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Category Archives: Supreme Court
Justice Neil Gorsuch claims Supreme Court not split on party lines What are his arguments? Gorsuch … recently agreed with more liberal colleagues in a decision reaffirming a criminal defendant’s right to a jury trial. He told the audience at … Continue reading
Excerpts from The Importance of being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. The first: Cecily. I keep a diary in order to enter the wonderful secrets of my life. If I didn’t write them down, I should probably forget all about them. … Continue reading
There is nothing new under the sun. One way to understand the Ford/Kavanaugh controversy is to recall the Hill/Thomas struggle. Here is a brief excerpt from a contemporary account: According to sources who’ve seen the (1991) FBI report, nothing in it … Continue reading
In the Supreme Court of the United States, the Justices typically recuse themselves from participating in cases in which they have financial interests.–Wikipedia I am not aware of an instance when a Justice chose to recuse due to nomination by a certain President. Supreme Court … Continue reading
It is easy to see fascism in violent demonstrations, but what about more mundane examples? Attacks on Muslims and other minority groups. Organized attacks on public education. Proposals for a mercenary army. Private prisons. Border walls. Militant militias. Personal arsenals. … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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