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Today in Supreme Court History: April 12, 1945

Today in Supreme Court History: April 12, 19454/12/1945: President Harry Truman’s inauguration. He would make four appointments to the Supreme Court: Chief Justice Vinson, and Justices Burton, Clark, and Minton. The post Today in Supreme Court History: April 12, 1945 appeared first on Reason.com. ….. Read More.REASON – Free Minds & Free Markets | This, That and The OtherFri, April 12, 20243 hours ago


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The Supreme Court Is Shaming Itself

The Supreme Court Is Shaming ItselfDonald Trump is determined to avoid accountability before the general election, and, so far, the U.S. Supreme Court is helping him.Trump has no legal ground whatsoever to delay a ruling in his plea for presidential immunity. The reason Trump has nevertheless sought to slow down the immunity appeals process is obvious: to postpone the trial date, hopefully pushing it into a time when, as president, he would control the Department of Justice and thus could squash the prosecution altogether. The Supreme Court has shamed itself by being a party to this, when the sole issue before the Court is presidential immunity. By contrast, Special Counsel Jack Smith has both law and policy on his side in seeking a prompt determination on immunity and a speedy trial soon thereafter. Yet the Court has ignored all that.[David A. Graham: The cases against Trump–a guide]The Supreme Court’s lollygagging…


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Kari Lake Claims She Opposes Arizona’s Near-Total Abortion Ban—The Same One She Cheered Two Year...

Kari Lake Claims She Opposes Arizona’s Near-Total Abortion Ban—The Same One She Cheered Two Year…Shortly after the Arizona Supreme Court upheld a Civil War-era, near-total ban on abortion on Tuesday, Republican Senate hopeful and former gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake blasted the decision as “out of step with Arizonans.”  She declined, however, to explain the apparent about-face. Two years ago on the gubernatorial campaign trail, Lake eagerly praised the 1864 law, which if enforced would make nearly all abortions in the state illegal and potentially criminalize healthcare providers with up to five years in prison.   “I’m incredibly thrilled that we are going to have a great law that’s already on the books,” Lake said on a June 2022 episode of “The Conservative Circus with James T. Harris,” adding that the law would enable Arizonans to “be paving the way and setting the course for other states to follow.”  Lake is a…


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FBI director warns of potential terrorist attack against US

FBI director warns of potential terrorist attack against USViewAddressing members of the House Appropriations Committee, FBI director Christopher Wray put the agency’s budget request in stark terms.”We need all the tools, people and all the resources required to tackle these threats and keep Americans safe,” Wray said.Wray’s warning comes in the wake of the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel, and the subsequent Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip. He said those overseas events could embolden small groups or a lone wolf targeting America.”Our most immediate concern has been that individuals or small groups will draw twisted inspiration from the events in the Middle East to carry out attacks here at home,” Wray said.One concern is the terrorist group, ISIS. Just this month, law enforcement in Idaho arrested Alexander Mercurio. In court documents, federal officials say the 18-year-old pledged allegiance to ISIS, attempted to provide material support to the group…


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Kamala Harris expected to blame Trump as ‘architect’ of abortion ban crisis in Arizona visit –...

Kamala Harris expected to blame Trump as ‘architect’ of abortion ban crisis in Arizona visit –…Vice-president will stage campaign event in state after its supreme court ruled 1864 ban could go into effectAhead of her campaign trip to Tuscon, Arizona on Friday where she is expected to blame Donald Trump for the country’s abortion rights crisis, Kamala Harris tweeted:“Women across our country are suffering at the hands of extremists who say they’re motivated by the well-being of women and children but ignore the crisis of maternal mortality.”The House Republican speaker, Mike Johnson, will meet with Trump in Mar-a-Lago, where they plan to deliver remarks on “election integrity”, NBC reports.The House is set to vote on the reauthorization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the controversial legislation that failed two days ago in the Republican-led chamber.Biden is set to deliver a virtual keynote address at Rev Al Sharpton’s annual racial justice…


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Matt Gaetz Is Winning

Matt Gaetz Is WinningUsually, you need about 10 minutes to walk from the Rayburn House Office Building to the House Chamber. But if you’re running from a reporter, it’ll only take you five.When Matt Gaetz spotted me outside his office door one afternoon early last November, he popped in his AirPods and started speed walking down the hall. I took off after him, waving and smiling like the good-natured midwesterner I am. “Congressman, hi,” I said, suddenly wishing I’d worn shoes with arch support. “I just wanted to introduce myself!” I had prepared a long list of questions, hoping for a thoughtful conversation but ready for a tense one. He was a firebrand, after all, or so said the title of his 2020 memoir, Firebrand.Gaetz is a creature of our time: versed in the art of performance politics and eager to blow up anything to get a little something. He…


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