Tag Archives: SCOTUS

Supreme Court Backs Trump On Asylum Restrictions

The New York Times reports: The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Trump administration to bar many Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States. The court said the administration may enforce new rules that generally forbid asylum applications from people who had traveled through another country on their way to the United States without being denied asylum …

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DOJ Asks SCOTUS To Allow Trump’s Asylum Ban Plan

Fox News is thrilled to report: The Supreme Court is considering an emergency appeal from the Justice Department that would allow them to enforce, for now, the Trump administration’s ban on asylum for anyone trying to cross the southern border by transiting through a third country. The Justice Department on Tuesday filed a supplemental brief with the justices, criticizing a …

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LOL: Neil Gorsuch’s New Book Laments Loss Of Civility

The Associated Press reports: Justice Neil Gorsuch is following the path of Supreme Court colleagues-turned-authors in a new book in which he laments the loss of civility in public discourse. The 52-year-old justice wrote “A Republic, If You Can Keep It” because Americans should remember that their political opponents “love this country as much as we do,” Gorsuch said in …

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McConnell Will “Absolutely” Fill Next SCOTUS Vacancy

Reuters reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) pledged Tuesday that Republicans would fill a Supreme Court vacancy in 2019 or 2020, arguing the dynamic is different now than when the party held open a seat in 2016. Asked during an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt if Republicans would support filing a vacancy on the Supreme Court in 2019 …

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Notorious RBG: I Feel Great And I Love My Job [VIDEO]

It seems like she’s just trolling the haters lately. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Saturday that she is on her way “to being very well” after receiving cancer treatment, adding that she will be prepared when the high court’s next term begins in October. “This audience can see that I am alive. And I am on my way …

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“Strong” Notorious RBG Delivers Speech At University

CNN reports: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, making her first public appearance since it was announced that she had undergone recent treatment for pancreatic cancer, appeared strong Monday when she accepted an honorary degree from the University at Buffalo. The 86-year-old liberal icon stood as she made remarks and briefly referenced her health, which has again been the focus of public …

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Trump To SCOTUS: Legalize Firing People For Being Gay

Dominic Holden reports at Buzzfeed News: The Trump administration took its hardest line yet to legalize anti-gay discrimination on Friday when it asked the Supreme Court to declare that federal law allows private companies to fire workers based only on their sexual orientation. An amicus brief filed by the DOJ weighs in on two cases involving gay workers and what …

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Notorious RBG Treated For Pancreatic Cancer

NPR reports: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has just completed three weeks of radiation treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, the U.S. Supreme Court disclosed Friday. The radiation therapy, conducted on an outpatient basis, began Aug. 5, shortly after a localized cancerous tumor was discovered on Ginsburg’s pancreas. The treatment included the insertion of a stent in …

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Trump Administration Petitions Supreme Court To Legalize Firing People Merely For Being Transgender

Dominic Holden reports at Buzzfeed News: The Trump administration on Friday took one of its most aggressive steps yet to legalize anti-transgender discrimination by telling the Supreme Court that federal law allows firing workers solely for being transgender, arguing a Michigan funeral home could fire a transgender woman because she wanted to wear women’s clothing on the job. Although the …

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SCOTUS Lets Trump Use Pentagon Funds On Wall

The New York Times reports: The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the Trump administration to move forward with plans to build a wall along parts of the Mexican border while litigation over paying for it proceeds. A trial judge had prohibited the administration from transferring $2.5 billion from the Pentagon’s budget to fund the effort, and an appeals court had …

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Notorious RBG Opposes Adding More SCOTUS Justices

NPR reports: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in an interview Tuesday that she does not favor proposals put forth by some Democratic presidential candidates who have advocated changing the number of Supreme Court justices if the Democrats win the presidency. “Nine seems to be a good number. It’s been that way for a long time,” she said, adding, “I think …

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Joe Biden Open To Renominating Garland For SCOTUS

Iowa Starting Line reports: “I think we should have been a whole heck of a lot harder on [Mitch McConnell],” Biden said when asked if there was anything he and President Obama should have done differently on the Merrick Garland nomination. “I’d say, what are you doing, you’re setting a horrible precedent here. And the answer was, I know Joe, …

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Former RNC Chair Ken Mehlman Files SCOTUS Brief For LGBT Worker Rights: Gay Rights Are A Republican Value

Former RNC chairman Ken Mehlman writes in a NYT op-ed: Members of the Republican Party are heirs to the legacies of Lincoln and Reagan. Our party should support people’s ability to reap the rewards of their labor — to earn a fair and honest living, and to work where they want to work. We are the party of economic freedom, …

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SCOTUS To Hear LGBT Worker Rights On October 8th

Chris Johnson reports at The Washington Blade: The U.S. Supreme Court has designed Oct. 8 as the date when it will hear arguments on whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to cases of anti-LGBT discrimination, setting up a showdown for when LGBT rights in all areas of life will hang in the balance. On Monday, …

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SCOTUS To Hear Challenge To Trump’s DACA Policy

The New York Times reports: The Supreme Court will decide whether the Trump administration may shut down a program that shields some 800,000 young, undocumented immigrants from deportation, the court said on Friday. The court will hear arguments in the case during its next term, which starts in October, and will probably issue its decision in the spring or summer …

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McConnell: If A Democrat Wins The White House In 2020, I’ll Give His SCOTUS Pick A Hearing And Vote

In a sane world, this wouldn’t even be a question. The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says he would give a new Democratic president’s nominee to the Supreme Court a hearing and vote in 2021, but isn’t making any promises that person would win confirmation in a GOP-controlled Senate. McConnell noted that two of President Richard Nixon’s …

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2020 Democrats Celebrate SCOTUS Census Ruling

Let’s just hope this isn’t premature celebrating: Democratic presidential candidates celebrated the Thursday morning’s Supreme Court decision blocking the Trump administration’s request to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Chief Justice john Roberts joined with the court’s liberal wing in a decision ruling 5-4 the Trump administration did not give adequate reason for adding the question. YES — …

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BREAKING: SCOTUS Swats Down Census Citizenship Question For Now, Remands Case To Lower Court

Raw Story reports: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Dept. of Commerce v. New York, where the state of New York sued over the question the Trump administration placed on the census asking about legal citizenship. The Court decided that they agreed with lower court decisions and that the reason for putting the question on the census was “invalid.” …

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SCOTUS Okays FUCT, No Other Major Rulings Today

NPR reports: Dirty words make it to the U.S. Supreme Court only occasionally. One of those occasions came Monday, in a case involving a clothing line named “FUCT.” The issue is whether the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office acted unconstitutionally when it refused to grant trademark protection to the brand name. And, for the justices, the immediate problem was how …

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Major SCOTUS Rulings Due: Census, Gerrymandering

Reuters reports: The U.S. Supreme Court, approaching the end of its current term, is due to issue rulings in the coming days in major cases including the Trump administration’s bid to add a contentious citizenship question to the 2020 census and efforts by voters to curb the partisan manipulation of electoral district boundaries. The court, which has a 5-4 conservative …

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