Posts Tagged ‘supreme court’

Are supreme court justices capable of making legal judgements about issues that don’t affect them personally? Not according to Eric Michael Dyson, who says white women needed to rebel to get their rights from white male justices. …Now this court, men and women, will make a decision about the future of voting rights for African […]


Elenatudes

28Jun10

Elena Kagan’s platitudes in front of the Judiciary Committee today were more than Senator Al Franken could tolerate. “We don’t have any substantive evidence to demonstrate your ability to transition from a legal scholar and political operative to a fair and impartial jurist,” Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) told her. Beyond that, Republicans made it clear […]


Not Optimistic

28Jun10

The most obvious thing in the world is that no one who cares about the future of our country should be supporting the Supreme Court nomination of Elena Kagan. She’s a carefully crafted stealth weapon designed to torpedo the constitution. Appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said it was “conceivable” that […]


Weakened House

06Jun10

Why is the White House scared that new documents reveal Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan to be a liberal? Chief CBS Legal Correspondent Jan Crawford was on Face the Nation today, and she expressed her confusion over why they are acting like liberal is a dirty word. “These documents have her squarely within mainstream liberal […]


Coulda Been

21May10

Florida Governor Charlie Crist likes Elena Kagan, and says he would vote for her were he a United States Senator. Last year, though, he opposed Sonia Sotomayor. What’s that all about? He’s not sure. If only someone had been lookin’ out for Charlie in this senate race… he could a been a contender.


Hear Here

13May10

What does President Obama think should happen with supreme court nominees who don’t have a track record of judicial service? He thinks their hearings should be tougher, of course. As you know, many on the left (this blog included) have argued that Elena Kagan’s lack of experience on the bench is cause for concern, if […]


To Consider

11May10

Some things to consider… …from today’s Boston Globe: The economy needs a half million new jobs every month for the next four years, just to return to the prerecession unemployment rate of 2006. And that economy was nothing to brag about, with average wage growth lagging behind inflation since 2001. 500,000 jobs a month! Will […]