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  • Supreme Court to speed DACA case

    01/23/2018 7:35:40 AM PST · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1-23-18 | Stephen Dinan
    The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will speed up a case involving the Trump administration’s request to cancel the Obama-era DACA deportation amnesty, moving to grab a piece of the unfolding immigration debate.
  • Supreme Court Takes Historic Case on Trump Travel Ban

    01/19/2018 5:05:58 PM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Big Government ^ | 1/19/18 | Ken Klutowski
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday granted review in the legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s permanent policy restricting entry into the United States from the residents of eight terror-prone nations, in what will be a historic case on presidential authority, national security, the role of the courts in immigration, and the Constitution’s guarantee of religious liberty.This travel policy has gone through three versions since President Trump was sworn into office, and the Supreme Court’s decision in the case they accepted Friday should permanently settle all legal challenges to his authority on this subject. Congress delegated broad authority to the...
  • 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.
  • Biggest change in labor policy next year could come from Supreme Court

    12/23/2017 11:01:36 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 24, 2017 | Sean Higgins
    The Supreme Court could be responsible for the most far-reaching change to labor policy in 2018, as the justices will take up a case that could end the practice of forcing government workers to pay union dues. In September, the justices announced they would hear Janus v. American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees. Unions such as AFSCME depend on those funds and are likely to face steep membership and dues losses if the practice ends. Public-sector unions now account for roughly half of the labor movement, so a loss could be a blow to union power. The case...
  • Two Issues, Two Answers: Time for SCOTUS to Make Some Hard Choices

    11/17/2017 8:43:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    American ^ | November 17, 2017 | Ned Barnett
    The Supreme Court is facing two First Amendment issues, and we are at risk of having two different answers – ones that can only further confuse an already confusing selection of legal precedents. One is Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which hinges on a privately owned business's ability to pick and choose its customers based on religious beliefs. The other case is National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Xavier Becerra, which focuses on the rights of private, non-profit crisis pregnancy centers established by pro-life organizations and individuals to operate without being forced to advocate for abortion....
  • BREAKING: SCOTUS Will No Longer Hear Trump Travel Ban Case

    09/25/2017 2:09:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 84 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 9/25/17 | Katie Pavlich
    The Supreme Court has cancelled an oral argument hearing, scheduled for October 10, about President Trump's travel ban issued by executive order earlier this year. The hearing was taken off the schedule after the President issued a new ban and restrictions Sunday night, adding additional countries and laying out specific national security requirements for entry into the United States. Sudan has been dropped from the original travel ban list, while Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia remain. Iraq has also been dropped, although increased vetting has been implemented. North Korea, Chad and Venezuela have been added with varying levels of vetting and...
  • Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Peruta Case on Second Amendment

    07/05/2017 1:04:00 PM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    ammoland ^ | 29 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona -( In Peruta v. California, the Ninth Circuit held that the right to carry concealed arms outside the home was not protected by the Second Amendment.The Ninth refused to consider that the ability to carry openly was prohibited by California law, thus nullifying the right to carry outside of the home. On Monday, 26 June, the Supreme Court officially denied the petition for a write of certiorari. The Ninth Circuit denial of Second Amendment rights outside the home will stand. From The Supreme Court declined to review a case about the right to carry firearms outside the home,...
  • Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

    06/26/2017 2:03:27 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 41 replies
    AP ^ | 06/26/2017 | kristen wyatt
    A Colorado clash between gay rights and religion started as an angry Facebook posting about a wedding cake but now has big implications for anti-discrimination laws in 22 states. Baker Jack Phillips is challenging a Colorado law that says he was wrong to have turned away a same-sex couple who wanted a cake to celebrate their 2012 wedding. The justices said Monday they will consider Phillips' case, which could affect all states. Twenty-two states include sexual orientation in anti-discrimination laws that bar discrimination in public accommodations. Phillips argues that he turned away Charlie Craig and David Mullins not because they...
  • Supreme ruling coming on forcing Christians to betray faith (Gay wedding cakes)

    06/26/2017 10:16:02 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 38 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Bob Unruh
    A Colorado baker being punished by his state, which also imposed an indoctrination requirement on him and his employees, for living by his Christian faith now will have his case reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices announced on Monday they will hear the dispute involving Jack Phillips and his Masterpiece Cakeshop in the fall.
  • Supreme Court agrees to hear baker's appeal

    06/26/2017 6:46:06 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 57 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 26, 2017 | NBC News
    JUST IN: Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal from baker who turned away same-sex couple.
  • And then there were six – the remaining cases

    06/24/2017 12:40:34 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    SCOTUS Blog ^ | June 23, 2017
    The justices are expected to take the bench on Monday at 10 a.m. to issue opinions in argued cases. There are six decisions still outstanding, involving everything from cross-border shootings to the death penalty and public funding for playgrounds at religious preschools. To be sure, there is no guarantee that we will actually get opinions on the merits in all six of these cases: Three of the remaining cases were argued before Justice Neil Gorsuch took the bench in April, creating a not-insubstantial possibility that the justices are deadlocked. With Gorsuch now on the bench, the justices could order reargument...
  • Supreme Court burping case may hinge on Gorsuch dissent

    05/14/2017 6:52:05 AM PDT · by jiggyboy · 41 replies
    The Press Democrat (CA) ^ | May 13, 2017 | Sam Hananel
    One of Neil Gorsuch’s sharpest dissents as an appeals court judge came just six months before he was nominated for the Supreme Court. That’s when he sided with a New Mexico seventh-grader who was handcuffed and arrested after his teacher said the student had disrupted gym class with fake burps. Nearly a year later, Gorsuch sits on the nation’s highest court and the boy’s mother is asking the justices to take up her appeal. She’s using Gorsuch’s words to argue that she has a right to sue the officer who arrested her son. The court could act as early as...
  • Neil Gorsuch Could Rule on These 3 Big Cases If He Joins Supreme Court Soon

    04/06/2017 12:43:33 PM PDT · by scooby321 · 28 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 2/1/2017 | Fred Lucas
    President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court could have a say in rulings on religious freedom, transgender bathrooms in schools, and private property rights, if he is confirmed before April 16. One is regarding whether a Christian school in Missouri is entitled to compete for the same state dollars as nonreligious schools. The outcome could affect so-called Blaine amendments in states across the country. The second case involves property rights in Wisconsin. The third is a transgender bathroom case out of a Virginia high school, and how broadly the federal government may interpret Title IX, a federal law that...
  • Supremes face bombshell: Law censoring Christian counselors

    01/13/2017 11:20:16 AM PST · by amorphous · 45 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 13 Jan 2017 | Bob Unruh
    The U.S. Supreme Court has been handed a bombshell: An appeal of a lower-court ruling that banned Christian counselors from talking with teens about the biblical standard for sexuality. The case challenges laws that force licensed counselors to affirm homosexuality, prohibiting them from helping clients overcome same-sex attractions. Such laws have been adopted in New Jersey, where a biased judge used it to shut down a Christian ministry, and in California and other states. The case already was presented to the Supreme Court several years ago, but it did not get a ruling. Now a new appeal has been submitted...
  • U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Racial Gerrymandering

    12/06/2016 2:20:24 AM PST · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    NBC news ^ | December 5, 2016
    The U.S. Supreme Court returns Monday to the issue of race in politics when it hears claims that North Carolina and Virginia packed African-Americans into a small number of voting districts to limit their statewide electoral power. Both cases present challenges to new maps drawn after the 2010 census. In North Carolina the issue is the boundaries for its congressional districts, while in Virginia state legislative districts are contested.

    06/20/2016 1:31:27 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 75 replies
    DailySignal ^ | June 20, 2016 | Connecticut Citizens Defense League, Inc. Blog
    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – The United States Supreme Court declined on Monday to review a lower court’s ruling refusing to strike down on Second Amendment grounds Connecticut’s ban on certain semi-automatic firearms including the most popular rifles in the Nation. The Connecticut Citizens’ Defense League (CCDL) and other plaintiffs challenged Connecticut’s ban in 2013, arguing that the ban openly flouts the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, which held that law-abiding citizens have an individual right to keep commonly owned firearms in their homes for self-defense.
  • Chaplain booted over praying 'in Jesus' name' goes to Supremes

    06/12/2016 6:45:18 AM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    WND ^ | 06/11/2016 | Bob Unruh
    The U.S. Navy chaplain who was removed from the military for disobeying a “lawful” order banning prayer “in Jesus’ name” has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene and overturn a decade of rulings in his case. The petition for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court was filed by attorney John B. Wells on behalf of Gordon J. Klingenschmitt. His case was filed back in 2011, after his removal from the military over the issue of praying “in Jesus’ name” sparked years of battles. Since his removal, Klingenschmitt has been leading the ministry, and he also has been serving...
  • Supreme Court Rejects Blagojevich Appeal Again

    05/23/2016 9:49:06 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 11 replies
    cbs local chicongo ^ | 23 May 2016
    The nation’s highest court first rejected Blagojevich’s request in March, but his attorneys filed a petition for rehearing in April. The Supreme Court turned down that petition Monday without comment.
  • Supreme Court Rejects DC Madam Case (appeal to Justice Thomas filed)

    04/06/2016 4:27:17 PM PDT · by drewh · 146 replies
    The Daily Bail ^ | 2 hours ago
    Ted Cruz breathes a huge sigh of relief, for now. Sibley has another plan. Chief Justixe Roberts made his decision late yesterday: Sibley's application was directed to Chief Justice John Roberts, the justice assigned to emergency appeals from the Washington, D.C. area. Roberts denied it without seeking a response from any other party, a sign of how little merit Roberts found in the application. Undeterrred, Sibley writes on his blog that he will now appeal to Clarence Thomas: Yesterday, Chief Justice Roberts denied my Application to be relieved from the Restraining Order which prohibits me from releasing any of the...
  • [FLASHBACK] Justices to Rehear Speech Case From October[Cases can be Reheard to avoid Tie Decisions]

    02/15/2016 1:19:02 PM PST · by Synthesist · 5 replies
    WaPo ^ | February 18, 2006 | Charles Lane
    The Supreme Court announced yesterday that it will have to rehear a free-speech case that was argued before the justices in October, the first sign of an alteration in its normal flow of business because of the retirement of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. In a one-sentence order, the court said that it will restore Garcetti v. Ceballos , No. 04-473, to its calendar for reargument. The court did not say why. Historically, however, one reason for such a relatively unusual move has been that the court's preliminary vote in a case was 5 to 4 and one of the justices...