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U.S. Supreme Court case expands political clout of wealthy elite

On April 2, 2014 the U.S. Supreme Court overruled a 40-year-old decision upholding the legality of limits to the overall amount a single person can donate to candidates, political parties, and committees.
In the Media by Rabeh Soofi

Op-Ed: $ome of the people — Fir$t Amendment ruling destroys US democracy

Washington - The great experiment of America as a free nation is over. Now, free speech is officially dollar-based. The Supreme Court has given American government to the rich on the basis that donations to political parties constitute a form of free speech.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 3 comments

Free speech wins in 'Boobies Bracelet' case

The U.S. Supreme Court handed a victory to two teenage students today when the court rejected an appeal that had sought to ban the wearing of "boobies bracelets" in Pennsylvania schools.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Op-Ed: Why Scalia’s remarks on U.S. internment camps should terrify you

Honolulu - Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told law students in Hawaii that they should expect the court to issue a ruling similar to the one that allowed U.S. citizens of Japanese descent to be interned without trial during a future conflict.
In the Media by Justin King - 10 comments

India's archaic law banning gay sex upheld by high court

In December of 2013, India's Supreme Court overturned the 2009 law decriminalizing gay sex. The ruling was met with outrage by gay-rights activists, who filed petitions challenging the ruling, asking for a review of section 377, an archaic 1860s law.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 8 comments

U.S. Supreme Court halts Utah same-sex marriages

Washington - The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to marriage equality in Utah on Monday, granting the staunchly conservative state's request for a temporary halt on same-sex weddings while it appeals a federal judge's ruling that legalized such unions.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Plight of Abbotsford's homeless reaches a pivotal point Saturday

Abbotsford - For those readers following the story of the illegal campground set up in Jubilee Park in Abbotsford, B.C., it has been one of legal ups-and-downs, with accusations of police using unauthorized force and the campers threatening to sue the city.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Supreme Court confronts religious rights of companies

The United States Supreme Court will weigh in Tuesday on the religious rights of corporations to deny contraceptives to employees under Obamacare. It will decide whether it will hear an appeal of a federal court's allowing companies that right.
In the Media by Mike White - 8 comments

Louisiana Supreme Court considers case about felons owning guns

A 2012 amendment to the Louisiana Constitution holds the ownership of firearms to be a “fundamental” right. At the time of writing, the Court is deciding whether that right extends to convicted felons.
In the Media by Justin King - 4 comments

US Supreme Court rules California must release 10,000 prisoners

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that California must proceed with the release thousands of prisoners, rejecting a request by the governor's office to delay a federal order to cut the state's inmate population by 10,000.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 16 comments
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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Illinois Government's Criminalization of Police-Tapings

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling refusing to hear the Illinois state government’s appeal of a court...
Nov 28, 2012 by Rabeh Soofi - 1 comment
 

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