Constitutional Law

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    Democrats use Obamacare to attack Supreme Court nominee

    Editors at Issues and Insights probe a Democratic angle of attack against Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Apparently unable to come up with any alleged high school hijinks or embarrassing yearbook captions, Democrats have decided to make Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination all about Obamacare. Good…
    Mitch Kokai, September 30, 2020
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    Some Democrats worry about Harris and the Barrett hearings

    Naomi Lim of the Washington Examiner reports on one source of concern on the political left. California Sen. Kamala Harris has carved a reputation for incisive questioning of congressional witnesses, but that strength risks becoming a weakness during Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s Senate confirmation hearings. Harris…
    Mitch Kokai, September 30, 2020
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    Barrett and judicial ‘consequentialism’

    Isaac Schorr writes at National Review Online about the latest Supreme Court nominee’s impact on a major judicial debate. While Republicans generally appoint jurists who interpret the Constitution according to the plain or original public meaning of its text, Democrats favor appointees who believe in a “living” or…
    Mitch Kokai, September 30, 2020
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    Barrett follows Scalia’s judicial philosophy

    John McCormack of National Review Online examines a key line from Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s first speech as a Supreme Court nominee. When Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett spoke in the White House Rose Garden following her formal nomination on Saturday evening, she was everything she’s been…
    Mitch Kokai, September 30, 2020
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    Harris signals nature of Supreme Court confirmation fight

    A weekend statement from Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris offers a hint about the pending fight over President Trump’s latest Supreme Court nomination. Naomi Lim reports for the Washington Examiner. Sen. Kamala Harris ripped President Trump’s Supreme Court pick in a searing statement, setting up a showdown…
    Mitch Kokai, September 29, 2020
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    National Review editors label Barrett ‘exceptional nominee’

    Editors at National Review Online heap praise on President Trump’s latest nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, is an intelligent and thoughtful conservative who has demonstrated a career-long commitment…
    Mitch Kokai, September 29, 2020
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    A liberal who believes Barrett should join Supreme Court

    Noah Feldman explains at Bloomberg.com why he believes Judge Amy Coney Barrett deserves confirmation as a Supreme Court justice. Like many other liberals, I’m devastated by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, which opened the way for President Donald Trump to nominate a third Supreme Court justice in his…
    Mitch Kokai, September 28, 2020
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    GOP senator prepares for Supreme Court ‘war’

    Jack Beyrer reports for the Washington Free Beacon about one U.S. senator’s preparations for a Supreme Court confirmation fight. Sen. Tom Cotton’s (R., Ark.) office will operate a campaign-style war room to help Republicans fight back against attacks on President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court. Cotton’s “Supreme…
    Mitch Kokai, September 28, 2020