Tag Archives: Supreme Court

SCOTUS Rejects Yet Another 2020 Election Lawsuit

NBC News reports: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Pennsylvania Republicans who said the secretary of state had no authority to extend the deadline for receiving mail-in ballots in the 2020 general election. The justices have consistently declined to take up any of the post-election challenges from the state. The case rejected Monday involved a lawsuit filed …

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Biden Admin Opposes SCOTUS Suit On All-Male Draft

The Washington Post reports: The Biden administration has asked the Supreme Court not to take up a lawsuit that calls the all-male military draft unconstitutional. Because Congress is considering whether women should also be required to sign up, Acting Solicitor General Elizabeth B. Prelogar said in a brief to the court, “any reconsideration of the constitutionality of the male-only registration …

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Pelosi Won’t Bring SCOTUS Expansion Bill To Floor

CBS News reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she does not intend to bring a Democratic-backed bill that would add four seats to the Supreme Court to the House floor, stalling the measure just as lawmakers were poised to formally unveil it. “I don’t know that that’s a good idea or a bad idea. I think that’s an idea …

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New Biden Commission Will Study SCOTUS Reform

The Washington Post reports: President Biden created a bipartisan commission Friday to study structural changes to the Supreme Court, giving the group 180 days to produce a report on a range of thorny topics including court expansion and term limits. The commission, composed of 36 legal scholars, former federal judges and practicing lawyers, fulfills Biden’s campaign promise to establish such …

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SCOTUS Rejects Jones’ Appeal In Sandy Hook Case

The Associated Press reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who was fighting a Connecticut court sanction in a defamation lawsuit brought by relatives of some of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Jones was penalized in 2019 by a trial court judge for …

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SCOTUS Boots “Moot” Case On Trump’s Twitter Blocks

The Washington Examiner reports: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a case challenging former President Donald Trump for blocking people on Twitter. The case is one of the last Trump-era lawsuits to be tossed after the president left office. The court earlier this year declined a case alleging that Trump had violated the obscure emoluments clause of the Constitution through …

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Supreme Court To Consider Reinstating Death Penalty For 2013 Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsaraev

USA Today reports: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a government appeal to reinstate the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, granting review of a lower court’s ruling that errors during the trial had tainted the sentencing. Tsarnaev, 27, was convicted of dozens of crimes in the 2013 terror attack that killed three people and received …

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SCOTUS Boots Kraken Challenge Of GA Senate Runoffs

NBC News reports: The Supreme Court on Monday denied an appeal by Trump ally and conspiracy theorist Lin Wood that had sought to prevent the Senate election runoffs in Georgia from taking place on Jan. 5. The justices turned down the request in an unsigned order with no noted dissents, some two months after the races produced a pair of …

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Supreme Court Rejects Trump’s Last Election Appeal

Bloomberg News reports: The U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider former President Donald Trump’s challenge to the presidential election results in Wisconsin, rejecting the last remaining appeal that sought to overturn Joe Biden’s victory. The rebuff came without comment or published dissent. It follows the court’s Feb. 22 rejection of a group of appeals that sought to reverse Biden’s win …

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Biden Pressures Congress To Restore Voting Rights Act

The Hill reports: President Biden, in remarks prepared for the Martin & Coretta Scott King Unity Breakfast on Sunday, is calling on Congress to restore parts of the Voting Rights Act struck down by the Supreme Court in 2013. “In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, holding that times have changed and blatant voter discrimination was …

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Dem Bill Would Honor RBG With Capitol Hill Monument

ABC News reports: Democratic lawmakers have offered legislation to build a monument on Capitol Hill to honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who became a liberal icon during her years on the high court and died in September. The House bill was sponsored by Rep. Lois Frankel (Fla.) along with Reps. ackie Speier (Calif.), Brenda Lawrence (Mich.), Veronica Escobar …

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SCOTUS Appears Likely To Uphold Voting Restrictions

The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court appeared ready Tuesday to uphold voting restrictions in Arizona in a key case that could make it harder to challenge a raft of other voting measures Republicans have proposed following last year’s elections. All six conservative justices, appointed by Republican presidents, suggested they would throw out an appellate ruling that struck down the …

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SCOTUS Refuses To Hear Two Suits From The Kraken

Law & Crime reports: It wasn’t an earth-shattering Monday morning when it came to Supreme Court orders, but court watchers may have noticed that the justices, without comment or explanation, jettisoned more lingering 2020 election challenges. It happened one week after SCOTUS cleared out several similar cases and the morning after Donald Trump repeated the “stolen” election lie to his …

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Cohen Mocks Trump: Get A “Custom-Made Jumpsuit”

Mediaite reports: Speaking to MSNBC’s Katy Tur, Cohen stressed that Trump has done “everything” to keep his tax records private. He predicted the returns will ultimately show Trump’s involvement in hush money payments, and that his former boss will eventually go to prison as a result of Vance’s criminal investigations. “One thing I can turn around and tell you, he …

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SCOTUS Boots Election Suit From Cultist GOP Rep

USA Today reports: The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear election case of U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, who started his legal fight against the results of the presidential race within weeks after fellow Republican Donald Trump lost the White House to Democrat Joe Biden. The court announced its decision in an order issued Monday at 9:30 a.m.  “The petition …

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Supreme Court Rules Against Trump On Tax Records

The Associated Press reports: In a significant defeat for former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court is declining to step in to halt the turnover of his tax records to a New York state prosecutor. The court’s action Monday is the apparent culmination of a lengthy legal battle that had already reached the high court once before. Trump’s tax records …

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DOJ To SCOTUS: Cancel Arguments In Border Wall Suit

The Associated Press reports: The Justice Department asked the justices Monday to cancel arguments on Feb. 22 in a case over President Donald Trump’s decision to divert billions of dollars in taxpayer money to construction of portions of a wall along the border with Mexico. The new administration made a similar request for arguments set for a week later over …

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SCOTUS Boots Trump Emoluments Lawsuits As Moot

The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court on Monday brought an end to lawsuits over whether Donald Trump illegally profited off his presidency. The justices threw out Trump’s challenge to lower court rulings that had allowed lawsuits to go forward alleging that he violated the Constitution’s emoluments clause by accepting payments from foreign and domestic officials who stay at the …

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WSJ: Trump Pressured DOJ To Petition Supreme Court To Invalidate Biden’s Victory, Top DOJ Officials Refused

The Wall Street Journal reports: In his last weeks in office, former President Donald Trump considered moving to replace the acting attorney general with another official ready to pursue unsubstantiated claims of election fraud, and he pushed the Justice Department to ask the Supreme Court to invalidate President Biden’s victory, people familiar with the matter said. Those efforts failed due …

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SCOTUS Won’t Fast-Track Trio Of Trump Election Suits

Courthouse News reports: The Supreme Court on Monday denied President Trump’s request to fast-track consideration of several lawsuits challenging the election results in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and rebuffed similar suits brought by pro-Trump attorneys. The court announced its determination in an unsigned order that did not disclose the justices’ voting breakdown or rationale, which is how the Supreme Court typically …

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