Nebraska Supreme Court Decision a Victory against Alcoholism for Pine Ridge Reservation

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TweetYumOliver Laughland and Oliver Silverstone of the Guardian reported that in late summer 2017, the Nebraska Supreme Court unanimously ruled to close Whiteclay, Nebraska’s four liquor stores–which had fueled generations of alcoholism on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Alcoholism has been a prominent issue for the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe which inhabits […]

Judge to Listen to Newtown 911 Tapes Before Decision

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TweetYumShareThis Judge to Listen to Newtown 911 Tapes Before Decision 08 Nov 2013 New Britain Superior Court Judge Eliot Prescott said Friday he will listen to recordings of 911 calls made from Sandy Hook Elementary School — “as little as I may want to do that” — before deciding whether the calls should remain secret […]

Supreme Court doubles down on ‘Citizens United’

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TweetYumShareThis 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

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TweetYumShareThis 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

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TweetYumShareThis 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 […]