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Justice Scalia, “guardian of the Jewish heritage within the Supreme Court”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 7, 2016 at 2:30pm 3/7/2016 at 2:30pm
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A reader sent me a post from a Chabad publication which sheds light on an aspect of Justice Antonin Scalia’s career I did not previously know. But it doesn’t surprise me.

I’m a big fan of Chabad, as I’ve previously mentioned:

Chabad, the Lubavitch Orthodox Jewish organization, has emissaries...

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Life and Death Take Center Stage as SCOTUS Hears Texas Abortion Law Case

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 1:00pm 3/3/2016 at 1:00pm

The Supreme Court of the United States has resumed hearing oral arguments since the death of conservative stalwart Justice Antonin Scalia. His seat remains empty, leaving the Court’s already-tenuous balance even shakier as they address one of the most important abortion cases during recent years.

Wednesday, the Court heard oral arguments in ...

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Justice Thomas Asks Questions at Oral Argument for 1st Time in 10 Years

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 29, 2016 at 5:30pm 2/29/2016 at 5:30pm

(UPDATED: This post has been updated with the transcript of the oral arguments, at the bottom of this post. h/t Shall Not Be Questioned blog.)

In a turn of events sure to shock those who follow the US Supreme Court, Justice Clarence Thomas has broken with his 10-year-long record of declining to...

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Video: Dems disagree with Joe Biden on SCOTUS nominations

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 8:30am 2/25/2016 at 8:30am

Democrats are pushing hard for the senate to lay down and approve an Obama nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court even after Chuck Schumer was

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Justice Scalia’s Honor Guard

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 19, 2016 at 9:00pm 2/19/2016 at 9:00pm
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There were many moving images today as Justice Antonin Scalia’s body was brought to and placed in repose in the Supreme Court.

The Featured Image was one of the most moving. His former law clerks lined up outside the Supreme Court awaiting arrival of his body. (h/t @amandacarpenter)

They continued to stand guard...

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Hillary: GOP Racist for Opposing Obama on Scalia Replacement

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 8:30am 2/18/2016 at 8:30am

Just four years ago, the Democrats were calling the GOP the party of old white people. Today, Democrats are running two old white people while the Republican candidates have been extremely diverse.

Despite this new reality, Hillary Clinton is clinging to accusations of racism against Republicans, in this case because there is...

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A moving tribute to Antonin Scalia from … Stephen Colbert

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 1:08pm 2/17/2016 at 1:08pm
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I don’t normally watch Stephen Colbert on the Late Show.

Somehow, it turned up on my TV last night. I’m not even sure I could replicate the error.

When I heard him turn to the topic of Antonin Scalia I thought, oh boy, here we go.

But I was so pleasantly surprised. Colbert told...

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No rush to get Scalia replacement on Supreme Court

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 7:00pm 2/16/2016 at 7:00pm

Media discussion of Justice Scalia’s death and its implications for the public unions case Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association overstates the impact and misses the larger issue.

Before Justice Scalia died, it was very likely the Court would hold that it is unconstitutional for state law to require, or even simply allow,...

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Schumer tries to explain away his 2007 SCOTUS vote speech … fails

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 5:40pm 2/16/2016 at 5:40pm

Back in 2007, Chuck Schumer stated plainly that Democrats should block all U.S. Supreme Court judges nominated by then president George W. Bush. There is no other way to interpret his words:

Having been confronted with this irrefutable evidence that Democrats played partisan politics on this very issue, Schumer has responded by...

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Scalia’s Death and the Upcoming Total Nomination War

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 11:30am 2/16/2016 at 11:30am
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There are moments I always recall with great clarity.

Learning about the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will be one of those events.

As I have been closely following this news, I have noticed that there is a lot of chatter about the circumstances of...

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Who Should Nominate the Next Supreme Court Justice?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 15, 2016 at 4:30pm 2/15/2016 at 4:30pm

Justice Scalia’s untimely passing has the entire political arena stressed. Senate Republicans refuse to confirm another justice until the next president is elected, but President Obama insists he will move forward with a nominee.

NBC News has the breakdown:

While the president said Saturday was “a time to remember Justice Scalia’s...

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Scalia’s death may help liberals dodge losses in Affirmative Action and Union cases

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 15, 2016 at 1:00pm 2/15/2016 at 1:00pm
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Two Supreme Court cases with significant public policy implications previously discussed on Legal Insurrection face very different futures in the wake of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death on Saturday.

Oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas and even more more so Friedrichs v. California Teachers’ Association suggested the Court would...

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Scalia did anti-PC right — with powerful legal reasoning, wit and humor

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 10:30am 2/14/2016 at 10:30am

The unexpected news that Antonin Scalia died was a punch in the gut.

It reminded me of when I first heard that Andrew Breitbart had died — my wife saw it on Twitter and asked whether it was true. Her comment about Breitbart applies equally to Scalia, 

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The Coming Fight Over Justice Scalia’s Replacement

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 8:23pm 2/13/2016 at 8:23pm

Let’s set the scene: it’s nine months to the election, about eleven till the inauguration. The GOP controls the Senate, but there’s a Democratic president (in case you hadn’t noticed). The Supreme Court has been split between four liberal and four conservative justices and one swing justice. One of the conservative...

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Justice Scalia Dies

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 5:17pm 2/13/2016 at 5:17pm

Just Breaking:

Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead of apparent natural causes Saturday on a luxury resort in West Texas, federal officials said.

Scalia, 79, was a guest at the Cibolo Creek Ranch, a resort in the Big Bend region south of Marfa.
According to a report, Scalia arrived at the ranch on...

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SCOTUS Stops Obama’s Clean Power Plan

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 6:15pm 2/10/2016 at 6:15pm

Yet another Obama administration initiative was halted by the U.S. Supreme Court this week. The Clean Power Plan (CPP) was a far-reaching effort by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to control greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants under the Clean Air Act (CAA). If implemented, the CPP would have closed hundreds...

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Teachers Union Bankrupting Chicago Schools

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 11:30am 2/3/2016 at 11:30am

The long-running battle between the Chicago Teachers’ Union (the “Union”) and the Chicago Public Schools (“CPS”) has turned even uglier.  The Chicago Tribune reports that the Union rejected CPS’s most recent contract offer Monday, and CPS responded by cutting budgets by a cool $100 million.

Combative negotiations between CPS and the Union...

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