September 18, 2014
by Addison Morris
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on Thursday delayed ruling on a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Judge Robert Chambers stated that the case, brought on behalf of three same-sex couples and the child of one couple, has issues ...[read more]
October 16, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
09/24/2012: Supreme Court reversed redistricting ruling 07/26/2012: Alabama asked federal court to approve new redistricting plan 02/28/2012: Federal court issued new Texas voting district maps 01/20/2012: Supreme Court rejected Texas redistricting maps 07/25/2008: Seventh Circuit held voting ...[read more]
January 16, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases on Tuesday. The first, Levin v. United States concerned whether the Gonzales Act properly immunizes government medical personnel against battery suits. The Gonzales Act allows that certain medical malpractice suits may only be brought against ...[read more]
January 9, 2013
by Michael Haggerson
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in Missouri v. McNeely on whether the Fourth Amendment allows a police officer to take a warrantless blood sample to test for alcohol levels. The Missouri Supreme Court ruled that the exigency standard set in Schmerber v. California for ...[read more]
January 9, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in two cases. In Gabelli v. Securities and Exchange Commission the court heard arguments on the statute of limitations under 28 USC 2462 and whether it begins tolling when the government can first bring an action against a penalty. The attorn... ...[read more]
October 31, 2012
by Leigh Argentieri
JURIST Guest Columnist Christopher Bader, Saint Louis University School of Law Class of 2013, analyzes the US Supreme Court's decision to grant certiorari in Missouri v. McNeeley and decide the scope of when a warrantless blood draw may be admissible evidence...Just in time for Halloween, the ...[read more]
September 26, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court added six cases to its docket on Monday, including a rare grant of certiorari in two pro se cases. In Levin v. United States, the court will consider whether 10 USC 1089 properly immunizes government medical personnel against battery suits. The statute, also known as the... ...[read more]
September 11, 2012
by Jerry Votava
The Supreme Court of Appeals for West Virginia on Friday struck down a new West Virginia law that provides public financing for candidates in state Supreme Court elections. The case was brought directly to the court by a writ of mandamus by Allen Loughry, a Republican candidate seeking to use the ...[read more]
June 14, 2010
by Andrew Morgan
On June 14, 1943, the US Supreme Court ruled in West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette that school children could not be compelled to salute the US flag if it conflicted with their religious beliefs. Learn more about flag salute ceremonies in public schools... ...[read more]
June 14, 2009
by JURIST Staff
On June 14, 1943, the US Supreme Court ruled in West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette that school children could not be compelled to salute the US flag if it conflicted with their religious beliefs. Learn more about flag salute ceremonies in public schools. ... ...[read more]

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