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Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Supreme Court/courts

https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/575/13-895/opinion3.html

5-4 decision of the Supreme Court that overturns a lower court ruling on state redistricting.  Those challenging the law said that the Republican-led legislature packed minority voters into a few districts thereby limiting minority voting power.  From Justia

 

Judicial Business of the United States Courts: 2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.uscourts.gov/Statistics/JudicialBusiness/2014.aspx

Presents data and statistics on the work of the federal judiciary for the fiscal year ending September 2014.  Covers appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts, the probation and pretrial services system, and other components of the federal judiciary.  From the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts

 

State of Texas v. United States of America

Categories: Headlines,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

http://cases.justia.com/federal/district-courts/texas/txsdce/1:2014cv00254/1225586/145/2.pdf?ts=1424168145

Text of ruling by Judge Andrew Hanen of the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Texas issuing an injunction preventing the implementation of the Obama Administration’s plan to provide legal presence for four million undocumented immigrants.  Pages 101-123  Posted by Justia

 

State of Texas v. United States of America

Categories: Headlines,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

http://cases.justia.com/federal/district-courts/texas/txsdce/1:2014cv00254/1225586/145/1.pdf?ts=1424168143

Text of ruling by Judge Andrew Hanen of the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Texas issuing an injunction preventing the implementation of the Obama Administration’s plan to provide legal presence for four million undocumented immigrants.  Pages 51-100  Posted by Justia

 

State of Texas v. United States of America

Categories: Headlines,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

http://cases.justia.com/federal/district-courts/texas/txsdce/1:2014cv00254/1225586/145/0.pdf?ts=1424168140

Text of ruling by Judge Andrew Hanen of the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Texas issuing an injunction preventing the implementation of the Obama Administration’s plan to provide legal presence for four million undocumented immigrants.  First 50 pages.  Posted by Justia

 

Same-Sex Marriage: A Legal Overview

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Laws/Regulations,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43886.pdf

Reviews general Constitutional principles relating to same-sex marriage and the various relevant Supreme Court and Circuit Court decisions affecting it.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Federal Justice Statistics, 2011-2012

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Statistics,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fjs1112.pdf

 

Offers data on the annual activity, workloads, and outcomes associated with the federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment.  See also the Federal Justice Statistics, Statistical Tables for 2011 and 2012.  Also examines trends in drug arrests. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Holt v. Hobbs

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Religion/Ethics,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/13-6827

Supreme Court decision that U.S. law permits a prisoner to grow a beard if it is in accord with his religious beliefs.   Arkansas permitted beards only for prisoners with diagnosed skin conditions.  From the Legal Information Institute of Cornell University

 

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