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  • On the Supreme Court, Democrats finally get their just deserts 31 years later

    09/11/2018 9:05:30 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 55 replies
    Washington Examiner - Opinion ^ | 9-11-2018 | Noemie Emery
    Are you happy now, Teddy Kennedy? Are you happy, Joe Biden? Are you happy now, Harry Reid? It’s due to the things that you did and said that Donald J. Trump is now naming his second Supreme Court justice in under two years in office. It is your fault that the once courtly process of Supreme Court appointments turned into the blood-and-thunder-eye-gouging drama that we hate and we live through today. It was 31 years ago, in 1987, that Edward M. Kennedy burst on the floor of the Senate to tell us all that with Robert Bork on the Supreme...
  • Trump's Supreme Court nominee could well damage the progress that's been made on LGBT rights

    07/09/2018 9:36:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 115 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 9, 2018 | Jon Davidson
    The president is expected to nominate a conservative to replace the justice who authored most of the pro-LGBT decisions of the last 20 years. President Trump's coming announcement of his nominee to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat on the U.S. Supreme Court has many members of America’s LGBT community understandably on edge. The stakes for LGBT people are enormous, given Kennedy's history of embracing LGBT people under the constitution’s protections and questions about whether a new Trump-appointed justice may turn the court in a very different direction. Though LGBT rights have come a long way since Kennedy began authoring pro-LGBT...
  • We Must Push Back Against the Borkers of Bannon

    11/21/2016 3:55:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 21, 2016 | Christopher Chantrill
    Last week the left tried to Bork Steve Bannon, a key Trump campaign aide and proposed “chief White House strategist and senior counselor” and until August executive chairman of Breitbart News, by linking him to the alt-right. The Trumpist response to the attack was haul out Breitbart journalists and others to deny that Bannon and Breitbart had anything to do with the alt-right. Then the NeverTrumpers got into the act to say that while Bannon was innocent of the charges there was no doubt that Breitbart was playing with fire where the alt-right was concerned. I think that the Trump...
  • Susan Rice drops out of running for secretary of state, cites 'very politicized' confirmation....

    12/13/2012 1:02:18 PM PST · by Perdogg · 148 replies
    Embattled U.N. envoy Susan Rice is dropping out of the running to be the next secretary of state after months of criticism over her Benghazi comments, she told NBC News on Thursday.
  • CBS: Herman Cain waived confidentiality: accuser's lawyer

    11/01/2011 4:39:35 PM PDT · by maggief · 56 replies
    CBSNews ^ | November 1, 2011 | Jan Crawford
    (snip) But Joel Bennett, the lawyer for one of the accusers, who is a married federal employee who lives in Maryland, told CBS News today that his client is telling the truth. "I wouldn't characterize it as an ax to grind," Bennett said. "I'm sure she feels as though she wasn't treated properly by Herman Cain." But Bennett said said he does not remember the specific allegations, or what kind of settlement they eventually reached. (snip) "I reference this lady's height," Cain said. "And I was standing near her and I did this, saying 'you're the same height as my...
  • Mark Lloyd flashback

    09/06/2009 1:42:57 PM PDT · by TPartyType · 14 replies · 841+ views
    Here's an FR thread from when Mark Lloyd's article on the "Structural Imbalance in Broadcast Talk Radio" first appeared.
  • Ted Kennedy’s America

    08/29/2009 4:13:59 PM PDT · by edge10 · 17 replies · 1,038+ views
    New Republic Online ^ | October 26, 2007 12:00 AM | Jonah Goldberg
    If you think American politics have gotten nastier, crueler, and more symbolic over the last 20 years, blame Ted Kennedy.
  • Bush Blasts Senate's Judicial Review

    11/15/2007 3:48:24 PM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies · 112+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/15/7 | DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press Writer
    In a blistering rebuke, President Bush said Thursday that the Senate's procedure for approving federal judges has become too political and discourages qualified nominees from being considered. "The Senate is no longer asking the right question, whether a nominee is someone who will uphold our Constitution and laws," Bush said in excerpts of a speech he was to deliver Thursday night to The Federalist Society, a conservative group that emphasizes legal matters. "Instead, nominees are asked to guarantee specific outcomes of cases that might come before the court. If they refuse — as they should — they often find their...
  • "Ban Ann Coulter": Free speech for me but not for thee?

    03/09/2007 12:57:28 PM PST · by SmithL · 76 replies · 1,743+ views
    SFGate: The Ross Report ^ | 3/9/7 | Andrew S. Ross
    The Chronicle's story today on the ongoing furor over Ann Coulter and the 'F-word', reports that the backlash includes a campaign initiated today by a gay rights group and media watchdog to persuade mainstream media outlets to dump her for good. The organizations in question, GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign, are seeking to get rid of Coulter from the airwaves and from being syndicated to newspapers. Is all this a step too far?Ironically, GLAAD itself is the target of a campaign by the American Family Association to get the Ford Motor Co., a development noted by the gay web...
  • Borking Judge Alito (Cornyn Op-Ed)

    01/09/2006 1:20:18 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 8 replies · 772+ views
    Washington Times ^ | January 9, 2006 | Senator John Cornyn
    With the battle over the nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. to the Supreme Court set to take center stage on Monday, the American people have undoubtedly become familiar in past weeks with his critics -- along with their criticisms, attacks and mischaracterizations. If the best predictor of future behavior is past performance, then it is reasonable to expect that a host of rather predictable, knee-jerk criticisms -- which have already been refuted with fact -- will be leveled against this fine nominee in a misguided effort to discredit his qualifications. As a preview of the coming debate, here...
  • Robert Bork: A Narrowed Rift (President Bush and conservatives and the future of the Court)

    11/03/2005 4:51:55 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 12 replies · 817+ views
    National Review ^ | November 3, 2005 | Robert H. Bork
    It is premature to pronounce the job completed, but with the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals for a seat on the Supreme Court, George Bush has substantially narrowed the rift with his conservative base he created with his nomination of Harriet Miers. Ms. Miers, a woman of many fine qualities, was perceived as simply lacking the constitutional sophistication to withstand the pressures of a liberal Court majority and its allies in the academy and the media sufficiently to help bring the Court back from its self-assumed role as a political rather than...
  • Some Get 'Borked,' Others Get 'Miered'

    10/27/2005 1:05:48 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 97 replies · 1,344+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 27, 2005 | NAHAL TOOSI
    Is "miered" the new "borked"? Robert Bork's failed nomination to the Supreme Court in 1987 spawned the verb "borked," defined loosely as getting rejected in an unseemly, even unfair, manner. Now there is talk online about whether Harriet Miers' withdrawal of her nomination to the high court will give rise to the term "miered." While liberals led to the opposition to Bork, it was conservatives who brought down Miers' nomination. A contributor to The Reform Club, a right-leaning blog, wrote that to get "borked" was "to be unscrupulously torpedoed by an opponent," while to get "miered" was to be "unscrupulously...

    10/27/2005 5:54:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3,435 replies · 62,423+ views
    just breaking!!!!!!!!
  • On Harriet Miers: Dear Laura Ingraham (AKA Helen of Troy): Shutup And Talk

    10/11/2005 3:42:58 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 37 replies · 1,359+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 10/11/2005 | JoeClarke
    Dear Laura Ingraham (AKA Helen of Troy): Shutup And Talk Just as your book Shut Up And Sing disqualifies actors and singers from exhibiting their political preferences because of their lack of expertise, I am asking you to call off the dogs on Harriet Miers. I am not merely a mind numbed loyalist to President Bush; I am only asking that you do criticize Harriet Miers, but not as obsessively - 7/24 - as you have. IOW How about another subject, Laura? You cannot see that you are becoming the elitist that you accuse everyone else of being. Who are...
  • Kristol: Reversing the Bork Defeat

    07/01/2005 7:30:45 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 71 replies · 2,107+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 1, 2005 | William Kristol
    With a Republican Senate, President Bush has the chance to succeed where Reagan failed by getting a conservative constitutionalist confirmed to the Supreme Court.ON OCTOBER 23, 1987--a day that lives in conservative infamy--Robert Bork's nomination to the Supreme Court was rejected by a Democratic Senate. Now, 18 years later, George W. Bush has the chance to reverse this defeat, and to begin to fulfill what has always been one of the core themes of modern American conservatism: the relinking of constitutional law and constitutional jurisprudence to the Constitution.The restoration of constitutional government has been the one area in which modern...
  • Fred Barnes: The Bork Precedent (What the defeat of Bork's nomination taught the Bush White House)

    07/01/2005 7:17:33 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 36 replies · 2,326+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 1, 2005 | Fred Barnes
    When Robert Bork was nominated to the Supreme Court in 1987, the Reagan White House was not prepared to fight effectively for his confirmation. Indeed, Bork was such a respected judge and admired legal scholar that President Reagan and his aides assumed Bork would have a relatively easy time winning Senate approval. He lost 58-42. In preparing now for a vacancy on the high court, the Bush White House has studied the Bork confirmation fight. And it has learned lessons it hopes will help when President Bush picks a nominee to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first justice to...

    11/13/2004 11:42:38 AM PST · by forest · 13 replies · 1,015+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #325 ^ | 11-14-04 | Doug Fiedor
    Well isn't that interesting: John Edwards is on his way out, so that makes Arlen Specter the trial lawyers' darling in the Senate. The liberal Specter is also in line to become chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. If that happens, we're betting that President Bush's plans for tort reform will be dead on arrival. The real problem, though, will be the Senate approval for Supreme Court Justices. Bush may get to pick three this term, as well as elevate Clarence Thomas to Chief Justice. As Justice Committee chairman, will Specter play ball and support Bush's picks? Many groups around...
  • The Specter Campaign

    11/11/2004 5:53:10 PM PST · by Seadog Bytes · 49 replies · 836+ views
    National Review ^ | November 11, 2004 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    A rejoinder to Hugh Hewitt. What did Specter say last week? Specter, with the apparent support of Hewitt, claims that AP reporter Lara Jakes Jordan distorted his words. Specter didn't "warn" the president not to nominate judges who might vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. He merely predicted that such nominees would face filibusters. This explanation will not wash. The senator said that Roe was "inviolate" in his view; that it was settled law, like Brown v. Board; that any nominee who disagreed would face a filibuster; and that he "would expect the president to be mindful of the considerations...
  • Benchless: Arlen Specter keeps a qualified judge off the federal bench.

    04/19/2004 2:04:45 PM PDT · by Checkers · 26 replies · 169+ views
    NRO ^ | 04/19/2004 8:44 a.m. | David J. Sanders
    It has been almost a year since President Bush nominated Arkansas lawyer Leon Holmes to the federal bench. Since that time, he has had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, but his nomination remains stalled. Holmes enjoys the support of his two home senators, Democrats Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor. Even with their support, however, some Senate Democrats were uneasy with Holmes. Sen. Charles Schumer, the hard-core liberal New York Democrat, railed against Holmes, but those attacks began to subside last year. Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle has said the Holmes nomination wouldn't be filibustered by Democrats. So what...
  • Brown Gets Borked [WSJ Editorial]

    10/30/2003 2:55:55 AM PST · by The Raven · 30 replies · 133+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct 30, 2003 | editorial
    <p>Meet Janice Rogers Brown, the latest judicial nominee headed for a filibuster. Senate Democrats would have you believe this black seven-year veteran of California's Supreme Court is somehow not qualified to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.</p>