Steve King Defends DOMA at Senate Judiciary Committee Meeting

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Congressman Steve King (R-IA) gave testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday opposing the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced legislation that seeks to repeal key provisions of DOMA, and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) a ranking member on the committee invited Congressman King to give testimony.  You can […]

Kagan Judiciary Committee Vote: A Tale of Two Senators – Contrasting Grassley with Graham

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) impressed me with his rationale behind his decision to vote no on Solicitor General Elena Kagan’s nomination to the United State Supreme Court.  He brought up her work against the partial birth abortion ban, citing international law, her inability to defend DOMA, etc.  He cited her inability to discuss where our […]

Elena Kagan’s Partial-Birth Abortion/ACOG Scandal

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Following up on yesterday’s post, I finally a chance to read the Americans United for Life Action report on U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan.  They are calling for a Senate investigation, and  it should delay the vote on her confirmation in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Whether it will… well that’s another story. The report […]

Grassley is Voting No Sotomayor’s Confirmation

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said he’s planning on voting against confirming Judge Sonia Sotomayor as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. In a statement that he sent out today he shares why: I’ve had the opportunity to vote on many judges and Justices since becoming a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.  We […]

The Sotomayor Hearings

You have to love Senate hearings of any stripe.  The questions are speeches.  Senators bloviate, etc. etc.  About as exciting as watching paint dry.  With Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court starting today we can expect… no better.  Speeches in the forms of questions.  Political posturing asking questions […]

Eight Questions for the SCOTUS Nominee

Matt Moon offers eight questions that should be posed by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee when President Obama’s nominee to replace Justice David Souter is brought before them.  These questions from a liberty-minded perspective would get at the heart of how the nominee would review cases brought before him or her. ONE: Currently, the […]

Reid v. Roberts

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid evidently has buyers’ regret.  He says that Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts misled the Senate “pretending to be moderate.”  Politico reports: “Roberts didn’t tell us the truth. At least Alito told us who he was,” Reid said, referring to Samuel Alito, the second Supreme Court justice nominated by President […]