Supreme Court nomination
Supreme Court nomination Posts Archive
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 06/23/2010, 9:44am
Because the Right has very little ammunition against Elena Kagan heading into her confirmation hearings next week, they have been desperately trying to make up "controversies" that they can try to use against her. Which is why a donation made by Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal to Harvard University to establish an Islamic Studies program at the time that Kagan was Dean of Harvard Law School has been transformed into a right-wing claim that Kagan supports Sharia Law and "the enemy" while hating our troops. So I guess it was only a matter of time until we started... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 05/13/2010, 4:43pm
When I saw that Ed Whelan of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and Carrie Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network had spent nearly an hour discussing Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court with Terry Jeffrey, editor in chief of CNSNews.com, I certainly wasn't expecting it to be exciting. But I didn't expect it to be downright painful ... but that is exactly what it was, as Jeffrey tried to use the Citizen's United decision, which he held up as a fundamental victory for the First Amendment, to make the case that Kagan should have resigned her position as Solicitor General... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Monday 05/10/2010, 5:52pm
Peter Montgomery, PFAW Senior Fellow: Christian Right's Favorite Muslim Convert Exposed as Jihadi Fraud. Brian Beutler: Top Strategist Advises GOP To Prolong SCOTUS Fight To Block Obama Agenda. Media Matters: Myths and falsehoods about Elena Kagan's Supreme Court nomination. Joe.My.God: British Christianists Copy The Anti-Gay Manhattan Declaration. Alvin McEwen: Religious right can lie about gay community without George Rekers. Charles Lemos: The Jacobin Right Seizes Control of the Maine GOP. Think Progress: Gov. McDonnell appoints Nixon... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 05/04/2010, 3:26pm
Concerned Women for America has produced a memo explaining that, as much as they hope President Obama will nominate a Supreme Court justice whom "all Americans can support," they don't think he will and therefore they'll be obligated to oppose that nominee ... whomever it is: Concerned Women for America (CWA) would love for President Obama to go beyond politics — as he promised during his campaign — and nominate a Supreme Court candidate that all Americans can support. After the health care debacle, with zero bipartisan support helping to further expand the chasm... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 11/10/2009, 4:55pm
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, Tuesday 07/28/2009, 2:14pm
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, Wednesday 06/24/2009, 2:19pm
Today, Manuel Miranda took to the pages of The American Spectator to decry all the misinformation surrounding his Third Branch Conference's call for a filibuster of Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court nomination.Miranda insists that he and his are not calling for an "obstructive filibuster" of the sort Democrats used against George W. Bush's nominees but rather a "traditional filibuster" that would allow for a "spectacular" debate that will allow the GOP to stake out and explain its position on the issue of judicial philosophy:Republican opportunity for statecraft is... MORE
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6/7/13 @ 3:15pm
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6/7/13 @ 12:30pm
Citing the Book of Mormon, Glenn Beck Warns That 'We Are at the End'
6/14/13 @ 4:41pm