In a decision authored by Justice Alito last week, the Supreme Court found that laws imposing criminal penalties for refusal to take a breath test do not violate the Fourth Amendment’s ban on unreasonable searches, but that criminal penalties for refusal to take a blood test do.
The Department of Justice ordered cutbacks on the number of federal observers it deploys at polling places who guard against voter suppression and intimidation.
Evidence seized during an unconstitutional stop may be used against a defendant where law enforcement discovers an outstanding, valid arrest warrant for the stopped individual, the U.S. Supreme Court held this week.
The Federal Salary Council, a group of union representatives and outside experts on compensation that oversees the General Schedule, recently announced that federal workers earn an average 34.07 percent less than their private sector counterparts.
Recently, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Hernandez v. Mesa to address issues arising out of the actions of U.S. Border Patrol agent Jesus Mesa when he fired a shot from United States soil that killed 15-year old Mexican boy Sergio Hernandez on Mexican soil.
President Obama nominated Merrick Garland, 63, to the Supreme court today in a press conference from the rose garden. If selected, Merrick would fill the Supreme Court opening created by Antonin Scalia's death.
Recently, the Supreme Court held that a police officer who arrived late to ongoing police action did not violate clearly established law by failing to ensure that other officers carried out proper procedural warnings prior to his arrival.
This week, the Supreme Court held that the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 (FVRA) prohibits persons who the President nominates for appointment to be placed in positions in acting capacities while awaiting confirmation by the Senate.