Trump Demands Prison Sentence for Journalists Who Published Supreme Court Leak

Former President Donald Trump has called for the arrest of journalists who published a leaked Supreme Court draft decision on abortion rights last spring — despite the fact that their action was completely legal — in yet another attack on press freedom. The Supreme Court’s draft opinion was leaked in May, just a few weeks before the Court was set to publicize its final decision, and laid out how… Source Source / Read More: Trump Demands Prison Sentence for Journalists Who Published Supreme Court Leak

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Case That May Affect Workers’ Ability to Strike

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a case that has the potential to upend the ability of unions to strike without facing retaliatory lawsuits from corporations. The case, Glacier Northwest, Inc. v. Int’l Brotherhood of Teamsters, involves a concrete company that had previously attempted to sue a union over an action taken by its workers during a strike in 2017. Source Source / Read More: Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Case That May Affect Workers’ Ability to Strike

Exposé Reveals Lobbyists Bought Access to Supreme Court Justices With Donations

Both alarm and concern were expressed Saturday in response to new reporting about a charitable group with close ties to the U.S. Supreme Court that has been soliciting and accepting donations from corporate interests and far-right activists with cases before the court. The New York Times exposé focused on the activities and fundraising of the Supreme Court Historical Society… Source Source / Read More: Exposé Reveals Lobbyists Bought Access to Supreme Court Justices With Donations

Biden Admin Plans to Expand Title 42 to Expel Cubans, Nicaraguans and Haitians

Even as Biden administration lawyers fight to end a cruel anti-immigrant policy that has been used millions of times to expel asylum seekers, administration officials are seeking to once again expand the policy, this time to ramp up expulsions of asylum seekers from Cuba, Nicaragua and Haiti. According to Reuters, officials say that the administration is planning to implement new rules for the… Source Source / Read More: Biden Admin Plans to Expand Title 42 to Expel Cubans, Nicaraguans and Haitians

Groups Connected With Leonard Leo Have Funneled $31 Million to State Court Races

A new investigation finds that groups associated with prominent anti-abortion judicial activist Leonard Leo — who has had a hand in the nomination of every sitting conservative Supreme Court justice — have poured tens of millions into significant state court races over the past two decades, demonstrating the depth of Leo’s campaign to pack U.S. courts with far right judges. Grid News has found… Source Source / Read More: Groups Connected With Leonard Leo Have Funneled $31 Million to State Court Races

Conway Advocated for Leonard Leo’s Supreme Court Picks After They Struck Business Deal

Explosive new reporting reveals that former senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway appears to have reached a business agreement with prominent conservative judicial activist Leonard Leo in 2017 — an agreement that apparently paid off in spades for the activist when Conway advocated for President Donald Trump to nominate Supreme Court justices backed by Leo. Politico reported on Tuesday that… Source Source / Read More: Conway Advocated for Leonard Leo’s Supreme Court Picks After They Struck Business Deal

Biden Signs Historic Same-Sex Marriage Protections Into Law

President Joe Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act into law on Tuesday — a little more than 10 years after he first announced his support for marriage equality as former President Barack Obama’s vice president in 2012. On social media earlier in the day, Biden had celebrated his plans to sign the legislation, which will enact federal protections for LGBTQ couples who are seeking to marry or… Source Source / Read More: Biden Signs Historic Same-Sex Marriage Protections Into Law

Warren Calls for Supreme Court to Be Bound to Ethics Code Amidst Leak Allegation

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) has called for the implementation of stricter ethics rules governing Supreme Court justices after explosive testimony from a former conservative activist revealed that certain right-wing justices had maintained close relationships with conservative evangelical groups over the course of decades. On Thursday, evangelical minister Robert Schenck testified… Source Source / Read More: Warren Calls for Supreme Court to Be Bound to Ethics Code Amidst Leak Allegation

Supreme Court Appears Split on Whether to Allow Partisan Control of Elections

On December 7, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that could deliver control of elections to partisan state legislatures and spell the end of state court oversight of voting rules — a form of judicial review that has been in place for more than two centuries. As a result, protections for the right to vote that are enshrined in nearly every state constitution will be in jeopardy. Source Source / Read More: Supreme Court Appears Split on Whether to Allow Partisan Control of Elections

77 Percent of Young Voters Said Student Debt Relief Motivated Them to Vote

As President Joe Biden’s student debt cancellation plan is held up in court, new polling finds that student debt relief was a major driver of votes in this year’s midterm election — especially among young voters, who were crucial to delivering wins for Democrats in November. Among 1,500 midterm voters polled by the Student Borrower Protection Center and Seven Letter Insight after the general… Source Source / Read More: 77 Percent of Young Voters Said Student Debt Relief Motivated Them to Vote

Right-Wing Groups Have Funneled $90M in Dark Money to “Moore v. Harper” Backers

Organizations supporting a fringe right-wing theory in a case currently before the Supreme Court that could mean the end of democracy as it’s known in the U.S. have received tens of millions of dollars from conservative dark money groups, a new report has found. According to research by Accountable.US, over the past six years, right-wing dark money groups have given nearly $90 million to five… Source Source / Read More: Right-Wing Groups Have Funneled $90M in Dark Money to “Moore v. Harper” Backers

Supreme Court Poised to Side With Anti-LGBTQ Web Designer in Discrimination Case

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a lawsuit brought by an evangelical Christian web designer who alleges that a Colorado law barring discrimination based on sexual orientation is in violation of her religious freedoms. Lorie Smith, a web designer from the Denver area who runs a company called 303 Creative, preemptively sued Colorado over the law, claiming that she feared… Source Source / Read More: Supreme Court Poised to Side With Anti-LGBTQ Web Designer in Discrimination Case