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  • College: The Fall of the Humanities

    07/08/2013 7:24:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/08/2013 | Bernie Reeves
    Duke University president Richard Brodhead, who abandoned his own students and took the word of a prostitute before knowing the facts in the infamous Duke Lacrosse case, has served as co- chairman of an allegedly bipartisan group convened by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences to investigate the value of the humanities in the college curriculum. Members of the quango included filmmakers Ken Burns and George Lucas, musicians Yo-Yo Ma and Emmylou Harris, actor John Lithgow and retired Supreme Court justice David Souter -- an odd assortment to be called on to interpret academic trends. Said Brodhead in a...
  • Breyer: Founding Fathers Would Have Allowed Restrictions on Guns

    12/12/2010 11:33:59 AM PST · by driftdiver · 217 replies · 1+ views
    Foxnews ^ | Dec 12, 2010 | Foxnews
    If you look at the values and the historical record, you will see that the Founding Fathers never intended guns to go unregulated, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer contended Sunday. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Breyer said history stands with the dissenters in the court's decision to overturn a Washington, D.C., handgun ban in the 2008 case "D.C. v. Heller." Breyer wrote the dissent and was joined by Justices John Paul Stevens, David H. Souter and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He said historians would side with him in the case because they have concluded that Founding Father James Madison was more...
  • Tribe to Obama: Sotomayor Is “Not Nearly As Smart As She Seems To Think She Is”

    10/28/2010 10:34:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 10/28/10 | Ed Whelan
    I’ve obtained a copy of an interesting letter that Harvard law professor Larry Tribe wrote to his protégé, President Barack Obama, in the immediate aftermath of Justice Souter’s announcement of his decision to retire from the Court. I will post a PDF of the letter shortly. [Update: Here’s the letter.] In the meantime, I’ll call attention, in this post and two or three others, to some of its highlights. The express purpose of Tribe’s letter is to urge that Obama nominate Elena Kagan to the Souter vacancy. But before making his affirmative case for Kagan, Tribe argues strongly against the...
  • Top liberal law prof advised Obama not to pick ‘bully’ Sonia Sotomayor [calls her Aff Action hire]

    10/28/2010 12:37:22 PM PDT · by · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    One wonders how Ed Whelan of the Ethics and Public Policy Center managed to get a hold of a private letter sent to President Obama by Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe advising him against nominating Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, but be that as it may, its contents are quite interesting and show just how nakedly political Tribe’s view of a justice really is and also how little he thinks of Sotomayor. In the May 2009 letter (PDF link here), Tribe advises Obama to refrain from choosing Sotomayor because “she’s not nearly as smart as she seems to think...
  • Souter to speak at Harvard's commencement (barf alert)

    02/08/2010 10:10:55 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies · 248+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | February 8, 2010
    Retired Supreme Court justice David H. Souter will be the principal speaker at Harvard University's commencement this spring, the college said today. Souter, a graduate of Harvard and Harvard Law School, served on the high court from 1990 until June 2009. While a member of the court, he emerged as a crucial defender of abortion rights and the separation of church and state. “During his years on the nation’s highest court, Justice Souter approached the vital work of judging with a deep sense of independence and fairness, a close attention to the facts of each case, and a clear concern...
  • VIDEO: Sen. Graham: Sotomayor "Can Be No Worse Than Souter"

    07/13/2009 2:51:24 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 19 replies · 767+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 13, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says Judge Sonia Sotomayor may be a "trade-up" from Justice David Souter.
  • Sonia Sotomayor Worse on Abortion Than David Souter?

    06/23/2009 10:11:09 AM PDT · by julieee · 10 replies · 530+ views ^ | June 23, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Sonia Sotomayor Worse on Abortion Than David Souter? Washington, DC -- In a new editorial column appearing in the Washington Times, Charmaine Yoest, the president of Americans United for Life, makes the case that Sonia Sotomayor is worse on abortion than David Souter, the Supreme Court justice President Barack Obama appointed her to replace. Full story at:
  • David Souter's Departure

    05/10/2009 4:20:12 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies · 640+ views
    WorldviewTimes.Com ^ | 5/9/09 | Phyllis Schlafly
    On his 100th day in office, President Barack Obama started campaigning for reelection in 2012. He went to a small town in Missouri, a red state he didn't carry last year, and boasted that "we've begun the work of remaking America." Indeed, he has begun to do exactly that with trillions of dollars turned over to the executive branch of government by the legislative branch. A few days later, the announced resignation of Supreme Court Justice David Souter gave Obama the additional power to use the judicial branch to remake America into Obama-nation. When asked what sort of a justice...
  • Want Another Bigot on the Court? You Got It.

    05/08/2009 7:41:16 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 7 replies · 1,334+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 8 April 2009 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Sometimes even when you attend an event, and take part in it, it still takes time to understand it. I had the honor to speak at the Knoxville Tea Party, as Ben Franklin, a printer from Philadelphia. The visible, massive driving force for that and all 750+ Tea Parties with 1+ million people in attendance was taxes. But the real issue was larger and deeper than taxes. When the mainstream media attempt to deal seriously with this phenomenon, they phrase it as “conservative” as opposed to “liberal.” Sometimes it’s no such thing. The Tea Parties are related to the present...
  • Wanna Bet, Harry?

    05/05/2009 5:21:11 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 7 replies · 606+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I wouldn’t want to entice Harry Reid into violating his religious principles. But he is a senator from the state home to Las Vegas after all, so perhaps I could coax him into a friendly flutter, all for charity’s sake, of course . . . Appearing on Today this morning, Reid dismissed Matt Lauer’s suggestion that there’s no chance Pres. Obama would appoint a white male to fill David Souter’s soon-to-be-empty Supreme Court seat. Alright then, Sen. Reid. Since you think there’s a realistic chance Pres. Obama might nominate a melanin-deficient male, let me offer you the following proposition: View...
  • Is Napolitano Capable of Doing a “Supreme” job? A Supreme Court Job that is

    05/04/2009 12:49:28 PM PDT · by faced · 12 replies · 429+ views ^ | 5/4/09 |
    CNN) – Janet Napolitano just started her first Washington job — but speculation lingers over whether she might be interested in a more permanent post in the nation's capital. The Homeland Security secretary continued to shrug off questions Sunday over whether or not she'd be willing to serve on the Supreme Court if she were tapped by President Obama to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Justice David Souter."You know Chris, I got to tell you, I got my hands full with the flu right now and I’m just going to stick with that," she told Fox News...
  • Obama’s Judgment On Judges

    05/04/2009 8:50:56 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 211+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | May 4, 2009 | The Stiletto
    Obama will look for a “nontraditional” judge – speculation is rampant that his choice will be a Hispanic, or another woman - to find one who is not so egregiously left–leaning as to ensure Repubs close ranks and peel off a couple of moderate Dems to filibuster the confirmation – taking comfort in the near certainty that his seemingly centrist nominee is likely to drift further and further left over time. Though the majority of Supreme Court Justices proved ideologically malleable over the course of their tenures, here’s why Obama’s choice won’t be a “stealth” conservative, as Souter turned out to be...
  • Bye Bye, Justice Souter

    05/02/2009 12:20:27 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 5 replies · 719+ views
    Competitive Enterprise Institute ^ | May 01, 2009 | Hans Bader
    Liberal Supreme Court Justice David Souter is retiring. On social issues, this makes little difference: whoever replaces him will satisfy liberal litmus tests, like supporting racial preferences and partial-birth abortion the way Souter did. But on economics, where Souter was more moderate, it will matter a lot: Souter was willing to occasionally overturn excessive punitive damage awards, and overturn state regulations that were preempted by federal law (like in Watters v. Wachovia (2007), where I filed a brief on behalf of economists and law professors). Some of his potential replacements, like Judge Sonia Sotomayor and especially Deval Patrick, will be...
  • Jay Sekulow On Foxnews On Obama Replacement "Absolutely, The Court Is Gonna Move Left" (Video)

    05/01/2009 9:59:11 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 17 replies · 455+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 5/1/09 | Talkradio03
    Jay Sekulow warns of what is to come when you lose an election, since this President is an absolute radical, look for someone who believes in a living constitution, and will reference "foreign law" like Darth Vader Ginsberg. Thank you voters!!!!
  • Stephanopoulos: Possible Souter Replacement Sotomayor ‘Strong Centrist’

    05/01/2009 4:49:57 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies · 4,073+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It never fails. Let someone’s name be put forward as a possible Dem presidential candidate or judicial nominee, and the MSM will find a way to characterize him as a “centrist.” We didn’t have to wait long for the tradition to be honored regarding Sonia Sotomayor, who conventional wisdom pegs as the frontrunner to replace David Souter. On today’s Good Morning America, George Stephanopoulos declared Sotomayor not just a centrist, but a . . . “strong centrist.” View video here.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 09-05-07 (David Souter CRIED Following Supreme Court Election 2000 Decision)

    09/05/2007 6:03:56 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 69 replies · 1,111+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | September 5, 2007 | Blurbies, Sam the Spam, and PJ-Comix
    (Get ready for the BIG comedy Webcast starting September 10. No, this doesn't involve ol' PJ talking into a mike. This is a project involving MANY. Get your political humor in digestible chunks twice weekly on the Web.) Perhaps the biggest MISTAKE of the first George Bush was nominating David Souter to the Supreme Court. At the time, everyone said that Souter's views were a complete mystery. Well, he hid them well at the time for a reason. As has been revealed in subsequent years on the Supreme Court, he is an out and out liberal. However, we can...
  • Evicting David Souter

    02/04/2006 12:28:13 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 28 replies · 2,976+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 13, 2006 | Matt Labash
    If the justice is so fond of eminent domain, say protesters, let's seize his ancestral property and develop a charming bed and breakfast on it.Weare, New HampshireLOGAN DARROW CLEMENTS doesn't seem like the sort of fellow who'd go around stealing the houses of Supreme Court justices. He's mild mannered and laughs easily, often at his own jokes. Physically he resembles a less creepy Ralph Reed: He looks like a 36-year-old altar boy whose mom made him scrub up and dress for dinner. An Ayn Rand devotee, he heads an objectivist discussion group back home in Los Angeles. A zippy evening...
  • Group Tries to Evict Souter From Home

    01/21/2006 8:45:15 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 75 replies · 2,257+ views
    AOL News ^ | January 21, 2006
    Angered by a Supreme Court ruling that gave local governments more power to seize people's homes for economic development, a group of activists is trying to get one of the court's justices evicted from his own home. The group, led by a California man, wants Justice David Souter's home seized to build an inn called the "Lost Liberty Hotel." They submitted enough petition signatures - only 25 were needed - to bring the matter before voters in March. This weekend, they're descending on Souter's hometown, the central New Hampshire town of Weare, population 8,500, to rally for support
  • Group angry at Souter to visit his hometown this weekend

    01/20/2006 7:50:52 PM PST · by chet_in_ny · 31 replies · 1,248+ views
    AP via Boston Globe ^ | 1/20/06 | Kathy McCormack
    CONCORD, N.H. --The U.S. Supreme Court angered many Americans last year when it sided with a Connecticut city that wanted to seize homes and other property for economic development. In protest, a small group led by a California man has been targeting David Souter, one of the five justices who voted yes in the case, trying to get Souter's hometown of Weare to seize his property for the purpose of building an inn. They submitted enough petition signatures -- only 25 were needed -- to bring the matter before voters in March. They plan to rally in Weare this weekend...
  • Harriet Souter

    10/23/2005 12:17:19 PM PDT · by freespirited · 22 replies · 499+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | 10/16/05 | John Hawkins
    Harriet Miers has filled out a Senate Questionnaire that gives more evidence that she was personally against abortion. In that same questionnaire, she also said that she opposes judicial activism.Should that change anyone's mind? No, not one iota. Wondering why? Well, let me tell you a little story about a name that strikes terror into the heart of conservatives who care deeply about the Supreme Court: David Souter. Souter was a stealth nominee, nominated by George Bush's father. There were some initial grumbles about his nomination, but Republicans came out of the woodwork to assure the base that David Souter...
  • White House Wants a High Court Justice Who Won't 'Go Souter'

    10/23/2005 11:24:56 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 73 replies · 1,586+ views
    Legal Times ^ | 10/24/5 | T.R. Goldman
    There are many reasons President George W. Bush could have decided not to pick White House Counsel Harriet Miers, a Dallas commercial litigator with a limited trial background and no judicial experience, to serve on the Supreme Court. But there is at least one compelling reason he did: the 15-year shadow cast by Justice David Souter, a nominee touted by Bush's father as a staunch conservative -- who has turned out to be anything but. "Miers is not going to 'go Souter' on him," notes Earl Maltz of the Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, using a pet phrase conservatives have...
  • Harriet Miers and the "Pigpen" Press

    10/06/2005 8:33:48 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 155 replies · 2,486+ views
    My favorite supporting character in the legendary strip, “Peanuts,” is Pigpen. His unique trait is raising a cloud of dirt everywhere, even on a clean, dry sidewalk. Pigpen came to mind when I saw the White House Press Corps’ question President Bush Wednesday on his nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court. First, the status of the nomination. Monday afternoon, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid held a nearly unprecedented press conference with Harriet Miers, just hours after her nomination. Reid said that she was an “exceptional” candidate, and “the sort of person who should be nominated.” In short, the...
  • D. Souter: just a photo to remember to our President and us the lasting effects of a wrong appointee

    09/29/2005 11:00:33 AM PDT · by alessandrofiaschi · 31 replies · 2,524+ views
    New Hampshire Executive Councilor Raymond Burton, right, poses with U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter, center, and New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch in front of the Statehouse in Concord, N.H., in this April 7, 2005, file photo. Burton is facing calls to resign for hiring a campaign aide he knew was a convicted child sex offender, but he said Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005, he has no intention of stepping down. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
  • Blips in the confirmation picture (Roberts)

    09/20/2005 11:51:16 AM PDT · by JZelle · 35 replies · 1,794+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-20-05 | Bruce Fein
    Judge John Roberts soon will be confirmed as the 17th chief justice of the United States to replace William H. Rehnquist. Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats Joseph Biden of Delaware, Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, Charles Schumer of New York and Dianne Feinstein of California are frowning and gnashing. Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans Orrin Hatch of Utah, Jon Kyl of Arizona, Jeff Sessions of Alabama and John Cornyn of Texas are smiling and exulting. But something is wrong with this picture.
  • (LIVE) Logan Darrow Clements ("Souter hotel") on radio now FR mentioned

    08/01/2005 8:23:11 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 32 replies · 1,880+ views
    KFI 640.COM (John Zeigler Show) ^ | 1 August 2005 | John Zeigler Show
    I'm listening to Logan Clements, the man behind the idea of putting a hotel, cafe and museum where David Souter's living. KFI is in L.A./Southern California He's mentioned Free Republic several times saying that was where it first got rolling for him, then it moved to Drudge and then Rush.
  • Fred Barnes: Souter-phobia (Remembrance of nominees past shaped Bush's decision)

    07/26/2005 4:26:06 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 17 replies · 1,224+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 1, 2005 | Fred Barnes
    IN THE DAYS BEFORE PRESIDENT Bush picked a Supreme Court nominee, the White House was gripped by Souter-phobia. Bush and his aides desperately wanted to avert the disaster that befell his father's White House in 1990. The elder Bush, on the advice of his chief of staff John Sununu and Senator Warren Rudman of New Hampshire, picked an unknown judge, David Souter, for the Supreme Court, thinking he was a conservative. Souter turned out to be a flaming liberal, so much so that Senator Ted Kennedy now regrets having voted against confirming him. In naming Souter, Bush had passed over...
  • Souter-home campaign targets pols (Bid to seize Souter's home)

    07/22/2005 6:17:20 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 45 replies · 1,731+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 6/22/05 | WorldNetDaily
    An advertising entrepreneur leading an effort to seize David Souter's home in response to the high court's controversial eminent domain decision is encouraging citizens to mount a campaign against leaders of the justice's New Hampshire town. Logan Darrow Clements said today on "Joseph Farah's WorldNetDaily RadioActive" program that the five members of the board of selectmen of Weare, N.H., rejected his proposal to take Souter's property, prompting a call for their removal from office. Clements wrote to the board, explaining he needed to find out if they already opposed the proposal so he would know whether it was worth the...
  • The Next Justice

    07/22/2005 6:43:57 AM PDT · by JBW · 1 replies · 373+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 22, 2005 | Manuel Miranda
    Just after the First World War, President Woodrow Wilson, a Democrat, was not very successful in garnering support in the Senate for American membership in the League of Nations. Opposition was led by Republican Sen. William Borah of Idaho. Years later Borah was asked why he thought the League was such a bad idea. "I didn't," he answered. "I was against it because it was Wilson's idea." So far the opposition on the left to President Bush's nominee as the next associate justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts Jr., has mustered no more intellectual firepower than that.
  • Joseph Farah: "On John Roberts"

    07/21/2005 7:06:36 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 74 replies · 1,883+ views ^ | 07-21-05 | Farah, Joseph
    On John Roberts -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: July 21, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 President Bush's selection of John Roberts as Supreme Court nominee to replace Sandra Day O'Connor is being hailed as a stroke of genius. He has the likely opposition off balance because the nominee does not have a record of writings and positions that can be easily attacked and challenged. He is said to be a very nice man with a nice family and to possess a brilliant legal mind. At first blush, Roberts seems to be an acceptable choice for Americans who still believe in the...
  • Black-robed Robin Hoods - (picture Ruth Bader Ginsberg in snug green tights, for starters..WOW!)

    06/27/2005 10:45:35 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 27 replies · 1,369+ views
    Picture this: Ruth Bader Ginsberg wearing a snug, green outfit, complete with tights. Then picture four of her high-court compatriots, John Paul Stevens, David Souter, Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer doing the same. It's a tough visual, I admit, but given their property-rights ruling, we now know what those members of the U.S. Supreme Court must be wearing under their black robes. Think "jolly, old England" and the fellow in the green outfit who stole from the rich to give to the poor. He didn't do it alone. Robin Hood had his band of merry men to help. It wasn't...
  • Keyes Warns that Bush Could Appoint Sandra Day O'Connor as Chief Justice

    05/08/2004 7:22:52 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 117 replies · 587+ views
    Letter from Alan Keyes | 05-08-04 | Keyes, Alan
    Former UN diplomat and Republican presidential contender Alan Keyes of Maryland is warning that "pressure from Democrats and RINOs is building on President Bush to nominate Sandra Day O'Connor as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and hand liberal special interests everything they want -- on a platter! In a letter to "Defenders of Justice," Keyes writes: "You've seen Ted Kennedy's filibusters against conservatives federal judges set the stage for a national disaster. "Because every contact I have tells me that President Bush's political "advisors" are pressing him to make "safe" Supreme Court appointments. That is, appointments the liberals will...
  • Supreme Court justice suffers minor injuries in assault

    05/01/2004 11:13:11 AM PDT · by counterpunch · 116 replies · 749+ views
    WASHINGTON – Supreme Court Justice David Souter suffered minor injuries when a group of young men assaulted him as he jogged on a city street, a court spokeswoman said Saturday. The attack occurred about 9 p.m. Friday, court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said. Supreme Court police took Souter, 64, to a Washington hospital, where he was examined and released about 1 a.m. Saturday, Arberg said. She did not detail his injuries except to say they were minor. Souter was not robbed, Arberg said. She gave no other details about the assault, or about any police investigation or arrests. Metropolitan Police Dept....
  • Supreme Court Justice Assaulted During Jog [Souter]

    05/01/2004 9:38:04 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 109 replies · 246+ views
    Associated Press | May 1, 2004
    Supreme Court Justice David Souter suffered minor injuries when a group of young men assaulted him as he jogged on a city street, a court spokeswoman said Saturday. The attack occurred about 9 p.m. Friday, as Souter, a regular jogger, ran alone, court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said. Supreme Court police took Souter, 64, to a Washington hospital, where he was examined and released about 1 a.m. Saturday, Arberg said. She did not detail his injuries except to say they were minor. Souter was not robbed, Arberg said.