Home Daily News Juvenile lifer, now 72, won landmark Supreme… Criminal Justice By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted April 17, 2019, 7:00 am CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. A 72-year-old Louisiana inmate who was 17 when he killed a sheriff’s deputy must remain in prison, despite his U.S. Supreme Court victory in January 2016. Parole was denied for Henry Montgomery on April 11, report the Advocate, the Associated Press and Mother Jones. Parole is not granted absent a unanimous vote of the three-member Louisiana Committee on Parole. One member of the board voted no. Montgomery was the named petitioner in Montgomery v. Louisiana, a 2016 Supreme Court decision that gave retroactive effect to a prior decision barring mandatory life in prison without parole for juveniles. Board member Brennan Kelsey said he voted against granting parole because Montgomery had to take more classes and complete more programming, according to coverage by the Advocate. “It’s your … [Read more...] about Juvenile lifer, now 72, won landmark Supreme Court case but remains behind bars
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close Video Fight over cross-shaped World War I memorial in Maryland could impact hundreds of monuments across country Opponents say the massive Peace Cross in Bladensburg, Maryland violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution; supporters say the memorial honors service members and the constitutional ideals they died to defend. BLADENSBURG, Md. -- The war memorial has seen better days. Sitting in a traffic circle in the Washington suburbs, the Bladensburg Peace Cross as it is known has large cracks in its tan concrete and pink granite. Water damage has stained the 40-foot structure, covered partially by a tarp to prevent more decay. But this worn-down, century-old monument is now at the center of a fiery Supreme Court fight – one where the newest justice, Brett Kavanaugh, once again could play a decisive role. SUPREME COURT SAYS VOTE OF DEAD ‘PROGRESSIVE ICON’ JUDGE DOES NOT COUNT The memorial’s supporters say … [Read more...] about ‘Peace Cross’ memorial at center of landmark Supreme Court fight over religious displays
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Feb. 19, 2019, 4:38 PM GMT / Updated Feb. 19, 2019, 4:45 PM GMT By Pete Williams WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas criticized a landmark press freedom case on Tuesday, calling for a new look at the rule that public figures cannot successfully sue for libel unless they can demonstrate that a statement was made with actual malice. The court ruled in the 1964 case of New York Times v. Sullivan that a public figure must prove a defamatory statement was made "with knowledge that it was false or with reckless disregard of whether it was false or not." The case was brought by a county official in Alabama who claimed he was defamed by an advertisement in the paper criticizing police response to the civil rights movement. Thomas called the ruling and similar ones in follow-on cases "policy-driven decisions … [Read more...] about Justice Clarence Thomas criticizes landmark Supreme Court press freedom ruling
close Video Roe vs Wade: What to know Roe vs Wade: What to know about the 1973 landmark Supreme Court case that legalized abortion in all 50 states For abortion defenders and opponents alike, all eyes have been on Brett Kavanaugh, the most recent Supreme Court justice, and whether he could be instrumental in overturning Roe v. Wade. The addition of Kavanaugh to the bench gave the Supreme Court five presumably conservative members and four more liberal justices – thus stoking fears on the left that repeal of Roe could be imminent. But in a December win for pro-choice advocates, the Supreme Court declined to hear a high-profile case brought by Kansas and Louisiana seeking to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood. Lower courts in both states had blocked the states from withholding money that is used for health services for low-income women. It takes four votes on the nine-justice court to grant review; only Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil … [Read more...] about Abortion, Roe v. Wade and the Supreme Court: What could happen to the landmark law?