Courts (page 8)

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    Court ruling falls flat

    No, federal Judge James Robart of Washington state is not a “so-called judge,” and President Trump was wrong to apply that label to him. Still, Robart’s response to Trump’s immigration order has a questionable legal basis, as Rich Lowry explains at National Review Online.
    Mitch Kokai, February 8, 2017
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    Looking beyond Gorsuch

    Judge Neil Gorsuch hasn’t even started his U.S. Supreme Court confirmation process, yet Andrew Malcolm is using a HotAir.com column to look ahead to the next U.S. Supreme Court fight. The 45th president could have several pattern-setting nominations, one of the reasons many conservatives…
    Mitch Kokai, February 6, 2017
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    Barron’s editorial page editor fears Gorsuch fight could kill good tool for gridlock

    Thomas Donlan of Barron’s is no fan of petty political games involving either major party. He explains in the latest issue how the latest example could deal a death blow to a nearly 200-year-old tool for slowing federal legislation. Even before the nominee was…
    Mitch Kokai, February 6, 2017
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    Placing Trump’s Supreme Court choice in perspective

    Jonathan Tobin‘s National Review Online column offers a better assessment of the Neil Gorsuch nomination than the New York Times offers. You’re shocked, I know. It didn’t matter that Judge Neil Gorsuch was a highly respected jurist or that his stature as a leading…
    Mitch Kokai, February 3, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    With Barack Obama out of the White House, congressional Republicans should have an easier time scrapping and replacing Obamacare. Katherine Restrepo examines GOP health care reform ideas during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Roy Cordato explores North Carolina’s recent dramatic improvement in national rankings of state…
    Mitch Kokai, February 3, 2017
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    Man bites dog story: NYT columnist from Obama administration likes Trump’s Supreme Court pick

    Georgetown law professor Neal Katyal, who was acting solicitor general during the Obama administration, tells New York Times readers “Why Liberals Should Back Neal Gorsuch.” There is a very difficult question about whether there should be a vote on President Trump’s nominee at all, given the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 2, 2017
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    Gorsuch as successor to Scalia

    Ed Whelan explains at National Review Online why Judge Neil Gorsuch would be such a worthy successor of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Gorsuch is a brilliant jurist and dedicated originalist and textualist. He thinks through issues deeply. He writes with…
    Mitch Kokai, February 2, 2017
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    The court campaign

    Before President Trump had announced his Supreme Court nominee, Ryan Lovelace of the Washington Examiner detailed plans to help secure that nominee’s confirmation. Conservative groups are finalizing their strategy for a multimillion-dollar campaign to help get President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee confirmed.
    Mitch Kokai, February 1, 2017