Pennsylvania students have a free speech right to wear 'i ♥ boobies' bracelets to school to support breast cancer awareness, a US appeals court had ruled. The Supreme Court refused Monday to hear an appeal, letting that decision stand.
The Philadelphia public school district’s policy on beards clashed with the religious beliefs of a school police officer. But overall in the US, more efforts are being made to accommodate the faithful in such situations.
The Supreme Court on Monday refused two cases dealing with city ordinances aimed at preventing illegal immigrants from obtaining local housing or jobs. That lets stand lower-court rulings that the laws are impermissible.
A California school did not improperly abridge student free speech by requiring students to remove American-flag-inspired clothing they wore to a Cinco de Mayo event, a US appeals court ruled. Some see a sad commentary on racial tension in schools; others see cultural appeasement.
Walter Fernandez objected to a police search of his home. His girlfriend, after his arrest, did not. US Supreme Court rules the search was constitutional. Three dissenting justices say it diminishes Fourth Amendment rights.
Federal officials in Chicago and Brooklyn have already said they will seek the extradition of drug kingpin Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán. The Obama administration hasn't taken an official position on the matter.
Civil rights advocates have voiced concern following the killing in the San Diego mountains. The policy on deadly force says it is allowed if there is 'an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury.'
The judge in the 'loud music' killing trial of Michael Dunn included 'stand your ground' in his jury instructions. The law asks juries to try to tease out the defendant’s real emotions and motivations.
The partial verdict in the trial of Michael Dunn for the shooting death of black teen Jordan Davis in Florida – like the George Zimmerman case before it – raises questions about equal justice and race.