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  • How the first liberal Supreme Court in a generation could reshape America

    08/23/2016 4:14:41 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 63 replies
    Vox ^ | August 22, 2016 | Dylan Matthews
    A liberal Court could end long-term solitary confinement. It could mandate better prison conditions in general, making it more costly to maintain mass incarceration. It could conceivably end the death penalty. It could uphold tough state campaign finance rules and start to move away from Citizens United. It could start to develop a robust right to vote and limit gerrymandering. It could strengthen abortion rights, moving toward viewing abortion rights as a matter of equal protection for women. If Donald Trump wins in November, this is all moot. But if he loses, as polls increasingly indicate, the dawn of a...
  • How Obama Hoodwinked the Supreme Court on Obamacare

    08/22/2016 1:52:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 22, 2016 | Hollis Hurd
    In the case of King v. Burwell, decided by the Supreme Court in June of 2015, President Obama won the day by convincing six justices that Obamacare would collapse if he lost. The case involved the so-called "individual mandate," which imposes a financial penalty on those who neglect to buy health insurance. To many observers, the wording of Affordable Care Act seemed to impose the financial penalty only in states where a state exchange had been set up, not in states where the federal exchange operated by default. At that time, only 16 states (and the District of Columbia) had...
  • Leaked Soros Email: Billionaire Plowed Wealth Into SCOTUS Obama Immigration Ruling

    08/19/2016 7:25:50 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 15 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | August 18, 2016 | Joe Saunders
    Liberal billionaire George Soros has never made a secret about being willing to use his money to upend American politics for the progressive agenda. But heretofore secret emails hacked from the Soros-founded Open Society Foundations are showing just how far the Hungarian-born financier is willing to go. He’s already been revealed as being a top piggy bank for the Black Lives Matter militants, but new emails show Soros even put his money into buying a Supreme Court decision that supported one of President Obama’s most outrageous executive actions. According to the Daily Caller, the thousands of emails leaked after a...
  • Leaked Board Documents: Soros Organization Tried To Buy Supreme Court Ruling On Illegal Immigration

    08/17/2016 7:55:14 PM PDT · by amorphous · 87 replies
    DailyCaller.Com ^ | 17 August 2016 | Peter Hasson
    Open Society Foundations, Hungarian-born billionaire George Soros’ stated vehicle for progressive social change, orchestrated a well-funded attempt to secure a desired outcome in a U.S. Supreme Court case on illegal immigration enforcement, according to a newly discovered memo between the organization’s top U.S. officials and board members. The February 2016 memo was among thousands of internal OSF documents released to the public by anonymous hackers whose stated goal is to “shed light on one of the most influential networks operating worldwide.” OSF U.S. Programs director Ken Zimmerman and deputy director Andrea Batista Schlesinger co-authored the memo, which is addressed to...
  • Listen as a room filled with Democrats cheers, laughs, and applauds at the death of Antonin Scalia

    08/10/2016 7:08:09 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/10/16 | Robert Laurie
    Sick To Democrats, nothing matters but agenda. Hypocrisy doesn’t matter, hubris doesn’t matter, decency doesn’t matter. All that matters is that they seize power and use it to ram their ideology down the throats of others. We see it time and again. Like an army of three-year-olds, they’re happy as long as they get their way. If a few people die along the way, and that happens to help their cause, well, that’s just hunky dory.
  • Iran's ex-president Ahmadinejad asks Obama to 'fix' $2B Supreme Court ruling

    08/08/2016 2:05:46 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 16 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/8/16 | ap
    In the letter, posted on a website associated with the former president's office, Ahmadinejad focuses on the Supreme Court's decision in April. The court's 6-2 ruling allows families of victims of the 1983 Marine barracks bombing in Beirut and other attacks linked to Iran to collect monetary damages from Iran. At risk for Iran is $1.75 billion in bonds, plus accumulating interest, owned by Iran's Bank Markazi and held by Citibank in New York. "It is the clear expectation of the Iranian nation that the particular case of property seizure ... be quickly fixed by your excellency and that not...
  • Where does the government immigration case stand now?

    08/08/2016 7:15:50 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 1 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/8/2016 | Lyle Denniston
    The Obama administration’s two levels of defense of its broad new immigration policy — one, a continued attempt to put the policy into effect, the other, a move to head off a federal judge’s ethical complaints against federal lawyers in the case — are moving along even in the slow court days of summer. The policy seeking to put off deportation of close to five million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. has never gone into effect because of lower court orders stalling it. On June 23, the Supreme Court left those orders in effect, splitting 4-to-4. That was not...
  • Supreme Court blocks transgender bathroom choice for now

    08/03/2016 3:31:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 3, 2016 | David Ingram
    A Virginia school board may temporarily block a student who was born a girl from using the boys' bathroom while a legal fight over transgender rights proceeds on appeal, the U.S. Supreme Court said on Wednesday. The case is the first time the fight over transgender bathroom rights has reached the Supreme Court, and the subject arrived in the heat of a U.S. presidential election in which the makeup of the court is a central issue. In a brief order, the country's highest court put on hold an order from a lower court that had permitted the high school student...
  • Supreme Court blocks ruling on Va. transgender bathroom case

    08/03/2016 2:25:11 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/3/16 | Anna Giaritelli
    The Supreme Court decided Wednesday to put a hold on a ruling that would have required a Virginia school district to allow a transgender high school student to use the boy's bathroom. The eight justices split 5-3, with Democrat-appointed Justice Stephen Breyer siding with the Republican-appointed judges that the Gloucester County public school system does not have to accommodate student Gavin Grimm's request to use the bathroom of his choice.
  • Hillary Clinton 'loves' the idea of appointing Obama to Supreme Court

    08/02/2016 6:03:46 PM PDT · by kevcol · 127 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/27/2016 | Kelly Riddell
    Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said she “loves” the idea of appointing Barack Obama to the Supreme Court if she’s elected president. At a campaign event in Iowa Tuesday, Mrs. Clinton told the crowd the next president may have to appoint up to three Supreme Court justices. When one attendee mentioned Mr. Obama as a contender, she seemed excited by the recommendation. "Wow, what a great idea. No one has ever suggested that to me, I love that, wow," Mrs. Clinton said. "He may have a few other things to do, but I tell you, that's a great idea."
  • Roe v. Wade will be overturned if Trump wins, Pence says

    07/28/2016 6:36:14 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 245 replies
    MSN LA Times ^ | July 28, 2016
    GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence on Thursday predicted that Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion, would be overturned if Donald Trump is elected president. “I’m pro-life and I don’t apologize for it,” he said during a town hall meeting here. “We’ll see Roe vs. Wade consigned to the ash heap of history where it belongs.”
  • Ginsburg fumbles opportunity to bring Tom Brady justice

    07/22/2016 6:13:07 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 29 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | july 21 | Peter Lucas
    Roger Goodell won, so I am moving to New Zealand, just like U.S. Supreme Court Judge Ruth Ginsburg. I can't imagine what this country will be -- what the NFL will be -- with Roger Goodell as our commissioner. For Quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots it will be four long games. For the country and the NFL it will be many long years. I don't even want to contemplate that. It is no way to make the Patriots great again. Goodell is a faker.
  • Thoughts on DOJ’s Petition for Rehearing in U.S. v. Texas #SCOTUS

    07/19/2016 8:47:52 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 6 replies
    Josh Blackman's Blog ^ | 7/18/2016 | Josh Blackman
    Today, the Justice Department petitioned the Court “for re-hearing of this case before a full nine-Member Court.” Success is unlikely here. If five Justices wanted to hold the case until there was a ninth Justice, rather than deciding the case by a 4-4 margin, they could have simply held it over, like they did with Citizens United. That didn’t happen, which tells me that they could not broker a compromise internally. Instead, they made the somewhat striking decision to affirm by an equally divided margin. Nudging from OSG is unlikely to change the equation. The immediate effect of this petition...
  • Push for Immigration-Law Rehearing After Deadlock

    07/19/2016 1:55:10 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 6 replies
    courthousenews.com ^ | 7/19/2016 | CAMERON LANGFORD
    Since a 4-4 deadlock put an anticlimactic end to President Barack Obama's offer of deportation relief to certain undocumented immigrants, the U.S. government filed Monday for a rehearing when the Supreme Court gets a ninth judge. The filing comes nearly a month after the Supreme Court issued just one sentence on June 23 that put an end to one of the most closely watched cases in the nation. One vote short since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February, the partisan split by the Supreme Court failed to topple a lower court's injunction against Obama's Deferred Action for Parents...
  • Obama Admin. Asks SCOTUS for Rehearing on Executive Amnesty

    07/19/2016 12:32:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/19/16 | Caroline May
    The Obama Administration is looking for a second bite at the apple, asking that the Supreme Court rehear a challenge to President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty programs. In a petition to the court, Acting Solicitor General Ian Gershengorn requested that the justices rehear the case once the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia is filled and the court stands at nine members. “Ordinarily, it is exceedingly rare for this Court to grant rehearing. But when this Court has conducted plenary review and then affirmed by vote of an equally divided court because of a vacancy rather than a disqualification,...
  • Clarence Thomas: Standing Up For What’s Right

    07/18/2016 10:29:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/18/2016 | Ed Feulner
    “It’s not my Constitution to play around with.” I’ve read many quotations from Clarence Thomas over the years, especially now, as he marks 25 years as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. But this particular one, drawn from something he said to The Wall Street Journal a few years ago, really struck home with me. It cuts to the heart of why he’s been such an outstanding member of the high court during the last quarter century. Simply put, he gets it. Unlike other justices, past and present, with a lamentable skill for discovering all kinds of unexpected...
  • Why Ginsburg Fears Trump

    07/15/2016 5:20:29 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 15, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    If we needed another reminder of why it matters who is elected president and who gets to pick the replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia is important, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reminds us. In statements to CNN and the New York Times, Ginsburg called presumptive GOP presidential nominee a “faker” and warned of the danger of a Trump administration to SCOTUS and the country. As ABC News reported: "He is a faker," Ginsburg said of Trump on Monday on CNN. "He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego......
  • Justice Ginsburg Regrets ‘Ill-Advised’ Remarks about Trump

    07/14/2016 11:44:06 AM PDT · by detective · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Jul 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — who was appointed to the court by President Bill Clinton — issued a statement on Thursday saying she regrets her “ill-advised” remarks about presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. “On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-advised and I regret making them,” Ginsburg stated on Thursday. “Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. In the future I will be more circumspect.”
  • Even Trump’s enemies are taking his side in battle with Ginsburg

    07/13/2016 9:36:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 13, 2016 | By Daniel Halper
    WASHINGTON — They call her “Notorious RBG” — and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lived up to that name this week by starting an epic battle with Donald Trump, in which she publicly denounced the presumptive GOP nominee in a rant that even fellow liberals have described as beneath a member of the High Court.
  • NYT, WaPo criticize Justice Ginsburg’s Trump comments

    07/13/2016 12:19:11 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 52 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/113 | Mike Walsh
    The editorial boards for both the New York Times and the Washington Post took issue with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recent musings about presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Each paper editorialized this week that Supreme Court justices should hold back from broadcasting their preferences in the presidential race because it could question their impartiality. Neither the Times nor the Post challenged Ginsburg’s assessment of Trump as egotistical, inconsistent and unqualified for the Oval Office. Nevertheless, her comments would have been better left unspoken, according to the newspapers.
  • Transgender bathroom case reaches Supreme Court

    07/13/2016 12:42:48 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 36 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 13, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    A Virginia school board filed an emergency appeal Wednesday to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking for a stay of a lower-court ruling forcing it to regulate school bathrooms on the basis of gender identity.
  • MARK LEVIN: Let me be the first to declare...

    07/13/2016 9:29:30 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 73 replies
    Mark Levin Facebook ^ | July 13, 2016 | Mark Levin
    Let me be the first to declare, that if this presidential election winds up before the Supreme Court, and I truly hope it does not (for many reasons, including those spelled out in my book Men In Black), Ruth Bader Ginsburg must recuse herself from any role whatsoever in any consideration of the case. Her repeated political comments about Donald Trump and the race the last few days clearly disqualify her. Indeed, if the constitutional system was working, she'd resign or be removed.
  • Responding to criticism, Trump calls on Justice Ginsburg to resign

    07/13/2016 7:37:33 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 45 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 13 Jul 2016
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential contender Donald Trump called on Wednesday for the resignation of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, describing her as mentally unfit after she lambasted him in a series of media interviews. "Justice Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court has embarrassed all by making very dumb political statements about me," Trump said in a Twitter post. "Her mind is shot - resign!" The New York billionaire chided Ginsburg, 83, for criticizing him this week and expressing concern for the country's future if he is elected in November. Trump said it was inappropriate for Supreme Court...
  • Trump calls on Ruth Bader Ginsburg to resign

    07/13/2016 4:26:07 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 44 replies
    MSN ^ | 7/13/2016 | Staff
    Donald Trump retaliated against Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for disparaging comments she's made about him in three separate interviews. In a 1 a.m. tweet Wednesday, he said she "has embarrassed all by making very dumb political statements about me. Her mind is shot - resign!" Trump had already hit back once Tuesday, in an interview with The New York Times, in which he said it was "highly inappropriate that a United States Supreme Court judge gets involved in a political campaign, frankly." He said her words were "a disgrace to the court," and he called on her to...
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg intensifies criticism of Trump: 'He is a faker'

    07/12/2016 4:45:51 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 63 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 12, 2016 | Joan Biskupic
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's well-known candor was on display in her chambers late Monday, when she declined to retreat from her earlier criticism of Donald Trump and even elaborated on it. "He is a faker," she said of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, going point by point, as if presenting a legal brief. "He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego. ... How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns? The press seems to be very gentle with him on that."...
  • President Hillary and her liberal courts will ensure Democrat rule over America for generations

    07/12/2016 1:50:37 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    July 12, 2016 | Jim Robinson
    President Hillary and her liberal activist courts will ensure Democrat rule over America for generations by awarding amnesty and citizenship to tens of millions of illegal aliens, er, undocumented citizens, and they'll throw open our borders to flood the country with tens of millions more. And they'll set up government programs to help them sign-up for welfare, food stamps, free housing, free phones, free healthcare and even help them register to vote as democrats. Republicans will be wandering in the wilderness for the next 40 years and more. Don't let it happen. Vote Trump!
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg intensifies criticism of Trump: 'He is a faker'

    07/12/2016 1:03:01 PM PDT · by C19fan · 114 replies
    CNN ^ | July 12, 2016 | Joan Biskupic
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's well-known candor was on display in her chambers late Monday, when she declined to retreat from her earlier criticism of Donald Trump and even elaborated on it. "He is a faker," she said of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, going point by point, as if presenting a legal brief. "He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego. ... How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns? The press seems to be very gentle with him on that."
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg may leave US if Trump wins

    07/11/2016 9:35:42 AM PDT · by orchestra · 108 replies
    New York Post ^ | 7/11/2016 | Chris Perez
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she doesn’t even “want to contemplate” a Donald Trump presidency, during a rare interview released Sunday — in which she also talked of heading “to New Zealand” if the billionaire wins. “I can’t imagine what this place would be . . . with Donald Trump as our president,” the 83-year-old jurist said in an interview in her chambers which was published by the New York Times.
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: ‘I can’t imagine what the country would be’ under President Trump

    07/11/2016 8:35:22 AM PDT · by detective · 99 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 11, 2016 | Colin Campbell
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently offered a surprisingly blunt assessment of Donald Trump. In an interview with the New York Times published Sunday, Ginsburg implied that the presumptive GOP nominee would do lasting harm to the Supreme Court if elected. “I can’t imagine what this place would be — I can’t imagine what the country would be — with Donald Trump as our president,” she said. “For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that.” The left-leaning jurist also joked that if Trump were elected,...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: If Trump wins, time to move to New Zealand

    07/10/2016 7:11:16 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 132 replies
    July 10, 2016, 07:16 pm Ruth Bader Ginsburg: If Trump wins, time to move to New Zealand By Cyra Master Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg jokes that if Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFive things to watch for in GOP platform, rules meetings Ruth Bader Ginsburg: If Trump wins, time to move to New Zealand Mexican president: 'No way' nation will pay for border wall MORE wins the presidential election, she’ll consider moving. In an interview with The New York Times published Sunday, the Supreme Court justice said her husband, who died in 2010, would have said, “‘Now it’s time for us to move...
  • Ginsburg worries 'everything' will be up for grabs if Trump wins

    07/09/2016 8:38:34 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/8/16 1:15 PM | GABBY MORRONGIELLO
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg believes "everything" will be up for grabs if Donald Trump is elected president and has the opportunity to appoint several justices to the high Court. "I don't want to think about that possibility, but if it should be, then everything is up for grabs," Ginsburg said of the presumptive Republican nominee succeeding in his bid for the White House in an interview published Friday by The Associated Press.
  • AP interview: Ginsburg doesn't want to envision a Trump win

    07/08/2016 2:52:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    MSN ^ | July 8, 2016 | Mark Sherman, The Associated Press
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she doesn't want to think about the possibility of Donald Trump winning the White House, and she predicts the next president — "whoever she will be" — will have a few appointments to make to the Supreme Court. In an interview Thursday in her court office, the 83-year-old justice and leader of the court's liberal wing said she presumes Democrat Hillary Clinton will be the next president. Asked what if Republican Donald Trump won instead, she said, "I don't want to think about that possibility, but if it should be, then everything is up for...
  • Trump, seeking GOP unity, has tense meeting with Senate Republicans

    07/07/2016 10:16:51 AM PDT · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 89 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7/7/16 | Sean Sullivan and Philip Rucker
    Donald Trump’s private meeting Thursday with Senate Republicans — designed to foster greater party unity ahead of the national convention in Cleveland — grew combative as the presumptive presidential nominee admonished three senators who have been critical of his candidacy and predicted they would lose their reelection bids, according to two Republican officials with direct knowledge of the exchanges. Trump’s most tense exchange was with Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who has been vocal in his concerns about the business mogul’s candidacy, especially his rhetoric and policies on immigration that the senator argues alienate many Latino voters and others in Arizona....
  • Trump's VEEP Should Not Be a Sitting Senator

    07/06/2016 7:51:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 65 replies
    Personal Opinion ^ | July 6, 2016 | Xzins
    It goes without saying that Senator Jeff Sessions is popular with a huge number of Americans. It is also true that Joni Ernst, a war veteran, is a rising star in Republican ranks. Either would make wonderful Vice Presidents for different reasons. However, the trade-off is unacceptable. In the case of Ernst, she is sitting as senator in Iowa, at best a purple state. There is absolutely no guarantee that her seat would be won by a Republican. Why is that so crucial? The Republican majority in the Senate is only 4 senators. And this year the Republicans have 24...
  • Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Sends Its 60th Botched Abortion Victim to the ER

    07/06/2016 2:10:11 PM PDT · by kathsua · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | Jul 5, 2016 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Less than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court nullified certain abortion safety laws, a medical emergency at the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in St. Louis, MO, has illustrated how women have been left in jeopardy by the nation’s High Court. It happened on Saturday, July 2, 2016, a heavy abortion day. Paramedics were photographed by pro-life activists as they removed a Planned Parenthood patient from the abortion facility and loaded her into an awaiting ambulance. Abortion workers and an armed security guard attempted to conceal the incident by holding up large brown tarps. This medical emergency represented the 60th...
  • Court Strikes Down Obama Health Care Rule on Insurance Standards

    07/05/2016 6:50:58 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 5, 2016 | ROBERT PEAR
    WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has ruled that consumers must be allowed to buy certain types of health insurance that do not meet the stringent standards of the Affordable Care Act, deciding that the administration had gone beyond the terms of federal law. The court struck down a rule issued by the Obama administration that barred the sale of such insurance as a separate stand-alone product. “Disagreeing with Congress’s expressly codified policy choices isn’t a luxury administrative agencies enjoy,” the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said on Friday in a decision that criticized...
  • The Lone Man Resisting Judicial Tyranny

    07/03/2016 12:41:19 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 27 replies
    The Stand ^ | Monday, May 9, 2016 | Bryan Fischer
    The Constitution gives absolutely no authority, none, to the federal government to dictate marriage policy to the states. *** *** When the Obergefell case was decided by the Supreme Court, its ruling legally applied only to the plaintiffs before it, as is true in any case before any court. The concept of “judicial review” - in which the Court, and not Congress, gets to decide what the law is - is not found in the Constitution anywhere. It was invented out of the ether by Chief Justice John Marshall in 1803 as a way for the Court to grant dictatorial...
  • United States et al. vs. Texas et al.: A Political Question for November

    07/01/2016 8:52:34 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 13 replies
    verdict.justia.com ^ | 7/1/2016 | John Dean
    In a nine-word per curiam decision, eight justices of the United States Supreme Court have revealed they are deadlocked in a 4 to 4 divide on the new immigration procedures of the Obama administration, with its executive decision to not deport the immigrant parents of children born in the United States (thus citizens) and give them legal status but less than citizenship in the process. The State of Texas, joined by 25 others states, filed a lawsuit to block this executive action, which affects between 4 and 5 million immigrants in the United States. The case was before the Supreme...
  • Supreme Court Justice Alito: 'Those Who Value Religious Freedom Have Cause for Great Concern'

    06/29/2016 1:50:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    The Stream ^ | 6/29/16 | Kelsey Harkness
    The Supreme Court’s decision not to hear a case challenging a Washington state law that forces a family-owned pharmacy to dispense emergency contraceptives is an “ominous sign” for those who value religious freedom, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. said. “If this is a sign of how religious liberty claims will be treated in the years ahead, those who value religious freedom have cause for great concern,” Alito said Tuesday in a critical dissent. Alito was joined in his dissent by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Clarence Thomas, falling one justice short of the four needed for the...
  • ABC Swoons Over Abortion Activists After SCOTUS Ruling; 'It’s a Party Right Here!'

    06/29/2016 11:36:48 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 24 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | June 27, 2016 | Curtis Houck
    ABC was the last of the “big three” networks to break in Monday morning with the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down a pro-life Texas law, but they didn’t hold back their approval as the assembled cast of smiling correspondents hailed the “fairly sweeping decision” and expressed glee at the “party right here” by abortion activists “lining up since 4:00 am. to witness this moment.” Chief anchor and Clinton Foundation donor George Stephanopoulos broke in at 10:20 a.m. Eastern to announce “breaking news from the Supreme Court closing at its term with what could be the most important abortion case in...
  • Courts say living by Christian faith illegal

    06/28/2016 7:49:21 PM PDT · by detective · 73 replies
    WND ^ | 06/28/2016 | Bob Unruh
    It started out with hints of official, United States governmental oppression of Christianity as soon as same-sex “marriage” became a bullet point for activists – little things like “discrimination” complaints that those choosing alternative sexual lifestyles somehow weren’t applauded as they thought they deserved. Then it became confrontational for Christians who were simply choosing to live by their beliefs – beliefs similar to those held by the nation’s founders. Bakers were penalized for not promoting homosexuality, ditto for photographers and venue owners. Government officials publicly vilified their Christian faith and ordered them, in some case, re-educated. Now two rulings have...
  • Obama’s DOJ to ‘Look Into’ Challenging SCOTUS on Executive Amnesty

    06/29/2016 4:52:10 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6/28/2016 | Brandon Darby
    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is looking into options to challenge a Supreme Court ruling that effectively determined a lower court’s decision neutering President Obama’s executive amnesty would stand. The ruling would help to prevent Obama from ignoring U.S. laws and from allowing many illegal aliens to stay in the U.S. without deportation. The statements from Attorney General Lynch were made during an interview with Reuters. The Reuters writer appears to have confused the ruling, as SCOTUS did not make the decision to block President Obama’s executive amnesty, they simply tied in their decision–which led to the Fifth Circuit’s ruling...
  • United States v. Texas: The Supreme Court’s Silent Endorsement of Trumpisprudence

    06/28/2016 1:56:47 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 6 replies
    Dorf on Law ^ | 6/27/2016 | Anil Kalhan
    It may be tempting to regard the Supreme Court’s deadlocked decision last week in United States v. Texas, the Republican lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s 2014 immigration initiatives, as something of a “non-decision” or “punt.” The Court’s one-line opinion—which, by convention, affirms the lower court’s judgment but has no further precedential effect—does not address any of the substantive issues presented in the case. Nor does the opinion itself disclose how any of the justices voted on any of the questions before them, although there seems little mystery as to which justices were likely on each side of the decision. And...
  • SCOTUS tosses Texas abortion law, designed to prevent more Kermit Gosnell butcher shops

    06/28/2016 10:54:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/28/18 | Dan Calabrese
    Even basic sanitary requirements are too much for the pro-aborts to accept With Anthony Kennedy joining the four Justices who are always liberal (as opposed to Kennedy’s liberal-when-he-feels-like-it approach to interpreting the law), the Supreme Court tossed out the very modest Texas abortion restrictions that simply required abortion clinics to meet the same safety requirements as every other medical clinic, including doctors who are sufficiently credentialed to be able to admit patients at local hospitals. These restrictions were put in place to prevent more Kermit Gosnell-style butcher shops from springing to life. But you can forget that. Any restriction on...
  • 20 Craziest Pro-Abortion Signs At SCOTUS

    06/28/2016 9:49:49 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 21 replies
    News Busters ^ | 6-27-16 | By Katie Yoder and Elliot Polsky
    Bet the traditional media won’t show you these. In anticipation of Monday’s Supreme Court decision in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, activists from both sides assembled en masse around the highest court’s front steps. The abortion case out of Texas challenged HB 2, which required abortionists to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and mandated that those clinics adhere to the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers. The media will no doubt cover the court’s decision in favor of abortion supporters (in other words, against the safety regulations that would force abortion clinics to close). But it’s unlikely that the...
  • Hillary: Abortion Is A ‘Constitutional Right,’ Unsure About Second Amendment

    06/11/2016 7:52:44 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/10/2016 | Steve Guest
    Hillary Clinton has no problem calling abortion a “constitutional right,” but when it comes to the Second Amendment, she has refused to take a position. On Friday, Clinton thanked Planned Parenthood for providing abortions when she said that it was a “constitutional right” for women to get an abortion. However, last Sunday, Clinton refused to say whether or not the right to bear arms was a constitutional right. Instead, Clinton criticized late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. “I think that for most of our history there was a nuanced reading of the Second Amendment until the decision by the late...
  • The "Nation of Immigrants" Half Truth and its Corporate Sponsors

    06/28/2016 2:03:08 AM PDT · by Benny Huang · 12 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | June 28, 2016 | Benny Huang
    The Supreme Court momentarily impeded President Obama's attempt to "fundamentally transform America" last week with its 4-4 vote on his executive amnesty action plan. When the court is deadlocked, previous decisions by lower courts are allowed to stand. In this case, Obama lost because the lower court found that his plan exceeded his executive authority, which is actually what Obama himself said before he decided to do it. The evenly divided court apparently couldn't make up its mind as to whether the president is permitted to act like a dictator and suspend laws he doesn't like. That's a tough question,...
  • Sowell: The Fraud Goes On

    06/27/2016 12:06:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 28, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Last week the Supreme Court of the United States voted that President Obama exceeded his authority when he granted exemptions from the immigration laws passed by Congress. But the Supreme Court also exceeded its own authority by granting the University of Texas an exemption from the Constitution's requirement of "equal protection of the laws," by voting that racial preferences for student admissions were legal. Supreme Court decisions in affirmative action cases are the longest running fraud since the 1896 decision upholding racial segregation laws in the Jim Crow South, on grounds that "separate but equal" facilities were consistent with the...
  • WHOLE WOMAN’S HEALTH v. HELLERSTEDT - First: NULLIFY; Second: LIMIT (as with all SCOTUS Decisions

    06/27/2016 11:14:45 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 20 replies
    http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/15pdf/15-274_p8k0.pdf ^ | June 27, 2016 | Supreme Court of the U.S.
    See link for opinion which is void of good-faith constitutionally-based reasoning.
  • The Supreme Court Has Become a Rubber Stamp for the Democrat Agenda

    06/27/2016 11:11:32 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 6-27-2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Supreme Court's gone. Even at eight members in a case like this, you can count on Justice Kennedy to join 'em, the four libs. So you essentially have a 5-3 leftist court now. But it's not a court. It is a partisan echo chamber of the Democrat Party or leftist agenda. We have a Democrat nominee, Hillary, who's wiped away -- just erased -- all objections to corruption as a disqualifying factor for Democrats. Democrats are making it clear they don't care how corrupt their leaders are. In fact, the more corrupt their leaders are --...