Tag Archives: Supreme Court

SCOTUS May Empower States To Overturn Elections

Politico reports: The Supreme Court struggled to find consensus Wednesday with a legal theory that could strip state courts’ ability to review election laws passed by legislatures, with a critical bloc of justices seemed likely to reject the most robust version of that theory that could mark a dramatic change in how states oversee elections. The case — Moore v. …

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SCOTUS Rejects QAnon Lawsuit Against Dominion

Law & Crime reports: The U.S. Supreme Court this morning declined to take up a case where a group of voters sued a private and prominent voting machine company under the statute that authorizes federal civil rights lawsuits to be filed against government agents and state actors. In an orders list, with no discussion or noted dissent, the nation’s high …

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Justices Appear To Side With Anti-LGBTQ Hate Group

The Washington Post reports: The Supreme Court’s conservative majority seemed sympathetic Monday to an evangelical Christian graphic artist from Colorado who does not want to create wedding websites for same-sex couples, despite the state’s protective antidiscrimination law. Those justices seemed amenable to businesswoman Lorie Smith’s argument that the state may not compel her to create speech that violates her religious …

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LIVE AUDIO: Supreme Court Hears Anti-LGBTQ Case

Reuters reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will hear arguments in a major case pitting LGBT rights against a claim that the constitutional right to free speech exempts artists from anti-discrimination laws in a dispute involving an evangelical Christian web designer. The justices are set to hear Denver-area business owner Lorie Smith’s appeal seeking an exemption from a Colorado …

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SCOTUS To Hear Arguments On Student Debt Plan

NBC News reports: The Supreme Court on Thursday delayed a decision on whether to grant President Joe Biden’s bid to implement his student loan forgiveness plan, announcing instead that it will hear full oral arguments on an expedited basis. In a brief order, the court said it would hear arguments in February with a decision soon to follow. In the …

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Trump Attacks Supreme Court After Ruling On Taxes

Posted to Trump’s Truth Social account: Why would anybody be surprised that the Supreme Court has ruled against me, they always do! It is unprecedented to be handing over Tax Returns, & it creates terrible precedent for future Presidents. Has Joe Biden paid taxes on all of the money he made illegally from Hunter & beyond. The Supreme Court has …

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Supreme Court Rules House Can Have Trump’s Taxes

The Independent reports: The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for the imminent handover of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns to a congressional committee after a three-year legal fight. The court, without comment, rejected Trump’s plea for an order that would have prevented the Treasury Department from giving six years of tax returns for Trump and some of …

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SCOTUS To Hear Jack Daniels Vs Squeaky Dog Toy Case

Axios reports: The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a dispute between Jack Daniel’s and a dog toy company that sells chewable “Bad Spaniels” whiskey bottles. The case carries implications for trademark law — and a number of companies, like Levi Strauss and the makers of Campbell Soup, have filed amicus briefs on the topic. Jack Daniel’s asked the Supreme …

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Alito Denies Leaking Ruling In 2014 Hobby Lobby Case

The Washington Post reports: Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. denied an allegation from a former antiabortion activist that Alito or his wife disclosed to conservative donors the outcome of a pending 2014 case regarding contraceptives and religious rights. The New York Times reported Saturday that Rob Schenck, who on his website identifies himself as a “once-right-wing religious leader but now …

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Roe Ruling Earns Alito Ovation From Federalist Society

Mediaite reports: Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito received a standing ovation at a Federalist Society event this week over his opinion overturning Roe v. Wade. Alito received praise from the audience after Stephen Markman, a former justice on the Michigan Supreme Court, declared the opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is an “indelible part” of the justice’s legacy. …

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Sotomayor Rejects Hate Group’s Vaccine Challenge

NBC News reports: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Thursday rejected a bid to prevent New York City from enforcing its Covid vaccine mandate for municipal workers against a group teachers, firefighters and others who challenged the policy. The justice denied an emergency request, received by the court on Nov. 4, to block the policy by individual municipal workers, as …

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$825K Settlement For Man In Landmark LGBTQ Case

NBC News reports: A Georgia county has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by a man whose case was one of three that led to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment. The Clayton County Board of Commissioners this week approved an $825,000 settlement for Gerald Lynn …

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Barrett Again Boots Challenge To Student Loans Relief

Reuters reports: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Friday again declined to block President Joe Biden’s plan to cancel billions of dollars in student debt, this time in a challenge brought by two Indiana borrowers, even as a lower court considers whether to lift a freeze it imposed on the program in a different case. Barrett denied an …

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SCOTUS Rejects Graham’s Bid To Evade GA Grand Jury

NBC News reports: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a request from Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., to quash a grand jury subpoena in a Georgia prosecutor’s probe into alleged interference in the 2020 presidential election. The decision is a victory for Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, whose office is investigating phone calls Graham made to Georgia election officials at …

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Roberts Temporarily Halts Handover Of Trump’s Taxes

The Associated Press reports: Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday put a temporary hold on the handover of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns to a congressional committee. Roberts’ order gives the Supreme Court time to weigh the legal issues in Trump’s emergency appeal to the high court, filed Monday. Without court intervention, the tax returns could have been provided …

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Supreme Court Likely To End Affirmative Action

The New York Times reports: The race-conscious admissions programs at Harvard and the University of North Carolina seemed to be in peril at the Supreme Court on Monday. By the end of five hours of vigorous and sometimes testy arguments, a majority of the justices appeared ready to reconsider decades of precedents and to rule that the programs were unlawful. …

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Alito: Leaked Draft Made Us “Targets For Assassination”

NBC News reports: Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito said Tuesday night that the leak of the draft opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade this year endangered the lives of justices by putting a target on their backs. “It was a great betrayal of trust by somebody, and it was a shock, because nothing like that had happened in the past, …

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Graham Begs SCOTUS To Block Georgia Subpoena

CNN reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham asked the Supreme Court on Friday to block a subpoena from the Atlanta-area special grand jury investigating efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. The South Carolina Republican filed the emergency request at the high court after the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a lower-court judge on Thursday that the …

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Coney Barrett Rejects Challenge To Student Debt Relief

The New York Times reports: Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Thursday rejected a challenge to President Biden’s student debt relief program from a taxpayers’ association in Wisconsin that said he had overstepped his authority in adopting the sweeping measure, one that could cost the government hundreds of billions of dollars. Justice Barrett denied the association’s challenge without comment, which is …

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ACLU Seeks To Overturn AR Ban On Boycotting Israel

The Guardian reports: The American Civil Liberties Union has asked the US supreme court to overturn an Arkansas law requiring companies to pledge not to boycott Israel in order to do business with the state. The ACLU is acting on behalf of the Arkansas Times newspaper and its editor, Alan Leveritt, after a federal appeals court upheld a 2017 Arkansas …

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