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Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Retiring In July [VIDEO]

SCOTUS Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement set off immediate reactions from both sides of the aisle on the impact of the upcoming debate to replace a justice who has traditionally been the swing vote on the bench. How is this likely to impact the ideological makeup of the court? Kennedy’s retirement could have a profound effect…

SCOTUS Oppose Trump Request To Hear DACA Case Immediately

The Supreme Court refused to hear the Department of Justice’s challenge to a lower court ruling on Monday that blocked President Trump’s initiative to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The DOJ’s request asked the Court to jump ahead of the 9th Circuit Appellate Court in reviewing the case in order to expedite…

Supreme Court To Hear Trump’s Travel Ban Case In October

The Supreme Court handed down the final opinions of its nine-month term Monday, with a 5-4 decision on the death penalty case Davila v. Davis, a 5-4 decision on the securities case California Public Employees’ Retirement System v. ANZ Securities, Inc., and a 7-2 decision in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer. The…

Obama Immigration Plan Blocked By SCOTUS

The Supreme Court effectively blocked President Obama’s plan to let 5 million immigrants in the United States illegally stay. The 4-4 decision upheld a lower court’s nationwide injunction against the administration’s 2014 deferred-action policy. The policy granted quasi-legal status to illegal immigrants whose children are U.S. citizens or have green cards, known popularly as “Dreamers.”…

SCOTUS Upholds Affirmative Action [VIDEO]

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the use of racial preferences in undergraduate admissions in the University of Texas system. In a 4-3 decision, the Court reaffirmed the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Fisher v. Texas. All in-state students who graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class are automatically…

Trump Reveals All-White List of Potential SCOTUS Nominees

Donald Trump on Wednesday released the names of 11 people he would nominate to the Supreme Court to succeed Antonin Scalia. They include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado, Raymond Gruender of Missouri, Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee or Utah, William Pryor of Alabama,…

SCOTUS Sends Contraceptive Mandate Back To Lower Court [VIDEO]

The Supreme Court will not decide on a case involving the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate, instead sending it back to the lower courts, the judicial body announced Monday. Religiously affiliated non-profit groups brought the challenge to the high court, but the justices unanimously ruled against hearing the case. The decision was likely impacted by…

Obama to Nominate Merrick Garland to Supreme Court Today [VIDEO]

Breaking – Pres. Obama to nominate Merrick Garland as Supreme Court Nominee. WATCH THIS LIVE EVENT HERE President Obama will announce his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court at 11 a.m. Wednesday, amid reports that he has narrowed down his selection to either Judge Sri Srinivasan or Judge Merrick Garland. Reuters reported the two final…

Gay Hating Clerk Kim Davis Jailed for Contempt [VIDEO]

A defiant county clerk in Kentucky was sent to jail for contempt Thursday after insisting that her “conscience will not allow” her to follow a federal judge’s orders to issue marriage licences to gay couples. “God’s moral law conflicts with my job duties,” Kim Davis told U.S. District Judge David Bunning. “You can’t be separated…

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Marriage Equality The is a BREAKING NEWS Event. To WATCH LIVE CLICK HERE The Supreme Court in 5-4 decision on Friday ruled that states may no longer ban same-sex marriage. Justice Kennedy wrote the decision. The decision came almost two years to the day of when the Supreme Court…

Supreme Court Backs Obama on Health Exchanges [VIDEO]

The Supreme Court has ruled 6-3 in favor of the Obama administration on Affordable Care Act tax credits Thursday morning, in the case of King v. Burwell. By affirming the Fourth Circuit Court’s ruling, the Supreme Court decided that people who obtain health insurance through the federal exchange will be eligible for tax credits, despite…