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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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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Trump, McConnell, Cruz, and Graham Are Dancing Before There’s Even A Grave

Just sayin’: And I bet you were wondering if I had forgotten Senator McConnell…nope: Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the majority leader, vowed Friday night to hold a vote on a Trump nominee… …Mr. McConnell has said that in case of an opening this year, he would try…

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President Obama On The Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I am reprinting it in its entirety, but here’s the link: My Statement on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Sixty years ago, Ruth Bader Ginsburg applied to be a Supreme Court clerk. She’d studied at two of our finest law schools and had ringing recommendations. But because she…

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Brett Kavanaugh Is NOT Fit To Be A Supreme Court Justice.

Professor Christine Basey Ford’s testimony was telling…it was credible…it was believable…and I believe her. But after Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s behavior in his afternoon testimony, this whole thing should be a moot point. After the anger, the crying, the counter accusations, the obfuscation, the boldfaced lies, it is obvious that Judge…

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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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