Tag Archives: SCOTUS

DEBUNKED: The Pillow “Over Scalia’s Face”

But this won’t stop the conspiracy nuts. The Los Angeles Times reports: He was 79 with high blood pressure, and his health was deemed too precarious for shoulder surgery. Yet the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is getting the full conspiracy theory treatment. For that, the blame starts with a Texas law that allows presiding judges without medical …

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Trump Calls In To Colbert, Gets Booed For Saying Vote On Scalia’s Successor Should Be Delayed [VIDEO]

Mediaite recaps: On Tuesday night, Late Show host and South Carolina native Stephen Colbert got the opportunity to receive one such call, and in typical Colbert style, the staff rolled out a “Trump phone” complete with Donald-approved hair for the event.Colbert pushed the GOP frontrunner on his penchant for foul language on the stump, which is a tactic that Trump …

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Glenn Beck: God Killed Antonin Scalia In Order To Make Sure Ted Cruz Becomes President [VIDEO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Glenn Beck was on the road today and unable to host his radio program, but he did find time to call in and offer his theory about why God allowed Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia to die so close to the next presidential election. After Beck’s co-host Pat Gray wondered why God simply …

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Hate Group Leader Brian Brown Praises Antonin Scalia’s Attempts To Keep Homosexuality Criminalized

NOM president Brian Brown has penned a lengthy tribute to late Justice Antonin Scalia’s attempts to keep homosexuality criminalized in the United States. An excerpt: When the majority of his colleagues, led by Justice Anthony Kennedy, ruled in Romer v Evans that the voters of Colorado could not prohibit the granting of special rights to homosexuals, Scalia took them to …

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John Kasich: Obergefell Is Settled Law And That’s That

Ohio Gov. John Kasich was confronted today by a gay college student who demanded to know his positions on same-sex marriage and LGBT rights. What followed was interesting: “If I see discrimination in anything, like I said earlier, I’m willing to do what I can,” Kasich said. “Whether it’s executive order or legislation. That’s fine with me. As for marriage …

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Rafael Cruz: Satan Will Destroy America If President Obama Gets To Make SCOTUS Appointment [VIDEO]

Loony tunes Rafael Cruz appeared on CBN today to tell Pat Robertson that America will surely be destroyed if Obama gets to name Scalia’s successor, adding “with that [gay marriage] decision on June 26th, the devil overplayed his hand.” Right Wing Watch reports: “We must return to the Judeo-Christian, the biblical, the constitutional foundations that this country was built upon,” …

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Wingnut Poll: 78% Say Scalia Was Murdered

From World Net Daily: At Conservative Outfitters, in an unscientific online poll, nearly 80 percent of the more than 45,000 respondents said they suspected foul play in Scalia’s death. One commenter on the site, PK Mitchell, said, “Only because they are rushing to embalm him and put him in the ground even though there are questions about his death, found …

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Maddow Slams GOP On Scalia’s Successor [VIDEO]

Last night Rachel Maddow devoted a big chunk of her show to Scalia/SCOTUS controversy. Clip recap: Rachel Maddow notes that not only does the United States need a fully functional Supreme Court, but Americans deserve one. And Republicans are threatening to damage the structure of America’s system of government by insisting that President Barack Obama not perform his duty as …

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SCOTUSblog Predicts: Obama Will Pick Loretta Lynch

Mediaite reports: Tom Goldstein, a respected Supreme Court analyst and publisher of the influential SCOTUSblog, predicted Monday that President Barack Obama was most likely to nominate his Attorney General Loretta Lynch to the Supreme Court. Goldstein’s post came after he first suggested African-American Ninth Circuit Judge Paul Watford would be the likely nominee, since Democrats could use Republican opposition to …

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Notorious RBG Pens Tribute To Antonin Scalia

SCOTUSblog has posted reactions to the death of Antonin Scalia from current and former members of the Supreme Court. All are standard statements of regret and praise, save the message from Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who memorializes her best friend this way: Toward the end of the opera Scalia/Ginsburg, tenor Scalia and soprano Ginsburg sing a duet: “We are different, we …

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Alex Jones: President Obama Killed Antonin Scalia And Donald Trump Just Might Be Next [VIDEO]

Because of course. From Right Wing Watch: In an “emergency transmission” to his Facebook fans today, conspiracy theorist radio host Alex Jones floated his suspicions that the late Justice Antonin Scalia was “murdered,” just like conservative activist Andrew Breitbart. While accusing Obama of a litany crimes, including secretly funding ISIS and blackmailing Supreme Court justices, Jones said that “this is …

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Ted Cruz: I’ll Filibuster Any Obama SCOTUS Pick

Ted Cruz appeared on ABC’s This Week yesterday where he declared that he will “absolutely” filibuster any Supreme Court nomination made by President Obama. From the Washington Blade: “This should be a decision for the people, George,” Cruz continued. “We’ve got an election. And, you know, Democrats — I cannot wait to stand on that stage with Hillary Clinton or with …

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Hate Groups: Block Any Obama SCOTUS Appointment

Anti-LGBT hate groups, unsurprisingly, are unanimous in declaring their opposition to any SCOTUS appointment by President Obama. From Family Research Council head Tony Perkins: “I join the nation in mourning the passing of Justice Scalia, a man who had a deep love for our nation, the Constitution, and as the father of nine children, was passionate about the institutions of …

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Breitbart Fuels “Scalia Was Murdered” Claims

Breitbart is egging on the “Scalia was murdered” conspiracies sweeping Teabagistan. They write: While Scalia was pronounced dead “of natural causes”–or, alternatively, of a heart attack–no qualified official had actually examined his body, and there was no autopsy performed, apparently in deference to the wishes of his family. John Poindexter, the owner of the ranch, provided more bait for speculation …

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TEXAS: Scalia’s Death Ruled A Heart Attack

The ruling won’t stop Teabagistan’s nutjobs from continuing to claim that Obama had him murdered. (Watch below.) From Fort Worth’s ABC affiliate: The Texas death certificate for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will list myocardial infarction or a heart attack as the official cause of death, Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara told WFAA on Sunday. Scalia’s remains were discreetly …

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LIVE VIDEO: Obama Speaks On Death Of Scalia

President Obama will address the nation on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at 8:30PM Eastern. Embedded below is the official White House video stream. Express the president speak about making an appointment.

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CNN REPORTS: Obama WILL Make SCOTUS Nomination

Moments ago CNN broke the new that President Obama has declared that he WILL put forward a Supreme Court nomination. At this writing no timeline is known. Some analysts are saying that the likely nominee will be federal Judge Sri Srinivasan, age 48, whose nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit was approved …

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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid: Obama Should Immediately Make SCOTUS Nom, Shameful To Wait

Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid wasted no time tonight in responding the avalanche of conservatives calling for the Senate to block President Obama from appointing Antonin Scalia’s successor. Scalia’s passing was surely be a hot topic at tonight’s GOP presidential debate in South Carolina.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: Let The Public Pick Scalia’s Successor With The Presidential Election

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tonight issued this statement: “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new President.”

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Ted Cruz: Don’t Let Obama Appoint Scalia’s Successor

The news of Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing was only minutes old when major right wing figures began declaring that they will attempt to block President Obama from appointing Scalia’s successor. Among the first, unsurprisingly, is Ted Cruz, who has also issued a statement: Today our Nation mourns the loss of one of the greatest Justices in history – Justice Antonin …

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