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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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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 3:00pm 5/28/2019 at 3:00pm
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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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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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