Supreme Court

Merrick Garland’s Failed Charm Offensive

by Steve MacDonald May 11, 2016
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Former Justice Thomas Law Clerk Carrie Severnio, from the Judicial Crisis Network, returns to talk about the Merrick Garland charm offensive, future court nominees, and current cases before SCOTUS.  

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Wednesday, The Morning After

by Scott Morales May 8, 2016

I’m as dismayed as most conservative out there I suspect. Waking up beneath a clock with Trumps smirk on its face,  dripping from a branch. Then peeking out a hanging window to watch sharks in grass and elephants on surf.  Surreal times indeed. Now what to do. I wasn’t a Trump guy. There were indeed […]

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Guess whose name is absent: 43 Senators Tell Court Obama Trying to Change Law ‘by Extra-Constitutional Assertion’ of Power

by Skip April 5, 2016

Ayup – and no surprise, either.  Here, let me give you a hint: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator John Cornyn, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Lamar Alexander, Senator John Barrasso, Senator Roy Blunt, Senator John Boozman, Senator Shelley Moore Capito, Senator Bill Cassidy…. And yes, the list on that amicus brief is in alphabetical order.  Amicus brief, you say, Skip? Ayup.  What is […]

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And one more foot down that slippery slide: “Sen. Ayotte to meet with Supreme Court nominee”

by Skip April 4, 2016

I know I’ve put this kind of thing up before but I just can’t stop thinking that we are seeing yet another slow motion crash / cave in with the Republicans.  Yes, McConnell and Ayotte have said no deal, but this isn’t the first time we’ve seen this two-bit rodeo show and it always ends […]

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CloseUP – Jeanne Shaheen and WMUR’s crappy transcript

by Skip April 3, 2016

Yup, another Sunday, another CloseUP and this week, Josh McElven had US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (or better described as the Federal Government’s Ambassador to New Hampshire) and perhaps Candidate-To-Be Rich Ashooh for US Congress in CD-1 (he formally announces tomorrow).  She said a couple of things that caught my ear so I figured, per normal, […]

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Kelly Ayotte finally got something right – Guest post by Rick Manning

by Skip March 18, 2016

Rick Manning is the President of Americans for Limited Government. Ayotte joins the GOP Senate majority Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) got it right when she walked back her open door to Obama’s Supreme Court nominee today stating that she supports Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) position to not consider the nominee and let the […]

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Court Cluelessness – except for that one gal!

by Skip February 29, 2016

One, only one college student could answer more than one question about the Supreme Court with any kind of authority.  Sigh…. (H/T: The Blaze)

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A legacy for Scalia? Transformation via rigor

by Skip February 22, 2016

“The late Justice Antonin Scalia will be remembered for his colorful comments from the bench, but court watchers say his true and lasting legacy will be the way he transformed the Supreme Court.  Scalia, 79, died while on a hunting trip in Texas and will be buried on Saturday after a funeral in Washington. His […]

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And so it begins – the US Senate Republicans poke a hole in their Supreme Court dike.

by Skip February 22, 2016

I knew it wouldn’t last long before some squish Republican US Senator would start the wimping out – it is who they are.  They were elected to do ONE thing: stop Obama and the Progressive agenda for which he stands.  Any.Way.Necessary.and.Possible.  Full Stop.  You only have one job to do to keep this country moving […]

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Trust is fading that the US Senate Republicans will not cave to Obama on Supreme Court nominee

by Skip February 19, 2016

“Tipping Point“ And the incessant “asks” for money (with little to show for it in terms of the Conservative agenda being being implemented) have become tiresome and irritating.  A ‘Grok reader responds to yet another “ask” with a promise (emphasis mine): Earlier today I received an email from Lauren Lofstrom, national finance director for Ted […]

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Hey, Senate Republicans – can you hear the war horns sounding? From behind you?

by Skip February 18, 2016

And they are not sounding attack at Obama; you REALLY want to make yourselves political cannon fodder: HUGH HEWITT: My Open Letter To Nev. Sen. Dean Heller, Who Waffled On Scalia Replacement. “I doubt very much I will be supporting your re-election in 2018. I suspect I will support a primary challenger to youor perhaps even […]

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This needs no further verbiage

by Skip February 18, 2016

PAST PERFORMANCE IS NO GUARANTEE OF FUTURE RESULTS: “Obama says he’s partly to blame for Washington’s very partisan environment because he could have reached out more to Republicans during his time in office, LA Times reports, citing interview.” —“Obama Says He Could Have Reached Out More to Republicans,” Bloomberg News, February 11th. Unable to resist […]

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Back to why we should support DC Republi…..crap, I just can’t even being to keep this up anymore

by Skip February 18, 2016

“To a large degree Republicans want the courts to be the final arbiter of the major political questions of our time. That way they don’t have to get their hands dirty.” And then they wonder why we hate them – most of it is because they refuse to do their jobs the way they should. […]

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Senator Ben Sasse: I will advise and here’s how you get my consent, President Obama

by Skip February 18, 2016

The Constitution states that the President is to nominate to the Supreme Court, the Senate is to advise and consent.  The two are completely separate and are dependent only in that the President must first nominate.  The Senate is to advise and Senator Sasse is about to do so: “One sub-part of your job is […]

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Well, THEIR spines stayed real stiff real long, didn’t they?

by Skip February 16, 2016

I make this prediction – because the DC Republicans are more fearful of the media, the Congressional Democrats, and Obama in pursuit of their seats, we’ll be seeing more of this.  Once again, we see the utter disdain for their voters (that would be us) with their fixed insistence of “where else will they go” […]

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The Base is warning its Republican Senators over the Supreme Court. Kelly Ayotte?

by Skip February 15, 2016

“If I were a Republican — whether the Majority Leader all the way down to the county clerk — and every nominee I would say no hearings. No votes. Lame ducks don’t make lifetime appointments. There is no precedent. And I will simply add, the base will not forgive anyone. Senators will lose their jobs if […]

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NH State Rep Joe LaChance: “I will EXPOSE YOU!”. Guess he wants to be the next

by Skip January 31, 2016

Al Litizio and Dennis Senibaldi.  Remember, they started whimpering like feral curs after they attacked fellow Grokster Kimberly (as well as threatening GraniteGrok with legal proceedings).  We don’t cotton to that much around here.  As the Knight Templar said in Indiana Jones and the Holy Grail: “He [they] chose poorly”.  Now someone else has made the […]

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[Scary] Blogline of the Day – aw, crapola!

by Skip January 27, 2016

Clinton considers nominating Obama to Supreme Court. And you think that Judicial overreach / fiat is a problem now??? (H/T: Instapundit)

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Terrible Public Policy

by Steve MacDonald July 1, 2015
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Governors are looking for ways to push back against the Supreme Court ruling mandating Gay Marriage. The Hill has an article and it includes this gem. Gay rights activists warn that any acts of perceived defiance would threaten to undermine the legal system. “It’s a dangerous message for southern governors to disobey an order from the […]

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“Go GOP, right?”

by Susan Olsen June 29, 2015

Again, I wish I could write stuff like this. “We’re Living In The United States Of Calvinball. It’s Time The Right Got In The Game. —DrewM. “Other kids’ games are all such a bore! They’ve gotta have rules and they gotta keep score! Calvinball is better by far! It’s never the same! It’s always bizarre! […]

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Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on this week’s Supreme Court decisions

by Skip June 27, 2015

This week, we have twice seen Supreme Court justices violating their judicial oaths. Yesterday, the justices rewrote Obamacare, yet again, in order to force this failed law on the American people. Today, the Court doubled down with a 5–4 opinion that undermines not just the definition of marriage, but the very foundations of our representative […]

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Sorry Ian Underwood – SCOTUS just declared that words no longer have meanings

by Skip June 25, 2015

ScotusCare: The Judge has a few choice words. Ambiguous.  Steve put up one of Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s words of dissent from today’s King vs Burwell decision – I agree.  Former judge Napolitano, a strict Constitutionalist who, due to his attitude and oratory is a favorite speaker on the conservative trail (I have heard him […]

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NH Suprme Court Rules on Pension System

by Steve MacDonald December 10, 2014
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The bigger court news (as opposed to my previous post) is today’s decision in every union v. New Hampshire or (2013-0669, Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire & a. v. State of New Hampshire & a.) regarding the desire to ask public employees to pay more of their own retirement benefits.  On appeal, the State […]

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May I See Your N. C. Driver’s License, Foreign Passport and US Voter Registrations Please

by Ed Naile October 22, 2014

North Carolina’s clean election laws were  confirmed by the US Supreme Court a few weeks ago.  N.C. Legislators dumped same day registration and the court upheld the sensible move as a state right. But another in-place, organized, leftist scheme to steal an election by any means just hit a snag because of an alert group […]

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Notable Quote – Mark Tapscot

by Skip July 15, 2014

On separation of powers (emphasis mine): Ultimate test of checks and balances The credibility of Congress and the courts thus now depends upon their successfully exposing the truth about the IRS scandal and punishing those responsible. If they fail, the executive branch will be effectively liberated from constitutional restraint. Thus, the IRS scandal has now become the […]

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God-King Smacked Down By Robed Deities!

by Mike June 30, 2014

About sums it up – Break the immortal Commandments at your peril! H/T

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Has SB 120 – “The Incumbent Protection Act” – become law or not?

by Susan Olsen June 27, 2014

Seems the Democrat Governors’ Association (DGA), of which NH Governor Hassan is vice chair, has sued the state of Connecticut this past April alleging that its campaign finance restrictions violate free speech. Could this be why NH’s own SB 120 , the “Incumbent Protection Act”, enrolled on June 4, 2014, has either not literally been signed […]

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SCOTUS Bans Warrantless Cell Phone Searches

by Steve MacDonald June 25, 2014
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In a unanimous decision the US Supreme Court has handed down a major victory for privacy.  Law enforcement must obtain a warrant before looking at or searching the contents of your cell phone. Washington Times “The fact that technology now allows an individual to carry such information in his hand does not make the information […]

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Dr. Betsy McCaughey nails Supreme Court Justice Kagan

by Skip March 30, 2014

Bravo (or do I have to be PC / Spanish correct and go Brava?)!  ‘Grok friend Betsy McCaughey is one of our favorites – former Lt. Gov. of New York, Constitutional Scholar, and one of the nation’s premier experts on Obamacare.  She goes all around the country on speaking engagements, is on the radio, a […]

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Supporters of NH HB 1589 Might Want To Read This….

by Steve MacDonald January 23, 2014
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The US Supreme Court is hearing a case right now that will have a lasting impact on transfers of firearms without a background check between qualified persons.  You anti-self-defence Democrats and Republicans in New Hampshire might want to just table  HB 1589 until the decision. Emily Miller – Washington Times Justice Antonin Scalia was the […]

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