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Lindsey Graham ‘hell-bent’ on replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg despite Supreme Court saying she is 'cancer free'

Lindsey Graham ‘hell-bent’ on replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg despite Supreme Court saying she is 'cancer free'Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has said she doesn’t plan on retiring before the presidential election in 2020 — but Republicans appear to have other ideas. Donald Trump’s White House and close allies have begun preparing for her replacement, with senior Republicans like Senator Lindsey Graham saying he will be “hell-bent” on replacing the notorious liberal justice with a conservative upon her departure — a move that could radically shift the balance of the court for decades. Despite the Supreme Court indicating the justice was recovering well after having two malignant nodules removed from her lung, the South Carolina Republican said on Fox News Sunday he would seek to fill the next open seat on the nation’s highest court with a conservative judge like the two others Donald Trump has selected during his presidency, including Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.



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Supreme Court Gets New Filing in Case Seen Linked to Mueller

Supreme Court Gets New Filing in Case Seen Linked to MuellerA new filing on the high court’s online docket promises an appeal of a lower court ruling that upheld fines against the company for not complying with a grand jury subpoena. It also asks the Supreme Court to let a redacted version of that appeal be made public, according to the court’s docket. The Supreme Court is already considering a request to block the ruling while the case is on appeal.



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U.S. Supreme Court rejects mystery firm possibly linked to Russia probe

U.S. Supreme Court rejects mystery firm possibly linked to Russia probeThe court in a brief order turned away a request filed by the company, which is facing a daily fine of $ 50,000 imposed by a U.S. federal judge in Washington for refusing to comply with a subpoena issued in an investigation. As Mueller’s probe already has implicated foreign entities, the subpoena could be linked to the investigation. Russia has denied meddling in the election.



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Former Venezuela Supreme Court judge flees to U.S., denounces Maduro

Former Venezuela Supreme Court judge flees to U.S., denounces MaduroThe latest defection from the crisis-stricken OPEC nation’s government comes amid growing international pressure on Maduro over his new term, which resulted from a broadly boycotted 2018 vote dismissed by countries around the world as a sham. “I’ve decided to leave Venezuela to disavow the government of Nicolas Maduro,” Zerpa said in an interview with EVTV, which is broadcast over cable and the internet. “I believe (Maduro) does not deserve a second chance because the election he supposedly won was not free and competitive.” The Supreme Court confirmed in a statement that he had fled, referring to him as a former magistrate and adding it opened an investigation of him in November over accusations of sexual harassment by women in his office.



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A Venezuelan Supreme Court Judge Has Fled to the U.S. to Protest President Maduro's Rule

A Venezuelan Supreme Court Judge Has Fled to the U.S. to Protest President Maduro's RuleJudge Christian Zerpa disavowed the government of President Nicolas Maduro



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Former Venezuela Supreme Court judge flees to U.S., denounces Maduro

Former Venezuela Supreme Court judge flees to U.S., denounces MaduroThe latest defection from the crisis-stricken OPEC nation’s government comes amid growing international pressure on Maduro over his new term, which resulted from a broadly boycotted 2018 vote dismissed by countries around the world as a sham. “I’ve decided to leave Venezuela to disavow the government of Nicolas Maduro,” Zerpa said in an interview with EVTV, which is broadcast over cable and the internet. “I believe (Maduro) does not deserve a second chance because the election he supposedly won was not free and competitive.” The Supreme Court confirmed in a statement that he had fled, referring to him as a former magistrate and adding it opened an investigation of him in November over accusations of sexual harassment by women in his office.



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Supreme Court liberal Ginsburg out of hospital

Supreme Court liberal Ginsburg out of hospitalRuth Bader Ginsburg, the eldest justice of the minority liberal faction on the US Supreme Court, left the hospital after an operation to remove cancerous nodules on her left lung, Court officials said Wednesday. “Justice Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital yesterday and is recuperating at home,” a court statement said. The 85-year-old judge, popularly known by her initials RBG, underwent a pulmonary lobectomy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.



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All I want for Christmas is a Supreme Court victory for public Christmas displays, crosses

All I want for Christmas is a Supreme Court victory for public Christmas displays, crossesThe Supreme Court should clearly establish that governments don't have to shy away from celebrating the most wonderful time of the year.



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Mystery firm reportedly takes subpoena fight potentially tied to Mueller investigation to Supreme Court

Mystery firm reportedly takes subpoena fight potentially tied to Mueller investigation to Supreme CourtPolitico reports that an unidentified firm presented an application to Chief Justice John Roberts asking for a stay of a federal appeals court ruling that turned down the company's effort to block a grand jury subpoena for records



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Obamacare to be considered by new-look  US Supreme Court after Texas judge rules it is unconstitutional

Obamacare to be considered by new-look  US Supreme Court after Texas judge rules it is unconstitutionalAmerica's new-look conservative-leaning US Supreme Court looks set to rule next year whether to overturn Barack Obama's flagship Obamacare policy. The highest court in America is expected to consider Mr Obama's signature political legacy after a judge in Texas declared it unconstitutional. Donald Trump, who tipped the balance in the court with controversial appointments, called the Texas ruling "Great news for America!" and said Obamacare was an "unconstitutional disaster". In Texas, Judge Reed O'Connor delivered his 55-page ruling on the eve of the deadline for Americans to sign up for 2019 health insurance coverage under Obamacare. Republicans have long opposed the health care system, officially introduced by the Affordable Care Act in 2010. President Barack Obama at his final press conference in January 2017  Credit: AFP Mr Trump made abolishing the programme one of his main campaign pledges in 2016, but an attempt to repeal it in Congress failed last year. Judge O'Connor said changes to the law introduced by Mr Trump's overhaul of the tax system in 2017 had affected the legality of  Obamacare. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act eliminated Obamacare's so-called "individual mandate" under which people who failed to sign up and pay for health insurance were subjected to a fine. Judge O'Connor ruled that the entire Affordable Care Act should now be struck down because the individual mandate had been the "keystone" of the programme. The law will remain in place pending an appeal process which is expected to reach the Supreme Court next year. Obamacare has been considered twice by the court before, in 2012 and 2015, and opponents lost. However, this will be the first time that Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the new conservative Supreme Court justice nominated by Mr Trump this year, will have an input. Brett Kavanaugh at his Senate confirmation hearing in September Credit: AP Five judges on the nine-strong court who voted for Obamacare previously are still in place. The case in Texas was brought by the administrations of 20 Republican US states, and opposed by a host of Democrat states. Nancy Pelosi, the incoming Democrat Speaker of the House of Representatives, said the ruling "exposes the monstrous endgame of Republicans' all-out assault" on people seeking affordable healthcare. She said: "This absurd ruling will be immediately appealed. Republicans are fully responsible for this cruel decision."



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