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  • KAMALA HARRIS WON’T VOTE FOR GORSUCH BECAUSE HE RULES WITH THE LAW NOT FEELINGS

    03/25/2017 5:00:30 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 39 replies
    Downtrend.com ^ | 3/24/2017 | BRIAN ANDERSON
    During the Senate confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch, several democrats suggested that Trump’s nominee was unfit to serve because he believes in the Constitution. Seeing as how the job of Supreme Court Justice is to determine the Constitutionality of things, this seems like a pretty bizarre argument, but democrats aren’t known for being rational. Speaking of which, California democrat Kamala Harris says she won’t be voting to confirm Gorsuch because he bases his decisions on the law instead of feelings. Harris tweeted out this stunning statement today: Judge Gorsuch has consistently valued legalisms over real lives. I won't support his...
  • It's not Neil Gorsuch's fault, but we can't support his ascension to a stolen Supreme Court seat

    03/25/2017 4:41:57 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 72 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 25, 2017 | The Editorial Board
    A decade ago, The Times urged the Senate to confirm John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court even though he was a conservative judge nominated by a conservative president and was likely to pull the court to the right for decades to come. We backed him, despite our disagreements with his judicial philosophy, because we believe that presidents — Democrats and Republicans alike — are entitled to significant deference when they nominate justices to the high court, so long as the nominees are well qualified and scandal-free, respect precedent and fall within the broad mainstream of judicial thinking. Under normal...
  • Professor Takes Stance that State Government can Decide Property Rights of Private Owners

    03/24/2017 9:36:21 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 24, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    If there is an indefensible position on property rights, count on an academic to take it. On March 20 the Supreme Court began to hear oral arguments in Murr v. Wisconsin, a property rights case it agreed to take up in January 2016. The Cato Institute previewed the case on St. Patrick's Day. "Joseph Murr and his siblings own two side-by-side lakeside lots, one with a recreational cabin and the other left vacant as an investment," the Cato Institute release noted. "Due to land-use restrictions, they allege that Wisconsin has 'taken' the vacant lot, which would require the state to...
  • Dems may be ready to deal on Gorsuch

    03/23/2017 9:56:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/23/2017 | Rick Moran
    Democrats may be ready to throw in the towel in opposing the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to be associate justice of the Supreme Court.  According to Politico, several sources are reporting that a group of Democrat senators may be willing to allow the Gorsuch confirmation to go through on the Senate floor in exchange for a pledge from Republicans not to get rid of the filibuster.  Their thinking is that if President Trump has another opportunity to name a Supreme Court justice, they want the option of blocking any nominee. Another vacancy would be far more consequential, as it...
  • Schumer: Democrats will filibuster Gorsuch nomination

    03/23/2017 8:11:43 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 250 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23 | Ed O'Keefe, Robert Barnes and Ann E. Marimow
    As the Senate Judiciary Committee was hearing from witnesses for and against Judge Neil Gorsuch, his Supreme Court nomination was delivered a critical blow: Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he would join with other Democrats in filibustering Gorsuch — a move that would require at least 60 senators to vote to end debate on the nomination.
  • The Left Distorts Originalism to Attack Judge Gorsuch

    03/23/2017 6:59:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/23/2017 | David French
    Why can’t United States senators, law-school deans, and journalists bother to understand or fairly characterize the legal doctrines they so vigorously oppose? This morning, Senator Dianne Feinstein — fresh from lecturing Neil Gorsuch on the novel constitutional concept of “super precedent” — purported to attack Judge Gorsuch’s legal philosophy by reading a question from a law-school dean: You are a self-professed originalist in your approach to constitutional interpretation. For example, you wrote, and I quote, “Judges should instead strive, if humanly and so imperfectly to imply the law as it is, focusing backward, not forward, and looking to text,...
  • Twitter: Freedom Watch Claims Obama Spied on Trump, 156 Judges, and SCOTUS

    03/22/2017 8:50:59 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 59 replies
    CIA Whistleblower leaks 47 hard drives & 600 million documents, shows Obama spied on Trump, 156 judges, and SCOTUS. The full letter is here: http://www.freedomwatchusa.org/pdf/170321-Final%20Whistleblower%20Letter.pdf
  • The 9th amendment vs the living constitution

    03/22/2017 7:40:55 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 13 replies
    There is a new argument that progressives are cooking up, consider this a warning. Be prepared. In Original Intent and the Framers' Constitution, the following is written: (page 268) Oddly enough, those who advocate a constitutional "jurisprudence of original intention" and assert that the Constitution "said what it meant and meant what it said," are the ones who most vigorously deny content to the Ninth Amendment and to the concept of a "living Constitution." Presumably, they would not swear fealty to a dead Constitution, not even to a static one of the sort endorsed by Chief Justice Roger Taney in...
  • Gorsuch Shows Legal Skill, Commitment to Rule of Law in Day 2 Confirmation Hearing

    03/22/2017 2:31:00 PM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | March 21, 2017 | Elizabeth Slattery
    Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee met today to question Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch in the second day of his confirmation hearing. From the travel ban to abortion to statutory interpretation, here are some of the key exchanges between Gorsuch and the Senators.
  • Democrats' Assault On Judge Gorsuch Is A Bust

    03/22/2017 8:45:46 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    Frontpage ^ | March 22, 2017 | Joseph Klein
    Democrats are flailing around in a desperate effort to block Judge Neil Gorsuch’s appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. They are still sore over what the New York Times editorial board claimed was the “Senate Republicans’ outrageous and unprecedented blockade of Merrick Garland” last year. Vengefully seeking to delegitimize Judge Gorsuch’s nomination, the Senate Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are using much of their time trying to trip up Judge Gorsuch with “gotchas,” as well as caricaturing the man and his record. In the process, the Democrats appear petty and partisan, while Judge Gorsuch is acquitting himself with eloquence,...
  • Gorsuch rebuffs Leahy on Trump travel ban questions

    03/21/2017 1:08:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | March 21, 2017 | Cody Derespina
    Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy struggled to pin down Judge Neil Gorsuch Tuesday on President Trump's controversial travel ban, as the Supreme Court nominee smoothly sidestepped questions relating to the policy currently on hold by the courts. Gorsuch instead directed the contentious cross-examination into more general terrain where Gorsuch could advocate for religious liberty, without commenting on the specifics of the case. “I will apply the law,” Gorsuch vowed, during the second day of his Senate confirmation hearing. Leahy initially had tried to get the 10th Circuit Court judge to comment on the notion of a “religious litmus test for entry...
  • Dems land few punches on Gorsuch

    03/21/2017 6:25:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 21, 2017 | Alexander Bolton, Lydia Wheeler
    © Greg Nash Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch maintained a polite demeanor during Tuesday’s marathon questioning by the Senate Judiciary Committee, sprinkling his responses with “golly” and “goodness” but refusing to answer questions on how he might rule from the bench. Democrats repeatedly sought to get under Gorsuch’s skin, but President Trump’s nominee rarely appeared ruffled during his first day of questioning, and even seemed to charm senior Democrats at times. He told ranking member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) that he wished he could answer her questions more fully, and marveled at Sen. Patrick Leahy ’s (D-Vt.) creativity in framing...
  • Chuck Schumer: Senate Shouldn’t Vote On Neil Gorsuch While FBI Investigates Trump

    03/21/2017 2:44:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 114 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 03/21/2017 | By Laura Barron-Lopez , Michael McAuliff
    WASHINGTON ― Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) wants the Senate to delay a vote on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick as long as Trump’s campaign remains under investigation by the FBI. Democrats have struggled to come up with a cohesive strategy on how to handle the vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch, whom Trump picked in January to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s vacant seat on the high court. On Monday, FBI Director James Comey confirmed in his testimony to Congress that his agency is investigating ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. “There is a cloud now...
  • The Democrats Attempt to Destroy Jimmy Stewart

    03/21/2017 1:37:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 21, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Neil Gorsuch gave a great, great, great performance today. He’s the first justice nominee — the very first — who has been able to “get away with,” quote/unquote, telling liberal senators that there are no little guys, there are no big guys, there are no rich guys, there are no poor guys in court. This guy is masterful. They’re trying to destroy Jimmy Stewart, essentially, and they’re going to fail. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: It has been amusing, satisfying, pleasing to watch a little bit of the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, because the man really...
  • Supreme Court reins in president's appointment powers

    03/21/2017 11:18:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 2, 2017 | By Daniel Wiessner and Lawrence Hurley
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday put new restrictions on presidential powers, limiting a president's authority to staff certain top government posts in a case involving an appointment to the National Labor Relations Board. The court decided 6-2 to uphold a lower court's ruling that then-President Barack Obama exceeded his legal authority with his temporary appointment of an NLRB general counsel in 2011. In an opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court said that under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, a person cannot serve as the acting head of a federal agency once the president nominates him or her...
  • Editorial: Supreme Court needs judges like Gorsuch because America has leaders like Schumer

    03/21/2017 8:12:05 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | • 3/20/17 3:00 AM | WASHINGTON EXAMINER
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., last Wednesday dragged out his feeble effort to block Neil Gorsuch's confirmation to the Supreme Court. Ahead of today's confirmation hearing, he trotted out three people, representing supposed "victims" of Gorsuch's jurisprudence. He hoped to demonstrate that Gorsuch is hostile toward workers and cancer patients, and takes the side of "the powerful" and corporations against the "powerless" little guy. Never mind that in all three cases, one of which was decided unanimously by a three judge panel that included one of former President Bill Clinton's appointees, Gorsuch scrupulously applied the text of the laws...
  • Franken Takes Shot at the Late Antonin Scalia’s Understanding of the Constitution

    03/21/2017 6:40:07 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 70 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 20, 2017 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Sen. Al Franken (D., Minn.) questioned the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's understanding of the Constitution on Monday during the confirmation hearing for President Trump's nominee to the high court, Judge Neil Gorsuch. Franken began his line of questioning to Gorsuch by discussing Trump's "litmus test" for his Supreme Court nominee. "In fact, he openly discussed his litmus test. He said that he would ‘appoint judges very much in the mold of Scalia' during the final presidential debate," Franken said. "Then-candidate Trump said, ‘The justices I'm going to appoint will be pro-life. They will have a conservative bent.'" Franken...
  • Democrat Slams Neil Gorsuch: “He Believes the Intentional Taking of Human Life is Always Wrong”

    03/20/2017 2:22:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 68 replies
    Life News ^ | March 20, 2017 | STEVEN ERTELT
    During the hearing today in the Senate Judiciary Committee over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, pro-abortion Democrat Dianne Feinstein slammed the potential High Court pick. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Feinstein drew on the issue of abortion for her criticism — saying that she probably will oppose Gorsuch because he believes “the intentional taking of a human life by private persons is always wrong.”“President Trump repeatedly promised that his judicial nominees would be pro-life, and automatically overturn Roe v. Wade,” she said. “Judge Gorsuch has not had occasion to rule directly on a case involving Roe. However, his writings do raise questions. Specifically,...
  • SCOTUS Refuses to Dismiss Corruption Charges Levied Against Democratic Sen. Menendez

    03/20/2017 1:54:35 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 8 replies
    http://legalinsurrection.com/ ^ | 03/20/2017 | Kemberley Kaye
    Video at link (0:38) The Supreme Courtwho dismissed Mendendez’s appeal Monday without comment.: With Monday’s announcement, Menendez can no longer block the proceedings against him from moving forward, a major setback for his efforts to avoid criminal trial. Abbe Lowell, Menendez’s lead defense attorney, said the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the appeal was “disappointing,” but still said Menendez will be “vindicated when all the facts are heard at trial.” “It’s disappointing that the Supreme Court did not take this opportunity to set a clear, bright line of the separation of powers to ensure that Congress remains an independent...
  • Gorsuch Hearings - Senate Judiciary Committee [Live]

    03/20/2017 10:01:42 AM PDT · by cmj328 · 39 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | March 20, 2017 | Senate Judiciary Committee
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  • Dershowitz: Supreme Court Will Find Trump Travel Order Constitutional, Even Without Gorsuch

    03/18/2017 5:24:38 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 39 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | March 15, 2017
    ANDERSON COOPER, CNN: Professor Dershowitz, you were referenced by President Trump saying that even you believe that they will win at the Supreme Court. Is he right in saying that you believe that? And how surprised are you by the president's comments about the Ninth Circuit and obviously going after this judge in particular? ALAN DERSHOWITZ: Well, I think the president makes a mistake going after judges. He quoted me correctly, I do think he will win many the United States Supreme Court. It will be an important decision because it will be the first time a court has really...
  • Weekly Update: JW Sues Over Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Scandal

    03/18/2017 11:31:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 17, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    JW Goes to Court for Records on Infamous Tarmac Meeting Between Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton Axing EPA Program that Gave Leftist Groups Millions Is Called “Racist” JW Asks Supreme Court To Safeguard Election Integrity JW Goes to Court for Records on Infamous Tarmac Meeting Between Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton Untangling the knots of corruption in the Obama-Clinton administration is hardly over, and we continue to pursue the truth diligently and deliberately. In that regard, we have filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice for records related to the meeting held between...
  • Am I way off base regarding federalized health care or insurance plans being unconstitutional?

    03/17/2017 12:40:27 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 99 replies
    "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." I don't see power over health care or insurance or anything like that being delegated to the federal government anywhere in the constitution, so it is reserved to the states and the people per the tenth amendment. The federal government cannot dictate who or what must be covered or at what price or any other terms or requirements for private health care insurance or coverage. And, Robert's ruling notwithstanding, it is not...
  • The Leahy Rules for Supreme Court Confirmation Mean Gorsuch Must Be Confirmed

    03/17/2017 6:32:52 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    The Republican Lawyer ^ | March 16, 2017
    Thursday, March 16, 2017 The Leahy Rules for Supreme Court Confirmation Mean Gorsuch Must Be Confirmed In preparation for the Gorsuch hearing next week, we thought we would mention some of the Democrat Rules for confirmation of a Supreme Court Justice from their most senior member. The Leahy Rule (Part 1) on the President’s power to pick a Supreme Court Justice. And I think as members of the [Judiciary] Committee, we should respect the mandate the president has earned. The president had told us in 1980 and 1984 he would appoint judges of his philosophy. He was given a mandate...
  • Democrats Directionless As Gorsuch Appears Poised For Confirmation

    03/16/2017 6:57:22 AM PDT · by kevcol · 14 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 14, 2017 | Kevin Daley
    Senate Democrats have expressed frustration that the complex political dynamics surrounding Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court have left the Democratic caucus in flux, as the Trump administration appears poised to install a Scalia-ite conservative on the high court for a generation. The vexing political calculus concerns seven Democrats standing for reelection next year in states President Donald Trump carried in the 2016 general election. These lawmakers find themselves caught between a furious new class of left-wing activists and organizers, still reeling from Trump’s victory, and a midterm electorate in their home states likely to favor Republicans. As...
  • The Case Against Gorsuch: Things Fall Apart

    03/15/2017 6:50:25 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 15, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Well, the best and the brightest on the Left are amassing their forces for a full-scale frontal assault on President Trump's first Supreme Court nomination. The problem for them is, they don’t have much ammunition. Former President Obama's favorite think tank, the Center for American Progress (CAP), almost tried to do it algebraicly in their seminar on “Trump, Gorsuch, and the Concentration of Economic Power.” The problem, as that formulation suggests, is that even if you buy the basic premise, you have to admit that the “economic power” got concentrated under their favorite president. The panelists who kicked around the...
  • Democrats paralyzed as Gorsuch skates

    03/14/2017 7:44:44 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 21 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 03/14/2017 | Burgess Everett
    Democrats can’t seem to land a punch on Neil Gorsuch — and it’s not even clear they want to. President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee has breezed through more than 70 meetings with senators. Opponents who’ve scoured his record have found little to latch onto. And some Democrats are privately beginning to believe that Gorsuch — barring a blunder at his Senate confirmation hearings next week — will clinch the 60 votes he needs to be approved without a filibuster. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York has been taking the temperature of the Senate Democratic Caucus but hasn’t...
  • Liberal groups to Democrats: A vote for Gorsuch is a vote to get yourself primaried

    03/07/2017 8:16:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/07/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Progressive groups are certainly finding ways to keep themselves busy ever since their disastrous performance in the last election. One method of killing time is to take a break from their relentless attacks on the new president and form up the old circular firing squad to go after members of their own party. The new hotness on this front is an attempt to block the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court by threatening any vulnerable Democratic Senators who may be considering either voting for him or at least voting for cloture when his nomination is considered. A...
  • "Supreme Court rules in favor of Hispanic man who claims he didn't get a fair trial..."

    03/06/2017 6:08:34 PM PST · by TakebackGOP · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/6/2017 | Reuters
    "A Hispanic man convicted on sex charges could have his verdict nullified because of a juror's racist comments during deliberations, the Supreme Court has ruled. Decrying the 'recurring evil' of racial bias in the U.S. criminal justice system, Justice Anthony Kennedy said the need to erase racial prejudice from legal proceedings overrides long-standing policies aimed at keeping jury deliberations of-limits. Kennedy, a conservative, was joined by the court's four liberals in the 5-3 ruling. The justices threw out a Colorado state court decision that upheld the conviction of Miguel Pena Rodriguez. He was accused of sexually groping two teenage sisters...
  • Inside the Koch Network’s Push for Gorsuch

    03/06/2017 2:55:21 PM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | March 6, 2017 | Jim Geraghty
    The billionaire brothers are pulling out all the stops in support of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. Pity the interns who answer the phones in Colorado senator Michael Bennet’s office. Concerned Veterans for America estimates that as of March 2, it had connected with 80,000 Colorado supporters, urging them to phone Bennet’s office in an effort to convince him that he should support Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court. CVA is leading the Koch brothers’ network of libertarian-leaning advocacy groups in its effort to maximize pressure on senators to confirm Gorsuch.
  • Supreme Court kicks transgender bathroom case to lower court following Trump administration action

    03/06/2017 7:39:54 AM PST · by kevcol · 10 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 6, 2017 | Ryan Lovelace
    The Supreme Court on Monday sent back to a lower court a case on the legality of federal policy on bathroom access for transgender people. The high court vacated and remanded Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals after the Justice Department and Department of Education issued new guidance last month removing the Obama-era rules.
  • Unfit for duty: McMaster and Gorka

    03/03/2017 5:36:15 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 40 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Thursday, March 2, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    Unfit for duty: McMaster and Gorka It is unfortunate and disquieting that this denial and willful ignorance continues in the Trump administration. One cannot defeat an enemy that one does not understand, much less one that one refuses to understand. President Trump continues to speak about “radical Islamic terrorism” while hiring people who remain in Obamoid fantasyland. This must be clarified.“Unfit for Duty,” by John Guandolo, Understanding the Threat, February 26, 2017: The new National Security Advisor – Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster – and the Counter-Terrorism advisor to the President of the United States – Sebastian Gorka – both...
  • Supreme Court renders split decision on Va. redistricting case

    03/01/2017 8:14:23 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 7 replies
    WTOP News ^ | March 1, 2017 10:52 am | Max Smith | @amaxsmith
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court sent parts of a race-based challenge to Virginia’s state House districts back to a lower court for further review Wednesday, while upholding the lower court panel’s findings that one majority black district was legally drawn. In an 8-0 decision written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Supreme Court found a three-judge District Court panel followed an incorrect legal standard in its analysis of 11 of the 12 districts challenged in the case. The lower court had required those challenging the districts to show an actual conflict between the plan that was adopted following the 2010...
  • 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 · 95 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 · 6 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 · 328 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