Tag Archives: Supreme Court

SCOTUS Rejects Bid To Block Mask Rule For Air Travel

The Hill reports: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a request to block a federal mask mandate for air travel. The emergency application was filed by a father on behalf of himself and his 4-year-old autistic son, both of whom claim to be medically incapable of wearing masks for extended periods. Their request was filed to Justice Neil Gorsuch, who …

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Gorsuch Refuses To Mask Up For Diabetic Sotomayor

NPR reports: Sotomayor has diabetes, a condition that puts her at high risk for serious illness, or even death, from COVID-19. She has been the only justice to wear a mask on the bench since last fall when, amid a marked decline in COVID-19 cases, the justices resumed in-person arguments for the first time since the onset of the pandemic. …

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SCOTUS Case Could Legalize Quid Pro Quo Donations

Courthouse News reports: As the U.S. heads into an election year, the Supreme Court will hear a case on Wednesday advocating for changing the limits for how much money candidates can recoup from their campaigns. A day before Election Day in 2018, Cruz loaned his campaign $260,000 — $10,000 more than the FEC’s limit for repayment. With $2.38 million in …

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Supreme Court To Hear Appeal Of Former Public High School Coach Fired For Holding On-Field Team Prayers

Reuters reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear an appeal by a Christian former high school football coach who was suspended from his job at a high school in Washington state for refusing to halt his practice of praying at mid-field after games – a case that could expand the religious rights of employees of public institutions. …

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SCOTUS Blocks OSHA Mandate, Okays For Healthcare

CNBC reports: The ruling came after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s emergency measure started to take effect. The mandate required that workers at businesses with 100 or more employees must get vaccinated or submit a negative Covid test weekly to enter the workplace. It also required unvaccinated workers to wear masks indoors at work. OSHA, which polices workplace safety …

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Supreme Court Rejects Carter Page’s Suit Against DNC

The Hill reports: The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a defamation lawsuit brought by former Trump campaign official Carter Page against the Democratic National Committee and others linked to the controversial Steele dossier. The court’s order was issued without comment or noted dissent, in keeping with common practice. Page had appealed to the Supreme Court after his lawsuit …

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WaPo: Justices Appear Skeptical Of OSHA Vax Mandate

The Washington Post reports: Conservative Supreme Court justices on Friday appeared skeptical that the Biden administration has legal authority to impose a broad vaccination-or-testing requirement on large employers. They seemed more in agreement with private businesses and Republican-led states that such policies need to be approved by Congress or implemented by state governments than a federal agency — in this …

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TODAY: Supreme Court Hears Cases On OSHA Mandate

The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court is taking up two major Biden administration efforts to bump up the nation’s vaccination rate against COVID-19 at a time of spiking coronavirus cases because of the omicron variant. The justices on the conservative-oriented court are hearing arguments Friday about whether to allow the administration to enforce a vaccine-or-testing requirement that applies to …

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Riot Panel To SCOTUS: Deny Trump’s Bid To Block Docs

The Associated Press reports: The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol said Thursday that the Supreme Court should let stand an appeals court ruling that the National Archives turn over documents from former President Donald Trump that might shed light on the events leading up to and including that day. In a filing with the court, …

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Trump Again Petitions SCOTUS Over WH Riot Docs

The Washington Post reports: Lawyers for former president Donald Trump told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that a Washington Post interview with the chairman of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol shows the committee is trying to establish a criminal complaint against Trump, something the lawyers say is beyond the committee’s authority. The lawyers …

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Riot Panel Asks SCOTUS To Expedite Trump’s Appeal

The Hill reports: The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol is asking that the Supreme Court respond to former President Trump’s request that the justices block the National Archives from turning over his White House records to the panel by mid-January. The congressional panel filed an expedition request Thursday evening, hours after the former president …

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Trump Appeals To SCOTUS To Stop Release Of Riot Docs

CNN reports: Former President Donald Trump appealed to the Supreme Court on Thursday to block the release of documents from his White House to the House committee investigating the January 6 riot at the Capitol, escalating his effort to keep about 700 pages of records secret. At issue are hundreds of documents including activity logs, schedules, speech notes and three …

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SCOTUS To Hold Special Session On Vaccine Mandates

Politico reports: The Supreme Court says it will hold a special session in just over two weeks to hear arguments on the Biden administration’s vaccine or testing requirement for large employers and a separate vaccine requirement for healthcare workers, an announcement that comes amid rising coronavirus cases. The high court announced late Wednesday that it would hear arguments in the …

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NJ Lawmakers Vote To Codify Same-Sex Marriage

The New Jersey Advance reports: Eight years after court decisions made same-sex marriage legal in New Jersey, both houses of the state Legislature on Monday passed a bill that would officially enshrine gay couples right to wed into state law. The state Senate voted 35-4 on Monday afternoon. The Assembly passed it by a 53 to-10 vote with four abstentions …

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SCOTUS Rejects Challenge To NY Vaccine Mandate

Reuters reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to New York’s refusal to allow religious exemptions to its mandate that certain healthcare workers in the state be vaccinated against COVID-19. Acting in two cases, the justices denied emergency requests for an injunction requiring the state to allow religious exemptions while litigation over the mandate’s legality continues in …

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NJ Moves To Formally Codify Same-Sex Marriage

Politico reports: For the first time since 2012, the New Jersey Legislature held a vote on gay marriage. In this case, just the Assembly Judiciary Committee. But it appears the bill, which writes the 2013 Superior Court decision legalizing gay marriage into law, is headed for a quick passage in the lame duck. The reason: With the right-leaning U.S. Supreme …

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Supreme Court Rules Abortion Providers May Sue Texas

The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court has ruled that Texas abortion providers can sue over the state’s ban on most abortions, but the justices are allowing the law to remain in effect. The court acted Friday, more than a month after hearing arguments over the law that makes abortion illegal after cardiac activity is detected in an embryo. The …

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SCOTUS May Force Public Funding Of Religious Schools

New York Magazine reports: The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard a case involving just 4,800 students in rural Maine. But because of the way the Court seems certain to rule, the case will affect everyone in America. The reason is a single word: discrimination. At one point, Justice Kavanaugh said that “discrimination against all religions, as opposed to secular, is …

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POLL: Majority Oppose Overturning Roe v Wade

The Hill reports: A majority of Americans say they oppose overturning Roe v. Wade, according to a new Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey released exclusively to The Hill. Fifty-four percent of respondents polled said they opposed overturning Roe v. Wade if the court were to roll back the ruling and leave abortion laws to the states. Forty-six percent of voters said …

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Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves Vows To Enforce “Not At All Radical” Abortion Ban If SCOTUS Rules For State

Politico reports: Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Sunday that he’d enforce a ban on abortion in his state if the long-standing Roe v. Wade decision is overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. Reeves reiterated his staunch support for his state’s current ban on abortions after 15 weeks on CNN’s “State of the Union,” arguing the time frame is “not at …

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