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Facebook’s ‘Supreme Court’ Tells Zuckerberg He’s the Decider

New York Times
When Mr. Zuckerberg first pitched the idea of a “Facebook Supreme Court” several years ago, he promoted it as a way to make the company’s governance more democratic, by forming an independent body of subject matter experts and giving them the power to hear appeals from users. “I think in......

Facebook’s ‘Supreme Court’ Tells Zuckerberg He’s the Decider

New York Times
When Mr. Zuckerberg first pitched the idea of a “Facebook Supreme Court” several years ago, he promoted it as a way to make the company’s governance more democratic, by forming an independent body of subject matter experts and giving them the power to hear appeals from users. “I think in......

Will Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy retire?

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Will Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy retire? – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Before the Supreme Court goes on summer recess, the justices could decide several cases including the Trump administration’s appeal of its temporary travel ban. We may......

U.S. Supreme Court grapples with cheerleader’s free speech case

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Brandi Levy, a former cheerleader at Mahanoy Area High School in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania and a key figure in a major U.S. case about free speech, poses in an undated photograph provided by the American Civil Liberties Union. Danna Singer/Handout via REUTERS U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday wrestled with......

Why Supreme Court case about cheerleader’s angry Snapchat post matters

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY Like every high school freshman ever, 14-year-old Brandi Levy had a bad week. She missed the cut for her high school’s varsity cheerleading team. She struggled at softball practice. And she worried about her final exams. So like......

Supreme Court will decide whether waterboarded Gitmo detainee gains insight into CIA black sites

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The Supreme Court will decide whether a longtime Guantanamo Bay detainee interrogated at CIA black sites around the world should gain access to information about the two men who waterboarded him in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001,......

Will travel ban battle go to Supreme Court?

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Will travel ban battle go to Supreme Court? – CBS News Watch CBSN Live President Trump’s controversial travel ban is on hold after a judge’s ruling. The White House, however, has already vowed to challenge the ruling. CBS News......

Democrats aim to block Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Democrats aim to block Trump’s Supreme Court nominee – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Judge Neil Gorsuch will be on Capitol Hill Wednesday, meeting senators who will decide his nomination. Gorsuch will need to get past Senate Democrats who......

U.S. Supreme Court takes major case on carrying concealed handguns

Reuters
Seized handguns are pictured at the police headquarters in New York, New York August 19, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Thayer The U.S. Supreme Court stepped back into the heated debate over gun rights on Monday, agreeing to hear a challenge backed by the National Rifle Association to New York state’s restrictions on......

Supreme Court takes up state secrets dispute involving Guantanamo detainee

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals had rejected the US government’s assertion of the state-secrets privilege over some of the information in the case, overruling the judgment of then-CIA Director Mike Pompeo regarding the potential harm to national......

Supreme Court takes up major case over right to carry guns outside the home

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Members of the media set up in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington. Al Drago | Reuters The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a major Second Amendment dispute that could settle whether the Constitution protects......

Liberal push to expand Supreme Court is all but dead among Hill Dems

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here That trio is facing reelection in 2022, making their opinions particularly important to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). But as Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) formally pushes for high court expansion, resurfacing the popular progressive cause in response to the......

Supreme Court should end life without parole for kids, not endorse it

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY No child should be sentenced to life in prison without parole even if they commit horrendous crimes. Why? Because, as former Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy once noted, “any parent knows” children are different from adults. They lack the......

Split-Second Decisions: How a Supreme Court Case Shaped Modern Policing

New York Times
The same standard may also make it more difficult to combat racial bias in the use of lethal force, even though Black suspects are more than twice as likely as people of other races to be killed by the police, said Jeffrey Fagan, a law professor at Columbia. “All an......

Supreme Court poised for another historic spring

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The term, like the second half of last term, has been groundbreaking. Instead of appearing in their majestic chamber, participating in a freewheeling give-and-take with arguing counsel, the justices have convened by telephone for more stilted, less spontaneous arguments.......

Supreme Court limits the FTC’s authority to return money to consumers duped by deceptive business practices

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Justices of the United States Supreme Court will meet via teleconference and not at the court building on April 19, 2021 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images The Supreme Court issued a ruling Thursday that will significantly limit......

U.S. Supreme Court spurns limits on life sentences for juveniles

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday made it easier for states to impose sentences of life in prison without parole on juvenile offenders, ruling against a Mississippi man convicted of killing his grandfather at age 15 in a case testing the Constitution’s Eighth Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment.......

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