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  • Justice Anthony Kennedy handles appeals from the Ninth Circuit

    02/08/2017 7:10:27 AM PST · by Lockbox · 63 replies
    Self | 2/8/17 | Self
    Let’s look at sections of the Opinion Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for Arizona v. United States 567 U.S. ___ (2012)The Government of the United States has broad, undoubted power over the subject of immigration and the status of aliens. See Toll v. Moreno, 458 U. S. 1, 10 (1982) ; see generally S. Legomsky & C. Rodríguez, Immigration and Refugee Law and Policy 115–132 (5th ed. 2009). This authority rests, in part, on the National Government’s constitutional power to “establish an uniform Rule of Nat- uralization,” U. S. Const., Art. I, §8, cl. 4, and its inher- ent power as...
  • A Supreme Court Deadlock on Trump’s Travel Ban? Not So Fast: Watch Justice Kennedy

    02/07/2017 7:02:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/07/2017 | Andrew McCarthy
    As our Monday editorial details, there is every reason to believe that the eventual ruling of the Ninth Circuit federal appeals court will control the outcome of litigation over President Trump’s temporary travel ban on both aliens from seven countries and refugees. A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit is considering the Justice Department’s appeal of a temporary restraining order issued by Seattle federal district judge James Robart, which suspends the ban. The panel has announced that it will hear oral argument on Tuesday. The Ninth Circuit’s determination is likely to be dispositive because there are currently only eight justices...
  • Sowell: The Fraud Goes On

    06/27/2016 12:06:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 28, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Last week the Supreme Court of the United States voted that President Obama exceeded his authority when he granted exemptions from the immigration laws passed by Congress. But the Supreme Court also exceeded its own authority by granting the University of Texas an exemption from the Constitution's requirement of "equal protection of the laws," by voting that racial preferences for student admissions were legal. Supreme Court decisions in affirmative action cases are the longest running fraud since the 1896 decision upholding racial segregation laws in the Jim Crow South, on grounds that "separate but equal" facilities were consistent with the...
  • Kennedy's New 'Right to Dignity' Could Trump the Right to Free Speech and Religion

    07/07/2015 4:34:43 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 31 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/06/2015 | John Merline
    When President Obama was first running for office in 2008, he promised that he'd go about "fundamentally transforming" America once in office. But it wasn't the 47-year-old Senator from Illinois — who went on to win two presidential elections — who'd bring about such a transformation. It was a 78-year-old unelected Supreme Court justice from California named Anthony Kennedy.
  • Justice Kennedy’s Bitter Truth - Ruling Will Unleash Legal Furies Against Those Who Disagree.

    06/30/2015 6:07:53 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 28 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 29, 2015 | William McGurn
    What can it possibly matter to you, they were asked, if two men or two women who love each other call their relationship marriage? We learned that it matters a great deal. It matters to Brendan Eich, who was forced to resign last year as CEO of the company he co-founded after it became public that he had donated $1,000 to Proposition 8, the successful California ballot measure banning same-sex marriage. It matters to Chick-fil-A, which in 2012 saw the mayors of Chicago and Boston declare the restaurant chain had no place in their cities because its chief executive held...
  • Scalia Hides Hint that Kennedy was PAID for the 5th Vote in footnote?

    06/26/2015 10:33:49 AM PDT · by xzins · 111 replies
    vanity | 25 Jun 15 | Xzins
    From Scalia's dissent on court conducting a putsch to overthrow the country: "22 If, even as the price to be paid for a fifth vote, I ever joined an opinion for the Court that began: “The Constitution promises liberty to all within its reach, a liberty that includes certain specific rights that allow persons, within a lawful realm, to define and express their identity,” I would hide my head in a bag. The Supreme Court of the United States has descended from the disciplined legal reasoning of John Marshall and Joseph Story to the mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie....
  • Swing Vote Justice Kennedy 'Not Persuaded' by LGBT Arguments at Supreme Court Hearing

    04/29/2015 7:48:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/29/2015 | Samuel Smith
    As the Supreme Court's oral arguments on whether states should be constitutionally obligated to issue same-sex marriage licenses adjourned Tuesday afternoon, Heritage Foundation's Ryan Anderson said in a news conference outside the building that the likely swing vote justice, Anthony Kennedy, was "not persuaded" by LGBT arguments. As many are predicting the Supreme Court's decision in June to come down to a narrow 5-4 vote, Justice Kennedy has been pegged again as the justice who is likely to decide which way the court leans in making the tough decision on whether the 14th Amendment requires states to uphold same-sex marriages...
  • Justice Kennedy and Marriage: A Guide for the Perplexed

    04/27/2015 7:12:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/27/2015 | by QUIN HILLYER
    By his own logic, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy should lead the court’s majority in upholding individual states’ laws against same-sex marriage. In the four conjoined cases on the subject set for oral argument April 28, the high court is asked not whether same-sex marriage is good policy. It is instead asked if such marriage is a national, constitutionally protected right, one so fundamentally interwoven in our nation’s fabric of protections that no state law can refuse to recognize it. Kennedy’s most recent decision regarding marriage, the 2013 case of U.S. v. Windsor, contained two notions seemingly in tension with...
  • A Child of Gay Parents Writes to Justice Kennedy

    03/03/2015 8:50:19 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 16 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 27 2015 | Katy Faust
    Dear Justice Kennedy, June is nigh, and with it will comes your ruling on the most contentious political issue of our time: marriage. I write because I am one of many children with gay parents who believe we should protect marriage. I believe you were right when, during the Proposition 8 deliberations, you said “the voice of those children [of same-sex parents] is important.” I’d like to explain why I think redefining marriage would actually serve to strip these children of their most fundamental rights. It’s very difficult to speak about this subject, because I love my mom. Most of...
  • A Child of Gay Parents Writes to Justice Kennedy (in support of traditional family)

    02/27/2015 2:51:13 PM PST · by NYer · 50 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 27, 2015 | KATY FAUST
    Dear Justice Kennedy,June is nigh, and with it will comes your ruling on the most contentious political issue of our time: marriage.I write because I am one of many children with gay parents who believe we should protect marriage. I believe you were right when, during the Proposition 8 deliberations, you said “the voice of those children [of same-sex parents] is important.” I’d like to explain why I think redefining marriage would actually serve to strip these children of their most fundamental rights.It’s very difficult to speak about this subject, because I love my mom. Most of us children...
  • Marriage and the Kennedy factor

    01/20/2015 8:05:09 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 10 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 1/20/2015 | Brian Fischer
    It's impossible to overestimate the damage that will be done to our constitutional republic if Justice Anthony Kennedy imposes homosexual marriage on the entire nation in blatant defiance of the express will of the people. The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to decide the issue of whether states can be compelled, against the will of the people and their elected representatives, to accept sodomy-based marriage. Voters in 31 states went to the polls to enshrine natural marriage in their state constitutions. The legislatures in another 13 states passed laws expressly forbidding recognition of homosexual marriages. While legislatures in a small...
  • Pin drop! Obama lawyer stuns Supreme justice

    03/25/2014 9:03:08 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 106 replies
    WND ^ | 3/25/2014 | GREG COROMBOS
    In a dramatic moment at the Supreme Court Tuesday, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli told justices that U.S. business owners have no religious freedom to reject government mandates forcing them to cover abortions. Justices and lawyers also sparred over whether businesses actually have religious freedom and whether striking down the Obamacare mandate makes women second-class citizens. The notable abortion exchange between Verrilli and Justice Anthony Kennedy came during oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius, two cases linked by the companies’ owners objecting to the Department of Health and Human Services requirement that businesses fully...
  • Sorry Justice Kennedy: Family matters most

    07/12/2013 5:40:58 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7-11-13 | Ryan T. Anderson
    Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy can't seem to understand why every political community on earth until the year 2000 recognized marriage as the union of a man and a woman. In his mind, this can be explained only by anti-gay "animus." Justice Kennedy is wrong. The state isn't in the marriage business because it cares about love or romance, but because the sexual union of a man and a woman can produce new life and this new life deserves a mother and a father. When a newborn isn't raised by the man and the woman -- the mother and the...
  • Shocking Child Molestation Story

    07/02/2013 9:00:47 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 43 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 2Jul13 | Laurie Higgins
    In 2010, the Australian press, as in thrall to the homosexual community as our ignorant, sycophantic America press is, told the foolishly titled story “Two dads are better than one,” about a homosexual couple who went to Russia to adopt a child. These “fathers” described the obstacles they faced in trying to find a surrogate in the U.S. and the scrutiny they faced when they returned to Australia with their child, all because of the suspicions of authorities who feared that two homosexual men might be pedophiles. The article concluded with this heartwarming quote: “’We’re a family just like any...
  • Justice Kennedy's 40,000 Children

    05/06/2013 11:21:25 AM PDT · by fwdude · 9 replies
    Public Discourse (The Witherspoon Institute) ^ | May 2, 2013 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    During oral arguments on Prop 8, Justice Kennedy alluded to the views of children of same-sex couples as if their desires and concerns are identical to and uncritical of their parents’ decisions. But the reality is far more complicated. During the oral arguments about Proposition 8, Justice Anthony Kennedy referred to children being raised by same-sex couples. Since I was one of those children—from ages 2-19, I was raised by a lesbian mother with the help of her partner—I was curious to see what he would say. (snip) I have heard of the supposed “consensus” on the soundness of same-sex...
  • Nine Justices or Fifty States? Who Should Decide Gay Marriage?

    03/29/2013 9:53:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2013 | Mark Davis
    I would like to think that Supreme Court justices are smarter than I am. At one level, they surely are. Their years of devotion to the practice and analysis of law involves countless pages of book-learning I will never undertake. Their brains must fairly bulge with minutiae I cannot grasp. But there is a difference between intelligence and wisdom. There are high school dropouts who have deep wells of astuteness about how to think, act and live in an enlightened way. And there are Ph.D.’s I would not let into my house. In one stunning moment Tuesday from the Supreme...
  • CNN Asks If Traditional Marriage Defenders Are 'On the Wrong Side of History'

    03/25/2013 2:54:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/25/2013 | Matt Hadro
    Hyping "growing support" for same-sex marriage, CNN's Carol Costello asked a supporter of California's Proposition 8 on Monday if he was "on the wrong side of history" for legally defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Her tone fits right with Friday's CNN panel where a traditional marriage supporter was disgustingly marginalized as a segregationist and compared to a slave owner. Costello cited GOP strategist Karl Rove admitting that he could see a Republican presidential candidate publicly support same-sex marriage in 2016. She then asked Austin Nimocks of the Alliance Defense Fund, "Austin, you heard what Karl Rove...
  • The Foresight of Justice Kennedy

    03/16/2013 9:50:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 16, 2013 | Brett Harvey
    Since the 1950s the Longview, Wash. City Council has opened its public meetings with prayer, as Congress has done for 239 years. But fear of a lawsuit from groups like the ALCU has caused the mayor to tell the local ministerial association that it is “not acceptable” for ministers who volunteer to give a Christian prayer that refers to Jesus. To their credit, the ministers refused to give a generic prayer that violates the convictions of their faith. So, for fear of an ACLU threat, city officials decided to exclude ministers simply because their faith teaches them to pray...
  • Please Don’t Take Offense

    07/08/2012 6:48:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2012 | Rich Tucker
    In spring, bicycles come out of storage, newspaper photographers snap pictures of people riding them, and those photos generate letters of complaint to The Washington Post. “You do both bikers and wannabes a great disservice in illustrating this article with a photograph of a biker who is not wearing a helmet,” wrote a correspondent on May 19 . "This isn't the first time The Post has done this. Please give more consideration to issues of safety and awareness." A week later, a different writer added, “I would appreciate that The Post (in addition to publishing the helmet comments that have...
  • Did Justice Roberts Trade Votes with Justice Kennedy?

    06/27/2012 9:52:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/27/2012 | Jason Kissner
    Did Justice Roberts trade votes with Justice Kennedy in the Arizona decision handed down Monday? I certainly hope so, for he would have struck a blow for constitutional conservatism. I will explain: Many Court observers have expressed surprise at Chief Justice Roberts joining the majority opinion of Justice Anthony Kennedy, which struck down three of four provisions at issue with Arizona's S.B. 1070 and left the fourth on life support in terms of jurisprudence, and all but dead in terms of practice. As Justice Scalia noted in a dissent that was animated even by Scalia standards, the Supreme Court's decision...