Tag Archives: SCOTUS

TENNESSEE: GOP Lawmakers Flee Protesters At Presser For Bill To Defy SCOTUS On Obergefell [VIDEO]

Nashville’s CBS affiliate reports: A press conference was abruptly ended when protesters began shouting and yelling over the Republican lawmakers speaking at the podium. State Representative Mark Pody (R–Lebanon) and State Senator Mae Beavers (R–Mt. Juliet) held the press conference to discuss the recently proposed “Bathroom Bill” and “Defense of Marriage Act.” The room was full of people who, at ...

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Al Franken: GOP Senators Have Privately Expressed “Great Concern” About Trump’s Temperament [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) said Friday night that his Republican Senate colleagues privately express “great concern” about President Trump’s temperament, and he joked about the GOP eventually impeaching Trump. Appearing on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Maher asked Franken what Republicans really say behind closed doors. Franken joked: “Well, there’s a range in what they’ll say, ...

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BREAKING: Trump Won’t Appeal Travel Ban TO SCOTUS, New Executive Order On Immigration Likely Coming

The Hill reports: The Trump administration is not currently planning to appeal a temporary hold on his travel ban to the Supreme Court, a White House official said Friday. But the White House said it will forge ahead on the broader battle against a lawsuit challenging the executive order. The administration plans to continue its defense of the order on ...

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Rep. Adam Schiff: Gorsuch’s Slam On Trump May Be “Choreographed” To Make Him Seem Independent

The Hill reports: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) pushed back on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s comments that President Trump’s criticism of judges is “demoralizing,” claiming that Gorsuch’s remarks may have been “choreographed.” In light of Gorsuch’s comments, some Republicans are pointing to that as evidence that he’ll be independent from Trump. But Schiff rejected that premise in a Thursday interview, ...

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Trump Accuses Senator Of Lying About Gorsuch

The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday contradicted a spokesman for his Supreme Court nominee in a tweet blasting Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), who told reporters that Judge Neil Gorsuch called Trump’s tweets attacking federal judges “demoralizing.” Blumenthal said Wednesday that Gorsuch called Trump’s tweets attacking federal judges “disheartening” and “demoralizing.” In a later statement, Blumenthal urged Gorsuch to make ...

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SNAP: SCOTUS Nominee Neil Gorsuch Slams Trump’s “Demoralizing And Disheartening” Attacks On Judiciary

CNN reports: Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch told a US senator Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s tweets about the judiciary are “demoralizing” and “disheartening.” In a meeting with Connecticut Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Gorsuch, who’s largely been silent since Trump nominated him last week, took exception to Trump calling a federal judge in Seattle a “so-called judge” after blocking the ...

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AFA Issues Dire Warning About Neil Gorsuch

American Family Association radio host Bryan Fischer this morning glumly pointed to a Daily Mail report about the church attended by SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch. They write: He has been described as ‘the heir to Scalia’ and is a religious conservative whose appointment to the Supreme Court was greeted with jubilation on the pro-gun, anti-abortion Right. But DailyMail.com can reveal ...

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Wall Street Journal Questions Trump’s Claim That His SCOTUS Nominee Gave Legal Aid To Poor And Prisoners

The Wall Street Journal reports: When President Donald Trump introduced his Supreme Court pick on live television last week, he said Neil Gorsuch had “demonstrated a commitment to helping the less fortunate” by working in the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project and the Harvard Defenders. His affiliation with these volunteer programs—which offer law school students real-life legal experience representing prison ...

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McConnell: Use Of Nuclear Option To Confirm SCOTUS Neil Nominee Gorsuch Is “Up To Democrats” [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell left the door open to using the “nuclear option” and eliminate the Senate’s rule requiring 60 votes to confirm Supreme Court justices if Democrats attempt a filibuster. “I haven’t said what will happen at that point. I’m confident we will get 60 votes,” the Kentucky Republican told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of ...

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Tony Perkins: Pray That God Will Prevent The Senate From Being Tough On Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee

Hang on, is that some Christian side-eye aimed at Glorious Leader in the second paragraph? From the Family Research Council’s prayer of the day: Pray that God will superintend the Senate hearings; that the questioning and deliberations will be dignified, righteous, and just. May He prevent Trump’s Senate opponents from using this venue to display hostility and vitriol toward the ...

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Trump Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Founded “Fascism Forever” Club At His Jesuit Prep School

The Daily Mail reports: Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch founded and led a student group called the ‘Fascism Forever Club’ at his elite high school, DailyMail.com can reveal. The club was set up to rally against the ‘left-wing tendencies’ of his professors while attending a Jesuit all-boys preparatory high school near Washington D.C. The name may be inconvenient for ...

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BREAKING: Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch To SCOTUS

The New York Times reports: President Trump campaigned as a Washington outsider. But his first Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, has deep roots in the city and the establishment Mr. Trump often criticized. Judge Gorsuch’s mother was a high-level official in the Reagan administration. He spent part of his childhood in Washington and practiced law here for a ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Summons Both SCOTUS Finalists To DC For Final Elimination Round And Rose Ceremony

The curtain rises on this episode of SCOTUS Apprentice at 8PM. The New York Times reports: President Trump summoned his top two candidates for the Supreme Court to Washington on Tuesday as he worked to build suspense around a prime-time announcement of his choice to fill a crucial vacancy, a selection certain to touch off a bruising ideological clash that ...

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Everything Is Now A Reality Show

Tune in tomorrow night for the final elimination round when our emcee reveals the winner LIVE LIVE LIVE on national television as the runners-up receive consolation robes from gorgeous models!

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REPORT: Scalia Clone Neil Gorsuch Emerges As Leading SCOTUS Contender, Nomination Likely Next Week

ABC News reports: ABC News has learned that Judge Neil Gorsuch has emerged as the leading contender to fill the Supreme Court vacancy, and his nomination is expected as early as next week, according to sources familiar with the selection process. Gorsuch, 49, is currently a judge on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, to which he was nominated by ...

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SCOTUS Rejects Sister Wives Polygamy Case

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear arguments from the husband and four wives who star in the television show “Sister Wives,” essentially affirming that polygamy remains a crime in Utah. The appeal by Kody, Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn Brown sought remove the penalties for a practice that has caused consternation in Utah ...

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Alabama Found Guilty Of Racist Gerrymandering By Federal Judge Favored To Be Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee

AL.com reports: A three-judge federal court panel has blocked Alabama from using in another election 12 legislative districts challenged as unconstitutional by black political groups. The districts are part of the district map drawn and approved by the Republican-led Alabama Legislature after the 2010 Census and were used in the 2014 election. The judges ruled for the plaintiffs in 12 ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Racist Gerrymandering And 2017 Special Election Put On Indefinite Hold By SCOTUS

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday put a court-ordered legislative redistricting and 2017 special election on hold while it reviews Republican legislators’ appeal in an ongoing lawsuit. A lower federal court ruled months ago that the current legislative districts are an unconstitutional racial gerrymander, and it ordered the General Assembly to draw new districts ...

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How To Reverse Obergefell In Three Steps [VIDEO]

Just in from activist Matt Baume: “The National Organization for Marriage says that now Donald’s president, they have a plan to undo marriage equality. But can they do that? Is marriage equality really at risk? Well, yes — and in fact, they could weaken or roll back marriage in just three steps.” Watch below.

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Ted Cruz: I’m Still In It For The SCOTUS Nomination

I called this earlier today when Sessions got the AG job. The Hill reports: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is not ruling out the possibility of filling the Supreme Court’s open seat. Asked Friday at a National Lawyers Convention event whether he’d accept a high court nomination, Cruz responded: “What I will say is that history is long and can take ...

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