U.S. Supreme Court

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    Noon Today at JLF: Justice Brett Kavanaugh & the Supreme Court

    Join us today at Noon at JLF or live on Facebook. Critics of President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court have expressed varying degrees of concern about Kavanaugh’s views and impact on the high court. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), a member of the…
    Donna Martinez, November 26, 2018
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    Thought for the Day: We Need More Veterans on the Supreme Court

    In a post at the UNC School of Government’s Criminal Law blog, Jeff Welty joins the country in thanking and honoring veterans. He also refers readers to an article by Rory E. Riley-Topping that appeared in the Hill in September under the title, “More veterans should be nominated to…
    Jon Guze, November 12, 2018
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    For the Record

    As many readers surely know, 2,400 law professors recently signed a letter urging the U.S. Senate not to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as an associate justice of the Supreme Court. They said: We regret that we feel compelled to write to you, our Senators, to provide our views…
    Jon Guze, October 6, 2018
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    Fun Fact

    Christine Blasey Ford is a UNC/CH alum!…
    Jon Guze, September 26, 2018
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    Kavanaugh Confirmation Highlights

    If you were too busy to watch the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings this week, or if you turned them off in disgust, Will Baude has posted several highlights from a surprisingly edifying exchange between Judge Kavanaugh and Sen. Mike Lee: First, there was a colloquy in which Judge…
    Jon Guze, September 7, 2018
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    Seven Cheers for Brett Kavanaugh

    From John Locke Foundation’s director of legal studies, Jon Guze – I’m not familiar with his work at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and I haven’t had time to study it. What I can say, however, is that many people whose opinions I trust are pleased…
    Anna Manning, August 8, 2018
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    Eminent Domain Reform Wins Unanimous Approval in U.S. House

    Thirteen years ago, in Kelo v. City of New London, the U.S. Supreme Court shocked the country by upholding the City of New London’s use of eminent domain to seize working class citizens’ homes and give the land to a private corporation for “high-end” commercial development. In response to…
    Jon Guze, July 26, 2018
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    An In-depth Appraisal of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

    In a recent piece called, “Committed to the Constitution,” Manhattan Institute scholar James Copland provides a detailed, and very favorable, evaluation of President Trump’s latest Supreme Court nominee: Few, if any, conceivable Supreme Court nominees are as well prepared for the role as Judge Brett Kavanaugh…. Kavanaugh…
    Jon Guze, July 24, 2018