Posts Tagged ‘ Antonin Scalia ’

The Imperial Judiciary

The Imperial Judiciary

To the surprise of no one, an Obama bundler sitting on the 9th Circuit has enjoined Section 9(a) of President Trump’s executive order targeting sanctuary cities. Just like the federal judges who blocked previous, eminently Constitutional executive orders tackling this problem, this one used the non-textual statements of the President as justification for his...
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Constitutional Crisis

  President Trump’s revised executive order has been halted, once again, by a federal judiciary which doesn’t seem to understand-or to care much about-the Constitution or its prescribed role within it. You can read Josh Blackman’s instal-analysis, which hits most of the key points. As Mark Krikorian points out, regardless of the inherent merits of the...
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President Trump’s SCOTUS Pick (Watch Live)

Update: Reason has a detailed analysis of Judge Gorsuch’s judicial philosophy.  There are 2 Senate Democrats who have signaled a willingness to vote on President Trump’s SC nominee. Here’s a brief overview of Neil Gorsuch, courtesy of NPR.
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Executive Decisions

Executive Decisions

The White House has been relatively tight-lipped about its deliberations, re: Antonin Scalia’s replacement, but we already know that his death will irrevocably impact a host of Supreme Court cases this term. One of the most consequential-as we’ve pointed out-is United States v. Texas, which will test the novel legal concept that the President...
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Supreme Politics

Supreme Politics

Many of you are probably wondering how the untimely passing of Justice Scalia will impact Texas vs. United States, the landmark case which will determine whether or not President Obama has the authority to unilaterally modify federal immigration law. Thankfully, Jon Feere  has a written a fantastic blog entry which explains all of the...
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They Come To America

They Come To America

One of the best films to portray the deteriorating condition of our nation’s southern border with Mexico is the aptly-named Border. Directed by Chris Burgard, an actor and producer I  had the pleasure of meeting at a film screening at the Helen Mills Theater held several years ago to benefit then-imprisoned Border Patrol agents...
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RevPac at South Street Seaport

RevPac at South Street Seaport

  The RevPac event I attended on Monday night was an quite an experience. First of all, the choice of setting seemed designed to highlight some of the recurring themes in Ron Paul’s presidential campaign. While most of his primary opponents have held Manhattan fundraisers targeting donors in this city’s ever-dwindling, yet still potent, financial services...
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Policy Priorities

Policy Priorities

  I’ve been remiss in addressing this subject, but I think that the recent Supreme Court decision mandating the eventual release of thousands of prisoners currently incarcerated in California’s penal system is worth commenting upon for several reasons.
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