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  • Rick Santorum’s Virginia Church and Opus Dei

    03/08/2012 3:53:19 PM PST · by HokieMom · 32 replies
    The New Republic ^ | March 6, 2012 | Molly Redden
    Rick Santorum’s Catholic faith is an obvious centerpiece of his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, and it is rare for him to speak without referencing his religious beliefs. It is also rare, however, to hear him speak about his particular church, St. Catherine of Siena, which he and his family have belonged to for at least a decade. Even his 2005 manifesto on his personal faith and politics, It Takes a Family, did not mention the church. I was curious to learn more about it, so last Friday morning, I attended a 9 a.m. Mass there. St. Catherine is...
  • This Monologue by Will Cain on Our “Banana Republic” Must Be Heard and Shared by All (8:32 video)

    08/10/2022 7:37:44 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The Liberty Daily ^ | J.D. Rucker
    Are we living in a banana republic? The vast majority of Americans believe so, and if they didn’t before the FBI raid on Donald Trump’s home, then they likely do now. The partisanship and lopsided control of our two-tiered justice system is rapidly deconstructing any trust there once was in the way our government operates. Fox News host Will Cain, sitting in for Tucker Carlson, gave one of the most important opening monologues I’ve ever heard. He cut to the core of what the raid on Trump’s home really tells us about our Justice Department. More importantly, he told us...
  • Unpacking Justice Alito’s Soundly Constitutional and Philosophically Coherent Dobbs Opinion

    06/30/2022 3:13:39 AM PDT · by definitelynotaliberal · 9 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | June 29, 2022 | Father Raymond J. de Souza
    Arguing that it did, the Casey Court went much further still, making the claim that “liberty” included abortion and much else besides. It became one of the most infamous passages in the entire history of SCOTUS jurisprudence: “At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.” Thus, Casey was about so much more than abortion. It offered an understanding of liberty that made the individual the arbiter of everything, including the meaning of the universe. It was the most radical principle of...
  • Mitch McConnell Did The Nation A Great Favor By Keeping Merrick Garland Off The Supreme Court

    06/17/2021 12:02:40 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 24 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 15 June 2021 | William A Jacobson
    If there were a scintilla of doubt that McConnell did the nation a great favor, that doubt should have been put to rest during Garland’s June 15, 2021, speech on “Violent Extremism and Domestic Terrorism.” The ideological purge will make Lois Lerner blush. Mitch McConnell likes to boast, including recently, that his most consequential achievement in his Senate career was keeping Merrick Garland from filling the Scalia seat after the death of the great conservative Justice. McConnell, with a consistency his detractors refuse to acknowledge, followed historical practice and precedent in refusing to allow the Senate to take up the...
  • Opinion: Not The Color Of Our Skin; Congress & Presidents (except Trump) Abdicated, So Only Hope Is SCOTUS

    04/27/2021 5:54:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Cowboy State Daily ^ | April 27, 2021 | William Perry Pendley
    Mr. Pendley, a Wyoming attorney, led the Bureau of Land Management for the Trump administration. A few years ago in Casper, I sat in the memento-filled office of the late Mick McMurry, Vietnam Veteran, Midas-touch entrepreneur, and magnanimous philanthropist. As everyone in the “oil patch” knows, Mick discovered the Jonah Field—one of the largest gas province in the country—near Pinedale when he applied the decades old but not fully in its prime technology—hydraulic fracturing or fracking. He took some Bureau of Land Management (BLM) leases that had been worked over without promising results, hired the “best men I could find...
  • 2020 Is The Year NeverTrump Finally Admitted They’re NeverRepublican

    12/29/2020 6:32:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 29, 2020 | Tristan Justice
    What began as a self-righteous crusade to supposedly save the Republican Party from Donald Trump has now morphed into an explicit enterprise for personal profit.What began as a self-righteous crusade to supposedly save the Republican Party from Donald Trump has morphed into an explicit enterprise exposing who they were all along: financial opportunists capitalizing on media-fomented Trump Derangement Syndrome for personal profit while masquerading as white knight Republicans.More than any other culprit — the Bulwarks, The Dispatches, the legacy papers promoting ex-GOP columnists as “conservative” — the vile con artists at the Lincoln Project reveal the left-wing campaign purportedly about...
  • Lin Wood shared this video of a whistle blower

    01/19/2021 10:51:31 AM PST · by MNDude · 68 replies
    Summary: Video interview of witness (poss johnheretohelp from twatter) outlining how Epstein allegedly facilitated adoption of kids (non bio siblings) for CJ Rob from Wales via Ireland as a favour for future favours. He said kids used as currency by these people and no one is trusted u less they are compromised by using kids as currency. Also outlined a plot to take out judges and SC judges in first year of Hilldawgs admin to allow the court to be packed and taken out 2A. Scalia was an obstacle due to his conservative views and was taken out by 3...
  • John Roberts: Legacy of a Great Justice

    01/03/2021 12:25:56 PM PST · by Sense · 30 replies
    University of California Television ^ | March 17, 2011 | University of California Television
    October 2010 marked the 24th anniversary of Justice Antonin Scalia's appointment to the US Supreme Court. Well known for his sharp wit as well as his originalist approach to the Constitution, Justice Scalia consistently asks more questions during oral arguments and makes more comments than any other Supreme Court justice. And, according to one study, he also gets the most laughs from those who come to watch these arguments. In September 2010, Justice Scalia spoke with UC Hastings law professor Calvin Massey. Series: "Legally Speaking" [3/2011] [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 20773]
  • We May Get a Conservative Chief Justice

    10/26/2020 4:38:50 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 126 replies
    WSJ Op-Ed ^ | James Taranto
    The chief justice is an especially potent swing voter, because he also has the power to assign authorship of the majority opinion, including to himself. That can help shape a decision’s scope and direction—usually, in Chief Justice Roberts’s case, by making it more tentative. If the chief justice is in dissent, however, the assignment power falls to the most senior associate justice in the majority. Clarence Thomas is now the most senior justice, so he will assign authorship any time he is in the majority and Chief Justice Roberts dissents. Justice Thomas is something of an anti-Roberts. His lone concurrences...
  • Symposium: Barrett’s history-first approach to the Second Amendment

    10/21/2020 6:55:47 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 4 replies
    ScotusBlog ^ | 10/21/2020 | Katie Barlow
    Ten years before Justice Antonin Scalia wrote the landmark Second Amendment opinion in District of Columbia v. Heller crystallizing the Constitution’s guarantee of the right to keep and bear arms as an individual right, he was welcoming a young clerk to chambers by the name of Amy Coney Barrett. There were no Second Amendment cases before the Supreme Court that term. In fact, before Heller, the court had not taken up a Second Amendment case since 1939 — and before then, only twice in history, both in the 19th century. The court has decided three Second Amendment cases since Heller...
  • No, Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation Won’t Necessarily End Roe v. Wade

    10/05/2020 12:36:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 5, 2020 | Maureen Mullarkey
    A close look at Amy Coney Barrett's legal writings indicates deep respect for the precedent set by landmark Supreme Court cases. President TrumpÂ’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court is a welcome choice. Senate confirmation cannot come soon enough. Judge Barrett clerked for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia for two years and considers the great conservative jurist her mentor. That is heartening.But it is not the herald of coming victories that the pro-life movement wants it to be. Any euphoria among pro-lifers is premature at best. Celebrating BarrettÂ’s nomination as the long-awaited death knell for Roe v....
  • Amy Coney Barrett, Trump's Supreme Court pick, is Antonin Scalia's heir

    09/26/2020 2:36:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Associated Press via KHOU ^ | 09/26/2020 | Michael Tarm
    Although Amy Coney Barrett is the president's choice to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she is more aptly described as heir to another departed Supreme Court justice: conservative hero Antonin Scalia. Like Scalia, for whom she once clerked, she is a committed Roman Catholic as well as a firm devotee of his favored interpretation of the Constitution known as originalism. Those qualifications delight many on the right but dismay liberals and others who fear her votes could result in the chipping away of some laws, especially the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. President Donald Trump announced his choice of...
  • Conservative Legal Circles Buzz With Rumor that Justice Gorsuch Will Defect to the Liberals and Rule That Transgenders Are Women For Title VII

    02/21/2020 9:21:43 PM PST · by Bratch · 72 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | February 21, 2020 | Ace
    Conservative Legal Circles Buzz With Rumor that Justice Gorsuch Will Defect to the Liberals and Rule That Transgenders Are Women For Title VII Posted by: Ace at 05:04 PM The debate is whether Title VII's protections of discrimination "because of... sex" applies to sexual orientation and "gender" expression. Does a man who claims to be a transwoman actually get protections based on "sex" when his sex is male? The liberals are solid for answering "yes," of course. And chatter in conservative legal circles is that Justice Gorsuch will join the liberals. There is a rumor rapidly circulating in legal conservative circles that Gorsuch...
  • Harvard Law Student, Others Trash Antonin Scalia

    01/29/2020 3:11:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    The Floridian ^ | Javier Manjarres
    It’s a new year, but nothing much has changed since 2019 as far as how dumb and ignorant some college kids can be. Yeah, you can chalk it up as kids just being young and dumb, but when a graduate student and some other college kids from several of America’s most prestigious law schools and colleges decide to express their deep disdain for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, well, some of us take notice. Daniel Espo, who according to his Facebook profile is studying or had studied at Harvard Law School, expressed his distaste for the late Justice...
  • New Scalia Rising? Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch warns judicial activists he's coming for them

    01/28/2020 7:44:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/28/2020 | Monica Showalter
    Is the era of Big Judicial Activism over? It might just be. Supreme Court Justic Neil Gorsuch, in a ruling about denying green cards to migrants who come here to be "public charges," something that's plainly laid out in U.S. law as illegal, threw in a special warning to activist judges, all leftists, who have been beavering away to rule from the bench, warning them that he's tired of their shenanigans. It's a specter to behold - a big lion on the Supreme Court who not only cares about rule of law, but is now warning the leftists out there...
  • How Scalia Botched Heller and Let the Left Undermine the 2nd Amendment

    01/15/2020 7:47:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 15, 2020 | Michael Filozof
    Twelve years after the Supreme Court ruled that the right to keep and bear arms is an individual right "unconnected with service in a militia," the Second Amendment is in worse shape than ever. New York; California; Massachusetts; Connecticut; and Washington, D.C., with a combined population of 70 million, have outlawed the sale of most semi-automatic rifles and all gun magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds to the public. Colorado, New Jersey, Vermont, Maryland, and Hawaii also have restrictions on magazine capacity. Seventeen states have so-called "red flag" laws, allowing the summary confiscation of a person's firearms on...
  • Graham Has Been a Rockstar on Judges

    10/23/2019 5:39:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2019 | Mike Davis
    President Trump is restoring the proper role of the federal judiciary and reshaping our nation's courts. These lifetime-appointed judges understand their modest, but critical, role is interpreting the law as written — not how the judges wish it were written, if they were senators. Senator Lindsey Graham(R-SC) has served as one of the President’s key wing-men in this historic, consequential effort.The confirmation of conservative judges played a critical role in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. After the death of the-late Justice Antonin Scalia, a lion of the law, candidate Trump promised to appoint judges in the mold of Scalia. In an...
  • Trump officially nominates Eugene Scalia as Labor secretary pick

    08/27/2019 1:09:17 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/27/19 | Morgan Chalfant
    President Trump on Tuesday officially nominated longtime labor lawyer Eugene Scalia to be secretary of Labor. Trump said back in July that he planned to tap Scalia, who is the son of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, for the post days after Alexander Acosta resigned as Labor secretary. Scalia served as the top legal officer at the Department of Labor during the George W. Bush administration and previously was a special assistant to Attorney General William Barr during his first stint as the top law enforcement officer under the George H.W. Bush administration. Scalia, currently a partner at law...
  • Trump picks son of late Justice Scalia for labor secretary

    07/19/2019 9:30:04 AM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    MSN News ^ | 7/19/2019 | JILL COLVIN
    President Donald Trump has selected lawyer Eugene Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to be his new labor secretary. Trump tweeted news of the planned nomination on Thursday evening, less than a week after his previous secretary, Alexander Acosta, resigned amid renewed criticism of his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein. The financier was indicted this month on charges of sexually abusing underage girls and pleaded not guilty. "Gene has led a life of great success in the legal and labor field and is highly respected not only as...
  • Trump to nominate Gene Scalia, son of late SCOTUS Justice Antonin Scalia, for secretary of labor

    07/18/2019 7:06:30 PM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 18, 2019 | Gregg Re
    President Trump on Thursday night announced he's nominating attorney Gene Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to replace Alex Acosta as secretary of labor. The surprise move -- which top Republicans privately pushed for -- was a visible manifestation of the close personal bond Trump has forged with the Scalia family in recent years. The confirmation process for Justice Neil Gorsuch, who ultimately filled Scalia's seat, sparked the connection. Scalia, 55, is currently a partner in the Washington office of the international law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is expected to face headwinds from...