Tag Archives: Supreme Court

COLORADO: Anti-LGBT Baker Sues State Officials After Being Told He Should Have Served Trans Customer

The Denver Post reports: The owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop has sued Gov. John Hickenlooper and state civil rights officials, claiming Colorado has renewed its religious persecution by investigating him — in defiance of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision — for refusing to create a cake commemorating gender transition. Jack Phillips of Lakewood brought the lawsuit late Tuesday night in ...

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Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Set To Start Sept. 4th

Politico reports: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearings will start on Sept. 4 and last between three and four days, Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced on Friday. That scheduling tees up the GOP to meet its goal of getting President Donald Trump’s pick seated on the high court by the time its term begins in early October, ...

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Sen. Rand Paul: I Will Vote To Confirm Brett Kavanaugh

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Sen. Rand Paul said Monday he will support Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, paving the way for a likely confirmation in the Senate. “After meeting Judge Kavanaugh and reviewing his record, I have decided to support his nomination,” Paul tweeted Monday. Paul met with Kavanaugh earlier this month, according to his chief strategist Doug ...

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Kavanaugh Ruled For Trump In 2012 Casino Union Case

It’s rather interesting that this is just coming to light: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in 2012 sided with the future U.S. president’s casino in a case over unionization, Bloomberg reported. Kavanaugh threw his weight behind Trump Entertainment Resorts’ successful attempt to end a unionization effort at one of its casinos six years ago. He voted with two other Republican-nominated ...

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Notorious RBG Hopes For “At Least Five More Years”

CNN reports: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she hopes to stay on the Supreme Court until the age of 90. “I’m now 85,” Ginsburg said on Sunday. “My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so think I have about at least five more years.” She has already hired law clerks for at least ...

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Rand Paul Claims To Be Undecided On Brett Kavanaugh

Politico reports: Rand Paul is one of a handful of senators who’ll determine whether Brett Kavanaugh lands on the Supreme Court — and the Kentucky Republican has every intention of maximizing his leverage. Paul is again inviting fellow senators to play the will-he-or-won’t-he guessing game when it comes to his decision — expressing grave concerns about Kavanaugh’s approach to personal ...

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100+ Civil Rights Groups Oppose Brett Kavanaugh

The Hill reports: More than a 100 civil and human rights groups are urging senators to oppose Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s latest Supreme Court nominee. In a Tuesday letter, led by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the groups say Kavanaugh will be a fifth and decisive vote to undermine a host of core rights and legal protections, ...

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Christian Radio Host: Brett Kavanaugh Isn’t A Real Man, His Children Are Girls And Real Men Make Boys First

“During his speech, it was all about his mama. He always love his mama. It was all about the impact that his mother had on his life while he was growing up, how she influenced him, even though he was raised by his father too. He gave this big old long speech about his mother and then, right at the ...

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LGBT Groups Raise Alarm: We Must #StopKavanaugh

From Lambda Legal: Judge Kavanaugh would guarantee 40 more years of Trump’s values on the Supreme Court. Like every other judicial nominee who has a seal of approval from the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society, Judge Kavanaugh shares Donald Trump’s same distorted view of the law. We have good reason to fear that Judge Kavanaugh will abuse his power ...

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Right Wingers Rush Out Pro-Kavanaugh Campaign

The Hill reports: A top conservative group is launching a $1.4 million campaign targeting swing votes in the upcoming fight to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. The Judicial Crisis Network on Monday night announced that the ads will appear on national cable channels and in digital advertising. “Judge Kavanaugh is a home run,” said Carrie Severino, the ...

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Trump Nominates Brett Kavanaugh To Supreme Court

The New York Times reports: President Trump on Monday has nominated Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, a politically connected member of Washington’s conservative legal establishment, to fill Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s seat on the Supreme Court, setting up an epic confirmation battle and potentially cementing the court’s rightward tilt for a generation. The nomination of Judge Kavanaugh, 53, a federal appeals ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Reveals Supreme Court Nominee

The Associated Press reports: After days of frenzied lobbying and speculation, President Donald Trump decided on his second nominee to the Supreme Court on Monday, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation’s highest court further to the right. With customary fanfare, Trump planned to unveil his choice to replace retiring Justice Anthony ...

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Robertson: I Don’t Even Know If Retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter Is Alive, But He’s A Closet Case

“Souter had no record whatsoever. He was a stealth candidate and nobody knew anything about him. Despite a lot of opposition from people like me, the Senate confirmed Judge Souter for the Supreme Court where he became an absolute disaster. He was always on the side of the left. He was a confirmed bachelor and I won’t go beyond that, ...

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Doug Jones: I’m Open To Approving Trump’s Nominee

CNN reports: Alabama Democratic Sen. Doug Jones said Sunday that he could vote either way on President Donald Trump’s yet-to-be announced nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. “I’m open to voting yes. I’m open to voting no. We don’t know who the nominee is going to be yet,” Jones told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union. ...

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REPORT: Trump Wants All-American Looking Nominee

Talking Points Memo reports: As the President vets candidates who could become his next Supreme Court justice nominee, Trump’s level of comfort with each candidate is a key factor, according to Axios. Citing a White House official, Axios reported that the person that Trump ultimately picks will be “who he feels most comfortable with in a personal setting.” The candidate ...

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Schumer Asks Trump To Nominate Merrick Garland

The Washington Post reports: Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) privately urged President Trump in a phone call earlier this week to nominate federal Judge Merrick B. Garland, then President Barack Obama’s third nominee to the Supreme Court who was summarily shunned by Senate Republicans in 2016, to replace retiring Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. Trump had called Schumer on ...

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Trump Interviews Sen. Mike Lee For SCOTUS Job

The Deseret News reports: President Donald Trump interviewed Utah Sen. Mike Lee on Monday about the coming vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, the Deseret News has learned. Lee, who is in Utah, confirmed the telephone interview but would not elaborate on the conversation. Trump is expected to reveal his choice to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy next week. Lee, ...

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Trump Wants Academic Writing Of SCOTUS Candidates, But Won’t Read Them, Just Wants To Know They Exist

The Washington Post reports: Trump has told advisers he is looking for three overarching attributes in a replacement for Kennedy. First, one adviser said, Trump insists upon an “extraordinarily well qualified” nominee with a superlative résumé. The president is especially drawn to contenders with name-brand degrees, such as from Ivy League universities such as Harvard or Yale. He also wants ...

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Trump: I’ll Name My SCOTUS Nominee On July 9th

The New York Daily News reports: President Trump announced on Friday two women are among the jurists he’s considering appointing to the Supreme Court, adding he will finalize his decision early next month. Trump made the revelation onboard Air Force One while en route to his private New Jersey golf club, noting he will officially name his replacement for outgoing ...

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How Trump Engineered Justice Kennedy’s Retirement

The New York Times reports that Trump greased the wheels of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement by stocking the lower courts with judges that had once clerked for him. Even the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court may have been part of that plan as Gorsuch himself is a former clerk for Kennedy. And then there’s this: One person ...

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