Supreme Court

  • Supreme Court’s Citizens United Decision Turns Ten

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Corporations and trade associations have poured almost a billion dollars, by some estimates, into American elections since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its Citizens United decision – ten years ago on Tuesday January 21. The court decision freed companies to make unlimited political donations without declaring the...
  • La decisión Citizen’s United de la Corte Suprema cumple diez años

    SACRAMENTO, California – Las corporaciones y asociaciones comerciales han invertido casi mil millones de dólares, según algunas estimaciones, en las elecciones estadounidenses desde que la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos dictó su decisión de Ciudadanos Unidos, hace diez años el martes 21 de enero. La decisión judicial liberó...
  • Immigrants’ Rights Groups Laud Supreme Court Census Decision

    LOS ANGELES – Civil-rights groups are praising a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that will probably keep a question about citizenship off the 2020 Census. The high court rejected the Trump administration’s explanation that asking people about their citizenship status is necessary to enforce the Voting Rights Act. Thomas Saenz, president and...
  • Grupos de derechos de los inmigrantes elogian la decisión del censo del Tribunal Supremo

    LOS ÁNGELES – Grupos de derechos civiles están alabando una decisión de la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos que probablemente mantendrá una pregunta sobre la ciudadanía fuera del Censo de 2020. El tribunal superior rechazó la explicación de la administración de Trump de que preguntar a las personas...
  • The Supreme Court’s Read of the Constitution

    “Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed.” -14th Amendment Section 2 to the U.S. Constitution The Constitution of the United States is quite clear, all “persons” in the United States...
  • U.S. Supreme Court Shines Light on Dark Money

    Suzanne Potter Public News Service LANSING, Mich. — Voters may soon have a better idea of who’s really behind all those political ads supporting or attacking candidates for President, the U.S. House or the Senate. The Supreme Court just let stand a lower court ruling which forces nonprofit groups to disclose...
  • NV Supreme Court to Weigh in on Sanctuary City Measure

    Katherine Davis-Young Public News Service CARSON CITY, Nev. – A proposed Nevada ballot measure is seeking to ban so-called “sanctuary cities,” which take steps to protect undocumented immigrants. But before the measure can go before voters, Nevada’s Supreme Court will weigh in. The measure would stop state, county and city officials...
  • Immigrants Can Be Detained Indefinitely Under Supreme Court Ruling

    Eric Tegethoff Public News Service SEATTLE — People waiting for their immigration case to be decided can be held indefinitely, even if they are legal permanent residents or asylum seekers. In a 5-to-3 decision issued Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on Jennings...
  • If You're Hurt By Generic Drugs – Good Luck Trying to Sue

    If You’re Hurt By Generic Drugs – Good Luck Trying to Sue

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SAN DIEGO – Under current law, generic drug companies can rarely be sued when their products cause serious harm. Patient advocates are slamming the FDA for dragging its feet on a new rule to fix the so-called generic safety loophole. The FDA recently announced...

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