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  • Franken takes on Roberts court

    06/29/2010 7:36:05 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 64 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 6/28/10 | Jeremy Herb
    U.S. Sen. Al Franken used his opening remarks at Solicitor General Elena Kagan's Supreme Court confirmation hearing to take sharp aim at what he says is an activist tilt by the high court. "There is such a thing as legislating from the bench," said Franken, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee in charge of the hearing. "And it is practiced repeatedly by the [Chief Justice John] Roberts court, where it has cut in only one direction: in favor of powerful corporate interests, and against the rights of individual Americans." U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who also sits on the committee,...
  • Republicans again seeking to split 9th Circuit (PLEASE DO!)

    06/19/2005 8:18:57 AM PDT · by SandRat · 35 replies · 953+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | June 19, 2005 | unattributed
    LOS ANGELES - Congressional Republicans are hoping yet again to split the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers nine Western states and has issued some rulings to the dismay of conservatives. The Republicans say a breakup is the best way to reduce the circuit's caseload. Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., plans this week to introduce a bill to split the circuit into three parts. Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, has already introduced legislation this year that would create at least one, if not two, new appellate courts for the area, which includes Arizona. "The situation is continuing to get worse...