1 minute ago Brendan Dassey wound up in the spotlight back in 2015 when the docu-series Making a Murderer was released on Netflix. The ten-part series chronicled the case of Steven Avery, who was wrongfully convicted of rape and incarcerated for 18 years before being exonerated, then later convicted for the rape and murder of a photographer. Avery's nephew Brendan Dassey was convicted of allegedly helping his uncle commit the crimes and then cover up the evidence. Dassey's conviction was the source of a great deal of controversy, and his case may head to the Supreme Court next. A team of lawyers intends to take Brendan Dassey's case to the Supreme Court, although there's no guarantee that the court will agree to take on the case. The justices of the court had their first chance to consider the case in a closed-door meeting on June 21, with arguments to be held in the fall if Dassey's lawyers get their way and the case makes it to the highest court in the land. The argument in … [Read more...] about Making A Murderer’s Brendan Dassey May Be Headed To The Supreme Court
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By Paul Takahashi Updated 11:15 am, Thursday, June 21, 2018 Photo: Christopher Dilts, Bloomberg Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Employees sort packages for delivery on Monday at a FedEx shipping center in Chicago amid growth in online shopping. Employees sort packages for delivery on Monday at a FedEx shipping center in Chicago amid growth in online shopping. Photo: Christopher Dilts, Bloomberg How the Supreme Court ruling on online sales taxes affects Texas online shoppers 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The U.S. Supreme Court's latest ruling regarding online sales taxes means you'll be paying more for most items sold online. Amazon already collects sales taxes in Texas on items it sells in states where they have a physical presence, including Houston. It does not always collect sales taxes on items sold by third … [Read more...] about How the Supreme Court ruling on online sales taxes affects Texas online shoppers
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the diminutive 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice, has become an inspiration and a judicial rock star to generations of women as well as men.Betsy West and Julie Cohen’s engaging documentary “RBG” goes beyond the “Notorious RBG” t-shirts and tats, diving into Ginsburg’s trailblazing early career as an attorney as well as her current cult status. The shirts and Kate McKinnon impressions are fun, but it’s that work fighting gender discrimination as an attorney that’s the really fascinating part of the film.The film covers Ginsburg's entire life, beginning with her upbringing by Russian Jewish immigrants in Brooklyn. One of nine female students out of a class of over 400 at Harvard Law School, Ginsburg quietly struggled to be taken seriously by her all-male professors. One of her classmates recalls the dean of the school inviting the nine female students to dinner, and asking them how they felt about taking spots away … [Read more...] about ‘RBG’ shows how the Supreme Court Justice Gins-burned chauvinism
By Patrick May | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: April 25, 2018 at 6:37 am | UPDATED: April 25, 2018 at 6:43 am It’s called “TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF U.S. V. HAWAII, 17-965.” And as it reaches the US Supreme Court today, this red-hot fireplace poker of a legal battle over the Trump Administration’s controversial travel ban aimed at keeping Muslims from some nations out of the country is moving back to the front burner of American politics. The case is a lightning rod, pitting immigration activists on one side against ardent supporters of President Trump who applaud his efforts to more tightly control the national borders. This marks the first time the Supreme Court weighs in squarely on the president’s immigration proposals which have been met each step of the way by outrage, street protests and legal battles in courts across the land. Now it all comes to a head, as the justices take their first dive into one of the country’s … [Read more...] about What time will the Supreme Court hear arguments on Trump’s travel ban?
It's no accident that during the opening credits of "RBG," the names we see, from directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen on down, are all female.Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the diminutive 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice, has become an inspiration and a judicial rock star to generations of women as well as men. “RBG,” which played Wednesday at the Wisconsin Film Festival, is an entertaining look both at Ginsburg’s current iconic status as the second-ever female justice on the nation's highest court, and an even more fascinating look back at her trailblazing career as an attorney. The “Notorious RBG” T-shirts and Kate McKinnon impressions on “Saturday Night Live” are fun, but shouldn’t distract from Ginsburg's enormous impact on American law.The film covers Ginsburg's entire life, beginning with her upbringing by Russian Jewish immigrants in Brooklyn. One of nine female students out of a class of over 400 at Harvard Law School, Ginsburg quietly … [Read more...] about Wisconsin Film Festival: ‘RBG’ shows how the Supreme Court Justice Gins-burned chauvinism