SCOTUS decision could spell trouble for Trump in rape case

Ruh-roh. I’m no lawyer — partly because I enjoy writing books and blogs more than studying the law, and partly because, well, weed — but I can read and comprehend a story about Trump’s jowly buttocks landing squarely in the fondue pot. Looks like one of the unintended consequences of the recent 7-2 Supreme Court decision…

SCOTUS rules that LGBTQ can sue for workplace bias

Title VII protections now includes LGBTQ in a single watershed decision. Happy Pride month. x .@business: The ruling came in one of two LGBT workplace-bias cases the court has been considering. The justices could rule momentarily in the second case, which concerns discrimination against transgender workers. https://t.co/9xv8jXJF2N— Andrew Peng (@TheAPJournalist) June 15, 2020 x BREAKING: Supreme…

Live 10am ET SCOTUS arguments in the Trump financial records case

NPR and Instagram coverage of the oral arguments for Trump’s financial records, explaining why Trump’s been a bit more unhinged than usual. The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments remotely for a second week, once again streaming the audio live — a first for the court. The arguments for Week 2 include high-profile cases about…

TX-Sen: Oh NOW Coronavirus Cornyn (R) Thinks The Senate Is Responsible For Filling SCOTUS Vacancies

Asshole: If a Supreme Court vacancy opens up this year, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn says the Senate has a “responsibility” to consider a nomination from President Donald Trump. But in 2016, Cornyn joined the GOP in refusing to consider any Obama nominees because “the presidential election is well underway.” With 87-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized for gallbladder treatment…

Trump and Republicans want SCOTUS to delay death of Obamacare until after election

The background: The Trump administration and several red states have backed a — ridiculous, mind you — challenge to the Affordable Care Act arguing that Congress’ removal of the tax penalty connected to Obamacare’s individual mandate has made the entire law unconstitutional. Republicans hate Obamacare so much — because you can’t spell “Obamacare” without “Obama,”…

Oklahoma, How Does It Work? SCOTUS buys time to try to figure it out…

Supreme Court news today is dominated by the ugly mess that is the political gerrymandering case and the (at least temporary) victory on the Census citizenship question. Buried way down on the SCOTUS page, the Court did something very unusual. Instead of ruling on a case that it heard this session, it relisted it for…

Trump's SCOTUS shortlist is an American nightmare

I’m sure everyone will be very surprised to know that Trump’s shortlist of SCOTUS candidates is not exactly everything we’d like to see in a replacement for Kennedy. Or anything we’d like to see in a replacement for Kennedy. But there are some really scary options on that list. Like the guy in that picture, Bill Pryor. I’ll get…