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  • U.S. Supreme Court Kicks Off New Term, With Justice Thomas Absent

    10/07/2019 9:17:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Lawrence Hurley, Andrew Chung 4 MIN READ
    The U.S. Supreme Court kicked off its new nine-month term with a flurry of activity on Monday, hearing arguments in three cases and rejecting numerous appeals that piled up over the summer. With conservative Justice Clarence Thomas absent due to an unspecified illness, the court began hearing its first argument in a case focusing on whether states can discard the so-called insanity defense in criminal prosecutions. The case involved a man sentenced to death in Kansas for fatally shooting four family members while suffering from severe depression. In remarks from the bench before the first argument, Chief Justice John Roberts...
  • U.S. Supreme Court Tosses Challenge to Republican-Drawn Ohio Congressional Maps

    10/07/2019 11:55:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    IJR.com ^ | October 7, 2019, 11:35 am | (Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham)
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a challenge to Republican-drawn congressional districts in Ohio that Democrats said were drawn to unlawfully diminish their political clout, a move that follows a major ruling by the justices in June that foreclosed such lawsuits. The court’s action in the case involving a practice known as partisan gerrymandering means that 16 U.S. House of Representatives districts will no longer be reconfigured, as a three-judge panel had ordered in May. The Supreme Court had put the panel’s ruling on hold ahead of its rulings, issued the next month, in two major gerrymandering cases...
  • Supreme Court session begins without ill Clarence Thomas

    10/07/2019 9:19:26 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/07/19 | Rebecca Klar
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was reportedly absent from the bench Monday as the court reconvened for its new term. Chief Justice John Roberts said in his opening remarks that Thomas was "indisposed" due to an illness but said the conservative judge would still be participating in deciding the three cases the court is hearing arguments about, according to Reuters. Details of Thomas's illness were not immediately disclosed. SNIP
  • America is about to witness Brett Kavanaugh’s first Supreme Court abortion case

    10/04/2019 12:33:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 10/04/2019 | Nate Madden
    The Supreme Court of the United States announced Friday that it would take up its first abortion case since Justice Brett Kavanaugh was added to the bench. According to a court order, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of June Medical Services v. Gee, which comes out of Louisiana and deals with a state requirement that abortion providers have admitting privileges to a hospital within 30 miles. Proponents of the admitting privileges requirement say that the measure is a safety precaution for women undergoing the procedures. “Abortion activists are more than willing to lower the bar on...
  • RBG I'M NOT GONNA FEEL SORRY FOR MYSELF

    09/20/2019 11:00:10 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 59 replies
    tmz ^ | 9/20/2019 | tmz
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is walking the walk and talking the talk ... showing everyone she's in the game of life. RBG got a little help from security but also walked without assistance Thursday in NYC as she entered the 92nd Street Y cultural center. She spoke to the crowd -- something she's been doing with some frequency after her 4th bout with cancer. The night before, Ginsburg spoke at the Yale Club and told the crowd, "This latest has been my fourth cancer battle and I found each time that when I'm active I'm much better than...
  • Morning Joe Rips 'Glaring Omission' in NYT Kavanaugh Story, Warns Dems It May Backfire

    09/16/2019 9:02:53 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Morning Joe might have been more motivated by concern for Democrats than with upholding journalistic standards. But the show did today rip the New York Times for its "glaring omission" in failing to include in the original version of its article about a new accusation against Brett Kavanaugh the fact that the alleged victim doesn't want to speak and that friends say doesn't recall the incident. Joe Scarborough also criticized the Times for failing to mention that the person who brought forth the new allegation, Max Stier, was on the other side from Kavanaugh in the Ken Starr probe into...
  • Trump defends Brett Kavanaugh after sexual misconduct allegations resurface

    09/15/2019 11:17:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 15, 2019 | Max Burman and Allan Smith
    President Donald Trump leapt to the defense of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Sunday after allegations of sexual misconduct that had once threatened to torpedo his nomination to the bench resurfaced. "He is an innocent man who has been treated HORRIBLY," Trump said on Twitter, referring to the accusations as "lies." The president also accused critics of attempting to influence Kavanaugh's opinions and suggested that Kavanaugh "start suing people for liable, or the Justice Department should come to his rescue." (Trump apparently meant "libel," and later re-issued the tweet with the correct spelling of the word.) Kavanaugh was nominated by...
  • John Roberts Initially Sided With Trump In The Census Citizenship Question — Then Changed His Vote

    09/13/2019 8:17:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/13/2019 | AllahPundit
    It wouldn’t be the first time he’d — allegedly — joined with the conservatives in a case boiling with political repercussions only to think better of it and swing around to the liberal position. Everyone’s heard the stories by now about Roberts supposedly wimping out in the ObamaCare ruling seven years ago, initially agreeing with Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, and Alito that the individual mandate was unconstitutional and then getting cold feet. Result: A tortured and dubious majority opinion upholding the constitutionality of the mandate as a tax. Rumors swirled within days of the decision that Roberts had switched his...
  • Supreme Court Authorizes Trump to Deny Asylum to Central Americans

    09/11/2019 8:19:55 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 25 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 11, 2019
    The Trump administration can deny asylum to Central Americans who cross through to the U.S., the Supreme Court said Wednesday, giving new life to White House efforts to deter a flood of immigrants seeking refuge at the southern border. The policy, one of several measures the Trump administration has taken to deter immigration from Latin America, demands that refugees seek asylum in a safe country they enter before reaching the U.S. The rules effectively cut off most asylum claims by people coming from El Salvador, Guatemala or Honduras. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, filed a dissent.
  • Supreme Court allows nationwide enforcement of new Trump asylum rules

    09/11/2019 3:24:33 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 91 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 11, 2019 | Stephen Dinan and Alex Swoyer
    Just a banner so far.
  • Supreme Court allows Trump asylum restrictions to take effect, ending 9th Circuit injunctions

    09/11/2019 5:20:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 11, 2019 | Gregg Re, Bill Mears
    n a major win for the Trump administration, the Supreme Court issued an order late Wednesday ending all injunctions that had blocked the White House's ban on asylum for anyone trying to enter the U.S. by traveling through a third country, such as Mexico, without seeking protection there. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals – long a liberal bastion that has been aggressively reshaped into a more moderate court by the Trump administration – handed the White House a partial victory in the case on Monday by ending the nationwide injunction. But the 9th Circuit kept the injunction alive within...
  • McConnell: GOP would 'absolutely' fill Supreme Court seat next year

    09/03/2019 8:14:25 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/03/19 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) pledged Tuesday that Republicans would fill a Supreme Court vacancy in 2019 or 2020, arguing the dynamic is different now than when the party held open a seat in 2016. Asked during an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt if Republicans would support filing a vacancy on the Supreme Court in 2019 or 2020, McConnell said "absolutely." McConnell has earned fierce pushback for blocking Merrick Garland, President Obama's final Supreme Court nominee, from getting a hearing or a vote. But he's said that Republicans would fill a vacancy ahead of the 2020 presidential election....
  • Justice Ginsburg has Third Bout with Cancer, Second in 8 Months

    08/28/2019 4:17:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 84 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 August, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) is no friend of the Second Amendment. Justice Ginsburg voted against the Heller decision. She voted against the McDonald decision. Her opinion on the Second Amendment is clear.   From armsandthelaw.com: “If the court had properly interpreted the Second Amendment, the Court would have said that amendment was very important when the nation was new,” she said. “It gave a qualified right to keep and bear arms, but it was for one purpose only — and that was the purpose of having militiamen who were able to fight to preserve the nation.”” Ruth's position is to...
  • Democrats Brace for War over Supreme Court

    08/27/2019 6:33:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2019 | Fletch Daniels
    The news that Ruth Bader Ginsburg was treated for pancreatic cancer raised the possibility of a Supreme Court opening within the next year. The 86-year-old Ginsburg's health has been declining for years, to where the last year has felt like a bad remake of the 1989 Weekend at Bernie's movie. Instead of enjoying her golden years in retirement, Ginsburg has been propped up and hidden in the hopes of holding the seat until a Democrat is elected. The always elegant Michael Moore, who previously placed a Ginsburg doll atop a Christmas tree, summed up the Democrat zeitgeist when he tweeted,...
  • Dems Announce Trump’s Next Court Pick Will Be Guilty Of Sexual Misconduct [Satire]

    08/26/2019 9:25:36 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 8-26-2019 | ANDREW KLAVAN
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is having serious health problems and Democrat leaders have announced that in the unfortunate event she should pass away, whoever Trump appoints to replace her will be guilty of sexual misconduct. As conservatives quietly issued prayers for the recovery of their long-time political opponent Ginsburg, leftists broke off their raucous celebrations of the death of libertarian billionaire David Koch to issue denunciations of the sexual misconduct committed by whoever Trump appoints as Ginsburg's replacement should Ginsburg die. At The New York Times, a former newspaper, editor-in-chief Blithering Prevarication the Third was informed of Ginsburg's...
  • Here's Why Democrats Should Be Scared of a Supreme Court Vacancy in 2020

    08/24/2019 11:27:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 72 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 24, 2019 | Matt Margolis
    In the aftermath of the news that liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has once again been treated for pancreatic cancer, talk of a potential vacancy on the court has once again heated up. While there will be disagreement over how to handle such a vacancy, it's clear that everyone knows a Supreme Court battle in 2020 will be brutal and contentious. Chris Wallace, the host of Fox News Sunday, weighed in on Friday, "We all wish her a long, happy, healthy life. I will say this though, and again, there’s no reason not to think that she won’t...
  • President Trump Sends Well Wishes for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    08/24/2019 6:40:53 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 79 replies
    GP ^ | 08/24/2019 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    President Donald Trump wished Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg well after learning that she has went through treatment for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas. The president said that Ginsburg, 86, is “strong” and “very tough” while speaking to reporters outside the White House on his way to leave for the Group of Seven (G-7) summit in France. “I hope she does really well. And our thoughts and prayers are with her,” Trump said. “I’m hoping she’s going to be fine,” he continued. “She’s pulled through a lot. She’s strong. Very tough. We wish her well.” On Friday it...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Underwent 3 Weeks Radiation For Cancerous Tumor Discovered on Her Pancreas

    08/23/2019 11:45:57 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 137 replies
    GP ^ | August 23, 2019 | Cristina Laila
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 86, underwent three weeks of radiation treatment for a localized cancerous tumor found on her pancreas. The Supreme Court disclosed Friday that Ginsburg received treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. According to the Daily Mail, Ginsburg was wobbly after her hospital visit. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was seen leaning on a U.S. Marshal after leaving a New York City hospital for tests, DailyMail.com exclusive photos show. The 86-year-old’s hand was held by the Marshal as she walked up the stairs into a private residence on the Upper East...
  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg undergoes more cancer treatment

    08/23/2019 11:38:42 AM PDT · by gwjack · 225 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 8/23/2019 | Jakob Pramuk
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg undergoes more cancer treatment HEADLINE ONLY!
  • Why John Roberts’ Census Citizenship Decision Is Legally And Politically Corrupt

    07/15/2019 9:31:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/15/2019 | Ben Weingarten
    Are we a nation of laws or a nation of men? Previously, the most radically leftist federal judges had failed this test on cases pertaining to the Trump administration. Now the highest court in the land has joined them.The fight over whether the simple question, “Is this person a citizen of the United States?” could appear on the 2020 U.S. census already implicated major issues of public policy, including immigration, national sovereignty, and voting rights. But the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the matter has now transcended these issues to challenge the rule of law itself, once again raising...