The Supreme Court Term in Review

    Criminal law cases make up about a third of the Court’s docket in any given term. Thus far, only six cases of 44 granted for review in the October 2013 term are of a criminal nature. This past term, some 16 or so cases directly had a criminal law connection. One would think that after so many years, jurisprudence in this area would be pretty | Read More »

    Stupid Liberal Quote of the Day- July 3rd edition

    Today’s stupid liberal quote of the day comes from none other than our environmental commander-in-chief, the one…the only Barack Hussein Obama. Speaking on his vacation in Africa- a costly endeavour in these tough days of sequestration- he had this to say: “…if everyone is raising living standards to the point where everybody has got a car, and everybody has got air conditioning, and everybody has | Read More »

    The Supreme Court Term in Review

    Perhaps one of the biggest criticisms of the Supreme Court under John Roberts as Chief Justice from liberals on and off the Court is the alleged “favoritism” shown towards business interests. Statistically speaking, this Court does take on a large number of cases that involve business. The main criteria used to determine the importance of these interests is how the US Chamber of Commerce performs | Read More »

    The Supreme Court Term in Review

    “They are the most conservative Court since 1937.” “They are very pro-business.” “They are out to roll back affirmative action and civil rights and expand the role of religion in America.” “The Court is cutting the rights of the accused in criminal cases.” Read any mainstream media article and one will find some of these accusations against the Roberts Court. Maybe they are in the | Read More »

    The Supreme Court Term in Review

    With the recently wrapped up 2012-2013 term of the United States Supreme Court now history, it is time to review the performance of this term. Last term, John Roberts left Washington one of the most disliked people among conservatives for his decision in the Obamacare cases. Like last term, they saved the most contentious issue this term- the gay marriage cases- for the last day. | Read More »

    The 113th Congress US Senate First Marking Period Report Card

    Well, we are one quarter of the way through the 113th Congress and it is time to hand out some grades for the 45 Republican members of the Senate. Yes, I know there are technically 46 with the Republican temporary appointment in New Jersey, but his votes were not counted. There have been 168 roll call votes in the Senate thus far, but not all | Read More »


    The Same Sex Marriage Cases and Some Detail

    Yesterday, the media was abuzz with news of a great victory for gay rights in this country. Just 24 hours previous, they were predicting the racial voting rights apocalypse in response to another decision. It is important to note what did NOT happen in the same sex marriage cases. Justice Scalia’s rather lengthy dissent pretty much summarizes some of the bizarre inconsistencies in the majority | Read More »

    DOMA Struck Down

    Today, the Supreme Court struck down DOMA- the federal gay marriage case. As expected, the decision was written 5-4 with Kennedy joining the liberal wing. Scalia led a blistering dissent and read a lengthy statement from the bench. Although not unusual, it illustrates the strong feelings evident. Roberts noted that the DOMA/Windsor case does not have the elements to decide whether states can maintain the | Read More »

    Stupid Liberal Quote(s) of the Day

    It is not actually a rare day when we can get more than one stupid quote from a liberal, but in the interest of brevity, this writer usually limits it to one quote. But yesterday, because of the Supreme’s Court decision that invalidated one part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, we were treated to several stupid quotes. Most of them are of the | Read More »

    A Great Day for Commonsense at the Supreme Court

    Today, in a 5-4 decision by Chief Justice John Roberts split along the traditional ideological lines, the Court ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was unconstitutional in that it treated political districts in one part of the country different than those in other parts of the country. They let stand other sections of that law mainly because they were not | Read More »