U.S. Court Sentences Colorado Teen to 4 Years in Jail for Trying to Join ISIS

Rubric: Court Justices | 24 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
U.S. Court Sentences Colorado Teen to 4 Years in Jail for Trying to Join ISIS

Jail for US teen who wanted to fight in Syria. Conley pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organisation in September under a deal that requires her to divulge information she may have about other Americans with similar intentions. Denver – A 19-year-old Colorado woman and Islamic convert who admitted that she planned to travel overseas to join Islamic State militants was due to be sentenced by a federal judge on Friday.LOS ANGELES, Jan 24- A US court jailed a “radicalized” Colorado teenager intercepted by the FBI when she attempted to join her fiance in the Islamic State (IS) group to fight in Syria. Shannon Maureen Conley has ...

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Supreme Court to review Oklahoma lethal injection procedure

Rubric: Court Justices | 24 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Supreme Court to review Oklahoma lethal injection procedure

Justices to Hear Case Over Drugs Used in Executions. It is taking up a case brought by three death row inmates, who accuse the state of violating the US Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide a case on the constitutionality of the new combinations of drugs that some states are using to execute prisoners and that critics say cause intense suffering. The court will hear a challenge to Oklahoma’s choice of drugs even though the justices declined last week to stop an execution there that used the contested chemicals. The justices agreed Friday to review whether the sedative midazolam can be used in executions because of ...

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Obama Hopes Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage in US

Rubric: Court Justices | 23 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Obama Hopes Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage in US

Huckabee eyes nullification plan in response to marriage ruling. It’s the U.S. NEW YORK — Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, a likely contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination and a leading voice for Christian conservatives, said Thursday that governors and state legislatures should consider ways to resist a Supreme Court decision that recognized same-sex marriage as a constitutional right. WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama expressed hope that the Supreme Court would affirm a nationwide right to same-sex marriage, in an interview that aired on YouTube Thursday afternoon. “The Supreme Court now is going to be taking on a case.“My hope is that they go ahead and recognize ...

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Obama Hopes Supreme Court Strikes Down Gay Marriage Bans

Rubric: Court Justices | 23 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Obama Hopes Supreme Court Strikes Down Gay Marriage Bans

Huckabee eyes nullification plan in response to marriage ruling. It’s the U.S. NEW YORK — Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, a likely contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination and a leading voice for Christian conservatives, said Thursday that governors and state legislatures should consider ways to resist a Supreme Court decision that recognized same-sex marriage as a constitutional right.WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama expressed hope that the Supreme Court would affirm a nationwide right to same-sex marriage, in an interview that aired on YouTube Thursday afternoon. “The Supreme Court now is going to be taking on a case. “My hope is that they go ahead and recognize ...

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Bay County Vigil Marks Supreme Court Abortion Decision

Rubric: Court Justices | 23 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Bay County Vigil Marks Supreme Court Abortion Decision

10 Abortion Myths That Need To Be Busted. WASHINGTON – Anti-abortion demonstrators crowded the National Mall yesterday for an annual march coinciding with a landmark U.S. Tens of thousands participated in the annual March for Life in Washington on Thursday, commemorating the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v.Except for a 40-minute delay at the Supreme Court, where pro-choice demonstrators blocked the street and refused to leave until police took some of them into custody, the march went off smoothly, under mostly sunny skies and mild temperatures. The crowd, which poured in from all corners of the country, roared when they heard that Pope Francis tweeted the march’s motto, ...

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Potential 2016 candidate Huckabee vows to battle Supreme Court over gay …

Rubric: Court Justices | 23 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Potential 2016 candidate Huckabee vows to battle Supreme Court over gay …

Huckabee eyes nullification plan in response to marriage ruling. NEW YORK — Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, a likely contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination and a leading voice for Christian conservatives, said Thursday that governors and state legislatures should consider ways to resist a Supreme Court decision that recognized same-sex marriage as a constitutional right.WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama expressed hope that the Supreme Court would affirm a nationwide right to same-sex marriage, in an interview that aired on YouTube Thursday afternoon. “The Supreme Court now is going to be taking on a case.“My hope is that they go ahead and recognize what I think the ...

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Court backs air marshal dismissed for revealing data

Rubric: Court Justices | 22 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Court backs air marshal dismissed for revealing data

‘Freedom of speech won': After losing for years, fired Ladera Ranch air marshal prevails in U.S. Supreme Court. A former Air Marshal who was fired for leaking news that the government had been preparing to stop employing Air Marshals on overnight flights is eligible for whistleblower protection, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. Fired air marshal Robert Maclean believes the law protects whistleblowers like himself from retaliation, benefiting the public by exposing problems in government agencies. Supreme Court decision defending a government whistleblower not only strikes a blow for free speech, it shows this court can line up in ways that confound conventional wisdom about its ideological ...

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Scalia is a surprise in Supreme Court challenge to Fair Housing Act

Rubric: Court Justices | 22 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Scalia is a surprise in Supreme Court challenge to Fair Housing Act

Editorial: High court must not perpetuate segregation. The Supreme Court appears poised to continue its systematic assault on our core civil rights laws. The disruption came shortly after the justices took their seats on the bench at 10 a.m., when a woman rose in the back of the courtroom and yelled, “Overturn Citizens United.” She was hustled from the room. After gutting the Voting Rights Act just two years ago, the court set its sights on our country’s fair housing laws when it heard oral arguments today in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Justice Antonin Scalia on Wednesday appeared at times to side with the administration and civil rights groups during arguments ...

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US Supreme Court rules in favor of fired air marshal

Rubric: Court Justices | 22 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
US Supreme Court rules in favor of fired air marshal

‘Freedom of speech won': After losing for years, fired Ladera Ranch air marshal prevails in U.S. Supreme Court. A U.S. WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday in favor of a fired air marshal, saying he was covered by a federal law protecting whistle-blowers. Supreme Court decision defending a government whistleblower not only strikes a blow for free speech, it shows this court can line up in ways that confound conventional wisdom about its ideological divide. Supreme Court has ruled that a former air marshal who disclosed sensitive information to the news media did not violate the law and is entitled to whistleblower protection. Roberts Jr., writing for the majority in the ...

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Shouts Of Protest At Supreme Court On Citizens United Anniversary

Rubric: Court Justices | 22 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Shouts Of Protest At Supreme Court On Citizens United Anniversary

Activist Group Protests During Supreme Court Session for Second Time. WASHINGTON—Audience outbursts during Supreme Court proceedings are rare, but one group protesting a landmark campaign-finance ruling on Wednesday pulled off its second disruption in less than a year.Like most landmark cases, the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision evoked a strong reaction to the politically astute: protesters disrupted the high court’s Wednesday session, more than a few pundits condemned the decision in online think-pieces and the hashtag #CitizensUnited verged on going viral — and not in a good way. It paved the way for the creation of so-called super PACs, and unlimited, ...

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