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  • Supreme Court sides with Samsung in Apple patent damages dispute

    12/06/2016 1:33:45 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 59 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 6, 2016 | By Anita Balakrishnan
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled for Samsung in a dispute over damages related to Apple's iPhone design. The ruling means that Samsung is not liable for all $399 million awarded to Apple in a previous lower court ruling for infringing on Apple's iPhone design. That figure represented profits from 11 Samsung smartphone models. The dispute began in 2011, when Apple sued Samsung for copying design features of its devices, including, among other things, its colorful grid of app icons. Two lower courts ruled in Apple's favor on design-patent infringement. That penalty is based on a federal law that...
  • Trump Wild Cards: Lieberman Touted for State, Cruz for Supreme Court

    12/05/2016 10:29:05 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    NewsMax ^ | December 5, 2016 | Mark Swanson
    At the risk of "offending" the millions of people who supported and fought for him, Donald Trump should drop Mitt Romney from consideration for Secretary of State, best-selling author and radio host Wayne Allyn Root wrote for Townhall. He added, there are two darkhorse names the President-elect should consider for his administration: Joe Lieberman and Ted Cruz. Root, an early supporter of Trump's, makes the case for Cruz for the Supreme Court vacancy, and offers up 5 reasons why Lieberman would be a solid choice for Secretary of State: •Expand the GOP tent looking ahead to 2020. •Expand the tent...
  • USA Today Washington Bureau Chief: Dem Party ‘hollowed out’ in for ‘world of hurt’

    12/05/2016 9:08:05 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/05/16 | Robert Laurie
    Four years of pain. As I’ve pointed out before, the Democrats didn’t just lose an election in November. Their defeat wasn’t as simple as one presidential race. As I wrote on Election Day, this one was for all the marbles. Generations of liberal progressive ideology - both past and future - were on the 2016 ballot. Had Democrats won, they would have owned the Supreme Court and the concept of the United States as a constitutionally-limited republic would have been decimated. Instead, the left was roundly rejected.
  • Anyone Who Gets The Media So Wee-Weed Up Is Doing Something Right

    12/03/2016 6:39:45 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 23 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-3-2016 | MOTUS
    I hereby bestow my Column of the Week – on second thought make that of the Century – award to Roger L. Simon for this: Panic in Progressive Park: What If He’s Actually Good? And while Roger’s columns are generally award worthy simply because of his command of the English language this award is for being the first to acknowledge a very real possibility: Donald Trump may just turn out to be a great president: Reason for the panic -- the dawning realization, repressed and often unrecognized though it may be, that Donald Trump may even a be a good president,...
  • Same-Sex “Marriage” Was Doomed Long Before President-Elect Donald Trump

    11/27/2016 6:37:35 PM PST · by DWW1990 · 25 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 11/27/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Efforts to redefine marriage will ultimately, and always, fail, and as in the case of Elton John and David Furnish, will be revealed as folly. As Gamaliel warned the Sanhedrin concerning the Apostles of Jesus, “[I]f their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God. (Acts 5:38b-39)” As liberals work to hold onto their perverse legal redefinition of marriage, they are not merely battling conservatism, but God Himself, and that is always a losing proposition.
  • 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...
  • DANGER: OBAMA COULD PUT MERRICK GARLAND ON SUPREME COURT

    11/22/2016 3:39:53 AM PST · by chiller · 58 replies
    AMERICAN THINKER ^ | 11/22/16 | ED STRAKER
    .... if Congress adjourned for the year too soon, it could open a window to give President Obama a Supreme Court pick. That's because of a provision of the Constitution that allows the president to make recess appointments that can last two or more years. Now we get word that Congress is planning to adjourn early, which will give Obama an opportunity to appoint Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. This discussion is fairly complex, involving both constitutional and statutory law, so bear with me. 1) Why does Congress want to adjourn early? Members of Congress want to adjourn early...
  • 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...
  • Could America Get a Supreme Court that Would Make Abortion Illegal?

    11/20/2016 6:51:09 AM PST · by pinochet · 91 replies
    If the Trump administration appoints 2 conservative Supreme Court judges, would that be enough to overturn Roe v Wade?
  • Judge dashes Merrick Garland’s final hopes for a SCOTUS seat

    11/19/2016 2:06:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 19 | JAZZ SHAW
    Anybody remember Merrick Garland? Yeah… he was that guy nominated by Barack Obama to fill the empty Supreme Court seat. You may have thought that the issue was dead in the water, particularly with a Republican president on the way in, but there was actually a court case pending which sought to force the Senate to vote on his confirmation. As it turns out, that was met with the same level of success as Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid. (Washington Post) Merrick Garland’s last, long-shot chance at being confirmed as a Supreme Court justice has now vanished: A federal judge on...
  • Alito: SCOTUS conservatives have lots of opportunities once we get Scalia’s replacement

    11/19/2016 11:31:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 19, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    Now that the election has settled the question of who will appoint the next Supreme Court justice, we have spent a considerable amount of time analyzing who might get Donald Trump’s appointment. Perhaps a better way to look at that question will be to recall the context in which it gets made. Earlier this week, Justice Samuel Alito laid out the potential agenda for a court in which an originalist replaces the late Antonin Scalia — and reminded the Federalist Society of the bullet conservatives dodged in the election: Justice Samuel Alito on Thursday laid out a possible agenda for...
  • 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...
  • The Ideal Trump Supreme Court Pick: An Originalist Who Isn't A Fan Of Stare Decisis

    11/18/2016 10:58:14 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 63 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 18, 2016 | George Leef
    ... Earlier this year, Trump released a list of eleven potential Supreme Court nominees, later adding ten more names. He has said he will definitely choose his first nominee from those individuals. They are all known as conservative in outlook, but the vetting should go much deeper into their judicial philosophy. In his November 17th Wall Street Journal article, Georgetown University law professor Randy Barnett points out that there should be two crucial desiderata for Trump’s Supreme Court nominations. One is whether the individual adheres to an Originalist view of the Constitution. That is to say, trying to find the...
  • Two Questions for Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Nominees

    11/18/2016 10:55:01 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 43 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 17, 2016 | RANDY E. BARNETT
    When the Federalist Society opens its three-day National Lawyers Convention on Thursday, the official topic of conversation will be “the jurisprudence and legacy of Justice Scalia.” Even before his arrival at the Supreme Court in 1986, Antonin Scalia was known for his commitment to “originalism.” As a federal circuit court judge, he rejected the approach of divining the “Framers’ intention,” as Raoul Berger and Robert Bork had advocated. Instead, Scalia insisted that judges seek the public meaning of the text at the time it was enacted. I’m pleased to see that President-elect Trump is echoing Scalia. Last week Mr. Trump’s...
  • When Trump makes a Supreme Court nomination

    11/18/2016 8:51:37 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 33 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 11/18/16 | Jonathan H. Adler
    The following piece was posted on the Washington Post site on 11/14/16. by Jonathan H. Adler Once he assumes office, President Donald Trump is expected to promptly nominate someone to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. This, along with subsequent nominations to the Supreme Court and lower courts, will be among his most consequential decisions. During the campaign, Trump initially identified two appellate court judges — Diane Sykes of the 7th Circuit and William Pryor of the 11th Circuit — as the sort of individuals he would name to the high court to replace Scalia. Later during the...
  • 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...
  • No, President Obama CANNOT appoint Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court if the Senate does nothing

    11/17/2016 9:02:12 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 11/17/16 | Jonathan H. Adler
    The following article was posted on the Washington Post website, reprinted from the Volokh Conspiracy site on April 11th of this year. With the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia came the unnecessary fear that Barack Obama could make a unilateral appointment to the Court—a recess appointment for example. Jonathan Adler explains just how wrong that concern happens to be. Even Mr. Obama’s propensity for ignoring the Constitution—its requirements and limits on his power—will not allow him to summarily place the 5th Marxist on the Court. For those unfamiliar with Mr. Adler and the Volokh site, please make...
  • Sotomayor says nation 'can't afford to despair' over Trump

    11/15/2016 7:02:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2016 9:11 PM EST | Sam Hananel
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Tuesday that Americans “can’t afford to despair” in the wake of Donald Trump's election as president. Speaking to an audience at a Capitol Hill cultural center, Sotomayor said the nation can’t afford for a president to fail, but stressed that “every person has an obligation both to continue being heard and to continue doing the right thing.” The justice was responding to a question from radio host Bill Press about whether Trump’s victory made her feel apprehensive. She declined to answer directly, but said people “can’t afford to give up on pursuing the values...
  • 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.
  • Donald Trump Signals He'll Nominate Pro-Life Justices but Nothing Else on Abortion

    11/15/2016 10:12:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/15/2016 | Leonardo Blair
    President-elect Donald Trump reaffirmed his commitment to nominating pro-life justices to the Supreme Court but suggested an unwillingness to go further to ban abortion nationwide. Asked specifically in a "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday if he wants the Supreme Court to repeal the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide, Trump said that at most the decision would mean women would have to travel to pro-abortion states to get an abortion. "Here's what's going to happen," Trump told Leslie Stahl of the news magazine program. "I'm going to — I'm pro-life. The judges will be pro-life." He continued:...
  • 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...
  • Trump Tells '60 Minutes': 'I'm Pro-Life. The Judges Will Be Pro-Life'

    11/14/2016 8:02:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 14, 2016 | 10:34 AM EST | Melanie Hunter
    In an interview Sunday with CBS’s “60 Minutes,” President-elect Donald Trump said he is pro-life and would appoint pro-life judges, adding that if Roe v. Wade is overturned, “it would go back to the states.” “They’ll be pro-life,” Trump said about the judges he would appoint. “They’ll be in terms of the whole gun situation, we know the 2nd Amendment and everybody’s talking about the 2nd Amendment, and they’re trying to dice it up and change it. They’re going to be very pro-2nd Amendment, but having to do with abortion, what it—if it ever were overturned, it would go back...
  • If PFAW Is This Against Him, Pryor Must Be Great!

    11/14/2016 7:23:15 PM PST · by SarahPalin2012 · 2 replies
    PFAW ^ | PFAW
    The following is the ultra-liberal People For the American Way description. If they characterize him this way, The Donald needs to be looking very much at him (which I think he already is) . . . Pryor would deny gay men and lesbians the equal protection of the laws. He believes that it is constitutional to imprison gay men and lesbians for expressing their sexuality in the privacy of their own homes and has voluntarily filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court urging the Court to uphold a Texas law that criminalizes such private consensual activity. Pryor is...
  • 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,...
  • Obama STILL might be able to put Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court

    11/14/2016 5:16:51 AM PST · by chiller · 63 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/14/2016 | Ed Straker
    President Obama may have a unique opportunity when the Senate goes into recess. Under the law, when the Congress is in recess for at least ten days, the President can make what's called recess appointments. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/11/obama_still_might_be_able_to_put_merrick_garland_on_the_supreme_court.html#ixzz4PzMbXIed Follow us: @AmericanThinker on Twitter | AmericanThinker on Facebook
  • Trump Should Pick Ayotte for Justice

    11/13/2016 8:51:18 PM PST · by budj · 100 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/13/16 | George Will
    "...The party's leader is at best indifferent to, and often is hostile to, much of the party's recent catechism: limited government, the rule of law, a restrained executive, fiscal probity,..."
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Goodbye To All Those Hopes For A New, Liberal Supreme Court

    11/09/2016 6:04:30 PM PST · by RainMan · 78 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/9/16 | Cristian Farias
    Judge Merrick Garland was possibly hoping that Americans would choose Hillary Clinton as their next president and thus push the Republican-controlled Senate to quickly confirm him to the Supreme Court. Any such hope collapsed Tuesday night. The election of Donald Trump made it virtually impossible for President Barack Obama’s nominee to be elevated to the nation’s highest court. There’s an argument that Obama could give Garland a recess appointment to the Supreme Court after the lame-duck Congress meets for the last time and before the new Congress is sworn in. That appointment would be temporary, however. And Obama’s remarks on Wednesday suggest that he’s...
  • Gold Dealer Donates Gold Coins To Justice Ginsburg as she Flees the USA due to Trump’s Election

    11/09/2016 7:38:24 AM PST · by joinedafterattack · 25 replies
    Town Hall Finance ^ | 11/9/2016 | BGASC Metals
    A leading precious metals dealer, has shipped ten 1/10th oz 2016 American Gold Eagle Coins to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to ease her exit from the United States now that Donald J Trump has been elected President. The NY Times reported in July that Justice Ginsburg stated when asked about a Trump Presidency, “Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand.”
  • 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...
  • Supreme Court refuses to issue order on voter intimidation [Aimed at Ohio Trump Supporters]

    11/07/2016 12:45:45 PM PST · by Hadean · 16 replies
    PBS.Org ^ | Nov. 7, 2016 | ANN SANNER
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The U.S. Supreme Court turned down a request Monday from Ohio Democrats to issue an order aimed at preventing Donald Trump’s supporters from harassing or intimidating voters on Election Day. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg noted that Ohio law already forbids voter intimidation. The case is part of a flurry of courtroom efforts by the Democrats around the country to head off what they say is vigilantism by the Trump campaign and its backers. The Republican presidential candidate has called on supporters to stand guard at the polls against fraud. That has stirred fears of minority voters being...
  • New audio: Ted Strickland jokes that Scalia's death came 'at a good time' ( Ohio )

    11/05/2016 7:31:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/10/16 | Al Weaver
    Ohio Senate candidate Ted Strickland joked about the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Monday, saying it came "at a good time" for union workers since he was unable to cast the deciding vote in a March case that ended up in a 4-4 deadlock. ... Strickland made the remarks in Cleveland, telling AFL-CIO members that Scalia's death "saved labor" from a terrible decision in the case, which could have dealt a blow to the ability of public-sector unions to collect fees from those who decide against joining the union and pay for collective bargaining activities. ... the...
  • US Supreme Court reinstates Arizona ballot collection ban

    11/05/2016 5:02:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 5, 2016 7:13 PM EDT | Bob Christie
    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 effort to help voters deliver their ballots to the polls, then halted them after the high court ruling. The Supreme Court decision called into question what happens to...
  • 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...
  • Supreme Court won't hear challenge to FBI fitness test

    10/31/2016 7:06:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 31, 2016 9:41 AM EDT
    … The justices on Monday turned down an appeal from an Illinois man who failed the test after completing 29 out of 30 untimed pushups. Jay Bauer said it’s unfair that female trainees have to do only 14 pushups as part of the fitness test that includes situps, a 300-meter sprint and 1.5-mile run. …
  • How Mitch McConnell won the SCOTUS fight (for now)

    10/23/2016 10:59:59 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 29, 2016 | CNN Politics
    September was not a good month for Merrick Garland. The Obama administration's efforts to reignite interest in the Supreme Court nominee fizzled. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said for the first time that if elected she would look widely for candidates rather than commit to Garland. And no mention of the shorthanded court was made in Monday's debate.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Vegas Gun Store Holds 'Pre-Hillary' Gun Sale

    10/18/2016 7:05:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 10/18/2016 | Liz Shields
    Westside Armory in Las Vegas is having a "Pre-Hillary" gun sale, predicting a surge in firearm purchases should the anti-Second Amendment Clinton win the election in November. Get on in there before the price gouging starts! The Las Vegas gun store Westside Armory is predicting a Hillary Clinton victory in November, and it has a message for customers: Buy now, because things are going to get expensive. In an advertisement over the weekend in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Westside Armory said it was holding a “Pre-Hillary Sale” on tactical rifles, warning of a price surge if the Democratic nominee wins...
  • Apparently you now have to apologize if you criticize Colin Kaepernick

    10/17/2016 12:25:57 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/17/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Even if you're a liberal Supreme Court Justice. In fact, especially then I’ve noticed with interest in recent years how certain public figures or notions take on a sense of sacrosanctity. These are the people or ideas that no one can question or criticize without coming in for a firestorm of pressure and criticism, which inevitably leads to the critic backing down and apologizing. Gay marriage made the club two or three years ago. I think we’re almost there with Muslims too - not clear and obvious terrorists but any broader criticism of Muslims in general almost always puts you...
  • Hillary & Guns: link list [aw!m vanity]

    10/12/2016 2:30:25 PM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh quoted polling today that the right to bare arms is high priority during this election -- 39% think it's their top concern [if I'm not mistaken]. If you have related info about Hillary v Trump reg. 2nd Amendment, please add. In followup posts I'll be referring to and linking some shockers for anyone who cares about gun rights.
  • How a Trump presidency would actually go

    10/03/2016 9:26:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/03/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Probably nothing like his critics - or his supporters - think To listen to some Trump supporters, you’d think a President Trump would swoop into Washington, apply his mad skills and business acumen to clean up Washington, pull in the reins on the federal bureaucracy, tame the IRS and get things running in a ship-shape manner. To listen to some of his critics, Trump would destroy all rights for minorities, women and the disabled while completely mismanaging everything Washington does and ultimately pushing all the nuclear buttons, thus destroying the world.
  • Labor Secretary: Scalia's Death Makes it Easier to Unionize

    09/30/2016 6:01:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9/29/2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    It's been months since the passing of conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, but Democrats are still seemingly celebrating his death because it paves the way for their political purposes. At The Atlantic’s Washington Ideas Forum on Thursday, Labor Secretary Tom Perez casually noted that Scalia's death helped pave the way for union membership across the country. ... Unfortunately, Perez's comments are not isolated. In August, Ohio Senate Candidate Ted Strickland actually said “the death of Scalia saved labor” at an AFL-CIO event.
  • The EPA’s “Power Plan” Is An Unlawful Power Grab

    09/23/2016 6:30:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/23/2016 | Marlo Lewis
    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral argument next Tuesday, September 27 on the Environmental Protection Agency’s so-called Clean Power Plan. The centerpiece of resident Obama’s climate policy agenda, the Plan establishes first-ever carbon dioxide (CO2) emission standards for “existing” (already built) coal and natural gas power plants. The Plan will increase consumer energy prices and impede job and GDP growth yet have no discernible effect on global temperatures or sea levels. However, that’s not why the Court should strike it down. The Court should overturn the Plan because it is an unlawful power grab. The Plan will...
  • Sen. Mike Lee Rejects Trump's Potential Supreme Court Nomination

    09/23/2016 11:27:00 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 72 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 09/23/2016 | Ritika Gupka
    Utah Sen. Mike Lee on Friday rejected Donald Trump's Supreme Court nomination proposal, saying he already has the job he wants, Politico reported. "Sen. Lee already has the job he wants which is why he is campaigning to represent the great people of Utah again this year," Lee's spokesman Conn Carroll told Politico in a statement.