Tag Archives: SCOTUS

SCOTUS Backs Trump On “Remain In Mexico” Policy

The Washington Post reports: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the Trump administration may continue its “Remain in Mexico” policy for asylum seekers while lower-court challenges continue, after the federal government warned that tens of thousands of immigrants massed at the southern border could overwhelm the immigration system. The justices reversed a decision of a panel of the U.S. Court …

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Schumer Sorry For Comments About Supreme Court

The Hill reports: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Thursday that he “shouldn’t have used the words” he did when he said that two Supreme Court justices would “pay the price” for their decisions on abortion rights cases. “Now I should not have used the words I used yesterday,” Schumer said in remarks from the Senate floor. “They …

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McConnell To Rebuke Schumer For SCOTUS Comments

Politico reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to take to the Senate floor this morning to go after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for saying Supreme Court justices would “pay the price” for anti-abortion rulings. On Wednesday, Schumer said this outside the Supreme Court, as justices considered a case about limiting abortion in Louisiana: “I want to tell you, …

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SCOTUS Rules 5-4 To Reject Suit By Family Of Mexican Boy Killed In Cross-Border Shooting By Border Patrol

Reuters reports: The Supreme Court on Tuesday barred a lawsuit against a Border Patrol agent for fatally shooting a 15-year-old Mexican boy on Mexican soil from across the border in Texas, refusing to open the door for foreign nationals to pursue civil rights cases in American courts in such incidents. The court ruled 5-4 to uphold a lower court’s dismissal …

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Trump: RBG And Sotomayor Should Recuse Themselves

The New York Post reports: President Trump on Monday night called for Supreme Court justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg to recuse themselves from any cases involving his administration after a recent stinging dissent by Sotomayor. Trump was responding to a statement from Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who said Sotomayor accused “GOP appointed Justices of being biased” in …

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SCOTUS To Hear Case On Same-Sex Foster Parenting

The Washington Post reports: The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a dispute over a Philadelphia Catholic agency that won’t place foster children with same-sex couples. The justices will review an appeals court ruling that upheld the city’s decision to stop placing children with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s agency because it would not permit same-sex couples to serve as …

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SCOTUS Rules For Trump On Immigrant Wealth Tests

Reuters reports: The U.S. Supreme Court gave the go-ahead on Monday for one of President Donald Trump’s hardline immigration policies, allowing his administration to implement a rule denying legal permanent residency to certain immigrants deemed likely to require government assistance in the future. The justices, on a 5-4 vote, granted the administration’s request to lift a lower court’s injunction that …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senators And SCOTUS Chief Get Sworn In

ABC News reports: A bipartisan group of senators has been appointed to escort Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts into the Senate chamber to be sworn in to preside over the impeachment trial. The group includes two Democrats and two Republicans. They were recommended by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. They are Roy Blunt, Republican …

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Notorious RBG Says She’s Starting 2020 “Cancer-Free”

CNN reports: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in the liberal minority on the Supreme Court but has a way of steering the debate on a case. Ginsburg spoke to CNN in a rare interview in her chambers this week. The 86-year-old four-time cancer survivor has resumed an active role in oral arguments and is often the first of the nine …

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Dems To SCOTUS: Rule On Obamacare Before Election

Politico reports: A coalition of Democratic-led states is asking the Supreme Court to immediately take up a challenge to Obamacare, calling on the justices to decide the law’s fate well ahead of November’s elections. Attorneys general from 20 states in a legal brief argued the high court needed to quickly take up the case, contending that prolonged uncertainty over the …

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207 Congress Members To SCOTUS: Undo Roe V Wade

CBS News reports: Over 200 members of Congress asked the Supreme Court to consider overturning Roe v. Wade, which guarantees the right to an abortion, in a brief urging the court to uphold a Louisiana law severely restricting abortion. The 39 senators and 168 House members submitted the amicus brief in the case of June Medical Services LLC v. Gee, …

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Joe Biden Open To Nominating Obama To SCOTUS

The New York Times reports: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden told reporters on Saturday he would nominate former President Barack Obama to the Supreme Court “if he’d take it.” “Biden asked here in Washington, Iowa, if he would ever nominate former President Obama to serve on the Supreme Court. ‘If he’d take it, yes,’” reported Wall Street Journal reporter Ken …

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RBG: No Trump, SCOTUS Can’t Stop Impeachment

Talking Points Memo reports: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg responded to President Trump’s suggestion that the Supreme Court could stop the impeachment process, saying “the president is not a lawyer.” “He’s not law-trained,” Ginsburg continued after being asked by BBC reporter Razia Iqbal about Trump’s proposal. “But the truth is, the judiciary is a reactive institution. We don’t have a program, …

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SCOTUS Agrees To Rule On Trump’s Financial Records

The New York Times reports: The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to decide whether President Trump can block the release of his financial records, setting the stage for a blockbuster ruling on the power of presidents to resist demands for information from prosecutors and Congress. The court’s ruling, expected by June, could give the public a look at information the …

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SCOTUS Rejects Challenge To Abortion/Ultrasound Law

The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions. The justices did not comment in refusing to review an appeals court ruling that upheld the law. The American Civil Liberties Union had challenged the law on behalf of Kentucky’s lone remaining …

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Trump Makes Third Plea For SCOTUS To Hide Finances

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump on Friday asked the Supreme Court to temporarily halt subpoenas for his financial records sent to two banks by congressional Democrats, the latest in a string of court battles over the president’s personal financial dealings to make its way to the justices. A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that Deutsche Bank and Capital One …

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Trump Asks SCOTUS To Block Dems From His Financials

CNBC reports: Attorneys for President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court to hear arguments in a case over whether his longtime accounting firm will be required to turn over his financial records to Congress, Trump attorney Jay Sekulow said. The request, which was made in a filing known as a petition, comes after the top court late last month halted …

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SCOTUS Continues Block On Trump’s Taxes, Financials

USA Today reports: The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a continuing legal block on a powerful House committee’s access to years of President Donald Trump’s tax returns and financial records from his longtime accounting firm. Acting as presidential impeachment proceedings seemed to inch forward, the court blocked the effect of a recent federal appeals court ruling in favor of the …

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SCOTUS Okays Climate Scientist’s Defamation Suit

Reuters reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday allowed a prominent climate scientist to pursue a defamation lawsuit against a conservative magazine and a think tank that compared him to a convicted child molester. The justices declined to hear appeals filed by National Review magazine and the Competitive Enterprise Institute seeking to overturn a lower court’s ruling that allowed the …

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BOOK: Justice Kennedy Told Trump To Pick Kavanaugh

The Washington Post reports: It was a historic moment in April 2017 when Supreme Court justice Anthony M. Kennedy presided over the ceremonial Rose Garden swearing-in for the court’s new member, Neil M. Gorsuch: the first time a sitting justice was joined on the nation’s highest court by one of his former law clerks. But a secret meeting moments later …

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