Tag Archives: SCOTUSblog

President Obama Pens Guest Column For SCOTUSblog: I Take My Appointment Responsibility Seriously

President Obama today penned a column for SCOTUSblog. It begins: The Constitution vests in the President the power to appoint judges to the Supreme Court. It’s a duty that I take seriously, and one that I will fulfill in the weeks ahead. It’s also one of the most important decisions that a President will make. Rulings handed down by the ...

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SCOTUSblog Predicts: Obama Will Pick Loretta Lynch

Mediaite reports: Tom Goldstein, a respected Supreme Court analyst and publisher of the influential SCOTUSblog, predicted Monday that President Barack Obama was most likely to nominate his Attorney General Loretta Lynch to the Supreme Court. Goldstein’s post came after he first suggested African-American Ninth Circuit Judge Paul Watford would be the likely nominee, since Democrats could use Republican opposition to ...

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Hacked?

The normally staid SCOTUSblog fired out some interesting tweets last night.

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SCOTUSblog Is Live-Blogging

SCOTUSblog will be live-blogging shortly.

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SCOTUSblog On The DOJ’s Brief

Lyle Denniston writes at SCOTUSblog: The brief was limited to defending same-sex marriage under an “equal protection” standard, leaving unmentioned the other constitutional argument that some challengers to state bans have made: that marriage is a fundamental right that cannot be closed to such couples, a “due process” argument. The government’s new filing, signed by U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. ...

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SCOTUSblog: No Alabama News Tonight

UPDATE: And no word this weekend either. The U.S. Supreme Court is not expected to rule through the weekend on a request by Alabama lawyers to block gay marriage, the court’s deputy clerk told attorneys late Friday afternoon. That would clear the way for U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. “Ginny” Granade’s ruling striking down the state’s same-sex marriage ban to ...

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SCOTUSblog On Marriage Momentum

Lyle Denniston writes for SCOTUSblog: A second state — Louisiana — told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that the Justices should consider taking on the constitutional dispute over same-sex marriage without waiting further. It is important, the state said in urging prompt review of a federal judge’s decision upholding Louisiana’s ban on such marriages, that the Court examine the dispute ...

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SCOTUSblog On Michigan

Lyle Denniston writes for SCOTUSblog: The same-sex marriage constitutional controversy reached the Supreme Court on Monday in its simplest form, testing the constitutionality of a state’s denial of a right to marry for same-sex couples. That is the sole issue raised in a new petition filed by a Michigan lesbian couple who want to marry and want the right for ...

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SCOTUSblog On Kansas

Lyle Denniston writes at SCOTUSblog: The Court has issued a series of orders in same-sex marriage cases over the past eleven months, but the Kansas order marked the first time that members of the Court had recorded dissents. Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas noted only that they would have granted the delay sought by the Kansas attorney general. Kansas ...

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SCOTUSblog On The Sixth Circuit

Lyle Denniston writes at SCOTUSblog: The challengers in the cases in the four states of the Sixth Circuit now have two legal options: First, they can ask the full Sixth Circuit bench (the en banc court) to reconsider their cases. If it does so, the panel decision released Thursday would be wiped out and the en banc court would start ...

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SCOTUSblog: Arizona’s Ban Likely To Fall

Lyle Denniston writes at SCOTUSblog: A federal judge in Phoenix has taken an initial step toward allowing same-sex marriage in that state, indicating that he is likely to strike down the state’s ban when he rules on it soon. Senior U.S. District Judge John W. Sedwick, overseeing two cases involving some fifteen gay and lesbian couples, ruled Friday on only ...

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SCOTUSblog On 9/29 Conference

Lyle Denniston writes at SCOTUSblog: It has taken only a little over a year for the same-sex marriage issue to return to the Court, with the focus solely on state bans, and lawyers on both sides of the controversy have been moving very rapidly to get the issue prepared for the Supreme Court after lower courts had expedited their review. ...

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SCOTUSblog: Supremes Could Announce Marriage Case As Soon As Today

Lyle Denniston wrote yesterday at SCOTUSblog: With lawyers moving very rapidly, the number of appeals to the Supreme Court on same-sex marriage rose on Tuesday to seven, as state officials in Indiana and Wisconsin separately challenged a federal appeals court ruling against their bans, and lawyers for the couples planned to file immediate replies. The new cases landed at the ...

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SCOTUSblog: The Court Has Given No Clear Signal On Taking Any Marriage Case

Lyle Denniston writes at SCOTUSblog: Since early this year, the Supreme Court has stepped back into the same-sex marriage controversy five times. While it has done little to explain those actions, it has sent some signals about its thinking. Its most important signals may have been those it appeared to have sent Wednesday, in putting off the issuance of marriage ...

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We’ll Find Out Together

It’s worth pointing out that the collective moment all of LGBT America is about to share would not have been technologically possible not too long ago. Sure, there’s been live TV – but you could only scream back at your set. Today we get to share the moment and react to each other worldwide in real time. And whatever the ...

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