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  • 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...
  • Ted Cruz Says Another SCOTUS Vacancy Is Just Months Away

    02/23/2017 5:00:40 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 76 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/23/2017
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz anticipates another vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court will arise in a matter of months. “I think we’ll have another Supreme Court vacancy this summer,” Cruz said at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday. “If that happens, as much as the left is crazy now, they will go full Armageddon meltdown because the next vacancy is where we’ll have the ability to act and restore basic constitution protections.” Though Cruz was not more specific, as a former law clerk to Chief Justice William Rehnquist, he enjoys access to a network of former clerks privy to the...
  • 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....
  • Chuck Schumer, the nomination game is over

    02/22/2017 6:45:10 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/22/17 | Kameron Gonzalez
    Senator Schumer’s publicity-driven obstruction of the Supreme Court nomination process is over before it’s begun Earlier this month, Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer went to work yet again to impede Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court — and he seems certain to again needle the nominee when his confirmation hearing begins March 20. Sen. Schumer, in his attempt to discredit Judge Gorsuch’s judicial independence, remarked that Gorsuch “avoided answers like the plague” after the nominee endured what must have been a vexing onslaught of pervasive and politically charged questions.
  • 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...
  • 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
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  • 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...
  • Trump must stand strong against the liberal judiciary or forfeit his presidency

    02/13/2017 9:03:14 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 19 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 2/13/17 | Doug Book
    Two attorneys--Robert Barnes, a California trial attorney and Alan Dershowitz, a famed, highly-esteemed Harvard law professor and member of the legal profession--have come to the same conclusion: President Trump will prevail sooner or later with his immigration Executive Order. The opinion of attorney Barnes appeared in his February 4th article, prior to the 9th district decision to uphold the anti-Trump ruling of Seattle federal judge James Robart. It is apparent from his article that Mr. Barnes believed the 9th District would side with President Trump and do the right and legal thing by adhering to precedent set by the 9th...
  • 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...
  • Are you concerned that Neil Gorsuch belongs to a far-left church?

    02/10/2017 8:11:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 327 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...
  • Dear GOP: Gird Your Loins and be ready for Battle over the Supreme Court

    02/09/2017 6:38:15 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 14 replies
    Trevor Grant ^ | 2/9/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    If you think the riots and marches are bad now, wait until President Trump gets a chance at filling a second or even third vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States. The “nastiness,” vulgarities, property damage, and violence we see now are nothing compared to what we will witness if the American left sees the legality of their perverse sexual agenda threatened. With the nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch to fill the seat vacated as the result of the death of Antonin Scalia, liberals at every level of political involvement are already throwing a hissy-fit.
  • Dear GOP: Gird Your Loins over the Supreme Court

    02/09/2017 4:23:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 9, 2017 | Trevor Thomas
    If you think the riots and marches are bad now, wait until President Trump gets a chance at filling a second or even third vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States. The "nastiness," vulgarities, property damage, and violence we see now are nothing compared to what we will witness if the American left see the legality of their perverse sexual agenda threatened. With the nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch to fill the seat vacated as a result of the death of Antonin Scalia, liberals at every level of political involvement are already throwing a hissy-fit. After Trump chose...
  • Trump Tells It to the Judges

    02/08/2017 4:35:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush ^ | February 8, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I want to get to the Ninth Circus here, the oral arguments yesterday, because the judge panel could rule at any moment, even if it’s like 9:34 out there now. Everybody expects them to move quickly here. Trump today went and spoke to law enforcement officers and sheriffs. He was standing there — I watched it — and he read aloud Title VIII, Chapter 12 of the U.S. Code, which is the law involved here, which is the statute that permits his executive order. And this is it: “Whenever the president finds that the entry of any aliens or...
  • Analysis: Forget the Warren Slap-Down, Does 'Rule 19' Hold the Key to...?

    02/08/2017 3:16:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | February 8, 2017 | Guy Benson
    In case you missed the Senate's overnight drama, Matt's explanatory post does a nice job of filling in the blanks. Basically, after being warned over violating a Senate rule in her speech impugning the character of Jeff Sessions -- who is still a sitting member of the upper chamber -- Elizabeth Warren continued her angry harangue unabated. As she leaned on the words of Coretta Scott King in order to effectively call Sessions a racist who's sought to disenfranchise black voters, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell intervened. He invoked Rule 19, which prohibits any member from taking to the floor and “directly or...
  • The Latest: Feinstein Says She's Impressed With Gorsuch

    02/07/2017 12:34:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 82 replies
    San Fracisco Chronicle ^ | Tuesday, February 7, 2017
    The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee says she is impressed with President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein met with Judge Neil Gorsuch on Monday. She said Tuesday that "he's a very caring person and he's obviously legally very smart." She added: "I think we are dealing with someone who is impressive, so we'll see."
  • MAINSTREAM: The Liberal Code Word

    02/07/2017 3:21:00 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 34 replies
    Politichicks ^ | 2/7/2017 | Steven Maikoski
    On Sunday, (January 30, 2017) Senator Charles Schumer voiced his opinion of the President’s nominee for SCOTUS. In his speech, he said, “…if the nominee is out of the mainstream, we will do our best to keep the seat open. Let’s remember that, of the last four Supreme Court nominees, two nominated by a Republican president, two by a Democrat, they had bipartisan support. What I said — you didn’t show it on the air there — is, if the nominee is not bipartisan and mainstream, we absolutely would keep the seat open. I’m hopeful that maybe President Trump would...
  • Conservative Criticism Intensifies Against Pope Francis

    02/04/2017 5:55:17 PM PST · by marshmallow · 184 replies
    AP ^ | 2/4/16 | Nicole Winfield
    <p>VATICAN CITY (AP) — Conservative criticism of Pope Francis intensified Saturday after his intervention in the Knights of Malta order, with posters appearing around Rome citing his actions against conservative Catholics and asking: "Where's your mercy?"</p> <p>The posters appeared on the same day that Francis cemented his authority over the Knights by naming a top Vatican archbishop, Angelo Becciu, to be his special delegate to the ancient aristocratic order.</p>
  • Progressives are finding religion as they pray for the health of liberal SCOTUS justices

    02/04/2017 11:00:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Hot ^ | February 4, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    Yesterday, the legendary Andrew Malcolm published a piece here which speculates about other Supreme Court seats which may come up for grabs while Donald Trump is in office and what the fallout from such a turn of events might be. This is a grim game at the best of times because pondering an opening on the Supreme Court is frequently only thought of as meaning one thing, and it involves six people carrying a casket. But that’s not the reality in most cases. Many of us tend to think that accepting a seat on that court winds up turning into...
  • Dear Ruth Bader Ginsburg: If you need anything — blood, organs — take mine

    02/04/2017 8:56:20 AM PST · by RightGeek · 124 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/3/17 | Rachel Manteuffel
    <p>How are you? No, really, how are you?</p> <p>I’ve found myself thinking about you lately, and how things are going with you, and I just wanted you to know that I admire you very much and have some tokens of my esteem that you might enjoy.</p>
  • Round Two for the Supreme Court? Trump White House is already preparing for a second vacancy

    02/04/2017 6:44:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/04/2017 | John Fund
    Donald Trump is known for his bluster and braggadocio. But he is also capable of canny and clever moves, of the kind that have propelled him forward in both business and politics. His appointment of Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court is a good move that could help pay surprising dividends in the form of a second Supreme Court vacancy. First, the Gorsuch pick shows that Trump keeps his promises to his base. Not only did he pick a respected judge in the mold of the late Antonin Scalia, but he also kept to a list of 21 potential names...
  • Dem Senate operative: The big Supreme Court fight will be over the next nominee, not Gorsuch (Cruz?)

    02/03/2017 7:40:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 3, 2017 | Allahpundit
    A quote that caught my eye from RCP’s analysis of the inevitable confirmation of Neil Gorsuch. The potential political downside could be much greater for the Democratic Party with Gorsuch than it ultimately was for the GOP with Garland — leaving reason to doubt that Democrats would fully obstruct the nominee rather than seek a more favorable fight elsewhere. “I think it’s likely he’ll be confirmed,” said one Democratic Senate campaign operative, “and there will be a larger fight on the next one.” His credentials are impeccable and his character, by seemingly all accounts, is perfectly suited to the job....
  • Trump's Supreme Court nominee called left-wing students 'whining children' (tr)

    02/02/2017 6:03:26 PM PST · by DFG · 50 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 02/02/2017 | Zara Rubin
    President Trump's Supreme Court nominee set up a student newspaper to attack political correctness on campus. Neil Gorsuch, hailed as the heir to conservative jurist Antonin Scalia, was one of three Columbia students who started The Federalist, an 'alternative' paper which took aim at the New York university's 'liberal' campus life. It took aim at liberals, the left, and the university authorities. And it mocked Joe Biden for coming 75th our of 86 students at law school.
  • Senator Wyden Must Resign

    02/02/2017 5:24:17 PM PST · by Twotone · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | Feb. 1, 2017 | Kevin Williamson
    I have disagreed with Senator Ron Wyden on practically every political question there is, but he always has struck me as a decent and honest man, and so it is with a heavy heart that I write these words: Senator Wyden must resign his seat in light of disturbing new information about his past that has come to light. The shocking revelation: Senator Wyden has been, for more than a decade, a willing accomplice to a plot to undermine the American political order and to overthrow the Constitution by infiltrating agents of radicalism into the highest reaches of the federal...
  • Schumer And Leadership Team Refuse To Meet With Gorsuch

    02/02/2017 2:32:31 PM PST · by detective · 46 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/02/2017 | Kerry Picket
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Democratic Senate leaders refused to meet with Judge Neil Gorsuch Thursday. The act appears to be an act of revenge against Republicans for holding the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia open and not holding a hearing for Obama Supreme Court appointee Merrick Garland. The White House requested that Gorsuch meet with Schumer, but aides said he declined in order to learn more about the nominee’s record, The Washington Post reported. “By refusing to meet with Judge Gorsuch, Senate Democratic leadership is taking Washington gridlock and obstruction to a new low and placing Senators McCaskill, Donnelly, Heitkamp,...
  • Mark Levin and Ben Shapiro credit themselves for Trump nominating Gorsuch

    02/02/2017 1:11:57 PM PST · by TakebackGOP · 115 replies
    Mark R. Levin ‏@marklevinshow 23m23 minutes ago Thank you conservatives. No thanks to the pompom boys. Lightweight Ben Shapiro, "They’re fully within their rights to mock those Constitutional conservatives – like me! – who said that Trump would never appoint a conservative to the Court. But they are ignoring one rather crucial point: if had been up to them, they wouldn’t have pressed Trump for a damn thing. Trump appointed a conservative to the high court because he needed to please Constitutional conservatives. He didn’t do it because he is a deeply knowledgeable Constitutional scholar (he once said in...
  • Merrick Garland vs. Neil Gorsuch, and a Tale of Two Charts

    02/02/2017 7:50:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/01/2017 | Jonathan Tobin
    It didn’t matter that Judge Neil Gorsuch was a highly respected jurist or that his stature as a leading conservative intellectual legal thinker made him a natural successor to the late Justice Antonin Scalia. The growing number of Democrats who are determined to not so much oppose the Trump presidency as “resist” it wasted no time blasting Gorsuch as “anti-woman” and a tool of the corporate class. In doing so, the party base made it clear to Senate Democrats that nothing less than a battle to the death to stop his nomination would be considered acceptable. But in case...
  • Lord, Protect Judge Gorsuch From the Pack of Rabid, Liberal Jackals

    02/02/2017 5:37:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | February 1, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    It's only a matter of time before Democrats accuse President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee of hating puppies. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi launched a rather ugly attack on Judge Neil Gorsuch just moments after he was announced as Trump’s nominee – calling him a “very hostile appointment” and “well outside the mainstream of American legal thought.” “If you breathe air, drink water, eat food, take medicine or in any other way, interact with the courts, this is a very bad decision,” Pelosi said during a CNN town hall gathering. In other words, liberals believe Judge Gorsuch wants to starve our...
  • Hey Democrats: Confirm This!

    02/02/2017 5:13:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | February 2, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    Oh, the Democrats’ agony is soothing and sublime, like a warm lemon-scented bath whilst sipping Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve 20 Year Straight Bourbon Whiskey and puffing away on a fine Arturo Fuente Opus X “A” cigar lit by a bikini-clad Sofia Vergara or the conservachick or conservagay equivalent. The president – that’s President Trump, suckers – has nominated Neil Gorsuch to replace the irreplaceable Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, and as a result, every heartbroken conservative has learned to love again.Can you imagine if it was Jeb making the appointment? “Here’s Myron Putney, who I know from...
  • Of course: Washington Post attacks Neil Gorsuch’s late mother

    02/01/2017 5:19:49 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/01/17 | Dan Calabrese
    They say her tenure as EPA administrator "didn't go well," but it sounds great to us How unhinged has the lefty media become in its all-out war against all things Trump? This unhinged: If they’ve decided taking you down would be useful to them, they are even willing to attack your deceased mother in the effort. No one is surprised the left is freaking out about the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Gorsuch is an outstanding jurist who will not only restore the conservatives to their majority status on the Court on days when Justice Kennedy doesn’t...
  • Sean Hannity BLASTS #NeverTrump Hacks after POTUS Trump’s SCOTUS Pick

    02/01/2017 1:54:25 PM PST · by davikkm · 27 replies
    President Donald Trump announced conservative Judge Neil Gorsuch as his pick for the US Supreme Court on Tuesday night. The pick was widely cheered by conservative and Republican leaders. But this would not have been possible if the #NeverTrump crowd would have had their way. Last night Sean Hannity went off on the Trump-hating #NeverTrump crowd of Republicans who fought throughout the year to make sure Donald Trump was defeated.
  • (Vanity) When Will Someone Point Out..........

    02/01/2017 2:18:47 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 22 replies
    2/1/17 | Originalbuckeye
    If We, the People, had wanted Merrick Garland as the next Supreme Court Justice, Hillary would have been elected.
  • A Supreme Successor to Justice Scalia: Here's a Record of Neil Gorsuch's Notable Cases

    02/01/2017 11:56:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/01/2017 | Ed Whelan
    On the Saturday afternoon last February when he received word of Justice Scalia’s death, Neil M. Gorsuch “immediately lost [his] breath” and “couldn’t see . . . for the tears.” In his grief over the death of a justice he deeply admired and emulated, Judge Gorsuch could hardly have imagined the series of events that would lead to his being selected today to fill the Scalia vacancy. And while he has rightly recognized that no one could ever replace Justice Scalia, there are strong reasons to expect Justice Gorsuch to be an eminently worthy successor to the great justice....
  • Schumer: Trump's Supreme Court pick will need 60 votes

    02/01/2017 11:14:36 AM PST · by jeannineinsd · 116 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/1/17 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) insisted on Wednesday that Neil Gorsuch, Trump's Supreme Court pick, will need 60 votes to clear the upper chamber. "We Democrats will insist on a rigorous but fair process. There will be 60 votes for confirmation," he said from the Senate floor. "There will be 60 votes for confirmation." Trump's nomination of the well-respected conservative jurist is kicking off a high-stakes battle in the Senate. Five progressive lawmakers, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), have already come out in opposition to Trump's nominee. Schumer said requiring 60 votes for confirmation of Gorsuch is...
  • Trump to McConnell: "Go nuclear"

    02/01/2017 9:30:34 AM PST · by wright2bear · 33 replies
    MSNBC Twitter ^ | 02/01/2017 | MSNBC
    Trump to GOP: "Go nuclear" if SCOTUS nom is deadlocked
  • Protest We Much

    02/01/2017 5:28:09 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-1-2017 | MOTUS
    How do these people organize so quickly?I particularly like the #STOP “fill in the blank” signs, so practical when you’re not certain who or what you’ll be required to protest at any given moment. It seems the George Soros “grassroots” rent-a-mob enterprise has expanded its franchise of the perpetually pissed off. They are now available to assemble at will any time, any place to dissent/demonstrate and generally bellyache about whatever their overlords instruct them to. In any event I think I finally know what Obama was talking about when he said we need  “a civilian national security force that's just...
  • The Democrats' New Opposition Strategy: Obstruction

    02/01/2017 3:31:16 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 31 replies
    Politics: President Trump's selection for the Supreme Court won't get a fair hearing from the Democrats. No, that's not an opinion. The Democrats themselves say so. The GOP better get ready — this is what they'll face for the next four years. As of late Tuesday, no one knew who would be Trump's pick for the high court. But, heck, it really didn't matter. Oregon Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley made clear it doesn't matter who it is: If it's not President Obama's earlier pick, Judge Merrick Garland, he'll filibuster. "This is a stolen seat," said Merkley, who has the distinction...
  • Use Senate rules to break Supreme Court filibuster

    01/31/2017 10:37:47 PM PST · by TBP · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 30, 2017 | James I. Wallner
    Fortunately, invoking the nuclear option isn’t the only way a Senate majority can confirm a Supreme Court justice in the face of minority obstruction. In a recent Heritage Foundation paper, Ed Corrigan and I detail how Senate rules empower a majority to overcome a filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee — without having to invoke cloture or using the nuclear option. Specifically, a majority may use Rule XIX (the two-speech rule) to shorten the amount of time members are able to filibuster. This rule prohibits any senator from giving more than two speeches on any one question during the same...
  • Trump names Neil Gorsuch as his Supreme Court nominee - firing starting gun on bitter battle....

    01/31/2017 5:20:24 PM PST · by ColdOne · 191 replies ^ | 1/31/17 | Francesca Chambers
    full title...........BREAKING NEWS: Trump names Neil Gorsuch as his Supreme Court nominee - firing starting gun on bitter battle with Democrats.........................President Donald Trump announced his appointment tonight of Neil Gorsuch, a U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit judge, to the Supreme Court. If confirmed by the Senate, Gorsuch will fill the vacancy created by the February 2015 death of Antonin Scalia. Republicans must rally eight Democrats to cross party lines in order for the appointment to clear a legislative hurdle known as cloture that takes 60 votes.
  • Neil Gorsuch: Conservatives Praise Trump’s ‘Home Run’ Supreme Court Pick

    01/31/2017 8:39:30 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 59 replies ^ | 31 Jan 2017
    Conservatives were effusive in their praise on Tuesday evening for President Donald Trump’s choice for the U.S. Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch. - Faith & Freedom Coalition Chairman Ralph Reed said: President Trump won 81 percent of the evangelical vote in no small measure because he made an ironclad pledge that if elected he would fill the vacancy on the US Supreme Court with a strict constructionist who would respect the Constitution and the rule of law, not legislate from the bench. We never doubted then-candidate Trump’s sincerity or commitment, and by nominating Judge Gorsuch, he has now kept that promise....

    01/31/2017 9:17:26 PM PST · by Tours · 138 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 1, 2017 | Michael Wilner
    Washington President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court on Tuesday night, fulfilling his campaign promise to nominate a documented judicial conservative to the nation's justiceship. Gorsuch currently serves as a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. If confirmed by the Senate, he will take the seat of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, considered a lion of the law and a hero of the political Right. Scalia died over a year ago, leaving a vacancy on the nine-judge court. But Republican Senate leadership refused to entertain then-president Barack Obama's choice for...
  • Trump Chooses Episcopalian Neil Gorsuch as U.S. Supreme Court Nominee

    01/31/2017 8:23:19 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 30 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | 1-31-17 | Heather Clark
    President Trump has announced that he has nominated 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court as the replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia. “Judge Gorsuch has outstanding legal skills, a brilliant mind, tremendous discipline and has earned bipartisan support,” Trump stated in introducing his pick to the public Tuesday night. “Mr. President, I am honored and I am humbled. Thank you very much,” Gorsuch, an Episcopalian, said to applause in accepting the nomination. While it is not known where Gorsuch himself stands on abortion, he is the author of the book...
  • Trump delivers somber SCOTUS nomination and even liberal media offer reluctant praise

    01/31/2017 7:36:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | January 31, 2017 | Dan Gainor
    It wasn’t flashy or sensational. Instead, President Donald Trump delivered a somber and solemn Supreme Court nomination is less time than it takes to drive a few blocks in D.C. during rush hour. And most of the media ate it up. Even US Weekly was paying attention. Damon Linker, senior correspondent for The Week, summed up what for many was reluctant praise: “That was the most presidential seven minutes of Donald Trump's presidency so far, and most normal.” Politico called the pick “Antonin Scalia 2.0,” hardly a phrasing designed to appease the left....
  • Schumer doubts Neil Gorsuch will be independent Supreme Court justice

    01/31/2017 6:18:47 PM PST · by SMGFan · 60 replies ^ | January 31, 2017
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer expressed doubts Tuesday night about Judge Neil Gorsuch, saying President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court will likely take an ideological approach to the job. "Judge Gorsuch has repeatedly sided with corporations over working people, demonstrated a hostility toward women's rights, and most troubling, hewed to an ideological approach to jurisprudence that makes me skeptical that he can be a strong, independent Justice on the Court," Schumer said after Trump's announcement.
  • President Donald Trump Nominates Pro-Life-Friendly Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

    01/31/2017 5:38:39 PM PST · by Morgana · 34 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | January 31, 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    President Donald Trump tonight has nominated pro-life friendly federal appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Gorsuch has taken the pro-life side in important cases and written a book excoriating assisted suicide. The 49-year-old Judge Gorsuch, if confirmed, would replace pro-life Justice Antonin Scalia – who supporting overturning Roe v. Wade and allowing states to once again provide legal protection for unborn children. Justice Gorsuch is currently a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, which includes the districts of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, as well as the Eastern, Northern...
  • Reid: 'I have set the Senate' for nuclear option

    01/31/2017 4:34:23 PM PST · by hans56 · 9 replies ^ | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Oct 24,2016 Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is predicting a Democratic-majority Senate next year could break out the "nuclear option" to change the rules on Supreme Court nominations.
  • Here is a simple rule of thumb for understanding Democrats opposition to Supreme Court Nominee

    01/31/2017 2:24:10 PM PST · by richardb72 · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 31, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    Here is a simple rule of thumb: you can judge the caliber of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee by how angry the Democrats get. The smarter and more influential the nominee, in an important sense the more qualified they are, the angrier Democrats will get. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has said that he will fight “tooth and nail” against any nominee who isn't "mainstream." But Trump gave voters his list of potential nominees and election exit polls show that 21 percent of voters considered U.S. Supreme Court appointments to be the most important factor in casting their votes. Tracking federal...
  • Report: Gorsuch and Hardiman both headed to D.C. as Trump prepares to announce SCOTUS choice

    01/31/2017 10:58:06 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 52 replies
    HotAir ^ | January 31, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Good lord almighty. He’s going to bring them both out and make his choice live via a “gavel ceremony,” isn’t he? You wanted a reality-show presidency, you got one. The two judges who have been considered the top finalists to be President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court — Neil Gorsuch and Thomas Hardiman — are being brought to Washington ahead of tonight’s White House announcement, sources tell CNN. Gorsuch is supposedly already in D.C., Hardiman is en route. How is this going to work? Will they both be at the announcement? Why would you invite the runner-up to...
  • President Donald Trump Will Announce Supreme Court Nominee Tuesday: “I’ve Made My Decision”

    01/31/2017 8:57:51 AM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | January 30, 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    President Donald Trump indicated today that he will announce his Supreme Court nominee on Tuesday. The president previously said he would pick a “truly great Justice.” In a tweet Monday, Trump said he has made his selection. “I have made my decision on who I will nominate for The United States Supreme Court. It will be announced live on Tuesday at 8:00 P.M. (W.H.),” Trump said. The announcement will come just short of one year after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, who favored overturning Roe v. Wade. Most high court observers believe Trump has narrowed his list of potential...
  • Democrats consider backing off big battle over Trump's Supreme Court pick

    01/30/2017 8:20:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | January 30, 2017 | Manu Raju and Ted Barrett
    Senate Democrats are weighing whether to avoid an all-out war to block President Donald Trump's upcoming Supreme Court pick, instead considering delaying that battle for a future nomination that could shift the ideological balance of the court, sources say. Democrats privately discussed their tactics during a closed-door retreat in West Virginia last week. And a number of Democrats are trying to persuade liberal firebrands to essentially let Republicans confirm Trump's pick after a vigorous confirmation process -- since Trump is likely to name a conservative to replace the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. The reason for the tactic: Republicans are...