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  • Supreme Court to decide if Congress gets full Mueller report

    07/02/2020 5:46:59 PM PDT · by Repeal 16-17 · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 2, 2020 | Steven Nelson
    The Supreme Court said Thursday it will decide if Congress can receive redacted parts of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report — almost certainly delaying release until after the election.
  • Supreme Court Abortion Ruling: Celebrities Declare ‘Victory for Women’

    07/02/2020 10:34:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2020 | Katie Yoder
    Celebrities may not always have the most compelling arguments – but they do boast an audience. Case in point: When the Supreme Court recently sided with abortion providers, they flocked to social media to celebrate the news with millions of fans.  On June 29, the Supreme Court justices issued their ruling in June Medical Services v. Russo. The majority struck down a 2014 Louisiana law that required abortionists to obtain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals so that patients could be easily transferred for emergency care. Taking to Twitter, celebrities from Eva Longoria Baston to Alyssa Milano and Elizabeth Banks celebrated.They agreed with...
  • Supreme Court agrees to hear case over secret materials in Mueller report

    07/02/2020 9:41:46 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 19 replies
    UPI ^ | July 2, 2020 | Don Jacobson
    July 2 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a case in which congressional Democrats are seeking secret materials from the Justice Department's Russia investigation. In orders issued by the court, justices added the high-profile case to their docket for the next term, granting a request made the Trump administration in May. The court's decision means that unless it fast-tracks oral arguments in the case, the materials sought by Democrats are unlikely to be released until next year. House Democrats are seeking access to the redacted portions of the report by former special counsel Robert Mueller, who...
  • U.S. Supreme Court sends Indiana abortion cases back to lower courts

    07/02/2020 8:42:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    whbl.com ^ | Thursday, July 02, 2020 9:52 a.m. CDT | By Lawrence Hurley
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday sent two Indiana abortion disputes back to lower courts including a fight over a restriction that would require women to undergo an ultrasound procedure at least 18 hours before terminating a pregnancy. The nine justices tossed lower court rulings that blocked two Republican-backed state laws from taking effect, one of which is the ultrasound measure passed by the state legislature in 2016 and signed by Vice President Mike Pence when he was Indiana's governor before Donald Trump selected him as his running mate. The second law would require that parents be...
  • Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Today’s Supreme Court Denial of Appeal from Four Death Row Inmates

    07/01/2020 9:10:59 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 23 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | June 29, 2020 | White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany
    The Supreme Court today rightly rejected yet another attempt by four death row inmates to escape justice. These four men each stand convicted of horrendous acts of violence — including the brutal rape and murder of children. Each criminal was first convicted and sentenced for their offenses more than fifteen years ago. Thanks to the leadership of Attorney General Barr, the families and communities of the victims will finally receive some long-overdue justice. The White House
  • Rumors Swirl: Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas May Retire

    07/01/2020 12:12:33 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 128 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/01/20 | Joel Pollak
    Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas may be planning to retire soon, according to rumors in the media Wednesday.Robert Costa reported in the Washington Post that the Trump administration was preparing for the possible retirement of Justice Clarence Thomas: Justice Clarence Thomas, a conservative appointed by George H.W. Bush, is privately seen by Trump’s aides as the most likely to retire this year. While Thomas has not given any indication of doing so, the White House and Senate Republicans are quietly preparing for a possible opening, according to a White House official and two outside Trump political advisers who spoke on the...
  • Hugh Hewitt — Justice Alito considering retirement…

    07/01/2020 9:12:52 AM PDT · by rxsid · 46 replies
    https://twitter.com ^ | 07.01.2020 | Robert Costa
    After reading my latest Post report, @hughhewitt tells his radio audience this morning that he hears from several leading conservatives that Justice Alito, 70, is considering retirement, and adds that he also hears the Alito family is ready to leave Washington, D.C.— Robert Costa (@costareports) July 1, 2020
  • One Man’s Supreme Court [Justice Roberts]

    06/30/2020 7:09:27 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 31 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 30, 2020 | The Editorial Board
    The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday that a state can’t even require abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a hospital. And the logic of the concurring opinion from Chief Justice John Roberts, who provided the fifth vote, suggests not even de minimis regulation of abortion will survive his Court’s scrutiny. Here’s the stunner: Four years ago a different Court majority overturned a similar Texas statute, with then Justice Anthony Kennedy joining the four liberals. Chief Justice Roberts dissented in that case. Yet on Monday the Chief joined the liberals, citing his duty to follow precedent. As the dissenters point...
  • Supreme Court Holds 5-4 That State School Voucher Programs Can't Exclude Religious Schools

    06/30/2020 7:40:09 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 39 replies
    Supreme Court of the United States ^ | June 30, 2020 | Chief Justice Roberts
    Held: The application of the no-aid provision discriminated against reli-gious schools and the families whose children attend or hope to attendthem in violation of the Free Exercise Clause of the Federal Constitution. Pp. 6–22.
  • Supreme Court Rules That Foreign Soros-Backed Operatives Do Not Have First Amendment Rights

    06/30/2020 8:57:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    bigleaguepolitics.com ^ | Jun 29, 2020 | By Shane Trejo
    The ruling was against the Soros-backed Alliance for Open Society International. The Supreme Court issued a ruling on Monday making it clear that a major front of progressive billionaire oligarch George Soros does not have 1st Amendment rights under the U.S. Constitution. In the case of Agency for International Development v. Alliance for Open Society International, Justices Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Samuel Alito, and John Roberts ruled against 1st Amendment right for the Soros front. Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissented against the majority while Justice Elena Kagan did not take part in the...
  • The 15 remaining cases on the SCOTUS docket (now it's 8)

    06/30/2020 9:34:46 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 24 replies
    Forward Kentucky ^ | June 24, 2020
    Little Sisters of the Poor Sts. Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania (consolidated with Trump v. Pennsylvania ) (argued May 6, 2020): Whether the expansion of the conscience exemption from the Affordable Care Act’s birth-control mandate violated the ACA and the laws governing federal administrative agencies. Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru (consolidated with St. James School v. Biel ) (argued May 11, 2020): Whether courts can hear employment discrimination claims brought by teachers at Catholic elementary schools Chiafalo v. Washington and Colorado Department of State v. Baca (argued May 13, 2020): Whether state “faithless elector” laws, which require...
  • Never Trumpers cross line with party operatives by targeting GOP senators: 'Taking it too far'

    06/29/2020 7:28:44 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/29/2020 | Paul Steinhauser
    The "Never Trump" coalition of Republicans fighting to oust President Trump from the White House is making a risky play, just as the president's lackluster poll numbers are raising concerns on the right -- they're going after Republican senators too. The effort is being led by The Lincoln Project, a media-savvy outfit that spends most of its time hammering the incumbent president with scathing TV and digital ads. But along with targeting Trump, The Lincoln Project is now weighing in on the races of GOP senators facing tough reelections this year. ... The spot characterizes Daines – who’s facing a...
  • Levin: Roberts has destroyed any credibility the Court may have had. He’s a disgrace.

    06/29/2020 7:04:24 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    Mark Levin on Twitter ^ | 6/29/2020 | Mark Levin
    Roberts has destroyed any credibility the Court may have had. He’s a disgrace. https://t.co/h1UglAODkV— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) June 29, 2020
  • If They Weren't Before, Conservatives are Officially Done With Justice John Roberts

    06/29/2020 9:32:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/29/2020 | Cortney O' Brien
    Conservatives were outraged eight years ago when Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts voted with the liberals on the court to uphold Obamacare's individual mandate. His swing almost singlehandedly saved the Affordable Care Act. A few years removed and he made a few better decisions, somewhat appeasing conservatives. But last year he helped kill the census citizenship question. Then, last week, he voted with liberals to reject President Trump's attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The court didn't say that Trump couldn't reverse the program, but that his legal reasoning wasn't up to par. But it...
  • Text of Louisiana abortion decision

    06/29/2020 9:11:36 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 13 replies
    Breyer authored the majority opinion. Roberts wrote his own Concurring opinion. Begins on page 46. Thomas wrote the dissent. Page 62 Alito wrote his own dissent. Page 82 Gorsuch wrote his own dissent Page 116.
  • Supreme Court declines to hear border wall challenge (Win)

    06/29/2020 8:39:48 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 11 replies
    Border Report ^ | Jun 29, 2020 | Border Report
    The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that rejected environmental groups’ challenge to sections of wall the Trump administration is building along the U.S. border with Mexico. The high court on Monday declined to hear an appeal involving construction of 145 miles (233 kilometers) of steel-bollard walls along the border in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas. The Center for Biological Diversity, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Defenders of Wildlife, and the Southwest Environmental Center had challenged a federal law that allows the secretary of Homeland Security to waive any laws necessary to allow the quick construction of...
  • Supreme Court, in 5-4 Ruling, Strikes Down Restrictive Louisiana Abortion Law

    06/29/2020 7:41:34 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 86 replies
    NBC ^ | 06/29/20 | Pete Williams
    The measure would have required abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of a clinic. The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Louisiana's tough restriction on abortion violates the Constitution, a surprising victory for abortion rights advocates from an increasingly conservative court. The 5-4 decision in which Chief Justice John Roberts joined with the courts liberal justices struck down a law passed by Louisiana's legislature in 2014 that required any doctor offering abortion services to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. Its enforcement had been blocked by a protracted legal battle. Two Louisiana doctors...
  • Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion restrictions, with Roberts joining liberals

    06/29/2020 7:59:14 AM PDT · by bitt · 31 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 6/29/2020 | cassidy morrison
    00:00 01:16 The Supreme Court ruled in favor of protecting abortion rights in the case June v. Russo Monday. The court's opinion, led by Justice Stephen Breyer, "found that conditions on admitting privileges common to hospitals throughout the State have made and will continue to make it impossible for abortion providers to obtain conforming privileges for reasons that have nothing to do with the State’s asserted interests in promoting women’s health and safety." The case, June Medical Services v. Russo, called into question the constitutionality of a Louisiana law that mandated abortion clinics have admitting privileges in hospitals within a...
  • SEILA LAW LLC v. CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU [Scotus Rules the POTUS Can Removed the Director For Any Reason]

    06/29/2020 7:28:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    Supreme Court of the United States ^ | June 29, 2020 | Staff
    In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, Congress established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), an independent regulatory agency tasked with ensuring that consumer debt products are safe and transparent. See Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank), 124 Stat. 1376. Congress transferred the administration of 18 existing federal statutes to the CFPB, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Truth in Lending Act; and Congress enacted a new prohibition on unfair and deceptive practices in the consumer-finance sector. 12 U. S. C. §5536(a)(1)(B). In doing so, Congress gave the...
  • Supreme Court, in 5-4 ruling, strikes down restrictive Louisiana abortion law

    06/29/2020 7:59:59 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 49 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/29/2020 | Pete Williams
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Louisiana's tough restriction on abortion violates the Constitution, a surprising victory for abortion rights advocates from an increasingly conservative court. The 5-4 decision, in which Chief Justice John Roberts joined with the court's four more liberal justices, struck down a law passed by Louisiana's legislature in 2014 that required any doctor offering abortion services to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. Its enforcement had been blocked by a protracted legal battle.