U.S. SUPREME COURT

“Trump administration asks Supreme Court to reinstate travel ban”


POLITICO

“President Donald Trump has asked the Supreme Court to revive his controversial travel ban executive order, hoping that the justices will give the green light to a policy repeatedly blocked by lower courts.

In filings Thursday night, the Justice Department asked the high court to temporarily lift injunctions that bar officials from carrying out Trump’s directive to suspend visa issuance to citizens of six majority-Muslim countries and halt the flow of refugees to the U.S. from across the globe.” MORE

“Senate Democrats must confirm Garland to Supreme Court on January 3”


DAILY KOS

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“Senate Republicans refused to give President Obama’s pick to replace Supreme Court Justice Scalia even the courtesy of a hearing. It was disrespectful, and historically unprecedented.

But there is still something we can do to get Merrick Garland confirmed before Obama leaves office.

At 12:00 noon on January 3, 2017 (according to the Constitution), the terms of 34 U.S. Senators will expire. At that point, the Senate will briefly consist of 66 sitting senators—until Vice President Joe Biden, in his capacity as Senate president, begins swearing in the senators-elect.

Before Biden begins the proceedings, he will preside over a Senate that consists of 34 Democrats, 2 independents & 30 Republicans—as the remaining Senators are not sworn in yet.

At this point, Democrats could ask to finish Senate business as it pertains to President Obama’s nomination of Judge Garland.”

 

“Goodbye To All Those Hopes For A New, Liberal Supreme Court”


HUFFINGTON POST

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 10: Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, chief judge of the D.C. Circuit Court, during a meeting with U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) May 10, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Garland continued to place visits to Senate members after he was nominated by President Barack Obama to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 10: Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, chief judge of the D.C. Circuit Court, during a meeting with U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) May 10, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Garland continued to place visits to Senate members after he was nominated by President Barack Obama to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

“LGBT Rights Just Won An Unexpected Victory Despite Clarence Thomas”


THINK PROGRESS

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“Supreme Court Fight: Quarter of Republican Senators Now Back Meetings for Merrick Garland”


NBC NEWS

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” Trump Says He Will Delegate Supreme Court Appointments To The Heritage Foundation”


THINK PROGRESS

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“NPR’s Nina Totenberg Rebuts Conservative Claims That SCOTUS Nominee Merrick Garland Is Anti-Gun”


MEDIA MATTERS

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