U.S. Supreme Court http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Conservatives Claim Victory After Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-conservatives-claim-victory-after-supreme-courts-hobby-lobby-ruling <p>Conservative leaders in Kentucky are praising the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Monday that closely held corporations can opt out of providing contraceptives under the health care law.</p><p>The <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/companies-can-refuse-cover-contraception-supreme-court-says">case was brought by Hobby Lobby</a>, a family-owned business and national chain, which has religious objections to the provision.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:04:08 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9674 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Conservatives Claim Victory After Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling Louis Brandeis Boyhood Home Up For Auction http://wfpl.org/post/louis-brandeis-boyhood-home-auction <p>The Louisville boyhood home of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis &nbsp;will be put up for auction this week.</p><p>The historic home at 310 East Broadway, was built in 1864 and the property has been expanded over the years.</p><p>It currently houses &nbsp;doctors’ offices and labs. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bill </span>Menish<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with </span>SVN<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Auction Services says the sale will be held Thursday at the site.</span></p> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Colleen O'Leary 9171 at http://wfpl.org Louis Brandeis Boyhood Home Up For Auction Republican Donors Set to Benefit Most from SCOTUS Removing Overall Campaign Gift Limits http://wfpl.org/post/republican-donors-set-benefit-most-scotus-removing-overall-campaign-gift-limits <p>Republican donors are set to be the chief beneficiaries of a Supreme Court ruling that eliminates overall campaign contribution limits.</p><p>The justices sided with the plaintiff, Alabama businessman Shaun McCutcheon, in a <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/supreme-court-strikes-down-overall-limits-political-contributions">5-4 decision</a> that ruled government regulations on aggregate donations violate a donor's free speech rights.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:44:05 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9057 at http://wfpl.org Republican Donors Set to Benefit Most from SCOTUS Removing Overall Campaign Gift Limits Mitch McConnell ‘Extraordinarily Helpful’ in SCOTUS Ruling Eliminating Overall Campaign Gift Limits http://wfpl.org/post/mitch-mcconnell-extraordinarily-helpful-scotus-ruling-eliminating-overall-campaign-gift-limits <p>Republican Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky was "extraordinarily helpful" in the Supreme Court case overturning overall campaign gift limits,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">according to the lead attorney for the plaintiff in the groundbreaking case, which is likely to pour even more money into U.S. elections.</span></p><p>In a <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/supreme-court-strikes-down-overall-limits-political-contributions">5-4 decision</a> Wednesday, the high court found that government regulations on aggregate contributions violate the First Amendment rights of donors.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:32:32 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9045 at http://wfpl.org Mitch McConnell ‘Extraordinarily Helpful’ in SCOTUS Ruling Eliminating Overall Campaign Gift Limits Supreme Court Hears Another Challenge To Campaign Finance Law http://wfpl.org/post/supreme-court-hears-another-challenge-campaign-finance-law The U.S. Supreme Court returns to the campaign finance fray on Tuesday, hearing arguments in a case that could undercut most of the remaining rules that limit big money in politics.<p>It's been three years since the court's landmark <em>Citizens United</em> ruling, which let loose a new flood of campaign cash into the political process. In that 2010 case, a narrow conservative court majority upset a century-long legal understanding and declared for the first time that corporations are people entitled to spend unlimited amounts on candidate elections. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 10:55:26 +0000 Nina Totenberg 7136 at http://wfpl.org Supreme Court Hears Another Challenge To Campaign Finance Law Mitch McConnell Renews Crusade Against Campaign Gift Limits in 'Citizens United II' Case http://wfpl.org/post/mitch-mcconnell-renews-crusade-against-campaign-gift-limits-citizens-united-ii-case <p></p><p>Attorneys representing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will make oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court this week to scrap another set of limits on how much individuals can donate to political campaigns.</p><p>It is a case that could have serious ramifications on U.S. elections and possibly increase the amount of money spent on federal races in a way the controversial Citizens United decision did.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 7118 at http://wfpl.org Mitch McConnell Renews Crusade Against Campaign Gift Limits in 'Citizens United II' Case Kentucky AG Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Consider School Miranda Rights Case http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-ag-ask-us-supreme-court-consider-school-miranda-rights-case <p>The Kentucky attorney general's office has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider a case involving whether students must be informed of their rights before being questioned at school.</p><p>Attorney General Jack Conway asked the justices Tuesday to overturn a Kentucky Supreme Court decision from April. In that case from Nelson County, the state justices concluded that students must be informed of their legal rights — including the right to remain silent — before being questioned by school administrators working with police or school resource officers.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 20:53:08 +0000 Associated Press 6232 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky AG Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Consider School Miranda Rights Case U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Kentucky Death Sentence Case http://wfpl.org/post/us-supreme-court-hear-kentucky-death-sentence-case <p>The U.S. Supreme Court will decide the fate of a death row inmate condemned for the kidnapping and killing of a high school honor student in western Kentucky. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The high court on Thursday granted a Kentucky prosecutor's appeal seeking to reinstate the death sentence of 39-year-old Robert Keith </span>Woodall<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. A jury sentenced </span>Woodall<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to die for the 1997 murder of 16-year-old Sarah Hansen.</span></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 16:35:55 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 5933 at http://wfpl.org U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Kentucky Death Sentence Case Senator Rand Paul Introduces 'Secure the Vote' Amendment to Immigration Bill http://wfpl.org/post/senator-rand-paul-introduces-secure-vote-amendment-immigration-bill <p>Republican Rand Paul is introducing an amendment to the Senate immigration reform bill that would bar undocumented immigrants from voting in federal elections until they obtain U.S. citizenship.</p><p>The proposed is being put out on the same day the Supreme Court struck down an Arizona law that required residents to prove their citizenship before voting.</p><p>Paul's <a href="http://www.paul.senate.gov/files/documents/SecureVoteAdmt.pdf">"Secure the Vote" amendment</a> is aimed a tackling voter fraud and ensures those on work visas or given status under the Senate bill are not allowed to vote in federal elections until they become citizens.</p><p>The amendment would also provide states with new procedures to check that those individuals are not illegally registered to vote.</p><p>"Not only would this amendment prevent voter fraud, it would also clear up the problem created by today’s Supreme Court decision," Paul said in a statement. "My amendment requires states to check citizenship before registering people to vote in federal elections." Mon, 17 Jun 2013 23:03:57 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 5817 at http://wfpl.org Senator Rand Paul Introduces 'Secure the Vote' Amendment to Immigration Bill High Court Won't Hear Indiana Planned Parenthood Funding Case http://wfpl.org/post/high-court-wont-hear-indiana-planned-parenthood-funding-case <div><p>The U.S. Supreme Court will not disturb a lower court ruling that blocks Indiana's effort to strip Medicaid funds from Planned Parenthood because the organization performs abortions among its medical services.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The justices did not comment Tuesday in rejecting the state's appeal of a federal appeals court ruling in favor of Planned Parenthood.</span></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 15:08:09 +0000 Associated Press 5571 at http://wfpl.org High Court Won't Hear Indiana Planned Parenthood Funding Case