Tag: Supreme Court

Politico Spreads Rumors on Ruth Bader Ginsburg Leaving Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, DC – National networks and pundits are breathlessly repeating rumors that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will imminently be leaving the Supreme Court and that the White House is preparing for an all-out confirmation war. But parts of those reports are definitely false, and the rest may be false as well. Ginsburg had surgery on […]

Read More

SCOTUS: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Requires ‘No Further Treatment’ After Cancer Surgery

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recovery from cancer surgery is “on track,” a spokesperson for the court said Friday. “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. Ginsburg, the liberal face of the court, is recovering from a December 21 […]

Read More

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Misses Second Day of SCOTUS Arguments

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will miss a second day of oral arguments Tuesday as the 85-year-old recovers from cancer surgery. Chief Justice John Roberts announced that Ginsburg would be absent as the nation’s highest court heard arguments in two cases. According to Roberts, Ginsburg will participate in cases using transcripts. Monday’s absence from the court marked the first in Ginsburg’s […]

Read More

Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Miss Arguments for First Time on Supreme Court

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Monday will miss arguments for the first time on the Supreme Court as the 85-year-old recovers from surgery to remove cancerous nodules from her left lung. Ginsburg is recovering from surgery to remove cancerous lesions undertaken on December 21 and will participate in cases using transcripts, according to Court spokesperson Kathy Arberg. […]

Read More

The Operative

Imagine a pivotal moment in the history of the Supreme Court. A longtime partisan political operative is nominated and confirmed to the court. The party putting him forward is in the peculiar position of controlling all three branches of government, and yet is acutely concerned about future shifts in the […]

Read More

Supreme Court Votes Friday on Whether to Fast-Track DACA Appeal

WASHINGTON, DC — The Supreme Court could announce as early as Friday that it will hear arguments on whether President Donald Trump has the legal authority to end DACA. President Barack Obama created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty program for illegal aliens in 2012. In 2014, Obama expanded DACA into DAPA (Deferred […]

Read More

Trump Judges Quote Another Trump Judge Going After Administrative State in Immigration Case

President Donald Trump’s impact on the federal judiciary was recently on display when three judges he appointed to one federal appeals court quoted a fourth Trump judge on another court, rejecting arguments that courts should defer to federal authorities on how to interpret immigration laws. Jasso Arangure is a lawful permanent resident (LPR, or green-card […]

Read More

Chief Justice Roberts’ Blocking Contempt Ruling in Robert Mueller Probe Could Lead to Secret Supreme Court Argument

WASHINGTON, DC – Chief Justice John Roberts blocked a contempt citation imposed by a D.C. federal court in a secret case supposedly involving special counsel Robert Mueller, an extraordinary action that could lead to the first secret Supreme Court hearing in American history. Mueller’s probe – which began as investigating President Donald Trump’s election but […]

Read More

Supreme Court Declines to Intervene in Caravan Asylum Case

WASHINGTON, DC – The Supreme Court declined on Friday to step into a legal challenge to President Trump’s asylum caravan proceedings, allowing that case to proceed in the lower courts until next year. President Trump issued Presidential Proclamation 9822 on November 9, responding to the caravans approaching the southern border by requiring asylum claims along […]

Read More

The Supreme Court’s Double-Jeopardy Dilemma

The Supreme Court appeared hesitant on Thursday to overturn almost two centuries of precedents that allow state and federal prosecutors to each charge a defendant for the same crime. In Gamble v. United States, one of the most closely watched cases of the term, the justices debated whether they and […]

Read More

The Real Impact of George H. W. Bush’s Presidency

George H. W. Bush, who died on December 1, is remembered more for his influence on world events than for his domestic policies. That may be an inevitable byproduct of serving as president during the end of the Cold War and organizing the international coalition in the Gulf War. But […]

Read More

The Whitaker Solution

Chief Justice John Roberts took an extraordinary step last week by publicly reaffirming that the federal judiciary is nonpartisan and independent. Now, an unusual filing by one of the nation’s most prominent appellate lawyers has given him and his colleagues a chance to prove it. Tom Goldstein, a prominent appellate […]

Read More

The State of Indiana May Be About to Lose a Land Rover

Forecasting the Supreme Court’s final decision based on oral arguments is risky at best. The justices’ questions during the hour-long sessions don’t always reflect their actual views. Not all of court’s members actively participate in the back-and-forth deliberations. The justices’ minds can change as the final opinions are written. No […]

Read More

Who Is John Roberts Kidding?

I wish John Roberts was right. Last week, after President Trump denounced afederal judge who ruled against his administration’s asylum policy as an “Obamajudge,” the Chief Justice replied with a ringing defense of judicialimpartiality. “We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges orClinton judges,” Roberts said. “What […]

Read More

Chuck Grassley to Chief Justice John Roberts: You Rebuked Trump — But Sat Silent Through Obama’s Abuse

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts offered rare public criticism of the President of the United States on Wednesday when he pushed back against President Trump’s claim Tuesday that an “Obama judge” had blocked his effort to deny asylum to those entering the country illegally. But as outgoing Senate Judiciary Committee chair Sen. Charles […]

Read More

Donald Trump Fires Back at Supreme Court Justice John Roberts

President Donald Trump fired back at Chief Justice John Roberts on Wednesday for denying the partisan differences between appointed judges. “Sorry Chief Justice John Roberts, but you do indeed have ‘Obama judges,’ and they have a much different point of view than the people who are charged with the safety of our country,” Trump wrote. […]

Read More

Chief Justice John Roberts Pushes Back Against Trump’s ‘Obama Judge’ Remark

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts is pushing back against President Donald Trump’s description of a judge who ruled against Trump’s new migrant asylum policy as an “Obama judge.” It’s the first time that the leader of the federal judiciary has offered even a hint of criticism of Trump, who has previously blasted federal […]

Read More