Russ Feingold nails it Republican threats to block any Obama nomination to Supreme Court

In response to promises from Republican Senators including Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell, and Wisconsin’s own Ron Johnson that they would obstruct any Supreme Court nominee put forth by President Barack Obama, former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold issued a statement. “The authors of the U.S. Constitution did not outline a two-party…

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Chuck Grassley’s revisionist history on SCOTUS nominations in election years

On Saturday Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley doubled down on Sen. Mitch McConnell’s statement that President Barack Obama should not make an appointment to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the unexpected death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. In his statement Sen. Grassley noted it has been “standard practice” over…

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So let’s talk about that Supreme Court vacancy…

The lengths Republicans in Congress will go to obstruct President Barack Obama (while in the process not doing their jobs) seems to know no limits, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky issued a statement just an hour after Associate Justice Antonin Scalia’s death was announced making it clear…

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Supreme Court (finally) rules in favor of marriage equality for all

It’s about time! In a landmark opinion, a divided Supreme Court on Friday ruled that same-sex couples can marry nationwide, establishing a new civil right and handing gay rights advocates a historic victory. In the 5-4 ruling, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority with the four liberal justices. Each…

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Senator Ron Johnson Is Trying To Save Obamacare

Remember our Senator Ron Johnson’s lawsuit against Obamacare? Who can forget one of the most inane things he’s done in Washington so far in is term as senator. Well apparently the GOP wised up to the fact they states led by GOP governors who refused to set up their own…

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Dan Sebring: conservative majority on U.S. Supreme Court conspiring against Scott Walker

This is bizarre, even for a fringe candidate like Dan Sebring. Republican Dan Sebring, who is running to represent Wisconsin’s 4th District in the House of Representatives, told ThinkProgress he suspects a political motive behind the Supreme Court’s recent ruling putting the state’s voter ID law on hold. “The United…

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Supreme Court blocks regressive Texas abortion law

This is big news. Thirteen Texas abortion clinics will remain open, after the Supreme Court blocked a stringent new law from taking effect. Texas’ House Bill 2 – the legislation that Texas Sen. Wendy Davis attempted to filibuster – required abortion clinics to become certified as ambulatory surgical centers. The…

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U.S. Supreme Court blocks implementation of Wisconsin voter ID law

This is HUGE news for Wisconsin! The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked Wisconsin from implementing a law requiring voters to present photo IDs, overturning a lower court decision that would have put the law in place for the November election. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declared the…

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A Ted Cruz two-fer on SCOTUS decision not to hear same-sex marriage appeals

It was predictable that in the wake of the United States Supreme Court’s decision not to hear appeals on rulings made by lower courts overturning same-sex marriage bans in five states, there would be a healthy amount of caterwauling from conservatives concerned about “activist judges” redefining marriage. Not one to…

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SCOTUS Turn Their Own Decisions Into A Moving Target

Just days after opening a second front on the war on women, the Supreme Court of the United States back tracks on one of the alternatives they delineated in their Hobby Lobby decision. No really! Birth Control Order Deepens Divide Among Justices WASHINGTON — In a decision that drew an…

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