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Ohio's high court dismisses media lawsuit over bodycam video

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court dismissed a public information lawsuit Tuesday without ruling on its argument that video from police body cameras are public record and should be released on request.<p>In not taking up the issue, the court noted that the video had already been released — …

Policing

The Ideal Trump Supreme Court Pick: An Originalist Who Isn't A Fan Of Stare Decisis

Following Donald Trump’s election, disappointed Democrats fired off salvoes of red hot rhetoric. Among them was Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon. He was upset that the empty seat on the Supreme Court would not now be filled by a “liberal,” as he and many others had assumed. Merkley railed that the …

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House Takes Legal Action Against Obamacare Bailout for Insurance Companies

<b>WASHINGTON—</b>The House of Representatives has filed an amicus brief to the United States Court of Federal Claims in <i>Health Republic Insurance Company v.</i> …

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Court: Gun Ban for Marijuana Card Holders Is Constitutional

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER<p>On August 31, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the ban on gun sales to marijuana card holders is …

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Missing Supreme Court Litigant Resurfaces, Aims to Revive Case

Homeowner Had Secured a Slot on High Court’s Docket Without Benefit of an Attorney, Then Disappeared<p>Most Popular Videos<p>Most Popular Articles

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Diversity on the Bench

Footnotes<p>[i] Benjamin N. Cardozo, The Nature of the Judicial Process (New Haven: Yale University 1921), 177.<p>[ii] Sherrilyn A. Ifill, “Judicial …

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Virginia Congressional map thrown out by judges for racial bias

On Tuesday, a district court panel threw out Virginia's map of Congressional districts, finding that one district was unconstitutionally racially gerrymandered in violation of the Equal Protection Clause. "Individuals in the Third Congressional District whose constitutional rights have been injured …

Who's who on the Supreme Court

As the annual term opens, here is a look at the nine justices of the Supreme Court. Biographies from http://www.supremecourt.gov.<p>Chief Justice John G. Roberts<p>Antonin Scalia<p>Anthony M. Kennedy<p>Clarence Thomas<p>Ruth Bader Ginsburg<p>Stephen G. Breyer<p>Samuel Anthony Alito<p>Sonia Sotomayor<p>Elena Kagan

This is our new Constitution: How we fix gun rights, the Supreme Court, inequality — and foster true democracy

Freedom, fairness, equality: Here is how we get there, while fixing problems caused by gun nuts, right-wing judges<p>We talk a lot about inequality these days. Wal-Mart heirs. Plutocrats. Occupy Wall Street. Minimum wage. The 47 percent. Liberals are prone to feeling a strong sense of responsibility …

The Supreme Court Is Looking Out for the Rights of the Majority

In the last term, conservative justices moved to protect wealthy donors and Christians, while looking skeptically on claims for minorities.<p>The Supreme Court’s October term may end with a bang, but it is beginning with a whimper. So far, the Court has granted review in a few interesting cases: Can …

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: I'm Not Going Anywhere

Coming off of her stirring dissent in the Hobby Lobby case, 21-year veteran Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has never been a more important voice for American women. In a rare interview—featured exclusively in the October issue of ELLE—she speaks frankly with Jessica Weisberg about …

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Colorado Supreme Court to hear case of man fired over medical marijuana

Tuesday, Colorado's Supreme Court will consider whether employers should be able to fire workers for using medical marijuana. Brandon Coats, the …

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How Activist Judges Undermine the Constitution

Checks and balances are an essential part of the American system—but so too is respect for Congress in interpreting laws.<p>Edward Corwin was a political scientist who served for decades as the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton. He is best known for his phrase about the American …

Here's how two hip-hop experts explained how rap works to Antonin Scalia

Anthony Elonis got a big win at the Supreme Court on Monday — one bolstered by an amicus brief written by two hip-hop experts.<p>In a 7-2 ruling written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Court overturned Elonis's conviction for threatening his ex-wife via Facebook status updates. The alleged threats …