Tag Archives: Supreme Court

$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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Armed Man Arrested On US Capitol Grounds Told Police He Wanted To “Deliver Documents” To Supreme Court

NBC News reports: A Georgia man was arrested on weapons charges Wednesday after police said they found two handguns and a shotgun in a van he was driving in Washington, D.C., with plans to “deliver documents” to the Supreme Court. U.S. Capitol Police said they arrested Tony H. Payne, 80, of Tunnel Hill, who faces three charges: unregistered firearm, unregistered …

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Capitol Police Arrest Armed Trio Near Supreme Court

CNN reports: U.S. Capitol Police have arrested three people from Georgia on weapons charges after police found them with two firearms, according to a law enforcement source. A suspicious vehicle raised concern among police, and a Capitol Police bomb squad is assessing the vehicle, the source said. Police have closed several roads in the area around the U.S. Supreme Court …

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SCOTUS Rejects Citizenship For American Samoans

NBC News reports: The Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider whether American Samoans have full U.S. citizenship at birth, a dispute that would have given the justices the opportunity to repudiate past rulings suffused with racist language that helped determine that those in U.S. territories would not have the same rights as other Americans. U.S. nationals can live and …

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Court Okays Scratching Out Serial Numbers On Guns

Slate reports: For decades, federal law has forbidden gun owners from scratching out the serial numbers that manufacturers are legally required to place on firearms. The reason is obvious: These serial numbers help state and federal law enforcement trace guns that are used in crimes and identify suspected shooters. Indeed, the only apparent reason anyone would remove a serial number …

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SCOTUS Denies Trump In Mar-A-Lago Docs Battle

CNN reports: The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an emergency request from former President Donald Trump to intervene in the dispute over classified documents seized from his Mar-a-Lago estate in August. Trump had asked the justices to reverse a federal appeals court and allow a special master to review about 100 documents marked classified, a move that could have opened …

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Supreme Court Rejects “Fetal Personhood” Appeal

Reuters reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to decide whether fetuses are entitled to constitutional rights in light of its June ruling overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that had legalized abortion nationwide, steering clear for now of another front in America’s culture wars. The justices turned away an appeal by a Catholic group and two women …

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SCOTUS Rejects Death Penalty Appeal By Dylann Roof

ABC News reports: The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Dylann Roof, who challenged his death sentence and conviction in the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation. Roof had asked the court to decide how to handle disputes over mental illness-related evidence between capital defendants and their attorneys. The justices did not comment …

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Trump Appeals To Supreme Court On Mar-A-Lago Docs

CNN reports: Former President Donald Trump has asked the Supreme Court to intervene in the dispute over materials the FBI seized from his Mar-a-Lago estate this summer. His emergency request with Supreme Court is the latest example of the former President seeking to involve the justices in investigations that entangle him – at a time when the high court’s legitimacy …

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Supreme Court Boots Candace Owens’ Anti-Vax Appeal

Law & Crime reports: In another high-profile denial of certiorari on Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States rejected without comment Candace Owens‘ petition over fact-checks that labeled her COVID-19 posts on Facebook a “hoax” and “false.” The conservative commentator had claimed that fact-checkers Lead Stories and USA Today’s determinations about her posts amounted to tortious interference, as Facebook …

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SCOTUS Rejects Lindell’s Bid To Dismiss Dominion Suit

NBC News reports: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s bid to fend off a defamation lawsuit the voting machine company Dominion Voting Systems filed over his far-fetched claims about the 2020 presidential election. The justices’ decision not to hear the case means a federal judge’s ruling in August 2021 that allowed the lawsuit to move forward …

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FL Petitions SCOTUS To Ban Social Media “Censorship”

The Washington Post reports: Florida’s attorney general on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to decide whether states have the right to regulate how social media companies moderate content on their services, a move that sends one of the most controversial debates of the internet age to the country’s highest court. The petition is a response to a decision by the …

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