Tag Archives: Samuel Alito

Samuel Alito: I Was Right To Predict That Christians Would Be Labeled Bigots For Opposing Homosexuality

USA Today reports: Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito attempted an “I told you so” on Tuesday when he criticized a judge’s dismissal of potential jurors in a workplace discrimination case because they believed homosexuality is a sin. Alito said that’s exactly the type of outcome he warned against when, against his objections, the Supreme Court ruled in 2015 that the …

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Justice Alito Refuses Lawmakers’ Demand To Recuse

Courthouse News reports: Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito released a sharp statement on Friday, rebutting a request from lawmakers to step down from an upcoming tax case after he gave an interview with an attorney involved in the matter. In July, Alito sat for an interview with David Rivkin Jr. and James Taranto to discuss the workings of the court. …

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Senate Dem Files Ethics Complaint Against Samuel Alito

Congress Minutes reports: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse wrote to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Monday to lodge an ethics complaint against Justice Samuel Alito and ask Roberts to investigate. “On the Senate Judiciary Committee, we have heard in every recent confirmation hearing that it would be improper to express opinions on matters that might come before the Court,” Whitehouse (D-R.I.) …

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Alito: Congress Lacks Power To Impose Ethics Code

The Associated Press reports: Justice Samuel Alito says Congress lacks the power to impose a code of ethics on the Supreme Court, making him the first member of the court to take a public stand against proposals in Congress to toughen ethics rules for justices in response to increased scrutiny of their activities beyond the bench. “I know this is …

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Alito Took Unreported Luxury Trip With GOP Billionaire

Pro Publica reports: In early July 2008, Samuel Alito stood on a riverbank in a remote corner of Alaska. The Supreme Court justice was on vacation at a luxury fishing lodge that charged more than $1,000 a day, and after catching a king salmon nearly the size of his leg, Alito posed for a picture. To his left, a man …

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Alito Has “Pretty Good Idea” Who Leaked Roe Draft

The Washington Examiner reports: Just days before the anniversary of a leak that changed the scope of trust in the nation’s highest court, Justice Samuel Alito says he has a “good idea” of who leaked the draft signaling the end of Roe v. Wade. Alito says the Supreme Court marshal tasked with investigating the leak “did a good job with …

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SCOTUS Temporarily Restores Access To Abortion Pill

The New York Times reports: Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. issued a temporary stay on Friday ensuring that a common abortion pill would remain widely available while the Supreme Court decides whether to grant a formal stay. The interim stay will expire at midnight on Wednesday. Such a stay is meant to preserve the status quo while the justices study …

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Satanic Temple Names Abortion Clinic For “Alito’s Mom”

Just in via press release: The Satanic Temple has announced the launch of its first reproductive health clinic, which will provide free religious medication abortion care in New Mexico. TST Health, The Satanic Temple’s religious medical services arm, will provide telehealth screenings and appointments and prescribe abortion medication for its patients. According to TST Health’s website, anyone in New Mexico …

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Supreme Court: We Can’t Identify Draft Opinion Leaker

The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court said Thursday it has not determined who leaked a draft of the court’s opinion overturning abortion rights, but that the investigation continues. Eight months after Politico published its explosive leak detailing the draft of Justice Samuel Alito’s opinion that overturned Roe v. Wade, the court said its investigative team “has to date been …

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Alito Denies Leaking Ruling In 2014 Hobby Lobby Case

The Washington Post reports: Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. denied an allegation from a former antiabortion activist that Alito or his wife disclosed to conservative donors the outcome of a pending 2014 case regarding contraceptives and religious rights. The New York Times reported Saturday that Rob Schenck, who on his website identifies himself as a “once-right-wing religious leader but now …

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Roe Ruling Earns Alito Ovation From Federalist Society

Mediaite reports: Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito received a standing ovation at a Federalist Society event this week over his opinion overturning Roe v. Wade. Alito received praise from the audience after Stephen Markman, a former justice on the Michigan Supreme Court, declared the opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is an “indelible part” of the justice’s legacy. …

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Alito: Leaked Draft Made Us “Targets For Assassination”

NBC News reports: Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito said Tuesday night that the leak of the draft opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade this year endangered the lives of justices by putting a target on their backs. “It was a great betrayal of trust by somebody, and it was a shock, because nothing like that had happened in the past, …

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Justice Samuel Alito Rips Foreign Critics Of Roe Ruling

The Washington Post reports: Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. in a speech in Rome dismissed criticism from foreign officials who he said “lambasted” his opinion that overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that provided a constitutional right to abortion. “I had the honor this term of writing I think the only Supreme Court decision in the history of that …

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Alito Floats Allowing Subway Riders To Carry Guns

Law & Crime reports: Hearing oral arguments in a major Second Amendment case on Wednesday, Supreme Court justices considered whether to dramatically loosen gun control restrictions across the county, spiraling into a debate over whether New Yorkers should be able to carry firearms on the subway. From the high court’s right flank, Justice Samuel Alito answered that question in the …

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Alito Blasts LGBTQ Rights In Federalist Society Speech

Politico reports: Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito delivered an unusually inflammatory public speech Thursday night, starkly warning about the threats he contends religious believers face from advocates for gay and abortion rights, as well as public officials responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking to a virtual conference of conservative lawyers, the George W. Bush appointee made no direct comment on …

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SCOTUS Justices Meet With Hate Group Leader

Above The Law reports: If the Supreme Court followed the basic rules of ethics applicable to every other court, Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito and Brett Kavanaugh would have to recuse themselves from the Bostock, Altitude Express, and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes cases — the ones which seek to reinterpret Title VII to allow for bigotry against the …

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Matt Baume: Debunking The Dissents

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Franklin Graham: Pray For Alito

Franklin Graham has posted the fifth in his Twitter series of daily anti-gay marriage prayers for members of the Supreme Court. Still to come: Breyer, Kagan, Sotomayor, Thomas.

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