The Legal Intelligencer is reporting that Pennsylvania’s two Senators have struck a deal to support a package of judicial nominees from their state, including one nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The catch is that this nominee, district court Judge Paul Diamond, is not the nominee already named by the White House. If the deal goes through, the White House will withdraw the nomination of district court Judge Gene Pratter substituting Diamond.
To understand the American gun-control debate, you have to understand the fundamentally different starting positions of the two sides. Among conservatives, there is the broad belief that the right to own a weapon for self-defense is every bit as inherent and unalienable as the right to speak freely or practice ... Read More