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  • The Supreme Court's Prison Break

    05/23/2011 7:04:18 PM PDT · by docbnj · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 24 May 2011 | Anonymous
    A 5-4 liberal majority orders the release of tens of thousands of prisoners.
  • Indiana Supreme Court Eviscerates U.S. Constitution

    05/16/2011 5:15:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 5/16/11 | Warner Todd Huston
    Indiana’s highest court has turned against our rights and the Constitution of the United States. The Supreme Court of Indiana has just decided that the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution does not apply to the citizens of Indiana. The court has decided that Hoosiers have no right to be safe in their own homes from illegal entry, search, and seizure by police. Indiana’s highest court has just said that Hoosier stormtroopers can invade any home at ay time and citizens have no right to resist because it is “against public policy.” Blogger Bruce McQuain said this appalling incident in...
  • Private Education Tax Credits Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

    04/04/2011 8:09:05 AM PDT · by optiguy · 42 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | April 4, 2011 | Bill Mears
    WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Supreme Court has tossed out a lawsuit challenging Arizona's tax breaks for voluntary donations benefiting private school scholarships, many of them Christian-based. The 13-year-old program provides dollar-for-dollar income tax credits for money given to "school tuition organizations," or STOs. The 5-4 ruling split along conservative-liberal lines. Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy said taxpayers challenging the program lacked "standing" to continue the suit.
  • Supreme Court will take up Virginia's health-care petition April 15 (Cuccinelli)

    03/25/2011 8:18:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Times Dispatch ^ | 3/25/11 | Jim Nolan
    Supreme Court will take up Virginia's health-care petition April 15By Jim Nolan Published: March 25, 2011 On April 15, the U.S. Supreme Court will discuss Virginia's petition to have its lawsuit against the federal health-care law bypass appellate court review and be heard directly by the high court. The Supreme Court put the matter on its calendar. There is no timetable for the court to decide on Virginia's petition, however. The case, Commonwealth of Virginia v. Kathleen Sebelius, President Barack Obama's secretary of health and human resources, currently is scheduled to be heard May 10 in the 4th U.S. Circuit...
  • Plan to split Florida Supreme Court clears a committee

    03/17/2011 10:09:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Tampa Bay ^ | 3/18/11 | Steve Bousquet
    Plan to split Florida Supreme Court clears a committeeBy Steve Bousquet, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau In Print: Friday, March 18, 2011 TALLAHASSEE — House Speaker Dean Cannon's bold plan to overhaul the Florida Supreme Court gathered steam Thursday, as a Republican-controlled House committee endorsed the proposed changes and Democrats opposed them, as did the Florida Bar and some judges. Cannon wants to break the seven-member Supreme Court into two separate five-member tribunals, one to handle only civil cases and the other to hear only criminal cases, similar to systems in Texas and Oklahoma. That would give Gov. Rick Scott three appointments...
  • White House Urges Supreme Court Not to Jump Into Health Care Law Cases Prematurely

    03/15/2011 10:31:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    FOX News ^ | 3/15/11 | Lee Ross
    The Obama administration told the Supreme Court on Monday night it should stay away from a high-profile challenge to the 2010 health care law until after a lower court has had a chance to review the case. (Snip) In his filing last month, Cuccinelli said there's a "palpable consensus" that the high court will ultimately have to pass judgment on the merits of President Obama's health care law and should do so without delay. Furthermore, Cuccinelli argues that his case involves "pure issues of constitutional law" that appellate judges on the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals will be unable
  • Dems: (Supreme Court Justice Clarence) Thomas should recuse himself (right after Kagan)

    02/09/2011 12:40:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/09/11 | JENNIFER HABERKORN
    Dems: Thomas should recuse himselfBy JENNIFER HABERKORN | 2/9/11 11:27 AM EST Seventy-four House Democrats are asking Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from any health care reform cases, citing reports that his wife financially benefited from efforts to repeal the legislation. The members, led by Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), ask that he “maintain the integrity of this court.” **SNIP** The move comes after Republicans have floated similar concerns about the impartiality of Justice Elena Kagan, who was solicitor general during the health debate.
  • Civil Rights Leaders Urged to Denounce Leftist Calls for Violence Against Black Supreme Ct. Justice

    02/07/2011 10:04:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Civil Rights Leaders Urged to Denounce Leftist Calls for Violence Against Black Supreme Court JusticeFor Release: February 7, 2011 Washington, D.C. – Project 21 Fellow Deneen Borelli is urging liberal civil right leaders to denounce violent, racist rhetoric against black Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas with the same vigor with which they sought out alleged racial extremism within the tea party movement. "The NAACP, Al Sharpton, Marc Morial of the National Urban League and others command national attention whenever they allege racism in the tea party movement, but they've so far ignored the revolting comments caught on video in which...
  • Justice Ginsburg Says She Won’t Retire Before 2012; Hints She May Stay Until 2016

    02/04/2011 11:06:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 74 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 4, 2011 | Nicholas Ballasy
    ( -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said on Thursday evening that she will not retire from the court before 2012 and hinted that she might serve until she's at least 83 years old in 2016. VIDEO 1:57 minutes Ginsburg was interviewed by NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg at the Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The topic of the discussion was Ginsburg's life before and after becoming a Supreme Court justice.“I am constantly asked, ‘Is Justice Ginsburg going to retire soon?’" Totenberg asked. "So, I will ask you that. Do you have any plans for your retirement?”Ginsburg, who...
  • Sotomayor, Kagan shift Supreme Court debates to the left

    12/25/2010 7:39:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/25/10 | David G. Savage
    Washington —For most of the last two decades, Supreme Court conservatives led by Justice Antonin Scalia dominated the debates during oral arguments. They greeted advocates for liberal causes with sharp and sometimes caustic questions, putting them on the defensive from the opening minute.But the tenor of the debate has changed in recent months, now that President Obama's two appointees to the court, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, have joined the fray and reenergized the liberal wing.Gone are the mismatches where the Scalia wing overshadowed reserved and soft-spoken liberals like now-retired
  • U.S. Supreme Court rejects health care reform case (Commiecare™ lawsuit filed prematurely)

    11/08/2010 9:03:42 AM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    Link only - U.S. Supreme Court rejects health care reform case
  • Consumers' right to file class actions (lawsuits) is in danger (AT&T & the Supreme Court)

    11/05/2010 12:33:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | 11/05/10 | David Lazarus
    Consumers' right to file class actions is in dangerIf AT&T has its way before the Supreme Court, any business that issues a contract to customers would be able to prevent them from joining class-action lawsuits, taking away arguably the most powerful legal tool available to the little guy. By David Lazarus November 5, 2010 It hasn't gotten a lot of press, but a case involving AT&T that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court next week has sweeping ramifications for potentially millions of consumers. If a majority of the nine justices vote the telecom giant's way, any business that issues a...
  • Peter DeFazio (D): investigate impeachment of Chief Justice John Roberts.

    10/23/2010 3:54:00 AM PDT · by Der_Hirnfänger · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Politics Plus ^ | 10/23/10 | TomCat
    With Democrats increasingly outraged over the Supreme Court’s Citizen United decision that allowed unlimited corporate spending in elections — a change conservatives have been more successful at taking advantage of — a Democratic congressman is raising the prospect of impeaching the Supreme Court’s chief justice over the issue. "I mean, the Supreme Court has done a tremendous disservice to the United States of America," Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) told The Huffington Post on Tuesday. "They have done more to undermine our democracy with their Citizens United decision than all of the Republican operatives in the world in this campaign. They’ve...
  • The moon, Mars and now the Supreme Court

    10/05/2010 5:25:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/5/10 | Dennis V. Byrnes
    I am the chief engineer for flight mechanics at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a NASA center operated under federal government contract by the California Institute of Technology. My responsibilities include technical oversight and review of all aspects of spacecraft dynamics, trajectory design, mission design and navigation for all missions at JPL from the earliest studies to the completion of flight operations. I also serve on several review boards for other NASA missions outside of JPL. But today, I will be at the Supreme Court listening to my lawyer argue against the acting solicitor general of the United States. I began...
  • Is The Supreme Court the Ultimate Arbiter of the Constitution?

    09/25/2010 5:55:09 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 81 replies
    The Writings of Thomas Jefferson ^ | 28 Sep 1820 | Thomas Jefferson
    You seem . . . to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. Our judges are as honest as other men, and not more so. They have, with others, the same passions for party, for power, and the privilege of their corps. Their maxim is "boni judicis est ampliare jurisdictionem, '' and their power the more dangerous as they are in office for life, and not responsible, as the other functionaries are, to the elective control. The Constitution has...
  • FREEP this poll! The libs are winning.

    07/06/2010 12:28:13 PM PDT · by Serpent1 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Vote on the condition of the Supremem Court. The libs are winning this one. Please vote on this and close the gap. It's pretty much self explanatory.
  • Obama and Supreme Court may be on collision course

    07/05/2010 11:03:52 PM PDT · by cruise_missile · 31 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | 7/5/2010 | David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau
    The president's agenda on healthcare and financial regulations sets the stage for a clash with the Supreme Court's conservative majority. Reporting from Washington — The Supreme Court wrapped up its term last week after landmark decisions protecting the right to have a gun and the right of corporations to spend freely on elections. But the year's most important moment may have come on the January evening when the justices gathered at the Capitol for President Obama's State of the Union address. They had no warning about what was coming.
  • Supreme Court rules against Christian group that bars gays

    06/28/2010 12:26:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    reuters ^ | 6/28/10 | reuters
    A university can legally deny recognition to a Christian student group that bars gays and nonbelievers, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a case that pitted anti-discrimination principles against religious freedom. Such official recognition qualifies campus groups for funding and other benefits. By a 5-4 vote, the justices upheld a U.S. appeals court ruling in favor of the University of California's Hastings College of the Law. It denied recognition to the group because of a school policy that membership should be open to all. The high court's ruling was a defeat for the Christian Legal Society. It argued...
  • Nevada Supreme Court hears OJ Simpson appeal

    06/11/2010 4:46:36 PM PDT · by PROCON · 8 replies · 357+ views
    AP ^ | June 11, 2010 | KEN RITTER
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - O.J. Simpson's lawyer told a panel of Nevada Supreme Court justices Friday that the former football star's conviction in a gunpoint hotel room heist amounted to prejudicial "payback" for Simpson's 1994 double-murder acquittal. "This was not a search for truth but became a search for redemption," attorney Yale Galanter said as he pleaded for the court panel to overturn Simpson's conviction and grant a new trial in the September 2007 confrontation with two sports memorabilia dealers in Las Vegas. Questions from Justices Mark Gibbons, Michael Cherry and Nancy Saitta focused on the racial makeup of the...
  • Estimates OK for speeding tickets, court rules (Ohio)

    06/02/2010 4:58:07 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 45 replies · 747+ views
    AP via Dayton Daily News ^ | 06/02/2010 | Staff
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio's highest court has ruled that a person may be convicted of speeding purely if it looked to a police officer that the motorist was going too fast.
  • Pat Buchanan suggests: Too many Jews on U.S. Supreme Court bench

    05/16/2010 9:16:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 141 replies · 2,889+ views
    haaretZ ^ | 5/16/10 | staff
    American conservative political commentator Pat Buchanan wrote a column titled 'Are liberals anti-WASP' last week, in which he suggested that if Supreme Court justice nominee Elena Kagan is confirmed, there will be a disproportionately large number of Jews on the Supreme Court bench. In his column for World Net Daily, Buchanan lamented the fact that since 1965, no Democratic president has nominated a black Supreme Court justice, but that "if Kagan is confirmed, Jews, who represent less than 2 percent of the U.S. population, will have 33 percent of the Supreme Court seats."
  • ABC Features Sotomayor's Brother to Tout Salsa-loving Judge (Socialist Kagan off limits to everyone)

    05/15/2010 11:06:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies · 352+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 6/10/09 | Scott Whitlock
    ABC Features Sotomayor's Brother to Tout Salsa-loving JudgeBy Scott Whitlock Wed, 06/10/2009 - 12:17 ET "Good Morning America's" Claire Shipman on Wednesday conducted a fawning, mostly content-free interview with Supreme Court pick Sonia Sotomayor's brother about his sister's love for Salsa dancing, among other light topics. The ABC reporter asked Juan Sotomayor only one question on the substance of the nominee's comments that a "wise Latina" judge would come to a better conclusion than a white man.
  • Democrats Want to Confirm No Experience to the Supreme Court?

    05/15/2010 5:09:33 AM PDT · by Son House · 22 replies · 490+ views
    Alias: Son House | May 15, 2010 | Alias: Son House
    Democrats should be our first line of protection against putting a untested candidate on the Supreme court. You'd think one Democrat would wise up and point out a whole stable of qualified Judges who are ready for the job. Then, point out to those who still would take no experience that this decision may well effect their party for 50 years. And this is the Supreme Court, not some entry level job. They have no idea if this candidate really wants to be a Judge, or gets tired of the jobs and quits. At least with Sotomayer, they could argue...
  • Kagan Sought to Shield Supreme Court, Police from Racial Arguments in Clinton Era

    05/14/2010 11:26:26 AM PDT · by day21221 · 24 replies · 1,527+ views ^ | May 14, 2010 | By James Rosen
    Kagan Sought to Shield Supreme Court, Police from Racial Arguments in Clinton Era While serving as an associate counsel to President Clinton, Elena Kagan expressed concern about a plan to use the Supreme Court to demonstrate the president's commitment to racial diversity, declassified documents show. While serving as an associate counsel to President Clinton, Elena Kagan expressed concern about a plan to use the Supreme Court to demonstrate the president's commitment to racial diversity, declassified documents show.
  • Elena Kagan: A Rising Star without a Record. Sound Familiar???

    05/12/2010 4:31:35 AM PDT · by Desperado67 · 20 replies · 592+ views ^ | 05/12/10 | Rob Binsrick
    On Monday, Barack Obama officially nominated Elena Kagan to become the nation’s newest Supreme Court justice. Kagan would replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens. The confirmation hearings for Kagan are likely to being sometime this summer. Supposedly not much is known about Kagan’s viewpoints on various issues. That is because she has never served a single day as a judge, but somehow Obama felt that she was qualified for a lifetime position amongst the highest-ranking judges in the country.
  • Supreme Court Sleeper Agent: Elena Kagan

    05/11/2010 9:40:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 679+ views
    human events ^ | 5/11/10 | Flagg K. Youngblood
    Elena Kagan, the President’s pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, is an affable and intelligent Trojan horse. Obama’s high court nominee has been groomed for years, standing ready for the judicial mission of advancing the secular-progressive agenda, if confirmed, for decades to come. Conservatives can (and must!) build a coalition to defeat Kagan’s nomination.
  • The False Prophet takes America on the ultimate Suicide Mission

    05/10/2010 7:37:40 PM PDT · by publius321 · 11 replies · 367+ views
    What do I think about The False Prophet’s latest Supreme Court nominee? Brevity isn’t my greatest attribute but in this case I can make it short and sweet. The second I saw the photo, despite knowing nothing of the nominee, my first thought was that Obama sought out the most militant lesbian he could find, just to make certain that he stoked as much outrage and controversy as possible. He's the ultimate suicide terrorist, flying this plane with a one way ticket. As with the 9/11 hi-jackers, he has no concern for how to land it.
  • Solicitor General Elena Kagan A Racist?

    05/10/2010 3:14:04 PM PDT · by scottfactor · 11 replies · 364+ views ^ | 05/10/2010 | Scott Factor
    A founding member of the Duke Law Center on Law, Race, and Politics, Guy-Uriel Charles, posted a blog in which he tears into Elena Kagan's hiring record as head of Harvard Law School. He states that of the 29 positions Kagan had a chance to fill, 28 were white and one was Asian-American. He elaborates by stating that only six were women - five white and one Asian-American. Imagine for a moment, if you will, that the person with this atrocious hiring record were a white man and the President were a white man. Do you think the liberal lefties...
  • Kagan Seen As Court Frontrunner

    05/09/2010 7:00:42 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 29 replies · 1,085+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 9, 2010 | Laura Meckler
    President Barack Obama was preparing to announce his choice for the Supreme Court as early as Monday, with Solicitor General Elena Kagan continuing to be viewed as the front-runner.*** "I think the decision will be announced very shortly," Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." He said the president has a "wealth of good candidates to consider" [effusive praise deleted] White House aides have said the president wants not just a top legal mind but also someone who can work across ideological lines and be a leader on the court in building majorities. Kagan backers point...
  • Supreme Court refuses ACORN appeal of funding ban

    04/23/2010 5:14:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 946+ views
    wash. examiner ^ | 4/23/10 | ap
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has turned down ACORN's request for help in its lawsuit claiming Congress was wrong to shut off the activist group's federal funding. The high court on Friday refused to throw out a decision by the federal appellate court in New York City. That court had decided to freeze a judge's determination that Congress acted unconstitutionally in yanking the group's funding.
  • The worst decision of Justice Stevens

    04/14/2010 3:55:01 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 9 replies · 495+ views
    Economist ^ | April 14, 2010 | Lexington
    *** But his opinion in Kelo v New London (2005) was simply terrible. The case was about a private developer in New London, Connecticut, who wanted to raze some waterfront homes to build an office block and some posh apartments. The owners didn't want to sell. The city decided to force them to, calculating that the new development would create jobs and yield more taxes. The city decided to use the power of "eminent domain". Under the 5th amendment, the government may seize private property only in exceptional circumstances. The land seized must be put to “public use”, and “just...
  • Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring

    04/09/2010 7:41:55 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 221 replies · 5,552+ views
    AP ^ | 4/9/2010 | MARK SHERMAN
    <p>WASHINGTON – Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, the court's oldest member and leader of its liberal bloc, he is retiring. President Barack Obama now has his second high court opening to fill.</p> <p>Stevens said Friday he will step down when the court finishes its work for the summer in late June or early July. He said he hopes his successor is confirmed "well in advance of the commencement of the court's next term."</p>
  • Supreme Court Justice Stevens now says he'll be gone in July.

    04/09/2010 7:35:40 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 71 replies · 1,288+ views
    Per Foxnews Alert
  • Anatomy of a Rumor: The Story Behind Chief Justice John Roberts’s ‘Retirement’ (GT prof. prank)

    03/04/2010 2:45:18 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 117 replies · 5,626+ views ^ | 03/04/10 | David Lat
    Everyone is wondering: Where did that erroneous rumor of an imminent retirement by Chief Justice John Roberts come from? The gossip spread like wildfire, triggering thousands of texts, blog posts, and emails — a few hundred of them to the ATL tips line — before Radar, which first published the rumor, retracted its report. We were skeptical, which is one reason why we didn’t write about the gossip as quickly as some other outlets. We reached out to the Supreme Court’s Public Information Office after we heard the rumor, and we didn’t want to write about it until we heard...
  • The Power of Congress to Curb the Courts

    02/12/2010 4:22:51 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 17 replies · 933+ views
    Robert Welch University ^ | 17 July 2009 | Don Fotheringham
    In recent decades there have been many proposals for amending the Constitution in an attempt to overturn federal and Supreme Court decisions. All of these efforts have failed to gain the necessary support. Moreover, the amendment process is not the proper route to correct a problem with perceived judicial abuse of interpretation when the Constitution itself is not at fault. However, a much more effective, but little know process is immediately at hand. We are referring to the clause found in Article III, Section 2, providentially written as follows: “...the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to law...
  • Justice Alito’s Reaction (from NY Times)

    01/28/2010 11:06:26 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 29 replies · 1,654+ views
    NY Times ^ | 01/28/10 | LINDA GREENHOUSE
    There was the president, and there were six members of the Supreme Court. The few words from the one to the others went by quickly. The president’s tone was mild compared to the animation in some other parts of the speech, and I thought he looked momentarily awkward. But maybe I was just projecting. Mr. Obama’s words were sharp, echoing his earlier criticism of the court’s decision last week in the Citizens United case to strike down the limits that the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law placed on independent political expenditures by corporations and unions. The decision would “open the floodgates...

    01/26/2010 8:34:13 AM PST · by Beloved Levinite · 93 replies · 2,882+ views ^ | January 22, 2010 | Gordon Duff
    THE FIVE THAT STAND AGAINST ALL AMERICANS, THE “MAFIA” JUDGES By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor Five members of the Supreme Court declared that a “corporation” is a person, not a “regular person” but one above all natural laws, subject to no God, no moral code but one with unlimited power over our lives, a power awarded by judges who seem themselves as grand inquisitors in an meant to hunt down all hertics who fail to serve their god, the god of money. Their ruling has made it legal for foreign controlled corporations to flush unlimited money into our bloated...
  • 2009 FLASHBACK: Supreme Court Appears Divided Over Hillary Clinton Movie in Campaign Finance Case

    01/24/2010 8:28:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies · 490+ views ^ | 3/25/09 | Tony Mauro
    Supreme Court Appears Divided Over Hillary Clinton Movie in Campaign Finance CaseTony Mauro Legal Times March 25, 2009 The Supreme Court's weakened support for the McCain-Feingold campaign law seemed to slip further Tuesday as the justices debated whether an anti-Hillary Clinton movie released during the 2008 presidential campaign should be regulated as a campaign advertisement or protected under the First Amendment. Justices seemed divided about the complex issue during oral argument in the case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (pdf), brought by a conservative group that produced "Hillary: The Movie" while she was a candidate for president. The movie...
  • The Supreme Court Protected Us On Thursday

    01/23/2010 12:16:49 PM PST · by R4Roger05 · 11 replies · 630+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 22, 2010 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Do you want government regulating what movies can be shown to the public? Do you want the government determining what movies can be advertised? Or what books can be sold? Well, the Obama administration actually argued for these regulations before the Supreme Court in defending campaign finance regulations. Actually, they went even further and said that such regulations were essential to limiting how much money is spent on political campaigns. Fortunately, the Supreme Court disagreed. On Thursday, in the case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court struck down a law that had been used to stop the...
  • Nutty and Nuttier - aka Grayson and Olbermann!

    01/23/2010 6:19:50 AM PST · by Desperado67 · 8 replies · 681+ views ^ | 01/23/10 | Rob Binsrick
    Thank goodness for the Real Clear Politics website ( because without it only the very few people who actually watch MSBNC’s ‘flagship’ show Countdown with Keith Olbermann would ever know what kind of idiocy takes place on that show. However, I was one of those unlucky viewers this past Thursday night. Now let me be very clear in stating that normally I would NEVER watch even a second of the show or any other one on that network. However, I have enjoyed flipping my television over to MSNBC this week to see the sad looks on the faces of all...
  • Is SCOTUS Review of HealthCare Legislation Automatic?

    12/23/2009 2:24:05 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 23 replies · 1,339+ views
    12/23/09 | Reaganesque
    I know Jim DeMint has requested a ruling on the Constitutionality of the HealthCare bill but, doesn't the Supreme Court automatically review legislation? And given that the makeup of the court is still in our favor, for the most part, don't we stand a good chance of having the whole thing ruled as un-Constitutional even if we do lose the final vote? Checks and balances, you know?
  • Why Does Our Supreme Court Never Cry Foul? (Last Vanity of 2009)

    12/20/2009 5:04:36 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 19 replies · 661+ views
    worried mind | 12/19/2009 | Eddie01
    Below is an EMail exchange with Land Mark Legal (Levin's organization) regarding the Supreme Courts silence in light of recent usurpations. Our government is founded on checks and balances with the Supreme Court safe guarding our rights enumerated in the constitution. I am not a legal scholar, but I want to know why congress pass can any law it wants without regard for the constitution. Why do we have a passive Supreme Court. Why isn't there a fast track petition to the SC on legislation that clearly violate enumerated rights? If there is I don't remember the SC taking up...
  • Panella's Abortion Flip-Flop Makes Him Unworthy

    11/02/2009 1:35:29 PM PST · by grace522 · 3 replies · 443+ views
    Freindly Fire ^ | 2 Nov 09 | Chris Freind
    Panella's Abortion Flip-Flop Makes Him Unworthy BY CHRIS FREIND State Supreme Court candidate Jack Panella obviously doesn't learn from history. When former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney entered the 2008 Republican presidential primary, he seemed to have everything going for him: top campaign staff, unlimited money, a solid national organization, and a (seemingly) attractive message. Yet his campaign was over before it began. Why? Because more than anything, he had a major credibility problem. You see, despite Mitt's talk of being a political outsider, he danced the Washington Two-Step as well as anyone. Somehow, Romney's core beliefs undertook a number of...
  • 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 Confirmed as Supreme Court Justice

    08/06/2009 1:26:25 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 15 replies · 742+ views
    "For all you “conservatives” who kept insisting that there was NO difference between John McCain and Barack Hussein Obama, this is all your fault! You have no one but yourselves to blame when this Wise Latina (in other words, Aztlanist shill) legislates from the bench. To his credit, John McCain at least opposed Sotomayor’s nomination. " [I have a different take on this. Conservatives were absolutely justified in opposing the "pro-amnesty" rino John McCain. Those of us who did choose to vote for the ticket, voted for Palin, not McCain. If it were not for her, McCain would have been...
  • Sotomayor Dodged Question on Self-Defense

    07/17/2009 5:07:22 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 9 replies · 354+ views
    At Rick Warren's Saddleback forum, Obama was asked which current Supreme Court Justices he would not have nominated. His answer: Justices Thomas and Scalia. [my favorites]. He also voted against John Roberts. What does that say about who he would nonminate? What does that tell us about Sotomayor?-videos
  • Two Questions for Supreme Court Appointees

    07/16/2009 6:14:53 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 4 replies · 431+ views
    July 17. 2009 | MosesKnows (Love many, Trust few, and always paddle your own canoe)
    Two Questions for Supreme Court Appointees I would sincerely like to have all Supreme Court appointees answer these two questions. Question #1 : Please explain the meaning of the words, Powers herein granted, as read in Article 1, Section 1, of the Constitution of the United States. Ref: All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. Question #2 : Please explain the meaning of the words, powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, as read in the tenth Amendment of...
  • Hispanic Rights Group at Center of Sotomayor Fight

    07/11/2009 8:13:46 AM PDT · by kellynla · 20 replies · 734+ views
    newsmax.coim ^ | July 11, 2009 | staff
    NEW YORK -- Cesar Perales has fought his share of critics over the years, in legal battles for minorities denied jobs, bilingual classes in schools and more Latino police officers. But none of those efforts compares with the tempest his Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund has stirred because of the dozen years that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor served as one of its board members. Conservatives have called the group's stances against capital punishment and for abortion rights, as well as its advocacy of affirmative action in worker discrimination cases, "extreme" and "shocking." Some have suggested Sotomayor's longtime...
  • Sotomayor now 1-6 in Supreme Court Cases

    06/29/2009 4:47:09 PM PDT · by NoobRep · 24 replies · 928+ views
    One Conservative Voice
    Sotomayor Cases Reviewed by the Supreme Court • Affirmative Action: Ricci v. DeStefano 530 F.3d 87 (2008) - pending (now reversed 5-4) Sotomayor was part of a three-judge panel that ruled in February 2008 to uphold a lower court decision supporting the City of New Haven's decision to throw out the results of an exam to determine promotions within the city's fire department. Only one Hispanic and no African-American firefighters qualified for promotion based on the exam; the City subsequently decided not to certify the results and issued no promotions. In June 2008, Sotomayor was part of a 7-6 majority...
  • Khamenei's son: Iran Experts: Key Role In Protest Crackdown: Potential Successor As Supreme Leader

    06/28/2009 5:13:51 AM PDT · by Son House · 13 replies · 1,508+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 25, 2009 | Jeffrey Fleishman
    There are few anecdotes about him, and pictures, at least ones that have appeared publicly, are scarce. The younger Khamenei operates behind an elaborate security structure, an overlapping world that stretches from Iran's Revolutionary Guards to the motorcycle-riding Basiji. That accumulation of control was used to outflank reformists such as Hashemi Rafsanjani and Hossein Ali Montazeri, revered figures of the Islamic Revolution who years ago had questioned the senior Khamenei's qualifications as supreme leader. The violence that has erupted over the last week -- state media have reported that 10 to 19 people have died -- were in part the...