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Court Nominee Agrees with Recent Gun Control Decision

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan talked about her views on the second amendment during confirmation hearings, and indicated she agrees with some recent decisions. In fact, she said she considers the recent decisions "good precedent going forward." She indicated she…

Life Without Parole For Juvenile Offenders is Cruel and Unusual

As long as a juvenile has not killed anyone, serving a life sentence with no chance of parole is cruel and unusual punishment. Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that such sentences are unconstitutional. The Court said such a harsh punishment…

Will Kagan’s Nomination Satisfy Liberals?

After President Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court vacancy, left-leaning democrats immediately started to gripe. Overall, democrats seemed pleased with her nomination. Some, however, do not think that Kagan is liberal enough. Specifically, some liberals think…

Obama Warns of Conservative Judicial Activism

President Obama, on the verge of nominating a successor to Justice Stevens, criticized the Supreme Court of engaging in conservative judicial activism. Obama criticized the Court earlier this year, when it declared a campaign finance law was unconstitutional. That decision…

Will Stevens Replacement Be Opposed No Matter What?

Post by Randall Ryder As soon as Justice Stevens announced he was stepping down, conservatives began preparing for a battle against an alleged "liberal replacement." Now there is buzz that liberals will oppose a replacement who is not liberal enough. Conservatives…