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  • Rep. Kennedy III Announces Bill To Limit U.S. Supreme Court Terms

    09/25/2020 8:11:23 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 74 replies
    WBZ News Radio 1030 ^ | 9-25-2020 | WBZ news radio
    Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy III has announced his intention to file legislation next week that would introduce term limits for all future U.S. Supreme Court Justices. According to Congressman Kennedy's office, the bill would establish 18-year term limits on any Supreme Court Justices approved after its passage. After their 18-year terms, justices would then be allowed to continue their service on lower courts. Kennedy's bill would then create a regular appointment process to allow every president to nominate a new justice to he Supreme Court during each odd year, guaranteeing each president the opportunity to nominate two justices per four-year...
  • US judge blocks Texas law that would end straight-ticket voting

    09/25/2020 6:41:42 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 53 replies
    Austin Statesman ^ | 09/25/2020 | Chuck Lindell
    A federal judge on Friday ordered Texas officials to allow straight-ticket voting for the Nov. 3 election, ruling that a state law ending the practice would endanger voters by causing longer lines at polling places during the pandemic. The ruling, coming only 18 days before early voting was set to begin, will cause problems for election officials who must reprogram voting machine software and reconfigure ballots, U.S. District Judge Marina Garcia Marmolejo acknowledged in her ruling. “The substantial injury to (voters) is outweighed by the inconvenience,” the Laredo judge wrote.
  • Democrats To Introduce Bill To Term Limit Supreme Court Justices…

    09/24/2020 4:54:30 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 89 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/24/2020 | Andrew Chung
    Democrats in of the House of Representatives will introduce a bill next week to limit the tenure of U.S. Supreme Court justices to 18 years from current lifetime appointments, in a bid to reduce partisan warring over vacancies and preserve the court's legitimacy.
  • Judges propose making disclosure of their personal details a crime

    09/24/2020 12:50:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | Josh Gerstein
    Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a top contender on President Donald Trump’s short list for the Supreme Court, has drawn widespread media attention for her reported membership in People of Praise, a largely Catholic, charismatic religious group. Another shortlister, Judge Barbara Lagoa, is a longtime member of the Federalist Society, a conservative legal group. Her husband, Paul Huck, is an attorney at Jones Day, a law firm with close ties to the White House and throughout the Trump administration. Those details — readily found in numerous news stories about the potential SCOTUS nominees — could become illegal for media outlets or...
  • Wisconsin appeals court decision, insists absentee ballots received after Election Day should not be counted

    09/24/2020 11:15:38 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 24 2020 | Vandana Rambaran
    A federal judge ruled earlier this week to extend the cutoff to count absentee ballots by six days after the election, but the decision is being appealed by the GOP-controlled Wisconsin Legislature and is expected to make its way all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. District Judge William Conley's decision came Monday after Democrats argued that an extension was needed to accommodate for the influx of voters requesting mail-in ballots, and allow them time to both receive and send back their votes just five weeks before the election. Republicans have said there is more than enough...
  • Senator Murkowski Backtracks on RBG Vacancy, Killing Democratic Hopes Of Blocking Trump's SCOTUS Nominee

    09/23/2020 7:52:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 125 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/23/2020 | Matt Vespa
    Total victory is upon us, folks. And some Republicans have managed to get on a path towards redemption with conservatives. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) said he wouldn’t block the nominee. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is a ‘no,’ but as we’ve said before—Maine is an oddball state. She gets a pass. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), a runner up in the biggest pain in the a** contest among the GOP, did initially say that she’s opposed to filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bade Ginsburg, but is now changing her tune. The last justice passed away last Friday making the...
  • Trump administration reimposes 'public charge' rule following court victory

    09/23/2020 6:57:37 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/22/20 | NATHANIEL WEIXEL
    The Trump administration will begin to retroactively apply its controversial "public charge" rule to immigrants, following a court decision that lifted a nationwide injunction on the policy. A notice posted on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website said the rule will apply to all future and pending green card applications and petitions postmarked or submitted electronically as of Feb. 24, 2020. The move to reimpose the rule comes after the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on Sept. 11 overturned a nationwide injunction on the policy that had been imposed earlier in the summer because of the coronavirus pandemic....
  • Wisconsin Ruling Allows Mail-in Ballots to Be Counted Without ‘Definitive’ Postmarks

    09/22/2020 12:31:07 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Sep 2020 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    A ruling Monday by a federal judge in Wisconsin that would extend the counting of mail-in ballots six days beyond Election Day would also allow those ballots to be counted even if there is no “definitive” sign of a postmark. U.S. District Judge William Conley of the Western District of Wisconsin — an appointee of President Barack Obama — ruled that absentee ballots in the state can be counted until Nov. 9 as long as they are postmarked by Election Day, Nov. 3. That echoes last week’s ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which ruled that mailed-in ballots should be...
  • Federal judge denies Gov. Tom Wolf’s request for stay on pandemic restrictions ruling

    09/22/2020 1:19:52 PM PDT · by lightman · 18 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 22 September A.D. 2020 | Jan Murphy
    A federal judge on Tuesday denied Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration’s request for a stay on a federal court decision that found some of the governor’s COVID-19 pandemic restrictions to be unconstitutional. The Wolf Administration sought the stay while appealing U.S. Western District Judge William Stickman IV’s order that was issued last week that ruled the governor’s closure of nonessential business, a stay-at-home order and an order to limit gathering sizes were unconstitutional. In denying the stay, Stickman said, “the public interest would be ill served if the court would grant the stay allowing the unconstitutional measures to remain in place.”...
  • A bad Trump judge pick??

    09/22/2020 12:41:42 AM PDT · by Jaysin · 18 replies
    9-22-2020 | Self (vanity)
    Last week, the Senate confirmed 8 judges to district courts, however I noticed that one of the judges, Franklin U. Valderrama on the Northern Illinois Court was confirmed by a 68-26 vote with the 26 NAYS as all Republicans, and every democrat voting YAY including Hirono and Gillibrand who almost always vote against Trumps judges--even the more "moderate" picks of his. Does anyone have any insight into this Franklin U. Valderrama guy and why so many Republicans would vote against him? The last time I am aware of so many R's going against a Trump nominee was Judge Mark Bennett...
  • Federal judge extends deadline for Wisconsin ballots

    09/21/2020 5:17:48 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 72 replies
    YOURVALLEY.NET ^ | 21 September 2020 | SCOTT BAUER and TODD RICHMOND
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that absentee ballots in battleground Wisconsin can be counted up to six days after the Nov. 3 presidential election as long as they are postmarked by Election Day. The highly anticipated ruling, unless overturned, means that the outcome of the presidential race in Wisconsin likely will not be known for days after polls close. Under current law, the deadline for returning an absentee ballot to have it counted is 8 p.m. on Election Day. Democrats and their allies sued to extend the deadline in the key swing state. U.S. District Judge...
  • Judge Blocks Order to Ban China’s WeChat

    09/20/2020 7:25:47 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 September 2020 | Tom Ciccotta
    U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler blocked an order by the Trump administration on Sunday that would have banned Chinese-owned messaging application WeChat from the Google and Apple app stores. Judge Beeler said that the order presents First Amendment concerns for users of the platform. According to a report by CNBC, a California judge blocked an order by the Trump administration that would have effectively blocked the WeChat messaging application from popular mobile app stores. Some analysts feared that the China-based applications posed information security concerns for American users. The group of plaintiffs that filed a lawsuit believe that the order...
  • The Law Clerks of Seat Six Are Out Of A Job

    09/18/2020 5:47:31 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 33 replies
    Supreme Court ^ | September 18, 2020 | moi
    As we bid a fond "adieu" to the clerks who have been voting Ginsburg's seat for the past six months or more, Say Their Names: Clerk Started School (year) Previous clerkship Alyssa Marie Barnard 2019 Columbia (2015) Katzmann (2nd Circuit) / Nathan (SD New York) Marco P. Basile 2019 Harvard (2015) Watford (9th Circuit) / Barron (1st Circuit) Susan M. Pelletier 2019 Harvard (2016) Garland (DC Circuit) / H. Edwards (DC Circuit) Michael Frank Qian 2019 Stanford (2016) Garland (DC Circuit) Jack Boeglin 2020 Yale (2016) Calabresi (2nd Circuit) / Srinivasan (DC Circuit) Brittany Jones-Record 2020 Stanford (2016) Sutton (6th...
  • Bill: Open Courts Act - To Eliminate PACER Fees

    09/18/2020 9:58:36 AM PDT · by zeugma · 12 replies
    Various ^ | 9/18/20 | Various
    There is a bill before Congress called the "Open Courts Act", that is designed to make it easier for members of the public to have access to court documents at the Federal District and Appellate level. The bill is HR-8235, and is co-sponsored by Hank Johnson and Doug Collins. I would strongly support this as it is something we sorely need. Today, when a decision is made in federal courts at the district and appellate level, if you want to read the decision itself or transcript of the oral arguments, you have to have an account with the PACER system....
  • Obama-Appointed Judge Blocks Postmaster General Louis DeJoy From Making Operation Changes to USPS Ahead of Election

    09/18/2020 10:52:06 AM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 17 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 18, 2020 | Cristina Laila
    Another day, another corrupt Obama judge. Judge Stanley Bastian in Eastern Washington’s US District Court, an Obama appointee on Thursday issued a nationwide injunction blocking Postmaster General Louis DeJoy from making operational changes to the United States Postal Service ahead of the general election. The post office is an establishment in the executive branch and controlled by presidential appointees, but this Obama judge believes he runs the post office and controls the executive branch. The Democrat-media complex exploded last month and accused President Trump of “destroying” the US Postal Service after the President’s newly appointed Postmaster General made structural changes.
  • This weeks Senate judicial confirmations

    09/17/2020 1:04:00 AM PDT · by Jaysin · 7 replies
    vanity | 9-17-2020 | self
    So the good MAGA news is that the US Senate has confirmed 6 judges so far this week (with 2 more pending today) to the bench 4 of them on central district of CA, 2 in south IL and 2 in north IL--all of which are liberal cesspools as far as the existing benches go, with lots of vacancies still to fill. So it's great news that Trump is filling slots with judges that at least will follow the law, But can someone who might know more about how this works explain something to me: Two district judges for the...
  • Trump, California, and the U.S. Federal Court System

    09/17/2020 6:52:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    American ^ | September 17, 2020 | Brett McCrea
    The wisdom of then Senate majority leader Harry Reid’s decision to change centuries-old Senate rules to allow a simple majority vote for appeals and district court justices was clearly warned against. Many Republicans plainly stated to Democrats: do not do this. Reid’s 2013 move reset the threshold for circuit and appeals judicial confirmation from 60 senate votes to 51 (It also set in motion a change in Supreme Court confirmations to the same 51 vote threshold stewarded by current Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell). One of the most intriguing fallouts from Reid’s fateful decision is the battle within the confirmation...
  • Trump campaign seeks to stop NJ early vote count pending lawsuit

    09/16/2020 6:16:27 PM PDT · by bitt · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/16/2020 | zack budryk
    President Trump’s reelection campaign asked a federal judge Wednesday to prevent New Jersey election officials from counting mail-in ballots beginning 10 days ahead of Election Day until a lawsuit is settled. “The public interest obviously weighs in favor of enjoining the government from violating federal law,” lawyers representing the president’s campaign said in the Wednesday brief, according to the New Jersey Globe. “Confidence in the integrity of our electoral processes is essential to the functioning of our participatory democracy. Voter fraud drives honest citizens out of the democratic process and breeds distrust of our government. Voters who fear their legitimate...
  • Biden v. the Courts on Title IX: Appellate rulings have shredded colleges for denying due-process protections—the same protections that the Democratic nominee promises to revoke.

    09/16/2020 6:03:31 AM PDT · by karpov · 4 replies
    City Journal ^ | September 15, 2020 | KC Johnson
    “Any number of federal constitutional and statutory provisions reflect the proposition that, in this country, we determine guilt or innocence individually—rather than collectively, based on one’s identification with some demographic group,” wrote U.S. Appeals Court Judge Raymond Kethledge in a late June opinion. “That principle has not always been perfectly realized in our Nation’s history, but as judges it is one that we take an oath to enforce.” Kethledge’s words revived a lawsuit filed by an Oberlin College student who claimed that his school had unfairly found him guilty of sexual misconduct. Over a 100-day period this summer, four appeals...
  • BREAKING: 9th Circuit Appeals Court Sides With Trump on Deportations

    09/14/2020 7:27:56 PM PDT · by montag813 · 22 replies
    24News ^ | 09-14-2020 | Joe Callen
    by Joe Callen A federal appeals court ruled late Monday that the Trump administration may deport hundreds of thousands of illegal alienswho previously received temporary protected status for "humanitarian" reasons, in some cases decades past the event that spurred the temporary reprieves. The 2-1 ruling by a panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned an injunction protecting aliens from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan from being deported pending litigation. The Trump administration ended their protections, saying their home countries were now safe for them. The decision affects 300,000 non-citizens here illegally -- and a staggering 200,000 of...