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Two Big Ones From the Supremes

The Lunch Whistle has blown at the law mines.  Two big wins from the Supreme Court for the Administration and the pro-life movement.

 

First, for the Administration, the Court upheld Trump’s travel ban 5-4.  Go here to read the 92 page ruling.  (Judicial bloat is really getting out of hand.)

For Pro-lifers, the Court signaled the death knell for the attempt by California to compel pro-abort messages from pro-life crisis pregnancy centers.  Go here to read the text  of the decision written by Justice Clarence Thomas.

These decisions would have gone the opposite way without Gorsuch on the Court.  Elections do matter.  More later in the week after I have had an opportunity to read the decsions.

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Trump Largely Wins One In the Supreme Court

 

In an unsigned opinion today the Supreme Court lifted stays imposed by lower courts on President Trump’s travel ban on travel for 90 days from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen, except for nationals of those countries who have a connection with the US, for example through relatives, etc.  The ban itself will be argued before the Court in the fall, by which time the 90 days would have expired in any case.  Justices Thomas, Gorsuch and Alito joined in a dissent written by Thomas which argued that the injunctions should have been lifted in toto.  Go here to read the decision.