Justices rule for student in ‘cursing cheerleader’ case

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the case of the cursing cheerleader, the Supreme Court notched a victory for the free speech rights of students Wednesday, siding with a high school student whose vulgar social media post got her kicked off the junior varsity squad. The court voted 8-1 in favor of Brandi Levy, who was a […]

Supreme Court rules against immigrants with temporary status

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that thousands of people living in the U.S. for humanitarian reasons are ineligible to apply to become permanent residents. Justice Elena Kagan wrote for the court that federal immigration law prohibits people who entered the country illegally and now have Temporary Protected Status from seeking “green cards” to […]

Conservatives push big issues to fore at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion. Guns. Religion. A Trump-fortified conservative majority is making its presence felt at the Supreme Court by quickly wading into high-profile social issues that have been a goal of the right for decades. For years, frustrated conservatives, including some justices, chided a court with a majority of Republican appointees for not going […]

Supreme Court takes a major abortion case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide a major abortion case that could dramatically alter decades of rulings on abortion rights and eventually lead to dramatic restrictions on abortion access. It’s been nearly 50 years since the court announced in its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that women have a constitutional right […]

An unusual coalition as Supreme Court rules for immigrant

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unusual coalition of Supreme Court justices joined Thursday to rule in favor of an immigrant fighting deportation in a case that the court said turned on the meaning of the shortest word, “a.” By a 6-3 vote, the court sided with Agusto Niz-Chavez, a Guatemalan immigrant who has been in the United States […]

High court moves away from leniency for minors who murder

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court made it easier Thursday to sentence minors convicted of murder to life in prison without the possibility of parole, a ruling that reflects a change in course driven by a more conservative group of justices. In a dissent, a liberal justice accused her colleagues of gutting earlier decisions that […]

San Jacinto River Authority loses major appeal over Harvey flooding in Texas Supreme Court, as quagmire of litigation looks to sink scofflaw river authority

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin and Conroe, April 21 – Spending approximately $10 million in legal fees and expenses during the fiscal year ending August 31, 2021, the scofflaw San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) lost a major appeal in the Supreme Court of Texas on Friday. In an eight (8) to one (1) decision, […]

BREAKING NEWS! Texas Supreme Court ends unlawful Austin, Travis County shutdown orders!

BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, January 2 – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton applauded the Supreme Court of Texas for granting the State’s petition and directing the court of appeals to enjoin enforcement of Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s and Travis County Judge Andy Brown’s illegal local orders, which imposed a four-day shutdown […]

President Trump wants Supreme Court to overturn Pa. election results

WASHINGTON (AP) — Undeterred by dismissals and admonitions from judges, President Donald Trump’s campaign continued with its unprecedented efforts to overturn the results of the Nov 3. election Sunday, saying it had filed a new petition with the Supreme Court. The petition seeks to reverse a trio of Pennsylvania Supreme Court cases having to do […]

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