Tag Archives: SCOTUS

Lindsey Graham In 2016: If A SCOTUS Vacancy Occurs In 2020, “Use My Words Against Me” If We Go For It

“This is the last year of a lame-duck, and if Ted Cruz or Donald Trump get to be president, they’ve all asked us not to confirm or take up a selection by president Obama. So if a vacancy occurs in their last year, of their first term, guess what, you will use their words against them. You will use their …

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Trump Praises Ginsburg As “A Titan Of The Law”

NPR reports: President Trump called Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg a “titan of the law” in a statement late Friday night on her death. “Renowned for her brilliant mind and her powerful dissents at the Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg demonstrated that one can disagree without being disagreeable toward one’s colleagues or different points of view,” the statement said. The …

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McConnell Vows Vote On Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee

CNN reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed on Friday that whomever President Donald Trump nominates to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will get a vote on the Senate floor, signaling a historic fight in Congress over one of the most polarizing issues in American politics. “President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the …

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GOP Loses Bid To Keep Green Party On Montana Ballot

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports: Another effort to restore Montana Green Party candidates to the general election ballot has been denied, officials said Monday. Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan denied an emergency request from two candidates and two Green Party voters to restore the candidates to the ballot. Many of the signers who asked to remove their names …

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“Honored” Cruz Doesn’t Want To Be SCOTUS Justice

The Hill reports: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Sunday that he wouldn’t accept a Supreme Court nomination after President Trump included his name on a list of potential nominees. The Texas senator told Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures” that he would not be interested in joining the Supreme Court as a Trump nominee. “It is deeply honoring,” he told Maria …

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Trump’s SCOTUS Shortlist Is Full Of Anti-LGBTQ Haters

Via press release from Lambda Legal: Today, the Trump Administration released a new list of dangerous, ultra-conservative ideologues as potential nominees for the highest court in the land. This list is teeming with individuals who have alarming anti-LGBTQ and anti-civil rights records, which should be disqualifying for any judicial nominee, let alone a nominee for the Supreme Court. Notably, the …

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Trump Puts Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton On SCOTUS Shortlist

Axios reports: President Trump unveiled Wednesday his revamped list of potential Supreme Court justices that includes 20 new names, including Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Neb.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Top aides and advisers to the president urged him months ago to put together a new list of justices ahead of Election Day to pump up his base and remind them why …

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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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