US: Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Samuel Alito Urged to Recuse Themselves From LGBT Cases - - PressFrom - US
  •   
  •   
  •   

US Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Samuel Alito Urged to Recuse Themselves From LGBT Cases

17:10  07 november  2019
17:10  07 november  2019 Source:   newsweek.com

Trump administration to pay $846G to California over failed bid to add citizenship question to census

  Trump administration to pay $846G to California over failed bid to add citizenship question to census The Trump administration has agreed to pay $846,000 to the state of California in a settlement over the administration’s efforts to add a citizenship question to the U.S. Census, according to a report. © AP Photo/Alex Brandon President Donald Trump waves after stepping off Marine One as he arrives on the South Lawn of the White House, early Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in Washington. Trump is returning from a trip to Mississippi. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) California sued the Trump administration earlier this year over concerns a citizenship question on the census would lead to underrepresentation of minorities.

The Supreme Court recently heard arguments in multiple cases that could have serious implications for LGBT employment rights. Belkin claims that both Kavanaugh and Alito cannot reasonably be expected to be impartial in the LGBT cases , and have an ethical duty to recuse themselves in the

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh waits in the Capitol Rotunda in December 2018. Kavanaugh is not the only jurist facing such calls. Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of the The four acquitted included three district judges and Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel

The director of a judicial activist group has written U.S. Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Samuel Alito a letter demanding they recuse themselves from upcoming Supreme Court cases concerning LGBT rights, after the pair posed for pictures with the president of anti-gay group National Organization for Marriage (NOM).

Stephen Breyer, Neil Gorsuch, Clarence Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Elena Kagan, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Brett Kavanaugh, Samuel Alito standing in front of a curtain: The current justices of the U.S. Supreme Court pose for a group photo on November 30 2018.© MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty The current justices of the U.S. Supreme Court pose for a group photo on November 30 2018.

The liberal group Take Back the Court advocates adding additional justices to the Supreme Court. Their executive director Aaron Belkin wrote the letter on Tuesday, and it was shared to their website and social media on Wednesday. The letter concerns a recent photo showing Kavanaugh and Alito posing with members of NOM and the Catholic Church's Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith.

Supreme Court seems prepared to rule for police in traffic-stop case

  Supreme Court seems prepared to rule for police in traffic-stop case The question before the court is whether it is reasonable to believe someone with a suspended license is behind the wheel.

Marshall recused himself from more cases in his earlier cases than Kagan. Recusals , however, are not unique to former Solicitor Generals. The debate remains. Are guidelines for recusal too restrictive or too vague? Can a Supreme Court justice ’s pertinent expertise ever override a potential bias?

Supreme Court justices decide for themselves when to step aside, and they generally do it only if they have a financial stake in the outcome or have Former Supreme Court associate justice John Paul Stevens said this week that Brett Kavanaugh lacks the temperament to serve on the high court .

The Supreme Court recently heard arguments in multiple cases that could have serious implications for LGBT employment rights. NOM has filed an amicus brief in at least one of the cases, urging the court to rule against LGBT rights.

NOM advocates for what they claim is "traditional marriage," and hope to take marriage rights away from same sex couples. The group's president is Brian Brown, who boasted of a "great day at the US Supreme Court" when posting the contentious photo to his Twitter account on October 29.

Brown is also the president of the World Congress of Families, which has been designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Belkin claims that both Kavanaugh and Alito cannot reasonably be expected to be impartial in the LGBT cases, and have an ethical duty to recuse themselves in the cases.

Supreme Court leans toward expanding Clean Water Act to protect oceans from wastewater

  Supreme Court leans toward expanding Clean Water Act to protect oceans from wastewater Supreme Court justices, both conservative and liberal, appeared skeptical Wednesday of a Trump administration argument that the federal Clean Water Act should not apply to sewage plant wastewater that flows into the ground and eventually seeps into federally protected waters, such as rivers or oceans. The case from Hawaii has emerged as a major test of the scope of the federal anti-pollution law, even as the Environmental Protection Agency under President Donald Trump cuts back on enforcement. If justices side with environmentalists, their ruling could extend federal regulation to water treatment plants across the country.

Brett Kavanaugh is being asked to recuse himself from several high-profile cases concerning LGBT rights and sexual orientation after the controversial Supreme Court Justice recently posed for a photograph with the leader of an anti- LGBT organization. On October 25, Kavanaugh and fellow

Brett Kavanaugh looked less like a Supreme Court justice than an ordinary political candidate whose campaign is on the skids, mired in scandal as he battles to keep his hopes of high office alive.

"The credibility and impartiality of the current Supreme Court is in tatters," writes Belkin in the letter. "Posing for photographs with the president of an advocacy organization that has filed briefs in matters pending before the court makes a mockery of Chief Justice Roberts' assertion that a judge's role is to impartially call balls and strikes."

"If you refuse to recuse yourselves, this incident will further illustrate the urgent need for structural reform of the Supreme Court in order to restore a Court that understands its role is to protect individual rights and our democracy," the letter ends.

Kavanaugh is the newest member of the Supreme Court, having been sworn in on October 6, 2018, after dramatic and tearful confirmation hearings saw him confronted by allegations of sexual assault. Since his confirmation, further claims of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh have emerged. Kavanaugh denies the allegations.

Supreme Court weighs fate of DACA, 700,000 young immigrants

  Supreme Court weighs fate of DACA, 700,000 young immigrants The Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a case challenging President Trump’s controversial 2017 decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.The justices will hear oral arguments in a case challenging President Donald Trump's controversial 2017 decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, which grants qualified immigrants temporary residency and work privileges.

Brett Kavanaugh (February 12, 1965 in Washington, D.C.) is a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court , having been nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2018, replacing Justice Anthony Kennedy.

President Donald Trump speaks as Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and retired Justice Anthony Kennedy look on during Kavanaugh ’s Fifteen hours after this GOP pep rally, the justices assembled at the Supreme Court to hear arguments in two criminal sentencing cases , marking the

Alito was nominated by President George W. Bush, and confirmed in 2006. Both justices are considered by observers to be particularly conservative members of the court.

"Justices Kavanaugh's and Alito's inappropriate conduct underscores the importance of judicial reform including expanding the Court," said Belkin to legal news website Law&Crime. "The Justices seem to be flaunting that they have the power to disregard ethics, decency and fairness, and there's nothing anyone can do about it. But I'm not so sure that they're right."

The court is expected to rule on the LGBT cases in 2020.

Related Articles

  • 'Justice Kennedy' Trends as Pete Buttigieg Criticized for Wanting More Judges Like Him: 'More Like INjustice Kennedy'
  • Brett Kavanaugh Protest: Ayanna Pressley Joins Hundreds of Women Calling for Impeachment, Says He's 'One Insecure Man Blinded by His Privilege'
  • People Use Lori Loughlin, Brett Kavanaugh, Student Loan Debt to Describe #CollegeInSixWords for Jimmy Fallon
  • George Mason Students Protest to 'Put Brett Kavanaugh Out on the Street,' Call for SCOTUS Justice's Removal
  • Three LGBTQ Cases Are Set to Put the Supreme Court's Conservative Principles on Trial

Sign up to our newsletter and get Newsweek stories delivered to your e-mail

Trump asks justices for temporary block of House subpoena .
President Donald Trump wants the Supreme Court to keep House Democrats from getting his financial records at least until the justices resolve a broader fight over efforts to subpoena a sitting president’s records. Trump filed an emergency appeal with the court Friday in a case from Washington, D.C., over a subpoena from a House committee for financial records held by Trump’s accountants. The request comes a day after he urged the high court to rule that a president cannot be prosecuted or even investigated for crimes while in office. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 13
This is interesting!