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Stop calling them Trump Judges

Every single awful judicial activist being called a Trump Judge is a federalist society member picked by the GOP establishment.

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Justice Thomas will not resign.

The time and effort devoted to explaining why Justice Thomas must resign or all that is unprecedented about Ginni Thomas’ activism is wasted effort. It would be better spent explaining these two points.

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What liberals should learn from Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Respectability politics is like treading water and waiting for conservatives to toss you a life jacket. They will never toss it. And when you give up and drown they’ll blame you for giving up. Clearly you didn’t want it enough.

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What Happened With Merrick Garland In 2016 And Why It Matters Now

even before Obama had named Garland, and in fact only hours after Scalia’s death was announced, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared any appointment by the sitting president to be null and void. He said the next Supreme Court justice should be chosen by the next president — to be elected later that year. via […]

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The long con.

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‘Corporations Are People’ Is Built on an Incredible 19th-Century Lie

Somewhat unintuitively, American corporations today enjoy many of the same rights as American citizens. Both, for instance, are entitled to the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion. via ‘Corporations Are People’ Is Built on an Incredible 19th-Century Lie Worth a read.

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Intro to the Structure of Lies in Conservative Jurisprudence

Intro to the Structure of Lies in Conservative Jurisprudence Scalia wasn’t just being hypocritical. He was, quite blatantly, lying. If he actually believed what he claimed to believe in Windsor, then he never would have joined the decision to strike down the Voting Rights Act in Holder. To the contrary, he would have denounced John […]

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Justice Kennedy is the 3rd branch of government

Can we end this charade that the SCOTUS is deciding the constitutionality of the Obama-Care mandate and admit that Justice Kennedy is, for the time being; the 3rd branch of government?

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Scalia and Thomas dine with healthcare law challengers as court takes case

Scalia and Thomas dine with healthcare law challengers as court takes case This is what cronyism looks like.

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Friendship of Justice and Magnate Puts Focus on Ethics

That friendship is important to determining whether Justice Thomas’s interactions with Mr. Crow conflict with the code, said Raymond J. McKoski, a retired state judge in Illinois who wrote a law review article on charitable fund-raising by judges. If Justice Thomas did not “misuse the prestige of office” in getting Mr. Crow to take on […]