U.S. Supreme Court http://northernpublicradio.org en Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense Of Marriage Act http://northernpublicradio.org/post/supreme-court-strikes-down-defense-marriage-act <div class="storytext storylocation linkLocation" id="storytext"><p></p><p>In a highly anticipated ruling, the Supreme Court ruled the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.</p><p>The 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, was signed into law by President Bill Clinton, barring federal recognition of same-sex marriages for purposes such as Social Security survivors' benefits, insurance benefits, immigration and tax filing.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 14:15:37 +0000 NPR 32047 at http://northernpublicradio.org Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense Of Marriage Act Supreme Court Remands Affirmative Action Case To Lower Court http://northernpublicradio.org/post/supreme-court-remands-affirmative-action-case-lower-court <p>One of the Supreme Court's most anticipated cases of its current term — a challenge to the University of Texas' affirmative action admissions process — has ended with a ruling that does not revisit the fundamental issue of whether such programs discriminate against whites.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 16:51:04 +0000 WNIJ 31943 at http://northernpublicradio.org Supreme Court Remands Affirmative Action Case To Lower Court State Gets Another Concealed-Carry Extension http://northernpublicradio.org/post/state-gets-another-concealed-carry-extension <p></p><p>Illinois now has until July 22nd to enact a concealed-carry law. That's after the U.S. Supreme Court granted a request by the state Attorney General to push back the deadline. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:41:06 +0000 Mike Moen 31674 at http://northernpublicradio.org State Gets Another Concealed-Carry Extension Illinois Still Trying To Change Juvenile Sentencing Law http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-still-trying-change-juvenile-sentencing-law <p></p><p>The U.S. Supreme Court says it’s unconstitutional to sentence a juvenile offender to life in prison without parole. It’s been a year since that ruling was handed down. But Illinois has yet to update its law to reflect the ruling. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 07:49:52 +0000 Mike Moen 31329 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois Still Trying To Change Juvenile Sentencing Law High Court Refuses to Hear Illinois' Eavesdropping Case http://northernpublicradio.org/post/high-court-refuses-hear-illinois-eavesdropping-case <p><span id="yiv35271455internal-source-marker_0.6525646027461347" style="font-size:16px;font-family:Arial;vertical-align:baseline;">Cook County State’s attorney Anita Alvarez says she’s disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a petition she filed on citizens recording <span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1354010255_0">police officers</span>.</span> <span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Arial;vertical-align:baseline;">An appeals court decision earlier this year found Illinois’ Eavesdropping statute unconstitutional.</span> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 10:17:27 +0000 WNIJ 21894 at http://northernpublicradio.org High Court Refuses to Hear Illinois' Eavesdropping Case The Supreme Court Affordable Health Care Act decision will wait until Thursday http://northernpublicradio.org/post/supreme-court-affordable-health-care-act-decision-will-wait-until-thursday <p>Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts says the Supreme Court decision on the Obama administration&#39;s Affordable Health Care Act likely will be announced on Thursday. WNIJ will provide coverage and reaction throughout the day. We&#39;ll also have an NPR News special on the decision and what it means at 6pm Thursday. Sat, 23 Jun 2012 02:41:55 +0000 WNIJ 13831 at http://northernpublicradio.org The Supreme Court Affordable Health Care Act decision will wait until Thursday Ex.-Gov. Ryan may get a new trial http://northernpublicradio.org/post/ex-gov-ryan-may-get-new-trial <p>Attorneys for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. George Ryan say a U.S. Supreme Court decision today could eventually lead to a new trial for their client.</p><p>Defense lawyer Albert Alschuler said the high court asked the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago to reconsider Ryan&#39;s appeal. The high court found the appellate judges erred by not considering aspects of the appeal on their merits.</p><p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 15:12:27 +0000 Victor Yehling 10917 at http://northernpublicradio.org Ex.-Gov. Ryan may get a new trial