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McConnell says Republicans would fill 2020 Supreme Court vacancy

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that Republicans would fill a Supreme Court vacancy even if it occurs during the 2020 presidential election. McConnell was asked by an attendee during a speech at the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce public policy luncheon in…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Recount likely in WI Supreme Court race

With all precincts in Wisconsin reporting, Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn has a nearly 6,000 vote lead over candidate Lisa Neubauer. The vote totals show that Hagedorn has 605,728 votes to Neubauer’s 599,766 votes. That’s a difference of 5,962 votes. That is exactly one-half of…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, April 4, 2019

Supreme Court sides with Trump on detention of immigrants

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of the Trump administration by deciding federal officials can detain immigrants at any time for possible deportation after they have served their time in the U.S. for other crimes. The 5-4 decision reversed the 9th Circuit Court…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Supreme Court sides with Trump on detention of immigrants

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of the Trump administration by deciding federal officials can detain immigrants at any time for possible deportation after they have served their time in the U.S. for other crimes. The 5-4 decision reversed the 9th Circuit Court…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, March 19, 2019

‘Peace Cross’ memorial at center of landmark Supreme Court fight over religious displays

BLADENSBURG, Md. — The war memorial has seen better days. Sitting in a traffic circle in the Washington suburbs, the Bladensburg Peace Cross as it is known has large cracks in its tan concrete and pink granite. Water damage has stained the 40-foot structure, covered…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Supreme Court says vote of dead ‘progressive icon’ judge does not count

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the decisive vote in a California pay dispute case before a lower court doesn’t count — because the vote came from a judge who died before the ruling was issued. The case from the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, February 25, 2019

Supreme Court strikes blow against states that raise revenue by hefty fines, forfeitures

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that states cannot impose excessive fees, fines and forfeitures as criminal penalties. The decision, which united the court’s conservatives and liberals, makes clear that the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against “excessive fines” applies to states and localities as well as the federal government.…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Supreme Court rules against ‘excessive’ seizure of property by states

A constitutional provision prohibiting the imposition of excessive fines extends beyond the federal government to states and cities, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The high court’s unanimous decision expanding the Eighth Amendment’s excessive fines clause delivered a victory to an Indiana man who challenged the…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Supreme Court blocks Louisiana abortion law from taking effect

The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a Louisiana abortion law from taking effect in a split 5-4 vote. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s liberal wing in putting enforcement of the Louisiana law on hold. Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, February 8, 2019

Supreme Court allows Trump administration to enforce military’s transgender ban

The Trump administration can begin enforcing its policy restricting many transgender people from serving in the military while legal challenges proceed through the lower courts, the Supreme Court said Tuesday. The court voted 5-4 to grant Justice Department requests to put on hold lower court…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Los Angeles County agrees to purge up to 1.5 million voters from its rolls in settlement

Los Angeles County has agreed to conduct a purge of its voting rolls, in a move that could strip perhaps 1.5 million inactive voters from the lists of those eligible to cast ballots. The county made the deal in a settlement last week with Judicial…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg undergoes surgery to treat lung cancer

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery Friday in New York City to remove two malignant nodules found in her left lung, the Supreme Court said. Ginsburg is “resting comfortably” following the pulmonary lobectomy, which she underwent at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Supreme Court spokeswoman…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, December 21, 2018

Trump admin appeals asylum policy ruling to Supreme Court

The Trump administration on Tuesday made an emergency appeal to the Supreme Court to allow the enforcement of its asylum policy. The appeal comes after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday decided not to lift an injunction preventing the asylum ban from being…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Supreme Court gives victory to Planned Parenthood in Medicaid case

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left lower court victories intact for Planned Parenthood in a legal battle with states over access by Medicaid patients to the group’s services. The dispute did not involve abortion, but the action by the justices keeps a…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, December 10, 2018

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