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Justice Ginsburg Returns To Supreme Court After Cancer Treatment

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the Supreme Court Friday, concluding a two-month absence that followed her treatment for lung cancer in December 2018. The Supreme Court’s public information office announced that Ginsburg will attend Friday’s private conference, where the justices make decisions about pending petitions. The Court will consider several urgent matters during the conference, including a request from ...

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Supreme Court To Decide On Citizenship Question In 2020 Census

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The Supreme Court will decide whether the Trump administration may include a citizenship question on the 2020 census questionnaire. The justices released a short order Friday granting the government’s appeal of a lower court order which struck the citizenship question from the census form. The high court will hear oral arguments on the matter in April and issue a decision ...

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He Was A Respected State Supreme Court Justice. Now He’s Going To Jail

Allen Loughry, a former justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, was sentenced to a two-year prison term Wednesday, following his conviction for fraud and lying to federal investigators. U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver assessed penalties in excess of the federal sentencing guidelines, finding an enhancement appropriate because of the gravity of the offenses. The guidelines called for a ...

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Ginsburg’s Health Raises Frightening History Of Incapacity And Disability On The Supreme Court

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Fervid speculation as to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s well-being was set off in December when the Supreme Court abruptly announced that she was being treated for lung cancer. Though a positive prognosis has since allayed the worst fears of Ginsburg’s admirers, her continued struggles broach important but little discussed questions about judicial fitness in an era when unprecedented longevity often ...

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Roberts Joins Liberals To Strike Down Louisiana Abortion Law

The Supreme Court barred enforcement of a Louisiana law called the Unsafe Abortion Protection Act on a five to four vote Thursday night. Chief Justice joined the high court’s liberal bloc to prohibit the law’s implementation, while Justice Brett Kavanaugh led the conservatives in dissent. The act was scheduled to take effect on Friday. The Louisiana measure provides that physicians who ...

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The Supreme Court Gave Itself One Week To Decide On Louisiana Abortion Law

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The Supreme Court will delay its decision as to whether a Louisiana abortion law can take effect. The Louisiana measure — which was scheduled to take effect Monday — requires that physicians conducting abortions have admitting privileges at a local hospital. In a short order issued Friday night, Justice Samuel Alito said the Court would block implementation of Louisiana’s law until ...

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Emergency Abortion Case Will Put The Supreme Court’s Conservatives To The Test

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The Supreme Court is weighing an emergency petition from Louisiana that could mark the beginning of major changes to abortion jurisprudence. The application asks the justices to block implementation of a state law called Act 620 that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. Pro-choice litigators say that measure is exactly the same as a Texas ...

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A Little-Noticed Opinion Portends Big Changes For Religious Liberty At Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court’s conservative bloc released a short opinion signaling their willingness to overturn a landmark 1990 decision which they say constrains religious liberty.  The decision, called Employment Division v. Smith, says that laws infringing on religious practices should be upheld provided they are enforced fairly and apply universally.  A challenge to Smith could come quickly — one is currently ...

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Roger Stone released on $250,000 bond

Roger Stone, a mischievous Republican political operative who advised President Donald Trump in the early stages of the 2016 campaign, appeared in a Florida federal court Friday following his early morning arrest for charges arising from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Stone was released on a $250,000 signature bond following Friday’s brief proceedings. The signature bond provides that he will ...

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Trump Administration Will Ask The Supreme Court To Protect The Census Citizenship Question

The Trump administration will ask the Supreme Court to decide whether the government can append a citizenship question to the 2020 census questionnaire, the Department of Justice said Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman forbade the government from incorporating the citizenship question on Jan. 15 in a sweeping decision that ran almost 300 pages. At the administration’s bidding, the Court ...

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Supreme Court Takes Up First Gun Rights Case In A Decade

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The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear its first gun rights case in almost a decade. The justices will decide whether a New York City ordinance which strictly regulates the possession and transportation of handguns outside the home is constitutional. Tuesday’s grant marks the first time that the Supreme Court has engaged with the Second Amendment since it issued a ...

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Supreme Court Allows Trump To Temporarily Enforce Trans Ban

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The Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will allow President Donald Trump to temporarily enforce an order barring transgender individuals from serving in the military. As is typical of orders of this nature, the Court gave no reason for its decision, though Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan noted their dissent. The Trump administration first ...

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Judiciary Committee Democrat Floats Perjury Probe Of Justice Brett Kavanaugh

Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse of Colorado, a freshman member of the House Judiciary Committee, told constituents that the panel will likely investigate Justice Brett Kavanaugh for perjury. “There’s no question [Kavanaugh] committed perjury during the confirmation hearings and so forth,” Neguse said when asked if the justice might be impeached. “I think the Judiciary Committee is likely to take ...

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Trump Floats Immigration Compromise As Supreme Court Considers DACA Appeal

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President Donald Trump proposed an immigration deal to reopen the government Saturday, which included a three-year extension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Trump’s overture to congressional Democrats comes as the Supreme Court considers whether it will intervene in ongoing litigation over the president’s attempts to rescind DACA, an Obama-era amnesty initiative that extends temporary legal status to 700,000 foreign ...

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A Federal Appeals Court Just Took A Big Swing At Planned Parenthood

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals lifted an injunction forbidding Texas from stripping Planned Parenthood of Medicaid Funds. The decision is also significant for its harsh criticism of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.  The case will now return to a federal trial court, where Planned Parenthood will have another chance to secure an injunction against Texas.  The ...

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