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What to expect at Trump and Biden’s first presidential debate: Yahoo News Explains

On Tuesday, President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will face off in the first of three scheduled presidential debates. While the two candidates have been trading jabs via the media for years, this will be the first time either has had the opportunity to confront their opponent in person. The debate, which will be moderated by Fox News’ Chris Wallace, is expected to be divided into six 15-minute blocks with questions focusing on specific topics selected by the moderator: “The Trump a...
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Fox News, Biden, Trump, The Supreme Court, Chris Wallace, Brittany Shepherd, Yahoo News Explains, Biden Records


Analysis: The Supreme Court confirmation process, explained

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death leaves the Supreme Court with a vacancy just weeks before the presidential election.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Stories, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The Supreme Court


I worked as a law clerk for Ruth Bader Ginsburg before she was on the Supreme Court. Here's how she fought against gender discrimination for both men and women.

The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at a joint session of Congress on February 24, 2009, in the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. George Bridges/MCT/Tribune News Service via Getty Images The Supreme Court announced that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on September 18 from complications after a long battle with metastatic pancreatic cancer. Jonathan Entin, a professor of law and political science at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, served as a law clerk to...
Tags: Florida, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, Oregon, Trends, Strategy, Idaho, Aclu, House Of Representatives, Bill Clinton, Ohio, Oklahoma, Air Force, Discrimination


Is 8 enough? Court vacancy could roil possible election case

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death has left the Supreme Court shorthanded during a polarizing presidential campaign in which President Donald Trump has already suggested he may not accept the outcome and the court could be called on to step in and decide the fate of the nation. The Supreme Court’s role, then, could be vital in deciding a contested election, as it was in 2000 when its 5-4 ruling effectively handed the presidential election to Republican George W. Bush. Just moments after Ginsb...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, George W Bush, The Supreme Court, Ginsburg


3 Big Ways RBG’s Death Could Have An Immediate SCOTUS Impact

Even before it’s determined whether President Trump will get to fill the seat left vacant by the Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, her absence could have a big impact on disputes already before or likely headed to the Supreme Court. When Justice Antonin Scalia died in 2016, the 10 months the court was down to eight justices created four-four splits that deferred to how the lower court handled the issue, including in some major cases. Here are three ways Ginsburg’s death could shift the dyn...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Senate, Gop, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Rhode Island, Justice Department, Gore, Trump, Rnc, Bush, Tierney Sneed, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts


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In continuing with this impossibly horrific year, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, champion of gender equality and women’s rights, has died due to complications from cancer, NPR reports. She was 87 years old. Read more...
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Cock-eyed Optimist Meets Chicken Little: Jack Balkin on the American Future

For the Symposium on Jack M. Balkin, The Cycles of Constitutional Time (Oxford University Press, 2020).    Given that we are close friends and the co-authors of some twenty articles and a book, Democracy and Dysfunction, it is not surprising that I think very highly, and agree with much of, Jack Balkin’s new book The Cycles of Constitutional Time.  Perhaps it is relevant that I read it in two sittings; it is a real page-turner, written with brio as Jack presents a remarkably comprehensiv...
Tags: Supreme Court, Kentucky, Stanford, Senate, Virginia, Court, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Harvard, Brooklyn, Gop, United States, Heritage, Yale, House Of Representatives


End "qualified immunity" for police (and the TSA)

["Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." (Lauderdale County Courthouse, Meridian, MS)] In early March, shortly before returning home to San Francisco where I've been "sheltering in place", I took a week-long road trip along portions of the Civil Rights Trail from New Orleans through and Mississippi to Memphis. This was largely terra incognita for me. My family lived near Houston -- then as now the largest city (and with the largest African-American population) in the South -- fr...
Tags: Travel, New York, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Massachusetts, America, San Francisco, Nasa, Mit, Selma, House, New York Times, House Of Representatives, New Orleans


President Trump is stretching the limits of presidential authority

Last month, President Trump instructed the Treasury to postpone collection of employee federal payroll taxes until the end of the year. An earlier suspension that expired in August had been part of the CARES Act passed by Congress in March. The president also suspended federal student loan repayments, and set the interest at zero percent, until the end of the year. This, too, had been part of the CARES Act that had expired. The constitutional authority for these acts is very weak. Congress had t...
Tags: Obamacare, Obama, Congress, California, Opinion, US, America, Sport, Soccer, Treasury, Nancy Pelosi, Republican Party, Department Of Homeland Security, Kamala Harris, Trump, U S Supreme Court


Second Amendment Knife Case in Hawaii: Dangerous Opinion

The opinion holds that even if butterfly or “balisong” knives are protected by the Second Amendment of the Constitution, a state law banning any possession, manufacture or transport of such knives is constitutionally valid. U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- The Hawai'i Federal District Court has issued an opinion in Teter v. Connors that guts the Second Amendment. The opinion holds that even if butterfly or “balisong” knives are protected by the Second Amendment of the Constit...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Senate, New York City, Court, Department Of Defense, United States, Hawaii, Arizona, Knives, Circuit, Donald Trump, Second Amendment, Trump, State, Hawai


Mississippi Attorney General Won’t Seek 7th Trial For Curtis Flowers

Flowers was wrongly convicted of killing four people in 1996. The Supreme Court tossed out his death sentence in 2019.
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Kamala Harris & The Second Amendment, Your Comprehensive Guide…It’s Not Good

Ammoland News recently reported on outside the USA forces partnering with FaceBook trying to spin the truth on Kamala Harris and The Second Amendment, telling us the flat-out opposite of what the facts report. Here is your comprehensive break down of Kamala Harris and your Second Amendment rights with links so you can fact check the “fact-checkers”. Please share this all over FB and push back against the lies. Kamala Harris & The Second Amendment, Your Comprehensive Guide…It's Not Good U.S....
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Your Comprehensive Guide to Kamala Harris and The Second Amendment

Kamala Harris U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- With her selection as the Democratic Party’s nominee for Vice President of the United States, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) would be the proverbial heartbeat away from the presidency should Joe Biden win on November 3. So where does she stand on major issues surrounding the Second Amendment? This is no small matter – Harris could potentially be making decisions that would affect the rights of millions of law-abiding gun owners. How She Went From A Career...
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Uber v. Heller: An “Agreement Not to Arbitrate” Is Unconscionable

Much has been written over the past weeks about the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Uber v. Heller, one of the most anticipated decisions of the year – at least in arbitration and employment law circles. I won’t go into a detailed analysis of the decision in the face of much more learned comments. But I do want to suggest that the Court provides some practical lessons for those drafting and those seeking to engage (or avoid) arbitration agreements. First, and most important, don’t try to use...
Tags: Uber, Law, Court, US, New York Times, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Icc, Brown, The Supreme Court, Abella, Supreme Court of Canada, Cory, Rowe, Heller, American Arbitration Association


Eric Holder & Barack Obama as the Next Justices to the Supreme Court!? ~ VIDEO

Opinion by the Madison Coalition's Charles Downs Joe Biden Kamala Harris Img joebiden-com USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Joe Biden's Vice Presidential pick of Kamala Harris proves the progressive takeover of the Democratic Party is virtually complete. If Harris and Biden win in 2020 and bring with them a democratic majority in the senate, the writing is on the wall [for our nation]. Kamala Harris is open to (we know what that means) packing the Supreme Court and has a strong, though flawed, view of...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, Eric Holder, Senate, US, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, United States, Washington Dc, Arizona, Ohio, Biden


9th Circuit ends California ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines

By DON THOMPSON | Associated Press SACRAMENTO — A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday threw out California’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, saying the law violates the U.S. Constitution’s protection of the right to bear firearms. “Even well-intentioned laws must pass constitutional muster,” appellate Judge Kenneth Lee wrote for the panel’s majority. California’s ban on magazines holding more than 10 bullets “strikes at the core of the Second Amendment...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, California, Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Sacramento, America, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Associated Press, Donald Trump, U S District Court, The Supreme Court, 9th U S Circuit Court of Appeals, U S District


Huge Win For Gun Owners In California Standard Gun Magazine Case

9th Circuit Court sides with gun owners in landmark Duncan v. Becerra case. Standard Capacity Magazines 223 Ammunition Ammo California – -(AmmoLand.com)- Today the California Rifle & Pistol Association received the much-anticipated ruling in the long-fought Second Amendment case Duncan v. Becerra. This is the same case that led to “Freedom Week” where thousands of Californians were able to lawfully purchase standard capacity magazines much like the rest of the country. CRPA has been fighting...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, California, Court, San Diego, Duncan, Benitez, The Supreme Court, United States District Court, Michel, 9th Circuit Court, Gun Rights News, Ammunition News, Chuck Michel, Becerra, California Rifle Pistol Association


Court denies Republicans’ request to reinstate witness requirement for Rhode Island absentee ballots

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to intervene in a dispute over absentee ballots for the upcoming elections in Rhode Island. The justices rejected a request by the Republican National Committee and Rhode Island Republicans to freeze a lower-court order that approved an agreement between state election officials and civic groups to waive a requirement that absentee ballots be signed in the presence of either two witnesses or a notary. In a one-page order, the justices took the relatively unu...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Republicans, Alabama, Gop, Republican National Committee, Rhode Island, Rnc, State, Ohio State University, The Supreme Court, Howe, Purcell, League of Women Voters, Edward Foley


Symposium: Free exercise, RFRA and the need for a constitutional safety net

This article is part of a SCOTUSblog symposium on the Roberts court and the religion clauses. Kim Colby is director of the Christian Legal Society’s Center for Law and Religious Freedom. She was counsel on amicus briefs on behalf of the Christian Legal Society in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru, Tanzin v. Tanvir and Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. Americans’ religious freedom depends on a patchwork of protections scattered throughout fed...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Montana, Fbi, House Of Representatives, Bill Clinton, Philadelphia, Catholic, Smith, Fulton, The Supreme Court, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Roberts, Clayton County


A Second Circuit Panel Misunderstands the Copyright Act’s Statute of Limitations (Guest Blog Post)

By Guest Blogger Tyler Ochoa In Sohm v. Scholastic, Inc., 959 F.3d 39 (2d Cir. 2020), a Second Circuit panel held that “the discovery rule applies for statute of limitations purposes in determining when a copyright infringement claim accrues under the Copyright Act.” Id. at 50.  It also held that damages for copyright infringement were limited to “a three-year lookback period from the time a suit is filed.” Id. at 52.  What the panel failed to notice, however, is that those two rulings are inher...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Copyright, MGM, Scholastic, Court of Appeals, The Supreme Court, Paula, Ninth Circuit, Haughey, Second Circuit, Scholastic Inc, Eric Goldman, Psihoyos, the Second Circuit, Petrella


Trump’s New Anti-Immigrant Census Move Could Be Halted Before Count Is Done

A federal judge in New York wants to move quickly in deciding whether the Trump administration can lawfully implement the President’s new anti-immigrant census policy. A briefing schedule laid out by U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman at a Wednesday hearing makes it possible for him — if he is convinced by the challengers’ arguments — to freeze the policy while the 2020 count is still underway. But that possibility comes with the caveat that the case could soon be kicked to a panel of three jud...
Tags: New York, News, Supreme Court, House, Aclu, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Tierney Sneed, The Supreme Court, Congressional, Colangelo, Census Bureau, Jesse Furman, Furman, 2020 Census


Symposium: Amid polarization and chaos, the court charts a path toward peaceful pluralism

This article is part of a SCOTUSblog symposium on the Roberts court and the religion clauses. Mark Rienzi is president of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which represents parties or amici in many of the cases described below, including Bostock v. Clayton County, Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania, Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru, Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, Fulton v. City of Philadelphia and Tanzin v. Tanvir. Rienzi is also a professor of law at the ...
Tags: Featured, Law, Congress, Montana, City, Css, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Catholic, Smith, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Kennedy, Small, American Legion, Harvard Law School, Sonia Sotomayor


When Is a Contract of Adhesion Unconscionable?

Vendors of goods and services utilize standard form contracts to reduce or minimize transaction costs and to ensure consistency in the terms applied to similar transactions. Since such contracts are offered on a “take it or leave it” basis there is no ability to negotiate terms and they are described as contracts of adhesion. There is a tendency in contracts of adhesion for the vendor using the standard form to use terms that benefit the vendor and disadvantage the other party. That trend has in...
Tags: Uber, New York, Supreme Court, Law, Court, US, Toronto, Canada, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Union, Court of appeal, Intellectual Property, Mcgill, Ontario, Bundy


Manhattan DA Suggests He Is Investigating Trump Org For Fraud

The Manhattan District Attorney’s office is probing the Trump Organization over fraud allegations, state prosecutors suggested in a Monday court filing. The probe covers allegations of potential bank and insurance fraud, wrote Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance in a motion to dismiss a federal case that President Trump filed to block a subpoena that New York prosecutors obtained for the President’s tax returns, which are held by a third-party accounting firm. The Supreme Court dismissed ...
Tags: New York, News, Supreme Court, Manhattan, Fifth Avenue, Doj, New York State, Trump, Cyrus Vance, Cohen, Stormy Daniels, Michael Cohen, The Supreme Court, Vance, Trump Organization, Supreme Court State


2020 Democratic Party Platform Declares Total War on 2nd Amendment

An anti-gun protester proudly displays their ignorance. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The national Democratic Party is no longer making any attempt to hide their antipathy towards guns and gun owners. Where once the party attempted to tailor their anti-gun messaging to appear moderate and appeal to some gun owners, the   contains a full-throated assault on firearms ownership and a blueprint for undermining every aspect of Second Amendment rights. Viewed in historical context, the draft 2...
Tags: Guns, Abc, Washington Post, New York City, Court, America, Joe Biden, Cnn, Democrats, Connecticut, Anderson Cooper, Biden, George W Bush, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Columbia, Clinton


[UPDATED July 28] Trump's Memorandum on Not Counting Undocumented Immigrants for Purposes of House Reapportionment Calculations

Contrary to what you might have read, President Trump’s “Memorandum on Excluding Illegal Aliens From the Apportionment Base Following the 2020 Census,” which he issued [on Tuesday, July 21], doesn’t change the way the Department of Commerce will conduct the 2020 census.  It is, instead, an announcement of the way that Trump himself plans to report the results of that census to Congress next January, for purposes of establishing how the 435 members of the House of Representatives will be allocate...
Tags: Utah, Florida, New York, Texas, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Senate, Massachusetts, Court, West Virginia, Joe Biden, United States, Commerce, House, House Of Representatives


Calcutta HC leaves it up to government to censor Paatal Lok

The Calcutta High Court on Friday dismissed a PIL against Amazon Prime Video that asked for some scenes of the show Paatal Lok to be censored. LiveLaw first reported the dismissal. The suit had been filed because one Pranay Rai found the show’s depiction of Nepali minorities. In its order, the court left it open for the government to order Amazon to censor the series, seemingly referring to the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology to use the powers it has been granted under the Infor...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, News, Censorship, Amazon Prime Video, Ott, The Supreme Court, Calcutta High Court, Ministry of Information Broadcasting, LiveLaw, Punjab Haryana High Court, Calcutta HC, Online content regulation, Delhi High Courts, Ministry of Electronics Information Technology, Pranay Rai


[UPDATED July 25] Trump's Memorandum on Not Counting Undocumented Immigrants for Purposes of House Reapportionment Calculations

Contrary to what you might have read, President Trump’s “Memorandum on Excluding Illegal Aliens From the Apportionment Base Following the 2020 Census,” which he issued yesterday, doesn’t change the way the Department of Commerce will conduct the 2020 census.  It is, instead, an announcement of the way that Trump himself plans to report the results of that census to Congress next January, for purposes of establishing how the 435 members of the House of Representatives will be allocated, or “appor...
Tags: Utah, Florida, New York, Texas, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Senate, Massachusetts, Court, West Virginia, Joe Biden, United States, Commerce, House, House Of Representatives


Coronavirus live news: global cases near 16m as Australia sees record new deaths

Florida’s infections overtake New York’s; North Korea holds emergency meeting after suspected Covid-19 case reported; WHO says 1m cases reported per week for last five weeks. Follow the latest updatesAustralian state of Victoria reports national record of 10 new deathsGlobal cases near 16mHow Australia’s universities are changing after the coronavirus cataclysmHow coronavirus turned the US election upside downSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.28am BST The Sydney Morning Herald has more on t...
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Instagram User’s Lawsuit Over Terminated Account Gets Revived (But Not For Long)–Teatotaller v. Facebook

The plaintiff, a “queer hipster oasis” tea/coffee shop in Somersworth, NH, claims Instagram terminated its account without notice. It sued Instagram in small claims court for $9,999 and account restoration. There must be dozens or hundreds of similar lawsuits against social media services, and all of them will lose–even those filed in small claims court, which routinely bends over backwards to help pro se plaintiffs. Indeed, the small-claims judge dismissed this lawsuit. Apparently, in New Hamp...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Supreme Court, Yahoo, Law, New Hampshire, Fan, Homeaway, The Supreme Court, Barnes, Facebook Inc, Somersworth, Licensing/Contracts, Content Regulation, Derivative Liability, NH Supreme Court