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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Supreme Court Decides Half Of Oklahoma Has Been An Indian Reservation For Past 113 Years

July 11, 2020 by

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By Zack Smith ~ The Supreme Court issued one of the most consequential decisions of its term on its last day Thursday. No, it wasn’t either of the decisions about President Donald Trump’s tax returns. Instead, it involved a case that received little attention at the time it was argued.  But how often can court watchers […]

DACA Ruling Is Supreme Court’s Latest Act Of Political Timidity

June 19, 2020 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ With the Supreme Court’s latest erroneous decision on immigration, Chief Justice John Roberts and other justices have done lasting damage to the Constitution, the rule of law, and accountable government. It is not just the legally wrong decision Thursday in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of […]

NY Times Lets Schumer Off The Hook: Dems ‘Not All That Unhappy’

March 8, 2020 by

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By Clay Waters ~ New York Times congressional correspondent Carl Hulse predictably shrugged off Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer’s volatile verbal threats directed at two Supreme Court justices nominated by the Trump administration in Friday’s “Schumer Regrets Content, But Not Spirit, of Warning.” Hulse generally gives Democrats the benefit of the doubt when they make nasty […]

Why The Supreme Court Got It Right On Gerrymandering

June 28, 2019 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ In a much-awaited decision, the Supreme Court held on Thursday in a 5-4 decision that partisan gerrymandering is a political question beyond the reach of the federal courts. This should come as no surprise, since it’s the same conclusion the court reached the last time this issue was before it […]

What Justice Ginsburg’s Absence From The Supreme Court Means—And What It Doesn’t

January 13, 2019 by

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By Elizabeth Slattery and Elisabeth Daigle ~ The Supreme Court justices returned for the court’s first oral arguments of 2019 this week without America’s favorite octogenarian, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Seasoned litigators and Ginsburg fanatics alike were shocked by Chief Justice John Roberts’ announcement on Monday that Ginsburg would miss oral arguments. The announcement came […]

NYT’s Chira On ‘Wrenching Betrayal’ Of Senate Women Who Confirmed Kavanaugh

October 19, 2018 by

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By Clay Waters ~ New York Times’ Susan Chira, a “senior correspondent and editor on gender issues,” handed her paper’s mighty megaphone to angry anti-Kavanaugh women in “After Kavanaugh, Some Women Feel Powerless, Others Pumped Up.” Chira had nudged against the conventional liberal wisdom that all women were against Judge Brett Kavanaugh in a Sunday […]

McConnell, Graham Recount Highlights, Lowlights Of Kavanaugh Fight

October 17, 2018 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was first elected in 1984, but says his biggest achievement to date is something that didn’t happen. “My decision not to fill the Supreme Court vacancy during the 2016 election was the most consequential decision I’ve ever made,” McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday at The Heritage Foundation […]

NYT Lead Treats Kavanaugh As Guilty: ‘Accusations…Blow To The Moral Authority’ Of Court

October 8, 2018 by

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By Clay Waters ~ Brett Kavanaugh may have won his Supreme Court nomination, but New York Times Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak tried to defuse the excitement on the front page of Sunday’s paper: “Confirmation Battle May Have Eroded the Public Trust.” The online headline: “Confirming Kavanaugh: A Triumph for Conservatives, but a Blow to […]

Dan Rather Beats His Breast On Kavanaugh: ‘For Most Women,’ A ‘Devastating Loss’

October 7, 2018 by

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By Tim Graham ~ Disgraced fake-news anchor Dan Rather took to his Facebook page on Friday to bemoan the impending confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Much like Chris Matthews, the women in Rather’s family are distraught, so this quickly becomes a “devastating loss….for most women.” To liberals, somehow all (or the vast […]