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.
Now that Justice Anthony Kennedy has retired, President Trump owes it to us to continue keeping his promise to appoint justices in the mold of the late Antonin Scalia, a promise that likely got Trump elected.
As a result of their shared philosophies, Ray Kethledge and Neil Gorsuch are staunch defenders of religious liberty, the Second Amendment, and the separation of powers.
Brett Kavanaugh has by far the strongest, most consistent, most fearless record of constitutional conservatism of any federal court of appeals judge in the country.
Which is worse: An unelected judge opining on how a mandate to purchase a product could meet constitutional muster, or giving Congress instructions on how to ensure it will? Kavanaugh did both.
The timeline shows Jeff Sessions’ recusal was not premeditated, but in response to Democrat efforts to entangle the attorney general in the Russia collusion narrative.
Every four-year term, a president appoints around a fifth of the judiciary. They continue shaping our world long after the president who appointed them has left the White House.
This week, in an echo of the 21 contenders for the Supreme Court rolled out during the campaign, 11 would-be black-robers join last month’s stellar list of 10 lower-court nominees.
It’s time for Congress to return the institution to an even-bodied court. Doing so would create a more legitimate and less politicized institution.
Donald Trump may not know originalism from origami, but at least he listened to the right adviser on potential judicial appointments.
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