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  • Possible Justice Kennedy retirement would give Trump opportunity to tilt Supreme Court to right

    03/12/2018 9:51:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 12, 2018 | Brooke Singman
    Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy might retire from the bench as early as this summer, a GOP senator said, and if true, President Trump would be able to nominate a justice who could tilt the nation’s highest court well to the right for the foreseeable future. "I believe that we're going to have another Supreme Court justice this year," Heller said. "I think that Kennedy is going to retire some time early summer. That being the case, Republicans are going to have another opportunity to put another Supreme Court justice in place, which I am hoping will get our base...
  • Minnesota Voters Alliance vs. Joe Mansky (Justice Alito NAILS the Leftist Defender)

    03/07/2018 3:36:15 PM PST · by rlmorel · 24 replies
    Supreme Court Argument Transcript ^ | 2/28/2018 | Supreme Court Arguments
    (Disclaimer: Please excuse and correct any errors in terminology-I don't know legal processes well) There was a case argued on 2/28/2018 in front of the Supreme Court (Minnesota Voters Alliance vs. Joe Mansky) regarding the expression of political speech in polling areas. In the exchange below, Mr. Mansky is defending the Minnesota state statute prohibiting the wearing of political apparel at polling locations. Justice Alito is drilling down on just what "apparel" would be allowed or disallowed at a polling place: JUSTICE ALITO: How about a shirt with a rainbow flag? Would that be permitted? MR. ROGAN: A shirt with...
  • White House wades into SCOTUS online sales tax case

    03/06/2018 2:50:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Hot ^ | March 6, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    In fairly short order, the Supreme Court is going to begin hearing arguments in the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. This case is being closely watched around the country because of the potential impact it will have on consumers as well as retailers, both traditional and online. The state of South Dakota is asking the Supremes to overrule their 1992 decision in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, which held that states could not force online retailers to collect sales tax in other states where the company didn’t have a physical presence.Now the White House has weighed in on...
  • Justice Post Blindfold

    03/04/2018 8:06:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | March 4, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    While the Supreme Court heard oral argument, last week, in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the court of public opinion focused not so much on the constitutionality of the law in question, i.e. justice, but instead on the partisan impact of the decision, i.e. politics. The case concerns Mark Janus, a child-care specialist for the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, who refuses to join the union. Nonetheless, by state law, Janus is forced to pay “agency fees” to AFSCME. Those agency fees are 78 percent of what a union member pays in...
  • Public-Sector Unions Deserve To Be Destroyed

    03/02/2018 1:31:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | March 2, 2018 | David Harsanyi
    How does a public-sector union work? Easy. First, the state creates a monopoly. The monopoly forces taxpayers to fund those workers, whether they do a good job or not. The union then coerces workers to pay dues regardless of whether or not they want to. Then the union uses those dues to help fund political advocacy that perpetuates their monopoly and the union's influence. So, in other words: racketeering. Among many significant problems with this arrangement, the most obvious is that it's an assault on freedom of association. If there is another organization in American life that has a license...
  • Labor Thuggery at the Supreme Court

    02/27/2018 11:54:38 PM PST · by lowbuck · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | 28 February 2018 | Betsy McCaughey
    Organized labor took off the gloves Monday, warning the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court that freeing public employees from mandatory union dues would lead to strikes and union violence. It was ugly. The Court heard oral arguments challenging laws in 22 states and the District of Columbia that force public employees to pay unions to represent them, even if they disagree with the union's demands and politics. Mark Janus, a child support specialist and public employee in Illinois, claims his First Amendment free speech rights are being violated when he is forced to pay money to a union --...
  • Supreme Court case threatens Democratic bosses' use of union muscle

    02/27/2018 6:26:15 PM PST · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/27/2018 | John Kass
    Can you be forced to give up money to someone else, who’ll then use your cash to push a political agenda with which you disagree?It is technically a First Amendment issue in the case of Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees that is being decided by the Supreme Court.And it may just be the most important political story in America, about Democratic Party bosses in blue states who for decades have used public employee unions to maintain their power.
  • Supreme Court OKs Broad Immigrant Detention Powers

    02/27/2018 7:02:27 PM PST · by bitt · 42 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/27/2018 | Kevin Daley
    Immigrants detained for removal proceedings may be held indefinitely and are not entitled to a bail hearing, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The ruling means that immigrant detainees, who are sometimes held for months and years on end, have no recourse to challenge their confinement. Justice Samuel Alito delivered the opinion for the court, joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy. Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch joined most of Alito’s opinion, though they also wrote to say they do not believe the court had jurisdiction to hear the case.
  • Union Members Voice Concern For Supreme Court Case At Pittsburgh March(VIDEO)

    02/26/2018 5:19:49 PM PST · by mdittmar · 7 replies
    KDKA-TV ^ | February 26, 2018 | KDKA-TV
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Hundreds of local union members rallied in downtown Pittsburgh on Monday, then marched through city streets to voice their concern over a case being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court that they believe is funded by big business and could threaten unions.
  • Judicial Tyranny: Supreme Court Keeps the Dreamers!

    02/26/2018 1:56:08 PM PST · by davikkm · 28 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    The Supreme Court of the United States just told President Trump: you’ll have to keep the DREAMERs. The thing is, on Monday, the Supreme Court delivered a stunning ruling, which makes for a serious setback when it comes to the issue of the DREAMERs, the DACA recipients, to whom, as you know, President Trump put a deadline o March 5th: either you (the Congress) get a deal for DACA recipients, of, after that, they’re eligible for deportation, as they lose all the protections that were given to them by Barack Hussein Obama. The Supreme Court essentially said on Monday: not...
  • Pay Your Dues!

    02/21/2018 8:32:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | February 21, 2018 | John Stossel
    If your workplace is a union shop, are you forced to pay union dues? This week, the Supreme Court heard arguments about that. When I worked at CBS and ABC, I was ordered to join the American Federation of Radio and TV Artists. That union had won a vote that gave them the right to speak for all reporters. I said, "I'm no 'artist.' I'm a reporter! I won't join!" But my bosses said they couldn't pay me unless I did. In right-to-work states, unions can't force people to join. But only 28 states are right to work. Aging socialist...
  • 'Making a Murderer' subject Brendan Dassey asks Supreme Court to review his case

    02/21/2018 1:20:24 AM PST · by BBell · 4 replies
    Lawyers for a Wisconsin inmate featured in the "Making a Murderer" series on Netflix asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to review a federal appeals court decision that held his confession was voluntary. Brendan Dassey's legal team told the high court in their petition that the case raises crucial issues that extend far beyond Dassey's case alone and that long have divided state and federal courts.
  • Supreme Court Won't Review 10-Day Waiting Period for Gun Purchases, Clarence Thomas Dissents

    02/20/2018 5:12:56 PM PST · by marktwain · 57 replies
    Reason ^ | 20 February, 2018 | Damon Root
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a Second Amendment case challenging California's 10-day waiting period for firearms purchases. Writing in dissent, Justice Clarence Thomas faulted his colleagues for their "inaction" and for turning the Second Amendment into "a disfavored right in this Court." The case is Silvester v. Becerra. It arose when several lawful California gun owners, supported by the Calguns Foundation and the Second Amendment Foundation, filed a lawsuit claiming that the state's 10-day waiting period for firearms purchases is unconstitutional as applied to "those purchasers who already own a firearm or have a license to carry...
  • New York Magazine - Impeach Clarence Thomas

    02/19/2018 9:26:08 AM PST · by cowpoke · 55 replies
    new york magazine ^ | 2/18/2018 | jill abramson
    the cover story in the current issue of New York magazine is by former NY Times editor Jill Abramson and presents their case for impeaching Thomas. A search didn't find anything on this here. Appears he is the next target.
  • Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg: ‘Macho Atmosphere’ and ‘Sexism’ Caused Hillary Clinton to Lose

    02/12/2018 9:19:32 AM PST · by Lera · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/12/18 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Full title : Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg: ‘Macho Atmosphere’ and ‘Sexism’ Caused Hillary Clinton to Lose 2016 Election Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg claimed Sunday that “sexism” and a “macho atmosphere” contributed to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election loss. Ginsburg, speaking at a Columbia University Women’s Conference event, was asked to elaborate on remarks she made in September, claiming that “sexism” played a major role in the 2016 election. “I think it was difficult for Hillary Clinton to get by even the macho atmosphere prevailing during that campaign, and she was criticized in a way I think no man would...
  • Court allows Pennsylvania to redraw GOP-favored district map

    02/05/2018 3:43:02 PM PST · by oxcart · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 02/05/18 | MARK SCOLFORO and MARK SHERMAN
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let a court-ordered redrawing of congressional districts in Pennsylvania proceed, raising Democratic hopes that a revamped map might yield them several more seats this fall. Justice Samuel Alito, who handles emergency appeals from Pennsylvania, rejected the request from GOP legislative leaders and voters to put on hold an order from the state Supreme Court intended to produce new congressional districts in the coming two weeks. The Pennsylvania high court ruled last month that the current map of 18 districts violates the state constitution because it unfairly benefits Republicans.
  • Trump White House Preparing To Replace Liberal Supreme Court Justice?

    01/28/2018 7:15:00 PM PST · by mairdie · 297 replies
    DCWhispers ^ | January 28, 2018 | DCWhispers
    Whispers are rampant throughout D.C. that a vacancy is imminent on the U.S. Supreme Court - one that is currently taken by one of the most liberal members of the Court. It has the Trump White House giddy over the prospect of potentially and forcefully shifting the balance of power on the Court while Democrats in Congress are said to be warning White House staff of a prolonged and brutal fight should President Trump attempt to replace a liberal Justice with a hardline-conservative nominee. The reason for the Justice's alleged departure is said to be "ongoing illness/physical limitations." The first...
  • Justice Ginsburg, 84, Signals Intent to Work for Years More [Wishful speaking alert]

    01/28/2018 5:20:52 AM PST · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    Newsmax ^ | January 27, 2018
    In different circumstances, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg might be on a valedictory tour in her final months on the Supreme Court. But in the era of Donald Trump, the 84-year-old Ginsburg is packing her schedule and sending signals she intends to keep her seat on the bench for years. The eldest Supreme Court justice has produced two of the court's four signed opinions so far this term. Outside court, she's the subject of a new documentary that includes video of her working out. And she's hired law clerks to take her through June 2020, just four months before the next...
  • Americans Cherish Life. Time to Reject Roe v Wade's Outdated Anti-Life Culture

    01/22/2018 8:42:37 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 22, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    It rained in Chicagoland last night. That may not sound particularly exceptional, but it’s mid-January, and it’s been very cold lately; we usually get our precipitation in the form of nice fluffy snow this time of year. But it rained – hard – and that caused the night crawlers, gasping for breath, to climb out of the ground and slither onto our sidewalks and pavements, to escape drowning in the waterlogged soil. And we humans, being nice folks who never want to take another life without cause, watch our step, as we walk to and from our cars. We try...
  • Supreme Court to hear Trump travel ban case

    01/19/2018 11:27:25 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 19, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    The Supreme Court said Friday it will take up the latest version of President Trump’s travel ban, and in particular asked to hear arguments on whether the president showed illegal animosity toward Muslims.