Tag: Justice Samuel Alito

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Trump Sets New 2-Year Appellate Judge Record, All Dems Oppose

President Trump set a new judicial record on Wednesday when the Senate confirmed Judge Andrew Oldham to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit 50-49, marking the 23rd appellate judge confirmed in the first two years of a presidential administration.

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Supreme Court Ends Compulsory Public Sector Union Dues, 5-4

The U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Janus v. AFSCME on Wednesday, ruling 5-4 that public sector unions could no longer compel non-members to pay dues because it violated their First Amendment rights.

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Supreme Court Justices Pay Tribute to Antonin Scalia

WASHINGTON, DC—As the nation says goodbye to Justice Antonin Scalia, each of his colleagues issued statements praising their departed colleague. The statements from each of the current members of the Supreme Court are reproduced here:

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Posner’s Brainless Assault on Gay Marriage Dissenters

Judge Richard Posner writes at Slate.com that the dissent by Chief Justice John Roberts in the gay marriage case is “heartless.” It is a false charge, and part of the effort to shame opposing views–about which Justice Samuel Alito warned in his own dissent.

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SCOTUS Agrees, Texas Can Bar Confederate Flag License Plates

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the State of Texas was within its rights to reject an application for a vehicle specialty license plate depicting the Confederate Battle Flag. The 5-4 decision by the nation’s highest court was announced Thursday morning.