Jason Linkins Encounters The Hazards Of Blogging A Subject You Do Not Understand
I don’t know whether Jason Linkins at the Huffington Post is a lawyer, but from this post I have to assume not – and that he really should have talked to a lawyer before publishing it. The main thrust of Linkins’ post is his argument that Justice Scalia in his 2002 opinion in Republican Party of Minnesota v. White somehow endorsed the notion that it’s | Read More »
Democrats and Sotomayor Have a Bolton Problem
Jeffrey Rosen, writing in The New Republic, highlights President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor’s entry in the Almanac of the Federal Judiciary, which lists federal judges and rates them based upon the reviews of lawyers that have argued before or worked with each judge. Sotomayor, it seems, has a bad judicial temperament. “Sotomayor can be tough on lawyers, according to those interviewed. “She is | Read More »
Perhaps the White House doesn’t *want* Sotomayor confirmed.
Look who they’ve farmed the prep work off on: Cynthia Hogan, chief counsel to Vice President Biden, will lead the White House team, with assistance from several other Biden aides. Former Obama campaign adviser and transition spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter will handle message and communications, two administration officials tell CNN. The vice president, a veteran of Supreme Court nominations from his time on the Judiciary Committee, | Read More »
Clarence Thomas and Miguel Estrada were not left-wing toadies
‘Compelling life stories of minorities’ are apparently only compelling to Democrats if you end up bowing to the mindless twaddle of expansionist, racist, divisive rhetoric of the left. While the Democrats are running around calling anybody ‘racist’ that opposes small-minded, untalented, bigoted, leftist hack Sonia Sotomayor, let us remember these names: Clarence Thomas and Miguel Estrada. Both of them had compelling life stories that make | Read More »
Antonin Scalia: State judges have the power to “make law”
SCALIA (2002): But in any case, Justice Ginsburg greatly exaggerates the difference between judicial and legislative elections. She asserts that “the rationale underlying unconstrained speech in elections for political office–that representative government depends on the public’s ability to choose agents who will act at its behest–does not carry over to campaigns for the bench.” Post, at 4. This complete separation of the judiciary from the | Read More »
Conservatives: Oppose Sotomayor at Your Own Risk?
A few of our newly minted spokesmen for all those seemingly ubiquitous new Republican moderates out there are starting to say that if we oppose Sotomayor, we do so at our own risk. By this they mean that if we are seen to oppose a strong Hispanic woman we will be hurting our chances further with Hispanic voters. To this one can only say poppycock. | Read More »
So, which disqualifies her the most: racial bigotry, stunning incompetence, or disrespect for the Constitution?
So, Obama decided to just throw another one in the face of Constitution-loving, freedom-loving Americans, just to remind us that he won. Big surprise, that. He picked a tax cheat of dubious skill to run Treasury. He picked a crook and Clintonista bagman for Attorney General. And so on – a cabinet and administration full of stooges, yes-men, crooks, and thugs. So since nothing else | Read More »
So, what does Obama NOT want you paying attention to?!?!
Pay no attention to what is happening, we (Obama Administration) want you to focus on the “Hysterical” … oops, I mean, of course, “Historical” (read: RACE-baiting Identity Politics+, which isn’t new for Democrats/Liberals) Latina/Hispanic SCOTUS pick (not really+, maybe and maybe not, read on to discover why, but don’t expect the MSM to bother to provide any Facts)…. This is about “their side” the ObamAgenda, | Read More »
, Barack Obama
, judicial activism
, Liberal Incremental-ism
, Sonia Sotomayor
Sotomayor’s Candid Progressive Moment
In the comfort of your own, it’s amazing what comes out… Click here to view video. Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor, considered a leading contender to replace David Souter on the Supreme Court, speaks on a panel at Duke Univ. Law School in 2005. She is responding to a question on the pros and cons of different types of judicial clerkships If Judge Sotomayor is | Read More »
SCOTUS appointment imminent?
Elections have consequences: The SCOTUS Chronicles. Today "Liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 75, had surgery on Thursday for pancreatic cancer" a court spokesman said. Spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said in a statement that Ginsburg showed no symptoms of pancreatic cancer before the initial discovery of a lesion during a routine annual check-up in late January. Arberg said Ginsburg had surgery for "apparently early-stage" pancreatic | Read More »