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A Quickie: The Merrick Garland Impasse

Chuck Schumer and the Senate Dems seem to have a bone caught in their collective throat and that bone is best represented by Senator Jeff Flake’s boneheaded tweet: 698 more words

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The Future of the Supreme Court

With the nomination of the new 49-year-old Supreme Court Justice, Gorsuch, one must wonder where the Supreme Court is headed in future years. If Gorsuch is confirmed, it can be expected that he will be a Justice for around 30 years, changing the balance of power in the court to 5-4, in favor of Conservatives. 473 more words

Political

Justices Skeptical Over Colorado's Refusal To Refund Court Fees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is raising serious doubts about Colorado’s practice of not refunding court fees and other costs to people who are convicted of crimes but later exonerated. 449 more words

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Memories of a General

Monday Morning Musings:

“First we eat, then we do everything else.”

—M.F.K. Fisher

During Elena Kagan’s confirmation hearing in 2010

Senator Lindsey Graham asked her where she had been on Christmas,

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Family Memories

Time to Confirm Merrick Garland?

Poor old Merrick Garland, and President Obama, and the Democratic Party for that matter. We are now almost at the 150 day mark since Obama pushed the button and nominated Garland to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. 225 more words

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"Reckless Conduct": The Supreme Court Just Affirmed That Domestic Violence Vacates Gun Rights; Here’s Why That’s So Important

It was a busy morning for for the Supreme Court. On Monday, the court struck down a Texas law that required Texas abortion clinics to have “ 513 more words

Gun Violence

SCOTUS Rules On Non Citizen Crimes

The Supreme Court is making it easier for the government to deport or otherwise remove people who are not U.S. citizens if they are convicted of seemingly minor state crimes. 76 more words

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