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Here’s everything Democrats can do to fight Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 7:00pm 6/28/2018 at 7:00pm

It’s a rough week to be a Democrat. In several decisions the Supreme Court upheld Constitutional protections again. Such a drag, those guys. It’s like they don’t even care about anyone’s feelings!

And the icing on the cake? Justice Kennedy announced his retirement. So TrumpHitler gets a second SCOTUS pick. May as well...

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REACTIONS to Justice Kennedy’s Retirement

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 4:00pm 6/27/2018 at 4:00pm
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Wednesday afternoon, Justice Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court bench, effective July 31. Appointed to the Supreme Court by President Reagan in 1988, Kennedy has largely served as the court’s swing vote, but has consistently sided with free speech.

Kennedy’s retirement ensures the upcoming midterms will be all kinds...

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Trump gets to fill another Supreme Court seat: Justice Anthony Kennedy is Retiring

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 2:10pm 6/27/2018 at 2:10pm
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Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has told President Donald Trump that he will retire effective July 31, 2018.

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SCOTUS Rules in Janus v. AFSCME That Public Sector Unions Cannot Make Non-Members Pay Dues

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 10:10am 6/27/2018 at 10:10am

The Supreme Court handed another victory to free speech with Janus vs. AFSCME (American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees). In a 5-4 decision, the justices determined government unions cannot require non-members to pay union dues.

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SCOTUS NIFLA v. Becerra decision is a win for free speech

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 7:30pm 6/26/2018 at 7:30pm

In another of today’s SCOTUS decisions, the Court ruled in NIFLA v. Becerra that a California law requiring crisis pregnancy centers (pregnancy counseling clinics usually run by pro-life Christians) to post notices that “California has public programs that provide immediate free or low-cost access to comprehensive family planning services (including all...

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REACTIONS to Trump Travel Order Victory

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 12:20pm 6/26/2018 at 12:20pm

Tuesday, the Supreme Court upheld Trump’s third travel order. After two failed attempts, the administration scrapped the first two in favor of a third, which they believed would stand up to SCOTUS scrutiny. Looks like they were right.

The order which sought to temporarily curb immigration from states with long-standing records of...

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Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Travel Order, 5-4

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 10:28am 6/26/2018 at 10:28am
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The Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 to uphold President Donald Trump’s travel order. The justices wrote that the language within the travel order is clear and does not exceed Trump’s authority.

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Getting ready for SCOTUS ruling on the not-Travel Ban, not-Muslim Ban, Travel Order No. 3

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00pm 6/25/2018 at 9:00pm
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Figures.

The Supreme Court ruling on Trump Travel Order No. 3 has been saved for the last 2 or 3 decision days of the term this week, mornings when I’m almost certainly not available as the decision is handed down.

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Supreme Court Will Hear Civil Asset Forfeiture Case Next Term

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 25, 2018 at 1:00pm 6/25/2018 at 1:00pm

Civil asset forfeiture is one thing that can bring together the left and right. I’ve documented the few times states have addressed this issue and it’s made me happy that the Supreme Court will address this issue next term. Reason explained the case:

The case is Timbs v. Indiana. It arose in...

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SCOTUS upholds power of states to force internet retailers to collect sales tax

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 10:27am 6/21/2018 at 10:27am

The Supreme Court in a 5-4 ruling that did not split on traditional ideological lines, upheld South Dakota’s ability to require that out-of-state internet sellers collect state sales tax on goods sold into South Dakota. The case involved the internet retailer Wayfair and South Dakota.

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SCOTUS kicks partisan gerrymandering ball down the road

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 18, 2018 at 9:15pm 6/18/2018 at 9:15pm

I’m so old, I remember when two partisan gerrymandering cases in the Supreme Court — one from Wisconsin and one from Maryland — were on just about everyone’s list of blockbuster cases this term, including Bloomberg, Politico, and CNN, among many others.

The Wisconsin case involved a very pro-Republican legislative district map...

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SCOTUS: Minnesota can’t tread on voters’ t-shirts through “political” apparel ban at polling places

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 9:00pm 6/14/2018 at 9:00pm
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The Supreme Court, in the case of Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky, ruled that a Minnesota law that banned “political badge, political button, or other political insignia” at polling places on Election Day was unconstitutional.

The case was brought by voters who, among other things, wanted to wear a Tea Party Patriots...

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Conservative majority scorches Sotomayor’s “scorching” dissent in Ohio voting rolls case

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 11, 2018 at 9:00pm 6/11/2018 at 9:00pm

Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute presented a fairly boring legal issue of statutory construction.

The legal issue was whether the process used by Ohio to clean up its voter rolls complied with federal statutes.

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DOJ won’t defend Obamacare mandate – unlike Obama-Holder shift on DOMA there’s a reasonable legal basis

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 8, 2018 at 4:00pm 6/8/2018 at 4:00pm

In February 2011, the Obama/Holder DOJ abruptly announced it would refuse to continue defending the Defense of Marriage Act after years of arguing in Court that DOMA was constitutional.

In defending DOMA for years, the DOJ was upholding an important principle, that DOJ should defend existing laws in court so long as...

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Supreme Court Ruled in Favor of Colorado Baker Who Refused to Bake Wedding Cake for Gay Couple

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 4, 2018 at 10:51am 6/4/2018 at 10:51am
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The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of the Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. From USA Today:

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Federal Law That Banned Sports Gambling

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 14, 2018 at 1:00pm 5/14/2018 at 1:00pm

The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PAPSA) that outlawed sports gambling in most states.

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Trump Travel Order argued at Supreme Court

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:00am 4/25/2018 at 11:00am
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The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument this morning on Trump’s Travel Order No. 3, which restricts visa travel to the U.S. from seven countries, Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea.

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