Supreme Court of the United States http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25884/all en US Supreme Court declines to hear Republican voting challenge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/us-supreme-court-declines-hear-republican-voting-challenge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear the Republican National Committee's bid to dissolve a 1982 decree designed to stop the improper suppression of voting by particular groups.</p> <p>Without comment, the court decided not to review a March 2012 ruling by a federal appeals court in Philadelphia that extended the decree to November 2017, with modifications previously made by a federal district judge. (Reporting by Jonathan Stempel; Editing by Paul Simao)</p> Business Hospitality Law Politics Supreme Court of the United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:00:39 +0000 5734167 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-US Supreme Court declines to hear Republican voting challenge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-us-supreme-court-declines-hear-republican-voting-chall <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* 1982 decree intended to stop alleged ballot box abuse</p> <p>* Republicans cited free speech, voter fraud in bid to end decree (Adds paragraphs 3-9, case citation, byline)</p> <p>By Jonathan Stempel</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a legal challenge by the Republican National Committee to dissolve a 1982 decree designed to stop the improper suppression of voting by particular groups.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-us-supreme-court-declines-hear-republican-voting-chall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Caging Dismissal of United States Attorneys controversy Hospitality Law Politics Social Issues Supreme Court of the United States U.S. Supreme Court Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:30:48 +0000 5734194 at http://www.globalpost.com INTERVIEW-US Justice Sonia Sotomayor writes of life's struggles http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/interview-us-justice-sonia-sotomayor-writes-lifes-struggles <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* First Hispanic justice on U.S. high court goes public</p> <p>* New book discloses battles with diabetes, family</p> <p>By Terry Baynes</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - In a memoir to be published on Tuesday, Sonia Sotomayor writes of the chronic disease, troubled family relationships and failed marriage that accompanied her rise from a housing project in the Bronx to a seat on America's highest court.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/interview-us-justice-sonia-sotomayor-writes-lifes-struggles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Hospitality Law Politics Social Issues Sonia Sotomayor Sonia Sotomayor Sotomayor Supreme Court of the United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 00:46:05 +0000 5734502 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-U.S. Supreme Court sinks Florida city over floating home http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-2-us-supreme-court-sinks-florida-city-over-floating-home <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Casino industry stands to gain from 7-2 ruling</p> <p>* Clears way for owner to seek compensation</p> <p>By Jonathan Stempel</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - When is a floating home not a vessel? The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday told a Florida city its argument did not hold water, and that an abode on water was nothing but a home.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-2-us-supreme-court-sinks-florida-city-over-floating-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Law Politics Supreme Court of the United States Technology United States courts of appeals United States federal courts Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:45:30 +0000 5734851 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. high court to hear cases over spurned lover, Allen Stanford http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/us-high-court-hear-cases-over-spurned-lover-allen-stanford <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Four new cases accepted for review</p> <p>* Cases address chemical weapons law, Stanford Ponzi case</p> <p>By Jonathan Stempel</p> <p>Jan 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear four new cases, addressing matters as diverse as the reach of a law designed to combat chemical weapons, and whether lawyers could be sued for having once represented convicted swindler Allen Stanford.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/us-high-court-hear-cases-over-spurned-lover-allen-stanford" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bond v. United States Business Entertainment Hospitality Labor Law Politics Supreme Court of the United States War Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 00:30:38 +0000 5736463 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico court orders release of jailed Frenchwoman Cassez http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/blank-headline-received-18 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MEXICO CITY, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Mexico's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the immediate release of Frenchwoman Florence Cassez, who is serving a 60-year sentence for kidnapping, after judges said her trial was tainted.</p> <p>Federal officers arrested Cassez, 38, in 2005 at a ranch near Mexico City with her former boyfriend, Israel Vallarta, whom they accused of heading a kidnapping gang called the Zodiacs.</p> <p>A judge convicted her in 2008 after a closed-door trial with no jury, typical of most cases in Mexico.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/blank-headline-received-18" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crime Florence Cassez Florence Cassez Hospitality Human Interest Law Politics Supreme Court of the United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:00:40 +0000 5738477 at http://www.globalpost.com Yes, it was a joke by US Supreme Court's Thomas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/yes-it-was-joke-us-supreme-courts-thomas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jonathan Stempel</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - When U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas broke his nearly seven-year silence during oral arguments last week, there was much speculation about what exactly he said. Just four cryptic words appeared in the court's unofficial transcript.</p> <p>Now it can be told: It was nine words and apparently a joke.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/yes-it-was-joke-us-supreme-courts-thomas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Clarence Thomas Clarence Thomas Conservatism in the United States Hospitality Law Politics Supreme Court of the United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:00:35 +0000 5738563 at http://www.globalpost.com Alito again absent from Obama's State of the Union speech http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/alito-again-absent-obamas-state-the-union-speech <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lawrence Hurley</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - It has been three years since U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito seized the limelight during one of President Barack Obama's State of the Union speeches.</p> <p>He has not been back since.</p> <p>The annual address on Tuesday marked the third year in a row that Alito has not attended the event. He was one of three justices - the others being fellow conservatives Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas - who were no-shows.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/alito-again-absent-obamas-state-the-union-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Conservatism in the United States Hospitality Law Politics Samuel Alito Supreme Court of the United States United States courts of appeals Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:36:59 +0000 5754603 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-U.S. top court rules for Army father in custody battle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/update-1-us-top-court-rules-army-father-custody-battle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Mother took daughter to Scotland</p> <p>* Supreme Court lets father pursue custody case (Adds interview with mother's lawyer, background)</p> <p>By Lawrence Hurley and Jonathan Stempel</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court sided with an American father on Tuesday in an international custody dispute over a girl who has been living outside the country under a lower court order.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/update-1-us-top-court-rules-army-father-custody-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chafin Hospitality Law Politics Ruth Bader Ginsburg Social Issues Supreme Court of the United States War Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:15:44 +0000 5760202 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. top court limits police detentions far from crime scene http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/us-top-court-limits-police-detentions-far-crime-scene <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* No probable cause to detain man a mile away</p> <p>* 6-3 ruling did not follow typical ideological divide</p> <p>By Jonathan Stempel</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday made it harder for police to detain people far away from a suspected crime scene when the only justification for the detention is to make it safer and easier to conduct a search of the scene.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/us-top-court-limits-police-detentions-far-crime-scene" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Conservatism in the United States Hospitality Law Politics Supreme Court of the United States United States courts of appeals Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:15:26 +0000 5760507 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-U.S. top court won't extend 2010 immigration ruling http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/update-1-us-top-court-wont-extend-2010-immigration-ruling <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* 7-2 ruling bars certain claims</p> <p>* Defeat for immigrants who entered guilty pleas (Adds reaction from lawyers)</p> <p>By Lawrence Hurley and Jonathan Stempel</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Wednesday to apply retroactively a 2010 ruling that requires lawyers to tell immigrant clients that they can be deported if they plead guilty to certain crimes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/update-1-us-top-court-wont-extend-2010-immigration-ruling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Law Padilla v. Kentucky Politics Supreme Court of the United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 19:00:12 +0000 5761371 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. justice laments prosecutor's racially charged question http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/us-justice-laments-prosecutors-racially-charged-question <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lawrence Hurley</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 25 (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Monday condemned racially charged language used by a federal prosecutor in Texas.</p> <p>The justice, appointed to the court by President Barack Obama in 2009, took the relatively unusual step of writing a statement to accompany the nine-member Supreme Court's announcement that it would not take up a criminal case.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/us-justice-laments-prosecutors-racially-charged-question" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Law Politics Sonia Sotomayor Sotomayor Supreme Court of the United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:16:08 +0000 5766167 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-U.S. justice denounces prosecutor's racially charged question http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/update-2-us-justice-denounces-prosecutors-racially-charged-ques <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Sotomayor says question was "pernicious"</p> <p>* Supreme Court declines to hear case (Adds comment from U.S. attorney's office and defendant's lawyer)</p> <p>By Lawrence Hurley</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 25 (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Monday condemned racially charged language used by a federal prosecutor in Texas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/update-2-us-justice-denounces-prosecutors-racially-charged-ques" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Law Politics Sonia Sotomayor Sotomayor Supreme Court of the United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 22:15:08 +0000 5766416 at http://www.globalpost.com Conservatives on U.S. high court cast doubt on voting law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/blank-headline-received-17 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Conservatives on the U.S. Supreme Court expressed strong doubts about the validity of a key part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, signaling that there could be a majority to strike down the heart of the landmark law.</p> <p>Justice Anthony Kennedy, the court's swing vote on racial issues, said that "times change" when weighing the provision that requires strict oversight of election laws in nine mainly Southern states.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/blank-headline-received-17" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anthony Kennedy Business Hospitality Law Politics Supreme Court of the United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 17:00:29 +0000 5768668 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Conservatives on U.S. high court cast doubt on voting law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/update-1-conservatives-us-high-court-cast-doubt-voting-law <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Alabama county challenges need for key part of 1965 law</p> <p>* Liberals mount spirited defense of law</p> <p>* Justices Scalia and Kagan clash on the bench</p> <p>* Ruling expected by end of June (Adds quotes, details)</p> <p>By Lawrence Hurley</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/update-1-conservatives-us-high-court-cast-doubt-voting-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Conservatism in the United States Donald Verrilli Jr. Entertainment Hospitality Law Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues Supreme Court of the United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 17:45:55 +0000 5768718 at http://www.globalpost.com