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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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GOP Plans Constitutional Amendment to Stop Supreme Court Packing

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 1:00pm 3/21/2019 at 1:00pm
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The Democrats have made two areas a focal point in order to get their way: abolish the Electoral College and pack the Supreme Court.

I covered the dangers of eliminating the Electoral College yesterday. Now GOP lawmakers in both chambers want to

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Big win for Trump in Supreme Court on detention of criminal aliens after release from custody

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 1:00pm 3/19/2019 at 1:00pm
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The Trump administration scored a big win in the Supreme Court today in the case of Nielsen v. Preap. Equally important, the court’s focus on statutory language and interpretation bodes well for the Trump administration at such point as the litigation over Trump’s Declaration of National Emergency makes its way to...

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Beto O’Rourke Open to Discussion About Packing the U.S. Supreme Court

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 10:00am 3/16/2019 at 10:00am
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During a campaign stop in Iowa this week, Beto O’Rourke responded positively to a question about packing the United States Supreme Court. It’s a radical idea that has been mentioned in progressive circles for months now.

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Supreme Court (loosely paraphrased): What do you think this is, Chicago? Dead Judges can’t vote.

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 8:00pm 2/26/2019 at 8:00pm
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One of the more curious opinions was handed down by the Supreme Court as part of its February 25, 2019 Order List.

The Opinion was

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Many Law School Students Aren’t Prepared for the New Supreme Court

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 25, 2019 at 10:00am 2/25/2019 at 10:00am

Law school students today haven’t been trained to deal with the conservative shift in the Supreme Court.

Nicholas M. Gallagher writes at National Review:

Today’s Law-School Graduates Can’t Speak the New Supreme Court’s Language

With Brett Kavanaugh on board, the Supreme Court appears to have a solid right-leaning majority for the first time in...

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Supreme Court agrees to hear Census citizenship question case

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 15, 2019 at 4:30pm 2/15/2019 at 4:30pm
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The Trump administration wants to reinstate a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. Opponents allege that the administration did not follow proper administrative procedures in coming to and announcing the change.

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Supreme Court stays Louisiana anti-abortion law, Roberts sides with liberals

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 9:59pm 2/7/2019 at 9:59pm
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The Supreme Court has granted a stay of the new Louisiana anti-abortion law, in a 5-4 vote with Chief Justice Roberts siding with the four liberal Justices. The law in question requires a doctor performing abortion to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, which critics alleged would result in only...

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Trump Admin seeks direct Supreme Court review of Census Citizenship Question case

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 25, 2019 at 9:00pm 1/25/2019 at 9:00pm
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We recently covered how a Federal judge orders citizenship question removed from 2020 Census:

In the normal course, the case would go to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. But the Commerce Department has filed for a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari Before Judgment (pdf.)(full embed at bottom of post).

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Supreme Court allows transgender military ban to go into effect

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:19am 1/22/2019 at 10:19am
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The Supreme Court issued Orders in two cases involving the Trump administration decision not to permit transgender persons to serve in the military.

The Orders stayed District Court preliminary injunctions that had prevented the ban from going into effect. The votes split along ideological lines, with the four liberal Justices voting to...

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New Senate Judiciary Chair Lindsey Graham “Hell-Bent” on Getting Another Conservative on Supreme Court

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 7:15pm 1/13/2019 at 7:15pm
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As Ruth Bader Ginsburg watch continues, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says he’s “hell bent” on replacing her—or any Justice who leaves the Supreme Court—with a conservative.  As the new chairman of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee, he’s in a position to follow through.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Watch

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 8:30pm 1/10/2019 at 8:30pm
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85-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has suffered multiple health setbacks in recent months.

She fell and broke some ribs, and then had cancerous tumors removed from her lungs. Recovery from the lung surgery caused Ginsburg to miss

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Politico Chief Political Columnist Asks if You’d Give Days Off Your Life for Ginsburg

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 11:00am 1/8/2019 at 11:00am
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On Monday I blogged that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg missed oral arguments for the first time in her tenure because she’s recovering from surgery. Doctors removed cancerous nodules off her lung.

I wrote that people joked about giving her their limbs and organs, but also wouldn’t be surprised if people...

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Ginsburg Misses Oral Arguments for First Time as Supreme Court Justice

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 7, 2019 at 11:00am 1/7/2019 at 11:00am

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg missed oral arguments this morning for the first time during her tenure.

Ginsburg, 85, underwent surgery last month to remove cancerous nodules on her left lung.

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Supreme Court takes up new partisan gerrymandering challenge

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 2:00pm 1/6/2019 at 2:00pm
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The Supreme Court announced Friday that it would, once again, consider whether partisan gerrymandering can be so extreme that it violates the Constitution.

The move comes after a term in which the justices had looked poised to impose some limits on partisan influence in redistricting, but ultimately seemed unable to agree on a workable...

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Discharged From Hospital Five Days After Cancer Surgery

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 1:00pm 12/26/2018 at 1:00pm

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned home on Tuesday, five days after she underwent surgery to remove two cancerous nodules from her lung. From CNBC:

The court said that after the surgery no further treatment was planned, and that there was no evidence of remaining disease.

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What motivates John Roberts lately?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 24, 2018 at 9:00pm 12/24/2018 at 9:00pm
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Last Friday, Professor Jacobson wrote a post entitled “Chief Justice Roberts is the new Swing Vote, or worse,” explaining that:

Roberts…saw fit to make a public pronouncement after Trump criticized a San Francisco federal judge for a decision enjoining Trump’s new policy on processing asylum claims, which held that people who illegally...

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