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CA cities, counties ask for Supreme Court’s help on homelessness

CA cities, counties ask for Supreme Court’s help on homelessness

By Chris Reed Rushing to meet last week’s deadline for filing amicus briefs, dozens of local governments and other groups in California have jointly and separately beseeched the high court to uphold laws targeting sleeping in public. Such laws are seen as a key way to crack down homelessness. The flood of legal filings came […]

Supreme Court Lets New Trump Asylum Restrictions Take Effect

Supreme Court Lets New Trump Asylum Restrictions Take Effect

  KEVIN DALEY SUPREME COURT CORRESPONDENT . The Supreme Court will allow the Trump administration to enforce new restrictions on asylum seekers at the southern border. In practice, the new rules would deny asylum to any migrant who passed through another country without first seeking protected status there.  A federal judge in California issued a nationwide […]

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch:  “Role of Justices is to Interpret the Law”

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch:  “Role of Justices is to Interpret the Law”

By Michael Hernandez SIMI VALLEY—“The role of justices is to interpret the law and not make it” using the Constitution for “faithful interpretation” said U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch at a Sept. 10 event held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.  “Judges are not supposed to be politicians.  My job is to enforce all […]

Supreme Court Allows Trump To Build 100 Miles Of Wall With Military Funds

Supreme Court Allows Trump To Build 100 Miles Of Wall With Military Funds

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . The Supreme Court lifted lower court orders barring the administration from using $2.5 billion in military funds to finance construction of the border wall in a Friday evening decision. The ruling, called a stay, allows the government to start construction on 100 miles of border wall while […]

There’s A Full-Fledged Fight Over The Wall Going On In The Supreme Court

There’s A Full-Fledged Fight Over The Wall Going On In The Supreme Court

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to stay a lower court order blocking reallocation of Pentagon funds for the border wall July 12. House Democrats and environmental groups asked the justices to reject that request, saying it would give the government a permanent victory and seriously […]

The Border Wall Fight Just Got To The Supreme Court

The Border Wall Fight Just Got To The Supreme Court

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court for clearance to begin constructing 100 miles of fencing through drug-smuggling corridors along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Friday request comes after U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam forbade the administration from using $2.5 billion in military funds for border wall construction. The 9th […]

Justice Roberts, Here’s Your Rationale For A Census Citizenship Question

Justice Roberts, Here’s Your Rationale For A Census Citizenship Question

DAVID BENKOF CONTRIBUTOR   In Chief Justice Roberts’ majority decision Thursday tentatively rejecting a citizenship question on the 2020 census, he rejected the Trump Administration’s “voting rights” argument as “contrived,” saying executive branch officials must “offer genuine justifications for important decisions, reasons that can be scrutinized by courts and the interested public.” He indicated in […]

Justice for Rose: Landmark Supreme Court decision opens federal courts to property rights claims

Justice for Rose: Landmark Supreme Court decision opens federal courts to property rights claims

By CHRISTINA MARTIN Today, the Supreme Court gave property owners everywhere a major victory, overturning a 34-year precedent that has robbed countless individuals of their property rights. And you have an unassuming woman in rural Pennsylvania to thank. In a 5-4 opinion on written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Justices held that the government violates the Constitution […]

People Thought This Supreme Court Case Would Be A Bombshell. It Was A Dud

People Thought This Supreme Court Case Would Be A Bombshell. It Was A Dud

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter   The Supreme Court sided with the executive branch in a dispute over a federal sex offender law Thursday, side-stepping an outcome that could have augured sweeping changes to the structure of the government. The case was much-watched because of its unusually long deliberation period and because it […]

Supreme Court Upholds Double Jeopardy Rule That Might Weaken Reach Of Trump’s Pardons

Supreme Court Upholds Double Jeopardy Rule That Might Weaken Reach Of Trump’s Pardons

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter   The Supreme Court left undisturbed Monday a legal rule that allows state and federal governments to prosecute individuals for the same conduct despite the Constitution’s ban on double jeopardy. The case was closely watched because of its possible ramifications for President Donald Trump, given continued speculation that […]

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