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  • Senator Cruz saved our Republic

    02/13/2016 5:15:25 PM PST · by lonestar67 · 38 replies
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  • US Senate leader McConnell says wait on replacing Scalia

    02/13/2016 3:37:55 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 55 replies
    Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Saturday that the next US president should be the one to nominate a justice to fill the vacancy left on the Supreme Court by the death of Antonin Scalia. "The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president," McConnell said in a statement.
  • There Is Only ONE Candidate We Can Trust To take On A Leftist Court

    02/13/2016 3:19:03 PM PST · by OneVike · 98 replies
    Vanity | 2/13/16 | OV
    There is but one candidate running for POTUS that has the knowledge and fortitude to take on a Leftist Supreme Court. We can bicker and fight all day long about why every candidate has the best chance at defeating Hillary, or fixing the country, but when the rubber meets the road there is only one who we all know has a record of defeating the leftists in court. TED CRUZ! If every Freeper does not get behind him, and Donal Trump wins, then do not bitch and complain when in 4 years from now a 7-3 or 8-2 leftist Court...
  • Hillary Clinton, if president, could appoint 4 Supreme Court justices [11-12-15]

    02/13/2016 3:09:19 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 12, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    Hillary Clinton, if president, could appoint 4 Supreme Court justices By Dave Boyer - The Washington Times - Thursday, November 12, 2015 Conservatives unhappy with U.S. Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage and Obamacare heard a powerful argument Thursday for defeating Hillary Rodham Clinton: The next president could appoint as many as four justices. When the next president takes the oath of office in January 2017, three current justices will be at least 80 years old: conservative Antonin Scalia (80), swing voter Anthony M. Kennedy (80) and liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg (83). Liberal Justice Stephen G. Breyer will be 78....

    02/13/2016 2:46:05 PM PST · by windhover · 147 replies
    2/13/2016 | Windhover
    It has been confirmed that Judge Scalia is dead in his room at a Texas resort. No eulogy, but the man will far more than deeply missed as a soldier holding the line for our Constitution. Suddenly this election has become much more complicated and more important than even the most pessimistic among us had realized. We must use this election as a final and clearest of statements to the US Senate that will confirm Obama's next(and rapid) appointment to the Supreme Court; that THEY MUST NOT ACT TO CONFIRM Scalia's successor, UNTIL this election is over!! We must come...
  • Something for FR to get united about -- No Confirmation of a Leftist Tool

    02/13/2016 2:34:40 PM PST · by KC Burke · 60 replies
    noodle | 13 Feb 2016 | KC Burke
    Vanity If there was ever something that could unite this site like nothing since the Impeachment Trial, I say it is stopping a leftist tool appointment by the current President who has shown such is always his preference. Dirksen did it. Teddy Kennedy did it. FR can do it. We shall take this as our personal mission. It will be hard to stop the appointment for eleven months, but so was impeaching Clinton and we did that.
  • Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia reported dead

    02/13/2016 2:29:21 PM PST · by ALASKA · 121 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/13/2016 | Julie Fancher
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died of apparent natural causes Saturday on a luxury resort in West Texas, the San Antonio-Express News reported. Scalia, 79, was a guest at the Cibolo Creek Ranch, a resort in the Big Bend region south of Marfa, the paper reported. According to a report, Scalia, an associate justice, arrived at the ranch on Friday and attended a private party with about 40 people. When he did not appear for breakfast, a person associated with the ranch went to his room and found a body. The U.S. Marshal Service, the Presidio County sheriff and the...
  • Chief Justice Scalia dead at 79

    02/13/2016 2:16:50 PM PST · by vmivol00 · 216 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 2/13/16 | Fox News
    <p>Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia died Saturday, according to multiple official sources. He was 79.</p>
  • Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch

    02/13/2016 1:55:56 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 1,124 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | Updated 3:53 pm, Saturday, February 13, 2016 | Gary Martin
    Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead of apparent natural causes Saturday on a luxury resort in West Texas, federal officials said. Scalia, 79, was a guest at the Cibolo Creek Ranch, a resort in the Big Bend region south of Marfa. According to a report, Scalia arrived at the ranch on Friday and attended a private party with about 40 people. When he did not appear for breakfast, a person associated with the ranch went to his room and found a body. U.S. District Judge Fred Biery said he was among those notified about Scalia's death. "I was told...
  • Supreme Court Keeps Coal Alive…For Now

    02/11/2016 3:23:42 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 12 replies ^ | 11-02-2016 | BArny
    The coal mining industry is in trouble and the Supreme Court holds the industries fate in its hands. Coal has been suffering for years under the dual attack of environmentalists and low natural gas prices. Environmentalists have been pushing utility companies to stop using coal, while low natural gas prices have led many utilities to switch to that cleaner burning and now cheaper fuel as a power source. In an effort to please environmentalist supporters after his election to a second term, the Obama Administration put in place what might be a death sentence for coal mining east of the...
  • Cruz disciples take aim at Obama's immigration orders

    02/11/2016 6:52:33 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | February 11, 2016
    A pair of Texas litigators are following Cruz's lead as they gird for a Supreme Court battle this April. On the campaign trail, Ted Cruz has vowed to rescind President Barack Obama's controversial executive actions on immigration - but it's two of his former aides who could actually kill it. Scott Keller and Chip Roy - who served in top roles in Cruz's Senate office - are now litigators on behalf of Texas, leading the lawsuit against Obama's unilateral actions, which are at the cornerstone of the president's immigration legacy. The duo's positions also underscore Cruz's enduring influence and reach...
  • Obama EPA "Clean Power" Rule Dealt Devastating Blow At SCOTUS

    02/11/2016 5:30:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | February 11, 2016 | Kevin Glass
    The Environmental Protection Agency's "Clean Power Plan," an enormous regulatory monster unilaterally cooked up by federal bureaucrats and attempted to be foisted on states, utility companies and consumers, was dealt a huge blow at the Supreme Court this week when the regulations were put on hold pending the numerous legal challenges that have been percolating through the court system. The importance of this stay cannot be overstated. In the past, some EPA regulations that have been overturned in the court system were not put on hold and their damage was already done while other states and groups were challenging their...
  • Supreme Omission in GOP Election Debate [The Judicial Branch Gets No Mention At All]

    02/09/2016 6:58:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/09/2016 | Jan LaRue
    Considering how little the Supreme Court has been mentioned in election debates, a space alien might conclude that it’s the “least dangerous” branch of government. A Gallup poll released on October 2, 2015 indicates that 50 percent of Americans “disapprove of the way the Supreme Court is handling its job,” a drop of 12 points since 2001. A CBS News/New York Times Poll conducted from June 10-14, 2015 asked 1,007 adults nationwide: “In general, do you think the current Supreme Court justices decide their cases based on legal analysis without regard to their own personal or political views, or...
  • New Clinton Defense on Email Scandal: ‘Everybody Did It’ [semi-satire]

    02/06/2016 2:01:12 PM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 Feb 2016 | John Semmens
    A recent discovery that former Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice may have received a handful of classified emails on their private computers prompted Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to claim she's been exonerated. "The vast right-wing conspiracy trying to derail my campaign has been rebutted by this new evidence," Hillary contended. "Singling me out when the use of private computers for transmitting classified government communications was standard practice reveals the baseless hypocrisy of their charges." Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif) says "Clinton's 'everybody did it' argument is a gross distortion of reality. It's akin to a notorious drunk...
  • Ted Cruz Reverses His Support for Chief Justice Roberts

    02/04/2016 1:18:48 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 85 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 12 Sep 2015 05:55 PM | Todd Beamon
    The senator's comments also marked a sharp reversal for his support of Roberts in 2005, BuzzFeed reports. The report cites Cruz's support for Roberts' nomination in a 2005 op-ed piece for the National Review and an internal memo he wrote as Texas Solicitor General praising Roberts' skill as a litigator. "I’ve worked with John and seen him argue numerous cases, and, to my mind, there’s not another appellate advocate who’s even close," Cruz wrote.
  • Illinois Supreme Court Confirms old Illinois Gun Law Unconstitutional

    02/02/2016 7:36:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Illinois has reconfirmed its ruling from 2013 that a basic Illinois weapon law is facially unconstitutional. It ruled in People vs Burns that the Aguilar decision stands and was correct. From While a state may prohibit felons from carrying readily accessible guns despite the Second Amendment - and in fact Illinois has a law forbidding felons from possessing any kind of firearm - the AUUW law applies to everyone. In reversing the appellate court ruling and vacating the conviction and sentence, Justice Anne Burke wrote for the court: "The offense, as enacted by the Legislature, does not...
  • Justtice Breyer: 'Best Way to Preserve American Values Is to Know What’s Going on Abroad'

    02/01/2016 8:21:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/01/2016 | BY NICHOLAS BALLASY
    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer argued that the best way to preserve American values is to be aware of what's going on abroad because the solutions to America's major problems are partly international. Breyer explained that he was at a seminar with Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, who argued against the Court referring to decisions of foreign courts in its opinions. He recalled telling Goodlatte there are many countries in Eastern Europe that have newly established courts, which help to produce protections of democracy and human rights, and sometimes they need some recognition. Breyer...
  • Did Hillary just offer Obama a bribe in front of the entire world? [Obama for SCOTUS]

    02/01/2016 7:52:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/01/2016 | Russ Vaughn
    Clinton campaign events are known for being highly scripted and at least some questions from Hillary’s audiences most certainly are plants, providing the candidate a setup to respond in such a way as to make her look like a really nice, downhome person or really on top of a particular subject. Such was the situation recently when a questioner at a Hillary Q&A seemingly admitted that he had been given his softball question for the frontrunner about which former president she most admired. Such situations are not new for Hillary with charges of planted questions arising in all of...
  • Trump -- even weaker than Clinton

    01/30/2016 7:55:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 30, 2016 | Editorial Staff
    In the year 2020, Justices Antonin Scalia and Anthony Kennedy will turn 85 years old. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg will turn 87. Justice Stephen Breyer will turn 82. Perhaps they will all live and serve on the Supreme Court for another decade. More likely, some or all of them will retire. This means that by the end of his or her first term, the person elected president this year will almost certainly reshape the Supreme Court for the next generation. And if that person is Hillary Clinton, the prohibitive favorite for the Democratic nomination, even if she loses in Iowa,...
  • Hillary: Obama as Supreme Court Justice is ‘a great idea’

    01/27/2016 2:27:27 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/27/16 | Robert Laurie
    Elections have consequences If you need another reason to vote for literally anyone but Hillary Clinton, here it is: She thinks it would be a “great idea” to make Barack Obama a Supreme Court Justice. ...Or at least that’s what she says. During an Iowa town hall, Clinton was asked about the possibility of letting Obama trash the Constitution for the rest of his life, because apparently 8 years just isn’t enough. According to Bloomberg, she responded as follows:
  • Did The Supreme Court Just Put The Nail In The Coffin For Utilities?

    01/26/2016 3:20:03 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 18 replies ^ | 26-01-2016 | utile
    The U.S. Supreme Court Upholds FERC Order 745: Bad News for Electric Generators and Good News for Consumers On Monday (January 25) the U.S. Supreme Court, by a 6 to 2 decision, issued a ruling supporting the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Order 745 in a case titled Federal Energy Regulatory Commission vs Electric Power Supply Association (FERC vs EPSA). The issue before the court was whether FERC could compel regional power markets in the U.S. to pay consumers who reduce their electricity usage at critical periods. And if so, at what price? Consumers have adopted a panoply of energy...
  • Bernie Sanders: My SCOTUS choice will overturn Citizens United

    01/25/2016 10:48:53 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/25/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Do you know how the Supreme Court works? I want to try to give Bernie Sanders the benefit of the doubt here, but he’s not making it easy. Maybe he just meant that some case will inevitably be on the docket involving Citizens United, since liberals have rarely been more incensed about anything. Maybe he just meant, er . . . help me here, I really don’t know how to explain this one away. It really sounds to me like the guy, who is after all a United States Senator, has no earthly idea how the Supreme Court works: Any...
  • This is Ted Cruz's Plan For the Supreme Court

    01/25/2016 8:03:19 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 283 replies
    Fortune ^ | December 2, 2015 | Ben Geier
    Liberals won't like it. If Ted Cruz is elected president, he has big plans for the Supreme Court -- namely, picking extremely conservative candidates to fill any vacancies among the nine justices. In an interview with Bloomberg, the Senator and former solicitor general from Texas said that Republicans are generally bad at picking nominees for the high court, and that he'd be different. "Unlike many of the other candidates, I will be willing to spend the capital to ensure that every Supreme Court nominee that I put on the court is a principled judicial conservative," Cruz said. As solicitor general,...
  • On Abortion, How Trump And Cruz Stack Up Against Reagan...And Each Other

    01/24/2016 3:25:03 PM PST · by Brices Crossroads · 27 replies
    1/24/2016 | Brices Crossroads
    Many pro-lifers find themselves in a dilemma this election season. Whom to trust on the all important issue of the sanctity of human life? It is by now well known that Donald Trump--as a private citizen in 1999--identified himself as pro-choice. As a businessman, he obviously had given the issue little thought, and he evidently defaulted to the prevailing views held by other native New Yorkers on the subject. Ted Cruz, on the other hand, has given many speeches on the subject, maintaining that he is, and always has been, pro-life. But let's go a little deeper. Has Trump done...
  • Would Donald Trump Be a Pro-Abortion President?

    01/20/2016 3:38:22 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 62 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 17, 2016 | John McCormack
    When Ben Carson was rising in the polls, Donald Trump was quick to attack the former neurosurgeon for being "pro-abortion not so long ago." The attack was more than a bit hypocritical because Trump himself was "very" pro-abortion not so long ago. In 1999, Tim Russert asked Trump if he would support a ban on "abortion in the third-trimester" or "partial-birth abortion." "No," Trump replied. "I am pro-choice in every respect." Trump explained his views may be the result of his "New York background." Now that Ted Cruz has attacked Trump's "New York values," Trump's views on abortion will be...
  • Nearly 10 percent of college grads think Judge Judy is on Supreme Court

    01/20/2016 7:42:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/20/2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Nearly 10 percent of college graduates think television's Judge Judy serves on the Supreme Court, according to a new report released this month. The report, titled "A Crisis in Civic Education," was based on a survey of 1,000 adults in August and concludes that "recent college graduates are alarmingly ignorant of America's history and heritage." "They cannot identify the term lengths of members of Congress, the substance of the First Amendment, or the origin of the separation of powers," the report said, referring to college graduates. The lack of civic knowledge extended to the Supreme Court, where 9.6 percent of...
  • The Right Stuff

    01/19/2016 7:52:53 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/20/05 | Ted Cruz
    John Roberts should be a quick confirm. In 1995, while clerking for Chief Justice William Rehnquist, I and my two fellow law clerks asked the chief whom he thought was the best Supreme Court lawyer currently practicing. The chief replied, with a twinkle in his eye, that he thought he could probably get a majority of his colleagues to agree that John Roberts was the best Supreme Court advocate in the nation.
  • U.S. top court rejects new challenge to Obamacare

    01/19/2016 7:39:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 19, 2016 | Lawrence Hurley
    The U.S. Supreme Court, which delivered major rulings in 2012 and 2015 preserving President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, on Tuesday declined to take up a new, long-shot challenge to Obamacare brought by an Iowa artist. The court turned away an appeal by Matt Sissel, who had asserted that the 2010 Affordable Care Act violated the U.S. Constitution's requirement that revenue-raising legislation must originate in the House of Representatives, not in the Senate, as the healthcare law did.
  • U.S. justices take no action on Obama immigration case

    01/15/2016 4:56:41 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 15, 2016 | LAWRENCE HURLEY
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday took no immediate action on whether it will hear President Barack Obama's bid to revive his plan to shield more than 4 million immigrants from deportation, a move that bypassed the Republican-led Congress. The case was not on the list of new cases the court agreed on Friday to take up. The court could make an announcement next week on whether it will hear the immigration dispute. If the justices hear the case it would become one of the centerpiece cases of its current term, which runs until June.
  • Is the question of Cruz’s eligibility something we want to trust to the Supreme Court?

    01/15/2016 8:36:06 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 80 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/15/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Should we be forced to trust our future to a Supreme Court ruling on Ted Cruz’s eligibility? Should we be made to stand by helplessly while John Roberts is blackmailed into voting against America again? On its face there seems to be no question about Senator Ted Cruz’s eligibility to serve as president. Nevertheless, the matter has not ever been litigated anywhere; so characterizing it as settled law is not accurate and may be fraught with danger. Those who support Senator Cruz want this question to go away. That’s very understandable; but wanting something to go away and seeing it...
  • CR Editors: Trump’s Questionable Political History

    It is hard not to feel protective over Donald Trump while the political classes are seething and scornful. They are unacquainted with such powerlessness. Control was never supposed to stray this far from their grasp. And their rage, manifested in every hapless attack on Trump and his supporters, actually seems to be improving the likelihood of that outcome they fear most of all. How tempting, under these circumstances, to rush to his defense, as so many in the conservative movement have already done. The Donald has boldly made himself a standard bearer of unpopular (…within the political bubble), yet critical...
  • Supreme Court Strikes Down Florida Death Penalty Law

    01/12/2016 7:58:52 AM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 12, 2016 | Pete Williams
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declared Florida's death penalty law unconstitutional. Florida requires the trial judge, not the jury to make the critical findings necessary to impose the death penalty.
  • Rogers v. Bellei, 401 U.S. 815 (1971)[Cruz Birtherism]

    01/11/2016 7:16:27 PM PST · by TBBT · 44 replies
    Justia ^ | 4/5/1971 | U.S. Supreme Court
    ection 301(a) of the Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1401(a), defines those persons who "shall be nationals and citizens of the United States at birth." Paragraph (7) of § 301(a) includes in that definition a person born abroad "of parents one of whom is an alien, and the other a citizen of the United States" who has met specified conditions of residence in this country. Section 301(b), however, provides that one who is a citizen at birth under § 301(a)(7) shall lose his citizenship unless, after age 14 and before age 28, he shall come to the United States and be...
  • Some Thoughts on Something Besides Cruz's Eligibility

    01/11/2016 6:18:49 PM PST · by Shery · 154 replies
    11 January | Vanity
    Personally, I was shocked when the "queen of conservatism" came out for Donald Trump. Phyllis Schafly has been a conservative icon for so long, and even though I've disagreed with her a couple times in the recent past, I was flabbergasted that she would pick somebody who openly declares that he doesn't see his need of asking God's forgiveness for anything. I realize she predicated her choice on what he claims to be his stand on immigrants, and how he says he will deal with the illegals. However, has she been listening to him or just reading what she wants...
  • Presidential Eligibility is a Political Question

    01/11/2016 9:51:07 AM PST · by Behind the Blue Wall · 24 replies
    1/11/16 | Behind the Blue Wall
    For some of us who followed and participated in the Obama eligibility question, the last eight years have been more than a little frustrating on that front. Despite dozens of attempts by lawyers and others of varying degrees of competence to win a fair and impartial hearing of the issue, the court system closed its doors to us. The issue of the constitutional eligibility of the President of the United States would not be resolved by a neutral arbiter applying long-established principles of law to facts established pursuant to the rules of evidence (if you believe courts ever actually do...
  • California Teachers Gear Up to Take Fight Against Unions to Supreme Court

    01/11/2016 8:27:58 AM PST · by detective · 6 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 10, 2016 | Melissa Quinn
    On Monday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. Rebecca Friedrichs and nine other teachers are calling into question the agency fees that public-sector workers are required to pay to unions, which they say violate their First Amendment rights. If the Supreme Court rules in Friedrichs' favor, it would make union dues voluntary for all public-sector workers.
  • Should Workers Be Forced to Pay Union Dues, or Be Fired?

    01/09/2016 1:24:48 PM PST · by willowsdale · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/7/2016 | Mark Mix
    On Monday, January 11 the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear expanded oral arguments in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a case brought by 10 Golden State public school teachers. Friedrichs is directly based on precedents set by the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation’s last two Supreme Court victories, Knox v. SEIU (2012) and Harris v. Quinn (2014). Friedrichs challenges the constitutionality of public sector forced unionism, which was deemed constitutional in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education in 1977. A decision in Friedrichs that overturns Abood would prohibit public sector union bosses nationwide from compelling employees...
  • Mandatory Union Fees Getting Hard Look by Supreme Court

    01/08/2016 10:34:09 AM PST · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 8, 2016 | Adam Liptak
    Harlan Elrich is a high school teacher in California, and that means he must pay about $970 a year to a labor union. He teaches math, and he said the system did not add up. "I get to choose what movie I want to go see," Mr. Elrich said. "I get to choose what church I want to go to. I get to choose what gym I want to join." He should have the same choice, he said, about whether to support a union. Mr. Elrich and nine other California teachers have sued the union, saying that they are being...
  • Pharmacists Required to Sell Abortion-Inducing Drugs Appeal to Supreme Court

    01/05/2016 1:04:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/05/2016 | Michael Gryboski
    A group of pharmacists appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court in an attempt to receive religious liberty protection from a Washington state law mandating that they sell drugs that could cause an abortion. Ralph's Thriftway, Rhonda Mesler, and Margo Thelen have argued in a writ of certiorari filed Monday that a Washington law removing conscience protections for pharmacists violates their religious freedom. "Governments may not pass laws that target religious conduct for negative treatment while exempting the same conduct when done for nonreligious reasons," reads the writ of certiorari. "When a pharmacy chooses not to sell a drug, it is...
  • How Ted Cruz Became Ted Cruz (conservative movement)

    01/05/2016 7:27:32 AM PST · by Isara · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | January 05, 2016 | Michael Kruse
    In just a few years, he turned an obscure Texas legal post into a national platform for red-meat conservative causes.In 2008, in the high-profile Supreme Court gun-rights case called District of Columbia v. Heller, a brief was filed from the eighth floor of the Daniel Price Sr. State Office Building in Austin, Texas, specifically from the corner office of the man who was then the state's solicitor general, Ted Cruz.The brief took a strong stance on the divisive question of whether the Second Amendment establishes an individual right to own guns, or just protects state and local militias. The brief...
  • Ted Cruz: Supreme Court Will Dismantle Second Amendment if Hillary Clinton Is Elected President

    01/04/2016 8:36:11 PM PST · by Isara · 79 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan. 4, 2016 | Leigh Munsil
    WINTERSET, Iowa - Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Monday warned voters that their Second Amendment rights are in jeopardy if they elect Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton this November."If Hillary Clinton is elected president, the Supreme Court will rule that no individual American has any individual right to keep and bear arms whatsoever," the Texas senator said. "And the government can make it a felony for you to own a firearm and protect your family."The GOP candidate and Iowa frontrunner backed up his claim by arguing that the next president will likely be responsible for naming anywhere from one to...
  • (Supreme Court) Argument preview: New threat to public employee unions

    01/04/2016 1:23:48 PM PST · by aimhigh · 7 replies
    Scotus Blog ^ | 01/04/2015 | Lyle Denniston
    Next Monday, January 11, when the Supreme Court returns from its holiday recess, it will devote an expanded argument to a case that has made unions which represent government workers deeply fearful for their financial future and their public stature. A significant blow to their treasuries could come if non-union workers are able to turn broad hints by the Supreme Court into final victory in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. Since 1977, the Court has allowed public-sector unions to charge the non-members whom they represent fees to cover the cost of bargaining over working conditions that will benefit those non-members...
  • Supreme Court Grapples, Once Again, With Redistricting

    12/29/2015 5:21:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | December 29, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Fifty-one years ago the Supreme Court handed down its one-person-one-vote decision, requiring that within each state congressional and legislative districts must have equal populations. That gave redistricters a relatively easy standard to meet. Census data provides block-by-block population counts every 10 years, and it's possible now to draw lines for districts so that their populations are identical or vary by just one person. But redistricting cases keep making their way to the Court nonetheless. One reason is that the Voting Rights Act amendments of the 1980s have been interpreted as requiring the creation of a maximum number of districts with...
  • Help us Ted Cruz. You are our only hope.

    12/28/2015 5:49:32 PM PST · by Isara · 73 replies ^ | December 28, 2015 | Judson Phillips
    Almost everyone has seen the iconic 1977 movie Star Wars. And most people remember the scene where Princess Leia records a message to Obi-Wan Kenobi. She tells him, "Help me Obi-Wan. You are my only hope."Today conservatives are in the position of saying, "Help us Ted Cruz. You are our only hope."There is one compelling reason why Ted Cruz is the only hope for conservatives in this election.What is it?At this point, there are only three candidates who have any shot at the GOP nomination. They are Cruz, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump. The rest at this point are just...
  • It’s the Supreme Court stupid, which is why Cruz must be the nominee.

    12/26/2015 4:34:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Red State ^ | December 26, 2015 | constitutionalist1776
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% directly mentioned the need to pick correctly hard liners in a recent debate. He alone is likely to give us the best chance to not make a critical selection choice by listening to the wrong people, as Rubio did on gang of 8, as as Bush 1 did with Souter. We cannot afford another Souter. We have to have someone who will pick a Bork and keep picking only those until they pass the senate. We need a constitutional scholar who is aware of the need to comb records to find only those who are...
  • 'Mismatched' Black Students Pay the Price of Affirmative Action

    12/16/2015 11:13:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies ^ | December 16, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    AFFIRMATIVE ACTION is once again before the Supreme Court. The case, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, arose from the usual scenario: A white student applied to the university but was denied admission, while black applicants with weaker academic credentials were admitted because of racial preferences designed to favor minorities. It's no mystery why Abigail Fisher, the rejected student in this case, would object to that racial double standard and take her protest all the way to the Supreme Court. What's less clear is why the University of Texas embraces such a double standard. For decades, America's public colleges...
  • Trump: Roberts 'Disgraceful' on High Court; Thomas Is Favorite

    12/12/2015 12:34:08 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 114 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 12, 2013
    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is "disgraceful" and a "disappointment" to conservatives, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Saturday, while praising Associate Justice Clarence Thomas is his favorite member of the high court. "Justice Roberts really let us down. What he did with Obamacare was disgraceful, and I think he did that because he wanted to be popular inside the Beltway," Trump told about 4,000 supporters. The celebrity billionaire was referring to the chief justice twice voting to uphold key provisions of President Barack Obama's 2010 health care law and to the expressway around the District of Columbia, an...
  • Scalia Practices Reason, Not Racism

    12/10/2015 11:37:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The National Review ^ | December 10, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Demonstrating once again that his reputation for cheap demagoguery has been well-earned, Senator Harry Reid this morning took a wild shot at Justice Antonin Scalia. "It is deeply disturbing," Reid suggested, "to hear a Supreme Court justice endorse racist ideas from the bench of the nation's highest court." In advancing this accusation, Reid was boosting a meme that has become popular on the left since yesterday evening. A representative example of its underlying charge can be found today in The Hill: >>>Justice Antonin Scalia surprised the Supreme Court and the public during Wednesday's oral arguments in a case challenging affirmative...
  • Supreme Court Frieze Brings Objection (Muhammad Image)

    05/06/2015 8:39:17 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 49 replies ^ | March 8, 1997 | Tamara Jones and Michael O'Sullivan
    Offended by a depiction of the Prophet Muhammad etched in marble inside the U.S. Supreme Court chamber, a coalition of Muslim organizations is quietly pushing to have the artwork sandblasted into propriety. A petition signed by 16 groups across the country has asked that the larger-than-life frieze of great lawgivers be altered "in the spirit of religious tolerance and pluralism" because Islamic tradition discourages artistic renderings of people, and showing the face of Muhammad is considered particularly offensive. The Supreme Court refused to comment publicly on the controversy, but coalition spokesman Nihad Awad said there already has been one "fruitful"...
  • US Supreme Court gives nod to assault weapons ban

    12/08/2015 9:40:56 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    In a 7-2 vote, the high court's justices refused to take up a challenge to a Chicago suburb's ban on the sale or possession of semi-automatic weapons or high-capacity magazines with more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The court's move is a small victory for activists against the spread of such guns, which can potentially kill many people in a short period of time. "By rejecting this case, today the Supreme Court sided with a community that has taken action to protect itself from the type of violence we've seen in San Bernardino, on college campuses and in movie theaters,"...