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Are on the Way
Sep 8, 2023 7:23 AM CDT
Kavanaugh: SCOTUS Ethics Changes Are on the Way
He predicts 'concrete steps' in the near future
- Public confidence in the Supreme Court is at a 50-year-low, but Justice Brett Kavanaugh says change is on the way. When asked about "perceived ethical issues" at a judicial conference Thursday, Kavanaugh said the court is "continuing to work on those issues," as Chief Justice John Robert...
SCOTUS Justices' College
Visits Get Ethically Murky
Jul 11, 2023 1:45 PM CDT
SCOTUS Justices' College Visits Get Ethically Murky
Schools often have them hobnob with donors and raise mega-bucks
- The AP is out with a massive report on the extracurricular activities of the Supreme Court justices—specifically their seemingly innocuous visits to college campuses. But, as the agency reports, it uncovered "tens of thousands of pages of emails and other documents that reveal the extent to which public...
Nov 7, 2022 4:30 PM CST
Jackson Dissents in First Opinion
Sotomayor joins newest justice on death row case
- A month into her lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson issued her first opinion on Monday, objecting to her colleagues' decision to not take up an appeal from a death row inmate in Ohio. The fact that the case was declined means that fewer than four...
Also Not in
Jul 4, 2022 5:25 PM CDT
Also Not in Constitution: Court Having Final Say
Sotomayor pointed out that the justices grabbed onto the power of judicial review, Joshua Zeitz writes
- When the Supreme Court was holding oral arguments last December in the case that brought about the end of Roe v. Wade, Justice Sonia Sotomayor addressed the familiar argument that the Constitution doesn't mention a right to privacy. That fact was a central argument in the court's majority...
Offers 'Pep Talk'
Jun 17, 2022 2:16 PM CDT
Sotomayor Praises Thomas, Offers 'Pep Talk' to Progressives
Justice notes her colleague's kindness, deep concern over Supreme Court 'as an institution'
- With polarizing cases on immigration, gun rights, and abortion rights looming, things are said to be tense within the walls of the Supreme Court Building. Not helping those tensions is the fact that a draft opinion of the latter case was leaked to Politico last month or the fact that...
NPR's Supreme Court
Story Takes Another Turn
Jan 21, 2022 11:00 AM CST
NPR's Supreme Court Story Takes Another Turn
Reporter Nina Totenberg defends it, rejects public editor's clarification
- The saga over an NPR report on the Supreme Court continues. Veteran reporter Nina Totenberg is dismissing criticism from her outlet's public editor about a story Totenberg wrote about justice Neil Gorsuch's decision to forgo a mask while on the bench. Here's how it has unfolded:
2 SCOTUS Justices Issue
Unusual Joint Statement
Jan 19, 2022 4:48 PM CST
2 SCOTUS Justices Issue Unusual Joint Statement
Gorsuch, Sotomayor say they're not feuding over mask-wearing
- Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Sonia Sotomayor say that while they don't always agree on the law, they're not feuding over mask-wearing. The Donald Trump appointee and the Barack Obama appointee issued an unusual joint statement Wednesday in response to an NPR story that said Sotomayor had...
to a Maskless
Jan 18, 2022 10:45 AM CST
Focus Returns to a Maskless Justice Gorsuch
He's only justice to go without one, and critics say it's insensitive to Sonia Sotomayor
- In a story about relations between justices on the Supreme Court Tuesday, veteran NPR reporter Nina Totenberg called attention to an issue that's been percolating for a while—Neil Gorsuch's decision not to wear a mask. Chief Justice John Roberts has asked all the justices to wear one...
to Correct Slight
to Female Justices
Oct 14, 2021 7:05 PM CDT
Supreme Court Changes Format to Correct Slight to Female Justices
They were being interrupted more than their male colleagues
- The Supreme Court is only days into its new term, but there's already been a marked change. As CNN reports, "even in contentious cases, the justices haven't cut each other off—something that often occurred in past terms." That's the result of a change to...
Supreme Court's Interesting
New Math: 3-3-3
Jun 18, 2021 9:40 AM CDT
Supreme Court's Interesting New Math: 3-3-3
The 6-3 conservative majority isn't issuing decisions quite as expected, at least so far
- When Amy Coney Barrett replaced Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court last year, it resulted in what is usually described as a 6-3 advantage for conservatives over liberals on the court. But two big decisions Thursday— one on ObamaCare and the other on a Catholic group that refuses to...
Judge Whose Son
Was Gunned Down
in case you missed it
Feb 21, 2021 7:41 AM CST
Judge Whose Son Was Gunned Down Makes Chilling Revelation
Esther Salas says killer Roy Den Hollander also had his sights set on SCOTUS' Sonia Sotomayor
- Last July, Daniel Anderl, the 20-year-old son of US District Court Judge Esther Salas, was murdered at their North Brunswick, NJ, home by Roy Den Hollander, a lawyer who'd posed as a FedEx deliveryman. Now, in a
episode set to air in full Sunday on CBS, Salas...
Trump Makes Unusual
Demand of 2 Justices
Feb 25, 2020 8:52 AM CST
Trump Makes Unusual Demand of 2 Justices
President wants Sotomayor, Ginsburg to recuse themselves from any cases related to him
- President Trump is taking public aim at two liberal members of the Supreme Court—Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. But the president says he's only responding to what he perceives as bias against him from the two of them. Coverage:
Trump first unloaded in a Monday
Just Made It In.
So Did Sonia
Mar 9, 2019 5:30 AM CST
Jane Fonda Just Made It In. So Did Sonia Sotomayor
Check out who else is about to be inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame
- Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Jane Fonda, and attorney Gloria Allred are being inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. They're among 10 members of the Class of 2019, announced Friday, per the AP . The other honorees include civil rights activist Angela Davis; Native American lawyer...
Before His Execution: 'I'm
Really Sorry. That's It'
Aug 10, 2018 1:52 AM CDT
Before His Execution: 'I'm Really Sorry. That's It'
Billy Ray Irick first person executed in Tennessee since 2009
- Billy Ray Irick was executed with a lethal injection Thursday night, some 33 years after he raped and murdered Paula Dyer, a 7-year-old girl he was supposed to be babysitting. The 59-year-old was the first person executed in Tennessee since 2009 and the seventh since 1961, the
Sotomayor Calls Out Trump's
'Unrelenting Attack' on Muslims
Jun 26, 2018 2:07 PM CDT
Sotomayor Calls Out Trump's 'Unrelenting Attack' on Muslims
Travel ban dissent is scathing, but president hails vindication against 'hysterical' critics
- The travel ban stands . So ruled the Supreme Court on Tuesday in a ruling that President Trump was quick to celebrate, reports NBC News . In a statement, he said the decision reaffirms his authority to act in the name of national security, adding that it "is also a moment...
Supreme Court: Illegally
Obtained Evidence Is OK
Jun 20, 2016 6:21 PM CDT
Supreme Court: Illegally Obtained Evidence Is OK
5-3 ruling bolsters police power
- A divided Supreme Court bolstered police powers on Monday, ruling that evidence of a crime in some cases may be used against a defendant even if the police did something wrong or illegal in obtaining it, the AP reports. The 5-3 decision drew heated dissents from liberal justices who warned...
3 Female Justices Furious
in New Contraceptive Ruling
Jul 3, 2014 6:09 PM CDT
3 Female Justices Furious in New Contraceptive Ruling
Court lets evangelical college avoid filling out forms on coverage
- A divided Supreme Court today allowed, at least for now, an evangelical college in Illinois that objects to paying for contraceptives in its health plan to avoid filling out a government document that the college says would violate its religious beliefs. The justices said that Wheaton College does not have...
Supreme Court Looks Befuddled on Aereo Case
Apr 23, 2014 8:59 AM CDT
Supreme Court Looks Befuddled on Aereo Case
Stephen Breyer referenced phonograph records
- The Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in
ABC v. Aereo,
a much-watched case that could have big implications for both cloud computing and broadcast television—implications the justices didn't seem comfortable with. Aereo allows users to record broadcast TV online and watch it at their leisure. The major...
Apr 22, 2014 5:40 PM CDT
Sotomayor Gets Personal in Affirmative Action Case
She thinks court is 'out of touch with reality,' and chief justice criticizes her criticism
- Sonia Sotomayor had her "most personal moment" yet in her four-plus years on the Supreme Court with today's dissent in a key affirmative action case , writes Robert Barnes at the
. Sotomayor thinks the court blew it in allowing the University of Michigan to ban racial preferences...
High Court Sounds
Mar 25, 2014 1:52 PM CDT
High Court Sounds Conflicted on Contraceptive Case
Women justices and conservative justices at odds over health care mandate
- The Supreme Court sounded deeply divided today as it heard arguments in a politically charged challenge to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate , with its women on one side and its conservatives on the other. The hearing combined two cases—
Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby
Conestoga Wood Specialties v.
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