A $7812.03 hospital bill started a case that is now at the California Supreme Court

The California Supreme Court has been asked to look at an appellate court decision involving a Fresno hospital patient’s emergency department bill that could have a far-reaching effect on what hospitals in the state charge patients with no insurance. At issue is an unpublished opinion by the 5th District Court of Appeal issued on July [...]

SC congressman jokes about Supreme Court sexual assault amid Kavanaugh drama

A South Carolina GOP congressman opened an election debate Thursday by joking that he almost had to miss it and fly back to Washington to address the latest drama involving the Supreme Court. “Did y’all hear this latest late-breaking news from the Kavanaugh hearings?” said U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman, R-Rock Hill. “Ruth Bader Ginsburg came [...]

For Christine Blasey Ford, a Drastic Turn From a Quiet Life in Academia

Children from Catholic schools, like Georgetown Preparatory School, which Mr. Kavanaugh and Justice Neil Gorsuch attended, and Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, a girls’ school nearby, tended to hang around together, having often come from the same parishes and grade schools, though not exclusively. Ms. Guerry said that she knew Georgetown Prep boys [...]

Public pension case goes before Kentucky Supreme Court. They had lots of questions.

After more than a year of political and legal debate that prompted teachers and state workers to swarm the Kentucky Capitol in protest, the Kentucky Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday morning on the state’s controversial new public pension law. As Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear and Steve Pitt, the general counsel for Republican Gov. Matt [...]

Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Confirmation Is Now the Ultimate Test of Political Power in 2018

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Sen. McCaskill says will vote against US Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, facing a tough re-election battle in Missouri, said on Wednesday she will vote against confirming President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh. In a statement posted on Twitter, McCaskill said her decision is not based on recent allegations that Kavanaugh, currently a federal [...]

Why Do Supreme Court Justices Serve for Life?

There are few political appointments quite as important as a nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Unlike a cabinet secretary or an ambassador, justices serve for life. In the modern era, that often means more than three decades on the court—thanks to increased lifespans, justices appointed in the next century are expected to sit on [...]

Red state Democratic Sen McCaskill says she will vote against Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

<!– –> MENUSEARCH QUOTES Politics Sen. Claire McCaskill, facing a tough re-election battle in red state Missouri, said on Wednesday she will vote against confirming President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh. In a statement posted on Twitter, McCaskill said her decision is not based on recent allegations that Kavanaugh, currently [...]

Morris County, Churches Ask US Supreme Court to Take Up Preservation Grants Case

U.S. Supreme Court building. shutterstock.com Morris County is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling by New Jersey’s high court that said the award of $4.6 million in taxpayer funds for historic preservation of churches violated the Religious Aid Clause of the state constitution. The petition for a writ of certiorari was filed Tuesday [...]

Character and Fitness and the Supreme Court

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh walks along the hallways of the Russell Senate Office Building on his way to a meeting with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, on July 11. Character and fitness. Those words are enough to make any law student quiver in her boots. Why? Because obtaining a license to practice law isn’t [...]

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