February 6, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
The US Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the execution of Lester Leroy Bower, a Texas inmate who was convicted in 1984 of murdering four men in an airplane hangar. February 10 was his sixth scheduled execution date. Bower has maintained his innocence since charged, and filed a petition for ...[read more]
December 20, 2014
by Taylor Brailey
The US Supreme Court on Friday refused to delay a federal judge's order that would permit same-sex couples to marry in Florida after January 5, despite state officials' pleas for the delay to be upheld. This order is the result of an early December decision by the US Court of Appeals for the ...[read more]
November 20, 2014
by Laura DeGeer
The US Supreme Court refused a request to block same-sex marriages in South Carolina on Thursday, making it the thirty-fifth US state where same-sex marriage is legal. The lower court in South Carolina had lifted the state's same-sex marriage ban earlier this month, and the Attorney General had ...[read more]
November 13, 2013
by Max Slater
Texas officials on Tuesday filed a brief with US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in response to a challenge to the state's new restrictive abortion law. Last week, abortion rights groups such as Planned Parenthood filed an emergency request asking the Supreme Court to reinstate a previous ...[read more]
August 8, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday denied an application to stay the Texas execution of a man with in IQ of 61. Justice Antonin Scalia refused the challenge brought by Marvin Wilson who claimed that his execution is unconstitutional under the 2002 ruling in Atkins v. Virginia, which prohibits the ...[read more]
December 2, 2011
by Cody Harding
On December 2, 2010, US tobacco companies including Philip Morris and RJ Reynolds, along with an industry trade group, filed an appeal with the US Supreme Court on Thursday to overturn a $271.5 million class action settlement. The Louisiana Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled that the ...[read more]
September 21, 2011
by Ashley Hileman
US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Tuesday ordered a stay of execution for Cleve Foster, a former Army recruiter and convicted murderer. The execution, which had been scheduled for Tuesday evening, was stayed for the third time and will remain so until the court decides whether to grant ...[read more]
September 17, 2011
by Julia Zebley
US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Thursday ordered a stay of execution for Duane Buck, a convicted murderer in Texas, pending a determination on whether to grant certiorari in the case. Buck's appeal is not arguing his innocence, but rather improper practices during his sentencing ...[read more]
June 28, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On June 28, 2010, the US Supreme Court ruled in McDonald v. Chicago that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment makes the Second Amendment right to bear arms applicable to the states as well as the federal government. The case arose over a Chicago ordinance which effectively banned the ...[read more]
May 26, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On May 26, 2009, the US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Montejo v. Louisiana to overturn its 1986 decision in Michigan v. Jackson, which found that the Sixth Amendment required that police cease interrogations after a suspect had invoked his right to counsel, instead ruling that the Fifth Amendment ...[read more]

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