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A Supreme visit
Thousands gathered downtown to hear U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts speak from the front porch of the Robert H. Jackson Center.
Fri May 17, 2013
Stevens: Rationale for Bush v. Gore was "unacceptable"
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said Thursday night that he's come to the realization that the rationale behind the court's Bush v. Gore decision that effectively decided the 2000 presidential election "was really quite unacceptable" because it differentiated between so-called "hanging chads" and "dimpled chads." That distinction, he ... (more)
US Chief Justice Roberts due in native upstate NY
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is due in his native upstate New York to help mark the 10th anniversary of the Robert H. Jackson Center.
Thu May 16, 2013
Senate committee approves 3 judicial nominees
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved three of President Barack Obama 's judicial nominees, including one for an influential appeals court, for a full Senate vote.
Wed May 15, 2013
The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York
A massive police presence, both visible and behind the scenes, is expected Friday for the visit of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.
Why the IRS Scandal Suddenly Became About Obamacare
It seems as if the battle over the IRS' improper focus on Tea Party groups has splintered into an attack on the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.
Tue May 14, 2013
From breast cancer to gay marriage, can court be moved?
Angelina Jolie's decision to get tested for a breast cancer gene mutation, undergo a double mastectomy and then write about it is the latest example of news that could affect Supreme Court justices' views.
Mon May 13, 2013
Indiana Law Blog
Courts - 'Justice Roberts to speak at La Lumiere commencement'
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will deliver the commencement address at La Lumiere School north of LaPorte, where he graduated in 1973.
The U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Extraterritorial Lawsuit Against Shell Oil
The United States Supreme Court, in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum , recently restricted the scope of the Alien Tort Statute, 28 U.S.C. 1350 , a 224-year-old law often used to invoke jurisdiction in suing corporations over human rights violations committed overseas.
Pelosi: IRS problem stems from court ruling
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Monday that the IRS should be condemned for targeting conservative groups for special scrutiny in the run-up to last year's elections, but she also blamed the Supreme Court for opening the door to broader political activity.
Sun May 12, 2013
The Beaumont Enterprise
In entire court term, justices see 1 black lawyer
In this Oct. 8, 2010, file photo members of the U.S. Supreme Court gather for a group portrait at the Supreme Court in Washington.
Sat May 11, 2013
The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York
With Chief Justice John Roberts' historic visit less than a week away, the Robert H. Jackson Center is finalizing all of the details for Friday's event.
Federal judge speaking to Charleston law grads
The school says 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge William B. Traxler Jr.
Fri May 10, 2013
Talking Points Memo
Chamber Of Commerce Is Big Winner With Increasingly Conservative Supreme Court
Last term, the Chamber of Commerce was undefeated - it won every Supreme Court case it weighed in on.
Librarian and Information Science News
An Inside Look at Backstories of Decisions in Supreme Court
In her new book, "The Roberts Court," Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal and regular NewsHour contributor takes a look at the landmark decisions that have reached the Supreme Court during the tenure of Chief Justice John Roberts.
Thu May 09, 2013
Who do you trust?
A survey of 1,000 Americans asking them to name our country's 100 most trusted individuals revealed that Tim Tebow is more trusted than Anderson Cooper and Alex Trebek ranks higher than former president Jimmy Carter.
Wed May 08, 2013
Supreme Court to make crucial rulings on race
Two cases nearing decisions by the court within weeks threaten to uproot affirmative action programs at the nation's public colleges and universities and weaken a federal statute that guards against discriminatory changes in state and local voting procedures.
A New Legal Challenge to ObamaCare
To prevent the enforcement of the Affordable Care Act in Texas, Dr. Steve Hotze, a Houston physician announced he is suing the federal government, claiming the ACA violates federal tax law as written.
The Huffington Post
Ray Brescia: On the Least Dangerous Branch and the Politics of Judging
The Supreme Court has long enjoyed a reputation for fairness and impartiality. Although trust in the Court has waned somewhat in recent years, recent revelations threaten that reputation, and recent research shows how politics may be seeping into the decisions of the Supreme Court as well as those of the lower federal courts following high court ... (more)
Professor Bainbridge on Wine
Is the Roberts SCOTUS really pro-business? Jonathan Adler analyses the claim:
The new study cited by Liptak is "How Business Fares in the Supreme Court" by Lee Epstein, William Landes, and Richard Posner, recently published in the Minnesota Law Review .