Democrats Aren’t Just Attacking Gorsuch, They’re Attacking the Rule of Law

Judge Neil Gorsuch deserves better than the treatment he received at the hands of Democrats in this week’s confirmation hearings. More importantly, the rule of law—a principle so dear to this country—deserves better. Democrats, who are now coalescing under the mantle of The Resistance, are doing their level best to ignite their base by opposing…
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Trump’s Supreme Court Pick is a Perfect Scalia Successor

“The Constitution,” according to President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, “isn’t some inkblot on which litigants may project their hopes and dreams … but a carefully drafted text judges are charged with applying according to its original public meaning.” It’s a philosophy befitting the replacement of Justice Antonin Scalia, the ardent, colorful…
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Republicans Restore the Fight for Separation of Powers

House Republicans introduced the fourth installment in their six-part agenda in an event in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall on Thursday. The plan takes aim at the “fourth branch,” the regulatory state which has accumulated powers of all three branches – “to make, enforce, and interpret the law.” Somewhere, Justice Scalia is smiling. The late justice…
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Liberals Tip Their Hand on Hopes for Supreme Court

What might it mean to have five justices on the Supreme Court who were appointed by Democratic presidents? That’s the question that constitutional law professor, and liberal scholar, Erwin Chemerinsky asked in a editorial for The Atlantic this week. And, well, the answer is chilling. In a section Chemerinsky entitles “Dreaming,” the professor writes: The…
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Garland’s Appointment Could Lead to the Most Liberal Supreme Court in 80 Years

How liberal is Merrick Garland, Obama’s pick to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court? There’s somewhat of an online battle over the point. Take, for instance, Garland’s Wikipedia page, which saw a series of back-and-forth edits to his description as a “judicial moderate” and a “strong liberal.” If Wikipedia editors aren’t your…
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Democrats Made Their Bed in Politicizing Nominations, Now They Must Lay In It

In normal times, such as those when an Italian American named Antonin Scalia can be unanimously confirmed by a 98-0 vote, I would have more time to write posts examining Scalia’s life, jurisprudential impact, and judicial legacy. These are not normal times. In the hours after Scalia’s death during a hunting vacation in Texas, the…
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The Remarkable, Influential Life of Justice Antonin Scalia

Justice Antonin Scalia, one of the foremost legal minds and writers in a generation, was found dead on Saturday following a day of hunting–one of his favorite hobbies–at a ranch in West Texas. During his nearly 30 years on the court, Scalia developed a reputation for his sharp tongue and rapier wit, both of which…
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Obamacare? No, This is Now SCOTUScare

Is it lawful to provide subsidies through exchanges created by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS)? That was the question the Supreme Court was asked to decide, but chose to disregard it in order to answer a much different question: whether it is a good idea to provide subsidies in exchanges created by…
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