Today in Washington – May 7, 2010
Elena Kagan — get to know the name. The Senate and House have a no votes scheduled for today. Yesterday the Senate completed work on another day of amending S.3217 the “Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010″ (also known as the ObamaBailout bill). The buzz in Washington today is about Solicitor General, Elena Kagan, being President Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court to replace Justice John | Read More »
Today in Washington – May 4, 2010
Hot day in Washington and things are going to heat up in the debate on the ObamaBailout bill. Conservatives should focus on understanding the debate in the Senate today on amendments to S.3217, the so called Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010. Expect more talk and floor speeches about the Gulf Coast Oil Spill and the level of BP’s financial responsibility in the disaster in Washington. Also, the talk of the town this | Read More »
Supreme Court Decision in Hertz Case a Small Victory For Federalism
A unanimous Supreme Court this morning, in Hertz Corp. v. Friend, No. 08-1107 (U.S. Feb. 23, 2010), held that a corporation’s “principal place of business” under the federal diversity-jurisdiction statute and the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) refers to the place where the corporation’s high level officers direct, control, and coordinate the corporation’s activities. Lower federal courts have often metaphorically called that place the corporation’s | Read More »
Question of the Day for Soto – Will She Answer?
Today, Senator Cornyn asks the question of Judge Sotomayor to which an increasing number of Americans seem to be interested in knowing the answer… what with her recent slap-down by the Supreme Court and her past comments on the issue of race. What say you, Judge Sotomayor? Sen. Cornyn’s Daily Question for Judge Sotomayor Question 15: Thursday, July 2, 2009 Is the Constitution color-blind?