Tag: Supreme Court

Senate Democrats Move to Check Supreme Court’s Decisions

Two Senators introduced a bill meant to give Congress more power to pass legislation directly in response to Supreme Court rulings that interpret federal statues or constitutional rights. According to Law360: The Supreme Court Review Act, introduced by Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., would help guarantee that the power to make policy

Petition to Impeach Justice Clarence Thomas Nears a Million Signatures

Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and while his wife is embroiled in controversy related to January 6th, over 800,000 people have signed a petition calling for the justice’s impeachment. The petition was created by the liberal advocacy group MoveOn. It has just over 873,000 signatures as of Saturday afternoon. It criticized Thomas’ concurring

Thomas Calls for Overturning Other Precedents in Dobbs Opinion

As expected, on Friday morning the Supreme Court issued its opinion on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning Roe v. Wade and handing the issue of abortion regulation back to individual states. The opinion states, “The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned

House Democrats Block Supreme Court Protection Bill

Despite passing unanimously in the Senate, House Democrats will not approve the Supreme Court Police Parity Act. The bill would provide Supreme Court justices and members of their families the same level of security protections provided to other high ranking officials in the government. But Democrats, including leadership, in the House say the bill doesn’t go far

Senate Democrats Will Force Vote on Abortion

After a leaked Supreme Court draft revealed the Court’s intent to overturn Roe v. Wade, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he intends to force Republicans to go on record. Democrats will reportedly target their Republican colleagues on exceptions for rape and incest, according to The Hill. “Now that the court is poised to strike down

Jan. 6th Committee Reportedly Plans to Investigate Ginni Thomas’ Texts

Sources at CNN say the committee wants to interview her about her correspondence with former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. Vice Chair Liz Cheyney (R-WY) had previously been relucent to subpoena her for fear of causing controversy due to her husband, but now indicates she believes the texts warrant questioning. The committee has had ongoing

SCOTUS Nominee Stumbles on Gender

Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson said she could not define the word “woman”. Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) asked a simple question. “Can you provide a definition for the word ‘woman?’” Biden’s nominee could not provide an answer. Saying she was not a biologist, Ketanji Brown Jackson said the definition required context. The