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The Onion Files An Amicus Brief

October 5, 2022

The Onion tells the Supreme Court – seriously – that satire is no laughing matter.

The Onion – a publication best known for its tongue-in-cheek, satirical postings on politics and world events – has taken the very serious step of filing an amicus brief before the Supreme Court.

“Americans can be put in jail for poking fun at the government? This was a surprise to America’s Finest News Source and an uncomfortable learning experience for its editorial team,” the site’s lawyers wrote.

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Another Blockbuster Supreme Court Term

September 28, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to issue more major decisions in its upcoming term on affirmative action, voting access, LGBTQ rights, immigration, and more.

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The Supreme Court says it won’t consider rewriting defamation law... yet

June 27, 2022

If it had overturned the ruling, the Supreme Court would have greatly increased the odds of public figures winning libel cases in the future.

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Biden signs landmark gun violence compromise

June 24, 2022

The bill would incrementally toughen requirements for young people to buy guns, deny firearms from more domestic abusers and help local authorities temporarily take weapons from people judged to be dangerous.


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Supreme Court strikes down New York gun law

June 23, 2022

Justice Clarence Thomas wrote for the majority that the Constitution protects "an individual’s right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home.”

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Supreme Court Rules 'Innocence Isn't Enough'

May 27, 2022

With a 6-3 vote on Monday, the Supreme Court agreed that Jones’ innocence is not enough to set him free...


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Supreme Court made it easier to sue for malicious prosecution

April 6, 2022

In a 6-3 ruling in Thompson v. Clark, the court found Monday that people who are falsely charged can bring civil rights actions against police officers if their cases get dismissed.

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The Supreme Court’s holding on a mistake of law’s impact on copyright

March 25, 2022

This Court decision means that copyright holders can defend inaccuracies in registration on the grounds that it was an innocent mistake. This allows for additional protection for copyright registrants who may not be familiar with the Copyright Act; or who misunderstood what the law requires in good faith.

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Supreme Court sides with murder defendant in major evidentiary ruling

January 20, 2022

The ruling marks the first time the justices weighed in on a controversial legal doctrine that critics say has long given prosecutors a loophole to introduce evidence that would otherwise be barred from reaching a jury.

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Criticizing the Court: How opinionated should opinions be?

January 12, 2022

n the vast majority of cases, lower courts dutifully enforce the law handed down by the Supreme Court without criticism or conversation. Sometimes, however, there are murmurs from the gallery

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