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Top Senate Democrat blasts new Trump administration rules which could ease oversight of firearms exports

Top Senate Democrat blasts new Trump administration rules which could ease oversight of firearms exports

The changes to the United States Munitions List, governing which weapons are subject to the State Department's scrutiny, are a long time coming. Read full article: Top Senate Democrat blasts new Trump adm...→

California sues to block Trump administration fracking plans

California sues to block Trump administration fracking plans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California increased its efforts Friday to keep the federal government from allowing oil and gas drilling on more than 1 million acres of public land, suing to block… Read full article: California sues to block Trump administr...→

Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Money to Religious Schools

A judge dashed the hopes of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky for a shorter prison term Friday, resentencing him to the same 30 to 60 years imposed against him in 2012 for sexually abusing children. Judge Maureen Ske Read full article: Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Mone...→

Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Money to Religious Schools

Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Money to Religious Schools

A Supreme Court that seems more favorable to religion-based discrimination claims is set to hear a case that could make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling in many states. The justices will hear arguments Wednesday in a dispute over a Montana scholarship program for private K-12 education that makes donors eligible for up to $150 in state tax credits. Advocates on both sides say the outcome could be momentous. Montana is among 37 states that have provisions in their state constitutions that bar religious schools from receiving state aid. Read full article: Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Mone...→

Former Washington Supreme Court Justice Rosselle Pekelis, ‘a force of nature,’ dies at 81

Former Washington Supreme Court Justice Rosselle Pekelis, ‘a force of nature,’ dies at 81

Her career on the bench began in 1981, when she was sworn in as a judge on the King County Superior Court. She spent nine years on the Court of Appeals before becoming  the fourth-ever woman justice on state Supreme... Read full article: Former Washington Supreme Court Justice ...→

Supreme Court agrees to hear case involving religious freedom in Obamacare dispute over birth control

Supreme Court agrees to hear case involving religious freedom in Obamacare dispute over birth control

The Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of Roman Catholic nuns, fought the contraceptive requirement since it was first imposed. Read full article: Supreme Court agrees to hear case involv...→

Supreme Court to review Obamacare requirement that employer-provided health insurance plans pay for contraceptives

Supreme Court to review Obamacare requirement that employer-provided health insurance plans pay for contraceptives

(CNN) — The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to step in and review the Trump administration’s attempt to weaken the so-called “contraceptive mandate,” the Affordable... Read full article: Supreme Court to review Obamacare requir...→

Supreme Court to Hear Case Involving Religious Freedom in Obamacare Dispute Over Birth Control

Supreme Court to Hear Case Involving Religious Freedom in Obamacare Dispute Over Birth Control

The Supreme Court said Friday it will take up a the fate of a Trump administration rule, now on hold, that would grant employers an exemption, on religious or moral grounds, from Obamacare’s requirement to provide health insurance coverage for birth control. Pennsylvania and New Jersey successfully challenged the rule that would provide broad exemptions to the law, and lower… Read full article: Supreme Court to Hear Case Involving Rel...→

Supreme Court to review Trump’s religious exemptions for contrac

Supreme Court to review Trump’s religious exemptions for contrac

The Supreme Court announced Friday it will hear challenges to the Trump administration's exemption for religious organizations, which excludes them from providing contraceptives under the Affordable C Read full article: Supreme Court to review Trump’s religiou...→

Colorado’s “faithless electors” request to U.S. Supreme Court gets support

Colorado’s “faithless electors” request to U.S. Supreme Court gets support

Twenty-two states have joined Colorado in requesting that the U.S. Supreme Court decide whether the people selected to make Electoral College votes for president are bound by their state’s ru… Read full article: Colorado’s “faithless electors” request ...→

Supreme Court to review Trump’s religious exemptions for contraceptive coverage

Supreme Court to review Trump’s religious exemptions for contraceptive coverage

The Supreme Court announced Friday it will hear challenges to the Trump administration’s exemption for religious organizations, which excludes them from providing contraceptives under the Affordable Care Act. Read full article: Supreme Court to review Trump’s religiou...→

Supreme Court will take up Colorado “faithless electors” case

Supreme Court will take up Colorado “faithless electors” case

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday it will consider a Colorado case that could have major implications for how the Electoral College selects the president. Read full article: Supreme Court will take up Colorado “fai...→

Ernst: Report That Trump Administration Broke Law Is 'Moot'

Ernst: Report That Trump Administration Broke Law Is 'Moot'

Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa is dismissing as moot a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office that President Donald Trump's administration violated federal law by withholding aid to Ukraine last year.In a call Thursday with reporters, Ernst was asked if the GAO... Read full article: Ernst: Report That Trump Administration ...→

Decades-old Apalachicola Basin water dispute between Georgia and Florida heads to Supreme Court

Decades-old Apalachicola Basin water dispute between Georgia and Florida heads to Supreme Court

Florida and Georgia are in a legal battle over the usage of the Apalachicola Basin. Florida officials say their state is not getting fair usage of the water supply. As a result, Florida wants to put a cap on Georgia’s water usage. A cap that could potentially harm the economy of Georgia’s agriculture industry. Read full article: Decades-old Apalachicola Basin water dis...→

Hospitals urge Supreme Court action on ACA • Horizon to support Lake County bioscience incubator • Astellas closes on Audentes deal

HOSPITAL GROUPS DECRY ‘UNCERTAINTY’ THEY SAY ACA RULING CAUSES: The Chicago-based American Hospital Association, along with the Federation of American Hospitals, Catholic Health Association, Association of American Medical Colleges and America’s Essential Hospitals, filed a friend-of-the-court… Read full article: Hospitals urge Supreme Court action on A...→

Florida Supreme Court sides with DeSantis, rules convicted felons must pay off fines before voting

Florida Supreme Court sides with DeSantis, rules convicted felons must pay off fines before voting

Florida's Supreme Court has sided with Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis by ruling that some convicted felons should be required to pay off any fines or fees before they can regain their right to vote. Read full article: Florida Supreme Court sides with DeSanti...→

Trump rejects the fake separation between Iran and its militias

Trump rejects the fake separation between Iran and its militias

In the days following the targeted killing of Iranian Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani, a pro-Hezbollah tabloid in Lebanon featured on its front cover a full-page picture of the collapsed U.S. Marine barracks, which a Hezbollah suicide bomber had turned to rubble in October 1983. The message was hardly subtle. Read full article: Trump rejects the fake separation betwee...→

Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Money to Religious Schools

In a 5-4 ruling on two cases— one about Democrat-favored districts in Maryland— conservative justices ruled that federal courts have no role in solving disputes over partisan congressional district drawing.... Inova Fair Oaks calls on the National Guard to donate blood to help relieve shortage. Learn how to donate here. Read full article: Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Mone...→

Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Money to Religious Schools

Chicago will spend $2.7 million to sure more residents are included in the 2020 U.S. Census — an effort the mayor says is driven in large part to combat the fear created by the Trump administration’s immigration raids.... Drew Peterson wants a federal judge to reverse his 2012 murder conviction in the drowning death of his third wife. Read full article: Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Mone...→

Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Money to Religious Schools

A Supreme Court that seems more favorable to religion-based discrimination claims is set to hear a case that could make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling in many states. The justices will hear arguments Wednesday Read full article: Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Mone...→

California Sues to Block Trump Administration Fracking Plans

California Sues to Block Trump Administration Fracking Plans

California increased its efforts Friday to keep the federal government from allowing oil and gas drilling on more than 1 million acres of public land. Read full article: California Sues to Block Trump Administr...→

Trump administration announces proposals to loosen guidelines for school meals

Trump administration announces proposals to loosen guidelines for school meals

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the new proposals will "empower schools to give their very best to our children nationwide." Read full article: Trump administration announces proposals...→

Supreme Court to Consider Limits on Contraception Coverage

Supreme Court to Consider Limits on Contraception Coverage

The justices will weigh Trump administration regulations allowing employers to refuse to provide access to birth control on religious or moral grounds. Read full article: Supreme Court to Consider Limits on Cont...→

Supreme Court to hear birth control case

Supreme Court to hear birth control case

The high court will review whether the Trump administration was on solid ground when it gave religious employers and universities broader religious and moral exemptions to the Obamacare contraception mandate, which requires health care plans to offer free birth control. Read full article: Supreme Court to hear birth control case...→

Colorado seeks “urgent” decision from Supreme Court on faithless electors

Colorado seeks “urgent” decision from Supreme Court on faithless electors

Colorado is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether the people chosen to cast an Electoral College vote for a presidential candidate are bound by their state’s rules on how to vote &#… Read full article: Colorado seeks “urgent” decision from Su...→

Supreme Court will again review Obamacare birth control mandate

Supreme Court will again review Obamacare birth control mandate

Supreme Court will revisit birth control benefit, this time with Trump justices on the bench. Read full article: Supreme Court will again review Obamacar...→

‘Faithless Elector’: Supreme Court to Hear Case on How Presidents Are Chosen

‘Faithless Elector’: Supreme Court to Hear Case on How Presidents Are Chosen

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to take up an issue that could change a key element of the system America uses to elect its president, with a decision likely in the spring just as the campaign heats up, NBC News reported. The answer to the question could be a decisive one: are the electors who cast the actual Electoral… Read full article: ‘Faithless Elector’: Supreme Court to He...→

Trump judge rejects trans defendant's motion to be referred to by correct pronouns

Trump judge rejects trans defendant's motion to be referred to by correct pronouns

Judge Stuart Kyle Duncan referred to Kathrine Nicole Jett as "he" throughout his advisory opinion on her motion filing. Read full article: Trump judge rejects trans defendant's mo...→

Iran’s supreme leader calls Trump a clown, praises missile attack in rare appearance

Iran’s supreme leader calls Trump a clown, praises missile attack in rare appearance

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, addressed Friday prayers in Tehran for the first time since 2012 and used the platform to praise the country's retaliatory strike against the U.S. over the killing one of its top generals and went on to call President Trump a clown who cannot be trusted. Read full article: Iran’s supreme leader calls Trump a clow...→

Giuliani associate names Trump, Pence, more in Ukraine plan

A close associate of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is claiming Trump was directly involved in the effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe... Read full article: Giuliani associate names Trump, Pence, m...→

Lawyer Clint Krislov knocked off state Supreme Court ballot: ‘It’s a miserable process’

The board agreed with the recommendation of a hearing officer who ruled Krislov was 118 signatures short of the required 5,050 needed for his name to appear on the March Democratic Primary ballot. Read full article: Lawyer Clint Krislov knocked off state S...→

Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Money to Religious Schools

Simon Tam returned to his alma mater, Grossmont College, to talk about his new book, “Slanted: How an Asian American Troublemaker Took on the Supreme Court.” The Slant is the name of Tam’s Asian-American rock band. It’s a name that Tam foug Read full article: Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Mone...→

Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Money to Religious Schools

Justices debated whether or not two former New Jersey officials should have been convicted for helping shut down the George Washington Bridge in order to get Fort Lee’s mayor to endorse Chris Christie’s re-election bid. NBC New York’s Brian Read full article: Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Mone...→

Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Money to Religious Schools

Chief Justice John Roberts is ordering an indefinite delay in the House of Representatives’ demand for President Donald Trump’s financial records. Roberts’ order Monday contains no hint about how the Supreme Court ultimately will resolve th Read full article: Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Mone...→

Supreme Court to consider allowing more employers to deny insurance coverage for birth control

Supreme Court to consider allowing more employers to deny insurance coverage for birth control

The Supreme Court will consider allowing the Trump administration to enforce rules that allow more employers to deny insurance coverage for contraceptives. Read full article: Supreme Court to consider allowing more ...→

U.S. Supreme Court to consider Washington’s 2016 ‘faithless electors,’ who refused to vote for Hillary Clinton

U.S. Supreme Court to consider Washington’s 2016 ‘faithless electors,’ who refused to vote for Hillary Clinton

The U.S. Supreme Court will weigh before the 2020 election on whether states can punish or replace electors who disregard the will of their states' voters. Read full article: U.S. Supreme Court to consider Washingto...→

Court Rejects Male Prisoner’s Motion for Preferred Female Pronouns

Court Rejects Male Prisoner’s Motion for Preferred Female Pronouns

A federal appeals court rejected a male federal prisoner’s request to be addressed with female pronouns in accord with his gender identity. Read full article: Court Rejects Male Prisoner’s Motion for...→

Supreme Court to Hear Timely Case on Electoral College Voters

Supreme Court to Hear Timely Case on Electoral College Voters

A handful of rogue electoral votes, if allowed, could to tip the next presidential election. Read full article: Supreme Court to Hear Timely Case on Ele...→

Supreme Court will hear whether states may punish electoral college members who ignore popular vote results

The Supreme Court on Friday said it will consider whether states may punish or replace "faithless" presidential electors who refuse to support the winner of their state's popular vote, or whether the Constitution forbids dictating how such officials cast their... Read full article: Supreme Court will hear whether states m...→

Supreme Court to review if presidential electors can deflect in Electoral College

Supreme Court to review if presidential electors can deflect in Electoral College

The Supreme Court will decide whether presidential electors can cast their votes contrary to the popular vote in their state, and instead according to their own discretion. Read full article: Supreme Court to review if presidential ...→

Supreme Court takes up case on suitability of gay foster parents

Supreme Court takes up case on suitability of gay foster parents

The justices will hear about a dispute between a Catholic charity and the city of Philadelphia. Read full article: Supreme Court takes up case on suitabili...→

Trump Administration Ushered in an Age of Truth Over Decorum

Trump Administration Ushered in an Age of Truth Over Decorum

One refreshing result of the age of Trump is the sudden emphasis of truth over propriety that even lawmakers have now adopted. Read full article: Trump Administration Ushered in an Age o...→

Iran’s supreme leader calls Trump a ‘clown,’ praises missile attack on US troops

Iran’s supreme leader calls Trump a ‘clown,’ praises missile attack on US troops

Iran’s supreme leader on Friday described Trump as a “clown” who only pretends to support the country’s people, as he called the republic’s recent missile attack on troops in Iraq an “American humi… Read full article: Iran’s supreme leader calls Trump a ‘clo...→

Opinion | Is 'OK, boomer' ageist? Maybe, but a Supreme Court case won't fix generational shaming.

Opinion | Is 'OK, boomer' ageist? Maybe, but a Supreme Court case won't fix generational shaming.

Legal protections aren't the answer we need. We need to change the lenses we use to view people of other generations. Read full article: Opinion | Is 'OK, boomer' ageist? Maybe,...→

Giuliani associate names Trump, Pence, more in Ukraine plan

Giuliani associate names Trump, Pence, more in Ukraine plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A close associate of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is claiming Trump was directly involved in the effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate De… Read full article: Giuliani associate names Trump, Pence, m...→

Top Senate Democrat blasts new Trump administration rules which could ease oversight of firearms exports

Top Senate Democrat blasts new Trump administration rules which could ease oversight of firearms exports

The changes to the United States Munitions List, governing which weapons are subject to the State Department's scrutiny, are a long time coming. Read full article: Top Senate Democrat blasts new Trump adm...→

Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Money to Religious Schools

Simon Tam returned to his alma mater, Grossmont College, to talk about his new book, “Slanted: How an Asian American Troublemaker Took on the Supreme Court.” The Slant is the name of Tam’s Asian-American rock band. It’s a name that Tam foug Read full article: Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Mone...→

Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Money to Religious Schools

In a 5-4 ruling on two cases— one about Democrat-favored districts in Maryland— conservative justices ruled that federal courts have no role in solving disputes over partisan congressional district drawing.... Inova Fair Oaks calls on the National Guard to donate blood to help relieve shortage. Learn how to donate here. Read full article: Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Mone...→

Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Money to Religious Schools

A judge dashed the hopes of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky for a shorter prison term Friday, resentencing him to the same 30 to 60 years imposed against him in 2012 for sexually abusing children. Judge Maureen Ske Read full article: Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Mone...→

Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Money to Religious Schools

Chief Justice John Roberts is ordering an indefinite delay in the House of Representatives’ demand for President Donald Trump’s financial records. Roberts’ order Monday contains no hint about how the Supreme Court ultimately will resolve th Read full article: Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Mone...→

Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Money to Religious Schools

A Supreme Court that seems more favorable to religion-based discrimination claims is set to hear a case that could make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling in many states. The justices will hear arguments Wednesday Read full article: Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Mone...→

Former Washington Supreme Court Justice Rosselle Pekelis, ‘a force of nature,’ dies at 81

Former Washington Supreme Court Justice Rosselle Pekelis, ‘a force of nature,’ dies at 81

Her career on the bench began in 1981, when she was sworn in as a judge on the King County Superior Court. She spent nine years on the Court of Appeals before becoming  the fourth-ever woman justice on state Supreme... Read full article: Former Washington Supreme Court Justice ...→

U.S. Supreme Court to consider Washington’s 2016 ‘faithless electors,’ who refused to vote for Hillary Clinton

U.S. Supreme Court to consider Washington’s 2016 ‘faithless electors,’ who refused to vote for Hillary Clinton

The U.S. Supreme Court will weigh before the 2020 election on whether states can punish or replace electors who disregard the will of their states' voters. Read full article: U.S. Supreme Court to consider Washingto...→

California Sues to Block Trump Administration Fracking Plans

California Sues to Block Trump Administration Fracking Plans

California increased its efforts Friday to keep the federal government from allowing oil and gas drilling on more than 1 million acres of public land. Read full article: California Sues to Block Trump Administr...→

Supreme Court to review Obamacare requirement that employer-provided health insurance plans pay for contraceptives

Supreme Court to review Obamacare requirement that employer-provided health insurance plans pay for contraceptives

(CNN) — The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to step in and review the Trump administration’s attempt to weaken the so-called “contraceptive mandate,” the Affordable... Read full article: Supreme Court to review Obamacare requir...→

Supreme Court to Hear Timely Case on Electoral College Voters

Supreme Court to Hear Timely Case on Electoral College Voters

A handful of rogue electoral votes, if allowed, could to tip the next presidential election. Read full article: Supreme Court to Hear Timely Case on Ele...→

Supreme Court to Consider Limits on Contraception Coverage

Supreme Court to Consider Limits on Contraception Coverage

The justices will weigh Trump administration regulations allowing employers to refuse to provide access to birth control on religious or moral grounds. Read full article: Supreme Court to Consider Limits on Cont...→

Supreme Court to review Trump’s religious exemptions for contrac

Supreme Court to review Trump’s religious exemptions for contrac

The Supreme Court announced Friday it will hear challenges to the Trump administration's exemption for religious organizations, which excludes them from providing contraceptives under the Affordable C Read full article: Supreme Court to review Trump’s religiou...→

Supreme Court will hear whether states may punish electoral college members who ignore popular vote results

The Supreme Court on Friday said it will consider whether states may punish or replace "faithless" presidential electors who refuse to support the winner of their state's popular vote, or whether the Constitution forbids dictating how such officials cast their... Read full article: Supreme Court will hear whether states m...→

Colorado seeks “urgent” decision from Supreme Court on faithless electors

Colorado seeks “urgent” decision from Supreme Court on faithless electors

Colorado is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether the people chosen to cast an Electoral College vote for a presidential candidate are bound by their state’s rules on how to vote &#… Read full article: Colorado seeks “urgent” decision from Su...→

Supreme Court to review Trump’s religious exemptions for contraceptive coverage

Supreme Court to review Trump’s religious exemptions for contraceptive coverage

The Supreme Court announced Friday it will hear challenges to the Trump administration’s exemption for religious organizations, which excludes them from providing contraceptives under the Affordable Care Act. Read full article: Supreme Court to review Trump’s religiou...→

Supreme Court takes up case on suitability of gay foster parents

Supreme Court takes up case on suitability of gay foster parents

The justices will hear about a dispute between a Catholic charity and the city of Philadelphia. Read full article: Supreme Court takes up case on suitabili...→

‘Faithless Elector’: Supreme Court to Hear Case on How Presidents Are Chosen

‘Faithless Elector’: Supreme Court to Hear Case on How Presidents Are Chosen

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to take up an issue that could change a key element of the system America uses to elect its president, with a decision likely in the spring just as the campaign heats up, NBC News reported. The answer to the question could be a decisive one: are the electors who cast the actual Electoral… Read full article: ‘Faithless Elector’: Supreme Court to He...→

Ernst: Report That Trump Administration Broke Law Is 'Moot'

Ernst: Report That Trump Administration Broke Law Is 'Moot'

Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa is dismissing as moot a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office that President Donald Trump's administration violated federal law by withholding aid to Ukraine last year.In a call Thursday with reporters, Ernst was asked if the GAO... Read full article: Ernst: Report That Trump Administration ...→

Trump Administration Ushered in an Age of Truth Over Decorum

Trump Administration Ushered in an Age of Truth Over Decorum

One refreshing result of the age of Trump is the sudden emphasis of truth over propriety that even lawmakers have now adopted. Read full article: Trump Administration Ushered in an Age o...→

Trump judge rejects trans defendant's motion to be referred to by correct pronouns

Trump judge rejects trans defendant's motion to be referred to by correct pronouns

Judge Stuart Kyle Duncan referred to Kathrine Nicole Jett as "he" throughout his advisory opinion on her motion filing. Read full article: Trump judge rejects trans defendant's mo...→

Hospitals urge Supreme Court action on ACA • Horizon to support Lake County bioscience incubator • Astellas closes on Audentes deal

HOSPITAL GROUPS DECRY ‘UNCERTAINTY’ THEY SAY ACA RULING CAUSES: The Chicago-based American Hospital Association, along with the Federation of American Hospitals, Catholic Health Association, Association of American Medical Colleges and America’s Essential Hospitals, filed a friend-of-the-court… Read full article: Hospitals urge Supreme Court action on A...→

Opinion | Is 'OK, boomer' ageist? Maybe, but a Supreme Court case won't fix generational shaming.

Opinion | Is 'OK, boomer' ageist? Maybe, but a Supreme Court case won't fix generational shaming.

Legal protections aren't the answer we need. We need to change the lenses we use to view people of other generations. Read full article: Opinion | Is 'OK, boomer' ageist? Maybe,...→

Giuliani associate names Trump, Pence, more in Ukraine plan

A close associate of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is claiming Trump was directly involved in the effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe... Read full article: Giuliani associate names Trump, Pence, m...→

Trump rejects the fake separation between Iran and its militias

Trump rejects the fake separation between Iran and its militias

In the days following the targeted killing of Iranian Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani, a pro-Hezbollah tabloid in Lebanon featured on its front cover a full-page picture of the collapsed U.S. Marine barracks, which a Hezbollah suicide bomber had turned to rubble in October 1983. The message was hardly subtle. Read full article: Trump rejects the fake separation betwee...→

California sues to block Trump administration fracking plans

California sues to block Trump administration fracking plans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California increased its efforts Friday to keep the federal government from allowing oil and gas drilling on more than 1 million acres of public land, suing to block… Read full article: California sues to block Trump administr...→

Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Money to Religious Schools

Justices debated whether or not two former New Jersey officials should have been convicted for helping shut down the George Washington Bridge in order to get Fort Lee’s mayor to endorse Chris Christie’s re-election bid. NBC New York’s Brian Read full article: Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Mone...→

Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Money to Religious Schools

Chicago will spend $2.7 million to sure more residents are included in the 2020 U.S. Census — an effort the mayor says is driven in large part to combat the fear created by the Trump administration’s immigration raids.... Drew Peterson wants a federal judge to reverse his 2012 murder conviction in the drowning death of his third wife. Read full article: Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Mone...→

Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Money to Religious Schools

Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Money to Religious Schools

A Supreme Court that seems more favorable to religion-based discrimination claims is set to hear a case that could make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling in many states. The justices will hear arguments Wednesday in a dispute over a Montana scholarship program for private K-12 education that makes donors eligible for up to $150 in state tax credits. Advocates on both sides say the outcome could be momentous. Montana is among 37 states that have provisions in their state constitutions that bar religious schools from receiving state aid. Read full article: Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Mone...→

Supreme Court to consider allowing more employers to deny insurance coverage for birth control

Supreme Court to consider allowing more employers to deny insurance coverage for birth control

The Supreme Court will consider allowing the Trump administration to enforce rules that allow more employers to deny insurance coverage for contraceptives. Read full article: Supreme Court to consider allowing more ...→

Supreme Court agrees to hear case involving religious freedom in Obamacare dispute over birth control

Supreme Court agrees to hear case involving religious freedom in Obamacare dispute over birth control

The Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of Roman Catholic nuns, fought the contraceptive requirement since it was first imposed. Read full article: Supreme Court agrees to hear case involv...→

Court Rejects Male Prisoner’s Motion for Preferred Female Pronouns

Court Rejects Male Prisoner’s Motion for Preferred Female Pronouns

A federal appeals court rejected a male federal prisoner’s request to be addressed with female pronouns in accord with his gender identity. Read full article: Court Rejects Male Prisoner’s Motion for...→

Trump administration announces proposals to loosen guidelines for school meals

Trump administration announces proposals to loosen guidelines for school meals

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the new proposals will "empower schools to give their very best to our children nationwide." Read full article: Trump administration announces proposals...→

Supreme Court to Hear Case Involving Religious Freedom in Obamacare Dispute Over Birth Control

Supreme Court to Hear Case Involving Religious Freedom in Obamacare Dispute Over Birth Control

The Supreme Court said Friday it will take up a the fate of a Trump administration rule, now on hold, that would grant employers an exemption, on religious or moral grounds, from Obamacare’s requirement to provide health insurance coverage for birth control. Pennsylvania and New Jersey successfully challenged the rule that would provide broad exemptions to the law, and lower… Read full article: Supreme Court to Hear Case Involving Rel...→

Supreme Court to hear birth control case

Supreme Court to hear birth control case

The high court will review whether the Trump administration was on solid ground when it gave religious employers and universities broader religious and moral exemptions to the Obamacare contraception mandate, which requires health care plans to offer free birth control. Read full article: Supreme Court to hear birth control case...→

Colorado’s “faithless electors” request to U.S. Supreme Court gets support

Colorado’s “faithless electors” request to U.S. Supreme Court gets support

Twenty-two states have joined Colorado in requesting that the U.S. Supreme Court decide whether the people selected to make Electoral College votes for president are bound by their state’s ru… Read full article: Colorado’s “faithless electors” request ...→

Supreme Court to review if presidential electors can deflect in Electoral College

Supreme Court to review if presidential electors can deflect in Electoral College

The Supreme Court will decide whether presidential electors can cast their votes contrary to the popular vote in their state, and instead according to their own discretion. Read full article: Supreme Court to review if presidential ...→

Supreme Court will again review Obamacare birth control mandate

Supreme Court will again review Obamacare birth control mandate

Supreme Court will revisit birth control benefit, this time with Trump justices on the bench. Read full article: Supreme Court will again review Obamacar...→

Supreme Court will take up Colorado “faithless electors” case

Supreme Court will take up Colorado “faithless electors” case

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday it will consider a Colorado case that could have major implications for how the Electoral College selects the president. Read full article: Supreme Court will take up Colorado “fai...→

Decades-old Apalachicola Basin water dispute between Georgia and Florida heads to Supreme Court

Decades-old Apalachicola Basin water dispute between Georgia and Florida heads to Supreme Court

Florida and Georgia are in a legal battle over the usage of the Apalachicola Basin. Florida officials say their state is not getting fair usage of the water supply. As a result, Florida wants to put a cap on Georgia’s water usage. A cap that could potentially harm the economy of Georgia’s agriculture industry. Read full article: Decades-old Apalachicola Basin water dis...→

Iran’s supreme leader calls Trump a ‘clown,’ praises missile attack on US troops

Iran’s supreme leader calls Trump a ‘clown,’ praises missile attack on US troops

Iran’s supreme leader on Friday described Trump as a “clown” who only pretends to support the country’s people, as he called the republic’s recent missile attack on troops in Iraq an “American humi… Read full article: Iran’s supreme leader calls Trump a ‘clo...→

Iran’s supreme leader calls Trump a clown, praises missile attack in rare appearance

Iran’s supreme leader calls Trump a clown, praises missile attack in rare appearance

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, addressed Friday prayers in Tehran for the first time since 2012 and used the platform to praise the country's retaliatory strike against the U.S. over the killing one of its top generals and went on to call President Trump a clown who cannot be trusted. Read full article: Iran’s supreme leader calls Trump a clow...→

Florida Supreme Court sides with DeSantis, rules convicted felons must pay off fines before voting

Florida Supreme Court sides with DeSantis, rules convicted felons must pay off fines before voting

Florida's Supreme Court has sided with Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis by ruling that some convicted felons should be required to pay off any fines or fees before they can regain their right to vote. Read full article: Florida Supreme Court sides with DeSanti...→

Giuliani associate names Trump, Pence, more in Ukraine plan

Giuliani associate names Trump, Pence, more in Ukraine plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A close associate of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is claiming Trump was directly involved in the effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate De… Read full article: Giuliani associate names Trump, Pence, m...→

Lawyer Clint Krislov knocked off state Supreme Court ballot: ‘It’s a miserable process’

The board agreed with the recommendation of a hearing officer who ruled Krislov was 118 signatures short of the required 5,050 needed for his name to appear on the March Democratic Primary ballot. Read full article: Lawyer Clint Krislov knocked off state S...→

Top Senate Democrat blasts new Trump administration rules which could ease oversight of firearms exports

Top Senate Democrat blasts new Trump administration rules which could ease oversight of firearms exports

The changes to the United States Munitions List, governing which weapons are subject to the State Department's scrutiny, are a long time coming. Read full article: Top Senate Democrat blasts new Trump adm...→

Trump rejects the fake separation between Iran and its militias

Trump rejects the fake separation between Iran and its militias

In the days following the targeted killing of Iranian Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani, a pro-Hezbollah tabloid in Lebanon featured on its front cover a full-page picture of the collapsed U.S. Marine barracks, which a Hezbollah suicide bomber had turned to rubble in October 1983. The message was hardly subtle. Read full article: Trump rejects the fake separation betwee...→

Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Money to Religious Schools

Simon Tam returned to his alma mater, Grossmont College, to talk about his new book, “Slanted: How an Asian American Troublemaker Took on the Supreme Court.” The Slant is the name of Tam’s Asian-American rock band. It’s a name that Tam foug Read full article: Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Mone...→

California sues to block Trump administration fracking plans

California sues to block Trump administration fracking plans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California increased its efforts Friday to keep the federal government from allowing oil and gas drilling on more than 1 million acres of public land, suing to block… Read full article: California sues to block Trump administr...→

Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Money to Religious Schools

In a 5-4 ruling on two cases— one about Democrat-favored districts in Maryland— conservative justices ruled that federal courts have no role in solving disputes over partisan congressional district drawing.... Inova Fair Oaks calls on the National Guard to donate blood to help relieve shortage. Learn how to donate here. Read full article: Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Mone...→

Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Money to Religious Schools

Justices debated whether or not two former New Jersey officials should have been convicted for helping shut down the George Washington Bridge in order to get Fort Lee’s mayor to endorse Chris Christie’s re-election bid. NBC New York’s Brian Read full article: Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Mone...→

Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Money to Religious Schools

A judge dashed the hopes of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky for a shorter prison term Friday, resentencing him to the same 30 to 60 years imposed against him in 2012 for sexually abusing children. Judge Maureen Ske Read full article: Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Mone...→

Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Money to Religious Schools

Chicago will spend $2.7 million to sure more residents are included in the 2020 U.S. Census — an effort the mayor says is driven in large part to combat the fear created by the Trump administration’s immigration raids.... Drew Peterson wants a federal judge to reverse his 2012 murder conviction in the drowning death of his third wife. Read full article: Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Mone...→

Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Money to Religious Schools

Chief Justice John Roberts is ordering an indefinite delay in the House of Representatives’ demand for President Donald Trump’s financial records. Roberts’ order Monday contains no hint about how the Supreme Court ultimately will resolve th Read full article: Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Mone...→

Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Money to Religious Schools

Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Money to Religious Schools

A Supreme Court that seems more favorable to religion-based discrimination claims is set to hear a case that could make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling in many states. The justices will hear arguments Wednesday in a dispute over a Montana scholarship program for private K-12 education that makes donors eligible for up to $150 in state tax credits. Advocates on both sides say the outcome could be momentous. Montana is among 37 states that have provisions in their state constitutions that bar religious schools from receiving state aid. Read full article: Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Mone...→

Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Money to Religious Schools

A Supreme Court that seems more favorable to religion-based discrimination claims is set to hear a case that could make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling in many states. The justices will hear arguments Wednesday Read full article: Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Mone...→

Supreme Court to consider allowing more employers to deny insurance coverage for birth control

Supreme Court to consider allowing more employers to deny insurance coverage for birth control

The Supreme Court will consider allowing the Trump administration to enforce rules that allow more employers to deny insurance coverage for contraceptives. Read full article: Supreme Court to consider allowing more ...→

Former Washington Supreme Court Justice Rosselle Pekelis, ‘a force of nature,’ dies at 81

Former Washington Supreme Court Justice Rosselle Pekelis, ‘a force of nature,’ dies at 81

Her career on the bench began in 1981, when she was sworn in as a judge on the King County Superior Court. She spent nine years on the Court of Appeals before becoming  the fourth-ever woman justice on state Supreme... Read full article: Former Washington Supreme Court Justice ...→

U.S. Supreme Court to consider Washington’s 2016 ‘faithless electors,’ who refused to vote for Hillary Clinton

U.S. Supreme Court to consider Washington’s 2016 ‘faithless electors,’ who refused to vote for Hillary Clinton

The U.S. Supreme Court will weigh before the 2020 election on whether states can punish or replace electors who disregard the will of their states' voters. Read full article: U.S. Supreme Court to consider Washingto...→

Supreme Court agrees to hear case involving religious freedom in Obamacare dispute over birth control

Supreme Court agrees to hear case involving religious freedom in Obamacare dispute over birth control

The Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of Roman Catholic nuns, fought the contraceptive requirement since it was first imposed. Read full article: Supreme Court agrees to hear case involv...→

California Sues to Block Trump Administration Fracking Plans

California Sues to Block Trump Administration Fracking Plans

California increased its efforts Friday to keep the federal government from allowing oil and gas drilling on more than 1 million acres of public land. Read full article: California Sues to Block Trump Administr...→

Court Rejects Male Prisoner’s Motion for Preferred Female Pronouns

Court Rejects Male Prisoner’s Motion for Preferred Female Pronouns

A federal appeals court rejected a male federal prisoner’s request to be addressed with female pronouns in accord with his gender identity. Read full article: Court Rejects Male Prisoner’s Motion for...→

Supreme Court to review Obamacare requirement that employer-provided health insurance plans pay for contraceptives

Supreme Court to review Obamacare requirement that employer-provided health insurance plans pay for contraceptives

(CNN) — The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to step in and review the Trump administration’s attempt to weaken the so-called “contraceptive mandate,” the Affordable... Read full article: Supreme Court to review Obamacare requir...→

Trump administration announces proposals to loosen guidelines for school meals

Trump administration announces proposals to loosen guidelines for school meals

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the new proposals will "empower schools to give their very best to our children nationwide." Read full article: Trump administration announces proposals...→

Supreme Court to Hear Timely Case on Electoral College Voters

Supreme Court to Hear Timely Case on Electoral College Voters

A handful of rogue electoral votes, if allowed, could to tip the next presidential election. Read full article: Supreme Court to Hear Timely Case on Ele...→

Supreme Court to Hear Case Involving Religious Freedom in Obamacare Dispute Over Birth Control

Supreme Court to Hear Case Involving Religious Freedom in Obamacare Dispute Over Birth Control

The Supreme Court said Friday it will take up a the fate of a Trump administration rule, now on hold, that would grant employers an exemption, on religious or moral grounds, from Obamacare’s requirement to provide health insurance coverage for birth control. Pennsylvania and New Jersey successfully challenged the rule that would provide broad exemptions to the law, and lower… Read full article: Supreme Court to Hear Case Involving Rel...→

Supreme Court to Consider Limits on Contraception Coverage

Supreme Court to Consider Limits on Contraception Coverage

The justices will weigh Trump administration regulations allowing employers to refuse to provide access to birth control on religious or moral grounds. Read full article: Supreme Court to Consider Limits on Cont...→

Supreme Court to review Trump’s religious exemptions for contrac

Supreme Court to review Trump’s religious exemptions for contrac

The Supreme Court announced Friday it will hear challenges to the Trump administration's exemption for religious organizations, which excludes them from providing contraceptives under the Affordable C Read full article: Supreme Court to review Trump’s religiou...→

Supreme Court to hear birth control case

Supreme Court to hear birth control case

The high court will review whether the Trump administration was on solid ground when it gave religious employers and universities broader religious and moral exemptions to the Obamacare contraception mandate, which requires health care plans to offer free birth control. Read full article: Supreme Court to hear birth control case...→

Supreme Court will hear whether states may punish electoral college members who ignore popular vote results

The Supreme Court on Friday said it will consider whether states may punish or replace "faithless" presidential electors who refuse to support the winner of their state's popular vote, or whether the Constitution forbids dictating how such officials cast their... Read full article: Supreme Court will hear whether states m...→

Colorado’s “faithless electors” request to U.S. Supreme Court gets support

Colorado’s “faithless electors” request to U.S. Supreme Court gets support

Twenty-two states have joined Colorado in requesting that the U.S. Supreme Court decide whether the people selected to make Electoral College votes for president are bound by their state’s ru… Read full article: Colorado’s “faithless electors” request ...→

Colorado seeks “urgent” decision from Supreme Court on faithless electors

Colorado seeks “urgent” decision from Supreme Court on faithless electors

Colorado is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether the people chosen to cast an Electoral College vote for a presidential candidate are bound by their state’s rules on how to vote &#… Read full article: Colorado seeks “urgent” decision from Su...→

Supreme Court to review if presidential electors can deflect in Electoral College

Supreme Court to review if presidential electors can deflect in Electoral College

The Supreme Court will decide whether presidential electors can cast their votes contrary to the popular vote in their state, and instead according to their own discretion. Read full article: Supreme Court to review if presidential ...→

Supreme Court to review Trump’s religious exemptions for contraceptive coverage

Supreme Court to review Trump’s religious exemptions for contraceptive coverage

The Supreme Court announced Friday it will hear challenges to the Trump administration’s exemption for religious organizations, which excludes them from providing contraceptives under the Affordable Care Act. Read full article: Supreme Court to review Trump’s religiou...→

Supreme Court will again review Obamacare birth control mandate

Supreme Court will again review Obamacare birth control mandate

Supreme Court will revisit birth control benefit, this time with Trump justices on the bench. Read full article: Supreme Court will again review Obamacar...→

Supreme Court takes up case on suitability of gay foster parents

Supreme Court takes up case on suitability of gay foster parents

The justices will hear about a dispute between a Catholic charity and the city of Philadelphia. Read full article: Supreme Court takes up case on suitabili...→

Supreme Court will take up Colorado “faithless electors” case

Supreme Court will take up Colorado “faithless electors” case

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday it will consider a Colorado case that could have major implications for how the Electoral College selects the president. Read full article: Supreme Court will take up Colorado “fai...→

‘Faithless Elector’: Supreme Court to Hear Case on How Presidents Are Chosen

‘Faithless Elector’: Supreme Court to Hear Case on How Presidents Are Chosen

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to take up an issue that could change a key element of the system America uses to elect its president, with a decision likely in the spring just as the campaign heats up, NBC News reported. The answer to the question could be a decisive one: are the electors who cast the actual Electoral… Read full article: ‘Faithless Elector’: Supreme Court to He...→

Ernst: Report That Trump Administration Broke Law Is 'Moot'

Ernst: Report That Trump Administration Broke Law Is 'Moot'

Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa is dismissing as moot a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office that President Donald Trump's administration violated federal law by withholding aid to Ukraine last year.In a call Thursday with reporters, Ernst was asked if the GAO... Read full article: Ernst: Report That Trump Administration ...→

Trump Administration Ushered in an Age of Truth Over Decorum

Trump Administration Ushered in an Age of Truth Over Decorum

One refreshing result of the age of Trump is the sudden emphasis of truth over propriety that even lawmakers have now adopted. Read full article: Trump Administration Ushered in an Age o...→

Decades-old Apalachicola Basin water dispute between Georgia and Florida heads to Supreme Court

Decades-old Apalachicola Basin water dispute between Georgia and Florida heads to Supreme Court

Florida and Georgia are in a legal battle over the usage of the Apalachicola Basin. Florida officials say their state is not getting fair usage of the water supply. As a result, Florida wants to put a cap on Georgia’s water usage. A cap that could potentially harm the economy of Georgia’s agriculture industry. Read full article: Decades-old Apalachicola Basin water dis...→

Trump judge rejects trans defendant's motion to be referred to by correct pronouns

Trump judge rejects trans defendant's motion to be referred to by correct pronouns

Judge Stuart Kyle Duncan referred to Kathrine Nicole Jett as "he" throughout his advisory opinion on her motion filing. Read full article: Trump judge rejects trans defendant's mo...→

Iran’s supreme leader calls Trump a ‘clown,’ praises missile attack on US troops

Iran’s supreme leader calls Trump a ‘clown,’ praises missile attack on US troops

Iran’s supreme leader on Friday described Trump as a “clown” who only pretends to support the country’s people, as he called the republic’s recent missile attack on troops in Iraq an “American humi… Read full article: Iran’s supreme leader calls Trump a ‘clo...→

Hospitals urge Supreme Court action on ACA • Horizon to support Lake County bioscience incubator • Astellas closes on Audentes deal

HOSPITAL GROUPS DECRY ‘UNCERTAINTY’ THEY SAY ACA RULING CAUSES: The Chicago-based American Hospital Association, along with the Federation of American Hospitals, Catholic Health Association, Association of American Medical Colleges and America’s Essential Hospitals, filed a friend-of-the-court… Read full article: Hospitals urge Supreme Court action on A...→

Iran’s supreme leader calls Trump a clown, praises missile attack in rare appearance

Iran’s supreme leader calls Trump a clown, praises missile attack in rare appearance

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, addressed Friday prayers in Tehran for the first time since 2012 and used the platform to praise the country's retaliatory strike against the U.S. over the killing one of its top generals and went on to call President Trump a clown who cannot be trusted. Read full article: Iran’s supreme leader calls Trump a clow...→

Opinion | Is 'OK, boomer' ageist? Maybe, but a Supreme Court case won't fix generational shaming.

Opinion | Is 'OK, boomer' ageist? Maybe, but a Supreme Court case won't fix generational shaming.

Legal protections aren't the answer we need. We need to change the lenses we use to view people of other generations. Read full article: Opinion | Is 'OK, boomer' ageist? Maybe,...→

Florida Supreme Court sides with DeSantis, rules convicted felons must pay off fines before voting

Florida Supreme Court sides with DeSantis, rules convicted felons must pay off fines before voting

Florida's Supreme Court has sided with Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis by ruling that some convicted felons should be required to pay off any fines or fees before they can regain their right to vote. Read full article: Florida Supreme Court sides with DeSanti...→

Giuliani associate names Trump, Pence, more in Ukraine plan

A close associate of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is claiming Trump was directly involved in the effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe... Read full article: Giuliani associate names Trump, Pence, m...→

Giuliani associate names Trump, Pence, more in Ukraine plan

Giuliani associate names Trump, Pence, more in Ukraine plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A close associate of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is claiming Trump was directly involved in the effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate De… Read full article: Giuliani associate names Trump, Pence, m...→

Lawyer Clint Krislov knocked off state Supreme Court ballot: ‘It’s a miserable process’

The board agreed with the recommendation of a hearing officer who ruled Krislov was 118 signatures short of the required 5,050 needed for his name to appear on the March Democratic Primary ballot. Read full article: Lawyer Clint Krislov knocked off state S...→