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  • Supreme Court appears inclined to let Trump end DACA Program

    11/12/2019 10:33:27 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 133 replies
    NBC News ^ | Nov 12, 2019 | Pete Williams
    WASHINGTON — A bare majority of the U.S. Supreme Court appeared likely Tuesday to let the Trump administration follow through on its plan to shut down DACA, the federal program that has allowed nearly 800,000 young people, known as dreamers, to avoid deportation and remain in the U.S. With hundreds of DACA supporters rallying outside — so many that police shut down the street in front of the Supreme Court — the justices heard nearly an hour and a half of oral arguments. Based on their questions, it appeared that the court's five conservatives were inclined to rule that the...
  • Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Samuel Alito Urged to Recuse Themselves from LGBT Cases

    11/08/2019 1:58:08 AM PST · by fwdude · 44 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 11/07/2019 | Aila Slisco
    The director of a judicial activist group has written U.S. Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Samuel Alito a letter demanding they recuse themselves from upcoming Supreme Court cases concerning LGBT rights, after the pair posed for pictures with the president of anti-gay group National Organization for Marriage (NOM). The liberal group Take Back the Court advocates adding additional justices to the Supreme Court. Their executive director Aaron Belkin wrote the letter on Tuesday, and it was shared to their website and social media on Wednesday. The letter concerns a recent photo showing Kavanaugh and Alito posing with members of...
  • Roberts Thwarted Trump, but Liberals Helped Undercut the Bureaucratic State

    07/13/2019 4:13:17 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 44 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 11, 2019 | John Yoo and James Phillips
    Chief Justice Roberts, joined by the four liberal justices (Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor), declared that “the evidence tells a story that does not match the explanation the Secretary gave for his decision.” The “sole stated reason” for adding the citizenship question to the census, he observed, “seems to have been contrived.” Federal agencies must “offer genuine justifications for important decisions, reasons that can be scrutinized by courts and the interested public.” Otherwise, judicial review becomes “an empty ritual.” In dissent, Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, correctly called the...
  • Sen. Chuck Grassley has some thoughts about Trump's attacks on federal judges

    11/21/2018 8:22:33 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 21 Nov 2018 | David Choi
    Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said he had reservations about Chief Justice John Roberts' response to President Donald Trump's controversial characterization of a federal judge and the 9th District court, and suggested it was a hypocritical move based on Roberts' previous interactions with Trump's predecessor. "Chief Justice Roberts rebuked Trump for a comment he made [about a] judge's decision on asylum," Grassley said in a tweet on Wednesday. "I don't recall the Chief attacking Obama when that Prez rebuked Alito during a State of the Union." Grassley, the Judiciary Committee Chairman, appeared to be referencing a State of the...
  • Kavanaugh to attend White House event, as elections loom

    10/08/2018 10:55:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    KOLO-TV ^ | October 8, 2018 | Jill Colvin and Mark Sherman, The Associated Press
    New Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is returning to the White House for a televised appearance Monday with President Donald Trump less than a month before pivotal congressional elections. Kavanaugh will take part in an entirely ceremonial swearing-in two days after he officially became a member of the high court and following a bitter partisan fight over his nomination. The event is unusual for new justices. Only Samuel Alito and Stephen Breyer participated in a White House event after they had been sworn-in and begun work as a justice, according to the court's records on oath-taking by the current crop...
  • California Cannot Force Pro-Life Centers to Advertise Abortion Services, Supreme Court Rules

    06/26/2018 8:25:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/26/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    The United States Supreme Court has ruled that a California law that compels pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise abortion services is unconstitutional. In a 5-4 decision authored by Justice Clarence Thomas and released Tuesday, the high court ruled in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra that the Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency (FACT) Act "unduly burdens protected speech." "The unlicensed notice imposes a government-scripted, speaker-based disclosure requirement that is wholly disconnected from California's informational interest," wrote Justice Thomas. "California has offered no justification that the notice plausibly furthers. It targets speakers, not speech, and imposes...
  • In blow to GOP, Supreme Court won’t block PA redistricting

    02/05/2018 9:52:17 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 40 replies
    AP ^ | 02/05/2018 | AP
    The Supreme Court is allowing a court-ordered redrawing of congressional districts in Pennsylvania to proceed, denying a plea from Republicans to block it. Justice Samuel Alito on Monday rejected emergency appeals from Republican legislative leaders and voters to block an order from the state Supreme Court to devise new congressional districts. The state high court ruled last month that the 18 districts violated Pennsylvania’s constitution because they unfairly benefited Republicans. The state court gave lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf three weeks to submit a replacement plan, after which the state justices might draw up their own map. The Supreme...
  • Dem Senator Calls Conservative Justices ‘Three Horsemen of the Apocalypse’

    06/26/2017 12:46:00 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 71 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 6/26/17 | Paul Crookston
    Sen. Mazie Hirono (D., Hawaii) called Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch, Samuel Alito, and Clarence Thomas "the three horsemen of the apocalypse" on MSNBC on Monday as she decried President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning travel from six nations in the Middle East and North Africa. Hirono criticized the justices for wanting to lift the injunction against Trump's executive order, which the other six justices agreed to review. Hirono called the order a "Muslim ban," despite the fact that it does not affect about 88 percent of the world's Muslims. "This is like the three horsemen of the apocalypse,...
  • Alito: SCOTUS conservatives have lots of opportunities once we get Scalia’s replacement

    11/19/2016 11:31:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 19, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    Now that the election has settled the question of who will appoint the next Supreme Court justice, we have spent a considerable amount of time analyzing who might get Donald Trump’s appointment. Perhaps a better way to look at that question will be to recall the context in which it gets made. Earlier this week, Justice Samuel Alito laid out the potential agenda for a court in which an originalist replaces the late Antonin Scalia — and reminded the Federalist Society of the bullet conservatives dodged in the election: Justice Samuel Alito on Thursday laid out a possible agenda for...
  • Trump’s dishonest attempt to hide behind Justice Alito on abortion

    02/27/2016 6:00:23 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 86 replies
    Powerline ^ | 2-26-16 | Paul Mirengoff
    Last night, in response to a question from Hugh Hewitt as to whether he would make a deal with liberals on religious liberty, Donald Trump decided to defend the judicial record of his sister, federal appeals court judge Maryanne Trump Barry, on abortion. In doing so, Trump displayed his characteristic ignorance and dishonesty. Here was the exchange: TRUMP: Now, Ted’s been very critical — I have a sister who’s a brilliant . . . HEWITT: Mr. Cruz, will you make a deal about religious liberty? TRUMP: . . . excuse me. She’s a brilliant judge. He’s been criticizing — he’s...
  • A 'President Christie's' choice for Supreme Court would be Samuel Alito clone

    07/30/2015 11:56:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    NJ.COM ^ | 07/30/2015 | By Claude Brodesser-Akner
    What kind of U.S. Supreme Court would a President Christie strive to create? The most conservative one possible, based on an interview Gov. Chris Christie gave to conservative radio talk show host Michael Medved on Tuesday afternoon. Christie, a Republican candidate for the White House, ducked a caller's question about whether gay marriage was really a states rights issue, but answered immediately when asked who he'd appoint to the bench of the highest court in the land; Christie identified an associate justice widely thought to be the court's most conservative by legal scholars. "If you want to know the kind...
  • For Broadway's Audra McDonald And Others, Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Is A 'No-Brainer'

    06/28/2015 10:30:18 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    LATimes ^ | June 28, 2015 | DAVID NG AND DEBORAH VANKIN
    For Broadway's Audra McDonald And Others, Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Is A 'No-Brainer' By DAVID NG AND DEBORAH VANKIN Prominent members of the performing and visual arts professions have voiced their approval of Friday's ruling by the Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage around the country. Their reactions are perhaps not surprising for a community, including Broadway, that has long supported same-sex marriage and that counts many gay individuals both behind and in front of the curtain. Many states had already decided to legalize same-sex marriage, but Friday's decision means that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states....
  • U.S. top court declines request to revive Arizona immigration law

    06/01/2015 7:02:51 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    The Jamestown Sun ^ | 6-1-2015 | Chris Olson
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left intact a ruling that struck down anArizona law that denied bail to illegal immigrants charged with certain felonies. The justices rejected an appeal filed by Maricopa County and its controversial sheriff, Joe Arpaio. Three of the court's conservative justices, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, said they would have heard the case. Four of the nine justices must agree to hear a case for the court to take it up. The court's action means the October 2014 ruling by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which said the 2006 law is unconstitutional, is the final word in the...
  • Did Samuel Alito Throw Republicans An Obamacare Lifeline At The Supreme Court?

    03/09/2015 3:11:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | 03/08/2015 | Avik Roy
    As we await a decision in the big Obamacare Supreme Court case, King v. Burwell, progressive pundits have continued to predict a health care apocalypse if the Court sides with challengers to the Obama administration. That’s a wild exaggeration. But there will be some disruption, and Republicans in Congress have been debating the best way to mitigate that disruption. That’s where Associate Justice Samuel Alito comes in. At oral arguments on Wednesday, Alito hinted at another way to overturn illegal subsidies while avoiding near-term problems for the newly insured. The Northern Pipeline precedent At the hearing, President Obama’s Solicitor General,...
  • Supreme Court clerk: Plum job for legal elite

    10/04/2014 10:47:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune / The Associated Press ^ | October 4, 2014 | Mark Sherman
    Joshua Matz didn’t bother waiting to write about the Supreme Court until he went to work there. He teamed with a renowned Harvard law professor to finish a book about the court before he started his year as a law clerk to Justice Anthony Kennedy. Unlike Matz, Christopher Michel is not listed as an author of the book he worked on years before his clerkship with Chief Justice John Roberts. But former President George W. Bush offered warm praise for onetime presidential speechwriter Michel as his collaborator on his memoir, "Decision Points." Bush said in the book’s acknowledgements that Michel’s...
  • Meet Samuel Alito, the Most Important Conservative in America Today

    06/30/2014 2:24:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Journal ^ | 06/30/2014 | Dustin Volz and Emma Roller
    Easy to forget but hard to ignore, the 64-year-old justice is leaving an indelible mark on the Supreme Court. And giving liberals a lot to complain about. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito enraged liberals twice on Monday, handing down two potentially wide-reaching opinions that weakened Obamacare's contraception mandate and severely undermined public unions. Alito is a reliable member of the Court's conservative flank, though he often earns less attention than his irascible counterpart Antonin Scalia, whose opinions are regularly dotted with sensational rhetorical flourishes that easily seize media attention. Alito is less waffly than either Chief Justice John Roberts or...
  • High Court Allows Disputed Home Search

    02/25/2014 4:59:06 PM PST · by Altariel · 128 replies
    AP ^ | February 25, 2014 | Mark Sherman
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police may search a home without a warrant when two occupants disagree about allowing officers to enter, and the resident who refuses access is then arrested. The justices declined to extend an earlier ruling denying entry to police when the occupants disagree and both are present. Justice Samuel Alito wrote the court's 6-3 decision holding that an occupant may not object to a search when he is not at home.
  • The liberal campaign against SCOTUS conservatives

    03/07/2011 7:58:32 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies
    The liberal campaign against SCOTUS conservatives By: Kenneth P. Vogel March 7, 2011 04:43 AM EST Still reeling from a 2010 Supreme Court ruling that opened the door to an explosion of political ads from corporate interests, and fearful the court could overturn President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul, liberal groups have launched an aggressive – and at times personal – attack on the court’s most conservative justices. The sharp questioning of the impartiality and ethics of Justices Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia and to a lesser extent Samuel Alito represents the most concerted attack on a bloc of justices since the...
  • Roberts, Alito face tough choice on whether to attend State of the Union

    01/21/2011 1:00:19 PM PST · by markomalley · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/21/11 | Michael M Gleason
    Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito face a difficult choice on whether to attend President Obama’s State of the Union address next week. Alito and Roberts, who were both nominated by former President George W. Bush in 2005, have never missed a State of the Union address since joining the high court. Alito found himself in headlines last year after cameras caught him disagreeing with one of Obama's assertions on campaign finance reform. After that flap, both justices last year strongly criticized the tradition of having members of the Supreme Court attend the politically charged address. Alito went as...
  • White House Vs. Supreme Court: It's Getting Ridiculous

    03/10/2010 2:04:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies · 2,279+ views
    CBS News ^ | March 10, 2010 | Jan Crawford
    For the life of me, I just don't get why the White House continues to try to pick a fight with the Supreme Court. I've suggested before that perhaps it's a sign President Obama intends to tap an outsider when John Paul Stevens retires, so he can beat the drum that the Court is out of touch with everyday Americans. But after Chief Justice John Roberts made some entirely reasonable remarks yesterday -- and White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs just had to respond -- it's now getting ridiculous. Whether the White House has a short-term or long-term strategy or...