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So What Did We Learn About the Roberts Court?

The current session of the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has ended with a great deal of disappointment and joy, depending upon whose side you are on. I’m disappointed. But then again, it’s not the first time I have been disappointed in this institution. After all, they are lawyers! continue reading »

The Supreme Court Decisions That Didn’t Come… Yet

Mark your calendar, today will go down in history as the day that nothing significant happened. All bets were that it wouldn’t be that way. In fact at approximately 8:59:55 this morning I held my breath. Then, nothing. continue reading »

Supreme Court to Rule on Civil Rights Cases in Coming Weeks

The U. S. Supreme Court will be handing down its decisions on two important civil rights cases soon, one possibly as soon as Monday, May 13. Both cases could have a lasting impact in the fight for civil rights that began in the decade of the 50′s and 60′s. continue reading »

Brazilian States Call New Royalties Law Unconstitutional

The oil-producing states of Rio de Janeiro and Espirito Santo on Friday filed a Supreme Court challenge against a new law that distributes royalties from crude and natural gas production more evenly among Brazil's 27 states. continue reading »

Obama to Urge Supreme Court to Support Same Sex Marriage in California

President Barack Obama's administration will urge the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn California's Proposition 8, which barred new same-sex unions in the Golden State, NBC and CNN said Thursday. continue reading »

Obama Administration Looks to Make Law Banning Gay Marriage Unconstitutional

The government of President Barack Obama asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday to find unconstitutional the federal law that defines marriage as "the union of one man and one woman" when it rules on the issue next June. continue reading »

Tequila Party Responds to Recent Supreme Court Decision to Arizona SB 1070

The National Tequila Party Movement responded to the Supreme Court’s June 2012 decision with regard to SB 1070 when they wrote: continue reading »

Mexican Supreme Court To Make Decision On Cassez Case In August

Mexican Supreme Court justice Olga Sanchez Cordero said in a television interview broadcast Thursday that the case of Florence Cassez, a Frenchwoman convicted of kidnapping in Mexico, will be decided in August. continue reading »

First Hispanic Woman to Preside On New Mexico Supreme Court Shares Advice for Young Latino Women

Judge Petra Jimenez Maes, well-known for her efforts to promote diversity, is the first Hispanic woman to preside on the New Mexico Supreme Court. continue reading »

Chilean Supreme Court Shuts Down Patagonia Dam Project

Chile's Supreme Court has blocked a hydroelectric plant project in the Patagonia region, accepting an appeal filed by environmental groups. continue reading »

States Pick Side in Arizona Immigration Debate before Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court case over Arizona’s latest anti-immigration law, scheduled for a hearing next week, hinges largely on the question of where states’ power over immigration ends and federal power begins. But in a sign of how contentious the case is, many states are supporting the federal government instead of Arizona. continue reading »

13 States Ask Supreme Court to Uphold 2007 Arizona Law

A number of states have come together to urge the Supreme Court to uphold a 2007 Arizona law it will hear next month, that penalizes employers for hiring undocumented workers. continue reading »

Nebraska Supreme Court to Answer Immigration Law Question

Late Wednesday night, U.S. District Judge Laurie Smith Camp ruled on briefs from the ACLU of Nebraska and the Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund’s (MALDEF) lawsuit against Fremont’s ban on hiring and renting to undocumented immigrants, believing it is not legal by state law. continue reading »