Tag Archives: SCOTUS

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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McConnell Delays Return Of Senate Over Infections

Politico reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Saturday that the full Senate will not return until Oct. 19 — two weeks later than planned — after three GOP senators tested positive for the coronavirus. But McConnell also vowed that the Senate would still move ahead with Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination, with the Senate Judiciary Committee set to …

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Fox Host: The WH Consulted Me On SCOTUS Nominee

“That the circuit judge out of Florida – Lagoa I believe is how you pronounce her name. Cuban-American, she’s been on the court for about three and a half minutes, you know, maybe two or three years, no significant cases as a federal judge. “Being pushed very hard by the Republican delegation in Florida, mostly for political reasons. This is …

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Biden Won’t Give Trump Ammo On Expanding SCOTUS

Politico reports: Joe Biden would not say whether he opposes the mounting calls in his party to add more members to the U.S. Supreme Court in retaliation for Republicans filling a vacancy right before the presidential election. Biden told a local Wisconsin TV station that he wants to keep the focus on President Donald Trump and not get distracted by …

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Brooklyn Municipal Building To Be Named For RBG

NY1 reports: The Brooklyn Municipal Building will be named after late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday. During his daily briefing, the mayor noted the honor is a testament to Ginsburg’s roots and legacy that began in the borough. “It’s personal for us as New Yorkers,” de Blasio said. The building, located …

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Romney Caves, Backs Vote On Supreme Court Nominee

Politico reports: Sen. Mitt Romney said he would support a floor vote on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court, essentially clinching consideration of Trump’s nominee this year despite the impending election. Just two Republican senators have asked for the party to put the brakes on the confirmation. And with a 53-seat majority, Senate Majority Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) now has the votes …

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Gardner Falls In Line On Vacancy: I’ll Vote To Confirm

Denver’s CBS News affiliate reports: Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner released a statement about his position on the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy left by the late-Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Gardner had avoided answering questions from journalists until Monday evening. “When a President exercises constitutional authority to nominate a judge for the Supreme Court vacancy, the Senate must decide how to best …

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Grassley Joins GOP’s Hypocrisy Ranks On Vacancy

The Des Moines Register reports: U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley said Monday that he will not oppose holding hearings or taking a vote on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nomination if the proceedings move forward. “Over the years, and as recently as July, I’ve consistently said that taking up and evaluating a nominee in 2020 would be a decision for the …

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POLL: 62% Want Election Winner To Fill SCOTUS Seat

Reuters reports: A majority of Americans, including many Republicans, want the winner of the November presidential election to name a successor to Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released today. The national opinion poll, conducted Sept. 19-20 after Ginsburg’s death was announced, suggests that many Americans object to President Donald Trump’s plan, backed …

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Right Wing Group Launches $10M SCOTUS Campaign

Axios reports: The Judicial Crisis Network is launching a $2.2 million ad campaign to put pressure on vulnerable Senate Republicans in battleground states to support a quick confirmation when President Trump announces his Supreme Court nominee. The ad will run in Colorado, Iowa, North Carolina, Utah and Maine targeting vulnerable GOP incumbent Sens. Susan Collins, Cory Gardner and Thom Tillis. …

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GOP Rep Grandstands On Delaying SCOTUS Expansion

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Douglas A. Collins (R-Ga.), who is competing for a Senate seat from his state, said Monday that he plans to introduce a constitutional amendment that would effectively delay any efforts by Democrats to expand the size of the Supreme Court in retaliation for Republicans muscling through a Trump nominee. “By threatening to pack the Supreme …

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WH Says SCOTUS Vote Timing Is Up To McConnell

The Associated Press reports: The White House says President Donald Trump will announce his pick to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the “near future” but is declining to say whether the president will push for a Senate confirmation vote before Election Day. Marc Short is the chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence. He says a …

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Collins Mum Of Replacing RBG Before Election Day

The Portland Press Herald reports: Republican Sen. Susan Collins, amid the toughest reelection fight of her career, would not say today whether she would vote to confirm a replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before Election Day. Maine’s other senator, independent Angus King, quickly issued a statement making clear that he does not support a nomination process before the election. …

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Trump To GOP: Don’t Delay On Filling SCOTUS Vacancy

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump on Saturday urged the Republican-run Senate to consider “without delay” his upcoming nomination to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just six weeks before the election. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., vowed on Friday night, hours after Ginsburg’s death, to call a vote for …

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