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October 30th, 2018 - 7:53 pm § in America, Donald Trump

Should children of illegals born in the U.S. be citizens?

Under current law, they are, based on a Supreme Court interpretation of the 14th Amendment dating back to the 19th century. But some conservatives want to challenge that interpretation. Their argument that the 14th Amendment doesn’t necessarily confer citizenship upon everyone born on U.S. soil ha[...]

October 7th, 2018 - 11:46 pm § in Politics

A modest Supreme Court proposal

Democrats should shrink the court to 7 justices, with seat retention based on seniority. This would get rid of Trump’s appointees with simple congressional majorities and the signature of a Democratic president. Now that the Supreme Court has been seized by reactionaries, and we face the prosp[...]

July 10th, 2018 - 9:51 pm § in Donald Trump, Repugnants

This woman was killed on the job.

Judge Kavanaugh argued her employer wasn’t responsible because her job was “sport” and she “assumed the risk” of being hurt or killed at work. And now Trump wants to put him on the Supreme Court. Read story here.[...]

July 9th, 2018 - 6:11 pm § in Donald Trump

Trump picks political hack for Supreme Court

In D.C. they call him “Beltway Brett” and “Swamp Creature” Kavanaugh favors unbridled executive power and says presidents can’t be investigated  He worked for Ken Starr and drafted Clinton impeachment articles George W. Bush rewarded him with a federal appeals court s[...]

June 27th, 2018 - 12:12 pm § in Donald Trump, Repugnants

Kennedy retires from Supreme Court

Justice Kennedy, although a Reagan appointee, frequently voted with the liberal justices on a wide range of issues. For years, he’s been the Court’s swing vote, making him the bane of hard-core conservatives lusting for hard-right Court rulings. Kennedy announced today he will retire Jul[...]

June 26th, 2018 - 2:45 pm § in Donald Trump

Finally: Supreme Court says WW2 internments were unconstitutional

But 5-4 decision upholds Trump’s Muslim travel ban In upholding Trump’s Muslim travel ban today, Chief Justice Roberts responded to Justice Sotomayor’s dissenting argument comparing the travel ban with the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War 2 by overruling the 1944 d[...]

December 21st, 2017 - 1:52 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Repugnants

‘Not guilty’ in first inauguration protests trial

BREAKING — A jury has acquitted all six defendants in the first trial brought by the Trump administration against inauguration protesters. There’s no question that some rioting and property damage occurred during the protests, although the demonstrations on the whole were peaceful and mo[...]

October 4th, 2016 - 5:34 am § in Misc.

THE NIGERIA SUPREME COURT RULES THAT FEMALES CAN INHERIT PROPERTY IN IGBOLAND

Chinazor Onianwah  The Supreme Court has voided the Igbo law and custom, which forbid a female from inheriting her late father’s estate, on the grounds that it is discriminatory and conflicts with the provision of the constitution. The court held that the practice conflicted with section 42(1)(a)[...]

May 23rd, 2016 - 3:26 pm § in Uncategorized

Idaho must pay activists’ legal bills in “ag-gag” case

A federal judge has ordered Idaho to pay $250,000 to animal-rights activists for their legal bills incurred in challenging an unconstitutional “ag-gag” law that made it a crime to video abuse of farm animals. Read story here. Several Republican-dominated farm states have passed such laws[...]

November 13th, 2015 - 10:50 pm § in Misc.

Abortion returns to Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court announced today it will hear a case involving a restrictive Texas abortion law, which women’s advocates fear may portend reversal of Roe v. Wade. This is the law that Wendy Davis, then a Democratic state senator, and later a defeated candidate for Texas governor, famous[...]