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  • Senate to convene rare Saturday session to debate Amy Coney Barrett nomination

    10/24/2020 10:57:52 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 42 replies
    Faux News ^ | October 24, 2020 | Marisa Schultz
    A procedural vote is set for Sunday, final confirmation on MondayThe Senate will gavel in a rare Saturday session this afternoon to debate confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court -- just days before voters decide whether Republicans will maintain control of the Senate and the White House. Democrats, fiercely opposed to Barrett's confirmation so close to the election, boycotted the Judiciary Committee vote Thursday and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., staged four delay tactics Friday on the Senate floor, including forcing a brief closed session.
  • Murkowski’s nod gives Barrett extra boost for Supreme Court

    10/24/2020 3:57:37 PM PDT · by Cathi · 43 replies
    ap ^ | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett won crucial backing Saturday when one of the last Republican holdouts against filling the seat during an election season announced support for President Donald Trump’s pick ahead of a confirmation vote expected Monday.
  • Murkowski's nod gives Barrett extra boost for Supreme Court - Sen. Lisa Murkowski has announced that she'll vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett

    10/24/2020 2:31:24 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 48 replies
    ABC. Ews ^ | By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press October 24, 2020, 4:51 PM ET
    WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett won crucial backing Saturday when one of the last Republican holdouts announced her support for President Donald Trump's pick ahead of a confirmation vote expected Monday. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said during Saturday’s session that while she opposed her party’s decision to push ahead with the nomination process so close to the Nov. 3 presidential election, she supported the federal judge who is on track to lock in a conservative court majority for years to come...
  • It's Official: Lisa Murkowski Will Vote to Confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court

    10/24/2020 2:07:10 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 23 replies
    TownHall ^ | October 24, 2020 | Matt Vespa
    With Murkowski's Announcement, Amy Coney Barrett's SCOTUS Confirmation Is Assured Okay, I might have overreacted toward Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), but her vote to not enter an executive session in the Senate regarding the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett should have raised red flags for everyone at the time. This is the weak sauce caucus, folks. Sens. Mitt Romney (R-UT), Lisa Murkowski, and Susan Collins (R-ME) are the three amigos when it comes to making trouble within our ranks in the Senate.
  • Murkowski says she will vote to confirm Barrett to Supreme Court on Monday

    "Frankly, I've lost that procedural fight" and said she [Murkowski] was making a decision on confirming Barrett based on the judge's legal philosophy.
  • It's Over Libs: Murkowski Says She Will Vote to Confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court on Monday

    10/24/2020 2:01:41 PM PDT · by wrrock · 31 replies
    TG ^ | 10/24/2020 | Evan
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she'll vote to put Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court. The Republican had backed waiting until after the election to fill the seat. watch her statement...
  • Jonathan Turley: Here are the worst proposals to reform Supreme Court

    10/24/2020 8:53:24 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10 24 2020 | Jonathan Turley,
    SNIP Jurisdiction stripping Several professors argue for a court packing alternative that moves to the opposite approach: If you cannot make the court bigger, then shrink its authority. By using “jurisdiction stripping,” Democrats would bar federal courts from reviewing certain types of legislation. SNIP Supermajority voting Another approach is to leave the Supreme Court at its current size but effectively “pack” the vote by requiring supermajority decisions. A Democratic Congress would enhance the votes of the court’s minority by requiring a two-thirds vote or even unanimity for certain types of cases or laws. SNIP Balanced bench Pete Buttigieg and some...
  • The solution to feminist destruction of The West is Gender Peace.

    10/23/2020 7:06:36 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 5 replies ^ | 24th October, 2020, Australian time | Ozguy1945
    The solution to feminist destruction of The West is Gender Peace. I live in a society where a corrupted judiciary and police force routinely allow selfish women to persecute innocent men. A nanny state where illusions of safety replace the old freedoms which suited and underpinned family life. My message to America is to be very careful about every promise of safety which involves giving up freedom. Praise the Lord for a 6-3 conservative majority in SCOTUS. If Potus 45 does not survive into a second term, a deeply conservative Supreme Court will give some measure (or maybe even magnificent)...
  • 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...
  • New York Times Editorial: The Philosophy That Makes Amy Coney Barrett So Dangerous; Do we really want our rights to be determined by the understandings of centuries ago?

    10/22/2020 6:29:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/22/2020 | Erwin Chemerinsky
    In 1987, Robert Bork was denied confirmation to the Supreme Court because his originalist beliefs were deemed a serious threat to constitutional rights. Originalism is no less dangerous for those rights today, yet Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s repeated statements professing her belief in originalism have been met with little objection. Originalists believe that the meaning of a constitutional provision is fixed when it was adopted and that it can change only by constitutional amendment. Under this view, the First Amendment means the same thing as when it was adopted in 1791 and the 14th Amendment means the same thing as...
  • Biden says he'll set up commission to study reforming Supreme Court if elected

    10/22/2020 5:51:17 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10 22 2020 | John Bowden
    Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) said that he would form a commission to "study" the Supreme Court when asked by CBS's Norah O'Donnell whether he would consider "packing" the court, or adding justices past the current nine seats. In an interview airing Sunday on "60 Minutes," Biden told O'Donnell that if elected he would put together a bipartisan group to provide recommendations within 180 days on how his administration should work to reform the U.S. court system. "If elected, what I will do is I'll put together a national commission of bipartisan commission of scholars, constitutional scholars, Democrats, Republicans,...
  • Rand Paul met with Amy Coney Barrett...

    10/22/2020 12:58:02 PM PDT · by RandFan · 12 replies
    Twitter ^ | Oct 22 | Sen. Rand Paul
    @RandPaulYesterday I returned from celebrating my 30th wedding anniversary just in time to meet with Amy Coney Barrett. I believe she will make an excellent justice that will serve our country and Constitution well, and I look forward to seeing her confirmed soon
  • Rooted in Faith: Amy Coney Barrett’s path to the steps of the US Supreme Court

    10/22/2020 9:38:57 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Irish Times via NY Times ^ | Oct 2020 | E. Dias, R.R. Ruiz and S. LaFraniere
    Amy attended St Catherine of Siena, the school associated with her family’s parish, and then, like her grandmother, mother, aunts and sisters, went to high school at St Mary’s Dominican, an all-girls Catholic school. In a course on social justice in her junior year, the girls read papal encyclicals about economic inequality, nuclear disarmament and the rights of workers, as they also learned about the church’s stance against contraception and abortion. Their teacher, Royann Avegno (70), spoke often of her eight children, seven of whom she had adopted, most with congenital conditions or special needs; three died. She brought one...
  • Amy Coney Barrett Will Be Confirmed Because Kavanaugh Battle Taught GOP To Stop Getting Played By Democrat Dirty Tricks

    10/22/2020 9:14:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 22, 2020 | Molly Hemmingway
    It took a few decades of the left playing the exact same games with most confirmation battles, but finally the right figured out how to render those attacks worthless. Amy Coney Barrett has not yet been confirmed as an associate justice of the Supreme Court by the U.S. Senate, but there is no question that her confirmation battle has gone much better than the one endured by Brett Kavanaugh and his supporters. The undervalued reason why is that Republicans and their voters are not wasting any time on dirty tricks from their opponents in the Senate and in the media....
  • Second court blocks Trump's order to exclude undocumented immigrants from census

    10/22/2020 8:35:31 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10 22 2020 | Harper Neidig
    A federal court in California on Thursday ruled against President Trump's order to exclude undocumented immigrants from the census count for apportioning congressional seats, dealing the administration its second court loss over the July executive memorandum. A panel of three judges for the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California ruled that the memo was unconstitutional and violated laws governing the census. "The policy which the Presidential Memorandum attempts to enact has already been rejected by the Constitution, the applicable statutes, and 230 years of history," the panel wrote in a 90-page decision. The order forbids the Commerce...
  • 'We Did It!' Amy Coney Barrett Nomination Unanimously Approved by Judiciary Committee; Childish Dems Skip Vote

    10/22/2020 7:39:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/22/2020 | Paula Bolyard
    "We did it! Judge Barrett is going to the floor,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) announced following the vote to send the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the full Senate. Democrats on the Judiciary Committee threw a hissy fit and didn’t even bother to show up for the vote on President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, therefore the vote was unanimous in favor of advancing Barrett’s nomination. In a ridiculous stunt, Democrats on the committee filled their seats with human props— posters showing people Democrats falsely claim will lose all their rights if Barrett is confirmed to...
  • Senate Judiciary Committee Moving Several Judicial Nominees to the Senate Floor

    10/22/2020 6:21:54 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    Good! The democrats want to boycott, then lets get these judges through committee to the floor. Then have floor votes. That's how it's done!
  • Senate Democrats will BOYCOTT SCOTUS committee vote for Amy Coney Barrett and put pictures of people with pre-existing conditions on their chairs in protest at Trump nomination

    10/22/2020 5:10:01 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 87 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 10/21/20 | Geoff Earle
    Democrats plan to skip the committee vote in protest Thursday, but do not have the power to stop the nomination from advancing. They blasted Barrett during her confirmation hearings and showed images of Americans at risk if they lose Affordable Care Act coverage. Sen. Charles Schumer called her views 'out of the mainstream', while pro-choice group NARAL called for Judiciary top Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein to lose her post for showing insufficient fight in the hearings. Democrat's move is to deny quorum. It could force the panel to change its rules. 'I will move forward. She deserves a vote,' said...
  • 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...
  • Schumer loses 48-42 in bid to shutdown Senate…

    10/21/2020 11:21:02 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 49 replies ^ | October 21 2020 |
    Chuck Schumer @SenSchumer I am forcing a vote tonight to adjourn the Senate until after the November election. The GOP in the middle of a national election is using an illegitimate process to jam through a Supreme Court nominee to rip away health care from millions. Democrats are fighting to stop it. 11:10 PM · Oct 19, 2020 Craig Caplan @CraigCaplan 48-42: Senate defeated Schumer's effort to adjourn the Senate until after the election to November 9th unless a COVID-19 relief deal is reached because of Democrats' objections to the upcoming Senate confirmation vote on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney...