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  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg offers praise for … Neil Gorsuch?

    02/24/2017 8:36:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/24/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    If a few kind words about a passing encounter could be considered significant, then yeah, the doyenne of the liberal wing of the Supreme Court praised the next justice. In reality, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg offered nothing more than a few personal bon mots about Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump’s nominee to join the panel. Despite the attempts late yesterday to spin this as something more significant, Ginsburg got a few laughs from how insubstantial her observations on Gorsuch are: As for the new Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, Ginsburg didn’t have much to say.“I know him I’ve worked...
  • Cruz Forecasts Second Supreme Court Opening by Summer

    02/23/2017 7:53:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | February 23, 2017 | Keith Koffler
    I would expect violent protest, at a minimum, from the Left if there is a second opening and President Trump nominates a true conservative. They simply will not accept a change in the balance of the Court. Sen. Ted Cruz predicted Thursday that President Trump will have the ability to fill a second vacancy on the Supreme Court in 2017, the Washington Examiner reported. “I think we’ll have another Supreme Court vacancy this summer,” Cruz said at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “If that happens, as much as the left is crazy now, they will go full Armageddon meltdown because...
  • Not best of times for US - Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg

    02/23/2017 11:07:39 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 85 replies
    BBC ^ | February 23,2017
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says the US is "not experiencing the best of times" - but the "pendulum" will swing back. Speaking to BBC Newsnight in a rare interview, Justice Ginsburg reiterated the importance of the free press. "I read the Washington Post and the New York Times every day, and I think that the reporters are trying to tell the public the truth," she said. Justice Ginsburg was nominated by Bill Clinton and is regarded as a liberal. Think of what the press has done in the United States," she said citing the Watergate scandal. "That story...
  • Gillibrand Breaks Away From Schumer, Calls for ‘Up-or-Down’ Vote on SCOTUS Nominee

    02/22/2017 6:56:01 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 93 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | February 22, 2017
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) broke away from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) on Tuesday night when she was asked about the Democratic strategy for handling President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch. "What is the Democratic strategy on this? There has been a lot made of this. Do you try to filibuster Gorsuch and risk the Republicans going for the so-called nuclear option, which would basically eliminate the filibuster now and forever?" NY1 reporter Bobby Cuza asked Gillibrand. "That seems like an equally bad outcome from the Democrats' perspective." Gillibrand said she hopes her Democratic...
  • Gorsuch’s charm offensive may be working

    02/22/2017 6:53:09 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 16 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 02/21/2017 | Seung Min Kim
    At a one-on-one sit-down with Sen. Ben Cardin last week, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch rattled off his favorite past justices. One was Robert Jackson, who dissented in a landmark case that allowed for the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. “He obviously did his homework with me,” Cardin (D-Md.) said of Gorsuch afterward. “He knew I would be favorably inclined to that type of discussion.” “He did a very good job in the meeting with me,” Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), who is being heavily courted by the pro-Gorsuch side, said in an interview. “He presents himself very well....
  • Supreme Court Begins First Sitting of Trump Presidency

    02/20/2017 3:11:27 PM PST · by davikkm · 12 replies
    breitbart ^ | KEN KLUKOWSKI
    WASHINGTON—Tuesday, the Supreme Court will begin its first sitting in which the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) will reflect the views and priorities of President Donald Trump, inaugurating a new direction in American law. The Supreme Court hears roughly 80 cases per year, divided into seven monthly sittings. The annual term begins with its first sitting on the first Monday in October, and the last sitting for each annual term is conducted over two weeks in April. The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) represents the United States before the U.S. Supreme Court. The office is led by a solicitor...
  • U.S. top court to set guidelines for Trump treatment of non-citizens (Fake Headline)

    02/19/2017 7:45:11 AM PST · by Hostage · 10 replies
    Reuters (Hold Your Nose) ^ | Feb 17, 2017 | Lawrence Hurley
    The U.S. Supreme Court will decide three cases in coming months that could help or hinder President Donald Trump's efforts to ramp up border security and accelerate deportations of those in the country illegally. The three cases, which reached the court before Democratic President Barack Obama left office, all deal broadly with the degree to which non-citizens can assert rights under the U.S. Constitution. They come at a time when the court is one justice short and divided along ideological lines, with four conservatives and four liberals. The justices will issue rulings before the end of June against the backdrop...
  • Trump month one: Success for his supporters; Has already done what Reagan couldn't

    02/17/2017 5:47:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    USA Today | February 17, 2017 | Charlotte Allen
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/02/17/trump-executive-orders-elite-popular-polls-muslim-ban-immigration-column/97920456/
  • Refusing to service Gay Wedding, Washington florist ready to take religious liberty case to SCOTUS

    02/17/2017 10:26:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/17/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    A Washington florist who refused to participate in a same-sex wedding lost a unanimous decision yesterday at the state Supreme Court. The 9-0 ruling rejected her claim to a First Amendment right to exercise her right to religious liberty in favor of the state’s anti-discrimination law. The next step for Barronelle Stutzman will be the US Supreme Court, as KIRO reported lat night:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The Associated Press has more details on the next steps. Stutzman’s legal counsel insists that the First Amendment allows for free exercise of religion, and that commerce does not limit it....
  • Christian florist loses religious liberty case, will appeal to US Supreme Court

    02/17/2017 4:41:38 AM PST · by GonzoII · 22 replies
    CNA ^ | Feb 16 2017 | Matt Hadro
    Seattle, Wash., Feb 16, 2017 / 03:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Washington state florist must pay fines and legal costs for conscientiously objecting to serving a same-sex wedding, as the state’s supreme court upheld a lower court’s decision on Thursday. “It’s wrong for the state to force any citizen to support a particular view about marriage or anything else against their will. Freedom of speech and religion aren’t subject to the whim of a majority; they are constitutional guarantees,” Kristin Waggoner, senior counsel with the group Alliance Defending Freedom who argued the case before the Washington Supreme Court, stated Feb....
  • McConnell: 'Judge Gorsuch is going to be confirmed'

    02/16/2017 7:29:22 AM PST · by GonzoII · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/15/17 | Susan Ferrechio
    Neil Gorsuch will be confirmed to the Supreme Court even if Democrats do not provide the eight votes needed to break a filibuster, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday in an interview that seemed to hint at a possible change to Senate rules to approve President Trump's nominee over Democratic objections.
  • To Bork or Not to Bork? The Old Fight That Shows Democrats Why, and How, to Stop Gorsuch

    02/13/2017 2:29:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 13, 2017 | Julian Zelizer
    Trump, like Reagan, squandered his chance to offer a unifying pick to satisfy his most conservative supporters. Thirty years ago, Democrats gave the Supreme Court confirmation process a bad name. When they killed the nomination of President Ronald Reagan’s first nominee to fill a vacancy, a new term was invented: “To Bork.” The term meant to kill a nomination through character assassination, slander, and ideological attacks regardless of the competence of the person who was being considered. Today Judge Neil Gorsuch’s supporters are warning that the Democrats should not “Bork” President Trump’s nominee. Given Gorsuch’s stellar professional record, his competence...
  • Why Trump Should Be Hesitant with Supreme Court

    02/12/2017 5:48:40 AM PST · by GonzoII · 15 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 10 Feb 2017 | Brendan Kirby
    President Donald Trump’s gut reaction to Thursday’s appeals court ruling against his national security executive order was to take the case to the Supreme Court, but there is good reason to think he should be hesitant. Conventional wisdom is that the high court, short a justice since last year’s death of Antonin Scalia, would divide 4-4 on an appeal of a lower court restraining order blocking the administration from enforcing a temporary halt of the refugee resettlement program and travel from seven terrorism-plagued counties. Such a result would leave Thursday’s ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in...
  • Gorsuch was a Wise Choice for the Supreme Court

    02/10/2017 3:31:42 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/10/17 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    He has demonstrated that he understands the proper, limited scope of the judicial power, and of the federal government. When Justice Antonin Scalia passed away in February of 2016, the Democrats were excited. They want to dominate the Supreme Court with judges who are willing to sacrifice the Constitution for their leftist narrative, and with the very conservative Scalia dying, and the very liberal Barack Obama in office, the path to Supreme Court domination seemed to be within their grasp. The Republican-controlled Congress, however, was not so quick to grant the Democrats their wish. Merrick Garland was Obama’s choice, and...
  • Does the 9th Circuit really have an 80% reversal rate?

    02/10/2017 7:52:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/10/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    It’s no secret that the Ninth Circuit has a reputation for giving the Supreme Court fits, but is it true that they have an 80% reversal rate? The answer is yes … and really no. Confused? Many are, and the claim of an 80% reversal rate makes its way into many corners of the media. It’s mainly used to support arguments to break up the Ninth Circuit or find ways to circumvent it in order to prevent almost-certain erroneous outcomes.The Daily Caller is hardly unique, although they did do a better job than most in qualifying the way in...
  • Are you concerned that Neil Gorsuch belongs to a far-left church?

    02/10/2017 8:11:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 327 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/10/2017 | Ed Straker
    President Obama was criticized by Republicans for attending a church led by Jeremiah Wright, who repeatedly criticized the United States for being, in his own opinion, an evil terrorist nation.  People wondered, how could Obama sit through sermons like that, year after year?  Didn't that mean that at the very least, Obama didn't have any serious problems with what Wright was saying? Well, we saw after eight years of Obama that that was probably true – that Obama saw America in a bad light.  That's why he kept trying to "fundamentally transform" it. But what about Supreme Court nominee...
  • Court Is In Session. UPDATED: WITH NEW HITLER VIDEO

    02/10/2017 5:56:41 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-10-2017 | MOTUS
    It was open mike night at the Ninth Circuit: And it was the battle of the bands.Judicial Branch:“It’s my ball and you can’t play with it!”Executive Branch:“C U in court, suckahs!”Judicial Branch:“Let the games begin!”Executive Branch:“Bring it. I never get tired of winning.”UPDATED WITH GW’S FIRST EVER VIDEO: HITLER REACTS TO MOTUS BECOMING MOTUS A.D. – EXCELLENT JOB GW! SHOULD I EVER NEED AN AGENT, YOU’VE GOT THE JOB! AND NO, I’M NTOWY!Posted from: Michelle Obama’s Mirror
  • What I Learned From Clerking For Judge Gorsuch

    02/09/2017 3:49:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/09/2017 | Sean Jackowitz
    Judge Neil Gorsuch, nominated by President Donald Trump for a seat on the Supreme Court of the United States, is among the top legal thinkers in the country, but you would never know it from talking to him. Judge Gorsuch is a humble man, and his humility informs his textualist approach to the law and makes him uniquely qualified to be a Supreme Court Justice. I know this because I was once his law clerk.One of my favorite parts of clerking for Judge Gorsuch was his afternoon ritual with the clerks. Around 4:00 pm every day, the judge would burst...
  • Analysis: Forget the Warren Slap-Down, Does 'Rule 19' Hold the Key to...?

    02/08/2017 3:16:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2017 | Guy Benson
    In case you missed the Senate's overnight drama, Matt's explanatory post does a nice job of filling in the blanks. Basically, after being warned over violating a Senate rule in her speech impugning the character of Jeff Sessions -- who is still a sitting member of the upper chamber -- Elizabeth Warren continued her angry harangue unabated. As she leaned on the words of Coretta Scott King in order to effectively call Sessions a racist who's sought to disenfranchise black voters, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell intervened. He invoked Rule 19, which prohibits any member from taking to the floor and “directly or...
  • Dianne Feinstein impressed by SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch

    02/08/2017 12:48:05 PM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | 2/7/17 | ap
    The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee says she is impressed with President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein met with Judge Neil Gorsuch on Monday. She said Tuesday that “he’s a very caring person and he’s obviously legally very smart.” She added: “I think we are dealing with someone who is impressive, so we’ll see.” She stopped short of saying she would vote for him, noting it’s a lifetime appointment and Gorsuch is only 49. Last week, Feinstein had said she wanted to take time to consider his record. “We need time to...
  • SCOTUS Natural Law Primer

    02/08/2017 7:04:50 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 8, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Don't expect the Senate hearings on prospective Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch to get into the question of natural law, not because it isn't worth it but because it is. Really relevant questions are anathema to politicians and pedagogues alike and the question of whether our rights come from God or government is one of them, particularly since most people working in either sphere would like you to think your liberties are the product of a benevolent state. At his nomination hearings, sitting Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was pilloried by Senate Democrats because of his interest in natural law....
  • The Pros and Cons of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch

    02/07/2017 4:03:24 PM PST · by Sopater · 20 replies
    Capital Hill Outsider ^ | February 6, 2017 | Kelleigh Nelson
    Excellent credentials but troubling questions remain concerning Neil Gorsuch Our young are so full of innocence and capabilities that are not yet known. Why would anyone want to destroy that through abortion? One of the most absurd pro-choice claims is that those who are pro-life do not like or care for the baby after he or she is born. In fact, pro-lifers find equal importance of life inside and outside of the womb. The gravity in a baby’s eyes, showing such extreme happiness for life, is one of the most beautiful things in the world.– G. K. Chesterton I am...
  • Sen. Schumer says he has ‘serious concerns’ about Judge Gorsuch after meeting

    02/07/2017 2:14:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 127 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 02/07/2017 | Cameron Joseph
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he has "serious concerns" about Judge Neil Gorsuch after meeting with the Supreme Court nominee on Tuesday — and struggling to get straight answers from him. "The judge avoided answers like the plague. This president is testing fundamental underpinnings of our democracy and its institutions. These times deserve answers and judge Gorsuch did not provide them. I have serious, serious concerns about this nominee," Schumer told reporters during Democrats' weekly press conference. Schumer said he'd asked Gorsuch specifically about whether a ban on Muslims entering the country would pass constitutional muster and what...
  • The Latest: Feinstein Says She's Impressed With Gorsuch

    02/07/2017 12:34:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 82 replies
    San Fracisco Chronicle ^ | Tuesday, February 7, 2017
    The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee says she is impressed with President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein met with Judge Neil Gorsuch on Monday. She said Tuesday that "he's a very caring person and he's obviously legally very smart." She added: "I think we are dealing with someone who is impressive, so we'll see."
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: I would back changing the Electoral College

    02/07/2017 10:35:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 177 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/07/2017 | BY MARK HENSCH
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she would support changing the Electoral College. “There are some things I would like to change, one is the Electoral College,” she said late Monday at Stanford Law School in California, according to CNN. “But that would require a constitutional amendment, and amending our Constitution is powerfully hard to do,” she added. Ginsburg also lamented partisan divisions in Congress, which she said hurt the confirmation process for justices. “I wish there was a way I could wave a magic wand and put back when people were respectful of each other and the Congress...
  • Chuck Schumer: Gorsuch will need to get 60 votes in Senate

    02/07/2017 7:16:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/07/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Readers will find no surprise, but also no sense of regret either from Chuck Schumer’s defense of minority prerogative in Politico today when it comes to Supreme Court nominations. Skipping entirely over the machinations he and Harry Reid employed to keep Senate Republicans in the minority from having a say in appellate court nominations, Schumer argues that his Democrats are the only bulwark standing between Donald Trump and an independent judiciary. For that altruistic reason, Neil Gorsuch will need to get at least 60 Senators to agree to proceed to a confirmation: Nominees to our nation’s highest court must...
  • A Supreme Court Deadlock on Trump’s Travel Ban? Not So Fast: Watch Justice Kennedy

    02/07/2017 7:02:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/07/2017 | Andrew McCarthy
    As our Monday editorial details, there is every reason to believe that the eventual ruling of the Ninth Circuit federal appeals court will control the outcome of litigation over President Trump’s temporary travel ban on both aliens from seven countries and refugees. A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit is considering the Justice Department’s appeal of a temporary restraining order issued by Seattle federal district judge James Robart, which suspends the ban. The panel has announced that it will hear oral argument on Tuesday. The Ninth Circuit’s determination is likely to be dispositive because there are currently only eight justices...
  • Have Law Schools Doomed SCOTUS?

    02/07/2017 6:58:43 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 19 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 7, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Here's why good Supreme Court justices, or, for that matter, attorneys in general, let alone attorneys general, are going to keep getting harder to find: Law schools going the way of the Modern Language Association (MLA). "The tendency toward designing a curriculum to suit the interests and eccentricities of law professors can be seen in the decline of the core law school curriculum, with its basic building block courses like Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Corporations, Criminal Law, Evidence, Professional Responsibility, Property, and Torts," Gail Heriot wrote late last year in a policy analysis for the Cato Institute. "That decline...
  • Impeach Federal Judge James L. Robart

    02/06/2017 6:32:40 AM PST · by xzins · 51 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 2/6/17 | George Rasley
    On February 3, 2017 Federal District Judge James L. Robart issued a temporary restraining order barring the federal executive branch from implementing President Trump’s Executive Order temporarily barring travel from seven terrorist hotspots. The basis for Judge Robart’s order was not the national security of the United States or the proven threat of terrorism immigration from these countries; it was that the plaintiff state (Washington) would be irreparably harmed because, "The Executive Order adversely affects the States' residents in areas of employment, James L. Robarteducation, business, family relations, and freedom to travel... In addition, the States themselves are harmed by...
  • How to Drain the Judicial Swamp

    02/05/2017 10:04:05 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 26 replies
    The New American ^ | 04 February 2017 | Selwyn Duke
    It’s no surprise the Democrats plan to fight against the nomination of President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals judge Neil Gorsuch. There are no confirmation battles like Supreme Court confirmation battles because, as we always hear, such a decision can “shape the country for a generation.”This doesn’t sound like the role envisioned by the founders. As Alexander Hamilton wrote in The Federalist, No. 78, the judiciary is (theoretically) the “least dangerous” branch of government because it “has no influence over either the sword or the purse.” So how have the courts been afforded so much power?“Afforded”...
  • VP: Gorsuch Will Join Supreme Court 'One Way or the Other'

    02/04/2017 12:43:54 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 43 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 4, 2017 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Vice President Mike Pence pledged Saturday that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch will join the nation's highest court "one way or the other." Pence made the pledge during a speech in Philadelphia to the Federalist Society, a conservative legal group. His remarks echoed President Donald Trump's comments from earlier in the week in which the president urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to "go nuclear" and scrap longstanding rules requiring 60 votes if Democrats move to block Gorsuch. A least one Democratic senator has vowed to block Gorsuch's nomination as payback for McConnell's decision to wait until after the Nov....
  • Weekly Update: Illegal Aliens Voters?

    02/04/2017 9:54:18 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 3, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    It’s Naive To Think Illegal Aliens Aren’t Voting Securing our Borders from Terrorist Threats JW Pursues California Supreme Court Challenge Over Tuition Benefits for Illegal Aliens A Home Run Pick for the Supreme Court It’s Naive To Think Illegal Aliens Aren’t Voting For many years we have fought to restore integrity to elections in the United States, fighting both the Obama Justice Department and its leftist allies, such as the well-funded ACLU. You can sample our efforts here. Finally the issue of election integrity has new national prominence thanks to President Donald Trump’s call for an investigation into illegal...
  • Dear Ruth Bader Ginsburg: If you need anything — blood, organs — take mine

    02/04/2017 8:56:20 AM PST · by RightGeek · 124 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/3/17 | Rachel Manteuffel
    <p>How are you? No, really, how are you?</p> <p>I’ve found myself thinking about you lately, and how things are going with you, and I just wanted you to know that I admire you very much and have some tokens of my esteem that you might enjoy.</p>
  • Supreme Court Fight Is More About Trump Than Gorsuch

    02/04/2017 8:44:55 AM PST · by detective · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 2, 2017 | CARL HULSE
    This is a rare Supreme Court confirmation fight that will be more about the nominator than the nominee. In light of President Trump’s selection of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch just as the new president’s aggressive and contested use of executive power came into view, Democrats intend to aggressively question whether Judge Gorsuch will hold in check the man who seeks to elevate him to the nation’s most influential court. Democrats believe a unique sequence of events — issuing a constitutionally questionable executive order on Friday, firing an acting attorney general who refused to defend it on Monday and nominating a...
  • Round Two for the Supreme Court? Trump White House is already preparing for a second vacancy

    02/04/2017 6:44:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/04/2017 | John Fund
    Donald Trump is known for his bluster and braggadocio. But he is also capable of canny and clever moves, of the kind that have propelled him forward in both business and politics. His appointment of Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court is a good move that could help pay surprising dividends in the form of a second Supreme Court vacancy. First, the Gorsuch pick shows that Trump keeps his promises to his base. Not only did he pick a respected judge in the mold of the late Antonin Scalia, but he also kept to a list of 21 potential names...
  • Democratic disarray: Gorsuch snubbed by Senate leaders, embraced by others

    02/04/2017 3:00:20 AM PST · by GonzoII · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/2/17 | Paul Bedard
    Democrats are falling into disarray over President Trump's Supreme Court nomination of Neil Gorsuch, with Senate leaders refusing to meet the acclaimed judge despite a growing parade of support from other party leaders. While Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has 'dissed the federal appeals judge, 20 prominent Democrats, including former President Obama's top lawyer, have endorsed Gorsuch.
  • Dem Senate operative: The big Supreme Court fight will be over the next nominee, not Gorsuch (Cruz?)

    02/03/2017 7:40:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 3, 2017 | Allahpundit
    A quote that caught my eye from RCP’s analysis of the inevitable confirmation of Neil Gorsuch. The potential political downside could be much greater for the Democratic Party with Gorsuch than it ultimately was for the GOP with Garland — leaving reason to doubt that Democrats would fully obstruct the nominee rather than seek a more favorable fight elsewhere. “I think it’s likely he’ll be confirmed,” said one Democratic Senate campaign operative, “and there will be a larger fight on the next one.” His credentials are impeccable and his character, by seemingly all accounts, is perfectly suited to the job....
  • Can she eat more kale?' Hordes of liberals want reassurance...(abbr) Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    02/03/2017 7:49:56 AM PST · by entropy12 · 88 replies
    sfgate ^ | Updated 4:05 pm, Thursday, February 2, 2017 | Monica Hesse
    Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch for deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's long-empty seat. On Wednesday morning, liberals woke up, did the math and realized it was time to be concerned about Ruth Bader Ginsburg's fiber intake. Also bone density. Also exposure to airborne viruses (Madame Justice, what is your flu shot status?), and salmonella, and slippery ice, and also: Has anyone heard how scientists are coming along with a Zika vaccine? "I'm very interested in this." says Jeanette Bavwidinski, a community organizer in Pennsylvania. "I'm interested in what her daily regimen is. Like, what are you...
  • Trump's Supreme Court nominee called left-wing students 'whining children' (tr)

    02/02/2017 6:03:26 PM PST · by DFG · 50 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 02/02/2017 | Zara Rubin
    President Trump's Supreme Court nominee set up a student newspaper to attack political correctness on campus. Neil Gorsuch, hailed as the heir to conservative jurist Antonin Scalia, was one of three Columbia students who started The Federalist, an 'alternative' paper which took aim at the New York university's 'liberal' campus life. It took aim at liberals, the left, and the university authorities. And it mocked Joe Biden for coming 75th our of 86 students at law school.
  • Despite loads of media coverage, Neil Gorsuch never started a ‘Fascism Forever’ club in high school

    02/03/2017 7:14:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/03/2017 | John Sexton
    Consider this your left-wing freakout of the day. It seems to have started with a story in the Daily Mail after someone there got hold of Gorsuch’s high school yearbook. The Mail took what was a joking bit of self-reference written by Gorsuch and turned it into a straight story: Gorsuch founded the ‘Fascism Forever Club’ during his freshman year at Georgetown Preparatory, a now-$30,000-a-year private Jesuit school that is one of the most selective in the United States.He served as president until he graduated in 1985, according to his senior yearbook. Dozens of news sites ran with the...
  • Schumer And Leadership Team Refuse To Meet With Gorsuch

    02/02/2017 2:32:31 PM PST · by detective · 46 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/02/2017 | Kerry Picket
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Democratic Senate leaders refused to meet with Judge Neil Gorsuch Thursday. The act appears to be an act of revenge against Republicans for holding the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia open and not holding a hearing for Obama Supreme Court appointee Merrick Garland. The White House requested that Gorsuch meet with Schumer, but aides said he declined in order to learn more about the nominee’s record, The Washington Post reported. “By refusing to meet with Judge Gorsuch, Senate Democratic leadership is taking Washington gridlock and obstruction to a new low and placing Senators McCaskill, Donnelly, Heitkamp,...
  • Mark Levin and Ben Shapiro credit themselves for Trump nominating Gorsuch

    02/02/2017 1:11:57 PM PST · by TakebackGOP · 115 replies
    Mark R. Levin ‏@marklevinshow 23m23 minutes ago Thank you conservatives. No thanks to the pompom boys. http://fb.me/8ARjGokf6 Lightweight Ben Shapiro, "They’re fully within their rights to mock those Constitutional conservatives – like me! – who said that Trump would never appoint a conservative to the Court. But they are ignoring one rather crucial point: if had been up to them, they wouldn’t have pressed Trump for a damn thing. Trump appointed a conservative to the high court because he needed to please Constitutional conservatives. He didn’t do it because he is a deeply knowledgeable Constitutional scholar (he once said in...
  • The Real Power Of Trump

    02/02/2017 9:36:22 AM PST · by PingPongChampion · 13 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | February 1st, 2017 | T. Carter
    Donald Trump is more than just the leader of the free world, he is a movement in and of himself. Using a single tweet or Facebook post, he can reach millions of Americans and make or break a single idea. If Donald Trump tweets a stranger's name, that stranger becomes famous overnight. If Donald Trump doesn't like the way mainstream media covers his policies, he can change the narrative in an instant. There has never been a more powerful man in American politics than Donald Trump. His very existence as an entity on the world stage is historic. When Trump...
  • What Justice Gorsuch Might Mean for the Second Amendment

    02/02/2017 7:54:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/01/2017 | Andrew F. Branca
    Trump’s nomination of federal judge Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court has been greeted with much glee by conservatives and a well-anticipated gnashing of teeth by the progressive Left. Naturally, those of us in the gun community have our own particularized questions about what a Justice Gorsuch might mean for the Second Amendment. Let’s take a look, shall we? A look at Judge Gorsuch’s generalized judicial philosophy is certainly encouraging. Given that it was Scalia who led the pro–Second Amendment decisions in District of Columbia v. Heller and MacDonald v. Chicago, and that Gorsuch has been described not...
  • Merrick Garland vs. Neil Gorsuch, and a Tale of Two Charts

    02/02/2017 7:50:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/01/2017 | Jonathan Tobin
    It didn’t matter that Judge Neil Gorsuch was a highly respected jurist or that his stature as a leading conservative intellectual legal thinker made him a natural successor to the late Justice Antonin Scalia. The growing number of Democrats who are determined to not so much oppose the Trump presidency as “resist” it wasted no time blasting Gorsuch as “anti-woman” and a tool of the corporate class. In doing so, the party base made it clear to Senate Democrats that nothing less than a battle to the death to stop his nomination would be considered acceptable. But in case...
  • NRA cheers nomination of Neil Gorsuch, seen as gun rights defender

    02/01/2017 2:35:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 02/01/2017 | Lois Beckett
    After $30m in campaign ad buys and months of unflinching support for Donald Trump, the National Rifle Association has what it wanted: a supreme court nominee it views as a strong defender of gun rights. The federal court judge Neil Gorsuch “will protect our right to keep and bear arms”, the gun rights group said on Tuesday night, in a swift endorsement of Trump’s supreme court pick. Gun control advocates say that some of Gorsuch’s previous cases suggest he might support laws that “make it easier for felons to own guns”. Unlike Thomas Hardiman, another federal judge who was also...
  • (Vanity) When Will Someone Point Out..........

    02/01/2017 2:18:47 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 22 replies
    2/1/17 | Originalbuckeye
    If We, the People, had wanted Merrick Garland as the next Supreme Court Justice, Hillary would have been elected.
  • Sean Hannity BLASTS #NeverTrump Hacks after POTUS Trump’s SCOTUS Pick

    02/01/2017 1:54:25 PM PST · by davikkm · 27 replies
    President Donald Trump announced conservative Judge Neil Gorsuch as his pick for the US Supreme Court on Tuesday night. The pick was widely cheered by conservative and Republican leaders. But this would not have been possible if the #NeverTrump crowd would have had their way. Last night Sean Hannity went off on the Trump-hating #NeverTrump crowd of Republicans who fought throughout the year to make sure Donald Trump was defeated.
  • A Supreme Successor to Justice Scalia: Here's a Record of Neil Gorsuch's Notable Cases

    02/01/2017 11:56:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/01/2017 | Ed Whelan
    On the Saturday afternoon last February when he received word of Justice Scalia’s death, Neil M. Gorsuch “immediately lost [his] breath” and “couldn’t see . . . for the tears.” In his grief over the death of a justice he deeply admired and emulated, Judge Gorsuch could hardly have imagined the series of events that would lead to his being selected today to fill the Scalia vacancy. And while he has rightly recognized that no one could ever replace Justice Scalia, there are strong reasons to expect Justice Gorsuch to be an eminently worthy successor to the great justice....
  • Neil Gorsuch, Guns & the Second Amendment: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    02/01/2017 8:01:16 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 36 replies
    Heavy ^ | Jessica McBride
    Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court is generally regarded as a supporter of the Second Amendment and gun rights. Vigorously praised by the National Rifle Association, Neil Gorsuch “has endorsed Second Amendment rights,” says FiveThirtyEight. However, there is one ruling that gives some conservatives concern, relating to when police can disarm those carrying firearms. Although Gorsuch’s positions on some hot button issues – like abortion – are less clear, his stances on the Second Amendment and guns are clearer. Trump chose Gorsuch, 49 – a Denver appellate judge who is known as an “originalist” – to replace the...