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Kavanaugh praised Rehnquist’s stand against unenumerated rights in Roe v. Wade dissent

The late Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist was Brett Kavanaugh’s “first judicial hero,” the Supreme Court nominee said in a Constitution Day speech last September.

Kavanaugh praised Rehnquist for taking…

Trump tosses hiring process for administrative law judges, gives agency chiefs selection power
Updated: President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order eliminating the exam and competitive hiring process for administrative law judges.
Meet Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court
Judge Brett Kavanaugh explained his judicial philosophy when he accepted President Donald Trump’s nomination Monday evening to replace Justice Anthony M. Kennedy to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Alliance Defending Freedom gains influence with Supreme Court wins

A conservative Christian nonprofit called Alliance Defending Freedom is gaining influence with nine successful Supreme Court cases in the last seven years.

Now, with the retirement of Justice Anthony M.…

There is no constitutional right to cash money bail, 3rd Circuit rules
A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the constitutionality of a New Jersey law that mostly ended the use of monetary bail.
ABA will honor Bryan Stevenson, founder of Equal Justice Initiative, with ABA Medal
Bryan Stevenson has made a career out of representing “the broken people,” as he put it in his autobiography, Just Mercy. His Equal Justice Initiative, founded in 1994, focuses on representing people who may have been denied a fair trial because of their youth, race or other circumstances.
Defense lawyers read Declaration of Independence in front of Texas tent city for immigrant children
Since 2010, Robert Fickman has been helping to organize Fourth of July readings of the Declaration of Independence around the state of Texas.
Judge dismisses lawsuit alleging constitutional right to literacy; plaintiffs vow appeal
A Detroit federal judge dismissed a lawsuit last week that accused the city's schools of denying children their fundamental right of access to literacy.
Judge awards $5 to Charlottesville rally organizer who said cursing woman violated anti-dueling law
A judge in Charlottesville, Virginia, awarded $5 on Friday to the organizer of last summer’s “Unite the Right” rally of white supremacists in a suit against a woman who cursed at him.
Judge tosses wrongful termination claim by woman forced to resign after flipping off Trump motorcade

A Virginia judge dismissed a wrongful termination claim on Friday by a woman who said her employer, a government contractor, violated public policy by forcing her resignation after she gave the finger to the motorcade of President Donald Trump.

Supreme Court rules lawyers cannot defy their clients’ wishes to argue for their innocence
A recent Supreme Court decision addresses a dilemma that would challenge any lawyer—how to respond if a client refuses to confess to a capital crime when the lawyer believes such a strategy may be the only way to avoid a death sentence.
Supreme Court to weigh double jeopardy issue that could impede state cases after presidential pardon
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to consider whether to overturn a long-standing rule that allows federal and state prosecutions for the same offense.
Judge bars separation of immigrant families and requires reunification
A federal judge in San Diego issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday that bars the separation of immigrant families and requires reunification of separated families.
Supreme Court rules mandatory union dues violate free speech rights of public employees
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Wednesday that requiring public employees to pay union dues for collective bargaining violates their free speech rights under the First Amendment.
Ohio’s limitations on judicial candidates are constitutional, 6th Circuit rules
A three-judge panel from the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Ohio’s fundraising and partisan limitations placed on judicial candidates.

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