• Federal judge finds male-only military draft unconstitutional

    More than 45 years after the military draft ended, a federal judge has ruled that a law requiring men but not women to register for it is unconstitutional. In a ruling issued late Friday in Houston, U.S. District Judge Gray Miller denied the government’s motion to stay a lawsuit originally brought by the National Coalition […]

  • Calif. Supreme Court Upholds Death Penalty Conviction Upheld for van Dam Murderer

    The Supreme Court of California upheld a death penalty sentence for David Westerfield on Monday for the 2002 murder and kidnapping of 7-year-old Sabre Springs resident Danielle van Dam. Van Dam’s disappearance in February 2002 prompted a massive county-wide search conducted by volunteers. Nearly a month later, her badly decomposed body was found in the […]

  • Supreme Court rejects challenge to Matt Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general

    The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to the appointment of Matt Whitaker as acting attorney general. President Donald Trump appointed him on Nov. 7, shortly after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he was stepping down at the president’s request. Whitaker had been serving as chief of staff to Sessions. Opponents of his appointment said he was not […]

  • Supreme Court rules against foreign company in Mueller mystery case

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to block fines against a foreign-owned company that refuses to comply with a subpoena, apparently from special counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors, to testify before a federal grand jury. The identity of the company and the name of the country where it’s based are unknown, because virtually all the […]

  • Chief justice of California Supreme Court quits GOP over Kavanaugh confirmation

    Chief Justice of California Tani Cantil-Sakauye has reportedly renounced her Republican Party registration and re-registered as a no-party-preference voter, citing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Cantil-Sakauye made the comments in a phone interview on Thursday to CALmatters, a nonprofit news organization, saying that she had been thinking about Kavanaugh’s September confirmation hearing. “I’ve been thinking about […]

  • Supreme Court gives victory to Planned Parenthood in Medicaid case

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left lower court victories intact for Planned Parenthood in a legal battle with states over access by Medicaid patients to the group’s services. The dispute did not involve abortion, but the action by the justices keeps a hot-button political issue off the docket. Three of the court’s conservatives said […]

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