Tag Archives: SCOTUS

Cuomo Signs Bill Codifying Roe Into NY State Law

The Albany Times-Union reports: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, flanked by Democratic leaders of the state Legislature, on Tuesday night signed into law a series of measures codifying abortion protections and expanding reproductive health rights for women and their health care providers. The vote, made possible by the new Democratic majority in the Senate, came 46 years to the day after …

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Dem Rep “Proudly” Posts Trans Flag Outside DC Office

The Hill reports: Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) said a transgender flag is “proudly” on display outside of her office this week after the Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to temporarily enforce restrictions on transgender people who serve in the military. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), an Iraq War veteran, also criticized the Supreme Court’s decision on Tuesday. She blasted the …

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Mitch McConnell: Blocking The Appointment Of Merrick Garland Is The Most Consequential Thing I’ve Ever Done

From McConnell’s interview with New York Times Magazine: When I asked McConnell how he felt about his legacy and Trump’s being so closely linked, he rejected the premise. “I don’t think so,” he said. “I think the most consequential call I made was before President Trump came to office.” I asked what he meant. “The decision not to fill the …

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Doctors Give RBG The All-Clear: No Further Treatment

The Washington Post reports: Tests revealed that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has no additional cancer following her surgery in December, and no further treatment is needed, the Supreme Court announced Friday. “Justice Ginsburg will continue to work from home next week and will participate in the consideration and decision of the cases on the basis of the briefs and the …

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REPORT: White House Readies Shortlist To Replace RBG

Politico reports: The White House is reaching out to political allies and conservative activist groups to prepare for an ailing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s possible death or departure from the Supreme Court — an event that would trigger the second bitter confirmation battle of President Donald Trump’s tenure. The outreach began after Ginsburg, 85, on Monday missed oral arguments at …

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SCOTUS Rules Against Company Targeted By Mueller

The Washington Post reports: The Supreme Court on Tuesday left in place a lower court order requiring an unnamed foreign-owned corporation to comply with a subpoena said to be part of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. The court dissolved a temporary stay that had been put in place by Chief Justice …

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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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