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Supreme Court set to hear case on how far constitutional rights extend outside U.S.

Added: 21.02.2017 3:12 | 13 views | 0 comments


Supreme Court justices will grapple Tuesday with how far American constitutional protections extend outside the U.S. as they hear oral arguments on a case that saw a Border Patrol agent fire his gun into Mexico, which struck and killed a 15-year-old boy.
Agent Jesus Mesa Jr. said the boy and ...

From: www.washingtontimes.com

Indonesia Islamists urge ouster of Jakarta governor, plan more protests

Added: 20.02.2017 23:01 | 4 views | 0 comments


Indonesian Islamist groups on Monday called on the government to suspend the Christian governor of the capital and for the courts to convict him of blasphemy, demands they will make again at a rally outside parliament on Tuesday. Islamist groups have held two big rallies since November against the governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who is on trial for insulting the Koran, and in the midst of an election in which he hopes to win a second term. "Our demands to parliament are that they urge the government to suspend Purnama ... and urge the Supreme Court and judges to detain him and impose the maximum sentence," said Muhammad al Khaththath of the Islamic People's Forum.

Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in Roe v. Wade abortion ruling, dies at 69

Added: 20.02.2017 22:32 | 2 views | 0 comments

Norma McCorvey, the anonymous plaintiff known as "Jane Roe" in the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion, died on Saturday at the age of 69, a journalist close to McCorvey said. McCorvey died on Saturday morning of heart failure at an assisted living home in Katy, Texas, Joshua Prager, a journalist who is writing a book about the ruling, said in an email. McCorvey lent her real name to supporters of the abortion-rights movement in the 1980s.

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On Washington: Gorsuch, Like Previous Supreme Court Nominees, Keeps Views Hidden

Added: 20.02.2017 20:12 | 6 views | 0 comments

President Trump’s nominee continues the longtime practice of reticence over candor in preparing for confirmation battle, to the frustration of Democrats.

From: www.nytimes.com

Merrick Garland Back at Work to Hearing Appeals Court Cases

Added: 20.02.2017 16:51 | 5 views | 0 comments

Judge Merrick Garland is back at work and showing no sign of being upset about not getting a hearing regarding his nomination for the Supreme Court, according to a report in The New York Times.

From: www.Newsmax.com

Teen suicide attempts fell as same-sex marriage became legal

Added: 20.02.2017 16:01 | 18 views | 0 comments


CHICAGO (AP) - Teen suicide attempts in the U.S. declined after same-sex marriage became legal and the biggest impact was among gay, lesbian and bisexual kids, a study found.
The research found declines in states that passed laws allowing gays to marry before the Supreme Court made it legal nationwide. ...

From: www.washingtontimes.com

Supreme Court weighs case of Mexican boy slain across border

Added: 20.02.2017 15:34 | 9 views | 0 comments


WASHINGTON (AP) - Sixty feet and the U.S-Mexico border separated the unarmed, 15-year-old Mexican boy and the U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed him with a gunshot to the head early on a June evening in 2010.
U.S. officials chose not to prosecute Agent Jesus Mesa Jr. and the Obama ...

From: www.washingtontimes.com

Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in Roe v. Wade abortion ruling, dies at 69

Added: 20.02.2017 12:22 | 4 views | 0 comments

Norma McCorvey, the anonymous plaintiff known as "Jane Roe" in the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion, died on Saturday at the age of 69, a journalist close to McCorvey said. McCorvey died on Saturday morning of heart failure at an assisted living home in Katy, Texas, Joshua Prager, a journalist who is writing a book about the ruling, said in an email. McCorvey lent her real name to supporters of the abortion-rights movement in the 1980s.

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Sidebar: On Free Press, Supreme Court Pick at Odds With Trump

Added: 20.02.2017 10:11 | 7 views | 0 comments

President Trump pledged to “open up” libel laws, but his nominee, Neil M. Gorsuch, has shown no inclination to cut back on protections for the press.

From: www.nytimes.com

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