Supreme Court

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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Notable Quote- Ann Coulter; On Matters of Paternity in The Modern Age

by Steve MacDonald December 23, 2013

Say, you know what would be great?  It would be great if we had some other way of determining who the father is, by law, at the moment a child is born.  Also mothers should try to get some sort of commitment from the father to stay with her and raise their child together before […]

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Blogline of the Day – About that Supreme Court…

by Skip June 26, 2013

With respect to Citizens lacking standing in suing to support Prop 8 because their elected officials decided not to defend a legally passed amendment to the CA Constitution: Question: What’s worse than our robed masters striking down an affirmation by the citizenry of the traditional, virtually universal definition of marriage? Answer: One robed master doing […]

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Breaking News – SCOTUS Strikes Down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act

by Steve MacDonald June 25, 2013

Updated Breaking News – in a 5-4 decision the US Supreme Court has struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act as unconstitutional. Striking down an Act of Congress “is the gravest and most delicate duty that this Court is called on to perform.”  Blodgett v. Holden, 275 U. S. 142, 148 (1927) (Holmes, […]

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About that recent Supreme Court decision…

by Tim Condon June 19, 2013

…the one by Justice Scalia that invalidated the Arizona election law? The one that’s an utter disaster for clean and honest elections? The one that lets Democrats use their vote fraud machines like ACORN to subvert the voting process in America? Well get this: We won. Here’s why.

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An Essay: What is “Constitutional”? Who decides?

by Tim Condon February 2, 2013

Yesterday I cited an 1886 Supreme Court decision that ruled that unconstitutional actions or statutes are…inoperative, and of no effect (see it HERE). My long-time buddy and fellow lawyer—I’ll call him Larry—sent me a friendly warning about that post, as follows:

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Some observations on affirmative action…

by Skip October 8, 2012

Once again during this Presidential season, we see the three main weapons of Progressivism on display: gender, class, and race.  Take those three away, and they don’t have much, do they?  Anyways, the last of those three is under attack in the Supreme Court as the University of Texas use of affirmative action in admissions […]

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“The Supreme Court May Have Their Opinion on ObamaCare, But Let Them Come and Enforce It!”

by Mike July 15, 2012

At the CNHT picnic in Hillsboro last weekend, we were treated to a conversation with Jason Rink, Executive Director of Foundation for a Free Society, and Producer of “Nullification, the Rightful Remedy”. The film is now out, and the latest trailer opens with a laying down of the gauntlet by Michael Boldin, founder of the […]

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A Patriotic “New Years” Resolution – Resolve To Be Free From Tyranny

by Steve MacDonald July 4, 2012

I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Independence day, which I did not in my previous post with the Declaration of Independence.  I also wanted to mention the strange feeling that I awoke with today. I think I know what the second or third generations of conquered nations felt like; remembering the “old ways” out […]

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Did Chief Justice Roberts “pull a Souter”?

by Tim Condon July 2, 2012

Someone over on the wholly excellent and extraordinary RLCNH email list has just opined that in ruling as he did on Obamacare, Chief Justice John Roberts “pulled a Souter.” That is, the feeling is that Roberts—like so many “conservative” judges nominated and confirmed to the Supreme Court in the past, has “matured” and gained “strange new […]

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I just couldn’t stop coming back to this headline:

by Skip June 30, 2012

Over at Fox: Supreme Court upholds ObamaCare and Americans have lost the right to be left alone Regardless of what I wrote here concerning the Commerce Clause (it is now longer unlimited) and that Federalism has been strengthened (roping in Federal coercion of the States by  ransoming monies that came from the States in exchange […]

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The emergence of Chief Justice John Roberts….

by Tim Condon June 29, 2012

The Obamacare decision crafted by Chief Justice Roberts…may be the best of all possible outcomes, including striking the whole thing down as unconstitutional. I’ve been mulling the decision over since it was announced yesterday, and have had the persistent feeling that…something is going on here that is not clear. It’s been a nagging suspicion I’ve had […]

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Quick Thought on the Supreme Decision on Obamacare

by Skip June 28, 2012

Updated Thought:  Roberts is getting a lot of grief for siding with the Liberal Supremes and finding that Obamacare was Constitutional under the taxing ability of Congress.  Putting aside the argument that the tax language originated in the Senate (instead of the House where Constitutionally it must originate), I’m mulling over the idea, given other […]

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Would a President Romney appoint conservative or libertarian Supreme Court justices?

by Tim Condon April 24, 2012

I have my doubts. Romney is not a conservative, and has no core conservative convictions so far as anyone can see…. So herewith, an exchange on the subject between me and a worried libertarian friend:

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Maybe it wasn’t “an intemperate outburst” after all….

by Tim Condon April 5, 2012

Yesterday I had THIS to say about President Obama (courtesy of Grokster Skip Murphy provoking me). I condemned myself, saying it was an “intemperate outburst.” But on second thought….

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DaTechGuy at Da Supreme Court

by Steve MacDonald March 29, 2012

It’s another big week for ObamScare news as the legislative dumpster filled with the Patient Unaffordable blah blah blah bill gets a taxpayer funded rectal exam, before nine unelected lawyers, at the impressive edifice that is the Supreme Court of the United States of America. I’m not there.  I’m sure you couldn’t make it.  And […]

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How About We Name It After Justice Souter?

by Steve MacDonald September 6, 2011

Justice David Souter secured his place in history when he voted to allow New London Connecticut to take private property and give to a private entity. This fundamental abuse of property rights, as offensive as it was, could only be compounded when the seized property was never even developed. People were forcibly removed from their homes, kicked off their land, and for what? How about The Justice David Souter Memorial….Dump.

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