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Supreme Court Deads Trump Attempt to End Legal Protections for Dreamers

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On Thursday, the Supreme Court rejected President Donald Trump’s effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants. The act was a shocking rebuke in the midst of his reelection campaign. Given the anti-immigrant rhetoric of his first presidential run in 2016 and little assertion about a wall, he was looking for Supreme Court support. […]

Cheri Beasley Becomes the First Black Woman to Lead NC Supreme Court

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There is nothing better than celebrating Black Girl Magic in Black History Month! In addition to Cheri Beasley making history by becoming the first woman to lead North Carlina Supreme Court earlier this week, today is her birthday. Beasley will start on March 1 following the resignation of Chief Justice Mark Martin. In a statement […]

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Takes A Fall, Recovering With Broken Ribs In Hospital

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In an announcement released this morning, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized. On Wednesday night, the 85-year-old fell in her Supreme Court office. Her staff made sure she was ok and arranged for her to be taken to her home safely. However, throughout the night, she reported that she was experiencing some […]

SCOTUS Nominee Uses Virgin Defense Against Sexual Assault Allegations

SCOTUS Nominee Uses Virgin Defense Against Sexual Assault Allegations

In an attempt to clear his name of any wrongdoing, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee conducted an interview with Fox News on Monday as he battles allegations of sexual misconduct during his teenage years. Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct by two women, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, and Deborah Ramirez, the former of […]

Charlamagne Tha God’s DNA Was Not Found In Accuser’s Rape Kit

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Looks like Tha God was telling the truth all along. Jessica Reid, the woman accusing Charlamagne Tha God of raping her at a party had no DNA evidence from the radio personality, according to a rape kit tested by authorities in South Carolina. Court records from the case obtained exclusively by TheBlast, including a Forensic […]

Charlamagne Tha God Rape Accuser Takes Her Case To SC State Supreme Court

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The woman alleging Charlamagne Tha God raped her when she was 15-years-old is now focusing her efforts to the South Carolina Supreme Court’s disciplinary counsel, accusing the prosecution of improperly handling a criminal case. In a letter obtained from TheBlast from Jessica Reid sent to deputy for the Supreme Court Office of Disciplinary Counsel in […]

Yale Law School Students and Alumni Oppose SCOTUS Nominee in Open Letter

Yale Law School Students and Alumni Oppose SCOTUS Nominee in Open Letter

In an open letter to the Dean, Yale Law School students, alumni and educators asked the university to publicly oppose President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. The letter included the signatures of more than 600 current and former students as well as Yale educators who strongly challenge the universities support of a conservative Supreme […]

Supreme Court Supports 45’s Travel Ban Abandon’s Lady Liberty’s Invitation

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The Supreme Court remixes America’s anthem by siding with Trump and his administration on their racist travel ban. There is a poem on The Statue of Liberty that ends with these lines, “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the […]

Supreme Court Ruling Favors Sports Betting

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for states to legalize sports gambling, striking down a 1992 federal law that barred it in most places and setting off a rush by businesses and states to cash in on an expected multibillion-dollar jackpot. The justices endorsed New Jersey’s bid to allow such wagering in […]

Levels: Meek Mill’s Appeal Could Reach PA Supreme Court

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It seems like the entire state of Pennsylvania has stood firmly behind Meek Mill during his fight for freedom. A myriad of celebrities, the Eagles, the 76ers, the district attorney…  everyone except Judge Genece Brinkley.  Back in 2013, Meek professed it was “Levels” to this shit. With this in mind, his appeal could reach the […]

President Trump Muslim Travel Ban Approved by Supreme Court 

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The Muslim travel ban, ordered by President Donald Trump to prevent travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and two other countries into the United States, will now be fully enforced after a 7-2 ruling on Monday, December 4. The order, called the Executive Order 13769, titled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, […]

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Maryland’s Challenge to Assault Weapons Ban

Supreme Court Won't Hear Maryland's Challenge to Assault Weapons Ban

Succeeding the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut school shooting massacre, which left 20 children and six adults dead, Maryland’s General Assembly banned the selling of assault weapons and detachable large-capacity magazines in 2013. In response to an appeal by Maryland residents, weapon dealers and owners alike who argued that the ban violated their Second Amendment rights, the […]

India Top Court Rules to Change Laws Concerning Child Marriages

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Times are changing and so is the law. The government in India recently ruled that a man who takes an under-aged wife (between 15-18) and has sexual intercourse with her could now be charged with rape. The country’s top court ruled last Wednesday that the laws regarding marital rape are shifting and the age of […]

Arkansas Carries Out Nation’s First Double Execution Since 2000

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The first double execution to take place in the US in 16 years was carried out by Arkansas on Monday night amid a fierce dispute over whether the prisoners were subjected to a botched procedure amounting to cruel and unusual punishment. In dramatic events that erupted a little over an hour after the first prisoner, […]

The Supreme Court Rules Police Can Use Illegally Obtained Evidence In Court

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The Supreme Court’s decision came today [Monday, June 20] that it is officially legal to use illegally obtained evidence in court against a defendant. The decision came with a five to three split in favor of illegally obtained evidence being viable in court against defendants. An anonymous phone call to the police department in Salt […]

Supreme Court Rejects Efforts To Declare Colorado’s Marijuana Legalization Unconstitutional

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Nebraska and Oklahoma recently set out to declare Colorado’s pot legalization unconstitutional, but it looks like the Supreme Court has rejected it. The two states had originally argued that Colorado’s recreational marijuana law violates federal anti-drug laws. They also claimed the legalization in Colorado is negatively affecting their own drug policies, as it’s quickly making its […]

Supreme Court To Rule On Lethal Injections

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As more botched lethal injections are being carried out, the US government is now closely monitoring what can be done to remedy an increasingly detrimental situation Wednesday the US Supreme Court was stage to opening arguments in the case of Glossip v. Gross, centering on the mishaps in using the drug midazolam in executions, and whether […]