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  • The survey that proves the republic is unsalvageable

    One in three Americans can't name a single branch of the U.S. government, according to a poll from the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Ginsburg: Gay marriage rests on Ohio

    Speaking at the University of Minnesota Law School on Tuesday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the justices will be watching the Cincinnati-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is currently considering a gay marriage case.

  • W.Va. SC drew line on enforcing arbitration agreements in U-Haul case, attorneys say

    Majestro CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsilne) – While the West Virginia Supreme Court has recently found three types of arbitration agreements enforceable, the court may have actually found more room to determine that arbitration agreements never existed at all. In November, in U-Haul v....

  • U.S. SC created confusion with June patent decision, former Federal Circuit judge says

    Michel WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Paul Michel, the former chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, says the future of the nation’s economy is in jeopardy after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that some software method and system patents are invalid....

  • Sotomayor: Americans should be more concerned by drones

    Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Americans should be more frightened by the capabilities of government and corporations to invade their privacy, stating drones could make us "capable of being in that Orwellian world."

  • Post-9/11: Protect the freedom to warn

    "If you see something, say something." That's what our homeland security apparatchiks incessantly preach. But 13 years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the freedom to warn is in danger and vigilant whistleblowers are under fire.

  • Justice at Stake says $3.1M spent on state Supreme Court primaries

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Millions of dollars are being raised and spent in high court elections all across the county, according to a Thursday Justice at Stake press release. More than $3.1 million has already been spent this year on TV ads in state supreme court primaries and off-cycle...

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg unhappy that Roe v. Wade ignited pro-life movement

    "There might have been a backlash in any case," Ginsburg said. "But I think [due to Roe] it took on steam."

  • Surprise: Divided FEC finally embraces Citizens United, McCutcheon

    In a surprise announcement, the Federal Election Commission announced Thursday that it will begin implementing the four-year-old Citizens United campaign finance law.

  • Same-sex marriage heading for Supreme Court vote?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Both sides in the gay marriage debate agree on one thing: It's time for the Supreme Court to settle the matter. Even a justice recently said she thinks so, too. The emerging consensus makes it likely that the justices soon will agree to take up the question of whether the...

  • Housing bias dispute could return to Supreme Court

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not easy to prevent the Supreme Court from deciding an issue once the justices have agreed to hear a case. But over the past two years, civil rights advocates have managed to do just that by coaxing settlements in a pair of high-profile housing discrimination cases weeks...

  • A look at the legal doctrine of disparate impact

    The Supreme Court could decide this month to take up another housing discrimination case that challenges a legal doctrine known as disparate impact. Two previous housing bias cases were settled out of court in 2012 and 2013, just before the justices were set to hear oral arguments. A look at...

  • Court hands White House important win on Obamacare

    The Obama administration scored a major legal victory Thursday before judges wrote a single word.

  • Appeals court agrees to rehear Obamacare subsidies case

    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed on Thursday to rehear a case over subsidies in President Obama's healthcare law, making it potentially less likely that the case will wind up at the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Utah's same-sex marriage ban headed to SCOTUS?

    A year after the nation's highest court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, three couples are pushing for a similar review of same-sex marriage bans on the books in Utah and other states. 



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