Tag: Supreme Court

Trump Administration Takes Another Hit on DACA

The Trump administration suffered another major blow in their fight against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The Supreme Court’s Monday ruling to allow the latest state level injunction concerning the March 5 deadline to renew DACA eligibility has temporarily halted the President’s attempt to eliminate the Obama era…

Supreme Court Allows Trump's 'Muslim Ban 3.0' to Go into Effect

President Donald Trump kicked off the holiday season byretweeting racist, anti-Muslim videoson Wednesday, which garnered the praise ofDavid Duke, former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. Trump’s sentiment continued on Monday through the Supreme Court, whichcosigned on his travel ban thattargets people from six Muslim-majority countries. The court, except…

Democrats Come Down Hard at Supreme Court Nomination Hearing

At the first day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch, Republicans praised the nominee while Democrats scrutinized the judge and the circumstances surrounding the hearing. “I am deeply disappointed that it is under these circumstances that we begin these hearings,” Dianne Feinstein, the Democratic ranking member…

Trump's Supreme Court Pick 'Even More Extreme' than Justice Scalia

LGBT advocacy groups have raised concerns about President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, and 19 groups signed a letter on Thursday addressing these issues. The March 16 message comes just days before confirmation hearings are scheduled to begin on March 20. The letter, obtained by…

Transgender Rights Remain in Limbo: Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear what has been considered a major case regarding transgender rights in schools. The court’s decision on Monday comes in light of the new administration’s reversal of an Obama-era guidance that stated public schools must allow transgender students to use the bathroom that aligns…

'Religious Freedom' Order Could Legalize Discrimination

President Donald Trump has given women, along with the LGBT community and its advocates, another reason to doubt his commitment to protecting equal rights. A leaked draft of a “religious freedom” executive order, obtained by The Nation, would legalize discrimination based on religious beliefs “without suffering adverse treatment from the…

SCOTUS Nominee Raises Concerns in LGBT Community

President Donald Trump on Monday fulfilled his campaign promise to nominate a conservative judge to replace the late Judge Antonin Scalia in the United State Supreme Court. Judge Neil Gorsuch “is universally respected for his integrity, fairness, and decency,” the White House said in a statement. “And he understands the…

Loretta Lynch: DOJ 'Stands ready' to Stop Unlawful Intimidation, Discrimination at Voting Polls

Though a Supreme Court decision will limit the amount of DOJ poll observers, the U.S. attorney general says the DOJ will “protect every eligible citizen’s right to vote.” By Sheryl Estrada Amid Republican presidential candidate Trump’s cries of a “rigged election,” and soliciting poll watchersor “Trump election observers” as stated…