Game On: Senate Leadership Sets Kavanaugh Nomination Hearings for September 4th
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 20:05:29 +0000
August 14, 2018 Last Friday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) announcedthat the hearing to consider the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court will begin on September 4, 2018. Perhaps reflecting the fact that this hearing involves, according to Senator Grassley, the “largest cumulative production of Executive Branch material ever received […]
What is Judge Kavanaugh’s View of Judicial Precedent?
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 17:50:43 +0000
August 13,2018 Judge Kavanaugh will almost certainly be grilled at his confirmation hearing about his view of precedent (stare decisis in the Latin phrase that lawyers often use). Opponents will see this as having direct implications for Roe v. Wade and abortion, and for many other constitutional issues as well. Opponents won’t find much in Kavanaugh’s twelve years […]
Weekly Wrap Up
Fri, 10 Aug 2018 14:39:43 +0000
August 10, 2018 On Day 33 of the Kavanaugh confirmation process, the battle, at this stage, continues to be a struggle over whether opponents can find some “dirt,” in millions of page of government records, on Judge Kavanaugh that will stick politically, and whether they can delay the confirmation hearings and vote, as we’ve detailed […]
Kavanaugh’s AEI speech: What, if anything, does it tell us about his views on Roe v. Wade and precedent?
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 20:31:18 +0000
August 9, 2018 Opponents of Judge Kavanaugh are scouring everything that he has said or written to negatively characterize his views on many legal and constitutional issues, especially abortion and Roe v.  Wade. As a July 12 article emphasized, Roe v. Wade “is at the center of the fight to block the recently named […]
Catherine Glenn Foster on Argentina Abortion Vote
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:38:41 +0000
The following statement is from Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO of Americans United for Life: “Life in the womb is human life, and every human being deserves protection. Argentina, like all of South America, is pro-life and will remain so. Argentina has wisely rejected the false message that abortion is necessary to protect women’s […]
Senator Grassley Doubles Down on Documents
Wed, 08 Aug 2018 18:57:20 +0000
August 8, 2018 Last Thursday’s column noted and quoted Republican Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (IA)’s letter to Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), rebuffing Schumer’s request for over a million pages of documents relating to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s tenure as Staff Secretary to President George W. Bush. Yesterday, Senator Grassley doubled down on his […]
The Recipe for Chicken a la King
Tue, 07 Aug 2018 19:40:23 +0000
Justice Stephen Breyer famously quipped that the Supreme Court confirmation process is like the recipe for chicken a la king – “from the point of view of the chicken.” Let’s go with the metaphor a little and point out that the main stream media appears to be preparing the long knives for the nominee du […]
Democratic Leadership Thawing on Meetings with Judge Kavanaugh
Mon, 06 Aug 2018 17:56:14 +0000
August 6, 2018 The last several days, we’ve discussed Democratic reluctance to meet with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. According to reports coming in late last week, that reluctance may now be thawing – perhaps thanks to a new pro-abortion strategy to derail Kavanaugh. Politico reported late Friday, following a Washington Post report, that Senate Minority Leader Chuck […]
Weekly Wrap Up: Enthusiastic Support from an Esteemed (Democratic) Member of the Supreme Court Bar Says It All
Fri, 03 Aug 2018 13:38:23 +0000
August 3, 2018 This week, we’ve taken a closer look at the political parties’ records when it comes to referring Supreme Court nominees out of the Judiciary Committee, both of their own party and of the opposition party. We’ve seen that Democratic senators tend to dig their heels in when it comes to Republican presidential […]
Senator Grassley’s Takedown of the Democrats’ Document Snowball
Fri, 03 Aug 2018 13:28:53 +0000
August 2, 2018 Yesterday, we examined the parties’ comparative voting records on Supreme Court nominees and found that nominees of Republican presidents have a longer road to confirmation than do Democratic nominees. One way that opponents of a nominee can slow the process down is by insisting on the production of voluminous records ostensibly relating […]