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Rest assured, Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed

For those of you wondering if Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed: despite this morning’s circus, you can be assured he will be confirmed. All of the so-called Republican moderates (looking at you Susan Collins, Jeff Flake and Lisa Murkowski), useless … Continue reading

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Finally some good news out of the Supreme Court with the Hellerstedt decision

On Monday we had some rare good news coming out of the Supreme Court in a case that would not have been affected by whether Justice Antonin Scalia had remained alive or not. It’s the case of Whole Woman’s Health … Continue reading

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If you want to know why it’s Important who picks the next Supreme Court Justice

If you want a good example of why it will be very important who gets to appoint future Supreme Court nominees, here it is: an equally divided Supreme Court couldn’t come to agreement on Obama’s executive actions on immigration, thus … Continue reading

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Our Hypocrisy is not like theirs, part 5

So Barack Obama has nominated Merrick Garland, the Chief Justice Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Garland has been a judge on the … Continue reading

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The role of the Senate is to Advise and Consent, not to Block and Obstruct

As most of you know by now, Justice Antonin Scalia passed away over the weekend, creating a political firestorm, and causing pundits to say a lot of nice things about Scalia, which is appropriate when someone passes away. So, one … Continue reading

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Justice Roberts is not Conservative Enough for Republicans

With the opening of the Supreme Court’s 2015-16 term, there was some interesting commentary about how many Republicans don’t think that Chief Justice Roberts is conservative enough. Apparently, he has become a punching bag for a number of Republican candidates. … Continue reading

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A liberal term for a conservative court

NPR ran an interesting story yesterday about how this was a liberal term for a conservative court. No doubt, with the affirmation of the Affordable Care Act and the comprehensive legalization of gay marriage, this has been an interesting term. … Continue reading

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