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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 […]

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Justice Clarence Thomas Should Resign For His Egregious Conflicts of Interest and Unethical Behavior

Leading conservative donor Harlan Crow, whose company often litigates in federal court, donated $500,000 to allow Thomas’s wife to start a Tea Party group and he once gave Thomas a $19,000 Bible that belonged to Frederick Douglass. The American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank which frequently files briefs in Thomas’ Court, also gave Thomas […]

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The audacity of audacity

Imagine Anita Hill’s shock when she checked her voicemail last weekend and found a message from one Virginia Thomas. As in, the wife of Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, the man she accused of sexual harassment back in 1991. The New York Times reports that Thomas has confirmed that she made the out-of-the-blue call […]

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Activism of Thomas’s Wife Could Raise Judicial Issues

It is the most partisan role ever for a spouse of a justice on the nation’s highest court, and Mrs. Thomas is just getting started. “Liberty Central will be bigger than the Tea Party movement,” she told Fox News in April, at a Tea Party rally in Atlanta. But to some people who study judicial […]