Supreme Court agrees to hear challenge to Trump administration’s “Protect Life Rule”

By Dave Andrusko Back in December we reported on the question of whether the Supreme Court would take  up conflicting appeals courts’ rulings over the constitutionality of the Trump administration’s “Protect Life Rule.” The rule was upheld nationwide by the Ninth Circuit, with the exception of Maryland where the Fourth Circuit blocked the rule from …

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U.S. Supreme Court Restores In-Person Requirement for Chemical Abortions

WASHINGTON—On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay to a July 2020 decision by U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang that suspended the Food and Drug Administration’s rule, which among other things, requires a woman to have an in-person doctor’s visit before undergoing a chemical (“medication”) abortion during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the FDA’s “Risk …

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Supreme Court to decide whether to tackle conflicting court opinions on the “Protect Life Rule”

By Dave Andrusko On January 8, 2021, the Supreme Court will consider whether to take up conflicting appeals courts’ rulings over the constitutionality of the Trump administration’s “Protect Life Rule.” The rule requires recipients of the Title X family planning money not to co-locate with abortion clinics or refer clients for abortion as a method …

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Supreme Court says no to Satanic Temple which wanted Justice Barrett to recuse herself from case challenging Missouri law

By Dave Andrusko You have to give the Devil (so to speak) his due. The Satanic Temple is nothing if not diligent in its efforts to overturn a Missouri law that requires  a 72-hour waiting period before a woman has an abortion and that she receives “an informed-consent booklet” that “expresses Missouri’s view that ‘[t]he life …

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett now Justice Barrett

By Dave Andrusko The United States Senate last night confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court, succeeded the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Barrett’s confirmation is a tribute most of all to President Donald Trump who kept his promise—as he has all the promises within his ability to do so—to nominate judges …

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Amy Coney Barrett is sworn as the newest member of the Supreme Court

Editor’s note. Last night, President Trump congratulated Amy Coney Barrett for having been confirmed by the Senate to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Justice Clarence Thomas administered the standard constitutional oath,  and this morning she took the separate judicial oath, at the Court. What follows is a transcript of President Trump’s remarks …

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National Right to Life Expresses Gratitude to President and Senate Republicans for seating Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court Justice

WASHINGTON — The president of the nation’s oldest and largest pro-life organization this evening commended President Trump and Senate Republicans for overcoming intense political attacks to successfully seat Amy Coney Barrett as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The Senate voted 52-48 to confirm Barrett, with all 47 Senate Democrats voting in opposition …

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National Right to Life Commends Senate Republicans for Advancing Judge Amy Coney Barrett Nomination to U.S. Senate Floor

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee today voted 12-0 to favorably advance the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to become an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The full Senate is expected to confirm Barrett early next week. Carol Tobias, president of National Right Life, commented:  “National Right to Life commends Chairman Lindsey …

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Final vote on the confirmation of Judge Barrett to the Supreme Court expected on Monday

New poll finds 51% of registered voters say she should be confirmed to 28% who say she should not By Dave Andrusko On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sent out the following tweet: According to USA Today, at his weekly news conference yesterday, Sen. McConnell said the Senate will take up Judge Barrett’s confirmation …

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Support for Judge Barrett’s confirmation continues to grow as Judiciary Committee vote set for next Thursday

By Dave Andrusko Earlier today, the Senate Judiciary Committee formally set a panel vote on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court for October 22.  Bless Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s generous heart and her incredible patience. Were I the object of the awful accusations hurled at her by lightweights such as …

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Iowa Senator Joni Ernst’s Opening Statement at Judiciary Committee Hearing for Supreme Court Nominee Judge Barrett

Editor’s note. As the proceedings continue through a second day, we’re posting some of the opening statements in support of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Judge Barrett, thank you so much for being in front of us today. Welcome to you and, of course, I am …

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