Ruth Bader Ginsburg has issued an apology for her recent remarks about malformed traffic cone Donald Trump. Last week, everyone’s favorite Supreme Court Justice broke the court’s long-standing custom of refraining from clear political speech to indicate her displeasure at the possibility of a Trump administration.
Listen, I have held my tongue when that decaying, hollowed-out tree trunk that is now housing a family of malnourished, furious possums Donald Trump has dragged other respectable Americans through the mud (actually, no I haven’t really), but he has gone too far. Too fucking far.
A day after the Supreme Court preserved abortion rights by declaring Texas’s HB2 unconstitutional, justices rejected two abortion-related bids from Mississippi and Wisconsin. In both cases, the states were seeking a ruling on their laws requiring that abortion doctors have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.…
On Monday, in a five to three decision, the Supreme Court reversed the Fifth Circuit court’s decision in Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt. The Court ruled that Texas’s HB2, an omnibus abortion bill that restricted access to reproductive services, is unconstitutional. Justice Breyer wrote the majority opinion.
On Monday, the Supreme Court is expected to announce its decision on whether Texas’ Republican-backed 2013 abortion law places an “undue burden on women.”
The Supreme Court issued a split decision today on whether an immigration plan created by President Obama through an executive order was constitutional. In English: the Supreme Court deadlocked 4-4 and the plan, which would have prevented millions of people from facing deportation, has been blocked. That means next…
Earlier this morning, Republican Senator Orrin Hatch (Utah) published a story that he apparently wrote in the future.
On Monday, the Supreme Court decided not to rule on a case challenging the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate, arguing mainly that it was unfair to religious nonprofits who might object to the concept of birth control altogether. Instead, the court decided in a unanimous opinion to send the case, Zubik v.…
Judge Judy Sheindlin appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday evening to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her show, and man, was she a vision in creamsicle orange.
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor retired a decade ago.
The New York Times editorial board weighed in Thursday on what they called the “outrageous” sentenced handed down to Lee Carroll Brooker, a 75-year-old disabled veteran in Alabama who is serving a life sentence for growing marijuana. The NYT called on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Brooker’s sentence, saying it’s…
On Thursday afternoon, President Barack Obama visited the University of Chicago Law School to continue to exhort congressional Republicans to reconsider their Supreme Court obstructionism.
In an unusual move, the Supreme Court asked the challengers in Zubik v. Burwell to provide the court with other alternatives for birth control coverage. The challengers in the case objected to Obamacare’s given opt-out for religious groups who believe that providing contraception was a violation of their religious…
The Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments Wednesday in Zubik v. Burwell, another tantrum in lawsuit form by religious nonprofits who don’t want to pay for birth control and don’t want anyone else to pay for it either. And in the somewhat likely event of a tie vote, the result is going to be a huge, nationwide…
Bernie Sanders told Rachel Maddow Thursday night that, while he’ll “strongly support” President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick B. Garland to the Supreme Court, he’s not that excited about it.
The Associated Press is reporting that President Obama’s Supreme Court pick will be Merrick B. Garland, a federal appellate judge for the District of Columbia Circuit. Hope he likes being ignored by Republicans!
President Obama will announce his pick to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court at 11 a.m. Wednesday, and that’s when everything will promptly fucking fall apart. Senate Republicans have made it clear they won’t hold a hearing on Obama’s choice, so the only thing left is an irritable battle of words.
The Republican National Committee has doubled down on its commitment to being a real headache by employing the conservative group America Rising Squared as a kind of attack squad. POTUS is almost out but let’s keep the contention going, shall we?