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In a draft Supreme Court opinion on Roe v. Wade, Justice Alito made a series of claims about the history of abortion law, gender rates of voting, and about race and abortion. We found some of his statements were missing context.
The leaking of a draft majority opinion on the night of May 2, 2022, produced a significant response — nationwide and on the steps of the court itself.
The highest court in the U.S. is more secretive than other institutions.
Did Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor get hung at Guantanamo Bay? No, that's not true: There is no evidence that she was sentenced to hang at Guantanamo Bay. A duty officer from the Pentagon told Lead Stories that the claim was false.
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MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell provided some interesting historical background to Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation hearings in March 2022.
First, the Senate Judiciary Committee is set to vote on April 4. Then, the full Senate will consider her appointment to the nation's High Court.
Sen. Bill Frist meets with judicial nominees Janice Rogers Brown and Priscilla Owens on May 17, 2005. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images.)Viral social media posts claim that Republicans were the first to nominate a black woman to the Supreme Court in 2
A look back at the path that took Brown Jackson to within a single Senate vote of the nation's highest court.
Republicans “nominated the 1st Black woman to the SCOTUS & she was BLOCKED & filibustered by… Joe Biden.”
Quick Take Republicans did not nominate former Judge Janice Rogers Brown to the U.S. Supreme Court. A Facebook post falsely claims that Brown — not Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson — was the first Black woman to be nominated to the nation’
Right-wing Sen. Mike Braun of Indiana (R) quickly backtracked on March 22 2022 after offering interracial marriage as an example of issues that the Supreme Court, in his opinion, should leave up for individual states to decide. Braun made the remark to
Was Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor sentenced to death at Guantanamo Bay? No, that's not true: There is no evidence that Sotomayor has been arrested or sentenced to death as of March 15, 2022, as claimed in an online article. Also,
The high court — whose nine members include two men accused of sexual misconduct themselves — declined to review a stunning decision out of Pennsylvania that released Cosby from prison in June.
In Jackson, Biden delivers on a campaign promise to make the historic appointment and to further diversify a court that was made up entirely of white men for almost two centuries.
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Did the U.S. Marine Corps arrest Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor after a three-month investigation that found she received money for being in favor of masking, vaccination mandates and fabricating statements to increase the fear of
“Clarence Thomas is about to become the only member of the current Supreme Court who was nominated by a president of one party and confirmed by a Senate controlled by the other party.”
Fox News host Sean Hannity misleadingly claimed that President Joe Biden was venturing into unprecedented territory with his pledge to nominate a Black woman as a replacement for U.S. Supreme […] The post Sean Hannity claimed Joe Biden is the fir
"BIDEN: 'I'm not gonna take any questions because I think it's inappropriate.'"
“Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor tests positive for COVID-19 despite triple vaccination, diligent masking and working from home.”
The justices rejected a bid by Trump to withhold the documents from the committee until the issue is finally resolved by the courts.
“We respect the court’s ruling and will comply,” Starbucks Chief Operating Officer John Culver wrote in the memo.
As the global COVID-19 pandemic dragged into its third year, “Gorsuch” trended on Twitter on January 18 2022, primarily due to tweets claiming that Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch refused to wear a mask to work — which forces fello
The Supreme Court has stopped the Biden administration from enforcing a requirement that employees at large businesses be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing and wear a mask on the job.
Are over 100,000 children in serious condition because of COVID-19? No, that's not true: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor overstated the pandemic's toll on children 17 and under during Supreme Court oral arguments on January 7, 2022.
Was Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor photographed eating dinner with Democratic politicians including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on January 7, 2022? No, that's not true: Although a newsletter
The Supreme Court’s conservative majority appeared skeptical Friday of the Biden administration's authority to impose a vaccine-or-testing requirement on the nation's large employers.
“Chief Justice John Roberts goes after the highest court in the land, citing their ‘inappropriate political influence.’”
Former President Donald Trump turned to the Supreme Court in a last-ditch effort to keep documents away from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol.
Visual evidence surfaced supposedly showing four protesters outside the federal courthouse taking pills to end early pregnancies.
The justices will weigh whether to uphold a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks and overrule the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
Prosecutors urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction, complaining in a petition the verdict was thrown out over a questionable agreement that the comic claimed gave him lifetime immunity.
The Supreme Court is taking up challenges to a Texas law that has virtually ended abortion in the nation’s second-largest state after six weeks of pregnancy.
The Supreme Court is allowing the Texas law that bans most abortions to remain in place, but has agreed to hear arguments in the case in early November.
Some of the most important moves by the Supreme Court in the past few years haven’t followed the traditional process of briefs, oral arguments, and private discussions among the justices to produce lengthy, heavily footnoted opinions. Some procedural
The move comes as the Texas clinics are running out of avenues to stop the GOP-engineered law that bans abortions once cardiac activity is detected, which is usually around six weeks.
Did the Supreme Court in the U.S. rule that the COVID-19 "pathogen is not a vaccine", is unsafe and "must be avoided at all costs," and has the court canceled "the universal vax"? No, that's not true: The United States Supreme Court has n
Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that it is unconstitutional to punish abortion, unanimously annulling several provisions of a law from Coahuila that had made abortion a criminal act.