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CO Gov Hickenlooper Appoints New State Supreme Court Judge

CO Gov Hickenlooper Appoints New State Supreme Court Judge
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announced at the end of last week the appointment of William Hood to the state's high court. According to reports, Hood will replace retiring Chief Justice Michael Bender, while Justice Nancy E. Rice will take Bender's place as Chief Justice.
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Blockturnal Emission: Supreme Court to Hear Case on EPA's Authority to Regulate Power Plants and Factories

Blockturnal Emission: Supreme Court to Hear Case on EPA's Authority to Regulate Power Plants and Factories
The Supreme Court has agreed to make a decision on President Obama's executive actions regarding emissions regulations. The high court will review a lower court's upholding of the EPA's ability to regulate greenhouse gases in power plants and factories. The EPA's authority, granted under the Clean Air Act, is an effort to stave off climate catastrophe and its upheaval would put Congress in charge of figuring out how to curb dangerous emissions. Because they're real good at getting things done.
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Supreme Court to Consider Eliminating Campaign Contribution Limits

Supreme Court to Consider Eliminating Campaign Contribution Limits
The Supreme Court is tackling a challenge to limits on contributions by the biggest individual donors to political campaigns. The case being argued at the high court Tuesday is a test of the Roberts court's readiness to take its most aggressive swipe at campaign finance laws since its Citizens United decision in 2010 took the lid off independent spending by corporations and labor unions.
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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Gun Ban Case

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Gun Ban Case
The Supreme Court will decide whether a man's Tennessee misdemeanor domestic assault plea should ban him from owning a gun. The high court on Tuesday agreed to hear an appeal of James Castleman's case.
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Abortion, Govt. Prayer, Affirmative Action: Six Supreme Court Cases to Watch This Term

Abortion, Govt. Prayer, Affirmative Action: Six Supreme Court Cases to Watch This Term
The United States Supreme Court term begins in October, and while the entire docket has not yet been set, already it’s shaping up to be a historic term, with decisions on abortion protests, legislative prayer, and affirmative action, just to name a few. Here are the key cases we’re keeping an eye on as the term starts up.
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IN Judge Rules 'Right-to-Work' Unconstitutional; Law Will Remain in Effect While AG Files Appeal

IN Judge Rules 'Right-to-Work' Unconstitutional; Law Will Remain in Effect While AG Files Appeal
A Lake County, IN, judge decided yesterday that the state’s “Right-to-Work” law is unconstitutional, sending the dubious anti-worker legislation to the Indiana Supreme Court for further review. The law was signed into law by then-governor Mitch Daniels, and has been challenged in court before. But this latest development, which stems from an International Union of Operating Engineers’ lawsuit, sets the path for a conclusive legal fate for “Right-to-Work” in the Hoosier state.
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Chaz Bolte
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Post Citizens United, Supreme Court Willing to Deregulate Further

Post Citizens United, Supreme Court Willing to Deregulate Further
The Supreme Court may possibly allow even more unfettered donations into campaigns. Citizens United, the landmark case ruling that corporations could act as people when donating money, was just the beginning. Individuals may soon be able to inject as much money as they'd like into elections, thereby giving even more sway to special interests.
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New Conflict-of-Interest Involving Clarence Thomas's Wife?

New Conflict-of-Interest Involving Clarence Thomas's Wife?
Mother Jones is out with a new story about a group of prominent conservatives, including the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, meeting weekly to plan a “30-front war seeking to fundamentally transform the nation,” according to documents obtained by the magazine.
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Justice Department Combats Flawed Supreme Court Voting Rights Decision

Justice Department Combats Flawed Supreme Court Voting Rights Decision
Attorney General Eric Holder combats the Supreme Courts decision to undermine the Voting Rights Act. Using a Texas federal court, Holder aims to prevent the state from putting voting restrictions into law by requiring "pre-approval".
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Is Racism History? Not Nearly

Is Racism History? Not Nearly
The Supreme Court’s faulty logic in gutting the Voting Rights Act.
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