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  • Gorsuch sworn in as Supreme Court justice

    04/10/2017 9:31:59 AM PDT · by Enchante · 54 replies ^ | April 10, 2017 | Dylan Stableford
    Neil Gorsuch was sworn in Monday as the newest member of the Supreme Court, filling the vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia after being confirmed by the Senate last week following a controversial rule-change by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to avoid a Democratic filibuster. Gorsuch took took separate constitutional and judicial oaths — the latter at a public swearing-in ceremony at the White House Rose Garden — to become the nation’s 113th justice.
  • Red State's Eric Erickson Writes That Judge Souter Is A "Goat F****** Child Molester"

    08/09/2015 8:18:45 AM PDT · by xzins · 56 replies
    Crooks and Liars ^ | 5/01/09 | John Amato
    <p>Eric Erickson (@ewerickson), Editor-in-Chief of RedState didn't just toss off that gem. He wrote it, then deleted it, then re-wrote and re-sent it adding the proper hashtags ("LMRM" = Let Me Repeat Myself, "TCOT" = Top Conservatives on Twitter, "RS" = RedState). Made sure he got it just right. See for yourself.</p>

    07/06/2012 5:58:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Powerline ^ | July 5, 2012 | Paul Mirengoff
    The Washington Post reports that Mitt Romney plans to fortify his communications and messaging team by adding some veteran operatives. However, Romney apparently has no plans to change his inner circle. As longtime senior Romney senior aide Tom Rath put it: ..................................................... Rath was instrumental in David Souter’s elevation to the Supreme Court. ......................................................... But Rath’s own words show that he didn’t make a mistake. Instead, as demonstrated below, he promoted Souter for the Supreme Court knowing full well what kind of Justice his old friend would be.
  • David Souter at Harvard: Wrong on the Constitution

    06/02/2010 2:16:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeJen · 8 replies · 882+ views
    Youth for Western Civilization ^ | Wednesday, 02 June 2010 | John Anderson
    David Souter, although retired from the U.S. Supreme Court, is still espousing liberal ideas which contradict the Constitution and the intentions of our founding fathers, as he did in the commencement address he recently gave at Harvard. "We want order and security, and we want liberty. And we want not only liberty but equality as well. These paired desires of ours can clash, and when they do a court is forced to choose between them, between one constitutional good and another one. The court has to decide which of our approved desires has the better claim, right here, right now,...
  • Kelo Court vs. 2010 Supremes: A Vast Improvement -- for now [vanity]

    04/24/2010 11:30:13 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 5 replies · 342+ views
    During 0-bama's State of Disunion, he used his congress-rats to help gang up on the Supreme Court. Alito was flailed for mouthing "not true". It was an ugly day for us conservatives, and it was also a confusing day for at least one former leftist, a friend of mine who had turned from being a Hillary supporter to a Ron Paul supporter. [A way yet to go, I admit -- but excellent headway for a 2nd generation yellow-dog.] But 0 did manage to confuse him. Our 'evil' supreme court now schemes to "allow funnelling of foreign money". He's now completely...
  • 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...
  • Supreme Court's Souter has Locked History Away (Papers won't be released for 50 years)

    09/03/2009 8:06:02 AM PDT · by RaiderRose · 18 replies · 599+ views
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | Aug. 31, 2009 | Editorial
    For a historian, newly retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter seems exasperatingly shortsighted. He didn’t want cameras filming the court’s public business during his 19 years on the nation’s highest tribunal. Now, he doesn’t want scholars prying into his papers for 50 years. Who’ll be around by then who knew him?
  • Sotomayor For Souter Is Not An Even Trade

    08/10/2009 6:52:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies · 981+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 10, 2009 | DAVID S. BRODER
    When Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was explaining his decision to become one of the nine Republicans to support the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, he said it was made easier because she would not alter the ideological balance on the Supreme Court. Having her replace Justice David Souter, a regular member of the liberal bloc, would not tilt the court further in that direction, he said. With all due respect to a senator I very much admire, I think he may underestimate the impact of having Sotomayor on the high court. Certainly, there is a world of difference...
  • Supreme Court to Decide Final 3 Cases on Monday

    06/28/2009 2:22:47 PM PDT · by kellynla · 8 replies · 869+ views ^ | Saturday, June 27, 2009 | staff
    WASHINGTON – A closely watched discrimination lawsuit by white firefighters who say they have unfairly been denied promotions is one of three remaining Supreme Court cases awaiting resolution Monday.The court also will say goodbye to Justice David Souter who has announced he will retire "when the court rises for the summer recess." The court intends to finish its work for the summer that day, Chief Justice John Roberts said. Sonia Sotomayor, nominated to take Souter's place, was one of three appeals court judges who ruled that officials in New Haven, Conn., acted properly in throwing out firefighters' promotions exams because...
  • Update SCOTUS Easterling et al resubmitted today-Application for stay(Stay of Souter's replacement)

    06/04/2009 4:02:20 PM PDT · by Man50D · 4 replies · 686+ views ^ | June 4, 2009 | Dr. Orly Taitz
    A stay has been requested to fill Justice Souter's seat until Obama's eligibility for President has been determined. The link shows the image of the document submitted by Dr. Orly Taitz to Justice Souter. This lady is tenacious. She's not giving up and neither should anyone else who believes BO has usurped the Constitution.
  • "Good Riddance" to Retiring Supreme Court Justice Souter

    06/01/2009 8:31:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies · 873+ views
    Opposing Views ^ | June 1, 2009 | Family Research Council
    Nineteen years on the U.S. Supreme Court and David Souter retires like Rodney Dangerfield: He gets no respect. When the liberal press does praise him, it’s for his logic. Really? Let’s parse the premier sample of his logic. He’s credited with the co-authorship of what has been termed the “Mystery of Life” passage in the 1992 ruling in Planned Parenthood v. Casey: “At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.” Justice Scalia has made wicked sport of this passage. “Ah, the...
  • Souter's Replacement (different take on SCOTUS vacancy)

    05/18/2009 7:00:24 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies · 665+ views
    If this analysis is correct, the widely shared assumption that Justice Powell received substantial deference from his colleagues in this area has a rational economic explanation. We tested the Powell business deference/expertise hypothesis by looking at the proportion of important securities and corporate cases assigned to him during his tenure on the Court. As a proxy for the importance of cases decided by the Court, we looked at opinions that found their way into the casebooks. Specifically, we looked at thirty-eight currently used case books on Corporations, Business Associations, Securities Regulation, and Corporate Finance. For each casebook, we counted the...
  • Oh-Oh !! Inside Scoop From Russian FSB !!

    05/14/2009 7:10:45 AM PDT · by mrmeangenes · 25 replies · 1,143+ views
    Repubx ^ | 05/14/09 | vanity
    Did you know SC Justice Souter decided to resign rather than approve the wave of martial law excesses planned for this Fall ? Who says so ? Why, according to the well-informed Orly Taitz website, the information is straight from the hitherto impenetrable files of Russia's FSB (successor to the KGB) !!
  • Obama needs a neutral justice

    05/10/2009 8:46:46 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 13 replies · 608+ views
    Philidelphia Inquirer ^ | Sun, May. 10, 2009 | John Yoo
    Justice David H. Souter's retirement from the Supreme Court will open a window into whether President Obama is truly a coolheaded, moderate technocrat, as claimed by Democrats, or a standard-bearer for some of the left's most extreme ideas, as claimed by Republicans. The stakes are high - the nine justices set national law on divisive issues such as affirmative action, abortion, and religion. But Obama's choice will not shift the court's balance of power, which is divided among four liberals (John Paul Stevens, Souter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Stephen G. Breyer), four conservatives (John G. Roberts Jr., Antonin Scalia, Clarence...
  • 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...
  • When Ideology Rules Us

    05/09/2009 3:14:32 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies · 546+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 09, 2009 | Bruce Walker
    The unfolding spectacle of which leftist cipher should be appointed by Obama to replace departing leftist cipher, David Souter, on the Supreme Court underscores just how purely ideological justice in America has become. At first blush, conservatives might have taken some hope from Obama's promise to look for "those on the outside" to be on the court: there is no more underrepresented group in government or politics than conservatives, and there is no group more subject to the unfair application of the law than conservatives. The left, of course, does not care at all about the qualifications of any nominee....
  • Judge not

    05/08/2009 3:57:53 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 6 replies · 409+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | May 8, 2009 | Editorial
    You can't like the early debate over Supreme Court Justice David Souter's successor. President Obama says his choice will advance ethnic and gender diversity, but also put someone on the court who has "empathy, of understanding and identifying with people's hopes and struggles." Democrat Patrick Leahy of Vermont, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, wants someone from "outside the judicial monastery, somebody who has had some real-life experience, not just as a judge." Though American Idol judge Paula Abdul would seem to be the best fit, it's clear the Democrats don't want someone who will follow the law, but make it up...
  • Souter’s Legacy: a Jurisprudence of Politics

    05/08/2009 10:55:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 717+ views
    New Hampshire Business Review ^ | Friday, May 8, 2009 | Ed Mosca
    Byron “Whizzer” White was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Kennedy in 1962. By current standards, he would be considered a far-right conservative. He dissented in both Miranda and Roe, calling the latter “an exercise in raw judicial power,” while he authored the majority opinion in Bowers v. Hardwick, which upheld a Georgia anti-sodomy law. White resigned from the Supreme Court in 1993, the first year of Bill Clinton’s presidency. White could have allowed a Republican president to name his successor by resigning during George H.W. Bush’s presidency or holding out until George W. Bush’s presidency, which would have...
  • "Obama could nominate Michael Moore and the Dems would confirm him"

    05/08/2009 10:33:17 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 11 replies · 668+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05-08-2009 | Byron York
    Earlier this year, the committee was made up of eleven Democrats and eight Republicans. Then Sen. Arlen Specter switched sides. Majority Democrats did not allow Republicans to replace Specter, turning an 11-8 committee into a 12-7 panel. The committee has not been that unevenly divided in decades, and it's a huge advantage for the majority party. "They could nominate Michael Moore and the Democratic caucus would confirm him," a dejected Republican aide told me.
  • TYRRELL: The snickering of liberals

    05/08/2009 2:48:41 AM PDT · by Scanian · 11 replies · 1,256+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 8, 2009 | R. Emmett Tyrrell
    Is it possible that Justice David H. Souter has sensed what I have sensed in reading the liberals' dutiful adieus to him, their judicial Benedict Arnold? They are all snickering behind their hands. Sure, he pleased them enormously by his 19 years of tergiversations against conservative jurisprudence, after being President George H.W. Bush's "conservative" Supreme Court nominee. But through all Justice Souter's years here in Washington he revealed himself to be a stupendously self-absorbed oddball and not much else. He fell far short of the liberals' conception of a progressive Supreme Court dissenter, to wit: a charismatic, outspoken, slightly outre...