Lawyers for Colorado Christian web designer told to accept same-sex project look to SCOTUS for ruling

The legal team for a Christian website designer whom Colorado wants to compel to create sites that celebrate same-sex marriage is “very hopeful” that the Supreme Court will rule in their client’s favor. The case is of interest to many because the … Continue reading Lawyers for Colorado Christian web designer told to accept same-sex project look to SCOTUS for ruling

Montana property owners tell Supreme Court that Forest Service treated them unfairly

Two Montana property owners who claim the U.S. Forest Service cheated them by changing the terms of a decades-old public access agreement affecting their private land made their case before the Supreme Court on Nov. 30. The case is Wilkins v. U.S., … Continue reading Montana property owners tell Supreme Court that Forest Service treated them unfairly

Biden administration’s selective deportation policy that states say endangers communities is challenged in Supreme Court

Two states challenging the Biden administration’s decision last year to focus its deportation efforts on individuals deemed to be a threat to public safety urged the Supreme Court during oral arguments on Nov. 29 not to restore the policy. The … Continue reading Biden administration’s selective deportation policy that states say endangers communities is challenged in Supreme Court

Supreme Court hears Cuomo ex-aide’s bribery appeal in pay-to-play scheme: Joe Percoco argues he wasn’t a state employee when he took money to influence government decision-making

The Supreme Court seemed receptive on Nov. 28 to arguments that federal prosecutors had gone too far in public corruption cases involving Joe Percoco, formerly a longtime aide to former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and a man in a related Cuomo-era fraud … Continue reading Supreme Court hears Cuomo ex-aide’s bribery appeal in pay-to-play scheme: Joe Percoco argues he wasn’t a state employee when he took money to influence government decision-making

San Diego COVID-19 vaccination mandate for students illegal, state appeals court rules

A lower court’s ruling striking down San Diego’s mandate requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for students will remain in effect after a California appeals court slapped down an appeal Nov. 22 lodged by the second-largest local school district in the state. San Diego’s school district … Continue reading San Diego COVID-19 vaccination mandate for students illegal, state appeals court rules

Supreme Court agrees to hear whiskey maker Jack Daniel’s trademark lawsuit against pet toy maker

The Supreme Court agreed on Nov. 21 to hear a trademark infringement case brought by Jack Daniel’s against a dog toy maker whose chew toy product resembles a bottle of the Tennessee distiller’s storied whiskey. The novelties company sells a squeaking … Continue reading Supreme Court agrees to hear whiskey maker Jack Daniel’s trademark lawsuit against pet toy maker

Ohio law school purges Chief Justice John Marshall from its name because he owned slaves

Cleveland State University is purging the name of the legendary late Chief Justice John Marshall from its 125-year-old law school because he was a slaveowner. Critics say tearing down statues of America’s founders and early leaders, and removing their names … Continue reading Ohio law school purges Chief Justice John Marshall from its name because he owned slaves

Medical associations sue FDA over approving chemical abortion pills

A bloc of national medical associations and doctors focusing on caring for pregnant and post-abortive women is suing federal officials, claiming they illegally approved chemical abortion drugs that they say harm girls and women. Most abortions carried out in the United States … Continue reading Medical associations sue FDA over approving chemical abortion pills

White former Seattle city employee sues over racially discriminatory indoctrination

A white former Seattle city employee filed a federal civil rights lawsuit over the city’s racially discriminatory treatment of employees and its mandatory cultural sensitivity programs that he claims constitute racial indoctrination aimed against white people. Cultural sensitivity training sessions … Continue reading White former Seattle city employee sues over racially discriminatory indoctrination

3rd Circuit upholds federal ban on non-violent felons owning guns: First federal appeals court precedent since Supreme Court’s landmark Second Amendment ruling in June

Non-violent felons may be barred from owning guns, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit held on Nov. 16 in the first major federal appellate court ruling applying the Supreme Court’s new standard for reviewing Second Amendment cases. The Supreme … Continue reading 3rd Circuit upholds federal ban on non-violent felons owning guns: First federal appeals court precedent since Supreme Court’s landmark Second Amendment ruling in June

Supreme Court allows January 6 committee to pursue Arizona GOP leader’s telephone Records: Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito dissent, would have blocked congressional subpoena

The Supreme Court gave a green light on Nov. 14 to the congressional committee investigating the breach at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, to obtain the telephone records of Kelli Ward, head of the Arizona Republican Party. Ward had … Continue reading Supreme Court allows January 6 committee to pursue Arizona GOP leader’s telephone Records: Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito dissent, would have blocked congressional subpoena

Justice Samuel Alito receives standing ovation for overturning abortion ruling

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito received a standing ovation from a hall full of lawyers at a black-tie dinner on Nov. 10 for authoring the landmark legal decision that overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 high court ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. … Continue reading Justice Samuel Alito receives standing ovation for overturning abortion ruling

Supreme Court agrees to hear Texas man’s appeal against identity theft conviction in Medicaid fraud case

The Supreme Court agreed Nov. 10 to hear the appeal of a Texas man convicted of health care fraud who argues that he was unjustly separately convicted under a federal aggravated identity theft law because a form he filed contained a patient’s … Continue reading Supreme Court agrees to hear Texas man’s appeal against identity theft conviction in Medicaid fraud case

Supreme Court’s Sotomayor denies NYC workers’ bid to halt vaccination mandate

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor turned away an emergency application on Nov. 10 to halt New York City’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate that applies to firefighters, police officers, and other government employees. The appeal was from workers who were fired after the … Continue reading Supreme Court’s Sotomayor denies NYC workers’ bid to halt vaccination mandate