Hours before Christine Blasey Ford is scheduled to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attempted to rape her in high school, a fourth woman has come forward to the committee, according to NBC News. The new allegations, submitted in the form of a complaint sent…
Some choice quotes — (and she doesn’t hold anything back, I highly recommend her essay)
The Senate Judicial Committee’s vote on Bret Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination was supposed to be Thursday. That’s been scrapped, and now both Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford will testify before the SJC on Monday.
In 1973, the Supreme Court decided in Roe v. Wade that a Texas state law restricting access to abortion was unconstitutional. If that decision were to be overturned by a future Supreme Court case (something anti-abortion advocates are working toward), states could once again enforce such laws.
Here’s a glimpse at RBG, the upcoming documentary about the beloved Supreme Court Justice, ranging from her legal battles to her modern-day status as a meme.
On their way out the door for the summer, the SC gave one last backhand to the religious nuts. They refused to take a case involving pharmacists in Washington state who wanted to not do their jobs bc jeezus.
The Supreme Court is supposed to drop some decisions this morning. Let’s see what happens!
Does that include the cops?
On the matter of the ongoing brouhaha over employers’ religious exemptions to funding employees’ birth control, the SC just threw out the lower court rulings. However, they refused to rule on the merits of the challenge brought by the religious crybabies, thereby forcing a redo in the lower courts.
Crap person/Senate Judicial Committee chairman Chuck Grassley took some pliers and a blowtorch to Chief Justice Roberts in a speech from the Senate floor this past Tuesday. He blamed the SC itself for the politicization of the nomination process. Yes, really; Dahlia Lithwick explains here:
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas actually asked questions from the bench today in a case before the SC pertaining to gun rights. He asked 10 or so questions of Justice Dept. lawyer Ilana Eisenstein; people actually gasped when he began speaking. It had been at least 10 years, after all.
Found this piece, which describes the possibility that the next President might not be able to appoint any SC justices even if one or more current Justices should die or retire. The ramifications of what could happen if the SC is tied 4-4 for years at a time is also explored.
Tomorrow is the first Monday in October, which means back to the grind for the Party of Nine. Some of the cases being heard during this term involve Union organizing, affirmative action, abortion rights and, perhaps most importantly, voting rights. Never underestimate the ability of the SC to thoroughly fuck things up.
CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield delivered same-sex marriage coverage this morning from outside the Stonewall Inn, only to have her live shot quickly abbreviated thanks to a boisterous man who repeatedly hollered, “ABOUT FUCKING TIME! ABOUT FUCKING TIME!”
Well, this is the 2nd to last day of the current session, and, given the surprise release of the ACA decision yesterday, we could see the same-sex marriage ruling within the hour. The SC has 4 other decisions to dispense before summer break; as always, SCOTUSBlog is where you want to be. Their live blog should fire up…
Well, it’s another decision day for our party of nine. Not the last, though - they’re also going to have some decisions tomorrow, too - and maybe even next Monday and/or Tuesday. Sounds like stretching out the drama to me, seeing as there are only seven decisions still outstanding, but whatevs. There’s also the matter…
The SC plows into its last 8 days with more decisions today; as always, you can follow along with SCOTUSBLOG.
Crunch time for this SC term kicks off today, with at least one decision expected later today. One or more will follow Thursday as the last 15 days before summer break play out.
Back in 2007, the city of San Francisco enacted a regulation that requires gun owners to keep their guns locked up or otherwise disabled when at home. Gun owners, along with the NRA, filed suit because 2nd half of the 2nd Amendment.