The Supreme Court today rejected a bid to reconsider its controversial Citizens United ruling on corporate money in politics. Montana had objected to it, citing state history of corporate money corruption in politics. Critics of Citizens United had had their hopes up, but no more.
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday that it is unconstitutional to impose mandatory life sentences without parole on juveniles in murder cases. The high court previously ruled out executing juvenile offenders and invalidated life without parole in non-capital crimes.
Rain, rain go away --- that's what many Floridians are saying today after a weekend of almost non-stop rain. Tropical Storm Debby is barely moving as its heavy rain bands drop torrents of water. Flooding, tornadoes and high surf continue today.
President Obama offered a mixed review of the Supreme Court's mixed decision in the Arizona immigration case. He said he was pleased that most of the law was struck down, but still concerned that the "show me your papers" provision stood. The president campaigned this afternoon in New Hampshire. All Things Considered host Audie Cornish talks with NPR's Scott Horsley from the rally site with more on Mr. Obama's remarks.
The Supreme Court issued a mixed decision Monday on Arizona's controversial immigration law, Senate Bill 1070. While the court struck down most of the law, it let stand the provision requiring law enforcement to check the immigration status of those they detain.
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