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  • Little Sisters Return to Supreme Court for Third Time in New Contraception Case

    01/18/2020 5:36:08 PM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/17/20 | Staff
    The Supreme Court has twice protected the Catholic nuns. Now their case is before the Court once again.WASHINGTON, D.C., January 17, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — The Supreme Court will once again weigh in on the case of the Little Sisters of the Poor in their legal battle against the HHS contraceptive mandate. The Supreme Court has twice protected the Catholic nuns, and an HHS rule issued in 2018 protects religious non-profits, but several states have dragged the Little Sisters of the Poor back to court. In Little Sisters of the Poor v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Little Sisters are defending their...
  • The Supreme Court has agreed to address a challenge to the Electoral College

    01/18/2020 9:49:22 AM PST · by antidemoncrat · 67 replies
    Aerican Thinker ^ | 1/18/2020 | Andrea Widburg
    Since then, Democrats have been bent on destroying the Electoral College by any means short of a constitutional amendment. The Supreme Court has now agreed to take up one of Democrats' attacks on the Electoral College.
  • Supreme Court To Hear Case On 'Faithless' Electors- Punish Electoral College members who ignore the popular vote?

    01/17/2020 7:30:21 PM PST · by PerConPat · 51 replies
    Patch ^ | Jan. 17, 2020 | Megan VerHeist
    The Supreme Court will decide whether Electoral College voters are required to support presidential candidate who wins state. After lower courts split on the question, the U.S. Supreme Court decided today it will hear a case to decide whether presidential electors are bound to support the popular vote winner in their states or can opt for someone else. States want the ability to punish or replace these so-called "faithless" electors...
  • Court to look anew at health care law birth control rules

    01/17/2020 1:02:43 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 17, 2020 | by Mark Sherman
    The Supreme Court will consider allowing the Trump administration to enforce rules that allow more employers to deny insurance coverage for contraceptives to women. The justices agreed Friday to yet another case stemming from President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, this time about cost-free birth control. The high court will review an appeals court ruling that blocked the Trump administration rules because it did not follow proper procedures. The new policy on contraception, issued by the Department of Health and Human Services, would allow more categories of employers, including publicly traded companies, to opt out of providing no-cost birth control...
  • 'Faithless elector': Supreme Court will hear case that could change how presidents are chosen

    01/17/2020 12:57:48 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 90 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 17, 2020 | by Pete Williams
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to take up an issue that could change a key element of the system America uses to elect its president, with a decision likely in the spring just as the campaign heats up. The answer to the question could be a decisive one: Are the electors who cast the actual Electoral College ballots for president and vice president required to follow the results of the popular vote in their states? Or are they free to vote as they wish? A decision that they are free agents could give a single elector, or a...
  • SCOTUS to Decide Momentous Case on Separation of Church and State

    01/17/2020 11:34:40 AM PST · by cann · 29 replies
    Law and Crime ^ | 3:48 pm, December 23rd, 2019 | Jerry Lambe
    The U.S. Supreme Court in January is slated to hear a case that could have significant implications for the separation of church and state. The crux of the case facing the justices in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue is whether or not a state can be compelled to use taxpayer funds to subsidize religious education. The case centers on the state’s 2015 Montana Tax Credit Scholarship Program, which aimed to give residents “choice in education” by providing a tax-credit of up to $150 for contributions that fund privately-run scholarship programs. The initial lawsuit was filed by three mothers who...
  • Dems’ impeachment trial strategy: endless circus worse than Kavanaugh hearings

    01/17/2020 10:01:25 AM PST · by bitt · 36 replies
    nyPOST ^ | 1/16/2020 | editorial
    Democrats’ strategy for the Senate impeachment trial is apparently to turn it into a never-ending Senate investigation — even though that was supposed to be the House’s job. Start with the General Accounting Office opinion that Team Trump’s temporary hold on aid to Ukraine constitutes a violation of the law. Maybe — but the GAO is no kind of court or other legal authority. If this was a real issue, the House could’ve raised it long ago. “We forgot” is just an old Steve Martin joke. Then there’s the claim that assertions by Rudy Giuliani crony — well, ex-crony —...
  • How Scalia Botched Heller and Let the Left Undermine the 2nd Amendment

    01/15/2020 7:47:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 15, 2020 | Michael Filozof
    Twelve years after the Supreme Court ruled that the right to keep and bear arms is an individual right "unconnected with service in a militia," the Second Amendment is in worse shape than ever. New York; California; Massachusetts; Connecticut; and Washington, D.C., with a combined population of 70 million, have outlawed the sale of most semi-automatic rifles and all gun magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds to the public. Colorado, New Jersey, Vermont, Maryland, and Hawaii also have restrictions on magazine capacity. Seventeen states have so-called "red flag" laws, allowing the summary confiscation of a person's firearms on...
  • Avenatti arrested by IRS agents during California Bar Association hearing

    01/15/2020 7:22:01 AM PST · by libstripper · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 14, 2020 | Louis Casiano
    LOS ANGELES – Attorney Michael Avenatti was arrested by Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents Tuesday evening during a break in a disciplinary hearing in Los Angeles over allegations that the high-profile lawyer scammed a client out of $840,000. The arrest occurred around 6 p.m. outside the State Bar Court, where the State Bar of California has initiated proceedings against him. * * * Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles, told Fox News that Avenatti was arrested on suspicion of violating his pre-trial release. * * * Avenatti was supposed to travel to New York...
  • Supreme Court to Hear ‘Bridgegate’ and School Choice Cases

    01/14/2020 8:09:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 13, 2020 | Elizabeth Slattery and Abigail Klose
    The Supreme Court returned Monday for oral arguments after a lengthy holiday break. During the court’s January sitting, the justices will hear arguments in eight cases, including ones dealing with school choice and the “Bridgegate” scandal. The justices already have heard arguments in cases involving the Second Amendment, Obamacare, and whether federal law covers claims of discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. Later in the term, the court will take up cases involving the president’s ability to fire the head of an “independent” agency, regulation of abortion providers, and the dispute over a subpoena for President Donald Trump’s...
  • The Fake News is Flying Over the Senate Impeachment Trial

    01/14/2020 4:44:30 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 26 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    BS was the Deep State’s choice to run with the Monday narrative-setting piece. – The Democrat/Media/Deep State pressure campaign on several GOP senator related to the upcoming Senate trial of President Donald Trump continued to mount on Monday. CBS News became the chosen vessel to run with yet another story based on an anonymous “source” designed to pressure not only the Usual Suspects among the Republican caucus, but also to add to their numbers. From the CBS fake report: Washington — The White House is preparing for some Republican senators to join Democrats in voting to call witnesses in President...
  • Supreme Court refuses to hear 'Free the Nipple' appeal in New Hampshire case

    01/13/2020 5:14:31 PM PST · by conservative98 · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published 44 mins ago | Louis Casiano
    The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by three women arrested for violating a New Hampshire city ordinance by exposing their breasts in public as part of the so-called "Free the Nipple" movement. The rejection leaves in place a 2019 ruling by New Hampshire's top court that upheld their convictions for violating a Laconia, N.H., measure that prohibits female toplessness in public. The women -- Heidi Lilley, Kia Sinclair and Ginger Pierro -- argued the ban violates the Constitution. The ordinance makes it illegal to uncover female breasts “with less than a fully opaque covering of...
  • Trump administration asks Supreme Court not to rule on Obamacare ahead of election

    01/11/2020 1:18:17 PM PST · by be-baw · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 10, 2020 | Kimberly Leonard
    The Department of Justice doesn't want the Supreme Court to fast-track a case that could result in Obamacare being thrown out ahead of the presidential election, despite its position that the healthcare law should be abolished. If the court agrees with the Trump administration, then President Trump and Republicans will be spared the possibility of having to come up with an Obamacare replacement in the middle of campaigning. ...
  • RINOs Rand Paul and Mike Lee are Part of the Problem in the DC Swamp

    01/09/2020 10:46:04 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 65 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | Gregg Updike
    If I remember correctly, several years ago Rand Paul was held up and harassed by the newly created TSA at an airport in either Nashville or Kentucky. He also had his ribs badly busted up at his home a few years back by some leftist radical wacko as a protest to something that got the left “OUTRAGED” over something Trump did to “OUTRAGE” them. Same with Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana and a bunch or GOP congressmen getting ambushed at a softball field by a Bernie Sanders’ supporter. In the past three years, we have seen numerous elected Democrats arguing...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg declares she’s ‘cancer free’

    01/08/2020 2:22:35 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 183 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 8, 2020 | Colby Itkowitz
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has declared she is “cancer free,” beating the disease for the fourth time after undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer in the summer. The 86-year-old justice, one of the oldest to serve on the Supreme Court, offered the health update to CNN in an interview in her chambers Tuesday evening. “I’m cancer free. That’s good,” Ginsburg said, with CNN reporting that she was “sounding energized and speaking animatedly.”
  • DHS maps out data sharing with Census Bureau

    01/06/2020 10:13:43 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    FCW ^ | Jan 02, 2020 | Adam Mazmanian
    The Trump administration's plan to include a citizenship question in the 2020 census questionnaire sent to every U.S. household was thwarted by a June 2019 Supreme Court ruling issued just days before a printing deadline. Just two weeks later, President Donald Trump issued an executive order to allow the Commerce Department on behalf of the Census Bureau to obtain federal agency data on immigration to generate data on the size of the immigrant population, including details on documentation and legal status from the 2020 census responses. On Dec. 27, the Department of Homeland Security publicly released a privacy impact assessment...
  • Brief on Behalf of Operation Rescue Filed with SCOTUS in Support of Hospital Privilege Requirement for Abortionists

    01/04/2020 6:41:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    OPERATION RESCUE ^ | January 03, 2020 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Washington, D.C. – An amicus brief was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday by Life Legal Defense Foundation and Liberty Counsel on behalf of Operation Rescue in June Medical Services LLC v. Gee, a case reviewing the Louisiana state law that requires doctors performing abortions to have admission privileges at a state-authorized hospital within 30 miles of the abortion center. The brief features several examples from Operation Rescue’s own investigations that reveal that states, including Louisiana, often do not take adequate measures to discipline dangerous abortionists who have multiple documented cases of serious patient injuries. Once such example was...
  • 207 Senators and Congressmen Say Roe v Wade is ‘Unworkable’

    01/03/2020 8:40:19 PM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 1/3/20 | Matt Hadro
    Ahead of a Supreme Court hearing, more than 200 members of Congress have signed on to support Louisiana’s abortion regulations, and have asked the Court to address Roe’s “unworkable” finding of a “right to abortion.” 39 senators and 168 members of the House representing 38 states signed on to an amicus brief filed on Thursday by Americans United for Life, in the case of Gee v. June Medical Services, LLC. The brief argues that Louisiana’s safety regulations on abortion clinics are constitutional. In the brief, the lawmakers “strongly urge the Court to uphold the decision” that kept in place Louisiana’s...
  • SATIRE Supreme Court OKs Death Penalty For Commenting On Articles Without Reading Them

    12/30/2019 1:31:40 PM PST · by Jotmo · 65 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 12-30-2019 | Babylon Bee
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court bench handed down a ruling Thursday approving the death penalty for people who comment on articles without reading them. In the highly publicized case, State of Texas v. Wilbur, state authorities had found internet user Edward Wilbur guilty of posting a comment on a story linked on his Facebook page, a news story Wilbur “had clearly never read.” While most of those convicted under Texas’ recent state law banning commenting on news stories or opinion pieces without reading them get off with a few months of community service or a stiff...
  • Joe Biden panders to Obama on a Supreme Court slot: Says He'd Nominate Ex-President for SCOTUS Justice

    12/30/2019 10:50:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/30/2019 | Monica Showalter
    In a departure from the Democratic Party candidate preoccupation of offering up ever bigger banquets of free stuff to voters, Joe Biden has said something that sticks out. He'd offer a Supreme Court spot to former President Barack Obama, "if he'd take it." Here's a report from the Epoch Times: Former Vice President Joe Biden said that he would nominate former President Barack Obama to the Supreme Court if he won the presidency, according to several reports. “Biden asked here in Washington, Iowa, if he would ever nominate former President Obama to serve on the Supreme Court. ‘If he’d take...