Posts Tagged ‘Supreme Court’

September 26th, 2022 - 6:06 pm § in Democrats, Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Why Sinema is wrong about the filibuster

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) thinks “the Senate should reinstate the 60-vote threshold for all judicial and executive branch nominees,” The Hill reported (here) on Monday, September 26, 2022. She made that remark during a Q&A following a speech at the University of Louisville’s M[...]

September 23rd, 2022 - 1:49 pm § in Democrats, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Crime blotter: I don’t care what his excuse is

Isabella Thallas (photo, left) didn’t see her 22nd birthday, because Michael Close (photo, below right), 38, killed her over dog poop. Thaller and her boyfriend, Darian Simon, were walking a dog on June 10, 2020, outside Close’s apartment building in Denver. They stopped and encouraged t[...]

September 21st, 2022 - 11:08 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts

Will Trump’s Supreme Court judges turn on him?

Trump got what he wanted from an inexperienced federal judge he appointed shortly before leaving office, but her rulings were riddled with favoritism and legal errors, and an 11th Circuit panel (2 Trump judges, 1 Obama judge) struck most of them down (see story here; read their order here). He coul[...]

September 14th, 2022 - 7:50 pm § in Law and Courts, Religion, Schools & Colleges

Why discriminating against gays isn’t a religious right

Private colleges are in the limelight this week in the religious right’s war against gays. Earlier this week, the Seattle Times reported that Seattle Pacific University, a private Methodist-affiliated college, is suffering enrollment declines and shedding faculty and students because of its po[...]

August 26th, 2022 - 4:36 pm § in Law and Courts, Religion

A Handmaid’s tale: Who really killed Roe v. Wade?

Roe v. Wade was overturned by a single vote. The case that overturned it was decided 6-3, but Chief Justice Roberts only concurred in reversing the lower court decision on narrower grounds, and wasn’t in favor of completely scrapping Roe v. Wade. Without Amy Cony Barrett’s vote, Roe v. W[...]

August 4th, 2022 - 2:36 pm § in Law and Courts

A sociopath’s right to bear arms shall not be infringed

Michael Morgan isn’t unique; sociopaths like him are the bread-and-butter of New York tabloids. Two years ago, Morgan, then 18 years old, came out of an apartment building shooting. He missed the intended victim, but killed the victim’s companion. He got away with that crime at the time,[...]

July 27th, 2022 - 4:36 pm § in Politics

This was bound to happen

On Thursday, July 21, 2022, a Michigan Home Depot customer “reached for his wallet and accidentally grabbed his gun,” and shot himself “in the rear end.” (Story here.) When this hit the news, a debate raged on the blog (more or less here) about whether this is f[...]

July 27th, 2022 - 2:17 pm § in Law and Courts

The missing ingredient in Democrats’ Supreme Court term limits bill

House Democrats introduced a bill (read it here) on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, limiting Supreme Court justices to 18 years of “active service,” after which they would be “deemed to have retired” (see story here). This isn’t going anywhere, at least not in the present Congr[...]

July 17th, 2022 - 3:24 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Religion

Objective Truth v. Subjective Belief

This is the battle of the new century, and it’s not going well for the good guys. It feels like 1940, struggling to hold the beachheads in England and Dunkirk (but, as you’ll recall, the good guys won that one; the lesson being to never give up the good fight, no matter how dark the [&he[...]

July 12th, 2022 - 4:15 pm § in Law and Courts

Does this judge think he’s president, or is he simply incompetent?

Congress doesn’t give ICE nearly enough resources to deport all illegals, so it has to prioritize. This is done by the agency’s political bosses in Washington D.C. In fact, a federal law explicitly makes Department Homeland Security (DHS) secretaries responsible for “establishing natio[...]