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July 14th, 2018 - 8:42 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Repugnants

How Democrats plan to fight Trump’s Supreme Court nomination

The Senate vote is expected to be close. Because public opinion will play a key role in the outcome, both sides are planning major ad campaigns, with Democrats focusing on abortion rights and health care. Read story here.  [...]

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[...]

June 26th, 2017 - 10:46 am § in Religion

SCOTUS takes wedding cake case

This doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll reverse the lower court ruling in favor of a gay couple discriminated against by a baker who also happens to be a religious bigot, but it raises the possibility. Well, ask yourself this: If a baker can refuse to sell a cake to a gay couple, then why [...]

June 27th, 2016 - 2:13 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

Supreme Court rejects abortion clinic-killing rules

The Supreme Court today dealt a massive blow to Republican efforts to eliminate abortion clinics with prohibitively restrictive regulations enacted in the name of “women’s health.” In a 5-3 decision, the Court ruled that “a Texas law that would have imposed tough standards on[...]

June 27th, 2016 - 12:18 pm § in Politics

Supreme Court: Domestic abusers can’t have guns

Gun control scored a major victory today. The Supreme Court upheld a federal law prohibiting persons convicted of domestic violence from buying or possessing guns. Read story here.    [...]

April 21st, 2016 - 12:05 pm § in Politics

Tea Party loses another high-stakes redistricting fight in SCOTUS

For the second time in a row, the Supreme Court has rebuffed efforts by Tea Party activists to redraw America’s election maps in favor of rural conservatives. First, let’s quickly review the SCOTUS redistricting jurisprudence of the last half century. In Baker v. Carr (1962), the Court [...]

March 16th, 2016 - 7:30 am § in Politics, Repugnants

Obama picks Merrick B. Garland for SCOTUS

President Obama will nominate Merrick B. Garland, chief judge of the D. C. Circuit, to the Supreme Court this morning, according to multiple media sources. Garland, 63, has a typical SCOTUS-track resume: Harvard Law, Supreme Court clerk, top DOJ prosecutor (he oversaw the Oklahoma City bombing and U[...]