ㅤ"The ruling allows the administration to use $2.5 billion in military funds to begin construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border while litigation plays out. A lower court had issued an injunction blocking officials from using those funds."
ㅤ"Auer is considered the younger brother of Chevron deference, a doctrine under which courts defer to federal agencies’ interpretations of congressional statutes administered by each agency. Justices Neil Gorsuch and Kavanaugh are both on record criticizing Chevron as well, which likewise has tremendous implications for federal power.
ㅤJudge James Ho of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, another Trump appointee, has recently criticized Chevron in a similar fashion to Thapar’s criticism of Auer.
ㅤBoth of these doctrines are responsible for sweeping expansions of federal reach, as regulators can reinterpret federal laws and regulations in a way that favors the government, presenting arguments that courts are supposed to accept so long as they are reasonable."
ㅤFull story at Breitbart. Posted here on 12/11/18. See "auer, chevron, supreme court."
ㅤ"The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up a challenge to President Donald Trump’s border wall Monday, which asserted that the administration violated the Constitution when it exempted border barrier projects from environmental regulations."
ㅤFull story at The Daily Caller News Foundation. Posted here on 12/3/18. See "border wall, supreme court."
ㅤ"The Supreme Court announced Friday it will grant an expedited hearing on the Trump administration’s request to add a question concerning citizenship to the 2020 census.
ㅤThe justices set oral argument for February, converting what had been a narrow request involving one part of the case into a full grant of review.
ㅤAt stake is one of President Trump’s key goals — asking people to disclose their citizenship when they take part in the 2020 count."
ㅤFull story at The Washington Times. Posted here on 11/16/18. See "census, citizenship, supreme court."
ㅤ”The Supreme Court is declining to review an environmental ruling written by Brett Kavanaugh in his former role as an appeals court judge.
ㅤThe justices on Tuesday left in place an August 2017 ruling the new Supreme Court justice wrote that struck down an Obama-era Environmental Protection Agency rule. That rule was intended to limit the release of a class of chemicals that contribute to global warming.
ㅤKavanaugh wrote that EPA lacks the authority to regulate the chemicals under a part of the Clean Air Act that addresses ozone-depleting chemicals.
ㅤThe chemicals are hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. They are industrial chemicals primarily used in cooling that replaced ozone-eating compounds.”
ㅤFull story at Newsmax. Posted here on 10/10/18. See “supreme court, kavanaugh.”
ㅤ"WASHINGTON, DC – Brett Kavanaugh became the 114th justice to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday, when the Senate confirmed him by a vote of 50-48, handing President Trump and Republicans a historic victory that shifts the balance of power on the Court."
ㅤFull story at Breitbart. Posted here on 10/6/18. See "brett kavanaugh, supreme court."
ㅤ"President Donald Trump announced on Monday night that he has nominated federal judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.
ㅤKavanaugh, 53, is a former aide to President George W. Bush and a longtime opponent of former President Bill Clinton, having worked under former Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr."ㅤ
Full story at Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire, image from dailywire(.com) – 7/9/18. See "supreme court, brett kavanaugh."ㅤHomeㅤ
ㅤ"Republican Senator Orrin Hatch dropped a potentially major clue in an op-ed on Friday about who President Donald Trump is going to nominate to the United States Supreme Court, just a few days before the President is set to announce his pick.
ㅤHatch’s op-ed, featured in the Deseret News, referred to the Supreme Court nominee using the pronouns ‘her’ and ‘she,’ which is significant because there is thought to be only one female candidate that is a finalist for the position: Amy Coney Barrett."ㅤ
Full story at Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire, image from vox-cdn(.com) – 7/7/18. See "orrin hatch, amy coney barrett, supreme court."ㅤHomeㅤ
ㅤ"The President said he would announce his decision with fanfare during a 9 p.m. event at the White House on Monday. Trump used a similar televised event to introduce his first Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch, last year."ㅤ
Full story at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 7/5/18. See "supreme court."ㅤHomeㅤ
ㅤ"In a result that NBC admits ‘undercut[s] the Democratic argument’ that the vote should be delayed until after the midterm elections, greater than six in 10 Americans (62%) say the Senate should vote on Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court before the elections. Only a third (33%) believe the Senate should wait to confirm or reject the candidate until after the elections.
ㅤAn overwhelming majority of Republicans (85%) and a strong majority of Independents (61%) believe the vote should take place before the midterms, while a majority (55%) of Democrats say the vote should wait.
ㅤNBC also asked Americans how much Trump’s nominee would factor into their midterm votes: A majority of both Democrats (66%) and Republicans (60%) say it would be an important factor, while only 46% of Independents say it would influence their vote."ㅤ
Full story at Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire, image from dvdtalk(.com) – 7/3/18. See "justices, scotus, supreme court."ㅤHomeㅤ
ㅤ"According to CBS News, President Trump has narrowed his potential Supreme Court Justice picks to two federal judges: D.C. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Chicago Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Sources say that Trump will reveal his official nominee in just one week, ahead of Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, which begins on July 31."ㅤ
Full story at Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire, image from dcwhispers(.com) – 7/2/18. See "justices, scotus, supreme court."ㅤHomeㅤ
ㅤ"Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced on Wednesday that he is retiring after more than 30 years on the court, kicking off what is sure to be a vicious confirmation battle.
ㅤKennedy informed the President of his decision, effective July 31, in a letter, which the court’s spokeswoman said he personally delivered to the White House on Wednesday afternoon."ㅤ
Full story at The Hill, image from cdn.newsapi.com(.au) – 6/27/18. See "anthony kennedy, justices, scotus, supreme court."ㅤHomeㅤ
ㅤ"President Trump’s travel ban is both legal and constitutional, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, reversing a series of anti-Trump decisions by lower courts and delivering a landmark win for the White House.
ㅤThe 5-4 decision recognizes Mr. Trump has broad powers to block foreigners from entering the U.S., giving the administration a boost as it tries to fend off myriad lawsuits over its get-tough immigration policies.
ㅤAnd the court refused to hold Mr. Trump’s tweets and other campaign-era anti-Muslim comments against him now that he’s in office, saying judges usually take the President’s actions on their face. They ruled the travel ban was facially neutral, not the ‘Muslim ban’ his critics had said.
ㅤ’The text says nothing about religion,’ Chief Justice John G Roberts Jr. wrote for the majority."ㅤ
Full story at The Washington Times, image from marfeel(.com) – 6/26/18. See "extreme vetting, justices, national-security, scotus, supreme court, travel ban, vetting."ㅤHomeㅤ
ㅤ"The court has two cases before it to resolve in the coming weeks – Gill v. Whitford, a challenge to Wisconsin’s 2011 redistricting plan, and Benisek v. Lamone, a challenge to the lines of Maryland’s 6th District, currently represented by Rep. John Delaney (D).
ㅤIn the Wisconsin case, Democratic voters argue that the Republican-controlled legislature drew the districts with a discriminatory intent to dilute the Democrats’ voting power throughout the state.
ㅤIn Maryland, Republicans are the ones arguing Democrats put them at a disadvantage. They claim top Democrats in the state in 2011 drew the district lines intentionally to dilute the votes of Republicans and their support for the incumbent, then-Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R)."ㅤ
Full story at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 6/17/18. See "supreme court, gerrymandering."ㅤHomeㅤ
ㅤ"’The laws and the Constitution can, and in some instances must, protect gay persons and gay couples in the exercise of their civil rights, but religious and philosophical objections to gay marriage are protected views and in some instances protected forms of expression,’ the majority opinion said.
‘While it is unexceptional that Colorado law can protect gay persons in acquiring products and services on the same terms and conditions as are offered to other member of the public, the law must be applied in a manner that is neutral toward religion.’"ㅤ
Full story at The Hill, image from vox-cdn(.com) – 6/4/18. See "supreme court, same-sex wedding."ㅤHomeㅤ
ㅤ"The Supreme Court over the next month is poised to upend the way the country picks representatives to Congress, decide whether the First Amendment protects people who refuse to do business with same-sex couples and rule on whether President Trump’s tweets can be used in court to derail his agenda."ㅤ
Full story at The Washington Times, image from supremecourt(.gov) – 5/30/18. See "travel ban, justices, scotus, supreme court."ㅤHomeㅤ
ㅤ"In December, a majority of justices agreed to allow the President’s full ban to take effect, temporarily blocking a Ninth Circuit Court order that kept the administration from banning the entry of foreign nationals who have a bona fide relationships with a person or entity in the U.S."
Full story…at The Hill, image from supremecourt(.gov) – 4/21/18.
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ㅤ”Speaker Michael Turzai and state Senate President Joseph Scarnati asked the justices to stay the state Supreme Court’s new map and review their decision overturning the old lines. The petition was presented to Justice Samuel Alito, who hears emergency appeals arising from Pennsylvania. The justice ordered the League of Women Voters, who successfully challenged the old map, to respond to the petition by Monday afternoon. A decision could follow before week’s end.”
Full story at The Daily Caller, image from pinterest(.com) – 3/4/18.
ㅤTags: justices, scotus, supreme court, pennsylvania.
ㅤ”The Republican leaders in the state House and Senate filed an emergency request that the high court stay the state Supreme Court’s redrawn congressional map released a day earlier, The Associated Press reported.
ㅤThe request argues that the state Supreme Court usurped the legislature’s power in issuing the new map, and ‘without intervention from the Supreme Court, elections will not proceed under the lawfully enacted 2011 Plan.'”
Full story at The Hill, image from fdncms(.com) – 2/21/18.
ㅤTags: supreme court, gerrymander, pennsylvania.
ㅤ”The Supreme Court will reconvene Tuesday to hear oral arguments in several key cases, including the legal challenge to President Trump’s roll back of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.”
Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from supremecourt(.gov) – 2/19/18.
ㅤTags: justices, scotus, supreme court, daca.
ㅤ”In an unusual move, the nation’s highest court will consider the possibility of reviewing the opinion without a ruling from a federal appeals court, following a direct request from the Justice Department to decide the case, according to CNN.”