Justices signal they may toss Roe, allow new abortion limits
After hours of public arguments, the Supreme Court's justices will now embark on a private debate over what to do about possibly drastic abortion limits for pregnant women in the U.S. The justices will talk it over this week and hold a preliminary vote.
Gun rights at the Supreme Court: justices will consider if the fundamental right to keep a gun at home applies to carrying weapons in public
Dozens of people attended an open carry rally led by Joey Gibson, leader of the Patriot Prayer group, on May 20, 2018, in Seattle. Karen Ducey/Getty ImagesThe Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Nov. 3, 2021, on a clear question: Does the constitutional right to possess a gun extend outside the home? The answer may alter gun regulations in many states. The crux of the issue before the court is captured by a debate that Thomas Jefferson had with himself at the time of the founding. When Jeffernews.yahoo.com
Poll numbers down, justices say they aren’t politicians
Three Supreme Court justices delivered the same plea in rapid succession in recent days: Don’t view justices as politicians. The call by justices Clarence Thomas, Stephen Breyer and Amy Coney Barrett for the public not to see court decisions as just an extension of partisan politics isn’t new. The outcome in each could fracture the court along ideological lines, with the court's six conservative justices chosen by Republican presidents prevailing over its three liberals nominated by Democrats.news.yahoo.com
Justices Amy Coney Barrett and Stephen Breyer want to convince you that the Supreme Court isn't political, but experts say 'it's naive to think people will' believe them
"If the justices have to defend themselves from being partisan, that's already a problem in and of itself," one expert told Insider.news.yahoo.com
Haiti prosecutor asks judge to charge, investigate Prime Minister in slaying
Haiti's chief prosecutor on Tuesday asked a judge to charge Prime Minister Ariel Henry in the slaying of the president and asked officials to bar him from leaving the country, a move that could further destabilize a country that seemed to be calming after turmoil that followed the assassination and a recent major earthquake.news.yahoo.com
Story Telling: Biden speaks his record
Since the early days of the Presidential campaign of 2020, a quiet speculation swirled about then candidate Joe Biden’s mental fitness for office. Now eight months into office, that quiet speculation has turned into serious doubt about the judgment of President Joe Biden. A history of plagiarism, gaffes, and informal anecdotes that proved untrue, has now combined with serious questions about cognitive decline - all suggesting that someone other than Joe Biden is pulling the strings at the White House. Doug McKelway reports.news.yahoo.com
Supreme Court orders 'Remain in Mexico' policy reinstated
The Supreme Court says the Biden administration likely violated federal law in trying to end a Trump-era program that forces people to wait in Mexico while seeking asylum in the U.S. With three liberal justices in dissent, the high court refused Tuesday to block a lower court ruling ordering the administration to reinstate the program informally known as Remain in Mexico.
Schumer wants Senate votes soon on Biden's domestic agenda
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Friday he wants his chamber to vote on pivotal budget and infrastructure legislation before lawmakers break for their August recess, and warned he may delay that summer break to allow more time for work on President Joe Biden's top domestic goals. In a letter to his colleagues, Schumer, D-N.Y., also said Democrats “stand ready to expeditiously fill any potential vacancies on the Supreme Court should they arise,” a clear reference to the possibility that liberal-leaning Justice Stephen Breyer, 82, might retire. Schumer's plans underscore the priority his party is giving to Biden's push to pump trillions of dollars into building roads, pipelines and other infrastructure projects, as well as bolstering health care, services for families, programs combating climate change and other initiatives.news.yahoo.com
SCOTUS Watchers Freak Out Over Breyer’s ‘Selfish’ and ‘Dangerous’ Decision to Stay Put
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos GettyFor years, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg batted away pleas for her to retire from the nation’s highest court while Democrats controlled the White House and the Senate, saying that concerns about her health and age were much ado about nothing.“Tell me who the president could have nominated this spring,” she told a reporter in 2014, “that you would rather see on the court than me?”Court-watchers know what happened next: Democrats lost thenews.yahoo.com
Agreeable Supreme Court term ends with conservative wins
An unusually agreeable Supreme Court term ended with conservative-driven decisions on voting rights and charitable-donor disclosures that offered a glimpse of what the coming years of the right's dominance could look like for the nation's highest court. But ideological divisions were not often on display through much of the year.news.yahoo.com
’Who am I to tell somebody to retire?’ SC’s Clyburn says of Supreme Court’s Breyer
“Who am I to tell somebody to retire? I feel fine. I’m still able to play 18 holes in the morning, 18 holes in the afternoon and have a little libations for lunch,” U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said Thursday.news.yahoo.com
Key voting rights decision expected from Supreme Court
The Supreme Court is wrapping up its first all-virtual term, with decisions expected in a key case on voting rights and another involving information that California requires charities to provide about donors. The court's last day of work Thursday before its summer break also could include a retirement announcement, although the oldest of the justices, 82-year-old Stephen Breyer, has given no indication he intends to step down this year. The courtroom is closed to the public because of the pandemic and the justices heard 58 arguments via telephone over eight months.news.yahoo.com
Does Breyer follow big term with retirement, or hang around?
After writing two of the Supreme Court’s biggest decisions this year, Stephen Breyer could say he’s come to a fitting end of nearly 27 years as a justice and announce his retirement. Breyer has given no indication he plans to retire at the end of the court’s term, set for Thursday. Breyer and O'Connor were close on the court, employing similar approaches to their work, though she was generally more conservative.news.yahoo.com
High court seems ready to send virus funds to Alaska Natives
The Supreme Court seems inclined to say that hundreds of millions of dollars in coronavirus relief money should benefit Alaska Natives, rather than be spread more broadly among Native American tribes around the U.S. The justices were hearing arguments Monday in a case involving the massive pandemic relief package passed last year and signed into law by then-President Donald Trump.
Group to study more justices, term limits for Supreme Court
President Joe Biden has ordered a study of adding seats to the Supreme Court, creating a commission that will spend the next 180 days examining the incendiary political issues of expanding the court and instituting term limits for its justices.
High court sympathetic to college athletes in NCAA dispute
A Supreme Court case being argued this week amid March Madness could erode the difference between elite college athletes and professional sports stars. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed sympathetic to college athletes in a dispute with the NCAA over rules limiting their education-related compensation. Under current NCAA rules, students cannot be paid, and the scholarship money colleges can offer is capped at the cost of attending the school. A ruling for the former players would not necessarily mean an immediate infusion of cash to current college athletes. In 1984, the high court rejected NCAA rules restricting the broadcast of college football.
High court: More police excessive force suits can go forward
People view the Supreme Court building from behind security fencing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sunday, March 21, 2021, after portions of an outer perimeter of fencing were removed overnight to allow public access. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court is siding with a New Mexico woman who was shot by police as she drove away from them, in a case that will allow more excessive force lawsuits against police to go forward. “The question in this case is whether a seizure occurs when an officer shoots someone who temporarily eludes capture after the shooting. She claimed they used excessive force, making the shooting an unreasonable seizure under the Fourth Amendment. A lower court ruled for officers and dismissed the case; an appeals court agreed.
Justices seem ready to rule against unions in farm case
The Supreme Court appears ready to side with two California agriculture businesses that want to bar labor organizers from their property. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court appeared ready Monday to side with two California agriculture businesses that want to bar labor organizers from their property, a case that could be another blow to unions. The justices were hearing arguments in a case involving a California labor regulation put in place in 1975, following the efforts of labor leader Cesar Chavez. The regulation grants unions access to farms and other agriculture businesses in order to organize workers for up to three hours per day, 120 days per year. California says union organizers use the regulation “sparingly,” only five times in the 2019-2020 fiscal year and 24 times in 2018-2019.
Breyer mum as some liberals urge him to quit Supreme Court
FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer sits with fellow Supreme Court justices for a group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON – Forgive progressives who aren't looking forward to the sequel of their personal “Nightmare on First Street," a Supreme Court succession story. Other liberal voices have said Breyer should retire when the court finishes its work for the term, usually by early summer. Among the names being circulated are California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger, U.S. District Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and U.S. District Court Judge Michelle Childs. Breyer's departure wouldn't do anything to change the conservatives' 6-3 edge on the Supreme Court.
Traditions on hold, justices near a year of phone arguments
But it's unclear when in-person arguments might resume or what, if anything, might change when they do. Ultimately, the justices settled on arguments by telephone — rejecting video for security reasons — and heard their first phone arguments in May. And it’s still unclear what exactly happened on day three of telephone arguments when listeners thought they heard a toilet flush. Freiman's clients, who are in Germany and would not have attended in-person arguments, were able to listen in real time. The court's marshal begins telephone arguments with the traditional cry of “Oyez!