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Supreme Court delays execution of inmate over dementia claims

Mobile, Ala., Feb 13, 2018 / 01:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. Supreme Court has delayed the execution of an Alabama man who killed a police …

Catholicism

Program helping criminal defendants find housing, get medical care, arrange rides expands in Montana

A state pilot project aimed at interrupting the cycle of crime began this month in Missoula, with three other sites to follow in February.<p>The project …

Argument analysis: Trying to draw lines on vehicle searches

The Supreme Court spent the first hour of oral arguments yesterday debating the Fourth Amendment, privacy rights and rental cars. The Fourth …

Sacrosanct

Justice Denied: The Government Is Not Going to Save Us

- Advertisement -<p>The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled: it will not hear the case of <i>Young v. Borders</i>.<p>Despite the fact that a 26-year-old man was gunned …

Justice

Can the 'Automobile Exception' Run Over the Fourth Amendment?

The Supreme Court has long held that police don't need a warrant to search a motor vehicle if they have probable cause to think it contains evidence …

U.S. Supreme Court

Robert De Niro attacks Trump in profane rant at awards gala

Actor Robert De Niro, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump in the past, devoted his time onstage during Tuesday night’s National Board of Review awards gala to attacking the president again.<p>His harsh words ─ including “j----off in chief" and “f---ing fool” ─ came during De Niro’s speech …

This Weird Stolen Motorcycle Case is Headed to the U.S. Supreme Court

Does removing a bike cover violate the Fourth Amendment?<p>Win McNamee/Getty Images<p>There’s a Fourth Amendment issue regarding a stolen motorcycle that’s …

U.S. Supreme Court

The Best Board Games of 2017, Superlatives Edition

The ongoing boom in tabletop board-gaming shows no sign of slowing any time soon; Boardgamegeek lists nearly 600 titles with a publication year of …

Privacy

Who are the Supreme Court justices?

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will begin to hear oral arguments in one of the most contentious national debates – whether a Colorado baker can legally refuse to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding.<p>The case, <i>Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission</i>, pits baker Jack Phillips’ …

Harvard Law School

The Supreme Court should strike down the death penalty

<b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this op-ed incorrectly stated that a cited study was “from the National Academy of Sciences.” The study, by four researchers from other institutions, was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This version has been updated.<p><i>Laurence H.</i> …

Death Row

The biggest Supreme Court cases to watch

The Supreme Court's new term is filled with major cases, from gerrymandering and civil rights to digital privacy and union fees, that could be swayed …

Obama Administration

When an Algorithm Helps Send You to Prison

In 2013, police officers in Wisconsin arrested a man driving a car that had been used in a recent shooting. The man, Eric Loomis, pleaded guilty to attempting to flee an officer, and no contest to operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent. Neither of his crimes mandates prison time.<p>At Mr. …

Machine Learning

The Best Interview Questions We've Ever Published

Hiring is by far the biggest concern we hear from founders. Finding the right people to work at your company is high-stakes. Poor performers can take …

Employment

The Supreme Court's top cases in 2017 term

The Supreme Court’s new term, beginning next week, may not include a final decision on President Trump’s immigration travel ban now that it has been altered. But the justices have on their plates other explosive issues: partisan gerrymandering of election districts, religious exemptions from …

Betting

Richard Posner, acerbic legal mind, retires from federal appeals court in Chicago

Judge Richard A. Posner, one of the nation's leading appellate judges, whose acerbic wit attracted an almost cultlike following within legal circles, is retiring after more than three decades with the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.<p>Posner, 78, who stepped down effective Saturday, was …

Waiter tells gay couple sharing dessert ‘doesn’t go with the ambience’ at Washington restaurant

The Prime Rib’s website boasts that it is one of the top five romantic restaurants in America. But a couple who recently dined at the restaurant’s …

As Menendez trial begins, corruption case brings high stakes

After spending much of his 11 years in office under legal scrutiny, but each time avoiding charges, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) is about to endure a lengthy trial in federal court as he fights accusations of fraud and bribery.<p>The proceedings begin Tuesday morning in U.S. District Court in …

Corruption

An Exclusive San Francisco Neighborhood Owed Taxes. So a Couple Bought The Street for $90,000

A savvy couple just purchased mansion-lined, private street in the heart of San Francisco for $90,100 after the association that manages it failed to …

Real Estate

Nuns are suing to stop a pipeline—because they believe the earth is sacred

A win could change the way environmentalists fight pipelines.<p>A group of Pennsylvania Catholic nuns are suing to protect their land from potential …

Police Are Seizing Billions in Property From People Never Charged With Crimes. It Must End

Eh Wah had been driving for 12 hours when he was pulled over by local police in Muskogee County, Oklahoma, for a broken tail light. What began as a …

U.S. Supreme Court

Pro-life lawyers want to force 12-year-old rape victim to have her attacker’s baby

Two lawyers wants a 12-year-old rape victim to have the child of the man who raped her.<p>Lorie Mullins and Win Johnson, both lawyers and both firmly …

Juvenile Parole Hearings Draw Mixed Reviews In Mass.

Support the news<p>After the U.S. Supreme Court and the highest court in Massachusetts found that mandatory sentences of life without the possibility of …

Trump could use the presidential pardon to thwart the Russia investigations

Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, recently cautioned about "the possibility of presidential pardons in this process."<p>The June 2016 meeting of Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner and Russian go-betweens promising dirt about Hillary Clinton raises the …

Donald Trump