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Millions from anonymous donors to influence Kavanaugh fight

NRA Launches TV Ad Supporting Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

The National Rifle Association of America (NRA) has launched a massive ad buy on television for “The Deciding Vote,” a commercial supporting Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, reminding millions of American gun owners that the fate of the Second Amendment could turn on whether the Senate confirms Kavanaugh to the nation’s highest court.

TOPSHOT - Pope Francis is greeted by bishops at the end of his general audience at St Peter's Square at the Vatican on January 31, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Fifth Circuit Protects Catholic Bishops from Intimidation by Abortionists

A federal appeals court ruled 2-1 in a very rare Sunday night emergency decision that Catholic bishops in Texas do not need to disclose internal communications about abortion to abortionists, reversing a federal trial court’s order to do so in a case that appellate judges saw as an attempt to intimidate people of faith into silence.

Barrett-Hardiman

Amy Barrett and Thomas Hardiman Rising as Trump Readies Supreme Court Pick – Maybe

Sources tell Breitbart News on Sunday that Judges Amy Barrett and Thomas Hardiman have taken the top two positions in the Supreme Court selection process in the final hours before President Donald Trump makes his final choice for a lifetime appointment. Other outlets are reporting different names and numbers, leaving everyone guessing.

In this Tuesday, June 27, 2017 photo, a semi-automatic hand gun is displayed with a 10 shot magazine, left, and a 15 shot magazine, right, at a gun store in Elk Grove, Calif. A federal judge is blocking a California law set to go into effect Saturday, July 1, that …

New Jersey Gun Ban Exempts Cops but Makes Veterans Criminals

New Jersey recently made 1 million of its citizens criminals by banning common firearm ammunition magazines without any grandfathering provision, but plaintiffs challenging the statute on Second Amendment grounds also argue that it violates equal protection because it exempts retired law enforcement, but not retired military – a feature noticed just as America prepares to celebrate the Fourth of July.

WASHINGTON - JANUARY 22: Local pro-choice activist Lisa King holds a sign in front of the U.S. Supreme Court as a pro-life activist holds a rose nearby during the annual "March for Life" event January 22, 2009 in Washington, DC. The event was to mark the anniversary of the 1973 …

Sen. Collins: Supreme Court Pick Who Would Overrule Roe v. Wade Is Unacceptable

Sen. Susan Collins’ (R-ME) vote might be essential to confirming President Trump’s unnamed Supreme Court nominee. On Sunday, Collins told ABC’s This Week that a Supreme Court pick who had made clear that he would overrule Roe v. Wade would be unacceptable but that she would vote for someone who shows great respect for precedent because she thinks such a justice would regard Roe as “settled law.”

Union members hold signs during a rally outside of San Francisco City Hall on February 26, 2018 in San Francisco, California. Hundreds of union members held a rally outside of San Francisco City Hall as the US Supreme Court begins to hear oral arguments in the Janus V. AFSCME case …

Supreme Court: Mandatory Public Union Dues Violate First Amendment

The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision on Wednesday that requiring government employees to donate to public sector labor unions violates those employees’ constitutional rights under the First Amendment, overruling a 1977 case and dealing a blow to the power of government unions.

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Supreme Court’s Historic Immigration Decision in Trump v. Hawaii

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of President Trump’s immigration policy in a 5-4 decision on Tuesday, holding that the entry restrictions from seven terror-prone nations codified in Presidential Proclamation 9645 is consistent with federal law and the Constitution’s Establishment Clause.

Donald Trump has embarked on a protectionist America First agenda since coming to power

Supreme Court Upholds Travel Ban in Trump v. Hawaii Ruling

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of President Trump and his immigration policy across the board in a 5-4 decision on Tuesday, holding that the permanent entry restrictions from various terror-prone nations codified in Presidential Proclamation 9645 is fully consistent with Congress’s Immigration and Nationality Act as well as the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Racial Gerrymandering

Supreme Court Rules for Texas in Redistricting Case

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld Texas’s legislative districting plan by a 5-4 decision against charges that the legislative lines violated the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) or the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

donald trump

White House Adviser Leo: Trump Likely Two More Supreme Court Picks

Fox News Sunday profiled Leonard Leo, who assists President Trump and White House Counsel Don McGahn in filling judicial vacancies. Leo predicts that President Trump will have two more opportunities to appoint originalists to the Supreme Court, which could define his presidency as a lasting legacy.

Elena Kagan

Supreme Court Rules that SEC Judges are Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that administrative law judges at federal agencies are “officers of the United States” who must be appointed by department heads, and that the judges at the SEC violate the Constitution’s Appointments Clause because those ALJs are appointed by staff employees.

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2016, file photo an iPhone is seen in Washington. The Supreme Court is hearing a case on Nov. 29, 2017, is taking up a case about privacy rights that could limit the government’s ability to track Americans’ movements in the digital age. The justices …

Divided Supreme Court Says Taking Cell Phone Records Is Unconstitutional

A divided Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Friday that the Constitution does not permit the government to get cell phone records from service providers without a search warrant. The 114-page decision was comprised mostly of dissents from conservative justices criticizing the Court majority for ignoring the original meaning of the Fourth Amendment.

Online shopper

Supreme Court: Constitution Allows States to Tax the Internet

The Supreme Court on Thursday held in a 5-4 decision that the U.S. Constitution permits states to tax sales on the Internet unless Congress passes a law to prevent such taxation, scaling back judicial power long criticized by conservatives, and putting the ball in Congress’s court.

Donald Trump

Swamp Pushing Judge for Appeals Court, Could Cost Trump Historic Opportunity

Establishment politicians appear to be pushing President Trump to nominate a judge to the Fifth Circuit federal appeals court who could deflate the president’s base and deprive him of a historic opportunity to help make the Fifth Circuit the most conservative federal appellate court in the nation.

Voters at the Poll

Supreme Court Upholds Ohio’s Ability to Remove Ineligible Voters

The Supreme Court upheld states’ ability and obligations under federal law to remove the names of illegal voters from voter rolls prior to Election Day in case out of Ohio, though election experts caution that the justices’ 5-4 vote highlights the stakes for Republicans’ retaining control of the Senate this November.

President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sat Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Klukowski: Trump Should Cancel Senate’s August Recess

President Donald Trump should make history by using his constitutional power to recall the Senate (but not the House) in August, canceling the August recess, and force the Senate to stay in session five (or six?) days per week until the Senate confirms a record number of federal judges and fills key positions in his administration to enact his America First agenda.

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SCOTUS Throws Out Case on Illegal Alien Teenager Right to Abortion

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday unanimously threw out a lower court’s decision that had held that when the U.S. government has a pregnant illegal alien teenager in custody, the government must facilitate the teenager’s obtaining an abortion if she wants one. The nation’s highest court held that the case was moot, and struck the lower court’s decision from the books. 

US President Donald Trump salutes during a Change of Command ceremony as Admiral Karl Schultz takes over from Admiral Paul Zukunft as the Commandant of the US Coast Guard at US Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC, June 1, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read …

Klukowski: Sitting Presidents Cannot Be Prosecuted or Forced to Testify

The Constitution makes all U.S. presidents immune from prosecution for any crime—including obstruction of justice—until after they leave office, and are permanently immune from being prosecuted for using his constitutional powers to take official acts.

Mitch McConnell

Senate Republicans Launch Judicial Push, Confirm New Appeals Judges

Senate Republicans are launching an aggressive push to confirm as many of President Trump’s judicial nominees as possible before the midterm elections, including confirming two new judges – Michael Brennan and Kurt Engelhardt – to the powerful federal appeals courts this week.

U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Crown Prince Shaikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi, for a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, on May 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. Shaikh Mohammad is on a two-day visit to the U.S. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Trump’s America First Agenda Wins Trade Dispute with United Arab Emirates

President Donald Trump’s State Department will reportedly announce a new trade agreement with United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday, scoring a victory in a trade dispute over UAE’s subsidizing its two state-owned airlines to the detriment of U.S. airlines and workers.

Donald Trump

Democrats Try to Block Trump’s Judicial Nominees with Blue Slips

Democrats are trying to resurrect a way to block President Trump’s judicial nominees with “blue slips” as the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares for a hearing Wednesday on the nomination of Ryan Bounds to be a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Oliver North, a central figure in the Iran-Contra scandal under president Ronald Reagan, is to become the next president of the National Rifle Association

Oliver North New President of NRA, Wayne LaPierre to Continue as CEO

National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre announced in Dallas on Monday that the NRA’s board of directors has voted to elect the iconic Lt. Col. Oliver North as the new president of the NRA, making him partners with LaPierre and NRA chief lobbyist Chris Cox to lead the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the United States.

Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch listens as he is asked a question as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Supreme Court Oil States Highlights Next Generation of Conservatives

Tuesday’s Supreme Court’s Oil States decision showcases Justice Neil Gorsuch as contemplating a major judicial role in limiting government power, perhaps providing a glimpse of where conservatives could take the Constitution in years ahead.

Supreme Court Travel Ban Case

Trump Travel Ban Has Good Day at Supreme Court

President Donald Trump had a good day at the Supreme Court on Wednesday in the “travel ban” case involving immigrants from terror-prone nations, as a majority of the justices seemed to signal their agreement with the president’s lawyers on key points.

Judge James Ho

Trump Judge Pushes for Original Meaning of 1st Amendment

One of President Trump’s new judicial appointments debuted in a big way on Wednesday in a campaign-finance case, showing that the president is serious about keeping his promise on the sort of judges he appoints, and that his vetting system for nominees is working brilliantly. And liberals are throwing a fit.

Passengers look at a departure board at Miami International Airport on January 26, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Northeast coast airports are canceling thousands of flights as a major winter storm hits the North East U.S. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Pilots: NeverTrump Airline Group Might Be Foreign Agent, Could Violate Federal Law

Lobbyists for the U.S. Travel Association, led by prominent NeverTrumpers, descended on the nation’s capital last month to persuade lawmakers. American pilots accuse U.S. Travel of trying to keep President Trump from enforcing trade deals that support his America First agenda, and question whether the group might even be unregistered foreign agents in violation of federal law.

Sen. Cory Booker and Mike Pompeo

Sen. Cory Booker Violating Constitution: Voting Against Pompeo for Religious Beliefs

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced on Friday that he will vote against CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination to become secretary of state because of Pompeo’s beliefs on marriage and sexuality — beliefs consistent with Pompeo’s Christian faith. Conservative leaders are now denouncing Booker’s vote as a violation of the Constitution’s Religious Test Clause.