Tag Archives: Supreme Court

Thomas Knapp: Some Animals are More Equal Than Others When it Comes to ‘Privacy’

On May 9, The Hill reports, the US Senate passed — with unanimous consent! — a bill to “formally allow the Supreme Court of the United States Police to provide around-the-clock protection to [the justices’] family members, in line with the security some executive and congressional officials get.”

While sponsor John Cornyn (R-TX) justified the action on alleged “threats to the physical safety of Supreme Court Justices and their families,” the real reason for the bill is no secret.… Read more ...

Thomas Knapp: ‘Democracy’ Doesn’t Work as Argument Against Overturning Roe v. Wade

In the wake of a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion which, if it represents a final vote, would overturn Roe v. Wade, pro-choice advocates are marshaling their best — and worst — arguments against removing that ruling’s protections for abortion.

As always, I’ll refrain from sharing my own opinions on abortion as such.… Read more ...

Green Party: Leaked Roe v. Wade Decision Could Mean Massive Danger to Reproductive Healthcare

The Green Party of the United States has expressed alarm and calls to organize for the right to safe, legal and confidential access to abortions, following reports of a leaked draft Supreme Court majority opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade.

“This is an extremely disturbing decision from the Supreme Court,” said Green Party National Women’s Caucus Spokesperson Holly Hart.… Read more ...

Joel Schlosberg: Abortion, Out of the Political Trap

Whether or not Roe v. Wade is overturned, it will be headed the way of the Kansas-Nebraska Act.

The Supreme Court decision establishing a broad decriminalization of abortion throughout the United States has been unusually resilient for such a contentious subject. For nearly half a century, the verdict seemed as settled as any could be in American politics, with those favoring greater restrictions content to limit access de facto, rather than risk pushback against drastic changes to what is allowed de jure.… Read more ...

Libertarians on Abortion

On May 2, 2022 a leaked report showed that the Supreme Court of the United States would be overturning the 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision that affirmed that there is a Constitutional right for someone to obtain an abortion.

Abortion is likely the greatest wedge issue of our time. However, Americans as a whole are less divided over this question than hardcore left and right politicians would lead you to believe.… Read more ...

Constitution Party: The Death of Roe

The Constitution Party sent the following to its email subscribers Thursday. It comes in response to the leaked initial draft of the majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito authored.  The opinion, which Politico published in full, finds Mississippi’s restrictive abortion law to be constitutional, overruling the precedent of the controversial 1973 Roe v.… Read more ...

She Did Her Job: A Republican Senator’s Case Against Ketanji Brown Jackson

Facing questions during her confirmation hearing before the US Senate on March 22, Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson caught what may be the strangest sort of flak I’ve seen in one of these circuses.

“Do you support, then, the idea that indefinite detention of an enemy combatant is unlawful?” asked US Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), referring to Jackson’s representation of detainees held at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: Corporatist Judge Barrett – Two More Senate Abstentions Needed to Stop Trump

Author and consumer advocate Ralph Nader, the 1996 and 2000 Green Party presidential nominee, 2004 Independent presidential candidate and Reform Party presidential nominee, and 2008 Independent presidential candidate and the Peace and Freedom Party presidential nominee, published the following editorial last week on his website Nader.org. 

In a 1995 book review published in the University of Chicago Law Review, Elena Kagan (now Justice Kagan) wrote about judicial nominees avoiding disclosing their views on legal issues.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: Ginsburg Institute for Justice Needed for Our Depleted Democracy

Author and consumer advocate Ralph Nader, the 1996 and 2000 Green Party presidential nominee, 2004 Independent presidential candidate and Reform Party presidential nominee, and 2008 Independent presidential candidate and the Peace and Freedom Party presidential nominee, published the following editorial last week on his website Nader.org. 

Jean Monnet – a founder of the European Union once said: “Nothing is possible without men, but nothing is lasting without institutions.”… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: June Supreme Court Update

On the Libertarian Party’s website, Bekah Congdon posted the following update and analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions published this past month.

Last month saw several major decisions handed down by the Supreme Court that had an impact on a variety of factors affecting individual sovereignty, including reproductive freedom, the freedom to direct the religious education of one’s own children, and the freedom from state discrimination based upon sexual orientation.… Read more ...

Mark Cuban Considering Independent Presidential Run

During an appearance on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, billionaire Mark Cuban, the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, said he would not rule out running for president as an Independent in the 2020 election.

Discussion of a potential campaign starts at the 8:50 mark:

CHRIS WALLACE: Finally, you talked back in 2019 about running for president before you finally decided not to do so.

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Sam Sloan is a $1,200 clue on Jeopardy!

On the March 12 edition of the popular daytime game show Jeopardy!, Sam Sloan, a name familiar in third party politics, was mentioned in a $1,200 clue under the category “Defending Themselves in Court.”  Sloan is known for being a former officer of the Manhattan Libertarian Party and perennial candidate for pubic office including Governor of New York and President; however, he is also a taxi driver, publisher, renowned tournament-level Chess player, former board member of the U.S.… Read more ...