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SC Senator Graham will vote for Kagan

July 20, 2010 politisite 0

Elena Kagan now has at least one Republican vote for confirmation to the Supreme Court: that of Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who said Tuesday that she was not someone he would have chosen “but the person who did choose – President Obama – I think chose wisely.’’ Mr. Graham’s announcement came as the Senate Judiciary Committee took up the Kagan nomination; a vote is expected later in the […]

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Supreme Court: Gun Rights Extend Across Nation

June 28, 2010 politisite 0

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of individual gun rights today, striking down Chicago’s 28-year-old handgun ban almost two years to the day after the Court struck down the D.C. gun ban. The ruling in McDonald vs. Chicago is a major win for gun-rights activists who are thrilled to see an individual right to arms affirmed by the nation’s highest court once again. The D.C. ruling applied only to […]

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Elena Kagan on SCOTUS confirmation process, "vapid and hollow charade"

May 12, 2010 politisite 0

What is most telling is her past view on the whole confirmation process… she said it was a “vapid and hollow charade, in which repetition of platitudes has replaced discussion of viewpoints and personal anecdotes have supplanted legal analysis.”  Now that she is a Nominee herself…. she has reversed that view. Here is when you know there is issues with a nominees beliefs, the emphasis will be on a “good […]

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Obama to announce Supreme Court Nominee Monday. It's Elena Kagan

May 9, 2010 politisite 0

You go for it President Obama, Pick a Supreme Court Nominee that worked for Goldman Sacs.  This really is the Presidents safest bet as Ms. Kagan has already gone through a vetting process and was confirmed easily by the Senate when she came up for confirmation as Solicitor General .  She also has very little case history to come under scrutiny.  Basically no one knows her views on court decisions. […]

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SCOTUS: Mojave Cross honoring WWI Veterans Stays

April 28, 2010 politisite 0

The Supreme Court says Uncover that cross! The Supreme Court has said a federal court went too far in ordering the removal of a congressional endorsed war memorial cross from its longtime home in California. In ruling the cross could stay, the justices said federal judges in California did not take sufficient notice of the government’s decision to transfer the land in a remote area of California to private ownership. […]

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Senator DeMint Statement on Judge Sotomayor

July 29, 2009 politisite 0

July 29, 2009 – WASHINGTON, D.C – Today, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina), chairman of the Senate Steering Committee, made the following statement on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to serve as Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court. “I watched Judge Sotomayor’s hearings closely, and regrettably, I didn’t hear much to ease my serious concerns about her nomination. “She still refuses to affirm the clear reading […]