U.S. Supreme Court

Government
12:36 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Madigan Seeks to Delay Ill. Gun Plan a Second Time

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is asking the U.S. Supreme Court for more time to decide whether to appeal a lower court's order saying citizens should be allowed to publicly carry concealed guns.

Madigan already got one extension — until June 24 — to challenge the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that said a ban on concealed firearms is unconstitutional. Now she wants until July 24.

Madigan filed the request late Friday.

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Politics
9:07 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Supreme Court Refuses Illinois Appeal on Legislative Districts

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The U.S. Supreme Court says it won’t hear an Illinois appeal on new legislative districts, giving no reason for its refusal.  The state’s G.O.P lawmakers say they’re disappointed.  Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno  and House Minority Leader Tom Cross allege the maps were gerrymandered to benefit Democrats and say the redistricting was unconstitutional. Lower courts have so far thrown out their complaints.

Politics
11:53 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Yarmuth Predicts SCOTUS Will Uphold Health Care Law

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Congressman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., believes the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold the Affordable Care Act.

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Government
3:09 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Supreme Court Ruling May Curb Kentucky Immigration Law

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Activists expect the U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down most of Arizona's controversial immigration law will stifle efforts to pass a similar law in Kentucky.

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Law
9:01 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Legal Experts Discuss US Supreme Court Issues on Kentucky Tonight

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The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on federal issues of health care and immigration before it completes its term this summer.  A health care ruling is expected soon.  

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Crime
8:22 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Death Sentence for Kentuckian Reinstated

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The U.S. Supreme Court has reinstated the death sentence of a Kentucky man who has been awaiting execution for three decades. 

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Government
4:08 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

Illinois Health Insurance Exchange Possible

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn may use an executive order to establish a health insurance exchange in his state. Quinn adviser Michael Gelder looming federal deadlines leave Quinn two choices: calling a special session or issuing an executive order. Illinois Republicans say an executive order would be inappropriate, especially before the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Only New York and Rhode Island have previously established exchanges by executive order.

Government & Politics
7:12 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Kentucky Lawmakers Join Challenge to Health Care Reform

Nearly all of Kentucky's state-level Republican lawmakers have signed a legal brief in support of a lawsuit challenging President Obama's health care overhaul.  State Representative Tim Moore says he's tired of sitting on the sidelines on what is perhaps the biggest issue facing the country.  More than 300 lawmakers from 17 states, including nearly 60 from Kentucky, signed a friend-of-the-court brief libertarian Cato Institute attorneys will file today with the U.S.