Tag Archives: SCOTUS

Ted Cruz Shrugs Off Trump Nominating Him To The Supreme Court: “That Is Not A Desire Of My Heart”

The Hill reports: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Friday said he isn’t interested in being nominated to the Supreme Court. “That is not a desire of my heart,” Cruz said during an interview with WBAP in Texas when asked if he had aspirations to become a justice. “I have had several opportunities in the past to go to the bench, ...

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Mat Staver: Alabama’s Judicial Ethics Commission Has No Jurisdiction Over Roy Moore’s Judicial Ethics

Mat Staver is trying to out-spin Tony Perkins. Via press release: “The six charges are based on the JIC’s interpretation of how to apply the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage opinion to Alabama, and such a determination is beyond the jurisdiction of this committee,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, which represents Chief Justice Moore. “The Alabama ACLU, ...

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Tony Perkins: Just Because Roy Moore Ordered Judges To Defy SCOTUS Doesn’t Mean He Defied SCOTUS

Via press release: Alabama’s Chief Justice Roy Moore is probably one of the few judges who’s been cross-examined as much as his witnesses. The unapologetic constitutionalist has been under the microscope plenty of times in his long career — including a 2003 showdown over a Ten Commandments monument that he refused to remove from the court grounds. Now, the Left’s ...

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BREAKING: Alabama Commission Files Ethics Charges Against State Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore

UPDATE BELOW: Moore Has been suspended.  Earlier….. Just in from the SPLC: Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore could once again be removed from the bench as the result of judicial ethics complaints filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) after he instructed state court judges to defy a federal court order and enforce the state’s unconstitutional ban on same-sex ...

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Right Wing Site To GOP: Confirm Merrick Garland To SCOTUS Before Hillary Gives Us Someone Much Worse

Politico reports: RedState has a message for Senate Republicans: Confirm Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court now — before Hillary Clinton picks someone much worse next year. Leon Wolf, the managing editor of conservative blog RedState.com, wrote in a post Wednesday that with Ted Cruz dropping out of the race for the GOP nomination and Donald Trump positioned to take ...

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Wingnuts Launch New Attack On Merrick Garland: He’s A Liberal Judge From A Liberal President [VIDEO]

Politico reports: A deep-pocketed conservative advocacy group opposing Merrick Garland is spending a half-million dollars in five states for a new ad proclaiming that the Supreme Court nominee is “no moderate” — the latest phase of its pricey anti-Garland campaign. The ad from Judicial Crisis Network will start running on TV and online Friday in West Virginia, Colorado, North Dakota, ...

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Roy Moore Has Had Enough Of Your Gay Shit [VIDEO]

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, flanked by his hate group leader wife and Liberty Counsel head Mat Staver, this afternoon held a press conference to denounce the mentally ill “atheists, homosexuals, and transgenders” who conspired with the SPLC to file ethics complaints against him with the state Judicial Inquiry Commission. AL.com reports: The JIC, which could determine whether ...

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Tens Of Teabaggers Get Shouted Down When Trying To Crash Immigration Rally At Supreme Court [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Top immigration hardliners in Congress clashed with protesters outside of the Supreme Court on Monday, as justices took up President Barack Obama’s directive to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) lectured the protesters, who chanted “We want justice” and booed loudly while he tried to speak from a podium at the base of ...

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TODAY: Supreme Court Hears Immigration Case

At this writing hundreds of immigration activists are demonstrating outside the Supreme Court as justices prepare to hear oral arguments in the Texas-led case that seeks to overturn President Obama’s executive order preventing the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants. CNN reports: Critics of Obama’s moves say they are part of a pattern of the White House looking to go ...

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Ted Cruz Dodges Question From Gay Republican During Good Morning America Town Hall [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Sen. Ted Cruz today invoked the protections included in the Constitution when a gay man asked the Republican presidential candidate about his work protecting the rights of gay voters. Responding to a question from Todd Calogne, a married gay man who is a registered Republican and owner of a pizza parlor in New York City, Cruz said ...

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John Kasich: Let’s Move On From Gay Marriage [VIDEO]

Last night John Kasich reaffirmed his earlier statements that same-sex marriage is a settled issue. “There could be an effort to pass a Constitutional Amendment. I’m not for doing it. I’m for moving on,” the Republican presidential hopeful said Thursday in a town hall airing on MSNBC. “Exactly where it is now, I’m fine with it,” he said when asked ...

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SCOTUS PLOY: Ted Cruz Leads Right Wing Campaign To Kill End-Of-Year Senate Lame Duck Session

The Hill reports: Ted Cruz is leading a conservative effort to end any chance of a lame-duck congressional session at the end of the year. Cruz, a freshman senator from Texas running for president, and right-leaning groups see huge dangers in having a session after the November elections, which they think could be used to move legislation backed by President ...

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IOWA: Liberal Group Launches “Quit Stalling On SCOTUS” Ads Against Sen. Chuck Grassley [VIDEO]

From the Agenda Project: Today, the Agenda Project Action Fund released a new ad calling on Senator Chuck Grassley to “Quit Stalling” and hold a hearing on President Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court. “Republicans like Senator Grassley have again and again demonstrated just how highly they view the American public,” said Agenda Project Action Fund President Erik Altieri, “Stop ...

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Obama On Fox News: I’ll Keep Garland As SCOTUS Nominee Through The End Of My Term [VIDEO]

Via Talking Points Memo: President Barack Obama railed against the Republican senators who are stalling a consideration of his Supreme Court nominee, D.C. circuit judge Merrick Garland and vowed to support him through his term as President in an interview aired Sunday. I think there’s no doubt that Democrats and Republicans have gotten into a fix inside the Senate in ...

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Obama Thanks Sen. Mark Kirk For Meeting Garland

This morning GOP Sen. Mark Kirk tweeted out the above message from President Obama thanking him for meeting with SCOTUS nominee Merrick Garland. Right wingers on Twitter are responding with messages like “Get used to saying SENATOR Tammy Duckworth.” But not if the HRC has their way, amirite?

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Dr. Stabby: I’m Advising Trump On SCOTUS

Yes, for real. Via the Washington Post: Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who endorsed Trump after abandoning his own presidential bid, said that he spoke with Trump by phone on Tuesday about a list of 10 to 12 judges from whom the billionaire might fill vacancies on the Supreme Court. Trump plans to release the names in the coming weeks as ...

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George Mason University Fixes Its #ASSoL Problem

Last week it was announced the George Mason University was naming its law school after Antonin Scalia, prompting some of you to immediately note that the new name, the Antonin Scalia School of Law, yielded the acronym ASSoL, which is especially funny in our hashtag-happy era. Well, snicker no more. Or at least, snicker less. Via the Wall Street Journal: ...

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Media Matters Exposes “Web Of Self-Dealing & Dark Money” Behind Smearing Of Merrick Garland [VIDEO]

As I noted a few days ago, the Judicial Crisis Network was known as the Judicial Confirmation Network before President Obama took office. Clip recap: A Media Matters investigation of the discredited right-wing group Judicial Crisis Network (JCN), the main source of baseless smears against, and false characterizations of, Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, reveals a familial web of self-dealing ...

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Koch Brothers Donation Convinces George Mason University To Rename Its Law School For Antonin Scalia

From the Wall Street Journal: George Mason University School of Law, named after a founding father known for his refusal to sign the Constitution, is renaming itself after a man famed for a strict adherence to its words: Justice Antonin Scalia. George Mason University’s Board of Visitors, who are appointed by the Virginia governor, voted in favor of the renaming ...

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SCOTUS Splits 4-4, Upholds Defeat Of Anti-Gay Bid To Upend Mandatory Public Sector Union Fees

In April 2013, Orange County elementary school teacher Rebecca Friedrichs sued the California Teachers Association, arguing that her mandatory union fees meant that she had been unwillingly forced into financially supporting the union’s advertising campaign against the passage of Proposition 8. Friedrich’s suit was joined by the Christian Educators Association International. Which brings us to today. Via The Atlantic: The ...

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