Tag Archives: Supreme Court

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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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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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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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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SCOTUS Rejects Bid To Defund Planned Parenthood

Reuters reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt a setback to Louisiana and Kansas, turning away their appeals of lower court rulings that blocked their efforts to end public funding to Planned Parenthood, a national women’s healthcare and abortion provider, through the Medicaid program. The justices’ decision to turn away both states’ appeals leaves intact lower court rulings that …

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Tony Perkins: Taiwan’s Referendum Against Same-Sex Marriage Proves SCOTUS Was “Out Of The Mainstream”

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: When Justice Anthony Kennedy became the deciding vote on same-sex marriage in America, he surprised a lot of people. Including, apparently, himself. Three years after the Supreme Court ruling that rocked the world, the retired justice sat down to talk about the Obergefell case — and how little the Constitution had …

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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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DOJ To SCOTUS: Make Anti-LGBT Discrimination Legal

Bloomberg Law reports: The Justice Department today told the U.S. Supreme Court that businesses can discriminate against workers based on their gender identity without violating federal law. Solicitor General Noel Francisco told the high court that a civil rights law banning sex discrimination on the job doesn’t cover transgender bias. That approach already has created a rift within the Trump …

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Sandra Day O’Connor Reveals Dementia Diagnosis

NBC News reports: Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to have served on the Supreme Court, announced Tuesday that she was diagnosed with the beginning stages of dementia “some time ago,” and likely has Alzheimer’s disease. “As this condition has progressed, I am no longer able to participate in public life,” O’Connor, 88, wrote in a letter released through the …

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SCOTUS Shields Wilbur Ross From Census Questioning

TIME Magazine reports: The Supreme Court is siding with the Trump administration to block the questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross about his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The unsigned order Monday overrides lower federal courts in New York that would have allowed the questioning of Ross to proceed in lawsuits challenging the addition of …

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LIVE VIDEO: Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Hearing

CNN reports: Some Democrats, triggered by hundreds of thousands of newly released documents from the Bush library, are eager to return to Kavanaugh’s White House years to further probe his service there and question whether his congressional testimony in 2006 was fully transparent. They could delve into such issues as the war on terrorism, the controversial use of signing statements, …

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1998 Memo Shows Kavanaugh “Strongly Opposed” To Going Easy On Clinton, Proposed Graphic Questions

The Washington Post reports: Brett Kavanaugh wrote in a strikingly explicit 1998 memo that he was “strongly opposed” to giving then-President Bill Clinton any “break” in the independent counsel’s questioning about his sexual relationship with intern Monica Lewinsky, according to a document released Monday. In the memo, Kavanaugh, who worked as an associate counsel for independent counsel Ken Starr and …

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COLORADO: Anti-LGBT Baker Sues State Officials After Being Told He Should Have Served Trans Customer

The Denver Post reports: The owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop has sued Gov. John Hickenlooper and state civil rights officials, claiming Colorado has renewed its religious persecution by investigating him — in defiance of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision — for refusing to create a cake commemorating gender transition. Jack Phillips of Lakewood brought the lawsuit late Tuesday night in …

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Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Set To Start Sept. 4th

Politico reports: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearings will start on Sept. 4 and last between three and four days, Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced on Friday. That scheduling tees up the GOP to meet its goal of getting President Donald Trump’s pick seated on the high court by the time its term begins in early October, …

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Sen. Rand Paul: I Will Vote To Confirm Brett Kavanaugh

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Sen. Rand Paul said Monday he will support Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, paving the way for a likely confirmation in the Senate. “After meeting Judge Kavanaugh and reviewing his record, I have decided to support his nomination,” Paul tweeted Monday. Paul met with Kavanaugh earlier this month, according to his chief strategist Doug …

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Kavanaugh Ruled For Trump In 2012 Casino Union Case

It’s rather interesting that this is just coming to light: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in 2012 sided with the future U.S. president’s casino in a case over unionization, Bloomberg reported. Kavanaugh threw his weight behind Trump Entertainment Resorts’ successful attempt to end a unionization effort at one of its casinos six years ago. He voted with two other Republican-nominated …

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Notorious RBG Hopes For “At Least Five More Years”

CNN reports: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she hopes to stay on the Supreme Court until the age of 90. “I’m now 85,” Ginsburg said on Sunday. “My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so think I have about at least five more years.” She has already hired law clerks for at least …

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Rand Paul Claims To Be Undecided On Brett Kavanaugh

Politico reports: Rand Paul is one of a handful of senators who’ll determine whether Brett Kavanaugh lands on the Supreme Court — and the Kentucky Republican has every intention of maximizing his leverage. Paul is again inviting fellow senators to play the will-he-or-won’t-he guessing game when it comes to his decision — expressing grave concerns about Kavanaugh’s approach to personal …

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