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  • Why the Halbig Decision Should Be Taken Seriously

    07/24/2014 9:22:24 PM PDT · by SteveH · 16 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 23, 2014 | Sean Trende
    ... “The Supreme Court simply isn't going to rip insurance from tens of millions of people in order to teach Congress a lesson about grammar. . . . For Halbig to unwind Obamacare, the Supreme Court would ultimately have to rule in the plaintiff's favor. And they're not going to do that. By the time SCOTUS even could rule on Halbig the law will have been in place for years.” This sort of reaction is a mistake, at least insofar as a pundit is trying to figure out what the Supreme Court might actually do, if and when the case...
  • According to the Supreme Court, Corporations Have More Religious Freedom Than Taxpayers

    07/01/2014 5:36:28 PM PDT · by unlearner · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/1/2014 | Avik Roy
    For all of the non-stop wall-to-wall coverage of yesterday’s Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby—in which the Court ruled that the government doesn’t have the authority to force “closely-held corporations” to violate their religious beliefs—a simple fact has been lost. The ruling did not overturn a single word of the “Affordable Care Act,” otherwise known as Obamacare. Nor did the Supreme Court prevent the government from requiring that taxpayers finance abortion-related services. Pro-life activists—and Obamacare opponents—are cheering today. But when they sit down and reflect, they’ll realize that they haven’t won a thing. The Supremes endorsed the White...
  • Hill reacts to Hobby Lobby ruling

    06/30/2014 8:53:04 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | June 30, 2014 | Paige Winfield Cunningham,Seung Min Kim
    The Supreme Court’s ruling that employers with religious objections don’t have to comply with Obamacare requirements to provide contraception coverage sparked swift reaction on Capitol Hill.
  • Scalia: Supreme Court Making Major Change To Constitution's Religious Liberty Protections

    06/17/2014 9:47:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 17, 2014 | Ken Klukowski
    Today the Supreme Court denied review in an important First Amendment case, Elmbrook School District v. Doe. But there’s big news in a dissent that accompanied this denial, declaring that big change is underway for religious liberty.
  • Court to hear dispute over state tax collection (MD)

    05/27/2014 7:12:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 2014 9:59 AM EDT
    The Supreme Court is taking up a dispute over how a state may tax income its residents earn in another state. The high court on Monday agreed to hear an appeal from Maryland officials who want to overturn a lower court ruling that found the state’s tax law unconstitutional. …
  • Obama Nominated Confederate Flag Supporting Judge (Plus real marriage, abortion, etc)

    05/15/2014 4:07:03 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 5 replies
    Senate Democrats lambasted one of President Barack Obama's picks for a federal judgeship in Georgia on Tuesday, skewering him for his past votes on abortion and the Confederate flag. It was unclear whether Michael Boggs' nomination to become a federal district judge in Georgia was in peril. He is now a judge on that state's appeals court. At a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Democrats repeatedly challenged his votes as a Georgia state legislator a decade ago. They focused on his support for measures to post information online about doctors who perform abortions and to keep the Confederate battle...
  • U.S. justices agree to hear homeowner case against bank

    04/28/2014 10:45:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:22am EDT | Lawrence Hurley
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide what process struggling homeowners need to follow if they want to back out of mortgages issued when lenders fail to adhere to a federal disclosure law. The court will weigh whether homeowners need to write a letter to their lender or file a lawsuit in order to benefit from a provision of the federal law, known as the Truth in Lending Act. The law allows consumers to rescind mortgages for up to three years after the agreement was made if the lender does not notify them of various details about the...
  • High court nixes $3.4M award to child porn victim

    04/23/2014 6:12:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 23, 2014 5:38 PM EDT | Mark Sherman
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims. The justices said in a 5-4 ruling that a 1994 federal law gives victims the right to seek restitution from offenders, but only to the extent that the victim’s losses are tied to the offenders’ actions. In this case,...
  • Court rejects Arizona’s appeal in immigration case

    04/22/2014 12:12:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2014 7:10 PM EDT | Jacques Billeaud
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal of a blocked provision of Arizona’s 2010 immigration enforcement law, dealing another blow to Gov. Jan Brewer in her effort to defend the law. The court declined to review the ruling that barred police from arresting people who harbor those living in the United States illegally. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked police from enforcing the prohibition, concluding last year that it was vague and trumped by federal law, which already forbids harboring people in the country unlawfully. …
  • What Are Justice Stevens’s Proposed Six Amendments?

    03/06/2014 5:05:02 PM PST · by Bogey78O · 32 replies
    Josh Blackman's blog ^ | 3-6-2014 | Josh Blackman
    After my previous post on the Justice Stevens’s new book, I requested a review copy from the publisher, which I have now received. Here are his six proposed Amendments. I’ll avoid commenting until I read the entire book (a fairly breezy 133 pages, followed by the Constitution as it stands now, and a list of all JPS clerks). The “Anti-Commandeering Rule” (Amend the Supremacy Clause of Article VI) This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States,...
  • US Supreme Court set to review case of German homeschooling family that Obama admin wants deported

    02/19/2014 1:21:53 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/19/14 | Michael Farris
    February 19, 2014 (HSLDA) - The United States Supreme Court has scheduled Romeike v. Holder for review conference February 21. The court is expected to rule on whether or not to take the case and announce the ruling in its February 24 orders. Uwe and Hannelore Romeike and their children were initially granted asylum by a U.S. immigration judge in 2010 after he determined that the German government’s refusal to permit them to homeschool for religious reasons amounted to persecution. Germany had threatened to levy fines, file criminal charges, and take custody of the children if the Romeikes did not...
  • Supreme Court Puts Gay Marriage On Hold In Utah

    01/06/2014 7:55:17 AM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 97 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | January 6, 2014 | Fox News
    The Supreme Court has put gay marriage on hold in Utah. The high court on Monday granted the state a stay in their same-sex marriage challenge. The decision comes after a federal judge last month ruled in favor of gay marriage.
  • Political gridlock puts Supreme Court at center of controversial social issues

    10/07/2013 3:58:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 7, 2013 | Robert Barnes
    The Supreme Court on Monday resumes its role as the uneasy arbiter of America’s intractable social conflicts with a new docket that features battles over affirmative action, campaign finance and abortion, among other divisive issues.
  • Supreme Court’s Decisions on Race Preferences Increasingly Meaningless

    07/01/2013 7:14:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    Conservatives are praising last week’s Supreme Court decision in Fisher v. University of Texas, which dealt a slight blow to affirmative action. The high court remanded a decision upholding affirmative action back to the trial court, with instructions to use a stricter standard of review, known as strict scrutiny. Opining for the majority in the 5-4 decision, Justice Anthony Kennedy held that in order for the University of Texas’s affirmative action program of race discrimination to be found constitutional, the university must prove that it has no feasible alternative to considering race in admissions. The Court didn’t go quite as...
  • Supreme Court Update Public Approval of Supreme Court Falls to All-Time Low

    07/01/2013 9:37:29 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 24 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | July 01, 2013
    The U.S. Supreme Court finished its term with big decisions on voting rights, affirmative action and same-sex marriage. Following those rulings, public approval of the court has fallen to the lowest level ever recorded in more than nine years of polling. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 28% believe the Supreme Court is doing a good or an excellent job. At the same time, 30% rate its performance as poor. That’s the highest-ever poor rating. It’s also the first time ever that the poor ratings have topped the positive assessments. Thirty-nine percent (39%) give the court...
  • Is Anthony Kennedy "The First Gay Justice"?

    06/30/2013 2:31:03 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    Cnn.com ^ | June 30, 2013 | Bill Mears
    Washington (CNN) -- Justice Anthony Kennedy was among the first of his colleagues to arrive Wednesday at the U.S. Supreme Court. His chambers lit up several hours before the last-day release of monumental rulings on same-sex marriage.
  • PRUDEN: A bigger bed for the honeymoon [on the Supreme Court's DOMA ruling]

    06/28/2013 6:40:58 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 28 June 2013 | Wes Pruden
    No closet was big enough to hold Anthony Kennedy, but he came out of something dank and dark somewhere to liberate the gay caballeros. It certainly wasn’t the law. Not even the law could accommodate the purple emotional theatrics he poured into the Supreme Court’s decision rendering the Defense of Marriage Act null, void, mean, cruel, worthless and probably fattening. When he wrote that Congress, in enacting the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996, acted with the deliberate intention to “disparage and injure” same-sex couples, he tried to put everyone who disagrees with him beyond the limits of human decency....
  • Scalia: 'High-Handed' Kennedy Has Declared Us 'Enemies of the Human Race'

    06/26/2013 9:53:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 126 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 26, 2013 | Tim Grieve
    Dissenting from this morning's opinion on the Defense of Marriage Act, Justice Antonin Scalia – as expected – holds nothing back. In a ripping dissent, Scalia says that Justice Anthony Kennedy and his colleagues in the majority have resorted to calling opponents of gay marriage "enemies of the human race."
  • The Supreme Court and Faux-marriage Fallacies

    03/28/2013 4:31:48 AM PDT · by Rashputin · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 28, 2013 | Selwyn Duke
    The Supreme Court and Faux-marriage Fallacies By Selwyn Duke The Supreme Court is behaving as a reluctant agent of social engineering and not an ardent guardian of constitutional integrity in its approach to the last two days of oral argument on marriage. Furthermore, the pro-marriage (conservative) contingent is likewise confused, making the case that striking down Prop. 8 would be the wrong kind of social engineering. Thus have we heard arguments about the "sociological" impact of faux marriage and about awaiting "additional information from the jurisdictions where this experiment is still maturing." Justice Anthony Kennedy, who could be the swing...
  • Supreme Court Hints That It Won't Issue Sweeping Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage

    03/26/2013 11:38:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/ ^ | March 26, 2013 | Tom Curry
    In a historic argument on a challenge to state laws that limit marriage to heterosexual couples, the Supreme Court indicated Tuesday that it might be hesitant to strike down such laws. Following the oral argument, Pete Williams of NBC News reported that it seemed “quite obvious that the U.S. Supreme Court is not prepared to issue any kind of sweeping ruling” declaring that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry.
  • Supreme Court Says It's Illegal For A Police Drug Dog To Sniff Your Porch

    03/26/2013 9:39:18 AM PDT · by JustSayNoToNannies · 129 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Mar. 26, 2013 | Michael Kelley
    The Supreme Court has ruled that police use of a drug-sniffing dog on a homeowner's porch is a violation of the Fourth Amendment's protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. [...]
  • Anonymous Hacks US Sentencing Commission’s Website For Aaron Swartz [Video, Statement]

    01/26/2013 2:22:36 AM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 9 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | January 26, 2013 | Kim LaCapria
    Anonymous has hacked the US Sentencing Commission’s website in retaliation for the suicide of internet activist and Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz, and as of now, the site is still displaying in its compromised state.More on this breaking story as it develops. Statement below from Anonymous on the decision to hack USSC.gov. [Correction: An earlier version of this post stated that Anonymous' attack affected the Supreme Court's website, when in actuality, it is the US Sentencing Commission's website as stated above.]In addition to the defacing of the site with a video, a statement on Swartz’s death and the government’s alleged harassment of the activist...
  • Scalia Was "Furious" At Roberts Vote On Healthcare Law, Says Toobin Book

    09/18/2012 8:51:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    http://thehill.com/ ^ | September 18, 2012 | Sam Baker
    Jeffrey Toobin's latest book portrays Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as increasingly cranky and partisan — and infuriated with Chief Justice John Roberts over the court's recent decisions on healthcare and immigration. Toobin, who writes for The New Yorker and also covers the court for CNN, credits Scalia for a sea change in how both sides of the political spectrum think about the law. But he says the justice's bombast has become off-putting to more even-tempered colleagues.
  • Roberts Holes Up In European Fortress For 4th Of July

    07/04/2012 8:28:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 7/4/12 | Pat Dollard
    No, this can’t be indicative of anything material, now can it? At the very least, it’s appropriate. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts arrives for a lecture on the history of the US Supreme Court at the University of Malta today. Last week, Roberts’ cast the key vote to uphold President Obama’s health care law. (AP)
  • USSC CJ John Roberts' Ruling

    06/29/2012 10:11:02 AM PDT · by BedRock · 21 replies
    June 29, 2012 | BedRock
    You think USSC Chief Justice Roberts was an idiot? Perhaps he was, because he did set new precedent in his ruling, as far as I know... What I do not understand is how he can arrive at his definition of a payment withheld out of ones tax return for NOT purchasing or not owning something as a "tax". I thought that a tax was based on something you bought, earned, or owned, or a something that everyone must pay out of wages earned equally distributed among the citizens... This bill originated in the Senate and was never presented as a...
  • 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...
  • 0bama/Napalitano's temper tantrum trashes the equal protection clause

    06/25/2012 4:52:23 PM PDT · by pansgold · 11 replies
    Vanity | VI / XXVI / MMXII | pansgold
    Today _resident 0bama’s head of HOMELAND SECURITY, the infamous Janet Napalitano at the direction of the _resident, unilaterally decided to VIOLATE THE EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION by denying Arizona the right to have the laws of the UNITED STATES applied equally as the other 49 states. Napalitano is refusing to have IMMIGRATION and CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT respond to pick up illegal aliens and enforce federal immigration law unless a felony is involved. I can just see imagine seeing _resident 0bama in a tantrum stomping his feet on the floor of the oval office right now.
  • 3 Cheers or 3 Kicks In The Grips?

    06/25/2012 8:30:39 AM PDT · by pansgold · 3 replies
    VI / XXV / MMXII | pansgold
    3 kicks in the grips for _resident 0bama! 1.) The most liberal and REVERSED court in the history of our nation has been REVERSED again. The 9th Circus Court. The USSC ruled checking immigration status is a states right. Now 23 other states plan to follow Arizona’s lead and do the same. GO SHERIFF JOE! Just violate the health code by spitting on the side walk or litter by tossing a cigarette butt onto the ground and see what happens. Unlawful assembly … now that’s a great one. The USSC said if someone was stopped FOR ANY OTHER VIOLATION police,...
  • Why Obama Shouldn’t Declare War on the Supreme Court

    04/02/2012 1:53:59 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    Time ^ | April 2, 2012 | Joe Meacham
    [SNIP}......But here is a pretty good rule of thumb for Democratic Presidents: if it didn’t work for Franklin D. Roosevelt, who won four terms and a World War, it probably won’t work for you either.
  • Ginsburg Tells Egyptians: Look To The Constitutions of South Africa or Canada, Not The U.S.

    02/02/2012 4:44:58 PM PST · by LSUfan · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 1 Feb 2012 | MEMRI
    Liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Tells Egyptians: Look To The Constitutions of South Africa or Canada, Not To The U.S. Constitution
  • Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Supreme Court Hearing on Obamacare

    11/27/2011 8:24:32 AM PST · by shield · 11 replies
    Office of Governor of Texas ^ | 14th November 2011 | Office of Governor of Texas
    Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's decision to hear a case relating to Obamacare: "The Supreme Court's decision to hear this case quickly is encouraging news for Texas, which faces massive cost explosions under Obamacare, and for Americans everywhere who don't want the federal government forcing them to buy specific goods and services. I'm hopeful the Supreme Court will confirm what other federal courts have already recognized: that Obamacare is an unprecedented overreach and an unconstitutional infringement upon individual liberties." Texas and 25 other states have challenged the constitutionality of Congress' authority to force...
  • Perry wants term limits on high court [favors change in Constitution]

    09/02/2011 11:50:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 161 replies · 1+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | September 1, 2011 | Todd J. Gillman The Dallas Morning News
    WASHINGTON Rick Perry, like other conservatives, has lots of complaints about the Supreme Court: The justices, he says, have meddled in social policy, stepped on state power and generally run amok. One solution the governor embraces is to end lifetime tenure - a cornerstone of the Constitution, whose drafters worried far less about activist or senile judges than about meddling tyrants and political pressure. The idea isn't original, and it's not limited to conservatives. Some scholars on the left have also embraced the idea as a correction for judges serving too long. It began to percolate in the 1980s and...
  • Hansen’s “death train” argument denied as a “nuisance”, (Supreme Court rejects ... suits)

    06/20/2011 10:51:59 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | June 20, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    Posted on June 20, 2011 by Anthony Watts After all the caterwauling from Hansen about coal “death trains”, and his defense of criminal mischief at a power plant in the UK, this is a real “mud in your eye” moment and an affirmation that no one industry can be singled out as a scapegoat for global warming, climate change, climate disruption.The supremes have spoken: Supreme Court rejects climate nuisance suitsThe Supreme Court today unanimously rejected the effort by some states to sue utilities for greenhouse gas emissions on the basis of the nuisance doctrine, holding that the Clean Air Act pre-empts...
  • Walmart wins sex discrimination case

    06/20/2011 9:21:09 AM PDT · by facedown · 59 replies
    FT.com ^ | June 20 2011 | Barney Jopson
    Walmart has scored a crucial victory in the world’s largest sex discrimination case after the US Supreme Court threw out a class action lawsuit against it that sought to encompass more than 1m people. The decision is likely to have wide-ranging implications for the course of legal disputes between big business and workers in the US because it will establish new standards plaintiffs must meet in order to mount class actions. Walmart was accused by six plaintiffs of paying women in the US less than men and of passing them over for promotion, but they had sought to represent a...
  • Police have no responsibility to protect individuals (reference)

    02/26/2008 3:14:25 AM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 29 replies · 5,532+ views
    Public Rights ^ | 2005 | compiled by Neal Seaman
    Police have no legal duty to respond and prevent crime or protect the victim. There have BEEN OVER 10 various supreme and state court cases the individual has never won. Notably, the Supreme Court STATED about the responsibility of police for the security of your family and loved ones is "You, and only you, are responsible for your security and the security of your family and loved ones. That was the essence of a U.S. Supreme Court decision in the early 1980's when they ruled that the police do not have a duty to protect you as an individual,...
  • GOP Lawmakers Call for Probe Into Possible 'Threats' Against Thomas, Scalia

    03/03/2011 2:31:42 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    GOP Lawmakers Call for Probe Into Possible 'Threats' Against Thomas, Scalia Published March 03, 2011 | FoxNews.com Several Republican members of Congress are calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate possible "threats" against conservative Supreme Court justices, claiming the advocacy group Common Cause is providing a platform for inflammatory rhetoric. The congressmen, in a draft letter to Holder that has not yet been sent, allege that rallies held by the organization appear to "incite violence and encourage racial slurs," with Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife Virginia being the targets. The letter cited a newspaper report...
  • Hollister v. Soetoro/Obama eligibility case to be reconsidered by Supreme Court

    02/27/2011 8:17:22 AM PST · by freepersup · 110 replies
    examiner.com Phoenix ^ | Linda Bentley
    WASHINGTON – On Dec. 30, 2010, the day after Hollister v. Soetoro, challenging the constitutional eligibility of President Barack Obama, was docketed for the Jan. 14, 2011 conference of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), retired USAF Col. Gregory Hollister’s Attorney John Hemenway filed a motion for justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, both appointed by Obama, to recuse themselves.
  • U.S. Supreme Court confers on Obama eligibility

    11/23/2010 9:43:51 PM PST · by Errant · 354 replies · 2+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | November 23, 2010 | Brian Fitzpatrick
    WASHINGTON – Is this the case that will break the presidential eligibility question wide open? The Supreme Court conferred today on whether arguments should be heard on the merits of Kerchner v. Obama, a case challenging whether President Barack Obama is qualified to serve as president because he may not be a "natural-born citizen" as required by Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution. Unlike other eligibility cases that have reached the Supreme Court, Kerchner vs. Obama focuses on the "Vattel theory," which argues that the writers of the Constitution believed the term "natural-born citizen" to mean...
  • Gingrich: Kagan 'More Radical than People Think' (Pro Sharia Law)

    08/01/2010 8:03:08 PM PDT · by nmh · 25 replies · 8+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 31 Jul 2010 07:01 PM | Newt Gingrich
    In an exclusive Newsmax.TV interview, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich reveals that he's no supporter of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan becoming America's newest justice. “I think Kagan is in many ways much more radical than people think. She seems to have no understanding of the origins of American rights before the Constitution,: he said. “She seems to have no real appreciation of of the danger of sharia [Islamic law]. … So I would be very skeptical of her as a nominee for the Supreme Court.”
  • Bad News For Obama: Conservative Justice Kennedy Tells Pals He's In No Rush To Leave Supreme Court

    07/07/2010 4:23:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com/ ^ | July 7, 2010 | Thomas M. Defrank
    WASHINGTON - President Obama may get liberal Elena Kagan on the Supreme Court, but conservative swing-voter Anthony Kennedy says he's not going anywhere anytime soon. Justice Kennedy, who turns 74 this month, has told relatives and friends he plans to stay on the high court for at least three more years - through the end of Obama's first term, sources said.
  • Sen. Klobuchar asks Kagan: Team Edward or Team Jacob?

    06/30/2010 3:36:23 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 15 replies · 1+ views
    washington post ^ | 6-30-10 | wapo
    "I keep wanting to ask you about the famous case of Edward versus Jacob... [but] I know you can't comment on future cases." -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), brazenly courting the Twi-hard vote, in her questioning of Elena Kagan at the confirmation hearing Wednesday. See the Klobuchar-Kagan video at 44.
  • Tell GOP:Stand Firm On Kagan

    06/30/2010 1:35:33 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 26 replies · 2+ views
    Center for Individual Freedom ^ | 6-28-10 | Jeff Mazzella
    "fair-minded Americans" should be disturbed... and rational people should be very afraid because, as The Times states, Kagan is "disrespectful toward existing law" (read: the Constitution). And that makes Kagan a very dangerous nominee... and, for that reason alone, the American people must work to ensure that the Senate doesn’t rubber-stamp her confirmation.
  • Elena Kagan for SCOTUS? Here's her past

    06/29/2010 8:37:01 PM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 10 replies · 1+ views
    View link to see her resume and viewpoints from the past.
  • KOPEL: Sotomayor targets guns now

    06/29/2010 5:43:51 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 98 replies · 4+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 06/29/2010 | Dave Kopel
    Perhaps the most startling aspect of the Supreme Court opinions in McDonald v. Chicago was the dissenters' assault on District of Columbia v. Heller. Not only did Justice Stephen G. Breyer vote against extending the Second Amendment to state and local governments, he also argued forcefully and at length for overturning Heller and, therefore, for turning the Second Amendment into a practical nullity. Ominously, Justice Sonia Sotomayor joined the Breyer dissent - contradicting what she told the U.S. Senate and the American people last summer. Regarding the key issue in McDonald - whether the 14th Amendment makes the Second Amendment...
  • DEMINT: The Constitution is the precedent

    06/29/2010 2:20:42 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 29, 2010 | Sen Jim DeMint
    When a president and a Congress collude to pass and sign into law unconstitutional power grabs, bailouts and takeovers there is only one immediate backstop: the Supreme Court. Every branch of government has an obligation to preserve, defend and uphold the Constitution, and if the legislative and executive branches overstep their boundaries, the judicial branch can stop then. On the other hand, if the Supreme Court doesn't say "no" when the other two branches go too far, there is no tax that can't be levied, no mandate that can't be imposed, no regulation that can't be instituted and no industry...
  • Asked whether she's a 'legal progressive,' Kagan says: Huh?

    06/29/2010 11:43:56 AM PDT · by traumer · 20 replies · 1+ views
    WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on Tuesday fought off Republicans who were trying hard to paint her as a liberal activist, saying she'd be a fair, open-minded justice and refusing to call herself a "legal progressive." "I honestly don't know what that label means," Kagan told Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama . Sessions, the Senate Judiciary Committee's top Republican, kept pressing the former Harvard Law School dean, quoting her colleagues to make the point. Kagan wouldn't take the bait, though. "My politics would be, must be, have to be completely separate from my judging," said Kagan, who was...
  • Juan Williams: Obama Has Declared War On Supreme Court

    06/28/2010 5:09:34 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies · 2+ views
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | June 28, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    Well, in particular, Chief Justice John Roberts. Of course this should not come as a surprise to anyone. He declares war on anyone that dares disagree with him. So let’s see. Obama controls Congress, two auto companies, college loans, health care and in the process has expanded executive branch powers and now declares war on John Roberts because why? Because the young President doesn’t have total control? Doesn’t Roberts know Obama is the President
  • "Democrat talking heads try to use slavery as "judicial activism" talking point...

    06/28/2010 5:06:27 PM PDT · by BedRock · 4 replies
    "Democrat talking heads try to use the slavery issue as "judicial activism" talking point against Republicans on hearings for Elena Kagan" 1) Slaves brought to America...
  • Grilled Kagan

    06/28/2010 4:40:09 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | June 28, 2010 | annem040359
    Today in the starting round of the confirmation hearings on Elena Kagan,she presented who she is what is her positions.
  • IMPEACH AND REMOVE US Supreme Court Justices

    06/28/2010 4:12:47 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 16 replies
    Can a US Supreme Court justice be impeached and removed from office? Yes. Under normal circumstances, a Supreme Court justice is awarded a lifetime commission. A Supreme Court Justice may be impeached by the House of Representatives and removed from office if convicted in a Senate trial, but only for the same types of offenses that would trigger impeachment proceedings for any other government official under Articles I and II of the Constitution. Article III, Section 1 states that judges of Article III courts shall hold their offices "during good behavior." "The phrase "good behavior" has been interpreted by the...