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02.13.17

The ‘Grand Tradition’ Of The Ginsburg Standard

No Hints, No Forecasts, No Previews… And No Special Obligations THE GINSBURG STANDARD: 'Judge ... Are Bound to Decide Concrete Cases, Not Abstract Issues' JUDGE RUTH BADER GINSBURG: "You are well aware that I came to this proceeding to be judged as a judge, not as an advocate. Because I am and hope to continue to be a judge, it would be wrong for me to say or preview in this legislative chamber how I would cast my vote on questions the Supreme Court may be called upon to decide. Were … Continue Reading


02.07.17

Even The Legal Left Can’t Help But Praise Judge Gorsuch

'He Will Work Tirelessly To Get Each Case Right' LIBERAL LAW PROFESSORS: 'A Brilliant Mind,' 'A Kind, Sensitive And Caring Human Being,' '[H]e Follows The Law As Best As He Can Wherever It Might Lead' YALE LAW PROFESSOR E. DONALD ELLIOTT: "I have known him personally for more than a decade, since he was an attorney in the Justice Department. He is a brilliant mind, but more important he is a kind, sensitive and caring human being. Judge Gorsuch tries very hard to get the law right... [H]e fo… Continue Reading


02.07.17

There They Go Again…

Washington Post Fact-Checker: Senate Democrats' Are 'Being Slippery With Their Language,' 'Misleading,' There Is No 60 Vote 'Standard' For Supreme Court Nominees 'Democrats Are Being Slippery With Their Language' FactCheck.org: "A confirmation vote for a Supreme Court nominee requires only a simple majority, or 51 votes." ("Sanders On SCOTUS Filibuster, Factcheck.org, 2/6/17) "Democrats are being slippery with their language. Sixty votes is not 'a standard' for Supreme Court confirmations, as… Continue Reading


02.06.17

Cabinet Confirmations The Slowest Since George Washington

'Democrats … Are Slow-Walking The Installation Of Trump's Cabinet To A Historic Degree' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Look, we all get it. Democrats are having a tough time coming to grips with the election results. They wish it had turned out differently. I understand their disappointment. I know their base is rioting against reality. I know the far left is demanding obstructionist tactics at any cost. I realize that Leader Schumer in particular is under immense pressure from the radic… Continue Reading


02.06.17

Editorial Boards Laud Judge Gorsuch As ‘A Masterful Pick’

Newspapers Across The Country Praise Judge Gorsuch As 'A Defender Of Liberty And Justice' From The Heartland, 'Resoundingly Traditional, [And] Eminently Qualified' COLORADO NEWSPAPERS: Judge Gorsuch 'Is A Brilliant Legal Mind And Talented Writer'; President 'Trump Could Not Have Made A Better Supreme Court Appointment Than Gorsuch' THE DENVER POST: "Happily add us to those excited to see Colorado native Neil Gorsuch nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court. Among those President Donald Trump co… Continue Reading


02.03.17

Senate Pushes Back Against Harmful Obama Administration-Era Regulations

'Congressional Review Act… Could Become More Familiar In The Coming Weeks' SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): "This Republican-led Congress is committed to fulfilling our promises to the American people. That work continues now as we consider legislation to push back against harmful regulations from the Obama Administration. On its way out the door, the Obama Administration forced nearly 40 major - and very costly - regulations on the American people. Fortunately, we now have the opportunity t… Continue Reading


02.03.17

‘Liberal Base Apoplectic … Demanding Opposition At Any Cost’

'The Fight Over Trump's Cabinet Is Notable (If Not Unique) For Political Reasons: Mainly, That It's So Damn Politicized' "Voters from the liberal base apoplectic over Trump's presidency are demanding opposition at any cost." ("Democrats In A Vise Over Trump's Supreme Court Pick," AP, 2/2/17) "Democrats' only option to oppose Trump and his conservative Cabinet is to delay the inevitable. This week, it's clear that's exactly what they've decided to do. They've asked some nominees back for more q… Continue Reading


02.01.17

Even Liberals Admit Judge Gorsuch ‘A Brilliant, Terrific Guy’

'One Of The Most Thoughtful And Brilliant Judges To Have Served Our Nation,' 'An Intellectual Leader' 'An Impressive Résumé And Academic Background,' 'An Incredibly Solid, Respectable' Pick SEN. MARK WARNER (D-VA): "Judge Neil Gorsuch has an impressive résumé and academic background." (Sen. Warner, Press Release, 1/31/17) NEAL KATYAL, Former Solicitor General under President Obama: "Judge Gorsuch is one of the most thoughtful and brilliant judges to have served o… Continue Reading


01.31.17

Judge Neil Gorsuch ‘An Excellent Judicial Craftsman’

'A Brilliant Legal Mind And Talented Writer,' 'One Of The Brightest Stars In The Federal Judicial Firmament' THE DENVER POST: "…we are encouraged by one of the names on his list to replace former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Neil Gorsuch is a federal judge in Denver with Western roots and a reputation for being a brilliant legal mind and talented writer. Those who have followed Gorsuch's career say that from his bench in the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals he has applied the … Continue Reading


01.31.17

Democrats, Do Your Job

Dems Continued 'Failure To Accept The Election Defeat' Leads To Boycott Of Senate Finance Committee SEN. ORRIN HATCH (R-UT): "I don't want to hear anything more from Democrats to 'do our jobs.' They're not here. We are." (Twitter, @SenOrrinHatch, 1/31/17) "The progressive Donald Trump doomsday clock is still at a minute to midnight even as the President-elect has named a string of mainstream cabinet nominees, and Senate Democrats are signaling that they plan to fight nearly all of them. They… Continue Reading


01.30.17

Fighting Back Against The Democrats’ War On Coal Families

'Punitive 11th-Hour [Obama] Regulation On Coal… A Classic Example Of The Job-Killing Rules That Mr. Trump Has Vowed To Overturn' 14 STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL: "As chief legal officers or as environmental regulators for our States, we write to urge Congress to use its power under the Congressional Review Act to disapprove … 81 Fed. Reg. 93,066… which was issued by the Interior Department's Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement ('OSM'). The Rule is an unlawful a… Continue Reading


01.30.17

Sen. Merkley, ‘Our Citizens Expect More’

Former Filibuster Foe Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) Gives In To 'Powerful Interest Groups' "Senate Democrats are going to try to bring down President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick no matter who the president chooses to the fill the current vacancy. With Trump prepared to announce his nominee on Tuesday evening, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) said in an interview on Monday morning that he will filibuster any pick…" ("Senate Dems Will Filibuster Trump's Supreme Court Nominee," Politico, 1/30/1… Continue Reading


01.30.17

Leftists’ ‘Troubled’ SCOTUS History Continues

The Same Extreme Left Wing Groups That Always Oppose Republican Supreme Court Picks Have Declared War On President Trump's Yet-Unannounced Nominee, Declaring They 'Will Be United In Opposition' TAIL WAGGING THE DOG SEN. SCHUMER (D-NY): 'It's Hard For Me To Imagine A Nominee… That We Could Support' SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "It's hard for me to imagine a nominee [for the Supreme Court] that Donald Trump would choose that would get Republican support that we could support. So you'… Continue Reading


01.23.17

Dem Promise ‘Tooth-And-Nail’ SCOTUS Fight Against… Whomever

Sen. Schumer Goes From 'We Need Nine' To 'We Will Fight It Tooth-And-Nail, As Long As We Have To,' To 'Keep The Seat Open' SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): 'It's Hard For Me To Imagine A Nominee… That We Could Support' SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "It's hard for me to imagine a nominee [for the Supreme Court] that Donald Trump would choose that would get Republican support that we could support. So you're right." RACHEL MADDOW, MSNBC: "So you will do your best to hold the seat open." SCHUMER:… Continue Reading


01.19.17

‘Petty Politics’

'Stalling The Confirmation Of Presidential Nominees En Masse Will Be Viewed, Rightly, As Just An Extension Of The Petty Politics That Americans Are So Strongly Rejecting' "Schumer added that if Trump doesn't send some of his other, more controversial nominees back to Senate committees for more questioning, Democrats will use the Senate floor to lob their complaints and questions about those nominees, potentially drawing out the process of confirming the Cabinet picks by several days each." ("De… Continue Reading


01.19.17

Steven Mnuchin ‘Helped Us’

'Oversaw 101,000 Mortgage Modification Offers' At OneWest Bank, 'We Were Very Grateful That Our Loan Got Modified' 'We Personally Witnessed Mr. Mnuchin's Actions To Protect Homeowners' While He Led OneWest Bank "Mnuchin led a consortium of investors that purchased the troubled bank IndyMac from the federal government in 2009, acquiring a $13.9 billion portfolio of some of the nation's shoddiest loans for about $1.6 billion. Tara Bradshaw, a spokeswoman for Mnuchin, said about 178,000… Continue Reading


01.18.17

Wilbur Ross ‘Will Do A Superb Job’ As Commerce Secretary

'Will Use His Decades Of Experience To Put American Jobs In The Best Position Possible To Flourish' COMMERCE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN JOHN THUNE (R-SD): "Mr. Ross spent his career revitalizing struggling businesses and he understands the ability of our nation's job creators to compete when given a level playing field and commonsense relief from federal red tape. His optimism about U.S. production and manufacturing will refresh Americans who have felt left behind or told they can't compete." (Sen. Thu… Continue Reading


01.18.17

Dr. Tom Price ‘An Excellent Choice’ For HHS Secretary

'Healthcare Is Not An Academic Exercise For [Dr.] Price. It Is Not A Distant Policy Or Political Debate. It Is A Passion And One He Has Dedicated His Life To Improving' FORMER HHS SECRETARIES: 'Price's Unique Expertise Makes Him More Than Qualified To Serve As Secretary Of The Department Of Health And Human Services' FORMER HHS SECRETARIES TOMMY THOMPSON and MICHEAL LEAVITT: "As former HHS Secretary's, we personally know the immense responsibilities that come with leading the vast and comple… Continue Reading


01.17.17

Scott Pruitt ‘More Than Qualified To Lead EPA’

Pruitt 'Will Strike The Right Balance Between Protecting Our Land, Air And Water While Respecting The Rights Of Property Owners And Entrepreneurs' "The Oklahoma attorney general is likely to be confirmed, only needing 50 votes in the upper chamber, and has already earned the support of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.)." ("Five Things To Watch In Round 2 Of Trump Confirmation Fights," The Hill, 1/17/17) "Dem Manchin lauds Trump's EPA pick: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) lauded President-elect Donald Tr… Continue Reading


01.17.17

Betsy DeVos ‘Puts Children At The Forefront’

'DeVos Has A Real Compassion For Children And A Proven Record Of Championing Reforms To Improve Literacy And Learning In Our Nation' 20 GOVERNORS: 'Betsy DeVos Will Fight To Streamline The Federal Education Bureaucracy, Return Authority Back To States And Local School Boards' 20 Governors: "As governors, we know the conditions placed on local schools by the federal government. While state and local governments bear the chief responsibility for funding our K-12 systems, we take issue with man… Continue Reading

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