The GOP threat to go “nuclear” over a Democratic filibuster of a judicial nominee has been dependent upon the significant Republican margin in the Senate. Should the Democrats gain seats in November, as seems likely, the nuclear threat may disappear. This is the fear of some conservatives, according to this Human Events report.
Of all the acts of #resistance to the Trump administration, few have been as brazen and dangerous as a series of lawless and transparently frivolous federal judicial rulings designed to thwart Trump-administration policies. Today the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Hawaii’s challenge to Trump’s travel ... Read More
The transcript of the travel-ban oral argument is now public, and while all the standard caveats apply regarding predicting case outcomes from oral arguments, it’s safe to say the Trump administration feels more confident today than its legal opponents. I agree with SCOTUSblog’s Amy Howe — the ... Read More
Clarence Darrow dropped out of law school after just a year, figuring that he would learn what he needed to know about legal practice faster if he were actually doing it than sitting in classrooms. (Today, that wouldn't be possible, thanks to licensing requirements.) The same thing is true in other fields -- ... Read More
Making the click-through worthwhile: A bit of good news for Republicans in an Arizona special election (and I do mean just a bit); an ugly comment from a Republican Senate candidate; and a look at what worries Americans about China -- and why they’re right to be worried. Republicans Finally Win One . . . ... Read More
Stuart E. Eizenstat has written a big book on the Carter presidency. (Eizenstat was Carter’s chief domestic-policy adviser. He also had a substantial hand in foreign affairs.) I have reviewed the book for the forthcoming NR. Eizenstat tells the story of a meeting between President Carter and Andrei Gromyko, the ... Read More
While Washington feeds its insatiable Trump/Russia-collusion jones, Americans are going broke in the process. Mere witnesses before congressional oversight panels, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry, and the grand jury he has convened endure ginormous legal bills. Although they are not suspected of ... Read More
Representatives for the Wayback Machine said they have not been able to find evidence that anti-LGBT posts on MSNBC's Joy Ann Reid old blog were the work of a hacker, as Reid has claimed. A left-wing Twitter user this week unearthed old posts from 2007 to 2009 on Reid's now-defunct blog The Reid Report that ... Read More