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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is siding with the Trump administration to block the questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross about his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The unsigned order Monday overrides lower federal courts in New York that would have allowed the questioning of Ross to proceed in lawsuits...
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The Supreme Court granted the Trump administration's request to temporarily shield Wilbur Ross from facing questioning under oath in challenges to the 2020 census citizenship question.
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"If you want the fake news to finally investigate Hillary Clinton, we will have nominate Hillary Clinton to the United States Supreme Court," Trump said. "How do you like that idea?"
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross from
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States and advocacy groups challenging a change to the census form said Wilbur Ross’s shifting rationales required his testimony.
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Lobbying expenditures by other technology giants also increased as executives from Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. came to Washington to address allegations of political bias on their platforms from President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans and braced for the threat of more antitrust scrutiny. Amazon, which has boosted its federal lobbying far faster than rivals in recent years, spent $3.63 million on its efforts during the period, up from its previous quarterly record -- set in the second quarter of this year -- of $3.47 million, according to disclosures filed with Congress. In addition to the Defense Department cloud contract, for which the company is thought to be the front-runner, Amazon also faced the tax implications of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that opened the door for state and local governments to pursue sales taxes on more online transactions.
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked a judge's order forcing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to give a deposition in a lawsuit by 18 states challenging a planned question in the 2020 census that would ask respondents whether they are U.S. citizens. The justices issued a stay of the Sept. 21 order by U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman in Manhattan requiring Ross to face questioning by lawyers for the states while litigation over the politically charged dispute continues. It represented only a partial win for President Donald Trump's administration as the justices declined to halt Furman's orders compelling a top Justice Department official, John Gore, to sit for a deposition and for the administration to hand over more documents on the matter.
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked a judge's order forcing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to give a deposition in a lawsuit by 18 states challenging a planned question in the 2020 census that would ask respondents whether they are U.S. citizens.
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked a judge's order forcing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to give a deposition in a lawsuit by 18 states challenging a planned question in the 2020 census that would ask respondents whether they are U.S. citizens.
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked a judge's order forcing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to give a deposition in a lawsuit by 18 states challenging a planned question in the 2020 census that would ask respondents whether they are U.S. citizens.
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The Supreme Court blocked a deposition of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Monday in a case challenging the decision to reinstate a citizenship question on the 2020 census.
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The Supreme Court issued an order Monday night blocking questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in connection with lawsuits challenging his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
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The Supreme Court on Monday blocked a lower court order requiring Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to sit for a deposition in lawsuits challenging the administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.The court...
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The Supreme Court on Monday blocked a lower court order requiring Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to sit for a deposition in lawsuits challenging the administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Cens...
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Several states and civil rights groups have filed lawsuits against including a citizenship question in 2020 Census.
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The government had asked the Supreme Court to block questioning of Ross as part of a lawsuit filed by several states and groups seeking to stop the Trump administration from adding a question to the census about the respondent’s citizenship status. The plaintiffs say the question will discourage immigrants from filling out the forms. Ross […]
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It was a partial win for the Trump administration. On Monday, the Supreme Court issued an emergency stay blocking the deposition of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in the ongoing dispute over the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.The order, a victory for the Trump administration, puts any attempt to question Ross about his role in the inclusion of the question on hold, at least until the Court can hear the issue more fully. The Court's decision overrules, for the time being, the order of U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman, who instructed Ross to submit to questioning from lawyers in the ongoing litigation of the Census.While Ross is now unlikely to testify in the upcoming trial, which is scheduled for November 5, other depositions, including Justice Department official John Gore, can proceed as planned. Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch, the far-right flank of the court, partially dissented on the grounds that if Ross' deposition should be stayed, the ent...
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked a judge's order forcing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to give a deposition in a lawsuit by 18 states challenging a controversial citizenship question being added to the 2020 national census.
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked a judge's order forcing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to give a deposition in a lawsuit by 18 states challenging a controversial citizenship question being added to the 2020 national census.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross does not have to give out-of-court testimony about his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The order Monday comes in response to lawsuits filed by more than a dozen states and big cities, among others, that challenge whether the citizenship […]
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Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, has stepped back from public life.For more than a decade after leaving the court in ...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court blocks questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross over decision to ask about citizenship on 2020 census.
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The owners of a shuttered Oregon bakery who were fined for refusing to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple are appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports lawyers for Melissa and Aaron Klein, the former owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, filed the petition Monday. They’re asking […]
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Four women alleged that a Utah district attorney's office refused to prosecute their sexual assault allegations. Now they're asking the state's Supreme Court to help bring the cases to trial.
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A court in Arizona recently ruled that much of what medical marijuana dispensaries sell in the state is illegal. People with legitimate medical marijuana prescriptions could face prison sentences.
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s governor has renewed his call for suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry to resign. Responding to a question about Loughry at a news conference Monday, Gov. Jim Justice said “it just seems to me like the right thing is resignation and go on down the road.” Loughry was […]
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The congregants at the oldest synagogue in the United States are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision giving a New York congregation control of Rhode Island’s Touro Synagogue and a set of bells valued in the millions. The Newport congregation on Monday asked for a review of last […]
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He's a torrent of controversy — so much so that it's hard to remember them all. Since being sworn into office on January 20, 2017, Donald Trump has been the most scandal-ridden president since Richard Nixon. In fact, those who are old enough to remember Watergate—including prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks, journalists Dan Rather and Carl Bernstein and former White House Counsel John Dean—have expressed a strong feeling of déjà vu when comparing the Trump and Nixon eras. But with Trump, the scandals came much quicker in his presidency: Nixon was into his second term as president when Watergate entered the public consciousness, whereas Trump’s administration was surrounded by controversy, turmoil and chaos from the beginning. And it is difficult to keep track of Trump’s scandals because there are so many of them.No sooner is Trump’s former campaign Paul Manafort agreeing to plead guilty to criminal charges and cooperate in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s inves...
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Brazil's leading presidential hopeful, Jair Bolsonaro, publicly upbraided his son on Monday for threatening to shut down the Supreme Court in comments that set off a storm of criticism and prompted his main opponent to call the far-right candidate a threat to democracy.
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Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, has stepped back from public life. 
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SAO PAULO (AP) — A supreme court justice is calling for an investigation into inflammatory remarks made by the son of Brazil’s presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro. Congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro said in a recently published video that it would take only two soldiers to close Brazil’s top court. The son was responding to a question about […]
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court has stepped back from public life. For more than a decade after leaving the court in 2006, O’Connor kept up an active schedule. She served as a visiting federal appeals court judge, spoke on issues she cared about and founded her own […]
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The Supreme Court has reserved judgment over whether An Bord Pleanála acted properly when approving the first phase of Apple's planned €850m data centre in Athenry.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court has set a new execution date of Nov. 1 for a death row inmate who has asked for the electric chair rather than lethal injection. The state’s highest court announced the date in a written notice Monday. Edmund Zagorski was set to die on Oct. 11 but […]
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In a letter to the clerk of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, a Justice Department lawyer said the action would be necessary to give the litigation a chance of being heard by the Supreme Court in its current term, which ends in June. The case at issue was brought by the University of California and others challenging the administration's decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The program was adopted by the Obama administration in 2012 and has allowed 700,000 young immigrants to remain and work in the United States, although they do not have legal status.
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Most American voters generally don’t like billionaires and corporations running politics, so the GOP is simply not letting them vote. The Republican Party is currently hoping to win nationwide using two simple elements: explicit and overt racism, and voter suppression.No “ideas”; no pitch for tax cuts; no discussion of their “replacement” for the Affordable Care Act; no push for better schools, hospitals, airports, roads or bridges; no promise for more and better jobs—none of these staples of the 2016 presidential campaign can be found in pretty much any Republican advertising today.Instead, the public Republican message is all about race or the subset of race, religion (“Muslim” stands in for “brown Arab” in GOP-speak) and “immigration” (aka brown people from south of our border). Republicans across the country are even recruiting white supremacist and neo-Nazi gangs to threaten or assault Democrats and their supporters, while Trump praises the criminal a...
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Twitter hashtags failed to stop Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court – but maybe a hex will prevent him from serving? RT met up with a group of witches in Brooklyn who seemed to think so. Read Full Article at RT.com
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state TV is reporting that the Supreme Court has upheld the death sentences for two individuals convicted of financial crimes. Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejehi said Monday that the two were convicted of “spreading corruption on earth,” a term used for crimes punishable by death in the Islamic Republic. Iranian […]
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than 13 years after a 16-year-old girl was found raped and murdered, the case of the man whose DNA was found at the scene is heading to the Virginia Supreme Court. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports 46-year-old Oswaldo Elias Martinez has never stood trial in Brittany Binger’s 2005 death. Deemed incompetent […]
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Lawrence Lessig was once best-known as the special master in the Microsoft Antitrust Case, then he was best known as the co-founder of Creative Commons, then as a fire-breathing corruption fighter: in America, Compromised, a long essay (or short nonfiction book), Lessig proposes as lucid and devastating a theory of corruption as you'll ever find, a theory whose explanatory power makes today's terrifying news cycle make sense -- and a theory that demands action.
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Several Supreme Court judges in Poland have returned from government-imposed retirements after the European Union’s top court ordered their reinstatements
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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Several Supreme Court judges in Poland have returned from government-imposed retirements after the European Union’s top court ordered their reinstatements. Dozens of supporters greeted the six judges as they headed into the Supreme Court building on Monday, ready to resume work. Some 20 of the court’s judges were forced to retire […]
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The last year has seen the enactment of a major tax cut, the first-ever summit between a U.S. president and the leader of North Korea, felony convictions and guilty pleas from two of the president’s former top aides and a bitterly fought battle over confirmation of a Supreme Court justice. None...
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The Maldives’ Supreme Court says last month’s presidential election was conducted within the law, dismissing the outgoing president’s petition to annul the results
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Progressives are fuming at Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) in the final weeks of his Senate reelection campaign.The West Virginia senator's support for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh - in which he was th...
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The city council in Palo Alto, California, is honoring Christine Blasey Ford, the California psychology professor who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were in high school, for testifying against the recently-confirmed Supreme Court justice.
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Guantanamo set the stage for the Kavanaugh hearings. Amid the emotional hubbub over the predictable confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, there has been a largely overlooked casualty: the American judiciary. It’s not the end result alone — his addition to the highest bench in the land where he will sit for life — that promises to damage the country, but the unprofessional, procedurally irresponsible way his circus-like hearings were held that dealt a blow to the possibilities for justice in America, a blow from which it may prove hard to recover.Senator Susan Collins acknowledged the damage the hearings wrought, even if she misunderstood the cause. Delivering her massively disappointing decision to vote yes on Kavanaugh, Collins reflected on what she saw as the passion that overrode the presumption of innocence and expressed “worry” that such behavior would lead to “a lack of public faith in the judiciary.” Though wrong in blaming the Democrats for those passions, her...
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Brazil's far-right front-runner presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro could appoint anti-corruption federal judge Sergio Moro to the Supreme Court, the president of Bolsonaro's party told newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo.
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Is Trump’s violent rhetoric, and its terrifyingly real consequences, influencing practices and standards of journalists? This article orginally appeared on rantt.com.Thursday, at Trump’s Montana rally, the president applauded Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte for body-slamming The Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs last year. Gianforte had assaulted Jacobs when the journalist asked a question about Republicans’ healthcare policy.Trump defended Saudi Arabia in their apparent murder of @washingtonpost columnist Jamal Khashoggi.In Missoula, Montana, @POTUS just praised @Gianforte for body slamming reporter @Bencjacobs.Press freedom is under assault. pic.twitter.com/h7iSLFLtdR— Rantt Media (@RanttMedia) October 19, 2018CNN reporter Jim Acosta was at the Montana rally. He tweeted:The disturbing part of Trump’s jokes about Gianforte was the effect on the crowd. I saw one young man in the crowd making body slam gestures. He looked at me and ran his thumb across his throat...
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'The harm we want to inflict on Kavanaugh and Trump is that they be exposed and ousted,' said organiser Dakota Bracciale
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Witches placed a hex on US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during a protest ritual in New York. Organisers at the Catland occult bookshop in Brooklyn said the hex was as “an act of resistance and resilience” following the controversy over allegations of sexual assault against Mr Kavanaugh. Directions on how to cast a “stripped-down” version of the spell at home were also provided on Facebook.
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The decision was announced after a meeting of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet. Israel, which has long sought to clear the Arab nomads from tracts of land between the Jewish settlements of Maale Adumim and Kfar Adumim, has said the hamlet of Khan al-Ahmar was built without the required permits. Palestinians, who lost an Israeli Supreme Court appeal against the evacuation, say such documents are impossible to obtain.
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The Supreme Court of the Maldives on Sunday upheld the results of last month's presidential election in an unanimous judgment after President Abdulla Yameen challenged his own defeat in the poll.
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MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Maldives’ top court on Sunday dismissed the outgoing president’s petition seeking an annulment of last month’s presidential election result. The five-member Supreme Court ruled that the election was conducted within the law. No other details were immediately known. The Election Commission had declared opposition alliance candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih the […]
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Supreme Court throws out Yameen's complaint that September vote was rigged, refuses to order police investigation.
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The Supreme Court of the Maldives on Sunday upheld the results of a Sept. 23 presidential poll after President Abdulla Yameen challenged his defeat in last month's election.
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The Witches of Bushwick upheld their promise to “hex” Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday night, carving his name into a black candle, dousing it in “Revenge Oil” and then setting it on fire in a private ceremony in the Brooklyn neighborhood.
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A group of 60 people are gathering at Catland Books in Brooklyn, New York, at 7:00 p.m. Saturday to watch a group of witches cast a hex on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
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Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, seeking to represent New York’s 14th Congressional District, has called for the abolition of the Electoral College. Her argument came on the heels of the Senate’s confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. She was lamenting the fact that Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, nominated by George W. […]
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The case may be the first on the issue of abortion the nation's high court hears since Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation.
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