Donald R. McClarey

A Time For Anger

The video of the interview of Judge Kavanaugh and his wife from yesterday.  My heart goes out to them.  Neither of them were political novices before this madness, and they knew the confirmation battle would be rough, but not, I

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Donald R. McClarey

Anita Hill Redux

Advisor:  And so far, the only negative thing we’ve found is from some guy who dated her when she was sixteen. BURNS:  Ah. And? Advisor 3:  He, uh, he felt her up. BURNS:  Bah! Not good enough! The Simpsons:  Two

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Donald R. McClarey

Zina Bash and Leftist Insanity

One of the hilarious aspects of the concluded Kavanaugh hearings was the contention by very loosely wired Leftists on social media that Zina Bash, a former law clerk of Brett Kavanaugh, who sat behind him during the hearings, was giving

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Donald R. McClarey

Street Theater

The first two days of the Kavanaugh hearing have been periodically interrupted by deranged, and I do not use that term lightly, protesters.  Why the room has not been cleared of spectators is anyone’s guess.  I assume the Democrats, at

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Donald R. McClarey

Ted Cruz

    Ted Cruz, a giant in a Senate of mostly pygmies.

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Donald R. McClarey

It’s Kavanaugh

President Trump has nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a veteran of 12 years on the Federal DC Circuit Court of Appeals, the most important of the Federal appellate courts below the Supreme Court, due to the nature of the cases that

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Donald R. McClarey

Beauty Contest

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   WASHINGTON, D.C.—Bowing to public pressure, Donald Trump has agreed to remove a popular mainstay of the Supreme Court nomination process: the swimsuit competition. “This is long overdue,” said law professor

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Donald R. McClarey

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Retires

I go to Bankruptcy Court and news breaks out!  Anthony Kennedy, the key swing vote on the Supreme Court, is retiring effective at the end of July.  Trump gets another nomination to the Supreme Court and the Democrats go crazy. 

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Donald R. McClarey

Two Big Ones From the Supremes

The Lunch Whistle has blown at the law mines.  Two big wins from the Supreme Court for the Administration and the pro-life movement.   First, for the Administration, the Court upheld Trump’s travel ban 5-4.  Go here to read the

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Trump Largely Wins One In the Supreme Court

  In an unsigned opinion today the Supreme Court lifted stays imposed by lower courts on President Trump’s travel ban on travel for 90 days from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen, except for nationals of those countries who

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Nuke Them Till They Glow

  The Democrats have decided to filibuster the nomination by President Trump of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.  There never has been the use of a filibuster to block a Supreme Court nomination in our nation’s history except

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Trump Picks Gorsuch

  Ours is the job of interpreting the Constitution. And that document isn’t some inkblot on which litigants may project their hopes and dreams for a new and perfected tort law, but a carefully drafted text judges are charged with

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Scalia’s Greatest Hits

    Most judicial writing is so bad, riddled with jargon and bloviation, that only people paid to do so would ever bother to read it.  The late Justice Antonin Scalia was the exception to this rule.  His writing was vibrant,

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Justice Antonin Scalia: Requiescat in Pace

    A very sad day.  Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died:     Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead of apparent natural causes Saturday on a luxury resort in West Texas, federal officials said. Scalia, 79, was

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Endless Debates

    The New York Times hilariously believes that by agreeing to take up the question of gay marriage, the Court will resolve the issue, the Times assuming, as I do, that the Court is likely to strike down all

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Prayer and the First Amendment

Bravo to Roy Costner IV!  Valedictorian of his class at Liberty High School in Liberty, South Carolina, he tore up his approved speech which did not mention God, and spoke about his Christian faith, reciting the Paternoster: After speaking for

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A Ravenclaw, not a Gryffindor (Updated)

For those conservatives tenaciously clinging to the idea that Chief Justice John Roberts is playing some masterful game of chess that will end only with the liberals on the Court, in Congress, and in the White House brought to their

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ObamaCare Ruling Watch

    When the decision of the Supreme Court is released tomorrow at 9:00 AM Central Time I will do my best to link to the decision and have some commentary, work permitting in the law mines.  Now of course

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Obama Bullies Supreme Court

Obama gave us a preview today of the tactics he will use if the Supreme Court rules against ObamaCare. In his first public comments about the case since the justices took it up last week, Mr. Obama appeared to be framing

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Third and Final Day of Oral Argument on ObamaCare

    Day 3 of oral argument on ObamaCare.  Go here to read the transcript.  Go here to listen to an audio recording of the oral argument.   Go here for audio highlights of the oral argument. A very long day in

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Transcript of First Day of ObamaCare Oral Argument

    I would caution everyone from reading too much into the questions asked by the Justices on the first of three days of oral argument, but it was an interesting day of oral argument.  Go here to read the

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One of Our Black Robed Masters at Work

Fred Biery, a Bill Clinton appointee, is a Federal District Judge down in Texas.  In order to satisfy two village atheist parents of a student who contend that their 18 year old “child” will be irreparably damaged if any prayer

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