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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.

Graham was

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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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Chief Justice Roberts is the new Swing Vote, or worse

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 21, 2018 at 7:00pm 12/21/2018 at 7:00pm

This is an ominous sign.

Chief Justice Roberts has been sensitive to political criticism of the Supreme Court.

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Ruth Bader Ginsberg had Two Cancerous Nodules Removed From Lung

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 21, 2018 at 12:43pm 12/21/2018 at 12:43pm

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg had surgery today to remove two cancerous nodules in her left lung.

The Supreme Court spokeswoman said doctors found “no evidence of any remaining disease” in the lungs or elsewhere in her body.

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Appeals Court dismisses all ethics complaints against Brett Kavanaugh

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 5:37pm 12/18/2018 at 5:37pm

As part of the warfare against Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, Democrats and their allies filed dozens of ethics complaints against Kavanaugh.

Those complaints were referred by Chief Justice Roberts to a judicial council of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Supreme Court Declines Cases That Would Allow States to Block Planned Parenthood From Medicaid Funding

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 10, 2018 at 1:00pm 12/10/2018 at 1:00pm

The Supreme Court delivered a blow to the pro-life movement when it decided not to hear cases from Louisiana and Kansas that would allow the states to block Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid funding. From The Washington Examiner:

Planned Parenthood will continue to receive Medicaid funding in Louisiana and Kansas after the...

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Mandatory Bar Association dues for political activity may go the way of similar union dues – away

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 3, 2018 at 3:00pm 12/3/2018 at 3:00pm
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In Fleck v. Wetsh, review by the Supreme Court was sought of an 8th Circuit decision denying a challenge to North Dakota’s mandatory Bar Association dues, some of which went to political activities not directly related to Bar membership.

Note that this has nothing to do with licensing of attorney, as such....

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Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford Finally Ends Fundraising

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 1:00pm 11/27/2018 at 1:00pm

Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct over 30 years ago, emerged and released a statement to end the fundraising someone set up for her a few months ago.

The GoFundMe account raised $647,610 in the past two months with the last donation...

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