Tag Archives: Senate Judiciary Committee

Judicial Whys

Today is the day most Court watchers expect the Court to announce its final decisions of this term. With this Court you can never tell but I’m willing to bet the justices want to beat the holiday rush out of town. As part of the waiting game, I want to offer my thoughts on why this Court is held in such low regard by most Americans and then end with another unrelated why.

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An Issue For 2024

The Democrats have been late to the table when it comes to the importance of federal judges, especially Supreme Court justices. The 2022 election was the first where people who cited the Court as their primary voting motivation broke Democratic.

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Many Possibilities And Repercussions

I’ve always had a strange fascination with the Senate. I can’t exactly explain why it’s just been with me since the 1960s. With only 100 members and six-year terms it has long been the much more collegial of the two federal legislative chambers. Many actions actually get approved by unanimous consent. That collegiality is on the rapid decline. If I got into why I’d be writing a book, not a short opinion piece. One current situation outlines that and so much more. Today I’d like to talk about California’s senior Senator Democrat Dianne Feinstein.

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Yes, It Really Happened

There is no need to make things up (unless you are a present day Republican trying to justify your position) because the truth gives you more material than you can possibly cover in five op-eds a week. If you haven’t figured it out by now today’s article is another catch up attempt.

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A Broken System Only Because…

It may have been somewhat overshadowed by the war in Ukraine but the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings to consider Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination for the Supreme Court illustrated just where America is today. Spoiler alert: It’s not a good place or the one the Founders envisioned.

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