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  • Roberts, Leader of Supreme Court’s Conservative Majority, Fights Perception That It is Partisan

    12/23/2018 5:23:06 PM PST · by SMGFan · 57 replies
    MSN NYTimes ^ | December 23, 2018
    In his first 13 years on the Supreme Court, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.’s main challenge was trying to assemble five votes to move the court to the right though there were only four reliably conservatives justices. Now he faces a very different problem. With the retirement of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and his replacement by Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, the chief justice has the votes he needs on issues like abortion, racial discrimination, religion and voting. At the same time, he has taken Justice Kennedy’s place as the swing vote at the court’s ideological center, making him the...
  • Vanity: Was Kavanaugh Trump's First Choice?

    09/22/2018 5:50:26 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 32 replies
    Sep 22, 2018 | Vanity
    When news broke out that Brett Kavanaugh was Trump's pick to fill Justice Kennedy's seat, a few critics (including on FR) suggested that he was chosen as a nod to the Bush era and GOP establishment... I am not saying that another pick would have had an easier process nor that Kavanaugh is guilty in the least! But I do wonder if Trump really went with his gut. Sometimes his gut even leads him to side with the establishment, as in the case of the Alabama Senate primary between Luther Strange and Roy Moore. Trump endorsed Luther Strange...but the base...
  • Republicans seem to have the votes to move forward with Brett Kavanaugh(Just Do It)

    09/19/2018 3:38:52 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 68 replies
    WaPo ^ | September 19, 2018 | Aaron Blake
    Republicans haven’t officially made the decision to press forward with federal judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, but they appear likely to have the votes to do so. Three key GOP senators have fallen in line with the arguments put forward by their colleagues. They said that Christine Blasey Ford has been given a chance to share the story of her accusation against Kavanaugh in a hearing setting, and encouraged her to testify — even without the FBI investigation she says must come first. After learning of the allegation, Chairman @ChuckGrassley took immediate action to ensure both Dr. Ford...
  • Decades of 'Fancy meeting you here!' for Gorsuch, Kavanaugh

    09/18/2018 9:43:35 PM PDT · by libh8er · 31 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 8.24.2018 | Jessica Gresko
    Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh first crossed paths over plates of beef stroganoff, shepherd's pie and chicken cubes in a thick, yellow sauce. They weren't business meals. They shared lunch period at their elite private high school. Now, the two may dine together for decades, this time at the Supreme Court. If Kavanaugh is confirmed following hearings in September, he will join his fellow Trump nominee at the high court, where tradition is that justices lunch together on days when they hear arguments. Gorsuch and Kavanaugh's bonds go well beyond a common conservative ideology and their days at the all-boys...
  • Did Kavanaugh Accuser Send SAME Letter About Gorsuch

    09/18/2018 2:00:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    The Black Sphere ^ | September 18, 2018 | Kevin Jackson
    Let’s face it, the Democrats pick bad poster children. Michael Brown, Jr is the face of the Black Lives Matter movement. And Hillary Clinton ,the wife of a rapist appears to be the mother of the modern-day Women’s Movement. Porn star Stormy Daniels heads up the #MeToo movement, while her porn attorney plans for a presidential run on the Democratic ticket. And now they have a new poster child, this one part of the plot to bring down men. Professor Christine Blasey Ford finally came forward as “anonymous” to accuse Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault 36 years ago, when...
  • Trump’s Latest Circuit Nominee Graduated Law School In 2007

    08/29/2018 12:58:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Above the Law ^ | August 28, 2018 | Joe Patrice
    Allison Jones Rushing has a sterling academic record, high-profile clerkship experience, and doubtless a solid vote for protecting the rights of fetuses as, based on her résumé, she still is one. Rushing graduated from Wake Forest in 2004 and Duke Law School in 2007. After three clerkships — with then-Judge Gorsuch, Judge Sentelle, and Justice Thomas — she joined the ranks of Williams & Connolly where she’s practiced actual law for a mere seven years. Doesn’t anyone think we’re, forgive me, “rushing” this? She could go to her 10-year Gorsuch clerkship anniversary already a federal appellate judge herself. Before this...
  • Musings on the President, the Religious Right, Democrats, and the Supreme Court

    07/10/2018 7:22:04 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 3 replies ^ | 7-10-2018 | Michael Brown
    Since there are many legal pundits far more qualified than I to debate the merits and demerits of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, I’ll focus here on some larger, related issues.1) This is the main reason many of us voted for Donald Trump. We do well to remember that many of us who identify as evangelicals had grave reservations about candidate Trump. Many of us said that, out of the 17 Republican candidates, he was our last choice.Some of us (including myself) frequently spoke and wrote against him during the primaries. (See, for example, this video I posted on November 27, 2015,...
  • Watch Sen. Gillibrand insist no Dems voted for Gorsuch and get it horribly wrong

    06/29/2018 2:30:02 PM PDT · by tom h · 49 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | June 29, 2018 | Tom Tillison
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., declared Thursday on national TV that the newest member of the Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch, did not receive an affirmative vote from “one Democrat” in his confirmation process. The Democratic lawmaker appeared on CNN to voice her disdain over President Donald Trump selecting Justice Anthony Kennedy’s replacement after he retires in July, noting that the president has previously said that he will appoint justices who will overturn Roe V. Wade. Liberal anchor Chris Cuomo pointed out that nominees will not admit any desire to overturn the law, pointing to Gorsuch as the latest example of...
  • Mitch McConnell trolls with photo of Gorsuch after travel ban ruling

    06/26/2018 8:43:06 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 26, 2018 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) marked the Supreme Court ruling upholding President Trump’s travel ban by sharing a photo of him with Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. McConnell’s campaign shared the image just minutes after the Supreme Court handed down its 5-4 ruling finding that the ban was constitutional. Gorsuch sided with the majority of justices upholding the ban.
  • Little Scalia

    05/29/2018 12:57:07 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 14 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | May 28, 2018 | Simon von Zuylen-Wood
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  • Gorsuch comes through for Trump and big business

    05/22/2018 11:27:34 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 28 replies ^ | 5/22/18 | Ariane de Vogue
    The junior-most justice penned the 5-4 opinion siding with employers. The ruling was a victory for business and the Trump administration as it held that employers could require employees to sign class action waivers to bar them from banding together to fight legal disputes. It was Gorsuch's first big opinion for the conservatives and he had presumably been assigned to write it by Chief Justice John Roberts, who was part of the majority, along with Justices Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy and Clarence Thomas. Gorsuch said the opinion "did nothing to override" Congress' judgment. "Congress has instructed that arbitration agreements like...
  • Justice Gorsuch Was Wrong to Rescue a Felonious Alien

    04/26/2018 7:58:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/26/2018 | Quin Hillyer
    Who will decide which laws are too vaguely worded to be constitutional? By that standard, the courts could invalidate a vast number of laws. Some conservative analysts are unwisely praising Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch for joining the court’s four committed liberals to keep a felonious immigrant from deportation. These estimable analysts, including columnist George Will and the Wall Street Journal editorial board, give too much credit to Gorsuch’s elegant concurring opinion, but far too little credit to the powerful dissenting opinions by Justice Clarence Thomas and the other three conservative (or sometime-conservative) justices. The rulings by Gorsuch and the...
  • Trump blasts immigration ruling made by SCOTUS pick Neil Gorsuch

    04/19/2018 1:12:27 PM PDT · by BillyBoy · 45 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | Chris Sommerfeldt
    Trump blasts immigration ruling made by SCOTUS pick Neil Gorsuch BY Chris Sommerfeld NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 6:11 PM President Trump took a veiled shot at his own Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch, on Tuesday, claiming that a ruling he made on immigration law perpetuates "a public safety crisis." The Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling — an unusual alignment in which Gorsuch sided with the four liberal justices for the first time — concerns a catchall provision of immigration law that defines what makes a crime violent. Gorsuch and the four liberal justices found that...
  • Levin: Why Gorsuch teaming with the Left on immigration is disastrous to Trump's agenda

    04/18/2018 8:53:17 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 73 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | April 18, 2018 by | Nate Madden
    Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch is dead wrong on deporting criminal aliens and that’s bad news for President Trump’s immigration agenda, explained LevinTV host Mark Levin on his national radio show Wednesday evening. Levin addressed the chorus of “conservative” and libertarian legal commentators who have lauded Gorsuch’s decision to join with the Supreme Court’s leftist wing on a recent immigration case. Gorsuch wrote in a concurring opinion that the law in question was too vague. Put simply, Gorsuch equated federal immigration law with criminal law and, as a result, determined that a criminal alien couldn’t be automatically deported. Conservative Review...
  • Gorsuch is dead wrong on immigration

    04/18/2018 4:09:15 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 66 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | April 18, 2018 | Daniel Horowitz
    The “but Gorsuch…” rallying cry for voting GOP is starting to run out of gas as the judiciary gets worse and worse and even “our” appointees find some convoluted reason to go along with the left-wing judicial supremacists who make a mockery of the will of the people. In case you thought courts granting new rights to criminal aliens was a pastime only of the left-wing judges on the Ninth Circuit, think again. Yesterday, Neil Gorsuch joined with the four most extreme-left justices to rule that an entire statute of Congress mandating deportation for criminal aliens convicted of a crime...
  • MARK LEVIN: Gorsuch blows it, big time

    04/17/2018 10:44:15 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 103 replies
    Mark Levin Twitter ^ | April 17, 2018 | Mark Levin
    Mark R. Levin ‏ Verified account @marklevinshow Gorsuch blows it, big time
  • Supreme Court strikes down key deportation provision, with Gorsuch help

    04/17/2018 10:09:29 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 17, 2018 | staff
    Justice Neil Gorsuch provided the decisive vote Tuesday in a Supreme Court ruling striking down a key provision that made it easier to deport immigrants convicted of violent crimes, in a blow to the Trump administration. President Trump's Supreme Court pick has largely sided with the conservative members of the bench since his appointment, but sided with the liberal wing on Tuesday. The court said the part of the law in question is too vague to be enforced.
  • The Supreme Court just handed the Trump administration a loss on immigration — and Gorsuch

    04/17/2018 8:03:55 AM PDT · by BOARn · 120 replies
    AP ^ | 4/17/18 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that part of a federal law that makes it easier to deport immigrants who have been convicted of crimes is too vague to be enforced. The court's 5-4 decision concerns a provision of immigration law that defines a "crime of violence." Conviction for a crime of violence subjects an immigrant to deportation and usually speeds up the process. A federal appeals court in San Francisco previously struck down the provision as too vague, and on Monday the Supreme Court agreed. The appeals court based its ruling on a 2015 Supreme Court decision...
  • Supreme Court divided, Gorsuch mum in case that could deal blow to unions

    02/26/2018 9:16:44 AM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 26, 2018 | Bill Mears, AP
    The Supreme Court was sharply divided Monday during high-profile arguments in a case that could deal a blow to public-sector employee unions across the country – and the justice seen as a key vote was not showing his hand. At issue are so-called “fair share” fees that nonmembers pay unions to help cover the costs of contract negotiations. Justices split on the issue 4-4 when it came up two years ago – but with Justice Neil Gorsuch now filling the vacancy left by the late Antonin Scalia, all eyes were on him Monday morning in Washington. Gorsuch, however, said nothing...
  • Quote from late Justice Antonin Scalia

    01/17/2018 3:00:04 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world. - Antonin Scalia