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Clinics Ask High Court to Block Texas 6-Week Abortion Ban
"Abortion providers in Texas are asking the US Supreme Court to block a new state law that would allow private citizens to sue anyone who helps a woman get an abortion abortion providers filed an emergency appeal with justice Samuel Alito after a panel of appellate judges refused to block enforcement of the law before it takes effect Wednesday the plaintiffs say the new law would rule out eighty five percent of abortions in Texas and forced many clinics to close the Texas law bans abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected that can be as early as six weeks and can be before a woman even though she's pregnant instead of setting criminal penalties this long encourages private citizens to bring lawsuits against doctors or anyone who helps a woman gets an abortion at that early stage at least twelve other states have enacted similar bans but all have been blocked from going into effect Jackie Quinn Washington
"samuel alito" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Is morning edition from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin and I'm No Will King. Good morning. Former President Trump's business and his longtime chief financial officer, Alan Weiss, Alberg are accused of tax fraud. Prosecutors in New York City unsealed of 15 count indictment yesterday. They say that Trump Organization engaged in a 15 year scheme to avoid paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes. Reporter Andrea Bernstein has been covering the story for NPR and was in the courtroom yesterday. Good morning, Andrea Good morning. Noel. Donald. Trump himself was not charged in this indictment. But this is his family's company. What was his alleged involvement? So you see traces of Donald Trump all through the indictment, he personally signed a check, according to the indictment to his chief financial officer, Alan Wiesel, Berg's grandchildren, Schools Tuition, he signed a lease for an apartment that Weisberg allegedly used to avoid paying taxes. But more than that, what is laid out is this protracted criminal scheme that was purportedly carried out by senior executives and the Trump organization? This is the company that bears his name. Donald Trump was so connected to the company that he refused to divest himself when he was president. So what we see is the scheme was allegedly carried out to cheat the very government that he was in charge of wild president. I want to be clear. Trump has always denied wrongdoing. He has not been charged in both his company and chief financial officer have pleaded not guilty. What else did you learn at the arraignment about the allegations? So The scheme was allegedly broad in scope. There were Mercedes Benz leases that were allegedly paid by the company that were for whites. Aalborg's personal use the tuition I mentioned Holiday entertainment, which were checks for cash, allegedly paid back to Y Silberg that he would get bonuses from other trump companies like Mar a Lago. He called himself an independent consultant when he wasn't and also, there were these very careful records allegedly kept which showed this game which showed how he had a total compensation, and each of these things that were alleged tax dodges were set against that to offset the compensation. All right. So ultimately what? What implications could these charges have for Alan Westerberg and for Trump's business? Well on the one hand, Wiesel Bird, who has been an employee of the company for almost 50 years, entered court yesterday in handcuffs. It was a very dramatic moment, but he left he did not have to pay any bail. He could go back to work. He could be there today up in Trump Tower, which is a far cry from the sort of Shoddy criminal courthouse in New York. But things get complicated when a company is chief financial officer charged with crimes. There can be problems getting financing bank loans. There can be problems with existing loans. You have to attest as a company that you're not lying. And now this company is charged with a 15 year scheme of lying. So while Trump's business has suffered reputational damage, for example, after the capital riot, this brings it to a new level being actually charged with serious crimes in New York. Now we know that the Manhattan district attorney went to the Supreme Court twice to try to get Trump's tax returns hired a team of prosecutors and forensic accountants went through millions of pages of documents. Where does the investigation go from here? So yesterday, both the attorney general of New York, Leticia James, who has a separate civil suit, and the D, a, sat in front of the courtroom, but then said nothing afterwards. They pointedly said the investigation is ongoing. In court, prosecutors sought a protective order to keep evidence from disclosure to other people they might be investigating. Other executives, the former president or his family, and the last count of the indictment points, interestingly, to a relationship between Alan Weisberg and Donald Trump that Westerberg had an entry deleted in Donald Trump's ledger. That is a very strong hint that the DA's office is still digging into the relationship, and there's more to come. Reporter Andrea Bernstein. Thanks for your reporting. We appreciate it great to talk to you. The Supreme Court has dealt a blow to the Voting Rights Act. On the last day of the term, the court's conservative justices empowered state control of elections and made it harder to challenge laws that may put minority voters at a disadvantage. The 63 ruling comes at a time when many states especially those with Republican legislatures, are tightening voting laws. Here's NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg. Since its enactment in 1965, the Voting Rights Act has been renewed and amended five times, most recently in 2006, always by huge bipartisan majorities. But as conservatives gained dominance on the Supreme Court, the conservative majority took a wrecking ball to the law. In 2013 Chief justice John Roberts, who'd been the Reagan administration's point man in opposing the law, wrote the court's opinion gutting the laws. Most important provisions any racial discrimination in voting is too much. But our country has changed in the past 50 years overnight. Gone was the key enforcement provisions of the law, which required state and local governments with a history of race discrimination in voting to get federal approval in advance for any changes in their voting rules. Within days of the decisions announcement, Republican dominated jurisdictions began enacting provisions that critics said Made it more difficult for minorities to vote. And so minority groups turned to the other major section of the law referred to as Section two, which bars voting procedures that quote result in a denial or abridgement of the right of any citizen to vote on account of race or color. Yesterday, though the Supreme Court eviscerated that provision to rendering the Voting Rights Act close to a dead letter. Reinstating to Arizona laws that had been struck down by a lower court. The conservative majority said the unequal impact on minority voters was small that other states have similar laws and that states don't have to wait for fraud to occur before enacting laws to prevent it. Writing for the conservative majority, Justice Samuel Alito said that Just because voting, maybe quote inconvenient for some doesn't mean that access to voting is unequal. And he noted that when this provision of the voting rights law was enacted almost 40 years ago Almost all voting was in person and on election day, the unstated inference was that states could do that again. Now Election law expert Richard Hasen, who teaches at the University of California, Irvine, We have a court here that is being less and less protective of voting rights and more and more protective of the ability of states to Make it harder for people to vote. Normally, that would be a recipe for congressional action. Notes. New York University election law expert Richard Pildes. US especially invited this decision. It would be good for Congress to weigh in and give more specificity to what's band and what's not banned. But that is a tall order in these divided times when Republicans, once avid supporters of the Voting Rights Act now have largely abandoned it. As Hasen observes, there's been a sea change in the Republican Party. As the Republican Party becomes more reliant on white voters, it has less of an incentive. To support any renewed voting rights protection. Indeed, while the U. S House controlled by Democrats has passed a bill establishing national voting rights rules, the Senate has refused to even consider it. And with President Trump falsely claiming that the presidential election was stolen from him and a widely discredited audit of the election results in Arizona, still going on. The divisions have only deepened as Professor Pildes observes, People worry About two things. One is they worry about every individual's right to vote, even if it doesn't have a dramatic overall, the facts potentially and elections and people are very concerned that we have had a lot of close elections. And the margins that are small can turn out to be significant, and this goes back to Bush v. Gore. Nina Totenberg. NPR NEWS Washington.
"samuel alito" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"If the state of California regulators were able to scoop up information on made your donors for every entity that does every tax exempt entity that does business in California, which is almost everybody, and so basically the chilling effect this would have it was brought by a conservative group, but it actually crossed party lines ideological lines. Lot of left wing groups didn't like this California policy either. And so the Supreme Court struck it down. Now this policy would have applied to whomever a donor. Maybe. But it was taken to the idea that since this is a state so heavily run by Democrats that the Democratic Party would be using this to see who donates to conservative causes, and then possibly the state would be utilized as a cudgel as a bit of retribution against those people, But this could have gone. Either way. So what was the argument of the state? You know, in wanting this to happen? The state's argument was that they had a legitimate law enforcement and regulatory need for this information to prevent fraud in charities. But the Supreme Court and this came out in oral argument also basically eviscerated that said, You almost never used this information as part of an investigation. It's just the names of donors. That's well, that's all they're getting, and you're going to collected on several 1000 entities. For something you almost never used. And if there is a real investigation, then you can obtain this information. But on a key thing here was that it routinely had to be filed with the state of California. I think the number was 8000 different entities a year and the opportunity for things to be leaked out. Whether deliberately or not deliberately was so great that a lot of people didn't want to donate to conservative causes because they were afraid if it was leaked out by somebody in the bureaucracy in California, that all of a sudden they'd have protesters at their doorstep of their business, or they'd be cancelled in some way, And so it really did. And I do believe this had a chilling effect. On donors ability to donate. Remember, these were only made your donors. Um, if you donated $50, you would not be disclosed on the form 9 90. That's the I R s form anyway, you had to. I think it's $5000 or A certain percentage of the entities revenue. So this was for larger donors, but nonetheless, it had a killing effect. Talking to William Jacobson, Cornell Law professor. The mind behind legal insurrection dot com. This brings us to the bigger one where the Supreme Court upholds Arizona ballot harvesting restrictions. That's how you wrote in a 63 ruling. The opinion by Samuel Alito. This was all about the Arizona Attorney General Mark Burnett, Bitch and his support of this legislation. What did the Arizona law say? How do you know we can talk about ballot harvesting and and is worthy of definition? And what was the argument that Alito made to this not being in violation of the Voting Rights Act? Well, the what the law did is severely restricted. Who could turn in a ballot for somebody else? And so it basically eliminated all non family members. I'm not sure how much more limited it was. But you could not have the short of operation that ran in the last election cycle and has run another election cycles where you have activists paid activists running around to nursing homes, collecting ballots from people and, of course You don't know if there's pressure reply. You don't know whether they all get turned in. If somebody suspects that the Republican vote because they see the person fill out the form, and they might just tossed the ballot. Also, I mean, that's where a lot of concerns about fraud coming, so this essentially put a stop to that practice, and the argument was From the other side that this would somehow desperately impact non white or minority communities, and therefore it was at a racial motivation and therefore violated the Voting Rights Act because it was was meant to suppress, you know, minority votes, and basically, one of the hero said is one. It doesn't do that on its face and two there's no evidence. That this was racially motivated or would have any to spring impact. And so they, you know, basically said it was a legitimate anti fraud measure that a state can adopt. Now. One of the people who was who voted against this was was Elena Kagan, Justice Kagan. I always find her to be a little more interesting. Let's say a son Sotomayor, because I have never accepted the most rarest instances when they go nine. Nothing. I rarely find Justice Sotomayor to engage in adjudication. Rather, I see her somebody who votes Elena Kagan. I think, actually, even though I may disagree with her on a great number of things actually spends time. It seems to me, um, looking at the merits of the case and one of the things that she stated here and that she descends that this is really chipping away at the pillars of the Voting Rights Act that argument that to allow to not allow ballot harvesting. And to allow states to say, Hey, we've got rules and regulations about voting to ensure as little fraud as possible. And they put this in this category of somehow being bigoted. Is there anything that You see from this type of legislation from the state like Arizona or a state like Georgia or state like Delaware, that nobody is willing to talk about that chips away at the rights of the people, regardless of the color of their skin to vote. No all of these arguments that it's racist or violates the voting Right back Rights Act start from a actually bigoted assumption. The assumption being that you know, non whites have more trouble forgetting it, and I'd non whites have more trouble turning in their ballots. I mean all of the stereotypes negative stereotypes. Our advanced by the people who claim to want to protect those communities, and there's just no evidence of that. There's no evidence of that. And so every eight a facially neutral Restriction on ballot harvesting. It doesn't say you can harvest them, but not in cities. Okay? If you did that, you could say, Well, maybe cities have a higher percentage of minorities, and therefore there's some, you know, biased there or intent there, But this applies everywhere that you, you know, and really what it's meant to do is to do away. With the worst abuses. Now the Democrats don't like it. But for reasons having nothing to do with race, the Democrats have very highly organized ballot harvesting operations in any place that it's Legal, and they also have things that are close to ballot harvesting in places where ballot harvesting is is not legal, So this is that this is just politics here. I mean, you know, Democrats think it's going to hurt their get out the vote, but not but that doesn't make it racist..
Conservative High Court Upholds Arizona Voting Restrictions
"The Supreme Court is up holding voting restrictions in Arizona the vote was six to three the court reversed a decision by a federal appeals court that said the measures disproportionately affect black Hispanic and native American voters in violation of a part of the landmark voting rights act justice Samuel Alito wrote for the conservative majority Arizona's interest in the integrity of elections justified the measures and the changes don't affect minority voters enough to prove a violation of law in a scathing dissent justice Elena Kagan wrote the court has re written in order to weaken a statute that stands as a monument to America's greatness this will set off new calls by Democrats to pass federal voting rights legislation A. Donahue Washington
Supreme Court in 7-2 Ruling Rejects Challenge to Obamacare
"Despite worries by Democrats that it might be overturned. The U. S Supreme Court ruled that the affordable Care act better known as Obamacare remains valid, rejecting a claim by a group of conservative states that a recent change to the law made it unconstitutional by 7 to 2 vote. The court said challengers did not have legal standing to sue because they did not make us strong enough showing that the law harm them in their descent. Justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch said the court should have taken the case and declared it unconstitutional. The law's challengers 18 Red States, led by Texas Urged the court to rule that Obamacare's requirement for nearly all Americans to obtain health insurance or pay an income tax penalty, known as the individual mandate was unconstitutional. And for that reason, they said, the entire law must be
Johnson and Johnson Asks Supreme Court to Void $2B Talc Verdict
"A major drug company wants the nation's highest court to review a verdict over it's talc products. The Supreme Court could decide tomorrow whether or not to get involved in a nearly $2 billion lawsuit against pharmaceutical giant Johnson and Johnson. Johnson and Johnson wants a verdict in Missouri review that initially resulted in a nearly $5 billion verdict in favor of 22 women who developed ovarian cancer refereed using talc products. An appeals court cut that verdict in half but upheld findings about the products containing a specialist lace talc. Johnson and Johnson says that verdict is at odds with decades of scientific evaluations. Just the Samuel Alito is expected to recuse himself from consideration after reporting he owned Johnson and Johnson stock. Cox is Jared Helper, and Johnson and Johnson has faced hundreds of lawsuits across the country over tell products with mixed results.
"samuel alito" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"If you're one of those people that enjoys downplaying the coronavirus keeping black Mark Levin is on the air today on Katie WN. 3 to 6 P.m.. I'm sorry. I had to laugh at that, anyway. Welcome back to the show. If you have been living under a rock, and you don't know what's transpired in the Supreme Court will they dismissed this bid by Texas Attorney General overturned the presidential election results Justice Samuel Alito Jr and Clarence Thomas. They said that the court had the authority to simply reject the state spelling. But they also said they would not have granted Texas the remedy. It's thought in two cases to reach the court, where conservatives by the way hold the 63 majority. No justice has expressed support for the drastic idea of throwing out election results. The Supreme Court really let us down the wisdom, no courage, Trump Tweeted several hours after the court order, even though he appointed three of those judges, it really is. It really is incredible. When you look at some of the tweets out there. I've never been on parlor before, so I shouldn't call it a tweet. But parlor these air some of the Trump cult members. This is what some of them are putting out a social media conservatives. Okay, parlor does not censor conservatives were Twitter does? Well, I'm not a huge fan of partner. I don't like their user interface, so I stick with Twitter. Yeah, I don't really care. Twitter parlor. I don't care. I'm just I'm just stating right now, Some of the idiots out there that are trump supporters and what? They're tweeting out. Trump will not let this stand. There is no way by then will be inaugurated. The enemies of our nation cannot be allowed to take over its government. This is the reason we have a military. Okay? That guy is a buffoon somebody else on part Excuse me on parlor tweets. It's also Las Vegas baseball company business brother started in Las Vegas. No, I mean it could be in Afghanistan. These people that we're putting this out. There are idiots quote. Are we just going to sit back in our lazy boy recliners and whine about this or we going to stand up and take action? It's time. What does that mean? Take action. It's being situated in the courts. Not sure really What That means. Somebody else wrote. If Trump doesn't use the insurrection, this direction at somebody else, writes, declare limited martial law. Succession or civil war is our only hope now. Somebody else writes dams. Wanna play? Let's play a new game. New rules. Ladies and gentlemen, the people that are putting this stuff out on social media that feel this way are complete, effing idiots. Now let me go to some actual audio. That's excess GOP did make a statement about seceding from the union. Ah, couple of a couple of hours after that ruling. Came in, and also the ruling was based on standing. It was not based on marriage, Just like every other lawsuit that has been thrown out has been thrown out using loopholes like leeches based on standing and not merit, which is a real problem during that Rudy Giuliani and team Trump You have 5000 affidavits, sworn affidavits and that'll definitely change the outcome of the election. You got 5000 idiots and after a lot of people were actually working at the polls. And they and they saw things that that could affect hundreds of thousands of votes. So it is a pretty big you seen that. But but Have you seen the complaints? This case? How do you know that this case being dismissed? I read the affidavits bright this this case being this. I've watched the oversight hearings. So you have the evidentiary hearing. There's always praising Donald Trump's gonna win. The elections is Well, I I can tell you that George is gonna win. Georgia is now sending their own. The Republicans are now saying their own set of electors they're gonna have Democrats..
Computer Crime Law Scrutinized at Supreme Court
"Finally today there was an interesting tech related case that was argued before the. Us supreme court yesterday it involves a nineteen eighty-six computer crime law that has been used ever since to prosecute hackers and internet activist than the like people have been arguing strenuously that the law is outdated and indeed as justice gorsuch said in yesterday's court hearing the us government's interpretation of the law risks quote making a federal criminal of us all and quote. And yes if you're wondering this is indeed the so called. Aaron swartz law quoting politico. The supreme court on monday indicated serious reservations about the ambiguity and scope of the nation's only major cybercrime law hinting. It may narrow the law's applicability to avoid criminalising acts such as checking social media at work during arguments in a case involving a georgia police officer convicted of violating the nineteen eighty-six computer fraud and abuse act by accessing a license plate database. The justices pushed a justice department. Lawyer to explain how a ruling in the government's favour wouldn't open the door to prosecutions of innocuous behavior those could include browsing instagram on computer or performing public-spirited security research to test a system for vulnerabilities as the first see. Faa challenge to reach the high court. The van buren case generated amicus briefs from a wide range of technology privacy and cyber security experts. Most of them on van buren side a group of cybersecurity. Experts described the faa a sword hanging over the head of researchers who probe computers for weaknesses with the goal of helping their owners fix the flaws. The most controversial ever see faa case never reached a verdict. In two thousand eleven federal prosecutors indicted the prominent internet freedom activists aaron sorts on hacking charges for downloading millions of journal articles using a subscription provided by mit swertz. Then twenty four face thirty five years in prison. He by suicide in january twenty thirteen while awaiting trial. The justices sounded alarm. Monday about the broader reading of the cfe. A justice neal gorsuch suggested that the van buren case was the latest example of the government. Trying to broaden the scope of criminal laws incontestable ways several justices expressed uncertainty about the definitions of key terms in the law such as authorization and they spent a significant amount of time asking both lawyers about the meaning of the word so in one part of the statute quote. What is this statute talking about. When it speaks of information in the computer justice samuel alito asked finding in at one point. All information that somebody obtains on the web is in the computer in a sense. I have a feeling. That's not what congress was thinking about when adopted this law. I don't really understand the potential scope of the statute without having an idea about exactly what all those terms mean li added. The justices also sought more clarity about the consequences. That fisher argued would result from abroad. Reading of the faa alina. Ask fisher to explain how the would criminalize one of his example scenarios. Wait on dating website. Fisher responded that by receiving interested messages from potential romantic partners based on falsified. Wait the user would be obtaining information from a computer in violation of the websites terms of service and also thus these cf a similarly fisher told justice elena kagan checking instagram at work constituted obtaining words and pictures from ones instagram feed and if a company prohibited social media browsing on computers obtaining that information would also violate the cf a bike contravening the employers policy and quote
"samuel alito" Discussed on AP News
"I'm to McGuire Shelter in place. Oregon and New Mexico are in near lockdowns as a coronavirus surge explodes across the country to Mexico Governor Michelle Do Han Grisham says all non essential businesses will be closed for two weeks. Stay at home, except for on Lee, the most essential trips for health. Safety and welfare. Other governors are not going as far restricting the number of people inside bars, restaurants and other businesses. Crowd size is also being curtailed. Colorado Governor Jared Polish, and I think the country is gonna pass 200,000 cases per day. In the next day or two in Colorado, 6439. Also a record for Colorado. Deaths are also spiking about 1000 per day. At that rate, a quarter million people will have died in the pandemic in the U. S. By sometime next week. The governors of California and Oregon have also issued travel advisories that people entering or returning to the states. Should self quarantine President Trump in his first public appearance since election night talks about his administration's efforts to find a vaccine for the virus. No vaccine has formerly been approved. But the president call work on his development, the single greatest mobilization in U. S history. As soon as April. The vaccine will be available to the entire general population. The president has not conceded the election as he was leaving. A reporter tried to ask him about it. Well, you know, after you heard the subject briefly came up. Whatever happens in the future Who knows Which administration will be? I guess. Time will tell. But I can tell you this administration will not go to a lockdown. President elect Biden has not endorsed a nationwide shutdown. Public health experts worry the president's refusal to coordinate with the Biden team could only worsen the effects of the virus. Ed Donahue, Washington This is AP News The U. S citizenship and Immigration Services doubles the questions to the citizenship test, which could slow down the number of tests, which are given each day. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito raises some concerns about coronavirus restrictions. The pandemic has resulted in previously unimaginable restrictions on individual liberty Elite hotels, a conservative federalist Society. I am not diminishing the severity of the viruses threat to public health. Associate justice says however, such restrictions might be okay given the national emergency caused by the pandemic. Explosion at a Veterans hospital in West Haven, Connecticut. It was a steam line that was being replaced A V A worker and a contractor were killed. Officials say the explosion occurred as they were refilling a steam pipe after some routine maintenance. Three other workers were hurt. I'm to McGuire Pay P news. Eric King threw for 255 yards and a touchdown and he also ran for a score is ninth ranked Miami Rally for 25 24 victory at Virginia Tech. The seven and one Hurricanes rallied from an 11 point third quarter deficit to earn their fourth straight win and stay in contention for a spot in the A C C title game. The Kanes did it by holding the hokey scoreless on their final five possessions. Miami finally went ahead on King's 36 Yard scoring pass to mark Pope with 5 59 remaining the Hurricanes held the Hokies to a season low 160 yards rushing and sack tendon hookers six times. I'm Dave Ferrie, Indiana is for no. After Michael panics Junior threw for 320 yards in the 10th ranked Hoosiers. 24. Nothing shut out of Michigan State at East Lansing. And it's also tossed a pair of first half interceptions, but he threw a pair of scoring passes to tie Fry Fogle, who had 11 receptions for 200 yards, The Hoosiers of four No in the Big 10 for the first time since 1987. Now prepare for a showdown with Ohio State. The Spartans log just nine first downs and 191 total yards. Rocky Lombardi was picked off twice before being pulled in the second quarter. I'm Dave Ferrie. Thank you for listening.
"samuel alito" Discussed on AP News
"13th, I'm Tim McGuire shelter. In place. Oregon and New Mexico are in near lockdowns as a coronavirus surge explodes across the country to Mexico. Governor Michelle Do Han Grisham says all non essential businesses will be closed for two weeks. Stay at home except for on Lee, the most essential trips for health. Safety and welfare. Other governors are not going as far restricting the number of people inside bars, restaurants and other businesses. Crowd size is also being curtailed. Colorado Governor Jared Polish and I think the country is going to pass 200,000 cases per day. In the next day or two in Colorado, 6439. Also a record for Colorado. Deaths are also spiking about 1000 per day. At that rate, a quarter million people will have died in the pandemic in the U. S. By sometime next week. The governors of California and Oregon have also issued travel advisories that people entering or returning to the states. Should self quarantine President Trump in his first public appearance since election night talks about his administration's efforts to find a vaccine for the virus. No vaccine has formerly been approved. But the president call work on his development, the single greatest mobilization in U. S history. As soon as April. The vaccine will be available to the entire general population. The president has not conceded the election as he was leaving. A reporter tried to ask him about it subject briefly. Came up. Whatever happens in the future, who knows which administration will be? I guess time will tell. But I can tell you this administration will not go to a lockdown. President elect Biden has not endorsed a nationwide shutdown. Public health experts worry the president's refusal to coordinate with the Biden team could only worsen the effects of the virus. Ed Donahue, Washington This is AP News The U. S citizenship and Immigration Services doubles the questions to the citizenship test, which could slow down the number of tests, which are given each day. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito raises some concerns about coronavirus restrictions. The pandemic has resulted in previously unimaginable restrictions on individual liberty Elite hotels, a conservative federalist Society, I'm not diminishing the severity of the viruses threat to public health. Associate justice says however, such restrictions might be okay given the national emergency caused by the pandemic. Explosion at a Veterans hospital in West Haven, Connecticut. It was a steam line that was being replaced A V A worker at a contractor were killed. Officials say the explosion occurred as they were refilling a steam pipe after some routine maintenance. Three other workers were hurt. I'm to McGuire Pay P news. Thank.
Philadelphia - Supreme Court Justice Alito Orders Pennsylvania Mail-In Ballots That Arrived After Election Day Be Kept Separate
"In a brief order, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito said mail in ballots in Pennsylvania must be kept separate in case the high court has to weigh in on them. At Pennsylvania State Judge also allowed observers closer access to vote counters. Trump team has not been successful. So far with other cases. Judges in Georgia, Michigan, Nevada and Pennsylvania have denied motions to temporarily stop the count. In a statement, President Trump said, We will pursue this process through every aspect of the law to guarantee that the American people have confidence in our government.
Justice Alito temporarily grants Pennsylvania GOP request to enforce segregation of ballots that arrived after Election Day
"News. Meanwhile, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has gotten directly involved in a legal dispute over ballot county. Pennsylvania. Fox's Shannon Bream explains county boards of election there were supposed to be segregating ballots that they got after eight PM on election day securely, locking them down separately for the time being. While the fight over whether those vote should be counted continues with the Pennsylvania GOP asked the Supreme Court for an emergency order after it was unable to get at least 25 of the county boards to confirm They've actually been segregating those votes. Alito has ordered every county election board in Pennsylvania to segregate out and secure those late arriving ballots for now the Pennsylvania GOP. It also asked the county board to be ordered not to do anything further with the ballots like tally them. Alito's said he wants a response from the
Supreme Court orders separate count of late-arriving Pa. ballots
"Elections officials should keep late arriving mail in ballots separate from other ballots. Pennsylvania's secretary of state has already ordered officials to do that. Justice Samuel Alito says it's not known that all ballot counting centers are complying with that guidance. Late arriving balance in Pennsylvania could number in the thousands. George's Fulton County
"samuel alito" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"From ABC News. Another I'm Derek Dennis. Another outbreak of the Corona virus at the White House. Several staffers testing positive, including Chief of staff Mark Meadows. ABC News has learned that one of the other trump aides positive for Corona viruses. Nick trainer the Trump Campaign battleground states. Director chief of Staff, Meadows has been around the president and first family all week at campaign headquarters on a trip with the president in a Tuesday video behind Mr Trump, not wearing a mask and close to other staffers. Some Ask lists and at meetings with senior staff trainer was working in one of the many war rooms. Monitoring election results. ABC Chuck's Iverson in the race for the president, Democrat Joe Biden, stopped short of declaring himself president Friday night in an address to the nation vote totals and the remaining battleground states of Georgia. Nevada, Arizona in Pennsylvania all show him beating President Trump. Joe Biden did the update on the race, he says. We will win We air tracking for over 300 electoral college votes going through Where he and comma Harris are now ahead. He also said that they have a mandate for action and what I noticed in this. He was focusing on the work, he says. They're already doing. He was starting to already project that he's the president elect. Getting ready for when he would take office once this race is called for him if the phrases called for him, ABC is Karen Travers, Pennsylvania, the biggest prize with 20 Electoral college votes. The Commonwealth could give Biden the 270 votes needed toe win Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, who is justice assigned to the third Circle, which includes Pennsylvania, He issued an order instructing all the counties of Pennsylvania to segregate the ballots that arrived after election Day. And, as he says, in a secure, safe and sealed container separate from other voted ballots. And if they will be counted, count them separately. Now, what's odd about this? The Trump campaign asked the Supreme Court.
Justice Alito orders Pennsylvania officials to set aside late-arriving ballots
"Supreme court justice samuel alito in an emergency order as told the board of elections in every pennsylvania county segregate and hold every mail in ballot that was received after eight o'clock election night that's the deadline set by state law state elections officials unilaterally extended by a week the gop's lawsuit says they don't have the power to do that.
Supreme Court orders separate count of late-arriving Pennsylvania ballots
"Supreme Court says that the state of Pennsylvania should be keeping late arriving mail in ballots separate from the other balance. The Commonwealth Secretary of State has already ordered just that. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito says it's not known that all ballot counting centers are complying with that guidance. Those late arriving ballots could number in the thousands.
Potential legal challenges over late-arriving mail ballots
"With so many Americans voting by mail this year. There are concerns that ballots may not arrive on time when you have some states that don't require a postage mark on there, so we don't know when they were filled out. They don't require signature verification, and some states say they'll be counting nine or 10 days after the election, I think is the most industrialized country in the world. We can do better than that. Corey Lewandowski, a senior advisor with the Trump campaign on Fox News Sunday. As legal challenges abound, the Supreme Court has already weighed in on ballot disputes in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. At issue a three day extension for mail in ballots in Pennsylvania, something Republicans oppose Justice Samuel Alito wrote in a statement. There's simply not enough time to issue a pre election decision. In North Carolina Republicans have been fighting a nine day extension for mail in ballots. In that case, the Supreme Court allowed a lower court ruling permitting the extension to stand. The newest justice Amy Cockney. Barrett, did not participate in the cases, citing a lack of time to review
"samuel alito" Discussed on WTOP
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The Supreme Court Allows More Time For Pennsylvania's Mail In Voting
"The Supreme Court allows extra time for Pennsylvania's mail in ballots by Marc Sherman and Mark Levy. Washington. The Supreme Court will allow Pennsylvania to count mailed in ballots received up to three days after the November third election rejecting a Republican plea in the presidential battleground state. The justices divided four four on Monday an outcome that upholds a state Supreme Court ruling that required county election officials to receive and count mailed in ballots that arrive up until November sixth. Even if they don't have a clear postmark as long as there is not proof it was mailed after the polls closed Republicans including President Donald Trump's campaign have opposed such an extension arguing that it violates federal law that sets Election Day as the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November and that such a decision constitutionally belongs to lawmakers not the courts. The State Republican Party Chairman Lawrence Tavis said the party disagrees with the decision and noting the four four decision. It only underscores the importance of having a full supreme court as soon as possible to be clear. The Supreme Court decided not to grant stay which does not mean the actions of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court would withstand a legal challenge to their judicial overreach. Should the court hear the case tape said? Nancy Patty. Mills Chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party accused Republicans of trying to sow confusion and disenfranchise eligible voters. This is a significant victory for Pennsylvania voters. Mills said in a statement, the Democratic majority on the state's High Court had cited warnings that postal service delays could invalidate numbers of ballots and surging demand for mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic to invoke the power used previously by the state's courts to extend election deadlines during a disaster. Chief Justice John Roberts joined with the three liberal justices to reject Pennsylvania Republicans call for the court to block the State Court ruling. Justices Samuel Alito Neal Gorsuch Brett. Cavanaugh and Clarence Thomas would have required the state to stop accepting absentee ballots when the polls close on November third. There were no opinions accompanying the order. So it is impossible to say what motivated either group of justices the conservative justices have been reluctant to allow court quarter changes to voting rules close to an election. The court also is weighing a similar issue from Wisconsin but in that case, the ruling being challenged comes from a federal appeals court and the Democrats who are asking the justices to step in. Most states make election day the deadline, but eighteen states half of which backed trump the twenty sixteen election have a post election day deadline with nearly a million votes already cast in Pennsylvania, we support the court's decision not to meddle in our already working system Pennsylvania's Attorney General Democrat Josh Shapiro said in a statement. On, a separate track Republicans in the State House have pressed Governor Tom Wolfe a Democrat to agree to eleventh-hour legislation to eliminate or limit the three days under the court's order. The case is one of many partisan battles being fought in the state legislature and the courts primarily over a male in voting. In Pennsylvania amid concerns that a presidential election result will hang in limbo for days on a drawn out vote count in the battleground state. And Pennsylvania the State Democratic Party and a liberal group the Pennsylvania Alliance for retired Americans had salt an extension of the election day deadline to count mailed ballots. About two point eight, million mail in ballots requested and approximately nine hundred thousand returned democratic registered voters are requesting mail ballots at a nearly three to one ratio over Republicans, and it's September seventeenth ruling the divided state Supreme Court said ballots must be postmarked by the time polls close and be received by county election boards at five pm on November six, three days after the November third election it also said that ballots lacking clear postmark could be counted unless there was evidence that they were mailed after the polls closed.
Supreme Court won't let government enforce abortion pill rule — for now
"An abortion restriction. CBS's Kate Smith for Poor High Court's first decision on abortion rights since the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. For now, the FDA is a longstanding rule that patients must be administered medication. Abortion pills in person by a doctor remains suspended. Historically, anti abortion rights justice is Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas dissented. In a statement shared with CBS News, Julie K. An attorney for the value, who challenged the FDA regulations, called the Wind a relief. The FBI bust the plot to kidnap and possibly kill Michigan's governor, 13 people
The movie of the year is here: Boys State
"Sean Fantasy. And this is the big picture conversation show but the best movie I've seen in twenty twenty. That movie is called boy state. What is boy state? Well, it's a documentary. It is now available on Apple TV plus and I thought it would be appropriate for us to just talk about this film which I think is fascinating and incredible document of life in twenty twenty in many ways. Specifically, the way that we engage with our political system Amanda I wanted to talk to you about it because I know that you like the. Film as well. We're GONNA. Talk a bit about what boy state is the institution, and also what this movie isn't how it captures it but what did you make of it off the top see you saw this movie at Sundance as did our colleague Noam Away and you both raved about it and I didn't get to see that sundance so I caught up with it about six months later with all of the expectation that goes along with you guys being this is the best we've ever seen I was wrapped. This is A. Very documentary that is about each. Summer Camp Robert Graham, and we'll explain the program a bit more. It's Kinda complex. I still have some questions about how boy state the Summer Camp Program works but whatever. And I was just completely in Michigan. It's one of those documentaries where you're like I can't believe you got this on tape and also I can't believe that you've got this on tape and also it speaks so profoundly to the moment in which I'm watching it even though it was filmed during the summer of two, thousand and eighteen. Yell leader in this episode, and you can hear a conversation with me and Amanda mcbain and Jesse Moss the filmmakers behind the movie and they explained a bit about how they captured what you're describing, and there are several moments in this movie that will make you say this is must be scripted. This can't be real. I mean in many ways it seems. Like archetypal narrative, dramatic movie making, but it is very real and boy state. The institution is very real. So what is boy state? It's it is as you say, it's a sort of a summer camp. It's a, it's a summer leadership program I assume you as a as a high achieving young person. You must have been a part of some some programs. Like this I get sent to Arts Camp I. Never did the Politics Camp I did have to go to girl scout camp once even though it wasn't a girl Scout, but this is sponsored by the American Legion and I only really interacted with the American Legion. In that. Sometimes, we had our middle school dances at an American Legion clubhouse. Okay. So the American Legion does sponsor this program they nominate High. School Juniors and they come in the interview and they talk about their idea of the country and patriotism and the idea of public service that means to them, and it's essentially a training program for politicos aspiring Politicos, and that's a fascinating thing growing up I went to basketball camp. I was an aspiring. Professional Basketball player unfortunately I am incredibly slow and can't jump and can't shoot. So that's that was never going to happen for me, and for some people at boys anger, there is a girl state as well. We should say that you know in in most states in this country, they offer this program. There are a lot of people who aspire to kind of public service or at least to get a a sort of a sense of civic duty, which is not necessarily the same thing as public service. And this has been happening since nineteen, thirty seven. And the. There is a long list of famous and accomplished alumni in boys and girls stayed more specifically boy stated won't probably won't surprise people to hear. Just a shortlist of incredibly well known people who participated in this program includes Bill Clinton Dick Cheney. Justice Samuel Alito James Gandolfini my boy. Roger Ebert. Michael Jordan. Tom Cotton. Rush Limbaugh Cory Booker. So you know luminaries or lowlights depending on your point of view of the world. This is quite a quite a list of people there and the program itself is kind of interesting. So essentially, I, feel like we're talking around specifically what it does, but the programs vary by state but in Texas where this movie takes place participants are divided into two groups. The federal and the nationalist and what are the what are these two groups have to do and and how does that set up the Phil Do a lot of things but the film follows the political campaign aspect of boy state and boy state is a week long program in Texas and kind of the climactic event is an election for governor of the state, the boys state of Texas. So these two parties, the federalists in the nationalist, which by the way just already casts a quite a shadow over the whole. The. The documentary because they really they adopt these names as teams, and so they're yelling about being federalists and nationalists and anyway. At they elect. Party chairman's they they kind of do a platform that we should talk about the platform they have primaries and they each eventually select one nominee for the governor's race, and then at the end, there is election and one governor emerges. So you know approximately eleven hundred boys participate in this process, and that means that out of large groups. One two three people have to merge and the reason that this movie happened and the reason that Jesse and Amanda sought to identify a handful of people who'd be significant to the process in the given year that they were shooting is because in two thousand, seventeen Texas boys state legislature voted to secede from the Union and that if that doesn't some American politics in the trump era I don't I don't know what does the fact that it was your teenagers decided they needed to succeed from a program which is already imaginary. Is Perfect, we should note that two thousand seventeen was when the state legislature of Texas successfully voted to see from union. It is apparently a emotion that came up for several years but this time both bodies ratified this action, and of course, that is a an ongoing dialogue in the state of Texas. In the true American experience you know there are many Texans who would like to not be a part of this country maybe not many there but there are certainly some we know that that's the session is an ongoing conversation in some states. Around the country. So the point is, is that boy stayed in many ways reflect the political system or does it? It's I think the nature or nurture question here is essential to this movie and what makes it so fascinating and even when I talk to Amanda and Jesse I, think that they were unwilling to put their thumb on the scale to say what were they felt it lived or died but as I said, this movie is just exceptional and
Supreme Court Allows Rhode Island To Make Voting By Mail Easier Amid Pandemic
"In a legal fight between Rhode Island and the Republican National Committee over whether the state can allow Since the vote by mail without having to witnesses or a notary observed them. The state had argued to suspend the witness requirement because of the pandemic in the court argued that the requirements were not opposed by state officials, and that they maintain the status quo. Given that similar rules were used in June, legal analyst Jonathan Turley says this may be an indication of what's to come. This in many ways is the residual effect of the Bush v. Gore decision. The Supreme Court suffered greatly in the view of Public when it effectively determined the election in 2000. There's an obvious reluctance of the majority of the cord to be dragged into another electoral fight. The order was unsigned. Justices Clarence Thomas Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch said they would have granted Republicans request to keep the witness requirements in effect, some major news from the
Supreme Court Issues Key Rulings on Trump's Finances
"On the final day of its term, the Supreme Court issued two highly anticipated rulings involving president trump's financial records. One decision clears the way for Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance to potentially view the president's taxes. The other was a mixed decision involving congressional efforts to obtain the president's personal financial documents both were sent back to lower courts for further consideration. Joining me now with more details is our legal affairs reporter Brent Kendall. So rent. The court rejected the president's efforts to block New York subpoena seeking his tax records, but issued a mixed ruling in a related case involving subpoenas from House Democrats. Can you tell us more about these rulings? And why in the congressional case? It was a mixed ruling. On the congressional case we'll start there that the court made pretty clear that it was not at all satisfied with either president trump's position. which the court said would really neuter Congress and make it harder for the legislative branch to do investigation while also being equally dissatisfied with Congress's position here and said look. Lawmakers you're under the belief that you can just get almost anything you want under the Sun, and the the you know, the president here is different. This is about his personal papers, and we really do need to give more scrutiny here to make sure that these requests are targeted and limited and these. Don't harass the president or become a really burdensome on him in some ways that case ended up as kind of a draw, and we will have significant further lower proceedings, and it's. It's hard to know at this point at the end of the day whether Congress is going to get. Any some all of these records that it is seeking the one thing we do know. It's extremely unlikely that they're going to get any of them before the election in November The vans case with a lot clearer and a lot. More of a straight forward and fairly sweeping loss for the president who argued that he was absolutely immune from having his financial information, disclosed or turned over to state prosecutors Wyle. He was in office, and the court flatly rejected that claim and basically sided with newer prosecutors and all their basic. That case isn't completely resolved. either. The president still potentially has more arguments. He can make against the subpoenas which he will certainly try to do in the lower courts, but it did remove a big roadblock for prosecutors in Manhattan who are examining whether President, trump or people close to him violated any state record keeping laws. So these separate cases, both came down and seven to two votes, and the president's appointees neal gorsuch and bright cavanaugh were in the majority. What do you make of that breakdown? While I mean it's a pretty remarkable thing and most of the big cases here right at the end of the term, the chief justice avoided five four rulings, and so for example we had some big religious freedom cases that were issued on Wednesday and have been the kinds of cases in the past. We're liberal justices, all descended and they're. The just got to the Liberals to join with the Conservatives, and what is was a pair of fairly conservative rulings in favor of religious institutions, and then flipping things around today we had the chief justice in the four liberal justices, and the chief was also bring along justices, neal gorsuch and Brett Cavanaugh, who are both trump appointees and to the majority in both of these rulings, those two didn't agree on all the same reasoning, but joined the outcomes. We ended up out of the nine justices with only two dissenters justices clarence. Thomas Samuel Alito. Tell us more about what happens next. For these two cases, what questions are now left for the lower courts? especially as we're looking ahead to the November election, even if these issues won't be resolved by then. There are a lot more issues for the lower courts in the congressional cases, basically because the Supreme Court crafted a whole new set of standards, the judges should now look out for these kinds of disputes. I mean the disputes. Themselves are pretty rare, normally congress and the White House work out their differences when Congress wants to have people testify when they want information. But now the court is basically said you lower chords take these new standards. We've articulated that we think will provide some protections to the president as well as some protections to Congress and sort out who's got the better argument here. That's going to take time. The New York case may take a little less time. The president still has some arguments available to him to contest the criminal subpoena here to his accountant's but they're more straightforward at. That courts can deal with more quickly, but even there it's going to take time, and even if he loses and the accountants turnover this information to Manhattan prosecutors. This comes in the context of a secret grand jury proceeding, and it will be many months, if ever, before details of of what prosecutors learn would become public. And the president quickly responded to these rulings on twitter. We are hearing responses. Continue to roll in. Tell me a little bit about your impressions of what he's been saying well, the president has been frustrated with a Supreme Court on several of its rulings, including one day invalidated his cancellation of the Dhaka and program and right after the ruling came out today, and he expressed clear frustration on twitter that this case would continue and express his views that this is sort of a political partisan prosecution that's designed to harass him, and he said that it was not fair to him or his administration. While the president was frustrated with the rulings today. Sivan's in New York. The prosecutor who is leading this investigation was thrilled and said this was a day really where the Supreme Court affirmed the rule of law that is applied to the president, just like everybody else. And he said now his team would get back to doing the business that had been doing of investigating this case and proceeding as it had planned to proceed, while also knowing they're still future battles ahead against president trump and his lawyers as this probe continues. France it's been a busy few weeks as supreme. Court now heads into its recess. Any final thoughts that you're leaving with well. It was a really big momentous term, even though the court ended up hearing less cases than it had planned because of corona virus, but we had these major rulings today on presidential power. We've had blockbuster rulings on religious freedom on gay rights in the workplace on the DACA immigration case. A lot at the court has tackled, and so it will take at at least a little bit of a breather now while we all sort out what's on the horizon. Wall Street Journal. Legal, affairs reporter Brent Kendall Brent thank you so much for joining me sure. Thank thank you.
"samuel alito" Discussed on WTOP
"T o P News 12. And if you're just joining us this afternoon to major rulings from the Supreme Court today regarding President Trump's financial records in a seven to decision, the high Court sent a case involving sweeping congressional subpoenas of the president's finances back to a lower court, the justices rejected In another seven to decision. Rather, the justices did rule that New York prosecutors can look for access to the president's financial records in a criminal case involving hush money payments to women who claim they had affairs with the president. Both of Mr Trump's nominees to the high court brought Cavanaugh Neil Gorsuch sided with the majority. In those cases. The dissenters in both cases were Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito. Earlier Washington Post Supreme Court reporter Robert Barnes talked with double DT Opie's Debra Feinstein. About what Of the New York prosecutor wants the president's tax returns. It's not just tax returns its financial records of the company, and it's part of the investigation into whether hush money payments were made to stormy Daniels and another woman before the election. Tell us sort of what the bigger implication is from this case, is it As House speaker Nancy Pelosi says the president is not above the law. Well, there is some of that to it. There is sort of unanimity among the court that the president doesn't enjoy absolute immunity, which is a very broad Claimed that his lawyers had made for him in court. That's off the table, but the sort of nitty gritty about whether these records really are made available to anyone that's still in the courts. Even in the New York case, the court said that the president could now go back and challenge this New York subpoena on very specific grounds. Not the idea that you can't make these request of the president while he's in office. Was it surprising that two of the president's appointees, Justices Gorsuch and Cavanaugh sided with the majority in this Well, you know, that's what has happened in previous cases in which the court has been called in to look at presidential powers against President Nixon and against President Clinton. Both of those decisions were unanimous. And in those cases, Presidents own nominees. Had voted against him. And so I think In these kind of cases, the court tries to present a solid front and show its independence from the president. In another part of the case, the court also ruled that the congressional subpoenas have to be sent back to the lower courts. In other words, the Democrats in Congress will not get to see his financial records. Is that surprising in any way? Well, that's the way it sort of seemed that the justices thought at all argument that these were too broad. You know what's really important about that decision, I think is that that means almost surely that the public wouldn't be able to see any of these documents. Before the election. That's Washington Post Supreme Court reporter Robert Barnes. President Trump's Reaction today has come on Twitter, his tweet reads. In part, courts in the past have given broad deference. But not me. Let's find out what's going on on Wall Street today on to Jeff clever, but thou is down 328 points..
"samuel alito" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"W N. Y. C So Trump's tax returns on the Supreme Court to cases Trump versus advance that Cy Vance Manhattan D a. The court ruled that a subpoena against a sitting president does not have to meet a special standard just because he's a sitting president. The courtroom 7 to 2 in favor of the New York D, A. Manhattan D A. With Onley Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito. Dissenting Hates to Trump versus bazaars address whether or not congressional subpoenas maybe enforceable in requesting requesting trumps financial records. The court ruled 7 to 2 again but this time deciding that Congress must meet a four factor test first, which will mean that the case is going back to the lower courts for now, so that's mixed will get explained here. It's been a years long fight by Congress and prosecutors to unveil the last eight years of Trump's tax returns and financial records. But we're not at the finish line yet, folks even though we have a Supreme Court decision With us now. Jamie Floyd WN, My Ci's legal editor and host of all things considered and Andrea Bernstein. Author of the book American Oligarchs. The Kushner's The Trumps in the Marriage of Money and Power and Co host of the W N Y C Propublica podcast trump ink, which look specifically at the intersection of Trump's financial interests. And the national interest. Hi, Jamie. Hi, Andrea. Hey, Brown..
Supreme Court rules LGBT people protected from job discrimination.
"The supreme. Court ruled on Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects gay lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment. A resounding victory for LGBT writes from conservative court. The court decided by six to three vote that a key provisions of the civil rights, act, of nineteen, sixty, four, known as title seven that Baas job discrimination, because of sex among other reasons encompasses bias against lgbt workers. An employer, who has an individual being homosexual or transgender fires that person for traits or actions, it would not have questioned in members of different sects justice neil gorse wrote for the court. Sex plays a necessary and undistinguishable role in the decision exactly what title seven forbids? Justice Samuel Alito Brett cavern and Clarence Thomas dissented. Cabinet wrote a separate dissent that the court was rewriting the law to include gender identity and sexual orientation. A job that belongs to Congress still cavern, said the decision represents an important victory achieved by gay and Lesbian Americans. The outcome is expected to have a big impact for the estimated eight point one million lgbt workers across the country because most states don't protect them from workplace discrimination, an estimated eleven point three million. MILLION LGBT people live in the US according to the Williams institute at the Ucla Law School but Monday's decision is not likely to be the courts last word on a host of issues revolving around lgbt rights Gauche noted lawsuits pending over transgender athletes participation in school, sporting events and courts, also dealing with cases about sex, segregated bathrooms and locker rooms, a subject that the justices seemed concerned about during arguments in October. Employers who have religious objections to employing lgbt people also might be able to raise those claims in a different case Gore said.
Supreme Court rejects – at least for now – government’s request to block Ohio prisoner release plan
"Court today denied requests by the federal government. Put a temporary hold on an order by a federal court could lead to the release or transfer over eight hundred inmates from a federal prison in Ohio where nine inmates have died from covid nineteen. The inmates victory appeared to be mostly procedural and might probably be fleeting. The court explained that the government had not asked them to block the District Court's most recent order and it indicated that the government could return to the Supreme Court to seek a new stay if circumstances warrant moreover three justices Clarence Thomas Samuel Alito and Neil gorsuch indicated. They would have granted the government's request. Today's order came in a case filed last month by inmates at low security. Federal Prison in Elkton Ohio. The inmates argued that they face disproportionately high risk of contracting covid nineteen because they're in close proximity in an order issued April twenty second the District Court instructed officials at the Bureau of prisons to evaluate elderly and high risk prisoners for transfer out either through some form of early release such as Home Confinement Compassionate Release Parole Community Supervision or by moving them to a different facility. That didn't have an outbreak of COVID. What fucking thought. Inmates returned to the District Court this month to enforce that April twenty second order. They stressed that although the border prisons had identified bureau of Prisons identified eight hundred and thirty seven inmates as elderly. Your high risk. None of them had been released or moved yet. Five or waiting for home confinement while six others have been designated as potentially qualifying for home confinement and on May Nineteenth finding that the bureau of prisons had been thumbing their nose at authority to authorize home confinement. The District Court ordered the government to make full use of the home confinement authority and to reconsider the inmates eligibility without using certain criteria such as amount of time remaining on an inmate sentence. The District Court also ordered the government to act quickly on applications for compassionate release and to explain by May Twenty six today. Why any prisoners? Who were not eligible could not be transferred to another facility where social distancing as possible
"samuel alito" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed
"I mean, and that is a that's a that's an amendment. That's guaranteed. Right. But this no so Thursday US court blocked Louisiana from enforcing a law. That women's groups said would leave only a single doctor legally allowed to perform abortions in the state. I doubt that that's I mean, that's the most ridiculous reading of the Bill, but by a five to four vote the court said the restrictions must remain on hold while challengers appeal, a lower court decision in favor of the law and chief Justice Robert voted with the courts, liberal members that left only cabin Clarence Thomas Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch scores. It should have been great. Kevin has not been bad either. So far. We'll see if that continues. We'll see. Yeah. Because the springtime when we'll get, you know, the first wave of that's all the cases come out, you know, up and. We shall see. Meanwhile, aborted babies are being used in experiments in the US in the United States that involved grafting dead fetus parts into mice. Which are then used to test drugs. It's possible documents seen by the sun online outlined procedures that involve cutting out glands and livers of unborn children. And then fusing them onto lab Rodin's. Tuck. We're hideous man. How is this possible? We are a hideous soldier now. I mean, we're going to be held accountable for this. We don't put a stop to it. How board a baby parts used are used to humanize mice? So the mouses immune system is destroyed by radiation. Then the aborted Beatty organs are so n-. Onto the mouse like the thymus or a liver. Then the mouse develops human immune system ready for experimenting. Well, that's really. What they're doing. They're really doing some great science with this for. Yeah. For the greater good. That's what the Nazis to the use of aborted. Baby parts, and stem cells has sparked anger among antiabortion groups. No. And the never pro-life groups anti antiabortion groups, right? And they've dubbed it Frankenstein. Science and shocking undercover footage is led the Trump administration to reassess the practice. Whether it should be a continued at all, you think clinics are supposed to ask if they'd like to donate tissue. But it's unclear whether the parents are aware, they're dead. Child's bodies are being used in his way, how can this possibly be legal in in this country? What is known is. That abortion clinics are supplying the fetal body parts, although they're not allowed to sell them. So they can just give it to them that makes it better somehow Felim Makhalira who has produced the film. No. Which was you know, about that serial killer GAAS, no. Aborted. Baby bodies are a very valuable commodity in today's America. He said research institutions, elite, universities and medical centers pay a lot of money for baby parts, you know. This was the James O'Keefe thing that undercover investigation that showed this years ago, and they somehow we out of that Planned Parenthood somehow made it you edited that where that was taken out of context. No it was going on. It was clearly happening. And obviously still is. And there it is in in the news again, and nobody cares again. Nobody cares. I don't know what you have to do to make people care about this. How out of control we have to spin as a civilization before we finally wake up and say, okay now Matt's that's too far. That's too much. We just keep pushing triple eight nine hundred thirty three Ninety-three and in patent Lista Twitter. Let me tell you about a weight loss product that just about again everybody in this building uses it's called reduce.
"samuel alito" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"I keep referencing like, does anyone remember like the confirmation hearings of Samuel Alito or just like the idea that what you want from a supreme court confirmation hearing is the most boring thing possible. And the idea that you know cavenaugh references like the Clintons in his statement and talks about, you know, this is just the Democrats coming after me and then you're like, oh, and we should add you to the supreme court to help handle five four decisions that's concerning. Okay. We're going to have to wrap this up, but thanks guys. Weeds will be back next week. We're going to be three episodes a week, Tuesday, Wednesday Fridays day Wednesday, Friday until the midterms. And also the Wednesday. After the midterms, it's going to be amazing. This can be a lot of good stuff there. Thank you to our engineer Griffin, Tanner, thanks, Matt, and Jane for being here. And during this podcast with us. Yeah. And back in your feeds on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. One more thing we want to tell you about a new podcast from her sister bread eater is called start to sail. It's all about startups and entrepreneurs them in the food world. It's really interesting. I think you might find it to be a refreshing break from some of the political news, hey, weeds fans. I'm Erin, patinkin oven. Leigh, Anne. I'm Natasha case of cool house ice cream, and we want to tell you about our new podcast. Start to sail each week. We'll have fascinating conversations with smart passionate entrepreneurs about their journey to succeed in business. We'll talk to Christina Tosi of milk bar. Jane were wand of Dermot Logica, NPR gilardi refinery twenty nine. So we hope you give it a listen. And if you like the show, we hope you'll subscribe. You're gonna love. It thinks too smart water for being the founding partner of start to sail.
"samuel alito" Discussed on Fresh Air
"So you wrote a fascinating article in the times headlined how conservatives weaponized the first amendment and that phrase is borrowed from justice elena kagan's dissenting decision in the supreme court case involving public unions before we get to that case give us a little overview of how it's become the right wing of the court that has been emphasizing the first amendment in its decisions you so terry the politics of free speech have over the past decades completely flipped it used to be liberals who pressed first amendment arguments they used the press them in cases involving political dissenters and other people who were pow our loose and they established a great body of first amendment law which the right hand became attracted to the right used to be wary of first amendment arguments but now they've come to embrace them so we we see a a real complete flip here and cases that were pressed by liberals like ralph nader and eugene mccarthy have been flipped on their heads and used by conservatives to achieve conservative goals now i'm not unsympathetic to the conservative argument that you could say conservatives weaponized the first amendment or liberals abandoned the first amendment but it's true that these days that free speech is much more of a conservative project and liberals have become much more wary of free speech arguments and in this last supreme court term we saw some real examples of the way in which conservative free speech arguments can advance the conservative agenda so let's look at one of those examples let's look at the example for which elaine keagan wrote the dissenting decision using the expression that conservatives weaponize the first amendment and that was the case pertaining to public unions so would you describe the case for us sure so about twenty states have laws that say if you're a government worker and you wanna work for the government you're going to be represented by a public union and you don't have to pay for their political activities but you do have to pay fees for their collective bargaining on your behalf and the five justice majority of the court said that violates the first amendment because it forces these non members of public unions to take positions to speak on issues like how much they get paid and what kind of seniority should protect people from being fired and how many teachers should you have in a classroom and those decisions justice samuel alito writing for the majority said our political positions and being forced to pay that is is is though you were for it being forced to say that that's a compelled speech argument and that notion carried the day the dissenters said listen it may maybe a good policy maybe a bad policy but governments are free to structure their workplaces as they wish in if they want to have unions only twenty two states do have such laws they should be allowed to do it in the first amendment has nothing to say to it the first amendment is not a weapon to strike down ordinary government regulations but on the right it has been turned into a weapon and has been away for judges to look at laws regulations and say the first amendment prohibits people's elected representatives from making judgments like this one so the previous law the law that was overturned by the supreme court said that workers who benefited from collective bargaining had to pay the union dues that cover collective bargaining but they wouldn't have to pay the part of the union dues that covered you know political speech and its rights and and so now they can just like not pay anything but still benefit from collective bargaining and the fear that unions have includes the fear that people will say well i don't have to pay a benefit from the collective bargaining any way so i'm going to save money and not pay my union dues sure it's what economists call a free rider problem the economically rational decision today for some someone who used to be a member of a public union is to say hey if i can get this for free why should i pay for it and then of course will will deal a blow to the effectiveness of unions both in bargaining and in other activities and it will diminish their power which is a long sought goal of conservatives so let me quote justice kagan again in her dissenting decision she said this decision weaponize is the first amendment in a way that unleashes judges now and in.
"samuel alito" Discussed on Start Here
"End up as supreme court justice or someone with political experience sandra day o'connor how to political background so it's not crazy he does have a legal background he's a former prosecutor and he clerked for samuel alito not well alito was on the supreme court obviously but while he was on a while he was a judge on the third circuit the other thing that makes this a little bit of an unu usual and potentially potentially dangerous choice is that he might end up in a position where he has to vote for himself if it's a close vote in the senate and it's not clear whether that's a loud and even if it is allowed you know it it really just doesn't look very good if he's the tiebreaking vote to put himself on the supreme court art will we are sure to get some more news very shortly the question will be who gets that pick and who can actually get the votes amelia thompson devote from fivethirtyeight thank you for the scouting report of course thanks so much for having me you might be off work today that's cool will congress is out a week and while they're gone let's just get caught up on an important battle that is playing out right now not between democrats and republicans in the midterms but just among the left after all you've heard about a potential blue wave in the fall but with that wave would come question for democrats who's going to lead you congressman joe crowley potential house speaker under a democratic regime has been ousted by first time handed it only twenty eight years old nancy pelosi has been the face of house democrats for a decade but the events of the last month including the upset victory of alexandria of cossio cortez in new york city has bolden those that are calling to clean house abc's john parkinson covers be house on capitol hill and john you've been talking to your sources if democrats take the house and that is still a big if would nancy pelosi be speaker that's a great question i think that's really on the top of everybody's mind right now and i think that the the answer it really depends on how big of a majority they were to get if they actually do capture the house majority the thought here really is that.
"samuel alito" Discussed on The Jason Stapleton Program
"Know when my house is burning down or when i'm getting broad and i don't really like the business that you're involved in i don't like the way you're spending my money so i'm not gonna pay you anymore can you imagine what would happen to our government if we did that people's government would collapse no no no the government would become much more efficient that we've become a much better they would they would become a much better stewart of the money that you're giving them and they would have to find really compelling reasons to get you to open up your wallet and give to them see a lot of the stuff that governments do are things that you would have to pay for if the government wasn't confiscating your money already so everybody's gonna have really in in reality ever gonna have some sort of security going to have somebody to call when things go bad you're gonna have the fire department most of the time you're gonna want somebody most people are going to want somebody to show up when the when the you know when there's a fire if you're gonna drive on the roads somebody's gotta pay to keep up the roads and so there's gonna have to be a bill for that you're likely going to have some form of driver's license because whoever owns the road isn't gonna want you on there if you're completely untrained he'll there lots of things that would exist even in absence of a government so even if government wasn't taxing you for it you'd have to pay for it one way or another the question is how much more efficient would it become how much cheaper would it become if the government was incentivized by refusing to pay them same thing with unions can you imagine how much more responsible unions would have to be to their union members if you didn't have to pay them and that's what the unions worried about so justice anthony elite samuel alito me samuel alito said in his majority opinion that states in public sector unions may no longer extract agency fees from non consenting employees you can't steal from people anymore shocking this is a amazing supreme court acknowledges you can't steal from people great now of course elena kagan writing for the dissent in her mindless incoherent rant said the following there is no sugar coating today's opinion the majority overthrows a decision entrenched in this nation's law no no it's not that's not even true it's not in their plenty of right to work states where this isn't applicable so it's not entrenched in the nash the nation's law and its economic life no again for forty years no again as a result it prevents the american people acting through their state and local officials from making important choices about workplace governance no it doesn't nothing is preventing you from giving money to union nothing is preventing you from joining a union or from assembling a union if none exists nothing about this law prevents americans through their elected officials for making.
"samuel alito" Discussed on The Jason Stapleton Program
"I know terrible a manama terrible human being i i just don't care it is not that i is not that i am you know and i just don't care what i'm trying to figure out where to go with this let's let's do this i've gotta i've got a really interesting order i got a neil gorsuch s samuel alito deal the fourth amendment that that came up today from a listener on twitter and if you wanna follow me on twitter you can do a jay at jason underscore stapleton and i do want you guys put out i i do pay attention to the to the the stuff that you send and the links that you send me or the stuff you post in the private facebook group i go there to look at what you guys are looking at if you find it interesting if you find it something that's important and pertinent to the conversation many times i will as well and so if there is something that you really want me to talk about send it to me put it in the private facebook group sent it to me on twitter i'll give it a look and it might or we may or may not make the cut so anyway i want to talk about this restaurant in sacramento county so according to this article is is from the sacramento the sacramento cbs local a website a david and goliath showdown is unfolding in sacramento county a local momandpop shops says its losing business after near a nearby starbucks banned it from serving certain items to go now initially when i read this i think to myself how could a starbucks a private business ban another business from giving out drinks to go i thought there must be some sort of rug government collusion here ride because a company doesn't have the ability to use force against another company doesn't have the ability to do that it has to compete.
"samuel alito" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"I'm thinking that first of all a bush he named john roberts and samuel alito to the supreme court who still today along with that with that majority with clarence thomas there that bush daddy put their they in fact keep us hold us back on most progressive issues when we go to the supreme court and that's part of his legacy but what i wanted to say about trump is the way to defeat him it's not to think that we are going to be able to impeach him right now because we're not going to be able to leash could try but it's not going to happen but my understanding of the history of resistance movements some of which i was involved is that you pick policy issues you go after those issues and you work hard on those issues just talking about what a think nixon was which we did didn't help us to uh uh to in the war just talking about what a think george w bush was didn't keep us from getting him uh reelected i mean you have to take the issues and there are lots of issues where trump has done outrageous things on the epa for example he's done outrageous things uh what we need to do is pick some issues organiz around them use media as well as our bodies and go after those but it's more fun i think in a sense to just keep talking about his pick a daily owes the things he does high stumbles over words one of our great champions who was the senator from massachusetts used to stumble aborts all the time and we would also ground telepiu murray on this i will say who their us well but in any way he stumbles over words when bush was president he used to stumble over words ice this asset there these ruble watched stem i might not have the speech but i don't think he's going after pecadilloes if he's going after president trump here these are these are very large.
"samuel alito" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"The court ruled unanimously to hear the case during its paul term and agreed that the lower courts had gone too far in overturning the ban of new visas justice clarence thomas samuel alito and neil gorsuch would have left the complete ban take effect immediately which the other six justices delayed president trump stated he is very grateful for the nine so he likes smell elgharib let's bring law professor george washington university jonathan turley john we talked about this before with everybody was where you know when there was fear and loathing foaming at the mouth of this was a muslim ban eccentric cedric cetera because of the way they lead drafted this is the second time the time the course what donald trump hated but they drafted in such a way we're the supreme court than we've said this before you've been saying one choice for the most part this is despite donald trump stupid tweets the constitution gives the president more leeway on protecting borders and immigration than any other area i was shocked at this isn't a sixty three or seventy 72 decision when they come back in the fall what about you right i mean the court actually makes reference to well we've discussed in the past this is look when when push comes to shove we're going to defer to the president when he says their national security reasons for doing this now they also did draw this exception for people with bonafide relationships which led to the three justices peeling off and their point was well you say you're going to further the president but now year sorta creating this exception of your own which is hardly deference bite overall the court really did say what.