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  • Supreme Court ‘expected’ to intervene in Texas emergency suspension of abortions

    04/08/2020 2:02:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 8, 2020 | Calvin Freiburger
    April 8, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – The legal dispute over Texas’ inclusion of elective abortions among the non-essential procedures being suspended during the coronavirus crisis may reach the nation’s highest court sooner rather than later, with observers anticipating the United States Supreme Court may weigh in on an appeal as soon as Wednesday. U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams and the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have advised healthcare facilities to reschedule non-urgent appointments and elective procedures, both to limit the spread of the coronavirus and to free up time and resources to focus on infected patients. Compliance with this guidance...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court and SCOTUS Step in to Decide Fate of the Badger State's Primary Election

    04/07/2020 8:15:50 AM PDT · by libstripper · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 6, 2020 | Beth Bauman
    The Wisconsin State Supreme Court on Monday overturned Gov. Tony Evers' (D) executive order postponing Tuesday's primary election until June 9th amid concerns over the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus. The Court ruled 4-2 against Evers, saying Tuesday's primary election most move forward, including in-person voting. The motion was brought about by Republican lawmakers. "The state’s highest court has spoken: the governor can’t unilaterally move the date of the election," Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) said in a joint statement. "We are proud that Wisconsinites have come together to meet the challenges that...
  • Pelosi: SCOTUS Wisconsin Primary Decision Undermines Democracy

    04/07/2020 6:38:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Briedbart ^ | 04/06/2020 | Ian Hanchett
    On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) criticized the U.S. Supreme Court for its ruling on Wisconsin’s primary election, accusing the court of “undermining” American democracy. Pelosi said, “Well, people should not have to decide whether they can vote or be sick. That’s just not a good choice for anyone in a democracy. And you would think that the Supreme Court of the United States would not overturn a court decision which gave the voters extra time to do vote by mail by a few more days to get their vote by mail ballot...
  • Supreme Court sides with police in traffic stop case

    04/06/2020 9:07:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04 06 2020 | John Kruzel
    The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a Kansas police officer acted lawfully when he stopped a car whose owner’s license was suspended before confirming it was in fact the owner behind the wheel. In an 8-1 opinion, the justices said the officer’s assumption that the owner was driving was reasonable, given the officer had no reason to think the vehicle was being operated by someone else. “We hold that when the officer lacks information negating an inference that the owner is the driver of the vehicle, the stop is reasonable,” Justice Clarence Thomas wrote for the majority in a...
  • Wisconsin Democrats chair bashes Supreme Court decision on voting: 'I am about to explode'

    04/06/2020 6:23:52 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04 06 2020 | John Bowden
    The chair of Wisconsin's state Democratic Party on Monday blasted a U.S. Supreme Court decision that required all absentee ballots be posted by Tuesday to be counted in the state's election. Ben Wikler tweeted Monday afternoon that he was "about to explode" after the Supreme Court reversed a lower court's ruling ordering the state to accept absentee ballots sent any time before April 13, a move that was initially meant to expand participation in the primary during the coronavirus outbreak. "I am about to explode. The five GOP US Supreme Court justices just overruled two lower courts and shut off...
  • US Supreme Court Kills Absentee Ballot Extension in Tuesday’s Election

    04/06/2020 7:25:50 PM PDT · by slapshot · 17 replies
    Right Wisconsin ^ | april 6 2020 | James Wigderson
    The U.S. Supreme Court overruled a lower federal court’s ruling and said that absentee ballots in Wisconsin’s April 7 Spring Election must be postmarked by Election Day in order to be counted. The Court did not change the April 13 deadline as the final day for counting absentee ballots.
  • The Kavanaugh Roasters Hide Biden's Accuser

    04/03/2020 9:27:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | April 3, 2020 | Tim Graham
    On March 25, Tara Reade, a former Senate staffer for Joe Biden, made a disturbing accusation about her old boss. She claimed in a podcast episode with Katie Halper of Rolling Stone that then-Sen. Biden sexually assaulted her in a secluded area of the Capitol in 1993, pushing her against a wall, trying to kiss her and penetrating her with his fingers. Like many accusers, Reade cannot prove this happened. The Biden campaign quickly denied it. "Women have a right to tell their story, and reporters have an obligation to rigorously vet those claims," deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield said...
  • Incredible that not one lawsuit has been filed anywhere on these unconstitutional lockdowns/power grabs.[Vanity]

    03/31/2020 8:59:32 PM PDT · by cll · 80 replies
    FR | 3/31/2020
    Not that I've heard of, anyway. Are US Courts even open? Is this supposed quarantine authority the executives around the country are using and abusing, unlimited in scope and length, not subject to revision by any court or legislature, ever? When did we consent to that?
  • SCOTUS Blows Up Limits on Judicial Review for Criminal Aliens ... Upsetting the separation of powers

    03/27/2020 1:42:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | on March 25, 2020 | By Andrew R. Arthur
    On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Guerrero-Lasprilla v. Barr, a decision that considered two separate matters involving the application of the judicial review provisions in section 242 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to aliens whose cases were decided years before. That decision blows up what had been limited judicial review for criminal aliens, and gives aliens who have long since been ordered removed the opportunity to seek judicial review of denials of their motions to reopen their cases. Most critically, it upsets the separation of powers between Congress and the courts. By way of background...
  • Illegal Alien DACA Recipients Tell the Supreme Court That the Program Should Be Preserved Due to Coronavirus

    03/27/2020 1:41:23 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 18 replies
    TheGatewayPundit ^ | March 27 2020 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Illegal aliens who are recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program argued to the Supreme Court on Friday that the program should be preserved because of the coronavirus. In a letter to the justices, lawyers for Dreamers claimed that there are 27,000 DACA recipients working in health care jobs. “The pandemic sheds new light on the reliance interests of healthcare providers and the public health consequences of ignoring those interests,” the lawyers wrote. They argued that the fact that some DACA recipients work as home health aides and such is a reason why the Supreme Court should...
  • Supreme Court rightly refuses to see racism that isn’t there

    03/25/2020 7:22:11 AM PDT · by karpov · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 24, 2020 | Quin Hillyer
    Those looking for good news these days can find it in a March 23 Supreme Court decision recognizing that sometimes people really do take actions based on factors other than race. Even better, the court decision was unanimous. Great racial comity may result. In Comcast v. National Association of African American-Owned Media, all nine justices agreed that in a tort lawsuit alleging racial discrimination, the plaintiff must prove that the business decision in question was indeed motivated by — get this — actual racial discrimination. Amazingly, common sense prevails. Of course, for years, at least in contexts other than tort...
  • Supreme Court raises bar for racial discrimination claims in contracts

    03/23/2020 10:25:23 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03 23 2020 | John Kruzel
    The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously ruled against an African American-owned media company that alleged Comcast had racially discriminated against the network when it refused to enter into a contract for its programming. Writing for the 9-0 majority, Justice Neil Gorsuch ruled that federal civil rights lawsuits concerning contracting decisions must show that race was the determining factor behind an injury, not simply part of a company’s motivation not to move forward with a deal. “Under this standard, a plaintiff must demonstrate that, but for the defendant’s unlawful conduct, its alleged injury would not have occurred,” Gorsuch wrote. The decision...

    03/23/2020 7:29:12 AM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 47 replies
    USSC ^ | 3/23/20 | USSC
    They don't often publish five on one day.
  • Supreme Court postpones oral arguments amid coronavirus pandemic

    03/16/2020 9:20:07 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03 16 2020 | John Kruzel
    The Supreme Court on Monday postponed oral arguments scheduled for its March session, including a potentially landmark dispute over subpoenas for President Trump’s financial records, amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. A court spokeswoman said the move was “in keeping with public health precautions” in response to the outbreak, which has infected 18 people in Washington, D.C., and more than 3,800 nationwide. “The court will examine the options for rescheduling those cases in due course in light of the developing circumstances,” the spokeswoman said. The postponement affects six days of oral arguments slated for late March and April 1, including...
  • ‘Shut the Hell Up’ – Eric Holder Lashes Out at Investigative Reporter Paul Sperry For Exposing Left-Wing Prosecutor Who Let McCabe Off the Hook

    02/20/2020 5:13:43 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    GP ^ | 02/20/2019 | Cristina Laila
    Obama’s corrupt “wingman” AG Eric Holder lashed out at investigative reporter Paul Sperry this week and told him to ‘shut the hell up.’Recall, Paul Sperry revealed the identity of the anti-Trump CIA ‘whistleblower’ Eric Ciaramella in an explosive Real Clear Investigations report.Sperry also exposed the left-wing federal prosecutor who let McCabe off the hook.McCabe was let off the hook by the feds even though he admitted lying to investigators.“We write to inform you that, after careful consideration, the Government has decided not to pursue criminal charges against your client, Andrew G. McCabe,” prosecutors J.P. Cooney and Molly Gaston wrote to...
  • Famous birthdays for March 15: Eva Longoria, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    03/15/2020 4:38:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    UPI ^ | March 15, 2020 | by Staff
    March 15 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Pisces. They include: -- Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United States, in 1767 -- German immunologist Emil von Behring in 1854 -- Actor Joe E. Ross in 1914 -- Trumpet virtuoso/bandleader Harry James in 1916 -- Apollo astronaut Alan Bean in 1932 -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 1933 (age 87) -- Actor Judd Hirsch in 1935 (age 85) -- Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart in 1935 (age 85) -- Musician Phil Lesh in 1940 (age 80) -- Singer/songwriter Mike Love in 1941 (age...
  • DC Circuit to rehear Trump administration cases on 'executive privilege' and 'border wall funding'...

    03/13/2020 10:28:17 PM PDT · by caww · 14 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 3/13/2020 | Tim Pearce
    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will rehear arguments in two Trump administration cases over a House subpoena to White House counsel Don McGahn and funding for a southern border wall. The court vacated previous rulings in both cases on Friday, according to Politico. Arguments for each are scheduled for April 28 in front of the full D.C. Circuit. House lawmakers petitioned the court last week to revisit a lawsuit to force McGahn through subpoena to testify to Congress. A divided three-judge panel ruled on Feb. 28 that the Judiciary could not decide what amounted to a political debate between...
  • Former Judge Resigns From the Supreme Court Bar [Punk Hawaiian State Judge Mouths Off To Roberts]

    03/14/2020 12:30:52 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 23 replies
    Slate ^ | March 13, 2020 | DAHLIA LITHWICK
    Some rando fanatic Lefty judge-geezer from Hawaii [75 years old] mouths off to the Supreme Court, after ignoring the ZeroBama administration cr@pping all over the law for eight years.
  • Obama Defends Obamacare, Attacks Republicans as Challenge in Supreme Court Looms

    03/12/2020 6:30:19 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | March 12, 2020 Updated: March 12, 2020 | MATTHEW VADUM
    Former President Barack Obama is defending the Obamacare law as election season heats up and as the Supreme Court prepares to hear a legal challenge about a court ruling that invalidated his signature domestic legislation. “It’s been 10 years since we passed the Affordable Care Act. With your help, it’s the closest we’ve ever come to universal coverage in America,” Obama said in a 90-second video produced by his allies at Protect Our Care, a project of the well-heeled left-wing group Sixteen Thirty Fund.“There are people alive today because of what you did,” he said, without substantiating the claim. CORONAVIRUS...
  • As the Supreme Court considers abortion regulation in Louisiana, DC moves to ban all regulation

    03/12/2020 4:30:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 12, 2020 | G. Kevin Donovan and Xavier Bisits
    Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on whether a particular abortion regulation is permissible. The bill, written by pro-life Louisiana Democrat Katrina Jackson, seeks to require hospital admitting privileges from abortion doctors. In a little-noticed unanimous vote just days earlier, all 12 members of D.C. Council approved a wholly new legal paradigm: banning altogether any regulation that relates to reproductive healthcare. The bill, introduced by Councilmember David Grosso, awaits signing by Mayor Muriel Bowser. The Strengthening Reproductive Health Protections Amendment Act, despite its name, does not in fact alter access to abortion in D.C., where the procedure is...