Courts (page 9)

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    Barrett and judicial ‘consequentialism’

    Isaac Schorr writes at National Review Online about the latest Supreme Court nominee’s impact on a major judicial debate. While Republicans generally appoint jurists who interpret the Constitution according to the plain or original public meaning of its text, Democrats favor appointees who believe in a “living” or…
    Mitch Kokai, September 30, 2020
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    Barrett follows Scalia’s judicial philosophy

    John McCormack of National Review Online examines a key line from Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s first speech as a Supreme Court nominee. When Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett spoke in the White House Rose Garden following her formal nomination on Saturday evening, she was everything she’s been…
    Mitch Kokai, September 30, 2020
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    Harris signals nature of Supreme Court confirmation fight

    A weekend statement from Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris offers a hint about the pending fight over President Trump’s latest Supreme Court nomination. Naomi Lim reports for the Washington Examiner. Sen. Kamala Harris ripped President Trump’s Supreme Court pick in a searing statement, setting up a showdown…
    Mitch Kokai, September 29, 2020
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    National Review editors label Barrett ‘exceptional nominee’

    Editors at National Review Online heap praise on President Trump’s latest nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, is an intelligent and thoughtful conservative who has demonstrated a career-long commitment…
    Mitch Kokai, September 29, 2020
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    A liberal who believes Barrett should join Supreme Court

    Noah Feldman explains at Bloomberg.com why he believes Judge Amy Coney Barrett deserves confirmation as a Supreme Court justice. Like many other liberals, I’m devastated by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, which opened the way for President Donald Trump to nominate a third Supreme Court justice in his…
    Mitch Kokai, September 28, 2020
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    GOP senator prepares for Supreme Court ‘war’

    Jack Beyrer reports for the Washington Free Beacon about one U.S. senator’s preparations for a Supreme Court confirmation fight. Sen. Tom Cotton’s (R., Ark.) office will operate a campaign-style war room to help Republicans fight back against attacks on President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court. Cotton’s “Supreme…
    Mitch Kokai, September 28, 2020
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    N.C. Supreme Court removes three more inmates from death row

    New N.C. Supreme Court rulings today move three more state prison inmates off death row. In each case, the state’s highest court decided that the General Assembly’s repeal of the controversial Racial Justice Act could not lead courts to restore a death sentence. The decisions mean that convicted murderers Quintel…
    Mitch Kokai, September 25, 2020
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    Supreme Court clash bolsters Trump

    James Antle of the Washington Examiner focuses on the electoral impact of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s untimely death. The upcoming Supreme Court nomination fight is uniting the Republican Party around President Trump ahead of November’s election like few issues could. Not even impeachment could keep Sen.
    Mitch Kokai, September 25, 2020