(RightWing.org) – The Supreme Court isn’t letting the COVID pandemic get in its way. On December 16, the Justices announced that they’d be open for business in January, hearing cases by phone to get around social distancing requirements. So, what cases might they ponder? Here are some of the key ones.
- Albence v. Guzman Chavez — Maria Guzman Chavez is an illegal immigrant who was deported from the US, re-entered the country illegally and is one of a group of illegals being detained before deportation again. She wants to be released on bond, probably so she can disappear and try to evade the law. ICE says members of the group aren’t eligible for bond because Title 8 of the United States Code calls for mandatory detention in cases like this. Victory for ICE will make it much easier to remove foreign criminals.
- Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski — In 2016, Chike Uzuegbunam, a student at Georgia Gwinnett College, was distributing religious literature when campus police threatened him with disciplinary action unless he stopped. Uzuegbunam and another student filed suit against school officials; the officials claim they’ve changed the rules, so they don’t have to pay any damages. A win for Uzuegbunam will help secure First Amendment rights and prevent officials from getting away with violating constitutional rights by changing their rules while a case is pending.
- BP P.L.C. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore — In 2018, Baltimore’s mayor and city council sued 26 energy companies, trying to extort cash for their alleged role in global warming. BP and others moved to have the case heard in a federal court, as Baltimore is accusing them of breaking federal laws. If they win, it will reduce harassment of businesses by left-wing state and local politicians.
- King v. Whitmer and In Re Coreco Ja’Qan Pearson, et al. — This pair of linked petitions might be the most important case the Supreme Court hears for the next four years. It’s an emergency petition to declare the election results in Michigan and Georgia unconstitutional and to do it before Congress counts and certifies electoral college votes on January 6.
Things are getting interesting…
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