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SCOTUS Stops Obama’s Clean Power Plan

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 6:15pm 2/10/2016 at 6:15pm
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Yet another Obama administration initiative was halted by the U.S. Supreme Court this week. The Clean Power Plan (CPP) was a far-reaching effort by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to control greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants under the Clean Air Act (CAA). If implemented, the CPP would have closed hundreds...

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Teachers Union Bankrupting Chicago Schools

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 11:30am 2/3/2016 at 11:30am
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The long-running battle between the Chicago Teachers’ Union (the “Union”) and the Chicago Public Schools (“CPS”) has turned even uglier.  The Chicago Tribune reports that the Union rejected CPS’s most recent contract offer Monday, and CPS responded by cutting budgets by a cool $100 million.

Combative negotiations between CPS and the Union...

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Are You Ready for Supreme Court Justice Obama?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 7:00am 1/27/2016 at 7:00am
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At a town hall event in Iowa this week, Hillary Clinton was asked by a supporter if she would consider appointing Barack Obama to the U.S. Supreme Court if she becomes president.

She thought it was a great idea. ABC News reports:

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Report: Nearly 10% of College Grads Think Judge Judy Serves on SCOTUS

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 8:30am 1/20/2016 at 8:30am
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We covered this a few days ago at College Insurrection but the story has gone national.

This all springs from a report by the Council of Trustees and Alumni called A Crisis in Civic Education.

Among many troubling findings, the report revealed:

There is a crisis in American civic education. Survey after survey shows...

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Supreme Court accepts Texas immigration case for review

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 3:16pm 1/19/2016 at 3:16pm
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The U.S. Supreme Court this morning granted a Petition by the U.S. government for review of lower court decisions putting a halt to Obama’s executive immigration action.

That action halted deportation for up to 5 million people in the country illegally. Our prior posts have the background:

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Down Go The Unions?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 18, 2016 at 2:45pm 1/18/2016 at 2:45pm
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The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Friedrichs v. California Teachers’ Association last Monday, and the union had a tough day.  Legal Insurrection previewed the case, here.

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In brief, public school teachers in California seek to invalidate state law requiring that non-union members must nevertheless pay the public teachers union fees for...

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Supreme Court to Review Bob McDonnell’s Corruption Conviction

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Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell was indicted back in January of 2014 for accepting gifts in exchange for political influence, and now the Supreme Court will be reviewing his case.

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Supreme Court Argument: Iran’s Terror Victims Seek To Collect

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 15, 2016 at 8:30am 1/15/2016 at 8:30am
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On Wednesday the Iranian Central Bank argued before the United States Supreme Court that Iranian-owned assets in U.S.-based accounts cannot be used to satisfy judgments against Iran. 

The narrow legal question in Bank Markazi v. Peterson is whether and to what extent Congress can dictate the outcome of a pending suit...

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Case argued today before Supreme Court could devastate public sector unions

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 11, 2016 at 8:30am 1/11/2016 at 8:30am
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The Supreme Court’s 2016 schedule begins this morning with oral arguments in a dispute over public union dues.  In Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association the Court is asked to strike down two rules that that artificially prop-up public sector unions.

First, the Plaintiff challenges a California statute imposing “agency shop agreements” under...

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Supreme Court Seems Poised To End Affirmative Action, But Watch For Procedural Dodge

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Notwithstanding a modest consensus that affirmative action is doomed after Wednesday’s arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, there are hints the Court might delay a substantive decision, dissatisfying all parties.

For background on the case, see Legal Insurrection’s preview, here.  The full transcript of Wednesday’s oral arguments is here.

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Supreme Court preview: Will Affirmative Action survive?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 7:30pm 12/8/2015 at 7:30pm
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The United States Supreme Court will revisit affirmative action in public university admissions on Wednesday, when Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin returns to the high court for the second time.

As the Supreme Court previously explained, the University of Texas (“UT”) has a two-part admissions system.  First, under Texas’s statutory...

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New ObamaCare challenge filed with SCOTUS

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 8:30am 10/27/2015 at 8:30am
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We recently reported that Obamacare Co-Ops have been dropping like dead, rotting flies.

Now, in the wake of the continued failures of program implementation, a new challenge has been filed...

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Cruz Warns America is “One Liberal Justice Away From Irreparable Damage”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 4:35pm 10/25/2015 at 4:35pm
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Ted Cruz has hit third place (behind Carson and Trump) and double-digits in Iowa.  He’s taken over Rubio’s third place spot according to Bloomberg.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz, at 10 percent, is the only other candidate [besides Carson and Trump] in double digits. He’s followed by Florida Senator Marco Rubio at 9...

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Cato’s SCOTUS Review Raises Questions about Upcoming Session

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 21, 2015 at 3:10pm 9/21/2015 at 3:10pm
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Last week I had the privilege of attending the Cato Institute’s Constitution Day event covering the October 2014 and 2015 Supreme Court terms. It was a wonkishly good time, and afforded me the opportunity to both soak in some new insight on the Court, and kick off analysis and prediction posts...

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Another NY Times hit job on Clarence Thomas

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 28, 2015 at 1:02pm 8/28/2015 at 1:02pm
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The effort by liberal media to delegitimize Clarence Thomas as a powerful legal scholar is not new.

From his confirmation hearings through to the present, Thomas has endured relentless denigration of his intellect in places like The NY Times.

Yesterday brought a stark example.

NYT Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak has an article focusing...

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NY Judge cites Sup Ct Same-Sex Marriage ruling in Chimp freedom case

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A New York State Judge recently denied an attempt by a group acting for Tommy the Chimp to obtain habeas corpus relief. (Full embed at bottom of post.)

But in so denying relief,...

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Kiss Chinatown goodbye under Obama data-mined racial quota system?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 3:30pm 7/19/2015 at 3:30pm
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After the recent Supreme Court ruling on “disparate impact” in housing, Amy predicted that social justice activists and lawyers had been given powerful precedent to use racial and ethnic data mining against developers who did not intentionally discriminate:

When the Supreme Court handed down its ruling in Texas Department of Housing v. Inclusive Communities...

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