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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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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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