The UC Hastings Law Library will be closed on Friday, October 31, 2014 due to the San Francisco Giants World Series victory celebration in the Civic Center.
Without uttering a word from the bench, the Supreme Court acted on major hot button issues in the last month concerning voting rights, abortion and gay marriage. The cases weren’t on the Court’s argument calendar. Parties were either asking the Court to act on an emergency basis to freeze a lower court decision, or requesting… Continue reading
Washington (CNN) — Officials in Idaho and Nevada have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop same-sex marriage in those states, at least temporarily, by barring implementation of a federal appeals court ruling issued Tuesday. The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals struck down current bans on same-sex marriage in the two states, and later… Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday returns to work to face a rich and varied docket, including cases on First Amendment rights in the digital age, religious freedom behind bars and the status of Jerusalem. Those cases are colorful and consequential, but there are much bigger ones on the horizon. In the coming weeks,… Continue reading
The Reference Desk will close at 5 PM today, October 1, 2014. It will reopen at 8:30 AM tomorrow morning. We apologize for the inconvenience.