Tagged: supreme court

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Wednesday Writs: Kavanaugh v. RoboCalls Edition

Kavanaugh writes “A robocall that says, “Please pay your government debt” is legal. A robocall that says, “Please donate to our political campaign” is illegal. That is about as content-based as it gets.”

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Wednesday Writs for 6/24

A tale of two headlines: Why Trump Keeps Losing at the Supreme Court vs. How the Supreme Court is Quietly Enabling Trump and other law tidbits

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Wednesday Writs: Mailing It In Edition

Qualified Immunity, a blockbuster summer for the Supreme Court, lawyers going to lawyer, and a $67 million dollar lawsuit over missing paints in Wednesday Writs.

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Wednesday Writs: Say It to My Face Edition

The confrontation clause — the right to face one’s accuser — is among the most well-known of our constitutionally guaranteed criminal rights.

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Notorious but Cancer-Free RBG Returns

The ghoulish ritual of wielding the health & mortality of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg around as a political cudgel can be suspended, at least for now.

Politics, Empathy and the Kavanaugh Thing

It became readily apparent that the [Kavanaugh] fight was not about his judicial philosophy or whether the allegations of sexual misconduct were true. It rapidly became a war between our two political tribes in which the only thing that mattered was victory and in which each side was living in its own reality.

The Kavanaugh Dog and Pony Show Commenceth

This movie will end like the Gorsuch show did, the outcome having been scripted with the 2016 election results. The Democrats do not have the votes, and barring something very unforeseen there will be a vote on Judge Kavanaugh sometime in the next 30 days or so.

Poll: Majority of Registered Voters Support Term-Limits for SCOTUS

Politico/Morning Consult have some polling data out, taken after the Kavanaugh SCOTUS pick, and Sixty-one percent support term limits for Supreme Court justices, support that crosses party affiliation; two-thirds of polled Democrats and 58 percent of Republicans. 20% overall oppose limits.

“Travel Ban” Well-Within Trump’s Authority, Says Divided SCOTUS

The predictable split of the Court on this matter portends the inevitable split between the left and right leaning citizenry, as many decisions this term have done. With the strong, provocative rhetoric from our President which underlies the whole thing, it is hard to reconcile the two sides.