Liberal Justice Stephen Breyer said Monday that the death of the late Justice Antonin Scalia earlier this year has not “diminished” the efficiency of the Supreme Court.
The White House is hoping to use local reporters to advance the prospects of Democratic Senate candidates running against Republican incumbents.
Two local news reporters who interviewed President Obama Monday about the White House campaign to get Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court seemed to treat the occasion like wide-eyed tourists rather than journalists.
In 1927, American high society was swept up in a frantic religious mania. Leading politicians, intellectuals, philanthropists, educators, reporters, and scientists prophesied that the nation would be consumed by fire and brimstone in the form of “unfit” babies unless it offered up a sacrifice. The state of Virginia went before the U.S. Supreme Court, that temple of modernity, with an offering. Legendary progressive Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes looked upon Carrie Buck, a 19-year-old imbecile with an imbecilic mother and imbecilic bastard infant, and embraced his role as Solomon.
Twenty-five years after Anita Hill accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, the controversy has been revived by an HBO made-for-TV movie about the case.
Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said that the U.S. Constitution will be “completely rewritten” if the Supreme Court sides with President Obama in the lawsuit challenging his executive action on immigration.
The White House posted a video to Twitter Tuesday featuring Joe Biden demanding that the Republican-led Senate hold hearings on Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, despite the vice president’s 1992 remarks contending that a nominee should not be voted on during an election year.