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10.15.20

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


10.15.20

Blumenthal Says ‘Keep Your Word,’ Ignores What He Said In 2016

In 2016, Sen. Blumenthal Demanded The Senate Vote On A Supreme Court Nomination Before Leaving Prior To The Presidential Election SEN. RICHARD BLUMENTHAL (D-CT): "There are very few written rules around here. The most important rules are the unwritten ones. The most important of those rules is you keep your word. We all know that the United States Senate works, and our democracy really works, because people keep their promises." (U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Markup, 10/15/2020) Blument… Continue Reading


10.14.20

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


10.14.20

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


10.14.20

Democrats Distort And Distract On Health Care

Senate Democrats 'Can't Attack Her On Her Qualifications' So They Have Spent Two Days Trying To Distort Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Record And Distract From Their Refusal To Compromise On COVID Relief For Americans Judge Amy Coney Barrett: 'I Have No Hostility To The ACA Or Any Other Law And I Will Faithfully Apply The Law' JUDGE AMY CONEY BARRETT: "[W]hat I said in that article, which was a book review of someone else's book, was that the statutory interpretation, as I said earlier, as Chi… Continue Reading


10.13.20

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


10.13.20

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


10.13.20

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


10.13.20

‘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


10.13.20

Judiciary Committee’s Schedule For A Vote On Judge Barrett’s Nomination Keeps With Precedent

Since Hearings For Supreme Court Nominations Began In 1916, Of 51 Nominees Who Were Confirmed By The Senate, Half Had A Vote In The Judiciary Committee Within 7 Or Fewer Days Of The End Of Their Hearings Since Supreme Court Nomination Hearings Began in 1916, The Senate Judiciary Committee Voted On The Nomination In One Week Or Less Following A Nominee's Final Hearing Day 26 Times 1 DAY: Justice Brett Kavanaugh's final hearing day was on September 27, 2018 and his Senate Judiciary Committee … Continue Reading


10.12.20

Sen. Durbin’s Selective Amnesia

Durbin Laments The Increasing Partisanship Around Supreme Court Nominations But Ignores His Own Leading Role Shattering A Number Of Senate Precedents That Have Made Judicial Nominations Much More Partisan SEN. DICK DURBIN (D-IL): "It has been recounted earlier that Justice Ginsburg was approved by the Senate by a 96-3 vote. This icon of liberal thinking, advocate for the ACLU, 96-3 before the United States Senate. And then, Antonin Scalia, on the opposite polar end of the political spectrum, ap… Continue Reading


10.12.20

Democrats’ Hysterical Health Care Claims ‘Collapse Under The Slightest Examination’

Judge Barrett Has Never Ruled On Obamacare And Though Democrats Are Presenting The Illusion Of A Near-Certain Outcome In The Pending Court Case, Legal Experts Across The Ideological Spectrum Dismiss That Idea As "Ridiculous" SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "One of the pre-selected scare tactics is that Judge Barrett is out to steal Americans' healthcare coverage. That's the claim: This mother of seven, including multiple children who were born or adopted facing pre-existing medic… Continue Reading


10.12.20

Minds Made Up: Senate Democrats Already Announced Their Opposition To Judge Barrett

Numerous Senate Democrats Announced They Will Oppose Judge Barrett's Nomination Before The Hearings Even Began Several Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats Declared Their Opposition To Judge Barrett The Very Day The Was Nominated SEN. KAMALA HARRIS (D-CA), Senate Judiciary Committee Member: "I will continue to fight on behalf of the people and strongly oppose the president's nomination." (Sen. Harris, Press Release, 9/26/2020) SEN. RICHARD BLUMENTHAL (D-CT), Senate Judiciary Committee Me… Continue Reading


10.12.20

ABA Rates Judge Barrett ‘Well-Qualified’ To Serve As Associate Justice Of Supreme Court

Top Dems: 'The ABA Evaluation Has Been The Gold Standard By Which Judicial Candidates Are Judged' AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION on Judge Amy Coney Barrett: "The American Bar Association's Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary has completed its evaluation of the professional qualifications of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who has been nominated by the President to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. As you know, the Standing Committee confines its evaluation to the qua… Continue Reading


10.12.20

Professional Colleagues ‘Can Think Of No Better Person To Serve As An Associate Justice On The Supreme Court’ Than Judge Barrett

Those Who Have Worked Closely With Judge Barrett Know Her As A 'Role Model Who Is So Unfailingly Talented, Generous, And Kind' And 'Proved To Be One Of [Notre Dame Law School's] Most Stellar Appointments Across Every Dimension,' Declare Her 'Highly Qualified By Every Relevant Measure' And Say Quite Simply, 'Amy Coney Barrett Is The Best Of Us' Judge Barrett's Former Law Clerks: 'We Unreservedly Agree-Despite Our Differing Backgrounds, Beliefs, And Views-That Amy Coney Barrett Will Be An E… Continue Reading


10.11.20

The Senate Judiciary Hearing Is In Accordance With The Office Of Attending Physician And Senate Rules

Senate Democrats' Demands For Testing Are About Delay And Not Science, And Are Inconsistent With Protocols The Senate Has Been Operating Under Reminder: Senate Democrats Have Been Saying Since Before Judge Barrett Was Nominated That Their 'First Job' Is To 'Delay These Hearings,' Exposing Their Latest Demands As Simply More Partisan Political Delay Tactics SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "We will have many more procedural options when it comes to a vote in the Senate committee and a vote on th… Continue Reading


10.11.20

State Officials Urge The Senate To Confirm Judge Barrett

Governors, Lt. Governors, And State Attorneys And Solicitors General Are Confident Judge Barrett 'Respects The Roles Of Coequal Branches Of Government And Protects Powers Reserved To The States,' Laud Her 'Stellar Academic And Teaching Background, And Courtroom Judicial Experience' And Believe 'She Has The Qualifications, Experience, And Judicial Philosophy To Be An Outstanding Associate Justice' Governors: 'Judge Barrett Carries A Longstanding And Well-Respected Reputation As A Legal Scho… Continue Reading


10.09.20

‘Very Common’: SCOTUS Nominees Supplementing Their Committee Questionnaires Is Completely Routine

The Last Six Justices Confirmed To The Court, Nominated By Presidents Of Both Parties, Have All Submitted Supplemental Materials To The Senate Judiciary Committee Chief Justice John Roberts And Justices Samuel Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Neil Gorsuch, And Brett Kavanaugh All Submitted Supplemental Material To Their Original Senate Judiciary Committee Questionnaires Then-Judge John Roberts submitted a supplemental response to the Senate Judiciary Committee Questionnaire on August … Continue Reading


10.09.20

‘They Fully Intend To Pack The Court’

Joe Biden Won't Answer When Asked If He Supports A Nakedly Political Scheme To Pack The Supreme Court And Destroy Its Independence, But Senate Democrats Have Spent Months Saying They're 'Absolutely Open To It' HUGH HEWITT: "[Sen. Kamala Harris] and the former Vice President ought to be criticized for not answering the question about packing the Court." SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[W]ell look, Hugh, on that, when they don't answer the question, you know what the answer is… Continue Reading


10.09.20

Judge Amy Coney Barrett Is ‘A Woman Of Extraordinary Achievement’ With ‘A Strong Record Of Commitment To The Rule Of Law’

After Meeting With Judge Barrett, Senators Came Away Impressed By Her 'Stellar Credentials,' 'Unquestionable Knowledge Of The Law,' And 'Commitment To The Constitution,' Finding Her To Be 'An Inspiring Role Model As A Wife, Mother, Scholar And An Accomplished Jurist' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "I think [the president] picked the single best person he could have picked anywhere in the country. This is a woman of extraordinary achievement. In her personal life, she's got se… Continue Reading

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