Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest federal court of the United States. The Supreme Court consists of the Chief Justice of the United States and eight Associate Justices who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.
Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will hear a landmark case involving Obamacare’s violation of religious freedom. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood are taking a stand before the highest court in the land against the mandate that...
Today, marks the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade as thousands of people march to the Supreme Court with heavy hearts. It is a solemn ritual, one that reminds us of the tragic loss of over 56 million unborn lives....
I joined Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and several lawmakers in submitting an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday challenging EPA’s power to interpret the Clean Air Act (CAA) in a way that...
As we continue to talk and discuss and debate the issues of the debt ceiling, of the continuing resolution, there are still things taking place in government. Some of them aren’t so good.Just to give a little background,...
The Supreme Court of the United States has struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. I have long declared and written many articles explaining why Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is racist, discriminatory and...
Today the U.S. Supreme Court voted to strike down Section 4 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act as unconstitutional. The 5-4 ruling was authored by Chief Justice John Roberts and joined by Justices Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy...
This week I filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court challenging (Noel Canning v. NLRB) the constitutionality of President Obama’s January 2012 “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations...
AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and Attorneys General from 11 other states on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the legality of the Obama Administration’s unprecedented and overreaching greenhouse gas...
I support legislation to address the legal chaos surrounding the President’s unconstitutional recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management...
An exchange between Planned Parenthood Alisa Snow and Representative Jim Boyd: "So, um, it is just really hard for me to even ask you this question because I’m almost in disbelief," said Rep. Jim Boyd. "If a...
U.S. vs. Darby Lumber Co. (1941) is one of the most destructive Supreme Court decisions ever handed down by the high court. Through this decision the Court gave near unlimited application of the Commerce Clause—thus...
This week, the Supreme Court is taking up a case that will determine whether or not recent Presidential appointments were constitutional. The Constitution gives the President power to make appointments during times when...
On top of all of Obamacare’s flaws, website glitches, insurance price mark-ups, and cancelled coverage, it violates one of our most fundamental rights: freedom of religion. So I was happy to hear that this spring the...
AUSTIN – Barry Smitherman, conservative Republican candidate for Texas Attorney General issued the following statement in response to United States Attorney General Eric Holder’s statement that he will challenge Texas Voter...
AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issued the following statement on today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding the Voting Rights Act:“The U.S. Constitution establishes one United States — not a divided nation with...
Earlier this month, a state district judge ruled in favor of the Kountze High School cheerleaders who displayed banners adorned with Bible verses at their school's football games. The Kountze ISD school district is now...
Citing a violation of Article 1, Section 7 of the U.S. Constitution and other unconstitutional actions, Houston businessman, Dr. Steven Hotze, filed a lawsuit in federal court in Houston on Tuesday against the federal...
If you talk about the IRS don’t do it via email or text—the agency you mailed a check to this week can eavesdrop without a search warrant or probable cause. Since 2009 the IRS has held the position that the Fourth Amendment...
Sometimes we don’t notice the real danger even while it’s lurking right under our collective noses. For Hollingsworth v. Perry –the Supreme Court case involving Proposition 8--the media coverage and discussion...
Voting is a right; marriage is not. The case of Hollingsworth v. Perry currently before the Supreme Court raises the question of whether California’s restriction on gay marriage is constitutional. However, a...

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