilizing Network applauded the court’s decision, saying it “parallels a growing consensus among the American public that the death penalty is falling out of favor.”


Ruth Bader Ginsburg Returns to the Supreme Court With Vigor

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the bench Tuesday for the first time since her cancer surgery last December. Become a Free ALM Digital Reader. Tony Mauro, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. A lead writer for ALM's Supreme Court Brief, Tony focuses on the c


The Mysterious RBG returns, alive, to Supreme Court bench, refuting conspiracy theories

Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the Supreme Court bench Tuesday to hear oral arguments for the first time since undergoing cancer surgery in December. According to Supreme Court reporters, Ginsburg smiled as she arrived with her fellow justices at court, taking her seat unassisted at 10 a.m. ET. Acc


Supreme Court rules out death penalty for Texas inmate

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is ending a long legal fight by ruling that a Texas death row inmate is intellectually disabled and thus may not be executed. The justices ruled 6-3 on Tuesday in the case of inmate Bobby James Moore.


Clarence Thomas Echoes Trump, Suggests Supreme Court Revisit Landmark First Amendment Case on Libel Law

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in a court decision Tuesday that there should be a reconsideration of a landmark Supreme Court case that set the standard for libel for public figures.


She's back: Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns to the Supreme Court after lung cancer surgery

As Supreme Court justices returned to the bench Tuesday to resume hearing cases after a month-long winter recess, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was among her peers for the first time since her recent cancer surgery.


Supreme Court ruling means more information on mystery Mueller grand jury case may become public

Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for potentially unsealing more information in the case involving special counsel Robert Mueller's grand jury. The justices, in an unsigned order, granted the administration's request to file redacted copies of briefs filed under seal at an


Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns to put Supreme Court back at full strength

Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court returned to full strength Tuesday as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made her first public appearance at the court since December. The 85-year-old Ginsburg spent the last few months recovering from lung cancer and, according to friends, is walking more than a mile


Ruth Bader Ginsburg Returns To Supreme Court Bench For First Oral Arguments Since Surgery

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back at the Supreme Court for her first oral arguments since receiving treatment for cancer in December, a spokeswoman for the court confirmed Tuesday.


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will hear her first arguments in more than two months on Tuesday, after recovering from cancer surgery

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to hear her first oral arguments since undergoing cancer surgery in December. The last oral arguments Ginsburg attended took place more than two months ago, on Dec. 6. Later that month, while the court was on hol