As described in an earlier blog post, Brad Edwards and I have filed a cert petition in the Supreme Court for one of Jeffrey Epstein's sex abuse victims: Courtney Wild. Our petition asks the Supreme Court to review the 11th Circuit's 7-4 en banc decision holding that the Crime Victims Rights Act (CVRA) does not extend any rights to crime victims until prosecutors formally file federal criminal charges. Yesterday, five powerful amicus briefs were filed in support our petition, adding additional...
The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case regarding the state’s ban on school mask mandates.
On November 3, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. The case will decide whether the Second Amendment right to "bear arms" is an actual right. Or conversely, if law-abiding adults who pass a biometric background check and safety training can be denied a concealed carry permit simply because permitting officials only issue concealed carry permits when they feel that the applicant has a special need. The Supreme Court's docket...
The Supreme Court on Monday erased a lower court ruling that had found against President Trump’s border-wall emergency and sent the case back to the judge to take another look, given the “changed circumstances” with President Biden now in office. Mr. Trump, after watching Congress cut his request for wall
A Federal appeals court in Georgia Monday issued a stay in its review of the state’s currently inactive abortion law pending a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on a similar case from Mississippi set for oral arguments Dec. 1 as this issue, which boiled over in Texas, heats up across the nation. It’s a [
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Attorneys for Michael Politte, who was convicted at age 14 of killing his mother, have filed a petition asking the Missouri Supreme Court to free him after more than 22 years behind bars, citing now-disproven evidence, a faulty investigation and a flawed trial defense
The federal government is appealing a lower court ruling that overturned Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's death sentence.
As the firestorm continues over the Supreme Court's decision a month ago to allow a Texas six-week abortion ban to go into effect, the justices will take the bench on Tuesday to hear a separate dispute concerning an abortion access law out of Kentucky.
Two bills passed by MSPs will have to be amended after the Supreme Court upheld a challenge made by UK law officers.
The Supreme Court begins its new term under political scrutiny, as its conservative majority takes on major cases on abortion and guns.
Twenty years after the Sept. 11 attacks, three justices said it was time to hear from the first detainee subjected to brutal interrogation by the C.I.A.