Tag: Supreme Court

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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Judge Neil Gorsuch nominated to fill Supreme Court vacancy

Judge Neil Gorsuch nominated to fill Supreme Court vacancy

| January 31, 2017 | 1 Comment

Gorsuch, 49, hasn’t written a ruling specifically on abortion but he has strong views on religious liberty. He sided with the Little Sisters of the Poor in their challenge of the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act.

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Supreme Court agrees to take up church hospitals’ pension dispute

Supreme Court agrees to take up church hospitals’ pension dispute

| Carol Zimmermann | December 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court agreed Dec. 2 to hear arguments about church hospital pension disputes over whether religious hospitals and schools can be exempt from complying with federal laws covering employee pension benefits.

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Supreme Court examines if racial bias played role in death sentence

Supreme Court examines if racial bias played role in death sentence

| Carol Zimmermann | October 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the first week of its new term, the Supreme Court reviewed the extent that racial bias might have played in a 1995 death penalty sentence.

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Notre Dame event with Ginsburg focuses on her life, not court decisions

Notre Dame event with Ginsburg focuses on her life, not court decisions

| Molly Gettinger | September 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

In a visit to the University of Notre Dame Sept. 12, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg steered away from abortion, same-sex marriage and other major issues and instead focused on her hope to find common ground.

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