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The Supreme Court rules against the Church of Nevada’s struggle to lift the presence limit

The decision was 5-4. The church argued that government policies treated worship differently from other large gatherings, including casinos, gyms, and restaurants. A lower court had ruled against the church. Although the court’s order was unsigned, judges Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch disagreed, which meant that Chief Justice John Roberts cast the necessary fifth vote by …

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GOP leaders vow to fill a potential Supreme Court job this year despite some concerns

The move comes despite major concerns from influential Republicans that the GOP could pay a political price for treating a candidate under Trump differently than under Obama. It is also because Democrats are increasingly concerned about the fragile health of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the 87-year-old liberal lawyer who recently published a new fight against cancer, and the possibility of …

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The St. Louis Supreme Procuratorate says she has charged a couple with guns at the crowd marching to the mayor’s office

St. Louis Circuit lawyer Kim Gardner said on Monday she had indicted the couple, who flashed guns in the past month before a crowd of people marching to the mayor’s office and sparked a gun rights debate. Gardner, the city’s chief prosecutor, said Mark and Patricia McCloskey were charged with illegal weapon crime. “It is illegal to wave weapons in …

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The Supreme Court temporarily blocked offenders from voting in Florida

CONCLUDE Voting rights were restored for most Florida criminals as of Tuesday, increasing the pool of voters in a battlefield country, notorious for its narrow key election margins, by up to 1.4 million people (January 8). WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to allow Florida criminals who have completed their sentences to be elected in an upcoming primary …

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The Supreme Court ruled that Wesley Purkey’s federal execution could continue

The court’s order granted the government’s request to overturn an injunction that had blocked Purkey’s execution, which was originally scheduled for Wednesday evening. The judges Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan disagreed in the 5-4 opinion. District judge Tanya Chutkan issued an injunction on Wednesday that prohibited the federal prison office from continuing Purkey’s planned execution. …

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The Supreme Court is paving the way for the second federal execution this week

The Supreme Court cleared the way for a second federal execution in as many days. The Supreme Court overturned 5: 4 votes early Thursday Thursday to freeze the execution of Wesley Ira Purkey. Purkey was convicted of kidnapping, raping, and killing a 16-year-old girl before dismembering, burning, and then throwing the teenager’s body into a septic pond. He was also …

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