Filibuster Could Be Gone Permanently

By: Friday November 22, 2013 6:40 am

Yesterday Senate Democrats, under the leadership of Majority Leader Harry Reid, voted to junk the filibuster and approve President Obama’s judicial nominees by a simple 51 majority vote – the so-called “nuclear option.” While the move was in theory limited to judges – excluding Supreme Court nominees and bills – the cultural shift may be permanent.


New Judge Named for Jared Loughner Case; Federal Jurisdiction an Issue

By: Thursday January 13, 2011 1:30 pm

A new judge, from outside of Arizona, has been appointed to handle the Federal Criminal case against Jared Loughner, and he will have a substantial issue of jurisdiction on his hands when he first takes the bench on it.

The Absurdity Of Originalism

By: Tuesday January 4, 2011 6:01 pm

Nino Scalia considerably more concerned with the “original intent” of the 14th Amendment’s authors than the 1st and 2nd’s…

The Other Gaypocalypse

By: Friday August 6, 2010 10:30 am

Sure, it’s a big deal that Judge Walker struck down Prop 8, but it’s sucked up so much blog and media attention that I think we’re missing the dire unintended consequences of another, very similar ruling.

New York Times Likes Kagan for Supremes

By: Friday May 7, 2010 3:00 pm

The New York Times appears to prefer Elena Kagan, the dutiful follower, for the Supreme Court.

Obama’s Infirm Lump of Coal Judicial Policy

By: Wednesday December 23, 2009 4:45 pm

Lost in the blizzard like white out of other concerns by the push by the Obama Administration and Congress to handwrap a huge present for the rapacious healthcare insurance industry, has been intelligent coverage of the breakdown of Barack Obama’s naive and feckless judicial policy and the emerging harm to the U.S. Federal Court system it portends.

Maybe that is starting to change.

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