'Front Row Seat To History': Minnesota Leaders React To Confirmation Of Judge Ketanji Brown JacksonThe U.S. Senate on Thursday afternoon voted to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the country's highest court, making her the first Black woman in history to hold the position of a Supreme Court justice.
Rep. Betty McCollum Calls On Justice Clarence Thomas To ResignRep. Betty McCollum is calling for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to resign in the wake of reports on text messages Thomas' wife, Virginia "Ginni" Thomas, exchanged with former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows regarding the 2020 presidential election.
SCOTUS To Hear Copyright Dispute Involving Image Of Prince's LikenessA lower court had at first said the artwork created before Warhol's 1987 death was “fair use” of the photograph by Lynn Goldsmith because it had transformed the original work.
Supreme Court Tosses Wisconsin's Legislative Voting MapsBut while the justices in an unsigned opinion threw out voting maps the Wisconsin Supreme Court had selected for the State Assembly and Senate, they left in place state congressional maps.
'This Is Who We Can Become': BIPOC Law Students Take Heart In Ketanji Brown Jackson's HearingsA history-making nominee could help change the face of the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will start taking questions in her confirmation hearings Tuesday. WCCO spoke with members of our local legal community about what her selection means.
Biden's Candidates For SCOTUS Vacancy Include Minnesota's Wilhelmina WrightThe president believes he was elected to try to bring the country together following the yawning and rancorous political divide that grew during the Trump administration and especially following the Capitol insurrection in January 2021.
‘Remarkably Well Qualified’: Wilhelmina Wright Makes Short List For SCOTUS PickJudge Wilhelmina Wright, who currently serves as a Federal Judge on the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, is someone who experts say could quite possibly be the President’s pick.
Minnesota Judge Wilhelmina Wright Among Possible Top Supreme Court ContendersSupreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer's retirement gives President Joe Biden a chance to make his first nomination to the high court. It's also a chance for Biden to fulfill a campaign promise to nominate the first Black woman to be a justice.
'It's Just A Guessing Game': Employers Await Supreme Court's Decision On Vaccine MandateAs omicron cases spike in Minnesota and across the country, the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the mandate requiring millions of workers to be vaccinated.
How Could Minnesota Be Impacted If Roe Vs. Wade Was Overturned?“There appears to be between five to six justices on the Supreme Court who in a variety of opinions or statements have expressed disagreement with Roe vs. Wade,” Professor David Schultz said.
SCOTUS Backs Minnesota Amish In Fight Over Septic Tanks“In this country, neither the Amish nor anyone else should have to choose between their farms and their faith,” Justice Neil Gorsuch said.
Byron Smith, Serving Life For Murdering Teens In Little Falls, Denied Appeal From SCOTUSThe Little Falls man serving two life sentences for killing two teenage burglars has just had his final appeal denied.
As Pride Festival Preps Virtual Celebration, Advocates Cheer SCOTUS Ruling On LGBTQ+ EqualityThe first LGBT rights march happened in Loring Park in Minneapolis in June 1972. It would eventually evolve into the annual Twin Cities Pride Festival that now encompasses LGBTQ+, but this year Pride is going virtual.
'Monumental': Minnesota Leaders Applaud SCOTUS Ruling On LGBTQ Worker ProtectionsThe court's 6-3 ruling extends the scope of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which bars discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin and religion, to include LGBTQ people.
Senate Votes 51-49 To Push Kavanaugh Nomination ForwardSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing ahead with little room for error.