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Rosga scores 21, Denver pulls away late, beats Oral Roberts

DENVER (AP) — Joe Rosga had 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting and David Nzekwesi scored 13 as Denver pulled away late to beat Oral Roberts 74-58 on Sunday night for its sixth consecutive win against the Golden Eagles. Nzekwesi made 3 of 3 from the field, including two 3-pointers, and 5 of 6 from the […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Denver, Roberts, Oral Roberts, Joe Rosga, Rosga, David Nzekwesi, Golden Eagles Nzekwesi


As LAUSD teacher strike stretches on, students experiencing homelessness are hit hard

Laura Fay | LA School Report The Los Angeles teacher strike has now lasted a full week, and the work stoppage is compounding stress and uncertainty for students and families who rely on schools for meals, childcare and stability, especially for those experiencing homelessness. More than 17,000 students in L.A. Unified are classified as homeless, and the strike comes amid a federal shutdown that is threatening to cause additional crises for their families. Read full LAUSD strike coverage here The...
Tags: News, California, Politico, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, States, Lausd, Local News, Miranda, Leon, Taft, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Los Angeles County, Roberts, U S Department of Housing and Urban Development


Empirical SCOTUS: If Ginsburg leaves, it could be the liberals’ biggest loss yet – A look back at previous justices replaced with more conservative successors

The saga over Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s health seems to ebb and flow from the headlines almost daily. Part of the mystery relates to the amount of information shared with the public. We know that, while treating Ginsburg for rib fractures, doctors found malignant lesions in her lungs that were promptly removed, and that subsequent tests have shown no evidence of any other cancer. Ginsburg has since missed oral arguments and is reportedly recovering at home while keeping current with the cour...
Tags: Health, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Planned Parenthood, Washington Post, Kentucky, White House, Politico, Barack Obama, Indiana, Austin, United States, Kansas, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Reargument analysis: Justices seek a “middle position” in takings litigation case

During yesterday’s argument in Knick v. Township of Scott – the second time the court has heard the case this term – the justices seemed to be looking for a compromise position. The court granted review in the case to decide whether to overrule a 1985 precedent, Williamson County Regional Planning Commission v. Hamilton Bank, which requires local-government takings plaintiffs to follow the state’s compensation procedures before alleging a taking in federal court. Williamson County is controversi...
Tags: Featured, Law, Congress, San Francisco, Pennsylvania, United States, Francisco, Sachs, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Roberts, Alito, Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, Elena Kagan


Deishuan Booker’s big second half helps Long Beach State beat UC Irvine

UC Irvine guard Eyassu Worku, left, drives toward the basket as Long Beach State forward Mason Riggins defends him during a Big West Conference game at Bren Events Center in Irvine on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer) Long Beach State forward Mason Riggins, right, shoots over UC Irvine forward Tommy Rutherford during a Big West Conference game at Bren Events Center in Irvine on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photog...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, College sports, Cal State Fullerton, Booker, UCI, Roberts, Galloway, Edgar, Irvine, Monson, Leonard, UC Irvine, Bren Center


‘Homecoming’ Season 2 Will Not Feature Julia Roberts

If you were hoping to see Julia Roberts in Homecoming season 2, I have some bad news. While Roberts will remain an executive producer on the fantastic Amazon series from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, she won’t be returning to play her season 1 character Heidi Bergman. This is a bit disappointing, as Roberts turned in a wonderful performance in season 1. THR is reporting that Julia Roberts isn’t coming back for Homecoming season 2, and I’m sad about that. Per their story, “Roberts’ initial de...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Julia-Roberts, Homecoming, Roberts, Sam Esmail, Audrey, Heidi Bergman, Geist Group, Colin Belfast Bobby Cannavale, Audrey Temple Hong Chau


What is the Green New Deal?

Recent protests by the Sunrise Movement have taken the Green New Deal from forgotten policy to trending hashtag.The Green New Deal aims to move the U.S. to 100% renewable energy within a decade.Proponents also hope to catalyze a top-down restructuring of the U.S. economy and advance social justice issues. None In October of last year, the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a special report, titled 'Global Warming of 1.5°C'. The report's authors believed that human...
Tags: Politics, Resources, Activism, Obama, Democracy, Government, Senate, White House, Politico, Environment, US, Economics, Sustainability, Policy, Harvard, Atlantic


Julia Roberts Won’t Reprise Her Role in Homecoming Season 2

Julia Roberts Won’t Reprise Her Role in Homecoming Season 2 TVLine reports that Academy Award winner Julia Roberts won’t be reprising her role as Heidi Bergman in the forthcoming second season of Amazon‘s thriller series Homecoming. Roberts will still serve as the show’s executive producer along with showrunner Sam Esmail, that in mind, a possible guest appearance still remains on the table. Further details about the second season’s cast is currently being kept under wraps with no word if the...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Movies, Department Of Defense, Julia Roberts, TV News, Homecoming, Heidi, Roberts, Sam Esmail, Sissy Spacek, Shea Whigham, Julia Roberts Julia Roberts, Sydney Poitier, Jacob Pitts, Heidi Bergman


Julia Roberts Will Not Return for ‘Homecoming’ Season 2

Julia Roberts will not be starring in “Homecoming” Season 2 at Amazon, Variety has confirmed. The Oscar-winning actress will remain on the show as an executive producer, however. “Homecoming” was picked up for two seasons when it was initially ordered at Amazon, but Roberts only had a one-year deal to star on the show, according to […]
Tags: Amazon, News, Julia Roberts, Homecoming, Roberts, Amazon Variety


Trump Tries to Destroy, and Justice Roberts Tries to Save, What Makes America Great

Our institutions give us strength. Fortunately, people with civic courage are working to protect them.
Tags: News, Trump, Roberts, McRaven, William H, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Courts and the Judiciary, Shutdowns (Institutional, John G Jr


Argument analysis: When is the government not really the government for immunity from tort liability?

In Thacker v. Tennessee Valley Authority, the government contends (and the lower courts agreed) that the TVA should be immune from tort liability to shield executive policy-making, even when the TVA is engaged in arguably commercial activity. The petitioner, Gary Thacker, argues that an entirely different analysis applies to the TVA, which Congress has made broadly subject to suit without expressly preserving policy immunity. Ann O’Connell Adams, assistant to the U.S. solicitor general (Art Li...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, United States, Adams, Sonia Sotomayor, TVA, John Roberts, Roberts, Alito, Rouse, Tennessee River, Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Breyer


Argument analysis: Quiescent bench dubious about broad fee awards in copyright cases

The week’s second argument, Rimini Street v. Oracle USA, has the justices considering the scope of fees available to a prevailing party in litigation under the federal Copyright Act. Sitting for the second week without Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the bench was remarkably quiescent. To the extent the justices evinced any strong interest in the case, they seemed skeptical about allowing broad fee awards. The case calls for a reading of Section 505 of the Copyright Act, which defines the recove...
Tags: Featured, Law, Congress, Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Paul Clement, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Perry, Roberts, Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Kagan, RIMINI, Clement, Mark Perry


Steal This Look: A Grand Scale Double-Height Kitchen in Brooklyn

In an 1850s brick townhouse in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill neighborhood, serial renovators Jean Lee and Tzu-Wei Lee called on architect Elizabeth Roberts to rethink the building, which had been divided intwo four apartments, as one. The biggest change? A three-story addition to the back of the building which now houses the fully custom double-height kitchen. The 1,200-square-foot space is inspired by modern Shaker design with an almost Seventies style twist. That’s thanks to beadboard-paneled cabinet...
Tags: Amazon, Books, UK, New York, London, Etsy, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Appliances, Vermont, White, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Roberts, Elizabeth Roberts, Cobble Hill, Arne Jacobsen


The Genius Way Julia Roberts Repurposed Last Week's Manicure For the Critics’ Choice Awards

Julia Roberts knows her way around nail trends and how to clapback at haters who diss on her manicures, but she also knows how to revamp a look from one red carpet to another. Always on trend, Roberts's gold manicure from the Golden Globes was transformed into an edgy, angled french manicure for the Critics' Choice Awards, thanks to a swipe of black polish over the top of the gold base. Genius. The manicure was created by Mazz Hanna, the talent behind many of Roberts's nail designs, who explain...
Tags: Julia Roberts, Beauty, Golden Globes, Nails, Nail Art, Red Carpet, Critics' Choice Awards, Roberts, Julia, Hanna, Celebrity Beauty, Red Carpet Manicure, Manicure, Celebrity Nails, Award Season, Mazz Hanna


Daum scores 37, South Dakota State rolls Oral Roberts 84-65

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Mike Daum had 37 points and eight rebounds, Tevin King had seven assists and eight steals and South Dakota State beat Oral Roberts 84-65 on Saturday. Skyler Flatten and freshman David Jenkins scored 15 points apiece for SDSU (14-6, 4-1 Summit League). The Jackrabbits had 21 assists on 30 field goals […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Daum, Roberts, SDSU, David Jenkins, South Dakota State, Mike Daum, Tevin King


There is no "mandate." And oh, by the way, Judge O'Connor didn't enjoin enforcement of any provision of the ACA, let alone "strike down" Obamacare in its entirety.

All the many critics are absolutely correct that Judge O’Connor’s severability analysis in his Affordable Care Act opinion yesterday is indefensible.  By focusing so intently on the severability argument, however, many of those critics concede (or assume) far too much at the front end, which is, if anything, even less defensible. The linchpin of O’Connor’s judgment—the part that triggers his severability analysis in the first place—is his conclusion that once the Affordable Care Act’s “shared r...
Tags: New York, Texas, Congress, Court, United States, States, Connor, Doj, ACA, Irs, Branding, Thompson, Roberts, NFIB, Jonathan Adler, Burwell


Experts Predict New SCOTUS Majority Will Take On Extreme Gerrymandering

The Supreme Court is slated to hear two blockbuster cases involving extreme partisan gerrymandering this spring—the last best chance for the nation’s highest court to take action on this pivotal issue before the 2020 census and once-a-decade redistricting process the following year. With swing vote Anthony Kennedy retired from the bench and Justice Brett Kavanaugh cementing the court’s 5-4 conservative majority, there’s a legitimate fear that their ruling may not institute a fairer system. Af...
Tags: News, Maryland, Supreme Court, Atlantic, Pennsylvania, Gop, Wisconsin, Republican, North Carolina, Smith, Kennedy, Martin O'malley, Wolf, Democratic, Allegra Kirkland, Democratic Party


Harrell, Konchar lead UPFW past Oral Roberts

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Kason Harrell scored 22 points, John Konchar added 21 points with eight rebounds and Purdue Fort Wayne defeated Oral Roberts 94-69 in a matchup of undefeated Summit League teams on Thursday night. Harrell added six assists and three rebounds for the Mastodons (12-7, 4-0) and Konchar had five assists and […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Roberts, Harrell, Fort Wayne Ind, Purdue Fort Wayne, John Konchar, Kason Harrell, Konchar, Harrell Konchar, Mastodons


"If we had the California republic, which is something some people in California would like, it would have a lot of leverage over Nevada that it doesn’t have now, wouldn’t it?"

"Nevada would have to be careful about what it did to California. But the situation now is different because they’re states in the union."Said Justice Alito, at oral argument yesterday in Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt (transcript). The case, discussed at SCOTUSblog, raises the question "Whether Nevada v. Hall, a 1979 Supreme Court ruling that said a state could be haled into another state’s courts without its consent, should be overruled."Arguing for the man who sued California in N...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, California, Nevada, Hall, Hyatt, Roberts, Alito, Erwin Chemerinsky, Ann Althouse, Federalism, Chemerinsky, Tax Board of California, Nevada UC Berkeley


A Master of Dance Lighting Steps Out of the Shadows

Brandon Stirling Baker talks about his essential but rarely discussed art, pointing out mistakes and misconceptions, and the joys of collaboration.
Tags: News, Dancing, Museum, Alvin, Baker, Lighting, Guggenheim, Justin, Roberts, Peck, Boston Ballet, American Dance Theater, Jamar, Ailey, Solomon R, Brandon Stirling


Argument analysis: Justices grapple with preclusion and “occupation” in Crow Tribe treaty case

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard argument in its latest foray into Indian treaty interpretation, Herrera v. Wyoming. The case concerns the persistence of the Crow Tribe’s hunting right in the 1868 Second Treaty of Fort Laramie. In an occasionally meandering argument, the Supreme Court repeatedly circled the three issues at the core of the case: issue preclusion, the implications of the court’s holding in its 1999 decision in Minnesota v. Mille Lacs Band of Chippewa Indians, and the meaning of...
Tags: Featured, Minnesota, Supreme Court, Law, Wyoming, Sonia Sotomayor, Ward, John Roberts, Roberts, Liu, Randy, U S Court of Appeals, Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, Mille Lacs


Morning Docket: 01.09.19

* In case you missed President Trump's wall speech, he stopped short of declaring a national emergency at the border (lost that bet), instead referring to the situation as a "growing humanitarian crisis" -- a "manufactured" one, per Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. [USA Today] * Remember the contempt order against a state-owned foreign corporation that Chief Justice Roberts stayed in the Mueller probe? The Supreme Court restored it, and that company filed for cert under seal. Suspense! [Na...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Government, Senate, Marijuana, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Abc News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Government Shutdown, Law Schools, Biglaw, Health & Wellness, Trump, Hill, Roberts


Wednesday round-up

The justices wrap up the first week of the January session today with one oral argument, in Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt, in which the court will consider whether to overrule a precedent that allows a state to be sued in the courts of another state without its consent. Richard Re previewed the case for this blog. Clotilde Le Roy and Jarrett Field have a preview at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. In his first Supreme Court opinion, Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote for...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Court, America, Bloomberg, Cnn, New York Times, New Orleans, Fox News, Republican, Economist, Hyatt, Trump, Round-up


The Public Might Soon Get More Info In Mystery Mueller-Tied Grand Jury Case

After weeks in which filings related to a secret grand jury case linked to the special counsel probe were submitted out of the public view, it appears that more may soon become known about the case. The appellant in the case Tuesday asked the Supreme Court allow it to file its appeal under seal but notably with a redacted version for the public record. It is not specified whether the appellant in the case is a foreign-owned company resisting a grand jury subpoena or prosecutors. However, give...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, White House, Politico, Trump, Tierney Sneed, John Roberts, Roberts, D C Circuit, Mueller, Muckraker


Argument analysis: Gleaning the FDA’s meaning for impossibility pre-emption

Much of the federal government may be in shutdown mode, but the Supreme Court is still open for business. The Supreme Court opened its January session Monday morning with argument in Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Albrecht, a case about the workings of the Food & Drug Administration (still partially open) and when the agency’s actions may insulate drug manufacturers from state tort suits through “impossibility pre-emption.” An important and often-used litigation defense for manufacturers, impossib...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Merck, United States, Fda, Sonia Sotomayor, Stewart, John Roberts, Albrecht, Roberts, Ginsburg, Levine, Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Breyer


Ginsburg Missing From Supreme Court

Chief Justice Roberts, said she can just call in her decision. Is that even within the scope of the Supreme Court Law? Now you pay millions to get to the Supreme Court and they can call it in like a traffic court judge. She should be removed if she doesn't have the decency and respect to do things fairly. What an ego. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-...irst-time-eve
Tags: Supreme Court, Weapon, General Discussion, Roberts, Supreme Court Law, Ginsburg Missing From Supreme Court


Opinion | Trump Declaring A National Emergency Would Be Roberts’ Next Big Test

There are growing signs that Chief Justice Roberts is looking to salvage the reputation of the court.
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Purported SCOTUS originalists and liberals, showing yet again that they are faint-hearted, refuse to consider extending jury trial rights to restitution punishments

I noted in this post the array of per curiam rulings and statements that the Supreme Court released today to get 2019 off to an interesting criminal justice start.  Regular readers will not be surprised to learn that one particular decision, namely the decision to deny certiorari in Hester v. US, has me revved up.  Hester involves a claim that the Sixth Amendment jury trial right recognized in Apprendi, Blakely, Booker and Southern Union is applicable to cases in which findings are essential for...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington, US, America, United States, Smith, Kennedy, Jones, Commonwealth, Thomas, Henry Viii, State, Somerville, Roberts, Ginsburg


Obanor, Malone spark Oral Roberts off the bench

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Reserves Kevin Obanor, with 19 points, and Kaelen Malone, with 11 assists, sparked Oral Roberts to an 82-63 victory over Western Illinois on Saturday night. Obanor added six rebounds and Malone had eight points and three steals for the Golden Eagles (7-11, 3-0 Summit League). Emmanuel Nzekwesi finished with 12 points, […]
Tags: News, Sports, Tulsa, Roberts, Okla AP, Malone, Golden Eagles, Western Illinois, Emmanuel Nzekwesi, Kevin Obanor, Obanor, Obanor Malone, Kaelen Malone


Kansas Senator Pat Roberts Will Not Seek Re-Election

Mr. Roberts became the second long-serving Republican lawmaker to announce he will not seek re-election, joining Lamar Alexander of Tennessee.
Tags: Elections, News, Senate, Kansas, Republican Party, Pat, Alexander, Mike, Lamar, Roberts, Pat Roberts, Lamar Alexander, Pompeo