Supreme Court

The Judicial Coup Against President Trump

For all intents and purposes the President’s powers as Commander in Chief and his executive power to maintain the country’s sovereignty have been seized by 97 globalist technology companies and an unelected judge in the Western District of Washington.

Angling for a Supreme Pick -- How Trump landed Neil Gorsuch

Fred Barnes, Weekly Standard

Gorsuch best fits the Scalia model. Like Scalia, he is a great writer, though his opinions are less biting than Scalia's. He knew Scalia and went fly fishing with him in Colorado, Gorsuch's home state. That event has been memorialized in a now-famous picture of the two wading in a river. Also, three of Gorsuch's law clerks went on to clerk for Scalia. In short, his connection to Scalia gave Gorsuch a powerful assist.

Trump's Gorsuch Pick: Promises Made, Promises Kept

Ann Corkery, Real Clear Politics

Donald Trump has fulfilled his promises with this exceptional nominee. Now, it is time for the Senate to promptly do its part. It’s time for the Senate to give Judge Gorsuch a full and fair hearing and an up-or-down vote so the Supreme Court can get back to work at full capacity.

Trump Fulfills Another Promise

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Trump promised to select a nominee from his “list of 21 judges” vetted by conservatives, and he has fulfilled that promise. Once again, the supposedly unserious Trump has no problem settling upon a serious nominee.

The Constitution will be stronger with Gorsuch on the Supreme Court

Matthew Spalding, Washington Examiner

Gorsuch's career is full of decisions in accord with Scalia's opinions on religious liberty, the Second Amendment, criminal laws, and the commerce clause. To the delight of law students everywhere, Gorsuch's legal writing is even likened to Scalia: His decisions are both clear and powerful.

Stick to your list, Mr. President

Editors, Washington Examiner

Nothing will unify the right better than a fight against hypocritical obstructionist Democrats with abortion, religious liberty, free speech, and the Second Amendment at stake. Donald Trump has had political success by being unpredictable. Now is not the time, and the Supreme Court is not the issue, to give the country any more surprises.

For Supreme Court, No Moore Grudges, Please

Quin Hillyer, The American Spectator

It is said that conservatives, like elephants, never forget — and apparently some of them never forgive, either. For very good reason, conservative 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge William Pryor is reportedly on President-elect Trump’s short list for a Supreme Court nomination. Strangely, some of the fiercest opposition to Pryor comes from a small band of Christian conservatives. Their arguments are sincere, but wrongheaded.

How to Replace Justice Scalia on the Supreme Court

Rob Natelson, The American Spectator

President-elect Trump says he wants to nominate a justice like the late Antonin Scalia to the U.S. Supreme Court. That means a justice who follows the judicial philosophy of “originalism.” Originalism is the view that we should interpret the Constitution much as we interpret other legal documents — in accordance with the understanding of the people who adopted it.

How Catholics Swung the Electoral College to Donald Trump: Part 3 of 3

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The results of our campaign to turn the Catholic vote away from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump speak for themselves. In the top four battleground states Trump won Wisconsin (where 31 percent identify as Catholic) by 22,177 votes. In Pennsylvania (where 27.4 percent identify as Catholic) Trump won by 67,416 votes. In Florida (where 26 percent identify as Catholic) Trump won by 134,000 votes and in Michigan (where 23 percent identify as Catholic) Trump won by 10,704 votes.

Schumer threatens filibuster if Trump doesn't pick 'mainstream' court candidate

Jessie Hellmann, The Hill

Incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) warned Sunday that Democrats would filibuster Donald Trump's Supreme Court candidates if they are not "mainstream." "If he doesn't nominate a mainstream candidate, we're going to go at him with everything we've got ... Because this is so, so important," Schumer said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

This Woman Should Be Trump’s First Supreme Court Pick

Jake Curtis, National Review

All of those named on Donald Trump's Supreme Court list should contribute to a sense of optimism among liberty-loving legal conservatives. But Wisconsinites are rightly hoping that the conservative Cheesehead Revolution could extend to the courts, too, with the nomination of Judge Sykes to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Should Donald Trump Appoint Ted Cruz Attorney General?

The idea that President-elect Trump would invite Ted Cruz into his administration to help solidify the conservative – populist coalition that elected him, while bringing one of America’s brightest conservative thinkers and best legal minds into his Cabinet makes perfect sense. Please take our CHQ poll and tell us what you think: Should Donald Trump Appoint Ted Cruz Attorney General?

Here Are The Early Favorites For Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

Kevin Daley, Daily Caller

Judge Raymond Kethledge of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is presently the narrow favorite of participants in the FantasyJustice tournament, followed closely by Judge William Pryor of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Justice Don Willett of the Texas Supreme Court, Judge Diane Sykes of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and Ted Cruz round out the top five.