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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


No surprise: Lindsay Graham will vote for Sotomayor, says she's "bold" and "edgy"

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 22, 2009 01:00 PM

He’s on the Senate floor right now praising Sonia Sotomayor’s “extraordinary record of academic achievement,” inspiring “life story,” and “great work ethic.” He squawks several times that “elections have consequences.” Predicts that she will be no more liberal than Souter. “Time will tell.” “There are things about this nominee that are troubling.” But he’s gonna […]

Day Two: Sotomayor and ritual reassurances

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 14, 2009 09:42 AM

Scroll down for liveblog and updates… Today, it’s the SCOTUS ceremonial dance with the Senate. Republicans will delicately challenge Sonia Somotmayor on racial preferences, Second Amendment rights, property rights, sovereignty issues, and her extracurricular speechifying. Democrats will bloviate about pet causes (“consumer-friendly” laws, the environment). Sonia the Wise will assuage skeptics with repeated insistences that […]

Sen. Graham to Sotomayor: "Unless you have a complete meltdown, you will be confirmed."

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 13, 2009 11:33 AM

As predicted and expected, the Senate Sotomayor hearing this morning has been marinated in rhetoric about “overcoming adversity.” (Plus two disruptions from protesters. Immediately quelled by Capitol police.) Sen. Feinstein praised Sotomayor’s “warmth.” (Did she take her temperature?) Sen. Kyl made a measured, comprehensive case challenging Sotomayor’s biases and prejudices on race and foreign law. […]

Day One: Spotlight on Sotomayor

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 13, 2009 03:53 AM

Able to leap tall life obstacles in a single bound! It’s opening day of the Senate SCOTUS hearings on the Sonia Sotomayor nomination. We’ll get gavel-to-gavel coverage this morning on all major networks and CSPAN starting at 10am Eastern. The good news: At least we’ll be spared Joe Biden’s bloviations. That’s about the only positive […]

Dumbest pro-Sotomayor op-ed of the week

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 10, 2009 11:27 AM

From the Seattle Times op-ed page: “Sotomayor’s nomination is historic also because she is living successfully with diabetes.” By contrast, the blogosphere has something other than puff pieces on Sotomayor to offer. For example: Does Sotomayor have tax problems? See here from law professor Glenn Reynolds and here from tax professor Paul Caron. From Ed […]

Racism rejected: SCOTUS reverses Sotomayor in firefighters case

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 29, 2009 10:08 AM

Black and white.

Questions for Sonia Sotomayor

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 9, 2009 09:45 AM

The White House will hold a press conference this morning with Joe Biden announcing law enforcement support for SCOTUS nominee Sonia Sotomayor. Advocacy groups have always thrown their weight around during the confirmation process, but convening official White House events to make such announcements is a bit unusual. A friend jokes: Is Sotomayor running for […]

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