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Rob Schofield Perhaps change was an inevitable byproduct of our busy and contentious times. Perhaps it was naïve to think that things were radically different in the past. Either way, one thing is certain in 2022, and that is that the public perception of the American justice system as a neutral dispenser of blind justice …

Four of the five Supreme Court justices who struck down the constitutional right to abortion showed up at the conservative Federalist Society’s black-tie dinner marking its 40th anniversary. Judge Samuel Alito received a long, loud ovation Thursday night from a crowd of 2,000, most in tuxedos and robes, when another speaker praised his opinion in …

WASHINGTON (AP) — Incoming Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson delivered her first Supreme Court opinion on Monday, a brief dissent in favor of an Ohio death row inmate. Jackson wrote that she would have overturned lower court rulings in the case of Ohio inmate Davel Chinn, whose attorneys argued the state suppressed evidence that could have …

Historian Michael Beschloss’ warning on MSNBC – speculating that “our children will be arrested and likely killed” if Republicans take control of Congress – sums up President Biden and his fellow Democrats’ final speech ahead of the mid-election. Tuesday term. Apparently, it’s not gas prices, the economy or crime that, again, are the top issues …

In a last desperate attempt to delay or disrupt the certification of Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential race, Donald Trump’s allies have sought to appeal to conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, according to new emails. The emails, recently obtained by the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 uprising, show members of …

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. after his formal investiture ceremony at the Supreme Court on September 30. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON – Following the cancellation of the last term of Roe v. Wade and the expansion of gun rights, Supreme Court conservatives are poised to sharply limit or …

Comment this story Comment It was the spring of 1920 and the troops were marching on Berlin. Conservative officers, who had helped the Weimar Republic defeat communist insurgents, were now turning against the politicians who ruled the country. Paramilitary units occupied the capital, forcing panicked leaders to flee. They declared Wolfgang Kapp, a minor civil …

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito meets with U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) as Alito awaits a confirmation hearing that will decide whether he becomes a Supreme Court Justice. A new report of a conversation between Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Samuel Alito and Edward “Ted” Kennedy (D-Mass) highlighted what the judge said …

As Election Day approaches, what should be a nonpartisan race for judge on Kentucky’s highest court has become a high-stakes showdown injected with political rhetoric and imagery. Supreme Court 6th District nominee Joseph Fischer appears in a recent campaign ad telling voters he is ‘committed to upholding the rule of law, not radical militant politics’ …

Washington— When midterm elections begin next month, voters in several Republican-controlled states will vote in congressional precincts whose boundaries have been rejected by the courts. In Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Ohio, congressional maps were drawn by Republican lawmakers following the 2020 census. Judges later ruled that the maps were drawn illegally or likely to be …

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider whether American Samoans had full U.S. citizenship at birth, a dispute that would have given judges an opportunity to repudiate past rulings steeped in racist language that has helped determine that those from the territories Americans would not have the same rights as other Americans. A group …

WASHINGTON, Oct 11 (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court justices debated on Tuesday whether Texas death row inmate Rodney Reed was too late to file a lawsuit against state officials who had denied his requests for DNA testing of evidence at the crime scene. hoped to help exonerate him in his high-profile murder case. Judges heard …

The midterm elections can be seen through the prism of a football game: for the first half, the Republicans opened a wide lead. Then, in the third quarter — from the Supreme Court’s anti-abortion ruling to Labor Day — Democrats closed the gap. Since their attack stalled, the Republicans have kicked the political equivalent of …

I personally don’t care if conservative federal judges make it a personal policy not to hire Yale Law graduates, or only Yale Law graduates, or simply Yale Law graduates who happen to be Scorpios. I’m also confident that the average Yale Law student will do well in life, even if they don’t have the privilege …

CNN — Few Republican candidates want to talk about abortion in their campaigns, especially in their expensive paid TV or digital ads. But the few who are tackling the issue do so with a familiar message: We’re not the extremists, we’re the Democrats. It’s a theme that plays out across the country, from gubernatorial contests …

Major race cases loom for first black woman in US court Biden attends Jackson’s swearing-in ceremony in court Only one of the judges to have worked as a court-appointed lawyer Sept 30 (Reuters) – Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson said on Friday her nomination as the first black woman to serve on …

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has secured Senate confirmation for more than 80 of his nominees for federal judgeship, a breakneck speed that surpasses former President Donald Trump at this point in his presidency. The Democratic-led Senate confirmed four new Circuit Court justices in the past two weeks, most recently U.S. District Judge Florence Pan …

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court said Thursday that voters can decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana, reversing a state panel’s decision to block the November ballot measure. The judges granted a request from Responsible Growth Arkansas, the group behind the proposal, to certify the measure for the November ballot. “The people …

According to Jeremy Dys, one of the coach’s lawyers, reports that Joe Kennedy, the praying football coach who won a big victory in the Supreme Court this summer, chose a press tour over return to the football field are inaccurate. In an interview Wednesday with the Deseret News, Dys said Kennedy’s former employer, Bremerton School …

PECOS, Texas (AP) — A U.S. law barring people charged with felonies from buying firearms is unconstitutional, a West Texas federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge David Counts, whom then-President Donald Trump appointed to the federal bench, dismissed a federal indictment against Jose Gomez Quiroz who charged him under the federal ban . According …

September 17 is designated by federal law as Constitution Day to commemorate the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. The Supreme Court of the United States is charged, in the United States system of separation of powers, with decide on the meaning of the Constitution in specific cases. The first Monday …

Kyle Melinn No one has done more to restore faith in the Michigan Supreme Court than Chief Justice Bridget McCormack. His sharp grasp of the law and engaging personality sparked thoughtful discussions that changed opinions (including sometimes his own) on a previously balkanized court. But now, 10 years after bursting onto the scene, McCormack has …

As former president donald trumpThe legal entanglements of weaving through federal courts, he continues to face a strong chance of landing in front of a judge he has appointed. More than half of the active federal appeals court judges willing to hear the latest phase of Trump’s fight with the Justice Department over the FBI’s …

The DOJ is appealing an order restricting review of records seized from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. The trial judge’s order was widely characterized as an improper interference in a criminal investigation. The appeal will go to the 11th Circuit, where six of the 11 active judges are appointed by Trump. Loading Something is loading. In late …

Boston suicide bombers Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev reportedly set off two pipe bombs at the Boston Marathon finish line on April 15, 2013. Days later, in addition to the bombings, they also murdered a policeman. While Tamerlane was killed by police in a shootout, Dzhokhar was convicted on 30 counts. The jury …

The terror that mainstream conservative Republican politicians have felt at the threat of being labeled insufficiently conservative — of being labeled Republicans in name only — has made government difficult for them since the 1990s. But every time that they were the minority party in Washington, they could correctly assume that there was little electoral …

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! The conservative legal rights organization Judicial Crisis Network (JCN) is set to run three separate ads criticizing Democratic senators ahead of November’s midterm elections. The ads call out Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) as part of JCN’s $10 million campaign to sue …

Tom Barton Cedar Rapids Gazette DES MOINES, Iowa — Voters in Iowa in November will be asked to add language to the Iowa Constitution that states it is a “fundamental individual right” to own and bear arms, and that any restriction on this right is invalid unless it meets the requirements of “rigorous scrutiny”. A …

WASHINGTON — Voters in at least three states will determine at the polls in November what abortion access looks like for their neighbors, colleagues, friends and family — becoming among the first Americans to deliver their own verdict on the decision of the United States Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. Residents of California, …

SIDNEY — Judge R. Patrick DeWine said he was determined to protect the rule of law on Tuesday afternoon when he stopped by the Sidney Daily News to speak about the upcoming race. DeWine, the Republican incumbent, is running for re-election to serve as a six-year judge on the Supreme Court of Ohio at the …

Ohio Senate President Matt Huffman wants to take the state’s congressional map to the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that the Ohio Supreme Court overstepped by meddling in the mapping. “The drawing of the districts is meant to be, under the original premise of the (U.S.) Constitution, up to the state legislature,” Huffman told the USA …

The Republican gubernatorial candidate for Arizona told a large rally on Sunday that she was not going to talk even metaphorically about the size of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ testicles. “My staff always say whatever you do, don’t say bullets, so I’m not going to say it,” Kari Lake said during DeSantis’ presentation at the …

Outnumbered 6-3, Supreme Court Liberals are increasingly likely to find themselves on the losing side of landmark rulings, as has happened repeatedly this term, including with Roe’s landmark overturning. v. Wade. As a result, dissent—a quintessentially American form of speech—took on increased symbolic significance. While by no means binding, the dissents serve as a platform …

By Jimmy Hoover (August 12, 2022, 2:46 p.m. EDT) — She’s not the most talkative during oral arguments and doesn’t write the most opinions, but Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a key player in the Conservative majority of the United States Supreme Court. which seems to control the law’s rightward push. In her first full …

Groans, gnashing of teeth and near foaming at the mouth erupted among US media pundits last week as a new horror loomed over the country – the dastardly “election denier”. Elite expert Joe Scarborough thundered against this new “threat to American democracy”: “Election deniers, insurgents, crackpots, freaks…the most extreme slate of candidates in American history.” …

Comment this story Comment Which state charts the future of abortion rights afterdeer America: Kansas or Indiana? I want the answer to be Kansas, but I’m afraid it’s Indiana. Last week, Kansas voters surprised America — perhaps even surprised themselves — by outright defeating a referendum that would have removed abortion rights protections from the …

The message from Kansas last Tuesday was clear: By a wide margin, voters in this deep-red state acted to protect abortion rights from the whims of conservative lawmakers. It’s a message that needs to be heard in Congress, especially the Senate, where legislation to preserve abortion rights across the country has garnered only minimal bipartisan …

Call it the Alito fallacy. Earlier this month, Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. was in Rome, where he delivered a keynote address at Notre Dame Law School’s Religious Freedom Summit. Among the anecdotes he shared: A few years ago, in a museum in Berlin, he saw a little boy pointing at a wooden …

Recent evidence showing **JL: That Virginia Thomas, wife of United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, sent at least 29 text messages to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows urging him to helping to overturn the 2020 election reignited a long-running debate about judicial ethics and the nation’s highest court. Fair and impartial …

Following the landmark Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization reversing half a century of abortion rights under Roe v. Wade, nearly two-thirds of Americans want fundamental court reform, particularly term limits for Supreme Court justices. Indeed, on July 25, 2022, Democrats introduced a bill that would allow a new judge to …

With just days to go before the Congressional recess in August, House and Senate members have a busy legislative slate between them and a comeback from Washington — especially with November’s midterm elections looming. loom and control of both chambers up for grabs. For Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, …

BIG SKY, Montana, July 21 (Reuters) – Liberal Justice Elena Kagan said on Thursday it would be “a dangerous thing for a democracy” if the conservative-dominated U.S. Supreme Court lost the trust of the American public. Speaking in public for the first time since the court‘s landmark decision last month that overturned the landmark Roe …

Comment this story Comment On paper at least, Emily Strulson might seem like a welcoming host to the weekly protests outside the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. The 46-year-old artist, who lives half a block away, first marched for abortion rights as a college student with her mother at the National Mall. …

By the Editorial Board In a disturbing new trend that all serious abortion rights activists should immediately condemn, a pro-choice group is offering online payouts to restaurant staff who scout conservative Supreme Court justices at area restaurants. Washington and warn protesters so they can harass the judges. It’s hard to overstate how counterproductive such tactics …

Still reeling from the Supreme Court’s decision to end Roe v. Wade, congressional Democrats are preparing legislation to codify nationwide access to contraceptives, LGBTQ marriage and parental rights — and even a potentially long-established precedent on interracial marriage. The question: Will the Republicans follow them or block them? Driving the news: In interviews Wednesday with …

We have to talk about Moore v. Harper. Right-wing thieves on the Supreme Court have agreed to hear a case that could very well put a judicial end to the ongoing GOP coup attempt, which could spell the end of our democracy. The nation is still reeling from the blitzkrieg unleashed by an extreme Supreme …

The conservative-majority US Supreme Court has upheld a Republican-backed Mississippi state law banning abortion after 15 weeks’ gestation by a vote of six to three. It also overruled Roe v. Wade by five votes to four. Chief Justice John Roberts backed upholding the Mississippi law but not overriding the right to abortion. Nine states have …

BOSTON, MA – Sister Simone Campbell, leader of the Sisters on the Bus, speaks during a stop in Boston, … [+] July 23, 2016. The group of nuns criss-crossed the country to draw attention to social inequalities, particularly in the field of health. (Photo by Timothy Tai for The Boston Globe via Getty Images) Boston …

The Justice Department is challenging a new Arizona law that requires voters to provide proof of citizenship for presidential elections, among other new restrictions, saying the measure was a “classic violation” of a federal law intended to protect voters. Arizona’s disputed measure, HB 2492, signed into law by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey in March, requires …

Placeholder while loading article actions Two hundred and forty-six years ago, Americans did something extraordinary, declaring their independence from a colonial regime imposed from afar by the cruel and arbitrary hand of oppression. And now it is time for us to declare our own independence from the fetishism of the Founding Fathers. This is not …

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s security chief has called on officials in Virginia and Maryland to enforce laws banning protests outside judges’ homes after weeks of abortion-rights protests. In four letters sent to Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland; Governor Glenn Youngkin of Virginia; Jeffrey McKay, chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors; and Marc …

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The conservative majority on the United States Supreme Court makes clear in rulings on gun ownership, abortion rights and the line between church and state that it will weigh constitutional issues in depending on how they might have been decided in past centuries. In a triumph of originalism — the interpretive theory most often associated …

NEW YORK — Parades celebrating LGBTQ pride kick off in some of America’s biggest cities on Sunday amid renewed fears about the potential erosion of freedoms won over decades of activism. The annual marches in New York, San Francisco, Chicago and elsewhere come just two days after a conservative Supreme Court justice signaled in an …

Maine’s rural school districts have provided parents with an allowance to be used for private and secular education. The Supreme Court has ruled that banning the use of money in religious schools violates the First Amendment. Justice Sotomayor wrote in dissent that the ruling erodes the separation of church and state. WASHINGTON — The Supreme …

A conservative veteran of Supreme Court confirmation battles, Curt Levey, said he thinks the approach of maintaining the 15-week ban and leaving other matters to other cases is entirely right. consistent with Roberts’ stated philosophy. “If adjudicating means anything, it means not going beyond what you need to decide a case,” said Levey, executive director …

Placeholder while loading article actions Being a liberal justice on the Supreme Court with a conservative supermajority is a daunting, if not overwhelming, task. In the most important cases, you are doomed to almost certain loss. Victory only occurs, if at all, along doctrinal edges; to win is to avoid a greater evil. So how …

To claim that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi covet President Joe Biden appointing one of their left-wing henchmen to the Supreme Court is an understatement. But there is a problem: there are no openings on the Court. The only way for hard-left Democrats to get their wish for a Supreme …

Placeholder while loading article actions The arrest of a gunman outside Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home earlier this week marks a milestone in the history of the United States Supreme Court. Now that judges and their families need permanent, professional and close security, as they undoubtedly do, there will be no turning back. The One First …

Following the leak of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion quashing Roe v. Wade and claiming that there is no constitutional right to abortion, there has been a tidal wave of comments about the politicization of the court. Much of it recently comes from the left or from abortion rights advocates, saying the court …

Washington (AFP) – Heather Booth was a student in Chicago in 1965 when she received a call from a friend in need. His sister, he said, was pregnant but not ready to have a child. She was “almost suicidal”. Drawing on her contacts in the city, Booth helped the young woman find a doctor willing …

United States Supreme Court Over the past half-century, the United States Supreme Court and Congress have dramatically restricted the availability of habeas corpus. The Warren court expanded the ability of those convicted in state court to raise constitutional issues in federal court on habeas corpus, but since then the court has created numerous restrictions. These …

Before we continue our exploration of the freedom of choice currently under threat from the Supreme Court, the Finger Lakes Justice Partnership must acknowledge the heartbreaking incidents of gun violence that have erupted over the past two weeks, including the racially charged massacre in Buffalo on May 14 and the horrific attack on an elementary …

Nearly 200 people gathered in the courtyard of St. Odilia Catholic Church in Shoreview on May 25 to discuss what could happen if Roe v. Wade was canceled and how to continue helping the women and children of Minnesota. Roe v. Wade — the U.S. Supreme Court case that legalized abortion in the United States …

In 2014, after a shooting in California, onion ran a narrative captioned “‘No way to prevent this,’ says the only nation where it regularly happens.” I think of that headline after every mass shooting, including today’s one at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Every country has mad murderers, but only ours has so many …

With the leak of Judge Samuel Alito’s draft opinion quashing Roe v. Wade sending shockwaves across the country, the expansion of the Supreme Court once again appears to be a serious proposition in response to the extreme partisanship that pervades our nation’s highest court. Throughout our country’s history, federal legislators have repeatedly expanded and reduced …

Protesters demonstrate outside the United States Supreme Court on May 3 in Washington. A draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court may be on the verge of overturning the landmark 1973 case Roe v. Wade who legalized abortion nationwide, according to a Politico report released May 2. Regardless of the outcome, the Politico report represents …

Senator Rand Paul wants the Supreme Court to administer a polygraph test to find out who leaked a draft ruling that would overturn the landmark abortion ruling in Roe vs. Wade. “I would ask them, under oath and with a polygraph test, did you release this document?” the Kentucky Republican told Fox News on Thursday, …

There was something ridiculous about the half-dozen protesters in ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ costumes who showed up at the home of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, with one telling a reporter that Barrett, as an adoptive mother, doesn’t know what it is. carry a child to term. Never mind that justice gave birth five times. Yet …

April Wood remembers working as a lawyer in private practice, where she interacted with a judge who made decisions that were against the law but based on her personal beliefs. This experience was so life-changing for Wood that she said it inspired her to become a judge. Now, with 20 years of experience as a …

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To receive it in your inbox, subscribe for free here. CNN — In China, the police are censoring criticism of the country’s draconian policy against Covid-19. In Russia, calling the country’s invasion of Ukraine a war is a crime. These authoritarian realities seem a …

By Moira Warburton and Nate Raymond WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A panel of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday introduced a bill requiring the Supreme Court to adopt a code of ethics and strengthen rules allowing judges and other federal justices to recuse themselves from where they have conflicts of interest. The 22-16 vote by …

A wave of pro-abortion activism has questioned the safety of conservative Supreme Court justices following the leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s drafted decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade. Protests planned outside the residences of these justices over Mother’s Day weekend led the Senate to vote in a hurry on Monday in favor of the Supreme …

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Sunday marks six months until November’s midterm elections, when Democrats will defend their wafer-thin majorities in the House of Representatives and Senate. And over the past week, Democratic politicians who have been running in droves in this year’s elections have been shining a light on their efforts …

By JESSICA GRESKO WASHINGTON (AP) — John Roberts leads a Supreme Court in crisis. The Chief Justice has already ordered an investigation into the leak this week of a draft opinion suggesting the court may be on the verge of overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case legalizing abortion nationwide. What comes next could further …

WASHINGTON — In May 1987, Attorney General Edwin Meese III traveled to St. Louis and spoke to a group of clergy opposed to abortion. Denouncing Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court ruling on abortion rights, he told them he saw reason to hope that “in our lifetime” he would be thrown on “the ash …

Change may be politically expedient, but it will have serious costs. Conservatives have already learned that free markets are an engine that produces widespread prosperity – and that government interference is too often a key to the works. Picking winners and losers, and otherwise substituting the preferences of legislators and bureaucrats for the logic of …

Placeholder while loading article actions “Something has gone terribly wrong,” US Solicitor General Elizabeth B. Prelogar told the Supreme Court this week. “That’s not how our constitutional structure is supposed to work.” Prelogar opposed a federal judge’s order requiring the Biden administration to reinstate its predecessor’s “Stay in Mexico” policy. In the annals of judicial …

(NewsNation) – The clock is ticking, waiting for justice. A Green Beret master sergeant spent the day at the Pentagon pushing for answers he’s been waiting for years and running out of time to get. Purple Heart recipient Richard Stayskal helped revise a rule preventing active duty members from suing the government for medical malpractice …

This possibility was exposed in Monday’s argument in Kennedy v. Bremerton. In this case, a Washington State public high school football coach lost his job after leading public prayers on the 50-yard line after games. At issue in the case is whether the coach’s prayers amounted to an authorized exercise of the coach’s rights to …

SEATTLE (AP) — The clock ran out as the rematch ended, and spectators stormed the football field, knocking down members of the high school orchestra — all to gather around a assistant coach as he knelt in prayer, surrounded by player uniforms. Six years later, after losing his coaching job and losing several times in …

Gorsuch was previously a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, based in Denver. The Republican-appointed justice sided with the liberals in maintaining LGBTQ worker protections in 2020. Gorsuch replaced the late Associate Justice Antonin Scalia at the High Court. Associated President Donald Trump’s nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch to …

Tory justices have spoken out against Covid-19 measures since the start of the pandemic, including in January when the majority struck down a vaccine requirement for big business and last summer when it overturned a moratorium on evictions. No High Court rulings have involved a federal mask requirement, as Monday’s case did, but they echoed …

By Fredreka Schouten, CNN Conservative groups plan to invest record sums this year to shape under-the-radar races in the state Supreme Court, after Republicans suffered setbacks in redistricting court battles in several key states. Among the top targets: Ohio and North Carolina, where several Supreme Court seats are on the ballot and justices have thrown …

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court gave the green light to pro-business, anti-environment Trump-era regulations. That this conservative Supreme Court ruled in this way is normal. But what was somewhat unusual about the ruling was that the court used what is known as its “shadow case” to do so. This secret, irregular and unreasoned decision …

The confirmation process for Supreme Court nominees is broken, as is, I fear, the Supreme Court itself. These mutually reinforcing developments were both highlighted this week. Not so long ago, confirming a Supreme Court nominee was not a predictable party-line affair, with a handful or fewer defectors. In 2005, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. …

The Senate is expected to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first black woman to serve on the Supreme Court on Thursday, ending a historic nomination process riddled with acrimony even for a justice who will not alter the court’s current conservative tilt. Jackson, who looks set to receive bipartisan support, will also be the …

The United States Supreme Court building is seen at dusk in Washington on October 22, 2021. J. Scott Applewhite/AP The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday eased the prosecution of police and prosecutors for malicious prosecution. But the decision still leaves in place other obstacles to such prosecutions. At the center of the decision is a …

Sotomayor is one of three liberal judges on the court. Sotomayor is the first Latina and woman of color on the court She replaced Associate Justice David Souter on the court Associated justice Sonia Sotomayor made history in 2009 by becoming the first Latina to sit on the Supreme Court. As President Barack Obama’s top …

WASHINGTON — By historical standards, the confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson should have been a layup: a liberal Supreme Court pick who is unquestionably qualified, recently endorsed by the Senate to serve on a powerful circuit court and appointed under a all-Democratic government to replace an aging Liberal after a long-awaited retirement. Yet the process …

Even for experts who follow the U.S. Supreme Court closely, there was something puzzling about an emergency decision by the justices on Wednesday. In an unexpected move, the court decided to remove new districts for the Wisconsin state legislature that had been chosen by the state Supreme Court. But what was even more surprising was …

The state of Texas’ new policy of targeting loving parents of transgender children with bogus “child abuse” investigations has shocked Americans of conscience and observers around the world. But while the policy represents an extremely damaging escalation, the assault on trans rights has been well underway in Texas and other US states for years. The …

Ginni Thomas and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas arrive for the State Dinner hosted by President Trump at the White House in honor of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on September 20, 2019. Paul Morigi/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Paul Morigi/Getty Images Ginni Thomas and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas arrive for the State …

In a recent remark, I contrasted the pragmatic consequentialism of outgoing Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer – and, more generally, of the two other members of the Court’s liberal bloc (Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan) – with the structural formalism of the conservative supermajority of six judges of the Court. I also suggested that …

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first full day of questioning Tuesday for Supreme Court nominee Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson quickly tackled very big questions about judicial philosophy, terrorism and race, a grueling marathon of debates about the historic choice of President Joe Biden. Senators wanted to know her approach to the law, her views on ‘impeachment’ …

DENVER— The surprising advantage Democrats gained during the torturous process of rewriting the country’s congressional maps could be short-lived, creating the potential for more frequent clashes over how political power should be distributed in the United States. . As the decade-long scramble to draw new legislative lines, a process known as redistricting, comes to an …

Goldstone’s most recent book is “Because of Race: The Supreme Court, White Supremacy, and the Ravaging of African-American Voting Rights.” The Roberts court’s record of protecting voting rights is hardly impressive. Rather than viewing ballot box access as fundamental to a healthy democracy, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority prefers to argue that blatant attempts to …

By STACY DRIKS It doesn’t matter if the court is conservative or liberal – teachers who want to work in the classroom will need a vaccine. Maybe two. The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a new attempt by some educators to skip on-campus vaccine requirements, citing a religious exemption. It’s been a point of contention …

For 57 years, the Voting Rights Act served as a remarkably effective bulwark against state-level attempts to restrict the right to vote, especially for black and minority voters. But voting rights are under attack in state legislatures across the country, and the Supreme Court appears content to allow those attacks to continue without legal challenge. …