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SCOTUS could lay his hand on Roe v Wade by accepting an abortion case from Indiana

WASHINGTON – JANUARY 22: Proponents of Pro Choice participate in protests outside the US Supreme Court building on January 22, 2010 in Washington, DC. Activists from across the nation gathered to commemorate the 37th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling against Wade, which decriminalized abortion in all fifty states. (Photo by Mark Wilson / Getty Images) Mark Wilson | Getty …

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Kavanaugh joins the SCOTUS majority to delay the execution of the Texas inmate

The Supreme Court on Thursday delayed the execution of the Texas inmate Patrick Murphy . Prison lawyers argued that a Buddhist priest could not be with Murphy in the death chamber when he died. In a Consistent Statement, Judge wrote Brett Kavanaugh Texas could not proceed with Murphy's punishment unless the state allowed his Buddhist adviser or another Buddhist representative …

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SCOTUS rejects challenge to Trump Commissioner Whitaker

WASHINGTON – Monday's US Supreme Court stayed out of controversy over whether President Whitworth Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as Deputy Attorney General is unlawful by refusing a motion filed in a pending firearms case. The court dismissed a petition filed by federal prosecutor Barry Michaels, whose lawyers named Whitaker, a former prosecutor, in court papers as Deputy Prosecutor General …

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South Dakota kills Rodney Berget after SCOTUS clears the way

CLOSE About 30 people arrived at the scheduled execution of Rodney Berget to sentence the death penalty. Wochit Rodney Berget in 2011 (Photo: Argus Leader's file photo) SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Rodney Berget, a man convicted of killing a prison guard in a thwarted escape from the South Dakota State Prison, was executed on Monday afternoon after being delayed several …

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Senator Chuck Grassley vows not to consider the SCOTUS candidate in 2020

Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, during a committee meeting on September 28, 2018. [Photo: Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images] WASHINGTON Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the panel will not consider candidates from the Supreme Court of President Donald Trump during the 2020 election year. The Iowa Republican said that was only fair since the …

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The legislator has a "workaround" on SCOTUS unions decision

The Democratic New York Democratic legislator suggests an end to the US Supreme Court ruling that could cost the state's powerful unions more than $ 100 million a year. Deputy Richard Gottfried (D-Manhattan), A longtime working friend, plans to introduce legislation that will allow unions to include collective bargaining costs in their contracts with government agencies to replace the mandatory …

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Michael Moore: I'll surround the US Capitol with a million other people to stop Trump's SCOTUS affirmation

Michael Moore appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher urging his liberal colleagues not to give up hope of the inevitable ratification of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court. Bill Maher began asking Moore about the plan "Hail Mary", which he allegedly should have prevented the Justice Anthony Kennedy . "Listen, the Senate is now 50-49. Unfortunately McCain will not be …

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Trump rallies in North Dakota says next SCOTUS pick should serve 40, 45 years

President Donald Trump returned to the election campaign Wednesday in North Dakota, home to one of the US Senate's most important and competitive races. The rally, which took place in an arena in Fargo, came just hours after the announcement of the resignation of Anthony Kennedy, judge of the US Supreme Court. Trump wasted no time in addressing Kennedy's resignation …

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SCOTUS nixes part of the law that requires the deportation of immigrants convicted of some crimes

The case, sessions v. Dimaya, created during the Obama administration, was closely watched to see if the government would consider the Trump administration's general push to both limit immigration and increase deportations possible. As expected after the hearing, Justice Neil Gorsuch joined a more liberal judiciary for the first time since joining the court to reach a 5-4 majority that …

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