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Republicans have no constitutional duty to vote on Supreme Court nominees

Posted: February 15, 2016 at 12:53 pm   /   Politics

(Paul Mirengoff) The procedural debate over filling the Supreme Court vacancy resulting from Justice Scalia’s death has become tiresome already. Both sides are dressing up their arguments in constitutional clothing, to which the Democrats are adding a dose of moralism. Yet everyone understands that if positions were reversed — if a Republican president wanted to […]

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Kennedy Not an Election Year Nominee

Posted: February 15, 2016 at 10:38 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

A recent Esquire “fact check” made the argument that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy was an election year confirmation, relying on CBS moderator John Dickerson’s statement: “But [Justice Anthony] Kennedy was confirmed in ’88. I just want to get the facts straight for the audience.” Was Ted Cruz correct in saying “we have 80 years […]

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Scalia’s Opinions Still Matter

Posted: February 15, 2016 at 6:00 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

With Justice Antonin Scalia’s untimely passing, there has been quite a bit of speculation as to what will happen, and, unfortunate, some misinformation spread by journalists with clear political agenda. Particularly, there are those on the left making claims that that Justice Scalia’s decision not yet publicly released no longer count. However, history reveals that […]

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Senate in Turmoil Over Whether Obama Should Fill Scalia’s Seat

Posted: February 14, 2016 at 4:48 pm   /   Politics

Lawmakers from both parties exchanged salvos Sunday over who should fill the Supreme Court seat vacated Saturday by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. After news of Scalia’s death, Senate Republicans quickly dug in, promising to block President Obama’s nominee to replace him. Led by Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., they pledged to keep […]

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Gaming the Scalia Seat

Posted: February 14, 2016 at 9:38 am   /   Politics

(Steven Hayward) Just curious: is the Senate in recess this weekend? If not, Mitch McConnell might want to have someone rush down to the floor right away to gavel it into session so Obama doesn’t fill Scalia’s seat today or tomorrow with a recess appointment, no doubt citing the grounds that he needs to end-run […]

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Breakfast with Justice Scalia

Posted: February 14, 2016 at 7:38 am   /   Politics

(Scott Johnson) Justice Scalia’s death in Texas yesterday represents a tragic loss for the Supreme Court and for our country. His nearly 30-year tenure on the Court is most notable for his adherence to, and elaboration of, the original meaning of the Constitution and amendments as publicly understood at the time of ratification. The brilliant […]

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Justice Scalia Found Dead Days After Supremes Block Global Climate Agenda

Posted: February 13, 2016 at 5:39 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

The most conservative, Constitutionally-adherent Supreme Court Justice has passed away, in his sleep, after a night of celebratory festivities, during a hunting trip in West Texas. He was pronounced dead of natural cases, over the phone, by a justice of the peace, who had not seen or examined Atonin Scalia, and who deemed that an […]

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What kind of Supreme Court nominee will Obama select?

Posted: February 13, 2016 at 5:08 pm   /   Politics

(Paul Mirengoff) I think that President Obama’s nominee to replace Justice Scalia will be dead on arrival at the Senate, regardless of whom Obama selects. I suspect that Obama will reach the same conclusion. If so, Obama will select the person whose rejection will provide Democrats with the most political ammunition. Most likely, this means […]

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9 Zingers from the Sharp Mind of Justice Antonin Scalia

Posted: February 13, 2016 at 5:05 pm   /   Politics

Justice Antonin Scalia, who died today during his 29th year on the Supreme Court, was known for a sharp wit as well as a brilliant legal mind, and he expressed both with his tongue as well as his pen. Here is just a sample: 1. “What is a moderate interpretation of the text? Halfway between what it really […]

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