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Supreme Court declines to outlaw Michigan straight-ticket voting
Eric DuVallWASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court on Friday declined to hear a request by the state of Michigan to enforce a 2015 law that bans straight-ticket voting.
4 points by UPI | Voting Democracy Elections United Press International Supreme Court of the United States Election Voting system Samuel Alito
Democrats vow to filibuster Gorsuch confirmation in Senate, GOP threatens ‘nuclear’ option
Eleven US senators are siding with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) in the battle to block Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Republicans are expected to deploy the nuclear option to thwart a filibuster. Read Full Article at RT.com
-1 points by Russia Today | Democratic Party George W. Bush President of the United States Supreme Court of the United States Republican Party Barack Obama Bill Clinton Samuel Alito
Schumer: Democrats will filibuster Gorsuch nomination
Senate hearings on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch ended Thursday on a confrontational note, with the body's top Democrat vowing a filibuster that could complicate Gorsuch's expected confirmation and ultimately upend the traditional approach to approving justices. Senate Minority Leader Charles...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Supreme Court of the United States George W. Bush Democratic Party Samuel Alito Barack Obama United States Senate Antonin Scalia Sonia Sotomayor
Trump Deportation Force & Latino pick for Labor: Darcy cartoon
The only thing about Puzder's nomination that made any sense was his withdrawal of that nomination. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- As President Donald Trump's 'Deportation Force' picks up and pushes out illegals around the nation, Trump has picked the first Latino for his cabinet, nominating Alexander Acosta to be labor secretary. Acosta, who is the son of Cuban-American immigrants, is the confirmable replacement for Andrew Puzder, who withdrew from consideration amidst growing controversy and dwindling support from Republican Senators. Wednesday, it was reported that up to 12 Republican Senators were leaning towards voting against Puzder.  As a result, the Senate reportedly would send a message to the Trump administration requesting it withdraw Puzder's name.  According to two Senior Senate aides, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did in fact inform the White House that Puzder would not be confirmed if there was a vote.   Soon after, Puzder withdrew. There was plenty about Puzder that both Democrats and Republican Senators objected to.   For Republicans, the main issue appeared to be  Puzder's past employment of an undocumented housekeeper. Also, unseemly details of Puzder's messy divorce, with accusations of domestic abuse from his ex-wife, reemerged.    Before she had recanted the allegation, Puzder's former wife appeared, in disguise, on the "Oprah Winfrey Show" to discuss the alleged abuse.   Several Republican and Democrat Senators watched a video of the old segment. Compounding the domestic abuse allegation, Puzder was accused of sexism.  Senators  didn't like his opposition to minimum wage increases and his advocacy of replacing workers with robots.   Puzder was CEO of CKE restaurants, operator of Hardees and Carl Jr's fast-food chains.   It was pointed out that CKE was often in violation of many Labor Department rules that Puzder would now be entrusted to enforce. The only thing about Puzder's nomination to be labor secretary that made any sense, was his withdrawal of that nomination. Acosta is currently the dean of the Florida International University law school.   He is a former assistant U.S. attorney general for civil rights.   President George W. Bush appointed him to the National Labor Relations Board.     Acosta clerked for Justice Samuel Alito when he was on the US Court of Appeals.   Working for the DOJ, Acosta prosecuted corrupt lobbyist Jack Abramoff. The best news for Trump, is that Acosta has been confirmed several times before for his former government posts. The only confirmation question I would have is why wasn't the confirmable Acosta nominated in the first place, instead of Puzder?
2 points by The Plain Dealer | George W. Bush United States Senate Republican Party Mitch McConnell Samuel Alito CKE Restaurants Hardee's Democratic Party
Live: Trump taps Acosta for Labor secretary
Former Assistant Attorney General and National Labor Relations Board member R. Alexander Acosta is the pick        
-2 points by The Detroit News | United States Senate President of the United States Republican Party Samuel Alito United States Department of Labor Donald Trump Herbert Hoover Board of directors
Trump nominates ex-NLRB member Alexander Acosta as labor secretary
President Donald Trump named former National Labor Relations Board member R. Alexander Acosta as his new nominee for labor secretary, the first Hispanic he has chosen for his Cabinet. Trump said Acosta will be "a tremendous secretary of labor." Acosta replaces Trump's first nominee for the position,...
7 points by Chicago Tribune | George W. Bush President of the United States United States Senate Republican Party Democratic Party Samuel Alito George H. W. Bush Supreme Court of the United States
The 3 judges deciding whether to restore Trump's travel ban
9th Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments over restoring Trump's travel ban case Feb. 7, 2017, 12:27 p.m. What to expect today in the legal fight over President Trump's order to block all refugees from around the world and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries: There has been...
1646 points by Los Angeles Times | Supreme Court of the United States Sandra Day O'Connor George W. Bush United States President of the United States Sonia Sotomayor Samuel Alito Judge
Friend of man who claims wrongful conviction: He wasn’t there that night — I was
A Brooklyn man who claims he was wrongfully convicted for the 1995 murder of a 4-year-old girl not only had no part in the fatal shooting — he wasn’t even present at the scene that night, his childhood friend testified Monday. Terrence Morgan told the court he knew his pal Sundhe Moses couldn’t have fired...
45 points by New York Post | Supreme Court of the United States Brooklyn English-language films Conviction Sandra Day O'Connor William Howard Taft Samuel Alito Antonin Scalia
Trump might push to confirm his Supreme Court nominee quickly. That would cost him.
If a president says a single sentence in public about his Supreme Court nominee, he reduces his odds of passing an important proposal through the Senate.
92 points by The Washington Post | Supreme Court of the United States United States Senate Democratic Party President of the United States Antonin Scalia George W. Bush Samuel Alito William Rehnquist
Mississippi Justice Randolph recovering from heart surgery
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Michael K. Randolph says he is feeling fine after open-heart surgery to repair two leaking valves. A court news release Friday says the 69-year-old from Hattiesburg expects to be released from Forrest General Hospital on Monday, a week after the surgery. He ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Supreme Court of the United States United States Washington D.C. Coronary artery bypass surgery Hugo Black Jury Samuel Alito Sandra Day O'Connor
Clarence Thomas: Honor Scalia by reining in government
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas called on fellow conservatives Thursday to continue the work of the late Justice Antonin Scalia to keep the power of the courts and other branches of government in check.Thomas told 1,700 people at a dinner in honor of Scalia that the Supreme Court has too...
103 points by Chicago Tribune | Samuel Alito Supreme Court of the United States Antonin Scalia John G. Roberts George W. Bush Clarence Thomas Stephen Breyer Robert Bork
Alito’s guideline on issues of Americans’ liberties: ‘What would Scalia do?’
Justice warns of “constitutional fault lines” that might come before Supreme Court.
3795 points by The Washington Post | Antonin Scalia Supreme Court of the United States Samuel Alito Stephen Breyer Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States John G. Roberts Robert Bork William Rehnquist
Conservative GOP lawmaker proposes abortion ban
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An Indiana lawmaker says he will propose legislation effectively banning abortion in the state, despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling declaring it unconstitutional. State Rep. Curt Nisly, a Republican from Goshen, says he'll sponsor the bill when the Legislature meets in January. Abortion-rights groups are certain to ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Supreme Court of the United States Roe v. Wade United States William Rehnquist John G. Roberts Gerald Ford Samuel Alito Richard Nixon
Justice Alito rallies conservatives in tribute to Scalia
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is issuing a rallying cry to conservatives in the wake of newfound strength following Donald Trump's election. Alito tells a conference of conservative lawyers, judges and ...
-2 points by Las Vegas Sun | Samuel Alito Antonin Scalia Democratic Party Supreme Court of the United States George W. Bush United States Harvard Law School Sonia Sotomayor
Can Trump undermine abortion rights? Not so fast
Reversing Roe v. Wade will take more new justices, then action by state legislatures.         
6837 points by Arizona Republic | Supreme Court of the United States Roe v. Wade Samuel Alito John G. Roberts Sandra Day O'Connor Planned Parenthood v. Casey Ruth Bader Ginsburg Antonin Scalia
9 Trump Supreme Court prospects at conservative legal parley
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Supreme Court justices and nine judges on President-elect Donald Trump's list of potential high court picks are among more than 1,000 people expected at a gathering of conservative lawyers that has suddenly turned into an impromptu job fair for spots in the new administration. The Federalist ...
5 points by The Washington Times | Supreme Court of the United States George W. Bush Samuel Alito John G. Roberts Antonin Scalia William Rehnquist President of the United States Democratic Party
Can President Trump undermine abortion rights? Not so fast
Reversing Roe v. Wade will take more new justices, then action by state legislatures.       
6837 points by USA Today | Supreme Court of the United States Roe v. Wade Samuel Alito John G. Roberts Sandra Day O'Connor Planned Parenthood v. Casey Ruth Bader Ginsburg Antonin Scalia