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Jury Secrecy Doesn’t Apply if Bias Taints Deliberations, Justices Rule

March 06, 2017 | NewsLinks
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that courts must make an exception to the usual rule that jury deliberations are secret when evidence emerges that those discussions were marred by racial or ethnic bias. “Racial bias implicates unique historical, constitutional and institutional concerns,” Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the majority in the 5-to-3 decision.

US. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy emphasizes civil discourse

February 13, 2017 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy emphasized in a recent speech the importance of civil discourse in preserving America's democracy and national identity in a time of global tumult, and in an era when technology allows people to bypass traditional institutions and structures like the press and speak directly to the masses.

U.S. top court to hear Bristol-Myers out-of-state injury appeal

January 19, 2017 | NewsLinks
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear an appeal by pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb Co(BMY.N) in a dispute involving its blood-thinning medication Plavix that could limit where corporations can be sued, the second such case it has taken up in the past week.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Restrictions

June 27, 2016 | NewsLinks
The [US] Supreme Court on Monday struck down parts of a restrictive Texas law that could have reduced the number of abortion clinics in the state to about 10 from what was once a high of roughly 40.

Supreme Court Tie Blocks Obama Immigration Plan

June 23, 2016 | NewsLinks
The [US] Supreme Court on Thursday announced that it had deadlocked in a case challenging President Obama’s immigration plan, a sharp blow to an ambitious program that Mr. Obama had hoped would become one of his central legacies.
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