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The Left’s Push To ‘Reform’ The Courts Only Will Politicize Them

January 31, 2021 by

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By Thomas Jipping ~ President Joe Biden has announced the creation of a commission to examine “reforming” the courts. This move is not only a “solution” in search of a problem, but will itself likely damage the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary. It is based on the dangerous idea that the […]

Mobs Will Be Mobs

January 17, 2021 by

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BURT PRELUTSKY   ~ False hopes can be as harmful as false words. Rarely has any public event left me with such conflicted feelings. On the one hand, I shared the feeling of frustration that had brought tens of thousands of people to the nation’s capital to demonstrate, among other things, their support for President Trump. […]

Texas’ Unsuccessful Lawsuit Raises Voting Issues States Should Heed

December 14, 2020 by

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By Zack Smith ~ The U.S. Supreme Court issued a short order Friday night declining to hear Texas’ recently filed lawsuit against Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Texas sought to invalidate the results of the 2020 presidential election in those states. Texas raised a number of substantive issues in its request, including: one, that those […]

In Blow To Trump, Supreme Court Rejects Texas’ Election Lawsuit

December 12, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ In a dramatic blow to President Donald Trump’s attempts to challenge the unofficial election results, the Supreme Court on Friday evening rejected a Texas lawsuit seeking to overturn the outcome in four battleground states. The high court’s one-page opinion said Texas did not have standing to sue over election procedures in […]

What Amy Coney Barrett Means To Conservative Women

October 28, 2020 by

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By Kelsey Bolar ~ If the last four years taught us anything, it’s that Americans love politics but they hate politicians. Thankfully, the country has a new, non-political figure to admire: Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Last night, Barrett was confirmed by the Senate and sworn in as an associate justice to the U.S. Supreme Court. […]

The Triumph Of Justice Amy Coney Barrett

October 27, 2020 by

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By GianCarlo Canaparo and John G. Malcolm ~ “There is a tendency in our profession,” Judge Amy Coney Barrett declared at the outset of her Senate confirmation hearing, “to treat the practice of law as all-consuming, while losing sight of everything else.” But, Barrett added in her Oct. 12 opening statement, “I never let the […]

Pence, Predicting Barrett’s Confirmation, Warns Of Liberals’ Court-Packing ‘Power Grab’

October 18, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ SELMA, N.C.—Vice President Mike Pence predicted Friday that the Senate will confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court, calling on Democrats to help give her a “respectable” margin. Pence also warned that if Democrats succeed in adding justices to the high court, it would be “the biggest power grab […]

6 Top Takeaways From Final Day Of Barrett’s Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings

October 16, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee debated when they would vote on the nomination of federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court and listened to testimony from witnesses on the fourth and final day of hearings to fill the vacancy left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. […]

8 Big Moments From Day 3 Of Barrett’s Confirmation Hearings

October 15, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ On the third and final day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, senators revisited some issues covered the day before but also detoured into a president’s ability to pardon himself and the high court’s resolution of the 2000 presidential election. Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Judiciary […]

Can’t Touch This! Hollywood Struggles To Hurt Amy Coney Barrett’s Reputation

October 14, 2020 by

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By Gabriel Hays ~ Supreme Court Justice Nominee Amy Coney Barrett is just too good. Not only is she a God-fearing conservative with pro-life views and seven children, she’s the reached the heights of career success that most secular liberal women only dream of. She has an impeccable record both privately and professionally and it’s […]

6 Key Issues Aired On Day 2 Of Barrett’s Confirmation Hearings

October 14, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ After a first day of speechifying on Monday, the Senate Judiciary Committee got down to questions for federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett on the second day of her confirmation hearing to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. President Donald Trump nominated Barrett, currently a judge on the 7th U.S. […]

9 Takeaways From Day 1 Of Barrett Confirmation Hearings

October 13, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The opening day of Senate confirmation hearings for federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett was filled with speechifying, with Democrats on the Judiciary Committee previewing their line of attack on the Supreme Court nominee. In her opening remarks, Barrett, currently a judge on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, stressed that […]

4 Women Who Clerked Or Studied Under Her Share How They View Amy Coney Barrett

October 12, 2020 by

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By Rachel del Guidice ~ Amanda Rauh-Bieri, just out of law school, knew exactly who she wanted to clerk for. It wasn’t a lawyer or judge she had been following for years, or even months. Instead, it was Amy Coney Barrett, who was about to be seated as a new judge on the Chicago-based U.S. […]

Calls To Postpone Amy Coney Barrett’s Hearing Are Disingenuous Stall Tactics

October 8, 2020 by

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By Thomas Jipping ~ Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats are trying anything they can think of to delay or block the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. These disingenuous tactics will fail. For example, they wrote the committee’s chairman, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on Oct. 3 to say that holding the hearing, scheduled to […]

Barrett’s Former Colleagues: ‘No One … Better Suited To Be On The Supreme Court’

October 7, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Alexa Baltes has a unique perspective on Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett, as both a former student of hers at Notre Dame Law School and as a law clerk for her on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. “I mentioned her enthusiasm for principles over preference as a […]

Debate, My Reaction + The Voter Fraud “Myth”

October 2, 2020 by

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By Gary Bauer · ~ (He wrote this yesterday) I was in six televised national debates during the 2000 Republican primaries. I know how difficult these debates can be. With that perspective, here’s my overall reaction to Tuesday night’s presidential debate. I don’t know whether Chris Wallace will vote in person, by mail-in balloting or […]

How Low Can Far Left Go? Attacks On Barrett For Adopting Haitian Orphans Hit Rock Bottom

October 2, 2020 by

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By Cully Stimson ~ Just when you thought you’d seen the bottom of the political sewer as it relates to opposing Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett, along come some despicable, racist tweets by two college professors. Their repulsive comments are, sadly, par for the course for some on the far left who oppose […]

Parallels Between the Election of 1876 and 2020?

September 30, 2020 by

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History proves again that we’re not living in entirely unprecedented times. ~ Lewis Morris · ~ Even in good times, it’s hard for some people to gain a sense of historical perspective. But in an age when leftist dogma has seized control of the news media, social media, and the cultural zeitgeist, it’s pretty much […]

Liberals’ Complaints About The Coming Supreme Court Vote Don’t Pass The Smell Test

September 30, 2020 by

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By Neil Patel ~ In case you didn’t notice, our country is completely falling apart. There are so many problems that they are hard to list out at this point, but the biggest, by far, is the increasing animosity between Americans of different political persuasions. People think those on the other side are evil and […]

Fear Not The Catholic Justice

September 28, 2020 by

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By GianCarlo Canaparo ~ Even before President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, Barrett’s religious views came under fire from prominent progressives. If this sounds familiar, it’s because these same people used this same line of attack in a failed attempt to derail Barrett’s […]

Trump To Nominate Ginsburg Replacement From Short List Of 5 After Funeral

September 22, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump said Monday morning that he will announce his nominee for the Supreme Court either Friday or Saturday, and has narrowed the list of contenders to five. In an interview on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Trump said the short delay was intended to allow time to pay […]

Wash Post HYPOCRITES: Scalia ‘Dismayed Liberals.’ Ginsburg ‘Devoted To Equality’

September 20, 2020 by

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By Scott Whitlock ~ There’s a saying: “A picture is worth a 1000 words.” When it comes to hypocritical, biased media, so is a headline. Here is The Washington Post front page from February 14, 2016, the day after legendary conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died. As I wondered at the time, what was […]

Ginsburg Leaves Liberal Legacy After Decades On Supreme Court

September 19, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion of equal justice under the law who became only the second woman (and the first Jewish woman) to serve on the Supreme Court, died Friday after a long battle with cancer. She was 87. During her 27 years on the Supreme Court, Ginsburg became a […]

Supreme Court Could See At Least 4 Vacancies In 4 Years, Trump Says

August 24, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump projects that he’s on track to win confirmation of more than 300 new conservative judges by the end of the year. And in the next four years, the president predicts, as many as five vacancies could open on the Supreme Court. “By the time we are finished, we […]