Tag: Supreme Court

Clarence Thomas’ Wife, Ginni, Has Been Pushing Hires for Trump’s Administration

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas (R) and his wife Virginia arrive in the Booksellers area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, in Washington, DC, on September 20, 2019.Photo: Alastair Pike (Getty Images) Supreme Court Justice and unofficial mime Clarence Thomas is trash. He’s married to conservative […]

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Conservative Supreme Court Justices Take Aim at Scalia

Justice Antonin Scalia, who died four years ago last week, is among the most celebrated figures in the conservative legal movement. George Mason University’s law school now bears his name. His former colleagues on the Supreme Court frequently cite his writings, particularly when it comes to interpreting statutes. President Donald Trump, who often vowed to […]

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Thousands of Fetal Remains Found at a Dead Abortion Doctor’s House Are Being Buried

The 2,400-plus fetal remains discovered on the property of a deceased abortion provider will be “memorialized” Wednesday at a graveside service in South Bend, Indiana, Attorney General Curtis T. Hill Jr. announced Monday. Hill also plans to offer remarks at the service. The remains were found in an Illinois house and car belonging to Dr. […]

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Supreme Court Allows White Supremacy to Infect Immigration Law With ‘Public Charge’ Ruling

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) Should Trump be removed or voted out of office this year, the insidious effects of his Presidency will long be felt through the courts and in rulings like these. CBS News reports that in a 5-4 ruling the Supreme Court has authorized the Trump administration to implement a stricter “public charge” […]

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Is the Supreme Court Coming For Your Birth Control?

The Supreme Court will consider whether the Trump administration can let employers opt out of offering birth control coverage to workers on moral or religious grounds, the justices announced Friday. The court will hear oral arguments for a challenge that consolidates two cases, Trump v. Pennsylvania and Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and […]

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The Plot to Level the Administrative State

The nondelegation doctrine, unlike most legal concepts, is less boring than it sounds. After the 1930s, it became constitutional esoterica, a relic of a bygone age in which the Supreme Court resisted efforts by Americans to regulate their own economic affairs. But it has the potential to overthrow most of the federal government if wielded […]

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Culture War in the Workplace

The proceedings began with three fast, muted raps on the door. Layleen Cubilette-Polanco’s family and friends, joined by many, many people who’d never even met her, filled every row in the small, mostly beige hearing room on the third floor of the federal courthouse, somewhere between downtown Brooklyn and the waterfront. Five months before, on […]

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How Far Will the Roberts Court Go to Protect Shadowy Political Donors?

The Supreme Court returns on Friday for the justices’ first conference of the new year. Two of the cases they’ll consider taking up are strange challenges to a California law aimed at preventing fraud among charitable organizations. Two conservative political-advocacy groups, supported by a host of other nonprofits, are trying to keep the identities of […]

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