Courts (page 4)

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    Leef highlights case of college student victimized by Title IX inquisition

    George Leef’s latest Forbes column highlights an example of the Obama administration’s “Title IX” madness leading to a federal court case. An Amherst student is challenging the kangaroo court proceeding that led to his expulsion. The facts revolve around a drunken hookup between two students and the woman’s…
    Mitch Kokai, April 10, 2017
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    Better than Scalia?

    Bruce Riley Ashford writes at FoxNews.com about new Justice Neil Gorsuch‘s potential impact on the U.S. Supreme Court. Gorsuch’s nomination was one of the most significant actions of the Trump presidency so far, and his confirmation will now have profound implications for our nation over the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 10, 2017
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    Some liberals question Gorsuch filibuster

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller highlights left-of-center thinkers who question U.S. Senate Democrats’ plans to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. As Senate Democrats barrel towards a filibuster of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court, prominent liberal legal commentators…
    Mitch Kokai, April 6, 2017
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    Saving the Gorsuch nomination and the filibuster

    Fred Bauer writes at National Review Online about one way in which the U.S. Senate could confirm Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court without sacrificing the filibuster. If the choice is between the nuclear option and the Schumer precedent, then, the decision seems relatively straightforward.
    Mitch Kokai, April 6, 2017
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    National Review editor ponders the ‘dumbest’ filibuster

    Rich Lowry of National Review responds to the planned filibuster of Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Throughout its history, the United States Senate has experienced disgraceful filibusters (Strom Thurmond against the 1957 Civil Rights Act), entertaining filibusters (Huey Long in 1935 reciting a…
    Mitch Kokai, April 5, 2017
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    The filibuster fight over Gorsuch

    Scott Johnson of the Power Line blog contrasts top U.S. senators’ approach to the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared on both FOX News Sunday and Meet the Press, … mostly to address the prospective confirmation…
    Mitch Kokai, April 4, 2017
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    The folly of filibustering Gorsuch

    Liam Donovan of Politico assesses U.S. Senate Democrats’ political calculations involving the filibuster of President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. After three days of breezily proficient testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Judge Neil Gorsuch emerged unscathed. The high court nominee deftly parried the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 3, 2017
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    Barron’s ponders the ‘nuclear option’

    Thomas Donlan‘s latest Barron’s editorial commentary focuses on the U.S. Supreme Court confirmation process and the potential end of a longstanding tool to block majority rule. Let’s get this over with: The confirmation of a Supreme Court justice. And let’s also get over the filibuster rule,…
    Mitch Kokai, April 3, 2017