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  • US Supreme Court approves expanded hacking powers

    05/01/2016 10:15:00 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | April 29, 2016 | BBC Staff
    Snooping on a tablet computerImage copyrightThinkstock The US Supreme Court has approved a rule change that could allow law enforcement to remotely search computers around the world. Previously, magistrate judges could order searches only within the jurisdiction of their court, often limited to a few counties. The US Department of Justice (DoJ) said the change was necessary to modernise the law for the digital age. But digital rights groups say the move expands the FBI's hacking authority. The DoJ wants judges to be able to issue remote search warrants for computers located anywhere that the United States claims jurisdiction, which...
  • 'If this material works, I'm going to use it at Goldmans next year': Obama swings for Hillary, profe

    04/30/2016 9:32:08 PM PDT · by dennisw · 16 replies
    dailymail ^ | 30 April 2016 | By Ollie Gillman
    <p>President Obama took aim at Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and the Republican establishment tonight in his hilarious final White House Correspondents' Dinner speech - and he even saved some ammunition for Hillary Clinton.</p> <p>Before he tore apart the GOP candidates, Obama brought up his former Secretary of State's speeches to Goldman Sachs as he contemplated what he might do to make money after leaving the White House.</p>
  • Messianic Rabbi at US Capitol: Where did SCOTUS get authority to 'strike down' G-d's law...marriage?

    04/29/2016 6:52:13 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 30 replies
    CNSnews ^ | 4/29/2016 | Michael W Chapman
    Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn at Statuary Hall, U.S. Capitol, Apr. 27, 2016. (Screenshot: YouTube) At a Christian prayer event in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall, Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn said Israel and America were founded on “God’s calling” but that America today is driving God “out of its public squares,” and that in legalizing homosexual “marriage,” the Supreme Court had overruled “the laws of the Almighty.” Rabbi Kahn added that in celebrating that ruling by illuminating the White House in the colors of the gay rainbow, President Barack Obama took the “sacred colors of God’s covenant” and turned them “against...
  • Supreme Court denies bid to block Texas voter ID law

    04/29/2016 9:38:12 AM PDT · by kennedy · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 29, 2016 | Bill Mears
    Texas' controversial voter identification law will remain in effect, possibly through November's elections, after the Supreme Court on Friday denied an emergency request from a coalition of Latino advocacy groups and Democratic lawmakers who say the measure is discriminatory. The unsigned order from the justices did not explain their reasoning, or whether there was any opposition. While it is a temporary decision, it could affect enforcement of similar laws in other states during a hotly contested presidential election year. A lawsuit challenging the Texas law known as SB 14 is still pending in a federal court, and the immediate issue...
  • Tom Coburn, Ex-Senator, Says Merrick Garland Should Get a Vote

    04/27/2016 1:10:57 PM PDT · by Cyberman · 40 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 04/27/2016 | Emmarie Huetteman
    Dr. No seems to have become Dr. Yes. Kind of. Tom Coburn, the former Republican senator from Oklahoma known for his often contrarian views, said Wednesday that Judge Merrick B. Garland should get a vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee, going against his old colleagues who have staunchly opposed even considering President Obama's Supreme Court nominee in a presidential election year....
  • CNBC: Cruz will make major announcement at 4PM

    04/27/2016 6:58:49 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 460 replies
    CNBC: Cruz will make major announcement at 4PM
  • The 2nd Amendment if Hillary Clinton is elected

    04/23/2016 10:52:10 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 17 replies
    April 22, 2016
    The Supreme Court Very interesting, but scary, view. A number of republican voters have threatened that they won't vote for the GOP candidate this November if the eventual nominee was not their personal choice in the primaries. I just want to put something into perspective: · Justice Scalia's seat is vacant. · Ginsberg is 82 years old, · Kennedy is 79, · Breyer is 77, and · Thomas is 67. Nowadays, the data shows that the average age of a Supreme Court retirement or death occurs after the age of 75. There are 5 vacancies that will likely come up...
  • Chelsea Clinton: Mom will change the Supreme Court to allow more gun control

    04/23/2016 6:32:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/22/2016 | John Sexton
    Chelsea Clinton wants voters to know the death of Justice Scalia represents a real opportunity for her mother to change America’s gun laws. “It matters to me that my mom also recognizes the role the Supreme Court has when it comes to gun control,” Chelsea said at an appearance in Maryland Thursday. “With Justice Scalia on the bench one of the few areas where the Court actually had an inconsistent record relates to gun control,” she added. “Sometimes the court upheld local and state gun control measures as being compliant with the second amendment and sometimes the court struck them...
  • Texas Gov. Warns: SCOTUS to ‘Completely Rewrite’ Constitution Over Obama Immigration

    04/23/2016 5:43:32 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 13 replies
    Tea Party ^ | 4/22/2016
    Greg Abbott accuses of justices playing ‘naked politics,’ says best outcome a 4-4 decision (Free Beacon) – Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said that the U.S. Constitution will be “completely rewritten” if the Supreme Court sides with President Obama in the lawsuit challenging his executive action on immigration. Abbott, formerly the state’s longest-serving attorney general, told reporters Thursday morning that the lawsuit brought against the president by Texas and 25 other states is “framed under” the issue of immigration but in reality challenges Obama’s use of executive power to “unilaterally” rewrite laws. “The lawsuit is about the fact that the...
  • Ted Cruz 'birther' lawsuit appealed to Supreme Court

    04/22/2016 10:14:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 282 replies
    UPI ^ | 04/22/2016 | Eric Duvall
    A Utah lawyer has appealed a lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court, alleging Republican presidential candidate Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is not a "natural born citizen" and therefore ineligible to become president. Legal scholars say there is virtually no chance the high court will consider the appeal, partly because they do not want to encourage a wave of similar suits. Cruz has faced questions about his eligibility to become president from his chief rival, Donald Trump. Cruz was born in Canada, though his mother is a U.S. citizen. The U.S. Constitution sets only a few standards for presidential eligibility. Candidates...
  • (Dancing on His Grave) Chelsea Clinton: Gun Control Opportunity on Supreme Court With Scalia Gone

    04/21/2016 7:15:51 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 55 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 21, 2016 | Jack Heretik
    Chelsea Clinton: Gun Control Opportunity on Supreme Court With Scalia Gone Chelsea Clinton said Thursday at an event in Maryland that there is now an opportunity for gun control legislation to pass the Supreme Court since Justice Antonin Scalia passed away. “It matters to me that my mom also recognizes the role the Supreme Court has when it comes to gun control. With Justice Scalia on the bench, one of the few areas where the Court actually had an inconsistent record relates to gun control,” Clinton said. “Sometimes the Court upheld local and state gun control measures as being compliant...
  • 'Confirmation' -- HBO's High-Tech Lynching

    04/19/2016 3:51:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    The left is masterful at rewriting history. Witness HBO's TV movie "Confirmation," which aired Saturday, about Anita Hill's accusations of sexual harassment 25 years ago, which almost derailed Clarence Thomas from becoming a Supreme Court justice. The drama's makers claim that they didn't take sides in depicting Thomas' Senate confirmation hearings, even as a trailer punctuates close-ups of actress Kerry Washington, who played Hill, with stentorian capital letters: "It only takes one voice ... to change history." Another trailer proclaims, "One woman made a choice ... to take a stand." Apparently, because HBO didn't expressly label Thomas as guilty, producers...
  • What Really Happened During SCOTUS Amnesty Arguments?

    04/19/2016 1:24:10 PM PDT · by writer33 · 8 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/19/16 | Hans von Spakovsky
    On a warm spring Monday in the nation’s capital, the future of American immigration policy and the limits on executive power were argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. The lawsuit was filed by 26 states (led by Texas) against President Barack Obama’s administrative amnesty program, and based on the questions asked by the justices, this case may very likely come down to a four-to-four split vote. The states filed suit in December 2014 after President Obama announced his “Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents” (DAPA) program in November. It would grant “lawful presence” — the meaning...
  • Fox News is reporting SCOTUS split on immigration, Roberts says he may approve!!

    04/19/2016 6:16:01 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 139 replies
    Just reported that Roberts supports Obama's immigration plan. Thanks to Bush and Cruz
  • Supreme Court affirms Google Books scans of copyrighted works are fair use

    04/18/2016 3:10:27 PM PDT · by dware · 52 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | 04.18.2016 | Devin Coldewey
    A Supreme Court order issued today closes the book on (or perhaps merely ends this chapter of) more than a decade of legal warfare between Google and the Authors Guild over the legality of the former’s scanning without permission of millions of copyrighted books. And the final word is: it’s fair use. The order is just an item in a long list of other orders that appeared today, and adds nothing to the argument except the tacit approval of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals 2015 decision — itself approving an even earlier decision, that of the U.S. District Court...
  • SCOTUS and the Language of Justice

    04/18/2016 3:22:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 18, 2016 | Philip Ahlrich
    The Supreme Court has only law to consider; therefore, it is not the prerogative of the court to decide on issues of moral justice. But its liberal jurists, who presumably have been informed of America's founding purpose, speak in an artificial language, freighting old words with new definitions that have sufficed to render morality a product of law. Can the term "vaccination," for instance, be expanded to mean "forced sterilization"? Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said it could, at a time when progressive elites were promoting eugenics as a proper science (Buck v. Bell, 1927), and seven of the remaining justices...
  • Chief Justice Roberts uses Obama’s words against him on immigration case

    04/18/2016 12:13:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 18, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. prodded the Obama administration Monday to explain President Obama’s immigration flip-flop, when Mr. Obama in 2014 reversed himself and decided he did, after all, have powers to grant a tentative amnesty to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants. Mr. Obama had repeatedly denied he had that kind of power, then after the 2014 election, when Congress refused to act on his policies, the president claimed a do-over and said he did have the power. Chief Justice Roberts wondered what changed in Mr. Obama’s mind, and even read back one of Mr. Obama’s quotes...
  • Supreme Court Appears Divided on Obama’s Immigration Plan

    04/18/2016 11:47:52 AM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | Apr. 18, 2016 | ADAM LIPTAK and MICHAEL D. Shea
    The Supreme Court on Monday seemed sharply divided during an extended argument over a challenge to President Obama’s plan that would shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation and allow them to work in the country legally. Much of the argument was technical, but the justices occasionally paused to acknowledge realities outside the courtroom. Justice Stephen G. Breyer said the case had enormous political implications. Justice Sonia Sotomayor said that about 11 million immigrants live “in the shadows.” “They’re here whether we want them or not,” Justice Sotomayor said. The case, brought by 26 states, may produce a significant ruling...
  • Argument analysis: Search for a fifth vote on immigration

    04/18/2016 11:23:08 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 35 replies
    ScotusBlog ^ | 4/18/2016 | Lyle Dennison
    No matter which way the Supreme Court turns on President Obama’s ambitious move to overhaul immigration policy, it can get to a result only if a fifth vote can be found to make a majority among the eight Justices. That, at least, seemed likely after a ninety-minute argument on Monday in United States v. Texas, the fiercely contested courthouse battle between the White House and Congress over who among eleven-or-so million immigrants can stay in the country without a specific legal right to do so. The Court’s four liberal members were working extra hard to make the central issue whether...
  • Supreme Court split on Obama amnesty; Kennedy: Policy ‘just upside-down’

    04/18/2016 10:40:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 18, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The Supreme Court divided deeply Monday over President Obama’s deportation amnesty, with conservative justices saying the White House was trying to steal Congress’s law-making powers, and liberal justices suggesting the court should stay out of the fight altogether, leaving the president with a free hand. Outside the court, thousands of Hispanic-rights protesters rallied, demanding legal status from the courts and vowing political retribution on Congress — and Republicans in particular — if Mr. Obama loses his case. Inside the courtroom, however, the argument was lower-key, with the justices sparring with lawyers over the tricky interplay between the law, federal regulations...
  • Justice Rehnquist’s Opposition to Justice Powell’s Drive To Create “Corporate Speech”

    04/16/2016 9:14:43 PM PDT · by amihow · 3 replies
    American Constitution Society ^ | September 3, 2014 | Jeff Clements
    The Conservative versus the Corporatist: Justice Rehnquist’s Opposition to Justice Powell’s Drive To Create “Corporate Speech” Rights September 3, 2014 Guest Post by Jeff Clements. The writer is the Co-Founder and Board Chair of Free Speech For People and the author of the 2014 updated and expanded edition of Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money and Global Corporations) In the November 2012 election, the same Montana voters who gave the State’s presidential electoral votes to Republican Mitt Romney by a wide margin also approved a ballot initiative that called for a Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United...
  • Battle over Obama immigration actions lands before Supreme Court

    04/16/2016 8:50:58 AM PDT · by Innovative · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | Apr. 16, 2016 | Bill Mears
    The impassioned election-year debate over President Obama’s immigration executive actions lands Monday before a short-handed Supreme Court, where justices will consider a fundamental question: how much power does the president truly have? The justices plan to hold 90 minutes of oral arguments dealing with Obama’s bid to spare millions of illegal immigrants from deportation. A coalition of states calls it an executive power grab. "President Obama's executive action is an affront to our system of republican self-government," said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who supports those states. But the White House contends the president’s authority is clear, and the policies humane...
  • Obama IRS Corruption Update (Weekly Update)

    04/16/2016 10:40:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 15, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch & Allied Educational Foundation to Supreme Court: Protect the Laws that Keep Public Officials Honest Defending the First Amendment against the Obama IRS Only 3 U.S. Airports Require Employee Security Checks JW Gets Props in The Wall Street JournalJudicial Watch & Allied Educational Foundation to Supreme Court: Protect the Laws that Keep Public Officials Honest With a notorious Democrat in the White House, it bears repeating that there are corrupt politicians in both the Republican and Democrat parties. The “corruption caucus” in the political world is both bipartisan and growing. True to our non-partisan educational mission, we...
  • New Documents Make It Clear: Obama Wants to Force Christians to Pay for Abortions

    04/15/2016 3:19:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | April 15, 2016 | CONOR BECK
    As a general rule, one is typically on the wrong side of the issue if they are fighting against a group of nuns providing care for the elderly and poor. “One,” in this case, is unsurprisingly the Obama Administration. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The pending U.S. Supreme Court case Zubik v. Burwell involves the Catholic charity the Little Sister of the Poor and other religious organizations’ desire to not provide services in their health plans that violate their religious beliefs. Namely, this includes free access to contraceptive drugs, including some that may cause abortions.The Obama Administration claims that they include a workaround...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Texas AG Questions SEC Lawsuit Timing, Cites Coming SCOTUS Executive Amnesty Fight

    04/14/2016 5:42:00 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4/13/2016 | Lana Shadwick
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a civil lawsuit against Texas Attorney General (AG) Ken Paxton and others on Monday, just one week to the day before the Texas AG will represent Texas and lead more than half the states in the nation at the U.S. Supreme Court in the executive amnesty case, the United States v. Texas. The federal government is appealing their loss in the lower district court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The Attorney General of Texas told Breitbart Texas, “That’s just creative timing by the Obama administration to file...
  • Who is Merrick Brian Garland?

    04/14/2016 4:58:16 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 17 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 4/13/2016 | Leon Puissegur
    Merrick Brian Garland was born in Chicago. He earned his bachelor degree from Harvard and then taught there. He was nominated to the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by Bill Clinton. He had problems with that nomination, and finally, in 1997, almost 2 years after nomination, he was finally confirmed. All this shows us right off the bat that this man is not and may never be a moderate or anywhere close to what Justice Scalia was. Garland sided with the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), and he was the lone dissenter when the rulings were...
  • Chuck Grassley tells Judge Garland that the Senate won’t act on his nomination

    04/12/2016 10:20:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/12/16 | Dave Boyer
    Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley told Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland to his face Tuesday that the Senate won’t consider his nomination. Over breakfast, the Iowa Republican “explained why the Senate won’t be moving forward during this hyper-partisan election year,” his office said. The statement added that Mr. Grassley “thanked Judge Garland for his service,” and that their 70-minute meeting in the Senate dining room was “cordial and pleasant.” Both men arrived early for the meeting and avoided journalists later. Mr. Grassley and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are blocking Judge Garland’s nomination, saying voters should have a role in...
  • Breaking: Judge Hanen to Issue Order in “Immediate Future” About Government’s Misrepresentations

    04/11/2016 3:35:02 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 35 replies
    With arguments before the Supreme Court in U.S. v. Texas ten days away, the docket in Brownsville keeps on chugging along. A few minutes ago, Judge Hannen issued an order, noting that “In the immediate future, this Court intends to issue an order concerning the misrepresentations made to it and Plaintiffs’ counsel by counsel for the Government.” But even stranger, the government submitted four envelopes to the court to review in camera, but asked the court not to open envelopes two and three. Defense counsel invited this Court to review the contents of Envelopes One (Government’s unredacted brief) and Four...
  • Justice Sotomayor's Vocabulary of Immigration

    04/11/2016 11:55:10 AM PDT · by OddLane · 17 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | April 11, 2016 | Jerry Kammer
    In 2009, when Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote her first opinion as a member of the high court, she used the term "undocumented immigrant" to refer to persons who are in the United States illegally. It is believed to have been the first such usage in the history of the court, where the term "illegal immigrant" had previously been used. In an interview for last week's NPR program Latino USA, Justice Sotomayor explained her decision. She told host Maria Hinojosa: "Illegal immigrant" has a sense, I think, in people's minds, that immigrants are all criminals and criminals in...
  • Sonya Sotomayor: What the Supreme Court really needs is more diversity

    04/11/2016 7:30:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/11/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Not everyone is a fan of putting Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court and we’re not just talking about Senate Republicans here. Though the complaints are a bit veiled, it sounds as if Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor isn’t exactly leading the Garland cheering section either. In an address she delivered at the Brooklyn School of Law, Sotomayor made an oblique reference to Garland when she bemoaned the lack of “diversity” on the bench and why it would be important to judge prospective nominees, at least in part, on factors other than their judicial bona fides. (Time) U.S....
  • Dem Lawyer: Obama Can Appoint Garland to SCOTUS Without Senate Approval

    04/09/2016 5:24:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 9, 2016 | Rick Moran
    You're beginning to hear this legal theory more and more as it becomes clear the Senate has no intention of taking up the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.Does President Obama have the power to appoint a justice of the Supreme Court without getting the Senate's approval? The legal theory rests on an ambiguity in the Constitution and some legal sleight of hand.Gregory L. Diskant, a senior partner at the law firm of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler and a member of the national governing board of Common Cause, penned an op-ed in The Washington Post explaining the...
  • Senate Judiciary Chairman: We Won't Consider Obama Supreme Court Nominee

    04/08/2016 4:24:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/8/16 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) – Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said on the Senate floor Thursday that he will not bow to pressure from Democrats to consider President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court pick, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Merrick Garland. Grassley argued that the American people should decide the direction of the high court when they vote for the next president. “It is no secret that the White House strategy is to put pressure on this chairman of the Judiciary Committee and other Republicans in the hopes that we can be worn down and ultimately agree to hold hearings on the...
  • Justice Scalia's Greatest Dissent

    04/08/2016 2:42:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2016 | Paul Greenberg
    How strange. The brass-knuckle, bare-fisted, no-holds bout to determine who will succeed the late Antonin Scalia as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court has been throwing off sparks at every turn. But I can remember wondering what all the fuss was about when he handed down his lone dissent in Morrison v. Olson decades ago. It was in the summer of 1988 and Antonin Scalia was still a junior member of the court. But both political parties were united in deploring his youthful indiscretion, and so was popular opinion. For that was after the notorious Saturday Night Massacre...
  • Obama: ‘I Have Transformed the Federal Courts from a Diversity Standpoint’

    04/08/2016 1:49:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 8, 2016 | 4:21 PM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    Speaking at the University of Chicago Law School on Thursday, President Barack Obama was asked by an audience member how his nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court would bring “diverse characteristics” to that court. In answering, Obama argued: “I have transformed the federal courts from a diversity standpoint with a record that’s been unmatched.” He also said: “But at no point did I say: ‘Oh, you know what, I need a black lesbian from Skokie in that slot. Can you find me one?’” …
  • Lindsey Graham relents, agrees to have ‘courtesy’ meeting with Obama Supreme Court nominee

    04/08/2016 6:04:39 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | 04/08/2016 | Emma Dumain
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham will join the ranks of his GOP colleagues who have agreed to meet with Merrick Garland — even though the South Carolina Republican remains opposed to confirming President Barack Obama’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. Graham will meet with Garland as a “courtesy,” Graham’s spokesman, Kevin Bishop, confirmed with The Post and Courier. “He continues to believe the next president should pick the next nominee for the Supreme Court,” said Bishop, adding that the meeting has not yet been scheduled. It wasn’t long after Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death in February that...
  • Supreme Court Rejects DC Madam Case (appeal to Justice Thomas filed)

    04/06/2016 4:27:17 PM PDT · by drewh · 146 replies
    The Daily Bail ^ | 2 hours ago
    Ted Cruz breathes a huge sigh of relief, for now. Sibley has another plan. Chief Justixe Roberts made his decision late yesterday: Sibley's application was directed to Chief Justice John Roberts, the justice assigned to emergency appeals from the Washington, D.C. area. Roberts denied it without seeking a response from any other party, a sign of how little merit Roberts found in the application. Undeterrred, Sibley writes on his blog that he will now appeal to Clarence Thomas: Yesterday, Chief Justice Roberts denied my Application to be relieved from the Restraining Order which prohibits me from releasing any of the...
  • Obama on Criticism of Lack of Diversity in SCOTUS Pick: I Didn’t Say I Needed a ‘Black Lesbian from

    04/07/2016 8:52:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/7/16 | by Pam Key
    (Video) Thursday at the University of Chicago Law School during a town hall meeting, President Barack Obama mocked the criticism that his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Merrick Garland, did not add diversity to the bench. Obama said, “The way I thought about diversity is not to think about any single seat as, oh, I’ve got to fill this slot with this demographic but, rather, if I’ve got a broad set of nominees to make — and this is true across the board — how do I make sure that I’m intentional throughout that process? So that the talent of every
  • Mitch McConnell: Dem nominees for Supreme Court are never ‘moderate’

    04/07/2016 11:04:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 7, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    As President Obama makes another pitch for Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland on Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is warning Americans not to fall for the media’s characterization of Judge Garland as a “moderate.” “I’m sure he’ll repeatedly claim that his nominee is ‘moderate,’” Mr. McConnell said of the president, who is holding an event for Judge Garland at the University of Chicago law school. “Not that he means it. It’s just a useful piece of spin that’s been dutifully echoed across the expanse of the Left and in the media for years.” The previous Supreme Court nominees of...
  • Battle between religious and gay rights splits GOP states

    04/06/2016 1:58:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 6, 2016 2:10 AM EDT | David A. Lieb
    Republican lawmakers upset about the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage have advanced measures in about a dozen states this year that could strengthen protections for those who refuse on religious grounds to provide services to same-sex couples. The bills could benefit court clerks, photographers, florists, bakers, wedding-hall operators and others who say gay matrimony goes against their beliefs. For a party already being torn apart by the presidential contest, the state legislative efforts have exposed deep rifts between the GOP’s social conservatives and its pro-business wing. Business leaders worry that such measures will allow discrimination and scare away companies...
  • GOOD NEWS FOR CRUZ=> SCOTUS Denies Request from Lawyer for DC Madam to Release Info on Escorts

    04/06/2016 6:42:16 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 136 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Apr 6, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Last week the lawyer for the former “DC Madam” said he had a record log of contacts that could “upend the 2016 election.” Attorney Montgomery Blair Sibley has a GoFundMe page set up to pay for his court costs if he releases the phone records. Montgomery Blair Sibley recently released a video saying he has the list of contacts relevant to the 2016 presidential race. Attorney Montgomery Blair Sibley said the records were already online. On Tuesday Supreme Court denied a request from Montgomery Blair Sibley, the lawyer for the former DC Madam, to release documents and records that would...
  • What if the Supreme Court Were Liberal? [Constitutional Positive Rights Here We Come]

    04/06/2016 1:13:33 PM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 6, 2015 | Erwin Chemerinsky
    What might it mean to have five justices on the Supreme Court who were appointed by Democratic presidents? Since 1970, the year Harry Blackmun received Senate confirmation, there always have been at least five justices appointed by a Republican president on the Court. If Merrick Garland is confirmed to replace Antonin Scalia, he will join Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan as Democratic appointees to the high Court.
  • SCOTUS Denies Request from D.C. Madam's Attorney to Release Info

    04/06/2016 12:12:31 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 62 replies
    NBC News ^ | Apr 5 2016
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a request from a lawyer who once represented a woman known as the "DC Madam" to release records from her famous escort service. Those records include such sensitive information as customer names, Social Security numbers and addresses— information the lawyer, Montgomery Blair Sibley, has said could affect the 2016 presidential election. The so-called DC Madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey ran a high-priced escort service in the Washington D.C.-area for a number of years before her eventual conviction. She died in 2008. Sibley wanted the Supreme Court to lift a lower court order, in place...
  • Every Single One: Since 2009, Obama's DOJ Civil Rights Division Hired ONLY Leftist Lawyers-Hundreds!

    04/04/2016 1:52:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 4, 2016 | Hans A. von Spakovsky & J. Christian Adams
    Despite being exposed before, nothing has changed. In 2011, we produced the Every Single One series for PJ Media about an unprecedented wave of ideological hiring of leftist attorneys into the career ranks of the Justice Department. The series documented the partisan and radical background of every single one of the 113 new Justice Department lawyershired into the Obama Civil Rights Division from January 2009 to January 2011. With the help of PJ Media, we will now be updating that revealing report -- and sharing details about the background of Justice Department attorneys hired since 2011. Because we have...
  • Supreme Court rules in redistricting case: Illegal immigrants, other non-citizens can be counted

    04/04/2016 8:45:59 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 102 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 4, 2016 | Stephan Dinan
    A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that illegal immigrants and other non-citizens can be counted when states draw their legislative districts, shooting down a challenge by Texas residents who said their own voting power was being diluted. The ruling does not grant non-citizens power to vote, but says the principle of “one person, one vote” doesn’t require localities to only count those who are actually eligible to vote. Justice Ruth Baden Ginsburg, writing for the court, said even though only eligible voters are supposed to cast ballots, elected officials represent all people within their districts, and it is that act...
  • Supreme Court split threatens Obama's immigration actions

    04/03/2016 10:13:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 3, 2016 | Lydia Wheeler
    President Obama is facing the very real possibility of a deadlock at the Supreme Court that guarantees his immigration actions won’t take effect before he leaves office. If the justices split 4-4 on the case, as observers say is possible, the president’s attempt to shield nearly 5 million people from deportation would be sent back to the lower courts for another lengthy legal battle that would surely spill into the next administration. Oral arguments in the case are set for April 18, which means a decision could come in late June. The high court has already deadlocked twice since the...
  • Scotus’ Unconstitutional Lawmaking and Article V

    04/03/2016 1:31:08 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 12 replies
    It is no secret that American courts have wandered far outside the business of adjudicating. Every summer, the nation holds its breath in anticipation of the latest batch of scotus opinions. Last June, the questions were: Will homosexual marriage become a right across the land? Is there an unconstitutional penalty within Obamacare, or is it a constitutional tax? Must localities mix Section 8 tenants among their communities to achieve racial balance? Can congress force individuals to purchase a privately provided product such as health insurance? No scotus majority opinion ever declared that it revised or made law. For example, in...
  • National Enquirer scoop: A CIA-backed hooker assassinated Justice Scalia

    03/25/2016 1:43:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/25/2016 | Allahpundit
    I included a link to this story in the Cruz post, but a prostitute murdering a Supreme Court justice on orders from government spies probably deserves its own thread.They got the John Edwards story right, didn’t they? That’s all I’ve been hearing today on social media. In a bombshell world exclusive, The National ENQUIRER has learned that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death was a highly planned “political assassination” orchestrated by the CIA and carried out by a $2,000-a-night hooker! A top Washington, D.C. source said the Feb. 13 death of the 79-year-old jurist at a remote Texas...
  • SCOTUS Ruling Forces Teachers to Bankroll Union They Would Never Voluntarily Join

    04/01/2016 12:57:35 PM PDT · by willowsdale · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 1, 2016 | Stan Greer
    The two sides in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, the closely watched U.S. legal case in which a 4-4 U.S. Supreme Court barely upheld a 39-year-old precedent regarding the constitutionality of forced union fees as a job condition in the government sector on March 29, seemed bitterly divided. And they were, for the most part. But on one important matter in Friedrichs, by the time oral arguments were heard in January, there was no longer any dispute between the plaintiffs – 10 independent-minded Golden State educators – and the respondents – the officers of the National Education Association (NEA) union...
  • George Mason University Renames Law School The "Antonin Scalia School of Law"

    03/31/2016 2:19:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    George Mason University will rename their law school "The Antonin Scalia School of Law" after receiving two donations totaling $30 million. These gifts are the largest in school history. While the name change isn't official yet, everything is expected to be switched to the new name by July. (To avoid the awkward acronym that many pointed out was formed by the new name, the school will probably be referred to as "Scalia Law School.") The change still needs a final go-ahead from Virginia’s higher education oversight agency, which is expected to give its blessing. The school’s dean expects that people...
  • Trump: I'd pick justices who would look at Clinton's email scandal

    03/31/2016 12:02:43 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 82 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 03/30/2016 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    Donald Trump on Wednesday fired back at Hillary Clinton, remarking that he would likely nominate Supreme Court justices who “would look very seriously at her email disaster.” The former secretary of state has been under fire over her use of a private email server during her time at the State Department and called out the Republican front-runner in a speech Monday highlighting the impact the Supreme Court should have on this election. Clinton invoked Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. and asked Wisconsin voters what kind of justice a President Trump would nominate. “Well, I’d probably appoint...