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The ruling came from U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, who explained that the travel ban proposed by Trump violates constitutional protections because “a reasonable, objective observer—enlightened by the specific historical context, contemporaneous public statements, and specific sequences of events leading to its issuance—would conclude that the Executive Order was issued with a purpose to disfavor a particular religion”—specifically Islam.
Next week, a federal appeals court in Washington will hear one of its biggest cases of the year, one whose outcome will directly affect how Internet providers can alter your experience online. At stake are the government’s net neutrality rules…
On the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision, which unleashed a scourge of dark money and unlimited corporate spending in U.S. elections, a coalition of reform-minded organizations gathered on Wednesday to promote several key pieces of legislation aimed at countering the influence of big money in politics.
Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s defense team gained two high-profile lawyers, Nancy Hollander and Vincent Ward. The former soldier was convicted in August 2013 on 20 charges, including espionage, for leaking confidential government documents to transparency website WikiLeaks. A statement on the Pvt. Manning Support Network webpage mentions the possibility of the new lawyers taking the appeal all the way Supreme Court. RT’s Lindsay France reports from the Supreme Court on these new developments.
There are a number of possible outcomes in the two cases, which are separate but related.
The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether human genes can be patented, a hotly contested issue with broad practical and ethical consequences for the future of gene-based medicine for millions of people worldwide.
Italy’s Supreme Court has ruled that a link exists between brain tumor development and cell phone use.
Michael Kelley | Business Insider On Oct. 31, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases from Florida about drug-sniffing dogs that will either affirm or weaken the constitutional privacy rights of Americans. Rulings favorable to the government would allow law enforcement to conduct warrantless searches and surveillance on an even more routine basis. The first case will ask the […]
By Jennifer Waters | MarketWatch Tucked into the U.S. Supreme Court’s agenda this fall is a little-known case that could upend your ability to resell everything from your grandmother’s antique furniture to your iPhone 4. At issue in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons is the first-sale doctrine in copyright law, which allows you to buy and then […]
FOX News contributor Judge Andrew Napolitano told Neil Cavuto: “I think the president is dangerously close to totalitarianism. A few months ago he was saying the Congress doesn’t count, Congress doesn’t mean anything… I’m going to rule by decree and by administrative regulation. Now he is basically saying the Supreme Court doesn’t count, it doesn’t […]
Will Kesler Activist Post #1 – Accepting a commission in the USAF I solemnly swore an oath to God that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic and that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same. Therefore, I have publicly refused to […]
In a 6-to-2 ruling on Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that vaccine manufacturers will be protected by federal law from parents who claim that vaccines harmed their children. The ruling now makes a special congressional tribunal the only way for parents to seek compensation for harm done by vaccines. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and […]