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Justices Scalia, Breyer Not Quite Familiar With Twitter

by @ Saturday, May 22nd, 2010. Filed under Antonin Scalia, Internet, Supreme Court, Technology, Twitter

From a Congressional committee hearing today about technology in the Court system: Justice Scalia: “I don’t know even what it is . . . I’ve heard it talked about” Justice Breyer: “remember when they had that disturbance in Iran . . . there were some Twitters as I call them . . . but there […]

Quote Of The Day: Antonin Scalia’s Abberrant Lifestyle Edition

by @ Wednesday, May 19th, 2010. Filed under Antonin Scalia, Humor, Quote Of The Day, Supreme Court

Now that the sex lives of Supreme Court justices have become grist for commentators, we are finally free to discuss a question formerly only whispered about in the shadows: Why does Justice Antonin Scalia, by common consent the leading intellectual force on the Court, have nine children? Is this normal? Or should I say “normal,” […]

Supreme Court Upholds Federal Power Of Indefinite Detention

by @ Monday, May 17th, 2010. Filed under Antonin Scalia, Individual Liberty, Politics, Supreme Court

In  a case dealing with sex offenders, the Supreme Court ruled today that Congress could pass a law authorizing the Federal Bureau of Prisons to keep someone in custody for an indefinite period even if they had served the full term of their sentence: WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that federal officials […]

The Final Word On Elena Kagan’s Sexuality

by @ Sunday, May 16th, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Elena Kagan, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Supreme Court

At least as far as I’m concerned: How did the White House learn that Solicitor General Elena Kagan is straight? A White House official tells ABC News that “Solicitor General Kagan volunteered the information to the White House when media reports surfaced in the pre-nomination process for the Supreme Court.” This was on April 11 […]

Pat Buchanan Thinks There Are Too Many Jews On the Supreme Court

by @ Friday, May 14th, 2010. Filed under Dumbasses, Elena Kagan, Supreme Court

In a column published, not surprisingly, at WorldNetDaily, Patrick J. Buchanan expresses concerns about the number of Jewish people on the Supreme Court: [O]f the last seven justices nominated by Democrats JFK, LBJ, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, one was black, Marshall; one was Puerto Rican, Sonia Sotomayor. The other five were Jews: Arthur Goldberg, […]

Cable News Wonders: Does Playing Softball Make You A Lesbian ?

This is what “news” has been reduced to: The only thing I learned from this video is that Pat Buchanan thinks he has very reliably GayDar. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

American Family Association Says Kagan Unqualified If She’s A Lesbian

There have been rumors about Elena Kagan’s personal life ever since her name first surfaced as the front-runner for the Supreme Court, and now the far-right American Family Association is demanding that she answer them: Speculation continues to swirl about the sexual preference of likely Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. She is apparently out to […]

Obama To Pick Elena Kagan For SCOTUS

by @ Monday, May 10th, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Elena Kagan, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Supreme Court

Later this morning, President Obama will announce that he has selected Elena Kagan to replace John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court: WASHINGTON — President Obama will nominate Solicitor General Elena Kagan as the nation’s 112th justice, choosing his own chief advocate before the Supreme Court to join it in ruling on cases critical to […]

Report: Elena Kagan To Be Obama’s SCOTUS Nominee

by @ Friday, May 7th, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Supreme Court

At least according to Mike Allen’s Playbook: – Look for President Obama to name his Supreme Court pick Monday, and look for it to be Solicitor General Elena Kagan, a former Harvard Law dean. The pick isn’t official, but top White House aides will be shocked if it’s otherwise. Kagan’s relative youth (50) is a […]

Historic Entrance To Supreme Court Building Closing Due To Security Concerns

by @ Monday, May 3rd, 2010. Filed under Supreme Court, Washington DC

If you’ve ever been to the United States Supreme Court building you’ve undoubtably taken the walk up the marble steps and through the massive bronze doors at the entrance. Well, soon those historic doors will be closed: The Supreme Court is permanently closing its massive, bronze front doors to the public, citing security risks. The […]

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