Tag: SCOTUS

Opinion | Postpone the election? Voter intimidation? Amy Coney Barrett is open to it. – The Washington Post

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett answers questions during the second day of her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

But the most chilling moment of her Supreme Court confirmation testimony Tuesday came when she said she would “need to hear arguments” about whether President Trump can postpone the election. “President Trump made claims of voter fraud and suggested he wanted to delay the upcoming election,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, observed. “Does the Constitution give the president of the United States the authority to unilaterally delay a general election under any circumstances? Does federal law?” AD

Opinion | Postpone the election? Voter intimidation? Amy Coney Barrett is open to it. – The Washington Post

The Supreme Court is finished: Republicans have killed it. Now it’s time to fight back | Salon.com

Trump and McConnell have corrupted the Supreme Court and th judicial branch for a generation. Time to fight dirty

The Supreme Court is finished: Republicans have killed it. Now it’s time to fight back | Salon.com

 

Rushing to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, McConnell shows power trumps principle | Robert Reich | Opinion | The Guardian

Mitch McConnell speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill.
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My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Rushing to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, McConnell shows power trumps principle | Robert Reich | Opinion | The Guardian

How Abraham Lincoln Fought the Supreme Court

the Right’s resort to judicial supremacy is not a sign of strength, but an admission of weakness: a beleaguered regime calls upon the authority of the court only to achieve what it cannot accomplish through electoral politics.

How Abraham Lincoln Fought the Supreme Court

Supreme Court Leaves In Place Voting Restrictions On Former Felons In Florida | HuffPost

Voter Suppression is Real and Legal. SCOTUS judgement (ODT)

The justices declined to set aside an order by the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that effectively halted the voter registration of former felons in Florida who cannot afford to pay fines or fees mandated by state law.

Liberal Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan dissented from the decision.

The voting rights of hundreds of thousands of former felons in Florida were called into question Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed a lower court ruling to stand, permitting the state to bar former inmates from voting if they owe court fees or fines. 

“This Court’s order prevents thousands of otherwise eligible voters from participating in Florida’s primary election simply because they are poor,” said Justice Sonia Sotomayor in her dissent.

via Supreme Court Leaves In Place Voting Restrictions On Former Felons In Florida | HuffPost

 

The Supreme Court Has Given the Green Light to Bosses and Financial Managers to Steal From Workers

Ransacking workers pensions funds (ODT)

Robbing workers’ pension funds has long been central to Wall Street’s business model. In last week’s Supreme Court ruling, Brett Kavanaugh and his conservative cadre of justices opened the door for financial managers to take their looting of those pension funds even further.

via The Supreme Court Has Given the Green Light to Bosses and Financial Managers to Steal From Workers

SCOTUS May Have Just Decided to Exempt Trump From the Rule of Law | The Nation

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Trump has already succeeded in his goal of running for president twice without disclosing basic financial information. He has already succeeded in using the office of the president to shield himself from potential prosecution of his suspected financial crimes. Trump has already won. The only question now is how much the rest of us will lose.

We should expect decisions on these two cases in late June. The Supreme Court will then tell us how much more of our democracy must be sacrificed in the service of Donald Trump.

via SCOTUS May Have Just Decided to Exempt Trump From the Rule of Law | The Nation

Brett Kavanaugh Is a Liar—So Why Couldn’t Democrats Call Him One? | The Nation

Durbin, Whitehouse, Klobuchar at Kavanaugh hearing

It is no secret that—amid his whining, braggadocio, and staggering displays of self-pity—would-be Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh repeatedly perjured himself. Fact-checking articles in the days after the hearing identified well more than a dozen lies: lies about his high-school years, his college years, his drinking habits, his calendar, his yearbook, his judicial beliefs, the laws of Maryland, the testimony of his friends, and the meaning of words. It’s a wonder he gave his real name.

via Brett Kavanaugh Is a Liar—So Why Couldn’t Democrats Call Him One? | The Nation

Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick to be excluded from FBI investigation | US news | The Guardian

Julie Swetnick has alleged that Brett Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge placed drugs or alcohol in punch in order to inebriate women so they could be ‘gang raped’ by other partygoers.

Democrats urged the FBI to investigate Swetnick’s claims and voiced concern that the White House may be narrowing the scope of the agency’s work.

“I’m very concerned about this because the White House should not be allowed to micromanage an FBI investigation,” Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, who sits on the judiciary committee, told CNN.

She added: “I think she [Swetnick] has to be interviewed by the FBI. I haven’t met her. I believe in due process, she did sign an affidavit.”

via Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick to be excluded from FBI investigation | US news | The Guardian

‘This Is a Farce, Not an Investigation’: Trump Accused of Rigging FBI’s Kavanaugh Probe By Imposing ‘Outrageous’ Limits

President Donald Trump introduces U.S. Circuit Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh as his nominee to the United States Supreme Court during an event in the East Room of the White House July 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Just 24 hours after caving to pressure from the Senate and requesting an FBI probe into the sexual assault allegations against his Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump is reportedly already working to impose strict limitations on the scope of the investigation—a move that has been denounced as a flagrant attempt to further rig the process in Kavanaugh’s favor.

via ‘This Is a Farce, Not an Investigation’: Trump Accused of Rigging FBI’s Kavanaugh Probe By Imposing ‘Outrageous’ Limits

Kavanaugh’s Yale Classmate Says He Lied About His Drinking | Crooks and Liars

One of the most stupid lies he has repeatedly told was that he didn’t drink much, even though all signs point to the opposite. Well, one of his Yale classmates and roommate of Debbie Ramirez (second accuser), Liz Swisher, went on CNN to directly contradict his ridiculous “I was a totally sober choir boy” story.

via Kavanaugh’s Yale Classmate Says He Lied About His Drinking | Crooks and Liars