Tag Archives: Supreme Court

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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SCOTUS Punts For Now In Census/Immigrants Case

NPR reports: The U.S. Supreme Court dodged a ruling on whether President Trump can exclude undocumented immigrants from a key census count. The opinion said the case was “riddled with contingencies and speculation that impede judicial review.” “At the end of the day, the standing and ripeness inquiries both lead to the conclusion that judicial resolution of this” case is …

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Fox Host Rages At “Pathetic” SCOTUS: What’s The Point Of Having Them When They Are In The Left’s Pocket?

“You should be furious with the United States Supreme Court that had as its duty, as its sworn responsibility, every single member, to insist the states comply with the federal Constitution. “They had a case, a case before a single vote was counted, they had a case, and they didn’t take it up. It’s still sitting there today, as I …

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Supreme Court Rejects Attack On LGBTQ Parenting

From my November 30th report: Indiana’s attorney general submitted a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that it should reverse a federal appeals court’s ruling that allowed both members of same-sex couples in Indiana to be listed as parents on the birth certificates of their children. The petition from Attorney General Curtis Hill follows a January decision by the …

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Trump Bailed On WH Xmas Party After SCOTUS Ruling

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump elected to skip giving remarks to his guests at the White House Christmas party Friday night, but did have a lot to say on Twitter about the Supreme Court’s rejection of the Texas lawsuit that sought to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Following the news that that the Supreme Court rejected the Trump-supported Texas lawsuit …

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Trump Rages: “The Supreme Court Really Let Us Down”

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump criticized the US Supreme Court on Friday after it rejected a legal challenge aimed at overturning the results of the 2020 presidential election. “The Supreme Court really let us down,” he said in a tweet. “No Wisdom, No Courage!” Trump decried the decision, noting the many “wonderful” states and Republican officials who supported the …

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Rejects Texas AG’s Suit

Axios reports: The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton that sought to invalidate 10 million votes in four battleground states — Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin — that President Trump lost. Why it matters: It’s the latest and most significant legal defeat for Trump and his allies in their floundering attempt to …

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SCOTUSblog Calls For “Decimating” Texas AG’s Lawsuit

From the editor of the highly-respected SCOTUSblog: President Donald Trump, other supportive Republicans, and aligned commentators have firmly convinced many tens of millions of people that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. If that view continues to take hold, it threatens not only our national politics for the next four years but the public’s basic faith in elections of all …

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Trump Admits That Biden Won In Bonkers Tweetstorm

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump was never going to have a normal concession speech. It is equal parts bizarre and predictable that his first explicit admission that there will be Joe Biden administration came in the middle of a Twitter meltdown that included election conspiracy theories and a demand he be given former President Barack Obama’s Nobel Prize. Now that …

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106 GOP House Reps Sign Brief Backing Texas Suit

The Hill reports: More than 100 House Republicans on Thursday signed onto an amicus brief in support of the Texas lawsuit aimed at overturning the election results in four swing states — Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — that handed Democrat Joe Biden the White House. “This brief presents [our] concern as Members of Congress, shared by untold millions of …

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Fox Host: The Supreme Court Fears The Democrats

“You don’t have to be a legal scholar to figure out what’s taking place in this country right now. An order was issued 40 minutes after the last brief was filed by the United States Supreme Court. In other words, it had already made up its mind in the case of Pennsylvania. “I think the Supreme Court justices now, I …

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Supreme Court Rejects Election Suit By PA Republicans

The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court has rejected Republicans’ last-gasp bid to reverse Pennsylvania’s certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the electoral battleground. The court without comment Tuesday refused to call into question the certification process in Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom Wolf already has certified Biden’s victory and the state’s 20 electors are to meet on Dec. 14 to …

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SCOTUS Rejects Appeal In Win For Trans Students

The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court declined Monday to take up an appeal from parents in Oregon who want to prevent transgender students from using locker rooms and bathrooms of the gender with which they identify, rather than their sex assigned at birth. The case came from a school district near Salem, Oregon’s capital city. The federal appeals court …

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Michigan Funeral Home Settles Lawsuit That Led To SCOTUS Ruling For LGBTQ Employment Protections

The Detroit News reports: A federal judge has signed off on a settlement between the estate of Aimee Stephens and the Metro Detroit funeral home that fired her in 2013 after she came out to her boss as transgender. U.S. District Judge Sean Cox on Monday approved the terms of the settlement between the estate of Stephens, who died in …

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Indiana AG Asks SCOTUS To Reverse Ruling Allowing Same-Sex Parents To Be Listed On Birth Certificates

The Associated Press reports: Indiana’s attorney general submitted a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that it should reverse a federal appeals court’s ruling that allowed both members of same-sex couples in Indiana to be listed as parents on the birth certificates of their children. The petition from Attorney General Curtis Hill follows a January decision by the U.S. …

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SCOTUS Cancels Arguments In Case Brought By Trump

Reuters reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday canceled oral arguments next month over President Donald Trump’s bid to keep Congress from seeing material withheld from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian political meddling, raising the possibility that the justices may never rule on the issue. The court granted a request from the Democratic-led House of Representatives Judiciary …

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Alito Blasts LGBTQ Rights In Federalist Society Speech

Politico reports: Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito delivered an unusually inflammatory public speech Thursday night, starkly warning about the threats he contends religious believers face from advocates for gay and abortion rights, as well as public officials responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking to a virtual conference of conservative lawyers, the George W. Bush appointee made no direct comment on …

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LIVE VIDEO: Joe Biden Speaks On Affordable Care Act

CBS News reports: President-elect Joe Biden is expected to speak on the Affordable Care Act Tuesday, just hours after the Supreme Court heard oral arguments over the health care law’s future. Biden is expected to defend the signature health care law of President Barack Obama’s administration, which Republican challengers aim to strike down. The high court ruled eight years ago …

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Questioning On Individual Mandate Suggests Roberts And Kavanaugh Inclined To Uphold Bulk Of Obamacare

Reuters reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday grappled with whether all of Obamacare should be thrown out in a challenge by Republican-governed states, backed by President Donald Trump’s administration, with two conservative justices suggesting the law should remain intact even if one provision is struck down. Chief Justice John Roberts and fellow conservative Brett Kavanaugh both asked questions that …

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LIVE AUDIO: Supreme Court Hears Obamacare Case

NPR reports: Obamacare is back before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, with opponents challenging it for a third time. The first attempts to derail the law failed in the high court by votes of 5-to-4 and 6-to-3. But the makeup of the court is very different now, with three justices appointed by President Trump – among them new Justice Amy …

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