Tag:scotus

  • Supreme Court supports free speech, rejects Stein’s argument

    An 8-1 free-speech ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court today rejected arguments N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein offered in a friend-of-the-court brief. Justices ruled in favor of Brandi Levy, who was a 14-year-old high school freshman in Pennsylvania when she ran afoul of local school officials. Levy took to Snapchat…

  • House could urge Congress to maintain nine U.S. Supreme Court justices

    The N.C. General Assembly could go on record opposing court-packing proposals in Washington, D.C. A state House committee approved a resolution Tuesday that would urge Congress to pursue a permanent nine-member U.S. Supreme Court. House Joint Resolution 286 would call on Congress to propose a “Keep Nine Amendment” to…

  • Markets are more than money

    The undercounted cost of the COVID pandemic is in the lives lost to despair, addiction, suicide, and other illnesses. Whether people have voluntarily cut off ties, albeit after government officials suggested shutting down for two weeks in March to “flatten the curve,” or were forced to do it by their…

  • SCOTUS showing subtleties of jurisprudence  

    We tend to think of U.S. Supreme Court justices as ideological, their views and actions mapping neatly onto the conventional liberal-to-conservative continuum of American politics. Their decisions are thought to conform to the party of the president who nominated them. The current conservative bloc is Chief Justice John Roberts…

  • SCOTUS temporarily blocks 2017 legislative elections

    The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked a lower court’s order requiring the General Assembly to redraw legislative districts by March 15 and holding special legislative elections this year. The order blocks a ruling from the U.S. Middle District Court until the Supreme Court acts on the appeal. The justices could choose…

  • SCOTUS overturns N.C. voter ID law for now

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stay — or delay — a ruling by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that overturned the state’s voter ID law. The justices’ action means there will be no voter ID requirement for the Nov. 8 election. The appeals court also…

  • NCGA lawyer: Voter ID decision from SCOTUS could come soon

    A top election law adviser to legislative leaders suggests the U.S. Supreme Court and Chief Justice John Roberts could have a decision fairly quickly on whether to delay an order by an appeals court striking down North Carolina’s voter ID law. “Considering the issue that we’re debating is the Purcell…