Sixty years ago, Ruth Bader Ginsburg applied to be a Supreme Court clerk. She’d studied at two of our finest law schools and had ringing recommendations. But because she was a woman, she was rejected. Ten years later, she sent her first brief to the Supreme Court — which led it to strike down a state law based on gender discrimination for the first time. And then, for nearly three […]
A “predominantly White” group of protesters in Palm Springs, California from the Groups Common Cause and Code Pink were interviewed by an undercover videographer. The groups were protesting the Libertarian billionaire Koch Brothers. 25 protesters were arrested. The video of several of the attendees is stunning when the interviewer asked individuals questions about conservative Judge Clarence Thomas. Words like send him “Back to the Fields”, “String Him Up”, and […]
Soon after his confirmation, Attorney General Eric Holder labeled us a nation of cowards, a people supposedly unwilling or afraid to discuss race. Based on my experience as an attorney at the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department, Holder has far more to fear from that discussion than do the rest of us.
President Obama’s choice to head up the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel has withdrawn from consideration after continued opposition from Senate Republicans. While qualified, Republicans were concerned about statements Johnsen made about National security issues and Abortion.
Some are saying that Republican’s are retaliating by blocking the Presidents picks due to Health Care passage. Democrats relate that the constitution says that their role is to, ‘advise and consent’ not Block nominees for political reasons.
Justice John Paul Stevens, who came to embody the liberal voice on an increasingly conservative Supreme Court, announced Friday that he is retiring — giving President Barack Obama his second seat to fill on the nation’s high court.
Left wing blogs are attacking Supreme Court Justice Thomas wife because she is becoming politically active. Ginni Thomas has become involved in the Teaparty movement The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is jumping on the Tea Party bandwagon with the launch of a new conservative lobbying group and plans to attend some high-profile Tea Party rallies in the coming weeks. Ginni Thomas founded the Virginia-based nonprofit Liberty Central […]
Judical Watch has obtained nearly 500 pages of FBI documents complaining about ACORN voter fraud Consequently they accuse the DOJ of willingly dropping the ball on bringing action against the group. The Obama Justice Department administration shut down an investigation into ACORN last year, ignoring evidence of fraud at the community group, a government watchdog claimed Thursday, citing investigative documents it obtained. The watchdog, Judicial Watch, in releasing the documents, […]
Political sabers have been incessantly ratting across different branches of the government ever since the Magna Carta. But usually it’s between the White House and Congress. We learned in third grade social studies about that stoic aerie of men and women who clarify the law, wear baggy robes, and in Beltway terms are more secluded than J.D. Salinger.