Political ideologies at war in SCOTUS pick
As the speculation mounts on President Obama’s pick to replace justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court, the New York Times last week showcased the spat between Chief Justice Roberts and the President that has grown markedly since the Citizen’s United free speech decision in January. Being that it’s from the Times, it’s not surprise that I missed it until now. Like most people, | Read More »
Supreme Court cozies up to immigrants/aliens by a 7-2 margin
And they overturned Kentucky’s Supreme Court to do so! Meet Jose Padilla. The other one. Maybe it’s the name that brings it out, but he’s a bad apple. Caught in Kentucky with a truck stuffed full of marijuana. His lawyer advised him to plead guilty (he was caught red handed) and so he did, and got what was coming to him. Here’s where it gets | Read More »
Goodwin Liu – Berkeley Professor for SCOTUS
Via Drudge. Goodwin Liu of Berkeley, who was nominated a few weeks ago to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, may be next in line for a Supreme Court nomination. As usual, Republicans are taking the he/she’s a judicial activist approach: “His nomination seems to me to represent the apex of judicial activist philosophy,” said Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., the ranking member of the Senate | Read More »
Challenging the Slaughter Solution
As the Obamacare debate nears to a close, it is looking increasingly likely that the House will attempt to use the blatantly unconstitutional “Slaughter Solution” to “deem” the Senate bill already passed through the House, even though it has not been. We have already discussed why the Slaughter Solution is unconstitutional (because of the Presentment Clause) here, and this Sunday in the WSJ, Federal Appeals | Read More »
Are Dems Attempting To Use SCOTUS As A Scapegoat?
Ever have one of those days when something just nags at you and suddenly pops into your frontal cortex with a big WHAM! I just did. It looks like the Democrats are 10 votes shy in the House and heading in the wrong direction. Dreier said that Republicans won’t know until later this week whether the Democrats will pursue a form of what has come | Read More »
McDonald v. Chicago (08-1521)
If Tuesday’s oral arguments before the Court were any indication, the individual right to keep and bear arms is fundamental, and there is no way to read Heller that makes the 2nd Amendment anything less than a fundamental right. JUSTICE KENNEDY: But I thought its rationale was that because of its fundamental character, the right to bear arms must be understood as separate from the | Read More »
The Court, Speech, and Playing Politics
The new Supreme Court ruling on political speech has been slammed by President Obama and a wide variety of Democrats and liberals, such as Keith Olbermann. While I cannot claim any level of legal expertise, and am ignorant of the decision’s specifics, there may be a significant silver lining lost in the condemnation. The following argument is a paraphrase of Daniel Indiviglio, from the Atlantic’s | Read More »
Response to “The best sentence I’ve seen on the Citizens United case”
Let’s boil it down to the essential words: Political documentary, banned, government. I’m a big defender of free speech, but it’s just not this simple. Try replacing “documentary” with “Chinese-funded propoganda”. Furthermore, the use of the word “banned” is erroneous. We all know what banning speech means, and this is not it. Citizens United is free to show this movie to one and all. But | Read More »
The End of the World as We Know It: Liberal Panic in the Wake of Citizens United
This is the end. The wall has fallen. The sky is soon to follow. The world, as we know it, is about to end. The United States of America, once proud, has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. What illness, you ask? Metastasized speech, unbound by the prior restraint of government officials. How the expansion of the First Amendment triggered liberal panic You and I | Read More »
The Free Exercise of Religion in America
The following is a submitted assignment from a class I am taking on the United States Constitution which I thought this audience might appreciate: The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads as follows: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the | Read More »
Tags: American history
, First Amendment
, freedom of religion
Supreme Court to hear Chicago gun ban case.
http://www.nraila.org/News/Read/NewsReleases.aspx?ID=12953 Fairfax, Va. — The National Rifle Association applauds the Supreme Court’s decision, announced today, to hear the landmark Second Amendment case of McDonald v. Chicago. The case will address the application of the Second Amendment to the states through either the Due Process clause or the Privileges or Immunities clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The case has major implications for the legality of restrictive | Read More »
Sonia Sotomayor – Abortion Rights, “Settled Law” – Ok, So Show Me The Law !
Since the Senate hearings commenced for the confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor to replace David Souter on the Supreme Court, her canned and rehearsed answers have cause many, even conservatives to ease up on her and believe the hype through prepared answers that Sotomayor is not a liberal as once thought. Yet in just one series of questions concerning ,”abortion rights, ” this liberal judge revealed | Read More »
10 Questions for Sotomayor
(Editor’s Note: Since Sonia Sotomayor will almost certainly NOT be answering questions next week about future cases likely to face SCOTUS, I’m leaving them out of my list of 10. Below are a list of questions phrased softly enough and hypothetical enough that she’ll likely feel safe answering. Hopefully, she’ll like to hear herself talk and get into enough detail to hang herself expose her judicial mindset to America.) | Read More »
Help stop the madness….. Keep calling, send e-mails, fax ’em all !!!
The media is still wall-to-wall Michael Jackson. A huge portion of the American citizenry are glued to the coverage, wanting more. These are the same people who don’t care about anything other than their own self-gratification, American Idol, Hollywood gossip and the latest movie/DVD release….. You know the type. Democrats and The Left are confident that they can blast gaping holes in our Constitution and | Read More »