Courts (page 8)

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    Democratic Senate candidates differ from party base on court-packing plans

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner highlights a key point of divergence between the activist Democratic party base and candidates seeking to unseat Republican Senate incumbents. Democratic challengers in key Senate contests are rejecting court packing, breaking with their party’s presidential nominee, Joe Biden, who is dodging questions…
    Mitch Kokai, October 2, 2020
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    Biden needs to take court-packing stand

    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden won’t release a list of prospective U.S. Supreme Court nominees. He also won’t say whether he would be open to packing the nation’s highest court with more members. Editors at National Review Online argue Biden ought to reveal his plans. When invited at…
    Mitch Kokai, October 2, 2020
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    The Right AOC on Point: Judge issues scathing order about attempted election-law rewrite

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” discusses U.S. District Judge William Osteen’s response to the N.C. State Board of Elections’ attempt to rewrite state absentee ballot laws. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, October 1, 2020
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    Timeline could lead to Barrett confirmation before Election Day

    David Corbin and Matt Parks write for the Federalist about plans to consider Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination as the next U.S. Supreme Court justice. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham has announced that hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination will begin Oct. 12 and…
    Mitch Kokai, October 1, 2020
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    Republican nominations of women, blacks, and Latinos incense the left

    James Antle of the Washington Examiner ponders the political left’s response to Republican nominations from groups often labeled as marginalized. Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s first Capitol Hill meetings were friendly encounters with Republican senators, but running the Supreme Court nomination gauntlet is bound to get tougher: Conservative women…
    Mitch Kokai, October 1, 2020
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    Barrett could extend Scalia’s legacy

    Ed Whelan writes for National Review Online about the potential long-term impact of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, if she wins confirmation to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “His judicial philosophy is mine too,” declared Amy Coney Barrett of her beloved mentor Antonin Scalia, at the White…
    Mitch Kokai, October 1, 2020
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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