Tag Archives: United States Supreme Court

Gideon at 50

On Friday, September 20th, the Charleston School of Law and the South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense sponsored a symposium, Gideon at 50:  How Far We’ve Come, How Far to Go, at the Charleston Museum.   Celebrating the 50th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Baby Veronica Update

On Wednesday, June 26th, Matt and Melanie Capobiano’s attorney filed an Application with the United States Supreme Court, requesting that the Court put its order into effect “forthwith” regarding its decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl.    Asking the justices … Continue reading

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Blockbuster Supreme Court Decisions This Week by Party Name & Keyword

This has been a blockbuster week for decisions from the United States Supreme Court.  Below are links to the decisions, in reverse chronological order, being discussed across the country: United States v. Windsor (DOMA) Hollingsworth v. Perry (Proposition 8) Adoptive … Continue reading

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Baby Veronica’s Saga Continues

The United States Supreme Court handed down its decision this morning in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl or the Baby Veronica case as it is known here in Charleston.  The Court reversed the decision of the South Carolina Supreme Court … Continue reading

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Baby Veronica Case

On April 16th, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl.  In Charleston where the adoptive parents reside, it is more commonly known as the Baby Veronica case.    The South Carolina Supreme … Continue reading

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Resources for Hollingsworth v. Perry & U.S. v. Windsor

 On December 7, 2012, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari to hear oral arguments in Hollingsworth v. Perry (12-144) and U.S. v. Windsor (12-307.)  Both cases involve the issue of same-sex marriage.  While Hollingsworth wrestles with California’s Proposition 8’s ban on … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court Speaks on Immigation in Arizona v. United States

In a 5 to 3 decision, the United States Supreme Court issued  its ruling today in Arizona v. United States.  The ruling reversed and affirmed in part Arizona’s law, S.B. 1070, enacted to deal with immigration issues in Arizona.    Justice … Continue reading

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