GOP’s challenge to Pennsylvania’s election rules dismissed by Supreme Court

U.S. 04/20/21, 03:16

Almost six months after the Nov. 3, 2020 election, the Supreme Court still refused to hear a case about a Pennsylvania voting dispute. On Monday, April 19, the court dismissed an appeal from a Republican congressional candidate's challenge to the state's mail-in ballot measures. The Supreme Court wrote in an order: “The ...

Biden employs strategy to fill Supreme Court with left-leaning justices

U.S. 04/09/21, 19:01

President Joe Biden on Friday ordered the creation of a commission to study possible reforms to the Supreme Court, including a much-heralded increase in the number of justices, which is a key issue for left-leaning members of the Democratic Party.  It will also look at broadening the federal judiciary base as ...

Supreme court sides with Google in copyright case with Oracle

U.S. 04/05/21, 17:19

In a long-running copyright lawsuit over the usage of Java application programming interface (API) code in Android, the Supreme Court sided with Google against Oracle on Monday, April 5. The Supreme Court ruled 6-2, with one justice (Amy Coney Barrett) absent from the decision since the case was argued before she ...

Email lawsuit: ‘Hillary Clinton ignores the law but protected from courts’

U.S. 03/31/21, 04:53

The Supreme Court has declined to allow the former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton to be deposed in a lawsuit brought by the conservative watchdog organization Judicial Watch. To take up the case, the court would have needed four judges. Despite a conservative majority, the motion was defeated. Judicial Watch has requested ...

Supreme Court rejects Facebook appeal in a $15 billion class-action lawsuit

U.S. 03/22/21, 17:58

On Monday, the Supreme Court denied Facebook's request to intervene in a $15 billion class-action lawsuit alleging that the company illegally monitored its users' online activities when they were not using the platform, in violation of the federal Wiretap Act. “Facebook's user profiles would allegedly reveal an individual's likes, dislikes, interests, ...

Supreme Court debates changes to US abortion rules

U.S. 03/19/21, 14:33

The Supreme Court will meet in private on Friday, March 19, to consider whether it should uphold Mississippi legislation banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Conservative justices on the court would be pushing to exert greater restrictions on abortions in the United States. As several states continue to adopt bans ...

17 states join Texas lawsuit, Georgia questioned for its absence

2020 Campaign 12/10/20, 05:29

A Texas lawsuit aimed at making sure the 2020 presidential election conforms to the U.S. Constitution has attracted 17 other red states to join in, but Georgia remains absent, posing a question what the Peach State’s Republican attorney general is hiding. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit in the ...

Supreme Court orders late-arriving ballots in Pennsylvania be segregated

2020 Campaign 11/07/20, 06:19

The United States Supreme Court issued an order late on Friday night, Nov. 6, directing election officials in Pennsylvania to segregate mail-in ballots received after Election Day.  “All county boards of election are hereby ordered, pending further order of the Court, to comply with the following guidance provided by the Secretary ...

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