Filibuster Posts Archive
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Friday 11/13/2009, 4:17pm
I guess it should come as no surprise that Erick Erickson of Red State is leading the crusade urging Senate Republicans to filibuster David Hamilton's nomination: Senator Jeff Sessions is calling on his colleagues to filibuster Judge David Hamilton. Go here and call your Senator. Tell your Senator to oppose cloture on David Hamilton and filibuster his nomination to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. At this point, seemingly everyone on the Right who, just a few years ago, was railing against the "unconstitutional" filibuster of judicial nominees has suddenly changed their tune... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 11/10/2009, 3:55pm
Once upon a time, activists on the Right were vehemently opposed to the use of the filibuster against judicial nominees, declaring on principle that its use was flagrantly unconstitutional and calling on Senate Republicans to do away with the Democratic minority's ability to use them against President Bush's nominees. But then President Obama took office and made a Supreme Court nomination and those "principles" went right out the window and suddenly those who had been, just a few years earlier, decrying the filibuster as downright evil were championing it. Which brings us to this... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Monday 11/02/2009, 2:01pm
Back in March, President Obama nominated David Hamilton to a seat on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and immediately the Right set about trying to kill his nomination. They failed and Hamilton was voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee in June and has since been waiting for a confirmation vote on the Senate floor. And if Sen. Jeff Sessions gets his way, Hamilton won't ever get one, as Sessions is trying to round up support for a filibuster of his nomination by sending around a letter [PDF] to his colleagues laying out his opposition to the nomination which concludes with this... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 07/28/2009, 1:14pm
With Sonia Sotomayor's nomination having been voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on a vote of 13-6, she is scheduled to get a floor vote next week where it is expected that she will be easily confirmed.Resigned to the inevitable, right-wing are doing all they can to spin this as a victory that will pay huge dividends in future elections:"Republicans can reap significant political benefits by voting against her confirmation and making her an issue in key races next year," conservative activist Ralph Reed told his supporters in a memo.Voters will remember that "it is a... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Monday 07/20/2009, 3:09pm
The Senate Judiciary Committee has an Executive Business Meeting for tomorrow at which Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court will be on the schedule. It is widely expected that Committee Republicans will seek a one-week delay on the vote, pushing it back until July 28th.President Obama has made it clear that he wants to see a confirmation vote in the Senate before it leaves for its August recess, which is scheduled to begin on August 10th.That would leave the Senate with a little more than a week to bring her nomination to the floor for a vote and it is assumed that efforts... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 07/15/2009, 1:51pm
In honor of the Committee for Justice's most recent ad basically accusing Sonia Sotomayor of being a terrorist, I thought I'd dust off the ol' archives and take a look back at the ads CFJ put together during the Bush administration.Like these newspaper ads they ran accusing Democrats of blocking Bill Pryor for religious reasons:And the accompanying radio ad:Why are some in the U.S. Senate playing politics with religion?As Alabama Attorney General, Bill Pryor regularly upheld the law even when it was at odds with his personal beliefs. Raised a Catholic, those personal beliefs are shared... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 07/14/2009, 9:08am
After disrupting yesterday's hearing, anti-choice protesters affiliated with Randall Terry are vowing more action:Next on the agenda: "Desecrate Roe" Event Details--- Where: Corner of 1st and C St., near Dirksen Senate Building entrance, Washington D.C. When: 9:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 14 Who: Norma McCorvey, Randall Terry and other DC area leaders and pro-lifers Pro-life advocates will gather at the Dirksen building at the corner of 1st and C St., to publicly desecrate the Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade decision. Joining her will be Randall Terry, Missy Smith, and other local pro-life... MORE
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11/10/14 @ 3:50pm