Constitutional Law (page 7)

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    An In-depth Appraisal of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

    In a recent piece called, “Committed to the Constitution,” Manhattan Institute scholar James Copland provides a detailed, and very favorable, evaluation of President Trump’s latest Supreme Court nominee: Few, if any, conceivable Supreme Court nominees are as well prepared for the role as Judge Brett Kavanaugh…. Kavanaugh…
    Jon Guze, July 24, 2018
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    Dems blast Kavanaugh for taking position they supported in the past

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon highlights an example of leftist hypocrisy. Prominent Democrats have slammed Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh for supporting an end to the independent counsel statute, even though they themselves backed precisely the same proposal decades ago. Kavanaugh has drawn criticism for…
    Mitch Kokai, July 24, 2018
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    In Case You Missed It

    July 9, 2018, was the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Elizabeth Nolan Brown explained the significance in a piece at Reason.com: The Fourteenth Amendment—greenlit by a 23rd state (and thus cleared for adoption) on July…
    Jon Guze, July 23, 2018
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    Kavanaugh and political hardball

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller reports that the U.S. Senate leader has a plan for dealing with Democratic intransigence on the latest U.S. Supreme Court nomination. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told senior Republicans that he will schedule Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote on a date just…
    Mitch Kokai, July 23, 2018
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    How to stop future tax hikes

    North Carolina and Florida have solid Republican legislative majorities who want voters to ensure tax rates remain low into the future. Florida voters will decide whether to require two-thirds of members in both legislative chambers to pass tax hikes. Liz Farmer, writing for Governing magazine, cites the Mercatus…
    Joseph Coletti, July 20, 2018
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    Opaque liberal group ramping up anti-Kavanaugh campaign

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller reports on the left-of-center campaign to block Judge Brett Kavanaugh from joining the U.S. Supreme Court. A left-leaning advocacy group, which plans to spend millions opposing Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, has obscured its funding sources through an…
    Mitch Kokai, July 19, 2018
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    Hanson identifies ‘commandments’ connected to the U.S. Supreme Court

    Victor Davis Hanson‘s latest column for National Review Online focuses on 10 characteristics of the U.S. Supreme Court that could be considered as important as “commandments.” 1) Right to Left. The majority of post-war Republican Supreme Court nominees, who were initially perceived as conservative, turned liberal on the…
    Mitch Kokai, July 18, 2018
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    SCOTUS fight could energize GOP

    Haris Alic reports for the Washington Free Beacon that Republican leaders are using the fight over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to activate GOP voters. The Republican National Committee is seizing the opportunity presented by the upcoming Supreme Court confirmation battle to energize conservative voters ahead of the…
    Mitch Kokai, July 17, 2018