High court's Sotomayor, Barrett try to persuade each other
Two of the Supreme Court justices who disagree most often on the outcomes of cases say they both still try hard to persuade each other, and sometimes succeed. Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Justice Amy Coney Barrett made the comments in a pretaped conversation made public for the first time Thursday evening. Barrett, a conservative, and Sotomayor, a liberal, were on opposite sides of a decision last month in which the court stripped away women’s constitutional protections for abortion.news.yahoo.com
Supremely out of order: Supreme Court order on ICE guidelines violates tradition
In the span of a month, the Supreme Court overturned a half-century-old abortion right, knocked down a century-old New York concealed firearm carry law, made it much harder to hold law enforcement accountable for constitutional violations, frustrated the EPA’s ability to regulate emissions and eroded the wall between church and state, a series of activist rulings in the name of constitutional ...news.yahoo.com
Lead plaintiff in case that made same-sex marriage legal slams Justice Thomas' call for the case to be reconsidered: 'If you want to see an error in judgment, look in the mirror'
"If you want to see an error in judgment, Clarence Thomas, look in the mirror," Jim Obergefell said in a statement.news.yahoo.com
Terrified law clerks at the Supreme Court are lawyering up as the investigation into the leaked draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade fuels hostility: report
A source told NPR clerks act as diplomats for justices, but the fear that their professional lives are under threat is straining the Supreme Court.news.yahoo.com
House panel refers former Trump Interior Secretary David Bernhardt for criminal prosecution
The House Natural Resources Committee announced its first-ever criminal referral to the Department of Justice on Wednesday, asking it to investigate whether Mike Ingram, an Arizona real estate developer and a campaign donor to Donald Trump, bribed public officials during Trump’s tenure as president, including then-Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt.news.yahoo.com
Jackson confirmed as first Black female high court justice
The Senate has confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, shattering a historic barrier by securing her place as the first Black female justice and giving President Joe Biden a bipartisan endorsement for his effort to diversify the court.
Sotomayor, Barrett discuss their lives in Supreme Court’s spotlight
As the Senate moved closer to confirming the Supreme Court’s first Black female justice, the court’s first Latina told a university audience that the spotlight at times is harsh. But she was asked several questions about diversity, and what role her Latina heritage and humble upbringing played in her decision-making on the Supreme Court. I have worked as a district court judge, a circuit court judge. The Supreme Court is still closed to the public because of the pandemic, but this week saw the justices venturing out. Justice Amy Coney Barrett was at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California, where other justices have preceded her.washingtonpost.com
Democrats demand Supreme Court's Clarence Thomas recuse himself from key 2020 election, Capitol riot cases over wife's push to overturn Biden win
The letter followed news that Virginia Thomas urged then-President Trump's top aide Mark Meadows to try to overturn President Joe Biden's election win.cnbc.com
Report: Justice Thomas' wife urged overturning 2020 election
Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, sent weeks of text messages imploring White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to act to overturn the 2020 presidential election — furthering then-President Donald Trump’s lies that the free and fair vote was marred by nonexistent fraud.
Jackson heading for likely confirmation despite GOP darts
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson faced down a barrage of Republican questioning about her sentencing of criminal defendants on Wednesday, as her history-making bid to join the Supreme Court veered from lofty constitutional questions to attacks on her motivations as a judge.
Comments renew debate over adoption as abortion alternative
Year after year, several thousand women in the U.S. carry an unintended pregnancy to term and then offer the baby for adoption. The reason, say people familiar with unintended pregnancies, is that even in those circumstances, a powerful bond is likely to form between the mother-to-be and the developing baby — and to vastly complicate any decision to put the newborn up for adoption.news.yahoo.com
What the Supreme Court justices have said about abortion and Roe v. Wade
On Dec. 1, the Supreme Court will consider a Mississippi law that could overturn Roe v. Wade — the 1973 ruling establishing a nationwide right to abortion. Here's what we know about where each justice stands on the issue.washingtonpost.com
Mark Meadows got a call during Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearing because a low-level HUD staffer liked a Taylor Swift Instagram post urging people to vote: book
"We really can't have our people liking posts promoting Joe Biden," Meadows told Andrew Hughes, a HUD official, per Jonathan Karl's forthcoming book.news.yahoo.com
To protect the supreme court’s legitimacy, a conservative justice should step down
If presidents do not get to replace justices in an election year, then Coney Barrett’s confirmation is illegitimate; if presidents do, then Gorsuch’s is illegitimate. You can’t have it both ways ‘In separate remarks this month, Amy Coney Barrett and Clarence Thomas both sought to assure the public that, in Coney Barret’s words, “this court is not comprised of a bunch of partisan hacks”.’ Photograph: Reuters In Planned Parenthood v Casey, a landmark decision from 1992, the US supreme court memoranews.yahoo.com