Supreme Court

Trumplaw: Supreme Court update

Featured image In the Innovation Law Lab case, a divided Ninth Circuit panel upheld an injunction against enforcement of the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols (“MPP”). Under the MPP, non-Mexican asylum seekers who present themselves at the southern border of the United States are required to wait in Mexico while their asylum applications are adjudicated. The MPP must be the most effective measure implemented by the Trump administration to stem the crushing »

Schuminations: Shame (5)

Featured image Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has earned a spot in the hall of fame for weasel words. In his nonapology for his threat against Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, Schumer relies on the cooperation of his friends in the Democrats’ media adjunct to convey misrepresentation as contrition: “Now I should not have used the words I used yesterday. They didn’t come out the way I intended to [sic]…Of course I didn’t »

Back In the Saddle

Featured image I have been AWOL for the last few days, attending a conference in Georgia that took up both days and evenings. In today’s overheated political climate it is amazing how much you can miss in just a couple of days. While I was gone, Joe Biden’s zombie campaign came back to life, although the candidate himself didn’t. It looks like a fight to the finish between Biden and Bernie Sanders, »

Schuminations: Shame (4)

Featured image Senate Majority Leader McConnell took to the floor of the Senate this morning to make a statement on Chuck Schumer’s threats and prevarications regarding his threats on Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh. Here is an excerpt as forwarded to us by Senator McConnell’s staff: Less than three years ago, of course, an unhinged and unstable left-wing activist attempted a mass murder of congressional Republicans at a baseball field across the river. »

Schuminations: Shame (3)

Featured image George Parry is the proprietor of Knowledge is Good and a former federal prosecutor. He draws on his professional experience to call out Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for his threat against Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh: Is there any way to interpret these astounding remarks other than as [a criminally unlawful] endeavor to influence a judicial proceeding? Schumer may have been threatening Gorsuch and Kavanaugh with impeachment. But for purposes »

Schuminations: Shame (2)

Featured image Early last night Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement on Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s threat to Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh: “The Democratic Party is so radicalized on abortion politics that today Chuck Schumer threatened Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh if they didn’t strike down a simple, common-sense, pro-woman law that simply says that abortion doctors need to have admission privileges at a local hospital. Think about this: »

Schuminations: Shame

Featured image Miranda Devine comments on Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s threats to Supreme Court Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh in her New York Post column this morning. Under the heading “Schu’s shame,” she writes: What a disgraceful fraud Chuck Schumer is, telling Trump-appointed Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh that they will “pay the price” unless they do what he wants. If anyone else threatened a judge, [he]’d be arrested. »

Schuminations: Threatening “Gorsuch” & “Kavanaugh”

Featured image Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was out in front of the Supreme Court wildly threatening justices in defense of the sacrament of abortion today. Chief Justice Roberts has denounced Schumer’s threat as “dangerous” and “irresponsible.” In response, Schumer has explicated the gist of what he said in terms inconsistent with his words (“It’s a reference to the political price [Republicans] will pay for putting them on the court and a »

Chief Justice Roberts Throws Down on Chuck Schumer

Featured image Today at a rally on the Supreme Court steps that was staged to protect the most sacred sacrament of Democratic Party religion—abortion on demand—Democratic Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer threatened two Supreme Court justices: “I want to tell you, Gorsuch. I want to tell you, Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful »

CRB: Natural justice

Featured image The Claremont Review of Books has just published its new (Winter) issue. This week we spend four days featuring book reviews to preview the issue this week. Today is day three: we feature two book reviews discussing current Supreme Court justices and related controversies. Conrad Black takes up two books on Brett Kavanaugh in “Confirmation Bias.” The two books offer sharply different perspectives on Kavanaugh’s nomination and confirmation to the »

A Blow For Liberation From Left-Wing Judges

Featured image Since President Trump was inaugurated, leftists have brought a series of lawsuits on behalf of supposedly aggrieved parties–themselves, mostly–seeking to enjoin enforcement of administration policies. District Court judges in venues remote from the issue at hand, like a federal judge in Hawaii who purported to block implementation of the administration’s “travel ban,” have issued nationwide injunctions far exceeding the scope of any case or controversy actually before them (if any). »

Washington Post columnist blames John Roberts for “impeachment mess”

Featured image Who is to blame for the impeachment of President Trump? It has to be either Trump or the House that impeached him. Or maybe a combination of the two. But the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank claims that, somehow, the “mess” is Chief Justice Roberts’s fault. Milbank is the Post’s clown prince. He’ll say anything, usually with as much snark as he can muster, to try to score a point against »

A Bernie Sanders Supreme Court short list?

Featured image The New York Times reports that Bernie Sanders is considering releasing a list of potential Supreme Court nominees he would pick from if elected president. Sanders said this during an interview with the New York Times editorial board. He noted that his wife believes he should release such a list, as President Trump did during his 2016 campaign. Who would be on a Sanders Supreme Court short list? William Kunstler »

The prospect of 2020

Featured image The new year is upon us. Can the Democratic Party and its media adjunct go any crazier than they already are? We know they can and will. We can’t do anything about it. We will find out how much crazier in the event that President Trump is reelected this coming November. Trump’s reelection is a consummation devoutly to be wished, and not only for the sheer pleasure we might take »

Is It Really About the Supreme Court?

Featured image Why are the Democrats pursuing their futile impeachment charade? Obviously, it is partly out of sheer partisan hate that isn’t necessarily connected to any rational objective. Equally obviously, they hope that endless yammering about impeachment in the newspapers and on television will help one of their weak candidates be more competitive against President Trump next year. Mark Levin, as noted by Matt Margolis at PJ Media, offers a further explanation: »

Justice Ginsburg’s Health a Latent Issue

Featured image Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is again experiencing health problems, although they are being portrayed as not serious. Adam Liptak of the New York Times is nevertheless worried: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Friday night after experiencing chills and fever earlier in the day, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said on Saturday. *** Justice Ginsburg, 86, has had a series of health scares lately, »

DACA’s day in court

Featured image The Supreme Court heard oral argument today in the case challenging President Trump’s decision to shut down the DACA program, established by President Obama, that allows undocumented young adults who came to the United States as children to apply for protection from deportation. Obama had said that, because he is not a king, he lacked the power to institute this kind of program. Frustrated, though, by Congress’s inactivity, Obama eventually »