US Supreme Court to hear open primary, eminent domain, ADA cases

The US Supreme Court granted certiorari Tuesday in eight cases. In Clingman v. Beaver, the Court will consider whether political parties may open primaries to all voters, rather than limiting them to members and independents. AP has more.

In Kelo v. City of New London, the Court will decide when governments may seize homes and businesses for economic development projects. AP has more.

In Spector v. Norwegian Cruise Line, the Court will consider whether foreign cruise lines sailing in US waters must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act by providing better access to passengers in wheelchairs. AP has more.

The Court also agreed Tuesday to hear Tory v. Cochran, where it will decide whether a former client of defense lawyer Johnnie Cochran had a First Amendment right to picket outside Cochran's office. Again, AP has more. Read the Court's full Order List [PDF].

 

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