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Supreme Court Hears Key College Free Speech, Religious Liberty Case

Supreme Court Hears Key College Free Speech, Religious Liberty Case

THOMAS CATENACCI CONTRIBUTOR In 2016, Chike Uzuegbunam, a former Georgia Gwinnett College student, was told that if he wanted to share his faith on campus, he would need to get permission to use one of two “speech zones.” When Uzuegbunam complied, campus police officers arrived at the “speech zone” he was using and threatened to discipline […]

Los Angeles Drops Church Attendance Restrictions

Los Angeles Drops Church Attendance Restrictions

BY MATTHEW VADUM Los Angeles County says it’s dropping its tough restrictions on attendance at houses of worship after a series of recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings struck down pandemic-related church attendance limits across the country. Lawyers for Harvest Rock Church, which beat the State of California at the Supreme Court earlier this month, hailed the decision. Mat Staver, […]

Supreme Court Green-Lights Trump Removal of Illegal Aliens From Census Count

Supreme Court Green-Lights Trump Removal of Illegal Aliens From Census Count

BY MATTHEW VADUM The Supreme Court ruled that the federal government may remove illegal aliens from the 2020 Census count, which eliminates that population from the process of allocating congressional seats and Electoral College votes that officially determine the presidency. The 6-3 decision in Trump v. New York issued Dec. 18 is a victory for the Trump administration. Placed on a judicial […]

Trump Says ‘It’s Not Over’ After Supreme Court Decision

Trump Says ‘It’s Not Over’ After Supreme Court Decision

BY JACK PHILLIPS President Donald Trump vowed that his campaign will “continue to go forward” with its legal challenges related to the Nov. 3 election. “No, it’s not over. We keep going and we’re going to continue to go forward. We have numerous local cases,” Trump said after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case from Texas against […]

Supreme Court Rejects Texas Election Lawsuit

Supreme Court Rejects Texas Election Lawsuit

BY JANITA KAN The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected Texas’s bid to challenge 2020 election results in four battleground states. In an order, the justices denied Texas’s request to sue Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin, opining that the Lone Star State lacked legal standing to sue under the Constitution. “Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in […]

39 States Pick Sides in Texas Supreme Court Election Challenge

39 States Pick Sides in Texas Supreme Court Election Challenge

BY IVAN PENTCHOUKOV . More than three dozen states and an assortment of lawmakers and third parties filed a flurry of briefs on Dec. 10, picking sides in a legal battle over whether the Supreme Court should consider a lawsuit brought by Texas that alleges that Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin conducted their elections in violation of the […]

Pennsylvania House Leaders File Brief to Support Texas in Supreme Court Lawsuit Against Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania House Leaders File Brief to Support Texas in Supreme Court Lawsuit Against Pennsylvania

BY JACK PHILLIPS Pennsylvania’s House speaker and majority leader on Thursday filed an amici curiae brief with the Supreme Court against the state of Pennsylvania and in favor of Texas’s lawsuit against the commonwealth and three other states. A brief (pdf) filed by Pennsylvania House Speaker Bryan Cutler and Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff, both Republicans, requests that the Supreme Court “carefully consider the procedural issues […]

6 States Ask Supreme Court to Join Texas Election Lawsuit

6 States Ask Supreme Court to Join Texas Election Lawsuit

BY IVAN PENTCHOUKOV . Updated: December 10, 2020 The states of Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Utah on Dec. 10 asked the Supreme Court to let them intervene in an election lawsuit filed earlier in the week by the state of Texas. In a brief motion to intervene filed on Thursday, the six states […]

Alito Moves Up Supreme Court Deadline in Key Pennsylvania Mail-In Ballot Case

Alito Moves Up Supreme Court Deadline in Key Pennsylvania Mail-In Ballot Case

BY JACK PHILLIPS AND IVAN PENTCHOUKOV U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito asked officials in Pennsylvania to file briefs by the morning of Dec. 8 in response to an emergency injunction petition filed by Republicans seeking to invalidate or rescind the results of the Nov. 3 presidential election in the Keystone State. That day is the “safe harbor” deadline that requires controversies […]

Supreme Court Rejects California Gov. Newsom’s Pandemic Church Restrictions

Supreme Court Rejects California Gov. Newsom’s Pandemic Church Restrictions

BY MATTHEW VADUM The Supreme Court issued a decision Dec. 3 siding with California churches that are seeking relief from the state’s heavy-handed COVID-19 restrictions on attendance at houses of worship. The decision is the second in two weeks slapping down overreaches by Democratic governors in populous states related to combating the CCP virus, which causes COVID-19. It also follows […]

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