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  • Trump reschedules dinner with Supreme Court justices

    04/23/2017 6:32:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2017 | Brandon Carter
    President Trump planned to have dinner with the justices of the Supreme Court on Thursday evening, but the White House said Sunday evening the event will take place on a future date because of scheduling conflicts. Newly confirmed Justice Neil Gorsuch was slated to attend, but it was not clear which of the eight other justices might be present. Trump’s successful nomination of Gorsuch to the court is seen as a key accomplishment of his first 100 days in office, as he made good on a major promise of his campaign to fill the vacant seat left by Justice Antonin...
  • Trump eyeing second Supreme Court seat

    04/23/2017 1:09:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2017 | Lydia Wheeler
    Talk is already heating up that President Trump could have a chance to appoint a second person to the Supreme Court. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said this week that another opening could come as soon as this summer, and there have been rumors that Justice Anthony Kennedy, often a swing voter on the court, could retire soon. Kennedy, 80, was nominated to the court by President Reagan....
  • Ted Cruz For Next SCOTUS Vacancy

    04/22/2017 10:52:23 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 138 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-22-17 | Daniel John Sobieski
    While the chattering class was lamenting the delay on ObamaCare repeal and replace and promised tax reform, they ignored perhaps the most importance consequence of President Trump’s election, a major accomplishment in his first 100 days, the transformation of the Supreme Court into a conservative and constitutional bastion of freedom. The appointment and confirmation of Judge Neil  Gorsuch has already borne fruit as he cast the deciding vote allowing the execution of multiple Arkansas death row inmates to proceed. As Bloomberg Politics reported: Justice Neil Gorsuch took his first major action on the U.S. Supreme Court by casting the deciding...
  • With Gorsuch’s Vote, Supreme Court Allows Arkansas to Execute Ledell Lee

    04/21/2017 8:09:51 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 59 replies
    Slate ^ | April 21, 2017 | Mark Joseph Stern
    On Thursday night, Arkansas executed Ledell Lee—the state’s first execution in 12 years. Lee is one of eight men whom Arkansas originally planned to kill over 11 days before one drug in the three-drug lethal injection cocktail expires. Four of these men have received stays of execution, but Lee’s final plea to the U.S. Supreme Court was rejected by a 5–4 vote. Justice Neil Gorsuch cast the deciding vote allowing Lee to die. It was his first vote cast as a justice of the court.
  • Supreme Court orders refunds for people whose criminal convictions are overturned

    04/21/2017 5:59:04 AM PDT · by blueplum · 6 replies
    LA Times ^ | 19 April 2017 3:05pm | David G. Savage
    People who are freed from prison when their convictions are reversed deserve a refund of what they paid in fees, court costs and restitution, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. “They are entitled to be presumed innocent” once their convictions are thrown out, said Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the state “has zero claim” to their money. {snip} Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. agreed with the outcome in the Colorado case, but said it was “unnecessary for the court to issue a sweeping pronouncement on restitution.” The court noted that new Justice Neil M. Gorsuch took no part in the case.
  • Supreme Court appears ready to break down a church-state barrier in certain circumstances

    04/21/2017 5:49:39 AM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | 19 April 2017 | David G. Savage
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared ready to break down at least part of the longstanding church-state barrier that has prevented religious schools from receiving public funds. The justices gave a skeptical hearing to a Missouri lawyer who was defending the state’s decision to reject a grant request from a Lutheran preschool seeking to participate in a state program that provides money to schools to rubberize the surface of their playgrounds. Missouri’s constitution, like those in at least 36 other states, bars sending tax money to churches and church schools. But most of the justices signaled they will rule for...
  • Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA): Expect a Supreme Court resignation 'this summer'

    04/20/2017 11:27:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/20/17 | Robert Laurie
    Here we go again... From day one of the Trump candidacy, I’ve said “If he denies the Democrats a Supreme Court appointment, his presidency is worth it.” No matter what else happens, the SCOTUS was and is the key to salvaging the country. Had Hillary been allowed to alter it, it would have been disastrous. Fortunately, President Trump won and Neil Gorsuch is now on the bench. Now, people are starting to wonder just how many bites at the Supreme Court apple Trump is going to get. He’s already had one. If Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is right, a second...
  • Brilliant new plan: Trump gets Ruth Ginsburg to retire and agrees to replace her with… Garland

    04/18/2017 1:00:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 118 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/18/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m not sure who Allan Smith at Business Insider ran into who put a bug in his ear to talk to Trump confidant Chris Ruddy, but it must have been one heck of a conversation. The bottom line is pretty much the summation found in the title of this article. In order to avoid any more angst or consternation around Supreme Court nominations, Trump could short circuit the entire discussion by getting Ruth Bader Ginsburg to retire now rather than trying to stick it out for four more years. And what would she get in return? A promise that...
  • Gorsuch breaks mold, asks numerous questions in Supreme Court debut

    04/17/2017 1:31:48 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 44 replies
    FoxNews Politics ^ | April 17, 2017 | Bill Mears
    WASHINGTON – An upbeat Justice Neil Gorsuch wasted little time getting to work in his first public session Monday as the 113th member of the Supreme Court. Sitting at the far right end of the nine-member bench, Gorsuch spent the morning hearing three oral arguments, each lasting about an hour. In his first case, considering a federal workplace discrimination claim, the newest justice was among the most active of questioners -- unusual for the court "rookie."
  • The Supreme Court Was “Politicized” Long Ago

    04/14/2017 9:21:28 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    City Journal ^ | 13 Apr, 2017 | Rafael Mangual
    Liberals shocked by the Garland/Gorsuch episode ignore a long history. On Thursday, the New York Times’s Linda Greenhouse lamented the confirmation of now-Justice Neil Gorsuch, asserting that Republicans have over-politicized the Supreme Court, thereby jeopardizing its integrity. In making her case, Greenhouse displays ignorance of both our constitutional structure and the political history that rendered the Court an “electoral prize,” which has been the case long before Republicans blocked the 2016 nomination of Merrick Garland. Though there is not likely to be much of a gap between how Justice Gorsuch and the late Justice Scalia would have ruled on cases...
  • NC House Bill: U.S. Supreme Court Exceeded Authority of 'Almighty God' in Creating Gay Marriage

    04/12/2017 9:07:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 12, 2017 | 4:24 PM EDT | Michael W. Chapman
    Members of the North Carolina General Assembly introduced a bill on Tuesday, citing the 10th Amendment, which affirms that the U.S. Supreme Court exceeded its authority under the Constitution and in relation to the “decree of Almighty God” by legalizing same-sex marriage, and contends that the Obergefell v. Hodges decision “is null and void” in North Carolina and that the Tar Heel state shall only recognize marriages between one man and one woman. The legislation explains that North Carolina seeks to follow the 2012 law that was established in Section 6 of Article XIV of the North Carolina Constitution, which...
  • Democrats Face Uphill Fight if Trump Gets Second U.S. High Court Pick

    04/11/2017 5:39:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | April 11, 2017 | Lawrence Hurley, Reuters
    If Democrats thought it was hard to stop President Donald Trump's first U.S. Supreme Court nominee, it promises to be even tougher for them if he gets to fill another vacancy, potentially to replace the most influential justice, Anthony Kennedy. Kennedy, a conservative who sometimes sides with the court's liberals in key cases such as on gay rights and abortion, is one of three justices 78 or older. Justice Stephen Breyer is 78 and fellow liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 84. Former Kennedy Supreme Court clerks said the justice, who turns 81 in July, may be pondering retirement either this...
  • US Chief Justice Roberts decries "partisan hostility"

    04/11/2017 3:49:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 104 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 11, 2017 6:12 PM EDT | Mary Esch
    The “partisan hostility” surrounding the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch is of concern because it could undermine public confidence in the apolitical nature of the judicial system, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said Tuesday at a college appearance in upstate New York. The appearance a day after Gorsuch was sworn in by President Donald Trump at the White House was billed as a conversation with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson. Jackson talked with Roberts onstage before about 1,200 students, faculty and guests, some of whom asked him questions. […] “We in the judiciary do not do...
  • Opinion: Ginsburg gambled to stay and now she may lose her legacy

    04/11/2017 12:30:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 10, 2017 | Jonathan Turley
    The confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court represents a huge political victory for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who gambled on blocking the nomination of Merrick Garland in the hopes of a GOP electoral victory. It may also have been an equally huge loss for the of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who ignored increasing calls for her retirement during the Obama administration to avoid the prospect of the flipping of her seat from a liberal to a conservative member. That gamble — whatever calculation — could now cost a sweeping number of key cases hanging by a...
  • Markey Claims Democrats Will Restore 60-Vote Threshold for Supreme Court Nominees

    04/10/2017 4:33:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 91 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 10, 2017 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Markey Claims That Dems will Restore Filibuster for Supreme Court NomineesSen. Ed Markey (D., Mass.) claimed Monday that Democrats will restore the 60-vote threshold for Supreme Court nominees once his party retakes the majority in the Senate. "When the Democrats return to the majority and capture the presidency, which we will," Markey said, "that day is going to arrive [and] we will restore the 60-vote margin." "We will ensure that for the Supreme Court, there is that special margin that any candidate has to reach because that is essential to ensuring that our country has a confidence in those people...
  • Donald Trump predicts greatness for new Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch

    04/10/2017 12:40:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Banbury Cake ^ | Press Trust
    US President Donald Trump has praised new Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch during a White House swearing-in ceremony as a jurist who will rule “not on his personal preferences but based on a fair and objective reading of the law”. In the Rose Garden ceremony, Mr Trump said Americans would see in Mr Gorsuch “a man who is deeply faithful to the Constitution of the United States” and predicted greatness for the 49-year-old former appeals court judge from Colorado....
  • Gorsuch sworn in as Supreme Court justice

    04/10/2017 9:31:59 AM PDT · by Enchante · 54 replies ^ | April 10, 2017 | Dylan Stableford
    Neil Gorsuch was sworn in Monday as the newest member of the Supreme Court, filling the vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia after being confirmed by the Senate last week following a controversial rule-change by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to avoid a Democratic filibuster. Gorsuch took took separate constitutional and judicial oaths — the latter at a public swearing-in ceremony at the White House Rose Garden — to become the nation’s 113th justice.
  • Gorsuch and the Rule of Law

    04/10/2017 4:30:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | April 10, 2017 | Jenna Ellis
    Judge Neil Gorsuch has been confirmed as an associate justice to the United States Supreme Court. Americans on both sides of the aisle should be pleased and proud of the Senate’s confirmation. Sophisticated arguments have been levied back and forth over the propriety of Judge Gorsuch, and liberals and conservatives both claim their support or opposition are in accordance with the “rule of law.” What does the “rule of law” actually mean? It means, simply, that we are a nation of rules not of rulers. This philosophy and understanding is a hallmark of American government. Consider this analogy: When playing...
  • Even on the Supreme Court, the new person gets the jobs no one else wants

    04/09/2017 9:25:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | April 9, 2017 | Robert Barnes, The Washington Post
    No one could have known it at the time, but at the end of last summer, Justice Elena Kagan gave Neil Gorsuch a face-to-face tutorial on what it means to be the Supreme Court's newest justice. It starts in the kitchen. "I've been on the cafeteria committee for six years. (Justice) Steve Breyer was on the cafeteria committee for 13 years," Kagan said at a Colorado event where she was being interviewed by Gorsuch and Timothy Tymkovich, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Gorsuch and Tymkovich both were on President Donald Trump's list of...
  • Politico: Trump White House Is Getting Things Ready For A Second SCOTUS Vacancy

    04/08/2017 5:43:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 233 replies ^ | 4/7/2017 | Mike Vespa
    This morning Judge Neil Gorsuch was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court. For such a non-controversial figure, Gorsuch experienced the full might of the Democratic Party’s attack machine. Still sour at Senate Republicans blocking Merrick Garland, Obama’s first pick to fill the vacancy left by the late Antonin Scalia, through the Biden rule—the Left was determined to stop Gorsuch at all costs. Despite having broad support from across the spectrum in the legal scholar realm—Obama’s former solicitor general supported his nomination—and the highest rating from the American Bar Association, Democrats formed a united front to stop him. They had the...