Legal News Headlines 4.21.2010

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Justice Stevens celebrates 90th birthday.
Arizona Immigration bill passes Senate.
Charles Schwab pays settlement over mortgage backed securities.
Supreme Court strikes down law banning animal cruelty videos.

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Judge Sonia Sotomayor: Court is Where Policy is Made

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“Hank” Skinner: US Supreme Court stays execution

USA – He had just 45 minutes left to live when he was given a stay of execution. The US Supreme Court has once again spared Hank Skinner, citing the many discrepancies in the prosecution’s case against him. Skinner’s lawyers have been appealing for evidence from the crime scene to undergo DNA testing, but so far, the request has always been rejected.

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Sean Carter on Supreme Court to post timely audio of oral arguments

The Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will begin releasing audio recordings of all of its oral arguments in a more timely manner.

It will post the recordings on its Web site on Fridays in the weeks it hears arguments. The court already posts same-day transcripts of the arguments, which normally occur on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Previously, tapes of the arguments, maintained by the National Archives, were generally not available until the term was over.

But the court also said Tuesday that it would end the practice of releasing audio of its most important cases on the same day they are heard, a decision that disappointed some news media organizations.

Cameras are not allowed in Supreme Court proceedings, and in the past, media groups petitioned the justices to release the same-day audio. But no requests were granted last term, and justices have complained about having to decide which cases warranted the special treatment.

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Sarah Palin can’t name one Supreme Court case

Sarah Palin can’t name one Supreme Court case

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US ends political campaign spending limits

The US supreme court has issued a landmark ruling that will change the way US election campaigns are financed.

By a 5 to 4 vote, the court lifted long-standing limits on corporate spending in political campaigns, opening the door for private entities to flood the political marketplace with corporate money.

Al Jazeera’s John Terrett explains why it is likely to have an immediate effect on the upcoming Congressional elections in November.

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Straight Talk TV Show: Constitutional Law Expert Dr. Craig Smith Part 1

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CBI slammed by Supreme Court over alleged 2G scam

The Supreme Court virtually asked the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) to explain why he is still the Telecom Minister, given that he is the focus of a massive investigation. Then different Opposition parties rallied together, asking that he resign.

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Justice Thomas On The Court’s Makeup: Supreme Court Week

An excerpt from Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ interview for C-SPAN’s Supreme Court Week is shown during Q&A, featuring Supreme Court Week executive producer Mark Farkas. In this excerpt, Justice Thomas describes the “heavily northeastern … mentality” of the Supreme Court Justices. “Eight of the nine of us are from Ivy League schools. This Court doesnt represent all regions of the country.” More on C-SPAN’s Supreme Court Week here: http://supremecourt.c-span.org/

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Legal News Headlines 5/27/2010

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Legal News Headlines 5/27/2010

BP Top Kill procedure for oil spills

Supreme court rules against NFL collective bargaining

police cheif 7 year old shot

don’t ask don’t tell for the army

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