In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled that a plaintiff that has not yet been certified as the class representative in a class action lawsuit, cannot avoid federal jurisdiction by stipulating to the amount of damages. In Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles (11-1450), Knowles brought a class action lawsuit in Arkansas state court [...]
The argument today focused on whether requirement that a person show proof of citizenship to register is preempted by Federal law.
212 Democrats from both chambers have signed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to rule in favor of same-sex marriage once the high court weighs the Constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act later this month.
The White House will urge the Supreme Court to support same-sex marriage when the high court hears a challenge to California’s Prop 8 next month, according to NBC News.
The sections of the VRA at issue require certain states with a history of voting discrimination, to submit any changed to their local voting laws, to the Department of Justice for pre-clearance.
The Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision today in Clapper v. Amnesty International, a challenge to the 2008 expansion of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
75 Republicans have signed a legal brief in support for the Constitutionality of gay marriage, the New York Times reported Tuesday.
Under the Fifth Amendment, a criminal defendant has a Constitutional right against self-incrimination. Today, the Court agreed to hear a case that asks whether this right is violated when a psychiatrist who examined the defendant is called by the prosecution to testify about the defendant’s mental state.
The Court will review a lower court’s decision to throw out the murder conviction of Vonlee Titlow.