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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over Blackbeard’s Pirate Wreck

November 05, 2019 6:15 PM ET The Supreme Court seemed to think that North Carolina unlawfully pirated copyrighted images of an 18th century shipwreck during oral arguments Tuesday morning. The case, arising from the discovery of Blackbeard’s famed pirate ship, asks whether an underwater production company can sue North Carolina for distributing its copyrighted images…

Kansas Man Fights Traffic Stop All The Way To The Supreme Court

November 04, 2019 4:47 PM ET Charles Glover got pulled over in April 2016. He fought the stop all the way to the Supreme Court. The justices heard arguments in Glover’s case Monday, which involved how much information police need to conduct a traffic stop. The dispute arose in Kansas when Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Mehrer…

Baltimore’s Climate Change Lawsuit Against Energy Companies Can Proceed, Supremes Say

October 22, 2019 6:46 PM ET The Supreme Court allowed the city of Baltimore to proceed with its climate change lawsuit against two dozen fossil fuel companies Tuesday, after the corporate defendants asked the justices to put the dispute on hold. The oil and natural gas companies — among them BP, Chevron, Exxon Mobil, and…

Supreme Court Justices Enjoy A Lot Of Privately Funded Travel. Now Lawmakers Want To...

October 20, 2019 7:29 PM ET New legislation called the Judicial Travel Accountability Act would increase reporting requirements around privately funded travel for Supreme Court justices. Members of the court regularly visit conferences, seminars, law schools or other nations as guests of private patrons with little visibility as to costs or activities.  The bill is…

Supreme Court To Reconsider Life Sentences For DC Sniper Lee Boyd Malvo

October 15, 2019 5:54 PM ET The Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in Lee Boyd’s Malvo’s bid to secure new prison sentences.  At 17, Malvo and John Allen Muhammad terrorized the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area for weeks by shooting nearly 20 people with long-range rifles.  Malvo received several life in prison sentences, but argues…

Democratic Hopefuls Have Ignored SCOTUS In The 2020 Debates So Far, And Liberals Are...

October 14, 2019 5:48 PM ET A coalition of left-wing advocacy groups sent a letter to the moderators of an upcoming presidential debate urging them to ask the Democratic hopefuls about the Supreme Court. The Monday letter laments that the high court has not featured prominently in the first three Democratic debates, since marquee liberal…

Leftist Dark Money Group Pushes Scheme to Pack Supreme Court with Liberal Justices

Demand Justice, an organization founded by former members of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and associated with a secretive “social welfare organization” financed by billionaire activist George Soros, is pushing a scheme to pack the Supreme Court with liberal justices by adding new seats to the nation’s highest court. This comes after Demand Justice has…

Grassley Seeks Update After Referring Avenatti, Swetnick To Justice Department For Kavanaugh Claims

October 08, 2019 7:31 PM ET GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa asked the Department of Justice and FBI Tuesday for an update on the criminal referrals he submitted against witnesses who made potentially false accusations of sexual misconduct against Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The Senate Judiciary Committee asked the Justice Department to pursue criminal investigations…

Should Transgender Women Be Allowed To Play Women’s Sports?

The Daily Caller showed up to a massive protest outside the Supreme Court on Monday to ask those present if transgender women should be allowed to play women’s sports. You won’t want to miss this. A majority of the protesters present were there to share their strong views about LGBT rights, as the Supreme Court…

Justices Puzzle Over Insanity Defense, Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts On First Day Of New Term

October 07, 2019 7:26 PM ET The Supreme Court returned from its summer break Monday to begin a new term heavy on high-profile cases. Monday’s cases involved disputes over the Constitution and the rights of criminal defendants. The first case asked whether the states can abolish the insanity defense; the second asked if state laws…
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