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[Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson] stopped by the National Portrait Gallery

Alex Thompson
@AlexThomp

KBJ stopped by the National Portrait Gallery, per their insta.





https://twitter.com/AlexThomp/status/1598684459519262720
Posted by In It to Win It | Sat Dec 3, 2022, 12:57 AM (7 replies)

Judge blocks Indiana abortion ban on religious freedom grounds

Reuters via Yahoo News


(Reuters) - A second Indiana judge on Friday blocked the state from enforcing its law banning most abortions after Jewish, Muslim and other non-Christian women challenged it in a lawsuit.

Marion County Superior Court Judge Heather Welch issued a preliminary injunction against the Republican-backed law, which prohibits abortions with limited exceptions for rape, incest, lethal fetal abnormalities or a serious health risk to the mother. The plaintiffs have argued that the measure infringes on religious freedom protected by another state law.

The law had already been on hold, as another judge in September blocked Indiana from enforcing it while Planned Parenthood and other healthcare providers challenge it in court.

Welch issued her injunction after a group called Hoosier Jews for Choice and five individual women challenged the abortion law under Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act in a case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU said the plaintiffs represented religions including Judaism and Islam as well as "independent spiritual belief systems."

Posted by In It to Win It | Sat Dec 3, 2022, 12:05 AM (2 replies)

Judge blocks Indiana abortion ban on religious freedom grounds

Reuters via Yahoo News


(Reuters) - A second Indiana judge on Friday blocked the state from enforcing its law banning most abortions after Jewish, Muslim and other non-Christian women challenged it in a lawsuit.

Marion County Superior Court Judge Heather Welch issued a preliminary injunction against the Republican-backed law, which prohibits abortions with limited exceptions for rape, incest, lethal fetal abnormalities or a serious health risk to the mother. The plaintiffs have argued that the measure infringes on religious freedom protected by another state law.

The law had already been on hold, as another judge in September blocked Indiana from enforcing it while Planned Parenthood and other healthcare providers challenge it in court.

Welch issued her injunction after a group called Hoosier Jews for Choice and five individual women challenged the abortion law under Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act in a case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU said the plaintiffs represented religions including Judaism and Islam as well as "independent spiritual belief systems."

Posted by In It to Win It | Sat Dec 3, 2022, 12:05 AM (0 replies)

SCOTUS leaves 8th circuit's injunction in place, sets oral arguments for February 2023 for

Biden's student loan forgiveness program.

Steve Vladeck
@steve_vladeck

#SCOTUS leaves in place Eighth Circuit’s emergency nationwide injunction blocking the student loan debt relief program pending expedited merits argument.

Among other things, it’s another example of the Court punting a major dispute from the shadow docket to the merits docket.



https://twitter.com/steve_vladeck/status/1598405371143802881
Posted by In It to Win It | Thu Dec 1, 2022, 04:16 PM (3 replies)

Judge OKs federal intervention in [Jackson, MS] struggling water system

AP News


JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has won a federal judge's approval to carry out a rare intervention to improve the precarious water system in Mississippi’s capital city, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Wednesday, months after the system's partial failure.

The department filed the proposal for intervention on Tuesday and U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate approved it later that day in Mississippi. The move authorized the appointment of a third-party manager to oversee reforms to Jackson’s water system, which nearly collapsed in late summer and continues to struggle.

At a news conference in Washington, Garland said the proposal is necessary to “stabilize the circumstances” in Jackson as soon as possible while city, state and federal officials negotiate a court-enforced consent decree.

“We have to get something done immediately," Garland said. “The water is a problem right now, and we can’t wait until a complaint is resolved.”
Posted by In It to Win It | Thu Dec 1, 2022, 03:14 PM (1 replies)

Judge OKs federal intervention in [Jackson, MS] struggling water system

AP News


JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has won a federal judge's approval to carry out a rare intervention to improve the precarious water system in Mississippi’s capital city, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Wednesday, months after the system's partial failure.

The department filed the proposal for intervention on Tuesday and U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate approved it later that day in Mississippi. The move authorized the appointment of a third-party manager to oversee reforms to Jackson’s water system, which nearly collapsed in late summer and continues to struggle.

At a news conference in Washington, Garland said the proposal is necessary to “stabilize the circumstances” in Jackson as soon as possible while city, state and federal officials negotiate a court-enforced consent decree.

“We have to get something done immediately," Garland said. “The water is a problem right now, and we can’t wait until a complaint is resolved.”
Posted by In It to Win It | Thu Dec 1, 2022, 03:14 PM (0 replies)

DeSantis' office relied on GOP sheriffs, others in inquiry of [state attorney] Andrew Warren

Tampa Bay Times via Yahoo News


TALLAHASSEE — On the first day of the trial in which ousted Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren is trying to get his job back, a top official for Gov. Ron DeSantis testified that he did a thorough job figuring out that Warren was a troublingly progressive prosecutor who was “hostile and antagonistic” to law enforcement and needed to be booted from office.

On Wednesday morning, however, Warren’s attorneys pounced during their cross-examination of public safety czar Larry Keefe to point out holes and omissions in his research, including the fact that, outside of the Orange County sheriff, he talked to only Republicans while doing his research on DeSantis’ behalf.

The questioning at one point prompted U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle to ask Keefe: “You can’t give me the name of a single Democrat you talked to besides the sheriff of Orange County?”

That’s correct, Keefe replied, but he clarified that he didn’t know, and didn’t try to find out, anyone’s political affiliation.

“My wife is a Democrat,” Keefe added.
Posted by In It to Win It | Thu Dec 1, 2022, 11:48 AM (0 replies)

DeSantis' office relied on GOP sheriffs, others in inquiry of [state attorney] Andrew Warren

Tampa Bay Times via Yahoo News


TALLAHASSEE — On the first day of the trial in which ousted Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren is trying to get his job back, a top official for Gov. Ron DeSantis testified that he did a thorough job figuring out that Warren was a troublingly progressive prosecutor who was “hostile and antagonistic” to law enforcement and needed to be booted from office.

On Wednesday morning, however, Warren’s attorneys pounced during their cross-examination of public safety czar Larry Keefe to point out holes and omissions in his research, including the fact that, outside of the Orange County sheriff, he talked to only Republicans while doing his research on DeSantis’ behalf.

The questioning at one point prompted U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle to ask Keefe: “You can’t give me the name of a single Democrat you talked to besides the sheriff of Orange County?”

That’s correct, Keefe replied, but he clarified that he didn’t know, and didn’t try to find out, anyone’s political affiliation.

“My wife is a Democrat,” Keefe added.
Posted by In It to Win It | Thu Dec 1, 2022, 11:48 AM (0 replies)

5th Circuit rejects Biden DOJ bid to reinstate student debt relief plan

Steve Vladeck
@steve_vladeck

Leaving aside that this should’ve been easy (the plaintiffs clearly don’t have standing), the admin. has already told #SCOTUS in the Missouri case that it will ask the Justices to freeze Judge Pittman’s nationwide injunction, too. This clears the way for the Court to tackle both.

Mike Scarcella
@MikeScarcella

Now -- 5th US Circuit rejects Biden DOJ bid to reinstate student debt relief plan, per @nateraymond
/ Court keeps in place, for now, order from Texas federal judge https://reuters.com/legal/us-judge-declares-bidens-student-debt-relief-plan-unconstitutional-2022-11-11/


https://twitter.com/steve_vladeck/status/1598154440829440000
https://twitter.com/MikeScarcella/status/1598153493273251841
Posted by In It to Win It | Wed Nov 30, 2022, 10:24 PM (1 replies)

207 Republicans vote against Paid Sick Leave For Rail Workers

Acyn
@Acyn

207 Republicans vote against Paid Sick Leave For Rail Workers



https://twitter.com/Acyn/status/1598020082890051584
Posted by In It to Win It | Wed Nov 30, 2022, 09:23 PM (12 replies)
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