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  1. Supreme Court Justice Breyer Retiring Thursday—And Ketanji Brown Jackson Will Be Immediately Sworn In WWW.FORBES.COM Breyer’s retirement will pave the way for Ketanji Brown Jackson to be sworn in.
  2. Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows - POLITICO WWW.POLITICO.COM "We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled," Justice Alito writes in an initial majority draft circulated inside the court.
  3. Biden to form commission to study Supreme Court changes WWW.NBCNEWS.COM The bipartisan commission will examine the length of service and turnover of justices on the court as well as its membership and size, the White House said.
  4. Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Affordable Care Act leaving it in place WWW.CNN.COM The Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to the Affordable Care Act on Thursday in a decision that will leave the law intact and save health care for millions of Americans. The justices turned away a challenge from Republican-led states and the former Trump administration who urged the justices to block the entire law.
  5. Biden poised to announce first wave of nominations to reshape U.S. courts WWW.NBCNEWS.COM One prospect generating buzz is District Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, whose expected appointment to a key appeals court could signal a future Supreme Court nomination.
  6. RBG, Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan, Roberts and Gorsuch voted in favor of LGBT. All dissenters were conservatives.
  7. https://www.npr.org/2019/06/20/731824045/supreme-court-cross-can-stand-on-public-land-in-separation-of-church-and-state-c Based on the bold, does this make it easier for Islamic/Jewish/Satanist/Buddhist/Scientologist/etc. to stand on public lands? I always felt this stuff has to be all or nothing. 7-2 ruling, Ginsberg led the dissent and read it from the bench. Sotomayor joined in dissent.
  8. A divided Supreme Court said Thursday that Louisiana may not enforce a law that opponents say would close most of the state’s abortion clinics and leave it with only one doctor eligible to perform the procedure.
  9. https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/22/politics/scotus-transgender-ban/index.html The Supreme Court allowed President Donald Trump's transgender military ban to go into effect on Tuesday, dealing a blow to LGBT activists who call the ban cruel and irrational. The policy, first announced by the President in July 2017 via Twitter, and later officially released by then-Secretary of Defense James Mattis, blocks individuals who have been diagnosed with a condition known as gender dysphoria from serving with limited exceptions. It also specifies that individuals without the condition can serve, but only if they do so according to the sex they were assigned at birth.
  10. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/supreme-court-leaves-legal-victory-place-planned-parenthood-n945946
  11. Opinion here. Three additional features of the entry policy support the Government’s claim of a legitimate national security interest. First, since the President introduced entry restrictions in January 2017, three Muslim-majority countries—Iraq, Sudan, and Chad—have been removed from the list. Second, for those countries still subject to entry restrictions, the Proclamation includes numerous exceptions for various categories of foreign nationals. Finally, the Proclamation creates a waiver program open to all covered foreign nationals seeking entry as immigrants or nonimmigrants. Under these circumstances, the Government has set forth a sufficient national security justification to survive rational basis review.
  12. The 5-4 decision broke with 50 years' worth of legal rulings that barred the states from imposing sales taxes on most of the purchases their residents make from out-of-state retailers.
  13. In the specific case before the court, the justices ruled that authorities generally must obtain a warrant to gain access to cell-tower records that can provide a virtual timeline and map of a person’s whereabouts.
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