Tag Archives: SCOTUS

Pence Hits “Disappointing” SCOTUS Justice Roberts

Axios reports: Vice President Pence told the Christian Broadcast Network in an interview to be broadcast Thursday that Chief Justice John Roberts “has been a disappointment to conservatives.” The conservative Roberts has this year sided with the Supreme Court’s more liberal justices on abortion, LGBTQ discrimination and the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Roberts wrote last month’s ruling …

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SCOTUS Puts Trump Financials Case On Fast Track

Bloomberg Law reports: The U.S. Supreme Court put a clash over a grand jury subpoena for President Donald Trump’s financial records on a fast track, formally returning it to the appeals court level ahead of schedule. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance had asked the justices not to wait 25-plus days, as they normally do after issuing an opinion. The court …

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Notorious RBG Getting Chemo For Cancer Recurrence

Via press release from Notorious RBG: On May 19, I began a course of chemotherapy (gemcitabine) to treat a recurrence of cancer. A periodic scan in February followed by a biopsy revealed lesions on my liver. My recent hospitalizations to remove gall stones and treat an infection were unrelated to this recurrence. Immunotherapy first essayed proved unsuccessful. The chemotherapy course, …

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Notorious RBG Released From Hospital, “Doing Well”

USA Today reports: Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a four-time cancer survivor, was released from a Baltimore hospital Wednesday after treatment for a possible infection. Ginsburg, 87, the court’s oldest justice, had experienced fever and chills Monday night and underwent an endoscopic procedure at Johns Hopkins Hospital the following day to clean out a bile duct stent that …

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg In Hospital For “Possible Infection”

CNN reports: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been taken to the hospital and treated for a possible infection, according to a court spokeswoman. “Justice Ginsburg was admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland early this morning for treatment of a possible infection,” spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg said Tuesday. “She was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. …

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Wife Of SCOTUS Justice Clarence Thomas Trashes BLM

The Washington Post reports: The banner says “Welcome to Clifton where Black Lives Matter.” It was posted over the tiny Northern Virginia town’s Main Street, in a space mostly used to advertise community events, after residents proposed staging a protest like the ones that have swept the country since the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. …

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Fox Analyst: Today Was A “Defeat For The President”

Mediaite reports: Fox News judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano reacted to the Supreme Court’s decision on Donald Trump’s tax returns by pronouncing their verdict “a defeat for the president.” Napolitano reacted to the decision on America’s Newsroom by emphasizing that Trump and his successors are “not immune from criminal prosecution and is not immune from complying with the ordinary process of …

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Trump Has Screeching Meltdown After SCOTUS Rulings

NBC News reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday gave President Donald Trump a chance to beat back House Democrats’ efforts to obtain his financial records but ruled he is not immune from Manhattan district attorney’s attempt to get his taxes. The Manhattan district attorney’s office wanted to obtain Trump’s tax returns as part of its probe into hush-money payments …

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SCOTUS Punts In Second Case On Trump’s Financials

The New York Times reports: The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that President Trump can for now block the release of his financial records to Congress but that prosecutors in New York may see them, a stunning defeat for Mr. Trump but a decision that probably means the records will continue to be shielded from public scrutiny until after the election …

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John Roberts Was Hospitalized After Fall Last Month

The Washington Post reports: Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. suffered a fall at a Maryland country club last month that required an overnight stay in the hospital, a Supreme Court spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday night. The 65-year-old chief justice was taken by ambulance to a hospital after the June 21 incident at the Chevy Chase Club, which was serious enough …

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SCOTUS Rules Public Funds Okay For Religious Schools

USA Today reports: The Supreme Court delivered a major victory Tuesday to parents seeking state aid for their children’s religious school education. The court’s conservative majority ruled that states offering scholarships to students in private schools cannot exclude religious schools from such programs. The decision was written by Chief Justice John Roberts, who has joined the liberal justices in three …

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Trump Screeches: I Want “New” Supreme Court Justices

The Independent reports: Two conservative justices appointed by the president to the US Supreme Court have apparently have not yielded the kind of results Trump wanted, following the high court’s decision decision to uphold DACA and allow Dreamers who entered the US without legal permission as children to remain in the country. Now, he “will be releasing a new list …

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Obama Celebrates SCOTUS Ruling: “Happy Pride Month”

The Hill reports: Former President Obama took to Twitter on late Monday to wish the country a “Happy Pride month” after the Supreme Court ruled that gay and transgender people are protected against employment discrimination under exiting civil rights laws. The tweet also featured a photo captured by former White House photographer Pete Souza in 2015 showing rainbow colors cast …

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SCOTUS Ruling May Undo Attack On LGBTQ Healthcare

Axios reports: The Supreme Court’s historic ruling on LGBTQ nondiscrimination could sideline the Trump administration’s new policies on health care and adoption. The ruling’s ripple effects will be felt immediately, and could ultimately derail regulations the administration had finalized just days ago.  Federal civil rights law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, and the Supreme Court said Monday that …

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Trump: LGBT Rights Ruling “A Very Powerful Decision”

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump said on Monday he will live with the U.S. Supreme Court decision that a federal law barring workplace discrimination protects gay and transgender employees. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said the ruling was a very powerful decision. As you can see below, CBS is reporting that Trump says he read the ruling. …

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Trans Woman At Center Of SCOTUS Case Dies At 59

NBC News reports: Aimee Stephens, the Detroit-area funeral home worker whose firing led to a Supreme Court case that could decide the employment rights of millions of transgender and gender-nonconforming people, died Tuesday, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which was working on her case. She was 59. Stephens had kidney disease for several years and required lengthy dialysis …

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Trump Asks SCOTUS To Block Release Of Mueller Docs

The Washington Post reports: The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to temporarily block a ruling that requires the Justice Department to give Congress certain secret grand jury material from the investigation conducted by former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in March cleared the way for Congress to access secret …

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SCOTUS Tosses New Jersey “Bridgegate” Convictions

CNN reports: The Supreme Court threw out fraud convictions on Thursday against two New Jersey officials involved in the “Bridgegate” political scandal, the George Washington Bridge traffic jam that rocked the administration of then-Gov. Chris Christie. Writing for a unanimous court, Justice Elena Kagan said that “for no reason” other than “political payback” the aides “used deception” to cut access …

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RBG Released From Hospital, Is “Resting Comfortably”

NBC News reports: The Notorious R.B.G. appears to be A-OK. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital late on Wednesday after being treated for gallstones, the court said in a statement. Ginsburg underwent nonsurgical treatment at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Tuesday for a benign gallbladder condition that was causing an infection. The condition was …

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RBG Hospitalized With Infection Caused By Gallstone

The Associated Press reports: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized Tuesday with an infection caused by a gallstone, but plans to take part in the court’s arguments by telephone Wednesday, the Supreme Court said. The 87-year-old justice underwent non-surgical treatment for what the court described as acute cholecystitis, a benign gall bladder condition, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. …

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