Tag Archive: Supreme Court

Shimeek Gridine, a 14-year-old, was sentenced to 70 years in prison for attempted murder.  Is this equivalent to a lifetime sentence?

Juvenile Lifelong Prison Terms Still Occur Despite Court’s Verdicts

January 20, 2014 - Comments Off

In 2010, the Supreme Court ruled in Graham v. Florida that juveniles could not be sentenced to [...]

What does the Court have in store for 2014?

The Court in 2014

January 4, 2014 - Comments Off

It’s officially 2014 and it’s likely to be another interesting year for the Supreme [...]

Passwords or fingerprint readers can change the debate on digital privacy.

Can the police demand that you unlock your cellphone?

December 1, 2013 - Comments Off

The Supreme Court will soon decide whether to hear several related cases regarding the rapid [...]

Several Supreme Court opinions of great interest are  likely to be announced next week.

Decisions on Controversial Cases May Be Announced Next Week

May 25, 2013 - Comments Off

As the Supreme Court looks to finish its term, it has already announced many opinions on this [...]

James Watson (left) and Francis Crick (right) won the Noble Prize in 1962 for their work in discovering the double helix structure of DNA.  The Supreme Court will soon decide if companies can patent parts of human DNA.

Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Whether or Not Your Genes Can Be Patented

December 1, 2012 - 1 Comment

In July, TeenJury last reported on Molecular Pathology v Myriad Genetics.  This summer, a U.S Court [...]

The Supreme Court weighs in on the sale of used textbooks.

Supreme Court to Rule on Sale of Used Textbooks

October 30, 2012 - Comments Off

Supap Kirtsaeng, a Thai student who attended Cornell University and University of Southern [...]

The first Monday in October is the official start of the Supreme Court term.

Why Does the Supreme Court Start on the First Monday in October?

September 29, 2012 - Comments Off

The Court is scheduled to open its term on Monday October 1st.  However, the traditional start date [...]

Election Day could impact the future composition of the Supreme Court.

How Will the Presidential Election Affect the Supreme Court?

September 20, 2012 - 1 Comment

Supreme Court justices serve for life.  Such unrestricted appointments are intended to insulate the [...]

Joel Tenenbaum, a Boston University graduate student, has been ordered to pay $675,000 for illegally downloading and sharing 30 songs.

Supreme Court Lets $675,000 Penalty Stand in Illegal Music Downloading Case

May 21, 2012 - 2 Comments

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a $675,000 penalty imposed on a Boston University student [...]

Leon Fleisher, and his wife Katherine Jacobson, performed for the Supreme Court this week as part of an annual musical interlude.

The Justices All Agree on a Musical Interlude

May 18, 2012 - Comments Off

In 1988, Justice Blackmun began what has become an annual event.  Each year, the Court holds an [...]

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