Saturday, February 4, 2023

Tag: SCOTUS

US Senate confirms Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court

Jackson will become the first Black woman and public defender to serve in 233 years.

Unpacking Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination hearings

If confirmed to the Supreme Court, she would replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer, for whom Jackson formerly clerked.

Biden nominates Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court: 7 questions...

Alexis Karteron, director of the Constitutional Rights Clinic at Rutgers University Law School, gives her impressions of the nomination.

With Alabama ruling, SCOTUS delivers ‘another major blow’ to Voting Rights...

"We must end the filibuster so the Senate can pass voting rights protections," declares the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Justice Stephen Breyer to retire from the Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement. After serving for 27 years, Breyer, 83, will step down from his lifetime position at the end of the term in June.

Supreme Court blocks Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine rule for businesses

The Supreme Court ruled that under the law that created OSHA it "empowers the Secretary to set workplace safety standards, not broad public health measures."

As SCOTUS considers ‘extinguishing’ right to abortion, calls mount for Congress...

“Despite the protections that the legal framework like Roe provides, it has never been enough,” said one doctor. “We continue to work toward reproductive justice.”

Why do Supreme Court justices keep saying they’re not hacks?

If you don’t want to be considered political hacks, stop being political hacks.

Supreme Court unanimously upholds religious liberty over LGBTQ rights—and nods to...

As Justice Gorsuch concluded in his concurring opinion, “dodging the question today guarantees it will recur tomorrow.”

The Supreme Court’s looming dark money decision

The Court could reinforce the growing influence of this type of secret funding for political campaigns.

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How corporations hope to eviscerate workers’ right to strike

Corporations so fear this kind of worker power that they’re asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rig the scales and help them kill future strikes before they even begin.

‘Death sentence for women and families’: US court blocks domestic violence gun ban

The court ruled that the law prohibiting people with domestic violence restraining orders from owning guns "fails to pass constitutional muster," and that the ban is an outlier "that our ancestors never would have accepted."

Can the Military-Industrial Complex be tamed?

Cutting the Pentagon's budget in half would finally force the generals to think.

Department of Veteran Affairs exceeds goal of providing safe, stable homes to veterans in...

The VA permanently housed 40,401 homeless veterans.

The interminable, withering babble from today’s Tower of Babel

When the end is messianic, imperial, “destiny” or God’s will—human fabrications made into commandments—all civilized bets are off.