Religious liberty, the freedom to worship as one sees fit without government interference, is all well and good, but now religious liberty means being exempt from most laws and regulations just by claiming religion.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said during a press conference that she will not bring a bill to expand the Supreme Court to the floor, saying that while the bill is “not out of the question,” the Democratic Party’s focus should for the time being remain on passing President Joe Biden‘s $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan.
House and Senate Democrats will introduce a bill to expand the Supreme Court from nine to thirteen justices.
President Joe Biden will order a 180-day commission that will explore the mechanics behind expanding the Supreme Court. The commission will provide a forum to debate the matter outside of Congress, whose own proceedings are likely to be significantly polarized.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is demanding that Attorney General Merrick Garland investigate the FBI's faked background check of Brett Kavanaugh.
Members of the Democratic Women’s Caucus have introduced a bill to erect a monument of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the grounds of the United States Capitol.
“This is an effort to highlight an extraordinary person in American history,” said Representative Jackie Spier (Calif.), one of the bill’s co-sponsors. “You know we’ve done that for many other individuals who you know are emblematic of talent and grit and ingenuity that we are so proud of in this country.”
If passed and enacted, H.R.1 would allow Congress to create a commission to determine a "code of conduct" for justices on the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court has denied a final challenge brought by Donald Trump to the Pennsylvania 2020 election process.
The Supreme Court of the United States has dismissed cases alleging former President Donald Trump violated the Constitution’s emoluments clause and profited off the presidency during his time in office.
After Trump’s Supreme Court issued a death blow to his ploy to “legally overturn” the 2020 presidential election it is likely he will seriously consider doing what no small number of anti-democracy Trump acolytes have asked him to do.
Preisdent Donald Trump lashed out at Democrats and claimed, without providing evidence, that they have expressed a desire to expand the Supreme Court to 26 justices. The president said the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died in September, would “strongly opposed” calls to expand the nation’s highest court.
MAGA world's reaction to the SCOTUS decision ranges from amusing to disturbing, but it shows just how far removed they are from reality.
Almost immediately after the death of Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett, then a federal judge, to fill her seat. The nomination was highly contentious; Barrett came under fire for her views her critics believed would tilt the balance of the court in a partisan direction. The Republican-controlled Senate confirmed Barrett to the nation’s highest court within a month.
Last night, the Supreme Court voted to bar the state of New York from reimposing Covid-19 restrictions on religious gatherings. The court voted 5-4 in an emergency ruling issued just before midnight. Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who was just recently confirmed, sided with her conservative colleagues in a crucial swing vote.
Not only has the GOP packed the judiciary, but they've completely undermined the idea of an apolitical, independent court.
This is a shameful, 11th-hour power grab from a Republican Party that's officially on its political deathbed.
The White House plans to hold a swearing-in ceremony for Judge Amy Coney Barrett later tonight following her expected confirmation to the United States Supreme Court despite coronavirus concerns.
According to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, once Barrett is confirmed by the Senate, “then we expect for a swearing in to happen later this evening if all goes well.”
The Senate’s Democratic leadership has told Vice President Mike Pence not to preside over Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation vote to the Supreme Court after his chief of staff and four other top aides tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Around the world there are several nationwith brutally authoritarian governments that embrace the concept of imposing religion to play a major roleof public life. It is what is known as theocracy and evangelical fanatics are a step closer to imposing their extremist vision of social conservatism on every aspect of all Americans’ daily life.
Speaking to reporters in Kentucky, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Republicans have enough votes to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court later this month.
“She’ll come out of committee next Thursday … and we’ll go to the floor with her on Friday the 23rd and stay on it until we finish,” McConnell said.”We have the votes.”