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JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMAS ASKS QUESTIONS IN COURT FOR 1ST TIME IN 10 YEARs

February 29th, 2016

FEBRUARY 29, 2016 9:07 AM Thomas has said he relies on written briefs and doesn’t need to question lawyers Questions came as court considers placing limits law dealing with gun ownership Thomas last asked a question in court on Feb. 22, 2006 BY SAM HANANEL Associated Press WASHINGTON Justice Clarence Thomas broke 10 years of [...]

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Confederate statues: Lexington’s shameful graffiti. No context can whitewash the brutality they represen

February 29th, 2016

BY DAVID ADKINS The old courthouse, where statues of Confederate heroes now reside, was the site of so much pain — the brutal manifestation of our nation’s original sin. Families were sold on the auction block, separated from each other, never to see one another again. Mothers and their infants were sold to separate bidders. [...]

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When Should A Judge Recuse Himself? Supreme Court Weighs The Questio

February 29th, 2016

n Updated February 29, 20166:10 AM ET Published February 29, 20164:52 AM ET NINA TOTENBERG The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Monday testing whether a Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice violated the U.S. Constitution when he ruled in a death penalty case that he had been involved with as a prosecutor. At issue is whether then-Chief [...]

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What to expect when the Supreme Court takes up the Texas abortion case next week (FEB 25. 2016)

February 26th, 2016

By Lisa Schencker | February 25, 2016 Abortion rights and anti-abortion advocates agree on at least one thing about a major Texas abortion case scheduled for hearing at the U.S. Supreme Court next week: It could have implications for state abortion laws across the country. The Supreme Court is slated to hear oral arguments in [...]

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Chase law school move to Covington feasible

February 26th, 2016

Scott Wartman, swartman@nky.com10:33 p.m. EST February 25, 2016 The Kenton County administration building in Covington could make an ideal new home for Chase College of Law, according to a study commissioned by the Kenton County Fiscal Court released Thursday….

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THE SUPREME COURT’S NEXT TRIAL

February 25th, 2016

Paul Hosefros—The New York Times FEB. 25, 2016 What happens in the wake of Antonin Scalia’s death? “Reality has overtaken parody,” Antonin Scalia liked to say during his fiery 30-year tenure on America’s highest court. It was a quip typically hurled at judges who diverged from Scalia’s own philosophy, but it also encapsulated his dismay [...]

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Appellate Court Rules Against Abortion Clinics in Louisiana

February 25th, 2016

BY CAIN BURDEAU, ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW ORLEANS — Feb 24, 2016, 8:46 PM ET A federal appeals court ruled against abortion clinics Wednesday by allowing a Louisiana law to take effect that requires doctors who provide abortions to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked a [...]

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Casemaker agrees state law isn’t copyrightable, won’t defend Fastcase suit

February 25th, 2016

POSTED FEB 18, 2016 02:00 PM CST BY MARTHA NEIL Saying that he is “mystified” by a lawsuit filed against Casemaker by a competitor after a reported takedown demand by Casemaker, the legal publisher’s CEO said the company will not defend the declaratory judgment action. The federal suit filed in Atlanta by Fastcase Inc. seeks [...]

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LOOMING SUPREME COURT NOMINATION FIGHT IS GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN 2.0

February 24th, 2016

An unprecedented delay in filling Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat would have the following ripple effects. By Amy Bergquist FEBRUARY 23, 2016 — 6:21PM Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said at a Tuesday news conference that all Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee oppose holding a hearing on any nominee submitted by President Obama to [...]

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ARTICLE 2 OF THE CONSTITUTION RE: APPOINTMENT OF SUP. CT. JUSTICES

February 24th, 2016

Section 2. The President shall be commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the militia of the several states, when called into the actual service of the United States; he may require the opinion, in writing, of the principal officer in each of the executive departments, upon any [...]

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