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Sixth Amendment bars lawyer from overriding client’s decision to contest guilt, ABA brief says

A lawyer’s decision to concede guilt at trial over his client’s express objection violated the client’s Sixth Amendment rights, the ABA says in an amicus brief filed Monday with the…

Did a Supreme Court decision making it harder to prosecute corruption lead to Menendez’s mistrial?

The jury instructions in the corruption trial of U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez were crafted with careful consideration of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that has made it more difficult to…

Trump adds 5 names to his Supreme Court shortlist, including former Kennedy clerk Kavanaugh
President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he has added five names to his U.S. Supreme Court shortlist, bringing to 25 the number of potential Supreme Court nominees.
‘Judges wear robes, not capes,’ Gorsuch says in Federalist Society speech

Justice Neil Gorsuch got some laughs as he referred to criticism of the Federalist Society and one of his own court rulings in a speech before the group in Washington,…

Florida man arrested at city council meeting wins SCOTUS review of retaliatory arrest standard

A Florida man who fought the seizure of his floating home before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013 is back before the court with a new First Amendment case that…

Supreme Court agrees to review law banning political apparel at polling places

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to review a Minnesota law that bans political badges and other political insignia at polling places.

The challengers had claimed the law interfered…

Supreme Court to review law requiring notices on free abortions at pregnancy-service centers
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to review a California law that requires licensed pregnancy-related medical clinics to post notices about free and low-cost contraception and abortion services.
Ex-juvenile lifer makes the best of a second chance and forges a friendship with a lawyer

A Pennsylvania man decided to pay it back with an honest gesture after he benefited from a U.S. Supreme Court decision finding life sentences for juveniles to be unconstitutional.


Sotomayor working on 3 book projects for children

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor hopes to show young people that happy endings are possible even for struggling families.

Sotomayor plans to accomplish that through three new book projects for…

Inmate seeking to enforce original plea agreement loses case before Supreme Court

An inmate who sought to have his original plea agreement enforced has lost his case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

In a per curiam opinion (PDF), the high court…

Supreme Court allows execution of inmate who can’t remember his crime

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared an impediment to the execution of an Alabama inmate who can’t remember the crime he committed after suffering several strokes.

In a summary…

Justice Department asks Supreme Court to consider discipline for ACLU lawyers in abortion case
The U.S. Justice Department alleges lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union effectively thwarted Supreme Court review in the case of a teen immigrant seeking an abortion by misleading government lawyers about how quickly she could have the procedure.
Is Gorsuch ruffling feathers? Thomas calls his new colleague ‘a good man’
Some published reports have indicated that Justice Neil M. Gorsuch could be irritating some of his colleagues and clashing with Justice Elena Kagan.
Courts need help when it comes to science and tech
Social science research is “sociological gobbledygook,” at least according to Chief Justice John Roberts. The Chief Justice made this comment during the Oct. 3 oral argument for the political redistricting case Gill v. Whitford.
Speech, religion and bias all weighed in Masterpiece Cakeshop case
A Supreme Court case pits the rights of free speech and free exercise of religion against anti-discrimination law.

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