Supreme Court

Two welcome decisions by Supreme Court

The Oklahoman OpinionThe U.S. Supreme Court handed down several rulings in the days before its summer recess. These included a nod to common sense and religious freedom, and a defense of the First Amendment, never bad things.
The former involved a World War I monument erected in Bladensburg, Maryland, in 1925 by the American Legion to honor men from that area who gave their lives in the war.Read more on NewsOK.com

Supreme Court defends offensive trademark, protecting Redskins and other logos

In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court on Monday sided with a Los Angeles designer who sought to trademark “FUCT” for his clothing line but was blocked by a federal law prohibiting registration of “immoral or scandalous” ideas. “There are a great many immoral and scandalous ideas in the world (even more than there are swearwords),” wrote […]
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U.S. Supreme Court rejects appeal from Oklahoma death row inmate

By Chris CasteelStaff writerccasteel@oklahoman.comThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review the case of Oklahoma death row inmate Tremane Wood, who was convicted in the 2001 killing of a man during a robbery in Oklahoma City.
Wood, 39, will join 20 other death row inmates in Oklahoma who are eligible for an execution date when the state resumes executions.
Wood and his brother, Zjaiton, were convicted in separate trials of killing Ronnie Wipt on New Year’s Eve.Read more on NewsOK.com

Supreme Court upholds rule allowing state, federal charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is upholding a constitutional rule that allows state and federal governments to prosecute someone for the same crime, a closely watched case because of its potential implications for people prosecuted in the Russia investigation.

The court's 7-2 decision Monday preserves a long-standing rule that provides an exception to the Constitution's ban on trying someone twice for the same offense.Read more on NewsOK.com

Supreme Court rejects ‘In God We Trust’ case to remove phrase from US money

The Supreme Court announced yesterday it will not take up a legal dispute by atheist groups which sought to remove the words “In God We Trust” from U.S. currency. Michael Newdow, an activist who filed the lawsuit on behalf of a group of atheists, argued the law to inscribe the nation’s motto on U.S. money was a […]
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Supreme Court rejects transgender bathroom, privacy case

The U.S. Supreme Court declined Tuesday to take up an important case involving a Pennsylvania school district that disregarded its students’ bodily privacy rights when it opened its high school locker rooms and restrooms to students of the opposite sex based on those students’ beliefs about their gender—and without informing students or parents of the […]
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Supreme Court doesn’t address abortion, upholds Indiana burial measure for unborn babies

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sent a mixed message on abortion, refusing to consider reinstating Indiana’s ban on abortions performed because of fetal disability or the sex or race of the fetus while upholding the state’s requirement that fetal remains be buried or cremated after the procedure is done. From Alliance Defending Freedom Senior […]
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