Supreme Court Rules Against Union Recruiting on California Farms

The case concerned a unique state regulation allowing labor representatives to meet with farm workers at their workplaces for up to three hours a day for as many as 120 days a year.

#agriculture-and-farming, #cedar-point-nursery, #decisions-and-verdicts, #organized-labor, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #supreme-court-us

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Supreme Court Rules for Student in First Amendment Case

A Pennsylvania school district violated the First Amendment by disciplining a student for off-campus speech, the court ruled.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #levy-brandi, #school-discipline-students, #supreme-court-us

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Grand Jury Declines to Indict Officers in Death of Black Man Restrained in Jail

The death of Marvin Scott III, who died after being pepper-sprayed and placed in a spit hood, prompted weeks of protests in front of the jail in Collin County, Texas.

#black-people, #collin-county-tex, #criminal-justice, #decisions-and-verdicts, #jury-system, #mental-health-and-disorders, #scott-marvin-d-iii-1995-2021

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Appeals Court Blocks Ruling That Overturned California’s Assault Weapons Ban

The decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit leaves the three-decade-old ban in place while litigation continues.

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Ruling Dings N.C.A.A., but It Keeps Rule-Making Power

The narrow ruling was not quite the blow that the critics of college sports had hoped would bring the system crashing down.

#alston-shawne, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #basketball-college, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #decisions-and-verdicts, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #emmert-mark, #football-college, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #obannon-ed, #student-athlete-compensation

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In N.C.A.A. Case, Supreme Court Backs Payments to Student-Athletes

The N.C.A.A. argued that the payments were a threat to amateurism and that barring them did not violate the antitrust laws.

#colleges-and-universities, #decisions-and-verdicts, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #student-athlete-compensation, #supreme-court-us, #wages-and-salaries

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Judge Blocks C.D.C. From Enforcing Virus Rules for Cruise Ships in Florida

The ruling was a victory for Florida, which had argued that the rules were crippling the cruise industry and causing the state to lose hundreds of million of dollars.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #decisions-and-verdicts, #desantis-ron, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #florida, #ships-and-shipping, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening to Lynch 2 Members of Congress

Kenneth R. Hubert, of Marionville, Mo., had threatened Representatives Emanuel Cleaver II after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and Steve Cohen in 2019, prosecutors said.

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Obamacare Survives Latest Supreme Court Challenge

The court sidestepped the larger issue in the case, whether the 2010 health care law can stand without a provision that required most Americans to obtain insurance or pay a penalty.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Supreme Court Limits Human Rights Suits Against Corporations

Six citizens of Mali had sued Nestlé USA and Cargill, accusing the companies of profiting from child slavery on Ivory Coast cocoa farms.

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Man, 20, Is Found Guilty in Colorado School Shooting

Devon Erickson was one of two students who planned and carried out an attack at the STEM School Highlands Ranch in which one student was killed and eight others were injured on May 7, 2019.

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Federal Judge Says Biden Cannot Pause New Leases for Drilling on Public Lands

President Biden suspended new oil and gas drilling leases on federal lands. A judge in Louisiana ruled those leases could not be temporarily halted.

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Federal Judge Overturns California’s 3-Decade-Old Assault Weapons Ban

The judge said the ban was a “failed experiment.” California’s governor called the ruling “a direct threat to public safety.”

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Supreme Court Rules on Tribal Police and Immigrants’ Testimony

In unanimous decisions, the justices refused to suppress evidence found by a tribal officer and rejected a presumption in favor of immigrants’ credibility.

#appeals-courts-us, #asylum-right-of, #decisions-and-verdicts, #immigration-and-emigration, #native-americans, #supreme-court-us

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Her High School Said She Ranked Third in Her Class. So She Went to Court.

A recent graduate in Alpine, Texas, who could not find an affordable lawyer represented herself in court, arguing that school officials made errors in tabulating grade-point averages.

#alpine-tex, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #decisions-and-verdicts, #education-secondary, #grading-of-students, #sullivan-dalee

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Shell Must Reduce Emissions, Dutch Court Rules

A company spokesman called the decision “disappointing” and said Shell expected to appeal, but the ruling could add pressure on the energy industry to accelerate its move away from fossil fuels.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #milieudefensie-nonprofit, #netherlands, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #royal-dutch-shell-plc

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Supreme Court May Revisit Oklahoma Ruling on Tribal Land

After the court ruled last year that much of eastern Oklahoma is an Indian reservation, a state court threw out a conviction of a death row inmate.

#bosse-shaun-m, #capital-punishment, #decisions-and-verdicts, #native-americans, #oklahoma, #states-us, #supreme-court-us

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Release the Barr-Trump Memo on Obstruction of Justice

Did the former Attorney General William P. Barr use his mighty powers to protect his boss?

#barr-william-p, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #decisions-and-verdicts, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #freedom-of-information-act, #impeachment, #justice-department, #mueller-robert-s-iii, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Apple’s Fortnite Trial Ends With Pointed Questions and a Toast to Popeyes

A decision over the antitrust suit filed by Epic Games, and the future of the $100 billion market for iPhone apps, is now in the hands of a federal judge.

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Supreme Court Rejects Ernest Johnson’s Death Penalty Method Plea

The inmate, Ernest Johnson, argued that Missouri’s planned use of pentobarbital to execute him would cause excruciating pain.

#appeals-courts-us, #capital-punishment, #decisions-and-verdicts, #eighth-amendment-us-constitution, #missouri, #supreme-court-us

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The Crumbling of the N.R.A.

Could an investigation into financial misconduct be the undoing of America’s most powerful gun rights group?

#attorneys-general, #bankruptcies, #decisions-and-verdicts, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #firearms, #gun-control, #hakim-danny, #lapierre-wayne, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #national-rifle-assn, #new-york-state

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Judge Dismisses Murder Charge Against California Mother After Stillbirth

The woman, Chelsea Becker, had consumed methamphetamine beforehand, the authorities said.

#abortion, #decisions-and-verdicts, #methamphetamines, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #stillbirth, #womens-rights

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Judge Drops Murder Charges Against Two Officers Accused of Body-Slamming Man

Officers Desmond Barney and Lincoln Lampley were charged last year with killing George Robinson, 62, in Mississippi.

#barney-desmond, #clinton-miss, #decisions-and-verdicts, #fox-anthony, #hinds-county-miss, #jackson-miss, #lampley-lincoln, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #robinson-george

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The Free Ride May Soon Be Over for Anti-Abortion Politicians

Until now, the courts have saved them from their efforts to restrict the procedure.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #abortion, #arizona, #arkansas, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #decisions-and-verdicts, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #jackson-miss, #kennedy-anthony-m, #law-and-legislation, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #polls-and-public-opinion, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roman-catholic-church, #scalia-antonin, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #women-and-girls

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At 18, He Had Consensual Sex With 2 Teens. Montana Wants Him to Stay a Registered Offender.

A federal judge said Randall Menges should be removed from a sex-offender registry, but the Montana attorney general plans to fight to keep him on it.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #christensen-dana-l, #decisions-and-verdicts, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #idaho, #knudsen-austin, #menges-randall, #montana, #sex-crimes, #sex-offender-registry

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A Kevin Spacey Accuser Tried to Sue Anonymously. A Judge Said No.

As sexual assault cases proliferate, judges must weigh accusers’ requests for anonymity against the tradition of open courts and fairness toward defendants.

#metoo-movement, #decisions-and-verdicts, #privacy, #rapp-anthony, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #spacey-kevin, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #weinstein-harvey

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Australian Leather Loses Ugg Trademark Battle

The case hit a nerve for Australians, who consider the footwear a national, if unfashionable, symbol. But the brand’s owner in the United States had mounted a legal challenge against the idea that “ugg” is a generic term.

#australia, #decisions-and-verdicts, #shoes-and-boots, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trademarks-and-trade-names, #ugg-fashion-label, #united-states

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Daniel Alan Baker Convicted of Threatening Protesters in Florida

Prosecutors said that Daniel Alan Baker had issued a “call to arms” asking people to violently confront demonstrators at the Florida State Capitol.

#baker-daniel-alan, #crime-and-criminals, #decisions-and-verdicts, #florida, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #tallahassee-fla, #united-states-army, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Major Ruling From Facebook’s ‘Supreme Court’

What does the decision about the barring of former President Donald Trump tell us about the platform’s oversight board?

#computers-and-the-internet, #decisions-and-verdicts, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #facebook-inc, #oversight-board-facebook, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Will the Supreme Court Write Guantánamo’s Final Chapter?

The justices may get a chance to redeem the court’s own failed promises.

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Eviction Moratorium

The Biden administration will appeal the ruling against the policy, which has been the subject of legal challenges by landlords.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #decisions-and-verdicts, #evictions, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #federal-aid-us, #justice-department, #landlords, #law-and-legislation, #national-assn-of-realtors, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #trump-donald-j

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Moratorium on Evicting Renters

The Biden administration will appeal the ruling against the policy, which has been the subject of legal challenges by landlords.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #decisions-and-verdicts, #evictions, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #federal-aid-us, #justice-department, #landlords, #law-and-legislation, #national-assn-of-realtors, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #trump-donald-j

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Judge Says Barr Misled on How His Justice Dept. Viewed Trump’s Actions

Judge Amy Berman Jackson said in a ruling that the misleading statements were similar to others that William P. Barr, the former attorney general, had made about the Mueller investigation.

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Michael Jackson’s Estate Is Winner in Tax Judge’s Ruling

The decision on the value of Mr. Jackson’s name and likeness will significantly lower his estate’s tax burden from the government’s first assessment.

#celebrities, #decisions-and-verdicts, #federal-taxes-us, #internal-revenue-service, #jackson-michael, #pop-and-rock-music, #sony-music, #sony-atv-music-publishing, #wills-and-estates

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New York Man Found Guilty of Threatening Democrats After Capitol Riot

Brendan Hunt said videos and social media posts calling for the slaughter of congressional Democrats were just jokes. Jurors were not convinced.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hunt-brendan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021

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Richard Pusey, Australian Who Filmed Dead and Dying Police Officers, Gets Prison Sentence

The judge described the filming of police officers who had been hit by a truck on a freeway as “heartless, cruel and disgraceful.”

#australia, #deaths-fatalities, #decisions-and-verdicts, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Ioannis Lagos, Greek Neo-Nazi Lawmaker, Stripped of Immunity by European Parliament

Ioannis Lagos, sentenced to 13 years in prison by a Greek court for his part in running the fascist Golden Dawn party, had been immune from extradition as an elected member of the European Union’s legislature.

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Supreme Court to Rule on Whether C.I.A. Black Sites Are State Secrets

A Guantánamo detainee is seeking information from two former government contractors in connection with a Polish criminal inquiry into a facility there.

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Ohio Man Pleads Guilty in 2016 Killings of 8 in Same Family

Edward Wagner, 28, who prosecutors said had been in a custody dispute over his daughter, apologized for the Rhoden family murders.

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Port Authority Bomber Is Sentenced to Life in Prison

Akayed Ullah, who detonated a pipe bomb in a crowded subway tunnel near Times Square in the name of ISIS in 2017, became radicalized online.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #manhattan-ny-attack-october-2017, #terrorism, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #ullah-akayed

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After Chauvin Verdict, Police React With Relief and Some Resentment

Unions and chiefs applauded the guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin, but rank-and-file officers were left feeling anxious.

#chauvin-derek-1976, #decisions-and-verdicts, #floyd-george-d-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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Korean Court Rejects Suit Against Japan Over Sexual Slavery

The decision contradicted an earlier court ruling in South Korea that said the Japanese government must compensate so-called comfort women.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #japan, #prostitution, #reparations, #slavery-historical, #south-korea, #women-and-girls, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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‘We Matter’: Derek Chauvin Verdict Brings Collective Relief

For some Americans, the conviction of the former officer in the death of George Floyd was seen as a step toward racial justice.

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Reaction to the Guilty Verdict in Chauvin Trial

Crowds in downtown Minneapolis cheered and chanted George Floyd’s name after the verdict was announced.

#chauvin-derek-1976, #decisions-and-verdicts, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn

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The Supreme Court Is Making New Law in the Shadows

The justices are defying their procedural rules to rewrite the Constitution.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #california, #decisions-and-verdicts, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-religion, #religion-state-relations, #scalia-antonin, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j

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Court Vindicates Black Officer Fired for Stopping Colleague’s Chokehold

Cariol Horne acted to keep a white officer from using what she saw as excessive force. Fifteen years later, a judge said her firing was wrong.

#black-people, #buffalo-ny, #decisions-and-verdicts, #floyd-george-d-2020, #garner-eric, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #horne-cariol, #kwiatkowski-gregory, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-buffalo-ny, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #ward-justice-dennis-e

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Judge Frees Former Dallas Police Officer Charged With Capital Murder

The decision came after a prosecutor conceded that he did not have enough evidence, “as we sit here today,” to pursue the charges against Bryan Riser.

#creuzot-john, #decisions-and-verdicts, #douglas-albert-d-2017, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police, #police-department-dallas-tex, #riser-bryan-dallas-tex-police-officer, #saenz-liza-d-2017

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This Is What Judicial Activism Looks Like on the Supreme Court

In a dissent, two conservative justices invite a case to overturn a precedent on religion in the workplace that they dislike.

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Harvey Weinstein Appeals Sex Crimes Conviction Over Accusers’ Testimony

The filing marks the beginning of what is likely to be a lengthy effort by Mr. Weinstein, who was accused of sexual assault or misconduct by dozens of women, to overturn his conviction.

#metoo-movement, #decisions-and-verdicts, #new-york-state, #sciorra-annabella, #sexual-harassment, #weinstein-harvey

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