Category Archives: Supreme Court

Advice and Consent

He shall have the Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate…–Constitution Article II, Section 2 Brian Leiter is a professor at the University of Chicago Law School. In the Washington Post he writes: Given the complexity … Continue reading

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Draft Resignation Letter

We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall of power. From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence and the 2nd Amendment

All Supreme Courts decisions are important, but some decisions seem to be more newsworthy than others. Recent decisions on Abortion Rights, Immigration, Government Bribery, Affirmative Action and Semi-Automatic Weapons received a good amount of the news/air time. You may have not … Continue reading

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Obama’s Failed Policies & Hillary’s Baggage

In this political season I keep hearing variations on two themes from both the GOP presidential and congressional (i.e. Trump and Reed’s) campaigns: “President Obama’s failed policies” “Hillary’s Baggage” It seems that the GOP campaigns, along with surrogates (Fox News, talk radio … Continue reading

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What’s conservative?

What’s conservative? Believing the only necessary qualification for office is to claim to be a Republican? Holding that Supreme Court Justices should have a secret right-wing agenda? Backing a presidential candidate with no relevant experience or track record? Calling for … Continue reading

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Looking back at a career

Jeffrey Toobin, writing in the Feb. 29th issue of “The New Yorker,” gives us a refreshing look at a much discussed subject–recommended. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/02/29/antonin-scalia-looking-backward  

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Senate GOP Leaders–Supreme Obstructionists?

This article was written by Cath Kestler, resident of Silver Creek. It can also be found in the (Dunkirk) Observer Today   “If we’re picking people to draw out of their own conscience and experience a ‘new’ Constitution, we should … Continue reading

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