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Why Trump Should Be Hesitant with Supreme Court

Brendan Kirby, Justice Kennedy could side with liberals, set precedent undermining executive authority on immigration. President Donald Trump’s gut reaction to Thursday’s appeals court ruling against his national security executive order was to take the case to the Supreme Court, but there is good reason to think he should be hesitant. Conventional wisdom is that the

Justice Ginsburg laments partisanship at Stanford talk

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lamented partisanship in Congress during a talk at Stanford University on Monday and said she hoped it would return to an era when “it was working for the good of the country and not just along party lines.” Ginsburg did not address the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to

Who is Judge Neil Gorsuch?

President Trump announced Tuesday that he has tapped Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by Justice Antonin Scalia – a nominee who is in many ways similar to the man whose seat he hopes to fill. Gorsuch, like Scalia, is a textualist and an originalist who believes judges should follow

Pro-Abortion presidents always appoint Pro-Abortion judges and justices

Frank Pavone, If You Think Electing Anti-Abortion Candidates to Office Achieves Nothing, Consider the Results of Electing Pro-Choicers. Among the absurdities I’ve heard during this election season are the following assertions: “It doesn’t matter who gets elected President – it’s been over 40 years since Roe v. Wade and abortion is still legal.” “Even if

We Have Nothing Left Holding Us Together

Ben Shapiro, On Friday, a South Carolina high school stopped students from bringing American flags to a football game against a heavily Hispanic rival school. Why? The principal was presumably worried that waving the flag might offend the Hispanic students. According to the principal, “This decision would be made anytime that the American flag, or

Thomas Sowell: The Fraud Goes On

Last week the Supreme Court of the United States voted that President Obama exceeded his authority when he granted exemptions from the immigration laws passed by Congress. But the Supreme Court also exceeded its own authority by granting the University of Texas an exemption from the Constitution’s requirement of “equal protection of the laws,” by

Supreme Court set to rule on abortion clinic restrictions

The Supreme Court on Monday is poised to once again enter the fray on the abortion issue, an already divisive subject complicated by election-year politics and a split bench that may lack the votes to rule definitively. The high court will wrap up its work for the summer by issuing a judgment on how far

Decision Time Arrives for Controversy-Shy U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has managed to steer away from controversy in the three months since Justice Antonin Scalia’s death. That’s about to get harder. The court is opening the last phase of its nine-month term, a six-week stretch that will feature rulings on affirmative action, immigration, abortion, contraceptive coverage, and Puerto Rico’s debt. A

U.S. High Court’s Birth-Control Compromise Gets Mixed Reaction

The U.S. Supreme Court got a mixed reaction from the Obama administration and religious groups to its unusual proposal to resolve a clash over employee insurance coverage for contraceptives. In a court filing Tuesday, U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli said the government had already gone far enough to accommodate religious groups’ objections to providing coverage

Mandatory Union Fees Survive as U.S. Supreme Court Deadlocks

The U.S. Supreme Court deadlocked in one of its highest profile cases, issuing a 4-4 ruling that lets more than 20 states continue to require public-sector workers to help fund the unions that represent them. Union opponents had looked to be on the brink of a watershed victory that would have given workers a First