Alabama asks court to back GOP-backed redistricting plan

ShareThis Alabama asks court to back GOP-backed redistricting plan 26 Jul 2012 Alabama’s attorney general filed a lawsuit Thursday asking a federal court to approve a redistricting plan for his Legislature without requiring the plan to go through the U.S. Justice Department for approval to make sure it doesn’t discriminate against minority voters. The lawsuit […]

Bagram prisoner case comes before UK’s top court

ShareThis Bagram prisoner case comes before UK’s top court –Terror suspects at Parwan are denied access to lawyers. 02 Jul 2012 Britain’s Supreme Court has taken up the case of a 29-year-old detainee held by American officials at an Afghan prison outside Bagram air base. The two-day hearing in the case of Yunus Rahmatullah of […]

New York City Police Officers File Suit Claiming Intimidation to Cover Up Corruption

(The Ottinger Firm)   Four current and former New York City police officers have separately filed suit in federal court claiming intimidation by other officers to cover up corruption in the police force, as reported by the New York Times. For decades, the New York Police Department has required that any officers who observe suspicious or illegal activity […]

Supreme Court upholds GOP concept of individual mandate in Obama ‘health care’ law

ShareThis Breaking: Supreme Court upholds GOP concept of individual mandate in Obama ‘health care’ law –The concept of individual mandate – originating with the GOP and implemented by Governor Mitt Romney in Massachusetts and Barack Obama nationally – has been upheld by the Supreme Court. The vote was 5-4. 28 Jun 2012 Supreme Court upholds […]

Supreme Court doubles down on ‘Citizens United’

ShareThis Supreme Court doubles down on ‘Citizens United’ 25 Jun 2012 The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision Monday to strike down a Montana law that limits corporate spending on elections made clear that the outrage generated by the 2010 “Citizens United” decision has done nothing to change the minds of the justices. Today’s decision boils down […]

Supreme Court strengthens Citizens United decision with Montana ruling

ShareThis Supreme Court strengthens Citizens United decision with Montana ruling 25 Jun 2012 The Supreme Court on Monday reaffirmed the right of corporations to make independent political expenditures, summarily overturning a 100-year-old Montana state law that barred corporations from such political activity. The justices ruled in an unsigned opinion that Montana’s law was in conflict […]

Supreme Court rules mandatory juvenile life without parole cruel and unusual

ShareThis Supreme Court rules mandatory juvenile life without parole cruel and unusual 25 Jun 2012 The Supreme Court on Monday limited the use of life terms in prison for murderers under 18, ruling that judges must consider the defendant’s youth and the nature of the crime before putting him behind bars with no hope for […]

Bradley Manning lawyers accuse prosecutors of misleading judge

ShareThis Bradley Manning lawyers accuse prosecutors of misleading judge 24 Jun 2012 The US government is deliberately attempting to prevent Bradley Manning, the alleged source of the massive WikiLeaks trove of state secrets, from receiving a fair trial, the soldier’s lawyer alleges in new court documents. David Coombs, Manning’s civilian lawyer, has made his strongest […]

If you sell your used iPad, you may be a copyright criminal, says U.S. Supreme Court

(NaturalNews) There is another copyright battle emerging over intellectual property, and this time you, John or Jane Q. Citizen, could be smack-dab in the middle of it, for one of the most innocuous acts you could imagine - selling your used iPad. At present the U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to rule on a case that […]

US Police Testing Hand-Held Laser Drug Detector

(FOXNEWS)   Police in a few departments around the U.S. are testing a hand-held laser device, which boosters can immediately identify illegal drugs and could revolutionize how narcotics cases are investigated and prosecuted. Proponents hope the device, called TruNarc, will help officers quickly discern illicit substances at a time when police are seeing a surge […]