Tag Archives: SCOTUS

RBG Misses SCOTUS Arguments For First Time Ever

CNBC reports: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will not be on the bench on Monday to hear arguments in the first case brought to the high court since the 85-year-old underwent cancer surgery last month. Ginsburg has not missed a day of argument since President Bill Clinton appointed her to the bench in 1993. This is believed to be …

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RBG Released From Hospital: “No Evidence Of Disease”

CNN reports: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday and is recuperating at home after undergoing surgery, according to a court spokesperson. “Justice Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital yesterday and is recuperating at home,” said Kathy Arberg, public information officer for the Supreme Court. There is no evidence of any remaining disease nor …

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Mystery Company Gets Stay In Mueller Subpoena Fight

Politico reports: Chief Justice John Roberts has stepped into a grand jury subpoena dispute that appears to involve special counsel Robert Mueller and an unknown company owned by a foreign country. Roberts issued an order late Sunday temporarily staying a contempt citation against the firm, as well as an escalating financial penalty a judge imposed for failing to comply with …

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REPORT: Notorious RBG Is Working From The Hospital

The Associated Press reports: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is up and working as she recuperates from cancer surgery. A spokeswoman for the court, Kathy Arberg, also says that Ginsburg remained in New York at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on Sunday. No information has been released on when Ginsburg might return home. The court next meets on Jan. …

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Mystery Firm Asks SCOTUS To Block Mueller Subpoena

CNN reports: An unnamed, foreign government-owned company in a mystery court case is asking the Supreme Court to pause a grand jury subpoena it received related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. The Supreme Court appeal comes after a federal appeals court ruling that ordered the company to comply with the subpoena, which required it to turn over “information” about …

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Supreme Court Rules 5-4 Against Trump’s Asylum Ban

The New York Times reports: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to revive a Trump administration initiative barring migrants who enter the country illegally from seeking asylum. The court was closely divided, with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. joining the four-member liberal wing in turning down the administration’s request for a stay of a trial judge’s order blocking the …

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Undergoes Lung Surgery

CNN reports: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a pulmonary lobectomy Friday in New York, the Supreme Court announced. CNN is saying on-air at this writing that the operation was successful and she is “resting comfortably.” The surgery was pre-planned. RGB has had multiple surgeries in the last 20 years. Update to follow shortly…. UPDATE from the Supreme Court press office: …

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Merriam-Webster’s 2018 Word Of The Year: “Justice”

Via press release from Merriam-Webster: Our Word of the Year for 2018 is justice. It was a top lookup throughout the year at Merriam-Webster.com, with the entry being consulted 74% more than in 2017. The concept of justice was at the center of many of our national debates in the past year: racial justice, social justice, criminal justice, economic justice. …

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Tony Perkins: “Reserve Judgment” On Brett Kavanaugh

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: For a taxpayer-funded organization, Planned Parenthood has gotten away with a lot. So three years ago, when David Daleiden stumbled on the biggest scandal of the year — the group’s baby body parts ring — states thought they finally had the proof they needed to cut those Medicaid contracts. Eleven tried, …

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American Family Association: Christians Have Been “Duped By Naugahyde Conservative” Brett Kavanaugh

Published today by AFA radio host Bryan Fischer: Conservatives have made a career out of getting duped by Naugahyde Conservatives, guys that look, sound, and feel like the real thing and then turn out to be cheap plastic. It’s happened again. Brett Kavanaugh, whom conservatives defended through thick and thin in his confirmation hearings, let us down the first chance …

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Right Wing Christians Turn On “Fraud” Brett Kavanaugh

Yesterday Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh voted with the majority to reject an attempt to defund Planned Parenthood. As you’d expect, right wing Christians, who were among his biggest fans during the confirmation process, already have their knives out. World Net Daily‘s Joseph Farah writes: I hate to say it, but I saw this one coming. When President Trump selected …

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Dems Condemn Trump Over Latest Anti-Trans Move

Just in from the Democratic National Committee: Yesterday, the Department of Justice requested the U.S. Supreme Court review President Trump’s ban on transgender people from serving in the military. Currently, there are 3 cases navigating the federal judicial system. This request, if granted, would allow the cases to skip the traditional process and review of the various regional U.S. Courts …

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Hair Furor Can’t Resist Hitting Back At SCOTUS Justice

Trump may end up regretting this attack: President Trump fired back at Chief Justice John Roberts on Wednesday after the leader of the Supreme Court rebuked the president over his criticism of “Obama judges.” Trump’s tweet came after Roberts released an unprecedented statement criticizing the president earlier Wednesday, saying the U.S. doesn’t have “Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges …

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Chief Justice John Roberts Rebukes Trump On Judiciary

Reuters reports: U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Wednesday defended the federal judiciary a day after President Donald Trump referred to a judge who ruled against his policy limiting asylum for certain immigrants as an “Obama judge.” “We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges,” Roberts, a conservative who was appointed by Republican former …

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Supreme Court To Hear Census Citizenship Challege

Reuters reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday said it would hear oral arguments in February concerning a challenge by 18 states to President Donald Trump’s administration’s contentious decision to ask people taking part in the 2020 national census whether they are citizens. The legal question concerns the scope of evidence that a New York-based federal judge can consider at …

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Nephew Says Justice RBG Is Already “Up And Working”

Reuters reports: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is “up and working” and making jokes after being hospitalized with rib fractures, her nephew said on Thursday at the premiere of a new movie about her early career fighting for women’s equality. Daniel Stiepleman, who wrote the script for the film “On the Basis of Sex” about his aunt’s work …

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RBG Hospitalized After Fracturing Three Ribs In Fall

USA Today reports: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in the hospital after falling in her office Wednesday night, the Court announced in a statement on Thursday. Ginsburg, 85, went home after the fall but continued to experience “discomfort overnight” and went to George Washington Hospital early Thursday. Tests revealed she fractured three ribs and she “was admitted for …

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SCOTUS Rejects Trump’s Appeal On Net Neutrality

Reuters reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused a request by the Trump administration and the telecommunications industry to wipe away a lower court decision that had upheld Obama-era net neutrality rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, though the justices’ action does not undo the 2017 repeal of the policy. The high court decision not to …

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Hillary: Kavanaugh’s Swearing-In Was A “Political Rally”

CNN reports: “What was done last night in the White House was a political rally. It further undermined the image and integrity of the court,” Clinton, Trump’s Democratic 2016 election opponent, told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview. “And that troubles me greatly. It saddens me. Because our judicial system has been viewed as one of the main pillars …

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Trump To Kavanaugh: “You Were Proven Innocent”

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump used a ceremonial swearing-in of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Monday night to apologize for the “pain and suffering” the president said his nominee endured during his contentious Senate confirmation. “What happened to the Kavanaugh family violates every notion of fairness, decency and due process,” Trump said during an East Room ceremony. “You, sir, …

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