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David Souter

Souter: Originalism is “Unrealistic”

June 20, 2010

Writing for the American Thinker, Lawrence J. Siskind makes a great point about getting to know a Supreme Court candidate (like Elena Kagan) well before confirmation because afterward it’s simply too late.  His case in point:  David Souter’s recent Harvard commencement address last May. Bush 41 nominated and 90 Senators confirmed David Souter in 1990 [...]

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Sotomayor is Confirmed

August 7, 2009

With a 68-31 vote (Teddy “Fins” Kennedy was too ill to vote) the US Senate voted to confirm Sonia Sotomayor the 111th Supreme Court Justice.  Nine RINOs, Lindsey Graham among them, added their votes to 59 Dems.   She’s also the third woman and (I’m not sure if anyone knows about this) she’s the first Latina on the court!  I [...]

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Looking For Another Souter

May 1, 2009

I’m not going to lose sleep tonight because Justice David Souter is retiring at the end of the next session of the Supreme Court.  I’m sure his last magnanimous acts for posterity will simply blend in and be as meek as most of his acts over the last 18 years he’s been on the court.   He’s never a swing vote, [...]

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Gitmo Detainees Get Their Day in Court

June 12, 2008

And the Constitution gets its day on the toilet paper roll!  The Supreme Court was about as off-base and dangerous today as as they were in Dred Scott.  POWs held at Gitmo will, for the first time in our history, be allowed to have access to civilian US courts during wartime. These are five Supreme Court Justices [...]

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Hey Voter, Show Me Your ID!

April 28, 2008

The Roberts Court ruled today that Indiana’s Voter ID law is constitutional in a 6-3 decision by amply justifying that IDs  serve “the valid interest in protecting ‘the integrity and reliability of the electoral process,’” according to the majority. I’ll let you guess which three were in the minority… Give up?  Stephen “International Law” Breyer, [...]

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