The Supreme Court has rejected former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s appeal and will not review his corruption conviction. The High Court’s decision was announced on its order list without further comment.
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The decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt means a lower court’s decision to uphold the law has been reversed.
The Court failed to reach a decision on United States v. Texas, No. 15-674, likely due to the empty Supreme Court seat.
The Supreme Court examined a case out of Utah that questioned whether it was constitutional for evidence collected unlawfully by a police officer could be used as evidence in court.
Thomas, who will turn 68 on June 23, is the lone Black Supreme Court Justice and one of the court’s most conservative members.
Four decades after the ban on first-trimester abortions was declared unconstitutional in Roe v. Wade, women’s reproductive rights activists find themselves before the Supreme Court for another battle in the Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt case.
Duane Buck was tried and convicted of murder on charges that he shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and another man in 1995.
The Supreme Court sided with a Black man on death row who said the prosecutor sought an all-White jury. Justice Clarence Thomas was the sole dissenter.
To be sure, the makeup of the list comes as no surprise. Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” appears to harken back to the days when Whites were a flourishing majority, writing some of the most reprehensible chapters in American history – notably slavery and Jim Crow laws, which gave birth to a corrupt criminal justice system.