President Joe Biden's pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra misleadingly claimed he never took legal action against religious orders during his confirmation hearing Wednesday. "I have never sued any nuns. I have taken on the federal government, but I've never sued any affiliation of nuns, and my actions haveContinue reading "Becerra Falsely Claims He ‘Never Sued Any Nuns’"
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas issued a searing dissenting opinion after the Supreme Court refused to hear a pivotal case involving a controversial Pennsylvania electoral directive that allowed the counting of ballots received up to three days after Election Day.Now, Thomas' opponents are using his opinion to attack his wife.What did Thomas say?Thomas believes theContinue reading "Opponents attack wife of Clarence Thomas over his dissent bashing decision to not hear critical election case"
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Pennsylvania Republicans challenging the validity of tardy mail-in ballots, ducking another bid to rehash the 2020 presidential election. The plaintiffs contend that late-breaking changes to Pennsylvania's election regulations were unconstitutional and helped President Joe Biden win the election. But the Court's ruling would not have affectedContinue reading "Supreme Court Rejects Pennsylvania GOP Election Appeal"
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected former president Donald Trump’s bid to shield his financial records from a Manhattan grand jury. The order clears the way for Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance to enforce a subpoena for Trump Organization financial records and tax statements going back eight years. There was no noted dissent and anContinue reading "Supreme Court Rejects Trump Bid To Shield Financial Records"
The Supreme Court on Monday ordered former President Donald Trump to have his accountants release his financial records to prosecutors in New York, ending a prolonged legal battle in which Trump sought to shield his tax documents from investigators. BREAKING: After 4 months of inaction, SCOTUS in a one-sentence unsigned order declines Trump's request toContinue reading "Supreme Court orders Trump to turn over tax records to NY prosecutors"
The Supreme Court is scheduled to consider a handful of high-profile election challenges at its mid-February conference taking place this week. If the court chooses to accept any of the lawsuits, they will likely be heard and decided in October. The cases include lawsuits filed by pro-Trump attorneys Lin Wood and Sidney Powell in GeorgiaContinue reading "Supreme Court set to consider high-profile election lawsuits this week"
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D., R.I.) and a group of Democratic lawmakers are urging the Justice Department to buck tradition and withdraw the Trump administration-backed challenge to a controversial California rule that would require charities to disclose their donors to the state’s attorney general. Critics say the rule, which is currently before the Supreme Court, would allow theContinue reading "Whitehouse Pushes Justice Dept. to Support Controversial Donor Disclosure Rule"
The Supreme Court ruled late Friday that California cannot prohibit churches and other religious organizations from conducting services indoors because of the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was a massive victory for First Amendment rights. However, the high court did not roll back all COVID-related restrictions enacted on religious gatherings in California. What are the details?Continue reading "Supreme Court gives churches huge victory over California's COVID-related ban targeting worship gatherings"
The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave the German government a partial victory in a dispute over valuable art that the Nazis extorted from Jewish dealers. At stake in Wednesday's case was whether the dealers' heirs can sue German authorities in American courts. Chief Justice John Roberts delivered Wednesday's opinion for a unanimous Court, which turnedContinue reading "Germany Prevails at Supreme Court in Dispute Over Jewish Art Extorted by Nazis"
President Joe Biden has begun staffing his promised commission to "reform" the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary, an undertaking he vowed in October would go on to address court packing as well as "a number of other things."What are the details?The commission — which is to be housed under the purview of the WhiteContinue reading "Biden begins launch of promised commission to 'reform' the Supreme Court"