SCOTUS

9th Circuit: No Constitutional Right To Sell Firearms (VIDEO)

9th Circuit: No Constitutional Right To Sell Firearms (VIDEO)

In the wake of the most terrible mass shooting in American history, a small step forward for gun safety: on Tuesday the 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals rules that there’s no Constitutional right to sell firearms. This is an important ruling establishing that the government has the right to strictly monitor gun sales. The […]

Sotomayor Slams, And More! SCOTUS Takes On Gerrymandering

Sotomayor Slams, And More! SCOTUS Takes On Gerrymandering

This week SCOTUS heard oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford, the case out of Wisconsin that may finally see the Court do a little legal smackdown on political gerrymandering. It’s long overdue, to be sure. It was expected that the justices that usually lean left (Kagan, Sotomayor, Breyer, and Ginsburg) would be asking tough questions, but […]

SCOTUS To Hear Landmark Case Of Discrimination Against A Gay Couple (VIDEO)

SCOTUS To Hear Landmark Case Of Discrimination Against A Gay Couple (VIDEO)

Last week was the two year anniversary of the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court case, which legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states. The Supreme Court chose that day to announce that they would hear the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. This is the case involving the baker that refused to bake […]

Trump Claims Presidential Immunity For Groping Woman While Not President (VIDEO)

Trump Claims Presidential Immunity For Groping Woman While Not President (VIDEO)

People everywhere are face-palming as President Donald Trump wants to claim presidential immunity for groping a woman 10 years before he became president. As a practicing attorney, anytime I see phrases like “presidential immunity” I have to check it out. In law school, we take a class called Constitutional Law, and it’s no walk in the […]

RWNJ Thinks SCOTUS Should Have ONLY Fundies To Be Fair And Balanced (VIDEO)

RWNJ Thinks SCOTUS Should Have ONLY Fundies To Be Fair And Balanced (VIDEO)

A number of Republicans, especially those aligned with the religious right, held their noses and voted for Donald Trump, despite his many outrages, for only one reason–a chance to maintain the conservative majority on the Supreme Court. The Republicans in the Senate even went as far as to throw a year-long tantrum to keep President […]

Trump Nominee Calls SCOTUS Justice Anthony Kennedy ‘Judicial Prostitute’ (VIDEO)

Trump Nominee Calls SCOTUS Justice Anthony Kennedy ‘Judicial Prostitute’ (VIDEO)

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump released a list of ten judges he believed should be approved for a variety of federal judicial positions. Now, one of those judges is coming under fire for comments he made about Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. In a personal blog post from nearly ten years ago, Judge Damien Schiff […]

Trump’s Travel Ban Goes To Supreme Court Next – What Could Happen? (VIDEO)

Trump’s Travel Ban Goes To Supreme Court Next – What Could Happen? (VIDEO)

It’s official: another US District Court rejected President Donald Trump’s reviled travel ban. The 4th Circuit judges focused on Trump’s campaign remarks about Muslims and the administration’s flimsy national security excuses. They majority opinion said that language of the ban “drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination,” and likely violated the Establishment Clause of the Constitution: […]

SCOTUS Horrified By Trump Administration Attitude Towards Citizenship (VIDEO)

SCOTUS Horrified By Trump Administration Attitude Towards Citizenship (VIDEO)

The Supreme Court took the logic of the Trump administration to task this week, and they were horrified at the results. At issue was the topic of naturalized citizenship, and whether the government may revoke the citizenship of Americans who made even trivial misstatements in their naturalization proceedings. Robert A. Parker, representing the Justice Department, took the most hard-line stance […]

Chuck Todd Called Out Mitch McConnell For Being A Hypocrite, And It Was Freaking Awesome! (VIDEO)

Chuck Todd Called Out Mitch McConnell For Being A Hypocrite, And It Was Freaking Awesome! (VIDEO)

During his appearance Sunday morning on Meet the Press, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell found out that when karma and hypocrisy converge, the result is that you wind up looking like a complete fool. McConnell was asked by host Chuck Todd why Senate Democrats should confirm Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, when […]

SCOTUS Slams Trump Hard With Ruling To Limit His Power (VIDEO)

SCOTUS Slams Trump Hard With Ruling To Limit His Power (VIDEO)

Sometimes the biggest news stories are barely reported. Sometimes everyone in the media gets so swept up in the juicy stuff that the more important stories get lost. Last week was the perfect example of that imbalance. While everyone in the country seemed to be obsessing about Russian links and secret late night visits to […]

Andrew Napolitano Boasts And Proclaims The Next SCOTUS Seat Is His (VIDEOS)

Andrew Napolitano Boasts And Proclaims The Next SCOTUS Seat Is His (VIDEOS)

Donald Trump’s standards for acceptable behavior from government officials is alarmingly low. After all, Sean Spicer still has a job despite planting a fake news story. Sebastian Gorka still has a job despite calling a private citizen at night to shake him down. And Steve Bannon is still Trump’s eminence grise despite the litany of anecdotes […]

Who Is Bankrolling The Pro-Gorsuch Media Blitz? (VIDEO)

Who Is Bankrolling The Pro-Gorsuch Media Blitz? (VIDEO)

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is receiving an extensive promotional campaign run by the conservative Judicial Crisis Network. But the donors behind the campaign remain cloaked in secrecy. During Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing this week, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) asked him why JCN had spent $7 million on a campaign to oppose President Obama’s Supreme Court pick, […]

Franken Freezes Gorsuch On Absurd Ruling: ‘I Know It When I See It’ (VIDEO)

Franken Freezes Gorsuch On Absurd Ruling: ‘I Know It When I See It’ (VIDEO)

Between debunking wiretap claims and untangling President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia, something else important is happening this week: the confirmation hearings of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. The Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee swore that they wouldn’t make things easy for Gorsuch, and boy have the kept their promise. Just take […]

Going Public With Trump Criticism Would Help Gorsuch Ease Tensions From Democratic Senators (VIDEO)

Going Public With Trump Criticism Would Help Gorsuch Ease Tensions From Democratic Senators (VIDEO)

Richard Blumenthal, the Democratic Senator from Connecticut who first disclosed Neil Gorsuch’s misgivings about President Trump has a new message. He wants the judge to go public with his criticism. Blumenthal met with the Supreme Court nominee privately earlier this week, and relayed that Gorsuch expressed issues with Trump’s criticism of the federal judiciary system, […]

Chuck Schumer Warns Neil Gorsuch: Prove You’re Not On The Trump Train Or Face A Filibuster (VIDEO)

Chuck Schumer Warns Neil Gorsuch: Prove You’re Not On The Trump Train Or Face A Filibuster (VIDEO)

On the surface, one of the best moments of the week came when Donald Trump’s own nominee for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, said he found Trump’s ham-handed attempt to intimidate the judiciary into going along with his travel ban “disheartening” and “demoralizing.” Even better, the White House twisted itself into a pretzel trying to deny Gorsuch actually used […]

Senate Dems Promise Republicans A Taste Of Their Own SCOTUS Obstruction

Senate Dems Promise Republicans A Taste Of Their Own SCOTUS Obstruction

After blocking even so much as a hearing on former President Barack Obama’s SCOTUS pick, Merrick Garland, Republicans are now in a tizzy over the fact that Senate Democrats are flexing their filibuster muscles. President Stephen Bannon Donald Trump is set to announce his SCOTUS nominee tonight, but don’t expect a confirmation right away. ‘This […]

Hypocrite Mitch McConnell Says He’s SHOCKED Dems Will Block SCOTUS Nominees

Hypocrite Mitch McConnell Says He’s SHOCKED Dems Will Block SCOTUS Nominees

There are lots of hypocrites among the Republicans in Congress, but perhaps the crown for most hypocritical should be given to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. For 10 months and counting, McConnell has adamantly refused to hold hearings on President Obama’s nominee to the United States Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, who is eminently qualified but […]

Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Likely To Help Roll Back Labor Laws (VIDEO)

Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Likely To Help Roll Back Labor Laws (VIDEO)

A major expansion of right-to-work laws looks likely under President-elect Donald Trump. Last week, two Illinois state employees moved forward with their lawsuit against the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the largest public-sector union in the nation. The employees, Mark Janus and Brian Trygg, are challenging the constitutionality of public employees […]

Tucker Carlson’s Right Wing Rag Says GOP Should Surrender To Hillary In Exchange For Scalia Pick

Tucker Carlson’s Right Wing Rag Says GOP Should Surrender To Hillary In Exchange For Scalia Pick

Trump has the right-wingers’ panties in a bunch, and my, how their desperation is showing. Tucker Carlson’s right-wing website The Daily Caller laid out a case for “surrender” to Hillary Clinton today, and it was hilarious. Should The GOP Establishment Endorse Clinton? It all started with a tweet from The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza: What […]

BREAKING: SCOTUS Strikes Down Restrictive Texas Abortion Law By 5-3 Vote

BREAKING: SCOTUS Strikes Down Restrictive Texas Abortion Law By 5-3 Vote

The United States Supreme Court, in one of its last rulings of the current term, has struck down a highly restrictive anti-abortion law from Texas by a vote of 5-3. The three dissenting justices were Alito, Roberts, and Thomas. In 2015, Texas passed one of the most draconian anti-choice laws in the country which was […]

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