Gov. Jerry Brown cleared the way Wednesday for Californians to vote in November on whether to urge their congressional representatives to approve a constitutional amendment repealing the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.
The [U.S.] Supreme Court issued two opinions in death-penalty cases Tuesday, alternately upholding and invalidating executions in cases that exposed the justices’ searing divide over capital punishment.
The [US] Supreme Court rebuked the Georgia courts Monday for ignoring blatant evidence of racial bias when prosecutors deliberately excluded blacks from a jury that would later impose the death penalty against a young black man accused of murdering a white woman.
The death of Justice Antonin Scalia and the refusal of Republican leaders in the Senate to even consider anyone nominated by President Obama to replace him, has left the court in a 4-4, liberal-conservative split that could remain for many months.