Tag: court

A majority of Supreme Court now confirmed by senates where GOP represented fewer Americans than Dems

October 27, 2020
With this ill-won majority of radicals, the Supreme Court is poised to gut the rule of law, render the Voting Rights Act a dead letter, and give a green light to GOP gerrymandering and voter suppression efforts, all so that Republicans can permanently entrench minority rule at every level of government. Donald Trump himself has

Biden says he will appoint a commission on court alternatives

October 22, 2020
In the interview, Biden said: “There’s a number of alternatives that are—go well beyond packing. […] The last thing we need to do is turn the Supreme Court into just a political football, whoever has the most votes gets whatever they want. Presidents come and go. Supreme Court justices stay for generations.” So on the “packing”

Supreme Court will soon hear Trump’s push to exclude undocumented immigrants from census

October 20, 2020
“The unprecedented proposal could have the effect of shifting both political power and billions of dollars in federal funds away from urban states with large immigrant populations,” The Texas Tribune reports, “and toward rural and more Republican interests.” Some say unprecedented, the lower courts say illegal. Of course the worry now is that the Supreme Court

Trump even Defies Supreme Court in Inflicting His Hate on Transgender Americans

September 8, 2020
The American people, polls indicate, have not been buying the bill of goods Donald Trump has been selling in his strenuous attempts to represent himself as the “law and order” candidate. They seem to understand Trump is the creator of chaos and the one disrespecting and defying the nation’s laws at every turn, not Biden.

Biden campaign advisers court top lobbyists for DNC fundraising

August 13, 2020
Joe Biden’s top staffers have been courting lobbyists to donate money to the Democratic National Committee — despite his campaign’s assurance that they will not accept donations from K Street, a report said Thursday. Just this month, the Biden campaign has sent staffers — including Biden campaign Chairman Steve Ricchetti — to participate in at

Conservatives could push Kentucky Supreme Court right thanks to surprise open seat

July 8, 2020
Campaign Action Harris, meanwhile, represents an extremely red district in Martin and Pike counties on the very eastern tip of the state, but during the primary, Wright attacked him as an “anti-NRA Democrat” allied with “Louisville radicals.” Louisville is home to the largest Black population in the state and has been the site of major

Supreme Court Halts Alabama Execution of Nathaniel Woods so It Can Review His Appeal

March 15, 2020
(ATMORE, Ala.) — Alabama was set to put to death an inmate Thursday evening for the 2004 slayings of three police officers shot by another man at a suspected drug house. The U.S. Supreme Court halted the execution plan at least temporarily to review his appeal. Nathaniel Woods, 43, was scheduled to receive a lethal…
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