Skip to comments.BREAKING: Democrats Hit the Breaks on SCOTUS Witch Hunt
Posted on 11/09/2023 12:50:15 PM PST by Red Badger
Democrats hit the brakes on plans to subpoena conservative legal scholar Leonard Leo and billionaire Harlan Crow during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday, scoring a win for the integrity of the Supreme Court.
The move came after Republican Ranking Member Lindsey Graham warned Chairman Dick Durbin and other Democrats that their efforts to intimidate friends and acquaintances of conservative Supreme Court Justices, specifically Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito under the guise of "ethics reform," would backfire.
"I promise you, everything that was working well with the committee is now in jeopardy," Graham warned. "You’re going to have a complete sh*t show but if that’s what you want that’s what you’re gonna get."
Earlier in the week Durbin vowed to issue subpoenas to Leonard and Crow, claiming it was key to congressional oversight of the Supreme Court. Notably, Durbin had no intention of issuing the same to rich and powerful friends of liberal justices.
Leonard and Crow strongly pushed back on the inquiry.
From Crow's office:
“It’s disappointing that one party on the Committee would choose to pursue an unnecessary, partisan, and politically motivated subpoena instead of simply reciprocating Mr. Crow’s good faith efforts at a reasonable compromise that respects both sides. We offered extensive information responsive to the Committee’s requests despite the serious constitutional and privacy concerns presented to the Committee, which were ignored and remain unaddressed. Notably, the Committee has already passed the legislation for which it says the information it has requested is supposedly necessary. It’s clear this is nothing more than a stunt aimed at undermining a sitting Supreme Court Justice for ideological and political purposes. Mr. Crow, a private citizen, won’t be bullied by threats from politicians. However, as previously conveyed to the Committee, we remain committed to respectful cooperation and a fair resolution.”
From Attorneys for Leo:
"Your investigation of Mr. Leo infringes two provisions of the Bill of Rights. By selectively targeting Mr. Leo for investigation on a politically charged basis, while ignoring other potential sources of information on the asserted topic of interest who are similarly situated to Mr. Leo but have different political views that are more consistent with those of the Committee majority, your inquiry appears to be political retaliation against a private citizen in violation of the First Amendment."
"For similar reasons, your inquiry cannot be reconciled with the Equal Protection component of the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment. And regardless of its other constitutional infirmities, it appears that your investigation lacks a valid legislative purpose, because the legislation the Committee is considering would be unconstitutional if enacted."
Can anyone write in proper English anymore?
“Can anyone write in proper English anymore?”
The author seemed to be proficient but I didn’t bread the whole article.
They got it right in the text so I guess it was the headline writer, but where's the editor?
It’s those ‘autocorrect’ thingys..............
Lindsay Graham isn’t worth much, but once in a while he does something good.
Dick has been frosted like this before because he has a staff full of numbnuts who are 20 minutes behind everyone else.
(Can anyone write in proper English anymore?)
Not the person who wrote the title at the article
Though the actual text starts off correctly
OP had to post as is
Gets me on my phone 📱 all the time
It can be turned off....................
Yeah but it always autocorrects to ON!!!!
Wee dont knead know editur.
I hope this doesn’t mean Blackburn will back off on her subpoenas.
Hitting the Breaks must obviously belong in Braking News.
Okay, so where is the Supreme Court?
Where are the justices?
As the USA founders under the deluge of corruption at the highest levels of the Federal Government, the silence of the Supreme Court is deafening!
Never before in history has the Republic been in such danger, even at the time of the Civil War. Yet the Supreme Court is asleep at the wheel.
You had to have typed Breaks in.
Copy/paste doesn’t auto correct.
If the spell checker doesn’t complain, it’s good to go. /s
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