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One Word Used 10 Times in Thomas Dissent Raises Eyebrows

Supreme Court justice regurgitated baseless voter-fraud claims in election case out of Pennsylvania

(Newser) - While it may not have been a complete surprise that Clarence Thomas dissented from his more liberal colleagues in a Supreme Court election case on Monday, what is causing some head whips is his apparently firm support for former President Trump's debunked claims of election fraud. The case the...

Supreme Court Move Is a Loss for Stormy Daniels

It won't hear her defamation case against Trump, which amounts to a victory for former president

(Newser) - As it turns out, the news wasn't all bad for Donald Trump at the Supreme Court on Monday. The court dealt him defeats on tax returns and election challenges , but it also put an end to a defamation suit brought against him by Stormy Daniels, reports USA Today . The...

Supreme Court Won't Hear Pennsylvania Election Case

Justices decline to consider Republicans' complaint about extending voting deadline

(Newser) - Monday is shaping up to be a rough day for Donald Trump at the Supreme Court. Not only did justices clear the way for prosecutors to receive his tax returns, they declined to hear a challenge to the Election 2020 results, reports the Hill . On the latter, the court refused...

Supreme Court Hands Trump a Big Defeat

Justices clear the way for New York prosecutors to get his tax returns

(Newser) - The Supreme Court handed former President Trump what the AP calls a "significant" defeat on Monday, ruling that Trump must hand over eight years of tax returns and financial records to prosecutors in New York. The decision means that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. will get valuable information...

Head Injuries Suit Against WWE Goes to Supreme Court

Former wrestlers have lost in lower court rulings

(Newser) - Dozens of former pro wrestlers who claimed in lawsuits that World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head injuries are taking their case to the US Supreme Court. A lawyer for the former wrestlers, most of them stars in the 1980s and '90s, filed a request late...

SCOTUS Hands Down Split Decision on COVID Church Ban

Court rules California can't bar church services, but it can still ban singing, chanting

(Newser) - The Supreme Court is telling California it can't bar indoor church services because of the coronavirus pandemic, but it can keep for now a ban on singing and chanting indoors. The high court issued orders late Friday in two cases where churches had sued over coronavirus-related restrictions in the...

SCOTUS Weighs In on the Guelph Treasure

Justices side with Germany

(Newser) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with Germany in a dispute involving the heirs of Jewish art dealers and the 1935 sale of a collection of medieval Christian artwork called the Guelph Treasure. The collection—called the Welfenschatz in German and dating to the Holy Roman Empire, per Politico —...

Remember 'Emoluments'? You Can Forget Them Again

Supreme Court dismisses 2 cases against Trump, decides it's a moot point

(Newser) - Donald Trump the citizen won't have to worry about two lawsuits filed against Donald Trump the president. The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed two cases brought against him under the Constitution's obscure emoluments clauses, reports the Hill . Justices didn't rule on the merits of the lawsuits, but...

Supreme Court: No More Abortion Pill by Mail

Justices say women must obtain mifepristone in person despite coronavirus pandemic

(Newser) - The Supreme Court ordered Tuesday that women must visit a doctor's office, hospital, or clinic in person to obtain an abortion pill during the COVID-19 pandemic, though similar rules for other drugs have been suspended during the public health emergency. Eight days before President Trump leaves office, the justices...

NCAA Calls It 'Pay-for-Play.' Now, SCOTUS Will Decide

High court agrees to review case on athlete compensation

(Newser) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to review a court decision that the NCAA says blurs "the line between student-athletes and professionals" by removing caps on education-related money that certain football and basketball players can receive. The high court's action comes after a three-judge panel of the 9th...

Trump, Texas GOP Chair React to Supreme Court Ruling on Suit

Allen West floats new 'Union' of 'law-abiding states'; Trump blasts SCOTUS for 'no wisdom, no courage'

(Newser) - The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a Texas lawsuit trying to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's election victory, and the leader of the Texas Republican Party isn't happy with the decision. After the complaint brought by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and backed by 126 GOP House members and...

Supreme Court Rejects Texas Election Suit

Texas lacks standing to object to other states' voting procedures, court says

(Newser) - The Supreme Court on Friday afternoon rejected a lawsuit backed by President Trump to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's election victory. The decision ends a desperate attempt to get legal issues rejected by state and federal judges before the nation's highest court, the AP reports. The court's order...

Pennsylvania Slams Texas Election Lawsuit as 'Seditious'

20 Democratic-led states push back against longshot attempt to overturn election

(Newser) - The battle lines are drawn for an epic legal fight pitting most of the nation's states against each other—unless the Supreme Court does what it's widely expected to do, and rejects a Texas-led lawsuit seeking to overturn the election results in four battleground states. The four states—...

Texas Suit Signs Up More Than 100 House Republicans

The four states sued record their objections at the Supreme Court

(Newser) - Scores of House Republicans, including some—but not all—of the biggest names in the caucus have signed onto the Texas lawsuit seeking to overturn President Trump's election loss. Reps. Steve Scalise and Jim Jordan were among the more than 100 members who signed the amicus brief, the Hill...

17 Republican AGs Support Longshot Election Lawsuit

Texas suit seeks to block Electoral College votes from 4 states Trump lost

(Newser) - President Trump appears to have pinned his hopes of overturning his election loss on a longshot lawsuit filed this week by Texas Attorney General Bill Paxton. Some 17 other Republican state attorneys general supported the lawsuit in a brief filed with the Supreme Court Wednesday, and Trump himself filed a...

Supreme Court Rejects Election Case

Attempt to overturn Pennsylvania election result rebuffed with single-sentence order

(Newser) - President Trump's allies have suffered yet another loss in their attempt to overturn election results. In a single-sentence order Tuesday, the Supreme Court rejected a request from Pennsylvania Republicans to overturn the state's results, the New York Times reports. "The application for injunctive relief presented to Justice...

High Court's COVID Ruling Won't Matter: Cuomo

Areas of New York facing restrictions are no longer in 'red zones'

(Newser) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo brushed off his loss at the US Supreme Court on Thursday. The justices' 5-4 ruling temporarily keeps the state from limiting gatherings at religious institutions in areas hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic to 10 people. The decision "is more illustrative of the Supreme...

SCOTUS Sides With Religious Groups Over COVID Restrictions

High court rules against New York coronavirus restrictions

(Newser) - As coronavirus cases surge again nationwide the Supreme Court late Wednesday temporarily barred New York from enforcing certain attendance limits at houses of worship in areas designated as hard hit by the virus, the AP reports. The court’s action could push New York to reevaluate those restrictions. But the...

Samuel Alito Gave Quite a Speech
Samuel Alito
Gave Quite a Speech
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Samuel Alito Gave Quite a Speech

Supreme Court justice worries about religious freedoms, pandemic restrictions, gay marriage

(Newser) - Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito gave a 30-minute speech via video to conservative lawyers with the Federalist Society on Thursday, and his comments on issues ranging from religious freedom to gay marriage to COVID restrictions were getting lots of attention on Friday. The details:
  • COVID: Alito stressed that he didn'
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Early Consensus: ObamaCare Will Survive Court Challenge
Common Theme Emerges
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Common Theme Emerges in ObamaCare Arguments

Roberts, Kavanaugh signal they won't dismantle Affordable Care Act, which would save it

(Newser) - The Supreme Court heard its third challenge to ObamaCare on Tuesday, and a decision won't be out until next spring. But the early assessments after oral arguments wrapped up should give backers of the Affordable Care Act some comfort—it looks like the law will survive again. Coverage:
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