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  • The Political Circus (How Democrats Turned A Confirmation Hearing Into A National Freak Show)

    10/01/2018 9:05:06 PM PDT · by OddLane · 13 replies
    Books and Music TV ^ | October 2, 2018 | Gerard Perry
    An examination of the underlying threads of the Brett Kavanaugh trial by ordeal and what it portends for future Supreme Court battles.
  • Supreme Court Moments in History: Senate Rejects Robert Bork Nomination(FLASHBACK)

    09/25/2018 9:05:59 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 15 replies
    PBS NewsHour ^ | Jun 28, 2010 | PBS NewsHour
    From the NewsHour's video vault, watch Judy Woodruff's 1987 report on the failed Supreme Court confirmation of President Ronald Reagan appointee Judge Robert Bork. The Senate rejected Bork's nomination by a 58-42 vote on October 23, 1987.
  • ACCUSER’S ADVISER PREDICTED ‘STRATEGY’ THAT WOULD DEFEAT KAVANAUGH

    09/21/2018 8:16:25 PM PDT · by lasereye · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 21, 2018 | Amber Athey
    Ricki Seidman, the Democratic operative who is advising Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, predicted in July that there would be a “strategy” to defeat Kavanaugh’s nomination. Seidman interviewPolitico reported on Thursday that Seidman, who also advised Anita Hill to testify against Clarence Thomas in 1991, is giving advice to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. On July 10, Seidman said on a conference call with the American Constitution Society that she believed a “strategy will emerge” that would upend Kavanaugh’s nomination. Audio of the call was recorded and uploaded by the GOP on Thursday. “I do think that over the coming days and weeks...
  • Democrats, Kavanaugh, and ‘The End of Civilization’

    09/18/2018 1:30:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    National Review ^ | September 18, 2018 | By ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    Judge Robert Bork used to tell a prescient and darkly humorous story about watching Clarence Thomas’s Senate confirmation hearings - etched in pre-hashtag history as the “Thomas–Hill hearings,” in homage to Anita Hill’s role as the Left’s heroic accuser. At the time, Thomas was a judge of the same eminent D.C. Circuit federal appeals court on which Bork had served. As he viewed Thomas’s “high-tech lynching” in horror, Bork recalled, a friend of his, the iconic Irving Kristol, approached and asked him what was happening. “The end of civilization,” the judge sadly quipped. “Of course it is,” Kristol deadpanned. “But...
  • Dan Rather Admits a Borking of Kavanaugh Is in Progress, Truth Be Damned

    09/18/2018 4:40:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 18, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Despite no evidence to back up the allegations of attempted sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the liberal media were eager to make them stick. Comparisons to Justice Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill were wildly thrown around along with suggestions those accusations were true. They were also hopeful for a better result this time. Disgraced journalist Dan Rather admitted as much during a Monday appearance on CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time. Disguised under the illusion of seeking “truth”, Rather admitted that the character assassination of Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork in the 1980’s was what happened to Justice...
  • On the Supreme Court, Democrats finally get their just deserts 31 years later

    09/11/2018 9:05:30 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 55 replies
    Washington Examiner - Opinion ^ | 9-11-2018 | Noemie Emery
    Are you happy now, Teddy Kennedy? Are you happy, Joe Biden? Are you happy now, Harry Reid? It’s due to the things that you did and said that Donald J. Trump is now naming his second Supreme Court justice in under two years in office. It is your fault that the once courtly process of Supreme Court appointments turned into the blood-and-thunder-eye-gouging drama that we hate and we live through today. It was 31 years ago, in 1987, that Edward M. Kennedy burst on the floor of the Senate to tell us all that with Robert Bork on the Supreme...
  • Trump's Supreme Court nominee could well damage the progress that's been made on LGBT rights

    07/09/2018 9:36:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 115 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 9, 2018 | Jon Davidson
    The president is expected to nominate a conservative to replace the justice who authored most of the pro-LGBT decisions of the last 20 years. President Trump's coming announcement of his nominee to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat on the U.S. Supreme Court has many members of America’s LGBT community understandably on edge. The stakes for LGBT people are enormous, given Kennedy's history of embracing LGBT people under the constitution’s protections and questions about whether a new Trump-appointed justice may turn the court in a very different direction. Though LGBT rights have come a long way since Kennedy began authoring pro-LGBT...
  • Here Is a Simple Rule Regarding Kennedy Replacement

    07/05/2018 7:44:58 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 3, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Here is a simple rule: you can judge the caliber of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee by how angry the Democrats get. The smarter and more influential the nominee, in an important sense the more qualified they are, the angrier Democrats will get.
  • There's only one legitimate nominee to the Supreme Court: Merrick Garland

    07/05/2018 6:24:45 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 81 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 5, 2018 | Geoffrey Robinson
    In his column encouraging President Trump to select his nominee to the Supreme Court from among the several names he mentioned during the 2016 campaign, it appears that Jonah Goldberg omitted an important fact regarding Trump’s list. In May 2016, when Trump “issued” his first list, there was already a list. In fact, there was actually a judge selected by a sitting U.S. president, whose nomination was stonewalled by Senate Republicans for nearly a year and finally abandoned.
  • Trump to announce supreme court pick on 9 July

    06/29/2018 5:04:25 PM PDT · by NRx · 92 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 06-29-2018 | Staff
    Donald Trump said on Friday he plans to announce his nominee for a forthcoming vacancy on the supreme court on 9 July – a lightning-quick move to replace the retiring swing vote Justice Anthony Kennedy, 81. Speaking aboard Air Force One en route to his private golf club in New Jersey on Friday afternoon, the president announced that he has five finalists, including two women, out of the shortlist of 25 names that had been previously circulated. Speaking to reporters on the plane from Washington DC, Trump said he may interview one or two contenders for the nomination this weekend...
  • Joe Biden Boasts of Keeping 'Brilliant Conservative' Robert Bork Off Supreme Court

    04/08/2018 10:30:56 AM PDT · by ethom · 23 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | | April 7, 2018 9:30 EDT | By Jack Coleman
    More than 30 years after a relentless campaign of character assassination kept Robert Bork from a seat on the Supreme Court, one of the architects of that attack is belatedly crediting its target for his brilliance. Appearing on the popular liberal podcast Pod Save America on March 28, former Vice President Joe Biden revisited his role in derailing Bork's nomination to the court in 1987 while Biden was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The subject came up when podcast co-host Jon Favreau, who worked previously as a speechwriter for President Obama, alluded to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declining...
  • Possible political 'sea-shift' ahead

    Rumors continue to swirl that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy plans to retire soon. If that happens, one attorney says the political equivalent of Armageddon can be expected. American Family Association (AFA) legal counsel Abraham Hamilton III says one of the biggest legacies of any president will be the legacy the chief executive makes in the federal judiciary. If Kennedy leaves, any additional Supreme Court opening, you can expect the political equivalent of Armageddon to occur," Hamilton tells OneNewsNow. "One area where Democrats have been a bit more shrewd than Republicans is in recognizing the role the judiciary will play...
  • What if Robert Bork was nominated to the High Court?

    06/05/2017 9:59:13 AM PDT · by Mafe · 30 replies
    With Trump asking the Supreme Court to uphold his travel ban, I know for certain that if the case is heard before Anthony Kennedy retires, the decision will be in his hands. Needless to say I am very doubtful that we I can count on Kennedy to uphold it. That made me think - how would the 21st century be different had Robert Bork been nominated to the Supreme Court instead of Kennedy? Its obvious that SSM never would have been legalized via the court, and Roe vs. Wade would've stood a good chance of being overturned. What other decisions...
  • Bork was Borked, Will Gorsuch be Gorsuched!?

    03/29/2017 8:37:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/29/2017 | Earick Ward
    After a handful of days of congressional testimony, Neil Gorsuch exposed the Democrats as being...well, ignorant of the law. If it had been a heavyweight fight, the referee would have been negligent in not calling the fight after the first or second round. But, lo and behold, the fight went the full ten rounds, with Gorsuch specifically, and Republicans generally, standing tall, as unanimous winners on all cards. One Democrat after another exposed his ignorance of the Constitution and its application to the rule of law. Neil Gorsuch was nearly flawless, answering idiotic question after idiotic question. He exposed not...
  • Remembering Rich Blumenthal's Vietnam Deception

    01/16/2017 5:37:17 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 16, 2017 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Senate smear never paid a price for claiming he served. In the confirmation hearings for Jeff Sessions, president-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Attorney General, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Democrat, proceeded as though David Horowitz had been the AG choice. David Horowitz was not present but Blumenthal cited his statements that all the major Muslim organizations are connected to the Muslim Brotherhood, that 80 percent of the mosques in America are filled with hate against Jews, and that too many blacks are in prison because too many blacks commit crimes. Senator Blumenthal, an attorney, had not taken the trouble to investigate...
  • Dissecting Slander: The Untold Story of Jeff Sessions’ 1986 ‘Borking’

    12/28/2016 4:37:43 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-28-2016 | Julia Hahn
    Julia HahnDecember 28, 2016 Decades-old racially charged allegations against Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) parroted by the establishment media and a handful of far left Senate Democrats do not hold up under scrutiny, an extensive investigation conducted by Breitbart News has found. There are essentially three central allegations the left levels against Sessions. The first pertains to his involvement in a 1980s voter fraud case, which, evidence shows, Sessions prosecuted to ensure a fair elections for black Democratic citizens of the county. The second involves allegations from a former assistant attorney, who was described by co-workers as a “disaffected” employee with...
  • Saffron Colonial: Controversial North Portland restaurant changes name

    04/08/2016 8:49:43 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 61 replies
    OregonLive ^ | April 8, 2016 | Samantha Bakall
    A North Portland restaurant that sparked outrage, protests and drew criticism for weeks for its historical associations with English colonialism has changed its name. The month-old Saffron Colonial, opened by Portland native Sally Krantz, will now be known as the British Overseas Restaurant Corporation, or "BORC" for short. -- Controversy quickly broke out over the Saffron Colonial name and menu, which included a Plantation Punch. At least two protests gathered outside the restaurant, hoping to force Krantz to change the name. Vendors such as Ristretto Roasters and Steven Smith Teamaker cut ties with the restaurant. --- In an email Friday,...
  • Robert Bork, known for contentious Supreme Court nomination, dies at 85

    12/19/2012 1:00:58 PM PST · by Mozilla · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/19/12 | by Bill Mears
    Former federal judge and conservative legal scholar Robert Bork died early Wednesday at his Virginia home, his family confirmed to CNN. He was 85. Perhaps best known for his nomination to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1987, Bork was rejected for the post after a contentious confirmation battle led by left-leaning groups that opposed his conservative judicial philosophies. Bork had recently served as a senior legal adviser to Republican Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. He was a solicitor general during the Nixon administration and first gained notoriety for carrying out the president's order to fire the special prosecutor...
  • Reagan Aides Foresaw Kennedy Gay-Rights Views That Conservatives Now Lament

    06/27/2015 5:43:53 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 6-26-15 | Todd Ruger
    The origins of Friday's landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage can be traced back almost 30 years to the Senate's confirmation process for justices. Officials in President Ronald Reagan’s administration, reeling after two failed nominees to the court, were looking for a reliable conservative who could get Senate confirmation. They found him in U.S. Circuit Judge Anthony Kennedy. But CQ's review of documents in the Reagan Library in California found the president's aides identified "disturbing aspects" in Kennedy's record. Foremost among them: Kennedy's actions in a gay rights case. Kennedy on Friday cast the deciding vote and wrote the...
  • Bad Judgment

    10/13/2013 8:19:21 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | OCTOBER 28, 2013 | John Fund
    It’s been over a quarter-century since Robert Bork’s nomination to the Supreme Court became a defining moment in the confirmation of federal judges. Since the distinguished judge and former Yale Law professor was “borked” by demagogic personal attacks and blocked from the Court, confirmation battles have grown uglier and more protracted. John Lott, an economist who has written thought-provoking books on everything from gun control to the federal budget, says the pitched battles over court nominations are having real-world consequences. He argues that our federal courts are being intellectually degraded as politicians in both parties try to keep the brightest...