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Going too far on DNA searches
The Supreme Court erred grievously this year when it permitted Maryland police to collect DNA samples from people who had been arrested and charged with serious crimes _ samples that could then be used to match that person's genetic profile with evidence from unrelated unsolved crimes.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
The Daily News
Scalia Shares Legal Insights in Memphis
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia doesn't agree with people who say oral arguments before the court are probably unnecessary or that briefs matter more toward the outcome of cases.
Sun Dec 15, 2013
Marriage of INCONVENIENCE
A JOINT RESOLUTION proposing an amendment to Article 1 of the Indiana Constitution concerning marriage.
Sat Dec 14, 2013
The Other McCain
'Emerging Awareness' Update: Remember the Texas Polygamy Teen Sex Cult?
You have perhaps forgotten the 2008 "underage sex cult" case in which Texas authorities seized 416 children at the Laredo compound of the polygamist Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints .
Wed Dec 11, 2013
A. Barton Hinkle Says More Contraception, Less Conscription
In a rational world, women in the U.S. would be able to buy birth control over the counter - something that is perfectly safe to do, and that women in other countries do as a matter of routine.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Supreme Court tries to pierce fog of cross-state pollution laws
While a snowstorm shut down much of official Washington, Mitchell urged a clearly divided court to reject Environmental Protection Agency regulations on states that send pollution downwind.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Airline Immunity on Threats Tested at Court
The U.S. Supreme Court debated the reach of airlines' legal immunity when they report potential security threats, as the justices heard the case of a pilot upset about losing his job.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Chilling: US Army Lt. Col. vows to 'pry your gun from your cold, dead, fingers'
Prompted by a woman charged with killing another woman last weekend over the Alabama vs. Auburn college football game, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army is calling for a ban on handguns and is willing to " pry your gun from your cold, dead, fingers ."
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Supreme Court birth control ruling could ripple widely
In an earlier decision, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, above, noted that the government can enforce laws as long as they don't selectively target religious practices.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
The Three Most Important Ongoing Second Amendment Cases
Since the 2010 Supreme Court case McDonald v. Chicago , which applied the ruling in the 2008 Heller case to states and localities, the Court has so far evaded any new case about the limits and meaning of the Second Amendment.
Court looks at protest ban at Calif. military base
The Supreme Court seemed likely Wednesday to reinstate the trespassing conviction of a man who was caught protesting military activities in a place he had been ordered to avoid: the zone designated for demonstrators outside the main gate at a California air force base.
Roth & Company, P.C.
Tax Roundup, 12/4/2013: Justice Scalia doesn't believe in the...
Tax Roundup, 12/4/2013: Justice Scalia doesn't believe in the Tax Fairy. And sure, the IRS can run another tax credit! The Supreme Court wrapped a bow around the IRS victories in the turn-of-the-century tax shelter wars by unanimously ruling that the 40% "gross valuation misstatement" penalty applied to a tax understatement caused by the "COBRA" ... (more)
Tue Dec 03, 2013
The Volokh Conspiracy
Captioned Headings in a Supreme Court Opinion [UPDATED]
Justice Scalia's opinion today in United States v. Woods is a minor loss for the taxpayer bar, overturning a longstanding Fifth Circuit doctrine that made it harder for the government to impose exorbitant penalties when it successfully invalidated a transaction as a tax shelter.
Justices consider airline frequent flier programs
Northwest Airlines, which has become part of Delta Air Lines, is asking the Supreme Court to confirm its ability to oust passengers from its frequent flier program.
The Miami Herald
Court will uphold tax penalty
The Supreme Court says two Texans' partnership doesn't keep the IRS from penalizing them for what the agency called a sham tax shelter.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
US News & World Report
Obamacare Opponents Cite Schumer in Bid to Defeat Contraception Mandate
A law introduced two decades ago by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is a key part of the legal case against the federal employer contraception mandate.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
The Washington Post
Supreme Court takes up contraceptive mandate, will rule on religious rights of corporations
The Supreme Court announced on Tuesday that it will decide whether for-profit businesses can be treated like religious entities in a politically and constitutionally freighted test of the Obama administration's mandate that employers include free contraception coverage as part of their health plans.
The Financial Mirror
Goodwin Procter's Growing Appellate Li ...
Goodwin Procter LLP , a national Am Law 50 firm, announced today that two recent law clerks to Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have joined the firm as associates in the firm's growing Appellate Litigation Practice.
Wise County Messenger Online
50th year since JFK assassination is marked
Texans, Americans and citizens of the world in the past week remembered the shock and aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago in Dallas, on Nov. 22, 1963.Many newspapers and other media reflected on coverage of those days, some expanding on how the assassination changed views on public safety and kindled the ... (more)
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Court may take Obamacare challenge
Justice Antonin Scalia was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986 to fill the seat vacated by Justice William Rehnquist when he was elevated to chief justice.