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  • Possible Justice Kennedy retirement would give Trump opportunity to tilt Supreme Court to right

    03/12/2018 9:51:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 12, 2018 | Brooke Singman
    Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy might retire from the bench as early as this summer, a GOP senator said, and if true, President Trump would be able to nominate a justice who could tilt the nation’s highest court well to the right for the foreseeable future. "I believe that we're going to have another Supreme Court justice this year," Heller said. "I think that Kennedy is going to retire some time early summer. That being the case, Republicans are going to have another opportunity to put another Supreme Court justice in place, which I am hoping will get our base...
  • GOP senator: Justice Kennedy is going to retire this summer

    03/09/2018 5:56:32 AM PST · by KavMan · 69 replies
    Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) said in a speech last week he believes Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will retire this summer, according to audio of the speech obtained by Politico. “Kennedy is going to retire around sometime early summer,” Heller said in the speech, according to Politico. “Which I’m hoping will get our base a little motivated because right now they’re not very motivated. But I think a new Supreme Court justice will get them motivated.” Heller is facing a tough GOP primary ahead of the 2018 midterms as Las Vegas businessman Danny Tarkanian challenges Heller for the Republican nomination.
  • Trump White House Preparing To Replace Liberal Supreme Court Justice?

    01/28/2018 7:15:00 PM PST · by mairdie · 297 replies
    DCWhispers ^ | January 28, 2018 | DCWhispers
    Whispers are rampant throughout D.C. that a vacancy is imminent on the U.S. Supreme Court - one that is currently taken by one of the most liberal members of the Court. It has the Trump White House giddy over the prospect of potentially and forcefully shifting the balance of power on the Court while Democrats in Congress are said to be warning White House staff of a prolonged and brutal fight should President Trump attempt to replace a liberal Justice with a hardline-conservative nominee. The reason for the Justice's alleged departure is said to be "ongoing illness/physical limitations." The first...
  • BREAKING: Pennsylvania Legislature passes bill banning abortions at 20 weeks

    12/13/2017 10:26:49 AM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Dec. 13, 2017 | Kristi Burton Brown |
    On Tuesday, in a bipartisan vote, the Pennsylvania legislature passed a ban on D&E abortion, also known as dismemberment abortion. In a D&E abortion, a preborn child is literally ripped by a metal instrument, limb from limb. Former abortionist, Dr. Anthony Levatino, describes D&E abortion in the animated video below: **VIDEO ON LINK** Men and women who commit abortion procedures of all kinds are on record describing the violence and brutality of each of them. One of these abortionists, Leroy Carhart, gave his testimony on D&E (dismemberment) abortion to the U.S. Supreme Court. D&E abortion is the most common second...
  • Trump really is restoring the constitutional order with his court picks

    11/22/2017 12:12:38 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov 21, 2017 | Ilya Shapiro
    As the political world obsesses over the latest sexual-harassment scandals and policy wonks scrutinize the latest tax-reform proposal, the Trump administration is quietly restoring constitutional governance. Although Congress has been unable to pass legislation and President Trump faces record-low approval rates, his hiring of “the best people” in certain key areas has enabled the transformation of the judiciary — as well as reworking the bureaucracy (often called the Fourth Branch). A president has few powers more important than picking judges. Tax deals can sunset and regulations can be rescinded — Congress has used the Congressional Review Act to eliminate 14...
  • Republicans just quietly got some very good Supreme Court news

    07/03/2017 1:58:00 PM PDT · by NRx · 52 replies
    WaPo ^ | 07-03-2017 | Aaron Blake
    In a story that was ostensibly about new Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch's voting record, NPR legal affairs reporter Nina Totenberg dropped this tantalizing piece of news about Justice Anthony M. Kennedy's potential retirement: "Kennedy may also have thought it best to ensure that there is a full complement of nine justices for at least a year. He could even have been put off by President Trump's tweets about the judiciary. But it is unlikely that Kennedy will remain on the court for the full four years of the Trump presidency. While he long ago hired his law clerks...
  • Chief Justice Roberts “Swimming In the Middle"

    06/27/2017 7:03:57 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 71 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Appearing on today’s Morning Joe, law professor Jonathan Turley noted that Chief Justice John Roberts teamed with Justice Anthony Kennedy to devise an exception to the Court’s ruling of yesterday that permitted President Trump’s travel ban to remain in place. Under the exception, the ban does not apply to foreign nationals with a “bona fide” relationship with a person or entity in the United States. Turley said that as of late, Roberts has been “swimming a lot in the middle of the pool,” has become very Anthony “Kennedy-like,” and would become the new swing vote should Kennedy retire. View the...
  • No, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy Is Not Retiring Tomorrow

    06/25/2017 4:10:54 PM PDT · by Innovative · 38 replies
    Above the Law ^ | June 25, 2017 | David Lat
    I won’t bury the lede, so here it is: based on reports I’ve received from former AMK clerks who attended his law clerk reunion dinner last night, I find it highly unlikely that Justice Kennedy will announce his retirement tomorrow. But before getting into those reports, let me explain the origins of the latest speculation. Rumors of AMK retiring have been galloping around inside the Beltway for months now. On June 22, they gained momentum after Chris Hayes tweeted:" Just a reminder: there's a chance Kennedy announces his retirement on Monday, paving the way for the end of Roe."
  • Anthony Kennedy retirement watch at a fever pitch

    06/24/2017 11:31:23 AM PDT · by Innovative · 112 replies
    CNN ^ | June 24, 2017 | Ariane de Vogue
    Justice Anthony Kennedy, the man who so often determines the outcome of the most controversial Supreme Court cases, is himself the center of brewing speculation. Will he stay or will he go? The rumors have swirled for months and the 80-year-old justice has done nothing either personally or though intermediaries to set the record straight on whether he will step down.
  • Justice Anthony Kennedy To Retire As Early as Monday (Report)(Wishful Thinking?)

    06/24/2017 3:24:29 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 59 replies
    Now, NBC News pundit and MSNBC host Christopher Hayes has announced there’s a strong chance Justice Antony Kennedy will retire on Monday. A liberal, Hayes believes the moves is the end of Roe v. Wade, the disasterous pro-abortion Supreme Court Case: Trump campaign insider Roger Stone confirmed that he’s hearing the rumors, too:
  • The terrifying and terrible prospect of Justice Kennedy retiring

    06/23/2017 8:10:52 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 133 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 23, 2017 | Ruth Marcus
    The end of the Supreme Court term looms, and with it the prospect — the terrifying prospect — of a retirement. Specifically, the retirement of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who will turn 81 next month and is the longest-serving current justice, named to the high court almost 30 years ago. So if Kennedy is inclined to retire, it is hard to begrudge him that choice. But his departure would be terrible for the court and terrible for the country. It could not come at a worse time. Any court vacancy these days, under a president of either party, triggers a...
  • Fearing Trump's next move, liberals urge Supreme Court conservative Kennedy to stay

    06/01/2017 9:02:07 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    Liberal activists are urging U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, a conservative with whom they often disagree, to put off any thought of retirement, fearing President Donald Trump would replace him with a jurist further to the right. The liberal Democrats' keep-Kennedy campaign, being pursued publicly and privately, reflects how powerless they have become against the Republican president when it comes to high court vacancies since the Senate in April reduced the vote tally needed to confirm a Supreme Court nomination to 51 from 60. It also shows how big the stakes are for both sides in any decision that...
  • Is Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy getting ready to resign?

    04/20/2017 11:11:56 AM PDT · by kevcol · 50 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | April 20, 2017 | Debbie Lord
    Kennedy, 80, has talked with former law clerks and others about retirement, according to a story by CNN. The New York Times has reported that the Trump administration is already looking at its next nominee should Kennedy decide to leave the Court. . . . Kennedy has been considered the “swing” vote among the nine justices for many years. With four strong conservatives – Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, John Roberts and the late Antonin Scalia – and four equally strident liberals – Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg – it often fell to the moderate Kennedy to...
  • NC House Bill: U.S. Supreme Court Exceeded Authority of 'Almighty God' in Creating Gay Marriage

    04/12/2017 9:07:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 12, 2017 | 4:24 PM EDT | Michael W. Chapman
    Members of the North Carolina General Assembly introduced a bill on Tuesday, citing the 10th Amendment, which affirms that the U.S. Supreme Court exceeded its authority under the Constitution and in relation to the “decree of Almighty God” by legalizing same-sex marriage, and contends that the Obergefell v. Hodges decision “is null and void” in North Carolina and that the Tar Heel state shall only recognize marriages between one man and one woman. The legislation explains that North Carolina seeks to follow the 2012 law that was established in Section 6 of Article XIV of the North Carolina Constitution, which...
  • Thanks To Justice Kennedy, States Now Feel Free To Tax Internet Commerce

    09/29/2016 8:42:53 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 29, 2016 | George Leef
    Probably the greatest rarity among politicians would be one who said (and really believed), “The government collects plenty of money as it is and I don’t want to plunder the taxpayers any further.” The vast majority of them know that spending tax dollars helps them remain popular and that’s why they’re constantly looking for new revenue streams. They will even trample upon clear legal rulings when they get in the way of their designs on the wealth of the citizens they supposedly serve. A new example is the renewed push by state officials to impose sales taxes on out-of-state transactions,...
  • This is Ted Cruz's Plan For the Supreme Court

    01/25/2016 8:03:19 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 283 replies
    Fortune ^ | December 2, 2015 | Ben Geier
    Liberals won't like it. If Ted Cruz is elected president, he has big plans for the Supreme Court -- namely, picking extremely conservative candidates to fill any vacancies among the nine justices. In an interview with Bloomberg, the Senator and former solicitor general from Texas said that Republicans are generally bad at picking nominees for the high court, and that he'd be different. "Unlike many of the other candidates, I will be willing to spend the capital to ensure that every Supreme Court nominee that I put on the court is a principled judicial conservative," Cruz said. As solicitor general,...
  • "My Abortion" stories meant to sway Supreme Court, change public perceptions

    01/07/2016 3:00:29 PM PST · by presidio9 · 45 replies
    Modern Healthcare ^ | January 7, 2016 | Lisa Schencker
    More than 110 prominent members of the legal profession shared stories about their abortions with the U.S. Supreme Court this week to try and persuade it to rule against a Texas law that they say limits access to the procedures. Their stories are part of a campaign encouraging women to talk openly about their experiences. In addition to the amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court (PDF), women have also been sharing their stories online. "People are just hungry for breaking the silence that has sadly, unfortunately surrounded abortion for years and years and years by speaking out about their...
  • Justice Kennedy: Christians with convictions resigned under Hitler and they should today too

    10/29/2015 10:34:54 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 135 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/29/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, October 29, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy told a Harvard Law School audience that government employees with religious convictions about marriage should resign. The Ronald Reagan appointee said on Wednesday that if a public official has a moral objection to homosexuality, he must either follow the law or quit public service. The judge's comment came in answer to a question a student asked about government officials who disagree with the Supreme Court's decisions on gay marriage, or abortion, and if those citizens have the constitutional right to act according to their sincerely held moral...
  • Gallup: Americans’ Trust in Courts Sinks To Record Low After Controversial Rulings

    09/18/2015 11:54:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 18, 2015 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Based on numerous polls and countless surveys, we already knew Americans didn’t trust Congress or the Executive Branch—but now, it looks like they don’t trust the courts, either. A new Gallup poll released Friday shows only 53 percent of Americans say they have a “great deal” or “fair amount” of trust in the United States’ judicial system, a record low since Gallup first began measuring government trust in 1997. Conversely, about half (47%) of all Americans think the courts can’t be trusted. …
  • Ted Cruz Is Right to Call for Retention Elections for the Supreme Court

    07/04/2015 9:18:13 AM PDT · by VinL · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/4/15 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Within the space of just 48 hours, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the president is above the law; that straightforward statutory words may be twisted to mean the opposite of what they say; that discrimination — heretofore, the textbook example of a willful act — can be committed unconsciously, thereby supplanting our constitutional foundation of equal opportunity for all with the totalitarian’s dream of guaranteed outcomes for favored factions; and that five politically unaccountable lawyers, by dint of being issued robes, may impose their vision of the good society on 320 million Americans, reimagining our most basic institutions,...