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A new angle on gerrymanders

Added: 22.03.2018 18:40 | 1 views | 0 comments

A mathematician has developed a new tool to identify gerrymandered voting districts. The research shows Pennsylvania, Ohio and North Carolina strongly gerrymandered for Republicans, while Maryland's and California's voting districts have been strongly tipped in favor of Democrats. The new tool could be important in the wake of two Supreme Court cases now being considered that might outlaw certain partisan gerrymanders.

Budget bill likely would end Supreme Court email search case

Added: 22.03.2018 18:36 | 1 views | 0 comments

The budget bill before Congress includes an update to federal law that makes clear that authorities with a warrant can obtain emails and other data held by American technology companies but stored on servers overseas.


Kennedy to Sotomayor: Do not search on the internet

Added: 22.03.2018 16:17 | 10 views | 0 comments

"Sticking to the record," among other legal complexities, were highlighted this week in arguments brought before the Supreme Court


Supreme Court gives Texas inmate chance to secure funds that could help him avoid death penalty

Added: 21.03.2018 17:47 | 10 views | 0 comments

The justices said the lower courts were too restrictive in denying funds in one of two cases in which they sided with defendants.

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Supreme Court limits reach of tax crime statute

Added: 21.03.2018 15:08 | 4 views | 0 comments

The Supreme Court is making it harder for the federal government to use a section of the tax law to convict someone of a crime.


U.S. Supreme Court revives Texas death row inmate's funding claim

Added: 21.03.2018 14:47 | 16 views | 0 comments

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday revived a bid by a Honduran man convicted of murder in Texas to secure federal funds to press his claim that his trial lawyers neglected to offer evidence to a jury that could have spared him from the death penalty.


The Health 202: Abortion foes pleased with Supreme Court hearing in California case

Added: 21.03.2018 13:07 | 14 views | 0 comments

Even the moderate to liberal SCOTUS justices were skeptical.

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Trump criticizes DOJ in tweet about driver's license case

Added: 21.03.2018 11:44 | 15 views | 0 comments

He said DOJ should have urged Supreme Court to hear Arizona's case. In fact, his solicitor general argued against this


Missouri murderer gets stay of execution from US Supreme Court because of rare condition

Added: 21.03.2018 3:02 | 14 views | 0 comments

A Missouri man convicted of murder and rape received a stay of execution from the US Supreme Court moments before he was scheduled to die on Tuesday (March 20), after lawyers argued that a lethal injection would cause an agonising death due to his a rare medical condition.


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