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  • Nuclear option fades in the GOP Senate

    11/29/2016 7:20:25 AM PST · by kevcol · 78 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 29, 2016 | Susan Crabtree
    Key Senate Republicans say they won't support a change to Senate rules that would allow President-elect Trump to quickly get his Supreme Court nominee confirmed, a sign that Trump may find it harder than he was hoping to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. . . . Republican Sens. Pat Roberts of Kansas, Bob Corker of Tennessee, Jeff Flake of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina have all said they would not support a change.
  • 3 Reasons Trump Could Put Cruz on the Supreme Court

    11/22/2016 3:21:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 185 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | November 22, 2016 | Ciro Scotti
    On the list of surprising visitors calling on president-elect Donald Trump last week, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas ranks right up there with alleged Secretary of State candidate Mitt Romney. While Romney who called Trump a “phony” and talked openly about derailing his candidacy during the campaign had an actual job attached to the meeting with his former nemesis on Saturday, Cruz’s visit was billed as more of a drop-by. It’s true that after the name-calling between Cruz and Trump (who tagged him “Lyin’ Ted’) during the primary campaign; after Trump’s derogatory comments about Cruz’s wife; after Trump’s suggestion that...
  • White House waves white flag on Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court nomination, trade deal

    11/22/2016 12:30:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 22, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    The White House conceded Tuesday that President Obama has lost two of his most important battles, surrendering on a massive free-trade deal and the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Merrick Garland. Responding to President-elect Donald Trump’s vow to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership on his first day in office, White House press secretary Josh Earnest acknowledged the chances of the pact being approved by Congress “are not very good.” He called it “a significant missed opportunity for the American people.”
  • GOP Senators hint at nuclear option if Dems block Supreme Court appointment

    11/21/2016 7:47:22 AM PST · by Cheerio · 81 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 18, 2016 | John Sexton
    Republicans are vowing that President Trump’s appointment of a Supreme Court Justice to replace the late Justice Scalia will be confirmed no matter what Democrats do. Politico reports the unspoken threat underlying the GOP’s confidence is that, if necessary, they can end the Senate filibuster for confirmation: Republicans won’t come out and say it, but there’s an implicit threat in their confidence: If Democrats play things the wrong way, they might find themselves on the wrong end of a legacy-defining change to Senate rules that scraps the chamber’s 60-vote threshold to confirm Supreme Court nominees. “We’re going to confirm the...
  • Chuck Schumer threatens filibuster if Trump doesn't pick 'mainstream' court candidate

    11/21/2016 7:29:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/20/2016 | BY JESSIE HELLMANN
    Incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) warned Sunday that Democrats would filibuster Donald Trump's Supreme Court candidates if they are not "mainstream." "If he doesn't nominate a mainstream candidate, we're going to go at him with everything we've got ... Because this is so, so important," Schumer said on NBC's "Meet the Press." While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had suggested doing away with the filibuster, Schumer said Republicans "don't come with clean hands, having delayed Merrick Garland for a whole year." President Obama nominated Garland to fill the vacancy left by the death of Antonin Scalia, but...
  • Schumer Threatens 'Tooth and Nail' Fight Over Supreme Court Nominee

    11/21/2016 5:42:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 85 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 21, 2016 | 5:26 AM EST | Susan Jones
    Come January, Republicans will control all three branches of government, but with only 52 Republicans in the Senate. That will not give them the 60 needed to break a Democrat filibuster. Appearing on various Sunday talk shows, Schumer was asked if Senate Democrats will filibuster Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, whoever it may be. “I would hope first and foremost that President Trump nominates a mainstream nominee capable of getting bipartisan support,” Schumer told Fox News Sunday.“If he does, then we’ll give it just a very, very thorough vetting, but we won’t ipso facto say no. If it’s out of the...
  • Schumer: Trump should pick 'mainstream' candidate to fill Supreme Court vacancy

    11/20/2016 2:26:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 157 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 20, 2016 | Ryan Lovelace
    Incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said he wants President-elect Trump to select a "mainstream" candidate to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Asked by NBC on Sunday whether he was comfortable filibustering any Trump nominee for the court, Schumer dodged answering the question directly. "I hope that President Trump picks a mainstream candidate," Schumer said. "A mainstream candidate is somebody you may not agree with on every issue, but basically believes in precedent." NBC's Chuck Todd interrupted Schumer and asked, "What does that mean? Can he nominate somebody in your mind...
  • Ted Cruz Signals Openness To Supreme Court Appointment

    11/18/2016 12:36:53 PM PST · by conservative98 · 115 replies
    DC ^ | 11/18/2016 | Kevin Daley
    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz signaled willingness to fill the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the U.S. Supreme Court Friday afternoon at a conference of conservative and libertarian lawyers in Washington, D.C. “What I will say is that history is long and can take unexpected paths,” he said in response to an audience question about his filling the vacancy. “I think it is absolutely vital that that seat and every other seat that comes vacant on the court be filled by principled constitutionalists who will be faithful to the law and will check their own policy preferences at the door...
  • Republicans Didn't "Steal" Scalia Vacancy

    11/18/2016 7:00:19 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Republicans Didn't "Steal" Scalia Vacancy Thursday, November 17, 2016 Ed Whelan reminds us that Senate Republicans, in refusing to hold hearings on Merrick Garland's nomination to the Supreme Court, were only following the Democrats' advice (emphasis added): I see that some on the Left are now trying to recast their huge political loss on the Scalia vacancy as a claim that Republicans “stole” the Scalia seat. Two observations: 1. The Scalia vacancy never belonged to anyone, so it makes no sense to say that it was stolen. Or is the Left going to go beyond its “obviously fatuous” claim that...
  • Justice Thomas scolds Supreme Court while honoring Scalia

    11/18/2016 5:04:17 AM PST · by kevcol · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 17, 2016 | Ryan Lovelace
    "Today it is the view of many that the Supreme Court is the giver of liberties—what an odd conception of governance that We the People are dependent on the third branch of government to grant us our freedom," Thomas said. "With such unchecked judicial power, the court day-by-day, case-by-case, is busy designing the Constitution—as Justice Scalia once quipped—instead of interpreting it." . . . "Whether we in this room tonight ultimately win or lose the effort to reclaim the forms of government that the Framers intended, it is our duty to stand firm in the defense of the Constitutional principles...
  • Trump, meeting with Federalist Society, indicates he won't veer from Supreme Court shortlists

    11/16/2016 11:53:22 AM PST · by GonzoII · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 16, 2016 | Ryan Lovelace
    President-elect Trump's advisers are indicating he will likely stick to the shortlists released during the presidential campaign when given the chance to name a Supreme Court nominee. Trump met with Leonard Leo, the executive vice president of the right-leaning Federalist Society, at Trump Tower on Wednesday and discussed the evaluation process for filling the vacancy created by Justice Antonin Scalia's death. Leo and top Trump aide Kellyanne Conway addressed reporters after the meeting, insisting Trump's list of 21 potential Court nominees has not changed.
  • Bloomberg Reporter: Ted Cruz Under Consideration for Attorney General

    11/15/2016 7:48:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 225 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 11/15/2016 | By Greg Richter
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is under consideration for attorney general in Donald Trump's administration, a Bloomberg News reporter tweeted Tuesday night.  SCOOP: Trump is discussing TED CRUZ for AG — Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) November 16, 2016 Cruz was seen earlier in the day visiting Trump Tower in Manhattan, where Trump's transition team is talking about Cabinet level positions.Trump himself tweeted about 30 minutes after Jacobs announced her "scoop," saying he alone knows who will get job offers.  Very organized process taking place as I decide on Cabinet and many other positions. I am the only one who knows who...
  • Streisand to Obama: Appoint Supreme Court Justice Now

    11/16/2016 1:42:32 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 104 replies
    WND ^ | November 15, 2016 | Chelsea Schilling
    Singer Barbra Streisand, a major Hillary Clinton supporter and one of Hollywood’s most outspoken leftist activists, is calling on President Obama to bypass Congress and unilaterally appoint his pick for the U.S. Supreme Court. The Senate declined to hold hearings or votes on Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination as part of its broad “advice and consent” power. Obama nominated Garland in March to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Now that Donald Trump has won the election and is set to nominate a judge, Streisand has circulated a petition urging Obama to quickly appoint Garland to the court before Trump can...
  • The Latest: Cruz meets with president-elect at Trump tower

    11/15/2016 4:58:39 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 51 replies
    Associated Press via KMOV ^ | November 15, 2016 | AP
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is departing meetings at Trump Tower but declining to provide details of what he discussed with President-elect Donald Trump and his team. Cruz tells reporters in New York that the "election was a mandate for change" and it's now time for Republicans to deliver on their conservative agenda. Asked whether he wants to be considered for a post in the Trump administration, Cruz says he looks forward to working closely with Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence "to repeal Obamacare" and confirm "a strong, conservative Supreme Court justice..."
  • Appoint Garland Now (Senate Has Waived Its Rights)

    11/15/2016 3:23:27 PM PST · by the_daug · 65 replies
    We thePeople - petition at Whitehouese dot gov ^ | November 09, 2016 | Created by J.S.
    The Senate has waived its constitutional right to advise and consent; Obama should exercise his independent constitutional right to appoint. The Supreme Court vacancy opened during Obama's administration, it is Obama's responsibility and right to nominate and appoint a replacement. The Senate has a concurrent right to advise and consent, but its complete failure to schedule an up-or-down vote means it has waived that right. Obama can and should act now.
  • Republicans Stole the Supreme Court (Tantrum time)

    11/14/2016 10:04:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Slate ^ | November 14, 2016 | Dahlia Lithwick
    We are already hearing from Republicans and Democrats in leadership positions that it is incumbent on Americans to normalize and legitimize the new Trump presidency. We are told to give him a chance, to reach across the aisle, and that we must all work hard, in President Obama’s formulation, to make sure that Trump succeeds. But before you decide to take Obama’s advice, I would implore you to stand firm and even angry on this one point at least: The current Supreme Court vacancy is not Trump’s to fill. This was President Obama’s vacancy and President Obama’s nomination. Please don’t...
  • Ginsburg acknowledges Trump will fill Supreme Court vacancy

    11/14/2016 5:23:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 127 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 14, 2016 5:54 PM EST | Mark Sherman
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hoped for a different outcome in last week’s election, but she made plain Monday that she accepts that Donald Trump will fill the Supreme Court’s 9-month-old vacancy. The 83-year-old justice said the most immediate impact on the court of Trump’s election would be to fill the seat that Justice Antonin Scalia occupied until his death in February. “President Trump will fill it,” Ginsburg said in a question-and-answer session at a meeting of the Jewish Federations of North America in a Washington ballroom. Ginsburg had criticized Trump in interviews last summer with The Associated Press and other...
  • Cecile Richards on Donald Trump’s Victory: “I Think Roe v. Wade Was on the Ballot” and We Lost

    11/14/2016 9:06:46 AM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    Life News ^ | November 14, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    It perhaps is an understatement to say that election night did not well for abortion activists. Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups spent tens of millions of dollars on the election, but their massive spending did not succeed in convincing Americans to support the extreme pro-abortion policies of Hillary Clinton and others. Now, they are planning their defense. On Wednesday, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that they are getting ready to fight for a U.S. Supreme Court nominee who supports abortion. A lot is at stake with the U.S. Supreme Court. One seat currently is open,...
  • Trump's presidential pen could remake Supreme Court's agenda

    11/13/2016 12:07:44 PM PST · by Bulwinkle · 8 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/13/2016
    Even before Donald Trump chooses a Supreme Court nominee, the new president can take steps to make several contentious court cases go away. Legal challenges involving immigration, climate change, cost-free contraceptive care and transgender rights all could be affected, without any help from Congress... The cases turn on Obama administration policies that rely on the president's pen, regulations or decisions made by federal agencies. And what one administration can do, the next can undo.
  • Trump win resets culture war debate on abortion, LGBT rights

    11/13/2016 11:48:25 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 39 replies
    http://hosted.ap.org ^ | 11/13/2016 | David Crary & Rachel Zoll
    NEW YORK (AP) -- For the combatants in America's long-running culture wars, the triumph of Donald Trump and congressional Republicans was stunning - sparking elation on one side, deep dismay on the other. Advocates of LGBT rights and abortion rights now fear setbacks instead of further gains. But the outcome emboldened the anti-abortion movement and breathed new life into the religious right's campaign for broad exemptions from same-sex marriage and other laws. Kelly Shackelford, head of First Liberty Institute, a legal group that specializes in religious freedom cases, said that, for his cause, the environment will transform from "brutal" under...
  • So long Roe vs. Wade? President Trump's most lasting legacy could be radical change (truncated0

    11/13/2016 2:37:36 AM PST · by RC one · 39 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 11/9/16 | Erwin Chemerinsky
    Full title:So long Roe vs. Wade? President Trump's most lasting legacy could be radical change at the Supreme Court The election of Donald Trump as president means that there will be a conservative Supreme Court for years and maybe decades to come, but how much the court will move to the right depends on the health and stamina of Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer. From 1971, when Richard Nixon’s third and fourth justices were confirmed, until February 2016, when Justice Antonin Scalia died, there have been at least five and sometimes as many as eight justices...
  • Graham wants Trump to nominate Cruz to Supreme Court

    11/11/2016 6:37:41 PM PST · by kevcol · 191 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 11, 2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., recommended on Friday that President-elect Trump nominate fellow former GOP presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat. . . . Trump has said he may consider nominating Cruz's Tea Party ally, Utah Sen. Mike Lee, who said he was not interested in the position. Goldberg said the same may be the case for Cruz, adding, "I don't think Cruz" wants the lifetime post.
  • Merkley: Supreme Court vacant seat 'is being stolen from the Obama administration'

    11/11/2016 11:53:43 AM PST · by kevcol · 89 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 11, 2016 | Ryan Lovelace
    "The seat that is sitting empty is being stolen. It's being stolen from the Obama administration and the construct of our Constitution and it's being delivered to an administration that has no right to fill it," Merkley said. . . . When pressed on his answer further, Merkley said he thought any nominee put forward by the president-elect in the next administration would be "illegitimate."
  • Scotus and Societal Corruption

    11/11/2016 1:54:23 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | November 11th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    A common concern among Article V opponents is that society is too corrupt to be trusted with amending the Constitution. Perhaps they are right. If so, how did this corruption come about? Is it as bad as many believe? I say the corruption of our culture did not grow upward from the people; corruption rained downward from elites. I place the blame for societal corruption largely on scotus. Scotus not only regularly ignores or violates the written supreme law of the land, it often does the same with Natural Law, the Law of Reason. Scotus has normalized its judicial reach...
  • Should Justice John Roberts Be Impeached?

    11/10/2016 5:44:54 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 74 replies
    11/10/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    "I, John Glover Roberts Jr., do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God." - Oath of Office, September 29, 2005   https://www.c-span.org/video/?189112-1/roberts-swearingin-chief-justiceGenerically, an impeachment may be an inquiry into the integrity or validity of a practice, but with...
  • Donald Trump could flip high court on its head

    11/10/2016 6:09:06 PM PST · by upchuck · 103 replies
    Bos Herald ^ | Thursday, November 10, 2016 | Bob McGovern
    President-elect Donald Trump controls the future of the nation’s highest court, and the billionaire will likely push its ideology in a conservative direction that our nation hasn’t seen in decades. “Assuming that Donald Trump gets to replace more than one justice, this will be the most conservative Supreme Court we’ve had since 1937,” said Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law. “There will be a majority to overrule some fairly significant decisions.” Trump has late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat to fill, but Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 83, and Justice Stephen G. Breyer, 78, are nearing...
  • Ginsburg Wears 'Dissent' Collar. (Thanks for hanging in Ruth, Trump appoints your successor.)

    11/10/2016 8:27:24 AM PST · by jerod · 68 replies
    Justice Ginsburg Wears 'Dissent' Collar Following Contentious Election Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared to be wearing her dissent "jabot" on Wednesday —one day after an incredibly divisive and contentious presidential campaign ended in the election of Donald Trump. Ginsburg wore the embellished collar ruffle meant to show disagreement and stray from the majority opinion on decisions before the high court. But there were no court decisions slated to go out on Wednesday. The Supreme Court did not return a request from NBC News for comment. Ginsburg has previously been frank on what she thinks of Trump. "I can't...
  • GOP's Merrick Garland Delay Tactic Salvages Conservative Agenda At Supreme Court

    11/10/2016 1:33:42 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 9, 2016 | Daniel Fisher
    Sen. Mitch McConnell’s audacious — and roundly criticized — decision to block President Obama’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court pending the results of the presidential election has paid off handsomely for conservatives, who until this morning had every reason to suspect the end of their long-running project to reshape the court. Donald J. Trump’s victory means the court will almost certainly have a conservative majority for years to come. Challenges to regulation by administrative fiat, class-action lawsuits and restrictions on property use will find a more hospitable court, while laws restricting abortion and promoting the rights of religious organizations...
  • Trump's Victory Ensures A Conservative Majority On The Supreme Court

    11/09/2016 6:50:45 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 47 replies
    latimes.com ^ | Nov 9th, 2016
    Donald Trump’s presidential victory preserves the Supreme Court’s narrow conservative majority by clearing the way for the new president to choose a jurist next year to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. And with Republicans maintaining control of the Senate, Trump will have a free hand in selecting someone with strong conservative credentials, confident his nominee will be confirmed. The election dashes the hopes of liberals, who lost their best opportunity in more than 40 years to create a majority on the high court.
  • FReeper recommendations for Trump's SCOTUS pick [Vanity]

    11/09/2016 11:23:30 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 54 replies
    http://www.FreeRepublic.com ^ | November 9, 2016 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    Who is your pick for Trump's nomination to fill Anthony Scalia's vacancy on the SCOTUS?
  • GOP’s Senate Victory Sets Stage for Trump High Court, Agenda

    11/09/2016 7:34:32 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov 9, 2016
    President-elect will have chance to fill Scalia’s vacancy; as nominee, he said Second Amendment was ‘under siege’ Mark H. Anderson Updated Nov. 9, 2016 WASHINGTON—Republicans took a big gamble on the Supreme Court earlier this year when they shut down President Barack Obama’s effort to fill a vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February. Now, it appears that extraordinary bet may pay off. President-elect Donald Trump will likely get the chance to fill the seat, putting up a nominee after he is inaugurated in January before a Senate that Republicans will control next year. One hurdle...
  • Rules of the Game (Walter Williams)

    11/07/2016 9:54:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    The underpinnings of a decent society are neutral laws -- laws that favor no particular individual or group -- and the impartial enforcement of those laws. The U.S. Supreme Court's job is to ensure the impartial enforcement of our laws. But our two presidential candidates differ in their visions of court appointees. Hillary Clinton says that she would "look broadly and widely for people who represent the diversity of our country" and that "we need a Supreme Court that will stand up on behalf of women's rights (and) on behalf of the rights of the LGBT community." In contrast, Donald...
  • US Supreme Court reinstates Arizona ballot collection ban

    11/05/2016 9:14:49 PM PDT · by Innovative · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Nov. 5, 2016 | Bob Christie | AP
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday reinstated an Arizona law that makes it a felony to collect early ballots, stepping into a contentious political issue days before the presidential election and dealing a blow to Democratic get-out-the-vote efforts. The unsigned order from the nation’s highest court overturns an appeals court decision from a day earlier that blocked the new law and drew celebration from Democrats. Groups immediately launched renewed efforts to help voters deliver their ballots to the polls, then stopped after the high-court ruling.
  • (WIkileaks) Within a DAY of Scalia's Death, Soros' Foundation suggests replacement

    11/05/2016 6:23:41 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 35 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | Nov 5 2016 | released by Wikileaks
    Scalia replacement From:chris.stone@opensocietyfoundations.org To: john.podesta@gmail.com Date: 2016-02-13 22:16 Subject: Scalia replacement Remember our discussion of Wallace Jefferson, Chief Justice in Texas? _________________________________ Christopher Stone President, Open Society Foundations
  • Supreme Court allows Arizona 'ballot collection' law

    11/05/2016 9:36:27 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 37 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 11/5/16 | Ariane de Vogue
    CNN)The Supreme Court on Saturday allowed an Arizona law barring organizers from picking up ballots and delivering them to election stations to remain in effect. The ruling is a blow to Democrats in the state who say the law could disenfranchise thousands of voters, especially in minority communities that rely upon neighbors and activists to collect and hand-deliver the ballots. Friday, a 6-5 ruling by the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals granted a preliminary injunction of the law; the Supreme Court's order stays that decision. There were no noted dissents.
  • SCOTUS matters for reasons that encompass, transcend abortion

    Playing third party roulette will garner SCOTUS appointees that side against an American heritage... or future Leading up to this election there is a dialogue occurring that jeopardizes the nature of America, and it’s coming from both the left and the right. The analyses of who should pilot the nation has gotten so mired in duckweed that “thinkers” have thought themselves into rationalizing the unthinkable. The make-up of a new Supreme Court is what would mirror the survival or failure of the United States. Hopefully, everyone can agree that the United States has a history. It was conceived, founded and...
  • Democrat-Run Cities Push Plans to Let Non-Citizens Vote

    10/29/2016 9:22:35 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 28, 2016 | Katie McHugh
    A handful of Democratic-run cities are considering plans to allow non-citizens and illegal aliens to vote in elections, which would further strengthen Democratic incumbents and blur the differences between citizen and non-citizen. New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, and a handful of Maryland jurisdictions allow non-citizens to participate in some types of local or school elections. On November 8, San Franciscans will get to choose whether or not their sanctuary city that protects illegal aliens, including repeat criminals such as Kate Steinle’s alleged killer, from deportation, will also allow non-citizens to vote in school board elections. Similar measures failed in...
  • US Supreme Court to decide 'battle of the toilets'

    10/29/2016 8:39:13 AM PDT · by yoe · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 26, 2016 | Staff
    [snip] The case involves 17-year-old Gavin Grimm, who was born a female but identifies as a male. Grimm filed suit to be allowed to use the boys' bathroom at his high school in Gloucester County, Virginia.[snip]The Obama administration has said public schools should grant access to toilets and locker rooms based on the gender with which a student identifies, not the birth gender. Federal authorities, seeking to fight discrimination, have threatened school systems with a loss of federal funds if they fail to comply.
  • Supreme Court Will Hear Case On Bathroom Rules For Transgender Students

    10/28/2016 3:53:56 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | October 28, 20165:13 PM ET | Laura Wagner
    The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear a case regarding transgender students' right to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity. The justices will hear the case sometime next year. At issue is whether a Virginia high school student is allowed to use the boys' bathroom.
  • Rev. Graham: The Media Do Not Want the Political Corruption To Change

    10/27/2016 5:37:18 AM PDT · by xzins · 38 replies
    CNS NEWS ^ | October 26, 2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    Commenting on the "incredible" media bias this election year, evangelical Pastor Franklin Graham said the "corruption" in both political parties is "unbelieveable" and the media, "along with many politicians from both parties, doesn't want any of this to change." "Isn't the media bias incredible -- especially relating to political candidates?" said Rev. Graham in an Oct. 24 post on Facebook. "Geraldo Rivera said last night that it’s like nothing he’s ever seen." "They spin story after story against the candidates they don’t like and in favor of the candidates they support," he said. "I hope and pray that Christians are...
  • Deluge Of Disrespect Greets Clarence Thomas For 25th Anniversary On SCOTUS

    10/27/2016 4:40:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/27/2016 | Kevin Daley
    Justice Clarence Thomas joined the U.S. Supreme Court 25 years ago this week, yet Thomas-derangement has not abated with time. Though he has won admirers from all corners of legal and public life, a loud cadre of detractors has long been critical of his work on and off the Court, and the occasion of his anniversary roused yet more — and familiar — broadsides. Jeffrey Toobin Jeffrey Toobin, a legal commentator and writer for CNN and The New Yorker, wrote an essay in which he argued Thomas has had practically no meaningful impact on the Court’s jurisprudence. He wonders: “What’s...
  • Wikileaks: Obama threatened Justice Roberts to change his vote on Obamacare

    10/23/2016 4:48:34 AM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 92 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | Oct. 18, 2016 | Josh Bernstein
    Summary: Chief Justice John Roberts was threatened by Obama to change his vote on Obamacare according to new details in John Podesta's wikileaks emails. Also, Podesta wished a white guy named Chris Hayes was the shooter in San Bernardino instead of the Muslim Sayeed Farouk. 3 days before Antonin Scalia's death Podesta talked about "wet works" which is a KGB term for assassination. Obama was in on the emails and knew about it which is why he insulated himself from prosecution by appointing Loretta Lynch and keeping James Comey as FBI Director. All groping stories have been proven false through...
  • Hillary’s New Constitution Clinton explains how she’ll gut the First and Second Amendments.

    10/22/2016 9:16:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 45 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct. 22, 2016 | WSJ editorial
    Donald Trump is no legal scholar, but at Wednesday’s presidential debate he showed a superior grasp of the U.S. Constitution than did Hillary Clinton. Amid the overwrought liberal fainting about Mr. Trump’s bluster over accepting the election result (see below), Mrs. Clinton revealed a view of the Supreme Court that is far more threatening to American liberty. Start with her answer to moderator Chris Wallace’s question about the role of the courts. “The Supreme Court should represent all of us. That’s how I see the Court,” she said. “And the kind of people that I would be looking to nominate...
  • Addled Clinton Confuses SCOTUS Decision With Gun Control Ad

    10/20/2016 1:04:44 PM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | October 20, 2016 | Beth Baumann
    During last night’s final presidential debate, the issue of the Second Amendment came up. Hillary Clinton tried her best to say she would protect the right to bear arms, but wants “sensible regulation”… whatever that’s supposed to mean. I want people who shouldn’t have guns not to be able to threaten you, kill you or members of your family.
  • Scotus: Judges or Oracles?

    10/21/2016 1:37:45 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 3 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | October 21st 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    We roll our eyes today in disbelief of odd, ancient, pagan practices involving animal sacrifice, various gods, and oracles. Yet the Greek mythology developed around such practices shaped early western civilization. Decades ago, as a tourist in Greece, I visited the site of the Oracle of Delphi. Over some twelve hundred years, Delphic oracles gave governing advice to kings and statesmen. While under the influence of hallucinogens, oracular advice took the form of gibberish, which priests subsequently interpreted for the supplicants. Lycurgus famously designed the government of Sparta around what he learned at Delphi. I draw an only slightly tongue-in-cheek...
  • SC Justice Sotomayor Expresses Regret (Satire)

    10/20/2016 6:12:51 PM PDT · by RetiredTexasVet · 9 replies
    10/20/16 | RetiredTexasVet
    Today, in an exclusive interview with Alt-Right investigative reporters, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor expressed her regret about the baseball bat statement concerning deceased SC Justice Antonin Scalia. She expressed regret that the Obama Administration had taken him out before she could get to him with her favorite custom made "Raptor" baseball bat. She had dreamt of the day she would catch him alone behind the Supreme Court where she would kneecap him first and then use Raptor to deliver the final killing blows when he begged for mercy. She stated that she had a visceral hate for him because...
  • Donald Trump Exposes and Destroys Hillary in Las Vegas (The smackdown)

    10/20/2016 7:56:39 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 19 replies
    crowsnest politics.com ^ | October 20, 2016 | Ken Crow
    The long-awaited dream for most conservatives finally arrived, and Donald Trump did not disappoint. For the better part of the last year and a half, most if not all Republicans and Tea Party faithful had dreamed of a Trump-Clinton throw-down on a debate stage. Last night in Las Vegas did not disappoint us..... The brawl at the Thomas and Mack Center actually began rather quietly, for the first few questions regarding the Supreme Court and the appointment of a new Justice. The sparring politicians were polite with no interruptions or insults. Each allowed the other to make their case about...
  • SOROS WANTED TO PICK SCALIA SUCCESSOR

    10/20/2016 5:28:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 19, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    An ally of liberal financier George Soros and Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta had multiple conversations concerning a replacement for late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court, new emails released by WikiLeaks show. Chris Stone, president of the Open Society Foundations (OSF) — a network of foundations and projects founded and chaired by Soros — emailed Podesta mere hours after Scalia died Feb. 13 to discuss a potential successor. Mere hours.​ We have the employee of a billionaire who made it his mission to determine the outcome of the political process over a decade ago trying to...
  • Justice Sonia Sotomayor says she thought about hitting Antonin Scalia with baseball bat

    10/18/2016 9:36:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 10/18/2016 | Christopher Brennan
    Sonia Sotomayor said her fellow Supreme Court justice´s comments sometimes left her wanting to dispense rough justice with sporting equipment. “There are things he’s said on the bench where if I had a baseball bat, I might have used it,” the Bronx-born judge said of her late colleague Antonin Scalia on Monday. Scalia was a longtime leader of the Court’s conservative wing, often on the opposite side of Sotomayor on issues such as gay marriage and affirmative action after she was appointed by President Obama in 2009.
  • Where Are The SCOTUS Leaks? [vanity]

    10/18/2016 8:33:09 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 21 replies
    Fight for the Truth ^ | 10/18/16 | Eddie01
    We have everything except the SCOTUS evidence. I want to see the hack of John Roberts email. I want to see the hack of all Justices' email. I want to know how they have been corrupted so thoroughly. I want to know how they set up their personal "firewall" to protect them from being found out