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  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 7/10/2020 Newsdump Friday

    07/10/2020 9:13:07 PM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/10/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Breaking News: President Trump commuting the sentence of Roger Stone...... How about "revenue raisers" or in plain language "higher taxes" to deal with tax revenue shortfalls and recovery from the coronavirus situation? Government officials across the country beginning to broach the subject. Among them New Jersey's Governor Phil Murphy..... A Kentucky judge's order putting a cloud over Democrat Governor Andy Beshear's mask (muzzle) order..... "Over the past several week I have been asked repeatedly about what the Town of Eagar plans to do about Covid-19, masks, visitors, riots etc. It is somewhat alarming how many expect and almost invite a...
  • Supreme Court Rules Nearly Half of Oklahoma is Indian Reservation

    07/09/2020 8:05:23 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 97 replies
    NYT ^ | July 9, 2020 | Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled by a 5-4 margin that nearly half of Oklahoma is an Indian reservation in the eyes of the criminal-justice system, preventing state authorities from prosecuting offenses there that involve Native Americans. The decision was potentially one of the most consequential legal victories for Native Americans in decades. It was written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, a Westerner who has sided with tribes in previous cases and joined the court’s more liberal members.
  • Supreme Court Won't Allow Congress To Get Trump Tax And Financial Records, For Now

    07/09/2020 7:26:46 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    AP ^ | 07/09/20
    The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a prosecutor’s demand for President Donald Trump’s tax returns as part of a criminal investigation that includes hush-money payments to women who claim they had affairs with Trump. The court ruled 7-2 in a case in which it heard arguments by telephone in May because of the coronavirus pandemic. The records are held by Trump’s longtime accounting firm, Mazars USA, which has said it would comply with a court order. It probably will be at least several weeks before the court issues a formal judgment that would trigger the turnover of the records. The...
  • Live Blog of Today’s Supreme Court Decisions

    07/09/2020 7:13:59 AM PDT · by House Atreides · 14 replies
    SCOTUSblog ^ | July 9, 2020 | Kalvis Golde
    Blog is live at link.
  • Supreme Court decisions likely Thursday in fight over Trump tax returns, financial records

    07/08/2020 10:24:15 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    NBC ^ | 07 08 2020 | Pete Williams
    The Supreme Court said it will announce the last of the decisions from its current term on Thursday, which almost certainly means the court will reveal its rulings on whether Congress and a New York state prosecutor can get access to President Donald Trump's business records, including his tax returns. The Trump rulings will be announced beginning at 10 a.m. ET, unless the court is unable to reach a decision and wants them held over to be reargued next term, which seems unlikely. Three House committees issued subpoenas for several years' worth of financial records from Mazars, the Trump organization's...
  • Supreme Court upholds Trump exemptions to Obamacare contraceptive mandate

    07/08/2020 11:51:05 AM PDT · by lastchance · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | Melissa Quinn
    Washington — The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the Trump administration's broad exemptions to employers who raise religious or moral objections to providing free birth control coverage, paving the way for more employers to opt out of a provision of the Obama-era health care law that has been at the center of a long-running dispute before the courts.
  • Chief Justice Roberts hospitalized after fall last month, Supreme Court belatedly discloses

    07/08/2020 8:08:51 AM PDT · by bitt · 54 replies ^ | 7/8/2020 | john Solomon
    Roberts suffered lightheadedness and dehydration, fall was not related to earlier seizures, court says. The Supreme Court belatedly disclosed Tuesday night that Chief Justice John Roberts was hospitalized overnight last month after becoming dehydrated and falling while exercising. The 65-year-old justice required stitches and was released the morning following the June 21 incident, the court told The Washington Post in a statement. The fall at a Maryland country club was not related to two prior seizures the chief justice has suffered, the last in 2007, court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg told the newspaper. “The Chief Justice was treated at a hospital...
  • In win for Trump, Supreme Court allows plan for religious limits to Obamacare contraceptive coverage [7-2]

    07/08/2020 8:38:24 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    NBC ^ | July 8, 2020, 9:14 AM CDT / Updated July 8, 2020, 9:59 AM CDT | By Pete Williams
    The ruling greatly expands the kinds of employers that can cite religious or moral objections in declining to include birth control in their health care plans. WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for the Trump administration to give the nation's employers more leeway in refusing to provide free birth control for their workers under the Affordable Care Act. The ruling is a victory for the administration's plan to greatly expand the kinds of employers who can cite religious or moral objections in declining to include contraceptives in their health care plans. Up to 126,000 women...
  • Supreme Court Upholds Religious Exemptions to Contraceptive Mandate

    07/08/2020 8:07:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/08/2020 | Reagan McCarthy
    The Supreme Court upheld exemptions for the contraceptive mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for entities with religious or moral objections in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania. The order of nuns has faced nearly a decade of court battles after the Obama administration refused to allow exemptions to the mandate for religious entities. While President Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) threatened the order with fines for non-compliance, the Little Sisters argue that the Religious Freedom and Restoration Act (RFRA) protects them from the far-reaching mandate. The Trump administration allowed exemptions to the provision and...
  • Supreme Court says Catholic schools can dismiss teachers for religious reasons

    07/08/2020 8:04:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/08/2020 | Michael Gryboski
    The Supreme Court has ruled that two Catholic schools were within their rights to dismiss two teachers on the basis of classifying them as “ministers” rather than secular professionals. In a decision released Wednesday morning, the high court ruled 7-2 that two California-based Catholic schools can classify their teachers as ministers and not be held by the standards of state antidiscrimination laws. Justice Samuel Alito delivered the opinion of the court, being joined by Chief Justice John Roberts, and Justices Clarence Thomas, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh. Alito cited the 2012 Supreme Court decision Hosanna-Tabor v....
  • Supreme Court rules in favor of Little Sisters of the Poor in ObamaCare contraception case

    07/08/2020 7:40:52 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 08 2020 | Ronn Blitzer
    The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the Trump administration acted within its authority when it expanded exemptions to the Affordable Care Act’s requirement for employers to provide insurance coverage that includes contraception.
  • Qualified Immunity is a Test for Conservatives

    07/08/2020 7:24:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies ^ | July 8, 2020 | Jacob Sullum
    Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin faces murder and manslaughter charges for kneeling on George Floyd's neck until he stopped breathing. But even if Chauvin is convicted, Floyd's family may not be able to pursue claims under a federal statute that authorizes lawsuits against government officials who violate people's constitutional rights. The uncertain prospects for the lawsuit Floyd's relatives plan to file underlines the unjust and irrational consequences of qualified immunity, a doctrine that shields police from liability for outrageous conduct when the rights they violated were not "clearly established" at the time. Congress should seize the opportunity created by...
  • Supreme Court rules 'faithless electors' can't go rogue at Electoral College

    07/06/2020 8:41:53 AM PDT · by Jayster · 65 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 6, 2020 | Pete Williams
    WASHINGTON — The 538 people who cast the actual votes for president in December as part of the Electoral College are not free agents and must vote as the laws of their states direct, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday. The unanimous decision in the "faithless elector" case was a defeat for advocates of changing the Electoral College, who hoped a win would force a shift in the method of electing presidents toward a nationwide popular vote. But it was a win for state election officials who feared that empowering rogue electors would cause chaos. The November general election is...
  • Supreme Court rules states can remove 'faithless electors'

    07/06/2020 7:32:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 169 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 6, 2020 | Harper Neidig
    The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that states can prohibit their Electoral College representatives from disregarding voters when casting their ballots in presidential elections. The unanimous decision, arising out of a case from Washington state, essentially gives states the right to outlaw "faithless electors" who cast their votes for people other than those chosen by their voters. "Nothing in the Constitution expressly prohibits States from taking away presidential electors’ voting discretion as Washington does," Justice Elena Kagan wrote in the majority decision. --This breaking news report will be updated.
  • The five biggest cases awaiting Supreme Court decisions

    07/05/2020 7:51:55 PM PDT · by John W · 19 replies ^ | July 4, 2020 | Harper Neidig and John Kruzel
    The Supreme Court has a few more big decisions to hand down. The court has already decided some of the biggest cases on its docket — including abortion, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and LGBT rights — but several thorny legal questions need to be resolved before the term is over. When the next batch of rulings is issued on Monday, it will be the first time in 24 years that the Supreme Court has released decisions in July, a delay that can be attributed to the coronavirus that upended normal operations for the justices this year. Trump's...
  • HUGE! Supreme Court Stops Obama Judge From Ending Voter ID For Voting in Alabama

    07/03/2020 1:29:27 PM PDT · by Dacula · 32 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-3-2020 | Cristina Laila
    The US Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a lower-court ruling that would have allowed residents of Alabama to vote by absentee ballot without providing a copy of a photo ID. Alabama also requires the absentee ballot to be signed by two witnesses or notarized.
  • Restrainer in Chief

    07/03/2020 12:32:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | July 3, 2020 | Erick Erickson
    Believe it or not, John Roberts handed conservatives two big wins at the Supreme Court last week, just not the win they wanted. Roberts gutted the Consumer Financial Protection Board and beefed up the argument for the unitary executive. Roberts, in effect, expanded the power of presidents to exercise control over appointees of independent executive branch agencies. The long-term ramifications are significant and structural. He also led the Court in striking down a Montana Supreme Court decision that barred religious schools in Montana from taking advantage of public tax dollars for tuition payments. Nonreligious private schools could participate, but religious...
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court Stops Initiative Designed to Kill Constitutional Carry

    07/03/2020 7:51:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 28 June, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    On 23 June, 2020, the Oklahoma Supreme Court dealt another blow to the efforts by  Democrat Jason Lowe and others to kill Constitutional Carry in Oklahoma. Constitutional Carry is the right to carry a loaded handgun in most public spaces, concealed or openly. It is the state of law that existed when the Constitution was written and when the Bill of Rights was ratified.On 27 February, 2019 Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed HB 2597 into law. Oklahoma became the 15th member of the Constitutional Carry club.The bill had become very popular in the legislature. It had passed with veto-proof majorities...
  • Supreme Court to decide if Congress gets full Mueller report

    07/02/2020 5:46:59 PM PDT · by Repeal 16-17 · 13 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.
  • 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 ^ | 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...