Supreme Court

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Jim Melwert
July 22, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The group representing county prosecutors is pushing back against Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner’s argument that Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court should declare the death penalty unconstitutional. The Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Association argues...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2013 file photo, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens talks about his views and career during a forum at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston.
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July 16, 2019 - 9:10 pm
By Mark Sherman and Connie Cass WASHINGTON (AP) — John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99. During nearly...
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District Attorney Larry Krasner wants the state Supreme Court to rule Pennsylvania’s death penalty unconstitutional.
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Kristen Johanson
July 16, 2019 - 3:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia’s district attorney wants the state Supreme Court to rule Pennsylvania’s death penalty unconstitutional. He says it comes down to race and poverty, and he is using one Philadelphia case to advocate for the cause. Surrounded by fellow prosecutors and...
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President Donald Trump is expected to announce an executive action on the census Thursday, multiple White House officials said.
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July 11, 2019 - 6:20 pm
By Kevin Liptak, Pamela Brown, Jim Acosta and Kaitlan Collins, CNN (CNN) - - President Donald Trump issued an executive order Thursday directing the Commerce Department to obtain citizenship data through means other than the US census, dropping a controversial plan to include a citizenship question...
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The Justice Department has informed plaintiffs in the census case that it plans to print the 2020 census without a question on citizenship.
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July 02, 2019 - 9:08 pm
By Ariane de Vogue and Gregory Wallace, CNN (CNN) - - The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will not ask about citizenship status on the 2020 census, backing off a contentious effort to reinstate the question over objections from opponents who successfully argued to the Supreme Court that...
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The Honorable Anthony Kennedy, the recently retired Associate Justice for the U.S. Supreme Court, will be the receive the 31st annual Liberty Medal this October. The award recognizes individuals who work to defend liberty across the globe.
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Cherri Gregg
July 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The National Constitution Center announced its 2019 Liberty Medal Recipient, and the honoree was at the center of some of the country's most heated constitutional battles for decades. The Honorable Anthony Kennedy, the recently retired Associate Justice for the U.S...
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Cherri Gregg
June 27, 2019 - 1:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In a politically charged decision Thursday, the Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census — for now. Philadelphia immigrant advocates say the Supreme Court made the right call. "It's amazing news," said Miguel...
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June 26, 2019 - 12:14 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A recent Kansas Supreme Court ruling declaring that the state constitution protects access to abortion opened the door to a new legal attack on the death penalty. Attorneys for five of the 10 men on death row in Kansas argue that the abortion decision means the state's courts...
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Erik Brunetti
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June 24, 2019 - 12:57 pm
By Ariane de Vogue and Kate Sullivan, CNN (CNN) -- The Supreme Court struck down Monday a provision of federal law that prohibits the registration of "immoral" or "scandalous" trademarks as a violation of the First Amendment. The justices' ruling clears the way for a clothing designer to apply for...
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In this Feb. 21, 2019, file photo, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill speaks to the members of the Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Standing Committee at the Utah state Capitol in Salt Lake City.
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May 30, 2019 - 8:58 am
By Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — New state abortion laws likely to become bogged down in legal challenges face another potential obstacle: prosecutors who refuse to enforce them. The Associated Press reached out to nearly two dozen district attorneys across seven states, and...
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