By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared on the blog of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation. It is all the more fascinating in the re-telling. I am talking about the unprecedented drama that surrounded the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as a Justice on the …Continue reading "Abortion at Heart of pro-abortion assault on Brett Kavanaugh"
By Dave Andrusko It had long been rumored, but now it became official. One year ago today, following the end of the term, Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court , effective July 31, 2018. Of course we knew what was coming next. Those of us greybeards vividly remembered the successful …Continue reading "The retirement of Justice Kennedy, one year ago today"
By Carol Tobias, President I had the honor and the privilege of representing National Right to Life at the White House last night, to see Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as the newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Prior to President Trump and Justice Kavanaugh entering the room, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, with Senator …Continue reading "Brett Kavanaugh Sworn In as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court"
NRLC congratulates new justice and Senate Republican leadership By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This appears on page one of the September/October digital edition of National Right to Life News. Be sure to read the entire 41-page issue and share it with your pro-life family and friends. Fending off an assault that made the “high-tech lynching” …Continue reading "Brett Kavanaugh joins Supreme Court after bruising and brutal attack"
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate today confirmed (50-48) the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. “Today’s Senate vote is a victory for Judge Kavanaugh, and for the President, but also for the rule of law – it is a victory for all who believe that …Continue reading "Senate confirms Judge Kavanaugh to serve on Supreme Court"
Judge Kavanaugh appears to have 51 votes By Dave Andrusko Following a speech Friday afternoon by Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s second nomination to the Supreme Court, appears to have 51 votes for confirmation. Sen. Collins’ position was unknown until her remarks on the Senate floor. Shortly thereafter, West …Continue reading "Senator Collins says she will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court"
By Dave Andrusko As the last story of the week, a few comments about the truly ugly, last-ditch (or is it the last-ditch?) campaign to derail the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. We talked briefly about it yesterday. Pro-abortion Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Ca.) receives a “secret letter” with allegations that go back to …Continue reading "A desperate Democratic Party willing to do anything to defeat Judge Brett Kavanaugh"
By Dave Andrusko That didn’t take long. Yesterday we wrote about the sense that the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was close to assured. But it was noted that while he ought to be the next Supreme Court justice replacing Anthony Kennedy and we trust will be, there was (and is) …Continue reading "Senate Judiciary vote on Kavanaugh set for September 20, pro-abortion Democrats continue to “slime” Judge Kavanaugh"
By Dave Andrusko The story has added layers so fast I didn’t have a chance to initially comment on the blatantly misleading tweets from pro-abortion presidential-wannabe Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Ca.) Maybe it was for the best. Even when you very specifically point out where somebody grotesquely misrepresents someone else’s statement—in this case Harris egregiously distorted …Continue reading "Pro-abortion “whoppers” sure to continue in assault on Judge Kavanaugh"
By Dave Andrusko A few quick thoughts entering week two of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings. #1. Former judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit Michael W. McConnell was, of course, 100% correct when he wrote over the weekend that pro-abortion Democratic opponents of Judge Kavanaugh should “Look past the politics — …Continue reading "Three thoughts on the first week of hearings on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court"
By Dave Andrusko My family was on vacation through Thursday, so what follows are some thoughts based on reading a great many accounts but without having the advantage of being at my desk refreshing my information feeds every few minutes. Even with just that, I could still offer ten preliminary thoughts instead of the following …Continue reading "As Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings conclude…."
“A judge must interpret the Constitution as written, informed by history and tradition and precedent.” Editor’s note. The following is Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee delivered Tuesday. Thank you, Mr. Chairman, Senator Feinstein, and Members of the Committee. I thank Secretary Rice, Senator Portman, and Lisa Blatt …Continue reading "“A judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law”"