Tag: Supreme Court

Supreme Court: Criminal Aliens Cannot Escape Detention by Dodging Federal Agents

WASHINGTON, DC – Criminal aliens are not shielded from a federal mandatory- detention law when federal agents do not arrest them immediately upon release from state prisons, according to a 5-4 Supreme Court decision on Wednesday, rejecting arguments from the ACLU and left-wing politicians. The case involves a provision of federal law requiring federal detention […]

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Donald Trump: Democrat Proposals for Packing the Supreme Court ‘Won’t Happen’

President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced Democrat proposals to add seats to the Supreme Court to build a more left-leaning majority. “No, we would have no interest in that whatsoever,” Trump said. “It will never happen. It won’t happen for six years.” Trump appeared confident that he would win re-election as president of the United […]

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Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case of Man Sentenced to Death by a Racist Juror

Photo: Georgia Department of Corrections The Supreme Court agreed that at least one of the jurors who convicted a Georgia man of murder was a virulent racist. They previously came to the conclusion that racism may have affected a juror’s decision. But in a unanimous no-decision, the Supreme Court declined to take up the prisoner’s […]

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The Weak Case for Packing the Supreme Court

The Trump era is giving Democrats a bruising lesson in the distribution of American political power. Thanks to the Electoral College, the Senate, and gerrymandering, Republicans have enjoyed outsized influence over the course of national events over the past few years. Democratic candidates and liberal thinkers thus have rallied around […]

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Clarence Thomas Proves That He’s Still Alive and Willing to Do Trump’s Dirty Work

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) Every now and then, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas does something to remind us, the viewing public, that he’s still alive. In 2006, the stoic and curmudgeonly old black man, coughed. In 2007, he raised an eyebrow. In 2010, he moved his hand to wipe […]

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Domineque Ray Died So the Death Penalty Could Live

The Supreme Court can’t make everyone happy, but it rarely makes everyone mad. Chief Justice John Roberts and his four conservative colleagues did just that last week when they let the state of Alabama execute Domineque Ray, a Muslim prisoner, without honoring his request to have an imam present at […]

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Supreme Court Blocks Abortion Restrictions in Louisiana

WASHINGTON, DC – The Supreme Court issued a temporary stay on Thursday night of a lower court order blocking a Louisiana law that would have required abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. This stay lasts only until the Court votes on whether to take this case and does not necessarily signal which […]

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[Update: Petition filed] Google plans to fight Oracle’s copyright lawsuit against Android in the Supreme Court

Oracle’s copyright suit against Google for using Java APIs in Android has been an ongoing feud since 2010, and the stakes are only about to get higher. The Federal Circuit denied Google’s appeal Tuesday of a March decision that found Google’s use of Oracle’s Java APIs was not fair use. Now, Google has stated it […]

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Supreme Court Allows Trump’s Transgender Military Ban to Go Into Effect

Photo: Ron Sachs (Getty Images) On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to enforce President Trump’s policy on barring certain transgender people from joining or staying in the military as justices put lower court rulings, which blocked the plan, on hold. Thanks to the conservative-leaning majority (looking at you, Brett […]

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Fox News Airs Ruth Bader Ginsburg Memorial Graphic: ‘Big Mistake’

Fox & Friends briefly aired a graphic Monday morning which erroneously suggested Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead. Upon returning from a commercial break, a graphic of the 85-year-old justice briefly came onscreen with the dates “1933-2019,” before a teaser of co-host Ainsley Earhardt’s upcoming interview about college culture appeared. Fox News just slipped in Ruth Bader […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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