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 […]


Nuff Said

10May10

From Marco Rubio, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Florida, in response to the nomination of a stealth Obama leftist to the supreme court. My judicial philosophy is clear and it is consistent: I will only support judges who have demonstrated a convincing record of respect for the rule of law and respect for the […]


Courting Elena

10May10

President Obama will announce Elena Kagan as his choice for the Supreme Court today. She is expected not to cause a major uproar, as she doesn’t have a record of identified radicalism, there is reason to believe there might be some substantial tussling. “It’s absolutely imperative given her lack of a track record of any […]


Obama Threads

20Oct09

The candidate Obama promised that electing him was about changing the way Washington Does Business. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor‘s nomination process was so controlled that the White House even approved her clothes, she told Yalies when she appeared at her 30th Yale Law School reunion on Saturday. Which some silly people thought meant making things more serious and more […]


Why has the gun crowd been so quiet about Judge Sotomayor? When slavery ended in America after the Civil War, no civil right was more important for black Americans than the right to keep and bear arms. We passed an amendment to the Constitution to make that possible. Now the Supreme Court will decide this […]


It’s Alright

10Jun09

When Judge Sotomayor’s views on the superior judgement of Hispanic women hit the media, you can understand some Republicans drooling with glee. ONE DAY after President Obama nominated federal judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, former House speaker Newt Gingrich labeled her a racist. The racist label has long been used by Democrats as […]


Was Judge Sotomayor’s race/gender/ethnicity-conscious statement about being better than a white/male judge a mistake? “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life,” the Judge said in 2001. The President and his […]


Supreme DNA

26May09

It’s safe to assume that in order to be considered for the Supreme Court opening created by the forthcoming departure of David Souter, one had to be a woman who was either Hispanic or gay. But despite the praise from some of her former clerks, and warm words from some of her Second Circuit colleagues, […]