Tag: John Roberts

LAKEWOOD, CO - SEPT 1: Jack Phillips stands for a portrait near a display of wedding cakes in his Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, CO on Thursday, September 1, 2016. Jack Phillips is owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colo., and has a case before the Supreme Court. He is one …

Supreme Court May Side with Christian Baker in Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case

Religious-liberty activists and conservative Christian groups are optimistic after oral arguments on Tuesday at the U.S. Supreme Court in a case involving a Colorado Christian wedding cake baker that squarely pits constitutional rights of free speech and religious liberty against LGBT activists on the subject of same-sex marriage.

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Trump’s Legal Authority to Fire Comey

President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey is entirely legal, both under federal law and under the U.S. Constitution.

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)

Klukowski: Nuclear Option Restores Constitutional Balance

Thursday’s nuclear option vote restores 200 years of Senate practice, going far beyond Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to restore the proper constitutional balance for Supreme Court and federal court appointments.

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Supreme Court Hears Case on Fatal Border Shooting

How a U.S. Border Patrol argent’s use of lethal force at the U.S-Mexican border implicates constitutional rights and foreign affairs dominated arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday in Hernandez v. Mesa. The lawyer arguing that the agent should be held liable had a rough day in front of the justices.

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Supreme Court Denies Review in Polygamy and Voter ID Cases

On Monday, the Supreme Court denied requests to review several prominent federal appeals—called petitions for certiorari—including a Utah case asserting a constitutional right to polygamy and a challenge to Texas’s voter-ID law.

Central American immigrants sit after turning themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents on December 8, 2015 near Rio Grande City, Texas. They had just illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border into Texas to seek asylum

Supreme Court Considers Due-Process Rights of Criminal and Terrorist Aliens

Federal law requires that aliens who are caught crossing the border are not entitled to a bond hearing during removal proceedings. A separate law passed by Congress mandates that terrorist suspects and certain criminal aliens apprehended anywhere in the country shall not receive a bond hearing.

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Supreme Court: Pennsylvania Chief Justice Cannot Rule on Death Penalty Case

In a 5-3 split decision, last Thursday the Supreme Court held that Chief Justice Ronald Castille of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court cannot be part of deciding a convict’s case because 30 years ago he was one of the prosecutors involved with the original prosecution, creating an “impermissible risk” of bias that would violate due process.

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Supreme Court Gives Win To Property Owners vs. Environmental Agency

In an opinion written by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, the Supreme Court ruled 8-0 in Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co. that a landowner can sue an agency over its “approved” version of a “Jurisdictional Determination.”

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Supreme Court Dismisses Congressional Members’ Redistricting Case

Members of Congress cannot intervene to challenge or defend a legislative districting plan when they fail to show a court how the lines would impact the election chances of those members, the Supreme Court unanimously held in Wittman v. Personhuballah on Monday.

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Fate of Obama’s Amnesty Uncertain at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON—Justices on the Supreme Court were sharply divided on several aspects of President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty, but it’s very likely that the 26 states challenging Obama’s program will prevail, ending the president’s gambit to grant legal status to 4.5 million illegal aliens.

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Ted Cruz’s SCOTUS Pick Donated to Democrats in 2008

The man Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) says he would have nominated to the Supreme Court instead of John Roberts gave $1,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) in 2008 — the year Barack Obama swept to power and Nancy Pelosi was re-elected Speaker of the House.

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Setback for Obama: Supreme Court Blocks EPA CO2 Emissions Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In an unusual move, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked a new rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from going into effect, a rule that the challengers say would cause energy costs to skyrocket.

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California Group Takes New Obamacare Challenge to Supreme Court

Obamacare has survived twice at the Supreme Court, but it may now face a third challenge brought by the California-based Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF). PLF’s case is based on the Constitution’s Origination Clause (Article I, Section 7, Clause 1): “All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives.”

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Montana Man Files Application for Polygamous Marriage

On Tuesday, inspired by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts’ dissent in the recent ruling legalizing gay marriages across the country, one Montana man who has two wives took the logical next step, applying for his polygamous marriage to be legalized.

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The Height of Hypocrisy

Hillary Clinton wants judges who will rewrite laws to promote her liberal policy agenda, and is demanding they pledge to ignore the First Amendment. Judges of the Clinton-ilk will radicalize the Court and usher in a wave of liberal policies with no regard for the law or the Constitution.