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  • 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...
  • MONTGOMERY, ‘THE HAMMER’ SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM WHISTLEBLOWER, BECAME THE DEEP STATE’S ENEMY NUMBER ONE

    05/24/2019 3:11:02 PM PDT · by bitt · 105 replies
    theamericanreport.org ^ | 5/22/2019 | mary fanning
    Remember, do not kill a mockingbird. When a whistleblower is singing for America’s protection, we embrace and celebrate him. Inventor and software designer Dennis Montgomery, a CIA/DOD/DHS/NSA/FBI contractor-turned-whistleblower, alerted FBI Director James Comey’s office in 2015 that President Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan and Obama’s Director of National Intelligence James Clapper had turned the super-surveillance system that Montgomery designed for foreign surveillance, known as THE HAMMER, into a domestic surveillance system. Montgomery became alarmed when Obama and his intelligence chiefs Brennan and Clapper turned the super-surveillance system against the American people. Montgomery asserts that Obama, Brennan, and Clapper used THE...
  • The Supreme Court forgets about Jonathan Gruber, completely botches the Obamacare case

    06/29/2015 4:12:30 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 5 replies
    Rare US ^ | 06/25f/2015 | CORIE W. STEPHENS,
    --SNIP-- Scalia’s point is central to understanding the backwardness of this ruling. Obamacare was written with the language Scalia described for a very specific reason. The goal was to coerce states into creating their own exchanges by tying access to federal subsidies to the creation of state-specific Obamacare “marketplaces.” Recall Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economist and architect of Obamacare, who became a household name when it was revealed that he mocked the “stupidity of the American voter” for believing Obamacare wouldn’t ban their insurance plans or increase costs. He also stated in January 2012: “I think what’s important to remember...
  • Christopher Scalia: Lessons from the Kavanaugh chaos (tr)

    10/11/2018 11:17:13 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 11 2018 | Christopher J. Scalia
    Christopher Scalia: Lessons from the Kavanaugh chaos -- What my father, Justice Antonin Scalia, would have thought I’ve frequently been asked in the past few weeks what my father, the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, would think about the contentious battle just waged over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the nation’s highest court. Would he have been surprised by the heated debate, political maneuvers, protests, last-minute delays and uncorroborated allegations of sexual misconduct that we saw during now-Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation process? Although I don’t think my father (or anyone) could have predicted the twists and turns of the past...
  • I’m An Immigrant, Minority Woman Going Republican Over Democrats’ Treatment Of Kavanaugh

    10/06/2018 4:24:36 PM PDT · by Twotone · 41 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 5, 2018 | Adele Scalia
    I have become a unicorn. My metamorphosis didn’t require a magic spell or potion, or even a trip to a well-reviewed plastic surgeon to add a horn to my head. All it took was Democrats’ treatment of Brett Kavanaugh over the last few weeks to turn me into that elusive creature: a minority, immigrant woman who supports Republicans. I moved to the United States from Trinidad and Tobago eight years ago when I married my husband, Christopher, former U.S. Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia’s eighth (and, in my opinion, most lovable) child. Some people might read that and think, “Well,...
  • Antonin Scalia's son defends Brett Kavanaugh's temperament: 'He was defending his good name'...

    09/30/2018 10:52:21 AM PDT · by caww · 29 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 9/30/2018 | Steve Nelson
    A son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia rejected claims that Brett Kavanaugh lacks the appropriate temperament to serve on the Supreme Court after a contentious hearing with senators Thursday. "It's really not all that rare for justices to get angry," public relations professional Christopher Scalia said during a Fox News interview. "You read some of the dissents, they're mad. They are often called scathing and fiery." Scalia, one of nine children of the late conservative justice, said the context of Kavanaugh's hearing is different than what he would face on the court. "It's true that Justice Kavanaugh...
  • Vanity: Was Kavanaugh Trump's First Choice?

    09/22/2018 5:50:26 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 32 replies
    Sep 22, 2018 | Vanity
    When news broke out that Brett Kavanaugh was Trump's pick to fill Justice Kennedy's seat, a few critics (including on FR) suggested that he was chosen as a nod to the Bush era and GOP establishment... I am not saying that another pick would have had an easier process nor that Kavanaugh is guilty in the least! But I do wonder if Trump really went with his gut. Sometimes his gut even leads him to side with the establishment, as in the case of the Alabama Senate primary between Luther Strange and Roy Moore. Trump endorsed Luther Strange...but the base...
  • Antonin Scalia on Stage: A play about Scalia -- The Originalist, Now Playing in New York

    08/06/2018 8:26:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/05/2018 | Elise Cooper
    Once again partisanship is rearing its disgusting head at the pre-confirmation debate over Brett Kavanaugh.  Long gone are the days when a judge’s qualifications were the only factors considered.  After all, Antonin Gregory Scalia was unanimously confirmed by the Senate in 1986, and in 1993 Ruth Bader Ginsburg had only three dissenting votes. A play about Scalia, The Originalist, shows how Americans should be willing to accept a viewpoint other than their own, something the Senate is unwilling to do. It is now playing in New York, and is also available to stream.  With all the divisiveness going on...
  • ...Texas talker gets serious consideration as potential successor to Supreme Court's Justice Kennedy

    06/30/2018 2:49:04 AM PDT · by familyop · 91 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 29, 2018 | Bill Mears
    ...sits on the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals,...Willett is said to be an intellectual disciple of Scalia...In his state role, he defended displays of the Ten Commandments on public grounds; property rights in the face of government's use of eminent domain and civil forfeiture; and upholding state limits on the rights of gay and lesbian couples.