U.S. Supreme Court

Workers In The US: Is Supreme Court With Gorsuch 'Bad News' For Labor Rights In America?

As Neil Gorsuch takes his seat on the Supreme Court, the 4-4 ideological stalemate that plagued the institution after the death of Justice Antonin …

Neil Gorsuch

'Assembly-line' execution effort in Arkansas fuels opposition

WASHINGTON — It began as an effort to execute eight convicted murderers in 11 days. More than halfway through Arkansas's macabre timetable, one prisoner is dead, four have won reprieves, and opponents of the death penalty may be gaining new momentum.<p>As three more condemned men face lethal …

Neil Gorsuch

Donald Trump To Have Dinner With Supreme Court Justices

The court could soon weigh in on the president's travel ban.<p>President Donald Trump will sit down for dinner with the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday evening, according to the White House.<p>It’s not clear whether all members of the court will attend, but newly confirmed Justice Neil …

Donald Trump

Trump's America: Are voters impressed?

<b>Ever since he glided down a golden escalator to announce his presidency, I've been talking to voters about Donald Trump.</b><p>Around dinner tables in Arkansas and Alabama, at rallies in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, and on aeroplane journeys to New Hampshire and Nevada, I've been gauging views in more …

Neil Gorsuch

With Supreme Court seat filled, GOP looks to lower courts

AP Radio AP Radio News:<p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans have put President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee on the bench, and they're now in a position to fill dozens more federal judgeships - and reshape some of the nation's highest courts.<p>Democrats have few ways to stop them.<p>The Republicans' …

Neil Gorsuch

The Way We Choose Supreme Court Justices Is Broken

Until we accept the Court is a political not legal institution, the confirmation process will continue to be a charade.

Neil Gorsuch

Sessions on Hawaii remark: 'Nobody has a sense of humor'

The first 100 days of the Trump presidency has included two travel bans and several executive orders.<p>The first 100 days of the Trump presidency has …

Donald Trump

Trump eyeing second Supreme Court seat

Talk is already heating up that President Trump could have a chance to appoint a second person to the Supreme Court.<p>Senate Judiciary Committee …

Neil Gorsuch

Common goal at NAACP dinner: Fight President Trump

Detroit NAACP officials say Trump policies should spur activism<p>After eight years with the first African American elected as president, people in the …

Black History

Bomb first, don't explain later: Trump's failure to justify his use of force

<b>(CNN) —</b> We're still less than 100 days into Donald Trump's presidency, but the candidate who promised to "bomb the s--- out of ISIS" has indeed shown a willingness, as President, to expand the use of American military force against a wide range of targets across the globe.<p>From an early commando …

Foreign Policy

WHO'S RUNNING THE GOVERNMENT? Trump has yet to fill 85% of key executive branch positions

Nearly 100 days into his term, President Donald Trump hasn't nominated anyone for 85% of key executive branch positions that require Senate confirmation.<p>Of the 554 positions requiring confirmation, as of Saturday, 473 have no nominee, 35 have been announced but not formally nominated, 24 have been …

Government

Trump Health Dept. dismisses Obama appointed surgeon general

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration has relieved Dr. Vivek Murthy of his duties as U.S. Surgeon General.<p>A spokeswoman for the Department of …

Government

In Missouri, a court decision means lower health standards for abortion clinics

Jefferson City, Mo., Apr 21, 2017 / 08:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Stronger medical standards for abortion clinics were thrown out in Missouri by a …

Catholicism

Quora Question: Will the Senate Scrap the Filibuster for Legislation?

Increased use of the minority party tool makes it more likely that the majority will one day decide to eliminate it entirely.

Neil Gorsuch

Democrats could tighten grip on California political control

Republicans have a lock on power in Congress and the White House. But far across the country in California, the party of Reagan is seeing yet another …

California

How Appealing

Saturday, April 22, 2017<p><b>"Forget Trump's first 100, what about Gorsuch's first 10?"</b> Ariane De Vogue of CNN.com has this report. <br>Posted at 10:32 PM by …

Neil Gorsuch

Trump Isn’t A Do-Nothing President

<i>Welcome to TrumpBeat, FiveThirtyEight’s weekly feature on the latest policy developments in Washington and beyond.</i> <i>Want to get TrumpBeat in your inbox</i> …

Neil Gorsuch

Texas Keeps Failing to Convince Federal Courts Its Voting Laws Aren't Racist

This time, judges found the statehouse maps to be intentional racial gerrymanders.<p>In March, a panel of federal judges ruled that Texas’s current congressional district maps had been intentionally drawn to “pack” and “dilute” minority votes in three districts in a way that constituted not only …

North Carolina

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge Over Merrick Garland Nomination, Shows Why ‘Emoluments’ Suit Against Trump Will Fail

On Monday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the case of Michel v. McConnell, where the courts below rejected a citizen’s effort to …

Merrick Garland

How the Coming Church-State Showdown Could be Avoided

The Supreme Court has ample reason to avoid deciding a case that could erode the Establishment Clause.<p>During argument in <i>Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer</i> last week before the Supreme Court, Justice Elena Kagan mused that the case poses “a hard issue. It's an issue in which states have their own very …

Judiciary

Are Puerto Ricans Really American Citizens?

In a recent poll, 41 percent of respondents said they did not believe that Puerto Ricans were U.S. citizens, and 15 percent were not sure. Only 43 …

Puerto Rico

Neil Gorsuch’s very first decision on the Supreme Court was to let a man be killed

Donald Trump’s kind of justice.<p>Thursday evening, Neil Gorsuch — who occupies a seat on the Supreme Court that Senate Republicans held open for a year …

Neil Gorsuch

A Window for Punishing WikiLeaks

The Department of Justice under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, according to news reports, is re-evaluating whether to charge WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for publishing leaked classified material in 2010. This raises a First Amendment flag. The department previously decided it wouldn’t proceed …

Sandra Day O'Connor

How Neil Gorsuch Will Make His Mark This Supreme Court Term

Now that Neil Gorsuch is a Supreme Court justice, what has he – President Trump's only success so far – been up to?<p>Well, for one thing, he joined the …

Neil Gorsuch

Cartoon: The Left’s Assault on Free Speech

SocietyCommentary<p>‘Communism for Kids’ Turns Deadly Ideology Into a Fairy Tale<p>Education Commentary<p>What This Supreme Court Case Could Mean for School …

Merrick Garland

The Supreme Court Weighs the Church-State Division

More than 14 months after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court has finally returned to full strength — just in time to consider what may be the most significant case of an otherwise quiet term.<p>On Wednesday, nine justices, including the court’s newest member, Neil Gorsuch, heard …

Neil Gorsuch

Trump First 100 Days: President rips "ridiculous standard" for measuring early performance

The first 100 days of a presidency generally serve as a barometer for what a new administration will be able to accomplish during its term. Full of …

Donald Trump

The Latest: New Mexico governor won't be bullied by lawsuit

The Latest on the state budget crisis in New Mexico (all times local):<p>4:50 p.m.<p>New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says lawmakers are suing her because …

United States

Sixth Circuit Vacancy

Yesterday, Judge David McKeague of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit announced his intention to take senior status. This will create a …

Conservative POV

EPA's unfilled positions make Trump's agenda difficult

<b>(CNN) —</b> Almost 100 days into the Trump administration, the ultra-conservative wing of the President's party is "fearful" they are running out of time and the President's aggressive environmental agenda won't get done.<p>That fear stems from the fact that the majority of political positions remain …

Flint