Blog Posts - U.s. Supreme Court



U.S.  SENATE - Shirking Their Duty

"Al Franken Tears Into Mitch McConnell On Senate Floor For Being An Unpatriotic Coward" by Bipartisan Report, BipartisanReport .com 2/25/2016ExcerptSenator Al Franken (D-MN) is a very funny guy.  Many people remember Franken as a brilliant comed...
by Mage Soapbox on Aug 19, 2016

OPINION - Shields and Ponnuru 7/1/2016

"Shields and Ponnuru on the new cloud over Clinton email probe and Trump’s trade strategy" PBS NewsHour 7/1/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  Bill Clinton’s tarmac talk with Attorney General Loretta Lynch gave the GOP more ammo in their portrayal of Demo...
by Mage Soapbox on Jul 4, 2016

WOMEN'S RIGHTS - Abortion

The U.S. Supreme Court gets it right!"Abortion rights activists hail Supreme Court ruling against doctor restrictions" PBS NewsHour 6/27/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  In the Supreme Court’s biggest abortion case in nearly 25 years, the justices voted 5...
by Mage Soapbox on Jul 4, 2016

U.S. SUPREME COURT - Two Politically Charged Decisions

"Busy day at SCOTUS yields support for affirmative action, roadblock for executive orders" PBS NewsHour 6/23/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  The reduced Supreme Court weighed in on two politically charged cases Thursday.  Justices confirmed the consti...
by Mage Soapbox on Jun 27, 2016

OPINION - Shields and Brooks 6/24/2016

"Shields and Brooks on voter disenchantment across the globe" PBS NewsHour 6/24/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including what B...
by Mage Soapbox on Jun 27, 2016

GUNS IN AMERICA - Gun Ownership Debate

"Debate over gun ownership reemerges in Congress and the courts" PBS NewsHour 6/20/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  In Congress and the courts, gun control took center stage Monday.  There was a partisan showdown in the Senate over four different measu...
by Mage Soapbox on Jun 27, 2016

U.S. SUPREME COURT - Affordable Healthcare Act Birth Control Case

"President ties Supreme Court punt on Obamacare birth control case to Garland stalemate" PBS NewsHour 5/16/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  Monday saw the evenly divided Supreme Court punt on two major cases, including a religious challenge to the Affordabl...
by Mage Soapbox on May 23, 2016

Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett Named to Trump’s SCOTUS Prospect List

Bob Price Republican presidential presumptive nominee Donald Trump released a list of eleven jurists he would consider appointing to the U.S. Supreme Court, including Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett. BobPrice.com Brings You... - Conservative...
by BobPrice.com on May 21, 2016

U.S. SUPREME COURT - The Chemical Sobriety Tests

"Can police penalize drivers who refuse sobriety tests?" PBS NewsHour 4/20/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  At least a dozen states have made it a crime for suspected drunk drivers to refuse a chemical sobriety test.  But some opponents say these laws...
by Mage Soapbox on Apr 25, 2016

IMMIGRATION - At the U.S. Supreme Court

"Supreme Court weighs scope of Presidential power in immigration case" PBS NewsHour 4/18/2016A simplified view:  This case is about weather the President's policy (deferral, NOT a ban) falls under that of an executive manager.  IMO unless t...
by Mage Soapbox on Apr 25, 2016

Prayer in schools: What god? Whose god? Who decides?

By Carole McNall Once upon a time, a little girl was going to a public school. Her school began each day with all the students reciting The Lord’s Prayer. (This was a very long time ago.) But the little girl … Continue reading →...
by Scholars & Rogues on Apr 15, 2016

Prayer in schools: What god? Whose god? Who decides?

By Carole McNall Once upon a time, a little girl was going to a public school. Her school began each day with all the students reciting The Lord’s Prayer. (This was a very long time ago.) But the little girl … Continue reading →...
by Scholars & Rogues on Apr 15, 2016

U.S. SUPREME COURT - Split on Labor Union Case

"Without Scalia, Supreme Court splits on union fees case" PBS NewsHour 3/29/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  The Supreme Court split 4-4 on a case on whether unions can collect fees from government employees who choose not to join.  The outcome was an...
by Mage Soapbox on Apr 4, 2016

BIRTH CONTROL BATTLE - U.S. Supreme Court

"Supreme Court hears birth control battle brought by religious nonprofits" PBS NewsHour 3/23/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  The Supreme Court heard its fourth challenge to the Affordable Care Act, this one from religious nonprofits demanding exemption fro...
by Mage Soapbox on Mar 28, 2016

OPINION - Shields and Brooks 3/28/2016

"Shields and Brooks on blocking Trump, Sanders’ chances and Merrick Garland" PBS NewsHour 3/18/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  Judy Woodruff sits down with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks to discuss the week in...
by Mage Soapbox on Mar 21, 2016

Politics and Prune Juice Episode #11 – Chicago Protests, Merrick Garland, and Second Super Tuesday

Lots of political drama fills the 11th episode of the Politics and Prune Juice podcast! It’s that time of the year. Show host Matt Stevens covers the “Second Super Tuesday” results and its winners and losers. We also find ... Read More...
by Prune Juice Media on Mar 19, 2016

U.S. SUPREME COURT - President Obama's Nomination

"Defying Congressional GOP, Obama chooses D.C. judge for Supreme Court" PBS NewsHour 3/16/2016President Obama has lived up to his Constitutional obligation, now it is time for the U.S. Senate to live up to theirs.  This does not mean they need t...
by Mage Soapbox on Mar 17, 2016

FAUX NEWS - Antonin Scalia Interview From Purgatory

"Scalia's Ghost Apologizes after Meeting with Founding Fathers" by Michael Egan, Humor Times 3/6/2016Spooky former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia admitted from Purgatory that his ‘Originalist' theories were just ‘arglebargle, applesauce and...
by Mage Soapbox on Mar 14, 2016

U.S. SUPREME COURT - President's Short-List

aka "Thwarting Republican Obstructionism""SHORTLIST SURFACES FOR COURT VACANCY" by Amy Goldstein, San Diego Union-Tribune 3/8/2016NOTE:  This is from the online version of the newspaper, therefore no article link.ExcerptJudges appear scant on di...
by Mage Soapbox on Mar 8, 2016

ABORTION BATTLE - In Scalia's Absence

"Scalia’s absence alters dynamic for abortion case" PBS NewsHour 3/2/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  The Supreme Court is hearing its first abortion case in nearly a decade, as pro-choice advocates challenge a Texas law they say limits abortion services.
by Mage Soapbox on Mar 7, 2016


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