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  • Law Commentary Democrats Don’t Fear Brett Kavanaugh. They Fear the Constitution.

    07/16/2018 7:37:07 AM PDT · by yoe · 10 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 13, 2018 | David Harsanyi
    [snip] I wish the Supreme Court were less important. But right now, it's one of the only institutions preserving constitutional order. And that's why the left is about to go nuts again.
  • Democrats Are Dumping Moderates

    07/16/2018 12:13:20 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 41 replies
    NRO | 15 July 2018 | John Fund
    <p>But promoting socialism, sky-high taxes, and open borders is probably not going to help them trounce the GOP in November. The activist base of the Democratic party is lurching left fast enough that everyone should pay attention. Activists matter because their turnout in low-turnout primaries and caucuses almost propelled leftist Bernie Sanders to victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016. Last month, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unseated New York congressman Joe Crowley, the No. 4 ranking House Democrat in a low-turnout primary. She benefited from organizing support from the Democratic Socialists of America. Leftists have also upset establishment Democrats in statewide primaries for governor in Colorado and Maryland.</p>
  • Hillary Clinton Says Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Will Bring Back Slavery

    07/15/2018 11:30:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 114 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 13, 2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Friday morning, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested that President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, would bring back slavery if he is confirmed to the nation's highest court. "Let me say a word about the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court," Clinton told the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) at its national convention. "This nomination holds out the threat of devastating consequences for workers rights, civil rights, LGBT rights, women’s rights — including those to make our own health decisions." "It is a blatant attempt by this administration to shift the balance of...
  • Rand Paul breaks with Republicans as he doubts Trump supreme court pick

    07/15/2018 8:12:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    MSN News ^ | July 15, 2018 | Edward Helmore, The Manchester Guardian
    Breaking with many Republican colleagues, the Kentucky senator Rand Paul has revealed his concern over Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy on the supreme court. Paul told Fox and Friends on Sunday he was worried Kavanaugh, a judge on the DC circuit court of appeals, could cancel out supreme court justice Neil Gorsuch’s vote on fourth-amendment cases and allow the federal government to collect the phone records of millions of Americans. Kavanaugh’s confirmation rests on a knife edge. Republicans hold a 51-49 advantage in the Senate. They need a simple majority or a tie broken by...
  • Mystery as IDENTICAL letters appear in 21 newspapers across 12 states slamming Trump's Supreme...

    07/15/2018 5:57:05 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies
    Mystery as IDENTICAL letters appear in 21 newspapers across 12 states slamming Trump's Supreme Court pick – and they're all signed by different people At least 21 U.S. newspapers ran identical letters to the editor opposing President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh this week Each letter was published with the name of a different 'signer,' claiming Kavanaugh threatens 'everything that we hold dear as a nation' Technique is known as 'astroturfing'; it's unclear who's behind it One editor says the woman who appeared to have emailed him the letter now denies ever sending it Three prominent liberal advocacy groups...
  • Even Never Trump Evangelicals Might Be Swayed by the Supreme Court

    07/15/2018 5:07:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 15, 2018 | Emma Green
    Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination is the consummation of one of the big bets behind the 2016 election. Many white Christians voted for Donald Trump because they believed he would appoint conservative justices who would protect religious liberty and advance the pro-life cause. Now, ostensibly, they’ve been vindicated. With less than two years in office, Trump will very possibly see the confirmation of his second Supreme Court nominee, another handpicked choice of the conservative legal establishment. At the time, however, it wasn’t at all clear how this bet would play out. Particularly in the evangelical world, the divisions over the...
  • Manchin Tells Schumer to ‘Kiss My You-Know-What’ on Supreme Court Vote

    07/14/2018 8:00:24 PM PDT · by bitt · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/14/2018 | katherine rodriguez
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) had some choice words for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on his efforts to unify Democrats against President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Manchin told Politico on Friday that Schumer has no power over support for Kavanaugh’s nomination. “I’ll be 71-years-old in August; you’re going to whip me? Kiss my you know what,” Manchin, referring to Schumer’s efforts to whip up the votes against Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, told Politico in an interview. Shortly after Trump announced Kavanaugh as his pick for the Supreme Court, Schumer released a...
  • The Supreme Court Matters to Us All

    07/14/2018 6:59:50 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ^ | July 10, 2018 | Lily Eskelsen García
    We are all susceptible to being lulled into a false sense of security that makes us think all is right with the world, or at least our little corner of it. But if you needed a reminder that these times are anything but normal, you just got it by way of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent rulings, and Donald Trump’s nominee to the court: Brett Kavanaugh.The justices delivered an eardrum-splitting, 200-decibel wakeup call in the term that just ended. Their decisions said everything about how central the court is to the lives of everyday Americans. If Kavanaugh is confirmed as...
  • Trump Hits Another Home Run With Supreme Court Pick Brett Kavanaugh

    07/14/2018 5:14:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 9, 2018 | John G. Malcolm and Elizabeth Slattery
    President Donald Trump announced on Monday night his nomination of D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh, who was included in The Heritage FoundationÂ’s original list of potential Supreme Court nominees, is a very promising choice.The battle lines were already drawn before Trump made his announcement, with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., declaring he would not vote for any of the individuals on TrumpÂ’s short list.Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., promised the confirmation vote would happen this fall. Now, the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin the process of reviewing...
  • Brett Kavanaugh Fought the Clinton/Castro Kidnapping of Elian Gonzalez back to Stalinist Cuba

    07/14/2018 4:57:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/14/2018 | Humberto Fontova
    If we needed more proof (atop the media panic) that President Trump nominated the right SCOTUS candidate here it is: “Kavanaugh represented, on a pro bono basis, six-year-old Elian Gonzalez after the Immigration and Naturalization Service decided to return him to Cuba. Kavanaugh was among a series of lawyers who sought legal injunctions to stop INS…from sending the boy back to Cuba…” Whoops! I already hear the caterwauling about “separating immigrant children from their parents!” So let’s clear that up first: The genuine issue during the Elian Gonzalez circus had NOTHING to do with “parental rights,” as the Castro/Fake News...
  • Resisting Trump’s Supreme Court pick isn’t worth Democratic Senate seats

    07/14/2018 4:36:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 14, 2018 | Willie Brown
    Democratic senators in swing states have a tough choice ahead of them on Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court pick. Their base may not forgive them for voting “yes,” but there may not be enough of that base to offset the backlash from voting “no.” My advice is the same I gave to Assembly members when I was speaker and a vote like this came up: Go with whatever will get you re-elected. No one vote — not even for a Supreme Court justice — is worth costing your party a Senate seat for six years. Especially when the...
  • Swing-vote senators signal potential support for Kavanaugh, despite left-wing pressure

    07/14/2018 1:19:48 PM PDT · by Innovative · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 14, 2018 | Gregg Re
    Several swing-vote senators, including moderate Republicans and vulnerable Democrats in red states, have given GOP leaders cause for optimism that Brett Kavanaugh will soon be confirmed to replace retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Though Kavanaugh's confirmation remains uncertain because of Republicans' razor-thin 51-49 majority in the Senate, the moderates' early reactions indicate that millions of dollars in spending by liberal groups to sway key senators against Kavanaugh may ultimately prove fruitless. Only 50 votes are needed to confirm Kavanaugh, after Republicans eliminated the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees last year. Democratic leaders had removed the filibuster...
  • Red-state Dem tells Schumer to 'kiss my you know what' on Supreme Court vote

    07/14/2018 9:59:05 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/14/18 | Avery Anapol
    Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (W. Va.) had strong words for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (N.Y.) efforts to unify the party against President Trump’s Supreme Court pick. Manchin suggested to Politico that Schumer does not have any influence over whether or not he supports Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination. “I’ll be 71 years old in August, you’re going to whip me? Kiss my you know what,” Manchin told Politico, referring to whipping votes among the party caucus. Schumer has spoken out harshly against Kavanaugh and vowed to oppose him “with everything I’ve got.” Democrats will need at least two GOP votes, in...
  • GOP Sen. Lee: I Believe Every Republican and ‘a Few Democrats’ Will Support Kavanaugh

    07/14/2018 11:44:39 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Jul 2018 | Ian Hanchett
    Host Neil Cavuto asked, “Is it your sense that every Republican will be on board?” Lee responded, “Yes, it is. I want to be very clear, Neil, I can’t speak for any colleague, Republican or otherwise. I nonetheless believe, and I nonetheless predict, we’ll end up with every Republican supporting Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation. I also think we’ll end up with a few Democrats.”
  • Weekly Update: JW Gets Strzok-Page Docs

    07/14/2018 8:49:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 13, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Victory: FBI Begins Releasing Strzok-Page Documents! President Trump’s Supreme Court Pick: A Victory for the Rule of Law Another Obama scandal: ‘Unaccompanied Children’ Included Criminals, Smugglers, & Traffickers The John Brennan-Harry Reid Collusion to ‘Get Trump’ Judicial Watch Victory: FBI Begins Releasing Strzok-Page Documents! If you watched disgraced FBI Agent Peter Strzok bob and weave around the truth in his testimony to Congress this week you will understand our difficulty in getting Strzok’s official communications out of the FBI/Justice Department. We don’t give up, however, and we are succeeding. We just released 87 pages of records from...
  • Dem infighting erupts over Supreme Court pick

    07/14/2018 6:31:03 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 14, 2018
    Democrats are fighting among themselves over how far to go to oppose Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and tempers are starting to flare ahead of a decision that could weigh heavily on the midterm elections. Liberal activists, who are closely aligned with the party’s base, are losing patience with centrist Democrats who are on the fence over Kavanaugh, a judge with impressive credentials and the approval of the conservative Federalist Society. But Senate Democratic leaders don’t want to twist the arms of vulnerable colleagues up for re-election in pro-Trump states, adding to the disappointment of activists. “There’s a great deal...
  • Graham: 2020 Democratic Contenders Have to Prove They're 'Most Insane Person' Opposing Kavanaugh

    07/14/2018 12:53:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 11, 2018 | Alexandra Hutzler
    Republican Senator Lindsey Graham told Fox News on Tuesday that Democratic hopefuls for 2020 feel the need to be "the most insane person" when commenting on President Donald Trump's federal court nominations. "It seems to be that if you are running for president on the Democratic side in 2020 or thinking about it, you have to prove you are the most insane person when it comes to Trump nominees," Graham said in the interview with Fox host Martha MacCallum. The senator added that "President Trump could nominate George Washington and they would all be up in arms." Graham was referring...
  • We don’t have to wonder how Brett Kavanaugh will rule on abortion, or almost anything else

    07/13/2018 9:14:02 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | July 12, 2018 | Paul Waldman
    Abortion and the fate of Roe v. Wade are always near the center of the debate on any Supreme Court nomination. The controversy over nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh’s views on Roe offers a window into a system conservatives established a few decades ago to produce the kind of justices who would be fervent advocates for their cause, while also being just restrained enough in their beliefs to be confirmed. As a piece of political strategy, it’s absolutely brilliant, and it could hardly be working any better. Among other things, it allows Republicans to finesse issues such as abortion on which...
  • Hillary Clinton Implies Kavanaugh Will Lead America Back To Times Of Slavery

    07/13/2018 12:53:05 PM PDT · by detective · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/13/2018 | Mike Brest
    Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton implied that the potential confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court would bring the United States back to the times of slavery during a speech on Friday. “I used to worry that they wanted to turn the clock back to the 1950s. Now, I worry they want to turn it back to the 1850s. These will be urgent fights. Stakes could not be higher,” she said during her speech at the American Federation of Teachers. “This nomination holds out the threat of devastating consequences for workers’ rights, civil rights, LGBT rights, women’s rights, including...
  • KAVANAUGH THREATENS THE LEFT’S RIGHT TO CHEAT

    07/12/2018 5:39:27 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 13 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 11 July 2018 | Ann Coulter
    The fact that the media responded to the nomination of a Supreme Court justice by obsessively covering Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, Russia and NATO proves that Trump has checkmated them with Brett Kavanaugh. Liberals know they can't stop Kavanaugh's confirmation, so they'd just as soon not hear any news about it at all. Please cheer us up with stories about Paul Manafort's solitary confinement! But there was one very peculiar reaction to the nomination. The nut wing of the Democratic Party instantly denounced Kavanaugh by claiming that his elevation to the high court would threaten all sorts of "rights." Sen....