Pennsylvania GOP again asks Supreme Court to block mail ballot deadline extension
PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania’s Republican Party has filed a new request that the U.S. Supreme Court overturn the three-day mail ballot deadline extension that the state Supreme Court had ordered for the general election.The Pennsylvania court had ordered ballots to be counted if they are received by mail up to 5 p.m. on Nov. 6, and are either postmarked by Nov. 3 or have no or illegible postmarks. State law normally requires ballots to be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.In a filing Friday night with the nation’s high court, the state Republican Party made essentially the same a...
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Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination goes to full Senate
With Democrats refusing to show up for the vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee sent Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate for a confirmation vote before Election Day."This is a groundbreaking, historic moment," said Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, the committee chairman. "We did it."All 12 Republicans on the panel voted in favor of Barrett, a conservative judge. Democrats displayed posters at their desks of Americans they say have benefited from the Affordable Care Act now being challenged in the high court.The final confirmation vote is expected Monday. Wi...
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A New Judge At The Expense Of COVID Relief
What’s At Stake for Small Businesses with another Conservative Supreme Court Confirmation?Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and morePress Call - Monday - 2pm ET - RegisterSenate Wants A New Judge At The Expense Of COVID ReliefOn the Senate Judiciary barreling through a new judge at the expense of COVID relief for small businesses, Executive Director of the Main Street Alliance Amanda Ballantyne had this to say:"Rather than take action to provide immediate relief and recovery for small businesses, ailing state budgets, people and their families, President Trump and the Republican-controll...
Why Even RBG Would Have (Probably) Supported Ted Cruz’s Common-Sense Constitutional Amendment Banning Court-Packing
Custom Image by FEE | CC By Flickr | CC By Flickr | CC By Flickr |Even a few years ago, the idea that packing the Supreme Court would be a serious issue in a US election would have seemed absurd. But now, it is no exaggeration to say that the very independence of the judiciary branch of our federal government may be in jeopardy if “court-packing” proponents make gains in the November election.So, it’s easy to see why some conservative senators might want to take court-packing off the table—permanently. Senator Ted Cruz has officially introduced a constitutional amendment permanently setting th...
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Supreme Court Splits 4-4, Will Not Block Pennsylvania From Counting Ballots Received Up To 3 Days After Election Day
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to block a Pennsylvania state court ruling which permits mail-in ballots that arrive after Nov. 3 to be counted, so long as they’re postmarked by Election Day.The evenly split court offered no explanation for their decision, besides conservative Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh noting that they would have granted the Republicans’ application for a stay.Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the three liberal justices, effectively handing a crucial win to Democratic voting activists. Under court rules, stays may only be...
US Senate to vote Monday on Barrett nomination to Supreme Court
Washington (AFP) - The US Senate will vote on Monday, eight days ahead of the presidential election, to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, the Senate Majority Leader said Tuesday."We'll be voting to confirm justice-to-be Barrett next Monday," Republican Senator Mitch McConnell said at a press conference."I think that will be another signature accomplishment in our effort to put on the courts, the federal courts, men and women who believe in the quaint notion that maybe the job of a judge is to actually follow the law," McConnell said.Barrett, 48, was named by President Donal...
Magistrate fined over 160 pending cases
The Supreme Court has imposed a fine on an incumbent Court of Appeals (CA) justice for failure to decide on 160 cases within the reglementary period during her stint as a regional trial court (RTC) judge.In a per curiam decision promulgated on June 23 but only made public on Thursday, the Supreme Court said it fined Justice Marilyn Lagura-Yap to an amount equivalent to one year of her salary as an appellate justice after she was found guilty of gross inefficiency when then presiding judge of Mandaue City RTC Branch 28. Yap also failed to submit the required certification of caseload before the...
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Supreme Court hearings conclude for Judge Barrett
By AI HEPING in New York | China Daily Global | Updated: 2020-10-16 00:57In her third and final day of confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court, Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Wednesday suggested that the Affordable Care Act might be able to withstand a challenge from the Trump administration.Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, invited Barrett to describe what is known as the severability doctrine."What it means," she said, "is if you have a statute — and the Affordable Care Act is obviously a very long statute — if there is one p...
Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett Was Member Of Pro-Life Group That Supported Misleading Anti-Abortion Clinic
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett was a member of the University Faculty for Life at Notre Dame, a group that promoted a controversial pregnancy center in South Bend, Ind., known for pressuring women seeking abortions to carry to term.Barrett’s confirmation hearings are underway, during which she has declined to state her opinion on the precedent of Roe v. Wade.“I think on that question I’m going to invoke Justice [Elena] Kagan’s, which I think is perfectly put. When she was in her confirmation hearing, she was not going to grade precedent, or give it a thumbs up or a thumbs down,” Barre...
Senate to question Trump's Supreme Court pick for second day
Amy Coney Barrett, US President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, will face further questioning from the US Senate on Wednesday as part of her confirmation hearings.Lawmakers will likely use the second day of the question-and-answer session to continue to raise key issues like health care and abortion.Each senator on the judiciary committee has extensive time to question the judge.On Tuesday, Barrett stressed that she is committed to separating her private beliefs, including her religious convictions, from any judicial decisions, saying that to do otherwise would violate her judici...