Judicial Crisis Network
Judicial Crisis Network Posts Archive
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 04/03/2012, 2:23pm
Once upon a time, there was a right-wing group called The Judicial Confirmation Network that was created "to ensure that the confirmation process for all judicial nominees is fair and that every nominee sent to the full Senate receives an up or down vote." Such a mission made sense back during the George W. Bush administration, when the group was founded ... but didn't work so well when Barack Obama was elected and suddenly the organization was fighting to ensure that his nominees didn't get confirmed. Eventually, the JCN realized that it couldn't keep calling itself the... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Peter Montgomery, Monday 06/06/2011, 8:59pm
Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition gathering in Washington, D.C. this past weekend was essentially a relentless repetition of the GOP’s 2012 attack themes on the Obama administration, mixed with Religious Right leaders’ demands that the Tea Party not abandon social conservatives’ priorities and conservative politicos’ appeals for unity behind whichever candidate emerges from the presidential crowd. Just about everyone running, or thinking about running, for the presidency on the Republican side was in attendance with the exception of Newt Gingrich.... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Wednesday 03/02/2011, 11:54am
Legal scholar Goodwin Liu, President Obama’s nominee for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, is receiving a second hearing at the Senate Judiciary Committee today. Liu, who is an Associate Dean and Professor of Law at the Berkeley School of Law and a renowned legal scholar, has unsurprisingly found himself to be a top target of right-wing activists. Ed Whalen of the Nation Review accuses Liu of “trying to fool senators and get himself appointed to the Ninth Circuit, where he would (among countless opportunities for mischief)” overrule California’s Proposition 8. In... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Monday 12/13/2010, 4:16pm
Today a federal judge in Virginia, responding to a suit filed by the state’s far-right Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, ruled that a key part of health care reform was unconstitutional. The judge, Henry E. Hudson, said that the Constitution’s “interstate commerce clause” does not provide the federal government the right to implement a mandate to make sure that everyone has health insurance coverage. A different federal judge in Virginia dismissed a similar suit brought by Liberty University against the reform law only two weeks ago. Judge Hudson was first appointed... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 10/13/2010, 5:42pm
Carl Paladino apologizes. In response, Rabbi Yehuda Levin withdraws his endorsement. And Terence Jeffrey and Joseph Farah defend Paladino's remarks. The Judicial Confirmation Network - sorry, the Judicial Crisis Network - has released its first ever voter scorecard [PDF]. The ALCJ continues its fight against the "Ground Zero Mosque." Pamela Geller and John Stemberger defend themselves in the $10 million Rifqa Bary lawsuits against them by claiming they may have engaged in hyperbole while attacking Bary's parents' attorney never knowingly lied.... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 07/01/2010, 5:46pm
The Judicial Crisis Network excitedly announces that Roy Blunt would not vote to confirm Elena Kagan. That might be relevant if Blunt actually served in the Senate. The NRA has come out in opposition to Kagan. The fact that the wife of a sitting Supreme Court justice is leading an organization dedicated to opposing President Obama doesn't seem inappropriate at all. A Christian radio station has pulled out of a Christian music festival in Oshkosh, WI because Sojourners founder Jim Wallis had been invited to speak. Jane Chastain says that Christians and the... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 06/29/2010, 5:19pm
Outside of the incessant Twittering of the Judicial Crisis Network's Carrie Severino, I haven't seen much commentary from the Right on Elena Kagan's hearing today ... and the few things I have seen have tended to be along the line of this ridiculous press release from the American Life League: "Elena Kagan has revealed herself as the pro-abortion activist she is. The 'health of the mother' exception has long been code for abortion on demand for any reason under the sun - including financial 'health.' "Kagan's position is clearly opposed by the majority of Americans who... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 06/29/2010, 9:58am
As the questioning in Elena Kagan's confirmation hearing finally gets underway, right-wing groups are busy releasing statements and reports claiming she is everything from a "clear and present danger to the Constitution" to a sign of the end times. The Judicial Crisis Network's first day write-up is particularly confusing, as they seem convinced that Kagan is trying to "disguise herself as the next John Roberts" The Senate Judiciary Committee just concluded the first day of Elena Kagan's hearings to replace Justice Stevens on the Supreme Court. Our summary of... MORE >
Within 24 Hours, Glenn Beck Will Break News That Will Rock the Nation and Take Down The Entire Power Structure (UPDATED)
6/12/13 @ 2:03pm
What Happened to Glenn Beck's Scoop That Was Going to Rock the Nation?
6/13/13 @ 1:42pm
Swanson: Star Trek Promotes Bestiality, Children's Show Superhero 'Probably Fighting Christians'
6/7/13 @ 3:15pm
One Million Moms Protests 'The Fosters' For Trying to 'Desensitize America and Our Children by Promoting Inappropriate Behavior'
6/7/13 @ 12:30pm
Citing the Book of Mormon, Glenn Beck Warns That 'We Are at the End'
6/14/13 @ 4:41pm