Campaign 16: Filling Supreme Court Vacancies.

Since the sudden and unexpected passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, there has been a tizzy around filling the vacancy. I won’t go into all of that since I am sure all of you are familiar with the circumstances. But since there is no clear solution in the Constitution…

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NRA Identified As One Of The Owners Of The US Senate

We’ll get to some of the nonsense about delaying tactics for the hearings and vote on the Supreme Court vacancy over the weekend…but Senator Mitch McConnell came too close to the truth this week when saying the NRA needed to weigh in on the candidate for the next justice It…

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US Supreme Court vs WI State Supreme Court Vacancy

It took Governor Walker, what? Three weeks to appoint his pet jurist to fill the Wisconsin State Supreme Court vacancy…a vacancy that didn’t need filling…particularly with someone who was an announced candidate…but we shouldn’t fill a US Supreme Court vacancy for 11 months? WTF?

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Could President Hillary Clinton Pack The Supreme Court With Ex-Presidents?

It would be rather intriguing if a President Hillary Clinton appointed former President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton to the Supreme Court…sorry just doing some thinking out loud! Meanwhile the GOP Senators aren’t budging on their announced decision to ignore any nomination from President Obama for a replacement…

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Mitch McConnell Would Be Wise To Accept Obama SCOTUS Nomination

Most of you are aware that following the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the shoot out at the OK Congress is underway as President Obama promises to nominate a replacement justice and the US Senate promises to ignore the appointment. The Senate Majority Leader is standing firm against…

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Our Dumb Senator mourns Scalia death by tweeting out photo of Scalia impersonator

On Saturday United State Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead of apparent natural causes at a luxury resort in West Texas. After learning of Scalia’s death, Wisconsin Republican Senator Ron “Our Dumb Senator” Johnson tweeted out “Justice #Scalia’s death: a profound loss for America” along with a…

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Scalia dissents from conservative bloc in Supreme Court DNA decision

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme court ruled in a 5-4 decision that the collection of DNA after arrest (but without an actual conviction for any crime) does not violate the U.S. Constitution’s protection against unreasonable searches. Writing the dissenting decision, Scalia also gave an 11-minute oral statement in which he cited…

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Troy Davis

I am not going to get into the detailed case of Troy Davis, you can read more here. Troy Davis is scheduled to get executed in Georgia soon, despite the fact that all signs point to his probable innocence. Today he was DENIED his last chance at clemency. Davis was…

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George Bush and the Supremes

I know we are in the midst of a major election season in Wisconsin, not only the governors race which pits the mayor of Milwaukee against the county executive who after bankrupting Milwaukee County, feels he deserves a promotion. We also have probably the highest profile Senatorial election in the…

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He isn’t conservative he is just wrong.

CONSERVATIVE- the term is misused often, especially in the media. con·serv·a·tive    /kənˈsɜrvətɪv/ Show Spelled[kuhn-sur-vuh-tiv] Show IPA –adjective 1. disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change. 2. cautiously moderate or purposefully low: a conservative estimate. 3. traditional in style or manner;…

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