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"Travel ban" issue? Nine to zero to let the President do what is necessary to protect all Americans. The U.S. Supreme Court hears appeals - news of potential cases here.
Some decisions as the Session 2017-2018 winds down...go to U.S. Supreme Court website for all.
FOR A REVIEW OF WHAT THE SUPREME COURT DID 2019-2020
The Session not yet over we believe...
On a 7-2 vote, Supreme Court did this (NYPost7-9-20)
On a seven to two vote, Supreme Court did this:
UNANIMOUS DECISION - https://nypost.com/2020/07/06/scotus-presidential-electors-must-pick-their-states-popular-vote-winner/
"...The unanimous decision in the 'faithless elector' case was a defeat
for those who want to change the Electoral College, and who believed a
win would lead to presidential elections based on the popular or total
number of votes.
"...Every four years, weeks after Election Day, the members of the
Electoral College cast the actual votes for president. Many states have
laws requiring electors to pledge that they will support the winner of
the state’s popular vote, but electors occasionally go rogue" from
A NEW INSTITUTION MAY GROW - QUESTIONING OVERREACH (PERCEIVED) IN COVID-19 EXECUTIVE ORDERS
DECISION 5-4 IN FAVOR OF 5th AMENDMENT RIGHTS
A new view from Supreme CT - 5-4: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/18pdf/17-647_m648.pdf
ON ANOTHER SUBJECT...5-4
There's a frog there for sure...but Supremes say, unanimously, "not so fast"
THE Court ultimately took a pass...
WAS THIS IN THE NYTIMES? NO BUT... WASHINGTON POST
ALSO IN WASHINGTON TIMES:
The Supreme Court agreed to weigh in on the full argument about "citizen-ship" question in short form.
AND FROM NBC NEWS:
FROM ABOUT TOWN:
The request that everyone fill out the "short form" has always been a
joke, IMHO. The "sample" long form has given way thru the years to
a floating sample ("ACS")
Since the U.S. Census operates on the "honor system" (see article
directly above from NBC) it is not 100% accurate and never has
been. Only good for analysis but not the legal kind.
Public sector union decision:
INTERNET SALES/TAX: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/21/supreme-court-rules-states-can-collect-sales-tax-o/
Check out the 5-4 decision - not the usual partners!
EMPLOYMENT LAW CASE
SPORTS BETTING BEATS THE ODDS AND WINS
TAXING INTERNET SALES
UNIONS RIGHT OR WRONG
When is cellphone communication not protected?
"PING" story of 4th Amendment in 21st Century - https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/nov/29/trump-admin-scotus-no-warrant-cellphone-records/
What is "gerrymandering in 2017?"
This CNN article describes what might result perhaps in
time for the 2020 census??? And the Supreme Court to hear a case
questioning partisan gerrymandering: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/sep/26/supreme-court-to-hear-gerrymandering-arguments/
Where else has the U.S. Supreme Court taken action affecting Weston and similar jurisdictions?
Previously, About Weston kept track of SCOTUS session by
session, from 2007-2008 until 2014-2015. The Court's
search function is a better source. About Town makes up trick questions...and expresses this website's opinions.