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Rick Santorum Endorses Donald Trump Because “The Most Important Issue is the Supreme Court

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has endorsed presumptive nominee Donald Trump, saying the Supreme Court is the number one issue in the election and the nation can’t afford to have Hillary Clinton shaping it for decades. “I’m 100 percent. That’s endorse,” Santorum said in an interview with Fox News host Greta Van Susteren Tuesday […]

Rick Santorum endorses Trump out of concern over ‘a liberal Supreme Court

4 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Former U.S. Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Tuesday endorsed Donald Trump for president, saying he was swayed by Trump’s list of possible Supreme Court nominees. Santorum, who dropped out of the presidential race in February and threw his support to Senator Marco Rubio,...

SCOTUS Crushes Virginia Republicans' Gerrymandering Scheme

There may not be a more repugnant misanthrope in Congress than Virginia Rep. Dave Brat, which makes a recent Supreme Court decision especially sweet. Brat is one of a handful of conservatives whose re-election may be at risk, because...Show More Summary

L.A. City Council gets in on Supreme Court action

California politics updates: Voter registration boom hits California, federal voting rights lawsuit waits for a hearing May 24, 2016, 3:06 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's what we're watching: A hearing has not yet been set in...

Sen. Barbara Boxer to meet with Supreme Court nominee

California politics updates: Voter registration boom hits California, federal voting rights lawsuit waits for a hearing May 24, 2016, 3:06 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's what we're watching: A hearing has not yet been set in...

Supreme Court throws out all-white jury's conviction because prosecutors didn't get the memo

The Supreme Court threw out a Georgia man’s conviction for murder on Monday, possibly opening the way for a new trial. Timothy Foster was convicted by an all-white jury in the murder of an elderly white woman approximately 20 years ago. Show More Summary

Foster v. Chatman Ruling Reverses Death Sentence on the Basis of Racial Discrimination in Jury Selection

In a significant ruling from the Supreme Court yesterday, the Court reversed the conviction and death sentence of a Georgia man on the basis that prosecutors intentionally discriminated by excluding blacks from the jury. Timothy Foster, an 18-year old black man, was convicted by an all-white jury in 1987 of murdering an elderly white woman.

Supremely good news for the campaign against shark finning

Shark finning is an abhorrent practice. The shark’s fins are sliced off and the live animal is dumped back into the sea to drown or bleed to death. Photo by iStockphoto The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday refused to consider an appeal to...Show More Summary

“Federal court questions whether Texas voter ID law can offer accommodations”

WaPo: With the U.S. Supreme Court watching, judges on a federal appeals court here Tuesday questioned whether accommodations could be made to protect minority voters and still save Texas’s strictest-in-the-nation voter ID law in time for the presidential contest in … Continue reading ?

Clarence Thomas Continues His Big Payback

There was an especially telling moment in Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas's brief Q and A with C-Span in April, 2013. The question was what he thought about President Obama. Thomas first gave a pithy put-down of Obama and then admitted that he had practically no interaction with him. Show More Summary

The Pro-Life Movement Started Like a Pizza Order, Explains Samantha Bee

10 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

On Monday night's episode of Full Frontal, Samantha Bee explained the bizarrely casual origins of the pro-life movement. After the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision, Bee says, Evangelicals were undecided on — and in some cases supportive of — granting women abortion access. Their zealous abortion stance didn't exist until a few ... More »

Alabama GOP Passes Resolution Supporting Chief Justice Roy Moore

10 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Alabama Republican Party is standing behind Roy Moore, the state’s Supreme Court Justice, who was suspended earlier this month and charged with violating ethical rules for trying to stop probate judges from issuing marriage licenses in the… Read The post Alabama GOP Passes Resolution Supporting Chief Justice Roy Moore appeared first on Towleroad.

The Southern tradition of kicking blacks off juries

10 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Chief Justice Roberts calls bs, vacates Georgia death sentence: The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that prosecutors in Georgia violated the Constitution by striking every black prospective juror in a death penalty case against a black defendant. Show More Summary

Russia to Criminalize Mockery of Its National Anthem

Russia’s Supreme Court has approved a bill to criminalize mockery of the country’s national anthem, according to one of the senators who drafted it, news agency Interfax reported. Vadim Tyulpanov, chairman of the committee for parliamentary...Show More Summary

The Supreme Court’s Stay Of The EPA’s Carbon Rule Is Getting Messy

“We all know the cause of coal’s decline is multifaceted, but the regulatory regime, certainly from my perspective, has played a very important role," Morrisey said. The post The Supreme Court’s Stay Of The EPA’s Carbon Rule Is Getting Messy appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Overriding Importance of the Supreme Court in This Presidential Election: Do Not Throw Away Your Vote

It is concerning to hear some supporters of Bernie Sanders say that if he is not the nominee they will not vote, or even that they will vote for Donald Trump. Whether or not we personally like a particular candidate, we must consider the power they will wield and the choices they will make. Show More Summary

Supreme Court vacancy watch Day 101: Republicans go after your retirement savings

11 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

It's Tuesday, May 24 and Day 101 since Justice Antonin Scalia died and Mitch McConnell laid down his Supreme Court blockade: No meetings, no hearings, no votes on his replacement. It's also Day 69 since President Obama named Merrick Garland to be Scalia's replacement. Show More Summary

First Slice 5/24/16: 'Hartsfield-Jackson needs to be treated like the busiest airport on earth'

In a 7-1 majority ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that Timothy Foster, a black Georgian convicted of murder by an all-white jury nearly 30 years ago, deserves a new trial.  "[T]he focus on race in the prosecution's file plainly demonstrates a concerted effort to keep black prospective jurors off the jury," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the ruling.…

UK Supreme Court Rules British Expats Unable to Vote in Brexit Referendum

British citizens who live outside the United Kingdom will have no right to vote in the Brexit referendum in June, according to the decision the UK Supreme Court.

Lunch Links: IRS Impeachment, State Tax Updates, and Why the California Teamsters Oppose Marijuana Legalization

Today is May 24, the date in 1937 when the Supreme Court upheld Social Security (and Social Security and unemployment insurance payroll taxes) in Helvering v. Davis and Steward Machine Co. v. Davis. In Helvering, the Court held 7 toShow More Summary

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