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  • What is the difference between a Catholic Confirmation and a Jewish Bar Mitzvah?

    12/31/2022 1:04:32 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 49 replies
    The Bar Mitzvah ceremony takes place individually, around the time the Jewish boy celebrates his 13'Th Birthday. Christian Confirmation takes place in groups, annually, in a High Mass
  • Coons: I’ve Contributed to Partisan Confirmation Hearings – Thomas Probably Should Recuse and He’s Different from Other Spousal Conflicts

    04/09/2022 1:15:52 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/09/2022 | Ian hatchett
    During an interview aired on Friday’s edition of PBS’ “Firing Line,” Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) said he is part of the problem of Supreme Court confirmations becoming more partisan, the information he has seen “strongly suggests” Justice Clarence Thomas should recuse himself from cases related to January 6, and that Thomas’ case is different from other spousal conflicts because it “goes so centrally to the heart of democracy.”
  • Ted Cruz: More Republicans Were Considering Voting for KBJ Confirmation than Did

    04/08/2022 1:32:08 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/08/2022 | Jacob Bliss
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) claimed that more Senate Republicans would have voted to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court than did if her sentencing history had not been brought to light. Cruz, speaking on the most recent episode of his Verdict podcast, said that besides the three Republican senators — Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Mitt Romney (R-UT) — who voted for Jackson, more would have voted for her if her sentencing history was not exposed.
  • Shameless Hypocrites: Leftists Rage at Republican Senator's Decision to Vote Against KBJ Nomination

    03/29/2022 8:48:47 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 17 replies ^ | 3-29-22 | Guy Benson
    On Friday evening, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE), a member of the judiciary committee, released a statement explaining his decision to vote against the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the US Supreme Court. Sasse engaged in several rounds of amiable and substantive exchanges with Jackson during her confirmation hearings, earning applause from observers who pronounced themselves aghast by the supposedly outrageous treatment of the nominee by other Republicans on the panel. The Nebraskan concluded that while Judge Jackson is sharp and qualified, he could not assent to her confirmation -- due to her record, ideology, and deflections on questions...
  • Manchin will support Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination, likely ensuring her confirmation

    03/25/2022 9:10:25 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 51 replies
    aol ^ | March 25, 2022 | SAHIL KAPUR
    Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced Friday he plans to vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, praising her "exemplary" record and career and labeling her "supremely qualified" to be a justice. The centrist Democrat's support gives Jackson's nomination a major boost after four days of contentious hearings, all but assuring her historic confirmation to be the first Black woman on the high court, as long as the rest of the Democratic caucus stays on board. "After meeting with her, considering her record, and closely monitoring her testimony and questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week,...
  • Ketanji Brown Jackson Has Been Alarmingly Evasive in Her Testimony at the SCOTUS Confirmation Hearings

    03/24/2022 9:03:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/24/2022 | Matt Margolis
    Some on the right were concerned when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated a potential willingness to support the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. Republicans indeed have shown more openness to support the nominees of Democrat presidents compared to vice versa, and given that Jackson’s confirmation wouldn’t change the balance of the court, it seemed possible that McConnell might ultimately join with Democrats and support her confirmation.But, Jackson has squandered that goodwill with her evasive answers during her confirmation hearings, and McConnell has since expressed concern that Jackson has been “evasive and unclear.”“She’s declined to...
  • Bongino: Ketanji Brown Jackson disqualified herself with this single claim

    03/24/2022 3:34:46 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | Mar 2,3 2022 | Charles Creitz
    Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson fully disqualified herself from serving on the Supreme Court with one single, yet glaring claim she made during her hearing, radio host Dan Bongino said Wednesday. On "The Dan Bongino Show", Bongino said that in terms of this claim, the Biden-nominated jurist is either "ignorant or a liar." According to Bongino, Jackson disqualified herself when she claimed not to be able to define what a woman is. During Tuesday's confirmation hearing, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., cited a decision from another liberal justice, the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who wrote in U.S. v. Virginia that...
  • Democrats Learn What Consequences Are During Ketanji Brown Jackson's Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing

    03/21/2022 7:57:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Red State ^ | 03/21/2022 | Bonchie
    The confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson began on Capitol Hill on Monday. The prior reactions in the mainstream media were what you’d expect. Namely, endless, slobbering profiles and claims that any questioning of the judge’s record would be racist and out of bounds.When the time came, Sen. Dick Durbin opened the hearing by pleading with Republicans for “civility.”“These baseless charges are unfair,” Durbin says of GOP charges that Judge Jackson is “soft on crime.” He adds Hawley accusations on her approach to sex offenders “fly in the face” of GOP vows to keep the proceedings civil....
  • Graham fumes at confirmation hearing: Childs treatment 'vicious'

    03/21/2022 11:00:29 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    The hill ^ | 03/21/2022 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) fumed over progressive criticism of J. Michelle Childs, a district court nominee who was also a Supreme Court contender, and accused Democrats of holding a double standard against GOP nominees. Graham’s remarks, which came near the start of the four-day hearing for President Biden's actual nominee for the court — Ketanji Brown Jackson — are the most extensive comments Graham has given on Jackson’s nomination since his meeting with Jackson last week. After that meeting, which lasted roughly 15 minutes, Graham went radio silent on his thinking about Jackson
  • Summaries from Appointments Analyses At Day 180 (7/18/2021)

    08/01/2021 3:00:10 PM PDT · by wildcard_redneck · 1 replies
    White House Transition Project ^ | 8/1/2021 | White House Transition Project
    This page provides documents the pace of appointments in the current presidential transition and by comparison with predecessors in the modern appointments era (beginning with the Reagan presidency).[warning, this site proves McConnell is totally useless for Republican voters- wildcard_redneck]
  • Biden Leads Predecessors in Nominations, Lags in Confirmations

    05/31/2021 3:43:15 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 4 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 31, 2021 | Ken Thomas
    WASHINGTON—President Biden has nominated agency heads and leadership throughout the federal government at a faster clip than his recent predecessors. But a large portion of the president’s choices await Senate confirmation.... But while Mr. Biden’s cabinet nominees were confirmed relatively quickly, he trails those three in overall Senate confirmations at this point of his presidency, clearing 53 of his nominees so far..... Through the end of May of their first year in office, Mr. Clinton had 151 confirmations, Mr. Obama had secured 145 and Mr. Bush had 126, according to Center for Presidential Transition data. Through the same time frame,...
  • Feinstein Begs Graham to Stop Confirming Judges and 'Allow Biden-Harris' to Appoint, Graham's Response Is Perfect

    11/13/2020 5:20:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Red ^ | November 13, 2020 | Nick Arama
    The behavior of the Democrats in regard to the appointment of federal judges, especially Supreme Court justices has been abysmal for decades, starting with Robert Bork and finishing with Justice Amy Coney Barrett. It has been so bad for so many years that the Republicans finally learned to fight back during the attacks on Brett Kavanaugh during his hearing and stood their ground with Amy Coney Barrett despite the Democrats throwing a tantrum and leveling all kinds of attacks at them. Now, with a supreme lack of self-awareness, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee,...
  • Clarence Thomas to administer constitutional oath to Amy Coney Barrett

    10/26/2020 1:55:06 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 92 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 26, 2020 | Sam Dorman
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas will administer the official constitutional oath to Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Monday night if she is confirmed by the Senate, a senior White House official told Fox News. Thomas has long been considered one of the more conservative justices on the Court, along with Barrett's mentor, the late Justice Antonin Scalia. The would-be celebration of her confirmation won't be a large affair, President Trump said, noting that it will be "just a very nice event."
  • Lisa Murkowski: I Haven’t Changed My Mind On A Confirmation Before The Election

    10/22/2020 7:19:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/22/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    It’s more of a curiosity than a problem, but Lisa Murkowski apparently didn’t get moved off her position on confirmation despite meeting personally with Amy Coney Barrett. At the time that Donald Trump appointed her to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Murkowski threw the process in doubt by announcing her opposition to moving forward on the opening regardless of the nominee. Since then, Murkowski has been careful to parse her statements on Barrett’s specific confirmation.Until today … perhaps: The Alaska lawmaker, who met with the conservative nominee earlier this week, would join the likes of Senator Susan Collins...
  • Amy Coney Barrett confirmation: What happens next, how to follow it [excellent account of Senate confirmation process and procedures]

    10/22/2020 10:41:16 AM PDT · by catnipman · 45 replies
    KIRO7 ^ | 10/20/2020 | Debbie Lord
    Here’s a look at what will likely happen in the coming week: McConnell has said he would put the nomination on the floor of the Senate on Friday. McConnell cannot put the nomination forth on the same day it comes out of committee via Senate rules. When he does put it to the Senate as a whole, he must move the Senate into executive session, meaning that the senators take up that issue alone. After the nomination is read, McConnell could file cloture – or a measure to end any debate on the nomination – then a day must go...
  • UNREAL! Lindsey Graham Just Gave Democrats HOPE for the 2020 Election with UNBELIEVABLE Comment

    10/16/2020 4:27:32 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 66 replies
    The Next News Network ^ | 16/10/20 | Lindsey Graham
    "...Democrats have a very good chance of winning the WH..." "Thank you for acknowledging that" Red rage blocked out the rest
  • Senator Booker's hypocrisy

    10/13/2020 3:56:46 PM PDT · by Toughluck_freeper · 9 replies
    I was watching Booker trying to ask 'gotcha' questions to Amy Coney Barret in her Confirmation hearing, and the one that stood out was about if she felt empathy for the victims of systemic bias in the justice system, referring to the 'three strikes law'. Amy Coney Barrett then asked, are you referring to law so-and-so that was just stricken down? or are you referring to the effects of the law prior to that? Hahahahahah, GOTCHA! Booker was left stunned for a second, but quickly recovered and switched topics. But, WHO Sponsored that law? Democrats did! (RE. Jack Brooks, Tx)...
  • Barrett won’t commit to recusing from election disputes [pearl clutch pressure: 155 psi]

    10/13/2020 10:21:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Dissociated Presstitutes ^ | October 13, 2020 | Mark Sherman, Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick
    Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is vowing to bring no “agenda” to the court, batting back senators’ questions Tuesday on abortion, gun rights and the November election, insisting she would take a conservative approach to the law but decide cases as they come. “Judges can’t just wake up one day and say ‘I have an agenda, I like guns, I hate guns, I like abortion, I hate abortion’ and walk in like a royal queen and impose their will on the world,” Barrett said at the second day of confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The 48-year-old appellate...
  • Amy Coney Barrett’s Intellectual Firepower, Conservative Mentors Propelled Career (paywall)

    10/12/2020 5:49:36 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 10, 2020 | James V. Grimaldi
    Amy Coney Barrett was a star student in her three years at the University of Notre Dame’s law school, graduating at the top of her class. A few years later she was back as a professor, at age 30. She wore glasses to look more imposing, she said in a talk last year. One of her students at the time, seeing her standing near the podium, thought she was a classmate. But the impression was quickly dispatched. “The moment she opened her mouth, you know she’s brilliant,” said Patrick Kilbane, now an attorney in Florida. *** According to students, former...
  • Press: Trump and GOP are making supreme mistake (LOL)

    09/29/2020 12:20:21 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sept 29, 2020 | Bill Press
    No doubt about it. The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a godsend for the Republican Party. It's just what President Trump needed to come back from the dead. It gives him a chance to tilt the court to the far right for decades, with the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the bench. It energizes the Republican base. It locks up the Catholic vote. And, most importantly, it changes the subject! Nobody will talk about the coronavirus anymore. From now on, all they'll talk about is getting Barrett confirmed before Nov. 3. That's what Trump believes. That's...