27 Jun 2018
Justice Anthony Kennedy Is Retiring and All Hell Is About to Break Loose – Reason, 2018/06/27
Appointed to the Supreme Court in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan, Kennedy’s impact on American law and politics is almost beyond reckoning. From the battles over gay rights, abortion, and affirmative action, to the clashes over gun control, campaign finance, and health care reform, Kennedy’s fingerprints are everywhere. He is perhaps the single most influential jurist alive today and he will surely go down in American legal history as one of the most influential justices to serve on the high court.
As a moderate conservative with liberal tendencies, Kennedy often found himself casting the tie-breaking vote in such closely divided cases. That gave him tremendous influence over the direction of American law.
Regardless of your political viewpoint, the nomination process is going to be terrible for the country.
7 Jan 2014
The Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, Inc. and the Alliance for Natural Health USA attempted to block implementation of the nation’s new health care law.
John Roberts refuses to grant Obamacare emergency stay – Washington Examiner
They asked the chief justice Friday to temporarily block the law, saying Congress had passed it incorrectly by starting it in the Senate instead of the House. Revenue-raising bills are supposed to originate in the lower chamber. They also wanted blocked doctor registration requirements they say will make it harder for independent non-Medicare physicians to treat Medicare-eligible patients.
20 Jun 2011
Court won’t hear ACORN lawsuit over gov’t funding
The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from ACORN, the activist group driven to ruin by scandal and financial woes, over being banned from getting federal funds.
The high court on Monday refused to review a federal court’s decision to uphold Congress’s ban on federal funds for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.
This is back page news, but any good news should be noted.
23 May 2011
Prosser wins recount in Wisconsin Supreme Court race
Final recount numbers submitted to the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board show Prosser with 7,006 more votes than Kloppenburg.
The opportunity for a lawsuit still remains until August 1.
29 Apr 2010
OneNewsNow – Supreme Court rules in favor of Mojave cross
The Supreme Court has said a federal court went too far in ordering the removal of a congressionally endorsed war memorial cross from its longtime home in California.
In ruling the cross could stay, the justices said federal judges in California did not take sufficient notice of the government’s decision to transfer the land in a remote area of California to private ownership. The move was designed to eliminate any constitutional concern about a religious symbol on public land. The ruling was 5-4, with the court’s conservatives in the majority. “The Constitution,” wrote the majority, “does not oblige government to avoid any public acknowledgment of religion’s role in society.”
Any victory is a good victory. The last statement needs to be remembered for future reference.
9 Apr 2010
Fox News: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens to Retire
Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, the court’s oldest member and leader of its liberal bloc, said Friday he is retiring, Fox News has confirmed, giving President Obama his second high court opening to fill.
In a letter to the president, Stevens, the longest active serving member, said he has “concluded that it would be in the best interests of the court to have my successor appointed and confirmed well in advance of the commencement of the court’s next term” in October.
Stevens said he will step down when the court finishes its work for the summer in late June or early July.