Tagged: SCOTUS

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Wednesday Writs for 3/6

This week’s round up of links from the legal world includes SCOTUS weighing in on the Sixth Amendment with guest villain Clarence Thomas, biker trademarks, dumb but ambitious criminals, and SNL.

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Wednesday Writs for 2/27

This week’s legal and law related links includes the return of the Notorious RBG, citizenship, butterflies vs. the border wall, nipple freedom, rude lawyers, ruder clients, and more.

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Wednesday Writs for 2/20

Your weekly roundup of the most interesting law and legal related links from around the web. This week, we have teacher strikes, the pledge of allegiance, spying county sheriffs, a little bit of nepotism, and Dropkick Murphys.

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Wednesday Writs for 1/23

Your weekly roundup of the latest in legal and law related links from around the web, featuring MLK, SCOTUS updates, dumb criminals, taxidermy and more.

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Further Observations on SCOTUS’S Strange Bedfellows

The Supreme Court continues to provide an interesting study in perceived contradictions with its most recent ruling. In a 5-4 decision that saw two justices switching teams, the Court voted to uphold the sentencing of a Florida man under the Armed Career Criminals Act (ACCA), which resulted in a minimum sentence of 15 years

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SCOTUS’ Not So Odd Couple: Gorsuch and Sotomayor

There are some issues that are more likely to obliterate the partisan line. Recently, we have seen Neil Gorsuch and Sonia Sotomayor team up for a common cause: the constitutional rights of criminal defendants.

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Wednesday Writs for 12/12

This week’s roundup of the best and most interesting law and legal related links from around the web, including SCOTUS updates, falsely branded potato chips, love triangles that become international treaty violations, and more.

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Did SCOTUS “Side With Planned Parenthood?” (No.)

Six of the nine justices voted to deny certiorari in Gee vs. Planned Parenthood of Gulf Coast, Inc. and Andersen v. Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri. But while these cases do contain the trigger words “Planned Parenthood”, the denial of cert does not reflect the temperature of the Court on the issue of abortion.

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Wednesday Writs for 12/5

Your weekly round-up of law and legal related links from around the web. This week: lawyer/dad jokes, genetic predisposition as defense of violent crime, SCOTUS updates and more.

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The Gamble Case

The “separate sovereigns” exception to the double jeopardy clause.

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The Herrera Case

Herrera v. Wyoming will be in front of the Supreme Court soon. The case plays a pivotal role in determining the hunting rights of American Indians, based on the interpretation of a treaty signed in 1868.

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Remembering a SCOTUS Legend

51 years ago today, the great-grandson of a slave was sworn in as the first black justice on the Supreme Court of the United States.

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The Kavanaugh Dog and Pony Show Commenceth

This movie will end like the Gorsuch show did, the outcome having been scripted with the 2016 election results. The Democrats do not have the votes, and barring something very unforeseen there will be a vote on Judge Kavanaugh sometime in the next 30 days or so.

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The Cake War Rages on After SCOTUS Punt

The US Supreme Court ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop same-sex wedding cake case was a clear, decisive, incontrovertible punt- and its inaction has had consequences.

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Poll: Majority of Registered Voters Support Term-Limits for SCOTUS

Politico/Morning Consult have some polling data out, taken after the Kavanaugh SCOTUS pick, and Sixty-one percent support term limits for Supreme Court justices, support that crosses party affiliation; two-thirds of polled Democrats and 58 percent of Republicans. 20% overall oppose limits.

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Does US Government Have an Overgrowth of Ivy?

If Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court, all nine Justices of SCOTUS will be Ivy League affiliated in their education. But the Presidency is not any less upper-crust in credentials of late, to say nothing for the rest of government.