Tag: Alito

Join Jim and Greg as they break down the monumental U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning the Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey decisions that had declared a constitutional right to an abortion. They welcome the ruling as being correct from a constitutional perspective and for the good it will do in saving lives.  They also note that not much immediately changes on abortion law and that the 50 states will now determine how they each approach the issue.

In addition, they point out the Homeland Security warning about widespread violence as a result of the ruling, and Jim highlights how the decision of a justice who strongly supported abortion contributed significantly to Friday’s verdict.

Join Greg and Ricochet Editor-in-Chief Jon Gabriel as they dissect the leaking of a draft majority opinion that shows a majority of Supreme Court justices prepared to overturn Roe v. Wade. First, they discuss the significant damage the leak may do to the functioning and credibility of the Supreme Court. They also highlight why they hope the draft will be the majority opinion in terms of shifting abortion back to the states and why the pro-life movement clearly has a legal high ground. And they react to some of the most unhinged statements from Democrats in response to the breaking news.

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There’s been much consternation over Justice Gorsuch’s and Roberts’ majority opinion in Bostock v Clayton County. It’s both a major new application of existing law with far reaching effect AND is something Congress has tried but failed to do. As a default, I think the dissent in the case makes sense: the court shouldn’t impose […]

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I confess I am pleasantly surprised at the strong stand GOP senators are making against confirming any Obama appointment to replace Justice Scalia. Perhaps after all the sturm und drang of the Harriet Meyers nomination, GOP officials finally are getting trained to behave like actual conservatives regarding court appointments. If so, it raises again the […]

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Will Another Alito Ever Be Confirmed?

 

Bush-Alito-051031After the Supreme Court’s latest term, a line has been drawn in the sand so clearly that even a RINO can see it without glasses.

The Obergefell decision is fairly fragile. Justice Kennedy might resign during the next president’s term, and a Republican president might appoint his replacement. But if the current balance of the court is in danger of being pushed rightward*, the Democrats will do anything to stop it. They will use the filibuster and leave the seat unoccupied, for years if necessary.

In this scenario, our best hope is that the GOP holds firm and refuses to accept another moderate like Kennedy. As long as Republicans has a majority in the Senate, they should use all available countermeasures against the filibuster, blocking bills and even holding payment of federal employees as ransom.