‘Obamacare’ likely to survive, high court arguments indicate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A more conservative Supreme Court appears unwilling to do what Republicans have long desired: kill off the Affordable Care Act, including its key protections for pre-existing health conditions and subsidized insurance premiums that affect tens of millions of Americans. Meeting remotely a week after the election and in the midst of a pandemic that has […]

Texas Supreme Court refuses to hear Toth-Hotze petition to throw out Harris County Clerk Hollins’ 120,000 “drive-thru” ballots

Texas Supreme Court refuses to hear Toth-Hotze petition to throw out Harris County Clerk Hollins’ 120,000 “drive-thru” ballots

Image: State Representative Steve Toth (right), Republican of Conroe, shown in a policy discussion with a young constituent (left), Gage Andreski, on May 10, 2019, was one of four individuals who brought a petition to the Supreme Court of Texas to attempt to throw out 120,000 “drive-thru” ballots Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins permitted during […]

Girl Scouts tweet, then delete post about Amy Coney Barrett

New York (AP), October 30 – A tweet by the Girl Scouts congratulating new Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett drew such outrage from Barrett’s critics that the youth organization swiftly deleted it – only to draw a new backlash from Barrett’s supporters. The original tweet, posted Wednesday evening, said, “Congratulations Amy Coney Barrett on becoming […]

Justices deny fast, new look at Pennsylvania ballot deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it would not grant a quick, pre-election review to a new Republican appeal to exclude Pennsylvania absentee ballots received after Election Day. But the court’s order left open the possibility that the justices could take up and decide after the voting whether a three-day extension to […]

Texas Supreme Court upholds Governor Abbott’s disaster mandate restricting mail-in ballot deliveries before Election Day to single Early Voting Clerk’s office location

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, October 29 – The Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, upheld Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Chinese Coronavirus disaster mandate restricting mail-in ballot deliveries before Election Day to a single early voting clerk’s office location, which the early voting clerk in each county must designate. The ruling came […]

Devine’s divine dissent raises questions why Supreme Court would allow Harris County Clerk Hollins to engage in “ultra vires” all-night elections during Early Voting

Devine’s divine dissent raises questions why Supreme Court would allow Harris County Clerk Hollins to engage in “ultra vires” all-night elections during Early Voting

Image: Texas Supreme Court Justice John Devine didn’t want to give quarter to Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins’ ultra vires election practices. Justice Devine was the lone dissenter in a lawsuit which Harris County political activist and former GOP Chairman Jared Woodfill brought but which the Supreme Court refused to hear. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports […]

Barrett sworn in at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy Coney Barrett was formally sworn in Tuesday as the Supreme Court’s ninth justice, her oath administered in private by Chief Justice John Roberts. Her first votes on the court could include two big topics affecting the man who appointed her. The court is weighing a plea from President Donald Trump to […]

BREAKING NEWS! Judge Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice

BREAKING NEWS! Judge Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice

Image: Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. BREAKING NEWS! WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday.  Republicans overpowered Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to come. Trump’s choice to fill the vacancy of the late […]

Senate votes to advance Barrett; confirmation expected Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans voted overwhelmingly Sunday to advance Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett toward final confirmation despite Democratic objections, just over a week before the presidential election. Barrett’s confirmation on Monday was hardly in doubt, with majority Republicans mostly united in support behind President Donald Trump’s pick. But Democrats were poised to keep the Senate […]

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