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Is Trump Really Facing Historic Opposition To His Cabinet Nominees?

John A. Tures | Posted 02.13.2017 | Politics
John A. Tures

President Donald Trump tweeted "It is a disgrace that my full Cabinet is still not in place, the longest such delay in the history of our country." B...

How Democrats Should Fight The Battle Over Merrick Garland's Supreme Court Seat

Sen. Daylin Leach | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics
Sen. Daylin Leach

The Democrats have indicated that they may filibuster the Gorsuch nomination, and frankly, they have no other choice.

Original Intent

Jonathan Richards | Posted 02.01.2017 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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Trump To Announce SCOTUS Pick As Dems Gird For A Fight

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 02.03.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump was set to unveil his pick for a lifetime job on the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday as Democrats, still fuming over the Republic...

Alternative Facts

Jonathan Richards | Posted 01.24.2017 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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Why Democrats Should Block Every Trump Supreme Court Justice

Russ Belville | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics
Russ Belville

Last year, Supreme Court Justice Scalia died. President Obama, a president who won election twice, both with the Electoral College and twice with popu...

On January 3, We Can Still Claim The Supreme Court We Earned!

Roger Wolfson | Posted 12.29.2016 | Politics
Roger Wolfson

We can still get Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court! The clock is ticking, but the Constitution is on our side. This is an exciting situation, and a...

Mitch McConnell, A Modern-Day Machiavelli

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.21.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― He is a man who values political expediency above most else. He is cunning, he is calculating and he aligns with those he needs to keep...

Yes, Obama's Supreme Court Nominee Is Really Headed Back To His Old Job

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

Merrick Garland is going back to work. After getting a holiday send-off of sorts from President Barack Obama last week, the erstwhile Supreme Court no...

Obama Gives His Supreme Court Nominee A Final Holiday Send-Off

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.16.2016 | Politics

Merrick Garland paid the White House a visit this week — not to talk about his long-stalled Supreme Court nomination, but to get a shout-out from th...

One Of Trump's SCOTUS Picks Says Merrick Garland Is Too Old To Be Confirmed

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.09.2016 | Politics

Robert Young, chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, hasn’t said a word since President-elect Donald Trump added him in September to his wish ...

Merrick Garland's Own Court Won't Force Republican Senators To Vote Him Up Or Down

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics

Since getting a nod for the Supreme Court ages ago, Merrick Garland hasn’t been doing any work as a judge, sitting out cases that he may have later ...

How an Honorable President-Elect Would Deal Now with the Supreme Court Vacancy

Andy Schmookler | Posted 11.22.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

This piece is appearing this morning in a couple of the newspapers in my conservative congressional District (VA-06). *******************************...

The Battle For America Continues

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 11.22.2016 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

American values, institutions, and people are in peril. Taking care of one another is an immediate concern. As we move forward, resisting Trump and the threat he poses is the decent and patriotic thing to do.

Long-Shot Push To Force Senate To Confirm Merrick Garland Fails In Federal Court

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 11.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― No sir, you cannot sue the Senate over its unprecedented obstruction of the president’s Supreme Court nominee. That’s what a federa...

Goodbye To All Those Hopes For A New, Liberal Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics

Judge Merrick Garland was possibly hoping that Americans would choose Hillary Clinton as their next president and thus push the Republican-controlled ...

Merrick Garland Be Damned: Chuck Grassley Wins Senate Re-Election

The Huffington Post | Eliot Nelson | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) coasted to re-election Tuesday, defeating former Lt. Gov. Patty Judge for a seventh term in the upper chamber. Grassley,...

Immigrants’ Rights At A Supreme Court 'Tipping Point'

Nan Aron | Posted 11.08.2016 | Politics
Nan Aron

Immigration is baked into our country’s DNA. The way we welcome newcomers speaks volumes about who we are and the values we hold dear as a nation. A...

Joe Biden: The Senate's 'Outrageous' Dysfunction Is Infecting The Courts

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.07.2016 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden said Friday that the dysfunction of Congress has officially infected the courts as Republicans refuse to give President Barac...

GOP Senator Predicts Garland Will Be Confirmed This Year If Clinton Wins

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.06.2016 | Politics

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) thinks there’s a good chance President Barack Obama will get his nominee on the Supreme Court this year if Hillary Clint...

As Election Day Looms, Merrick Garland's Nomination Hangs In The Balance

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 11.06.2016 | Politics

Several intriguing scenarios could unfold after Tuesday’s U.S. election to break the deadlock over filling a Supreme Court vacancy that has provoked...

Supreme Court Points The Way Forward

Jason P. Steed | Posted 11.07.2016 | Politics
Jason P. Steed

A few months ago something weird happened. Virginia had passed a law aimed at preventing trans students from using the restroom that corresponds to th...

Clarence Thomas On Supreme Court Gridlock: Washington ‘Is Broken In Some Ways’

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.27.2016 | Politics

Justice Clarence Thomas gave a frank assessment Wednesday of how he feels about the political standoff over Supreme Court confirmations ― a subject ...

If GOP Holds House, Clinton Investigations To Begin On Day One

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.26.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With the prospect of ever taking back the White House dimming with every election, and with the possible loss of control in the Senate staring them in the face, this is all they have left to promise to their rabidly anti-Clinton base: continued gridlock, and endless investigations.

This Could Be The Beginning Of The End Of The Supreme Court As We Know It

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.28.2016 | Politics

Maybe Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) had the right idea after all. Maybe Republicans are willing to trigger a constitutional crisis over the Supreme Court...