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    WASHINGTON - In the wake of a pair of U.S. Supreme Court rulings on President Donald Trump’s refusal to release his financial records, a debate is raging about whether the landmark decisions represent a win or a loss for Trump. The rulings on Thursday all but ensure that Trump’s tax returns and other closely guarded records won’t be released — and potentially used by his political rivals — before the contentious November 3 presidential election. But the high court’s...
    PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — Vice President Mike Pence told Breitbart News exclusively that he and President Donald Trump consider the U.S. Supreme Court one of, if not the most, important issue in the upcoming presidential election, saying there may be nothing that rises to the level of appointing justices to the highest court in the land. Asked during an exclusive interview on Thursday that aired on Breitbart News Saturday on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel about the possibility of several vacancies...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Native American man convicted in Oklahoma of first-degree murder and another who pleaded guilty to manslaughter had their convictions vacated because the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that much of the eastern part of the state remains a reservation on which tribal members are subject to federal and tribal law, not state law. The moves were part of an effort to vacate the convictions of Native Americans prosecuted, convicted, and sentenced in Oklahomas state courts. The...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Native American man convicted in Oklahoma of first-degree murder and another who pleaded guilty to manslaughter had their convictions vacated because the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that much of the eastern part of the state remains a reservation on which tribal members are subject to federal and tribal law, not state law. The moves were part of an effort to vacate the convictions of Native Americans prosecuted, convicted, and sentenced in Oklahoma’s state courts. The...
    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. Well, it happened: The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that U.S. employers can refuse to provide their employees with insurance coverage for contraception under the Affordable Care Act because of the employer’s religious or moral objection. This decision potentially deprives over 126,000 people of the option to get their birth control method of choice through their employer-provided health insurance coverage. If you’re one of the people affected by this decision, you’re probably wondering how you can avoid paying exorbitant out-of-pocket...
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Supreme Court has upheld a state law that requires some school districts to merge. The high court found in its 3-2 ruling released Friday that the State Board of Education’s implementation of the education reform law, known as Act 46, did not violate Vermont’s constitution as some had said in their legal challenge to the law. The law was passed in 2015 to address declining enrollments and was designed to make school operations more...
    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 9, 2020, and republished July 10 about the Supreme Court decisions that protected certain rights of religious employers, The Associated Press erroneously reported Little Sisters of the Poor v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania pertained to the employment discrimination case and Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru pertained to Obama-era Affordable Care Act’s requirement that employers provide free contraception. The decision on Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru pertained to the employment...
    By The Associated Press The Supreme Court ruled in two cases involving access to President Donald Trump’s financial records. The cases were the last to be released of the high court’s term, which dragged into July because of the coronavirus pandemic. One case had to do with whether Congress could get access to Trump’s financial records. The other case had to do with whether prosecutors in New York could get them. Heres a look at the cases behind the requests:...
    By MARK SHERMAN and JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas spoke and Chief Justice John Roberts ruled. The Supreme Courts most unusual term featured victories for immigrants, abortion rights, LGBTQ workers and religious freedoms. The usually quiet Thomas baritone was heard by the whole world when the coronavirus outbreak upended the courts traditional way of doing business. When the biggest decisions were handed down, the chief justice was almost always in the majority and dictated the...
    The Supreme Court ruled in two cases involving access to President Donald Trump’s financial records. The cases were the last to be released of the high court’s term, which dragged into July because of the coronavirus pandemic. One case had to do with whether Congress could get access to Trump’s financial records. The other case had to do with whether prosecutors in New York could get them. Here’s a look at the cases behind the requests: WHY DOES...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas spoke and Chief Justice John Roberts ruled. The Supreme Court’s most unusual term featured victories for immigrants, abortion rights, LGBTQ workers and religious freedoms. The usually quiet Thomas’ baritone was heard by the whole world when the coronavirus outbreak upended the court’s traditional way of doing business. When the biggest decisions were handed down, the chief justice was almost always in the majority and dictated the reach of the court’s most controversial cases, whether...
    The United States Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to review a case surrounding the constitutional right of free speech for students attending American colleges and universities. Education Week reported on the court’s decision: The grant in Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski (Case No. 19-968) came on the last day of the court’s term and the case will be argued sometime in the term that starts next October. The case stems from a challenge to a public college’s policy limiting free expression to designated “free...
    Lawyers for journalist E. Jean Carroll filed court papers Thursday arguing that the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on President Trump’s finances means he can’t use a presidential immunity defense in her defamation lawsuit and the case should go forward without delay. The filing come a day after the high court decided that a New York grand jury can subpoena Trump’s tax returns and financial records, adding that Trump is not immune from subpoenas and criminal investigations. “It follows directly...
    In an interview with Telemundo broadcast on Friday, President Donald Trump revealed that he is working on an executive order that will include a “road to citizenship” for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, The Hill reported. Speaking with anchor José Díaz-Balart, the president accused Democratic Party politicians of walking away from a previous deal on DACA. “The deal was done. DACA is going to be just fine. And I am going to be, over the...
    (CNN)This week, the Supreme Court closed out its session with a long-awaited ruling on President Trumps financial documents, and the US began its formal exit from the World Health Organization.  Monday Oldest GOP senator says he will skip RNC due to coronavirus concerns International students may need to leave US if their universities transition to online-only learning Tuesday New Hampshires GOP governor defends Trumps rally -- but isnt attending Trump administration begins formal withdrawal from World Health Organization...
    A 24-year-old boy killed two volunteers at an anti-Covid-19 roadblock at the entrance to a village in China in February. Coronavirus-related execution A first execution due to an offense related to the pandemic of coronavirus, took place in China, this Thursday, July 9, according to the Supreme Court. A Yunnan Province Court at sentenced to death Ma Jianguo, 24, on March 1, reported the country’s highest court on social media.Le Figaro newspaper reports that the young man was found guilty...
    Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance arrives at federal court for a hearing related to President Donald Trumps financial records on October 23, 2019 in New York City.Drew Angerer | Getty Images A federal judge on Friday ordered the Manhattan District Attorneys Office and President Donald Trumps lawyers to inform him whether further court proceedings are needed after the Supreme Court ruled that Trump cannot summarily block prosecutors from getting his tax records and other financial documents from his accountant. The judge, Victor Marrero, also...
    The US Supreme Court reshaped under President Donald Trump has been called the most conservative-leaning court in modern US history. With two appointments already in the presidents first term, the benchs ideological balance tilts right, favouring conservatives in a 6-3 split. The top court in the US has a profound impact on American life, ruling on highly contentious issues like abortion and gun rights. Nine judges on its bench, called justices, get lifetime terms so when President Trump got...
    By Jennifer Hiller HOUSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Supreme Court decision recognizing about half of Oklahoma as Native American reservation land has implications for oil and gas development in the state, raising complex regulatory and tax questions that could take years to settle, according to Oklahoma attorneys. The court on Thursday overturned an Oklahoma tribe member’s rape conviction because the location where the crime was committed should have been considered reservation land and therefore outside the reach of state criminal...
    The Supreme Court has agreed to hear Facebook’s defense after an appeals court determined it violated anti-robocalling rules. The court will examine whether Facebook’s automated alert texts count as an “automatic telephone dialing system,” establishing a clearer definition of illegal phone spam. Facebook was sued in 2015 by non-Facebook user Noah Duguid, who complained that he’d been receiving unwanted text messages from the site. The alerts told Duguid that someone was trying to access his nonexistent Facebook account, and he...
    Members of the news media gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court, where justices made it clear that a sitting president cannot evade criminal investigations, ruling that a prosecutor in New York City can obtain President Donald Trumps financial records including tax returns, in Washington, July 9, 2020.Leah Millis | Reuters On the last day of the first full Supreme Court term with his two hand-picked appointees on the bench, President Donald Trump spent the morning cursing the court. This is...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas spoke and Chief Justice John Roberts ruled. The Supreme Court’s most unusual term featured victories for immigrants, abortion rights, LGBTQ workers and religious freedoms. The usually quiet Thomas’ baritone was heard by the whole world when the coronavirus outbreak upended the court’s traditional way of doing business. When the biggest decisions were handed down, the chief justice was almost always in the majority and dictated the reach of the court’s most controversial cases, whether...
    By MARK SHERMAN and JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas spoke and Chief Justice John Roberts ruled. The Supreme Courts most unusual term featured victories for undocumented immigrants, abortion rights, LGBTQ workers and religious freedoms. The usually quiet Thomas baritone was heard by the whole world when the coronavirus outbreak upended the courts traditional way of doing business. When the biggest decisions were handed down, the chief justice was almost always in the majority and dictated...
    James Bopp, Jr., the general counsel for National Right to Life, said the decision demonstrates how difficult it is to drain the D.C. swamp and how important it is that President Trump gets re-elected so that he may be able to appoint more pro-life justices. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), a former clerk for Roberts, called the decision a disaster. That fury is likely to be channeled into a greater devotion to restricting abortion at the legislative level, as anti-abortion activists...
    Although the opinion section of the Washington Post has its share of liberals and progressives, it has also been a consistent source of right-wing Never Trump commentary that ranges from columnists Jennifer Rubin, Max Boot and Kathleen Parker to guest op-eds by attorney George Conway. This week, two of those conservatives cite recent examples of the walls closing in on President Donald Trump: Conway discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Trump v. Vance and the arrival of Mary Trump’s...