'Oh, come on': Supreme Court justices incredulous at Justice Department immigration argument. It, uh, doesn’t sound like the Trump-Sessions Justice Department is going to prevail in its argument to the U.S.
Supreme Court that citizenship can be revoked over any misstatement or failure to disclose at all, however minor, that a person included (or didn’t include) on their citizenship application. Yes, Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg were all vocally skeptical. But there was also this, from Chief Justice John Roberts: “Some time ago, outside the statute of limitations, I drove 60 miles an hour in a 55-mile-an-hour zone,” the chief justice said, adding that he had not been caught. The form that people seeking American citizenship must complete, he added, asks whether the applicant had ever committed a criminal offense, however minor, even if there was no arrest. Roberts added that it might not be a constitutional problem, but “it is certainly a problem of prosecutorial abuse.” Welcome to the Donald Trump presidency, Mr. Rookie Justice Gorsuch Assigned To Supreme Court Overnight Shift. WASHINGTON—Presiding over the dimly lit chamber during the small hours of the morning, newly sworn-in justice Neil Gorsuch was reportedly forced Tuesday to work the Supreme Court overnight shift.
“It’s pretty boring, and it sucks that it’s so late, but [Justice] Anthony [Kennedy] told me that doing the graveyard shift is just a rite of passage rookies like me have gone through since pretty much the beginning of the judicial branch,” said Gorsuch, adding that so far things had been fairly uneventful except for a few “kind of weird” interstate commerce cases. “There’s honestly not that much to do besides just keeping an eye on the place and dealing with whoever straggles in at 2 a.m. to file an amicus brief. Luckily, you can pretty much just read a book most of the time, and I’ve got a little portable radio to keep me company when things are really dead. Still, I’m hoping this is just for a few months before they transfer me to a normal shift.” ‘Could’ve Been Me,’ Grumbles Merrick Garland Watching Gorsuch Hearings At Bar With Fellow Highway Maintenance Workers.
Supreme Court Strikes Down Abortion Restrictions In Texas. Abortion rights supporters and opponents wait for rulings in front of the U.S.
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Reynolds Tobacco Company in a lawsuit filed by European countries accusing it of complicity in an international money laundering scheme. The court, by a 4-to-3 vote, found that the company could not be sued under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO, over its conduct abroad. The case, RJR Nabisco Inc. v. The European Community, No. 15-138, was brought by the and 26 of its member states. Justice Samuel A. “Greatly simplified,” he wrote, “the complaint alleges a scheme in which Colombian and Russian drug traffickers smuggled narcotics into Europe and sold the drugs for euros that — through a series of transactions involving black-market money brokers, cigarette importers and wholesalers — were used to pay for large shipments of RJR cigarettes into Europe.
R44484. President Obama's Supreme Court shortlist has leaked. Here are the 6 contenders. Almost a month after the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, President Obama's shortlist of potential nominees to replace him appears to be taking shape.
Looking at lists from the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Associated Press, and NPR's Nina Totenberg, six candidates keep appearing: Merrick Garland, US Court of Appeals for the DC CircuitKetanji Brown Jackson, US District Court for DCJane Kelly, US Court of Appeals for the Eighth CircuitPatricia Millett, US Court of Appeals for the DC CircuitSri Srinivasan, US Court of Appeals for the DC CircuitPaul Watford, US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Reuters has reported that the list is even smaller: just Garland, Srinivasan, and Watford.
Other options previously floated — like Attorney General Loretta Lynch, US Sen. Scalia’s Death Prompts Dow to Settle Suits for $835 Million. By Jef Feeley and Greg Stohr, Bloomberg News Dow Chemical Co. said it agreed to pay $835 million to settle an antitrust case that was on appeal to the U.S.
Supreme Court in the wake of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death earlier this month. Dow, the largest U.S. chemical maker by sales, said Friday the accord will resolve its challenges to a $1.06 billion award to purchasers of compounds for urethanes, chemicals used to make foam upholstery for furniture and plastic walls in refrigerators. The Originalist Sins of Justice Scalia. All human beings are seething cauldrons of bias and prejudice based on both rational and irrational reasons.
Those of us who have been honored to wear the other black robe (as judges rather than priests) are not exceptions to the rule that children are taught biases from a very young age and then roll though life gathering more biases as they go. What is supposed to distinguish the job of judging is an ability to set aside bias and decide cases on neutral principles. That is, when a principle leads to a result we like, it should also apply to results we do not like. Every legal sword has at least two edges. I thought I could reason with Antonin Scalia: A more naive young fool never drew breath. In the two weeks since his death, many have spoken about Antonin Scalia’s undeniable impact on American law.
As attention shifts to filling the vacancy he has left on the Supreme Court, I would like instead to talk about his less appreciated impact on contemporary physics. But first, a bit of background. Antonin Scalia generally detested science. It threatened everything he believed in. Scalia was an intellectual phony: Can we please stop calling him a brilliant jurist? George Orwell once noted that when an English politician dies “his worst enemies will stand up on the floor of the House and utter pious lies in his honour.”
Antonin Scalia was neither English, nor technically speaking a politician, but a similar tradition can be witnessed in the form of the praise now being heaped on him. For example prominent liberal legal academic and former Obama administration lawyer Cass Sunstein has just offered the opinion that Scalia “was not only one of the most important justices in the nation’s history, he was also among the greatest.” Scalia’s greatness, Sunstein claims, “lies in his abiding commitment to one ideal above any other: the rule of law.” Sunstein’s assessment strikes me as not merely wrong, but as the precise opposite of the truth. Sometimes, Scalia Surprised the Living Sh*t Out of Me. The last time I was in the Supreme Court was at the beginning of last December.
I was listening to oral arguments in the case of Fisher v. Texas, the mysteriously undead case attacking the University of Texas for its affirmative action program that had come to the Court for the second time for reasons of which practically nobody was clear. Supreme Court Issues 7-1 Decision To Find Scalia's Killer. Justice Scalia Dead Following 30-Year Battle With Social Progress. Scalia: Hero of the Far-Right Dead at 79. Attorney Kamau Franklin says Justice Antonin Scalia participated in some of the most reactionary rulings affecting blacks, women, gays and workers in Supreme Court history - Transcript JAISAL NOOR, TRNN: The U.S. Supreme Court's future grabbed center stage in the country's presidential campaign with the sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia, setting up an election year battle over who should succeed him on the nine-member bench that interprets U.S. law and decides critical issues that shape American life.Scalia's legacy has also come to the forefront.KAMAU FRANKLIN: His legacy was one of pushing us back on a lot of important issues.
His stance on affirmative action, his stance on gutting the Civil Rights Act, his votes for Citizens United, the [lobby] [inaud.] case in terms of religious beliefs. End DISCLAIMER: Please note that transcripts for The Real News Network are typed from a recording of the program. Comments. “Entertaining, clear-headed, furious, sarcastic and sometimes just plain mean”: Remembering Justice Scalia’s dissents, and judicial impact. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia kept your attention, whether you liked him or not. He was a big personality who rather enjoyed the spotlight, and he did not often shy from controversy. Scalia deeply influenced a generation of conservative legal thinkers and was a lightning rod for criticism from the left almost from the moment President Ronald Reagan put him on the court in 1986.
A gifted writer who produced gems and barbs in equal measure, Scalia even occasionally took aim at his usual allies if they disagreed with his view of a case. Scalia died overnight Friday. The justice, 79, would have been 80 next month. Chief Justice Roberts asked why diversity matters in a physics class. Here’s an answer. The big question at the heart of the affirmative action case before the Supreme Court, Fisher v. Texas, is whether the university needs to consider race in its admissions process in order to create an environment diverse enough to benefit all students. Oral arguments on Wednesday focused a lot on diversity not just at the university level but in individual classrooms. And that led to a question from Chief Justice John Roberts: Why does diversity matter in a science class? According to the transcript (slightly edited to cut out repetition): CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: What unique perspective does a minority student bring to a physics class?
Scalia’s raging hypocrisy: Encroaching senility, raging racism, or does he no longer give a f*ck? During oral arguments in Wednesday’s Supreme Court case considering the constitutionality of the University of Texas at Austin’s admissions policies, Justice Antonin Scalia had this to say: There are those who contend that it does not benefit African Americans to get them into the University of Texas, where they do not do well, as opposed to having them go to a less-advanced school, a slower-track school where they do well. One of the briefs pointed out that most of the black scientists in this country don’t come from schools like the University of Texas. They come from lesser schools where they do not feel that they’re being pushed ahead in classes that are too fast for them. Justice Scalia Thinks Black Students Belong In 'Slower-Track' Schools.
Roberts at 10 Business. The Stealth Corporate Takeover of the Supreme Court. The three cases now awaiting decision will test how far the Court’s conservative bloc is willing to ride the Chamber’s campaign to restore, via a new but functionally equivalent suite of rules, the early 20th century constitutional regime that empowered an arch-conservative federal judiciary to trump statutory protections for consumers, workers, and other constituencies. Of the three pending cases, the most audacious, Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, is a constitutional challenge to a Fair Credit Reporting Act provision, added to the original 1970 Act in 1996 after extensive hearings on the industry’s uneven fact-checking practices.
This law authorizes consumers to sue credit reporting agencies, including internet-era data aggregators like defendant Spokeo, for damages up to $1,000, when such an agency disseminates false information about them. Sotomayor Says Supreme Court Has 'Shoot First, Think Later' Approach To Cop Violence. Scalia Goes On Hobby Lobby Shopping Binge, Just To Feel Again. Supreme Court Justices Get More Liberal As They Get Older. SCOTUS 6:30 AM Oct 5, 2015. You Can Now Listen To Justice Scalia Call Obamacare 'SCOTUScare' Over And Over. Supreme Court rejects death row appeal over racist juror who said execution is ‘what that n****r deserved’ MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell: Antonin Scalia is ‘the Donald Trump of the Supreme Court’
It's Justice Kennedy's World, and We're All Just Living in It. Jon Stewart Shows How Antonin Scalia Is A Total Hypocrite. Supreme Court justices stop playing nice. As the Supreme Court winds down a term marked by momentous decisions, two things stand out from the historic session. The 10 Most Wild Lines From Antonin Scalia’s Extreme Dissent Over Gay Marriage.
The Supreme Court Could Transfer A Lot Of Political Power Away From Cities. This week, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a lawsuit filed by conservative activists in Texas that could redefine the principle of “one person, one vote” as we know it. Supreme Court’s grand ruse ends: Finally, Americans see the justices for the political hacks they are. Cue up the sad David Brooks violin playing softly in the corner of a dark alley at 3 a.m., because Americans have no faith in powerful institutions anymore. John Roberts Basically Thinks It's OK When Politicians Just Do What Wealthy Donors Say. WASHINGTON -- When it comes to campaign finance law, Chief Justice John Roberts taketh away even as he giveth. Ruth Bader Ginsburg eviscerates same-sex marriage opponents in court. At a turning point in history where most of the male members of the US supreme court seemed unsure which way to turn, one justice stood out during Tuesday’s hearing on the constitutionality of gay marriage for her spatial awareness.
Here's What Scalia Said About Obamacare Last Week. It's Not What He Said 3 Years Ago. Did John Roberts Tip His Hand? - The New Yorker. Lonesome Alito Declares Marriage Only Between A Man And The Sea. Supreme Court Takes No Action On Pending Gay Marriage Cases. Scalia, Thomas, Roberts, Alito Suddenly Realize They Will Be Villains In Oscar-Winning Movie One Day.
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I Get To Determine Whether Gay People Can Marry. The Court And The Future Of Everything You Hold Dear: The Most Important Reason To Vote For Obama. Federal Judge Rules Cops Can Set Up Cameras On Private Property Without Warrants. Court of Appeals Asks if Terror Law Applies to Gang Member. Scalia says abortion, gay rights are easy cases. Free Speech Scores A Hat Trick. Arizona Immigration Law's Most Contentious Section Can Now Be Enforced By Police, Judge Says. Antonin Scalia: Judge Richard Posner Lied In Judicial Philosophy Criticism. Moyers & Company: 'The One Percent Court'
Lying in the confirmation process & beyond: John Roberts, Pt. 3. Lying In The Confirmation Process & Beyond: John Roberts, Pt. 2. Oliver: SCOTUS Created Hole in Voting Rights Act in the Shape of Roberts' Middle Finger. Lying In The Confirmation Process & Beyond: John Roberts, Pt. 1. Judge Roberts on Trial by Ronald Dworkin. Scalia's Mendacious Coda. Scalia’s chance to smash unions: The huge under-the-radar case. Supreme Court to decide if political groups can lie in advertising. Antonin Scalia: 'You Are Kidding Yourself If You Think' Internment Ruling Couldn't Happen Again. Supreme Court Makes Big Decision On When Cops Can Enter Your Home.
Jon Stewart Tells Antonin Scalia 'You're F**kin' Wrong!' Final Word on U.S. Law Isn’t: Supreme Court Keeps Editing. Supreme Court Rejects James Risen's Bid To Protect His Source. Six Supreme Court decisions to watch for this month. Supreme Court Makes Sweeping Endorsement Of Digital Privacy. Supreme Court: Police Need Warrant To Search Cell Phones. King v. Burwell: How Supreme Court Could Wreck Obamacare in States. Supreme Court rules 8-1 that cops can pull you over for the wrong reason. The Best Lawyers Money Can Buy. The Echo Chamber.