Supreme Court: Trump can use Pentagon funds for border wall

WASHINGTON (AP and The Golden Hammer) — The Supreme Court cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico. The court’s five justices who actually follow the law and the Constitution, as opposed to the liberals who seek to legislate […]

Supreme Court signals more openness to state abortion rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court signaled Tuesday it is more open to state restrictions on abortion, upholding an Indiana law supported by abortion opponents that regulates the disposal of fetal remains. At the same time, the justices declined to take on an issue closer to the core of abortion rights, rejecting the state’s appeal […]

Cities, Quadvest, other utilities lead fight for freedom, as Texas Supreme Court takes San Jacinto River Authority venue case

Cities, Quadvest, other utilities lead fight for freedom, as Texas Supreme Court takes San Jacinto River Authority venue case

Image: Quadvest President Simon Sequeira, most obviously the Bob Marley of Montgomery County’s fight for freedom from the San Jacinto River Authority’s monopolistic water prices as well as The Golden Hammer’s Power Top Ten #8 in 2018, has much reason to celebrate, as the Texas Supreme Court has agreed to hear the mandamus petition of […]

Abortion case shows Roberts firmly at Supreme Court’s center

Chief Justice John Roberts broke with the Supreme Court’s other conservative justices and his own voting record on abortion to block a Louisiana law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Roberts didn’t explain his decision late Thursday to join the court’s four liberal justices. But it was the clearest sign […]

Justices reject environmentalists’ appeal over border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from environmental groups trying to stop President Donald Trump from building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, even as other legal action against the wall is ongoing. The justices on Monday left in place a ruling by a federal judge in San Diego who rejected […]

Court mood is jovial as Kavanaugh takes his place on bench

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brett Kavanaugh took the bench with his new Supreme Court colleagues for the first time Tuesday in a jovial atmosphere that was strikingly at odds with the tension and rancor surrounding his high-court confirmation. The new justice dove into his new job, asking a handful of questions in the first arguments of […]

Trump rally crowd chants ‘Lock her up!’ about Sen. Feinstein

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Chants of “Lock her up!” rang once again throughout an Iowa arena as President Donald Trump rallied supporters Tuesday night. But this time, the staple of Trump’s 2016 campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton had a new target: California Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Trump, who was in the state boosting Republican candidates […]

Trump apologizes to Kavanaugh during swearing-in ceremony

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in —again, for the cameras, this time — Monday night at a White House ceremony, but not before President Donald Trump slammed Kavanaugh’s opponents for a “campaign of personal destruction.” In a ceremony that could have been a unifying moment for the nation, Trump instead […]

Kavanaugh confirmed: Senate OKs Supreme Court nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bitterly polarized U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday to join the Supreme Court, delivering an election-season triumph to President Donald Trump that could swing the court rightward for a generation after a battle that rubbed raw the country’s cultural, gender and political divides. The near party-line vote was 50-48, […]

Kavanaugh all but assured of surviving Supreme Court fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brett Kavanaugh seems assured of surviving a Supreme Court nomination fight for the ages after two wavering senators said they’d back him despite weeks of shocking accusations, hardball politics and rowdy Capitol protests. Announcements by Republican Susan Collins of Maine and Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia that they’ll support the conservative […]

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