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  • Roberts, Leader of Supreme Court’s Conservative Majority, Fights Perception That It is Partisan

    12/23/2018 5:23:06 PM PST · by SMGFan · 57 replies
    MSN NYTimes ^ | December 23, 2018
    In his first 13 years on the Supreme Court, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.’s main challenge was trying to assemble five votes to move the court to the right though there were only four reliably conservatives justices. Now he faces a very different problem. With the retirement of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and his replacement by Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, the chief justice has the votes he needs on issues like abortion, racial discrimination, religion and voting. At the same time, he has taken Justice Kennedy’s place as the swing vote at the court’s ideological center, making him the...
  • Federal Panel Of Judges Dismisses All 83 Ethics Complaints Against Brett Kavanaugh

    12/19/2018 6:38:39 AM PST · by blueyon · 29 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/18/18 | Nina Totenberg
    A specially appointed federal panel of judges has dismissed all 83 ethics complaints brought against Justice Brett Kavanaugh regarding his conduct at his confirmation hearings. The judges concluded that while the complaints "are serious," there is no existing authority that allows lower court judges to investigate or discipline Supreme Court justices. The complaints against Kavanaugh ranged from allegations that he had misled the Senate about some of his activities in the George W. Bush White House to his angry, partisan statements in denying charges of sexual assault in high school.
  • Ethics Group Slams Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris for Brett Kavanaugh Fundraising

    12/17/2018 9:19:16 PM PST · by bitt · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/17/2018 | Kyle Morris
    The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) has released its list of Worst Ethics Violators of 2018, which includes 2020 presidential hopefuls Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Both Harris and Warren used their opposition of Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court as an opportunity to fundraise, according to FACT. The two Democratic Senators sent out emails claiming that the donation played a vital role in battling his confirmation. Shortly thereafter, FACT filed an ethics complaint against both senators. Warren was caught off guard during a televised debate when her opponent mentioned that she was under...
  • Dr. Christine Blasey Ford presents SI's Inspiration of the Year Award

    12/16/2018 7:44:11 AM PST · by Baynative · 74 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 12/11/18 | video
    Christine Blasey-Fraud is out there trying to remain relevant. But whatdaya know, she doesn't talk like a high school cheer leader any more.
  • Chief justice of California Supreme Court quits GOP over Kavanaugh confirmation

    12/14/2018 11:06:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | December 14, 2018 | By Dartunorro Clark (D-NBC)
    Chief Justice of California Tani Cankil-Sakauye has reportedly renounced her Republican Party registration and re-registered as a no-party-preference voter, citing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Cankil-Sakauye made the comments in a phone interview on Thursday to CALmatters, a nonprofit news organization, saying that she had been thinking about Kavanaugh's September confirmation hearing. "I’ve been thinking about it for some time," Cankil-Sakauye said of her decision. She said that she spoke with her husband and friends about the hearing and their conclusion was that "you didn’t leave the party - the party left you." “I felt compelled to make a choice...
  • Christine Blasey Ford makes first public statement since Kavanaugh hearing

    12/12/2018 4:14:06 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 48 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 12, 2018 | Michelle Robertson
    Christine Blasey Ford made her first public remarks since her September testimony at the Senate hearing of then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. During a Monday ceremony, Blasey Ford introduced Rachael Denhollander as the recipient of Sports Illustrated's Inspiration of the Year Award. Denhollander, a lawyer and former gymnast, was the first woman to publicly accuse former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar of sexual assault.
  • Supreme Court Conservatives Rebuke Kavanaugh, Roberts for Refusing Planned Parenthood Medicaid Case

    12/12/2018 8:19:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/12/2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to consider cases involving states' ability to decide whether certain health providers are eligible for Medicaid reimbursements. Conservative justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch rebuked their colleagues for refusing to take up the issue due to a tenuous connection with Planned Parenthood. "Some tenuous connection to a politically fraught issue does not justify abdicating our judicial duty," Thomas wrote in a scathing dissent joined by Alito and Gorsuch. "If anything, neutrally applying the law is all the more important when political issues are in the background." The Supreme Court refused to consider...
  • Justices Roberts and Kavanaugh Betray Pro-Lifers. As Expected

    12/10/2018 4:38:46 PM PST · by ebb tide · 97 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | December 10, 2018 | Matthew Archbold
    Justices Roberts and Kavanaugh Betray Pro-Lifers. As Expected Come on. Who didn't see this coming? After all the push and fighting pro-lifers did to make sure Robert Kavanaugh took a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, how could we not have expected to be betrayed as soon as possible? Roberts is Roberts. I mean, that ship has sailed. He's on the organ donor waiting list for the first spine transplant. CNN: The Supreme Court Monday rebuffed efforts by states to block funding to Planned Parenthood. It left in place two lower court opinions that said that states violate federal law...
  • KAVANAUGH JOINS LIBERALS TO PROTECT PRO-PLANNED PARENTHOOD RULING

    12/10/2018 11:02:52 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 33 replies
    DC ^ | 12/10/2018 | DC
    The Supreme Court declined to review three cases relating to Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood at the state level Monday, over a vigorous dissent from Justice Clarence Thomas. The dissent was significant because it indicates that Justice Brett Kavanaugh sided with the high court’s liberal wing to deny review of a lower court decision that favored the nation’s largest abortion provider. “So what explains the Court’s refusal to do its job here?,” Thomas wrote. “I suspect it has something to do with the fact that some respondents in these cases are named ‘Planned Parenthood.'” “Some tenuous connection to a...
  • Supreme Court sides with Planned Parenthood in funding fight [Roberts, Kavanuagh join libs]

    12/10/2018 7:35:37 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 223 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/10/2018 | Ariane De Vogue
    The Supreme Court Monday rebuffed efforts by states to block funding to Planned Parenthood. It left in place two lower court opinions that said that states violate federal law when they terminate Medicaid contracts with Planned Parenthood affiliates who offer preventive care for low income women. It would have taken four justices to agree to hear the issue, and only three conservative justices -- Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch -- voted to hear the case. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh appeared to side with the court's liberals in not taking up the case -- showing...
  • Washington Post admits gaffe after putting story on Kavanaugh coaching basketball in ‘Public Safe...

    11/29/2018 9:10:49 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | Brian Flood
    Full title: Washington Post admits gaffe after putting story on Kavanaugh coaching basketball in ‘Public Safety’ sectionThe Washington Post admitted it made a blunder on Wednesday by placing a story about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh coaching youth basketball under the “Public Safety” section online. Kavanaugh, who recently returned to coach his daughter’s basketball team, was famously accused of sexual assault during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing. Kavanaugh denied all allegations and was confirmed after an FBI investigation. Media watchdogs were then shocked when Ann Marimow’s Nov. 27 piece on his youth coaching appeared in the “Public Safety” section. However,...
  • WaPo places story on Kavanaugh returning to coach girls basketball in 'public safety' section

    11/28/2018 7:35:39 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/28/18 | Joe Concha
    The Washington Post published a story on Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh returning to coach his daughter's basketball team again under its “public safety” category, drawing howls from conservatives. Kavanaugh returned to coach his daughter's team over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend after telling Senate Democrats last month that he “may never be able to coach again” due to charges of sexual misconduct, which he denied, that were lobbed against him during his confirmation hearing. National Republican Senatorial Committee member Logan Dobson flagged the Kavanaugh story while questioning its placement in the public safety section. It was placed above a story...
  • Ford speaks out in rare statement since Kavanaugh hearings (scores $650k)

    11/27/2018 6:03:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 60 replies
    CBS News via MSN ^ | 11/27/18 | Danielle Garrand
    Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and her testimony against then-Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh in September dominated the news cycle, with her every word scrutinized by both sides of the political aisle and the media. Since the hearings, Ford has been mostly silent. Ford released a statement on a GoFundMe page collecting donations for her last week. The page was created on Sept. 18 with an initial goal of $150,000. It has raised nearly $650,000 on her behalf. "Words are not adequate to thank all of you who supported me since I came forward to tell the Senate that I...
  • Schumer Calls for AZ Voter Fraud Investigation, Oh Wait...No He Didn’t

    11/18/2018 4:56:50 PM PST · by Loki_McMuffin · 3 replies
    New Right Network ^ | 11/18/2018 | Brian James
    Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, a woman who hates this country so much that she could be charged with perjury when taking the oath of office, won the senate seat in a manner that would have gotten a thumbs up from the late Richard Daley. The GOP has made accusations of voter irregularities and outright fraud. In response, election officials simply said “Nah-uh” and went along their merry way as the press predictably declared there was nothing to see here. The problem with Arizona is there IS something to see here and if Democrats were being intellectually honest (which would be like...
  • Sonia Sotomayor: Brett Kavanaugh Part of Supreme Court Family Now

    11/18/2018 1:55:27 AM PST · by JonnyFive · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/17/18 | Warner Todd Huston
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is taking the high road regarding Justice Brett Kavanaugh, stating he is already part of the “Supreme Court family,” despite the intense criticism her liberal supporters have lathered upon him. Appearing on CNN with David Axelrod, Sotomayor noted that the court adjusted very quickly to the addition of Kavanaugh to their bench, CNN reported. “When you’re charged with working together for most of the remainder of your life, you have to create a relationship,” Sotomayor told Axelrod during an interview that will air Saturday evening. “The nine of us are now a family, and we’re...
  • Justice Sotomayor on Kavanaugh Coming to the Supreme Court: 'The Nine of Us Are Now a Family'

    11/17/2018 4:35:19 PM PST · by SMGFan · 189 replies
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says that newly appointed Justice Brett Kavanaugh is already like “family.” Sotomayor recently sat down with David Axelrod, for an episode of CNN’s “Axe Files” that will air Saturday, and spoke about welcoming in the new justice. Kavanaugh was confirmed after a highly publicized Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in September. He was accused by Professor Christine Blasey Ford of sexual assault in the 1980s when they were both teenagers. Kavanaugh vehemently denied the accusation and was eventually confirmed with a 50-48 vote in the Senate. Sotomayor said among Supreme Court justices, typically a lifetime appointment,...
  • Michael Avenatti says he ‘always advocated for due process’ for Kavanaugh

    11/16/2018 5:14:34 AM PST · by kevcol · 21 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 15, 2018 | Doug P.
    As you know, celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti was arrested Wednesday night after having been accused of domestic violence. Fox News’ Bret Baier was among those noticing some irony in Avenatti reminding everybody that a presumption of innocence is how things are done in the American legal system, but this evening Avenatti fired back: ..Contrary to @foxnews and others, I have always advocated for due process including with Judge Kavanaugh
  • Trump announces Kavanaugh replacement for DC circuit court

    11/13/2018 12:09:25 PM PST · by Jaysin · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-13-2018 | TAL AXELROD
    President Trump announced Tuesday he is nominating Neomi Rao to fill Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s vacant seat on the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Rao currently serves as the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA). She is a vocal advocate of Trump’s efforts to slash government regulations, crediting them with stimulating job growth. “I think the reform efforts are part of what has stimulated economic growth and job creation and promoted technological innovation. And from my perspective, our reform efforts have really focused on promoting the rule of law and emphasized the...
  • Schumer on the Election: Kavanaugh’s Confirmation ‘Helped Us More Than It Hurt Us’

    11/11/2018 9:57:43 AM PST · by kevcol · 28 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 11, 2018 | Jeffrey Cimmino
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., NY) said Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation helped more than hurt the Democratic Party in last week's midterm elections. . . . "I think the president lost more votes because of the Kavanaugh issue than gained throughout the country," Schumer added. Schumer was responding to a question from "State of the Union" host Jake Tapper about whether the Democrats got "outplayed when it came to the Kavanaugh nomination."
  • Constant Protests - Demanding Recusals, Attacks on Kavanaugh, etc.

    11/09/2018 4:10:00 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 11 replies
    News | 9 November 2018 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Day after day after day, constant protests against conservative values are happening. Where is this coming from? Who is paying for it? How do you get that quantity of people together to protest for things for which they are protesting? How come almost ALL of the media are behind this movement to crush conservatives? How? The government (lol) should investigate and see who is organizing all of this. When public school teachers/professors push liberal, Godless ideas in the schools, it is nearly impossible to get anyone together to go to a school board meeting and protest it, much less GO...