Saturday, October 13, 2012

Supreme court

  • Ohio voting dispute makes its way to the Supreme Court

    On one side, 15 states have joined Ohio in asking the Supreme Court for emergency protection from federal judges who seek to "micromanage" elections.

  • Supreme Court Justices Become 2012 Campaign Issue

    Ryan asked whether Obama imposed a "litmus test" on his Supreme Court choices, by which he meant whether Obama had required Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor to offer assurances of their commitments to abortion rights before he nominated ...

  • Supreme Court looks at race in college admissions again

    Washington, D.C. (AP) - Nine years after the Supreme Court said colleges and universities can use race in their quest for diverse student bodies, the justices have put this divisive social issue back on their agenda in the middle of a presidential ...

  • US court delays ruling on MTN $4.2 billion Iran suit

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A U.S. court has delayed ruling on a $4.2 billion suit by Turkish mobile operator Turkcell (TCELL.IS) against South African rival MTN Group (MTNJ.

  • Argentina Supreme Court OK's sex slave's abortion

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Argentina's Supreme Court has ruled that a woman rescued from a prostitution ring must get the abortion she wants, and chastised public officials who put her in the center of a political firestorm.

  • Affirmative-action case worries DC area colleges

    College leaders in the Washington region and across the country are hoping to preserve their power to use race and ethnicity as factors in admissions as the Supreme Court considers whether to end such preferences. Georgetown, George Washington and ...

  • Supreme Court retention race becomes heated

    TALLAHASSEE - The organized opposition to the retention of three Florida Supreme Court justices has their supporters accusing the Republican Party of trying to take over the judiciary and rekindled memories of scandal and corruption that led to the ...

  • Kennebunk, ME Police Waiting On Supreme Court Ruling In Zumba Prostitution ...

    Because of an appeal pending before the state supreme court, the police department declined Friday to release any of the more than 150 names of suspected clients.

  • Florida Supreme Court retention race unusually stressful, costly this election

    While the three Supreme Court justices said they expected the attack from tea party activists and their billionaire backers, they weren't prepared to also be battling the Republican Party of Florida.

  • US Supreme Court refuses to block Texas execution

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A Texas man whose lawyers said was mentally ill and incompetent for execution was headed to the death chamber Wednesday night for killing a 12-year-old girl more than a decade ago, after the U.S.

  • W.Va. high court hopefuls mindful of critics

    (AP) - The four candidates for two seats on West Virginia's Supreme Court differ on how to respond to criticism of the state's judicial system from.

  • Oregon Supreme Court race: Campaign heats up between Judge Richard ...

    The race for Oregon Supreme Court justice is bucking the usual low-key judicial campaign tradition-- with one of the candidates criticizing the other for "exaggerating" her credentials and the target of the claim standing by her experience.

  • NJ asks Supreme Court to hear gift card case

    TRENTON, N.J. - October 13, 2012 (WPVI) -- New Jersey has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case that could help the government claim at least $15 million a year in unspent gift card revenue from retailers to help balance the state budget.

  • Alaska high court says private emails OK for state business

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Alaska state employees can use private email accounts for public business but the messages must be preserved under public-records laws, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled on Friday in a case stemming from ex-Governor ...

  • Obama vs. Romney on the Supreme Court—Part 2

    Second: The president will have the upper hand in getting his Supreme Court nominees confirmed. It now seems likely that neither a re-elected President Obama nor a newly elected President Romney would enjoy a large same-party majority in the Senate.

  • Both candidates in state Supreme Court race insist they are fair

    Two years ago, Richard Sanders lost his seat on the state Supreme Court in an extremely close election, probably due to comments he made late in the race that certain minority groups are overrepresented in the prison population "because they have a ...

  • Supreme Court to hear Tamil Nadu plea on Cauvery dispute next week

    New Delhi: The Supreme court has postponed the hearing in the Cauvery water dispute case. The apex court will now hear the Tamil Nadu government's contempt plea against Karnataka next week.

  • Brewer court pick wrote 2003 ruling on marriage

    The Arizona Supreme Court is the state's highest court, having final word over interpretations of the Arizona Constitution, including cases that involve politically sensitive wrangling between the other branches of government.

  • UT court: No benefits for sperm donor's offspring

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah Supreme Court ruled Friday that a Utah boy who was conceived with the frozen sperm of his dead father does not qualify for Social Security survivor's benefits.

  • NC high court to decide if video sweepstakes legal

    Amusement machine companies, a software developer, and firms that market long-distance phone and Internet services contend their business is entitled to constitutional free-speech protections under a U.S.

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