The Vermont Attorney General’s Office has filed a brief asking the state’s highest court to determine that a high-capacity magazine ban enacted last year comports with the Vermont Constitution.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled in 2018 that the FBI’s capacity to search government databases for information on certain individuals without the necessary warrants to do so in 2017 and 2018 violated Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
When Trump took office there were 18 Democrat appointees, seven Republican appointees, and four vacancies on that court. As of this writing, there are 16 Democrat appointees and 12 GOP appointees with one vacancy remaining.
Yoo said the latest attack on Justice Brett Kavanaugh, through a story published in The New York Times over the weekend about another purported instance of sexual misconduct, is an example of how far the left will go to intimidate justices and attempt to influence the court.
Vermont has joined a 48-state investigation of Google to see if the tech giant has violated state or federal antitrust laws, according to an announcement by Attorney General T.J. Donovan.
The group behind the national popular vote effort says a recent federal appeals court ruling doesn’t affect the compact that’s been made law in several states.
Section 1 of their “Democracy for All” Amendment authorizes Congress and the states to “regulate and set reasonable limits on the raising and spending of money by candidates and others to influence elections.” This would allow a future left wing Congress to revive and strengthen BCRA.
The Supreme Court’s liberal minority forged winning alliances in unexpected rulings throughout the 2018-2019 term, suggesting the newly entrenched conservative majority is hardly a cohesive unit.
Matters now pending before the justices include a dispute over New York City’s gun transportation regulations, challenges to permitting laws in Massachusetts and New Jersey, and a lawsuit victims of the Sandy Hook massacre brought against gun giant Remington Arms.
The Knick ruling is a benefit of having a Supreme Court majority that interprets the Constitution as it was and is written, rejects the government’s excuses for violating it, and is willing to overturn damage done to citizens’ rights in the past.
A narrowly divided Supreme Court ruled Thursday that federal judges have no authority to block politically gerrymandered maps. The 5-4 decision fell along ideological lines with the five conservative judges signing onto the decision and the liberal judges dissenting.