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The Kavanaugh Court

Poetic Justice


Despite the will of a majority of voters,
We ended up with Donald Trump as POTUS.
And because he’s a dick,
With his Supreme Court pick,
He’ll create a right-wing, activist SCOTUS.

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Justice Kennedy Serves Up His Country


Supremes Deadlock for First Time Since Scalia’s Death

4 to 4

“A shorthanded U.S. Supreme Court divided evenly in a case for the first time since the Feb. 13 death of Justice Antonin Scalia, deadlocking in a Missouri dispute involving discrimination under a federal equal-credit law,” reports Bloomberg.


Grassly Takes a Wait-and-See Attitude on SCOTUS Pick

I would wait until the nominee is made before I would make any decisions. This is a very serious position to fill and it should be filled and debated during the campaign and filled by either Hillary Clinton, Senator Sanders or whoever’s nominated by the Republicans.

— Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, telling Radio Iowa that he had not ruled out holding hearings on President Obama’s eventual nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.


Reid Speaks Out on GOP Stonewalling

If we enshrine this precedent and declare a functioning Supreme Court optional, subordinate to the whim of the Senate majority, it is easy to envision a future where the Supreme Court is routinely crippled.

— Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), writing for the Washington Post , on the GOP’s stated refusal to consider any Obama nominee for the Supreme Court vacancy.

Poetic Justice

No Scalia Tears

Old Justice Scalia was never into constitutional interpretation.
For him, the pristine document was unchanged since its creation.
But now that Scalia
Has left this vale of tears,
He’s just as dead as his version of the U.S. Constitution.

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Hey GOP, Scalia’s Death Is a Message from God – He Wants Pres. Obama to Appoint the Next Supreme Court Justice

Infographic circulating on Facebook
Infographic circulating on Facebook

To hear them tell it, God is in constant communication with Republican politicians. In the current election cycle alone, he told no less than six out of the 16 (or whatever) Republican candidates that he wanted them to run for president.

He may have wanted them to run, but apparently he didn’t want at least five of them to win. Of the six — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, evangelical cult leader Ben Carson, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee — only Kasich is still in the race.

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Roberts Court Is Trending Liberal This Term


Of the cases in which it had announced decisions as of June 22 were considered liberal decisions, according to the Supreme Court Database, using a widely accepted standard developed by political scientists. “If that trend holds, the final percentage could rival the highest since the era of the notably liberal court of the 1950s and 1960s led by Chief Justice Earl Warren.” “The Supreme Court under Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has been a conservative court. But even conservative courts have liberal terms – and the current term is leaning left as it enters its final two weeks,” the New York Times reports.


SCOTUS Nixes Confederate Flag License Plates

5 to 4

Margin by which the Supreme Court ruled that Texas “did not violate the First Amendment when it refused to allow specialty license plates bearing the Confederate battle flag. Such plates, Justice Stephen G. Breyer wrote for the majority, are the government’s speech and are thus immune from First Amendment attacks,” the New York Times reports. “The court’s other three liberal members joined Justice Breyer’s majority opinion, as did Justice Clarence Thomas.”