Tag Archives: SCOTUS

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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Far-Right Group Launches Ads To Thank Chuck Grassley For Blocking Obama’s SCOTUS Nominee [VIDEO]

Politico reports: The air war over Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is already beginning, less than two weeks after the election. The conservative Judicial Crisis Network is launching an ad buy of more than $175,000 to applaud Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) for holding the line against President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland. Grassley never allowed Garland ...

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Kellyanne Conway: We’re Sticking With Our List Of 21 SCOTUS Candidates (Which Doesn’t Include Ted Cruz)

Politico reports: President-elect Donald Trump is “committed” to only nominating a Supreme Court justice from his previously disclosed list of potential additions to the high court, his campaign manager said Wednesday. As the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Trump released a list of 11 potential nominees in May. He expanded his potential selection pool in September with 10 additional names. “You’ve ...

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Brian Brown Has The Trump Sadz

Via press release from hate group leader Brian Brown: You may have heard the disappointing statement by President-elect Trump that same-sex “marriage” is settled law. This is simply not true. Same-sex “marriage” is not settled law; just as Roe is not settled law. What the Supreme Court has fabricated out of thin air, the Court can also overturn. Though we ...

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Trump: Same-Sex Marriage Is “Settled Law” [VIDEO]

We’re betting Supreme Court Justice Ted Cruz would have a problem with this. ABC News reports: Republican President-elect Donald Trump said he’s “fine” with same-sex marriage as the law of the land, calling the issue “settled” by the Supreme Court. The comments – in his first television interview since winning the presidency – sharply contrast with his party’s orthodoxy, his ...

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Lindsey Graham: Trump Should Nominate Ted Cruz To SCOTUS And Democrats Better Not Try To Block Him

Greenville’s NBC affiliate reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham made a stop Friday in the Upstate. Graham attended the Veterans Day ceremony at Greenville Memorial Hospital and spoke with WYFF News 4’s Patrick Hussion about the open seat on the Supreme Court. He said President-elect Donald Trump should nominate Sen. Ted Cruz for the seat. “I’m here to tell my Democratic colleagues ...

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Evan Wolfson On Trump: Freedom To Marry Is The Law Of The Land And No One Is Taking That Away From Us

From Evan Wolfson, founder of Freedom To Marry: The election was a catastrophe and much of what we all care about and have worked for, our country, and even the world are in real danger. Like pretty much everyone I heard or know, I was wrong about how it would go, so it’s okay to take a moment for some ...

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Did RBG Wear “Dissent Collar” As Trump Slam?

NBC News reports: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared to be wearing her dissent “jabot” on Wednesday —one day after an incredibly divisive and contentious presidential campaign ended in the election of Donald Trump. Ginsburg wore the embellished collar ruffle meant to show disagreement and stray from the majority opinion on decisions before the high court. But there were ...

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