Tag: SCOTUS

Don’t let John Roberts fool you – with special guest Univ. of Michigan law professor Leah Litman

Don’t let John Roberts fool you – with special guest Univ. of Michigan law professor Leah Litman

Leah Litman on Twitter: @LeahLitman Leah Litman’s Strict Scrutiny podcast is at StrictScutinyPodcast.com The Strict Scrutiny podcast on Twitter: @StrictScrutiny_ Leah Litman at the Take Care blog: June Medical As The New Casey Richard Hasen & Leah Litman at the Georgetown Law Journal: Thin and Thick Conceptions of the Nineteenth Amendment Right to Vote and Congress’s Power to Enforce It […]

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WATCH: Pr*sident Trump uses the “Yank and Pull” power play handshake on SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch

WATCH: Pr*sident Trump uses the “Yank and Pull” power play handshake on SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch

In the world of handshakes, there numerous different types. One well-known one is the “Yank and Pull” handshake designed to manipulate and demean its recipient: Yank and Pull: This handshake is considered a power play, as it’s when a person decides to grab your arm and pull you in close towards them and inside their territory/personal space. There are three […]

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UPDATED: U.S. Supreme Court shoots down Michigan AG Schuette’s voter suppression effort

UPDATED: U.S. Supreme Court shoots down Michigan AG Schuette’s voter suppression effort

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, shown here sweeping up horse manure, has led an effort to suppress Democratic turnout in Michigan elections by fighting to uphold a ban on the option to vote a straight-ticket in our elections. The legislation, passed by our GOP-dominated state legislature, was a blatant attempt to harm Democrats’ chances given that one-half of all voters […]

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UPDATED: Obama is totes trolling the GOP with the SCOTUS nomination of Merrick Garland

UPDATED: Obama is totes trolling the GOP with the SCOTUS nomination of Merrick Garland

President Obama’s nomination of the moderate federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court is, perhaps, his most blatant trolling of Republicans during his entire presidency. Make no mistake, Garland is eminently qualified. Not only that, he’s liked by Democrats and Republicans alike. NPR’s SCOTUS-watcher Nina Totenberg described Garland as a “gentle individual” and pointed out that Republican […]

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Michigan AG Bill Schuette’s ideological war on the LGBT community just cost taxpayers $1.9 million

Michigan AG Bill Schuette’s ideological war on the LGBT community just cost taxpayers $1.9 million

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has been waging an ideological (and legal) war against the LGBT community for years. Schuette has a long history of wasting taxpayer money. His most recent utter failure came when the Supreme Court of the United States made same-sex marriage legal in America. In addition to the money spent by state attorneys working on the […]

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There was a 3rd SCOTUS decision this week progressives should be thrilled with, one with implications for Michigan

There was a 3rd SCOTUS decision this week progressives should be thrilled with, one with implications for Michigan

As the celebrations over the U.S. Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell (which upheld the Affordable Care Act [again]) and their decision in Obergefell v. Hodges (which found same-sex marriage bans to be unconstitutional) begin settle down, it’s worth looking at a third case they decided this week that should have progressives applauding. This one, Texas Department of Housing […]

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Let’s just call it “marriage” now

Let’s just call it “marriage” now

Not much more to say right now except “How quick can I get off work to go celebrate with my friends?” If you’d like to read the 5-4 decision striking down same-sex marriage bans in the USA, you can do so HERE. Also, too, suck it Bill Schuette, Todd Courser, Gary Glenn, and Cindy Gamrat. Your bigotry and hatred lose […]

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Millions breathe a sigh of relief after Obamacare Supreme Court win

Millions breathe a sigh of relief after Obamacare Supreme Court win

The jubilation of one couple echoes that of more than six million Americans. When Dawn Erina got the news alert on her phone saying that the U.S. Supreme Court had upheld the tax subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), she was in the car with her husband, Leonard. “I just started screaming ‘Oh my God! Oh my God!’” she […]

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Tim Walberg cosponsors bill to defile the US Constitution and interfere with the Supreme Court

Tim Walberg cosponsors bill to defile the US Constitution and interfere with the Supreme Court

Members of the tea party caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives spend enormous amounts of energy and time waving around the U.S. Constitution and making claims about how their opponents don’t respect it. However, a recent move by several House Republicans, including Michigan’s Tim Walberg, show just how little regard they have for the Constitution when it interferes with […]

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Michigan AG Schuette’s hired gun paid $50K to tell SCOTUS gay marriage creates unwed mothers

Michigan AG Schuette’s hired gun paid $50K to tell SCOTUS gay marriage creates unwed mothers

There is a great deal of speculation on how the Supreme Court will decide the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, the case that will likely decide once and for all whether or not same-sex marriage bans at the state level are constitutional or not. Yesterday, they heard two and half hours of oral arguments, an unusually long session (most are […]

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With 100+ staff lawyers, Michigan AG Schuette still spending $50K to hire another one for same-sex marriage ban SCOTUS case

With 100+ staff lawyers, Michigan AG Schuette still spending $50K to hire another one for same-sex marriage ban SCOTUS case

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is our state’s top lawyer. He bragged about his legal acumen during his 2014 campaign. He also has over 100 Assistant Attorneys General on his staff. So, as Schuette prepares to defend our state’s ban on same-sex marriages before the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), you would assume that he would be well-positioned […]

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