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  • Why are Republicans so awful at picking Supreme Court justices?

    07/02/2012 1:11:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/02/2012 | Marc A. Thiessen
    Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.’s decision to side with the court’s liberal bloc and uphold Obamacare raises an important question for conservatives: Why are Republicans so awful at picking Supreme Court justices? Democrats have been virtually flawless in appointing reliable liberals to the court. Yet Republicans, more often than not, appoint justices who vote with the other side on critical decisions. Just compare the records over the last three decades. Democrats have appointed four justices — Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Stephen G. Breyer, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor. All have been consistent liberals on the bench. Republicans, by contrast, have...
  • Why did the Chief Justice CHEAT to pass ObamaCare?

    07/02/2012 10:01:08 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/2/2012 | Doug Book
    Chief Justice John Roberts rewrote the specific language of congress by claiming in his ObamaCare ruling that the penalty which the lawmakers had clearly attached to the individual mandate was actually a tax. It was the only way in which the Affordable Care Act could be saved, for the Court rejected the Commerce and Necessary and Proper clause defenses as constitutional grounds for the existence of the law. By “penciling in” the tax language necessary to satisfy his own requirement of constitutionality, Roberts behaved no differently from any liberal, activist judge so often criticized by conservatives for judicial malfeasance; that...
  • Supreme Court Update-Approval Ratings for Supreme Court Slip Following Health Care Ruling

    07/01/2012 9:50:07 AM PDT · by Signalman · 13 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 7/1/2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Public opinion of the Supreme Court has grown more negative since the highly publicized ruling on the president’s health care law was released. A growing number now believe that the high court is too liberal and that justices pursue their own agenda rather than acting impartially. A week ago, 36% said the court was doing a good or an excellent job. That’s down to 33% today. However, the big change is a rise in negative perceptions. Today, 28% say the Supreme Court is doing a poor job. That’s up 11 points over the past week. The new Rasmussen Reports national...
  • Chief Justice John Roberts gives Obama and Democrats a Trojan Horse

    06/30/2012 11:51:37 PM PDT · by SincerelyAmanda · 102 replies
    The Washington Times Communities ^ | June 29th, 2012 | Amanda Read
    After wounding socialism, why didn’t Roberts go for the glory and slay Obamacare while he could? Chief Justice stepped aside to let We the People do the honors.
  • Supreme Court Health Care Decision Energizes Republicans, Tea Party

    06/30/2012 9:57:22 PM PDT · by Marcus · 11 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | 6/30/2012 | Mark R. Whittington
    Evidence is starting to pour in that suggests that while the Obama administration may have won the battle by having health care reform declared constitutional, it may have lost the war where it concerns the president being re-elected in the fall.
  • Supreme Court indecency ruling could affect broader FCC enforcement

    06/30/2012 6:20:36 PM PDT · by bizlawnews · 18 replies
    Telecom ^ | 6/30/2012 | C. Rizo
    The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning enforcement of the Federal Communications Commission's indecency regulation reaches beyond the broadcast industry into the telecom sector.
  • Obamacare Supporters Can't Turn A Win Into A Win

    06/30/2012 4:15:35 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 26 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 06/30/12 | CaroleL
    In the aftermath of their Supreme Court victory, supporters of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) are lamenting over their inability to sell the law to the American people. According to a recent poll, only 34 percent approve of Obamacare while 48 percent disapprove and that was before the Supreme Court affirmed that it is one of the biggest tax increases in history. Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a former White House adviser who was involved in developing Obamacare blames a lack of salesmanship. "Unfortunately, we never had a really effective strategy around communicating to the public the...
  • Flashpoint: U.S. Supreme Court

    06/30/2012 11:06:50 AM PDT · by Tar and Feathers · 34 replies
    tarandfeathersusa ^ | June 30, 2012 | Iratus Vulgas
    The recent SCOTUS decision on Obamacare is stark evidence that the judicial branch has pushed the envelope toward a national crisis. While I’m not yet convinced that we’re witnessing the proverbial straw that breaks Uncle Sam’s back, we could very well be watching a preview of coming attractions.
  • You can't mandate that we eat broccoli, but you can tax us if we don't (vanity)

    06/30/2012 9:53:23 AM PDT · by teg_76 · 32 replies
    There was nothing positive in this for our side, regardless of some of the articles trying to spin it that way. Thanks John Roberts. We wouldn't want you to tarnish your "legacy" with the liberal media. Thank GW Bush for nominating Roberts. Why do the liberal appointees never disappoint their side? Why aren't all of our nominees reliable, like the liberals?
  • Even If It Survives the Court, the Health Care Law Is Doomed

    06/30/2012 8:26:37 AM PDT · by Pollster1 · 7 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | March 30, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Media coverage now implies that the U.S. Supreme Court will determine the fate of President Obama's health care law. But nothing the court decides will keep the law alive for more than a brief period of time. There are three ways the health care law could meet its end. The first, obviously, is the Supreme Court could declare some or all of it unconstitutional in June. If it gets past that hurdle, the law also could be ended by Election 2012. If a Republican president is elected, the GOP will almost certainly also win control of the Senate and retain...
  • Top DNC staffers gloat over Obamacare, taunt GOP ‘bitches,’ ‘mother******s’

    06/30/2012 6:41:29 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 75 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Jun 28, 2012
    Top DNC staffers gloat over Obamacare, taunt GOP ‘bitches,’ ‘mother******s’ Posted at 10:59 am on June 28, 2012 by Twitchy Staff Patrick Gaspard @patrickgaspard "it's constitutional. Bitches."
  • ZombieCare: It Lives!

    06/29/2012 9:58:37 PM PDT · by wayne_shrugged · 2 replies
    Justin Washington's Blog ^ | 06//28/2012 | Justin Washington
    Today, Chief Justice Roberts had the ability to put the stake through the heart of the 3,000 page Obamacare excrement foisted upon us by the likes of Nazi Pelosi, Dirty Harry Reid and Urkel Obamao, and he failed — miserably, so Obamacare pops back up to haunt and terrorize us again. Joining Sonia “The Wise Latina” Sotomeyor, Elena Kagan and Ruth Buzzie Ginsburg, Chief Justice Roberts wrote the majority opinion that stated that the mandate was really – a tax. Obama, Pelosi and Reid and their bands of flying monkeys swore up one side and down the other that Obamacare...
  • Supreme Court Obamacare Decision a Head-Scratcher

    06/29/2012 4:33:22 PM PDT · by TenthAmendmentNetwork · 4 replies
    Tenth Amendment Network ^ | 6/29/2012 | Marc Gindin
    The Supreme Court's ruling regarding Obamacare and the individual mandate is a head-scratcher. Here's the unfettered analysis.
  • John Roberts -The Worse Conservative Supreme Court Decisions In U.S. History

    06/29/2012 3:37:22 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 20 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 06/29/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    Charles Krauthammeer suggested that John Roberts is playing a sort of catch-up baseball since Roberts feels he needs to protect the image (among liberals, evidently) of the Supreme Court which got bad ratings (like CNN) since 2000, when the Supremes sided with W Bush over Al Gore. Maybe, Krauthammer, the psychiatrist, has gotten into the head of Roberts, but that remains to be seen. We have expected Roberts to act more honorably, as opposed to expecting Elena Kagan, who drafted Obamacare, to recuse herself from making any decision on the matter. I am convinced that most Democrats cannot experience...
  • How Obama Might Use the Constitution to Arrest the Tea Party

    06/29/2012 2:50:54 PM PDT · by rightjb · 24 replies
    PolitiJim.com ^ | 6-29-2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
      It is one thing to overturn ObamaCare should we be fortunate enough to A) Have an election (yeah, you heard me), B) Get a GOP President, C) Get a CONSERVATIVE House that will hold Boehner accountable as Speaker to not cave as he did on the budget ceiling debate, and D) get at least 51 votes in the Senate.But how do we rectify the insane “precedent” set out by Roberts that the judiciary has the right to reclassify – even create – a “tax” that was never written in the original law?   Or that you can now be “taxed”...
  • Supreme Court Justice Roberts jokes about hiding after key health-care vote

    06/29/2012 11:26:07 AM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 159 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 6-29-12 | JOE MANDAK
    U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is joking that he’ll be spending some time in “an impregnable fortress” after casting the decisive vote upholding President Barack Obama’s health care law. Responding to a question about his summer plans, Roberts quipped that he thought his planned trip to Malta to teach a class was a “good idea.” He delivered the joke Friday at a federal court conference at a posh Pennsylvania resort. Roberts declined to answer a question about the landmark opinion issued Thursday. But he says he hopes the court will be remembered for “protecting equal justice under the...
  • I call for a Constitutional Convention (vanity)

    06/29/2012 10:32:59 AM PDT · by buffaloguy · 90 replies
    Vanity | 06/29/2012 | Buffaloguy
    I think it is time for the states to call for a Constitutional Convention. The Congress, the Executive and now the Supreme Court has overstepped their bounds. For my first amendment: Each Justice of the Supreme Court shall serve two terms only of two years duration. They shall stand for election by vote of the Electoral College. Comments: As we see in this SCOTUS decision, the SCOTUS can do so much damage in such a short period that their terms should be reviewed every two years. Additional Amendment: Neither the Congress, nor the Executive nor the Courts in aggregate shall...
  • Chief Justice Roberts gets tax decision WRONG, provides Congress with unlimited power

    06/29/2012 9:00:59 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/29/2012 | Doug Book
    John Roberts is said to be quite concerned about the way in which history will view his tour of duty as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Well he doesn’t have to worry any longer, for his remarkable decision allowing Congress to impose a tax improperly and in a previously unconstitutional manner will secure his place in Court history for all time. Very few—including Obama himself—believed the scheme of presenting the individual mandate penalty as a tax would pass constitutional muster. The DOJ included a “the penalty is actually a tax” argument in an ObamaCare brief to the Supreme Court,...
  • AMA: Supreme Court Decision Protects Much-Needed Health Insurance Coverage for Millions of Americans

    06/29/2012 7:13:00 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 23 replies
    American Medical Association ^ | June 28, 2012 | Jeremy A. Lazarus, MD
    The American Medical Association has long supported health insurance coverage for all, and we are pleased that this decision means millions of Americans can look forward to the coverage they need to get healthy and stay healthy. “The AMA remains committed to working on behalf of America's physicians and patients to ensure the law continues to be implemented in ways that support and incentivize better health outcomes and improve the nation's health care system.
  • THE ROBERTS DOCTRINE

    06/29/2012 5:52:59 AM PDT · by shortstop · 76 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 06/29/12 | Bob Lonsberry
    There’s a reason no one expected this decision. It’s because it makes no sense. It’s not a rational view, it’s not consistent with any of the pleadings, it violates about 200 years of Supreme Court procedure. And it sets the Constitution on its ear. In a decision penned by the chief justice of the United States, the court has not only legislated, it has levied a tax. In support of an imperial presidency, it has become sovereign itself. Precedent is abandoned, rule of law is ignored, jurisprudence is bastardized. Obama wins and liberty loses. The government is more powerful, the...
  • Justice Roberts Pleads: "Lie To Me"

    06/29/2012 4:14:31 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 139 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6-29-2012 | C. Edmund Wright
    ..........Later in the day, however, the pundit elites started to furrow their brows and dust off their elbow patches -- and proceeded to try to convince us rubes that we had overreacted. They treated us to all kinds of contorted rationalizations and justifications full of pseudo-intellectual gobbledygook. We got this from Charles Krauthammer, George Will, Thomas Lifson, Erick Erickson -- among others. And while I really tried to like it -- and really tried to find solace or a silver lining -- there are just some basic, fundamental things I could not ignore. The bottom line is that John Roberts...
  • Supreme Court opinion on Obama’s healthcare law (pdf)

    06/28/2012 9:02:08 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    los angeles times ^ | 6/28/12 | Supreme Court
    The U.S. Su­preme Court up­held the con­sti­tu­tion­al­ity of Pres­id­ent Obama’s health­care law Thursday, rul­ing the gov­ern­ment may im­pose tax pen­al­ties on per­sons who do not have health in­sur­ance. Supreme Court opinion on Obama’s healthcare law
  • Roberts Flashback: NY TIMES INVESTIGATES ADOPTION RECORDS OF SUPREME COURT NOMINEE'S CHILDREN

    06/28/2012 6:27:35 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 8/3/2005 | Drudge Report
    XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX THU AUG 04, 2005 11:35:09 ET XXXXX NY TIMES INVESTIGATES ADOPTION RECORDS OF SUPREME COURT NOMINEE'S CHILDREN **Exclusive** The DRUDGE REPORT has uncovered a plot in the NEW YORK TIMES' newsroom to look into the adoption of the children of Supreme Court Nominee John G. Roberts. The TIMES has investigative reporter Glen Justice hot on the case to investigate adoption records of Judge Roberts’ two young children, Josie age 5 and Jack age 4, a top source reveals. Judge Roberts and his wife Jane adopted the children when they each were infants. Both children were adopted...
  • American Values: The Individual Mandate vs. Social Darwinism

    06/28/2012 6:02:58 PM PDT · by ReligiousLibertyTV
    ReligiousLiberty.TV ^ | June 26, 2012 | Michael Peabody
    WRITTEN IN ADVANCE OF THE DECISION. ADDRESSES HISTORY OF THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE. By Michael D. Peabody - Sometime this week the United States Supreme Court will decide whether the majority of provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act are constitutional. Called Obamacare, first by detractors and then by supporters reclaiming the phrase, it promises Americans a wide variety of health care benefits. Under provisions already in place, young people can stay on their parents’ health care insurance until age 26 and small businesses can claim a tax deduction for providing health insurance to their employees. Many conservatives...
  • VANITY: After today, do we even need the SCOTUS anymore ?

    06/28/2012 5:05:15 PM PDT · by onona · 25 replies
    Me ^ | Today | Myself
    What's their purpose anymore ?
  • My blog from Dec. 2009 (!): Unfortunately, dead on

    06/28/2012 3:40:40 PM PDT · by LS · 17 replies
    In a Dec. 24, 2009 blog at www.patriotshistoryusa.com I predicted almost exactly what the outcome of this would be. I warned "Forget Supreme Court Challenges to this Monstrosity." I warned that "anyone putting his faith in a Supreme Court reversal of any of this health non-care monstrosity has another think coming. First, the USSC seldom rules in favor of constitutionally limited government. I then noted the incredible discipline with which the GOP fought against this: "The Republicans, both in the House and Senate, combined for a 256/257 votes against the bill (Cao, LA voting for the House version, but announcing...
  • ObamaCare's First Death Panel

    06/28/2012 2:43:42 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-28-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • SOUTER IN ROBERTS' CLOTHING

    06/28/2012 1:58:50 PM PDT · by Lacey · 25 replies
    AnnCoulter.com ^ | July 20, 2005 | Ann Coulter
    After pretending to consider various women and minorities for the Supreme Court these past few weeks, President Bush decided to disappoint all the groups he had just ginned up and nominate a white male. So all we know about him for sure is that he can't dance and he probably doesn't know who Jay-Z is. Other than that, he is a blank slate. Tabula rasa. Big zippo. Nada. Oh, yeah ... We also know he's argued cases before the Supreme Court. Big deal; so has Larry Flynt's attorney. But unfortunately, other than that that, we don't know much about John...
  • The Obsolescent Supreme Court

    06/28/2012 1:45:02 PM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 12 replies
    Justice John Roberts has made the Supreme Court superfluous and obsolescent by obsequiously abdicating its powers to the taxing authority of the U.S.Congress. Freeper Graewoulf has commented that Chief Justice Roberts has "destroyed the boundary between the Judiciary and Legislative branches of our government." My thoughts precisely as I heard the verdict come down today. But it is far worse than that. This new taxing authority will do more than just restructure our economic freedoms and control behaviors. It can fundamentally change the concept of our Constitutional rights. Not only are we becoming Greece; we are becoming Egypt. The new...
  • Our Lord's mother, gives us hope over what happened today in the Supreme Court ruling

    The Coming US Supreme Court Decision Via Anonymous Visionary - Locutions to the World (yet-to-be-approved) Nov 15, 2011 164. The Coming Supreme Court Decision Mary: Those in power lay truth is laid aside and pick up lies instead. Armed with lies, they believe that they can easily conquer and deceive the people. Their lies are spread out before them, like in battle array. They know which lies to send out first (to soften people up so to speak). Then, they can bring out the hard lies that will shake people's convictions and have them give up what they hold on...
  • WI: Walker says he won’t implement ACA in Badger State

    06/28/2012 1:30:45 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Watchdog.org Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 6-28-12 | Kirsten Adshead
    MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker is pledging to fight the U.S. Supreme Court, vowing that he will not implement the federal health care reform law, despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that the law is constitutional. Walker said in a statement shortly after Thursday’s court ruling that he hopes that Republicans will be in control of Congress and that the White House after the November elections and that they will repeal the law. “If there is no political remedy from Washington and the law moves forward, it would require the majority of people in Wisconsin to pay more money for...
  • The Supreme Court and Obamacare

    06/28/2012 12:35:20 PM PDT · by Chris in VA · 29 replies
    American LiveWire.com ^ | 6/28/12 | David Webb
    Everyone needs to step back and actually look at the decision the Supreme Court made about Obamacare before doing anything. From the majority opinion: “The Affordable Care Act is constitutional in part and unconstitutional in part …” This clearly shows that the Court is saying there are issues with the law.
  • Rush: The Internal Revenue Service Has Just Become Barack Obama's Domestic Army (Audio)

    06/28/2012 10:46:20 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 11 replies
    rightnewz ^ | 6/28/12 | Rush
    'Obamacare is nothing more that the largest tax increase in the history of the world' Rush said on his show, blasting the ruling from the Supreme Court....'What has been upheld here is fraud'...(Audio)
  • Conservatives turn on Roberts

    06/28/2012 10:24:08 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 118 replies
    Salon ^ | 6-28-12 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Conservative Chief John Roberts single-handedly saved Obamacare today, siding with the liberal bloc of the Supreme Court to uphold the law, even though more moderate Justice Anthony Kennedy led the dissent. The steps of the Supreme Court this morning were packed with conservatives deeply disappointed by the ruling and hurt by the apparent betrayal of one of their own. ”I think a lot of Chief Justice Roberts. I think his whole history of jurisprudence is deserving of respect from this country — up to, and not necessarily including, this opinion today,” Rep. Steve King, a Republican from Iowa, told Salon....
  • I’m Not Down on John Roberts (RedState Letter)

    06/28/2012 10:07:53 AM PDT · by Conservative_Jedi · 33 replies
    RedState ^ | 06/28/2012 11:35 AM EST | Erick Erickson
    Dear RedState Reader, As you have no doubt heard by now, the Supreme Court largely upheld Obamacare with Chief Justice John Roberts writing the majority 5 to 4 decision. Even Justice Kennedy called for the whole law to be thrown out, but John Roberts saved it. Having gone through the opinion, I am not going to beat up on John Roberts. I am disappointed, but I want to make a few points. John Roberts is playing at a different game than the rest of us. We’re on poker. He’s on chess. First, I get the strong sense from a few...
  • From Rush Limbaugh - Roberts siding with Libs not surprising, confidential info.(My Headline)

    06/28/2012 9:33:44 AM PDT · by JMack · 34 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | June 27, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    I know this is probably posted all wrong. I don't do this often, but this is interesting, so I hope the mods cut me some slack on it. High level conservatives are hearing through back channels that Roberts might support democrats, for some mysterious reason. This is from Rush's discussion of the immigration decision. As always, listen to him, and you get inside info. There may be something more here than meets the eye. RUSH: (on being surprised about Roberts voting against Arizona) I tell you, I'm... Well, actually I'm not and I can't tell you why. I was gonna...
  • With All Due Respect To Chief Justice Roberts On ObamaCare...

    06/28/2012 8:18:24 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 80 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | The Looking Spoon
    I admit, "respect" is a term used very loosely here.I was perpetually pessimistic about ObamaCare's reversal...but I wasn't watching the other hand. I would have NEVER guessed who the law's savior would be...
  • Isn't It Obvious Democrats Knew?

    06/28/2012 8:13:46 AM PDT · by Williams · 14 replies
    vanity
    That ridiculous game they played today that Obama had written three speeches, that little farce could never fool a Corleone. They would never have leaked something that sounded so unsure, except to cover up their complete knowledge of the result. Does anyone really think Nancy Pelosi and her ilk would have immediately predicted a victory after negative oral arguments, if the liberals on the Supreme Court hadn't leaked a result? There is so much wrong here. Remember the preposterous claims that John Roberts was a man of courage? His life was spent as an inside the beltway privileged big school,...
  • Obamacare wins: SCOTUS upholds individual mandate

    06/28/2012 7:52:54 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 42 replies
    630wpro ^ | 6-28-2012
    Obamacare wins: SCOTUS upholds individual mandate Posted: 6/28/2012 10:21:48 AM The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The decision means the historic overhaul will continue to go into effect over the next several years, affecting the way that countless Americans receive and pay for their personal medical care. The ruling also handed Obama a campaign-season victory in rejecting arguments that Congress went too far in requiring most Americans to have health insurance or pay a penalty. Chief Justice John Roberts announced the court's judgment that allows the...
  • ObamaCare ruling means Americans hostage to 70 years of Supreme Court madness

    06/28/2012 7:10:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/28/2012 | Doug Book
    In March, Justice Anthony Kennedy observed that a fully implemented ObamaCare would “…change the relationship of the federal government to the individual in a very fundamental way…” But Justice Kennedy made a very fundamental mistake. The relationship between the American people and what has become the D.C. ruling class actually changed 70 years ago when the Supreme Court decided that a farmer in Ohio could not legally grow wheat on his own land for use by his own family. It was in ruling that Roscoe Filburn threatened the Article I, Section 8 Commerce Clause powers of Congress that a true...
  • The Odds Overwhelmingly Say That Obamacare Is Finished

    06/27/2012 2:34:01 PM PDT · by blam · 88 replies
    TBI ^ | 6-27-2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    The Odds Overwhelmingly Say That Obamacare Is Finished Brett LoGiurato Jun. 27, 2012, 4:20 PM As the Supreme Court prepares to hand down its decision on the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, the only market offering its prediction thinks its key element will be ruled unconstitutional. The Ireland-based InTrade market has the odds of the Supreme Court overturning the individual mandate at 75.5 percent as of this post. Here's a look at how it's changed over time: Intrade The odds spiked into the 60-percent range after March's oral arguments were deemed a disaster for President Barack Obama and his signature...
  • Prosser makes final recusal request in ethics case (WI)

    06/27/2012 2:07:13 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    JS ONLINE ^ | 6-27-12 | Patrick Marley
    Madison - Justice David Prosser has now asked all his colleagues on the state Supreme Court to step aside in his ethics case. One justice has already recused herself, and Prosser is not expected to participate in the case. If two others remove themselves, the case will effectively end because at least four of the court's seven justices are needed to take any action. Prosser is accused of violating the state ethics code for judges by putting his hands on the neck of Justice Ann Walsh Bradley after she confronted him face to face in her office in June 2011....
  • Chief Justice Roberts backs Obama in Arizona immigration ruling

    06/25/2012 4:23:29 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 43 replies
    [June 25, 2012] Chief Justice Roberts backs Obama in Arizona immigration ruling WASHINGTON, Jun 25, 2012 (Los Angeles Times - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Helping drive (albeit from the back seat) the Supreme Court toward what amounted to a victory for the Obama administration in the Arizona immigration case was a man often seen as one of Obama's chief antagonists at the court -- Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.
  • Supreme Court Allows Immigration Checks

    06/25/2012 2:35:45 PM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    Wall Stret Journal ^ | June 25, 2012 | JESS BRAVIN And TAMARA AUDI
    The Supreme Court struck down much of Arizona's effort to crack down on illegal immigrants but left one key part intact in a ruling that gave both sides of the debate something to cheer. In a 5-3 ruling, the court said Arizona in effect had tried to set up a parallel enforcement system that punished illegal immigrants more harshly and interfered with congressional authority over the nation's borders. The court rejected parts of the state law known as SB1070 that made it a crime for illegal immigrants to seek work and that authorized warrantless arrests of people suspected by state...
  • Times Out - New York Times Insufferable Survey Analysis

    06/25/2012 1:05:56 PM PDT · by guyshomenet · 3 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 6/25/12 | Guy Smith
    It is a rare and wonderful day when the New York Times gets something right. Today is not one of those days. When it comes to partisan or ideological media (which may be a redundant phrase), the New York Times has no peer (I omit MSNBC which is not a news organization with propagandist tendencies, but a propaganda organization with news tendencies). New York’s news yuck not only dervishly spins news items to the left, but often misses obvious realities and non-subtle facts. The Old Gray Lady lapses into senile dementia more often than articulating lucid thoughts. In this week...
  • With fate of Obamacare in question, HHS cranks up pace of spending to implement the law

    06/25/2012 9:52:28 AM PDT · by opentalk · 5 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | June 24, 2012 | Doug Powers
    They’re like kids with one parent who has given them cash to go to the candy store but who know they they might at any time get a call from the other parent telling them not to spend the money. Does the kid wait for the go-ahead from parent #2, or set a new world “get to the store to spend all the money” land speed record? In the above semi-hypothetical example, the Supreme Court is parent #2 and the Obama administration and HHS are the kid in the store. Oh, and I forgot to mention that parent #1 gave...
  • Why the Supreme Court`s Arizona ruling, SB 1070, is judicial tyranny!

    06/25/2012 11:24:11 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 9 replies
    6-25-12 | john w k
    . Make no mistake, our founding fathers have never granted a power to Congress to regulate aliens within the various State borders. What they did grant to Congress is the power to set the requirements by which an alien may become a citizen of the united States. And if there is any dispute concerning the limited power granted to Congress regarding the rule of naturalization, let our founding fathers speak for themselves. REPRESENTATIVE WHITE while debating the Rule of Naturalization notes the narrow limits of what ``Naturalization`` [the power granted to Congress] means, and he ``doubted whether the constitution authorized...
  • Supreme Court UPHOLDS Key AZ Immigration Law - Good for Texas Voter ID Law Supreme Court Case!

    06/25/2012 10:17:46 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 5 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 6/25/2012 | David Bellow
    The United States Supreme Court struck down some parts of the Arizona Immigration Law, but the Supreme Court UPHELD a key provision (and very controversial part) of the AZ Immigration Law. According to the Washington Post, The Supreme Court has upheld the provision in the AZ law requiring police to check the status of someone they suspect is not in the United States legally. Anyone in AZ must now "Show Me Your Papers" when asked by AZ law enforcement. I believe that this ruling gives us a glimpse of how the Supreme Court will rule when they hear the Voter...
  • Supreme Court Strikes Corporate Campaign Spending Limits. Will Texas Law Change? Good for Tom Delay?

    06/25/2012 10:08:47 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 2 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 6/25/2012 | David Bellow
    Will Texas Have to Change Its Campaign Spending Law? Will Tom Delay have his Conviction Overturned? According to the AP, the Supreme Court today has (again) ruled that corporations have the right to spend freely to advocate for or against candidates for state and local offices. The justices struck down a Montana law limiting corporate campaign spending, but this case will have a ripple effect on all other states. Texas is a state that does not allow corporations to spend money in Texas state and local election. In fact, former Speaker of the united States House of Representatives, Tom Delay,...
  • James Fallows Reveals Inner Moonbat: '5 Signs the United States Is Undergoing a Coup'

    06/25/2012 7:40:13 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 25, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic, usually presents an image of himself as a "reasonable" liberal. However yesterday he revealed his inner moonbat with an article title worthy of a thread name in the sanity challenged Democratic Underground: "5 Signs the United States is Undergoing a Coup." After a few hours of reflection, Fallows realized he allowed too much of his moonbat side to be displayed to the public so he altered the title with this explanation Midnight update: This item went up three hours ago with a more blunt-instrument headline than it should ever have had: "5 Signs...