Spineless Mitch McConnell challenges President Biden to stand up to “partisans”

Speaking about the Democratic-led effort to expand the United States Supreme Court, Senate Minority Leader/obstructionist-in-chief Mitch McConnell mentioned his hope that President Biden stands up to the partisans pushing to expand the Supreme Court (emphasis added). McConnell has strenuously warned Democrats not to add seats to the court, saying there…

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Supreme Court Tosses Texas Election Lawsuit Against Swing States.

Not much else needs to be said but: The Supreme Court on Friday rejected an audacious lawsuit by Texas that had asked the court to throw out the presidential election results in four battleground states captured by President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. The court, in a brief unsigned order, said…

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SCOTUS: Why Is Wisconsin Different Than Pennsylvania or North Carolina?

Just a simple place mat game of which one is not like the others: Let’s just start with my home state, Wisconsin: The Supreme Court on Monday night voted against reinstating an order by a Wisconsin federal court judge that said absentee ballots could be counted if received within six…

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SCOTUS Leaves Wisconsin Absentee Voting Laws In Place…As Expected

I previously suggested that we all operate as if the existing absentee voting laws were in place even though suggested changes were getting batted around in the courts. Even if the US Supreme Court had allowed the extended voting rules, now is damn poor time to make that decision, essentially…

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So If We Go To An Originalist Interpretation Of The Constitution

wouldn’t we be putting nothing but rich white men in charge? oh, wait. Nevermind.

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Ilhan Omar On SCOTUS And The First Amendment

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Just Thinking Out Loud About Working Moms In Politics

Tell me if I got this wrong. But my memory seems to be telling me that, for years, the right has often put up opposition to left female candidates who have children…because…you know…who’s going to take care of the children if they get elected. But today, I am supposed to…

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Lower Court Ruling On Extended Absentee Ballot Rules

This is a little arcane! LOL!. But the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago allowed US District Judge William Conley’s ruling on absentee ballots in Wisconsin stand. I complained last week about Judge Conley’s late rulings on all of this…and this isn’t over yet despite it being just weeks…

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Amy Coney Barrett, Anti-Catholicism, And The Rule Of Law

It isn’t any wonder that Federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett is drawing a lot of scrutiny as she is one of the women on President Donald Trump’s shortlist for appointments to the Supreme Court. And the president has stated on a number of occasions that he plans to nominate a…

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The Current Hogwash That Ted Cruz Is Slinging!

In 2020 we face a serious Constitutional crisis if we don’t have nine justices on November 3rd. Well this is hogwash. We went without nine justices in 2016…during an election…for fourteen months…and nobody was worrying about a Constitutional crisis. And in 2016 is was more likely an issue for people…

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