In the judiciary branch, Trump’s election is less a disaster, more a setback. It’s certainly disappointing for those who hoped to establish a new coalition on the Supreme Court that could safeguard and advance liberal perspectives on constitutional and legal readings, but certain rights and laws upheld by this court are unlikely to be overturned.
For some people, Hillary Clinton’s kid-glove treatment by the FBI might just be what pushes them over the edge. They may not tell the pollsters. They may not tell their friends and neighbors. But when they enter the privacy of the voting booth on November 8, they may well decide that Donald Trump—sleazy, offensive and dangerous as he is—may be counted on to do at least one good thing if he is elected: He will throw a bomb under Washington’s smug elites.
One hundred years ago on June 1, Louis Dembitz Brandeis was confirmed as the first Jewish justice to the U.S. Supreme Court. Continue reading The Jewish Jefferson
Republicans reluctant to support the candidacy of Donald Trump are being bludgeoned with the argument that the next president could appoint as many as three Supreme Court justices. If Donald doesn’t pick them, Hillary will.
So Republicans should rally to Trump for that reason alone.
Pardon me, but I’m not buying that argument.
…if Congress wants to challenge the Texas Legislature to a crazy contest, they’d better bring their lunch.
For example, Congress voted to cut funding for veterans’ programs and then complained about veterans’ services being cut. Big deal! Back in Texas, just a few days after nine people died and 18 were injured when bullets flew in a Waco biker bar, the state senate voted to allow people to carry guns openly wherever they go, accept, of course, in the Texas Capitol Building. Not really a surprise because most Texans agree that packing heat is just about our most sacred Constitutional guarantee, placed in the founding document by the Almighty him or herself. If everybody in that bar had been armed, they could all have defended themselves instead of running for cover. Continue reading When it Comes to Outrageous Lawmaking, Don’t Mess With Texas