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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. …

Written by Steve Ulrich “The times, places, and manner of holding the elections of senators and representatives shall be prescribed in each state by the legislature thereof; but Congress may at any time, by law, make or modify such regulations, except as to the choice places of senators. – United States Constitution, Article 1, Section …

The Supreme Court likes to hide behind its popular mythology as a body of disinterested legal minds above the political fray. The court is not made up of Republicans or Democrats, but rather nonpartisan actors. The judges are akin to baseball umpires, simply calling “balls and strikes” with no interest in the outcome, as Chief …

If there was any doubt about who and what Glenn Youngkin is – and it’s completely laughable to call him a ‘moderate’ in any way – watch the speech he gave last night at UVA, some “highlights” of the speech, as well as some reactions. But first, notice who Youngkin was talking to – THAT …

WASHINGTON, March 4 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday reinstated the death sentence of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for his role in the 2013 bombing that killed three people and injured more than 260 others, ruling in favor of the federal government. In a 6-3 decision, judges sided with the Justice Department’s …

On Tuesday, McConnell repeated in the Senate that he was “troubled” by the “intensity of Judge Jackson’s far-left fan club.” Even for McConnell, a five-time Olympic gold medalist in hypocrisy, it was special. There is perhaps no human being more responsible for the tsunami of unlimited, unregulated “black” money that has corrupted and consumed American …

WASHINGTON, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared skeptical on Monday about the federal government’s authority to enact sweeping regulations to cut carbon emissions from power plants in a case that could undermine President Joe Biden’s plans to fight climate change. The court, whose 6-3 conservative majority expressed suspicion of the broad …

When Scalia died suddenly in February 2016, President Barack Obama’s choice to replace him, moderate liberal Merrick Garland, seemed likely to turn the conservative five-to-four court into a liberal five-to-four court. But a Republican Senate refused to even hold a hearing on Garland’s nomination, on the theory that court vacancies that occur during presidential election …

WASHINGTON — A North Carolina court on Wednesday dismissed a Republican-drawn map of the state’s 14 congressional districts and replaced its own version, the second time in less than two weeks that a state court has invalidated a Republican House card as unconstitutionally partisan. The new map, drawn by a nonpartisan panel of four redistricting …

Josh Blackman |Volokh’s plot | 19.02.2022 18:26 Generally, workplaces are not static. Over time, leaders with different styles come and go. Organizations are restructured. Workers who do not train will leave or be asked to leave. New blood is brought in to reinvigorate the organization. And, if the workplace fails, the organization itself may end …

A Florida lawmaker who sponsored a bill banning abortion in the state after 15 weeks pregnant delivered a closing speech minutes before midnight on Wednesday, lambasting abortion advocates who rally behind a particular phrase , joking that lawmakers could have bet how many times they would hear it in the previous five hours of debate. …

Sarah Palin is now 0 for 2 in her ongoing legal battle with The New York Times, but so far the former Alaska governor has given no indication she intends to quit. swing for the fences. Shortly after a federal jury in New York on Tuesday rejected Palin’s second attempt to sue the newspaper for …

WASHINGTON – The list of Republicans willing to back President Joe Biden’s next Supreme Court nominee “is longer than you might initially imagine,” the second-placed Senate Democrat teased to reporters recently. Illinois Senator Dick Durbin declined to name names. But clearly Sen. Lindsey Graham, RS.C., is near the top of the list. Graham, who has …

After previously ruling that mail-in ballot boxes could be used in Tuesday’s spring primary, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday in a split decision that ballot boxes would not be allowed in the U.S. general election. April. In a 4-3 decision, along with conservative justices Brian Hagedorn, who has sided with liberal justices in the …

A counter-intuitive example might help. In the last Parliament, the Supreme Court took over California vs. Texas once again decide the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Most of the ACA’s previous battles were conservative cases under this methodology: the Liberals and their allies asked the court to uphold lower court rulings in favor of …

Drew Angerer/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Clarence Thomas, the top justice of the United States Supreme Court, long celebrated by conservatives and reviled by liberals, faces renewed scrutiny for potential conflicts of interest as he leads the majority newly empowered conservative at court and public opinion of the court plummeting to an all-time low. Independent ethics …

Following President BidenJoe Biden Dr. Hiro Yoshikawa: Cash aid benefits young children living in poverty US officials say Russia has 70% of troop build-up needed for full invasion: reports The ruling class and the Supreme Court MOREannounces he would appoint a black woman “of extraordinary qualifications, character, experience and integrity” to replace Justice Stephane BreyerStephen …

WASHINGTON — For years, the Supreme Court has moved left or right only as far as Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Anthony Kennedy have allowed. They held decisive votes in a court narrowly divided between liberals and conservatives. Now, however, a more conservative court that includes two men who once worked for Kennedy in the …

With Justice Stephen Breyer’s official announcement on Thursday of his impending retirement, conservatives are strategizing on the best approach to prevent the confirmation of militant left-wing justice. Instead, Republicans should pray that President Biden nominates the goofiest, most far-left lawyer possible for a seat on the High Court. Why? Because history has proven that a …

But TNR contributor Simon Lazarus saw the Supreme Court’s OSHA ruling as a glimmer of hope that not all conservative justices were ready to dive headlong into hacking. While the six Tory justices agreed to overturn the rule, the Tory bloc was split in its reasoning behind the move. The opinion offered by Justices Roberts, …

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that mail-in ballot boxes will continue to be permitted for the state’s spring primary elections. In a 4-3 decision, the court ruled that drop boxes should be allowed for the Feb. 15 primary to avoid confusion, as mail-in ballots had already been mailed to voters, some with instructions that …

Democrats plan for quick confirmation of Breyer’s successor Breyer, 83, has been in the role since 1994, writing key decisions WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is considering retirement, lawmakers said on Wednesday, giving President Joe Biden a chance to deliver on his campaign promise to appoint the first …

By Mark Sherman, Associated Press The conservative-dominated Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge to the consideration of race in college admissions, adding affirmative action to major cases on abortion, guns, religion and COVID-19 already on the agenda. The court said it would file lawsuits alleging that Harvard University, a private institution, and …

Thousands of anti-mask and vaccine-mandated protesters gathered in the Mall of Washington, DC on Sunday to voice their opposition to the Biden administration’s COVID-19 mask and vaccine policies. Gathering at the base of the Washington Monument, then marching towards the Lincoln Memorial, protesters held up signs saying, “Make Love Not Mandates!!” and “Coercion is not …

The BDN Opinion section operates independently and does not set newsroom policies or contribute to the writing or editing of articles elsewhere in the newspaper or on bangordailynews.com. The Supreme Court of the United States resembles a divided legislature. Seven of the nine judges expressed their widely differing opinions in two recent COVID vaccination decisions. …

The US Supreme Court will examine on Tuesday whether the city of Boston violated the freedom of speech of a Christian group that sought to fly a flag in front of City Hall. Three flagpoles stand in front of Boston City Hall. The American flag and the Massachusetts state flag are permanent features. The third …

In his latest 3-Minute Civics column, Chris Pappavaselio highlighted the lasting impact certain presidents have had on the makeup of the United States Supreme Court. Both political parties accused the other of attempting to manipulate the court to counter this effect. Democrats cite Senate Republicans’ refusal to vote on President Barack Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland …

Adding another major religion and public education case to its roster, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear an appeal from a former public high school football coach in the state of Washington who was removed from his position for praying in the field in defiance of his supervisors. The case of Joseph …

The Supreme Court heard challenges to the Biden administration’s efforts to increase the country’s vaccination rate against COVID-19 on Friday. Evan Vucci / AP Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Friday appeared skeptical of President Joe Biden’s administration’s vaccine or testing mandate he imposed on big business amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The first of two …

Conservative members of the Supreme Court appeared skeptical on Friday of the Biden administration’s policies that impose a requirement for a COVID-19 vaccine or test on a large chunk of the U.S. workforce. Over hours of oral argument, the court’s Conservative majority posed acute questions as to whether a federal workplace law that Congress passed …

Here are three things Joe Biden can do to save his train wreck from a presidency: 1. Obtain the retirement of 82-year-old US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. 2. Appoint Vice President Kamala Harris to replace him. 3. Next, name Hillary Clinton, 74, to take Harris’ place. If Joe has gone too far to get …

WASHINGTON (AP) – Days before the anniversary of the Jan.6 attack on the Capitol, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that the Senate would soon vote on relaxing the filibuster rules with the goal to advance blocked vote legislation that Democrats believe is necessary to protect American democracy. In a letter to colleagues on Monday, Schumer, …

It may have come as a surprise when Donald Trump Jr. told a group of young conservatives last week that, from a political point of view, following the teachings of Jesus “has not brought us anything.” However, it was a definite disappointment that the son of the former president put his cards on the table …

Harry Reid, the son of a Nevada miner who became one of the most powerful Democrats in Senate history, has died, his family announced Tuesday. He was 82 years old. Reid’s family said in a statement he died Tuesday afternoon after a “four-year battle with pancreatic cancer.” “We are so proud of the legacy he …

Send your letter to the editor using this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Vaccines traumatize others when they get sick Those who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine verify my long-held conclusion: humans are suicidal, homicidal, or both. Of course, those who are medically (not religiously) excused, who have a breakthrough infection, or who are …