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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently underwent treatment for pancreatic tumor

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 23, 2019 at 5:00pm 8/23/2019 at 5:00pm
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Dem Senators to Supreme Court: Rule our way on 2nd Amendment case, or face possible restructuring

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 9:05pm 8/13/2019 at 9:05pm

It had been almost a decade since the U.S. Supreme Court took a major 2nd Amendment case, something Justice Clarence Thomas lamented in a dissent from the Court’s refusal to hear an appeal from a 9th Circuit decision upholding California’s 10-day waiting period even for those who already owned guns legally...

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BREAKING: Supreme Court rules in favor of wall funding

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 26, 2019 at 7:07pm 7/26/2019 at 7:07pm
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The Trump administration may immediately repurpose about $2.5 billion in Pentagon funds for the construction of a border wall, the Supreme Court ruled Friday afternoon.

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Justice John Paul Stevens Dies at Age 99

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 7:00am 7/17/2019 at 7:00am
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Tuesday, Justice John Paul Stevens passed away at the age of 99. Justice Stevens’ retirement from the Supreme Court paved the way for Justice Keagan’s appointment.

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Census going to print without Citizenship Question

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 8:00pm 7/2/2019 at 8:00pm
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After the recent Supreme Court decision ruling that the Commerce Department had not given a sufficient explanation for a Census citizenship question, there still was a possibility that the Trump administration could pursue a new explanation. After all, the question itself was held substantively lawful, it was...

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Chief Justice Roberts shot down Census citizenship question, but it’s not dead yet

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/30/2019 at 12:00pm
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On the morning of June 28, 2012, CNN and Fox News initially told viewers that the Supreme Court had struck down the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, not yet realizing that the court had saved it as a tax. Fox’s Shannon Bream declared that the mandate was “gone” and for six...

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Supreme Court: No census citizenship question for now, need clarified agency explanation

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 11:01am 6/27/2019 at 11:01am
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In a complicated ruling, the Supreme Court substantially upheld the inclusion of a census question regarding citizenship, but procedurally held that more inquiry was needed into C0mmerce Dept. reasoning in seeking to add the question.

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Supreme Court rejects challenges to partisan gerrymandering

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 10:34am 6/27/2019 at 10:34am
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In one of the major cases of this term, the Supreme Court has refused to provide a role for federal courts in deciding so-called partisan gerrymandering cases. That is, cases in which the federal courts pass judgment on the political process that gave rise to sometimes unfair districts benefitting one party...

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SCOTUS: 1925 Bladensburg ‘Peace Cross’ can stay on public land

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 10:45am 6/20/2019 at 10:45am
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The U.S. Supreme Court has reversed the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, and has ruled that the 1925 ‘Peace Cross’ Memorial erected to remember World War I dead can stay on public land. The Opinion is here.

Here is an explainer about the case from The Federalist Society:

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Supreme Court Vacates Ruling Against Oregon Bakers Who Refused Lesbian Wedding Cake

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 7:00am 6/18/2019 at 7:00am
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Melissa and Aaron Klein, the Christian owners of a bakery in Oregon called “Sweet Cakes by Melissa” were thrown into a legal and media maelstrom several years ago when they declined to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple.

They were ultimately ordered to pay over $100,000 to the couple and...

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Democrats won’t name names on list of judges they’ll nominate if Trump loses

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 10, 2019 at 9:15pm 6/10/2019 at 9:15pm
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During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump famously put out a list of judges he would consider for the Supreme Court if he were elected.

The list served both to assure conservatives and also to motivate Republican voters. It’s widely agreed that the Supreme Court specifically, and the federal judiciary more generally, were...

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Census citizenship question opponents make desperate last-minute accusations

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 7:00am 6/5/2019 at 7:00am
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The Supreme Court will soon decide whether the Trump administration can include a question about citizenship on the 2020 census.

It might seem strange that such a matter is before the Supreme Court at all. But when the Trump administration explored adding the question it was not…especially solicitous, shall we say, about...

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McConnell pours salt in Democrats’ Merrick Garland wound: Yes, we’ll confirm Trump SCOTUS nominee in 2020

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 2:10pm 5/29/2019 at 2:10pm
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Mitch McConnell’s decision not to permit confirmation proceedings for Obama Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland in 2016 is an open, oozing, and painful wound from which Democrats have not emotionally recovered.

McConnell just poured salt in that wound.

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Justice Clarence Thomas Provides History Lesson on Abortion, Eugenics and Racism

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The Supreme Court upheld an Indiana law that required a burial or cremation of an aborted human being, but decided to provide an unsigned opinion on the portion of the law that bans abortion based on sex, race, and disability. Vice President Mike Pence signed the bill into law in 2016...

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Democrats Still Going After Kavanaugh, Want Nadler to Obtain National Archives Records

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 12:00pm 5/25/2019 at 12:00pm

In full panic mode after passage of the fetal heartbeat bills in Alabama and Georgia, Democrats and their special interest group allies are pulling out all the stops in hopes of preventing a possible overturn of Roe v. Wade. One avenue activists are exploring is by way of House Judiciary Committee...

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ConCensus: Supreme Court looks likely to uphold Census citizenship question

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 9:10pm 4/23/2019 at 9:10pm
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The Supreme Court heard oral argument on the issue of whether the Commerce Department can add a citizenship question to the Census.  Various District Courts ruled against the Trump administration, and the administration sought the unusual remedy of direct review by the Supreme Court.

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Former Hillary Press Sec. Tied to Effort to Get Kavanaugh Fired From GMU

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 10:00am 4/14/2019 at 10:00am
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As we’ve noted in a Quick Take, there is an effort underway to get Justice Brett Kavanaugh fired from a teaching job at George Mason University.

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