Tag Archives: SCOTUS

Nephew Says Justice RBG Is Already “Up And Working”

Reuters reports: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is “up and working” and making jokes after being hospitalized with rib fractures, her nephew said on Thursday at the premiere of a new movie about her early career fighting for women’s equality. Daniel Stiepleman, who wrote the script for the film “On the Basis of Sex” about his aunt’s work …

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RBG Hospitalized After Fracturing Three Ribs In Fall

USA Today reports: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in the hospital after falling in her office Wednesday night, the Court announced in a statement on Thursday. Ginsburg, 85, went home after the fall but continued to experience “discomfort overnight” and went to George Washington Hospital early Thursday. Tests revealed she fractured three ribs and she “was admitted for …

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SCOTUS Rejects Trump’s Appeal On Net Neutrality

Reuters reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused a request by the Trump administration and the telecommunications industry to wipe away a lower court decision that had upheld Obama-era net neutrality rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, though the justices’ action does not undo the 2017 repeal of the policy. The high court decision not to …

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Hillary: Kavanaugh’s Swearing-In Was A “Political Rally”

CNN reports: “What was done last night in the White House was a political rally. It further undermined the image and integrity of the court,” Clinton, Trump’s Democratic 2016 election opponent, told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview. “And that troubles me greatly. It saddens me. Because our judicial system has been viewed as one of the main pillars …

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Trump To Kavanaugh: “You Were Proven Innocent”

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump used a ceremonial swearing-in of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Monday night to apologize for the “pain and suffering” the president said his nominee endured during his contentious Senate confirmation. “What happened to the Kavanaugh family violates every notion of fairness, decency and due process,” Trump said during an East Room ceremony. “You, sir, …

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Coons: Too Soon To Talk About Impeaching Kavanaugh

“Frankly, we are just less than a month away from an election. Folks who feel very strongly one way or the other about the issues in front of us should get out and vote and participate. There’s only ever been one justice that’s been impeached and I think talking about it at this point isn’t necessarily healing us and moving …

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Kavanaugh’s First Vote Could Come This Week On Trump Administration’s Battle Against Federal Courts

Politico reports: Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s first vote as a member of the Supreme Court could come as soon as Tuesday or Wednesday on a Trump administration request testing how much power courts should wield over top executive branch officials. The administration has already made one unsuccessful run at the high court on the issue: asking Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Makes Final Vote On Kavanaugh, Dozens Of Protesters Arrested Outside Supreme Court

NBC News reports: Just before 1 p.m. ET, hundreds of protesters crossed police lines to gather on the steps of the Senate, chanting, “November is coming.” Some held large red signs with black letters, stretched across several steps that read, “We believe all survivors.” Two women kneeled in front of the steps, fists raised in the air, before hundreds more …

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Perkins: This Has Always Been About Ending Abortion

Just in from hate group leader Tony Perkins: We applaud the U.S. Senate for putting an end to further delaying tactics and proceeding to a final vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination. Long before the president even made his Supreme Court pick, both sides knew about a battle that would follow. But no one knew the depths to which the Left …

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Red State Dem Joe Manchin: I Am Also A Definite Yes

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin waited until Susan Collins finished her diatribe to tweet that he too will vote “yes” in tomorrow’s final confirmation vote. That means a very likely 51-49 final vote. It’s over, folks. The Washington Examiner reports: Sen. Joe Manchin split with his party Friday, vowing to support Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. The stunning …

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Daily Caller Taunts Sexual Assault Victims With Beer

The Daily Beast reports: Three people from conservative website The Daily Caller confronted anti-Brett Kavanaugh protesters in a Senate office building on Friday, offering alcohol to women who say they are survivors of sexual assault. One woman with a camera recorded a male host and another man holding beer asking protesters in the Hart Office Building if they like beer—a …

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Flake: My Final Vote Is Yes, Unless Something Changes

Vox reports: Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) has announced he plans to vote to confirm embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, barring any major last-minute changes. Flake said he would vote to confirm Kavanaugh this weekend unless “something big changes,” according to NBC News reporter Alex Moe. He doesn’t anticipate anything like that: “I don’t see what would,” Flake said, adding …

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Senate Advances Kavanaugh 51-49 To Final Vote

The Washington Examiner reports: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh survived a critical procedural vote in the Senate on Friday with help from Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, but his fate was still unclear as Collins said she would reveal at 3 p.m. whether she can support Kavanaugh in a final vote that’s expected in the coming days. …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Cloture Vote On Brett Kavanaugh

The Associated Press reports: The Senate is poised to take a crucial vote Friday on whether to advance Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court as key Republican senators remain undecided amid allegations of sexual misconduct and intense protests that have divided the nation. “I said a few things I should not have said,” he wrote in an op-ed published …

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Washington Post & New York Times: Vote No On Kav

From the editorial board of the Washington Post: As Senators prepare to vote this week on Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh, they, and the rest of the country, must wonder: Which Brett M. Kavanaugh are they evaluating? Is it the steady, conservative jurist he was reputed to be before his confirmation saga? Or is it a partisan operative harboring …

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Kavanaugh Pens Op-Ed: Maybe I Was Too Emotional

Last night Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh published an unprecedented op-ed for the Wall Street Journal. An excerpt: I testified before the Judiciary Committee last Thursday to defend my family, my good name and my lifetime of public service. My hearing testimony was forceful and passionate. That is because I forcefully and passionately denied the allegation against me. At times, …

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Retired SCOTUS Justice John Paul Stevens: Kavanaugh’s Temperament Is Unsuitable For The Supreme Court

The Palm Beach Post reports: Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens on Thursday said that high court nominee Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, who Stevens once lauded in one of his books, does not belong on the Supreme Court. Speaking to a crowd of retirees in Boca Raton, Stevens, 98, said Kavanaugh’s performance during a recent Senate confirmation hearing …

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GOP Cancels Ads After Poll Showing Heitkamp At -12

The Washington Post reports: North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D), in a tough reelection race in her deep-red state, announced today that she would vote against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. She told local TV station WDAY that “the process was bad” and she’d be voting no. The reaction on Twitter and social media ranged from …

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Dem Senator Says New FBI Report Is “Bullshit” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez (D) unloaded on the FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh’s background on Thursday, calling it a “bullshit” investigation that failed to speak to corroborating witnesses. In a video posted from his Twitter account, the senator slammed both the FBI and Senate Republicans, who he said “restricted” agents from speaking to necessary individuals about …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Republicans Call For Confirmation

Already underway: Senate Republicans on Thursday will hold a news conference following the release of an FBI report about allegations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court. Senators who have already seen the report said earlier in the day that the FBI did not find evidence corroborating the sexual assault allegations against him.

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