Courts (page 9)

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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
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    The Democratic campaign against Gorsuch

    Editors at National Review Online explore U.S. Senate Democrats’ effort to derail Judge Neil Gorsuch‘s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Neil Gorsuch is a mainstream conservative judge who has earned the respect of liberals in the legal world, and this fact has caused no…
    Mitch Kokai, March 30, 2017
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    Contrasting constitutional views explored, Supreme Court nominee analyzed

    Many of today’s hot-button political debates stem from a longstanding dispute about the nature of the U.S. Constitution. Some see a democratic document that focuses on the majority’s will. Others see a republican document that focuses on protecting individuals’ rights. Georgetown University constitutional law professor Randy Barnett explores the history…
    Mitch Kokai, March 28, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court conference that could decide whether the governor or General Assembly represents the state in a court case. John Hood’s Daily Journal emphasizes the importance of good leaders to drive public education reform.
    Mitch Kokai, March 22, 2017
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    Gorsuch and ‘red-state’ Democrats

    Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon details one strategy designed to boost support for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. A major conservative judicial activist hopes to give Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch a boost in his confirmation battle by targeting Democrats up…
    Mitch Kokai, March 21, 2017
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    Heritage expert defends Trump’s immigration order

    Hans von Spakovsky highlights in a National Review Online column the judicial experts who argue that President Trump’s immigration order is legal and constitutional. What kind of judges fill the ranks of the federal judiciary these days? More often than not, unfortunately, it’s the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 21, 2017