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Trump the Politician: Anti-Abortion vs. Anti-Immigration

Trump the Politician: Anti-Abortion vs. Anti-Immigration

  by Thomas L. Knapp In early June,  Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission (“the gay wedding cake case”) soaked up most of the Supreme Court decision media limelight, even though (or perhaps because) the court’s ruling doesn’t really dispose of the major issues in the case. Another case, also not decided on its […]

Will Janus open the right-to-work door?

Will Janus open the right-to-work door?

. By Larry Sand A lawsuit on track to be heard by the Supreme Court could free all public employees from paying forced union dues. The Friedrichs lawsuit should have done the trick. The case, which would have made belonging to a public employee union optional as a condition of employment nationwide, was set to […]

California Magazine Ban Saga: State Bans Repair Kits, NRA Sues Again

California Magazine Ban Saga: State Bans Repair Kits, NRA Sues Again

By BillJ   Back in February, San Francisco sued a number of online retailers who were advertising standard-capacity magazines, and now they’ve won. The retailers are henceforth barred from advertising the mag repair kits in CA, so if you want to repair your grandfathered magazines you’ll have to go out of state, I guess. The […]

SCOTUS: Patent Trolls’ Loss is a Win for Honest Commerce

SCOTUS: Patent Trolls’ Loss is a Win for Honest Commerce

. By Thomas L. Knapp On May 22, the US Supreme Court ruled unanimously — and correctly — on a fairly obscure case that nonetheless has huge implications in an area where millions or even billions of dollars are frequently at stake. In TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands, the Court came down against […]

SCOTUS: The Nuclear Option is Not Enough

SCOTUS: The Nuclear Option is Not Enough

. By Thomas L. Knapp On January 31,  president Donald Trump nominated federal appellate judge Neil Gorsuch to fill a vacancy on the US Supreme Court created nearly a year before by Associate Justice Antonin Scalia’s death. More than two months later — nearly 14 months since  Scalia’s passing and after 13 months of Republican […]

Hero or villain? WikiLeaks Julian Assange speech

Hero or villain? WikiLeaks Julian Assange speech

By George Miller WikiLeaks head Julian Assange made a nine and a half minute speech from the London Ecuadorian Embassy on October 21, 2016, after a siege of the embassy/cutoff of Internet communications and increasingly aggressive activities by the U.S. and other governments to take him into custody. Assange was granted asylum by the Ecuadorian […]

Whole Woman’s Health: Justice Thomas Exposes the Court’s Corrupt Abortion Jurisprudence

Whole Woman’s Health: Justice Thomas Exposes the Court’s Corrupt Abortion Jurisprudence

This morning, The American Thinker published our article entitled “Whole Woman’s Health: Justice Thomas Exposes the Court’s Corrupt Abortion Jurisprudence.” By a vote of 5 (Breyer, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan) to 3 (Thomas, Alito, and Roberts), the Court struck down the Texas law on Monday. We filed an amicus brief in that case on […]

SCOTUS denies CA death penalty suit

SCOTUS denies CA death penalty suit

. The Supreme Court declined to hear a lawsuit intent on overturning California’s death penalty regime on that grounds that it was too slow to be constitutional, drawing a rebuke from just one of their members.  “The case was brought by Richard D. Boyer, who has cited the stress of his long wait on death row […]

Election 2016: The Courtpocalypse and How to Delay It

Election 2016: The Courtpocalypse and How to Delay It

. . By Thomas L. Knapp Presidential election campaigns tend to follow a predictable issues timetable, but certain events can upset that timetable in a big way. The death of US Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia is precisely such an event, and its consequences will be felt in November. By the time Scalia’s body reached […]

SCOTUS Saves ObamaCare — and the GOP’s 2016 Prospects

SCOTUS Saves ObamaCare — and the GOP’s 2016 Prospects

    By Thomas L. Knapp The US Supreme Court handed down its ruling in King v. Burwell on Thursday (June 25), putting to rest the question of whether or not certain subsidies created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) would remain available. The Court ruled against the clear language and intent […]

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