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Democrats Push Radical Abortion Bill Far More Expansive Than Roe

May 10, 2022 by

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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

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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 […]

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

April 8, 2022 by

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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

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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

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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 […]

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 […]

Pelosi’s Trump-Obsessed Plan For The 25th Amendment Distorts The Constitution

October 10, 2020 by

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By Thomas Jipping ~ If necessity is the mother of invention, obsession is the weird uncle of crazy. Leftists obviously do not want President Donald Trump in the White House. After the two methods of removing a president that the Constitution provides—the ballot box in 2016 and impeachment this year—failed, however, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, […]

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 […]

Liberals Try To Use COVID-19 Crisis To Halt Judicial Confirmations

May 6, 2020 by

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By Thomas Jipping ~ The Senate got back to business Monday and, while the coronavirus is still the 800-pound gorilla, senators will also attend to other aspects of the nation’s business. That includes the federal judiciary. Vacancies on life-tenured federal courts around the country are on the rise again, reversing a yearlong downward trend. When […]

Senate Liberals Are Trying To Rig Impeachment Trial

January 22, 2020 by

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By Thomas Jipping ~ In a column published at Law.com in December, one commentator argued that senators who refuse to be impartial should be disqualified from participating in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. A few days ago, an ethics lawyer from the George W. Bush administration called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., a “perjurer” for taking […]