Category Archives: Law

Exponential Growth Supreme Court Packing

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Exponential growth is great for your 401k but not so much for the U.S. Supreme Court. But that’s what we might expect if Joe Biden packs the court. Follow the link to  Real Clear Politics for a real clear example.

No Penumbras or Emanations for Judge Barrett

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No penumbras or emanations for Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Just the facts of the constitution, ma’am:

A judge must apply the law as written. Judges are not policymakers, and they must be resolute in setting aside any policy views they may hold.

Amy Coney Barrett remarks after her SCOTU nomination by President Trump

She clerked for Justice Scalia but she’ll be filling Justice Ginsburg’s seat, if confirmed. While Judge Barrett shares Scalia’s conservative legal philosophy, she also admires the “warm and rich friendship” he shared with the liberal and Notorious RBG.

Nothing off the Table in Supreme Court Battle

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Pelosi’s quiver is full and nothing is off the table according to Chuck Schumer. We’re “going to the mattresses,” says Dan Henninger in the WSJ. Apparently that would include ending the electoral college, the filibuster and packing the Supreme Court.

 

Hypocrisy among Politicians over RBG Replacement

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Hypocrisy in defense of virtue is no vice… or something like that.

Justice Antonin Scalia died in February 2016, ten months before the November presidential election.

So President Obama did his duty and nominated Merrick Garland to fill the opening. But Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to bring the nomination to the Senate floor for a vote.

Here’s what McConnell had to say about that:

“The American people may well elect a president who decides to nominate Judge Garland for Senate consideration,” McConnell said. “The next president may also nominate someone very different. Either way, our view is this: Give the people a voice.”

The already touchy Democrats weren’t happy.

Hypocrisy

But here’s what Senator Schumer had to say in 2007 when George W. Bush was president:

I will recommend to my colleagues that we should not confirm a Supreme Court nominee EXCEPT in extraordinary circumstances.”

And here’s what Schumer had to say when the Notorious RBG joined her good friend Nino in eternal rest:

The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, the vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.

Oh, and then there’s Lindsey Graham explaining in 2016 why Judge Garland shouldn’t be confirmed:

I want you to use my words against me. If there’s a Republican president in 2016 and a vacancy occurs in the last year of the first term, you can say Lindsey Graham said let’s let the next president, whoever it might be, make that nomination

We Hope They Die Protesters in Compton, California

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Protesters chanted, “we hope they die,” after a shooter failed to kill two L.A. County deputies. He shot them at point blank range and wounded the 31 year old female deputy in the jaw. Yet she somehow managed to apply a tourniquet to save her 24 year old male partner. Both deputies survived, despite the protesters wishes