Peter Keisler Posts Archive
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Friday 05/01/2009, 11:01am
Here's a quick collection of early right-wing reactions to the news that Justice David Souter will be retiring from the Supreme Court at the end of this term - it will continue to be updated as new statements are released:Wendy Long (Judicial Confirmation Network):1. The current Supreme Court is a liberal, judicial activist court. Obama could make it even more of a far-left judicial activist court, for a long time to come, if he appoints radicals like Diane Wood, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan. A new Justice in this mold would just entrench a bad majority for a long time.2. If Obama... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 03/03/2009, 12:49am
Both The Hill and Politico are reporting on a letter [PDF], signed by all forty-one Republicans in the Senate, sent to President Obama yesterday warning him that they will not hesitate to filibuster his judicial nominees if they are not consulted before he makes his picks:President Barack Obama should fill vacant spots on the federal bench with former President Bush’s judicial nominees to help avoid another huge fight over the judiciary, all 41 Senate Republicans said Monday.In a letter to the White House, the Republican senators said Obama would “change the tone in Washington... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Friday 01/30/2009, 6:20pm
A few weeks ago I made a short mention of the fact that various right-wing judicial activists were calling on Barack Obama to re-nominate a few of President Bush's judicial nominees who never received confirmation as a sign of bipartisanship. It appears as if this idea is gaining traction because yesterday the Committee for Justice posted a letter that Sen. Arlen Specter sent to President Obama asking him to do just that:I write to respectfully suggest that, as a sign of bipartisanship, you renominate some of President George W. Bush’s circuit court nominees who were not confirmed... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 10/28/2008, 4:58pm
It was not too long ago that I wrote a post about how complicated it is to try and make accurate statements about judicial confirmation rates and how Republicans and right-wing judicial activists exploit that fact to make it seem as if President Bush has somehow gotten a raw deal when it comes to seeing his judges confirmed. Today comes an op-ed by Federalist Society founder Steven Calabresi in the Wall Street Journal making the same point and issuing a dire warning that if Barack Obama is elected, we're going to see a complete take over of the federal judiciary by liberal activist... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 10/07/2008, 4:43pm
At the Federalist Society's "The Presidency and the Courts" forum yesterday in Cincinnati, President Bush took time to rally the troops and bask in their loving glow as he recounted his battles over the issue of judicial nominees and reminded his audience that, just as he had promised, he put two new justices on the Supreme Court who shared their right-wing ideology: When asked if I had any idea in mind of the kind of judges I would appoint, I clearly remember saying, I do. That would be Judges Scalia and Thomas ... And I made a promise to the American people during the campaign... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 05/06/2008, 9:53am
As John McCain prepares to deliver his remarks on the future of the judiciary today in North Carolina, it looks like he will be under some close scrutiny from the Right, who are growing fed up with his seeming reluctance to throw them red meat: In town-hall meetings, Sen. McCain makes a point to explain his positions on terrorism, taxes, the economy, energy and health care. But in his prepared remarks, he never mentions abortion, same-sex marriage, judges or gun rights. When asked, he often responds quickly and moves on. "Imagine if you were an economic conservative and... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 04/08/2008, 9:01am
It is no secret that, when it comes to the issue of judicial nominees, the Right just likes to fight. And one of the way the GOP and the Right try to gin up their base in an election year is to make judges an issue, and make unfounded accusations of bigotry against any opponents. They’re at it once again: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday he has not ruled out the option of shutting down the chamber to put fresh pressure on Democrats to confirm President Bush’s stalled judicial nominees. … His statement came after Republicans... MORE >
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