Senate confirms Judge Kavanaugh to serve on Supreme Court

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 …

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Supreme Court rejects pro-abortion challenge to Tennessee’s pro-life “Amendment 1”

By Dave Andrusko The ultimate outcome may have been foretold January 9 when a federal appeals court panel rejected a pro-abortion challenge to Tennessee’s “Amendment 1,” the successful 2014 ballot measure that stated “Nothing in this [state] Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion.” It became official this …

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As Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings conclude….

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 …

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Sen. Grassley goes forward despite Democrats and protestors turning opening of Kavanaugh confirmation hearing into “verbal brawl”

By Dave Andrusko As you may know I am on vacation but I’m keeping tabs on what already is an unprecedented all-out attack on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who received the ABA’s highest possible rating. Below are the much interrupted opening remarks of Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). But first, …

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A Supreme Battle for Life

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Next week, hearings begin for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Despite the judge’s stellar qualifications, pro-abortion forces are working overtime in an effort to derail his nomination. Judge Kavanaugh has indicated he would not make laws from the bench, but would simply interpret the Constitution …

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Supreme Slant: NYT Justifies Investigations Into Republican Court Nominees: ‘We Had to Try’

By Clay Waters The New York Times is trying its best to find dirt on President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, filing an odd public information request with his wife’s employer. (And in 2005 they tried to access sealed private records involving then-Bush-nominee John Roberts, as noted below.) Even the paper’s commenters weren’t convinced …

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Chuck Todd Calls Out Dick Durbin for His Hypocrisy on SCOTUS

By Ryan Foley Editor’s note. This appeared at Newsbusters. The conversation Mr. Foley is referring to took place the day before President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. During Sunday’s edition of Meet the Press, host Chuck Todd interviewed Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois. A …

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ABC’s Nightline Blasts ‘Controversial’ Nominee Before He’s Even Announced!

By Scott Whitlock The new Supreme Court pick is very “controversial,” whoever he or she turned out to be. That was the consensus of ABC’s Nightline. About 90 minutes before Donald Trump announced the name of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Nightline’s Twitter page blasted: Tonight on Nightline, @TerryMoran reports on the controversial Supreme Court Justice pick …

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The war on the right of conscience and the next Supreme Court nominee

By Dave Andrusko As we approach the hour when pro-life President Donald Trump announces his selection to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, the flurry of articles—already mountainous—grows even larger. One of the more hostile and unfair (what else?) New York Times stories was headlined, “How Conservatives Weaponized the First Amendment” [nytimes.com].” Another more …

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“Rolling back” Roe v. Wade could well help protect other vulnerable patients

By Dave Andrusko We are hours away from pro-life President Donald Trump’s announcement who will be his nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. The hysteria index is now approaching 100% as the Abortion Industrial Complex gears up to fight whomever the President selects regardless of experience, qualifications, and intellectual firepower. However that …

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Theory behind Roe “does not make any sense”

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. Everyone is figuratively on pins and needles in anticipation of Monday’s expected announcement by pro-life President Donald Trump who he will nominate to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is retiring. As we all know this will be President’s second opportunity to fill a vacancy. In 2017, he selected Neil Gorsuch, …

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