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Supreme SCOTUS Term

Submitted by ub on Mon, 10/07/2019 - 01:37

OK, Country... Settle down, America. SCOTUS returns to work today with a new Supreme Court term, and there are serious judicial issues on tap.

The mourning menu for SCOTUS new term, which begins an extended run through much of the 2020 election season is really serious. The justices adjourn next June, but their influence will be felt by most, including POTUS, Congress and We The People.

Democrats' demands for documents and testimony pertaining to the president's personal and business finances already were working their way through lower courts when Trump's dealings with Ukraine turned the buzz in Washington towards impeachment.

Will POTUS fate be about an especially disastrous president, or competing groups who don’t perceive the same reality, or wether the institutions of democracy are strong enough to withstand a real challenge of 150 years. Not even a stable genius knows the answer, but this crisis is full of historical irony.

Supreme Court's blockbuster term hits with LGBT, abortion, DACA and more https://us.cnn.com/2019/10/06/politics/supreme-court-lgbt-abortion-daca

Supreme Court puts 'insanity defense' and split juries in focus as it hears arguments over two grisly murder cases https://cnb.cx/31SO3Rk

Pick a hot-button issue and it’s on the Supreme Court docket this term—or could be soon https://www.wsj.com/articles/supreme-court-to-weigh-hot-button-issues-a

Supreme Court lawyer says impeachment is "constitutionally required" after new text messages show Trump admin pressuring Ukraine https://trib.al/PVLEM

Washington Post Supreme Court Reporter Robert Barnes provided a preview of the notable cases and issues that the Supreme Court will address during the 2019-2020 term. He discussed cases on the docket and the role that ideology might play in the upcoming decisions, which may deal with issues involving sex, immigration and possibly a new president. https://www.c-span.org/classroom/document/?10141