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  • Who’s Attacking Political Norms Now? Democrats target the ‘legitimacy’ of the Supreme Court.

    10/15/2018 3:43:29 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 14, 2018
    ... For Democrats, this return to normalcy is intolerable. They are doubling down on their war against the new Justice. They have several related goals: Undermine Justice Kavanaugh’s authority on the Court, argue that his presence undermines the legitimacy of the Supreme Court itself, drive Justice Kavanaugh off the Court through impeachment if they win control of the House of Representatives, and, most fantastic of all, consider expanding the size of the Court if they regain control of the government. At his political rallies, President Trump has taken to calling out “the radical Democrats.” Democrats are appalled at the President’s...
  • Ex-Supreme Court justice is no longer a Brett Kavanaugh fan

    10/05/2018 7:06:40 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 49 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 10/4/18 | Chris Perez
    Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens blasted nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a private event in Florida on Thursday — saying “his performance in the hearings” should disqualify him. “I thought [Kavanaugh] had the qualifications for the Supreme Court, should he be selected,” Stevens explained, speaking in Boca Raton. “I’ve changed my views for reasons that have no relationship to his intellectual ability,” he said, according to The Palm Beach Post. Stevens, 98, has reportedly praised Kavanaugh in the past for his work as a judge, specifically in the 2014 book, “Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the...
  • BREAKING: Christine Blasey Ford's Female Witness Doesn't Remember Anything

    09/22/2018 6:36:41 PM PDT · by TheLurkerX · 241 replies
    The maven ^ | Sept. 22, 2018 | Erick Erickson
    Christine Blasey Ford has named several people who would be witnesses to, or have knowledge of, what she says happened to her. Patrick Smyth denies it. Mark Judge denies it. Brett Kavanaugh denies it. People have claimed these are all men who went to school together, so they must be protecting themselves. What about any female witnesses? Christine Blasey Ford said there was one. Her name is Leland Keyser. She was Ford's classmate. She was not an eye witness, but Ford said she had knowledge of the party and assault. I have obtained Keyser's attorney's letter to the Senate Judiciary...
  • The ‘New York Post’ Is Releasing a Supreme Front Page Today [$1@ NYC newstands, $7-20 online!!]

    08/13/2018 5:42:58 AM PDT · by ETL · 54 replies
    Highsnobiety.com/ ^ | Aug 13, 2018 | Fabian Gorsler
    Today’s New York Post will come with a Supreme promotional cover wrap. After the rumors circulated over the weekend, Supreme confirmed the collab this morning, releasing a video showing the co-branded paper fresh off the printing press. The wrap features the paper’s signature letterhead, as well as a red Supreme box logo on white background. With the Supreme FW18 lookbook rumored to drop today, it would seem the New York Post advertisement will mark the start of the new season. As with all things Supreme, people are already trying to resell copies of the New York Post on Twitter and...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Tells America She’d Like To Remain On The Bench ‘At Least Five More Years’

    07/30/2018 1:22:32 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 92 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/29/18 | Scott Morefield
    (snip) --- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sunday said she wants to keep her Supreme Court seat for “at least five more years.” “I’m now 85,” Ginsburg said Sunday in New York at a production about late Justice Antonin Scalia called “The Originalist,” CNN reported. “My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so think I have about at least five more years.” (snip) ---- Ginsburg cited “good behavior” and the lack of term limits as reasons why she intends to remain on the bench into the foreseeable future. “You can’t set...
  • Florida wins the water war against Georgia.

    06/27/2018 7:47:25 AM PDT · by Dacula · 43 replies
    US Supreme Court ^ | June 27, 2018 | US Supreme Court
    Florida has made a legally sufficient showing as to the possibility of fashioning an effective remedial decree equitably apportioning the water from an interstate river basin.
  • Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban

    06/26/2018 7:41:46 AM PDT · by catnipman · 126 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/26/2018 | Pete Williams
    The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, upheld President Donald Trump's restriction on travel to the United States from a handful of Muslim countries on Tuesday, giving the White House its first high court victory on the merits of a presidential initiative.
  • Much of what you think you know about Linda Brown is wrong

    03/31/2018 7:58:00 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 29 replies
    The Conversation ^ | March 30, 2018 | Charise Cheney
    As the nation commemorates the life of Linda Brown Thompson – the public face of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case – Brown is being celebrated as a heroic young girl from Topeka who “brought a case that ended segregation in public schools in America.” But the story behind the historic Supreme Court case, as I plan to show in my forthcoming book, “Blacks Against Brown: The Black Anti-Integration Movement in Topeka, Kansas, 1941-1954,” is much more complex than the highly inaccurate but often-repeated tale about the case.
  • Can Government Force You To Speak Contrary To Your Beliefs?

    03/25/2018 12:46:39 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 36 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 25, 2018 | George Leef
    The whole point of the First Amendment was to keep government out of crucial aspects of life –religion, speech, the press – that should be left entirely to voluntary action. It is supposed to shield people against governmental mandates and prohibitions. Government cannot keep you from practicing any religion and it cannot make you practice any; it cannot prevent you from speaking your mind and it cannot make you speak if you do not want to. That’s the concept, anyway. A case that the Court recently heard, National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra, puts that concept...
  • Supreme Court sends case of racist juror back to Atlanta appeals court

    01/08/2018 8:19:28 AM PST · by Dacula · 33 replies
    AJC ^ | 1/8/2017 | Bill Rankin
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday put a halt to Georgia’s plans to execute condemned killer Keith Tharpe, directing the federal appeals court in Atlanta to take a closer look at claims that one of Tharpe’s jurors voted for the death sentence because Tharpe was black. By a 6-3 vote, the high court questioned a decision by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals not even to consider Tharpe’s latest appeal involving claims of racial bias on the part of the juror. Death-row inmate Keith Tharpe. (Georgia Department of Corrections) The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “It may be that, at the end...
  • New Supreme Court Ruling A Boon To Trump’s Bid To Defend DACA Cancellation

    12/09/2017 6:05:05 PM PST · by x1stcav · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/8/17 | Kevin Daley
    A closely divided Supreme Court allowed President Donald Trump to shield documents relating to the cancellation of DACA, an Obama-era amnesty initiative that extended temporary legal status to foreign nationals who illegally entered the country as children. The Court divided five to four along ideological lines in a late Friday ruling that temporarily permits the administration to conceal records relating to the program. Justice Stephen Breyer dissented from the decision, joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan. The ruling is likely a boon to Trump’s efforts to defend DACA’s termination. “The Department of Justice is pleased...
  • The Supreme Court Is Likely To Rule For Jack Phillips While Dodging The Religious Liberty Question

    12/08/2017 8:03:40 AM PST · by x1stcav · 49 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/8/17 | Margot Cleveland
    While there is always a risk of reading too much into Supreme Court justices’ questions during oral argument, there is often much to be gleaned. If Tuesday’s oral argument is any indication, the year-long anticipation for the Masterpiece Cakeshop Supreme Court showdown will result in a narrow opinion that provides little clarity in the continuing conflict between culture and religious liberty. By now the basics are well-known: When a homosexual couple asked Jack Phillips, the owner of the Colorado-based Masterpiece Cakeshop, to design a wedding cake for them, Phillips informed the pair that he could not, in conscience, create a...
  • SCOTUS To Lower Courts On The Travel Ban: Knock It Off

    12/07/2017 6:56:59 AM PST · by x1stcav · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/6/17 | Kevin Daley
    The U.S. Supreme Court appears somewhat irritated with federal courts that have repeatedly barred the Trump administration from enforcing immigration policies halting the entry of certain classes of migrants and refugees. The high court’s latest orders sent three clear signals to lower courts, all of which are positive signs for President Donald Trump. First, the Supreme Court is quite clearly expressing its view that the government will prevail on the merits of this dispute. The Court would not grant an application with these facts if a majority of the justices did not believe the administration will ultimately be vindicated. As...
  • Supreme Court Allows Full Trump Travel Ban 3.0 And The Left Loses It’s Mind, Again

    12/05/2017 2:15:29 AM PST · by x1stcav · 37 replies
    Victory Girls Blog ^ | 12/4/17 | Nina Bookout
    Today, the United States Supreme Court upheld the law. Specifically they decided that the travel ban, which we’ve written about often, instituted by President Trump can move forward. Via Legal Insurrection: The Supreme Court will allow President Trump’s Third Travel Ord to take full effect, the Justices ruled in two Orders Monday afternoon staying lower court rulings enjoining the Travel Order President Trump’s Third Travel Order restricted entry of nationals from Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Chad, Somalia, North Korea and Venezuela. Lower court rulings, specifically those from radical judges from Maryland and Hawaii, were stayed. You can read them here...
  • Trump's lawyers make final plea to Supreme Court on travel ban, with eye toward Justice Kennedy

    06/22/2017 1:32:11 PM PDT · by johnk · 43 replies
    La Times ^ | JUNE 21, 2017, 1:54 P.M. | David Savage
    <p>President Trump's lawyers made a final appeal to the Supreme Court on Wednesday in the pending dispute over his travel ban and quoted Justice Anthony Kennedy — likely a key swing vote — on the need to defer to the chief executive on matters of national security.</p>
  • What if Robert Bork was nominated to the High Court?

    06/05/2017 9:59:13 AM PDT · by Mafe · 30 replies
    With Trump asking the Supreme Court to uphold his travel ban, I know for certain that if the case is heard before Anthony Kennedy retires, the decision will be in his hands. Needless to say I am very doubtful that we I can count on Kennedy to uphold it. That made me think - how would the 21st century be different had Robert Bork been nominated to the Supreme Court instead of Kennedy? Its obvious that SSM never would have been legalized via the court, and Roe vs. Wade would've stood a good chance of being overturned. What other decisions...
  • Artificial intelligence prevails at predicting Supreme Court decisions

    05/04/2017 4:07:14 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | 5/2/17 | Matthew Hutson
    “See you in the Supreme Court!” President Donald Trump tweeted last week, responding to lower court holds on his national security policies. But is taking cases all the way to the highest court in the land a good idea? Artificial intelligence may soon have the answer. A new study shows that computers can do a better job than legal scholars at predicting Supreme Court decisions, even with less information. Several other studies have guessed at justices’ behavior with algorithms. A 2011 project, for example, used the votes of any eight justices from 1953 to 2004 to predict the vote of...
  • Senate Republicans deploy ‘nuclear option’ after Gorsuch filibuster

    04/06/2017 9:16:33 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 109 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 4-6-2017 | Judson Berger
    Senate Republicans deployed the so-called “nuclear option” Thursday afternoon in a bid to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, moving to overcome a Democratic filibuster just minutes earlier. The Senate initially voted 55-45 on a motion to end debate on Gorsuch, with four Democrats breaking ranks; it needed 60 to succeed. Known as a filibuster, this vote triggered Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to go “nuclear.” This means he is trying to change Senate precedent so that the Senate can move to a final roll call with just a simple majority of 51 votes, as opposed to 60....
  • Does Neil Gorsuch's Liberal Church Matter?

    03/26/2017 6:20:46 PM PDT · by johnk · 151 replies
    Samuel Smith ^ | 2/10/17 | The Christian Post
    However, multiple reports have pointed out that Gorsuch and his wife attend St. John's, Boulder — a liberal Episcopal church headed by a very liberal, pro-LGBT female rector named Rev. Susan Springer. Opposition to Gorsuch's affiliation with St. John's was voiced even before he was nominated. Christian conservative activist and lawyer Andy Schlafly, the son of the late pro-life leader Phyllis Schlafly, voiced his concern over the possible nomination of Gorsuch in an email sent in November with the subject line: "veto these Sup. Ct. nominee candidates." Schlafly wrote that Gorsuch "probably would NOT be pro-life on the Supreme Court"...
  • Stand with President Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

    02/01/2017 9:49:13 AM PST · by johnk · 22 replies
    action.donaldjtrump.com ^ | 2/1/2017 | self
    President Trump stood by his promise to nominate a strong constitutionalist worthy of Justice Scalia’s seat. Now he’s calling on you to stand by his side as he faces an uphill fight in the Senate to confirm the Honorable Judge Neil Gorsuch. Tell Senate Democrats to confirm Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.