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Join Jim and Greg as they reflect on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as well as President Trump’s reaction to the news. They also wade into the battle over whether Trump and Senate Republicans ought to press forward with a confirmation process before Election Day and counter Democrats’ insistence that doing so would somehow be unconstitutional. And they respond to the absurd overreactions of people like Barack Obama and Reza Aslan to the prospect of a new justice this year.

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Never Trump conservatives, having hoped for a Hillary Clinton win in 2016, were often subjected to “But Gorsuch” taunts from supporters of President Donald J. Trump, once he was, with the help of Mitch McConnell, able to fill the Supreme Court position left vacant by the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia. They quickly turned this […]

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I just saw this and I thought that it was worth sharing here. President Trump had Maureen Scalia (Justice Scalia’s widow) and Fr. Paul Scalia in the White House yesterday when he named Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. After the announcement they took the time to pray and had Fr. Scalia lead the […]

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I feel pretty comfortable about keeping the House, but the Senate races were something I didn’t think about until I heard the discussion on some podcasts about how the Scalia replacement Republican strategy could backfire if the Dems regained control of the Senate. Yo! Ricochetti intelligentsia. Your thoughts? Preview Open

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Apparently, C-SPAN has bailed and will broadcast a taped version on Sunday evening. They would rather broadcast from the Nevada caucuses. EWTN is carrying the funeral live. Preview Open

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SCOTUS“The only winning move is not to play.” — Joshua, War Games, 1983

The passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has changed the 2016 political landscape. There is bipartisan consensus on that point, and that point alone. What remains uncertain is how this will play out. But there is only one clear path for Republican candidates and senators: Starve the media of this story.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Remembering an Evening with Scalia: Textualism, Sandwiches, and Tomato Pie

 

A few years ago, Scalia spent an evening with our local chapter of the Federalist Society, giving a talk loosely based on his latest book, Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts, with lively Q&A to follow.

I was in graduate school at the time – not law school – and I remember my first thought being, “Dress up. You know how lawyers are, and it’s not every day you meet a Supreme Court justice.” So wearing my best blouse and skirt, I arrived at the posh library hosting the event – and immediately proceeded to feel like a dirty hippie: Lawyers dress sharp. Conservative lawyers even more so – and even sharper for an occasion like this one. Though out of my element, and handicapped somewhat by lack of shorthand skills, I did manage to scribble down several notes and quotes, and I thought I’d share some of the more legible ones with you. As the course of the evening made clear, Scalia is an eminently quotable guy, so let’s start with his own words:

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shutterstock_95619505Were Justice Scalia to have died earlier, our case for having the next president select the his replacement would have been much more difficult; the longer the seat remains vacant, the more time the Left has to use its influence and muscle to pressure the Senate to do its bidding. But were he to have died later, our case would have been strengthened; the shorter the length of the vacancy, the more plausible our arguments in favor of waiting would appear to the general public.

Regardless, he was taken from us when he was taken. We have a winnable fight on our hands, but it will still be a fight. The obstacles in our path are formidable, but not insurmountable. With conviction, shrewdness, and fortitude, we can win this battle; without them, the last fragile barrier shielding us from despotism may well disintegrate before us.

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The interwebbies are burning up today, speculating about President Obama’s next move in light of the death of Mr. Justice Scalia. Will there be a nomination? Will there be a recess appointment? The president does have the right to nominate anyone he pleases. And the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley, can slow […]

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I have a few observations on the impact of the death of Justice Scalia. I welcome your comments on them. I am saddened that I was correct in predicting that the Left would engage in a vengeful grave dancing orgy over Justice Scalia’s death. Whether they realize it or not, their reaction is a stain […]

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A wonderful thing about Scalia was that even especially when he was on the outside of a majority on the court, he could be a host unto himself–or more accurately, he had the strength of character to know that no matter how outnumbered he was on the court or in the nation as a whole, […]

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Rudyard Kipling wrote this for the death of Theodore Roosevelt. I believe it is as applicable to Antonin Scalia Seawriter Preview Open

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Before the usual outlets have an opportunity to sully the memory of the greatest legal mind of my lifetime, I wanted to say a word about Justice Antonin Scalia. I had the opportunity to hear him speak when I was in law school, and he was exactly as you would expect: Incredibly sharp, able to […]

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