Cell Phone Ruling Could Affect Cases

YREKA, Calif. — A Supreme Court ruling on how police search cell phones could impact drug investigations in Siskiyou County. Sheriff Jon Lopey said his office regularly uses cell phone information during drug cases, as deputies try to crack down on illegal marijuana grows in rural areas if the county. “Most of the time those … Continue reading »

Birth Control Mandate Shot Down

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Closely held companies with religious objections cannot be forced to offer certain types of birth control coverage under President Obama’s healthcare law. In a 5-4 vote Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that some for-profit corporations have religious rights. The high court considered appeals from the arts and crafts giant, Hobby Lobby, … Continue reading »

Immigrant Children Setback in Visa Apps

(CNN) — The Supreme Court ruled immigrant children who turn 21 will have to start all over in applying for a visa. The case stems from a Salvadoran immigrant who applied for a visa when her son was 13-years old. Her son is now 21 and will not qualify as an eligible child, despite her … Continue reading »

Supreme Court Rules Against Protestors

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled unanimously against a group of protestors at the center of a court case stemming from President George W. Bush’s visit to Jacksonville in 2004. The protestors said the Secret Service tried to remove anti-Bush protestors, thus violating their First Amendment right. That’s because … Continue reading »

Affirmative Action Not A Factor At SOU

ASHLAND, Ore. — Originally from Saudi Arabia, Southern Oregon University student Abdullaziz Alhumoudi said he has fallen in love with both the university and Ashland since moving here two years ago. “I’ve been traveling a lot. I couldn’t find anymore nicer people here, this is the place to be,” said Alhumoudi. Southern Oregon University bases … Continue reading »

Timber Companies Avoid Legal Aggravation

A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court could mean fewer complications for Oregon timber companies. The high court ruled that water runoff from logging roads it not considered pollution. That reverses a ruling by a federal appeals court. The president of the Southern Oregon Timber Industries Association, Dave Schott, says it will allow timber companies … Continue reading »