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  • Notable opinions by high court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson

    03/20/2022 11:16:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 25, 2022
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, who will be nominated for the Supreme Court, worked for seven years as a judge on the federal trial court in Washington, D.C., before Biden appointed her to the appeals court that meets in the same courthouse. Here are excerpts from some notable opinions: PRESIDENTIAL POWER In 2019, Jackson ruled on a dispute between Democrats who control the House of Representatives and the Trump administration over lawmakers’ efforts to subpoena former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify to Congress. The administration appealed, and the case bounced around the D.C. Circuit through the...
  • Fed Judge Warns Against Hiring From Yale Law

    03/19/2022 12:00:40 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 66 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 18, 2022 | Aaron Sibarium
    A federal judge has encouraged all of his colleagues to "carefully consider" whether the Yale Law School students who attempted to shout down a bipartisan panel on free speech "should be disqualified from potential clerkships." D.C. Circuit judge Laurence Silberman sent an email on Thursday to all federal judges in the United States, urging them to take the fracas at the nation's top law school seriously. "The latest events at Yale Law School," Silberman wrote, "prompt me to suggest that students who are identified as those willing to disrupt any such panel discussion should be noted. All federal judges—and all...
  • Ketanji Brown Jackson Reduced Prison Sentences for Sex Traffickers and Child Pornographers

    03/17/2022 7:36:15 PM PDT · by bitt · 35 replies
    liFENEWS ^ | 3/17/2022 | Micaiah Bilger
    Pro-life Sen. Josh Hawley expressed alarm Wednesday about U.S. Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson’s “soft” record on child sex offenders amid growing concerns about protecting children from abuse. Jackson, President Joe Biden’s nominee to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer, also has a pro-abortion record that includes working with abortion activists on a case about suppressing pro-life advocates’ free speech. Her record on unborn babies’ rights has pro-life advocates opposing her nomination. Now, Hawley’s findings are raising additional concerns about other vulnerable children. “Judge Jackson has a pattern of letting child porn offenders off the hook for their appalling crimes,...
  • Supreme Court Justice Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson's membership in Harvard Black Students Association that hosted anti-Semitic speaker surfaces ahead of hearings

    03/10/2022 10:18:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/10/2022 | Michael Gryboski
    Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's membership in a Harvard University student group that once invited a controversial anti-Semitic speaker to campus has surfaced ahead of her confirmation hearings later this month. In 1992, Jackson was a member of the Harvard Black Students Association when they invited Leonard Jeffries, a professor known for making anti-Semitic remarks, to speak at the university, Fox News reports. According to the Anti-Defamation League, Jeffries first gained public attention in 1991, “when the New York Post published an account of a vitriolic anti-Semitic and racist speech he made on July 20 at the Empire...
  • Biden SCOTUS nominee criticized 'excessiveness' of sex offender punishments

    03/01/2022 7:35:13 AM PST · by Red Badger · 16 replies ^ | By Madeleine Hubbard Updated: February 28, 2022 - 11:54pm
    Article was published anonymously in 1996 by Harvard Law Review, but Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson did not disclose her authorship until the Senate Judiciary Committee asked her to list published writings as part of her confirmation process. ******************************************************************************* President Joe Biden's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, admitted on a questionnaire for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee that she had authored a paper criticizing the "excessiveness" of sex offenders' punishments, which she said could be "unfair and unnecessarily burdensome." Jackson authored "Prevention Versus Punishment: Toward a Principled Distinction in the Restraint of Released Sex Offenders," which was published anonymously...
  • BREAKING: Biden has chosen his Supreme Court nominee, with announcement expected as soon as Friday - CNN

    02/24/2022 7:21:46 PM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 71 replies
    Twitter-Breaking 911 ^ | Feb. 24th, 2022 | uncredited
    BREAKING: Biden has chosen his Supreme Court nominee, with announcement expected as soon as Friday - CNN
  • Did a federal court just reveal Biden's Supreme Court nominee?

    02/24/2022 12:53:56 PM PST · by RummyChick · 14 replies
    cnn ^ | 2/24/2022 | Tierney Sneed, Ariane de Vogue and Katelyn Polantz, CNN
    (CNN)With only a few days left in February, court watchers are trying to read tea leaves as to the identity of President Joe Biden's pick for the Supreme Court before his end-of-the-month deadline -- and a federal court on Thursday increased the buzz around DC Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit deviated from its typical procedure by issuing an opinion on a Thursday -- breaking with its usual schedule of Tuesday and Friday release days. Notably, Jackson -- who has interviewed with Biden for the Supreme Court nomination -- was...
  • Ingraham: Biden Opposed and Filibustered Janice Rogers Brown’s Nomination, Race and Gender ‘Only Count’ if You Have Left-Wing Beliefs

    01/27/2022 7:22:06 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Jan 2022 | Ian Hanchett
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle,” host Laura Ingraham contrasted President Joe Biden’s vow to nominate a black woman to the Supreme Court to replace outgoing Justice Stephen Breyer with then-Sen. Biden’s opposition to and multiple filibusters of the nomination of Janice Rogers Brown to the federal bench by then-President George W. Bush in 2003 and 2005 and remarked that “race and gender, they only count if you’re thought to be a committed judicial activist, judicial leftist.” Ingraham said, [relevant remarks begin around 2:50] “I’m thinking back on the nomination of what would’ve been another first,...
  • Biden: Dems Will Filibuster Janice Rogers Brown (black woman supreme court flashback)

    01/27/2022 3:55:28 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    Sen. Joe Biden said Sunday that if President Bush nominates recently confirmed Circuit Court Judge Janice Rogers Brown to replace Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court, Senate Democrats will launch a filibuster. "If [Bush] sent up Edith Jones, I could assure you that would be a very, very, very difficult fight - and she would probably be filibustered," Biden told CBS's "Face the Nation." In the next breath Biden corrected himself, saying, "I misspoke, I misspoke. Janice Rogers Brown is what I meant to say." Asked whether that would break the Senate's much heralded compromise last month not to...
  • Senate ends 2-year filibuster of judicial nominee (black woman supreme court flashback)

    01/27/2022 3:55:34 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 5 replies ^ | 6/7/05
    The GOP-controlled Senate on Tuesday ended a nearly two-year Democratic filibuster of California judge Janice Rogers Brown, putting her on track to become the second black woman on what many people consider to be the nation’s second highest court. The 65-32 vote virtually assures the conservative jurist and Alabama native’s confirmation Wednesday evening to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, part of a historic deal to avert a partisan showdown over judicial filibusters. It takes 60 votes to bypass a filibuster. In November 2003, Brown’s Republican supporters were able to get only 53 votes for...
  • Another Lawsuit Holds The Key To Trump’s Best Defense Against The Jan. 6 Committee: Because Speaker Pelosi failed to appoint the requisite number of members, the committee is arguably invalid under its own authorizing resolution

    12/11/2021 9:28:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/11/2021 | Margot Cleveland
    Yesterday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected former President Donald Trump’s claim of executive privilege, holding that the archivist of the United States could provide a tranche of Trump’s presidential records to the House’s “Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.”In a unanimous ruling, the federal appellate court concluded that President Biden’s conclusion that “an assertion of executive privilege is not in the best interests of the United States” controlled and that the archivist, therefore, must hand over the first of three sets of documents requested. The court added, however, that it would...
  • Court rejects Trump's efforts to keep records from 1/6 panel

    12/09/2021 2:25:58 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 39 replies
    AP vis MSN ^ | 12/9/21 | Eric Tucker and Zeke Miller
    A federal appeals court ruled Thursday against an effort by former President Donald Trump to shield documents from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. In a 68-page ruling, the three-judge panel tossed aside Trump's various arguments for blocking through executive privilege records that the committee regards as vital to its investigation into the run-up to the deadly riot aimed at overturning the results of the 2020 presidential election. Judge Patricia Millett, writing for the court, said Congress had “uniquely vital interests” in studying the events of Jan. 6 and said President Joe Biden had made...
  • Takeaways from the appeals court hearing in the January 6 Trump documents case

    11/30/2021 7:53:33 PM PST · by blueplum · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 30 November 2021 | Tierney Sneed and Katelyn Polantz, CNN
    (CNN)An appeals court hearing Tuesday on former President Donald Trump's claim to keep January 6 documents from his presidency private showed that Trump faces an uphill battle to keep the documents out of the hands of House investigators... ...The case touches on some unsettled law around whether a former president can litigate executive privilege claims when the incumbent sides with transparency. And the three judges on the appellate panel -- all Democratic appointees -- signaled that they found some of the case's questions difficult, even as they expressed doubt about Trump's claims.... ...They also challenged the lawyers with several hypothetical...
  • U.S. court voids emissions rules for heavy-duty truck trailers

    11/12/2021 11:43:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 11/12/21 | David Shepardson, Sebastien Malo
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday tossed out greenhouse gas emissions rules for heavy-duty truck trailers, ruling two government agencies had exceeded their authority. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2016 set rules for the first time requiring trailer manufacturers to adopt fuel-saving technologies like side skirts and automatic tire pressure systems. An industry group challenged the rule, which was put on hold by the court pending the review. The administration of then-President Barack Obama said it was important to regulate the fuel efficiency of the trailer portion of commercial...
  • Appeals court temporarily blocks imminent release of Trump White House records to House January 6 committee

    11/11/2021 1:56:13 PM PST · by fwdude · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | Nov 11, 2021 | ROBERT LEGARE
    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has granted former President Trump's request for an "administrative" injunction, temporarily blocking the release of his White House records from the National Archives to the House Committee Investigating the January 6 Capitol attack. "The National Archives and Records Administration and the Archivist be enjoined from releasing the records requested by the House Select Committee over which appellant asserts executive privilege, pending further order of this court," the order reads.
  • Federal Judge Upholds CDC's Illegal Eviction Moratorium as the Chickens Come Home to Roost at Brett Kavanaugh's Place

    08/13/2021 6:13:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Red State ^ | 08/13/2021 | Streiff
    When District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich heard a challenge to the CDC’s new moratorium on evictions, I warned that the hearing didn’t go well for landlords or the US Constitution, see Federal Judge Signals She Will Allow CDC’s Illegal Eviction Moratorium Stay in Place. A little earlier today, Judge Friedrich made her ruling, and, as expected, it left the CDC action in place.A federal judge on Friday allowed the Biden administration’s new eviction moratorium to remain in place, saying she didn’t have authority to block it despite her misgivings about the ban’s legality.U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich in Washington said...
  • After Tormenting General Flynn with Judicial Acts Never Seen Before, Corrupt Judge Sullivan Now Is Persecuting Trump Supporters from Jan 6 Protest

    06/12/2021 9:58:02 AM PDT · by bitt · 11 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 6/12/2021 | Joe Hoft
    Judge Sullivan oversaw the government’s case against General Flynn and refused to dismiss the case after both the prosecutors and Flynn’s attorneys agreed to drop it. This same insane and corrupt judge is now torturing Trump Supporters arrested after the protest on January 6th. We learned over the past few years that the DC judges are as corrupt as those in any banana republic. They included the current Attorney General Merrick Garland, Judge Amy Berman Jackson who oversaw multiple fake Russia collusion cases, and corrupt Judge Emmet Sullivan, who oversaw the corrupt case from the DOJ against General Flynn. Judge...
  • Federal judge issues scathing dissent accusing the media of liberal bias and being a 'Democratic Party trumpet', while calling for 1964 Supreme Court landmark decision protecting the press to be overturned

    03/20/2021 1:23:45 PM PDT · by McGruff · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 March 2021 | Karen Ruiz
    D.C. Circuit Judge Laurence Silberman penned a scathing dissent Friday on a defamation case The Reagan-appointed judge slammed the 1964 New York Times v. Sullivan landmark decision requiring plaintiffs to prove 'actual malice' by defendantsSilberman claimed the ruling has only increased the power of the press, which is almost completely controlled by the Democratic Party 'Two of the three most influential papers, The New York Times and The Washington Post, are virtually Democratic Party broadsheets,' he wroteHe named Fox News, The New York Post, and The Wall Street Journal as the 'few notable exceptions to Democratic Party ideological control'
  • The Judge’s Opinion In Michael Flynn’s Case Was So Bad It Should Be Vacated

    12/11/2020 11:11:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 11, 2020 | Margot Cleveland
    Michael Flynn and the Department of Justice should not allow Judge Emmet Sullivan’s final irrational and unhinged act of judicial defiance to go unanswered. On Dec. 8, federal Judge Emmet Sullivan dismissed as moot the criminal charge against Michael Flynn following President Trump’s pardon of the retired lieutenant general. Those outraged over the vindicative and unjust targeting of President Trump’s former national security advisor by the Obama-Biden administration and then the special counsel’s office celebrated the conclusion of the case. Yet Judge Sullivan’s dismissal came in the form of a vindictive, unconstitutional advisory opinion, designed to convict Flynn of a...
  • For 2nd straight day, U.S. gov't to execute federal prisoner on Friday

    12/11/2020 6:07:43 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    UPI ^ | Dec. 11, 2020 / 6:44 AM | By Danielle Haynes
    Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. government on Friday plans to execute a man convicted of killing his 2-year-old daughter nearly two decades ago. Alfred Bourgeois, 55, is set to receive lethal injection at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind. He's awaiting a Supreme Court decision on his request for a stay. His attorneys said Bourgeois' execution would be unconstitutional because he is intellectually disabled and can't understand his punishment. They submitted evidence of IQ test scores of 70 and 75, as well as assessments by experts. The Eighth Amendment bans executing people with such impairments as cruel and...