Tag: Antonin Scalia

Three Democratic Senators Ignore the Threat of a Justice Neil Gorsuch

Don’t they realize that it would be like putting Donald Trump himself on the Supreme Court? It’s impossible to grasp the logic of Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), who have signaled that they will vote to confirm unqualified Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Kneeling in subservience to Trump and… Read more »

Courting Climate Disaster: Trump’s Next Injustice

Ten years ago today, the United States Supreme Court issued its landmark 5-4 decision in Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency, holding that the EPA had the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act. Had Anthony Kennedy sided with the right-wing faction on the Court, the federal government would have been virtually… Read more »

You’ll Get Nothing and Like It: The Case Against Gorsuch

There is simply no rational basis for any Democratic Senator to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court–and every reason in the world for Democrats to filibuster Gorsuch’s nomination. Is Judge Gorsuch technically qualified to do the job? Sure. So was Merrick Garland, and we all saw what happened there. Is Judge… Read more »

An Atrocious Anniversary

You’ve run into The Argument if you’ve been on social media for any length of time. It usually comes from an erstwhile supporter of Bernie Sanders who now vows to volunteer for Jill Stein. It’s an argument so lacking in logic, so overt in its obnoxiousness, so deficient in its dignity that one wonders how… Read more »