Tag Archives: SCOTUS

SCOTUS Rejects Challenge To NJ’s Ex-Gay Torture Ban

Via press release from hate group leader Mat Staver: Liberty Counsel will refile King v. Murphy in the New Jersey lower court and work this case back up to the U.S. Supreme Court. The New Jersey law was the second state in the nation to ban licensed mental health professionals from providing counseling and for clients from receiving any counsel …

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Gun Maker Petitions SCOTUS Over Sandy Hook Ruling

The Associated Press reports: Facing a newly revived wrongful death lawsuit in Connecticut over the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, gun-maker Remington is going to the U.S. Supreme Court to argue it can’t be sued because of a much-debated federal law that shields firearms manufacturers from liability in most cases. The Connecticut Supreme Court issued a 4-3 ruling last month …

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Trump Willing To Take Tax Return Battle To SCOTUS

CNN reports: President Donald Trump continues to hold his ground against Democratic efforts to obtain his tax returns, with one administration official telling CNN that the President and his team are willing to fight the House Democratic request all the way to the Supreme Court. “This is a hill and people would be willing to die on it,” the official …

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Jerry Nadler: We’ll Issue Subpoenas To Get Full Mueller Report And Take It To SCOTUS If We Have To [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that his committee will seek the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation within the next few months and is willing to take the demand to the Supreme Court. “It’s so crucial that the entire report and the evidence underlying it be released to the public,” Nadler …

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SCOTUS Sides 5-4 With Trump On ICE Detentions

USA Today reports: The Supreme Court handed the Trump administration a victory Tuesday by making it easier to detain undocumented immigrants with criminal records. The justices reversed a lower court decision that required immigration officials to detain those immigrants upon release from jail or prison, rather than months or even years later. Advocates for immigrants had argued that such detentions …

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SCOTUS Rejects Historic Churches Preservation Case

USA Today reports: The Supreme Court refused Monday to consider whether churches and other religious institutions should be able to receive public taxpayer funds for historic preservation. The action stopped short of extending the justices’ 2017 ruling that churches can be eligible for purely secular grant programs such as playground renovations. New Jersey’s Supreme Court ruled unanimously last year that …

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RBG Returns To Work For First Time Since Surgery

Yahoo News reports: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has returned to work at her office for the first time since receiving treatment for cancer in December, the court announced Friday. A spokeswoman for the court said Ginsburg would be joining the justices’ private conference, marking her return to the building after working from home since her medical procedure. The …

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Liberty Counsel Petitions SCOTUS On Ex-Gay Torture

Via press release from hate group leader Mat Staver: Liberty Counsel filed a petition today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review King v. Christie, a case that upheld a ban on change counsel which the High Court expressly abrogated last year by name. New Jersey passed a law banning licensed mental health professionals from providing and clients from receiving …

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SCOTUS Blocks Louisiana Abortion Law In 5-4 Vote

The Wall Street Journal reports: A divided Supreme Court late on Thursday blocked Louisiana from implementing abortion regulations that could limit the availability of the procedure in the state, in an interim action that could set the stage for the court to weigh in on abortion rights in the near future. The court’s action, which split the justices 5 to …

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RBG Makes First Public Appearance Since Surgery

The Washington Post reports: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Monday night made her first public appearance since undergoing cancer surgery in December, attending a celebration of her life presented in song. The 85-year-old justice attended a production of “Notorious RBG in Song” at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington. The program about Ginsburg’s life in the …

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Cuomo Signs Bill Codifying Roe Into NY State Law

The Albany Times-Union reports: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, flanked by Democratic leaders of the state Legislature, on Tuesday night signed into law a series of measures codifying abortion protections and expanding reproductive health rights for women and their health care providers. The vote, made possible by the new Democratic majority in the Senate, came 46 years to the day after …

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Dem Rep “Proudly” Posts Trans Flag Outside DC Office

The Hill reports: Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) said a transgender flag is “proudly” on display outside of her office this week after the Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to temporarily enforce restrictions on transgender people who serve in the military. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), an Iraq War veteran, also criticized the Supreme Court’s decision on Tuesday. She blasted the …

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Mitch McConnell: Blocking The Appointment Of Merrick Garland Is The Most Consequential Thing I’ve Ever Done

From McConnell’s interview with New York Times Magazine: When I asked McConnell how he felt about his legacy and Trump’s being so closely linked, he rejected the premise. “I don’t think so,” he said. “I think the most consequential call I made was before President Trump came to office.” I asked what he meant. “The decision not to fill the …

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Doctors Give RBG The All-Clear: No Further Treatment

The Washington Post reports: Tests revealed that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has no additional cancer following her surgery in December, and no further treatment is needed, the Supreme Court announced Friday. “Justice Ginsburg will continue to work from home next week and will participate in the consideration and decision of the cases on the basis of the briefs and the …

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REPORT: White House Readies Shortlist To Replace RBG

Politico reports: The White House is reaching out to political allies and conservative activist groups to prepare for an ailing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s possible death or departure from the Supreme Court — an event that would trigger the second bitter confirmation battle of President Donald Trump’s tenure. The outreach began after Ginsburg, 85, on Monday missed oral arguments at …

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SCOTUS Rules Against Company Targeted By Mueller

The Washington Post reports: The Supreme Court on Tuesday left in place a lower court order requiring an unnamed foreign-owned corporation to comply with a subpoena said to be part of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. The court dissolved a temporary stay that had been put in place by Chief Justice …

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RBG Misses SCOTUS Arguments For First Time Ever

CNBC reports: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will not be on the bench on Monday to hear arguments in the first case brought to the high court since the 85-year-old underwent cancer surgery last month. Ginsburg has not missed a day of argument since President Bill Clinton appointed her to the bench in 1993. This is believed to be …

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RBG Released From Hospital: “No Evidence Of Disease”

CNN reports: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday and is recuperating at home after undergoing surgery, according to a court spokesperson. “Justice Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital yesterday and is recuperating at home,” said Kathy Arberg, public information officer for the Supreme Court. There is no evidence of any remaining disease nor …

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Mystery Company Gets Stay In Mueller Subpoena Fight

Politico reports: Chief Justice John Roberts has stepped into a grand jury subpoena dispute that appears to involve special counsel Robert Mueller and an unknown company owned by a foreign country. Roberts issued an order late Sunday temporarily staying a contempt citation against the firm, as well as an escalating financial penalty a judge imposed for failing to comply with …

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REPORT: Notorious RBG Is Working From The Hospital

The Associated Press reports: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is up and working as she recuperates from cancer surgery. A spokeswoman for the court, Kathy Arberg, also says that Ginsburg remained in New York at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on Sunday. No information has been released on when Ginsburg might return home. The court next meets on Jan. …

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