Tag Archives: SCOTUS

Clarence Thomas Claims Supreme Court Isn’t Political

Axios reports: Justice Clarence Thomas on Thursday, during rare public remarks at the University of Notre Dame, warned against politicizing the Supreme Court. Thomas, 73, also criticized some of his colleagues, without naming names, for veering into the role of politicians, saying that “[w]hen we begin to venture into the legislative or executive branch lanes, those of us, particularly in …

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Amy Coney Barrett: Justices Are Not “Partisan Hacks”

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: In the wake of a controversial decision on abortion rights, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett told a crowd of more than 100 here that she doesn’t believe the highest court in the land is politically driven. “My goal today is to convince you that this court is not comprised of a bunch of partisan …

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Trump Dodges On Texas Abortion Ruling By SCOTUS

The New York Post reports: Former President Donald Trump dodged a question on whether he agreed with the Supreme Court’s decision to not block Texas’s restrictive abortion law — calling the move “complex” but “probably temporary.” In a new TV interview, Trump was asked if his three nominees to the court made a difference when it came to the controversial …

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12 GOP Governors Sign Brief Seeking Overturn Of Roe

The Tampa Bay Times reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Florida on to an effort to have two of the most important abortion cases in U.S. history overturned by the nation’s highest court. In a Thursday brief, DeSantis, along with eleven other Republican governors, argued the Supreme Court should reconsider past decisions on the 1973 case Roe v. Wade and the …

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SCOTUS Boots Wingnut Bid To Depose Hillary Clinton

Fox News reports: The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a lower court order that blocked the conservative group Judicial Watch from deposing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about her use of a private email account in a lawsuit related to the 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya. A federal appeals court ruled last August …

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Trump Pressures SCOTUS: 78% Know This Was Rigged

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump is now bringing his pressure campaign to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election to the United States Supreme Court. In a tweet posted on Thursday morning, the president implored the Supreme Court to take up Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit aimed at nullifying election results in four key swing states. The …

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Trump Asked Cruz To Argue TX Case Before SCOTUS

CNN reports: President Donald Trump personally asked Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas if he would argue a long-shot election lawsuit seeking to overturrn the election results in four battleground states, should the Supreme Court agree to take it up, two sources told CNN on Wednesday. Trump inquired on Tuesday whether Cruz would argue the case, which was filed by …

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Trump Threatens Georgia AG: Don’t Oppose TX Suit

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: President Donald Trump warned Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr not to rally other Republican officials against a long-shot Texas lawsuit seeking to toss out the state’s election results, according to several people with direct knowledge of the conversation. The roughly 15-minute phone call late Tuesday came shortly before U.S. Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue issued …

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Supreme Court Blocks NY Limits On Religious Services

The New York Times reports: The Supreme Court late Wednesday night barred restrictions on religious services in New York that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo had imposed to combat the coronavirus. The vote was 5 to 4, with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and the court’s three liberal members in dissent. The order was the first in which the court’s …

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McConnell Pushed For Barrett On Night RBG Died

The Hill reports: Josh Holmes, former chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), said in a new documentary that the Republican leader urged President Trump to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on the night Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died. Holmes, who previously served as chief of staff to McConnell from 2010 to 2013, made …

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Twitter And Facebook Flag Trump Lie About SCOTUS

Reuters reports: Twitter and Facebook late on Monday both flagged posts by President Donald Trump that claimed a U.S. Supreme Court decision on mail-in voting in Pennsylvania would lead to “rampant” fraud and was “very dangerous.” Twitter hid the president’s tweet, sent the day before the U.S. presidential election, behind a label which said the content was “disputed” and “might …

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Supreme Court Will Review Trump’s Attempt To Exclude The Undocumented From Congressional Apportionment

The Washington Post reports: The Supreme Court announced Friday that it will review President Trump’s attempt to exclude undocumented immigrants when calculating how congressional seats are apportioned among the states. The unprecedented proposal would have the effect of shifting both political power and federal funds away from urban states with large immigrant populations and toward rural and more Republican interests. …

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Brian Brown Thrilled His Hate Group Got Mentioned At SCOTUS Hearing: “Send Me Your Most Generous Gift”

Via email from hate group leader Brian Brown: Today during the confirmation hearing for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse mentioned “the big group that opposes same-sex marriage”—that is, us, the National Organization for Marriage. He even had a small poster prepared, quoting from our ad supporting Judge Barrett’s confirmation. The placard bore the ad’s title: “All our issues …

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SCOTUS Won’t Hear Emoluments Appeal By Democrats

Reuters reports: The Supreme Court on Tuesday put an end to a lawsuit brought by congressional Democrats that accused President Donald Trump of violating anti-corruption provisions in the U.S. Constitution with his business dealings. The justices refused to hear an appeal by 215 Senate and House of Representatives Democrats of a lower court ruling that found that the lawmakers lacked …

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Tomorrow: Evangelicals To Hold “Sacred Assembly” At SCOTUS To Stage “Intercessory Prayers” For Nominee

From a press release published by Christian Newswire: A gathering of Christian intercessory prayer leaders will occur on Monday, October 12, from 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. E.T. at the United States Supreme Court, West front perimeter sidewalk. From 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. E.T. – Sacred Assembly. Leaders will seize this divine moment as a sacred public assembly on the grounds …

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School Attended By Barrett Kids Reports COVID Cases

The New York Times reports: A school attended by some of the children of Amy Coney Barrett, the Supreme Court nominee who brought her family to a Rose Garden celebration at the White House on Sept. 26, notified parents on Thursday that one teacher and two high school students had tested positive for the coronavirus. The outbreak at Trinity School, …

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Trump Admin Petitions SCOTUS To Stop US Census

CNN reports: The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to intervene and allow it to wrap up the 2020 census by blocking a lower court opinion requiring the count to continue until the end of October. The administration asked the high court for “immediate relief” because the trial court order will prevent Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross from delivering an …

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Liberty Counsel: We Will Petition SCOTUS On Obergefell

Via email from hate group leader Mat Staver: Although the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to grant review of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision involving former Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and regarding the legal doctrine known as qualified immunity, Justices Thomas and Alito appear to invite future challenges to the 2015 Obergefell marriage case. Justice Clarence Thomas …

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SCOTUS Revives Witness Rule For SC Absentee Ballots

The New York Times reports: The Supreme Court on Monday mostly reinstated a South Carolina law that requires absentee ballots to be accompanied by a witness’s signature. Lower courts had blocked the law, saying it interfered with the right to vote during a pandemic. The Supreme Court made an exception for ballots cast before it acted and received by election …

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Johnson Vows To Wear “Moon Suit” For SCOTUS Vote

Axios reports: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), who recently tested positive for COVID-19, told Wisconsin radio station 630 KHOW that he would go to the Senate “in a moon suit” if that’s what is required to vote in person for the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Senate Democrats have demanded that confirmation hearings be delayed in …

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