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  • Trump goes to Supreme Court asking for OK to enforce racist asylum ban

    Because it's always a good time to flog a dead horse. Chris Geidner of Buzzfeed writes, “The Trump administration went to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, seeking an order that would allow it to enforce its new policy barring asylum claims by those who cross into the country without authorization.” “On Dec. 7, the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit denied the Justice Department's request to put the district court judge's injunction on hold.” Follow Chris on this story. BREAKING: Trump...

    Boing Boing
  • Trump takes bid to ban transgender soldiers directly to Supreme Court, bypassing circuit courts

    President Trump's administration, in a move to get around the circuit court, appealed directly to the Supreme Court to hear a challenge to a policy that bars transgender people from military service.

    Mail Online
  • Reluctant Supreme Court on collision course with Trump

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s reluctance to take up new cases on volatile social issues is putting it on a collision course with President Donald Trump, whose Justice Department is trying to rush such disputes through the appeals system to get them before the nine justices as quickly as possible. That tension could come to head in 2019 if the court continues to avoid cases that the Republican president’s lawyers are aggressively trying to bring to

    Raw Story
  • Sotomayor: Kavanaugh a part of the Supreme Court 'family'

    Justice Sonia Sotomayor in an interview with CNN's David Axelrod said that Justice Brett Kavanaugh was welcomed into the Supreme Court "family" in the wake of his polarizing confirmation process. "When you're charged with working together for most of the remainder of your life, you have to create a relationship," Sotomayor said in an "Axe Files" interview airing Saturday. "The nine of us are now a family and we're a family with each of us our own burdens and our own obligations to others, but...

  • Supreme Court case could strengthen Trump's pardon power

    What began as a traffic stop for a faulty headlight has become a potentially precedent-shattering Supreme Court case with reverberations that could reach the White House.

    ABC News
  • Mexico's supreme court orders domestic workers formalized

    Mexico's Supreme Court on Wednesday declared unconstitutional the optional nature of enrolling domestic workers in the social security system and given the government three years to build a system making it mandatory. It would be a dramatic change for Mexico's more than 2 million...

    ABC News
  • Former top Supreme Court lawyer: Trump is impeachable

    Former U.S. acting Solicitor General, Neal Katyal, who wrote the rules outlining the Special Counsel’s power joins Ari Melber to discuss bombshell reporting that President Trump tried to order the prosecution of his political rival, Hillary Clinton and...