A former law professor now on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and a transgender woman who “knew it was wrong” when she lost a job offer have changed the course of transgender history. The first article in a BuzzFeed News series on transgender rights in America.
A trial against Trump and Trump University is set to begin weeks after the presidential election. During the campaign, Trump repeatedly questioned the ability of the judge — an American born in Indiana — to be impartial because of his Mexican heritage.
A top conservative lawyer denounced Donald Trump’s “dangerous and unprecedented attack on our democratic institutions.” But the chair of the Republican National Lawyers Association called it a “possibility.”
“[M]y comments were inappropriately dismissive and harsh. I should have declined to respond,” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says.
Florida Supreme Court rules that the recently passed law is unconstitutional because it allows a non-unanimous decision of the jury — here, 10 of 12 jurors — to impose a death sentence on a person.
While uncomfortable with allowing a racist juror to change the outcome of a criminal trial, several justices asked what limits would protect juror deliberations from after-the-fact investigations.
On Nov. 30, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals will rehear a case on whether discrimination based on sexual orientation is covered under existing civil rights law.
“There is no way we have friends to back us up on her interpretation.”
Merrick Garland, the long lost Supreme Court nominee.
It’s unclear. BuzzFeed News talked to two prominent conservative lawyers about whether it would be possible to remove Trump from the ticket, as many top officials in the party abandon him.
“$5M going to Priorities USA,” Dustin Moskovitz writes.
“Donald was never going to be on the helicopter.”
“Donald says certain things and then has a lack of memory.”
Duane Buck was sentenced to death after his own expert said he was more dangerous because he was black. The justices agreed it was “indefensible” — but debated the larger effects of the case on Wednesday.
A return to a more-than-a-decade-old script.
Justice Stephen Breyer: “Even Kardashian’s thief, if there is one…” ?
“[H]is targeting Syrian refugees is discrimination on the basis of nationality,” Judge Richard Posner writes of the Republican vice presidential nominee’s policy opposing support for groups that help resettled Syrian refugees.
The justices had split 4–4 on the Texas challenge earlier in the year, but the Obama administration asked the justices to rehear the case. The Supreme Court denied the request, along with hundreds of other such denials, on Monday morning.
As a lawyer, the Democratic vice presidential nominee took cases defending death-row inmates, arguing that parts of Virginia’s death penalty process made the system “shockingly unequal.” When he was governor, however, he allowed executions to proceed, even when some of those issues were raised again.
Months after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a similar death penalty sentencing system, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled unanimously that its own system is still constitutional.