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  • Trump's lawyers make final plea to Supreme Court on travel ban, with eye toward Justice Kennedy

    06/22/2017 1:32:11 PM PDT · by johnk · 43 replies
    La Times ^ | JUNE 21, 2017, 1:54 P.M. | David Savage
    <p>President Trump's lawyers made a final appeal to the Supreme Court on Wednesday in the pending dispute over his travel ban and quoted Justice Anthony Kennedy — likely a key swing vote — on the need to defer to the chief executive on matters of national security.</p>
  • What if Robert Bork was nominated to the High Court?

    06/05/2017 9:59:13 AM PDT · by Mafe · 30 replies
    With Trump asking the Supreme Court to uphold his travel ban, I know for certain that if the case is heard before Anthony Kennedy retires, the decision will be in his hands. Needless to say I am very doubtful that we I can count on Kennedy to uphold it. That made me think - how would the 21st century be different had Robert Bork been nominated to the Supreme Court instead of Kennedy? Its obvious that SSM never would have been legalized via the court, and Roe vs. Wade would've stood a good chance of being overturned. What other decisions...
  • Artificial intelligence prevails at predicting Supreme Court decisions

    05/04/2017 4:07:14 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | 5/2/17 | Matthew Hutson
    “See you in the Supreme Court!” President Donald Trump tweeted last week, responding to lower court holds on his national security policies. But is taking cases all the way to the highest court in the land a good idea? Artificial intelligence may soon have the answer. A new study shows that computers can do a better job than legal scholars at predicting Supreme Court decisions, even with less information. Several other studies have guessed at justices’ behavior with algorithms. A 2011 project, for example, used the votes of any eight justices from 1953 to 2004 to predict the vote of...
  • Senate Republicans deploy ‘nuclear option’ after Gorsuch filibuster

    04/06/2017 9:16:33 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 109 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 4-6-2017 | Judson Berger
    Senate Republicans deployed the so-called “nuclear option” Thursday afternoon in a bid to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, moving to overcome a Democratic filibuster just minutes earlier. The Senate initially voted 55-45 on a motion to end debate on Gorsuch, with four Democrats breaking ranks; it needed 60 to succeed. Known as a filibuster, this vote triggered Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to go “nuclear.” This means he is trying to change Senate precedent so that the Senate can move to a final roll call with just a simple majority of 51 votes, as opposed to 60....
  • Does Neil Gorsuch's Liberal Church Matter?

    03/26/2017 6:20:46 PM PDT · by johnk · 151 replies
    Samuel Smith ^ | 2/10/17 | The Christian Post
    However, multiple reports have pointed out that Gorsuch and his wife attend St. John's, Boulder — a liberal Episcopal church headed by a very liberal, pro-LGBT female rector named Rev. Susan Springer. Opposition to Gorsuch's affiliation with St. John's was voiced even before he was nominated. Christian conservative activist and lawyer Andy Schlafly, the son of the late pro-life leader Phyllis Schlafly, voiced his concern over the possible nomination of Gorsuch in an email sent in November with the subject line: "veto these Sup. Ct. nominee candidates." Schlafly wrote that Gorsuch "probably would NOT be pro-life on the Supreme Court"...
  • Stand with President Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

    02/01/2017 9:49:13 AM PST · by johnk · 22 replies
    action.donaldjtrump.com ^ | 2/1/2017 | self
    President Trump stood by his promise to nominate a strong constitutionalist worthy of Justice Scalia’s seat. Now he’s calling on you to stand by his side as he faces an uphill fight in the Senate to confirm the Honorable Judge Neil Gorsuch. Tell Senate Democrats to confirm Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
  • The Ideal Trump Supreme Court Pick: An Originalist Who Isn't A Fan Of Stare Decisis

    11/18/2016 10:58:14 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 63 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 18, 2016 | George Leef
    ... Earlier this year, Trump released a list of eleven potential Supreme Court nominees, later adding ten more names. He has said he will definitely choose his first nominee from those individuals. They are all known as conservative in outlook, but the vetting should go much deeper into their judicial philosophy. In his November 17th Wall Street Journal article, Georgetown University law professor Randy Barnett points out that there should be two crucial desiderata for Trump’s Supreme Court nominations. One is whether the individual adheres to an Originalist view of the Constitution. That is to say, trying to find the...
  • Two Questions for Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Nominees

    11/18/2016 10:55:01 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 43 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 17, 2016 | RANDY E. BARNETT
    When the Federalist Society opens its three-day National Lawyers Convention on Thursday, the official topic of conversation will be “the jurisprudence and legacy of Justice Scalia.” Even before his arrival at the Supreme Court in 1986, Antonin Scalia was known for his commitment to “originalism.” As a federal circuit court judge, he rejected the approach of divining the “Framers’ intention,” as Raoul Berger and Robert Bork had advocated. Instead, Scalia insisted that judges seek the public meaning of the text at the time it was enacted. I’m pleased to see that President-elect Trump is echoing Scalia. Last week Mr. Trump’s...
  • Johnny Isakson, David Perdue reject long-term Supreme Court stonewall

    11/06/2016 4:01:49 PM PST · by Dacula · 32 replies
    Atlanta Urinal and Constipation ^ | 11-6-16 | Tamar Hallerman
    Georgia’s two senators said they will consider Supreme Court nominees based on their individual merits in the new year, effectively rejecting a strategy some Republican colleagues have floated should Hillary Clinton win the presidency on Tuesday.
  • Clinton, the Existential Threat

    08/31/2016 5:01:03 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 20 replies
    RPV Network ^ | August 27, 2016 | F.R Newbrough
    Some GOP, conservatives, and liberty lovers this election season have convinced themselves that they can simply opt out by throwing their vote to some 3rd party or writing in their preferred primary candidate who lost to salve their wounded egos. They say that they don't like Clinton or Trump and that even if Clinton is corrupt that Trump is more dangerous because he soils the virginity of conservatism or some such fanciful thing as if we have not supported many candidates that were far from conservative purists. I've personally supported every Republican candidate for President since I was voting age save one...
  • Don't Apologize For Blurting Out The Truth, Justice Ginsburg

    07/16/2016 4:29:49 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 68 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 15, 2016 | George Leef
    Many years ago, journalist Michael Kinsley secured a place in our history when he observed that “a faux pas is when you blurt out the truth in Washington.” Last Friday, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg committed a faux pas in a New York Times interview, blurting out the truth that she is intensely partisan and decides major cases on ideological grounds. Federal judges are supposed to keep out of the political mud, but Justice Ginsburg opined that Donald Trump would be a national disaster. “I can’t imagine what the country would be with Donald Trump as our president,” she...
  • Supreme Court Decision: Blocks Obama's Immigration Plan

    06/23/2016 7:41:15 AM PDT · by georgiegirl · 135 replies
    Fox Business | 6/23/16 | Fox Business
    Breaking news by Stu Varney. Supreme Court was tied 4 to 4, so the lower court decision stands against Obama's Immigration plan.
  • Supreme Court Weakens Protections Against Unconstitutional Police Stops

    06/20/2016 12:21:30 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 56 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 06/20/2016 | Chris Geidner
    https://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/supreme-court-weakens-protections-against-unconstitutional-p?utm_term=.bsYgvzddN#.tlERGMqqX Supreme Court Weakens Protections Against Unconstitutional Police Stops The 5-3 decision prompts a sharp rebuke from Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who writes that those targeted by police “warn us that no one can breathe in this atmosphere.” Originally posted on Jun. 20, 2016, at 12:16 p.m. Updated on Jun. 20, 2016, at 1:07 p.m. BuzzFeed News Reporter Chris Geidner/BuzzFeed WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday made it easier for police to get evidence admitted in a prosecution even if that evidence was obtained after an unconstitutional stop. In a 5-3 decision, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote for the court that...
  • Supreme Court sides with death row inmate in racial discrimination case

    05/23/2016 7:32:24 AM PDT · by Dacula · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-23-16 | Ariane de Vogue
    The Supreme Court Monday morning ruled in favor of a death row inmate in a case concerning race discrimination in jury selection.
  • Dems Would Be ´Justified´ in Blocking Supreme Court Nominee of GOP President, White House Says

    04/15/2016 7:55:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/15/16 | Alexander Mallin
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest raised eyebrows during today´s press briefing by suggesting that Democrats would be “justified” to take revenge on the GOP blockade against Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland by blocking a possible GOP president’s nomination for the president´s full term. Earnest was recalling a suggestion President Obama made in an interview with Fox News Sunday in which he said if Republicans continued blocking Garland until he left office then “it is almost impossible to expect” that Democrats wouldn’t retaliate if given the opportunity. "What´s to stop Democrats who are in charge of the Senate when a
  • White House calls 100 Senate offices on Supreme Court nomination

    03/04/2016 5:10:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/4/16 | Nicole Duran
    The Obama administration has reached out to all 100 Senate offices in its effort to convince the Senate to hold a debate and confirmation vote on President Obama's upcoming nominee to the Supreme Court, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Friday. However, Earnest would not reveal how soon Obama will put forward a candidate or discuss how many people the president is considering, and also wouldn't confirm reports about individual potential justices supposedly being vetted. "I just have to manage expectations here," Earnest said. "I do not at any point expect to be in a position to confirm any...
  • Obama´s bid to break Supreme Court deadlock with White House talks ends in failure as Republicans

    03/01/2016 1:41:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/1/16 | Staff
    President Barack Obama called Democrats and Republicans to the White House Tuesday to discuss election-year standoff over the vacancy on the Supreme Court. Neither side showed signs of budging. In an awkward Oval Office sit-down that lasted less than an hour, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, delivered their case for refusing to consider any nominee to the highest court during the throes of a presidential election. Their Democratic counterparts, meanwhile, resolved to ´continue beating the drum,´ Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid told reporters after the meeting. The gathering was the first time
  • Brian Sandoval: Obama’s GOP Trojan Horse for the Supreme Court

    02/25/2016 7:55:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/15/16 | John fund
    The Wall Street Journal reports that the White House is vetting Nevada’s Republican governor Brian Sandoval for the Supreme Court. On Sunday night, Governor Sandoval sat at the president’s head table at a White House dinner in Washington. The next day, the governor requested and secured a meeting with Harry Reid, the Democratic Senate minority leader from his home state. Reid has put Sandoval on the short list of recommended candidates he has sent to the White House. The fix may be in, and it would be horrific news for conservatives: Sandoval is the most liberal of the country’s 29...
  • Reject President Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee (petition)

    02/24/2016 7:15:21 AM PST · by hemogoblin · 2 replies
    The sudden death of conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has added new, crisis-level urgency to an already tense presidential race. Almost as quickly as he announced that he will not attend Justice Scalia's funeral, Obama declared that he will, as a lame-duck president, nominate Scalia's replacement. If his appointments of justices Elena Kagan and Sonya Sotomayor are any guide, he will base his appointment on gender, ethnicity, and most of all on dependable liberalism. Obama's nominee is highly unlikely to be a supporter of free speech, free markets, religious freedom, gun rights, strict interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, family...
  • Why Sandy Hook parents are suing a gunmaker

    02/23/2016 8:07:07 AM PST · by VRWCmember · 64 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 2/22/2016 | Chris Welch and Deborah Feyerick
    (CNN) -- To hear Jackie Barden and David Wheeler describe their lives today is a master class in hope. On December 14, 2012, Barden's youngest son, 7-year-old Daniel, and Wheeler's son, 6-year-old Ben, were among those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. "(My husband) Mark and I still have a great life, and we really have to remember that," Barden said, adding that their two children bring the family an enormous amount of love and strength. "We are fortunate with what we have with the two of them." .... "Our families deserve that day in court," said...