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  • Don't Apologize For Blurting Out The Truth, Justice Ginsburg

    07/16/2016 4:29:49 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 68 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 15, 2016 | George Leef
    Many years ago, journalist Michael Kinsley secured a place in our history when he observed that “a faux pas is when you blurt out the truth in Washington.” Last Friday, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg committed a faux pas in a New York Times interview, blurting out the truth that she is intensely partisan and decides major cases on ideological grounds. Federal judges are supposed to keep out of the political mud, but Justice Ginsburg opined that Donald Trump would be a national disaster. “I can’t imagine what the country would be with Donald Trump as our president,” she...
  • Supreme Court Decision: Blocks Obama's Immigration Plan

    06/23/2016 7:41:15 AM PDT · by georgiegirl · 135 replies
    Fox Business | 6/23/16 | Fox Business
    Breaking news by Stu Varney. Supreme Court was tied 4 to 4, so the lower court decision stands against Obama's Immigration plan.
  • Supreme Court Weakens Protections Against Unconstitutional Police Stops

    06/20/2016 12:21:30 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 56 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 06/20/2016 | Chris Geidner
    https://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/supreme-court-weakens-protections-against-unconstitutional-p?utm_term=.bsYgvzddN#.tlERGMqqX Supreme Court Weakens Protections Against Unconstitutional Police Stops The 5-3 decision prompts a sharp rebuke from Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who writes that those targeted by police “warn us that no one can breathe in this atmosphere.” Originally posted on Jun. 20, 2016, at 12:16 p.m. Updated on Jun. 20, 2016, at 1:07 p.m. BuzzFeed News Reporter Chris Geidner/BuzzFeed WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday made it easier for police to get evidence admitted in a prosecution even if that evidence was obtained after an unconstitutional stop. In a 5-3 decision, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote for the court that...
  • Supreme Court sides with death row inmate in racial discrimination case

    05/23/2016 7:32:24 AM PDT · by Dacula · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-23-16 | Ariane de Vogue
    The Supreme Court Monday morning ruled in favor of a death row inmate in a case concerning race discrimination in jury selection.
  • Dems Would Be ´Justified´ in Blocking Supreme Court Nominee of GOP President, White House Says

    04/15/2016 7:55:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/15/16 | Alexander Mallin
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest raised eyebrows during today´s press briefing by suggesting that Democrats would be “justified” to take revenge on the GOP blockade against Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland by blocking a possible GOP president’s nomination for the president´s full term. Earnest was recalling a suggestion President Obama made in an interview with Fox News Sunday in which he said if Republicans continued blocking Garland until he left office then “it is almost impossible to expect” that Democrats wouldn’t retaliate if given the opportunity. "What´s to stop Democrats who are in charge of the Senate when a
  • White House calls 100 Senate offices on Supreme Court nomination

    03/04/2016 5:10:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/4/16 | Nicole Duran
    The Obama administration has reached out to all 100 Senate offices in its effort to convince the Senate to hold a debate and confirmation vote on President Obama's upcoming nominee to the Supreme Court, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Friday. However, Earnest would not reveal how soon Obama will put forward a candidate or discuss how many people the president is considering, and also wouldn't confirm reports about individual potential justices supposedly being vetted. "I just have to manage expectations here," Earnest said. "I do not at any point expect to be in a position to confirm any...
  • Obama´s bid to break Supreme Court deadlock with White House talks ends in failure as Republicans

    03/01/2016 1:41:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/1/16 | Staff
    President Barack Obama called Democrats and Republicans to the White House Tuesday to discuss election-year standoff over the vacancy on the Supreme Court. Neither side showed signs of budging. In an awkward Oval Office sit-down that lasted less than an hour, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, delivered their case for refusing to consider any nominee to the highest court during the throes of a presidential election. Their Democratic counterparts, meanwhile, resolved to ´continue beating the drum,´ Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid told reporters after the meeting. The gathering was the first time
  • Brian Sandoval: Obama’s GOP Trojan Horse for the Supreme Court

    02/25/2016 7:55:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/15/16 | John fund
    The Wall Street Journal reports that the White House is vetting Nevada’s Republican governor Brian Sandoval for the Supreme Court. On Sunday night, Governor Sandoval sat at the president’s head table at a White House dinner in Washington. The next day, the governor requested and secured a meeting with Harry Reid, the Democratic Senate minority leader from his home state. Reid has put Sandoval on the short list of recommended candidates he has sent to the White House. The fix may be in, and it would be horrific news for conservatives: Sandoval is the most liberal of the country’s 29...
  • Reject President Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee (petition)

    02/24/2016 7:15:21 AM PST · by hemogoblin · 2 replies
    The sudden death of conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has added new, crisis-level urgency to an already tense presidential race. Almost as quickly as he announced that he will not attend Justice Scalia's funeral, Obama declared that he will, as a lame-duck president, nominate Scalia's replacement. If his appointments of justices Elena Kagan and Sonya Sotomayor are any guide, he will base his appointment on gender, ethnicity, and most of all on dependable liberalism. Obama's nominee is highly unlikely to be a supporter of free speech, free markets, religious freedom, gun rights, strict interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, family...
  • Why Sandy Hook parents are suing a gunmaker

    02/23/2016 8:07:07 AM PST · by VRWCmember · 64 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 2/22/2016 | Chris Welch and Deborah Feyerick
    (CNN) -- To hear Jackie Barden and David Wheeler describe their lives today is a master class in hope. On December 14, 2012, Barden's youngest son, 7-year-old Daniel, and Wheeler's son, 6-year-old Ben, were among those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. "(My husband) Mark and I still have a great life, and we really have to remember that," Barden said, adding that their two children bring the family an enormous amount of love and strength. "We are fortunate with what we have with the two of them." .... "Our families deserve that day in court," said...
  • Obama pays last respects to Justice Scalia at Supreme Court

    02/19/2016 1:24:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/19/16 | Nicole Duran
    President Obama headed up Pennsylvania Avenue Friday afternoon to pay his respects to the-late Justice Antonin Scalia, who is lying in repose at the Supreme Court. Obama and first lady Michelle are attending an event organized by court officials to honor Scalia, who was the longest-serving judge on the court when he died Saturday at a ranch in Texas. The public can also pay their respects to the conservative icon until Friday evening.
  • (Vanity) Prediction: Obama nominates Loretta Lynch for SCOTUS slot!

    02/16/2016 1:40:25 PM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 37 replies
    http://www.FreeRepublic.com ^ | February 16, 2016 | CivilWarBrewing
    I predict the President will nominate DOJ AG Loretta Lynch for Scalia's chair. If the Republican Congress or presidential candidates resist this choice, the President is giving Hillary fodder for rallying the black vote and bashing the Republicans as 'THE RACIST PARTY' and this would be a continuous media feeding frenzy throughout the election!
  • Cruz's new Trump attack: He'd ruin the Supreme Court [Hail Mary Desperation by Cruz]

    02/15/2016 10:09:57 AM PST · by catnipman · 243 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/15/2016 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    Under a Trump presidency, Americans would lose their gun rights and religious liberty and see abortion rights dramatically expanded, Cruz said Monday morning on Fox News.
  • [from November 2, 2004] What Happens in a SCOTUS Tie?

    02/13/2016 2:56:29 PM PST · by GilGil · 25 replies
    Slate ^ | 11/2/2004 | Brendan Koerner
    Although rare, 4-4 ties are hardly unheard-of—justices do recuse themselves from time to time. A split decision effectively upholds the ruling of the lower court (presumably a state supreme court). In the event of such a tie, the court typically issues what's known as a per curiam decision. The opinion in such a decision is issued under the court's name, as opposed to consisting of a majority and a minority opinion. Justices, however, may attach dissenting opinions to the per curiam decision if they like—as happened in Bush v. Gore. When a 4-4 deadlock does occur, the case is not...
  • The Supreme Court vs. the President ("take care" clause)

    02/04/2016 5:35:43 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 4, 2016 | Linda Greenhouse
    Hard-wired into the Supreme Court’s DNA is the notion that the court doesn’t reach out to decide a constitutional issue if it can resolve a case by interpreting a statute. “The court will not anticipate a question of constitutional law in advance of the necessity of deciding it,” is how Justice Louis D. Brandeis expressed this principle of judicial restraint 80 years ago in a concurring opinion to which the court often makes reference. Wow. The “guidance” is the memo that established the deferred-action program, issued in November 2014 by Jeh Johnson, the secretary of Homeland Security. The Take Care...
  • This is Ted Cruz's Plan For the Supreme Court

    01/25/2016 8:03:19 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 283 replies
    Fortune ^ | December 2, 2015 | Ben Geier
    Liberals won't like it. If Ted Cruz is elected president, he has big plans for the Supreme Court -- namely, picking extremely conservative candidates to fill any vacancies among the nine justices. In an interview with Bloomberg, the Senator and former solicitor general from Texas said that Republicans are generally bad at picking nominees for the high court, and that he'd be different. "Unlike many of the other candidates, I will be willing to spend the capital to ensure that every Supreme Court nominee that I put on the court is a principled judicial conservative," Cruz said. As solicitor general,...
  • What’s at Stake - The Supreme Court, that’s What !

    01/25/2016 7:43:28 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 39 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | January 25, 2016 | Chuck Lehmann
    Coming up during the next administration will be 3 or possibly 4 openings to fill vacancies on the Supreme Court. If you elect, as president, someone who will appoint activist judges, who will tend to have a "progressive" interpretation of the Constitution, then you can expect to see a wholesale change to our society as we know it. -snip- If the Democrats retain the White House, you can expect potential nominees to make decisions, if confirmed, who will promote the far-left agenda as personified by the four liberal judges now sitting on the Supreme Court (i.e. Kagan, Breyer, Sotomayor, and...
  • Little Sisters of the Poor nuns will take Obamacare birth control mandate to Supreme Court

    01/05/2016 5:00:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/5/16 | Tom Howell, Jr.
    An elder-care charity run by nuns asked the Supreme Court on Monday to shield them from Obamacare’s birth control mandate, arguing that the government can provide their organizations’ female employees with contraceptives if it really wants to but shouldn’t force them to facilitate the coverage. Attorneys for the Little Sisters of the Poor and three Christian colleges say the administration already has exempted a series of employers, undercutting its push to force religiously affiliated groups to formally opt out of the regulations so that a third party can step in and pay for the drugs and services. “It is
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court race could be referendum on Walker

    10/05/2015 8:15:36 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 5 replies
    madison.com ^ | 10/4/2015 | SCOTT BAUER
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The death of Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Patrick Crooks with 10 months left on his term could set up a spring election that's as much a referendum on Gov. Scott Walker as it is on who should serve on the state's highest court. Walker is considering appointing Rebecca Bradley, a state appeals court judge he's twice named to lower court openings and who already had conservative support in her previously announced run for Supreme Court. Two other candidates for the court, who also announced their plans to run before Crooks died, have not applied to be...
  • [illegal alien] Voting-Rights Advocates Get Win at Supreme Court

    06/29/2015 2:28:26 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 65 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 6/29/2015 | Simone Pathé
    Monday’s big election law news came from the Supreme Court’s penultimate decision of the term upholding Arizona’s congressional districts. But before handing down its last three decisions, the court made voting-rights advocates happy by deciding not to review a different election case. “Arizona citizens can continue to participate in voter registration drives without worrying about not having proof of citizenship documents,” Shirley Sandelands, of the League of Women Voters of Arizona, said in a statement Monday. The case, Kobach, et al. v. Election Assistance Commission, et al., was about whether Arizona and Kansas could require voters to prove their citizenship...
  • 2 members of Supreme Court 'targeted by U.S. spies' Shock claim: Intel agencies 'harvested'

    04/30/2015 12:01:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    wnd ^ | 4/30/15
    U.S. intelligence agencies have “harvested” the personal and private data of “hundreds of federal officials and judges, including Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg,” charges a legal brief filed by Larry Klayman, the attorney who has come to be known as “the NSA slayer” for his successful legal battles against the National Security Agency. Klayman, founder of FreedomWatch, successfully sued the National Security Agency in 2013 over the collection of telephone metadata from Verizon customers that was detailed in documents released by intelligence-document leaker Edward Snowden. In December 2013, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon ruled the NSA...
  • Millions at risk of losing coverage in Supreme Court health law case

    02/16/2015 8:24:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 2/16/15 | Lena H. Sun and Niraj Chokshi
    **SNIP** Meredith is one of about 6 million people whose subsidized insurance hangs in the balance as the Supreme Court takes up a case that poses the most serious challenge to the Affordable Care Act since the court found the law constitutional more than two years ago. The plaintiffs in King v. Burwell insist that people who buy coverage on the federal exchange are not entitled to subsidies, noting that the law says financial help is available for those who enroll through exchanges “established by the State.” The Obama administration argues that Congress clearly intended to help everyone who qualifies...
  • Connecticut Supreme Court Rules State Can Force Chemotherapy On Teen

    01/08/2015 11:55:21 AM PST · by Nachum · 77 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 1/8/15 | Josh Kovner
    HARTFORD — The state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a Windsor Locks teen is not legally mature enough to decide against life-saving chemotherapy. The unanimous decision, after a 75-minute hearing, upheld a lower court ruling that the state can force treatment for Hodgkin´s lymphoma on the girl, identified as Cassandra C. The state Department of Children and Families had been awarded custody of the child, who is "doing well" with chemotherapy at Connecticut Children´s Medical Center, a lawyer for the state told the justices. The court Thursday heard arguments from lawyers for Cassandra and her mother, Jackie Fortin, who supports
  • Supreme Court rules 5-4 for Republican plan to limit early voting in Ohio

    09/29/2014 7:47:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/29/14 | Robert Barnes
    The Supreme Court’s conservatives cleared the way Monday for Ohio to restrict early voting in the state, on the eve of the day it was to start. The court granted the state’s request to stay decisions of lower courts that threw out the state’s new plan, passed by the Republican-led legislature. But the court’s four liberal justices said they would have stayed out of the case and left those decisions in place. Ohio argued that the new plan--reducing from 35 to 28 the number of days voters could cast an early ballot--could not be seen as violating the rights of
  • Seeking a Same-Sex Marriage Case Fit for History

    09/23/2014 7:01:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 22, 2014 | Adam Liptak
    The jockeying among the titans of the Supreme Court bar for a place at the lectern when the justices hear the next same-sex marriage case is as understated as it is unmistakable. In a half-dozen briefs filed in recent weeks, some of the best lawyers in the nation spent many pages arguing that their case was the right one in which to establish a nationwide right to same-sex marriage. They pointed out the attractive features of their own cases and the shortcomings of others. In legal jargon, streamlined cases without procedural pitfalls are said to be good vehicles. That made...
  • Hobby Lobby And Harris v. Quinn -- A Pretty Good Day For The First Amendment

    07/01/2014 1:29:50 PM PDT · by reaganaut1
    Forbes ^ | July 1, 2014 | George Leef
    On June 30, the Supreme Court released two much-awaited decisions, both involving arguments over the extent of federal power to coerce individuals. Those of us who believe that the federal government already far exceeds its constitutional (or merely proper) authority should applaud both decisions — but not too enthusiastically. I say that because both decisions were defensive victories. By narrow majorities, the Court fended off attacks on the lines holding against further erosion of the First Amendment. Be glad about that, but the forces pushing for ever-increasing political control won’t stop just because two of their offensives were repulsed. I...
  • Supreme Court rejects appeal by Google over Street View data collection

    07/01/2014 6:10:55 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 06/30/14 | Andrea Chang
    e U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal by Google over whether it violated federal wiretapping law when its Street View mapping cars collected consumers' personal data. That leaves intact a federal appeals court ruling that the U.S. Wiretap Act protects the privacy of information on unencrypted in-home Wi-Fi networks and means Google can face lawsuits over the matter, according to a Bloomberg report. The issue stems from Google's Street View, a comprehensive mapping program that provides images of areas around the world. Google has admitted that its camera-equipped Street View cars inadvertently captured emails, passwords and...
  • Obama To Overrule Supreme Court? President Considers "Mitigating" Obamacare Ruling

    06/30/2014 12:12:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 77 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6/30/14 | Tyler Durden
    Having had his omnipotence chipped away at last week, President Obama has - seemingly - been pushed too far by the Supreme Court's decision on contraception and Obamacare this morning: The White House stated... SUPREME COURT DECISION ON CONTRACEPTION COVERAGE JEOPARDIZES HEALTH OF WOMEN EMPLOYED BY THESE COMPANIESWILL WORK WITH CONGRESS TO MAKE SURE WOMEN AFFECTED BY RULING WILL HAVE SAME ACCESS TO CONTRACEPTIONWILL CONSIDER WHETHER PRESIDENT CAN ACT ON HIS OWN TO MITIGATE EFFECT OF SUPREME COURT RULING Totalitarian? You decide... One wonders if the phrase "do you know who I am?" was uttered this morning? As The Hill adds,...
  • Supreme Court Rules Police May Search A Home Without Obtaining A Warrant

    02/27/2014 6:01:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Russia Today via zerohedge ^ | 2/27/14 | Russia Today Tyler Durden
    If the most disturbing, if underreported, news from yesterday, was Obama's "modification" of NSA capabilities, which contrary to his earlier promises, was just granted even greater powers as phone recording will now be stored for even longer than previously, then this latest development from the Supreme Court - one which some could argue just voided the Fourth amendment - is even more shocking. RT reports that the US Supreme Court has ruled that police may search a home without obtaining a warrant despite the objection of one occupant if that occupant has been removed from the premises. With its 6...
  • Supreme Court Asked to Clarify What it Means to ‘Bear’ Arms

    02/10/2014 12:09:17 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 58 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb 10, 2014 11:06 am | Jacob Gershman
    You might think the question would be settled by now, but the U.S. Supreme Court has yet to opine on whether the Second Amendment right to “bear” arms for self-defense extends outside the home. We may soon get an answer. Lyle Denniston, writing for the Constitution Daily, reports about two gun rights cases that may get a hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court. Both cases, dealing with restrictions on the ability of minors to possess weapons in public, hinge on the difference between the right to “keep” a gun and a right “bear” one. The National Rifle Association thinks the...
  • Obama’s use of executive power faces reckoning at Supreme Court

    01/12/2014 10:09:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/12/14 | Kevin Bogardus, Ben Goad
    Nothing less than the boundaries of executive power are at stake Monday as the Supreme Court considers whether President Obama violated the Constitution during his first term. Oral arguments slated for Monday will center on a trio of recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that were deemed unconstitutional by lower courts. If they uphold the decision, experts say the justices could endanger hundreds of NLRB decisions. Even more significant are the ramifications for future presidents, with the court poised either to bolster or blunt the chief executive’s appointment powers. “Rulings like this have implications that last for...
  • John Kerry Working with the U.N. to Stop Execution of Illegal Alien Cop Killer in Texas

    12/17/2013 7:26:38 PM PST · by montag813 · 77 replies
    Top Right Wordpress News ^ | 12-17-2013 | John Urban
    Above: Perennial traitor John Kerry's new mission: save the life of ghoulish illegal alien cop-killer Edgar Arias Tamayo.- by John UrbanTop Right NewsWhen John Kerry isn't busy trying to help Iran obtain nuclear weapons or stabbing Israel in the back, he is doing the bidding of the United Nations -- and Mexico -- trying to save the life of an illegal alien cop-killer.You heard that right. Edgar Arias Tamayo, a 46-year old Mexican man, was in the country illegally when he killed Houston police officer Guy Gaddis. Tamayo was arrested by Gaddis outside a nightclub in 1994 for robbery. While...
  • The Supreme Court's punt on Prop 8

    06/27/2013 7:10:56 AM PDT · by sfwarrior · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 27th, 2013 | Adam Sparks
    The US Supreme Court issued a mealy mouth ruling today on California's Constitutional Amendment that defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Californians voted twice to protect traditional marriage. First on Mar 7, 2000 and then again on Nov. 4, 2008 with Proposition 8 which after its passage became a part of the California Constitution - § 7.5 to Article I. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/06/the_supreme_courts_punt_on_prop_8.html#ixzz2XQSKUJrr Follow us: @AmericanThinker on Twitter | AmericanThinker on Facebook
  • Rabbi: DOMA Defeat Evidence of 'Upside Down World'

    06/27/2013 6:46:19 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 26 replies
    Israel National News/Arutz-7 ^ | 27JUN2013 | David Lev
    Rabbi Yoel Schoenfeld, Rabbi of the Young Israel of Kew Garden Hills in Queens, New York, told Arutz Sheva that the decision Wednesday by the U.S. Supreme Court striking down key parts of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), paving the way for greater acceptance of gay marriage, was a major step backwards for humanity that goes all the back to the Biblical Bila'am, whose donkey spoke to him.
  • Supreme Court leaves door open to Arizona requiring additional proof of citizenship – Wait, what?

    06/18/2013 11:13:47 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 6-18-2013 | William A. Jacobson
    7-2 decision practically invites Arizona to try again using proper administrative procedures Most of what you have heard in the media about the Supreme Court’s decision yesterday in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona is incomplete to the point of misleading. It is true that the Court held that Arizona’s Proposition 200 (passed in 2004) requiring documentary proof of citizenship was invalid as contrary to the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) requirement that states “accept and use” the federal Election Assistance Commission (EAC) voter registration form which merely requires that a registrant affirm citizenship. But, this ruling essentially was...
  • Chief Justice Roberts' Lesbian Cousin: He'll Rule in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

    03/25/2013 6:37:37 PM PDT · by haffast · 100 replies
    CNSnews.com ^ | March 25, 2013 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) – Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts’ cousin, a lesbian seeking to get married in California who will have reserved seating for relatives at two upcoming cases, wrote that she believes her cousin will rule in favor of same-sex marriage in an op-ed posted on the National Council for Lesbian Rights. A spokesperson for the court did not respond to questions about a potential conflict for Roberts. “I know that my cousin is a good man,” Jean Podrasky, 48, of San Francisco wrote. “I feel confident that John is wise enough to see that society is becoming more...
  • Arizona's War Against Illegal Alien Voter Fraud Hits U.S. Supreme Court Today

    03/18/2013 10:55:45 AM PDT · by montag813 · 16 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-18-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona The following statement would seem to be a no-brainer: people who vote in national elections must be U.S. citizens. Yet we see bizarre headlines such as this from the Associated Press today: Must voters have to prove citizenship to register?You might as well ask: "Must drivers have to open their eyes to drive"? It is the biggest 'duh' imaginable. Unless of course, you have a vested interest in enabling and expanding voter fraud in the United States. And so we have the U.S. Supreme Court today hearing arguments in Arizona vs. Inter Tribal Council of...
  • Guns and the Commerce Clause: On the Way to the Supreme Court?

    03/18/2013 11:06:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Cato ^ | 3/18/13 | Ilya Shapiro
    Nearly two years ago, I wrote about an intriguing Commerce Clause case involving the Montana Firearms Freedom Act. To wit, Montana enacted a regulatory regime to cover guns manufactured and kept wholly within state lines that was less restrictive than federal law. The Montana Shooting Sports Association filed a claim for declaratory judgment to ensure that Montanans could enjoy the benefits of this state legislation without threat of federal prosecution. The federal district court ruled against the MSSA. On appeal to the Ninth Circuit, Cato joined the Goldwater Institute on an amicus brief, arguing that federal law doesn’t preempt Montana’s...
  • Supreme Court to Review Case on Obama’s Forged Documents

    02/02/2013 1:58:04 PM PST · by OzarkSailor · 56 replies
    Liberty Beacon ^ | 30JAN13 | Liberty Beacon Staff
    As of this writing, major news networks such as ABC, Fox News, CBS, and NBC have yet to report on the high court’s decision to review Barack Hussein Obama’s eligibility to hold political office in the United States or any of its territories. The case is identified as Edward Noonan, et al., v. Deborah Bowen, California Secretary of State. On Feb. 15, all nine justices will gather in conference to review whether Obama used forged government documents and fake identification in order to get elected as commander-in-chief. Edward Noonan, et al., contend that if Obama had been ineligible to run...
  • Supreme Court won´t block Obama health law´s contraception mandate

    12/26/2012 6:59:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/26/12 | Sam Baker
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to block the Obama administration´s contraception mandate from taking effect. Justice Sonia Sotomayor rejected a request for an emergency injunction that would have shielded employers from the mandate. The request was filed by Hobby Lobby, an arts-and-crafts chain. The company´s Catholic owners say the contraception mandate violates their religious freedom. Hobby Lobby might eventually win on that point, Sotomayor said, but the company didn´t meet the standard for an injunction blocking the mandate from taking effect.
  • Obamacare: Supreme Court orders new look at university’s lawsuit

    11/27/2012 12:01:49 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 7 replies
    CSM ^ | 11-26 | Warren Richey
    The US Supreme Court on Monday set the stage for further litigation over the constitutionality of President Obama’s health-care reform law. In a somewhat unusual maneuver, the high court agreed to send one of several cases challenging the Affordable Care Act (ACA) back to a federal appeals court to consider the underlying merits of the lawsuit – including whether the measure violates religious freedom. In late June, the Supreme Court voted 5 to 4 to uphold the ACA as a valid exercise of Congress’s taxing authority. The ruling forced the dismissal of a handful of other cases challenging the reform...
  • Supreme Court revives challenge to President Obama's healthcare law (individual mandate)

    11/26/2012 12:58:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/26/12 | Sam Baker
    Supreme Court revives challenge to President Obama's healthcare lawBy Sam Baker - 11/26/12 10:50 AM ET The Supreme Court revived a legal challenge to President Obama's healthcare law on Monday, saying a lower court can consider a challenge to the law's individual mandate. The court — with the blessing of the Obama administration — revived a suit filed by Liberty University. When Liberty's case reached a federal appeals court, the court said it could not rule because of the Anti-Injunction Act, a federal law that bars lawsuits against new taxes before they have taken effect. But when the Supreme Court...
  • Slums, drugs, and spousal abuse..The sordid tale of Claire McCaskill

    10/20/2012 7:19:56 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 30 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/20/2012 | Jeff Emanuel
    The domestic violence in Shepard’s past is both shocking and repulsive in detail. On February 15, 1998, police were called to then-Mrs. Shepard’s house (the couple had been separated since June of the previous year) by a girlfriend. According to the police report (.pdf file), Mrs. Shepard said of her husband: Read on. Joseph entered my home. I told him to leave. He came up to me looking angry. I put my hands up to protect my breasts as they are sore (cancer). He has hit me before in the breast. He grabbed my wrist and arm and pushed me...
  • Man sues over arrest for wearing "Occupy" jacket in Supreme Court (freeloader seeks 'damages')

    10/20/2012 1:41:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Man sues over arrest for wearing "Occupy" jacket in Supreme CourtOctober 18, 2012 | Reuters **SNIP** A second officer told Scott the jacket was "a sign, a demonstration" that he could not wear inside the court without being arrested for unlawful entry, the suit said. When Scott said that he didn't understand, he was arrested. Federal prosecutors later dismissed the charge, but Scott is now seeking damages from the government. He argues that he should have been allowed to remain on the property and that his jacket constituted "pure speech" protected by the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment.
  • Supreme Court shocks life into Obamacare challenge

    10/06/2012 8:53:22 AM PDT · by jimluke01 · 17 replies
    WND ^ | Matt Barber
    The emperor wears no clothes. The bloom is off the rose. The bigger they are, the harder they fall. Pardon the barrage of stale metaphors, but it’s difficult to put into words the utter pasting Mitt Romney put on Barack Obama Wednesday night. Pat Buchanan called Romney’s “the finest debate performance” in 52 years “with the possible exception of Ronald Reagan’s demolition of Jimmy Carter in 1980.” Indeed, when all of CNN and MSNBC – to include Chris Matthews, Lawrence O’Donnell and Rachel Maddow – hysterically admit that President Obama got smoked; he got smoked. Bad. Liberal blogger and Obama...
  • Scalia: Guns May be Regulated

    07/29/2012 8:04:50 AM PDT · by Greystoke · 162 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 29, 2012 | John Aloysius Farrell
    Justice Antonin Scalia, one of the Supreme Court's most vocal and conservative justices, said on Sunday that the Second Amendment leaves room for U.S. legislatures to regulate guns, including menacing hand-held weapons. "It will have to be decided in future cases," Scalia said on Fox News Sunday. But there were legal precedents from the days of the Founding Fathers that banned frightening weapons which a constitutional originalist like himself must recognize. There were also "locational limitations" on where weapons could be carried, the justice noted. When asked if that kind of precedent would apply to assault weapons, or 100-round ammunition...
  • Roberts Rules

    07/15/2012 8:14:57 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 56 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 16 July 2012 | Times Staff
    You don’t need to love classical music to be amazed that Beethoven wrote his Ninth Symphony while deaf or be a fan of the New York Giants to marvel at Willie Mays’ catch of the 1954 World Series.For legal buffs, the virtuoso performance of Chief Justice Roberts in deciding the biggest case of his career was just that sort of jaw dropper, no matter how they might feel about Obamacare. Not since King Solomon offered to split the baby has a judge engineered a slicker solution to a bitterly divisive dispute .
  • Supreme Court’s ObamaCare Decision Prompts Obama-ectomy

    07/02/2012 3:32:44 AM PDT · by Freestar · 5 replies
    Freestar Media ^ | July 2, 2012 | Logan Darrow Clements
    How can Americans who are opposed to the Supreme Court’s ObamaCare decision vent their anger? Get an Obama-ectomy or sponsor one for someone else. A Los Angeles film maker is offering the “Obama-ectomy Screening Package” allowing ordinary citizens to screen his anti-ObamaCare movie “SICK AND SICKER” in their city and make money doing it. Getting an Obama-ectomy or sponsoring one doesn’t require a trip to the hospital. It’s automated through the movie's website at http://www.sickandsickermovie.com The producer, Logan Darrow Clements, last made headlines when he tried to seize the home of Supreme Court Justice David Souter in response to Souter’s...
  • Germany 1933: Are We Headed Down a Similar Road?

    06/29/2012 5:18:41 PM PDT · by Tar and Feathers · 22 replies
    http://tarandfeathersusa.wordpress.com ^ | June 28, 2012 | Iratus Vulgas
    Thankfully, we haven’t gotten to this point yet. But we’re certainly one step closer.
  • Should the Supreme Court be Moved Out of Washington? (My Title)

    06/29/2012 8:49:02 AM PDT · by murron · 20 replies
    6-29-2012 | Myself
    Maybe the Supreme Court justices should be sequestered from the rest of Washington, DC. Maybe someplace like Montana or Iowa, where the real people live.