Tag Archives: Supreme Court

In Concurring Roe Opinion, Clarence Thomas Calls For Overturning Obergefell, Lawrence, And Griswold Rulings

From Clarence Thomas’s concurring opinion: The Court’s abortion cases are unique, see ante, at 31–32, 66, 71–72, and no party has asked us to decide “whether our entire Fourteenth Amendment jurisprudence must be preserved or revised,” McDonald, 561 U. S., at 813 (opinion of THOMAS, J.). Thus, I agree that “[n]othing in [the Court’s] opinion should be understood to cast …

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down Roe v Wade

CBS News reports: The Supreme Court on Friday overturned its landmark decision in Roe v. Wade that established the right to an abortion, with a ruling that marks a seismic shift in abortion law and will usher in new rules limiting or banning access to the procedure half of the states, in some places immediately. The decision to undo nearly …

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Law Firm Effectively Axes Winner In SCOTUS Gun Case

From the Wall Street Journal editorial board: A 6-3 victory at the Supreme Court vindicating a constitutional right is usually cause for congratulations, but not these days at Kirkland & Ellis, the giant white-shoe law firm. The firm has rewarded partner Paul Clement for his triumph Thursday in the big New York gun-rights case by telling him to drop his …

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Biden Condemns SCOTUS Ruling On NY Gun Laws

Via press release from the White House: I am deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. Since 1911, the State of New York has required individuals who would like to carry a concealed weapon in public to show a need to do so for the purpose of self-defense and to …

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SCOTUS Rules To Protect Cops From Miranda Violations

CNN reports: The Supreme Court limited the ability to enforce Miranda rights in a ruling Thursday that said that suspects who are not warned about their right to remain silent cannot sue a police officer for damages under federal civil rights law even if the evidence was ultimately used against them in their criminal trial. The court’s ruling will cut …

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SCOTUS Strikes Down New York State Gun Restriction

The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court struck down a New York law Thursday that only lets firearm owners receive a concealed carry license if they have “proper cause,” a blow to gun control advocates that marks the court’s most significant Second Amendment ruling in over a decade and could roll back gun control measures across the country. The court’s …

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SCOTUS Rules For Public Funding Of Christian Schools

The Washington Post reports: The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended a recent streak of victories for religious interests, striking down a Maine tuition program that does not allow public funds to go to schools that promote religious instruction. The vote was 6 to 3, with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. writing for the majority and the court’s three liberals …

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Group Behind Trump’s SCOTUS Picks Took In $48M

CREW reports: As the Supreme Court stands on the brink of loosening gun restrictions and rolling back decades of abortion protections, tax documents obtained by CREW show that the dark money group that poured millions of dollars into helping former President Trump swing the Court sharply to the right raised a record $48.1 million between July 2020 and June 2021, …

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House Approves SCOTUS Security Bill In 396-27 Vote

The Washington Post reports: The House passed a bill guaranteeing security arrangements for the families of Supreme Court justices Tuesday, sending it to President Biden, after Democratic leaders stepped back from a brewing partisan fight over protection for the high court amid a rising spate of threats. The 396-to-27 vote Tuesday came after top Senate Republicans escalated the tiff by …

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SCOTUS: Undated PA Mail Ballots Must Be Counted

The New York Times reports: The Supreme Court said on Thursday that election officials in Pennsylvania may count mailed ballots accompanied by voters’ declarations that were signed but not dated. The court’s order came in a tight race for a seat on a state court, but it is likely to affect other contests in the state as well. The court’s …

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Police: Man Charged In Kavanaugh Threat Was Suicidal, Angry About Mass Shootings And Abortion Draft Ruling

The New York Times reports: Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, Calif., was charged with attempted murder after two U.S. deputy marshals saw him step out of taxicab in front of the justice’s house in Chevy Chase, Md., early Wednesday morning, dressed in black and carrying a suitcase, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Maryland. Mr. Roske saw …

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Police: Man Arrested In Threat To Kill Brett Kavanaugh

The Washington Post reports: A California man carrying at least one weapon near Brett M. Kavanaugh’s Maryland home has been taken into custody by police after telling officers he wanted to kill the Supreme Court justice, according to people familiar with the investigation. The man, described to be in his mid-20s, was found to be carrying at least one weapon …

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SCOTUS Rejects Law License Appeal By McCloskeys

USA Today reports: The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from a St. Louis couple potentially facing indefinite suspension of their law licenses after they waved guns at a racial justice protest outside their home in 2020. Mark McCloskey, a personal injury attorney and Republican candidate for Senate in Missouri, and his wife Patricia McCloskey drew national …

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SCOTUS Blocks Texas Ban On Social Media Moderation

USA Today reports: The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked Texas from enforcing a law banning social media giants like Facebook and Twitter from moderating content – an outcome critics said would have forced “extremist” material onto the platforms. The Supreme Court’s decision blocks enforcement of the law temporarily while the underlying case continues in lower federal courts. The 5-4 order …

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House GOP Bill Would Criminalize Supreme Court Leaks

The Hill reports: A group of 12 House Republicans introduced the Leaker Accountability Act on Tuesday, which would bar any officer or employee of the Supreme Court from “knowingly publishing, divulging, disclosing, or making known in any manner” confidential information such as internal notes, draft opinions, or final opinions before publication learned through the course of employment at the court. …

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SCOTUS Clerks Ordered To Hand Over Phone Records

CNN reports: Supreme Court officials are escalating their search for the source of the leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, taking steps to require law clerks to provide cell phone records and sign affidavits, three sources with knowledge of the efforts have told CNN. Some clerks are apparently so alarmed over the moves, particularly the sudden requests …

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SCOTUS Rejects Challenge From Christian Parents Over NY Ending Religious Exemption For Childhood Vaxxes

Bloomberg News reports: The US Supreme Court turned away a challenge to New York’s requirement that schoolchildren be vaccinated against serious diseases, refusing to question the state’s 2019 repeal of its longstanding exemption for families with religious objections. The justices without comment left in place a state court ruling that said New York wasn’t targeting religion when it eliminated the …

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Poll: SCOTUS Leak Has Fired Up Democratic Voters

NPR reports: About two-thirds of Americans say they do not support overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal in the United States, according to the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll. Seven-in-10 U.S. adults, however, say they are in favor of some degree of restrictions.That includes 52% of Democrats. The poll shows that two-thirds of Democrats …

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SCOTUS Rules For Ted Cruz In Campaign Finance Case

NBC News reports: The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal restriction that applied to candidates who loan large amounts of money to their own political campaigns, a victory for Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican who challenged it. In a 6-3 ruling, the court said the law, adopted in 2002, was a violation of a political candidate’s free …

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Thomas Calls Abortion Draft Leak “Tremendously Bad”

Politico reports: Justice Clarence Thomas, the longest-serving sitting member of the Supreme Court, declared Friday that the publication of a draft majority opinion on abortion has permanently damaged trust within the nation’s highest court and is a symptom of a broader decline in America’s institutions. “I do think that what happened at the court is tremendously bad,” Thomas declared during …

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