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Talmadge Butts: The establishment wants open borders at all costs

If/when the Supreme Court declares that Texas may not secure its own border from millions of illegal migrants, Texas may very well be willing to draw a line in the sand and invoke the infamous State powers of nullification and interposition. Perhaps New York City would actually be relieved.

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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin: Alabama congressional map ‘clearly sought to diminish the voices of black voters’

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin applauded the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) on Wednesday for denying Alabama’s emergency stay request over an August ruling prohibiting Alabama from using the congressional map passed by state lawmakers in July.

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Col. John Eidsmoe: Religious Liberty: From shambles to clarity?

State agencies may not discriminate against religious people or religious expression. The principle of equal access for religion must be honored. 

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Alabama Power appoints affirmative action advocate Miles College president Bobbie Knight to board of directors

Miles College president Bobbie Knight, an outspoken critic of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling against affirmative action admissions programs in public universities, will now sit on the board of directors for the oldest and largest utility in the state.

ALDOT director Cooper claims BCBC acted in 'bad faith;' Says preliminary injunction costing millions

The Supreme Court of Alabama is reviewing a brief filed in the case of Alabama Department of Transportation director John Cooper, in which he claims a lower court's decision issuing an injunction halting the building of a bridge in Baldwin County was not legal.

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ACLL's Clark: SCOTUS ruling could help Alabamians fired for refusing COVID-19 vaccine due to religious beliefs

Alabama Center for Law and Liberty president Matt Clark told 1819 News on Wednesday that one recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling has the potential to help Alabamains who lost their jobs for refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine due to religious beliefs. 

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U.S. Sen. Britt on SCOTUS decision: Biden administration's student loan debt transfer 'scheme' unfair, unjust and unlawful

Earlier this year, Britt joined several Republican lawmakers in authoring an amicus brief arguing against the forgiveness plan.

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Matt Clark: Excellent decisions in 303 Creative and the student loan case

On Friday, the Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision in 303 Creative v. Elenis and the student loan cases. The Court got all three cases right and should be highly commended for the excellent job it did.

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AG Marshall applauds SCOTUS decision in favor of Colorado web designer in same-sex wedding lawsuit — 'The Constitution and our First Amendment prevail'

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall expressed approval of the Supreme Court of the United States decision in favor of a web designer who sought an exemption for refusing to design sites for same-sex weddings.  

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U.S. Rep. Sewell calls SCOTUS ruling in favor of web designer refusing to design same-sex weddings 'a dangerous overreach with broad implications'

On Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of Colorado-based web designer Lorie Smith who sought to exempt her business in federal court from the state’s anti-discrimination laws.

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Matt Clark: Two excellent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court in Groff and Students for Fair Admission

On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two excellent decisions in two highly watched cases: Groff v. DeJoy and Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard.

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Marshall on affirmative action ruling: 'Ivy League appeals to diversity do not justify discriminating against prospective students based on the color of their skin'

Attorney General Steve Marshall praised SCOTUS’s Thursday ruling against affirmative action in college admissions.

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U.S. Rep. Sewell blasts 'shameful' SCOTUS affirmative action decision — 'The Court has chosen to ignore our history'

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham) is the first in Alabama’s federal delegation to speak on the recent decision from the Supreme Court of the United States against affirmative action.

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SCOTUS rules against affirmative action — ACLL's Clark: DEI programs at universities 'in trouble'

Alabama Center for Law and Liberty president Matt Clark told 1819 News on Thursday morning that he thinks diversity, equity and inclusion programs at public universities could face legal challenges after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against affirmative action in college admissions. 

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Ivey announces July special session to redraw congressional maps after SCOTUS decision

Gov. Kay Ivey has officially announced the special legislative session for lawmakers to redraw congressional maps after being compelled by a Supreme Court ruling.

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Matt Clark: What legal precedent is supposed to be

My hope is that the bench and bar eventually develop a deeper understanding of why we have precedent and when we should not follow it.

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Matt Clark: My take on the Supreme Court’s congressional redistricting case

Alabama will have to redraw its districting map and be subject to another game of judicial peek-a-boo.

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SCOTUS rules 5-4 against Alabama in redistricting decision

The Supreme Court of the United States upheld in a 5-4 decision by Chief Justice John Roberts on Thursday a lower court’s ruling that Alabama will have to redraw a second majority-black congressional district. 

Racist Alabama News
Phil Williams: Racist if you do, racist if you don't

The Supreme Court of the United States will soon announce whether Alabama’s congressional district lines are racist.

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Matt Clark: Yesterday’s big tech decision from the U.S. Supreme Court

Although Big Tech needs to be fixed, I must concede that from a legal perspective, these cases were not the way to do it.

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U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of death row inmate requesting nitrogen hypoxia as execution method

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of an Alabama death row inmate who has requested to die by a new method of execution.

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KCarl Smith: The U.S. Supreme Court should continue to correct its mistakes

The court system has legitimate authority to apply the law correctly; to rule only within the limits of the Constitution which created it. 

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Matt Clark: Big Supreme Court decisions coming very soon

Here are some of the big U.S. Supreme Court decisions we should be watching for.

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Britt, 10 other U.S. Senate Republicans introduce bill to increase maximum penalty for intimidating federal judges

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) and 10 other Republican senators introduced a bill on Monday to raise the maximum prison sentence for people who illegally intimidate federal justices.

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Matt Clark: My take on the Supreme Court’s abortion-pill decision

While it is sad that SCOTUS is not letting Kacsmaryk’s order about the abortion pill go into effect, the good news is that this is a temporary problem.

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‘Like a bad preacher’: ACLL’s Matt Clark explains why Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan will likely be blocked by SCOTUS

Following oral arguments in Biden v. Nebraska before the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) this week, an Alabama attorney said it isn’t looking good for the Biden administration when it comes to allowing student loan forgiveness.

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Mayors Woodfin, Reed urge high court to approve student loan forgiveness — Claim opposition 'effort to score political points' at expense of people of color

Two Democrat mayors of Alabama cities co-authored an article in Times Magazine on Monday urging the Supreme Court to approve President Joe Biden’s plan to cancel up to $20,000 in student loan debt for billions of borrowers across the United States, which federal officials estimate would cost the country a total of $300 billion over the next 10 years.

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