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  • Gun control advocates are hyperventilating over Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination

    07/18/2018 3:45:23 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 16, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Gun control advocates are hyperventilating over President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun rights group, Everytown for Gun Safety, warned: “Judge Kavanaugh has applied an extreme and dangerous interpretation of the Second Amendment when determining whether a law is constitutional, one that does not take into account a law’s impact on public safety.”
  • I respectfully disagree

    07/16/2018 10:26:53 PM PDT · by iowamark · 11 replies
    Catholic Times ^ | 7/8/18 | Thomas Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield, Illinois
    My dear brothers and sisters in Christ: The United States Supreme Court on June 27 decided that public sector employees can no longer be required to pay mandatory fees to support unions to which they do not wish to belong. This landmark case, Janus v. AFSCME, involved Mark Janus, a child support specialist at the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services in Springfield, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, a public-sector union. Janus refused to join the union because he opposes many of its positions, including those taken in collective bargaining. Despite his opposition, for...
  • Rand Paul breaks with Republicans as he doubts Trump supreme court pick

    07/15/2018 8:12:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    MSN News ^ | July 15, 2018 | Edward Helmore, The Manchester Guardian
    Breaking with many Republican colleagues, the Kentucky senator Rand Paul has revealed his concern over Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy on the supreme court. Paul told Fox and Friends on Sunday he was worried Kavanaugh, a judge on the DC circuit court of appeals, could cancel out supreme court justice Neil Gorsuch’s vote on fourth-amendment cases and allow the federal government to collect the phone records of millions of Americans. Kavanaugh’s confirmation rests on a knife edge. Republicans hold a 51-49 advantage in the Senate. They need a simple majority or a tie broken by...
  • Mystery as IDENTICAL letters appear in 21 newspapers across 12 states slamming Trump's Supreme...

    07/15/2018 5:57:05 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies
    Mystery as IDENTICAL letters appear in 21 newspapers across 12 states slamming Trump's Supreme Court pick – and they're all signed by different people At least 21 U.S. newspapers ran identical letters to the editor opposing President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh this week Each letter was published with the name of a different 'signer,' claiming Kavanaugh threatens 'everything that we hold dear as a nation' Technique is known as 'astroturfing'; it's unclear who's behind it One editor says the woman who appeared to have emailed him the letter now denies ever sending it Three prominent liberal advocacy groups...
  • Even Never Trump Evangelicals Might Be Swayed by the Supreme Court

    07/15/2018 5:07:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 15, 2018 | Emma Green
    Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination is the consummation of one of the big bets behind the 2016 election. Many white Christians voted for Donald Trump because they believed he would appoint conservative justices who would protect religious liberty and advance the pro-life cause. Now, ostensibly, they’ve been vindicated. With less than two years in office, Trump will very possibly see the confirmation of his second Supreme Court nominee, another handpicked choice of the conservative legal establishment. At the time, however, it wasn’t at all clear how this bet would play out. Particularly in the evangelical world, the divisions over the...
  • The Supreme Court Matters to Us All

    07/14/2018 6:59:50 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ^ | July 10, 2018 | Lily Eskelsen García
    We are all susceptible to being lulled into a false sense of security that makes us think all is right with the world, or at least our little corner of it. But if you needed a reminder that these times are anything but normal, you just got it by way of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent rulings, and Donald Trump’s nominee to the court: Brett Kavanaugh.The justices delivered an eardrum-splitting, 200-decibel wakeup call in the term that just ended. Their decisions said everything about how central the court is to the lives of everyday Americans. If Kavanaugh is confirmed as...
  • Resisting Trump’s Supreme Court pick isn’t worth Democratic Senate seats

    07/14/2018 4:36:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 14, 2018 | Willie Brown
    Democratic senators in swing states have a tough choice ahead of them on Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court pick. Their base may not forgive them for voting “yes,” but there may not be enough of that base to offset the backlash from voting “no.” My advice is the same I gave to Assembly members when I was speaker and a vote like this came up: Go with whatever will get you re-elected. No one vote — not even for a Supreme Court justice — is worth costing your party a Senate seat for six years. Especially when the...
  • Swing-vote senators signal potential support for Kavanaugh, despite left-wing pressure

    07/14/2018 1:19:48 PM PDT · by Innovative · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 14, 2018 | Gregg Re
    Several swing-vote senators, including moderate Republicans and vulnerable Democrats in red states, have given GOP leaders cause for optimism that Brett Kavanaugh will soon be confirmed to replace retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Though Kavanaugh's confirmation remains uncertain because of Republicans' razor-thin 51-49 majority in the Senate, the moderates' early reactions indicate that millions of dollars in spending by liberal groups to sway key senators against Kavanaugh may ultimately prove fruitless. Only 50 votes are needed to confirm Kavanaugh, after Republicans eliminated the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees last year. Democratic leaders had removed the filibuster...
  • Red-state Dem tells Schumer to 'kiss my you know what' on Supreme Court vote

    07/14/2018 9:59:05 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/14/18 | Avery Anapol
    Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (W. Va.) had strong words for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (N.Y.) efforts to unify the party against President Trump’s Supreme Court pick. Manchin suggested to Politico that Schumer does not have any influence over whether or not he supports Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination. “I’ll be 71 years old in August, you’re going to whip me? Kiss my you know what,” Manchin told Politico, referring to whipping votes among the party caucus. Schumer has spoken out harshly against Kavanaugh and vowed to oppose him “with everything I’ve got.” Democrats will need at least two GOP votes, in...
  • Dem infighting erupts over Supreme Court pick

    07/14/2018 7:14:22 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/396987-dem-infighting-erupts-over-supreme-court-pick ^ | Alexander Bolton - 07/14/18 | Alexander Bolton - 07/14/18
    Democrats are fighting among themselves over how far to go to oppose Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and tempers are starting to flare ahead of a decision that could weigh heavily on the midterm elections. Liberal activists, who are closely aligned with the party’s base, are losing patience with centrist Democrats who are on the fence over Kavanaugh, a judge with impressive credentials and the approval of the conservative Federalist Society. But Senate Democratic leaders don’t want to twist the arms of vulnerable colleagues up for re-election in pro-Trump states, adding to the disappointment of activists. “There’s a great deal...
  • Dem infighting erupts over Supreme Court pick

    07/14/2018 6:31:03 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 14, 2018
    Democrats are fighting among themselves over how far to go to oppose Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and tempers are starting to flare ahead of a decision that could weigh heavily on the midterm elections. Liberal activists, who are closely aligned with the party’s base, are losing patience with centrist Democrats who are on the fence over Kavanaugh, a judge with impressive credentials and the approval of the conservative Federalist Society. But Senate Democratic leaders don’t want to twist the arms of vulnerable colleagues up for re-election in pro-Trump states, adding to the disappointment of activists. “There’s a great deal...
  • Graham: 2020 Democratic Contenders Have to Prove They're 'Most Insane Person' Opposing Kavanaugh

    07/14/2018 12:53:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 11, 2018 | Alexandra Hutzler
    Republican Senator Lindsey Graham told Fox News on Tuesday that Democratic hopefuls for 2020 feel the need to be "the most insane person" when commenting on President Donald Trump's federal court nominations. "It seems to be that if you are running for president on the Democratic side in 2020 or thinking about it, you have to prove you are the most insane person when it comes to Trump nominees," Graham said in the interview with Fox host Martha MacCallum. The senator added that "President Trump could nominate George Washington and they would all be up in arms." Graham was referring...
  • We don’t have to wonder how Brett Kavanaugh will rule on abortion, or almost anything else

    07/13/2018 9:14:02 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | July 12, 2018 | Paul Waldman
    Abortion and the fate of Roe v. Wade are always near the center of the debate on any Supreme Court nomination. The controversy over nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh’s views on Roe offers a window into a system conservatives established a few decades ago to produce the kind of justices who would be fervent advocates for their cause, while also being just restrained enough in their beliefs to be confirmed. As a piece of political strategy, it’s absolutely brilliant, and it could hardly be working any better. Among other things, it allows Republicans to finesse issues such as abortion on which...
  • Hillary Clinton Implies Kavanaugh Will Lead America Back To Times Of Slavery

    07/13/2018 12:53:05 PM PDT · by detective · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/13/2018 | Mike Brest
    Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton implied that the potential confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court would bring the United States back to the times of slavery during a speech on Friday. “I used to worry that they wanted to turn the clock back to the 1950s. Now, I worry they want to turn it back to the 1850s. These will be urgent fights. Stakes could not be higher,” she said during her speech at the American Federation of Teachers. “This nomination holds out the threat of devastating consequences for workers’ rights, civil rights, LGBT rights, women’s rights, including...
  • Filling, instead of draining, the swamp

    07/12/2018 6:23:44 PM PDT · by TBP · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 12, 2018 | Andrew P. Napolitano
    When Donald Trump started running for the Republican nomination for president in June 2015, he began by attacking the Republican establishment in Washington, and he began his attack by calling the establishment “the swamp.” His real target was the permanent government and its enablers in the legal, financial, diplomatic and intelligence communities in Washington. These entities hover around power centers no matter which party is in power. Beneath the swamp, Mr. Trump argued, lies the deep state. This is a loose collection of career government officials who operate outside ordinary legal and constitutional frameworks and use the levers of government...
  • Washington Post: Could This Major (League) Scandal Sink Kavanaugh Nomination? (Credit Card debts)

    07/12/2018 1:38:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/12/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Or did someone throw the Washington Post a curveball? The White House released Brett Kavanaugh’s financial records yesterday as part of their disclosures for his eventual confirmation hearing, and the Post may have thought they’d found a diamond in the rough. Kavanaugh ran up some substantial credit-card debt, a potential hanging slider over the partisan plate. That is, until they found out what the charges were.Can we call this a swing and a miss? Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh incurred tens of thousands of dollars of credit card debt buying baseball tickets over the past decade and at...
  • Kavanaugh 2017: Roe Was Part of a Tide of “Freewheeling Judicial Creation Of Unenumerated Rights”

    07/12/2018 1:29:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/12/2018 | Allahpundit
    I think it’s fair to read this passage from a speech delivered last year to AEI as, shall we say, “Roe-skeptical.” Although (a) naturally it’s much more circumspect than what you might hear from Mike Lee on the Senate floor, befitting the different roles of a federal appellate judge and a U.S. senator, and (b) it’s not so overtly “Roe-skeptical” as to give us a strong clue about whether Kavanaugh would overturn the decision. Is it enough for him that “the general tide of freewheeling judicial creation of unenumerated rights that were not rooted in the nation’s history and...
  • Kavanaugh: The Perfect Choice for the Season of Resistance

    07/12/2018 7:05:58 AM PDT · by Twotone · 7 replies
    American Spectator ^ | July 11, 2018 | Dov Fischer
    I would like for President Trump to name Judge Antonin Scalia to the United States Supreme Court. Alas, we get only one Justice Scalia in the course of a nation’s history. So we accept reality, and we move on. (Just not dot-org.) It is by now a meme: Democrats always get the exact liberal-for-life Supreme Court justice they want their Presidents to appoint. And Republicans get snookered into aiming for fifty percent, toggling like a wall-light switch between and among (i) great conservative justices of historical dimensions like Justices Rehnquist, Scalia, Thomas, and Alito; (ii) serviceable conservative justices like Chief...
  • New York Magazine: Politically Bribe Senator Susan Collins to Oppose Kavanaugh

    07/12/2018 6:19:19 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 12, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    The opposition to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice has evolved from the merely desperate to the hilariously desperate. A good example of the latter can be seen in the July 10 New York magazine in which writer Ed Kilgore suggests that the Maine Democrats politically bribe Republican Senator Susan Collins with a promise by their state chairman to endorse her when she is up for re-election in 2020.Perhaps I am old school enough to believe that a bribe should be given in its traditional form as cash wrapped inside a brown paper bag but Kilgore somehow...
  • Brett Kavanaugh and the ‘rule of four’

    07/12/2018 3:36:51 AM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 7/11/2018 | Hugh Hewitt
    The modern confirmation process for the Supreme Court is full of rules: the “Ginsburg Rule,” the “Biden Rule,” the “Reid Rule ” and the “McConnell Rule.” Often their definitions and their relevance are hotly contested. What isn’t contested is that the court itself has a widely recognized and easily understood rule: the “rule of four.” That rule is key to understanding the full impact of confirming Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the court. The rule of four holds that for the court to grant certiorari to hear and decide a case, four of its members must vote to do so....