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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Unimaginably dark day for American liberals

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 11:00am 7/14/2016 at 11:00am
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, affectionately named by liberals “Notorious RBG” for her sharply worded judicial opinions lacerating conservative principles, is a liberal intellectual hero and giant.

She is adored and worshipped as incorporating intellectual finesse and dignity in comparison to conservative Justices, Republicans, the Tea Party, and most of all, the person liberals regularly...

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SCOTUS: Obama Immigration Executive Orders Remain Blocked

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 11:05am 6/23/2016 at 11:05am
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In a much-anticipated decision, the Supreme Court issued a tied decision Thursday in United States v. Texas, which dealt with the constitutionality of the executive orders President Barack Obama issued regarding parents who were illegal immigrants but whose children were citizens or legal residents (commonly known as DAPA).

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SCOTUS Upholds Use of Race in U. Texas Admissions

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 10:52am 6/23/2016 at 10:52am
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Yet another exciting day for SCOTUS watchers. Thursday morning, the Court released its opinion in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, holding in a 4-3 decision (Justice Elena Kagan did not participate) that the use of race in adm...

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SCOTUS Continues Broad Interpretation of Commerce Clause in Drug Dealer Robbery Case

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 20, 2016 at 5:00pm 6/20/2016 at 5:00pm
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Happy SCOTUS Opinion Day, Legal Insurrection readers! We’ve got several opinions coming out today. Still waiting for some of the most controversial ones — three Texas cases dealing with abortion, affirmative action, and immigration — but this morning’s opinions cover some serious constitutional rights.

In day’s first opinion, Taylor v. United States, the...

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SCOTUS: It’s OK If the Police Unlawfully Stop You If There Was a Warrant Out for Your Arrest

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 20, 2016 at 2:00pm 6/20/2016 at 2:00pm
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Monday, the Supreme Court issued a 5-3 ruling in Utah v. Streiff that’s raising eyebrows for its implications for Fourth Amendment protections.

In Streiff, the defendant was stopped and questioned by a police officer in a parking lot near a house that an anonymous tipster had claimed was being used to sell drugs....

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Ted Cruz Endorses Anti-establishment Insurgent Colorado Senate Candidate

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 6:00pm 6/19/2016 at 6:00pm
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Last month, I wrote about Harry Reid’s statement that he is “fairly certain” the Democrats will retake the Senate this year, and as I noted, it is a very real possibility given a number of factors.  The Democrats need win only five seats to retake...

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Momentum Builds for Convention of States

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 7:30pm 6/2/2016 at 7:30pm
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Last week, Louisiana passed a resolution calling for a Convention of States as described in Article V of the U.S. Constitution. The resolution passed on May 25 with a vote of 62-36, making Louisiana the eighth state to call for a meeting of the states for the purpose of proposing constitutional amendments...

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SCOTUS Passes on Constitutional Challenge to Death Penalty

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 5:00pm 5/31/2016 at 5:00pm
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The death penalty will not get its day in court this year (at least not in the highest court in all of Americaland).

Only two of the court’s eight justices (Breyer and Ginsburg) showed interest in hearing the appeal of a Louisiana man convicted of killing his pregnant former girlfriend.

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Best of (Future SCOTUS?) Justice Don Willett’s Twitter Feed

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 7:15pm 5/18/2016 at 7:15pm
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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, released a short-list of potential SCOTUS nominees Wednesday.

Senate Republicans have thus far, made good on their promise to block President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland. Should that hold, the task of replacing the late Justice Scalia will fall to the next Oval Office...

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SCOTUS: In drawing voting Districts, states can count non-voters

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 4, 2016 at 5:15pm 4/4/2016 at 5:15pm
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On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a unanimous ruling in Evenwel v. Abbott, a voting rights case that dealt with how districts are drawn.

The opinion was written by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito concurring. With the unanimous ruling, Justice Antonin Scalia’s death...

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