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2011-05-31 13:56:00

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Freedom Forum, which operates the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue and is one of the nation's leading foundations dedicated to the First Amendment and media issues, today named James C. Duff as its next president and chief executive officer. Duff, 57, is the chief administrative officer of the U.S. court system. Since his appointment in 2006 by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., he has overseen the federal judiciary's 35,000 employees...

2011-04-27 14:19:00

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With today's 5-4 decision in the AT&T v. Concepcion case, the U.S. Supreme Court undermined the rights of consumers to band together and challenge corporate misdeeds. Justices Scalia, Thomas, Kennedy, Alito and Chief Justice Roberts should be ashamed of themselves for limiting consumers' access to the courts. The decision means that in many cases consumers will need to individually spend more time and money challenging...

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2010-11-03 06:10:00

The Supreme Court appeared divided on Tuesday over a California ban on the sale or rental of ultra-violent video games to minors.  While at times expressing sympathy with the law, the justices emphasized that the ban faces a high constitutional hurdle before going into effect. The law, approved by California in 2005, would subject retailers to fines of $1,000 for renting or selling videogames labeled violent to anyone aged 17 or younger.  The law defines a violent videogame as one...

2010-09-29 13:58:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The following is being issued by University of California, Irvine School of Law: "Our Constitution depends on the courts to keep it alive; we all depend on Erwin Chemerinsky to remind us why that is so important. This book is essential reading for anyone who cares about preserving our constitutional birthright." -- Susan N. Herman, President, American Civil Liberties Union "Erwin Chemerinsky knows the Constitution as a legal scholar and...

2010-06-01 04:20:00

EAGAN, Minn., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly two-thirds of Americans cannot name any members of the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a new national survey by FindLaw.com (http://www.findlaw.com), the most popular legal information website. Even as Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan awaits Senate confirmation hearings to replace retiring justice John Paul Stevens, only 35 percent of Americans can name even one member of the nation's highest court. Clarence Thomas is the most well known...

2009-02-20 12:34:00

Ad Was to Air Following State of the Union Address CHICAGO, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CNN has rejected an uplifting and positive ad focusing on the historic inauguration of Barack Obama, submitted for the State of the Union Address on Feb. 24. CNN claims the ad "suggests a position in favor of the advocacy message, without having permission of the persons involved." Brian Burch of CatholicVote.org reacted to CNN's claims: "This is absurd. Our ad does not suggest that Barack...

2009-01-20 14:00:14

Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts had only 35 words to utter but the placement of one word tripped him up Tuesday. Roberts misplaced the word faithfully while administering the oath of office to Barack Obama when he was sworn in as the 44th president. And after a split second of hesitation, Obama followed his lead. The wording is: I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of president of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect...

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2008-11-13 08:00:00

In a crushing defeat for environmentalists, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday the US Navy can conduct sonar training exercises off the southern California coast without restrictions designed to protect whales, dolphins and other marine mammals. The high court threw out a federal judge's injunction that had required the Navy to take precautions during submarine-hunting exercises. Environmental groups argued that the intense sound waves could harm or even kill 37 species of marine mammals,...

2008-10-09 09:00:26

By Adam Liptak New York Times News Service WASHINGTON -- On the one hand, there is "the potential for harm to marine mammals," Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said Wednesday at a Supreme Court argument over the Navy's use of sonar in training exercises off the coast of Southern California. On the other, the chief justice continued, there is "the potential that a North Korean diesel electric submarine will get within range of Pearl Harbor undetected" if Navy personnel are not properly...

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2008-10-09 07:25:00

The Supreme Court was split on Wednesday over whether President George W. Bush can excuse the Navy from federal environmental laws. This case pits the safety of whales against the Navy's military exercises. This is the most important environmental case of the current term.  The court is evaluating a verdict that required the Navy to take a range of safety measures in order to reduce potential harm to whales and dolphins. The four liberal justices voiced apprehension over the...


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