Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Tag Archives: clarence thomas

Baltimore, Big Oil wage Supreme Court battle over climate change lawsuit (access required)

An attorney for about two dozen fossil fuel companies urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to have Baltimore’s climate change lawsuit against Big Oil litigated in federal rather than state court. Kannon K. Shanmugam pressed the justices to rule ...

Read More »

Supreme Court must decide whether to press on with gun case (access required)

As the nation renews debate over gun control, the Supreme Court must decide whether to press ahead with a Second Amendment case it has accepted for the coming term, its first in a decade. Gun-control groups operate under a no-news-is-good-news ...

Read More »

Supreme Court says 1 state can’t be sued in another’s courts (access required)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court decided Monday that one state cannot unwillingly be sued in the courts of another, overruling a 40-year precedent and perhaps, foreshadowing an argument over the viability of other high court decisions. The outcome left one ...

Read More »

ABA’s civic literacy survey yields ‘troubling’ results

John Roberts might need a better press agent. Less than half of the American public knows Roberts is chief justice of the United States, a position he has held since 2005. The 49 percent of the population in the know ...

Read More »

When Thomas speaks, people remember

News reports that Justice Clarence Thomas ended three years of silence during oral arguments Wednesday reminds me of the story of the 5-year-old boy who had yet to speak a word.

Read More »

Senators grapple with accusation against Kavanaugh, denial (access required)

WASHINGTON — Nowhere is gender politics thicker in the election season air than in the mannerly U.S. Senate as it considers what President Donald Trump’s choice for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, did or didn’t do in high school. Christine Blasey ...

Read More »