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 […]

GOP-led Senate panel advances Barrett as Democrats boycott

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans powered past a Democratic boycott Thursday to advance Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate, keeping President Donald Trump’s pick on track for confirmation before the Nov. 3 election. Democratic senators refused to show up in protest of the GOP’s rush to install Trump’s nominee to replace […]

Democrats to boycott Barrett vote at Senate Judiciary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are set to boycott voting on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, but there is little they can do to prevent Republicans from rushing to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick before Election Day. Democrats on the panel are refusing to participate in the […]