Tag Archives: Supreme Court

Perkins: LGBTQ Rights Have Ruined The Fourth Of July

Via email from hate group leader Tony Perkins: The Fourth of July is a time of national celebration and commemoration. We rejoice in our liberty and remember those who won our freedoms and have preserved them at great cost. Yet underlying these things is a foundation that must remain strong for “liberty and justice for all” to mean anything. It’s …

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SCOTUS: Generic Dot-Com Names Deserve Trademarks

Courthouse News reports: The Supreme Court ruled 8-1 Tuesday that companies with “.com” in their names are eligible for federal trademark protection, even if their monikers are otherwise generic. “The appellate court also rejected the PTO’s contention that, as a rule, combining a generic term like ‘booking’ with ‘.com’ yields a generic composite,” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote for the …

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BREAKING: SCOTUS Strikes Down Anti-Abortion Law

The Daily Beast reports: In a highly anticipated decision, the Supreme Court reversed a Louisiana abortion law that opponents say would close all but one abortion clinic in the state and have lasting repercussions for reproductive rights across the country. The 5-4 decision in June Medical Services v. Russo, written by Justice Breyer, will have effects far beyond Louisiana. Abortion …

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SCOTUS Rejects Challenge To DOJ Death Penalty Plan

The Washington Post reports: The Supreme Court will not take up a challenge to new federal death penalty protocols proposed by the Justice Department, which wants to resume executions as early as July for the first time since 2003. The court, without comment, declined Monday to take up the lawsuit filed by four death row inmates. As is customary, it …

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SCOTUS Rejects Bid To Expand Voting By Mail In Texas

The Texas Tribune reports: The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an initial bid by state Democrats to expand voting by mail to all Texas voters during the coronavirus pandemic. Justice Samuel Alito — whose oversight of federal courts includes cases coming through Texas — on Friday issued the court’s denial of the Texas Democratic Party’s request to let a federal …

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Trump Petitions Supreme Court To Destroy Obamacare

NBC News reports: The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to wipe out Obamacare, arguing that the individual mandate is unconstitutional and that the rest of the law must be struck down with it. The late-night brief, filed Thursday in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, carries major implications for the presidential election. If the justices agree, it would …

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TODAY: The Fifth Anniversary Of The Obergefell Ruling

USA Today reports: The four justices appointed by Democratic presidents were joined by Justice Anthony Kennedy, a Republican appointee. Within two years, more than 150,000 same-sex couples got married. According to U.S. Census estimates, there are more than 500,000 married same-sex couples in the country. The impact of those unions has been more than cultural. Same-sex weddings have generated more …

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SCOTUS Backs Trump On Deporting Asylum Seekers

USA Today reports: The Supreme Court handed a green light Thursday to the Trump administration in its effort to speed up the removal of those seeking asylum. The court ruled that asylum seekers claiming fear of persecution abroad do not have to be given a federal court hearing before quick removal from the United States. The decision was written by …

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Trump Rages At “Horrible” SCOTUS: These Rulings Are “Shotgun Blasts Into The Faces Of Proud Conservatives”

CBS News reports: The justices’ 5-4 decision delivered Thursday ruled that Trump’s administration unlawfully tried to dismantle the Obama-era program to protect young immigrants from deportation. The ruling is a boost for “Dreamers,” hundreds of thousands of whom have been in the United States since they were children. The justices rejected administration arguments that the eight-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood …

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Rules DACA Survives

NBC News reports: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration cannot carry out its plan to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which has allowed nearly 800,000 young people, known as “Dreamers,” to avoid deportation and remain in the U.S. The decision is a big legal defeat for President Donald Trump on the issue …

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Hawley Blames Inaction By Congress For LGBTQ Ruling: This Is The “End Of The Conservative Legal Movement”

The Associated Press reports: Sen. Josh Hawley had a stunning view of the Supreme Court’s decision extending new protections to LGTBQ workers: It “represents the end of the conservative legal movement.” Though careful not to criticize any sitting justices by name or even the policy they were responding to, the Missouri Republican teed off on the system that he claims …

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Perkins Has The “Neil Gorsuch Is A Sellout” Sadz: This Cultural IED Will Be The Lingering Horror Of His Legacy

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: Six justices, against the laws of science, history, and morality, decided to create their own Autonomous Zone — where humanity’s laws about male and female no longer apply. In the last 24 hours, people across the spectrum have scrambled to make sense of the cultural IED. If the court decided to …

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Senate Republicans Shrug At Landmark SCOTUS Ruling

Politico reports: Conservatives are seething over Justice Neil Gorsuch’s opinion that cemented new protections for LGBTQ people. The Senate Republicans who confirmed him? Not so much. The Republican Party seemed generally supportive of both the substance and process by which the Supreme Court extended Civil Rights Act protections to gay, lesbian and transgender workers. President Donald Trump declined to trash …

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Democrats Applaud “Historic Victory” On LGBTQ Rights

From the Democratic National Committee: Everyone deserves a workplace free of harassment and discrimination. Today is a historic victory for the nation and for the LGBTQ+ community; a victory of dignity over discrimination, of love over hate, of equality over prejudice. But while we celebrate today, our fight is far from over. The Trump administration’s rollback just three days ago …

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BREAKING: SCOTUS Rules For LGBT Employment Rights

NBC News reports: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that existing federal law forbids job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, a major victory for advocates of gay rights — and a surprising one from an increasingly conservative court. The decision said Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which makes it illegal for employers to discriminate …

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Trump Calls On Governors To Ban Flag Burning: We Have A Different (Supreme) Court, We’ll Back You 100%

The Daily Beast reports: A source on the call, who shared it with The Daily Beast, called Trump’s talk “unhinged” noting that it often veered off in various directions. At one point, the source said, the president brought up flag burning and encouraged states to pass laws banning it. “Flag burning is a disgrace. We have a different court. And …

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SCOTUS Upholds CA Limit On Religious Gatherings

The Sacramento Bee reports: The Supreme Court late Friday rejected a California church’s challenge of the state’s new pandemic-related rules on worship services, with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. joining the court’s liberals in the 5-to-4 vote. Roberts wrote that state officials such as California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) had leeway to impose restrictions to prevent the spread of …

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SCOTUS Backs Trump, Blocks Release Of Mueller Files

Bloomberg News reports: The U.S. Supreme Court blocked House Democrats for now from getting access to confidential materials from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, granting a request from President Donald Trump’s administration. The court put the case on a fast track, giving the Trump administration until June 1 to file its appeal. That suggests the court will say before …

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Analysis: Trump Seeking To “Slow Walk” SCOTUS Cases

From a USA Today opinion column: President Donald Trump likes to characterize himself as a counter-puncher. But on Tuesday before the Supreme Court, his lawyers seemed more interested in stalling. At issue before the court are three lawsuits filed by Trump to prevent his accounting firm and banks from complying with subpoenas seeking Trump’s financial records. These cases cover separation …

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SCOTUS Justices Appear Divided On Trump’s Financials

Unsurprisingly. Reuters reports: U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared divided as they weighed President Donald Trump’s bid to prevent Democratic-led congressional panels from getting his financial records, with its conservative majority appearing to be concerned about improper harassment of the president by lawmakers. In a major showdown over presidential powers, justices asked tough questions of an attorney for Trump …

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