Tag Archives: Supreme Court

REPORT: Trump Complains That Gorsuch Is Too Liberal After He Casts Deciding Vote In Immigration Case

Law & Crime reports: President Donald Trump used to hail his appointment of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch as one of his presidency’s big accomplishments. Now, apparently, Trump is having a bit of buyer’s remorse, according to a Washington Post report. Administration officials told the newspaper that Trump has recently complained that Gorsuch has been too liberal lately. This comes ...

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Not One Anti-LGBT Bill Has Passed So Far This Year

The Associated Press reports: In a striking shift from recent years, major legislation curtailing LGBT rights has been completely stymied in state capitols around the country this year amid anxiety by Republican leaders over igniting economic backlash if they are depicted as discriminatory. In the thick of this year’s legislative sessions, LGBT activists were tracking about 120 proposed bills that ...

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Clarence Thomas Complains After SCOTUS Rejects Challenge To California’s Gun Purchase Waiting Period

Courthouse News reports: Offering no mention of the Florida school shooting, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas complained Tuesday about the growing stack of Second Amendment cases that are denied high court review. “The right to keep and bear arms is apparently this court’s constitutional orphan,” Thomas wrote. “And the lower courts seem to have gotten the message.” Thomas penned the ...

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Jimmy Kimmel Skit Hilariously Skewers Anti-Gay Bakers

From the clip description: A controversial decision came from a court in Kern County, California that ruled in favor of a bakery that refused to make a cake for a same sex wedding because the owner said it would violate her Christian faith. This isn’t the first instance of a bakery refusing to make a cake for a same sex ...

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SCOTUS Rejects Pennsylvania Gerrymandering Appeal

Think Progress reports: On Monday, the Supreme Court rejected an effort by Republican leaders in Pennsylvania to restore a Republican gerrymander that has allowed Republicans to dominate the state’s congressional delegation even in years when Democrats won the statewide popular vote. Last month, the state supreme court ordered new maps drawn for the 2018 election. Now that the Supreme Court ...

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Nixes Retirement: As Long As I Can Do The Job Full Steam, I’ll Keep Doing It

The Hill reports: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she plans to remain at the Supreme Court as long as she is able. Ginsburg, who’s 84, said during a Sundance “Cinema Talks” conversation on Sunday that her health is “very good,” The Los Angeles Times reported. “As long as I can do the job full steam, I will be here,” she ...

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BREAKING: Supreme Court To Hear Travel Ban 3.0

Reuters reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday set up a major showdown over presidential powers, agreeing to decide the legality of President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries. The conservative-majority court is due to hear arguments in April and issue a ruling by the end of June on whether the policy violates federal immigration ...

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Rejects Lambda Legal’s Appeal Of Mississippi Law Legalizing Anti-LGBT Discrimination By Businesses And Government Workers

Bloomberg reports: The U.S. Supreme Court left intact a Mississippi law that lets businesses and government workers refuse on religious grounds to provide services to gay and transgender people. The justices turned away two appeals by state residents and organizations that contended the measure violates the Constitution. A federal appeals court said the opponents hadn’t suffered any injury that would ...

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US Supreme Court Rejects Lambda Legal’s Appeal In Title VII Anti-LGBT Employment Discrimination Case

Via press release from Lambda Legal: Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will not review the Lambda Legal case on behalf of Jameka Evans, a Savannah security guard who was harassed at work and forced from her job because she is a lesbian. “By declining to hear this case, the Supreme Court is delaying the inevitable and leaving a ...

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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas: I Don’t Know What Americans Have In Common Anymore [VIDEO]

“We always talk about E pluribus unum. What’s our unum now? We have the pluribus. What’s the unum? And I think it’s a great country. I think we, for whatever reasons, have made it our — some people have decided that the Constitution isn’t worth defending, that history isn’t worth defending, that the culture and principles aren’t worth defending. And, ...

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Supreme Court To Hear DOJ’s Digital Privacy Case

Bloomberg reports: The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether law enforcement officials conducting a criminal investigation can demand data held overseas by Microsoft Corp. and other technology companies in a high-stakes clash over digital privacy. The justices will review a federal appeals ruling that the Trump administration says has become a major obstacle in criminal probes. Already, Google Inc. ...

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Christian Dominionists Build Tent City On DC’s National Mall To Pray Against Liberal Supreme Court Justices

Peter Montgomery reports at Right Wing Watch: Visitors to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., this weekend will find themselves in the midst of a tent city that is part of what organizers are calling “a historic weekend of worship, prayer and evangelism.” The project—known as “Awaken the Dawn”—will kick off on Friday evening and run all weekend, leading into ...

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BREAKING: Edith Windsor Dies At Age 88

The New York Times reports: Edith Windsor, the gay-rights activist whose landmark Supreme Court case struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013 and granted same-sex married couples federal recognition for the first time and rights to myriad federal benefits, died on Tuesday in Manhattan. She was 88. Her wife, Judith Kasen-Windsor, confirmed the death but did not specify ...

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Dykes On Bikes Celebrates Supreme Court’s Ruling That Banning “Disparaging” Trademarks Is Unconstitutional

Via press release: San Francisco “Dykes on Bikes” is celebrating Monday’s unanimous 8-0 United States Supreme Court Trademark decision, in which the Court found it unconstitutional to prohibit registration of a trademark by the United States Patent Trademark Office (USPTO) based on what some may consider “disparaging language.” The organization was able to trademark its name after a 4-year battle all ...

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WEDNESDAY: SCOTUS To Hear Church/State Separation Case With Justice Neil Gorsuch Now On The Bench

The Associated Press reports: It took less than 15 minutes for newly minted Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch to ask his first questions from the bench. Gorsuch and his colleagues were hearing arguments Monday for the first time since President Donald Trump’s pick was sworn in April 10. The case before the justices involved a procedural issue in a federal ...

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VIRGINIA: Senate Committee Nominates Former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli To State Supreme Court

Anti-LGBT former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli was yesterday nominated to the Virginia Supreme Court by a state Senate panel. The Washington Blade has some reactions: Equality Virginia, a statewide LGBT advocacy group, on Tuesday noted that the former attorney general in 2008 described the “homosexual agenda” as “something that I believe brings nothing but self-destruction, not only physically but ...

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Scalia’s Body Lies In State At Supreme Court [VIDEO]

Hundreds of mourners lined the steps of the Supreme Court building in the last hour as the casket of late Justice Antonin Scalia was laid in state upon the pedestal that once held the body of Abraham Lincoln. Watch below. The remaining eight Justices lined up alongside the casket in the order of their seniority as a prayer was read ...

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Scalia To Lie In State At Supreme Court Building

Antonin Scalia’s body will lie in state at the Supreme Court building on Friday. The Hill has details: Scalia’s body will be available for public viewing in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday. A private ceremony at the Supreme Court will start at 9:30 a.m. Services for Scalia will be held ...

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BREAKING: Justice Antonin Scalia Dead At 79

From the Dallas Morning News: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died of apparent natural causes Saturday on a luxury resort in West Texas, the San Antonio-Express News reported. Scalia, 79, was a guest at the Cibolo Creek Ranch, a resort in the Big Bend region south of Marfa, the paper reported. According to a report, Scalia, an associate justice, arrived ...

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Lists ALL Marriage Cases For Consideration On 9/29

Via the Wall Street Journal: Mark your calendars: the Supreme Court is scheduled to consider its next steps on gay marriage when the justices meet for the first time since their summer break. The court on Wednesday listed gay marriage petitions from five states – Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin – for consideration at its Sept. 29 private conference. ...

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