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Supreme Court Declined To Hear Challenges To Two State Gun Control Laws

  The Supreme Court’s Steely Silence On Gun Rights Continues Kevin Daley Supreme Court Reporter The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear challenges to two state gun control laws Monday, in keeping with its recent reluctance to decide cases involving the Second Amendment. The lawsuits in question challenged gun control laws in Maryland and Florida. Maryland adopted a so-called assault weapons ban following the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre in 2012, while Florida has a long-standing ban on the open carry of firearms. The challenge to Maryland’s law was backedRead More


Supreme Court Sides With Trump: Travel Ban To Take Effect

  Supreme Court Allows Travel Ban To Take Effect Kevin Daley Legal Affairs Reporter The Supreme Court announced Monday that it will review lower court rulings blocking enforcement of President Donald Trump’s executive order on refugee and migrant entry, and stayed injunctions barring the order’s implementation. The announcement is a major victory for the president, whose signature immigration policy has been stymied repeatedly by the federal courts. The justices consolidated two travel ban cases from the 4th and 9th U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, and scheduled oral arguments for theRead More


CONFIRMED: Meet Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch

Judge Neil Gorsuch Confirmed To Supreme Courtby Kevin Daley The Senate confirmed Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court Friday, elevating a youthful conservative jurist to the nation’s highest tribunal who could shape American jurisprudence for decades. The 54-45 vote hewed closely to party lines. Three Democrats, including Sens. Joe Manchin, Heidi Heitkamp, and Joe Donnelly, joined all 52 Republicans in voting for Gorsuch’s confirmation. The vote followed Thursday’s procedural decision by the Senate’s Republican majority to abolish the 60-vote threshold neededRead More


John Elway Pens Personal Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Urging Confirmation of Judge Gorsuch

                        John Elway sends letter urging Senate Judiciary Committee to confirm Judge Gorsuch


Ted Cruz Just Dropped a Bomb at CPAC

Ted Cruz Says Another SCOTUS Vacancy Is Just Months Awayby Kevin Daley Texas Sen. Ted Cruz anticipates another vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court will arise in a matter of months. “I think we’ll have another Supreme Court vacancy this summer,” Cruz said at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday. “If that happens, as much as the left is crazy now, they will go full Armageddon meltdown because the next vacancy is where we’ll have the ability to act and restore basic constitution protections.” Though Cruz was not more specific,Read More


The death of Justice Antonin Scalia: Chaos, confusion and conflicting reports

By Eva Ruth Moravec, Sari Horwitz and Jerry Markon MARFA, Tex. — In the cloistered chambers of the Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia’s days were highly regulated and predictable. He met with clerks, wrote opinions and appeared for arguments in the august courtroom on a schedule set months in advance. Yet as details of Scalia’s sudden death trickled in Sunday, it appeared that the hours afterward were anything but orderly. The man known for his elegant legal opinions and profound intellect was found dead in his room at a huntingRead More