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Democrats Have A Long, Shameful Record Of Attacking Minority And Female Judicial Nominees

From Joe Biden Presiding Over The 'National Disgrace' Of Clarence Thomas' Hearing To Chuck Schumer Reviving 'Bork-Style' Tactics To Stonewall Miguel Estrada And Attack Janice Rodgers Brown To Democrats' Near-Lockstep Opposition To Minority Nominees During The Last Administration, Senate Democrats Inhabit An Imposing Glass House From Which They Have No Business Throwing Stones 2005: Senate Democrats Ruled Out Minority Candidates For A Supreme Court Appointment, With Joe Biden And Chuck Schu… Continue Reading


Democrats Discard Their Previous Insistence On Obtaining All Of A Supreme Court Nominee’s Records

Though Democrats Have Pointed To Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's Service On The U.S. Sentencing Commission As One Of Her Qualifications For Becoming A Supreme Court Justice, Chairman Durbin Is Refusing To Request All Of Judge Jackson's Records From Her Time There, Despite Previously Saying 'America Needs To See Those Documents' From A Supreme Court Nominee SEN. CHUCK GRASSLEY (R-IA), Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member: "By her supporters' own accounts, Judge Jackson's service on the senten… Continue Reading


Judge Jackson Must Meet Schumer’s Standard In Answering Questions About Demand Justice Backing Her Nomination

Chuck Schumer Told Prior Supreme Court Nominees That 'We Would Be Remiss If We Didn't Explore Why' Certain Groups Were Backing Their Nominations, So Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Will Need To Be Forthcoming About Why Far-Left Court-Packing Group Demand Justice Has Been Loudly Pushing Her Nomination SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This is … a moment when the far left has declared open season on the very concept of judicial independence itself. President Biden even bowed to… Continue Reading


Democrats Once Denounced Durbin’s SCOTUS Confirmation Timeline As ‘Illegitimate’ And ‘A Sham’

Senate Democrat Leaders Want To Confirm President Biden's Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, On A Similar Timeline To The One Used For Justice Amy Coney Barrett, Even Though Senate Democrats At The Time Denounced That Timing In Harsh Terms Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer Initially Suggested He 'Hopes To Follow A Confirmation Timeline Close To That Of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett' "Biden said he plans to announce his nominee by the end of February, and Demo… Continue Reading


Far-Left Dark Money Group Demand Justice Gets Their Supreme Court Nominee

The Extreme Liberal Dark Money Group Demand Justice Has Vehemently And Repeatedly Called For Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson To Be Nominated To The Supreme Court, Ran Ads For Her, And Even Pressured Justice Stephen Breyer To Retire So Judge Jackson Could Be Elevated SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The Senate must conduct a rigorous, exhaustive review of Judge Jackson's nomination as befits a lifetime appointment to our highest Court…. I also understand Judge Jackson was the… Continue Reading


Democrats Demand An Activist Supreme Court Nominee

Following Up On President Biden's Pledge To Appoint A Supreme Court Justice Who Will 'Have An Expansive View Of The Constitution,' Democrats In Congress Are Signaling That They Want The President To Pick A Nominee Who Will 'Reason Backward From Outcomes' And Advance Political Causes For Democrats, Instead Of Following What The Law Says SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[S]omehow, everyone knows in advance that nominations like Bork, Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett… Continue Reading


Nuclear Option Regrets, Democrats Have Had A Few

After Senate Democrats Eagerly Voted For The Nuclear Option To Eliminate The Filibuster On Executive Nominations, Many Said A Short Time Later They Regretted Their Votes, Wished 'It Hadn't Happened,' And Said In Hindsight, It Was 'The Biggest Mistake I Ever Made' Or 'The Worst Vote I Have Taken As A Senator' FLASHBACK: Leader McConnell Warned Democrats The Day They Went Nuclear On The Filibuster For Nominations: 'You Will Regret This, And You May Regret It A Lot Sooner Than You Think' SEN… Continue Reading


Democrats’ Threats To Norms And Institutions Predate Judge Barrett’s Nomination

Regardless Of Their Rhetoric Now, Senate Democrats Have Been Threatening The Independence Of The Supreme Court And The Norms And Traditions Of The Senate Long Before This Year's Supreme Court Vacancy SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "Now, I believe the Senate majority is on the precipice of making a colossal and historic mistake by rushing this nomination through the Senate only eight days before a national election after 50 million Americans have already voted, the Republican major… Continue Reading


Judge Barrett’s Colleagues Laud Her ‘Impressive Intellect’ And Exemplary Character

Throughout Her Career, From St. Mary's Dominican High School To The Notre Dame Law School Faculty, Judge Barrett's Peers And Professional Colleagues Are Unfailingly Impressed With Her 'Exceptional Qualities' Including 'The Depth And Breadth Of Her Legal Mind' And Her 'Fairness, Decency, Generosity, And Hard Work' Notre Dame Faculty Colleagues: 'Judge Barrett Stands Out, On A Par In Her Abilities With The Most Distinguished And Influential [High Court Judges In The World],' 'Amy Coney Barre… Continue Reading


New Polling Affirms A Majority Of Americans Support Confirming Judge Barrett

The Latest Polling Continues To Show Majorities Or Pluralities Of Americans Support The Senate Confirming Judge Barrett To The Supreme Court And Again Shows A Substantial Majority Opposed To The Extreme Court-Packing Scheme Leading Democrats Are Threatening SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This morning, the Judiciary Committee reported the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the floor. Their recommendation was that she be confirmed. It was unanimous…. It is supremely … Continue Reading


Most Americans Support Confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett

Polls Show Majorities Or Pluralities Of Americans Support The Senate Confirming Judge Barrett To The Supreme Court And Also Show A Substantial Majority Opposed To The Extreme Court-Packing Scheme Leading Democrats Are Threatening SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee and the entire country heard from one of the most impressive nominees for any public office in a long time. Judge Amy Coney Barrett demonstrated that she has the deep legal expert… Continue Reading


Judge Barrett Is ‘A Woman Of Unassailable Integrity’ Who Will Be ‘A Role Model For Generations To Come’

Former Students And Clerks For Judge Barrett Say She 'Exhibit[s] The Rare And Unique Set Of Qualities That Make An Exemplary Judge' And Are Grateful For 'Her Compassionate Heart' While Legal Colleagues Recognize 'She Is Tailor-Made For This Job' Laura Wolk, Judge Barrett's Former Law Student And Mentee: 'Should You Confirm Amy Barrett, The Country Will Receive Something Far Greater Than Simply An Unparalleled Legal Mind,' 'She Will Serve This Country With Distinction Not Only Because Of He… Continue Reading


Judge Amy Coney Barrett: ‘She Is A Staggering Academic Mind’

Judge Barrett's Legal Peers Are Universally Impressed With Her, Telling The ABA 'She Is Incredibly Honest And Forthright,' 'An Intellectual Giant With People Skills And Engaging Warmth,' And Demonstrates 'Stellar Judicial Temperament In All Settings' RANDALL D. NOEL, Standing Committee On The Federal Judiciary Chair, American Bar Association: "Judge Barrett meets the highest standards of integrity, professional competence, and judicial temperament. It is the opinion of the ABA Standing Committe… Continue Reading


Democrats Distort History On The 1864 Vacancy

Democrats' Recounting Of How Abraham Lincoln Handled A Supreme Court Vacancy In 1864 Is Wrong Democrats Claim Abraham Lincoln Didn't Fill A Supreme Court Vacancy Arising Before The 1864 Election Because It Wasn't 'The Right Thing To Do' SEN. KAMALA HARRIS (D-CA): "In 1864, one of the, I think political heroes, certainly of the president, I assume of you also, Mr. Vice President, is Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln was up for re-election and it was 27 days before the election and a seat be… Continue Reading


Blumenthal And Hirono Attempt To Bork Judge Barrett

'Stirring Up Fear Is The Point Of Borking': Without Evidence, Some Democrats Have Attempted To Fearmonger About Judge Barrett, Echoing Sen. Ted Kennedy's Infamous Smears Of Judge Robert Bork SEN. JOSH HAWLEY (R-MO): "I think that the legacy of the Bork hearings continue to reverberate, and his name has become a verb, the borking of nominees. I think what we have seen today is an attempted borking of Judge Amy Barrett. The problem is they don't have anything in your record that they can use &… Continue Reading


FLASHBACK: Elena Kagan’s Career As A Political Operative

Kagan Worked '14 Hours A Day' On A Liberal Senate Campaign, Conducted Opposition Research For A Democrat Presidential Campaign, And Worked 'To Score Points Against The Republican Congress' Sen. Klobuchar voted to confirm Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. (PN1768, Elena Kagan Nomination, Confirmed 63-37: D 56-1; R 5-36; I 2-0, 8/05/2010, Klobuchar voted Yea) 1980: Worked On Senate Campaign Of Noted Liberal Rep. Elizabeth Hotzman When Democratic Rep. Holtzman lost in 1980, Kagan believed… Continue Reading


Democrats Are Still Embracing ‘Dark Money’

In Spite Of Democrats' Conspiratorial Denunciations Of 'Dark Money' Groups Weighing In On Judicial Nominations, Senate Democrats Are Once More Working Side-By-Side With Deep-Pocketed Far-Left 'Dark Money' Organizations SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE (D-RI): "Why does so much special interest dark money surround the [Supreme] Court?" (U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Hearing, 9/22/2020) WHITEHOUSE: "This has the earmar… Continue Reading


Judge Barrett On Impartiality: ‘It’s Never Appropriate For A Judge To Impose That Judge’s Personal Convictions’

Judge Amy Coney Barrett Has Repeatedly Demonstrated Her Commitment To Judicial Independence And Impartiality, Saying 'One Of The Most Important Responsibilities Of A Judge Is To Put Their Personal Preferences And Their Personal Beliefs Aside Because Our Responsibility Is To Adhere To The Rule Of Law' JUDGE AMY CONEY BARRETT: "But I think that your concern is that because I critiqued the statutory reasoning that I'm hostile to the ACA, and that because I'm hostile to the ACA that I would decide… Continue Reading


Judge Barrett Adheres To The Ginsburg Standard

When Asked By Senators To Discuss Cases That Might Come Before The Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg Said She Could Offer 'No Hints, No Forecasts, No Previews' And When Asked To Review Prior Cases, Justice Kagan Said 'Essentially Grading Past Cases' 'Would Be Inappropriate' JUDGE AMY CONEY BARRETT: "So Senator, I do want to be forthright and answer every question so far as I can. I think, on that question, you know, I'm going to invoke Justice Kagan's description, which is perfectly put. When s… Continue Reading


‘We Are All Originalists’

Democrats Always Attempt To Misleadingly Characterize Originalism, But It Is So Mainstream In The Legal Community That Even Justices Kagan And Ginsburg Referred To Themselves As Originalists SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC), Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman: "You said you are an orginialist, is that true? What does that mean in English?..." JUDGE AMY CONEY BARRETT: "In English. Ok, so in English that means that I interpret the Constitution as a law. That I interpret its text as text. And I unde… Continue Reading

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