Tag: Supreme Court

Trump adds five to his Supreme Court list — but there’s still no vacancy

Image License Photo: Pixabay 17 NOV 17 18:38 ET By Kevin Liptak and Ariane de Vogue, CNN (CNN) — President Donald Trump took the unusual step Friday of adding names to the roster of potential Supreme Court justices he distributed during his run for office, even though the court has no current vacancies and no justices have announced their intentions to retire. The names supplement a list Trump released during last year’s presidential campaign of conservative jurists whom he would consider nominating to the high court should a vacancy arise. Trump nominated one of those judges, Neil Gorsuch, earlier this...

Read More

Supreme Court rejects NCAA appeal of antitrust ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place court rulings that found the NCAA’s amateurism rules for big-time college basketball and football players violated federal antitrust law. The justices on Monday rejected the NCAA’s appeal in a class-action lawsuit originally filed by former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon and other athletes. The court also rejected O’Bannon’s separate appeal that called on the justices to reinstate a plan to pay football and basketball players. The effect of the high-court action is to leave the NCAA vulnerable to more legal challenges that are working their way through the courts....

Read More

Democrats seek repeal of ban on federal funding of abortion

NEW YORK (AP) — The law that bans federal funding for Medicaid coverage of most abortions is now in the spotlight some 40 years after it was passed by Congress, emerging as an election issue in the national debate over the procedure. First approved in 1976, and renewed annually ever since as part of the congressional appropriations process, the Hyde Amendment makes exceptions in cases of rape or incest, or when a pregnancy endangers a women’s life. For most of its existence, the amendment had broad bipartisan support in Congress, but that’s now changed. At their recent national convention,...

Read More

Tom Brady’s ‘Deflategate’ Appeal Rejected By Federal Court

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected Tom Brady’s attempt to get a new hearing on his “Deflategate” suspension. Brady was asking for the full 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear the case. In April, a three-judge panel said that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was within his powers when he suspended the star quarterback four games for his role in a scheme to doctor the footballs used in a Jan. 18, 2015, playoff game. The decision Wednesday affirms the wide-ranging powers given to the commissioner by the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement and was a...

Read More

Supreme Court ruling imperils abortion laws in many states

NEW YORK (AP) — By striking down tough abortion restrictions in Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court has emboldened abortion-rights activists nationwide and imperiled a range of anti-abortion laws in numerous states. Many anti-abortion leaders were openly disappointed, bracing for the demise of restrictions that they had worked vigorously to enact over the past few years. The Supreme Court has decided “the abortion industry will continue to reign unchecked as mothers are subjected to subpar conditions,” said Heather Weininger, executive director of Wisconsin Right to Life. On the other side of the debate, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards hailed the...

Read More