We need to make sure plaintiff attorneys will not look to exploit biased courtrooms across the country by finding even the thinnest of connections between their cases and the state.
As shameful as the Democrats’ present stunt may be, it is at least clarifying insofar as we see how they consider no assertion of raw political power to be off the table.
It is a supremely imprudent policy to make the court more political, and it ought to be resisted.
The “Keep Nine” Constitutional Amendment could end the thread to court packing once and for all.
Will it be the Constitution or COVID? Is justice blind or masked?
As the recent controversies over Supreme Court justices illustrate, that body — indeed the judiciary as a whole — has become far more important than the Founders intended.
The graduates of the Ivy League thus emerge with a highly regarded credential, a stellar network, but also with many common assumptions, habits, and expectations. Barrett is not part of that world.
Dragging Roosevelt into the Barrett nomination even to criticize Democrats about prevenient court packing confers upon them a dignity that their evasive and deceitful conduct does not deserve.
Our founders fought a revolution to resist the centralization of power in a single branch.
How senators might question “a Muslim woman nominated to SCOTUS.”
Our republic is suffering many dysfunctions. Among these, it has devolved into a gerontocracy—a fancy word for rule by the old.
Courts are interfering in voter laws throughout the states. The bottom line is that state legislatures have the responsibility and the right to defend their constitutional authority.
Barrett could ensure that the admirable ideal that animated Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s career—equality before the law regardless of sex—is more and more fully realized.
What the Left resents, loathes even, is that someone like Amy Coney Barrett dares to live out a belief system that is in defiance of their own.
Amy Coney Barrett may well hold the fate of our nation in her hands. Let us hope and pray that she is up to the challenge.
Those advocating a 15-justice court should heed the words of the late justice and drop this idea for good.
In legal terms, we are seeing a growing nullification movement on the Left.
Republicans are almost certain to confirm an outstanding judge. But a simmering anti-Catholicism threatens to break through.
The Left is going to find Amy Coney Barrett a tough nut to attack. She is smart, pleasant, and competent. Her personal history is an open book of service and commitment.
Democrats will be desperate to throw everything they can at the Senate’s walls to see what sticks in a mad rush to stop Judge Barrett from ascending to the highest court in the land. Happily, none of it will work, nor should it.