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Pelosi Celebrates 2 Year Anniversary of Health Care Law That ‘Honored Vows of Our Founders’

By Doug Powers  •  March 22, 2012 04:46 PM

Constitutional Scholar

SCOTUS: No Live TV for Obamacare Arguments

By Doug Powers  •  March 16, 2012 02:39 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Alternate headline: Ruth Bader Ginsburg not ready for her close-up: The Supreme Court rejected requests from news organizations Friday for live, televised coverage of this month’s historic arguments on President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, but agreed to release audio recordings of the proceedings on the same day. […] The justices […]

NYT: White House Organizing Prayer Vigil Outside Supreme Court During Hearing on Obamacare

By Doug Powers  •  March 9, 2012 04:20 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Well, Congress passed the health care law, and contrary to Nancy Pelosi’s assurances, Kathleen Sebelius still doesn’t know what’s in it. That, however, isn’t delaying Obamacare’s expected arrival at the Supreme Court, where Team Obama will pull out all the stops. From the New York Times: The White House has begun […]

Supreme Court to Decide Arizona Immigration Law

By Doug Powers  •  December 12, 2011 01:18 PM

Kagan recuses

Nancy Pelosi: The Obamacare SCOTUS Arguments Should Be Transparent (Now That the Bill Has Been Written, Passed and Implemented)

By Doug Powers  •  November 16, 2011 08:51 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Tuesday, as Michelle noted, C-Span asked the Supreme Court to allow their cameras to televise oral arguments when the Court hears the Obamacare law case next spring. Nancy Pelosi agrees: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that Supreme Court arguments over President Obama’s healthcare law should be televised. “When […]

Document drop: C-SPAN asks Supreme Court to open Obamacare oral arguments to cameras

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 15, 2011 04:37 PM

Just in from C-SPAN: A request to Chief Justice John Roberts to allow camera coverage of the Obamacare oral arguments next spring. They’ve been stubbornly opposed to sunlight, but it’s worth a try: SCOTUS Healthcare TV Coverage(function() { var scribd = document.createElement(“script”); scribd.type = “text/javascript”; scribd.async = true; scribd.src = “http://www.scribd.com/javascripts/embed_code/inject.js”; var s = document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0]; […]

Obamacare Arrives at the Supreme Court; Update: Court Announces They’ll Hear Case This Term

By Doug Powers  •  November 13, 2011 03:42 PM

Final destination

Indiana Supreme Court: Resisting an Unlawful Entry Into Your Home is… Unlawful

By Doug Powers  •  May 14, 2011 01:03 PM

**Written by Doug Powers The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things […]

White House Tells Supreme Court to Stay Away from Obamacare

By Doug Powers  •  March 15, 2011 09:38 AM

**Written by Doug Powers Senator Schumer is pretty sure that the Supreme Court is not one of the equal but separate branches of government, so as such it’s possible that Chuck’s advised the White House that they have the power to tell the Supreme Court what to do: The Obama administration told the Supreme Court […]

Obama’s radical judicial nominees are back

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 6, 2011 10:31 AM

President Obama just can’t let go of far Left San Francisco liberals out of touch with mainstream America — and the law. After dropping two controversial Bay Area judicial nominees from his slate before Christmas, Obama has resurrected the bids of 9th Circuit nominee Goodwin Liu and US Magistrate and ethnic-card jurist Edward Chen and […]

Why Liberals and the Supreme Court are a Dangerous Mix, Part XXXVII

By Doug Powers  •  September 14, 2010 12:52 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Is burning the Koran something protected by the First Amendment? Supreme Court Justice Breyer told George Stephanopoulos that it might not be, claiming it could be akin to yelling “fire” in a crowded theater — which to me is a bogus argument, provided the book wasn’t set ablaze in a crowded […]

Who Inspired Lindsey Graham to Vote for Elena Kagan’s Confirmation? Why, Jesus, of Course!

By Doug Powers  •  August 6, 2010 03:40 PM

**Written by Doug Powers There’s soon to be an entire wing in the Nancy Pelosi Hall of Ecclesiastical Shame dedicated to Lindsey Graham: (CNSNews.com) – Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said that Jesus’s Golden Rule inspired him to vote to confirm Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court and suggested it would be […]

Kagan confirmed under stormy skies in D.C.; Franken apologizes to McConnell for clowning around

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 5, 2010 04:06 PM

Obama Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan was confirmed by the Senate this afternoon. USA Today breaks the vote down: Only five Republicans voted in favor of Kagan’s nomination. Last year, just nine Republicans voted for Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Obama’s first Supreme Court appointee. Today’s yes votes included Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., the lone Republican on […]

Kagan Watch: Lindsey Graham acts like…Lindsey Graham; Update: Senate Judiciary Cmte votes 13-6 to send up nomination, Graham is lone GOP yes vote

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 20, 2010 11:40 AM

He just announced this morning he’s voting with the Democrats on the Kagan nomination, and reportedly took a holier-than-thou stance by complaining about Dems who blocked Bush judicial nominations. Spare us the bipartisan sanctimony routine. *** Kagan vote count tracker here. Via lefty blog TPM: “What’s in Elena Kagan’s heart is that of a good […]

Legal Progressive Doesn’t Know Meaning of Term ‘Legal Progressive’

By Doug Powers  •  June 29, 2010 03:54 PM

**Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers Oh, of course she does, but how quickly even those with the highest formal educations can suddenly act like they were raised by wolves: Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on Tuesday fought off Republicans who were trying hard to paint her as a liberal activist, saying she’d be a fair, […]

Good news, bad news for gun rights

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 28, 2010 01:31 PM

First, the good news: The Supreme Court affirmed the Heller decision on the individual right to bear arms and essentially and effectively struck down the city of Chicago’s sweeping gun ban: The Supreme Court ruled for the first time Monday that the Second Amendment provides all Americans a fundamental right to bear arms, a long-sought […]

SCOTUS theater: Kagan kabuki

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 28, 2010 04:12 AM

Places, places everyone. Today, the curtain officially opens on the Senate “battle” over Obama Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. “Battle” gets ghost quotes because all the poohbahs on Capitol Hill are already treating her confirmation as a “foregone conclusion.” Beltway Republicans will put up just enough of a fight to placate grass-roots conservative activists on […]

SCOTUS fight: Boxing Elena

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 9, 2010 11:03 PM

Scroll for updates…Obama announcement peddles Elena the Populist/Lover of Everyday People narrative… Monday opens with a SCOTUS bang. NBC News reports tonight that Harvard Law School dean turned solicitor general Elena Kagan will be the White House SCOTUS nominee to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens. It was widely rumored she would be the pick […]

Goodwin Liu: Faulty memory, expedient metamorphosis; Update: The cut-and-run judicial candidate

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 16, 2010 11:11 AM

“Perhaps unnecessarily colorful language.”

Gird your loins: Justice Stevens announces summer retirement plans

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 9, 2010 10:35 AM

It’s Retirement Friday! On the heels of Democrat Rep. Bart Stupak’s retirement plans, SCOTUS Justice John Paul Stevens confirms swirling rumors of his upcoming retirement this summer. News breaking on the wires and Twitter. AP: Stevens says he will step down when the court finishes its work for the summer in late June or early […]

Two sharp responses to Obama’s SOTU

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 27, 2010 10:39 PM

Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell is giving a terrific counter-response to Obama’s spend-all, do-all State of the Union address. He is drawing on the Founding Fathers and talking about the need to restrain government. “The federal government is simply trying to do too much.” Speech excerpts here: JOBS “Good government policy should spur economic growth, and […]

Supreme Court decimates McCain-Feingold campaign finance law; Update: Citizens United reacts to victory

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 21, 2010 10:54 AM

Many of you may remember a scathing documentary by Citizens United about Hillary Clinton from 2007. I blogged about it at the time here. The film became the center of a huge legal battle over the free-speech-stifling McCain-Feingold campaign finance scheme. Parts of the law were struck down by the Supreme Court when the Wisconsin […]

Carly Fiorina channels Dede Scozzafava, wields race/gender card against conservative rival

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 23, 2009 11:03 AM

“I have nothing against white men…but…”

The end of SCOTUS Kabuki theater

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 28, 2009 12:37 PM

As expected, via Hotline On Call: Along largely partisan lines, the Senate Judiciary Cmte backed SCOTUS appointee Sonia Sotomayor, Pres. Obama’s first high court pick, this morning by a 13-6 vote. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was the only Republican to support Sotomayor. The Senate cmte’s Dems voted unanimously for the Bronx native. Full confirmation next. […]

"The siren call of judicial activism"

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 27, 2009 10:43 AM

Irresistible.

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