Share Tweet Email 2020 presidential election Share: Share Tweet Email Share: Share Tweet Email AP Democratic divisions over race, age and ideology surged into public view Thursday night as the party's leading presidential contenders faced off in a fiery debate over who is best positioned to take on President Donald Trump.NIGHT ONE RECAP: Candidates rail against economy-for-the-rich in first debateThe Democratic Party's early front-runner, 76-year-old former Vice President Joe Biden, was forced to defend his record on race in the face of tough questions from California Sen. Kamala Harris, the only African American on stage. That was only after he defended his age after jabs from one of two millennial candidates in the prime-time clash."I do not believe you are a racist," Harris said, though she described Biden's record of working with Republican segregationist senators on non-race issues as "hurtful."Clearly on defense, … [Read more...] about Democratic debate 2019: Race, age, health care and Trump
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Share Tweet Email Politics Share: Share Tweet Email AP Share: Share Tweet Email AP MIAMI -- Ten Democrats seeking the presidency sparred on a Miami stage Thursday in the second night of the opening round of 2020 campaign debates.Here's a look at some of their statements and how they compare with the facts.KAMALA HARRIS: "Vice President Biden, do you agree today that you were wrong to oppose busing in America, then?"JOE BIDEN: "I did not oppose busing in America. What I opposed is busing ordered by the Department of Education. That's what I opposed."THE FACTS: That's hairsplitting.Biden is claiming that he only opposed the U.S. Education Department's push for busing to desegregate schools because he didn't want federal mandates forced on local school boards. But in the early and mid-1970s, those were the fault lines in almost every U.S. community, from New Orleans to Boston, where there was stiff opposition to … [Read more...] about AP FACT CHECK: Claims from night 2 of Democratic debate opener
The Supreme Court's indecision on the census question and decision to get out of the issue of gerrymandering was "utterly inconsistent" and a compromise to attempt to appear nonpartisan, according to legal expert Alan Dershowitz on Newsmax TV. "The decision on gerrymandering is one of the most important decisions of the century," Dershowitz told "Newsmax Now." "It takes the Supreme Court out of the issue of partisan gerrymandering." Dershowitz told host John Bachman that Chief Justice John Roberts' deciding vote to kick the census question back over "phony excuses" was designed to file what Chief Justice Roberts sees as his main role: "to make sure the court is not seen as a partisan institution." It failed, Dershowitz said. "What it is is a compromise decision by the Chief Justice, who doesn't want the court to seem too partisan," he said. "The Supreme Court is a partisan institution – when it comes to issues like this." The Supreme Court decided Thursday it would … [Read more...] about Alan Dershowitz to Newsmax TV: SCOTUS ‘Utterly Inconsistent’
close Video SCOTUS to decide on census, redistricting Carrie Severino and Elizabeth Wydra weigh in on the Supreme Court's upcoming decision on whether or not a question about illegal immigration will be on the upcoming census. The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked, for now, the Trump administration's plan to include a question on the 2020 census that inquires about a person’s citizenship status. The court said the administration's explanation for adding such a question is insufficient, and sent it back to the lower courts for further consideration. The ruling marks a setback for the administration, but the issue is not yet resolved. GORSUCH SIDES WITH LIBERAL BLOC ONCE MORE, IN SEX OFFENDER CASE The ruling said that the court was presented "with an explanation for agency action that is incongruent with what the record reveals about the agency’s priorities and decisionmaking process." This case was one of the most closely watched cases of the … [Read more...] about Supreme Court blocks citizenship question in 2020 census for now
Home Daily News Chemerinsky: What SCOTUS rulings are we still… U.S. Supreme Court By Erwin Chemerinsky May 2, 2019, 6:00 am CDT Erwin Chemerinsky. Photo by Jim Block. What is most important to look for as the Supreme Court hands down its remaining decisions over the next two months? The court finished hearing oral arguments for this term on April 24. If the past is a predictor, there will be a steady stream of rulings over the next several weeks, and then a flurry of decisions at the end of June. Although the term has fewer likely blockbuster cases than usual, two themes are likely to be particularly important: What will be the court’s approach to the administrative state, and how much does the Roberts Court care about stare decisis? A FOCUS ON ADMINISTRATIVE LAW Many have suggested that the conservative majority on the Supreme Court wants to impose greater judicial oversight of the actions of federal administrative agencies. Both of the two newest justices, Neil M. … [Read more...] about Chemerinsky: What SCOTUS rulings are we still waiting for?