If Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed, America will have the first Supreme Court with a majority of justices approved by a GOP Senate since 1939.
The rule of law, not rhetorical inventions and pleas of partisans, should guide the means by which we live out our political process.
Mary Ellen Bork, the widow to the late federal Judge Robert Bork, wrote a response to an article in the Wall Street Journal reminding readers of Joe Biden’s role in her husband’s failed confirmation.
In Laurence Tribe’s telling, the vice president’s tie-breaking vote does not apply to judicial nominees. That is supported by neither the Constitution’s text nor the Senate’s historical practice.
Nothing better captures the Republican disaster of Supreme Court nominations than George H.W. Bush selecting David Souter, who evolved from mild conservative to left-wing leader.
On the heels of his Supreme Court nomination, Donald Trump was ready to rock a rally.
Trump vowed to choose a nominee from the 2016 list, so he should nominate Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
Democrats have advocated different sets of rules for handling nominations of Democrat and Republican presidents, and therefore, their lectures about what to do now are not exactly credible.
If we learned anything from Brett Kavanaugh, it’s that if it’s up to the media, there’s no way the nominee’s character makes it out of the next 42 days alive.
Not only is this the right decision on principle, since judicial nominations are the duty of the president, but it is also the right political move.
Trump’s judges have received nearly half of all no votes in U.S. history, an average of about 22 per judge (and about 36 per circuit judge) — as compared to just over 6 per judge under Obama.
It would be both smart politics and good governance to update the list of SCOTUS contenders. When a vacancy emerges, whether before or after the election, who will be considered?
After years of living happily anonymous as a lawyer and a judge, all of a sudden I found myself recognized nearly everywhere: in the airport, out jogging, even hiking.
The same thing that so troubled Sen. Patrick Leahy in 2010 happened 25 times in the first eight months of 2019. Leahy not only failed to object, he actually led the effort.
Nearly 40 percent of all votes in American history to filibuster judicial nominees have occurred since President Trump took office.
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts’ attempt to defend the independence of the judiciary, in light of President Trump’s comments that courts are politicized, did more harm than good.
The whole reason the nation has been subjected to the traumatic Brett Kavanaugh confirmation is because liberals know the Supreme Court is inherently political.
Georgetown Law Professor Randy Barnett joins Federalist Radio to discuss the pros and cons of a potential Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Right now, the Supreme Court is one of the only institutions preserving constitutional order. That’s why Brett Kavanaugh is a big problem for progressives.
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