#The Supreme Court

Congress & CourtsMarietta Daily Journal

Noah Feldman: Amy Coney Barrett is trying to tell us something

One of the most anticipated cases of the U.S. Supreme Court term that ended this month was Fulton v. Philadelphia, which presented the conflict between the prohibition of discrimination against gay people and the religious liberty of the Roman Catholic Church. The court ruled unanimously that Philadelphia’s anti-discrimination laws as...
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Los Angeles Times

Column: In Orange County case, the U.S. is hiding behind claims of ‘state secrets’

In 2006, the Los Angeles office of the FBI hired Craig Monteilh to infiltrate several Orange County mosques. As a paid informant working under a false name, his job was to collect information on Muslims who attended morning prayers or held leadership positions or seemed especially religious. For over a year, Monteilh gathered phone numbers and emails of innocent U.S. Muslims and secretly recorded hundreds of hours of video and audio footage, including private conversations, religious lectures and discussion groups.
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The Atlantic

This Is the End of Affirmative Action

This article was published online on July 26, 2021. One afternoon, during my freshman year at Alabama A&M University, my homework was piling up, and I was feeling antsy. I needed a change of scenery from Foster Hall. I’d heard that the library at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, 10 minutes away, was open three hours longer than our own. So I loaded up my backpack, ran down the stairs—the dorm’s elevator was busted—and headed across town.
Women's HealthWashington Examiner

Abortion isn’t as popular as people think. The law just might catch up

One look at popular culture and you’d guess abortion was not only moral but necessary, even noble. The Twitter account “Shout Your Abortion” tweeted Friday about abortion as “self-care” — as if pregnancy were a trauma and carrying a baby were akin to PTSD. The same day, Planned Parenthood Action bemoaned the dwindling supply of abortion providers in America.

Poll: U.S. optimism declines as new Covid cases spike

WASHINGTON — As confirmed Covid-19 cases are on the rise in the U.S. — from an average of about 10,000 new cases per day last month to an average of 50,000 cases today — Americans are becoming more pessimistic. That’s according to a recent online ABC News/Ipsos poll — conducted...
Mineral County, WVMineral Daily News-Tribune

W.Va. Chief Justice recognizes Mineral County Courts

KEYSER – Supreme Court Chief Justice Evan Jenkins visited court employees in Mineral County on July 22 to say “thank you” for their dedicated service to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The Supreme Court is very grateful to all the West Virginia judicial employees who worked so hard throughout...

ISRO Conspiracy Case: HC Grants Interim Protection from Arrest to 2 Ex-Kerala Cops

The Kerala High Court on Monday granted interim protection from arrest to two former Kerala police officers in a case registered by the CBI for various offences, including criminal conspiracy, kidnapping and fabrication ofevidence, in connection with arrest and detention of scientist Nambi Narayanan in the 1994 ISRO espionage matter. Justice Ashok Menon gave the relief to the two officers after CBI sought adjournment till next week in the joint anticipatory bail plea moved by S Vijayan and Thampi S Durga Dutt, a lawyer associated with the case said.
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Wall Street enforcement to get tougher as SEC's new top cop gets to work

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When former New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal starts work at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday, he will be the agency’s first incoming enforcement director without recent ties to corporate America since 2005. For two decades, the Wall Street watchdog has largely drawn...
State College, PACentre Daily

Under the baobab: Voting rights are threatened once again

On Feb. 3, 1870 the American people ratified the 15th Amendment to the Constitution. It read: Section 1 — The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. Section 2 — The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
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The Motley Fool

Do Sports Bettors Make Better Investors?

Finding a winning investment is just as hard as placing a winning bet. Sports bettors and investors are both confident in their ability to assess risk. Millennials were more likely to be boldest whether betting or investing. It's understandable why many view the stock market as little more than a...
Aspen, COAspen Daily News

Panelist of legal scholars discuss implications of current Supreme Court

The United States Supreme Court began its 2020-21 session with eight justices after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg on Sept. 18. President Donald Trump was able to successfully appoint Justice Amy Coney Barrett, with a Senate confirmation vote of 52-48 on Oct. 26, to replace Ginsberg. That gave Trump three justices in four years, pointed out Adam Liptak, Supreme Court correspondent for the New York Times.