Articles Tagged With ‘U.S. Supreme Court’




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Supreme Court partially reinstates Trump’s travel ban

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that President Donald Trump’s “travel ban” can take effect, albeit with exceptions allowing some individuals from targeted countries to enter the United States. [USA Today] Monday’s ruling states Trump may... (Continue reading)

Public employee unions near-death in Supreme Court

OPINION by PETER SCHEER Public employee unions, the most powerful special interest group in California and most other states, came within a heartbeat of losing that power, as a legal challenge by dissident public school... (Continue reading)

In an ideal world, both sides agree on Scalia’s replacement

OPINION by ROGER FREBERG I think if you lived in a hole or an island without power you may not have heard of the death of Antonin Scalia. The reactions have been immediate and passionate,... (Continue reading)

Justice Scalia loved the Constitution exclusively

OPINION by ILAN FUNKE-BILU I will miss Justice Scalia and so will my clients. Many see him as an originalist guided by conservative, law and order principles. I disagree and I have so advised my... (Continue reading)

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead of what appears to be natural causes Saturday at a resort in Texas, according to a federal report. Nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1986 by President... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande axes prayer from council meetings

Following a threat of Satanism preaching at council meetings, the Arroyo Grande City Council voted to eliminate its longstanding invocation practice. The council voted 3-2 on Tuesday to stop holding invocations and replace them with... (Continue reading)

Supreme Court rules officers need a warrant to search cell phones

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that police generally need a warrant before searching the cellphones or personal electronic devices of a person arrested, striking a blow against the breakdown of personal privacy rights. Proponents... (Continue reading)

Supreme Court gives public prayer a blessing

The Supreme Court gave limited approval on Monday to public prayers at public board meetings, citing a New York community’s history of religious acknowledgment in the legislature. [CNN] In a 5-4 ruling, the justices ruled... (Continue reading)

Vandenberg protester bucks Supreme Court, gets arrested

One week after the Supreme Court ruled that antiwar activist Dennis Apel could not protest along a stretch of Highway 1 that is located on the Vandenberg Air Force Base, Appel returned to the spot... (Continue reading)

Has the Supreme Court already held SLO City’s Low Campaign Contribution Limits Unconstitutional?

OPINION By STEW JENKINS In 1974, the City of San Luis Obispo limited campaign contribution for mayor and council candidates to $100. This is equivalent to $465 in today’s dollars, but the limit has only... (Continue reading)



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