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  • Justice Elena Kagan kept her promise to Senator Risch of Idaho and went Hunting with Justice Scalia

    06/26/2018 7:57:35 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies
    risch.senate gov ^ | Deborah Cassens Weiss
    During a courtesy call before her confirmation, Justice Elena Kagan responded to a remark by Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, about gun rights. Risch told Kagan she may not realize how important the issue was to most Americans... Kagan said she had never owned or fired a gun. "But I told the senator if I was fortunate enough to be confirmed, I would go hunting with Justice Scalia." Kagan lived up to her word. She has accompanied Scalia to a shooting range and on several hunting trips, she said. “It turns out, it's kind of fun," she added.
  • Elena Kagan Is Up to Something

    06/23/2018 2:51:10 PM PDT · by Twotone · 86 replies
    Slate ^ | June 21, 2018 | Mark Joseph Stern
    What is Justice Elena Kagan doing? So far this term, the liberal justice has crossed ideological lines at least three times to join the Supreme Court’s conservatives. Most recently, on Thursday, Kagan authored the majority opinion in Lucia v. SEC, a huge case that threatens to erode the political independence of multiple federal agencies. Tearing down the “administrative state” is supposed to be Justice Neil Gorsuch’s pet project. In Lucia, though, it was Kagan who took the lead in undermining the civil service, authoring an opinion that prompted a sharp dissent by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who accused her colleague of...
  • Eric Schneiderman’s Inevitable Fall (open secret to Dems)

    05/08/2018 6:40:10 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 25 replies
    City Journal ^ | 5/8/2018 | Seth Barron
    The New York attorney general’s dark-side personal life was an open secret in Democratic Party circles. New York State attorney general Eric Schneiderman has resigned, just hours after it was reported that he had been accused of violent assaults on women he had dated. These allegations, which include threats that Schneiderman made to stalk and kill the women if they told on him, came as a shock—except to anyone who has followed his career in politics. Schneiderman’s louche ethics have been well known. You didn’t need an “in” at Albany watering holes; just reading the newspapers would have told you...
  • Supreme Court strikes down key deportation provision, with Gorsuch help

    04/17/2018 10:09:29 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 17, 2018 | staff
    Justice Neil Gorsuch provided the decisive vote Tuesday in a Supreme Court ruling striking down a key provision that made it easier to deport immigrants convicted of violent crimes, in a blow to the Trump administration. President Trump's Supreme Court pick has largely sided with the conservative members of the bench since his appointment, but sided with the liberal wing on Tuesday. The court said the part of the law in question is too vague to be enforced.
  • The Supreme Court just handed the Trump administration a loss on immigration — and Gorsuch

    04/17/2018 8:03:55 AM PDT · by BOARn · 120 replies
    AP ^ | 4/17/18 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that part of a federal law that makes it easier to deport immigrants who have been convicted of crimes is too vague to be enforced. The court's 5-4 decision concerns a provision of immigration law that defines a "crime of violence." Conviction for a crime of violence subjects an immigrant to deportation and usually speeds up the process. A federal appeals court in San Francisco previously struck down the provision as too vague, and on Monday the Supreme Court agreed. The appeals court based its ruling on a 2015 Supreme Court decision...
  • MARK LEVIN: Gorsuch blows it, big time

    04/17/2018 10:44:15 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 103 replies
    Mark Levin Twitter ^ | April 17, 2018 | Mark Levin
    Mark R. Levin ‏ Verified account @marklevinshow Gorsuch blows it, big time
  • Elena Kagan: The Supreme Court Adopted Scalia’s Textualist Judicial Reasoning

    10/19/2017 11:14:24 AM PDT · by Sopater · 46 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 18, 2017 | Andrew Kugle
    Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan said Monday the high court has adopted much of the late Justice Antonin Scalia's textualist judicial reasoning. Kagan was speaking to an audience at the Chicago-Kent College of Law when she said that Scalia's judicial reasoning has come to dominate the court, the Washington Examiner reported. Scalia, who sat on the Supreme Court for 30 years before his death in 2016, was a proponent of textualism, a theory in which the interpretation of law is based on the meaning of legal text as it would be commonly understood at the time of its passage, and...
  • The Homosexual Manifesto is Just Satire! Silly Americans!

    04/24/2016 4:31:37 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 8 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 4/22/2016 | Bradlee Dean
    It has been a week of weeks concerning the assaults on the American people coming from this administration and their communist allies within and without. They are becoming more emboldened, ruthless and obvious as to who is responsible for the crimes committed against the American people, especially those involving the sodomite community. Yet, you are told to believe that the homosexual manifesto is just satire. Let me make my point. Barack Hussein Obama the “First Gay President” and his controllers appoint 225 radical lesbians, homosexuals, and transgender to governmental positions only to be used as a political battering ram to...
  • 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,...
  • SUPREME COURT CAUGHT MESSING WITH MARRIAGE CASE?Suspicious events'troubling turn'

    06/22/2015 10:43:04 AM PDT · by xzins · 125 replies
    WND ^ | 21 Jun 15 | BOB UNRUH
    A series of events that has been described as a “troubling turn” has been found to have taken place at the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the justices’ looming decision on marriage – whether they will affirm the millennia old standard of one man and one woman or whether they will create a right to homosexual “marriage.” The circumstances concern efforts to have Ruth Ginsburg and Elena Kagan recused from the marriage case because they both have taken public advocacy positions for same-sex “marriage” by performing those ceremonies even while the case was pending before the justices. WND reported just days...
  • OBAMA SURROUNDS HIMSELF WITH THE MOST EXTREME APPOINTEES IN AMERICAN HISTORY - Obama's Czars

    03/27/2015 6:02:01 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 10 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Undated | Steve Baldwin
    Much has been written about Obama’s controversial appointments, not only to the federal bench, but to key cabinet positions, as well as to the unaccountable (and probably unconstitutional) “Czar” positions. Much of the criticism has dwelled on the Obama administration’s lack of vetting when filling these rolls—but that’s not the issue. To the contrary, the Obama team did investigate thoroughly and they choose precisely. When an administration repeatedly nominates hard-left individuals, it’s not a vetting error—it’s a pattern. We should not allow the media to portray these appointments as a series of errors; but rather, we need to realize that...
  • Supreme Court Justice Kagan uses Dr. Seuss in case argument

    02/26/2015 6:52:24 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 67 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 02/25/2015 | By Phillip Swarts
    When the Supreme Court announced its decision Wednesday on whether a fisherman should be charged under Wall Street regulatory laws, Justice Elena Kagan decided to include an unusual judicial argument: Dr. Seuss. In 2007 in Florida, law enforcement officials confronted fisherman John Yates, saying he had caught several red groupers that were too small. Mr. Yates then tossed the fish overboard. But he was charged under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which sought to punish the destruction of physical evidence in wake of the Enron scandal where accountants shredded thousands of documents. In a 5-4 decision announced Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled...
  • US Supreme Court asked to block Wisconsin's Voter ID law

    10/02/2014 4:11:51 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    Milwuakee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10-2-14 | Patrick Marley & Jason Stein
    Opponents of Wisconsin's photo ID requirement for voters took their case to the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, seeking an emergency halt to the state's implementation of the law before the fast approaching Nov. 4 election. ~snip~ In their petition, voter ID opponents told the Supreme Court that there's not enough time to properly implement the law in the month remaining in the tight race between GOP Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke. "Thousands of Wisconsin voters stand to be disenfranchised by this law going into effect so close to the election. Hundreds of absentee ballots have already...
  • Justice Kagan Performs Her First Same-Sex Wedding

    09/23/2014 7:29:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    CBS-DC ^ | 9-22-14
    Justice Elena Kagan has officiated for the first time at a same-sex wedding, a Maryland ceremony for her former law clerk and his husband. Kagan presided on Sunday over the wedding of former clerk Mitchell Reich and Patrick Pearsall in the Washington suburb of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Monday that the same-sex ceremony was the first at which Kagan officiated. Retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg have previously officiated at the wedding of gay and lesbian couples, including at the Supreme Court. Ginsburg most recently performed the wedding of Washington theater...
  • Justices Divide By Gender In Hobby Lobby Contraception Case

    03/25/2014 5:42:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    NPR ^ | March 25, 2014 | By Nina Totenberg
    There was a clear difference of opinion between male and female justices at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday. The issue was whether for-profit corporations, citing religious objections, may refuse to include contraception coverage in the basic health plan now mandated under the Affordable Care Act. The female justices were clearly supportive of the contraception mandate, while a majority of the male justices were more skeptical. The lead challenger in the case is the Hobby Lobby corporation, a chain of 500 arts and crafts stores that has 13,000 employees. The owners object to two forms of contraception, IUDs and morning-after...
  • Justices Hear Case on Health Law’s Contraceptive Rule

    03/25/2014 4:48:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 25, 2014 | By ADAM LIPTAK
    In an argument that touched on medical science and moral philosophy, the Supreme Court on Tuesday wrestled with whether corporations may refuse to provide insurance coverage for contraception to their workers based on the religious beliefs of the corporations’ owners. --snip-- Hobby Lobby told the justices that it had no problem offering coverage for many forms of contraception, including condoms, diaphragms, sponges, several kinds of birth control pills and sterilization surgery. But drugs and devices that may prevent embryos from implanting in the womb are another matter, the company said; its owners believe those would make the company complicit in...
  • Cruz, Cornyn Join Hobby Lobby in Obamacare Legal Fight

    03/25/2014 12:25:31 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Bob Price
    The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will begin hearing oral arguments in two high profile cases regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. The two cases are Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius. These two cases deal with the religious freedom aspects of the ACA and how it applies to individual businesses. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) issued a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas offering his continuing support for the two companies who have taken the federal government to court. "The Supreme Court has the opportunity to affirm our...
  • Hobby Lobby case fuels bigotry: Column (Gay Epis Bishop strikes again)

    03/25/2014 12:00:46 PM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    USA Today (title and link only) | March 24, 2014 | Bishop Gene Robinson
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/03/24/hobby-lobby-obamacare-contraception-supreme-court-column/6838853/
  • Supreme Court signals support for corporate religious claims

    03/25/2014 11:43:19 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/25/14 | Lawrence Hurley - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court appeared poised on Tuesday to open the door to companies' religious-based objections to government regulations as justices weighed whether business owners can object to part of President Barack Obama's healthcare law. It was unclear whether the companies objecting to the regulation requiring them to provide insurance coverage that includes contraception would win overall, but a majority of the nine justices seemed ready to rule that companies had the same religious rights to object as individuals do. In one of the biggest cases of the year, the court heard an extended 90-minute oral argument,...
  • Sotomayor, Kagan: Hobby Lobby Should Drop Insurance, Pay Penalty and Let Employees Use Exchange

    03/25/2014 12:27:37 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 121 replies
    CNS News ^ | 03/25/2014 | Penny Starr
    During oral arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday which focused on whether the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act violates the free exercise of religion, Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan suggested employers who have moral objections to birth control should not provide health care coverage for their employees Chief Justice Roberts interjected that this was in opposition to what Hobby Lobby presented in its lawsuit. “I thought – I thought that part of the religious commitment of the owners was to provide health care for its employees,” Roberts said and Clements agreed. “Well, if they want...