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Dems threaten Gorsuch filibuster

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 24, 2017 at 8:42am 3/24/2017 at 8:42am
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Chuck Schumer thinks he has the votes to prevent 8 Democratic Senators from voting for cloture on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch, effectively creating a filibuster:

“After careful deliberation I have concluded that I cannot support Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court,” Mr. Schumer said, citing concerns over Judge Gorsuch’s...

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Nevertheless, #HePersisted

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 9:00pm 3/21/2017 at 9:00pm

Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing today was blah, blah, (try to stay awake), (don’t let anyone know you’re snoozing), (Dem Senators made to look foolish), (trite platitudes repeated endlessly on media).

You still with me.

Sure, there were some real moments, but they were entirely focused on Democrat Senators who were made to look...

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Recap: Day 2, Neil Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing, Afternoon Session

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7:40pm 3/21/2017 at 7:40pm
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If you are looking for a run down on the morning sessions, Mary covered that here. The most entertaining moment, courtesy of Senator Durbin, who quickly found himself outmatched and outfacted.

Hearings went late into the evening.

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Gorsuch Makes Minced Meat of Dick Durbin’s Gotcha Attempt

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 6:30pm 3/21/2017 at 6:30pm
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Today was Day Two in confirmation hearings for Trump Supreme Court Justice nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch.

Senators on the Judiciary Committee took turns spending thirty minutes grilling Gorsuch.

When it was Sen. Durbin’s (D-IL) turn to bat, he flamed out. Gloriously.

“Do you believe that there are ever situations where the cost...

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Dem Senators want to take Gorsuch down to satisfy base, but unlikely to succeed

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 6:00pm 3/19/2017 at 6:00pm
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Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is set to begin four days of confirmation hearings on Monday.

The hearings will be led by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) for the majority, and Diane Feinstein (D-CA) for the minority. In other words, Republicans are in control of the process and there is little Democrats can...

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The Judicial Insurrection against Trump’s Presidency

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 9:40pm 3/18/2017 at 9:40pm
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After the 9th Circuit refused to vacate a TRO issued by a federal judge in Washington State as to Donald Trump’s first executive order, I suggested that those judicial decisions not only were legally unjustified, they presented a threat to Trump’s lawful executive powers and that dropping and reworking the executive...

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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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