Oklahoma is – and always has been – Native land : The Conversation


The Supreme Court’s July 9 ruling that half of Oklahoma belongs to the Muscogee Nation confirms what Indigenous people already knew: North America is ‘Indian Country.’

Source: Oklahoma is – and always has been – Native land : The Conversation

Supreme Court blocks Trump from ending DACA in big win for Dreamers : The Hill


Chief Justice John Roberts was the swing vote in the 5-4 decision, dealing a big legal defeat to President Trump on the issue of immigration.

Source: Supreme Court blocks Trump from ending DACA in big win for Dreamers : The Hill

U.S. top court rejects Trump administration bid to halt climate trial : MSN


WASHINGTON, Nov 2 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected for now a bid by the President Donald Trump’s administration to block a trial in a lawsuit filed by young activists who have accused the U.S. government of ignoring the perils of climate change.

The loss for the administration means it now faces a high-profile examination of U.S. climate change policy during the trial that was due to begin on Oct. 29 in Eugene, Oregon but has since been postponed by the judge.

Chief Justice John Roberts on Oct. 19 had temporarily put the case on hold while the court as a whole decided how to proceed.

 

 

Source : U.S. top court rejects Trump administration bid to halt climate trial MSN

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WASHINGTON, Nov 2 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected for now a bid by the President Donald Trump’s administration to block a trial in a lawsuit filed by young activists who have accused the U.S. government of ignoring the perils of climate change.

The loss for the administration means it now faces a high-profile examination of U.S. climate change policy during the trial that was due to begin on Oct. 29 in Eugene, Oregon but has since been postponed by the judge.

Chief Justice John Roberts on Oct. 19 had temporarily put the case on hold while the court as a whole decided how to proceed.

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Trump falsely says Kavanaugh was ‘proven innocent’ at swearing-in | US news | The Guardian


Donald Trump, speaking at a triumphalist White House ceremony, has made the baseless claim that the new supreme court justice Brett Kavanaugh was “proven innocent” of allegations of sexual assault.

In what he acknowledged was a break from tradition, the US president told a packed East Room on Monday: “On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you have been forced to endure. Those who step forward to serve our country deserve a fair and dignified evaluation, not a campaign of political and personal destruction based on lies and deception.”

 

Source: Trump falsely says Kavanaugh was ‘proven innocent’ at swearing-in | US news | The Guardian