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How a President’s Bad Judicial Appointments Threaten Your Liberty

Posted: September 27, 2016 at 9:16 am   /   Friends

When Americans cast their ballots for the next president this November, they will not only select the next commander in chief and primary enforcer of the law, they will help select a new Supreme Court justice and countless other lower court judges. Selecting judges is not an ancillary responsibility—it is a central and critical duty, […]

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A Conservative Take on Trump’s New Supreme Court Nominee List

Posted: September 23, 2016 at 10:16 am   /   Friends

On May 18, then-future Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump put out a list of 11 individuals, all sitting judges, who he would consider as a potential replacement for Antonin Scalia, who passed away unexpectedly last February, on the Supreme Court of the United States.  Trump has now added 10 new names to that list. As […]

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What’s at Stake in the Next Supreme Court Term

Posted: September 20, 2016 at 6:00 pm   /   Friends

The next Supreme Court term is beginning Oct. 3—and there’s plenty of contentious issues on the docket for the eight justices to rule on. “The cases this term may be hard-pressed to match the excitement and media flurry that accompanied highly anticipated rulings in recent years, such as cases involving same-sex marriage, immigration, abortion, and […]

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How Obama and GOP Lawmakers Gave Liberals Control of the Courts

Posted: September 16, 2016 at 1:21 pm   /   Friends

Liberals have a plan to enact their radical agenda. The problem is that it bypasses Congress and voters. Here is why their strategy to pack the courts with activist judges could be one of the biggest threats to your liberties. The post How Obama and GOP Lawmakers Gave Liberals Control of the Courts appeared first […]

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Conservatives Should Worry: Democrat Senator Says Progressive Supreme Court Top Goal

Posted: September 13, 2016 at 9:30 am   /   Friends

Sen. Chuck Schumer has reminded us just how important the upcoming presidential election will be in shaping the federal judiciary, calling getting a progressive Supreme Court his “number one goal.” “A progressive majority on the Supreme Court is an imperative, and if I become majority leader, I will make it happen,” Schumer, D-N.Y., said to […]

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GOP at Odds Over Post-Election Vote on Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee

Posted: August 12, 2016 at 2:46 pm   /   Friends

While Republican leadership insists that the next president will nominate the ninth justice to the Supreme Court, a cadre of Republican senators is pushing a plan to confirm Merrick Garland if their party fails to take the White House this November. The best contingency plan in case Republicans lose, supporters of the plan argue, is […]

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Texas Gets the Best Deal It Could With the Justice Department on Voter ID for the November Election

Posted: August 10, 2016 at 12:45 pm   /   Friends

It looks as if Texas, the Justice Department, and all of the other parties, including the NAACP, involved in the challenge to the state’s voter ID law have worked out an interim settlement–and the district court judge approved the deal today after a telephonic hearing Wednesday morning. That deal is probably about the best deal […]

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Bad Eggs? Executives Can Go to Prison Despite Ignorance of Harms Others Did

Posted: July 19, 2016 at 9:04 am   /   Friends

Austin “Jack” DeCoster and his son Peter sell a lot of eggs. They own 13 facilities comprised of 97 barns housing 5 million “layers” (egg-laying hens) and abundant “pullets” (younger nonlayers) across a total of 3 million square feet, with additional square footage for cleaning, packaging, and storing. Sometime between January and August 2010, according […]

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Ginsburg’s Gabfest Suggests She’s No Impartial Judge

Posted: July 14, 2016 at 1:49 pm   /   Friends

It’s summertime in Washington, which means the Supreme Court justices jetted out of town as the ink dried on their final decisions of the term. Many justices observe summer traditions—Anthony Kennedy teaches classes in Austria, the late Antonin Scalia would travel out west to teach a continuing legal education class for the Federalist Society, and […]

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