Supreme Court

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.

Will You Join Kim Davis On The Cross?

And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. Luke 9:23

The Poll You Won't Hear Debated Tonight

No Republican presidential primary debate can be complete without addressing the traditional values agenda and smoking-out where the candidates stand on religious liberty and protecting freedom of conscience.  We urge CHQ readers to make sure they go to the Fox News – Facebook live chat page through this link and demand religious liberty protections and the traditional values agenda be part of tonight’s debate.

Supreme Court Making States Irrelevant

When judges take upon themselves the legislative power to order such routine state functions as the specifications for a medical clinic, then it is time to recognize that these judges have become the masters of the people, not impartial weighers of law and fact. Congress has the power to set the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and the time is now to bring the reign of these unelected oligarchs back within the limits of the Framers’ vision lest they render all other branches of government, especially the States, irrelevant.

Could Obama Bypass the Supreme Court Obamacare Ruling?

William Baude, The New York Times Op-Ed

If the administration loses in King, it can announce that it is complying with the Supreme Court’s judgment — but only with respect to the four plaintiffs who brought the suit. This announcement would not defy a Supreme Court order, since the court has the formal power to order a remedy only for the four people actually before it. 

Guess Who Says Obama’s Clean Power Plan Is Unconstitutional?

Liberal constitutional law scholar, and early Obama mentor, Laurence H. Tribe warns that Obama has overstepped the bounds of his constitutional authority and says frustration with congressional inaction cannot justify throwing the Constitution overboard to rescue this lawless EPA proposal.

Despite Media Spin, It’s Not a ‘Conservative’ Supreme Court

Rob Natelson, CNS News

If a “conservative” justice is one who consistently interprets the Constitution in accordance with traditional methods of judging—as the Founders intended for it to be interpreted—then the Court is anything but conservative.

SCOTUS Limits Cellphone Searches

Associated Press Staff

A unanimous Supreme Court says police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants.

A Costly Way to Limit Free Speech

Ed Feulner, Washington Times

What was true in 1798 and 1976 remains true in 2014. Bans on money are bans on speech, and every American’s right to speak freely should be given the fullest protection possible under the Constitution. Limit campaign spending, and we’ll all pay the price.

Cruz Stands Against Democrats at First Amendment Hearing

Proponents of Democratic Senator Tom Udall's S.J. Res 19 say it would just "repeal Citizens United" or "regulate big money in politics." That is nonsense, says Senator Ted Cruz. Nothing in the amendment is limited to corporations, or to nefarious billionaires. It gives Congress power to regulate—and ban—speech by everybody.

Overturn Judge’s Ruling, Restore Real Marriage

Washington Times Editors

A court in Richmond could be a bulwark for the states. The judges of the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond will hear Bostic v. Schaefer, the activist decision of US Dist.

Defy the Senate Democrats: Join Pro Hobby Lobby Twitter Battle

Today, the Senate Democrats and their secular liberal allies are taking their plan to intimidate the Supreme Court to a new level on social media by attacking Hobby Lobby and the Supreme Court on Twitter. Here's why it is so important you join this Twitter battle for religious liberty and freedom of conscience.