Tag Archives: SCOTUS

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,” …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.”

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

BREAKING: Justice Antonin Scalia Dead At 79

From the Dallas Morning News: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died of apparent natural causes Saturday on a luxury resort in West Texas, the San Antonio-Express News reported. Scalia, 79, was a guest at the Cibolo Creek Ranch, a resort in the Big Bend region south of Marfa, the paper reported. According to a report, Scalia, an associate justice, arrived …

Read More »

Loony Louie Gohmert: The Supreme Court Declared Itself God With Its Same-Sex Marriage Ruling [VIDEO]

“It really disturbs me. For 50 years, the Supreme Court has been saying, okay, less of God, less of God, not in the schools, not in public, you can’t pray, you can’t talk about the Bible. And with that decision last summer, they said forget what Moses said when he said, ‘A man shall leave his father and mother, a …

Read More »

Trump Waffles Again On Same-Sex Marriage [VIDEO]

Donald Trump yesterday continued to contradict himself on same-sex marriage. The Daily Mail reports: Donald Trump gave a perplexing answer this morning on This Week with George Stephanopoulos when asked to better articulate his position on gay marriage. “We’ll see what happens,” Trump said, using similar phrasing several times while saying he would appoint the “absolute best judges” and then …

Read More »

Trump Hopes For Obergefell Reversal [VIDEO]

Donald Trump this morning appeared on Fox News Sunday where he said he’d “strongly consider” making Supreme Court appointments that could lead to the reversal of Obergefell. Politico reports: “It has been ruled upon. It has been there. If I’m elected I would be very strong in putting certain judges on the bench that maybe could change thing, but they …

Read More »

White House: Obama Not Interested In SCOTUS Job

Video below. Via Mediaite: Earlier this week, Hillary Clinton floated that it would be a “great idea” if she nominated President Obama to the Supreme Court when she is elected president. According to a statement today from Josh Earnest, however, Obama might not be interested in following the path taken by William Howard Taft. When Earnest was asked about Clinton’s …

Read More »