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Unidentified 9th Circuit Judge seeks vote on further review of panel Order

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 10, 2017 at 8:30pm 2/10/2017 at 8:30pm
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So this is curious.

A Judge at the 9th Circuit, whose name is not revealed, has requested a vote be taken whether to conduct en banc (full court) review of the February 9, 2017, Order by a three-judge panel denying Trump’s request for a stay of the District Court Temporary Restraining Order.

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Gorsuch Team: Comments about attacks on judiciary were not specific to Trump Immigration EO

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 10:24am 2/9/2017 at 10:24am

The buzz overnight is that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch criticized President Trump for attacking the Judge who granted the TRO against the Immigration Executive Order, and also the 9th Circuit.

Both Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal and Republican Ben Sasse said the terms “disheartening” and “demoralizing” were used.

That a nominee (or a...

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Gorsuch nomination creates “community within our nation, chaos in theirs”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 9:45pm 2/1/2017 at 9:45pm

The concept of chaos as a political tactic has been a frequent topic here.

I first explored it on February 9, 2009, with regard to Obama’s opening weeks of his presidency. I focused on one of the most influential books — in an odd way — I read as a teenager, Abbie...

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5 Quick Facts About SCOTUS Nominee Neil Gorsuch

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 2:50pm 2/1/2017 at 2:50pm
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Never heard of Neil Gorsuch before last night?

The NTK Network put together a brief overview of Judge Gorsuch’s credentials:

1. Gorsuch was born in Denver and serves there as a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

2. He was nominated to that post in 2006 by President...

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Chris Matthews: Dems who vote for Gorsuch “will have to answer” for it for 30 years

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 9:15pm 1/31/2017 at 9:15pm

On MSNBC this evening, Chris Matthews cautioned Democratic Senators that if they vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, they will have to answer for it for the rest of their political career.

His reasoning was a supremely political one: that at age 49, Gorsuch is likely to be on...

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TRUMP NOMINATES NEIL GORSUCH for Supreme Court Scalia Seat

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 7:25pm 1/31/2017 at 7:25pm
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UPDATE: It’s Neil Gorsuch

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Trump Will Announce SCOTUS Pick Tuesday Night

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 30, 2017 at 11:04am 1/30/2017 at 11:04am
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You know what will make this week even more contentious? A good ol’ fashioned SCOTUS fight.

President Trump announced (via Twitter) that he’ll reveal his Supreme Court Justice nominee Tuesday night at 8:00 PM:

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Reports: Trump Supreme Court nomination may come sooner than expected

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 8:20pm 1/29/2017 at 8:20pm
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Donald Trump recently said that he would announce his Supreme Court pick on Thursday.

But there are multiple reports today that the announcement may come as early as Monday. Moving up the pick would be viewed as a conversation changer after a media frenzy over the weekend regarding the visa and refugee...

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Schumer taunts Trump on SCOTUS nomination

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 3:30pm 1/4/2017 at 3:30pm
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We have covered many times how Democrats laid the foundation for Republicans to use the Nuclear Option for a Trump Supreme Court nominee.

That Nuclear Option would construe Senate Rules to only require 51 votes for cloture, effectively eliminating the filibuster, the 60-vote requirement to close debate.

The foundation was laid in 2013,...

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Cruz Letter to Smithsonian Seeking Inclusion of Clarence Thomas Has Bipartisan Support

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 5:30pm 12/20/2016 at 5:30pm

When it opened in September, the National Museum of African American History & Culture failed to include an African American in one of the most important federal branches — Justice Clarence Thomas.

Professor Jacobson blogged in October:

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VIDEO: Chuck Schumer learns that on Nuclear Option, what goes around comes around

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 12:00pm 11/20/2016 at 12:00pm
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As discussed many times recently, Democrats have a yuge problem stopping Trump from naming just about anyone he wants to the Supreme Court, Will Republicans press SCOTUS Nuclear Option button?

In 2013, Democrats pulled the Nuclear Option, elim...

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Will Republicans press SCOTUS Nuclear Option button?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 18, 2016 at 3:00pm 11/18/2016 at 3:00pm

The Nuclear Option was used for the first time by Harry Reid in 2013 to allow Obama to stuff the lower federal courts with Obama nominees despite Democrats not having a filibuster proof majority in the Senate at the time. It was a clear possibility at the time that Democrats were about...

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CNN’s Amanpour, Toobin in meltdown over SCOTUS prospects

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 4:30pm 11/10/2016 at 4:30pm
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I can’t get enough of these videos. The collective freak out is entertaining.

Via NewsBusters:

By Wednesday morning, the on-air, online, and print meltdowns by liberal media types were exploding at an exp...

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On the Basis of Sex: Supreme Court should reject transgender teen’s bathroom challenge

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 5:00pm 10/30/2016 at 5:00pm
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The Supreme Court has made it official that next year, for the first time in its history, it will hear a case involving a transgender person’s right to use a bathroom that corresponds with his “gender identity” while at school.

To briefly summarize, Gavin Grimm (or GG as he is referred to in court documents)...

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Harry Reid – Nuclear Option proliferator

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 8:40pm 10/25/2016 at 8:40pm

Harry Reid was the first to use the Nuclear Option, on November 21, 2013, when under his direction the bare majority of Democrats in the Senate removed the ability to filibuster for judicial nominees below the U.S. Supreme Court level.

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Supreme Court Rejects Redskins’ Appeal

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 3, 2016 at 1:30pm 10/3/2016 at 1:30pm

I previously wrote about the Supreme Court taking up the rock band’s “The Slants” trademark case.  At the time, the Washington Redskins were awaiting SCOTUS’s decision on its appeal to be heard along with “The Slants” case, and today the Court announced that it would not be taking it up, per...

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SCOTUS to determine validity of “The Slants” trademark, may affect “Redskins” trademark as well

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 7:00pm 9/29/2016 at 7:00pm

We followed the Washington Redskins name controversy rather closely, including legal action taken against them.  Now the Supreme Court is taking up a case that, while not directly related to the Redskins, may impact the team and its name.

The Washington Post reports:

The Supreme Court will decide whether a federal law that...

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