The Supreme Court announced it would postpone arguments for late March and early April because of the coronavirus pandemic. No new dates for the postponed arguments have been set at this time. Among the high-profile cases to be postponed was the March 31 argument on President Donald Trump’s refusal to release his financial records, including his tax returns.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco is preventing President Donald Trump’s administration from enforcing its Migrant Protection Protocols, otherwise known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy, for asylum-seekers to stay in the country. Restrictions remain in place until March 11 for review by the Supreme Court. The ruling only applies to Arizona and California, the states under the court’s authority, and not New Mexico and Texas.
Chief Justice John Roberts has rebuked Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) for “threatening statements” against two conservative justices.
“Justices know that criticism comes with the territory, but threatening statements of this sort from the highest levels of government are not only inappropriate, they are dangerous,” Roberts said, adding that the justices “will continue to do their job, without fear or favor, from whatever quarter.”
Biden was asked at a town hall event in Iowa whether he would nominate the former president, and he was fully on board with the idea.
The Federalist Society's black tie attendees were blasted with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's disturbing testimony about Justice Kavanaugh's sexual assault as they entered the annual gala at which Kavanaugh was the keynote speaker.
Trump is in for a rude awakening when even the conservative SCOTUS justices will have no choice but to remind him that there is still a Constitution.
Trump called for mass resignations at The Times for reporting on the Kavanaugh sexual assault allegations and the Trump-Russia campaign collusion in 2016.
The FBI only interviewed nine of the ten witnesses they were allowed, and they didn’t bother with witnesses who confirmed other accusations against Kavanaugh. The FBI also didn’t use the entire week.
The New York Times did a longer investigation than the FBI and found that Brett Kavanaugh lied about sexually assaulting women in college.
While John Paul Stevens may have passed away on Tuesday, his warnings about Donald Trump's abuse of presidential power should live on.
On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 (Justices Ginsburg and Gorsuch dissenting) to uphold the “dual sovereignty” doctrine. That means that state law is separate and independent from federal law in relation to “double jeopardy,” that is, being putting on trial twice for the same act. Which means in turn that Trump loyalists charged and convicted under state law can’t be pardoned by Trump.
The Supreme Court on Friday blocked lower court rulings ordering Republican legislators in Michigan and Ohio to redraw U.S. congressional maps ahead of the 2020 elections, dealing a blow to Democrats who had argued that the electoral districts were intended to unlawfully diminish their political clout.
"If the partisan Dems ever tried to Impeach, I would first head to the U.S. Supreme Court," Trump wrote on Twitter.
The U.S. Constitution lays the 'sole power' of impeachment before the House of Representatives and the Senate.
By Andrew Chung and Lawrence Hurley
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared sympathetic toward a bid by President Donald Trump’s administration to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a plan opponents have called a Republican effort to deter immigrants from taking part in the population count.
By Lawrence Hurley
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday rejected a bid by gun rights activists to put on hold a ban by President Donald Trump’s administration on “bump stock” gun attachments that enable semi-automatic weapons to be fired rapidly.
Sen. Susan Collins' opposition is just the latest signal that Donald Trump's fake and illegal emergency declaration is in trouble.
Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh's recent vote to restrict women's rights has exposed Republican Sen. Susan Collins as a fraud.
The court on a 5-4 vote granted an emergency application by Shreveport-based abortion provider Hope Medical Group for Women to block the Republican-backed law from going into effect while litigation continues.
President Donald Trump urged lawmakers in his State of the Union address to put new limits on abortion, but partisan division in the U.S. Congress means the Supreme Court likely will set the agenda on the divisive issue, as it has for decades.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed an unknown foreign government-owned company that is contesting a subpoena issued by a grand jury in a sealed case possibly linked to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election to file its appeal under seal.