Courts

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    New group promoting Trump’s judicial nominees

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller reports on a new effort to support President Trump’s judicial appointments. A new conservative advocacy group called the Article III Project (A3P) launched Saturday, promising to promote and defend President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees at the confirmation stage and after they take…
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2019
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    Kelo author still doesn’t get it

    Damon Root writes for Reason that former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens remains unrepentant about one of his worst opinions. In 2005, Stevens, then an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, authored one of the worst SCOTUS decisions of the past 50 years. Kelo v.
    Mitch Kokai, May 20, 2019
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    The political left and the right to counsel

    Jonathan Tobin writes for National Review Online about the political left’s disturbing attitude toward a fundamental American right. Next year, Boston will have the opportunity to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Boston Massacre. The victims in the confrontation and shooting outside the Boston Customs House have long…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2019
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    Supremes split sharply on death penalty

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller focuses on the U.S. Supreme Court’s divisions on the future of the death penalty. Pointed divisions within the Supreme Court over capital punishment reemerged Monday, as the justices issued new opinions rehashing recent last-minute death penalty appeals. The Court has barely concealed…
    Mitch Kokai, May 16, 2019
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    CJ reports: Strach out, Brinson Bell in at elections board in what GOP calls partisan move

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal: The State Board of Elections ousted Executive Director Kim Strach Monday, May 13, on a party line vote, naming Karen Brinson Bell of Charleston, South Carolina, to replace Strach effective June 1. Strach served six of her 19 years with the state board…
    Anna Manning, May 14, 2019
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    Well, that’s embarrassing!

    Before they deleted it, the Senate Democrats ran a poll on Twitter that didn’t turn out the way they hoped: H/T: Jim Treacher.
    Jon Guze, May 6, 2019
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    French sides with Trump in census fight

    Prominent anti-Trumper David French of National Review Online sides with the president in a legal fight involving the next census. There are times here in Year Three of the Trump presidency when I feel like I’m trapped in a nightmarish loop. From Trump’s travel ban to his national-emergency…
    Mitch Kokai, April 26, 2019
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    The Supremes and citizenship

    John Merline asks in an Issues & Insights column whether the U.S. Supreme Court will rule correctly in the case of the census citizenship question. Court watchers seem to think that the Supreme Court will end up overturning a lower court ruling and allow the Trump administration to…
    Mitch Kokai, April 25, 2019