Robert Bridge is an American writer and journalist. Former Editor-in-Chief of The Moscow News, he is author of the book, 'Midnight in the American Empire,' released in 2013. Speculation is rife over the health of Justice Ginsburg, who has missed her third straight day of hearings following cancer surgery. Now it seems Washington needs to consider term limits for the Supreme Court. With much of the country distracted by the government shutdown over the Mexican border wall, another issue of potentially far greater importance is lurking in the background – the health of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, or ‘RBG’ as she is popularly known. Ginsburg, 85, has been absent from the Court ever since she underwent surgery to remove two malignant tumors from her left lung on Dec. 21. The absence marks the first time in 25 years that RBG has missed oral arguments. Naturally, this news has put Washington, hyperactive on the calmest of days, into hysterical crazy … [Read more...] about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, goes missing from Supreme Court. Is it time to end life tenure?
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Richard Wolf USA TODAY Published 11:57 AM EST Nov 8, 2018 WASHINGTON – The subject before the Supreme Court last week was an 1855 treaty giving an Indian tribe the right to travel for trade. The question was whether Washington State has a right to tax what tribal members transport. Near the end of the hourlong oral argument, Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh directed a friendly observation to the lawyer representing a tribal business. "To state the obvious, the value, current value of the land the tribe gave up is enormous, right?" Kavanaugh said. "It's a third of the State of Washington, I believe, your honor," Adam Unikowsky responded. The brief exchange was emblematic of Kavanaugh's style during his first month on the high court, which followed a contentious confirmation battle that included accusations of decades-old sexual assault. So far, at least, he has emphasized "common sense" over conservatism. That was evident the next day, when he asked a … [Read more...] about Brett Kavanaugh: New Supreme Court justice aims for ‘common sense’
US & Canada 8 November 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46142226 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel US Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg has fractured three ribs in a fall on Wednesday, the court says.The fall happened … [Read more...] about US Supreme Court judge fractures ribs
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court is allowing a trial over the decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census to go forward over the Trump administration's objection. The justices' issued a brief order Friday rejecting the administration's request to postpone the trial, set to begin Monday in New York. More than a dozen states and big cities, among others, have sued over Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' decision to add a citizenship question to the census for the first time since 1950. The lawsuits argue that Ross acted improperly and that the question will discourage immigrants from participating, diluting political representation and federal dollars for states that tend to vote Democratic. The administration has said the question will allow the Justice Department to enforce the Voting Rights Act more effectively. Last week, the justices blocked the questioning of Ross in advance of the trial, but allowed other preparations to continue. The judge in the case, U.S. … [Read more...] about Supreme Court refuses Trump administration request to delay trial on 2020 census citizenship question
Guam – If the U.S. Supreme Court has anything to say about it, Gov. Eddie Calvo’s use of a Facebook account may be government speech, regardless of content. On May 23, a high court memorandum and order addressed the difference between private and government speech relative to social media posts on the account of an elected public official. The Supreme Court order sprung from President Trump’s constant use of the Twitter account @realDonaldTrump. According to the high court, “there may be situations in which it is difficult to tell whether a government entity is speaking on its own behalf or is providing a forum for private speech.” However, the court states, “Private involvement in the formulation of the speech in question does not preclude the conclusion that it is government speech.” This story attempts to draw distinctions in a social media situation involving the Governor of Guam. Is Eddie Baza Calvo using his official capacity as Governor … [Read more...] about Calvo’s Facebook page echoes Trump Supreme Court precedent