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Democrats outraged after the FBI said it got more than 4,500 tips about Brett Kavanaugh — and referred the’relevant’ ones to the Trump White House

The FBI said it received 4,500 tips in 2018 regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The agency said they only interviewed ten people and that "relevant" tips were passed to Trump's White House. A group of Democratic senators accused the FBI of ignoring the tip line and are demanding more answers. LoadingSomething is loading. A group of...
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Mississippi asks the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade in upcoming abortion case

The state of Mississippi has asked the Supreme Court to overturn the landmark abortion ruling Roe v. Wade. Lawyers called the Roe v. Wade ruling "egregiously wrong" in a brief filed on Thursday. The state wants it overturned so it can uphold its own restrictions to abortion access, according to the brief. LoadingSomething is loading. The stat...
BI Commentary, Congress, For the People Act, Georgia, Opinión, permalancer, Stacey Abrams, Supreme Court, Voting Rights, Voting Rights Act

The fight to protect voting rights at the federal level is dead. But there’s still a glimmer of hope.

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Arizona's law that makes it harder to vote. Congress has stalled out on advancing legislation to protect voting rights. But while the fight for voting rights may have died on the federal level, there is still hope to drive out people and protect voting at the state level. Michael Gordon is a longtime Democratic strategist, a former spokesman for the Justice Department, and the principal for the strategic-communications firm Group Gordon. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
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‘I saved his life’: Trump criticized Brett Kavanaugh after the Supreme Court threw out an election-fraud lawsuit, book says

Trump slammed Kavanaugh after the Supreme Court dismissed an election-fraud lawsuit last year. "Where would he be without me?" Trump said, per a new book. "I saved his life." Trump's reaction was detailed in a book by journalist Michael Wolff. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump was disappointed in his three Supreme Court justice appointments after the court tossed out an election-fraud lawsuit that he backed last December, according to a new book by journalist Michael Wolff."There were so many others I could have appointed, and everyone wanted me to," Trump said at the time, per Wolff's repor...
1980s, Features, Politics, Supreme Court

11 things that date back to 1982, the year by which Supreme Court says courts should weigh new voting rules

The Supreme Court recently said that judges should consider voting rules in place in 1982 in certain cases. The Court applied that new "guidepost" to cases under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. Here are 11 things that date back to 1982 to show how much time has passed. See more stories on Insider's business page. Classic movies "ET" and "Tootsie." Staple 80s hit songs "Come On, Eileen," "Eye of the Tiger," and "I Love Rock and Roll." These are all things from 1982, the year that the Supreme Court majority said that courts should take into account when weighing whether voting restrictions violate the Voting Rights Act. In the...
Analysis, Politics, Supreme Court, Texas, Voting Rights

The Supreme Court gave Texas Republicans a boost as the state legislature takes up hotly-contested voting bills

Texas lawmakers are taking up legislation to tighten voting and election rules in a special session. And conservatives in the legislature got a boost from a major Supreme Court decision. The court raised the bar to prove racial discrimination in voting under the Voting Rights Act. See more stories on Insider's business page. Texas lawmakers are reconvening for a special session beginning Thursday to take on a laundry list of conservative priorities including election reform — and Republicans in the legislature just got a boost from the US Supreme Court. The Supreme Court took up the case Brnovich vs. Democratic National Committee ...
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Moderate Democratic Sen. Bob Casey Jr. says GOP-led restrictive voting bills’are about white supremacy’

Sen. Bob Casey Jr. criticized the raft of GOP-led voting laws being pursued across the country. "We're at a point of no return," he said after the Supreme Court upheld two restrictive Arizona laws. Casey said the GOP has concluded that it "can only win by voter suppression bills." Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
California, Donations, Politics, Speed desk, Supreme Court

Supreme Court strikes down California requirement that charities must disclose their donors

The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a California rule that forced charities to disclose the identities of their major donors.  The justices ruled 6-3 in favor of striking down the requirement. Americans for Prosperity Foundation v Bonta centered on a California requirement that requires nonprofits to disclose identities of individuals who donated more than $5,000 in a year on IRS forms.Americans for Prosperity Foundation, a libertarian conservative political advocacy group, first challenged the rule in 2014, saying it violated donors' privacy rights.The foundation said earlier this year that hundreds of other organizations representing a wide range of issues have filed or signed onto "friend-of...
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Trump mocks army generals who care more about being’woke’ than’fighting enemies’

Trump said military leaders were more concerned about being "woke" than "fighting enemies." In his first rally post-White House, Trump branded military leaders as "weak and ineffective." His comments come after top military officials voiced their support for critical race theory. See more stories on Insider's business page. Donald Trump mocked "woke" military generals and critical race theory on Saturday as he addressed thousands of supporters at this first post-White House rally in Wellington, Ohio.The former president accused the country's "weak and ineffective" military of becoming more concerned about being politically correct ...
Antitrust, BI Commentary, Brett Kavanaugh, College Sports, Department of Justice, Economy, FTC, Markets, NCAA, Neil Gorsuch, Opinión, permalancer, Policy, Politics, Sports, Supreme Court

I was a Division I college football player. The Supreme Court’s NCAA ruling isn’t just a huge moment for college athletes — it’s a major warning to America’s biggest businesses.

The Supreme Court's unanimous ruling on the NCAA's benefits limit for athletes is a big deal. The decision weakens the NCAA's grip on college sports and could open the door to fair compensation for athletes. It also sends a signal that the Court could be open to more antitrust actions in the future. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. See more stories on Insider's business page. In a remarkable decision delivered on June 21, the Supreme Court ruled that restrictions on education-related benefits offered to college athletes by universities violated antitrust law — in ess...