Tag: Supreme Court

Justice Department backs baker who didn’t make cake for same-sex couple

Justice Department backs baker who didn’t make cake for same-sex couple

| September 12, 2017 | 1 Comment

A Colorado baker who refused to create a wedding cake to celebrate the wedding of a same-sex couple has gained an ally in the U.S. Justice Department.

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Supreme Court blocks lower court’s ruling that lifted Trump travel ban

Supreme Court blocks lower court’s ruling that lifted Trump travel ban

| September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily blocked part of a lower court ruling that would have allowed certain refugees into the country even though they had been banned by a presidential executive order.

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Supreme Court to hear Colorado baker’s appeal in wedding cake case

Supreme Court to hear Colorado baker’s appeal in wedding cake case

| June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court said June 26 it will hear arguments next term on whether a Denver baker unlawfully discriminated against a same-sex couple in declining to make them a wedding cake.

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Court says church school can’t be barred from state funds for playground

Court says church school can’t be barred from state funds for playground

| Carol Zimmermann | June 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court June 26 said a Lutheran preschool should not be excluded from a state grant program to refurbish its playground surface just because it is a religious entity.

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President takes travel ban battle to U.S. Supreme Court — and Twitter

President takes travel ban battle to U.S. Supreme Court — and Twitter

| Rhina Guidos | June 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a series of tweets June 5, U.S. President Donald Trump seemed to express frustration with his own lawyers’ efforts to push forward with a revised version of a plan that seeks to temporarily ban travelers and refugees from certain majority Muslim countries, and said the lawyers “should have stayed with the original travel ban.”

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Court’s death penalty vote will impact current stayed executions

Court’s death penalty vote will impact current stayed executions

| Carol Zimmermann | April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

When the Arkansas Supreme Court stayed the executions of two of the eight men slated for April executions, Don Davis and Bruce Ward, it said it was awaiting guidance from the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in McWilliams v. Dunn, the case it heard April 24.

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New Supreme Court justice says he’s humbled by call to serve high court

New Supreme Court justice says he’s humbled by call to serve high court

| April 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

After he was sworn in for the U.S. Supreme Court in a public ceremony at the White House Rose Garden April 10, Justice Neil Gorsuch said he would be “a faithful servant of the Constitution” and of the laws “of this great nation.”

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Committee in vote along party lines sends Gorsuch nomination to Senate

Committee in vote along party lines sends Gorsuch nomination to Senate

| April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Senate Judiciary Committee April 3 voted to send the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the full Senate for a confirmation vote.

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Supreme Court sends death-row IQ case back to lower courts

Supreme Court sends death-row IQ case back to lower courts

| Carol Zimmermann | March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court sent a Texas death-row case back to lower courts March 28, saying the inmate’s intellectual disability should prevent his execution.

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Democrats in Senate plan to filibuster Gorsuch’s nomination

Democrats in Senate plan to filibuster Gorsuch’s nomination

| Carol Zimmermann | March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, moved into the March 23 testimony phase with those for and against his nomination taking the floor, the Democrats announced plans to filibuster his nomination.

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Senators ask Gorsuch about abortion, religious liberty

Senators ask Gorsuch about abortion, religious liberty

| Carol Zimmermann | March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The third day of confirmation hearings by the Senate Judiciary Committee for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, continued along similar lines of questioning and failed to spark high drama.

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Confirmation hearings open for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

Confirmation hearings open for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

| Carol Zimmermann | March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The first day of Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, began March 20 with a series of introductory remarks from senators establishing what they hope to ask the nominee and the importance of the role of Supreme Court justice.

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