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2013-04-09 16:23:42

PHILADELPHIA, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was written by Robert C. Heim, a partner at Dechert LLP, who represents six of the eleven judges who have sued over the mandatory retirement provision for judges in the Pennsylvania Constitution on a pro bono basis. A recent guest opinion piece by District Attorney John Morganelli of Northampton County about the case before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court challenging the mandatory retirement provision for judges asked,...

2012-08-19 22:23:45

EAGAN, Minn., Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite all the recent controversy surrounding U.S. Supreme Court decisions on health care, immigration and other issues, nearly two-thirds of Americans can't name even a single member of the Supreme Court. That's according to a new national survey by FindLaw.com (www.findlaw.com), the most popular legal information Web site. The survey found that only 34 percent of Americans can name any member of the nation's highest court. Chief Justice John...

2012-08-03 10:21:18

DETROIT, Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Detroit Branch NAACP: The words of Frederick Douglass have even greater meaning today: "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of...

2012-07-05 06:22:38

Ceremony culminates nationwide celebration of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution PHILADELPHIA, July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the centerpiece of the nationwide celebration of the U.S. Constitution's 225th anniversary, the National Constitution Center's 2012 Liberty Medal ceremony will recognize Muhammad Ali as a champion of freedom. Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter joined National Constitution Center President and CEO David Eisner at a special announcement...

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2012-03-29 12:22:47

Despite the recent controversy in the Supreme Court regarding President Obama's health care law, the White House says it has no contingency plans. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the Obama administration is confident the Supreme Court's decision will fall their way. "We're confident that the legislation is constitutional," Earnest said in a statement.  "We are focused on implementing all the provisions of the law, because they're important benefits that will be realized by...

2011-12-27 11:18:00

DALLAS, Dec. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Harry T. Widmann, National President of the American Board of Trial Advocates: To the Editor: Incredibly, Newt Gingrich, a major candidate for President, has claimed that, if elected, he would disregard Supreme Court rulings with which he disagreed. He has further endorsed the notion that Congress should direct U.S. Marshals to apprehend judges and compel them to submit to Congressional questioning about...

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2011-12-05 10:06:57

Julian Assange today won the right to ask Britain´s Supreme Court to hear his case, prolonging his stay in Britain, where he has been living since his arrest in December, 2010. Assange has been fighting extradition and denies any wrongdoing. Swedish authorities want to question the 40-year-old Wikileaks founder over accusations of rape and sexual assault made by two female former WikiLeaks volunteers in August of last year. Two High Court judges ruled Monday that Assange could...

2011-11-10 12:16:08

Supreme Court rulings can dramatically shape American policies, but the Court's decisions may actually be quite predictable, according to a new study published in the Nov. 9 issue of the online journal PLoS ONE. The researchers, led by Roger Guimerà and Marta Sales-Pardo, created a computational model to investigate whether it would be possible to predict a justice's vote based on the other justice's votes in the same case. They found that their method, which relied on...

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2011-05-17 13:36:04

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, along with partner Divya Narendra, are taking up their Facebook battle with the U.S. Supreme Court. The twins' attorney announced yesterday that they intend to file a petition with the high court, asking it to hear their case against Facebook and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. The petition stems from a settlement the Winklevosses and Narendra signed with Facebook in 2008 after claiming Zuckerberg stole their idea for a social-networking site called ConnectU. ...

2011-02-22 12:39:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by William M. Windsor: The U.S. Supreme Court issued an order in Docket No. 10-411 in which the justices refused to honor their oath to defend the Constitution. Each justice took oaths required to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic" and to "bear true faith and allegiance to the same." But in the fifth petition presented to The Supreme Court in the last...