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ACLJ Case Analysis of Judge Gorsuch

By Harry G. Hutchison1485968484534

President Donald Trump’s selection of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the United States Supreme Court fulfills his campaign pledge to nominate a conservative jurist to the Court. As this summary shows, consistent with this pledge, on both a substantive and linguistic level, Judge Gorsuch stands...

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Trump Taps Gorsuch: Why 'Scalia' Seat Matters

By Jay Sekulow1485915194201

Every Supreme Court vacancy is a monumental moment in the history of our great nation and for our Constitution. But filling the seat of the late Associate Justice Antonin Scalia – the conservative lion of the Court and one of the most important and significant Supreme Court justices in our nation's...

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Confirm Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

By Jay Sekulow1485911325099

President Donald Trump has just nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. The nomination of Judge Gorsuch to fill the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court of the United States represents an important step forward in restoring a judicial philosophy on the high court that...

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Confirm Judge Gorsuch to Supreme Court

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We must replace Justice Scalia with a staunch conservative. The next Supreme Court Justice will likely be the determinative vote on the most monumental issues of our time: abortion, religious...

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What Would Justice Scalia Do?

By Carly F. Gammill1479846632345

Two weeks ago, most conservatives were bracing for a new era at the Supreme Court, one in which—for the first time since 1971—a majority of the Court would be comprised of liberal justices. With the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February of this year, the Court, along with the rest of the...

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Lasting Legacy of the Federal Judiciary

By Edward White1470941293585

One of the powers the President of the United States has is to appoint federal judges with the advice and consent of the Senate. Presidents generally appoint judges who share the President’s philosophy about how the law should be interpreted and cases decided. Through appointments, a President...

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How You Can Impact Supreme Court Battle

By Nathanael Bennett1459957895352

The fight over the nomination to replace Justice Scalia is well underway, and will likely intensify through the summer. President Obama, Senate Democrats, and their allies have promised as much. Here’s where we are: U.S. Senate leadership has promised not to confirm or hold hearings on any nominee...

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Let the People Have a Voice

By Jay Sekulow1458143127132

The U.S. Senate should not take any action on President Obama’s nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia until after the presidential election. We are in the middle of a critical election and it’s important that Americans have a voice in filling the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. We continue...

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Sen. Grassley Stands on Principle

By Jay Sekulow1457642013868

The Quad-City Times' recent editorial “Grassley's SCOTUS gamble could backfire” misses the mark. Sen. Chuck Grassley understands the importance of championing the voice of the American people in selecting the next Supreme Court Justice. As chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, his decision to...

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President Obama Employs Chicago Politics

By Matthew Clark1457111709184

President Obama is bringing the “Chicago Way” to the Supreme Court nomination process. Simply put, he is engaging in political extortion to force his will on the American people. First, he floated the name of a Republican governor in hopes that it would cause a rift in the Senate majority’s...

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Democrats and Republicans Agree?

By Jay Sekulow1456270660982

The U.S. Senate has the constitutional right to hold no hearings and no votes on President Obama’s eventual nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. While I’ve written extensively on both the historical precedent and the constitutional analysis confirming this, you don’t...

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Constitution is Clear on Senate's Role

By Jay Sekulow1455936099347

The Constitution is clear about the roles of both the President and the U.S. Senate in the nomination and confirmation of Supreme Court justices. Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution governs the nomination and appointment of Supreme Court justices: “[The President,] by and with...

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Remembering Justice Scalia

By Jay Sekulow1455900870600

Justice Antonin Scalia was a conservative titan, a legal lion, on the Supreme Court. I had the privilege to argue numerous cases before him over the course of more than 25 years. His cutting wit, legal prowess, and ardent defense of the Constitution will not be forgotten. But he will be missed.

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They Used to Defend the Senate's Role

By Matthew Clark1455896424646

The five highest-ranking Democrats in the nation once staunchly defended the Senate’s constitutional role in the Supreme Court confirmation process. Or at least they did, until now. Now, President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Democratic Conference Vice...

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How Obama’s False Narrative Fails

By Matthew Clark1455725487784

Yesterday afternoon President Obama pressed forward with the tired liberal talking point that he must be allowed to ramrod a Supreme Court nominee through the confirmation process before the election. This is in fact false. It flies squarely in the face of historical precedent. It has not been...

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The American People Should Get To Decide

By Jay Sekulow1455553327207

With Justice Scalia’s sudden passing , the Supreme Court and our country has lost one of the most brilliant and ardent supporters of the U.S. Constitution. And now our nation faces a historic moment. With the passing of the conservative lion of the Court, the next Supreme Court justice will alter...

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No SCOTUS Confirmation Before Election

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The American people deserve a voice in selecting our next Supreme Court Justice. Justice Scalia – one of the most brilliant and ardent defenders of the Constitution – has passed away. The next...

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Justice Scalia's Passing a Sad Day

By Jay Sekulow1455406794004

We are deeply saddened by the news the Associate Justice Antonin Scalia has passed away. The news broke late this afternoon that the 79-year-old Supreme Court Justice died in his sleep while on a hunting trip in Texas. This is a sad day for our nation as we mourn the loss of one of the country's...

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SCOTUS to Review Non-Profit Mandate Cases

By Geoffrey Surtees1446843440207

The Supreme Court announced today what many have been waiting to hear since the Court handed down its decision in the Hobby Lobby case. It will decide whether the federal government can force a faith-based ministry to comply with the HHS Mandate by requiring it, over and against its religious...

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The Myth of Judicial Infallibility

By Walter M. Weber1435348960184

Everyone understands that the President sometimes violates the Constitution. Everyone also understands that sometimes Congress violates the Constitution. Is it not obvious, then, that the Supreme Court, likewise being composed of fallible human beings, sometimes violates the Constitution? Each...

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