Supreme Court

  • 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...
  • CA Latinos “Deeply Disappointed”

     Suzanne Potter / California News Service LOS ANGELES — Latino rights supporters are regrouping after the Supreme Court split 4-4 on the constitutionality of President Obama’s immigration policy. The tie lets a lower court decision stand, blocking two of the president’s executive orders. One program, Deferred Action for Parents of...
  • Cartoon February 19-25, 2016

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