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Mitch McConnell’s long-term strategy of packing the Supreme Court is becoming an obscene reality 24.4.2019 Raw Story

The Supreme Court heard arguments today on the Trump administration’s decision to alter the 2020 Census to ask people if they are American citizens. In a former life, I argued cases before the Supreme Court. From what I gathered today, it looks as if the five Republican appointees to the Court have ...

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Has the Supreme Court become a rubber stamp for Trump? It's starting to look that way 24.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Will the conservative Roberts court be willing to check President Trump when his policies run afoul of the law? Or will it effectively be a rubber stamp approving the administration’s actions? The initial indications have been discouraging, and Tuesday’s oral arguments in a case involving the 2020...

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Feds: Coast Guard officer targeted Supreme Court justices 24.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling guns and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats and network TV journalists looked at other targets: two Supreme Court justices and two executives of social media companies, according to federal prosecutors.
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Trump's threat to go to court over impeachment defies ruling 24.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
President Donald Trump said Wednesday he'll go directly to the U.S. Supreme Court "if the partisan Dems" ever try to impeach him.
Law experts offer a reality check to Trump after he threatens to run to the Supreme Court if faced with impeachment 24.4.2019 Raw Story

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced via Twitter that he plans to challenge any attempt at impeachment in the Supreme Court—a legal strategy that has no basis in reality, as experts pointed out. The president, fresh off a face-to-face meeting with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in which Trump comp...

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Trump Claims He’d Take Impeachment To The Supreme Court, But He Can’t 24.4.2019 Outside the Beltway
President Trump claims that he'd challenge any effort to impeach him in court, but the law makes clear that he can't.
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Justice Ginsburg schools her conservative colleagues on the meaning of the word ‘consent’ 24.4.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
The Supreme Court — or, at least, its Republican majority — has an unhealthy obsession with forced arbitration. And, in a decision handed down on Wednesday, the court fed that obsession at the expense of workers throughout the country. Chief Justice John Roberts’ opinion in the case in question, Lamps Plus v. Varela, relies on […]
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Barr Directs Official to Defy Congressional Subpoena 24.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The DOJ’s refusal to comply with a congressional subpoena is set to heighten the tension between House Democrats and the White House, as various committees probe the Trump administration.
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There’s a reason Trump believes the Supreme Court will save his presidency from accountability 24.4.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in a case that should have been a slam dunk against the Trump administration. Secretary Wilbur Ross wants to modify the 2020 census form in a way that will depress responses from immigrant communities — effectively shifting congressional representation away from Latinos and towards white voters who […]
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Constitutional experts demolish Trump’s threat to have Supreme Court to block his impeachment 24.4.2019 Raw Story

On Wednesday, law professors Joshua Matz and Laurence Tribe explained, in an excerpt from their upcoming book, why President Donald Trump’s new threat to lean on the Supreme Court to block potential impeachment proceedings is completely meritless — and why the system was set up explicitly so t...

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Texas to execute white supremacist for chaining black man to his truck and dragging him to death 24.4.2019 Raw Story

It’s been more than two decades since an infamous hate crime in East Texas, where three white men were convicted of chaining a black man to the back of a pickup truck, dragging him for miles and then dumping the remains of his body in front of a church. On Wednesday evening, John William King, 44, i...

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Kushner provides a chilling preview of Trump’s shamelessly deceitful 2020 campaign tactics 24.4.2019 Raw Story

It appears the Trump White House has decided to stonewall every bit of congressional oversight, hoping to either run out the clock until the election or have their handpicked Supreme Court majority rule in their favor. There was a time when I would have thought the second option was unthinkable, eve...

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Trump Says He’d Turn to Supreme Court to Block Impeachment. That’s Not How It Works. 24.4.2019 Mother Jones
President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned Democrats against starting impeachment proceedings, declaring that he’d immediately challenge such a move in the Supreme Court. The president appeared to believe that Congress did not have the authority to impeach him because special counsel Robert Mueller did not conclude that Trump had engaged in criminal wrongdoing. Mueller’s report, […]
Trump threatens Supreme Court fight in rage tweet against impeachment: ‘No crimes by me at all!’ 24.4.2019 Raw Story

President Donald Trump threatened to seek relief from the U.S. Supreme Court if he’s impeached by Congress — even though, as he insisted in capital letters, he “did nothing wrong.” Trump again spent the morning tweeting, focusing for a bit on possible military action at the U...

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The internet rains hell on Trump’s threat to undo impeachment in Supreme Court: ‘The Constitution — how does it work?’ 24.4.2019 Raw Story

President Donald Trump threatened to challenge his possible impeachment in the U.S. Supreme Court — and legal experts and other social media users wondered what the heck he was talking about. Trump insisted special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence that he had committed “high crim...

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CNN’s John Avlon slams Trump officials for leaning on the Supreme Court to rig elections for Republicans 24.4.2019 Raw Story

On CNN Wednesday morning, John Avlon sharply criticized President Donald Trump’s administration for leaning on the Supreme Court to let him politicize the 2020 Census — skewing the numbers in ways that help Republicans win elections. “You’ve gotta hand it to the Trump administratio...

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Mike's Blog Round Up 24.4.2019 Crooks Liars
Alicublog : Impeach or get off the pot. Pharyngula : People who can’t imagine doing good for people are the worst kind of people. Balkinization : Supreme Court Justices and their audiences. Very Smart Brothas : Anger-translating Howard University's president. This installment by Batocchio . E-mail tips to mbru AT crooksandliars DOT ...
The Supreme Court shouldn’t reward government lies on the census citizenship question 24.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Judging by the questions asked during oral arguments Tuesday morning, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority may be ready to back the Trump administration’s plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a move that would in all likelihood lead to an undercount in California and other...

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Today: Census and Sensibilities 24.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

How the Supreme Court views a potential citizenship question on the next census appears to come down to the justices’ political sensibilities.

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Census and Sensibilities

Debates over the census are usually reserved for demographers and statisticians — politicians and the Supreme Court,...

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James Byrd Jr. Killer Hopes for Late Stay of Execution 24.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
John William King, on death row for the 1998 lynching of James Byrd Jr, will be executed on Wednesday, April 24, unless his attorney’s petition to the Supreme Court is successful.
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