Supreme Court will not hear challenge to decision overturning Alabama law banning the dismemberment of living unborn children

By Dave Andrusko The Supreme Court today denied Alabama’s petition to review a decision that overturned the state’s ban on the dismemberment of living unborn babies. The 2016 law never went into effect. In July 2016, an enthusiastically pro-abortion trial judge issued a temporary restraining order against Alabama’s Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act …

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Supreme Court Ruling on Indiana Law Could Impact Future of La.’s Unborn Child Dignity Act

On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court upheld Indiana’s Fetal Remains law, reversing the judgment of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Louisiana’s 2016 Unborn Child Dignity Act (HB 815), authored by Rep. Julie Stokes and currently being defended in federal litigation by Attorney General Jeff Landry, is similar to the Indiana Fetal Remains …

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Supreme Court upholds one part of 2016 Indiana law, waits for another day to address second

Justice Thomas offers powerful criticism of eugenic abortions By Dave Andrusko Pro and anti-life groups had waited for months for the Supreme Court to address two provisions of a 2016 Indiana abortion law. This morning the Justices punted on a law that banned abortions (in Justice Clarence Thomas’s words) “when the provider knows that the …

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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas condemns Democrat attacks on SCOTUS contender Amy Coney Barrett’s faith

By Calvin Freiburger Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared at LifeSiteNews. MALIBU, April 15, 2019 — The most conservative sitting justice of the U.S. Supreme Court spoke out this month in defense of a potential future colleague against left-wing criticism directed at Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Catholic faith. President Donald Trump …

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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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