April 16, 2015
by Laura DeGeer
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday ruled that the Maricopa County Sherrif's Office and, specifically, Sheriff Joseph Arpaio, engaged in practices of racial profiling in conducting traffic stops. The court found that the Sheriff's office was improperly named as a defendant, ...[read more]
March 31, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones
The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge to the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The order lets stand a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to dismiss the lawsuit. The lawsuit, ...[read more]
March 9, 2015
by Laura DeGeer
The US Supreme Court on Monday granted certiorari in Hurst v. Florida to determine "whether Florida's death sentencing scheme violated the Sixth ... or Eighth Amendment." This court granted certiorari in light of its decision in Ring v. Arizona, in which it held that a sentencing judge, sitting ...[read more]
March 3, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
The US Supreme Court on Monday heard oral arguments in two cases. In Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission the court heard arguments on whether the Elections Clause of the US Constitution permits the state of Arizona to adopt a commission to draw congressional ...[read more]
January 13, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Monday. In Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Arizona the court heard arguments on whether the town of Gilbert's content-based ordinance regarding city signs is content-neutral and not discriminatory. The case was brought by the Good News Community ...[read more]
October 2, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The US Supreme Court Thursday granted certiorari to 11 cases, adding them to the docket for decision for the upcoming term. In the case Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission the court has been asked to rule on the constitutionality of a voter approved amendment ...[read more]
January 13, 2014
by Addison Morris
The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to rule in Horne v. Isaacson, bypassing its opportunity to rule on Arizona's new ban of abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy. In 2012, the state defended the statute by arguing that this stricter regulation would reduce the fetus' likelihood to feel pain and ...[read more]
January 7, 2014
by Alexandra Cabonor
JURIST Guest Columnist Julie Ebenstein of The Voting Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union discusses the ACLU's upcoming challenge to Kansas' bifurcated voter registration system...According to the state of Kansas, some voters are qualified to vote for US President, but not for ...[read more]
October 17, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Louisiana Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a state law that made it a crime for non-US citizens to drive a vehicle without carrying proof of lawful immigration status. The court found that the state law is preempted by federal law under the US Supreme Court's recent decision in Arizona v. ...[read more]
July 21, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
On April 25, 2012, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Arizona v. United States. On June 25, 2012, the Court decided the legal fate of Arizona's highly controversial immigration laws, more commonly referred to as SB 1070. The Court ruled that three sections of the law intruded ...[read more]

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