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  • Shame On You, Mr. President

    01/30/2010 4:40:38 AM PST · by Biggirl · 10 replies · 656+ views ^ | January 30, 2010 | SoundOffSister
    A classic rant in blog commentary form. As my brother isn’t ranting as much these days, perhaps I should step in. President Obama’s comments Wednesday during the State of the Union address concerning the Supreme Court were nothing short of outrageous.
  • Obama Assails Supreme Court Ruling On Political Advertising

    01/23/2010 3:53:56 AM PST · by kinsman redeemer · 159 replies · 4,688+ views
    WSJ ^ | 01/23/2010
    WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--U.S. President Barack Obama used his weekly radio address on Saturday to assail a Supreme Court ruling this week clearing the way for corporations to spend freely on political advertisements, calling it a big victory for special interests and "devastating to the public interest." He added that his administration is working with Congress to develop a bipartisan legislative solution to override the ruling. "The last thing we need to do is hand more influence to the lobbyists in Washington, or more power to the special interests to tip the outcome of elections," Obama said in his address.
  • Justice Antonin Scalia: The Supreme Court Needs Fewer “Judges”

    01/08/2010 3:11:40 PM PST · by T Christopher · 8 replies · 810+ views
    REPUBLICAN REDEFINED ^ | T Christopher
    Justice Antonin Scalia made a public appearance Monday speaking to roughly 600 people at the First Baptist Church of Jackson, Mississippi. The event was sponsored by the Mississippi College School of Law and the Mission First Legal Aid Office. As is usually the case when Justice Scalia makes public appearances, he spoke largely off the cuff and provided yet another reminder why he’s the greatest Supreme Court Justice of this or any generation for that matter. He spoke about a number of topics including the citation of foreign law in American courts, the ever-increasing caseload of the Highest Court, and...
  • 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?
  • John O'Connor, husband of Supreme Court justice, dies at 79

    11/11/2009 2:57:00 PM PST · by Thebaddog · 3 replies · 729+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11.11.09 | Adam Bernstein
    John J. O'Connor III, 79, an Arizona lawyer and civic leader who became active in Washington's social and charitable circles after his wife, Sandra Day O'Connor, became the first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, died Nov. 11 in Phoenix. He had Alzheimer's disease. As a lawyer, Mr. O'Connor specialized in business and real estate law and commercial litigation. He represented leading companies in industries including mining, manufacturing, real estate and financial services. He was a partner at one of Phoenix's largest firms, Fennemore, Craig, von Ammon & Udall, before moving to Washington when his wife was confirmed to...
  • Sonia Sotomayor jumps in to question lawyers

    09/09/2009 5:31:22 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 17 replies · 1,644+ views
    AP ^ | September 10, 2009 | Pete Yost
    Link to AP story on yahoo
  • New poll not good news for Sotomayor or Obama

    07/12/2009 5:56:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies · 1,107+ views
    LA Examiner ^ | July 12, 2009 | Marc Rubin
    A new CNN poll has revealed numbers that are hardly a ringing endorsement either of President Obama or his nominee to the Supreme Court. Regarding CNN's polling, there is a large disparity between their poll that says 72% feels Obama "inspires confidence" and their poll that shows that only 47% has confidence in his decision to nominate Sotomayor. It calls into question the accuracy of CNN's polling and whether Obama's positive numbers in other polls are skewed. The fact that only 70% of Democrats want to see her confirmed is also a poor number. One would think the number would...
  • Political Nominee for Supreme Court: Sonia Sotomayor (using phone activism to block)

    07/05/2009 10:09:55 AM PDT · by Milhous · 3 replies · 492+ views
    3:22 Mario Diaz At first you can feel very proud that a Hispanic has been nominated. You have to look deeper because we can not allow any politician to bribe us, to manipulate us through emotion and pride. We have to dig deeper because the implications are enormous. 3:59 Sonia Sotomayor Court of Appeals is where policy is made. And I know and I know this is on tape and I should never say that because we don't "make law." I know. (Audience laughter) OK (laughter) I know. I know. I'm not promoting it. I'm not advocating it. I'm you...
  • BREAKING: USSC delays Chrysler asset sale!

    06/08/2009 1:08:48 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 293 replies · 18,628+ views
    CNBC Breaking News (live) ^ | 08 JUL 09 | dcbryan1
    Breaking on CNBC: USSC delays Chyrsler asset sale! Mourdock: USe of Tarp Funds in automotive industry was illegal Obama admin had urged USSC NOT to keep chrysler deal on hold
  • Court Rules Old Maternity Leave Doesn't Count Toward Pension

    05/18/2009 1:36:12 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 13 replies · 1,614+ views
    On-line WSJ ^ | 5/18/09 | Staff
    Associated Press link only.
  • 10 most conservative Supreme Court Justices

    05/01/2009 11:49:23 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 21 replies · 1,115+ views
    1. Clarence Thomas 2. William Rehnquist 3. Antonin Scalia 4. John Roberts 5. Samuel Alito 6. Warren Burger 7. Sandra Day O’Connor 8. Lewis Powell 9. Charles Whittaker 10. Anthony Kennedy Based on “conservative” or “liberal” votes, 1937-2006 Source: “Rational Judicial Behavior: A Statistical Study” (Richard Posner, William Landes, April 2008);
  • Heller Case on Radio Show Today

    04/04/2009 9:25:00 AM PDT · by gieriscm · 7 replies · 479+ views
    self ^ | 04/04/2009 | self
    Dane von Breichenruchardt and Dick Heller are going to be on The Micro Effect radio show today at 3 pm EST to discuss the next Heller case. You can listen live at the site.
  • Justices hear 'Hillary' movie case

    03/24/2009 1:12:08 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 13 replies · 845+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 24 | Audrey Hudson
    "Hillary: The Movie" made its Supreme Court premiere Tuesday morning with reviews from the justices suggesting the case could lead to the banning of political books during the election season and the possible collapse of the nation's campaign finance law. Citizens United, a conservative group that produced the documentary of the former presidential candidate and released the film during the primary season last year, refused to abide by the McCain-Feingold law that required they include political disclosure language in movie advertisements.
  • USSC Justice Ginsburg has surgery for pancreatic cancer

    02/05/2009 10:02:56 AM PST · by Kieri · 177 replies · 6,184+ views
    CBS Radio | 02/05/09 | CBS Radio
    No further updates but I'm sure there will be soon.

    01/13/2009 6:02:57 AM PST · by cymry8 · 127 replies · 5,036+ views
    1/13/09 | Cymry8
    It looks as though the USSC or for that matter any of our elected representatives are going to do anything to call into question Barrack Obama's foreign national status. So, it's up to us (American Citizens) to apply the pressure to get them to take notice. We can BOYCOTT any spending on luxury/non-essential items. This will get the governments attention. Pay your bills but don't spend your tax refund, don't spend your stimulus payment. Call in to local radio talk know the drill. If it's good enough for Jesse Jackson, then it is certainly good enough for us in...
  • Supreme Court rejects Obama case

  • Obama citizen question goes to U.S. Supreme Court

    10/25/2008 11:27:02 PM PDT · by jasonmyos · 58 replies · 4,038+ views
    Legal Newsline ^ | 10/26/2008
    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The former deputy Pennsylvania attorney general who challenged Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's qualifications to be president has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Lafayette Hill, Pa.-based attorney Philip Berg, a self-described "moderate to liberal" Democrat who supported Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, alleged that the Illinois senator is not a U.S. citizen and therefore ineligible for the presidency. He had his lawsuit rejected Friday by U.S. District Judge Richard Barclay Surrick of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
  • Obama Will Appoint Activist Supreme Court Justices

    09/14/2008 4:43:04 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 9 replies · 155+ views
    The Husaria: For Our Freedom and Yours ^ | 9/14/08 | Winged Hussar 1683, whose purpose is to support Barack Obama's election, admits openly that Obama will appoint more Supreme Court Justices who will rewrite the Constitution without going to all the trouble of getting a supermajority vote in Congress and ratification by three quarters of the state. Squealer the Pig from George Orwell's Animal Farm comes to mind; he was the one who, while all the other animals were asleep, would get on a ladder and change the laws of Animal Farm. The Flash presentation at says openly, "Obama would appoint Supreme Court Justices like Breyer and Ginsberg." ...In the infamous...
  • ‘Bubba’ Bill Clinton to put buzz back in Obama

    09/13/2008 2:51:46 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 98 replies · 721+ views
    The Times ^ | 9/14/2008 | Sarah Baxter, Washington
    THE former president Bill Clinton is to ride to Barack Obama’s rescue in the coming weeks by holding joint events with the Democratic presidential candidate. The Obama team hopes the “Bubba factor” - Clinton’s appeal to white, working-class voters - will revitalise its campaign and staunch defections to Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee. A source close to the Obama campaign said: “Bill Clinton is on board. He’s making all the right moves and he and Barack Obama are going to campaign together.” The former president met Obama over lunch at his New York office last Thursday on the seventh...
  • Freeper Question about Heller Decision

    06/26/2008 9:32:22 AM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 22 replies · 171+ views
    I'd like some assistance understanding the Majority opinion in the Heller vs DC case, specifically how it will affect States, especially a state like NJ which doesn't have a RKBA provision in the State Constitution. Here is a relevant quote, but I don't know what it means without background:  On the question of the Second Amendment’s application to the States: “23 With respect to Cruikshank’s continuing validity on incorporation, a question not presented by this case, we note that Cruikshank also said that the First Amendment did not apply against the States and did not engage in the sort of...