David Souter Posts Archive
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 04/14/2010, 5:11pm
As we noted in our earlier post, before President Obama named his nominee to replace Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court, Religious Right groups were staking out the position that a gay nominee would not necessarily warrant their opposition: In a move that will surprise gay activists and liberals, a spokesperson for Focus on the Family, a top religious right group, tells me that his organization has no problem with GOP Senator Jeff Sessions‘ claim today that he’s open to a Supreme Court nominee with “gay tendencies.” The spokesperson confirms the group won... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Friday 03/05/2010, 5:36pm
As I noted yesterday, Rick Green is poised for a run-off election next month for a seat on the Texas Supreme Court ... he is also a Chuck Norris approved, Tea Party Religious Right activist. So what does it look like when someone like that decides to run for a seat on the state Supreme Court? It looks a lot like this presentation where, unable to tout his judicial experience since he has none, Green instead assured the audience that his hard-core right-wing views would always drive his decision-making process on the bench and all they have to do is look at his long record of right-... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 05/27/2009, 11:04am
So, anything happen while I was on vacation? Oh yeah, President Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to replace Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court. And guess what? The Right already doesn't like her:Family Research Council:"President Obama has chosen a nominee with a compelling personal story over judicial pick with a solid constitutional judicial philosophy. A compelling personal story is no substitute for allegiance to the Constitution and its sound application to public life."Judge Sotomayor's failure to premise her decisions on the text of the... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 05/12/2009, 5:35pm
Good As You smartly notes that at least some marriage equality opponents are now "coming out and admitting the truth: That rallies designed to keep gay folks from legally marrying are NOT 'protect marriage' rallies -- they are ANTI GAY RALLIES!"A new Media Matters analysis finds that in the week following Justice David Souter's retirement announcement, significantly more Republican members of Congress, especially on Fox News, participated in daytime cable news discussions about or touching on the Supreme Court than did Democratic members of Congress and Obama administration... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Monday 05/11/2009, 3:33pm
Last week, I noted that many on the Religious Right are working to figure out how to deal with the possibility that President Obama’s nominee to replace David Souter on the Supreme Court could be gay. For the most part, their response has been to claim that they would not oppose someone because he or she was gay, but that there would be serious concerns that their sexuality would make them incapable of being objective. While many have been careful to avoid explicitly declaring that being gay makes it impossible for someone to be good Supreme Court justice, Bryan Fischer of the... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 05/07/2009, 10:24am
Americans United for Life has sent a letter to the Senate demanding exhaustive hearings on President Obama's nominee to replace Justice David Souter:When the Senate Judiciary Committee gathers to hold hearings on a Supreme Court nominee, one pro-life group tells the panel's chairman it wants a full discussion of where the nominee stands on abortion. The letter comes from Charmaine Yoest, the president of Americans United for Life."The most important question a nominee for the Supreme Court must answer is to articulate their judicial philosophy: will they advance an agenda that limits the... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 05/06/2009, 11:36am
In its Washington Update, the Family Research Council reacts with joy to the news that Sen. Jeff Session has been chosen to become ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee: Sessions has proven to be a strict constructionist who is unapologetically pro-family on policy matters. One of FRC Action's "True Blue" awardees, Sessions has a track record of voting for traditional values 100% of the time on key legislative issues … For conservatives, his promotion could not have come at a better time. As Republicans brace for a party showdown over the... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Friday 05/01/2009, 3:05pm
I've been wondering why the Right's public response to the news that David Souter will be retiring has been almost non-existent. The news broke last night and yet very few right-wing groups have even bothered to so much as issue a statement - but, it turns out, that was probably because they have been busy plotting and coordinating their strategy:Conservative groups worked into the night Thursday after news broke of Justice David Souter’s retirement to arrange a conference call early Friday morning to talk strategy with representatives of more than 60 groups.Leaders on the call,... MORE >
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6/7/13 @ 12:30pm
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6/14/13 @ 4:41pm