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February 4, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Albornoz Emotionally Denounces Supreme Court Immigration Decision

Montgomery County Councilmember Gabe Albornoz led an emotional press conference denouncing the Supreme Court’s Jan. 27 “public charge” immigration decision. The 5-4 decision was voted on along party lines—the four judges appointed by Democratic presidents all voted “no.” It will make it more difficult for immigrants, who have used benefits like Medicaid and food stamps, […]

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March 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan, Schwarzenegger at Supreme Court: ‘We Must Terminate Gerrymandering’

Gov. Larry Hogan joined former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Calif.) on the steps of the Supreme Court Tuesday to discuss their support for “terminat[ing] gerrymandering.” This comes moments before the Supreme Court will review a case of Republican gerrymandering in North Carolina and a case of Democratic gerrymandering in Maryland. According to WJZ-13, earlier this month, […]

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September 19, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Police, Attorney General Receiving Calls to Investigate Kavanaugh

At least dozens of people have contacted Montgomery County police and 15 others the Maryland Attorney General’s Office seeking an investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his alleged attack on a woman when they were both teenagers. The requests have come via phone calls and social media. “It’s at least dozens. We don’t […]

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July 10, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Update: Bethesda Native Picked for Supreme Court

Update, July 10: Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been tapped by President Donald Trump to serve on the Supreme Court, replacing Justice Anthony Kennedy. Another local tie to Kavanaugh: He was a classmate of state Sen. Richard Madaleno at Georgetown Prep, according to Madaleno’s Facebook page. Original Post: A Bethesda native is on the list of […]

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March 20, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Had Similar Law to California Measure Debated Before Supreme Court

A California law that faced Supreme Court scrutiny Tuesday is similar to a law passed in Montgomery County, and then shot down by the courts. Montgomery County passed its law in 2010. If a crisis pregnancy center had no medical professionals, the Montgomery law would require the center to post a sign in its waiting […]

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February 23, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

County Council Signs On to ‘Agency Fee’ Court Case

Montgomery County will sign on to court papers in a case the Supreme Court will hear next week that could affect how the county government interacts with its employee unions. The case is Janus v. the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, and the Janus is Mark Janus, an Illinois state employee who […]

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April 8, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

BCC’s The Tattler Hosts Panel Discussion on the Supreme Court (Video)

The Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School (BCC) newspaper, The Tattler organized a panel discussion on the Supreme Court featuring high profile experts. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports.

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April 7, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

BCC’s Student Newspaper Hosts Panel Discussion on Supreme Court (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

UPDATED Dozens of residents, including parents and students, attended a panel discussion about the Supreme Court controversy hosted by the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School (BCC) newspaper, The Tattler on Wednesday night. The panel, entitled “Full Court Press: A Town Hall Discussion on the Supreme Court, its vacancy, its reputation and its best path forward,” was organized […]

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March 16, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Mikulski Calls on Senate to Hold Hearings and Vote on President’s Supreme Court Nominee

U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski is calling on the Senate to hold hearings and to vote on President Barack Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court. Read her statement, below: “U.S. President Barack Obama fulfilled his Constitutional duty today in submitting to the Senate his nominee to the Supreme Court, well-respected D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Chief […]

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February 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Mikulski Calls on Senate and President to Fill Vacancy on Supreme Court

U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski issued the following statement calling on the Senate and President Obama to fill the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court: “Barack Obama is our President until January 20, 2017. The American people elected him to a four year term. I’m shocked that Senate Republicans are only giving him a […]

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