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  • 10 Second Amendment Cases Scheduled for Conference Again, No Orders Yet

    05/22/2020 6:53:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 19 May, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    The Supreme Court has re-listed the ten Second Amendment cases it has previously distributed for conference.  From scotusblog.com: This morning the Supreme Court issued orders from the justices’ private conference last week. The justices did not add any new cases to their argument calendar for next term. Perhaps most significantly, they did not act at all on the 10 gun rights cases that they had considered for a second time at last week’s conference. The gun rights cases have all been on hold, some for over a year, presumably until the court issued its decision in the challenge to New...
  • Supreme Court Blocks House Democrats from Mueller Grand Jury Material

    05/20/2020 3:11:13 PM PDT · by conservativepoet · 20 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | May 20, 2020 | Breitbart News
    The court’s unsigned order granted the Trump administration’s request to keep previously undisclosed details from the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election out of the hands of Democratic lawmakers, at least until early summer.
  • Supreme Court temporarily denies House Democrats access to Mueller documents

    05/20/2020 2:05:10 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 20 2020 | John Kruzel
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a request from House Democrats for immediate access to redacted grand jury materials from former special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. The justices instead granted the Trump administration's request to continue shielding the secret grand jury transcripts and exhibits. The Wednesday order also gives the Justice Department until June 1 to file a formal appeal of a lower court ruling requiring the administration to hand over the materials the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee initially requested as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Trump. DEVELOPING
  • Clarence Thomas Isn’t A ‘Symbol Of The Trump Era.’ He’s An American Icon

    05/20/2020 10:16:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 20, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    Ever since he matured from Marxist revolutionary to conservative heavyweight champ, the American left has felt free to smear Clarence Thomas. Ever since he matured from Marxist revolutionary to conservative heavyweight champ, the American left has felt free to smear Clarence Thomas in ways they’d scream “racism!” at if he were still one of them. It’s a half-century reminder of which political team consistently weaponizes a twisted conception of racism to obtain power at any cost, instead of recognizing racism as a moral evil with objective standards of transgression that apply equally to all.In this reprehensible tradition, The New York...
  • The Perpetual Impeachment: House Democrats Tell The Supreme Court That They Are Preparing For A New Impeachment

    05/19/2020 10:14:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    On Monday, the House Democrats filed a brief that with the Supreme Court that the House was actively pursuing new articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump including “the possible exercise of improper political influence over recent decisions made in the Roger Stone and Michael Flynn prosecutions, both of which were initiated by the special counsel.” The argument is meant to justify the continued demand for redacted grand-jury material from the now closed Special Counsel investigation into the Russian collusion investigation. I have long supported the congressional demands for documents withheld by the Trump Administration as well as witnesses, including in my testimony...
  • Clarence Thomas: Borked But Not Silenced

    05/19/2020 7:18:59 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 13 replies
    MOTUS ^ | 5-19-20 | MOTUS
    I turned my local PBS station last night for the sole purpose of recording the premier of the documentary, Created Equal: Clarence Thomas In His Own Words. And “his own words” are powerful indeed: I watched the entire show. Perhaps it was Justice Thomas’ voice itself, resonant, measured and mesmerizing. Or perhaps it was the surprise of finding a PBS offering that didn’t reflexively trash the Chief Court Justice just because he is a conservative.  David Zurawik of The Baltimore Sun reveals the Left’s take on the documentary in the title of his review: If you want a one-sided, right-wing, celebratory...
  • Supreme Court eyes more gun cases as conservatives signal eagerness to expand 2nd Amendment protections

    05/18/2020 6:16:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 5/17/2020 | tucker higgins
    Ten different guns cases were on the agenda of the justices’ private conference on Friday, where they met to decide which cases they will hear in the upcoming term. Each of those cases has been considered at one previous conference, a clear signal that there is “serious interest” in hearing them, according to John Elwood, a leading court observer and a partner at the law firm Arnold & Porter. It is possible the court could announce as soon as Monday that it will hear one or more of the cases. If it does so, a decision would be expected by...
  • Supreme Court Decision on DACA Expected Soon

    05/18/2020 8:08:52 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 18 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 12 May 2020 | John Miano
    This is one of the few cases I have seen where the amicus briefs make a much better case than the parties' briefs. In fact, the government's defense of DACA rescission has been so pathetic that one might suspect the deep state within DHS has been sabotaging Trump all along.
  • Here’s Why Judge Sullivan Can’t Legally Punish Michael Flynn For ‘Perjury’

    05/18/2020 7:31:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 18, 2020 | Leslie McAdoo Gordon
    Sullivan should not embark on any contempt proceeding against Michael Flynn. Doing so would be a misuse of his contempt power. Stunning developments in the criminal case of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn exploded onto the national scene the past two weeks. First, the government moved to dismiss the case, a one-count plea for allegedly making false statements to the FBI.Then the trial judge, Emmet Sullivan, issued an order permitting people and groups claiming to have an interest in the matter to file briefs about whether he should grant the governmentÂ’s motion. Further, Sullivan appointed a retired federal judge, John Gleeson,...
  • The Supreme Court Shouldn’t Ban Christian Schools From Teaching The Faith

    05/14/2020 2:06:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 14, 2020 | Ashley McQuire
    Using claims of discrimination as a wedge in the door for government bureaucrats would end religious education and the religious rights of parents to educate their children according to the dictates of their faith. While the Supreme Court was hearing oral argument May 13 about whether Catholic schools should have the right to decide whom they employ as teachers, my daughter was on a Zoom call with her Catholic schoolteacher. Like the schools that appeared before the court, Our Lady of Guadalupe School and St. James School, her Catholic elementary school has one class per grade, and as a result,...
  • Court ruling a win for safe communities over sanctuary chaos

    05/14/2020 9:10:36 AM PDT · by bitt · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/14/2020 | tom homan
    As our nation continues to regain stability during the global pandemic, there was a news item recently that should encourage those seeking a return to law and order, process, and safe communities. District Judge Michael E. Hegarty of the U.S. District Court of Colorado ruled on April 20 that the city of Denver will have to turn over personal and work addresses, emergency contact information, information about current criminal charges and address details from bond records of three illegal aliens who went through the city’s jail system. Denver authorities had refused to comply with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers,...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down Democratic governor's pandemic lockdown order in first ruling of its kind

    05/13/2020 5:41:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05/13/2020 | By ASSOCIATED PRESS and KEITH GRIFFITH FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court has struck down Governor Tony Evers' coronavirus stay-at-home order in the first ruling of its kind, saying that his administration overstepped its authority when it extended the mandate for another month without consulting legislators. The 4-3 ruling on Wednesday essentially reopens the state effective immediately, lifting caps on the size of gatherings, allowing people to travel as they please and allowing shuttered businesses to reopen, including bars and restaurants. Local governments can still impose their own health restrictions, however. Officials in Dane County, home to state capital Madison, issued a local order minutes after the ruling...
  • U.S. Supreme Court to hear presidential Electoral College dispute

    05/13/2020 4:33:08 AM PDT · by EBH · 146 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/13/2020 | Andrew Chung, Lawrence Hurley
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court is set on Wednesday to consider a dispute involving whether “electors” in the complex Electoral College system that decides the winner of U.S. presidential elections are free to disregard laws directing them to back the candidate who prevails in their state’s popular vote. If enough electors do so, it could upend an election. The nine justices will hear two closely watched cases - one from Colorado and one from Washington state - less than six months before the Nov. 3 election in which presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden challenges Republican President Donald Trump. The...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 5/12/2020

    05/12/2020 8:33:43 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/12/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Libertarian activist Ammon Bundy praising the stand taken by a Washington state law enforcement officer over what what the officer sees as gross violations of Constitutional rights under the present coronavirus regime in the United States.... In northern Idaho's Kootenai County Ammon Bundy will be among the speakers at "Liberate America".... Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in Israel being warned that they will be locked down tight again for holding religious bonfire observances last night..... Newborn babies and mothers among those killed in a terrorist attack on a hospital in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul today.... An Israeli soldier killed when a stone...
  • Supreme Court Rebuffs Activists, Reinstates Ban on Encouraging Illegal Aliens to Stay in US

    05/12/2020 1:24:09 PM PDT · by eyeamok · 37 replies
    NTD ^ | May 11, 2020 | Matthew Vadum
    The Supreme Court unanimously resurrected a federal law struck down by an appeals court that made it a felony to encourage people to come to or stay illegally in the United States.
  • Supreme Court divided over fight for Trump's financial records

    05/12/2020 2:05:49 PM PDT · by robowombat · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/12/20 02:53 PM EDT | JOHN KRUZEL
    Supreme Court divided over fight for Trump's financial records BY JOHN KRUZEL - 05/12/20 02:53 PM EDT The Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared divided over President Trump’s assertion that the broad powers he enjoys as the nation’s chief executive override subpoenas for his financial records and tax returns. Trump’s standoff with a trio of Democratic-led House committees and Manhattan prosecutors over his financial paper trail saw the justices raise divergent concerns about presidential immunity, congressional oversight and the power of prosecutors to gather evidence linked to a sitting president. The first argument in Tuesday’s pair of overlapping cases concerned a...
  • Secrecy of Trump's taxes, financial records on the line in Supreme Court arguments

    05/11/2020 5:55:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    NBC ^ | 05 11 2020 | Pete Williams
    President Donald Trump's lawyers will urge the Supreme Court on Tuesday to let him block access to his tax returns and other financial documents sought by three congressional committees and a New York prosecutor. In one of the most closely watched disputes of the court's term, the cases will test the justices' independence and could yield major rulings on the power of Congress to demand documents from a sitting president — or the authority of a president to refuse. The court will hear the two separate cases by telephone conference call with each justice taking a turn to ask questions,...
  • Supreme Court Will Soon Decide Whether To Reconsider Qualified Immunity

    05/11/2020 12:29:52 PM PDT · by voicereason · 26 replies
    CATO Institute ^ | April 28, 2020 | Jay Schweikert
    For the last several years, Cato has been leading the campaign to abolish qualified immunity — an atextual, ahistorical judicial doctrine that shields state officials from liability, even when they violate people’s constitutional rights. The most immediate practical goal of this campaign has been to convince the Supreme Court to hear one of the many cases calling for qualified immunity to be either narrowed or reconsidered outright. And over the last seven months, I’ve written several times about how the Court has indicated that it’s preparing to consider several qualified immunity cases, given the manner in which it has repeatedly...
  • Will Kavanaugh Give Trump the Power to Fire Anyone He Pleases? (laughable but revealing piece)

    05/11/2020 3:27:01 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    Nymag.com ^ | 5/10/20 | Cristian Farias
    A few weeks before the 2016 election, Brett Kavanaugh, then a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, drew a lot of attention with a ruling concluding that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, conceived in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, was unconstitutional. The agency, in the judge’s view, was simply too powerful, and Congress erred when making its director independent of, and unaccountable to, the president of the United States. That design, as conceived by lawmakers, served the purpose of insulating the CFPB from undue political influence — say, from...
  • Supreme Court Overturns The Star Wars Sequel Trilogy

    05/10/2020 12:36:48 PM PDT · by xp38 · 27 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | May 8 2020 | The Babylon Bee
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a surprise ruling, the Supreme Court has overturned the entire Star Wars sequel trilogy, rendering episodes VII through IX non-canon. “The entire trilogy has been a travesty,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the 9-0 majority opinion. “It nullifies many of the accomplishments of the original trilogy while being a thematic mess that adds nothing itself.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg was just as harsh in her concurring opinion. “You basically had two directors fighting each other over three movies. This can’t stand as the last word about the Skywalker saga.” One might have predicted the ruling from the Justices'...