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  • Trump Doesn’t Expect Ginsburg And Sotomayor To Make It Through His First Term

    10/17/2017 5:06:19 AM PDT · by kevcol · 37 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 16, 2017 | Thomas Phippen
    Asked by the source who the other vacancies would be, Trump said Ginsburg’s seat is likely to become vacant. “What does she weigh? 60 pounds?” Trump told the source. Asked who the fourth vacant seat would be, Trump replied “Sotomayor,” . . . Trump believes that her longtime struggle with type-1 diabetes imperils her future on the court. “Her health,” Trump said. “No good. Diabetes,” Trump reportedly said.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Colorado Baker Asked to Make ‘Birthday Cake’ for Satan

    10/16/2017 12:36:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 69 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 13, 2017 | Kelsey Harkness
    The Christian baker in Colorado who was sued for declining to make a cake for a same-sex couple’s wedding reception received a strange request last month: Design and bake a cake celebrating Satan’s birthday. “I would like to get a quote on a birthday cake, for a special event,” the email request to baker Jack Phillips, sent Sept. 30 and exclusively obtained by The Daily Signal, reads. It continues: It is a cake that is religious in theme, and since religion is a protected class, I am hoping that you will gladly bake this cake. As you see, the birthday...
  • Report: Trump Doesn’t Expect Ginsburg And Sotomayor To Make It Through His First Term

    10/16/2017 8:46:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 97 replies ^ | 10/16/2017 | Thomas Phippen
    President Donald Trump expects to nominate a total of four Supreme Court justices, claiming that three seats will likely become vacant during his first term, anonymous sources told Mike Allen of Axios. Trump expects to fill the seats of Justices Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Sonia Sotomayor in addition to nominating Neil Gorsuch, who Trump nominated to fill former Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat earlier this year. Scalia died in 2016, well before Trump took office.
  • U.S. justices question Arab Bank liability in militant attacks

    10/12/2017 1:45:02 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 12, 2017 | Lawrence Hurley
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday signaled concern about allowing companies to be sued under American law for human rights abuses abroad in a case involving allegations that Arab Bank Plc helped finance militant attacks in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, both conservatives, indicated that U.S. foreign policy tensions that could arise from such cases would be a reason to curb corporate liability. Conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy, who often casts the deciding vote in big cases, also appeared sympathetic to the bank’s arguments. Their remarks during an hour...
  • Chief Justice Roberts urged to punish Gorsuch over address at conservative gathering

    10/12/2017 12:55:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2017 | Alex Swoyer
    Free Speech For People, a non-profit progressive organization, sent an open letter to Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on Thursday, asking him to reprimand Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch for giving a speech at the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C. last month, saying it violated the Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges.
  • Supreme Court tosses one of two travel ban challenges

    10/10/2017 5:57:22 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 7 replies ^ | 10/10/17 | Lawrence Hurley
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out an appeals court ruling that struck down President Donald Trump’s previous temporary travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority nations countries that has now expired.
  • In victory for Trump, Supreme Court dismisses travel ban case

    10/10/2017 5:54:44 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 70 replies
    USAToday ^ | October 10, 2017
    Link only with title, but other stories did nothave this title explaining the ruling.
  • The significance of the Supreme Court case on extreme partisan gerrymandering

    10/10/2017 2:54:49 PM PDT · by iowamark · 33 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 10/10/17 | Rep. Rod Blum
    It is a privilege to live in a country where someone like myself, raised by parents with 10th grade educations, can live the American dream. I am a small businessman, a coach, a father, a husband -- not a career politician. I ran for office because I believe in the American dream -- the faith that education, initiative, and hard work can earn anyone a better life in this country -- is a dream worth defending. I was raised to believe that in America, the greatest country on Earth, each of us has a voice in our government. This is...
  • Chief Justice John Roberts picks Merrick Garland for new job

    10/10/2017 2:41:31 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 44 replies ^ | 10/10/17 | Ryan Lovelace
    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday selected Judge Merrick Garland, who was nominated to the Supreme Court by former President Barack Obama, to serve as chairman of the Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States. The chief judge of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will oversee the committee responsible for heading the policy-making body of the federal court system. Roberts is the presiding officer of the conference and selected Garland to run the "senior executive arm" of the conference, which makes recommendations to Congress regarding legislation involving the judiciary.
  • How Unions Are Already Gearing Up for a Supreme Court Loss

    10/09/2017 7:55:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Governing ^ | October 5, 2017 | Katherine Barrett & Richard Greene, Columnists and Government management experts
    Late last week, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will add a case critical to the future of public-sector unions to its docket. With President Donald Trump's appointment of conservative-leaning Justice Neil Gorsuch, many expect the court to rule against the unions. Such a decision would energize the recent resurgence of state laws that effectively reduce the power of unions in both the public and private sector. Expecting the worst, unions are already preparing for a potential exodus of members and a loss of revenue. “I’d place a bet that this doesn’t bode well for public-sector unions,” says Patrick...
  • Time: ‘Does Neil Gorsuch Talk Too Much?’

    10/05/2017 7:27:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | October 5, 2017 | Scott Whitlock
    Liberal journalists are worried about Neil Gorsuch. The October 16 issue of Time magazine fretted of the newly-minted conservative Supreme Court justice: “Does Justice Neil Gorsuch talk too much?" Writer Tessa Berenson touted liberal critics complaining about Gorsuch “ruffling some feathers.” It didn’t take long for the newest member to make his presence known on the Court. Gorsuch, a conservative judge nominated by President Trump and confirmed in April, had been sitting in his first oral argument last spring for just 10 minutes before he asked his first question. Over the next hour, he asked 21 more, posing more questions...
  • Travel Ban Case Has 'Come Down to a Judicial Reading' of Trump's Campaign Muslim Ban Remarks

    10/01/2017 12:52:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 1, 2017 | Karl Hurchenroeder
    WASHINGTON – In a potential Supreme Court preview, two attorneys on Thursday argued about the validity of the high court considering President Trump’s comments about Muslims as evidence when deciding the fate of his travel ban. “This entire thing has come down to a judicial reading of (President Trump’s) campaign statements to issue a major constitutional ruling,” Will Consovoy, a partner at Consovoy McCarthy Park PLLC, said at the Heritage Foundation. Consovoy, whose firm has filed an amicus brief in support of the travel ban order, said that he would find it deeply troubling if the Supreme Court were to...
  • The Supreme Court Will Probably Strike a Huge Blow to Public-Sector Unions

    09/29/2017 12:13:40 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 65 replies ^ | 9/29/17 | Robert VerBruggen
    The Supreme Court has announced that it will hear the case Janus v. AFSCME. It will likely prove to be one of the most consequential labor-law cases in U.S. history. At issue is whether public-sector workers can be forced to join or pay fees to a union as a condition of employment. Traditionally, labor unions in America — in both the public and private sectors — have been the “exclusive representatives” of the “bargaining units” that elected them. Essentially, union contracts cover every single worker in the “unit,” whether the worker wants anything to do with the union or not....
  • Supreme Court takes up case that will devastate public sector unions

    09/28/2017 1:29:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies ^ | Sep. 28, 2017 | IAN MILLHISER
    In what is all but certain to be a terrible blow to organized labor, the Supreme Court announced on Thursday that it will hear Janus v. AFSCME, a case seeking to defund public sector unions. The case presents an issue that was recently before the Court, and where the justices split 4-4 along party lines. Now that Neil Gorsuch occupies the seat that Senate Republicans held open for more than a year until Donald Trump could fill it, he holds the fifth vote to deliver a staggering blow to the union movement. The issue in Janus involves what are sometimes...
  • Charlie Rose Declares Ruth Bader Ginsburg ‘One of My Favorite People’

    09/27/2017 9:57:09 AM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 27, 2017 | David Rutz
    During the interview, Ginsburg said she had "no doubt" that sexism played a role in Hillary Clinton's election defeat at the hands of Donald Trump. "Did you think that it was decisive?" Rose asked. "In other words, if Hillary Clinton had been a man, she would have that election going away."
  • SCOTUS Asked to Decide Whether First Amendment Protects Sexting With Minors

    09/26/2017 2:55:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    LawNewz ^ | September 19, 2017 | Elura Nanos
    In the days since the chaos in Charlottesville, First Amendment law and the limits of protected speech have been topics of growing public concern. The sometimes murky line between offensive, but legally-protected peaceful speech and unprotected, regulable speech has often been drawn with a political paintbrush; for decades, liberals defended even the most abhorrent speech while conservatives argued for an ever-constricting zone of First Amendment protection. Recently, we have seen something of an about-face on this issue. We’re now seeing more left-leaning individuals and groups actively denounce speech of white supremacist groups, and more conservative demands for legal protection. As...
  • BREAKING: SCOTUS Will No Longer Hear Trump Travel Ban Case

    09/25/2017 2:09:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 84 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 9/25/17 | Katie Pavlich
    The Supreme Court has cancelled an oral argument hearing, scheduled for October 10, about President Trump's travel ban issued by executive order earlier this year. The hearing was taken off the schedule after the President issued a new ban and restrictions Sunday night, adding additional countries and laying out specific national security requirements for entry into the United States. Sudan has been dropped from the original travel ban list, while Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia remain. Iraq has also been dropped, although increased vetting has been implemented. North Korea, Chad and Venezuela have been added with varying levels of vetting and...
  • Smithsonian gives Clarence Thomas a spot in African-American history museum

    09/25/2017 11:03:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept 25, 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    After not appearing in the museum for most of its inaugural year, Clarence Thomas now has a spot in the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Linda St. Thomas, chief spokesperson for the Smithsonian Institution, said the museum installed an exhibition case called “The Supreme Court” honoring both black justices who have sat upon the nation’s highest court.
  • Constitutional Confusion at Penn/Annenberg

    09/21/2017 8:38:59 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 21, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Last summer the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APCC) at Penn elected to test Americans’ Constitutional awareness but may have contributed to historical misconceptions in the process. "More than half of Americans (53 percent) incorrectly think it is accurate to say that immigrants who are here illegally do not have any rights under the U.S. Constitution," the Annenberg Center claims. Yet and still, when they elaborate on that finding, they have to qualify it by using Supreme Court rulings because the original Constitution and Bill of Rights are so clearly geared towards American citizens: "The APPC survey, conducted Aug. 9-13 among...
  • The Right to Discriminate Is a Basic Property Right

    09/14/2017 3:45:32 PM PDT · by Mafe · 40 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | March 24, 2017 | Laurence M. Vance
    Back in 2013, Barronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Washington, refused to provide flowers for a gay friend’s same-sex wedding. The legal battle that ensued has now ended: The Washington State Supreme Court just unanimously ruled that the florist violated the state’s anti-discrimination law. The case has given rise to some misconceptions about discrimination. Here is the back story. In 2012, the state of Washington enacted Senate Bill 6239, which recognized same-sex marriage. Gay men Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed, who had been a couple since 2004, decided to get married in September of 2013. At the...