Supreme Court thwarts CDC’s eviction moratorium

News 08/27/21, 04:22

The Supreme Court on Thursday, Aug. 26, barred the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from implementing the federal statutory prohibition on evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to NBC News, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the landlords in a 6-3 vote, saying that “if a federally imposed ...

US Supreme Court halts reinstatement of Trump-era immigration policy

U.S. 08/21/21, 03:06

A U.S. Supreme Court justice on Friday, Aug. 20, issued a temporary restraining order on resuming a border policy enacted by the Trump administration.  A lower court ordered the Biden administration to reinstate the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program, commonly known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy, making asylum seekers reside ...

Judge lets homeless man live in truck without being towed

Washington 08/16/21, 17:59

A Washington state court will let a homeless man sleep inside his vehicle in peace on Aug. 12. King County Superior Court recently ruled Steven Long is exempt from Seattle's 72-hour parking rule because he lives on the streets. Long will be able to spend the night in his 2000 GMC ...

Supreme Court will not intervene in GOP Alaska governor recall campaign

U.S. 07/20/21, 21:45

Alaska's top court ruled political opponents of the Last Frontier's Republican governor are legally permitted to pursue a recall election campaign on July 16. The state's Supreme Court confirmed the recall campaign against Gov. Mike Dunleavy is legitimate and may proceed. The decision came despite the governor only having about 17 ...

Supreme Court rules in favor of a Catholic foster care agency over LGBTQ rights

U.S. 06/19/21, 02:23

In a case pitting so-called homosexual rights against the conscience rights of a Catholic foster care agency, the United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of religious freedom, leads to a conservative victory that could shift the balance between LGBTQ rights and the First Amendment's protection of religious freedom.‘The ...

Supreme Court rejects 17 Republican states’ lawsuit to overturn Obamacare

U.S. 06/17/21, 16:08

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a joint lawsuit brought by 17 Republican states to overturn the controversial Obama-era health care law. In a 7-2 vote, the court's justices decided to leave the entire law intact when they ruled Thursday, June 17, that the plaintiff Republican states lacked standing to sue ...

GOP’s challenge to Pennsylvania’s election rules dismissed by Supreme Court

U.S. 04/20/21, 03:16

Almost six months after the Nov. 3, 2020 election, the Supreme Court still refused to hear a case about a Pennsylvania voting dispute. On Monday, April 19, the court dismissed an appeal from a Republican congressional candidate's challenge to the state's mail-in ballot measures. The Supreme Court wrote in an order: “The ...

Biden employs strategy to fill Supreme Court with left-leaning justices

U.S. 04/09/21, 19:01

President Joe Biden on Friday ordered the creation of a commission to study possible reforms to the Supreme Court, including a much-heralded increase in the number of justices, which is a key issue for left-leaning members of the Democratic Party.  It will also look at broadening the federal judiciary base as ...

Supreme court sides with Google in copyright case with Oracle

U.S. 04/05/21, 17:19

In a long-running copyright lawsuit over the usage of Java application programming interface (API) code in Android, the Supreme Court sided with Google against Oracle on Monday, April 5. The Supreme Court ruled 6-2, with one justice (Amy Coney Barrett) absent from the decision since the case was argued before she ...

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