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In blow to Republicans, Justice Alito denies emergency request to halt Pennsylvania redistricting

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 5, 2018 at 3:00pm 2/5/2018 at 3:00pm
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On January 22, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, on a 5—2 party-line vote, struck down the state’s congressional map and ordered the legislature to draw a new one by February 9. See my prior post, Bad news for GOP: Pennsylvania Supreme Court tosses state’s congressional maps.

Two members of PA’s state legislature—its Speaker of...

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PA legislators seek SCOTUS stay of State Supreme Court Order striking down congressional districts

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 7:33pm 1/25/2018 at 7:33pm
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Three days ago, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania struck down the state’s congressional map, holding that it “clearly, plainly and palpably violates the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”

Offering no rationale for this decision, which upends districts that have been in place for six years, the State Supreme Court further instructed the...

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Supreme Court to expedite consideration of Trump request to hear DACA case

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 10:50am 1/23/2018 at 10:50am

After a bizarre and completely unfounded San Francisco federal District Court injunction against the Trump administration wind-down of DACA, the Trump administration both filed for leave to appeal in the 9th Circuit and filed a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari Before Judgment in the Supreme Court. That latter Petition would...

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Supreme Court to hear Trump Travel Order No. 3

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 19, 2018 at 3:00pm 1/19/2018 at 3:00pm

The Supreme Court granted certiorari in the government’s appeal from the 9th Circuit/Hawaii District Court order regarding Travel Order No. 3.

The Supreme Court Order accepting the case for review stated:

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Trump admin files for Supreme Court review of DACA case, but does not seek emergency stay

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 8:41pm 1/18/2018 at 8:41pm

The government just filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari Before Judgment (full embed at bottom of post)(pdf.) in the Supreme Court seeking pre-judgement review of the federal District Court order preventing the Trump administration from terminating DACA.

That District Court decision was absurd, as pointed out when we covered the decision, 

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Supreme Court halts North Carolina court-ordered redrawing of congressional districts

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 6:59pm 1/18/2018 at 6:59pm

We covered the other day how North Carolina was ordered to redo it’s congressional maps, Court Tells North Carolina to Redraw Congressional Lines by Next Week.

The Supreme Court just issued a Stay of that order.

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The curious case of 4th Circuit delay in ruling on Trump Travel Order No. 3

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 8:00pm 1/13/2018 at 8:00pm
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We’re now on day 36 without a 4th Circuit decision on Trump’s third travel order.

Unveiled as a presidential proclamation on September 24, 2017, the third travel order (we’ll call it EO-3) restricts entry by most nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, Syria, and Yemen, as well as some nationals of North Korea...

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Masterpiece Cakeshop Theater

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 15, 2017 at 8:00pm 12/15/2017 at 8:00pm
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I have to admit, I fell asleep at the baker’s wheel.

Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission was argued to the Supreme Court earlier this month and I, didn’t cover it. Not out of lack of interest, but more feeling like we’re chasing a swarm of daily dust ups created...

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13 States ask SCOTUS to block California egg law

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 9:15pm 12/9/2017 at 9:15pm
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Thirteen states are trying to haul California in front of the US Supreme Court.

While there is a myriad of issues that would be worthy of this move, it is the Golden State’s egg law that the potential plaintiffs want cracked open before the nation’s highest court.

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Supreme Ct blocks order that Trump Admin turn over DACA legal advice docs

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 6:00pm 12/9/2017 at 6:00pm

Friday night, the Supreme Court issued an Order (pdf.) staying a lower court ruling requiring the government to turn over thousands of documents related to the termination of DACA. The vote was 5 to 4, with Justice Breyer writing a 10-page dissent joined by Ginsburg, Sotomayor and Kagan.

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Supreme Court allows Trump’s Third Travel Order to take effect

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 4, 2017 at 4:41pm 12/4/2017 at 4:41pm

The Supreme Court allowed President Trump’s Third Travel Order to take full effect Monday afternoon, lifting two lower court injunctions against the restrictions.

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Seven Months Later it’s Clear: Trump Made Great Choice in Neil Gorsuch

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:00am 11/28/2017 at 7:00am
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There is still a “never-Trump” faction among conservatives, but for all their complaints about the president, there is one simple truth they cannot escape. If Trump hadn’t won the election, we wouldn’t have Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.

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Trump adds 5 conservative judges to shortlist of potential SCOTUS nominees

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 17, 2017 at 8:30pm 11/17/2017 at 8:30pm
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I noted yesterday that Chuck Grassley finally appears ready to clear the backlog in Judiciary Committee hearings on Appeals and District court judicial nominees, by preventing withholding of “blue slips” from becoming de facto filibusters, Chuck Grassley rips up “blue slip” stall, Al Franken left groping for alternative delay tactic.

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SCOTUS dismisses 4th Circuit Travel Order case as moot, vacates Maryland District Court judgment

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 7:00am 10/11/2017 at 7:00am

We previously wrote how the U.S. Supreme Court was likely to dismiss the two Travel Order cases before it, one from the 4th Circuit (via Maryland District Court) and one from the 9th Circuit (via Hawaii District Court) on grounds of mootness. Both of those...

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SCOTUS wants briefing on whether pending Travel Order case Moot, cancels oral argument

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 25, 2017 at 2:15pm 9/25/2017 at 2:15pm

When Trump rolled out a new Permanent Travel Order last night, I noted that there was a substantial question whether this rendered the pending Supreme Court case as to Trave Order No. 2 moot:

So what happens to the pending Supreme Court case? It seems that so much of the case as...

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Trump issues new Permanent Travel Order

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 8:15pm 9/24/2017 at 8:15pm

It seems like ancient history, but the original and replacement Travel Orders were meant to be temporary, to provide time for a security review.

Those Orders were demagogued as “Muslim bans” when they clearly were not. They applied to the seven highest risk countries for terrorist visa infiltration as identified by the...

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SCOTUS blocks lower court redrawing Texas redistricting maps again, so what’s next?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 6:15pm 9/13/2017 at 6:15pm

Texas’ Congressional and state legislative district maps have been bouncing around the federal court system for months. Tuesday, the Supreme Court blocked an order from the lower court that required new maps redrawn.

Redrawing maps would create new districts and ultimately favor Democrats in upcoming elections.

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