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Congress Demands Black History Smithsonian Include Clarence Thomas

Posted: December 6, 2016 at 8:15 am   /   Friends

A group of legislators led by Republican Texas Sen. John Cornyn introduced a resolution Monday demanding the National Museum of African American History and Culture include Justice Clarence Thomas in its exhibits. A corresponding resolution was introduced in the House of Representatives by Reps. Earl “Buddy” Carter and Pete Sessions, and cosponsored by a dozen […]

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EPA May Finally Have to Answer For the Animas River Spill

Posted: December 5, 2016 at 1:46 pm   /   Friends

Remember when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) caused a discharge of three million gallons of toxic water into the Animas River, and no one was held accountable? Now, the Supreme Court is getting involved. The toxic spill occurred in Aug. 2015 when EPA workers accidentally caused a leak in an abandoned near Durango, Colorado. Contaminants […]

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One of These 21 Men and Women Will Be Trump’s First Supreme Court Pick

Posted: December 1, 2016 at 2:45 pm   /   Friends

President-elect Donald Trump is that rare president who will nominate a Supreme Court justice almost immediately after taking office. Trump is expected to act quickly to fill the seat of Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February. Two of the remaining eight Supreme Court justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 83, and Stephen Breyer, 78, are older […]

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Trump Could Reshape the Federal Courts Dramatically

Posted: November 29, 2016 at 10:28 am   /   Friends

President-elect Donald Trump can substantively recast the direction of the federal courts from the earliest days of his administration, after two years of divided government have left vacancies open across the federal bench. Though the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court occasioned by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia is the most prominent of these […]

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With Trump’s Election, the Future of the Courts Looks Brighter

Posted: November 15, 2016 at 10:14 am   /   Friends

Now that the election is over, many conservatives who were concerned about the future of the federal courts are breathing a little easier. President-elect Donald Trump has put together a consolidated list of 21 distinguished men and women—20 of whom are sitting judges who have had distinguished careers before joining the bench—and has vowed to […]

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What the Trump Presidency Means for the Constitution

Posted: November 10, 2016 at 5:06 pm   /   Friends

Following one of the biggest upsets in modern political history, The Heritage Foundation convened a panel of experts Thursday to examine what a Donald Trump presidency will mean for the Constitution and conservatism as a whole. “I frankly think that what just happened in this election may have preserved our constitutional republic,” Heritage Foundation President […]

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A Coup Against the Constitution

Posted: November 7, 2016 at 7:56 pm   /   Friends

A New York Times editorial Monday on the Senate’s role in the confirmation process not only gets it wrong, the analysis betrays a fundamental liberal disagreement with the U.S. Constitution. When asked what he and his fellow delegates to the Constitutional Convention in the summer of 1787 had wrought, Benjamin Franklin responded: “A republic … […]

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2 GOP Senators Advocate for Post-Election Vote on Supreme Court Nominee

Posted: November 7, 2016 at 12:43 pm   /   Friends

Two Republican senators are breaking ranks with GOP leadership over the confirmation of President Barack Obama’s stalled Supreme Court nominee. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., predicted that Merrick Garland would be confirmed by the Senate during the lame-duck session of Congress. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., has also advocated for action on Garland’s nomination in the post-election […]

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Congress Demands Explanation for Clarence Thomas’ Exclusion From Black History Smithsonian

Posted: November 4, 2016 at 11:55 am   /   Friends

Seventeen members of Congress sent a letter to the secretary of the Smithsonian Thursday, inquiring why U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was excluded from the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The Daily Caller News Foundation reported in October that Thomas is only referenced in the new Smithsonian in connection with an exhibit […]

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