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  • GOP Fails Pro-Life Voters by Refusing to Defund Planned Parenthood

    12/10/2018 6:17:44 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 31 replies
    Faithwire ^ | Dec 6, 2018 | Carly Hoilman
    As the final weeks of the GOP-controlled Congress draw to a close, pro-life voters look on with great disappointment at the Republican politicians who failed to follow through on their most crucial promise: to defund Planned Parenthood. In about a month, Democrats will take over the House of Representatives and any hope of stripping the abortion giant of federal funding will pass away. With precious little time left in the lame-duck session, GOP congressional leaders have chosen to ignore the persistent urgings of pro-life leaders. Just last week, leaders from Live Action, Students for Life America, the Susan B. Anthony...
  • Supreme Court won't hear appeal over effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood

    12/10/2018 11:22:09 AM PST · by detective · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 10, 2018
    The Supreme Court on Monday avoided a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood, over the dissenting votes of three justices. The court's order reflected a split among its conservative justices and an accusation from Justice Clarence Thomas that his colleagues seemed to be ducking the case for political reasons. The two states were appealing lower court rulings that had blocked them from withholding money that is used for health services for low-income women. The money is not used for abortions. Abortion opponents have said Planned Parenthood should...
  • KAVANAUGH JOINS LIBERALS TO PROTECT PRO-PLANNED PARENTHOOD RULING

    12/10/2018 11:02:52 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 32 replies
    DC ^ | 12/10/2018 | DC
    The Supreme Court declined to review three cases relating to Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood at the state level Monday, over a vigorous dissent from Justice Clarence Thomas. The dissent was significant because it indicates that Justice Brett Kavanaugh sided with the high court’s liberal wing to deny review of a lower court decision that favored the nation’s largest abortion provider. “So what explains the Court’s refusal to do its job here?,” Thomas wrote. “I suspect it has something to do with the fact that some respondents in these cases are named ‘Planned Parenthood.'” “Some tenuous connection to a...
  • The Supreme Court Signals It May Rein in Abusive Property Seizures

    12/05/2018 9:36:47 AM PST · by NobleFree · 38 replies
    THE COACH'S TEAM ^ | December 3, 2018 | Jason Snead
    This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in a case that may rein in abusive property seizures by state and local governments through the highly controversial legal tool known as civil asset forfeiture. The case at issue involves a man named Tyson Timbs, who sold $225 worth of heroin to undercover police officers on two occasions, as a means of raising money to support his own drug habit. Police arrested Timbs while he was driving to a third drug deal, and he ultimately pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to a year of home confinement and five years of...
  • Inside Story on How Roberts Changed His SCOTUS Vote on Obamacare (How C. J. Roberts screwed America)

    11/22/2018 8:56:04 AM PST · by UnstableGenius · 68 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/01/2012 | Avik Roy
    The Obamacare Supreme Court ruling seemed strange. Chief Justice John Roberts’ reasoning was incoherent. The conservative’s dissent read like it was originally meant to be a majority opinion. Now, we know why. According to Jan Crawford of CBS News, John Roberts switched sides in May, withstanding a “one-month campaign” from his conservative colleagues to change his mind.
  • Justice Roberts’ attack against President Trump was blatantly political and wrong.

    11/22/2018 5:01:36 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/22/2018 | Joseph diGenova | Opinion
    In a remarkably inappropriate and blatantly political statement Wednesday, U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts chastised President Trump for the president’s quite accurate criticism of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and its rogue district and appellate court judges. The spectacle of the ostensibly nonpolitical chief justice engaged in a dispute with the president of the United States is insulting to the Supreme Court and to our system of justice. Shame on the chief justice. What he did is unforgivable, especially after the corrosive Senate confirmation battle over now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was the subject of bitter and...
  • John Roberts asks federal judges to handle Kavanaugh complaints

    10/11/2018 6:47:28 AM PDT · by Coronal · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2018 | Mark Sherman
    WASHINGTON — Chief Justice John Roberts is referring ethics complaints against new Supreme CourtJustice Brett M. Kavanaugh to federal judges in Colorado and neighboring states. The complaints deal with statements Kavanaugh made during his confirmation hearings. They were filed originally with Kavanaugh’s old court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
  • Roberts Asks Federal Judges to Handle Kavanaugh Complaints

    10/10/2018 4:31:28 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 10/10/18 | AP
    Chief Justice John Roberts is referring complaints against new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to federal judges in Colorado and neighboring states. The complaints deal with statements Kavanaugh made during his confirmation hearings. They were filed originally with Kavanaugh's old court, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
  • How John Roberts will manage the Supreme Court's conservative majority

    10/08/2018 9:32:08 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/8/18 | Joan Biskupic
    If this court is going to break out of its predictable political mold on major legal controversies in America, it will be up to the inscrutable 63-year-old chief justice, whose ideology now lands him at the center of the bench, between the four liberals and the four most dependable conservatives. Yet unlike Anthony Kennedy, who Kavanaugh succeeded, Roberts is no centrist conservative with a record of joining the left on closely watched social policy disputes, such as to uphold abortion rights. The instincts of Roberts, who rose in Washington as he served Republican administrations, have always rested with the right...
  • As U.S. Supreme Court moves right, Chief Justice John Roberts may be the new swing vote

    07/01/2018 4:34:41 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 80 replies
    AP ^ | Jul 1, 2018 | Mark Sherman
    WASHINGTON – Chief Justice John Roberts is the Supreme Court’s new man in the middle — but the middle may have moved well to the right. The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy means Roberts probably will be the conservative justice closest to the court’s four liberals, allowing him to control where the panel comes down in some of its most contentious cases. Roberts will be the justice who determines “how far they go and how fast they go,” said Washington lawyer John Elwood.
  • Justice Roberts Shuts Down Liberals in Trump's Travel Ban Case

    06/27/2018 2:29:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Town.com ^ | June 27, 2018 | Marina Medvin
    "The President lawfully exercised that discretion based on his findings—following a worldwide, multi-agency review—that entry of the covered aliens would be detrimental to the national interest"- U.S. Supreme Court Liberals sued President Trump in what is now known as the Travel Ban case. The substance of the liberal allegations was that the underlying purpose of Trump's "Travel Ban" was Islamic animus - that the President’s stated concerns about vetting protocols and national security were, in fact, just a guise for discriminating against Muslims. At the heart of the liberal case were a series of statements made by Trump and some...
  • Rep. Nunes Seeks To Discuss Obama-Era FBI Abuses With Chief Justice Roberts

    02/09/2018 9:43:26 AM PST · by Golden Eagle · 27 replies
    One America News ^ | Thurs. February 8, 2018 | OAN Newsroom
    House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes is considering speaking with the Supreme Court Chief Justice over the newly revealed surveillance abuse by the FBI. On Wednesday, Congressman Nunes said FISA judges may have been misled by the previous administration into issuing spy warrants against the 2016 Trump campaign. Nunes is now seeking to discuss the matter with Chief Justice John Roberts, who is in charge of appointing judges to the Surveillance Court. “Our next step with the courts is to make them aware, if they’re not aware already, that this happened by watching the news, so we will be sending...
  • Remember Roberts?

    01/19/2018 7:48:12 AM PST · by LS · 96 replies
    Self | LS
    I am buried in the Reagan Papers @ Reagan Library, so this is brief. 1) this FISA stuff is described ad a "threat to our democracy" 2) if the dossier was a blackmail doc on Trump, assigned & assembled BEFORE Trump was even the front runner 3) THEREFORE we can conclude such packages were already fully prepared for ALL candidates, especially those thought to be real contenders. 4) wait for it: "a threat to our democracy": 5) I will leave you with one name: John Roberts
  • Is Chief Justice Roberts A Secret Liberal?

    11/27/2017 5:36:28 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 59 replies
    Oliver Roeder is a senior writer for FiveThirtyEight. ^ | NOV. 27, 2017 AT 12:42 PM | By Oliver Roeder
    His leftward shift may have as much to do with institutional pressures as ideology.
  • Chief Justice Appears To Take Shot Across Gorsuch’s Bow

    07/07/2017 7:11:06 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 190 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/07/2017 | Kevin Daley
    In remarks given at a judicial conference in Pennsylvania this week, Roberts reiterated his long-held view that the Court should speak with one voice wherever possible — that is to say, he supports a consensus-driven approach to opinion writing in which the justices strive for unanimity and avoid writing their own concurrences or dissents. In doing so, he appeared to rebuke Gorsuch, who has flashed a propensity for writing on his own in his first months as a justice.
  • Gorsuch already making conservative mark on Supreme Court, amid Kennedy rumors

    07/06/2017 10:33:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | July 6, 2017 | Bill Mears
    The newest member of the Supreme Court already is making his mark after just three months on the job, effectively restoring a conservative tilt to the bench in decision after decision – amid mounting speculation over whether President Trump could soon have the chance to pick a second justice. Neil Gorsuch, who joined the court in April, helped the court round out its term with a rapid-fire set of decisions reinstating much of Trump’s travel ban for now, siding with a Missouri church in a dispute over state funding and more. Having officially settled into the role, Gorsuch and his...
  • U.S. chief justice alarmed at Trump administration immigration case stance

    04/26/2017 1:12:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 91 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 26, 2017 | By Lawrence Hurley
    U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts took issue on Wednesday with the Trump administration's stance in an immigration case, saying it could make it too easy for the government to strip people of citizenship for lying about minor infractions. Roberts and other Supreme Court justices indicated support for a deported ethnic Serb immigrant named Divna Maslenjak over her bid to regain her U.S. citizenship after it was stripped because she falsely stated her husband had not served in the Bosnian Serb army in the 1990s after Yugoslavia's collapse. Roberts seemed particularly concerned that the government was asserting it could revoke citizenship...
  • 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...
  • Pence to be sworn in by Justice Thomas

    01/12/2017 5:46:09 PM PST · by usafa92 · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/12/2016 | Brooke Seipel
    Vice president-elect Mike Pence will be sworn into office Jan. 20 by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Reuters reported Thursday. Thomas, a conservative legal icon, was included in the official program for Trump’s inauguration as shared online by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. Trump will be sworn in by the Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. Traditionally, the chief justice swears in the president, and an incoming vice president picks someone else to administer his oath of office. Thomas, 68, is the second black justice to serve on the Supreme Court and is one of its most...
  • Maybe John Roberts did us a favor by saving ObamaCare

    12/15/2016 11:43:40 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 46 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/15/16 | Dan Calabrese
    By leaving it for Congress to dismantle, the Chief Justice ultimately set the stage for a better solution I’m not going to lie to you. I was as mad as anyone at Chief Justice Roberts when he - not once but twice - saved ObamaCare by engaging in legal gymnastics to avoid finding it unconstitutional - which it clearly was. First he pretended individual mandate fine was a tax, even after the Obama Administration had explicitly said it was not while trying to sell it to the public. Then he ignored clear language about who had to run the exchanges...