The United States Supreme Court agrees to hear a case challenging laws that forbid the selling of violent video games to minors.
Sources: LA Times
Sources: LA Times
Governor Gavin Newsom issues revised COVID-19 mitigation guidelines for churches after the U.S. Supreme Court lifts the state's ban on indoor worship in areas hardest hit by the pandemic. The new guidelines limit indoor services to 25 percent of the church's capacity in hard-hit areas and restricts indoor singing and chanting.
A study conducted at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology shows a positive correlation with playing online video games and higher test scores in math, science and reading while a negative correlation with social media use.
Deciding "Maryland v. King", the United States Supreme Court rules that police have the right to collect DNA samples from criminal suspects without their consent. [http:--www.chicagotribune.com-news-local-ct-met-court-dna-0604-20130604,0,5246185.story ("Chicago Tribune")]date=August 2019
Shortly thereafter, the United States Supreme Court refuses to delay the execution of Troy Davis; Davis' execution goes ahead as scheduled. [https:--www.washingtonpost.com-politics-courts-law-us-supreme-court-refuses-to-block-execution-of-troy-davis-2011-09-21-gIQAPluLmK_story.html ("Washington Post")] [http:--www.ajc.com-news-atlanta-u-s-supreme-court-1185593.html ("Atlanta Journal Constitution")]date=July 2019
The United States Supreme Court overturned 8-0 a U.S. appeals court ruling against five big power utility companies, brought by U.S. states, New York City, and Land trusts, attempting to force cuts in United States greenhouse gas emissions regarding global warming. The decision gives deference to reasonable interpretations of the United States Clean Air Act by the Environmental Protection Agency.