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Category Archives: U.S. Supreme Court Cases

National Legal News: Delaware’s Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s death penalty is unconstitutional.

Posted on August 3, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

On Tuesday the high court said the law violated the role of jury described in the Sixth Amendment of US Constitution. The Delaware state law gave judges – not juries – the final say to impose a death sentence. The decision comes after the US Supreme Court ruled in January that a similar death penalty … Continue reading National Legal News: Delaware’s Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s death penalty is unconstitutional.

SUPREME COURT: USA TODAY ANALYSIS — CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS CRAFTING INDEPENDENT IMAGE

Posted on July 10, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

Houston, TX: USA Today (5/7, Wolf) reports that when Chief Justice John Roberts “joined the Supreme Court’s four more liberal justices in a campaign-financing decision last week, it was reminiscent of a similarly unusual alignment three years earlier,” when Roberts, “in perhaps the most controversial action he has taken in nearly 10 years on the court, … Continue reading SUPREME COURT: USA TODAY ANALYSIS — CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS CRAFTING INDEPENDENT IMAGE

SUPREME COURT CASES: HIGH COURT OVERTURNS CONVICTION OF MAN ACCUSED OF POSTING THREATS ON FACEBOOK

Posted on July 10, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

Photo courtesy Facebook. BC Nightly News (6/1, story 3, 1:55, Holt, 7.86M) reported on “a major decision from the Supreme Court,” affecting “every American that uses social media.” NBC (Williams) added, “In a decision applying to the 200 million Americans who use social media, the court said that just because a message causes genuine fear, … Continue reading SUPREME COURT CASES: HIGH COURT OVERTURNS CONVICTION OF MAN ACCUSED OF POSTING THREATS ON FACEBOOK

UNLAWFUL DETENTION WAITING FOR DRUG DOGS: COURT DECISION WILL ALTER TEXAS DPS DRUG STOP TACTICS

Posted on July 10, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

Photo courtesy NBC News The United States Supreme Court finally put a stop to routine constitutional violations by drug cops using pretext to stop and search vehicles along I-40. The majority opinion has outlawed the common practice of Texas DPS officers stopping vehicles and detaining the driver and occupants long enough for their drug dogs … Continue reading UNLAWFUL DETENTION WAITING FOR DRUG DOGS: COURT DECISION WILL ALTER TEXAS DPS DRUG STOP TACTICS