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Supreme Court Justice Helping to Oversee Brazil Graft Inquiry Dies in Plane Crash

2 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The Supreme Court justice, Teori Zavascki, had earned a reputation as a judge prepared to curb abuses of power by influential lawmakers and business leaders.

Ailing Political Prisoner Issa Saharkhiz on Hunger Strike Against Additional Six-Month Sentence

Imprisoned political commentator Issa Saharkhiz began a wet hunger strike on January 14, 2017 to protest a newly issued six-month prison sentence for allegedly “slandering the supreme leader.” Saharkhiz is also attempting to highlight the “repeated violations of the law by the Judiciary and security officials,” said his son, Mehdi Saharkhiz. “My father has announced […]

Donald Trump on Using Twitter as President: 'Bing Bing Bing'

6 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A new Sunday Times interview between British Parliament member Michael Gove and our soon-to-be Supreme Leader Donald Trump offers much interesting insight into how Trump will use Twitter as president. When Gove asked about whether Trump would use the @POTUS handle, he offered up the following response: Read more...

Thursday Morning Open Thread: Fight On

Elizabeth Warren on Trump's potential conflicts after his newser: "I more concerned now than ever". pic.twitter.com/GWIH8AJIxu — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 11, 2017 We are besieged by the armies of would-be Supreme Leaders, with all their orcs, trolls, wargs, and zombies (aka, the Media Village Press Corpse). And yet… if we must live without hope, […]

Trump Promises Fast Action on Supreme Court Nomination

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

In a strong indication that his main priority remains choosing an unwavering conservative, he thanked leaders of two leading conservative groups for their help vetting candidates.

India's top court throws out case alleging Modi took cash payments

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's Supreme Court on Wednesday threw out a case brought by an anti-corruption lawyer that accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of accepting suspicious cash payments, dealing a blow to an opposition leader who had latched on to the case.

Biden: Senate Democrats Should Give Whoever Trump Nominates For SCOTUS A Vote

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed to fight any Supreme Court nominee President-elect Trump selects who isn’t mainstream. In other words,...

Senate minority leader vows to fight ‘tooth and nail’ any Supreme Court nominee who opposes Roe v. Wade

Chuck Schumer says President-elect Trump should expect a fight on judges the New York senator considers out of the 'mainstream.'

Ebrahim Raisi: the Iranian cleric emerging as a frontrunner for supreme leader

Many believe the custodian of the Islamic Republic’s holiest shrine is being groomed by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s inner circle A 56-year-old conservative cleric relatively unknown to the outside world is quietly emerging as a frontrunner to be Iran’s next supreme leader. Related: Iran's former president Rafsanjani dies aged 82 Continue reading...

His Death Will Empower The Ayatollah

With the death of reformist leader Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, there are few politicians left to act as a check on the Supreme Leader and his hardliners.

Resistance Is Patriotic -- And Christian

A conservative evangelical national leader called me during the election campaign. He reminded me how much he cared about abortion, religious liberty, and the Supreme Court. Then said, “But in Christian conscience, I cannot help putShow More Summary

Chuck Schumer: Democrats Will Block 'Out Of The Mainstream' Supreme Court Picks

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON ? Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is promising that Democrats will block Donald Trump’s Supreme Court picks if they’re not in the “mainstream,” and a key determination of whether they fit that definition may be where they stand on the landmark 1973 abortion case, Roe v. Show More Summary

Pro-Abortion Democrat Leader Chuck Schumer Vows to Block Pro-Life Supreme Court Nominee

Pro-abortion Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was busy rattling sabers. In an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash Schumer said, “The only way we’re going to work with [Trump] is if he moves completely in our direction and abandons his Republican colleagues.” For good measure, Schumer added, “Ninety, 95 percent of the time, we’ll be […]

Mitch McConnell Says Voters Won’t Tolerate the Obstruction of Supreme Court Nominees

The Majority Leader reveals that he has developed a brain injury that has erased all memory of the events between Antonin Scalia’s death and today.

Mitch McConnell Says Americans Won't Tolerate Democrats Blocking Supreme Court Nominations

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) issued a warning to Democrats on Wednesday, one day after the Supreme Court nomination of Merrick Garland expired without any Senate action: Don’t consider staging a similar blockade onShow More Summary

Schumer: Democrats Could Block ‘Out of the Mainstream’ Supreme Court Nominees

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) said Democrats would oppose any of President-elect Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominees who were “out of the mainstream,” a stance that could eventually force another showdown over Senate rules.

Schumer might use GOP-style obstruction to thwart Trump

… starting with his Supreme Court nominee: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Tuesday night said that if Donald Trump does not select a “mainstream” Supreme Court nominee, Democrats in the Senate will do their best to keep the seat open. “We are not going to settle on a Supreme Court nominee. If they [...]

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“Apparently there’s yet a new standard now to not confirm a Supreme Court nominee at all. I think that’s something the American people simply will not tolerate.” — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnnell (R-KY), quoted by The Hill, on suggestions [...]

McConnell shocked, shocked! that Democrats might block Trump SCOTUS nominee

Campaign Action Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer says he and his colleagues are perfectly fine with blocking a Supreme Court nominee from popular vote loser Donald Trump. After all, as Republicans have proven, an eight-member court...Show More Summary

CV LOOP: Senate Dems threaten Supreme Court filibuster

SUPREME COURT // Senate Democrats are signaling that they will filibuster a Supreme Court nominee who isn’t “mainstream” — which sounds like just about anyone Donald Trump would nominate. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said: “We are not going to make it easy for them to pick a Supreme Court justice.” In 2013, Democrats ended the filibuster for Cabinet posts and [...]

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