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(NBC News) - More than ever, this is John Roberts' Supreme Court

How much is Chief Justice John Roberts now the center of the Supreme Court? Consider this: In the term that ended Thursday, he was in the majority in all but two cases. Roberts joined fellow conservatives in rulings bolstering religious freedom and presidential power over independent federal agencies, but cast the deciding votes in the term’s headline cases by joining liberal justices in 5-4 decisions that overturned a state law restricting access to abortion and that blocked the Trump administration from shutting down DACA. "This term firmly established Roberts as not only the Supreme Court's ideological center but also its judicial center,” said Tom Goldstein, a Washington lawyer who argues frequently before the court.


The center sure has slid to the right.... emoticon Even though I disagree with many of Roberts' decisions, he really does seem like a sensible jurist, so I can't complain too much....

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Ruth Bader Ginsberg is back in the hospital.... The doctors did a non-invasive procedure to reposition the stent in her gall bladder, to reduce the chances of another infection. The spokesperson expected her to be back out of the hospital by Friday.

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Ruth Bader Ginsberg is back in the hospital.... The doctors did a non-invasive procedure to reposition the stent in her gall bladder, to reduce the chances of another infection. The spokesperson expected her to be back out of the hospital by Friday.



Do you know if she was discharged Friday, Lis?
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Just checked -- she was discharged Saturday.

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Thank you, Lis.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87

September 18, 20207:28 PM ET
NINA TOTENBERG


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the demure firebrand who in her 80s became a legal, cultural and feminist icon, died Friday. The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause was complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas.

The court, in a statement, said Ginsburg died at her home in Washington, D.C., surrounded by family. She was 87.

"Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature," Chief Justice John Roberts said. "We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her, a tireless and resolute champion of justice."

Architect of the legal fight for women's rights in the 1970s, Ginsburg subsequently served 27 years on the nation's highest court, becoming its most prominent member. Her death will inevitably set in motion what promises to be a nasty and tumultuous political battle over who will succeed her, and it thrusts the Supreme Court vacancy into the spotlight of the presidential campaign.

Just days before her death, as her strength waned, Ginsburg dictated this statement to her granddaughter Clara Spera: "My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed."

She knew what was to come. Ginsburg's death will have profound consequences for the court and the country. Inside the court, not only is the leader of the liberal wing gone, but with the court about to open a new term, the chief justice no longer holds the controlling vote in closely contested cases.

Much more at: https://www.npr.org/2020/09/18/100306972/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-champion-of-gender-equality-dies-at-87

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Trump announces Judge Amy Coney Barrett is his pick for the Supreme Court

The conservative jurist could push the court to the right for decades and is expected to be confirmed swiftly — possibly in place in time for any election challenges.

By Seung Min Kim and Colby Itkowitz
September 26, 2020 at 7:20 p.m. PDT


President Trump announced Saturday that he would nominate federal appeals court judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the recent death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, setting up a bitter confirmation fight in the final weeks of the presidential campaign.

In a Rose Garden ceremony, Trump called Barrett “one of our nation’s most brilliant and gifted legal minds,” saying “she is a woman of unparalleled achievement, towering intellect, sterling credentials and unyielding loyalty to the Constitution.”

Barrett is a deeply conservative jurist in the mold of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, whose confirmation would cement the right’s hold on the nation’s highest court for many years and ensure Trump’s legacy is felt for generations.

Shortly after the event, Trump will travel to Harrisburg, Pa., for a campaign rally tonight.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden criticized Barrett for her opposition to the Affordable Care Act, saying in a statement, “The United States Constitution was designed to give the voters one chance to have their voice heard on who serves on the Court. That moment is now and their voice should be heard. The Senate should not act on this vacancy until after the American people select their next president and the next Congress.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/2020/09/26/supreme-court-trump-biden-live-updates/

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Just in case there are any women remaining whom the GOP has not already offended:


GOP sells 'Notorious A.C.B.' T-shirts moments after nomination, one day after RBG honored in Capitol

Sarah Elbeshbishi USA TODAY
Published 11:26 a.m. ET Sep. 27, 2020 | Updated 12:14 p.m. ET Sep. 27, 2020


Minutes after the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the National Republican Senatorial Committee began selling "Notorious A.C.B." T-shirts, a play on Ginsburg's nickname, the "Notorious RBG."

President Donald Trump officially announced his nomination of Barrett, a federal appeals court judge, Saturday evening from the White House Rose Garden. The NRSC began tweeting about the shirts where Barrett is depicted with a crown shortly after the official nomination.

Barrett's confirmation came a day after Ginsburg became the first woman to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol.

Ginsburg earned the notorious nickname later in her 27-year tenure on the high court, after her dissent in the 2013 landmark Supreme Court case Shelby County v. Holder. Ginsburg said in 2017 that the moniker – a play on rapper Biggie Smalls' nickname, The Notorious B.I.G. – was first used by a New York University Law student, and it quickly stuck.

While the nickname was inspired by a specific dissent, it resonated because Ginsburg was already known for her fiery dissents and had become a legal and pop-culture icon. Shirts with Ginsburg's image in her iconic lace collar and adorned with a crown – reminiscent of one worn by Smalls in his final photo shoot – also rose to prominence.

A crown was similarly added atop Barrett's image in the NRSC T-shirts, though the one worn by Trump's nominee is ringed with crosses.

The NRSC is also selling "Fill the Seat" shirts, referring to a chant that broke out a day after the death of Ginsburg during Trump’s campaign rally in North Carolina.

The shirt sales were met both with support and criticism on Twitter, including California Governor Gavin Newsom, tweeting that it "makes me sick to my stomach."

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/09/27/amy-coney-barrett-nrsc-sells-notorious-acb-t-shirts/3554172001/

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Just in case there are any women remaining whom the GOP has not already offended:

GOP sells 'Notorious A.C.B.' T-shirts moments after nomination, one day after RBG honored in Capitol


Seriously??? Can't these idiots come up with ANYTHING without plagiarizing????

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Goodbye civil rights, hello theocracy.
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Senate GOP's third positive Covid-19 case threatens quick Barrett confirmation
By Manu Raju and Lauren Fox, CNN
Sat October 3, 2020

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin has tested positive for coronavirus after being exposed to someone with the virus earlier this week, according to his spokesman, making him the third GOP senator to test positive in 24 hours and threatening the quick confirmation prospects of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Thom Tillis of North Carolina, who sit on the Judiciary Committee, tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday -- just days after attending a White House event where President Donald Trump nominated Barrett. Multiple attendees of that event, including Trump, have tested positive in the week since the ceremony, which featured many people not wearing masks and not observing social distancing protocols.

Johnson did not attend the Barrett nomination ceremony — where several people appeared to have been exposed to the virus — because he was quarantining from a prior exposure, during which he twice tested negative for the virus, according to the spokesman.

Unlike Democratic senators, Senate Republicans meet three times a week for lunch. And while they sit in a large room, they remove their masks to eat and to speak. Johnson, Lee and Tillis all attended Senate GOP lunches this week.

If the three senators remain out this month, it would effectively prevent Barrett from being confirmed to the Supreme Court until they return, which could be after Election Day during a lame-duck session. A lame-duck confirmation is a situation that GOP leaders are eager to avoid in case they lose control of the chamber next month.
Indeed, Republicans are worried about getting enough votes to confirm a nominee in a lame-duck session after the election if they lose their majority -- and the White House -- and Democrats prepare to take power in January. The fear is that one or two GOP senators may break ranks after seeing the election results and citing the will of the voters.

Already, Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska have indicated they are "no" votes if the confirmation vote happens before the election, and could vote against a nominee in a lame-duck session as well.

With a 53-47 Senate majority, Republicans can not afford to lose more than three senators in order to get the nomination confirmed.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham told CNN on Friday night that he planned to push forward and hold hearings beginning October 12 and would try to get the nomination approved by his panel by October 22. Graham could hold virtual confirmation hearings for Barrett, or hold the hearing in person but have Lee and Tillis attend remotely if they're still in quarantine.

Graham would need a majority of his committee present for a quorum in order to approve the nomination, and the absences of Lee and Tillis could prevent that from happening if Democrats boycott the proceedings. But even if they don't have a quorum, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can always advance the nomination to the floor under the rules without a committee vote.

Johnson is not on the Judiciary panel but would not be able to vote on the floor if he were not present. Johnson's office said the Wisconsin senator was again exposed "shortly after" returning to Washington on September 29 and was tested Friday afternoon.

"This test came back positive. Senator Johnson feels healthy and is not experiencing symptoms. He will remain isolated until given the all-clear by his doctor," Voelkel said in a statement.

Most of the staff in the Republican senator's Washington office have been working remotely, and the office will go all-virtual for the immediate future, Voelkel said.

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Senate GOP's third positive Covid-19 case threatens quick Barrett confirmation



I heard that RBG presented her "final wish" to the judge "upstairs." emoticon
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Big News from Down East:

Supreme Court rejects GOP attempt to get rid of ranked voting in Maine
By Ariane de Vogue and Chandelis Duster, CNN
October 7, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer cleared the way Tuesday night for ranked-choice voting to be used in Maine, delivering a blow to Republican challengers.

In September, Maine's Supreme Court had sided with the state's Democratic secretary of state and rejected a Republican challenge to the system, which allows voters to rank all the candidates by preference and for a voter's next choice to be considered if their first candidate doesn't have enough votes to be viable. The winner must have more than 50% of the votes.

Republicans in the state asked the high court to step in and put the state Supreme Court opinion on hold. The petition went to Breyer, who has jurisdiction over the lower court.

That five-judge panel ruled that the secretary of state had acted correctly in rejecting a ballot referendum on the future of ranked-choice voting -- which would've meant Maine couldn't use the method during this year's election.

The petition is the latest twist in a long legal battle over ranked-choice voting in Maine. Ranked-choice voting was approved by Maine residents in 2016 and was used in the 2018 election that resulted in the ouster of then-Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin by Democrat Jared Golden. It was the first time in US history a federal race had been decided by the voting system.

The voting system now could be a challenge for Republican Sen. Susan Collins, who is up for reelection against Democrat Sara Gideon, the speaker of the state House.
Maine is set to become the first state to use the system during a presidential election.

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I would really be interested to see how those who support third party candidates break, when it comes to the majority party candidates as potential winners. Do Libertarians break to the left or to the right?

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So...I learned a new term today: "SuperPrecident" Barrett explained that some Supreme Court decisions, like Marbury v Madison and Brown v Board of Education, don't have ANYONE arguing against them anymore, so those can't be overturned. So when she was asked about Roe v Wade, Barrett said it CAN be overturned, because public arguments against it have never stopped since the opinion was written.

I have never heard that term before. Cooter, is this something you are familiar with?

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And, I should add, plenty of people ARE still arguing against Brown v Board of Education.

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Actually the idea behind Marbury v Madison is still contested any time a USSC decision "makes new law". A lot of folks see Roe v Wade through this prism. Same with Obergefell v Hodges.

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Yes, Streamline. There are folks on the losing side of just about ANY Supreme Court ruling. So it seems like a bizarre position for Barrett to take.

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So...I learned a new term today: "SuperPrecident" Barrett explained that some Supreme Court decisions, like Marbury v Madison and Brown v Board of Education, don't have ANYONE arguing against them anymore, so those can't be overturned. So when she was asked about Roe v Wade, Barrett said it CAN be overturned, because public arguments against it have never stopped since the opinion was written.

I have never heard that term before. Cooter, is this something you are familiar with?



Nope.
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