Tag Archives: Supreme Court

New Sexual Misconduct Allegation Against Kavanaugh

Business Insider reports: A former college classmate of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh tried to tip off US senators and the FBI last year to another previously unreported sexual misconduct allegation, The New York Times reported Saturday. According to the newspaper, a former Yale student named Max Stier said he saw Kavanaugh at a drunken dorm party where his friends …

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Notorious RBG: I Feel Great And I Love My Job [VIDEO]

It seems like she’s just trolling the haters lately. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Saturday that she is on her way “to being very well” after receiving cancer treatment, adding that she will be prepared when the high court’s next term begins in October. “This audience can see that I am alive. And I am on my way …

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“Strong” Notorious RBG Delivers Speech At University

CNN reports: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, making her first public appearance since it was announced that she had undergone recent treatment for pancreatic cancer, appeared strong Monday when she accepted an honorary degree from the University at Buffalo. The 86-year-old liberal icon stood as she made remarks and briefly referenced her health, which has again been the focus of public …

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Notorious RBG Treated For Pancreatic Cancer

NPR reports: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has just completed three weeks of radiation treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, the U.S. Supreme Court disclosed Friday. The radiation therapy, conducted on an outpatient basis, began Aug. 5, shortly after a localized cancerous tumor was discovered on Ginsburg’s pancreas. The treatment included the insertion of a stent in …

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Notorious RBG Opposes Adding More SCOTUS Justices

NPR reports: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in an interview Tuesday that she does not favor proposals put forth by some Democratic presidential candidates who have advocated changing the number of Supreme Court justices if the Democrats win the presidency. “Nine seems to be a good number. It’s been that way for a long time,” she said, adding, “I think …

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Former SCOTUS Justice John Paul Stevens Dies At 99

USA Today reports: John Paul Stevens, the second oldest and third longest-serving Supreme Court justice in history and a Republican president’s nominee who went on to lead the court’s liberal wing, died Tuesday at the age of 99. Stevens died in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., of complications from a stroke he suffered on Monday, according to a press release. For 35 …

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BREAKING: SCOTUS Punts On GOP Gerrymandering

USA Today reports: The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that partisan election maps drawn by North Carolina Republicans and Maryland Democrats are constitutional despite their one-sided nature. The 5-4 opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts and joined by the court’s other conservatives said federal courts may not intervene to block partisan gerrymandering. The ruling addresses the way election districts are redrawn …

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SCOTUS Affirms Exception To Double Jeopardy Rule: States And Federal Govt May Charge For Same Crime

The Washington Examiner reports: The Supreme Court left intact a century-old exception to the Fifth Amendment’s double jeopardy clause that permits a state and the federal government to prosecute a person for the same criminal offense. The court ruled 7-2 in declining to overturn the separate sovereigns doctrine, with Justice Samuel Alito delivering the opinion of the court. Justices Ruth …

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POLL: 77% Say SCOTUS Should Uphold Roe v Wade

NPR reports: More than three-quarters of Americans say they believe Roe v. Wade should be upheld, but a strong majority say they would like to see restrictions added to the ruling too, according to a new poll. An NPR/Marist poll released Friday found that 77 percent of respondents said the Supreme Court should uphold the landmark decision that established a …

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Mitch McConnell Promises To Fill Election Year Supreme Court Vacancy After Denying Obama The Same Thing

The New York Times reports: Democrats accused Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, of hypocrisy on Tuesday after he said Republicans would confirm a justice to the Supreme Court if a seat opened up amid the election campaign in 2020, even after denying President Barack Obama a similar opportunity in 2016. The senator made the remarks at a Chamber of …

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SCOTUS Rejects Challenge To Trans Student Rights

Bloomberg Law reports: The U.S. Supreme Court won’t take up the controversy over bathroom use by transgender students. The justices turned away a challenge by four students from Boyertown Area High School in Pennsylvania who claim a school policy of allowing LGBT students to use their preferred bathroom violates their right to privacy. Controversies have erupted nationwide as school districts …

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SCOTUS Rules 5-4 Against Apple In App Store Case

USA Today reports: The Supreme Court opened the door Monday for iPhone users to sue Apple over excessive prices on its exclusive App Store. Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote the 5-4 opinion and was joined by the court’s four liberal justices. The other four conservatives dissented. The question before the justices was whether consumers’ beef over prices is with Apple …

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17 States Push To Block Trump From 2020 Ballot Unless He Releases Tax Returns, Court Battle Likely To Result

Fox News reports: According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, bills have been introduced in 17 states that would keep President Trump off their election ballots in 2020 unless he releases his tax returns to the public. The measures have passed the Senate in four states, including California, Hawaii, Illinois and Washington state. The Constitution has spoken to that,” …

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Eric Holder Calls On US Supreme Court To Stop Trump From “Weaponizing” Census With Citizenship Question

Former Obama AG Eric Holder writes in a new op-ed: Following oral arguments earlier this week, I’m deeply concerned that the Supreme Court appears willing to allow the Trump administration to weaponize the 2020 Census to determine where political and economic power in the United States should reside. Allowing the administration to demand citizenship information from every household as part …

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Conservative Justices Mostly Silent As Supreme Court Hears Case On Citizenship Question In 2020 Census

The Associated Press reports: Conservative Supreme Court justices were mostly silent Tuesday as a Trump administration lawyer defended the government’s plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, an indication the court’s majority may be inclined to side with the administration. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the court’s only Hispanic justice, told Solicitor General Noel Francisco that the result of adding …

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SCOTUS To Hear LGBT Workplace Discrimination Cases

CNBC reports: The Supreme Court on Monday took up job discrimination cases that could for the first time resolve at a national level whether lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers can be fired based on their identity. The cases come as federal courts as well as independent agencies within the Trump administration remain divided over whether Title VII of the …

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Supreme Court Rejects Appeal From Right Wing Group That Secretly Recorded Planned Parenthood Employees

The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from an anti-abortion group that surreptitiously recorded Planned Parenthood employees. The justices joined lower courts Monday in allowing Planned Parenthood’s racketeering and other claims against the Center for Medical Progress to proceed. Two members of the group also are facing criminal charges in California over the secret recordings. The …

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REPORT: Trump Is “Saving” Judge To Succeed RBG

Axios reports: President Trump told confidants he had big plans for Judge Amy Coney Barrett. “I’m saving her for Ginsburg,” Trump said of Barrett, according to three sources familiar with the president’s private comments. Trump used that exact line with a number of people, including in a private conversation with an adviser two days before announcing Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination. Barrett …

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TODAY: Supreme Court Hears Gerrymandering Cases

Politico reports: The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases that will test the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering — the practice of drawing voting districts to favor a particular political party or group. The congressional map being challenged in Maryland helped Democrats unseat a 20-year Republican incumbent by adding thousands of Democratic voters in the Washington, D.C. suburbs …

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SCOTUS Boots Appeal From Anti-Gay B&B Owners

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday announced it has refused to hear the case of a Hawaii bed and breakfast that sought to refuse service to same-sex couples out of religious objections. The high court indicated it had denied certiorari to Aloha Bed & Breakfast, or refused to take up its case, in …

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