Mitch McConnell Votes Against Protections for Interracial Marriages, Despite Being in One
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is a man who contains multitudes, apparently. McConnell voted to block the Respect for Marriage Act on Wednesday—a bill that protects some rights for same-sex and interracial married couples—despite being in an interracial marriage, himself. McConnell is married to former President Trump’s Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chao, the first Asian American woman ever to serve in a presidential cabinet.news.yahoo.com
What the Same-Sex Marriage Bill in Congress Would and Wouldn’t Do
The US Congress has moved a step closer to approving proposed legislation codifying the federal government’s embrace of same-sex marriage. The right to such unions is the law of the land throughout the US today but only because of a 2015 Supreme Court decision. And civil rights advocates fear that ruling is in danger of being reversed by today’s more conservative panel of justices. Should that happen, the proposed new law in Congress would maintain some of the rights of same-sex couples but woulwashingtonpost.com
Ginni Thomas joins conservatives pressing to delay House, Senate GOP elections
Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is among a group of 59 influential conservative power brokers who signed an open letter pressing Republican leaders in the House and Senate to delay their internal conference leadership elections. “The Republican Party needs leaders who will confidently and skillfully present a persuasive coherent vision…news.yahoo.com
Trump lawyers saw Clarence Thomas as key to stop Biden electoral count, emails show
An email sent on Dec. 31, 2020, one lawyer argued that the Supreme Court justice would “end up being key" to asking the high court to overturn then-President-elect Joe Biden’s win in contested states.washingtonpost.com
Supreme Court clears way for Graham testimony in Georgia
The Supreme Court on Tuesday lifted a temporary hold on Sen. Lindsey Graham's testimony in a Georgia investigation of possible illegal interference in the 2020 election by then-President Donald Trump and his allies in the state. The court left no legal impediments in the way of Graham's appearance before a special grand jury, now scheduled for Nov. 17. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis had told the justices that “the delay resulting from a stay would be unavoidably harmful” to the grand jury investigation.news.yahoo.com
Justice Jackson Recused Herself From a Supreme Court Case. Your Move, Clarence Thomas!
Today, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments that will likely result in its overturning of affirmative action in education. The plaintiffs allege that race-conscious school admissions are a form of discrimination against White and Asian students. It’s bad! But there are actually two separate arguments today about the constitutionality about affirmative action, because Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson recused herself from one due to a potential conflict of interest. Justice Clarence Thomas is seeinnews.yahoo.com
Supreme Court puts hold on order that Sen Graham testify before grand jury
Justice Clarence Thomas Monday put at least a temporary hold on an order that Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) appeared before a Georgia grand jury investigating possible attempts by President Donald Trump and his allies to disrupt the state’s 2020 presidential election.washingtonpost.com
Graham asks Supreme Court to intervene after election ruling
Sen. Lindsey Graham has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene after a lower court ordered him to testify before a special grand jury in Georgia investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in the state.
Graham asks Supreme Court to intervene after election ruling
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene after a lower court ordered him to testify before a special grand jury in Georgia investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in the state. Thomas has previously come under scrutiny for his vote in a different Trump documents case, in which he was the only member of the court to vote against allowing the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot to obtain Trump records held by the National Archives and Records Administration.news.yahoo.com
Sotomayor on Clarence Thomas: ‘I believe not everyone can reach their bootstraps’
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Thursday said that fellow Justice Clarence Thomas “cares about legal issues differently than me,” adding that she thinks “not everyone” can pull themselves up by their bootstraps. Sotomayor, speaking at Chicago’s Roosevelt University praised her colleague and said that he “cares about people.” “He cares about legal issues differently…news.yahoo.com
Mar-a-Lago probe: DOJ asks 11th Circuit to 'end' special master review of Trump records seized by FBI
The Justice Department filed a motion requesting that the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals “end” Special Master Raymond Dearie’s independent review of records seized by the FBI from Mar-a-Lago.foxnews.com
Loud and clear: New Justice Jackson speaks volumes at bench
Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman on the Supreme Court and its newest justice, said before the term began that she was “ready to work.” For now, Jackson's approach seems less like Justice Clarence Thomas, who once went 10 years without asking a question, and more like Justice Neil Gorsuch, who in his first year was one of the more active questioners. “I can’t think of a time where you’ve seen a junior justice take hold of the arguments” to the same extent, Feldman said using the court’s shorthand title for the newest justice.news.yahoo.com
Investiture ceremony seals the deal: First Black woman on Supreme Court is seated
By Lauren Sue Daily Kos StaffNewly-minted Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson will join the court—the first Black woman to do so—on Monday when the new court term begins. Holding on to hope is no small feat, though a necessary one, I am reminded by Jackson’s investiture ceremony on Friday. “It was actually the fact that the old justice was no longer there.”Jackson is filling a seat vacated when Breyer retired. I believe in the power of a Black mother driven by a sense of duty and dedication. In the words of President Joe Biden, who attended Jackson’s investiture ceremony: “Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson has already brought uncompromising integrity, a strong moral compass, and courage to the Supreme Court.”thewestsidegazette.com
Justice Clarence Thomas, whose activism -- along with his wife's -- has bolstered conservative causes, is poised to be a central figure as the Supreme Court reconsiders rolling back more landmark ruli
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas at the White House on Oct. 26, 2020. Jonathan Newton /The Washington Post via Getty Images)With the opening of the U.S. Supreme Court’s new session on Oct. 3, 2022, Clarence Thomas is arguably the most powerful justice on the nation’s highest court. In 1991, after Thomas became an associate justice and only the second African American to do so, his power was improbable to almost everyone except him and his wife, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas. He received U.S.news.yahoo.com
Ginni Thomas told Jan. 6 committee she still thinks election was stolen, chairman says
During a nearly five-hour interview with the committee investigating the insurrection at the Capitol, the conservative activist reiterated the debunked claims of election fraud, according to Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.).washingtonpost.com
Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, told the Jan. 6 investigators she still believes the 2020 election was stolen, committee chairman tells CNN
Her lawyer said Thomas was "happy to cooperate with the Committee to clear up the misconceptions about her activities surrounding the 2020 elections."news.yahoo.com
Democrats punt same-sex marriage vote until after election
Democrats are punting a vote to protect same-sex and interracial marriages until after the November midterm elections, a blow for the legislation that comes days after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed to put the Senate on the record on the issue “in the coming weeks.”.
Justice Thomas cancels plans to teach at DC law school
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has backed out of teaching a seminar at George Washington University’s law school in the nation’s capital, following student protests and the university’s statement of support for the conservative justice’s role on campus.
Jan. 6 panel deepens probe to Trump Cabinet, awaits Thomas
The House Jan. 6 committee plans to interview more former Cabinet secretaries and is prepared to subpoena conservative activist Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, who’s married to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, as part of its investigation of the Capitol riot and Donald Trump’s role.
Jan. 6 panel: More turning up with evidence against Trump
A member of the House Jan. 6 committee says more witnesses are coming forward with new details on the Capitol insurrection following former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s devastating testimony last week against former President Donald Trump.