Supreme Court

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Supreme Court tosses Trump a softball – will he blast it out of the park?

The Supreme Court injected immigration and judicial appointments right into the middle of the presidential race on Thursday and Trump should take advantage. Plus, The Donald’s anti-Hillary speech on Wednesday revealed Trump’s growth as a politician; CNN hires Corey Lewandowski, but we can’t quite figure out why, and, Gary Johnson knows he won’t win, so he just wants to get on TV.

This Is How You Disarm America (But Only The Law-Abiding Part)

Caleb Howe, RedState

Obama has set the precedent for executive action on guns. The Ninth Circuit has ruled that your right isn't really a right at all. The gun manufacturers and the NRA are openly targeted for government retribution. The Supreme Court is going to have a new face. And the propaganda machine has never been more active. Add that up.

Sorry Friends, If You Are #NeverTrump Then You Are #4Hillary

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
I still think Ted Cruz is the best candidate conservatives had in the race, but he is unfortunately not the candidate who won a majority of the delegates – that distinction goes to Donald Trump – and it is to Trump that right-of-center voters will have to look if our country and constitutional liberty are to survive. Don't buy that argument? Then look in the mirror and read this list...

GOP rallies around court blockade

Burgess Everett, Politico

Dire warnings that GOP unity over the court blockade would splinter after Trump’s ascension have yet to materialize. And a pressure campaign on vulnerable Republican senators — backed by polling data and liberal groups disrupting campaign events back home — hasn’t budged anyone.

Grassley: Trump will nominate 'right type of people' to Supreme Court

Nick Gass, Politico

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley no longer seems to be concerned about the possibility of Donald Trump nominating justices to the Supreme Court. “Based upon the type of people he’d be looking for, I think I would expect the right type of people to be nominated by him to the Supreme Court,” the Iowa Republican told The Des Moines Register in an interview published Wednesday evening.

Ted Cruz As Supreme Court Justice?

Susan Wright, RedState

If someone other than Cruz gets the nomination, Cruz and his vaunted grasp of our Constitution would be just the kind of Justice our nation so desperately requires.

The Corruption of the Supreme Court Democrats

It was clear from yesterday’s hearings that the Democratic appointees to the Supreme Court do not believe the Constitution limits the President’s executive power, as long as there’s a Democrat in the White House.

Will The Supreme Court Elect Donald Trump President Today?

Today the Supreme Court hears the challenge to Obama’s amnesty for illegal aliens. Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign on the issue if illegal immigration, and being the message carrier for America’s forgotten country class voters on that issue has sustained Trump through a series of blunders that would have destroyed any other candidate. Will the Supreme Court rein-in Obama, or will the people have to have the ultimate say at the ballot box?

Conservatives to pounce if GOP relents on Supreme Court

Burgess Everett, Politico

It's safe to say all of the conservative goodwill would end the instant Republicans agreed to take up Merrick Garland's nomination. And the fire would turn inward at the worst possible moment for Republicans, as the party is scrambling to save its narrow Senate majority in November.

Trump: I’ve picked my SCOTUS nominees

Mark Hensch, The Hill

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump late Sunday said he has generated a list of candidates he would nominate to the Supreme Court if elected president. “I’m going to get a list of anywhere from five to ten judges, and those are going to be the judges that I’m going to put in,” he said during a speech at his Mar-a-Largo club in Palm Beach, Fla.

Kasich Spits on the Second Amendment

The Heller and McDonald cases which finally codified the Second Amendment as in individual right were passed on a knife edge, and that knife is about to turn around and slash in the other direction if either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton – or John Kasich – are allowed to fill not only this seat on the court but the likely three or four to follow.

Brian Sandoval: Obama’s GOP Trojan Horse for the Supreme Court

John Fund, National Review

If Sandoval is appointed by President Obama, you can expect him to be a master politician if any confirmation hearings are held. “He will say things that please both sides, just as he has in Nevada,” one state legislator told me. “He will fuzz up his judicial philosophy and say he has an open mind. But the record on how he has governed in Nevada speaks volumes.”

Cruz: Supreme Court Is ‘One Justice Away'

Melanie Hunter, CNS News

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in a speech at the Conservative Convention in Greenville, S.C., on Thursday said the U.S. Supreme Court is “one justice away from a five-justice radical, left-wing majority, the likes of which this country’s never seen.”

Cruz: Scalia vacancy an 'important reason' for my poll boost

Ryan Lovelace, Washington Examiner

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz thinks Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death led to Cruz's rise in national polling. The senator noted that his newfound success atop a NBC/WSJ national poll came after the justice died on Saturday.

Sessions: McConnell Is 'Doing Exactly What Harry Reid Would Do'

Susan Jones, CNS News

In apparently refusing to hold a confirmation hearing on President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)is "doing exactly what Harry Reid would do if he were in the majority at this time," Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told Fox News's Megyn Kelly Wednesday night.

Leave the Scalia Chair Vacant

Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News

Republicans should tell the American people that when they vote in November they will be deciding not only the next president, not only which party shall control Congress, they will be deciding what kind of Supreme Court their country should have. Which is as it should be.

Trump Will Veer Left, Straight Into The Paranoid Frontier

Steve Berman, The Resurgent

In Trump land, populated by (Trumpkins, Trumpeteers, take your pick) Trumpzombies who shamelessly suspend their own most cherished beliefs to defend their leader, Donald Trump alone determines who’s lying, who’s telling the truth, and when to take him seriously. Maryanne Trump Barry would make a “phenomenal” Supreme Court Justice, said Trump in August. Who wouldn’t take him seriously?

Trump’s New York Values: Appoint Pro-Partial-Birth Abortion Judges, Like His Sister

This is the first in a series of four articles on Donald Trump's "New York values" by Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Pro-life voters in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina don’t need a translator to understand what Ted Cruz was talking about when he attacked Donald Trump and his “New York values.” Those values came through loud and clear in Trump’s praise of his pro-partial-birth abortion sister as the model for a “phenomenal” Supreme Court Justice.

Supreme Court Grapples, Once Again, With Redistricting

Michael Barone, Real Clear Politics

Courts can't stop partisan gerrymandering entirely. But they can limit its effectiveness by enforcing strict numerical equality, by simple arithmetic. Supreme Court justices weary of redistricting cases might keep that in mind.

4 of 9 Justices Will Be 82 or Older By End of Next Presidential Term

Terence P. Jeffrey, CNS News

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the oldest justice, is now 82 years old. On inauguration day in 2021, she will be 87. Justices Antonin Scalia and Anthony Kennedy will be 84—or two years older than Ginsburg is now—on inauguration day in 2021. Justice Stephen Breyer will be 82 on inauguration day in 2021. Get ready for some Supreme Court turnover.