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Why Kansas Conservatives Are Pushing Voters to Reshape the State’s Highest Court

Posted: November 3, 2016 at 1:55 pm   /   Friends

It’s typically a no-drama affair. Every six years, Kansans vote whether to retain the state’s sitting Supreme Court justices. The question is the last item on the ballot. In Kansas history, voters never have voted out a justice on the state’s highest court. But this year, the judicial elections in Kansas — known as retention […]

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Democrat VP Candidate Predicts Senate Will Change Rules to Confirm Supreme Court Nominee

Posted: October 31, 2016 at 1:24 pm   /   Friends

Vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine says Democrats would “change the Senate rules” to confirm a ninth Supreme Court justice if they win control of the upper chamber in November. “I have a prediction,” Kaine said in an interview last week with The Huffington Post. “This is not a guarantee and I’m not revealing inside intel. […]

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Supreme Court Enters Legal Battle Over Gender Identity and the Purpose of Restrooms

Posted: October 30, 2016 at 6:05 pm   /   Friends

Why do we make our restrooms and locker rooms private? Each of us performs a variety of necessary life functions in front of strangers every day. We eat in public restaurants, we work in public offices, and as anyone who ever has been stranded in an airport can attest, we even sleep in public. There […]

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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Transgender School Bathrooms Case

Posted: October 28, 2016 at 2:58 pm   /   Friends

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether a federal order requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom corresponding to their gender identity is lawful. The Obama administration issued a directive earlier this year requiring public schools to accommodate transgender students. The case before he Supreme Court originates in Gloucester County, Virginia. The […]

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Ted Cruz Says There’s ‘Precedent’ for Supreme Court With Fewer Justices

Posted: October 27, 2016 at 9:55 am   /   Friends

A leading conservative senator believes the vacant Supreme Court seat could remain empty. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told reporters at a rally in Loveland, Colo., that there is a “precedent” for an evenly divided, eight-member court. “You know, I think there will be plenty of time for debate on that issue,” Cruz said when asked […]

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17 Things on Clarence Thomas’ Mind During Rare Public Remarks

Posted: October 26, 2016 at 6:51 pm   /   Friends

It is important for the Supreme Court not only to base its decisions on the Constitution but to issue opinions that address the questions of everyday Americans, a relaxed Clarence Thomas said Wednesday night as an honored guest speaker at The Heritage Foundation. In a deep, resonant voice, Thomas talked early in the hourlong program about […]

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This Liberal Justice Isn’t Concerned About an 8-Member Supreme Court

Posted: October 25, 2016 at 12:58 pm   /   Friends

One of the U.S. Supreme Court’s liberal justices says an evenly divided court is functioning just fine—and would continue to do so if it faced another Bush v. Gore case. “The court, when it began at the time of the Constitution’s writing, had six members. They had six members for several years,” said Justice Stephen […]

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25 Years After Thomas Joins Supreme Court, a Friend Hails an American Originalist

Posted: October 24, 2016 at 2:54 pm   /   Friends

Not every justice on the Supreme Court connects the “magical words” of the Declaration of Independence with the government structure set up in the Constitution to protect natural rights as expressed by Thomas Jefferson. In fact, the only one to do so with any consistency in recent years is Justice Clarence Thomas, a friend and […]

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Senators Promise to Block Potential Clinton Supreme Court Nominees

Posted: October 19, 2016 at 2:22 pm   /   Friends

Two U.S. senators say they plan to oppose Hillary Clinton’s Supreme Court nominees should she win the presidency. In the past week, both Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, have indicated they would continue to block confirmation of a Supreme Court nominee next year. According to CNN, McCain said in a radio […]

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