U.S. Supreme Court

SEC to blockchain community: You are now regulated

There are singular moments where you know for a fact that the world will no longer be the same afterwards. While not on par with some far more consequential events in history, today’s SEC ruling concluding that blockchain tokens sold through token sales are securities, is one of those for the …

Bitcoin

U.S. appeals court blocks D.C. law restricting gun rights

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday blocked a gun regulation in Washington, D.C., that limited the right to carry a handgun in public to people with a good reason for self-defense, handing a victory to gun rights advocates.<p>The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit's 2-1 …

Guns

Ohio set to end 3-year hiatus with execution of child killer

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is preparing to put a condemned child killer to death in the state's first execution in more than three years.<p>Forty-three-year-old Ronald Phillips is scheduled to die Wednesday at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville. He was convicted for the 1993 rape …

News

California Middle School Teacher Temporarily Detained by Border Patrol After Refusing to Reveal Immigration Status

Along the United States's border with Mexico, there are a number of Border Patrol checkpoints set up. All cars, whether they're traveling within or …

Immigration

Frontrunner For U.S. Senate Seat In Alabama Calls Islam A 'False Religion'

Roy Moore said Islam isn't compatible with U.S. law. Now a Muslim group has invited him to visit a mosque.<p>A U.S. Senate candidate and former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice told voters this week that Islam is a “false religion.”<p>Republican Roy Moore — the frontrunner in Alabama’s Aug. 15 special …

Religion

Trump messes with Sessions and senators are not pleased | McClatchy Washington Bureau

President Donald Trump is getting a bitter Washington lesson when he messes with Jeff Sessions – you don't pick a fight with one of the Senate's guys.<p>…

Government

Just How Conservative Was Neil Gorsuch’s First Term?

While the Supreme Court is off for its summer recess, scholars have been busy trying to decode the early votes of its newest member, Justice Neil …

Neil Gorsuch

Fishermen Taking Fight Over Monitors To Supreme Court

Support the news<p>A New England fishermen's group is taking its fight over monitors who collect sea data to the U.S. Supreme Court, hoping it removes a …

U.S. Politics

Five Pro-Democracy Activists Sentenced for Disrupting the U.S. Supreme Court

Now more than two years since they rose one by one to admonish the court for tilting our elections in the favor of the wealthy, on Monday these …

Liberal POV

McCain pillories ‘bombastic loudmouths’ in the media during dramatic return

Sen. John McCain derided "bombastic loudmouths" in the media as he dramatically returned to the U.S. Senate Tuesday and called for senators on both …

Neil Gorsuch

Libor Ruling Raises New Concerns for Deutsche Bank Trader Case - Bloomberg

A U.S. judge said defense lawyers have a new opportunity to challenge charges against two former Deutsche Bank AG traders accused of rigging Libor …

U.S. Politics

UK courts must keep jurisdiction over EU citizens' rights in Britain - Davis

PRAGUE (Reuters) - British courts should protect the rights of European Union citizens living in the country after it leaves the bloc, Brexit minister David Davis said on Tuesday, defending Britain's rejection of the EU's position.<p>Protecting the rights of EU citizens living in Britain and of …

Brexit

Sen. John McCain slams GOP process in fiery floor remarks: 'We're not getting anywhere'

Sen. John McCain of Arizona offered fiery floor remarks on Tuesday when he returned to Capitol Hill on Tuesday for debate on the Senate GOP's bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, saying he would not vote yes on the bill in its current state.<p>"I will not vote for this bill as it is today," Sen. John …

ObamaCare

Venezuelan agents arrest two more alternative Supreme Court appointees: opposition

Two more people named to an alternative Supreme Court in defiance of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government were arrested on Wednesday by intelligence agents during a fast-escalating political showdown, the opposition said. Jesus Rojas and Zuleima Gonzalez were seized in central …

Venezuela

Texas Senate gives initial approval to transgender 'bathroom bill'

The Republican-controlled Texas Senate gave preliminary approval on Tuesday to a bill that restricts bathroom access for transgender people, …

LGBTQ

Poll: Americans split 42%-42% on impeaching Trump

WASHINGTON — Just six months after his inauguration, Americans already are split down the middle, 42%-42%, over whether President Trump should be removed from office, a new USA TODAY/iMediaEthics Poll finds.<p>While no serious effort is now underway in Congress to impeach Trump, the results underscore …

Donald Trump

What President Trump Actually Accomplished in His First 6 Months

The first six months of the Trump administration have been marked by a massive revitalization of the U.S. manufacturing sector, an end to the …

Neil Gorsuch

John McCain delivers powerful speech from the Senate floor as he returns while dealing with brain cancer

Sen. John McCain delivered a powerful speech from the Senate floor Tuesday as he returned to Congress for the first time since being diagnosed with brain cancer earlier this month.<p>The Arizona Republican made his remarks after voting in favor of the motion to proceed with healthcare legislation. …

Neil Gorsuch

Rex Tillerson Debates Quitting After 'Unprofessional' Trump Bashes Jeff Sessions

America's top diplomat has faced a tug-of-war with the Trump administration since he was confirmed. He may soon walk away.

Rex Tillerson

Ronald Phillips Set to Die in Ohio’s First Execution in Three Years

Convicted child killer Ronald Phillips was moved to the so-called "death house" on Tuesday as Ohio prepared to resume executions three years after another inmate, gasping and heaving, took more than 25 minutes to die.<p>The U.S. Supreme Court denied last-ditch appeals filed by Phillips, 44. Barring an …

U.S. Politics

Tennessee judge rules gay couples have equal parental rights

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Same-sex couples in Tennessee have the same rights as heterosexual couples who have children born through artificial insemination, a judge ruled.<p>Four married lesbian couples sued after the state passed a law that requires using the "natural and ordinary meaning" of words in …

Equality

Twitter erupts over woman's eyebrows during Trump speech

President Donald Trump delivered a statement on health care on Monday after meeting with a group of citizens who the White House is describing as "victims of Obamacare."<p>Standing behind Trump during his remarks were a few of the so-called "victims," one of which has seemingly captured the attention …

Neil Gorsuch

Advocacy groups want L.A. sheriff to tell prosecutors about problem deputies

One court after another has ruled that a secret list of about 300 Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who have lied, stolen, tampered with evidence, and committed other misconduct must remain confidential.<p>But some groups across the state are still pushing for the names to be handed over to …

Illinois Woman Sentenced to Prison in Cancer Fraud Case

Casey Leins | June 6, 2017<p>These states have the lowest unemployment rates and the highest job growth and labor force participation.<p>Casey Leins | June …

Crime

Justice Kagan Got SCOTUS A Frozen Yogurt Machine. A Woman After Our Own Hearts.

It turns out even judges in the nation's highest court love frozen sweets, and Justice Elena Kagan fought to get a fro-yo machine in the Supreme Court's cafeteria. A woman after our own hearts.<p><i>The Wall Street Journal</i> delved into the somewhat secret world of the Supreme Court's cafeteria, revealing …

Sandra Day O'Connor

The Lawyer Instrumental in Helping O.J. Beat Murder Charges Is Now Disbarred, Broke

With O.J. Simpson having been granted parole Thursday after serving nine years in a Nevada prison for robbery and kidnapping, the lawyer who helped …

Crime

Women in Business Q&A: Rachel Spiegelman, CEO, Pitch

Rachel has been leading at Pitch since the very beginning, when the advertising agency was launched in 2008. Now, as Pitch’s CEO, she is the living, breathing embodiment of the agency’s working philosophy that demands a ‘Return on Creativity’. Rachel has been instrumental in Pitch’s year-over-year …

Sandra Day O'Connor

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Just Dropped Unexpected Announcement About The Future - 'We Will...'

Advertisement - story continues below<p>Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke Saturday of a time she said she hoped would come again, when …

Conservative POV

5 Ways to Interfere in American Elections—Without Breaking the Law

To influence U.S. politics, foreign governments don’t have to hack one party and collude with the other.<p>Russia’s apparent interference in the U.S. presidential election is a big story, but it’s part of an even bigger one: the ease with which foreign actors can insert themselves into the democratic …

Government

Kate McKinnon (‘Saturday Night Live’) sings haunting ‘Hallelujah’ as defeated Hillary Clinton [Exclusive Emmy Episode]

Gold Derby can exclusively reveal that <b>Kate McKinnon</b> is entering the “Saturday Night Live” episode hosted by <b>Dave Chappelle</b> as her Emmy submission for …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg