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Whether Superfund Law Bars Landowner Lawsuits Tested

Whether Superfund Law Bars Landowner Lawsuits Tested

BY MATTHEW VADUM WASHINGTON—Federal law bars Montana landowners from suing for damages to restore a polluted copper-smelting site to pristine, pre-smelting condition, which is beyond the current goal of the federal Superfund program that governs the remediation project, the Supreme Court heard Dec. 3. The litigation is important because any decision the high court renders could give landowners […]

The Supreme Court Heard Its First Gun Rights Case In Years. It Might Be A Misfire

The Supreme Court Heard Its First Gun Rights Case In Years. It Might Be A Misfire

KEVIN DALEY SUPREME COURT CORRESPONDENT The Supreme Court heard a challenge Monday to New York City rules that imposed onerous restrictions on gun transportation.  After the Supreme Court decided to hear the case, New York relaxed the challenged guidelines and asked the justices to dismiss the case as “moot,” arguing the new regulations gave the plaintiffs […]

Sheriffs Group Urges Supreme Court To Strike Down New York City Gun Rules

Sheriffs Group Urges Supreme Court To Strike Down New York City Gun Rules

KEVIN DALEY SUPREME COURT CORRESPONDENT   The National Sheriffs’ Association is leading a coalition of police and Second Amendment groups urging the Supreme Court to strike down New York City’s gun transportation rules. The sheriffs argue in a brief before the justices that the public safety rationale the city uses to justify the rule does not […]

Justice Ginsburg Home From Hospital After Health Scare

Justice Ginsburg Home From Hospital After Health Scare

KEVIN DALEY SUPREME COURT CORRESPONDENT   Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned home Sunday, following a brief hospitalization for chills and fever. The 86-year-old justice was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, for evaluation and treatment of possible infections, according to a Saturday night statement from the high court. A Court spokesperson said […]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized

HENRY RODGERS CAPITOL HILL REPORTER . Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore Friday night after symptoms of chills and a fever. Ginsburg, 86, was originally evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., before being transferred for further tests, the Supreme Court said in a statement Saturday. Ginsburg […]

DACA Recipients Should Blame OBAMA & DEMOCRATS Supreme Court Should Right The Wrong

DACA Recipients Should Blame OBAMA & DEMOCRATS Supreme Court Should Right The Wrong

“President Obama and the Democrat held U.S. Congress and U.S. Senate could have enacted a law on behalf of the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals, DACA recipients, during the first two years of Obama’s presidency,” Robin Hvidston, Executive Director for We The People Rising and CA State Coordinator for The Remembrance Project, said. “Obama should be the […]

Mexico Is Urging The Supreme Court To Stop Trump’s Bid To End DACA

Mexico Is Urging The Supreme Court To Stop Trump’s Bid To End DACA

KEVIN DALEY SUPREME COURT CORRESPONDENT   The government of Mexico filed an amicus (or “friend of the court”) brief urging the Supreme Court to stop President Donald Trump’s attempt to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  Mexican consular officials have helped many of its nationals obtain protected status under DACA, according to the […]

President Trump Is Challenging California’s Sanctuary Law In The Supreme Court

President Trump Is Challenging California’s Sanctuary Law In The Supreme Court

KEVIN DALEY SUPREME COURT CORRESPONDENT   The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to toss a California law barring state authorities from cooperating with federal immigration officials.  The California Values Act, or SB 54, bans law enforcement from transferring criminal aliens to immigration authorities or sharing personal information about migrants. The parties in the […]

Dignity for the Unborn

Dignity for the Unborn

    By Janet Stephenson On May 28, 2019, dignity for unborn human life took another step forward towards recognition by the Supreme Court in its decision on Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc. In their ruling, the Supreme Court affirmed Indiana legislation (HEA 1337) that prohibited treating fetal remains after an […]

CA cities, counties ask for Supreme Court’s help on homelessness

CA cities, counties ask for Supreme Court’s help on homelessness

By Chris Reed Rushing to meet last week’s deadline for filing amicus briefs, dozens of local governments and other groups in California have jointly and separately beseeched the high court to uphold laws targeting sleeping in public. Such laws are seen as a key way to crack down homelessness. The flood of legal filings came […]

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