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Extreme Prejudice

Thursday morning, an op-ed from Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) was published in the Deseret News (a major Salt Lake City newspaper that is owned by the LDS Church). In it, Hatch says: Like many of my Senate colleagues, I recently met with Chief Judge Merrick Garland, President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court. … Our […]

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Supreme Arguments

It is easy to get caught up in the politics of the Supreme Court, especially with the unexpected death of Antonin Scalia and the fight over his replacement. But meanwhile, the court is still hearing important cases. This week saw oral arguments about a Texas law that requires stringent new standards on abortion clinics that […]

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President Trump Nominates Gary Busey to the Supreme Court

Seth Meyers worries about the consequences of Obama doing what the Republicans ask and deferring the Supreme Court nomination to the next president. For example, if Trump is elected, will he name Gary Busey to the Supreme Court? Ted Cruz has already announced that he thinks “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson would make an excellent […]

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Doin’ Their Jobs

© Jen Sorensen It is the job of Obama to nominate a new Supreme Court justice. Republican demands that we wait until after the election so the appointment can follow the “will of the people” ignores the will of the people when they elected Obama (twice!). Obama has a chance to create a court that […]

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Colbert on Scalia

This is really sweet:

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Dead Air

© Tom Tomorrow The Republicans have already announced that they are going to refuse to confirm (or even have a hearing to consider) anyone nominated by Obama to replace Antonin Scalia. Even before they hear who Obama is going to nominate. The Party of NO is nothing if not consistent. The GOP claims that it […]

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Justice for Obama?

A common question of presidential candidates is what kind of Supreme Court justice they would appoint. But at a campaign event in Iowa on Tuesday, someone asked Hillary Clinton if she would consider nominating President Obama to the Supreme Court. Laughing in delight, Clinton replied “Wow, what a great idea. Nobody has ever suggested that […]

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Channeling Intent

© Ruben Bolling I know I’ve already pointed out the hypocrisy of Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia but this comic was just too funny. I think I have a new theory. Maybe the conservative justices are just treating the Constitution like the Bible. After all, you can justify almost any behavior by selectively picking verses […]

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Pretzel Logic

© Tom Tomorrow If Scalia weren’t bad enough, we have his sidekick “Scalito”. It might have been overshadowed by other decisions, but yes, the Supreme Court did rule that capital executions could move forward, even though three recent executions resulted in long and apparently excruciatingly painful death, “the chemical equivalent of being burned alive”. Silly […]

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The Crankiness of Scalia

Scalia seems to have had a very bad day. He didn’t get things to go his way. But that’s ok because Jon is here, To humorously make the hypocrisy clear. As Stewart explains it, “I think we found Scalia’s tell. The Crankiness of Scalia’s insults runs inverse to his intellectual consistency.”

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The Real Colbert

Stephen Colbert (the real one, not the fake conservative) makes fun of the Supreme Court: UPDATE: Hey, never let it be said that we aren’t “fair and balanced”. Here’s Bill O’Reilly’s response to Colbert on Fox News: Colbert has said that he modeled his conservative persona on Bill O’Reilly, so is O’Reilly a bit miffed […]

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Justice Scalia is Not Happy

One might even say that he isn’t very gay. It was bad enough yesterday when the Supreme Court deflected a challenge to Obamacare (over his vigorous dissent), but today it legalized same-sex marriage in the whole country. In Scalia’s dissent to the gay marriage ruling, he quoted from the majority opinion and gave his version […]

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Separation of Powers

One of the big complaints recently about Obama has been that he is acting like a king or dictator, doing end-runs around Congress such as allowing illegal aliens to avoid being deported. After all, we have three branches of government to provide checks and balances. So it surprised me when Ted Cruz said Monday that […]

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Beating a Dead Horse

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), in a craven attempt to burnish his ultra-conservative credentials (probably for the upcoming Republican presidential primary), has introduced a bill that would strip federal benefits from same-sex couples and leave it up to the states to restrict marriage as the union of one man and one woman. On his website, Cruz […]

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What’s Good for the Goose Is Good for the Goat!

How ironic is it to have Satanists play Devil’s advocate? A few months ago, the Supreme Court allowed Hobby Lobby to be exempt from the law of the land because of their “sincerely held religious beliefs”. It is not clear to me how a corporation can have any beliefs at all (let alone sincerely held […]

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