Browsing All posts tagged under »SCOTUS (Supreme Court Of The United States)«

NY Times Hates Court’s EPA Ruling: Can USA Be A ‘Civilized Society’ Without Regulations?

July 3, 2022 by


By Clay Waters ~ The front of Friday’s New York Times featured dismayed coverage of another conservative-pleasing ruling from the Supreme Court, this one reining in the Environmental Protection Agency. First up, legal reporter Charlie Savage’s “E.P.A. Ruling Is Milestone in Long Pushback to Regulation of Business.” The Supreme Court ruling in the Environmental Protection Agency case on […]

Supreme Court Unwisely Lets Biden End Program Making Illegal Aliens Remain In Mexico

July 2, 2022 by


By Lora Ries and Hans von Spakovsky ~ As the U.S. southern border is being overrun with record numbers of illegal aliens month after month, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday approved the Biden administration’s termination of the successful Remain in Mexico program in a 5-4 decision by Chief Justice John Roberts and joined by […]

Thomas Fires Warning Shot At Media, Organizations That Lie About Conservatives

June 29, 2022 by


By Hans von Spakovsky ~ President Joe Biden and his liberal compatriots in politics, the media, and social media constantly are crowing about “misinformation.” Although the type of censorship they seem to support is not the answer, reconsideration of the legal standard governing defamation, as Justice Clarence Thomas has urged, might be. The Supreme Court […]

Horrors! NPR’s Nina Totenberg Warns High Court’s The Most Conservative In 75 Years

June 27, 2022 by


By Tim Graham ~ On Weekend Edition on Saturday morning, National Public Radio legal reporter Nina Totenberg warned NPR’s liberal base that the “very conservative” court is just getting started after the abortion decision, that next year will be another “rock-em-sock-em term.” They’re the most conservative in 75 years, and she (and others in public […]

Life Wins: In Overturning Roe Versus Wade, Supreme Court Issues Victory For Rule Of Law

June 25, 2022 by


By Sarah Parshall Perry and Thomas Jipping ~ Roe v. Wade—one of the most contentious Supreme Court decisions of the modern era—was sent to history’s dustheap on Friday. In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Justice Samuel Alito wrote the majority opinion, stating: We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled. The Constitution makes no reference to […]

Supreme Court To New York: Second Amendment Means What It Says

June 24, 2022 by


By Amy Swearer ~ The Supreme Court on Thursday issued its first significant opinion in a Second Amendment case in well over a decade, striking down a New York state law that effectively denied ordinary residents the right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense. This decision, in New York State Rifle and Pistol […]

The Left’s Short Path From The Politics Of Personal Destruction To Physical Destruction

June 11, 2022 by


By GianCarlo Canaparo ~ In the still dark hours of Wednesday morning, a man armed with a gun, a knife, and burglary tools was arrested outside Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home. The man told police that he had come to kill Kavanaugh because of the leaked draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health […]

Democrats Push Radical Abortion Bill Far More Expansive Than Roe

May 10, 2022 by


By Thomas Jipping ~ The Senate on Wednesday is expected to vote on whether to end debate on S 4132, the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2022. Even though a similar vote on the virtually identical HR 3755 failed on Feb. 28, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., quickly set up this repeat in the […]

Overturning Roe v. Wade Would Be Neither Radical Nor Conservative. It’s Just Right Thing To Do.

May 7, 2022 by


By Thomas Jipping ~ In a New York Times column published Tuesday, Bret Stephens argued that while Roe v. Wade was “ill-judged” when decided in 1973, overruling it today would be “a radical, not conservative, choice.” His premises and conclusion are both wrong. In a 2005 interview, then-Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia stated, “I do […]

Adoption Provides Actual ‘Choice’ In Abortion Debate, Advocate Says

May 6, 2022 by


By Virginia Allen ~ If you visited the Supreme Court in the days following the leak Monday night of a draft majority opinion in the abortion case known as Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, you would have seen many signs saying, “My body, my choice.” Choice means options, and it implies empowerment. But that […]

Here’s What To Watch Following Dobbs Draft Leak

May 5, 2022 by


By Melanie Israel ~ Politico leaked a draft version of a Supreme Court decision for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization late on May 2. It would uphold a Mississippi law protecting unborn children when they can feel pain—15 weeks of pregnancy—and overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Dated Feb. 10, the […]

Could Supreme Court Leaker Be Criminally Prosecuted? Maybe

May 4, 2022 by


By Zack Smith and John G. Malcolm ~ Politico published a bombshell story late on May 2 that five Supreme Court justices had voted to overturn Roe v. Wade. Shockingly, the story even contained a link to an authenticated full draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito, which he apparently circulated to the other justices almost […]

Test For Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

April 8, 2022 by


By Thomas Jipping ~ The Senate voted 53-47 on Thursday to confirm President Joe Biden’s nomination of D.C. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court. Three Republican senators—Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine, and Mitt Romney of Utah—joined all 48 Democratic senators and two independents in voting for Jackson. At […]

What We Know About Judge Jackson’s Record In Child Porn Sentences

April 2, 2022 by


By Thomas Jipping ~ Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s sentencing pattern in child pornography cases was one of the big issues raised in last week’s multiday confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Clarity on this issue is needed before the committee, and then the full Senate, make their decision regarding Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme […]

Biden’s Bid To Transform Federal Judiciary In Full Swing

April 1, 2022 by


By Thomas Jipping ~ President Joe Biden took office in January 2021 with clear instructions about undoing his predecessor’s impact on the federal judiciary. Weeks earlier, more than 70 liberal groups issued a statement urging Biden to appoint judges who would advance “the administration’s priorities” on a range of issues. Their demand became Biden’s plan […]

5 Key Highlights From Day 4 Of Judge Jackson’s Confirmation Hearing

March 25, 2022 by


By Fred Lucas ~ The Senate Judiciary Committee held a final day of testimony Thursday in its confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson—this time without Jackson present. Advocates for and against the judge’s nomination expressed their endorsement and opposition before the Senate committee. One panel included three members of the American Bar […]

6 Takeaways From Day 3 Of Judge Jackson’s Confirmation Hearing

March 24, 2022 by


By Fred Lucas ~ On the third day of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Senate confirmation hearing to serve on the Supreme Court, the judge faced more questions about her rulings in child pornography cases as well as the First Amendment and other matters. On Feb. 25, President Joe Biden nominated Jackson, a judge on the D.C. […]

7 Big Moments From Day 2 Of Judge Jackson’s Confirmation Hearing

March 23, 2022 by


By Fred Lucas ~ Senators on the Judiciary Committee got their first chance Tuesday to ask questions of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Joe Biden’s nominee for the Supreme Court. Jackson, a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals since June, fielded questions about her prison sentences for sex offenders, her defense of terrorism […]

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

January 31, 2021 by


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 […]

The Triumph Of Justice Amy Coney Barrett

October 27, 2020 by


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


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


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


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 […]

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

October 14, 2020 by


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. […]