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Fact check: Republicans debaters on high court, economy

1 hour agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump delivered a ferocious putdown of George W. Bush from the debate stage, central to his effort to convince voters that they don't want another Bush deciding when to take the country to war. But were his key facts right?

2016 candidates stress importance of Scalia successor

Candidates in both parties moved quickly to reframe the election as a referendum on the high court's future. Continue reading ? The post 2016 candidates stress importance of Scalia successor appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Five Things Justice Scalia Wrote About Obamacare

The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia wasn’t a fan of the Affordable Care Act and opposed it when it came before the nation’s high court every time. Known for his blunt writings, here are some highlights from a dissenting opinion he wrote, published June 15, 2015, in what was [...]

Fact check: Republicans debaters on high court, economy

11 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican presidential debaters misfired in assertions about Supreme Court nominees, Syria, immigration and more.

AP FACT CHECK: Republicans debaters on high court, economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican presidential debaters misfired in assertions about Supreme Court nominees, Syria, immigration and more. TED CRUZ: "We have 80 years of precedent of not confirming Supreme Court justices in an election...Show More Summary

Jon Stewart shreds Scalia’s marriage-equality dissent: He had no problem telling voters to ‘fck off’ in Citizens United

18 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

This story first appeared at Raw Story on June 30, 2015. Jon Stewart blasted Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Monday’s Daily Show, cutting through Scalia’s complaints about ignoring the voters’ wishes as the high court legalized same-sex marriage. “I think we found...

How Justice Scalia’s Absence Might Affect the Current High Court Term

President Barack Obama said Saturday that he would nominate a successor to Justice Antonin Scalia, whose death at 79 could realign a court that is often sharply divided, with the four justices appointed by Democratic presidents on one side and the five who were elevated to the court by Republicans on the other.

How Scalia’s Death May Grant Public-Sector Unions A Reprieve

20 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

The unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia this weekend will scramble much more than just election-year politics. It could recast several decisions pending before the high court, including arguably the most important labor case in years. Show More Summary

Justice Scalia Dies

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a leading conservative voice on the high court, has died at the age of 79, a government source and a family friend told CNN on Saturday. Scalia died in his sleep during a visit to Texas. A government official said Scalia went to bed Friday night and told friends he wasn't feeling well. Show More Summary

Why it’s time to get serious about Supreme Court term limits

With Justice Antonin Scalia's death this weekend, and its nearly instantaneous politicization, it's worth asking why we don't subject our high court justices to limited terms or mandatory retirement ages -- like nearly every other country in the world. For starters, are term limits even a good idea? A lot of sharp thinkers on both sides of […]

The Passing Of Justice Scalia: What Happens Now?

President Obama will nominate the new Justice, but may face a tough confirmation fight with a GOP-controlled Senate. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died at 79, leaving a vacancy in the high court just as the country is in the process of choosing a new leader. Read Full Story

Justice Antonin Scalia dies, jolts political world

Any time there's a high court vacancy, it's a big deal, but replacing Antonin Scalia creates a dynamic unlike anything we've seen in a very long time.

Minutes after Scalia’s death right-wingers seek to block nominee Obama hasn’t even appointed yet

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Just minutes after the public learned Justice Antonin Scalia, the longest-serving Supreme Court judge, had died of natural causes on Saturday, conservatives were already vowing to block any future high court nominations from President Barack Obama. Scalia’s death comes in the midst of a hotly...

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies at 79

The conservative icon, known for his intellect, wit and biting opinions, had a huge impact on the high court.

Johnny Cash Citation Forced Into High Court Opinion

A new dissent cites Johnny Cash for wisdom in addressing the rights of prisoners. That's actually a subject The Man In Black sang about a lot.

Supreme Court Stays CPP While Senate Halts Energy Bill

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of EPA’s Clean Power Plan until the pending litigation against the rule is resolved, including any appeal to the high court. This means the rule will be in legal limbo until the Supreme Court rules on the merits of the case. read more

UK High Court Rules In Google’s Favor In Anticompetitive Maps Case

While Google continues facing multiple antitrust probes at the European level, the company will be cheered today by a U.K. High Court decision that has ruled in its favor on a specific anticompetitive complaint. Read More

Morning Wrap: Alito's Ten Years at SCOTUS | Prosecuting 'El Chapo'

Justice Samuel Alito, after ten years on the high court, remains a star player for conservatives. A judge orders the feds to make additional releases of Hillary Clinton emails. And the Brooklyn U.S. attorney's office could get the first crack at prosecuting Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.       

Judge Appointed to Probe UK Police Handling of VIP Historic Sex Cases

The Commissioner of the UK Metropolitan Police, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, has asked a former High Court judge to examine the way historic sexual allegations against public figures are investigated, in the wake of allegations of favoritism, cover-ups and unfairness.

Illiterate Christian Man Accused of Sending 'Blasphemous' Texts to Islamic Cleric Appeals Death Sentence

A disabled Christian man who has been sentenced to death alongside his wife for allegedly sending blasphemous text messages to an Islamic cleric has filed an appeal at Lahore High Court, seeking bail due to his deteriorating health.

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