The following is an op-ed penned by several members of the House of Delegates who are military veterans explaining their opposition to electing Tracy Thorne-Begland as a District Court Judge. Bad Judgment: Not the Stuff of Would-be Judges A key function of the General Assembly is to elect judges. Unlike other states, this task falls… More Military Veteran Delegates Defend Denying Judgeship
In other news, the sun sets in the west. Unless the appellants are masochistic enough to try en banc and let everyone in the 9th slap them down, this will head right to the Supremes, who I’m guessing will hear arguments this fall and rule at the end of the next term (summer 2013). I… More 9th Circuit Appeals Court Upholds District Ruling Killing Prop 8
Following the Florida ruling on Obamacare and the Senate vote on its repeal, Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli announced that he will file a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court requesting that they expedite review of the health care law pursuant to Rule 11 on the basis “that the case is of such imperative public importance… More Cuccinelli Requests Supreme Court Expedite Review Of Obamacare
The New Republic has the “Case Against Sonia Sotomayor” and it makes for some interesting reading. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been talking to a range of people who have worked with her, nearly all of them former law clerks for other judges on the Second Circuit or former federal prosecutors in New York.… More Sotomayor — A Legend In Her Own Mind?
We first brought this up 3 weeks ago. Now The Teleprompted One has gone ahead and nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. Standing in her way — YouTube… Courts are the interpretive branch of government, NOT the policymaking branch — that would be the legislature. Hasn’t this woman ever at least watched School… More Obama Nominates Judge for S. Ct. Who Doesn’t Understand Role of Courts
While we disagree with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg on most issues, our thoughts and prayers go out to her as she battles pancreatic cancer. Fortunately, it appears that this was caught at an early stage, which offers the greatest hope for survival.
Judges. John McCain on Friday described the decision by the Supreme Court to allow Guantánamo Bay prisoners to challenge their detention in US courts as “one of the worst decisions in the history of this country”. The Republican presidential candidate said he agreed with the four dissenting justices on the nine-member court that foreign fighters… More The Only Reason McCain Is Giving Conservatives To Vote For Him.
Jim Hoeft at Bearing Drift has unearthed some very interesting information regarding the possible quid pro quo exchange of campaign cash to Creigh “Dirty” Deeds for a judicial appointment. Head on over to Bearing Drift for all the details.
Although Mike Dukakabee’s website states: I firmly believe that the Constitution must be interpreted according to its original meaning, and flatly reject the notion of a “living Constitution.” Just today while being interviewed on CNN, Dukakabee said that the Constitution is a “living, breathing document.” That’s right. The words straight from his own mouth. Words… More Mike Dukakabee – Constitution is a “living, breathing document”
(H/T Good Sense) The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit handed down a ruling today in the case of Miller v. Brown affirming in full the decision by Judge Hudson of the U.S. Dist. Court for the Eastern Dist. of Virginia that the Commonwealth’s open primaries law is unconstitutional (at least with regard to… More Court Affirms Virginia’s Open Primaries Are Unconstitutional
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Federal ban on partial birth abortions.
A victory for Manbearpig at the U.S. Supreme Court today. In light of this, Virginia Virtucon, which lives a Manbearpig-neutral lifestyle, will soon begin selling Manbearpig Offsets at below market value. We are now taking advanced orders for Manbearpig Offsets, so please indicate here how many you would like to purchase and we will be… More Manbearpig Sighted At Supreme Court
Word just in that Gov. Timmy! has vetoed four bills that would have expanded the death penalty in Virginia, including bills that would have provided the death penalty for the killing of a judge or witness to influence the outcome of a trial as well as murder-for-hire.
Seems as if Rudy Giuliani lumps them all in the same category.