Items tagged with: SupremeCourt

Supreme-Court erlaubt Trumps Mauer: Strategie der Spaltung
#Guatemala #SupremeCourt #Mauer #USAunterDonaldTrump #Europa #Politik #Schwerpunkt
After #SupremeCourt Refusal, It’s Up to the People to End #Gerrymandering https://truthout.org/articles/after-supreme-court-refusal-its-up-to-the-people-to-end-gerrymandering/
After Supreme Court Refusal, It’s Up to the People to End Gerrymandering
Vor 50 Jahren nahm Amerikas moderne LGBTQ-Bewegung ihren Anfang. Donald Trump preist sich als bester Freund von Schwulen und Lesben. Doch das Gegenteil ist der Fall: Er dreht ihre Bürgerrechte systematisch zurück.
Trump beschneidet LGBTQ-Rechte: "Verrat an allen Amerikanern" - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Panorama
#Panorama #Gesellschaft #DonaldTrump #Lesben-undSchwulenbewegung #SupremeCourt
#SupremeCourt Ruling on #Census Could Deal Grave Blow to #Democracy https://truthout.org/articles/supreme-court-ruling-on-census-could-deal-grave-blow-to-democracy/ #scotus
Supreme Court Ruling on Census Could Deal Grave Blow to Democracy
#SupremeCourt Ruling on #Census Could Deal Grave Blow to #Democracy https://truthout.org/articles/supreme-court-ruling-on-census-could-deal-grave-blow-to-democracy/ #scotus
Supreme Court Ruling on Census Could Deal Grave Blow to Democracy
Der Kampf gegen das Recht auf Abtreibung in den USA eskaliert - geprägt von Frauenfeindlichkeit, Heuchelei und Ignoranz. US-Präsident Trump spielt dabei aber nur eine Statistenrolle, meint Christina Bergmann.
Kommentar: US-Abtreibungsgesetze - Rücksichtsloser Kampf auf Kosten der Frauen | DW | 15.05.2019
#USA #Alabama #Abtreibung #Republikaner #DonaldTrump #SupremeCourt #RoevWade
Ärzten in Alabama droht künftig bei einer Abtreibung lange Haft. Ein entsprechendes Gesetz beschloss der Senat. Doch die Abtreibungsgegner haben noch ein ganz anderes Ziel: Die Vorlage soll in den ganzen USA gelten.
Alabama will Abtreibungen fast gänzlich verbieten | DW | 15.05.2019
#Alabama #Abtreibungsverbot #Abtreibung #Senat #Gesetz #USA #ObersterGerichtshof #SupremeCourt
Entscheidung des höchsten US-Gerichts: Kunden können wegen App-Preisen gegen Apple klagen - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Netzwelt
#Netzwelt #Netzpolitik #Apple #SupremeCourt #AppleiOS
#scotus has rejected all such cases for nearly half a decade. The matter is already decided, settled. Latest rejection was re #yahoo earlier this month. They won't revisit Sec 101.
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) 'Disses' #Iancu 's Guidance on 35 U.S.C. § 101, Sides With the #SupremeCourt (Alice) and Caselaw http://techrights.org/2019/04/03/cafc-vs-andrei-iancu/ #scotus

SC justice Neil Gorsuch backs Native legislation, contradicting other conservative jusices

On Tuesday, Gorsuch split from his conservative colleagues, siding with the court's more liberal members in a case involving the Yakama Tribe and its right under an 1855 treaty to travel the public roads without being taxed on the goods brought to the reservation.

Either this chapter was inadvertently clipped, or Natives really weren't allowed to travel via means of public transport, e.g. busses and trains. Is this true, or didn't I just understand it correctly?

For those familiar with Gorsuch's record, his vote was not a surprise. He is, after all, the only westerner on the Supreme Court; indeed, prior to his 2017 appointment to the court, he served for 11 years on the federal court of appeals based in Denver — a court that covers six states and encompasses 76 recognized Indian tribes.

"The Yakamas knew all this and could see the writing on the wall." They knew they would lose their lands, so they needed to "extract from the negotiat... Show more...

Supreme Court legalises retard detention after served sentence

The 5-4 decision, which reverses a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, is widely viewed as a victory for the Drumpf administration and its hardline immigration policies. It, like the Obama administration, had argued that the government has the authority to pick up and detain immigrants for deportation at any time, and is not required to act only immediately after a prison or jail sentence has been served.

Writing for the court's dissenting liberal wing, Justice Stephen Breyer warned that the ruling gives the government too much power. The law is clear, he wrote, that the government cannot hold an immigrant without a bail hearing unless the individual is detained when released from criminal custody.

"For two years in a row now, the Supreme Court has endorsed the most extreme interpretation of immigration detention statutes, allowing mass incarceration of people without any hearing, simply because they are defending themselves against a deportation charge,... Show more...
#SupremeCourt Says Of Course You Need To Register Your #Copyright Before You Can Sue; #CopyrightTrolls & #Hollywood Freak Out
#California #SupremeCourt Rejects Second Attempt By Cops To Jump The Judicial Queue Over #Police #Misconduct Records
Heute gilt die Oberste Bundesrichterin Ruth Bader Ginsburg in den USA als Heldin der Gleichberechtigung. Doch wie kam es dazu? Das Biopic "Die Berufung" zeichnet den Ein- und Aufstieg der Ausnahmejuristin nach.
Ikone Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Horden von Anzugträgern. Und diese Frau - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Kultur
#Kultur #Kino #NeuimKino #SupremeCourt #Rezensionen #FilmeundSerien
#Immunity Stripped by the #SupremeCourt of the United States, Opening the Possibility of Ending Immunity of the #EPO As Well http://techrights.org/2019/03/08/immunity-stripped/ #fraud #corruption

Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg far from weary days before her 86th birthday

Ginsburg has now authored four of the court's 17 rulings in its current term, which started in October and ends in June, more than any of the eight other justices. During the weeks when she missed oral arguments, Ginsburg worked from home and participated and voted in cases by reading transcripts and briefs.

If Ginsburg, one of the court's four liberal justices, were unable to continue serving, President Donald Drumpf could replace her with a conservative, further shifting the court to the right. Drumpf has added two justices since becoming president in January 2017, cementing its 5-4 conservative majority.
#US #uSA #SupremeCourt #SC #BaderGinsburg #RuthBaderGinsburg #Liberalism #LeftWing #Leftwinged #News #Politics #RoevWade #Kavanaugh #BrettKavanaugh #Health #HealthIssuses #NotoriousRBG #RBG #Feminism

On Chief Justice John Roberts

The answer is no. It is unlikely the inscrutable Roberts has shed his conservative instincts after nearly 15 years as chief justice. And while he has plainly inched leftward in some cases, the Supreme Court has not.

In a recent public appearance, the chief justice lamented the use of "conservative" and "liberal" labels for the justices. The 2005 appointee of Republican President George W. Bush emphasized that the justices, once on the bench, operate unlike elected officials in the other two branches of government.

It didn't alter the predictability of the judges' vote, though. Even though the attitude of labelling judges might be questionable, it's still possible, due to their personal views on certain topics.

Roberts already has aligned with his four conservative colleagues in two other 5-4 disputes this session. Joined by Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, Roberts voted in January to allow the Drumpf administration's military ban on most transgender service me... Show more...

Kenyan SC to rule over homosexual's rights

Convictions under the decades-old laws are rare, but gay activists say the legislation -- which carries long jail terms for sexual acts deemed "against the order of nature" -- is unconstitutional and fuels homophobic persecution.

Kenya's anti-gay legislation is reflected in more than half of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa where laws, often vague, punish same-sex contact or relationships.

The court's decision Friday could have repercussions for the rest of Africa, where several countries are facing challenges to similar legislation.
#Africa #SouthernAfrica #Homosexuality #GayRights #News #Politics #SupremeCourt #Justice #SC #Injustice #Reactionary

Unreasonably excessive fines from civil asset forfeiture ruled unconstitutional

From the video description:

The Supreme Court voted unanimously Wednesday that the constitution's ban on excessive fines does apply to states and local governments. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivered the opinion of the court, ruling in favor of Tyson Times of Indiana. Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson joins CBSN to discuss how this ruling may impact future civil forfeiture cases.
#US #USA #CAF #CivilAssetForfeiture #LegalTheft #Excessive #News #Politics #SC #SupremeCourt #Justice #Injustice

This is exactly what I said, many times in fact, would happen https://twitter.com/davidotaylor/status/1097618697093550080 e.g. here: http://techrights.org/2018/05/28/texas-law-backfiring/

On Clarence Thomas' probable retirement

At 70, Thomas is the oldest conservative justice, and by the end of this term he will have served for 28 years. If he hangs as long as he can, and suffers a decline in health at some point in the future when a Democrat is president or Republicans are in the minority in the Senate, any replacement would either have to be somebody on the far left, or a "compromise" choice that could effectively end up voting with liberals on major cases.

How sad they didn't contemplate the fact that he could also hold as long as he could until an even worse president (Mike Pence-like) took office. Then, the choice could be likewise, but on the right-hand side. But of course the Examiner approved of such a turn.

Thomas rightly dissented, arguing, "Respondents Diane Monson and Angel Raich use marijuana that has never been bought or sold, that has never crossed state lines, and that has had no demonstrable effect on the national market for marijuana. If Congress can regulate this under the Commerce Clause, then it can regulate ... Show more...

Two articles on the Notorious RBG

  • #### Ruth Bader Ginsburg Returns To Supreme Court Bench After Lung Cancer Surgery
As luck would have it, after the January arguments, the court had scheduled a month-long "writing break," allowing Ginsburg extra time to recuperate from home. Last Friday, Ginsburg returned to the Supreme Court building for the first time in order to participate in the justices' private conference, the first such conference scheduled since mid-January.

Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center operated on Ginsburg Dec. 21, removing one of the five lobes of her lungs. Days later she returned to Washington, D.C., to recuperate. Doctors reported that the pathology report on her lung found no further evidence of disease and they said no further treatment is planned.

Indeed, Washington legal circles are rife with rumors these days that Justice Clarence Thomas, the court
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SC deciding on legality of census citizenship query**

Furman’s ruling came in lawsuits brought by 18 U.S. states, 15 cities and various civil rights groups challenging the Republican administration’s decision to include the question. The plaintiffs said the question would scare immigrants and Latinos into abstaining from the census, disproportionately affecting Democratic-leaning states.


New York was one of the states suing the administration. New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, said her office looks forward to defending the lower court victory at the high court, citing the “far-reaching and long-lasting effects” of a census undercount.

#Census #US #USA #SupremeCourt #SC #Politics #News

#Bee: RBG resumes work at Supreme Court

Half-human, half-robot Justice enters Supreme Court, introduces self as Ruth Bader Gins-Borg

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Yesterday after the #UnitedStates #SupremeCourt opened and #justices began filing in, a half-robot, half-human with the face of #RuthBaderGinsburg entered wielding an a... Show more...

On the SC decision on Louisana's abortion law

Louisiana, like Texas, compelled its abortion providers to obtain surgical privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic. These privileges are often difficult if not impossible to obtain—hospitals can, and do, deny them because they oppose abortion. More importantly, they provide absolutely no medical benefit to women, as the Supreme Court ruled in Whole Woman’s Health. Because these measures impose a substantial burden on abortion providers (and their patients) while providing no benefit to women, the court found them to be unconstitutional.

Kavanaugh accepted the state’s pinky-promise not to swiftly close the clinics—even though they have spent months fighting for the ability to do precisely that. At the end of 45 days, the justice wrote, if the doctors still can’t obtain the privileges, they can go back to district court and start the fight anew.

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Louisana doctors don't need admitting privilege to perform abortions

The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a Louisiana law that would require a doctor to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the facility where the abortion is performed.

CNN has provided Kavanaugh's four-page long dissent as a document for all to read. I guess we're glad it was not restricted in this state, despite the conservative majority in the Supreme Court.

#Louisana #US #USA #HumanRights #WomensRights #Feminism #SC #SupremeCourt #Kavanaugh #BrettKavanaugh #Gorsuch #NeilGorsuch #WholeWomensHealth #AdmittingPrivilege #AbortionRight #MyBodyMyChoice #News #Politics

#SC decision for #Louisana abortion law postponed

Alito said in a brief order that the justices needed more time to review the filings in the case. As such he put the law on hold until February 7. He noted that the order "does not reflect any view regarding the merits" of the case.

The state argues that the law is necessary to provide a higher level of physician competence, but critics say there is no medical justification for the law and it amounts to a veiled attempt to unlawfully restrict abortion.

The majority held that the law would not "impose a substantial burden on a large fraction of women" and that admitting privileges in Louisiana are easier to obtain because the state is less stringent in its requirements.

#US #USA #SupremeCourt #AbortionLaw #AntiAbortionLaw #WomensRights #Feminism #EqualRights #Equality #News #Politics

Supreme Court might head towards extending 2nd amendment

Yet from such outliers are major Supreme Court decisions of national import often born. And here, the court's conservative justices could clarify that all gun restrictions must clear a high bar, or state that the right to bear arms extends beyond the home.

Before that personnel change, the court had declined at least eight opportunities to take on Scalia's challenge over the past five years. It had let stand Chicago's semiautomatic weapons ban and a variety of prohibitions against carrying guns in public, from New Jersey to California. It had refused to second-guess age limits for carrying guns in Texas and requirements for disabling or locking up guns when not in use in San Francisco.

"If New York’s regulatory scheme is allowed to stand and is copied by cities around the United States, it could undercut state economies dependent upon those tourism dollars.”

(Disclaimer: The link might lead to MSN, but the article is taken from USA TODAY)

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#SupremeCourt Has The Chance To Extend #FourthAmendment Protections To Apartment Residents https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190119/09521241427/supreme-court-has-chance-to-extend-fourth-amendment-protections-to-apartment-residents.shtml #scotus

Supreme Court lets Trump's Transgender Military Ban take effect! \o/

"Don't ask, don't tell" → "Don't bother, go to hell!" \o \o \o

A divided #US #SupremeCourt cleared #President #DonaldTrump’s administration to start #barring most #transgender people from serving in the #ArmedForces.

The #justices, voting 5-4 Tuesday, put on hold lower #court decisions that had blocked the administration’s planned #ban from taking effect. Justices #RuthBaderGinsburg, #StephenBreyer, #SoniaSotomayor and #ElenaKagan dissented. Neither side provided any explanation.

The court…

Supreme Court: Oberstes Gericht billigt Trumps Transgender-Verbot im US-Militär - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Politik
#Politik #Ausland #US-Militär #SupremeCourt #DonaldTrump #USA #Transsexualität

Conservatives preparing for confirmation hearings upon RBG's probable departure from Supreme Court

The White House "is taking the temperature on possible short-list candidates, reaching out to key stakeholders, and just making sure that people are informed on the process," said a source familiar with those conversations, who spoke on background given the delicate nature of the subject. "They're doing it very quietly, of course, because the idea is not to be opportunistic, but just to be prepared so we aren't caught flat-footed."

But her departure from the Court would allow Drumpf to nominate a third Supreme Court justice — the most in one presidential term since President Ronald Reagan placed three judges on the highest court during his second term.

#SC #US #USA #SupremeCourt #NotoriousRBG #RuthBaderGinsburg #BaderGinsburg #Liberalism #Liberal #Feminism #AbortionRight #RoevWade #News #Politics

Trump White House preparing for possible RBG departure

The #WhiteHouse is reaching out to #political #allies and #conservative activist groups to prepare for an #aili... Show more...

Supreme Court could legalise (and worsen) #gerrymandering

Although Kennedy’s replacement, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, did not decide any gerrymandering cases as a lower-court judge, his general disposition lines him up with the other conservatives on the Court who believe that the judiciary has no business policing gerrymandering. In the Maryland and North Carolina cases the Court just took, both lower courts were willing to act as the police. Because of a procedural quirk, a decision by the Supreme Court not to hear these cases would have counted as an acknowledgment that the lower courts got the question right. So there’s every reason to expect 5–4 reversals unless a conservative justice or two goes rogue, or gets cold feet.

Now, I imagine that abortion rights - which have been deterred in Ohio already - could be the least problem we are going to have with Brett Kavanaugh. Imagine that he could be the key player in legalising and worsening gerrym... Show more...

US Supreme Court xD

#Ginsburg misses #SupremeCourt arguments for the 1st time

#comic #rofl #humor #fun #lol #Futurama #RBG #RuthBaderGinsburg #Kike
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