Tag: Supreme Court

Supreme Court takes case to decide fate of online sales tax

Twenty five years after the United States Supreme Court created the loophole that today allows Internet-only sellers to evade state sales tax collection, the Court has granted South Dakota’s petition for certiorari in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., Overstock.com, Inc., and Newegg, Inc.

Mark Grabowski: Supreme Court pick is good news for media

The president may not be a fan of the press. But his new Supreme Court pick sure seems to be.

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UVA prof: 10 things to look for with a Trump-appointed Supreme Court Justice

Donald Trump has nominated Neil Gorsuch, a 49-year-old judge, to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Supreme Court will hear Virginia transgender school bathroom case

The Supreme Court will review a decision that found that federal anti-discrimination law protects the right of teenage boy who is transgender.

ACLU, Virginia Organizing comment on voting rights case

Virginia Organizing and the ACLU of Virginia commented on the Virginia Supreme Court decision on restoration of civil rights.

Supreme Court disenfranchises ex-felons: Republicans comment

The Supreme Court declared Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive order restoring the political rights of 206,000 convicted felons unconstitutional.

Supreme Court ruling is admissible evidence of police state

On Monday, June 20, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that evidence police find during illegal stops is admissible in court.

There is a next for Bob McDonnell

So you’re Bob McDonnell, and you woke up Monday morning as you did every morning the past 21 months, facing the possibility of two years in federal prison.

Poll: Do voters trust Trump to name new Supreme Court nominee?

Voters, get this, Senate Republicans, trust Barack Obama more than Donald Trump to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court.

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Podcast: Busy day at the U.S. Supreme Court

AFP editor Chris Graham discusses a busy day in the Supreme Court – with rulings in controversial cases involving former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and a Texas abortion law.

Vicki Saporta: Supreme Court abortion ruling ‘important first step’

Today’s Supreme Court decision is an important first step in restoring abortion access for women in Texas and keeping high-quality clinics open.

Virginia reactions to Supreme Court Texas abortion ruling

Think the Supreme Court ruling striking down a restrictive Texas abortion law on Monday doesn’t hit close to home?

Supreme Court upholds lower court ruling blocking Obama immigration plan

A U.S. Supreme Court deadlock in U.S. vs. Texas will effectively uphold a lower court ruling that blocks an Obama administration immigration plan.

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Robert Hurt: Shifting the focus from permitting to progress

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of landowners, allowing challenges to federal regulatory decisions affecting personal property rights.

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Howell on Supreme Court order in House of Delegates redistricting case

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell issued the following statement today on the Supreme Court’s order in the redistricting case.

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Kaine blasts GOP for continued obstruction on Supreme Court nominee

In remarks on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine addressed the importance of having a fully functioning Supreme Court.

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Warner: Garland deserves Senate vote

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) met with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland today.

Virginia Supreme Court issues writ of innocence in 1982 Newport News murder case

Attorney General Mark Herring comments on the Virginia Supreme Court’s granting of Keith Allen Harward’s petition for a writ of innocence.

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CREW files McDonnell amicus with Supreme Court

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to uphold the conviction of former Gov. Bob McDonnell.

Merrick Garland and the futility of politics

Ever since the death of Justice Scalia, the question of who President Obama would choose to replace him has been a central issue in politics.

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Forbes: Allowing Obama to make Supreme Court appointment mistake

Randy Forbes (VA-04) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s announcement of his nomination to the United States Supreme Court.

Kaine, Warner comment on Supreme Court nomination

President Barack Obama has appointed appeals court judge Merrick B. Garland to the spot on the Supreme Court left open by the death of Antonin Scalia.

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Democrats critical of Supreme Court appointment process

Democrats are saying the election of Stephen R. McCullough to the Virginia Supreme Court brings to an end a drawn-out, botched judicial process.

General Assembly elects Stephen R. McCullough to Supreme Court

The Virginia General Assembly on Thursday elected Court of Appeals Judge Stephen R. McCullough to fill the vacancy on the Virginia Supreme Court left by Justice LeRoy Millette.

Senate Democrats on Ken Cuccinelli Supreme Court withdrawal

Donald McEachin made the following remarks about the withdrawal of Ken Cuccinelli from consideration for the vacancy on the Supreme Court of Virginia.

House Republican Caucus to support McCullough for Supreme Court vacancy

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement Wednesday on the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Warner, Kaine join Supreme Court immigration amicus brief

Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in support of the President’s November 2014 executive actions on immigration.


Supreme Court declines to hear challenge of EPA plan for bay

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “pollution diet” for the Chesapeake Bay, upholding the contested plan for bay cleanup goals for 2025.

Q&A: What history tells us about the battle for Scalia’s seat

Barbara Perry has been keeping one eye on the raging battle over the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia and the other on the history books.

Warner, Kaine call for hearing, vote on Obama Supreme Court nominee

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are calling on Senate Republicans to hold a hearing and vote on President Obama’s eventual Supreme Court nominee.

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Randy Forbes introduces Supreme Court nomination resolution

Randy Forbes is urging the Senate to only consider Supreme Court nominees with a record of adhering to the restraints placed on the judiciary by the Constitution.

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Mark Warner signs onto amicus brief to back access to birth control

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner joined in an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on the need to protect women’s access to affordable birth control.

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Herring signs on to amicus brief backing women’s access to birth control

Virginia has joined in a friend-of-the-court brief urging the Supreme Court to protect women’s access to contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Senate committee fails to certify Supreme Court justice: Politics?

Wednesday afternoon, the GOP-controlled Senate Courts of Justice Committee refused to consider certifying Virginia Supreme Court Justice Jane Marum Roush.

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Supreme Court opinion improves juvenile justice: Rasoul’s HB53 becomes law

Del. Sam Rasoul applauded the Supreme Court ruling that minors sentenced to mandatory life imprisonment must have a chance to argue for their release.

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Bernie Sanders statement on Supreme Court immigration case

Sen. Bernie Sanders issued a statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to review a legal challenge to President Obama’s immigration overhaul.

CREW statement on Bob McDonnell Supreme Court review

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington issued a statement on the Supreme Court decision to review the corruption conviction of former Gov. Robert McDonnell.

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U.S. Supreme Court to review Bob McDonnell conviction

The United States Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear an appeal of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s conviction on corruption charges.

Warner, Kaine file amicus brief in immigration Supreme Court case

Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined in filing an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in support of the President’s 2014 executive actions on immigration.

Farm Bureau joins opposition to EPA ‘clean water blueprint’

The American Farm Bureau Federation has joined a coalition of agricultural and other groups asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court ruling that allows the Environmental Protection Agency to micromanage land use under the guise of implementing the federal Clean Water Act.

Warner, Kaine urge Social Security Administration to implement Supreme Court marriage equality decisions

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined 119 of their congressional colleagues in a letter to Acting Commissioner of Social Security Carolyn W. Colvin and Attorney General Loretta Lynch to make sure that the Supreme Court’s landmark marriage equality decisions are implemented and that the Social Security Administration (SSA) is treating all marriages equally.

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Appeals court: Bob McDonnell to prison while awaiting final appeal?

A federal appeals court has set into motion the possibility that former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell could be headed to prison as soon as next week while awaiting a final appeal of his conviction on federal corruption charges.

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Bob McDonnell down to his last strike

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals turned down the request of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to have the entire court reconsider the appeal of his conviction on public corruption charges, leaving him one avenue – the U.S. Supreme Court.

Defeated Republican State Senate candidate Dan Moxley blasts gay marriage ruling

Defeated 24th District Republican State Senate nomination candidate Dan Moxley issued a response to the recent Supreme Court ruling on the topic of homosexual marriage in the United States.

State Senate candidate April Moore comments on Supreme Court decision on redistricting

April Moore, the Democratic Party nominee for Virginia State Senate in the 26th District, celebrated the decision of the United States Supreme Court yesterday upholding the constitutionality of commissions created to fight gerrymandering.

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ACLU of Virginia comment on U.S. Supreme Court lethal injection case

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Virginia released the following statement by Executive Director Claire Guthrie Gastañaga regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Glossip v. Gross regarding the use of the drug midazolam as part of a lethal injection protocol.

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Podcast: Same sex marriage ruling, Confederate flag, College World Series

In a jam-packed news segment, Chris Graham talks the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, the latest on the Confederate flag debate, the Jesse Matthews murder case, and the 2015 College World Series.

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Tim Kaine notes ‘important step’ with same-sex marriage ruling

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide.

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Virginia Organizing rejoices today with same-sex couples

Virginia Organizing Chairperson Sandra A. Cook issued the following statement on behalf of the organization after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality today.

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Equality Virginia celebrates Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality

James Parrish, executive director, Equality Virginia, offered the following comment in response to the June 26 Supreme Court ruling that under the Fourteenth Amendment states are required to issue marriage licenses between two people of the same sex.