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  • New Book Traces How Partisanship Has Reshaped The Supreme Court

    06/24/2019 2:34:47 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    NPR ^ | June 23, 2019 | Carl Hulse , All Things Considered interview
    NPR's Michel Martin speaks with journalist Carl Hulse about his book "Confirmation Bias: Inside Washington's War Over the Supreme Court, From Scalia's Death to Justice Kavanaugh." ns are expected this week. Many will likely be decided by the five-vote conservative majority that the public has come to expect. But long before any of the current term's cases were decided, achieving that majority was part of a long-term plan, a calculated political maneuver by Republicans after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. That battle and its aftermath are the subject of a new book by Carl Hulse, chief Washington correspondent for...
  • Conservative Supreme Court justices reverse precedent on property rights cases

    06/21/2019 9:33:45 AM PDT · by cann · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/21/19 | BY JACQUELINE THOMSEN
    The Supreme Court on Friday ruled 5-4 to overturn a decades-old precedent on property rights, a decision that marks a victory for conservatives. The previous 1985 ruling found that an individual whose property is taken by a local government cannot file a federal suit under the Fifth Amendment until that challenge fails in state court. But on Friday the justices ruled along ideological lines to reverse that precedent, finding that the requirement “imposes an unjustifiable burden,” conflicts with other similar rulings and “must be overruled.” “A property owner has an actionable Fifth Amendment takings claim when the government takes his...
  • Conservative Supreme Court justices reverse precedent on property rights cases

    06/21/2019 8:05:39 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2019
    The Supreme Court on Friday ruled 5-4 to overturn a decades-old precedent on property rights, a decision that marks a victory for conservatives. The previous 1985 ruling that found that an individual whose property is taken by a local government cannot file a federal suit under the Fifth Amendment until that challenge fails in state court. But on Friday the justices ruled along ideological lines to reverse that precedent, finding that the requirement “imposes an unjustifiable burden,” conflicts with other similar rulings and “must be overruled.” “A property owner has an actionable Fifth Amendment takings claim when the government takes...
  • Why Do Democrats Have a Secret List of Supreme Court Nominees?

    06/18/2019 10:53:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 18, 2019 | Ken Blackwell
    If hypocrisy equals people, Democrats in Washington are China. The latest example of such bold duplicity by the Democratic Party is the secret "A-list" of potential Supreme Court (SCOTUS) judges Democrats refuse to reveal while they turn blue on Capitol Hill screaming for more transparency from the Trump administration. Democrat leaders and activists working for Alliance for Justice are keeping their SCOTUS list under lock and key. Why? What do Democrats want to hide? Perhaps it's the fact that this list of potential justices for SCOTUS contains the names of the most liberal, activist judges in the land? Maybe it's...
  • Keeping That SCOTUS Majority May Mean Some Hard Choices, And Soon

    06/10/2019 2:49:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2019 | Scott Morefield
    It just takes a cursory look at the ages of current Supreme Court justice to notice that Democrats have a distinct disadvantage, for now. That’s because its two oldest justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg at 86 and Stephen Breyer at 80, are both long past the time when normal working folks typically trade in their work boots for fedoras and beach sandals.But SCOTUS is no ordinary job, and these are not ordinary times. Both Ginsburg and Breyer know the politics behind any potential retirement plans, and both are doubtless planning to cling to their jobs like a pair of good dentures until...
  • Democrats look at packing the Supreme Court to pack the vote

    05/31/2019 8:43:09 AM PDT · by Innovative · 88 replies
    CNN ^ | May 31, 2019 | Joan Biskupic
    Republicans have been successfully leveraging the Supreme Court balance of power as a major campaign issue to ignite their base since the 1980s. For Democrats, the 2020 election may mark the first in modern times that they unite around the high court as a driving force in a presidential election. Democratic candidates are increasingly advocating "court packing," that is, upping the number of Supreme Court justices to balance the bench -- or ensure a liberal majority. The idea is unlikely to succeed for historical and practical reasons but its resonance on the campaign trail reflects Democrats' new emphasis on the...
  • Clarence Thomas Speaks the Truth for SCOTUS on Abortion

    05/29/2019 6:50:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May 29, 2019 | Mario Diaz
    In today's concurring opinion in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Justice Clarence Thomas dared speak the truth about the abortion industry in an area of law and policy infested with euphemisms, deception, and distortion. That "the Constitution itself is silent on abortion," for example, is a most obvious observation that anyone old enough to read can confirm. But to write it plainly in a Supreme Court opinion, as he did, is nothing short of an act of courage in today's day and age, when the darkness of abortion has such a firm grip on our political, legal,...
  • Neil Gorsuch Sides With Liberals — Again

    05/21/2019 7:20:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/21/2019 | Tyler O' Neil
    On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Native American man who was convicted of hunting off-season in Bighorn National Forest. Neil Gorsuch joined the four liberal justices in Herrera v. Wyoming, holding that an 1868 treaty between the U.S. and the Native American Crow Tribe granted the tribe the right to hunt in "unoccupied lands," and that the treaty did not expire when Wyoming became a state in 1890. Crow Tribe member Clayvin Herrera was charged with off-season hunting in 2014, but he argued that the 151-year-old treaty protected his ability to hunt at that time....
  • TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WILL ASK SUPREME COURT TO END NATIONWIDE INJUNCTIONS, PENCE SAYS

    05/09/2019 1:37:50 PM PDT · by bitt · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/8/2019 | Kevin Daley
    Vice President Mike Pence announced that the administration will look for opportunities to challenge nationwide injunctions before the Supreme Court. Such orders have obstructed the Trump administration’s agenda in a number of areas. Though such injunctions have angered Trump loyalists, conservative litigators employed them against former President Barack Obama. The Trump administration is searching for an appropriate case in which to ask the Supreme Court to end nationwide injunctions, Vice President Mike Pence announced Wednesday in Washington at a Federalist Society conference. Nationwide injunctions, in which federal trial judges bar the federal government from enforcing a law or carrying out...
  • Conservatives' takeover of Supreme Court stalled by John Roberts-Brett Kavanaugh bromance

    04/07/2019 10:24:18 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    Only title & url permitted . No excerpts of Gannett / USAToday. Conservatives' takeover of Supreme Court stalled by John Roberts-Brett Kavanaugh bromance https://www.jconline.com/story/news/politics/2019/04/07/supreme-court-bromance-john-roberts-brett-kavanaugh-tie-up-court/3342377002/
  • Trump says he is 'saving' Barrett for Ginsburg seat: Axios

    03/31/2019 5:13:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/31/19 | ZACK BUDRYK
    President Trump has reportedly said he is "saving" Judge Amy Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, according to Axios. Barrett was a popular choice among conservative activists as a candidate to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy before Trump eventually nominated Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Axios reported that Trump has made clear his desire to replace Ginsburg with Barrett since Kennedy’s decision to retire, telling people on separate occasions, "I'm saving her for Ginsburg."
  • Gorsuch, Kavanaugh on opposite sides again, this time on delay of Texas cop killer's execution

    03/29/2019 4:30:21 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 29 2019 | Lukas Mikelionis
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday sided with liberal justices in a ruling that delayed the execution of a cop killer amid claims that religious freedom would be violated if the death-row inmate's Buddhist spiritual adviser wasn’t present during his final moments. The nation's highest court blocked the execution of Patrick Murphy about two hours after he could have been executed. Murphy is a member of the “Texas 7” gang of escaped prisoners who are awaiting the death penalty over the fatal shooting of a suburban Dallas police officer. Murphy's attorney argued that Texas prison officials were violating...
  • Supreme Court won't stop Trump administration's bump stock ban

    03/28/2019 9:37:54 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 76 replies
    Good Morning America via Yahoo News ^ | Thursday, March 28, 2019 | Alexandra Svokos
    Supreme Court won't stop Trump administration's bump stock ban originally appeared on abcnews.go.com The Supreme Court will not stop the Trump administration's ban on bump stocks from going into effect, it was announced on Thursday. The ban on bump stocks was announced by the Justice Department in December 2018 and took effect on Tuesday. On Monday, the Supreme Court was considering an emergency request from Gun Owners of America, Gun Owners Foundation and the Virginia Citizens Defense League to stay the ban while cases challenging it were appealed.
  • Justice Thomas working behind the scenes to boost Trump’s court nominee

    03/02/2019 2:23:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 28, 2019 | Ann E. Marimow and Seung Min Kim
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is working behind the scenes to boost the prospects of Neomi Rao, one of his former law clerks, to serve on a powerful federal appeals court in Washington — speaking privately with at least two Republican senators as she faces a contentious confirmation fight. Sen. Josh Hawley (Mo.) who publicly questioned how Rao would rule on issues such as abortion before supporting her in a key vote Thursday, disclosed this week that he had called Thomas. The justice has also phoned Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.), a sometimes deciding voice on controversial nominees. “He called me...
  • Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg back at work

    02/15/2019 7:44:38 AM PST · by Coronal · 90 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 15, 2019
    The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has returned to work at the building for the first time since lung cancer surgery in late December. The court’s press office says the 85-year-old Ginsburg is attending the justices’ Friday closed-door conference at which they’re weighing whether to add new cases and finalizing opinions in cases argued in the fall. Ginsburg missed six days of arguments and three private conferences as she recuperated from the December surgery. The court has said she participated in the court’s work despite her absence.
  • Supreme Court's ‘10th justice’ favors unusual tactic for Trump cases

    02/10/2019 6:10:00 PM PST · by be-baw · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 10, 2019 | Lydia Wheeler
    Over the past year, the federal government’s lead Supreme Court litigator has repeatedly attempted to expedite Trump administration cases by using an unorthodox maneuver, one that legal experts say is rarely successful. Solicitor General Noel Francisco has requested on eight separate occasions, twice in the same case, that justices bypass the regional federal appeals court and instead review the ruling by a lower district court. Those requests, known as petitions for a writ of certiorari before judgment, stemmed from challenges to President Trump’s restrictions on transgender people serving in the military, its decision to wind down the Deferred Action for...
  • Is she done? Ginsburg will miss oral arguments NEXT week as well

    01/11/2019 12:11:50 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 71 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 1/11/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Officials with the U.S. Supreme Court have tried to downplay the fact that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg missed three days’ worth of oral arguments this week as related to her recent cancer surgery. “Her recovery from surgery is on track. Post-surgery evaluation indicates no evidence of remaining disease, and no further treatment is required,” said court spokesperson Kathy Arberg. While that statement can be taken a couple of different ways, The Hill is reporting that the Clinton-nominated justice will also be out next week, which will no doubt set off panic among Left-wing groups and congressional Democrats...
  • Ginsburg Illness: If Trump Appointee Replaces Supreme Court Justice It Will Be 'Brutal,' (trc)

    01/11/2019 9:50:48 AM PST · by SMGFan · 78 replies
    Newsweek ^ | January 11, 2019
    After Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg missed her first oral arguments in more than 25 years on the bench this week while recovering from an operation to remove two cancerous growths from her left lung, many have expressed concern over whether she would return to the bench. While doctors have said that Ginsburg's recovery time would be "normal" for the procedure she underwent, the 85-year-old's third struggle with cancer comes at a critical time for the Supreme Court. If Ginsburg, who will turn 86 in March, is unable to return to the bench, President Donald Trump would have the...
  • Ginsburg to miss next week's Supreme Court sessions, but recovery 'on track'

    01/11/2019 9:54:13 AM PST · by SMGFan · 184 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 11, 2019
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will miss next week’s court sessions and work from home, but her recovery from early-stage lung cancer surgery remains "on track" and no further treatment is needed, the court announced Friday. “Justice Ginsburg will continue to work from home next week and will participate in the consideration and decision of the cases on the basis of the briefs and the transcripts of oral arguments. Her recovery from surgery is on track,” Supreme Court public information officer Kathy Arberg said in a statement. “Post-surgery evaluation indicates no evidence of remaining disease, and no further treatment...
  • Gorka: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    01/10/2019 9:15:55 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 318 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 11, 2019 | Sebastian Gorka
    Multiple sources tonight tell me Ruth Bader Ginsburg is not even in DC, but in New York and preparing to step down from the Supreme Court.