NBC’s Katy Tur Not Sold on ‘Strict Originalist View of Constitution’ Because it’s 2018

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NBC News’ Katy Tur on Wednesday questioned whether the Supreme Court should take an originalist view of the Constitution — because we are living in the current year.

A partial transcript follows:

TUR: I do want to start with you, J.D. Based on where Americans stand on the issues, and Americans have really moved in a much more progressive direction over the years, do you think it’s appropriate to continue to take such a strict originalist view of the Constitution given it’s 2018 and not 1776? [The Constitution was written in 1787.]

VANCE: Well, I don’t know that Americans have become more Progressive on everything. Certainly, times have changed since 1776, but how you interpret the Constitution is ultimately different from what policy preferences you want.

This is a point conservatives make pretty often about the Supreme Court. Whether you want the laws to move in a progressive or conservative direction, the Supreme Court is a separate institution with a separate mandate under our constitutional structures.

For example, if you want abortion to be outlawed or you want abortion not to be outlawed, that is a question, and there’s an open debate around whether that question should be decided by the Supreme Court or that question should be decided by voters and state legislatures, and by federal legislators. That is a question to me about constitutional structure, not so much about policy preferences. Continue reading at breitbart.com.

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Opinion – A Liberal’s Case for Brett Kavanaugh

By Akhil Reed Amar

Judge Brett Kavanaugh, shown here in 2004, is President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court.CreditScott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly, via Getty Images

The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the next Supreme Court justice is President Trump’s finest hour, his classiest move. Last week the president promised to select “someone with impeccable credentials, great intellect, unbiased judgment, and deep reverence for the laws and Constitution of the United States.” In picking Judge Kavanaugh, he has done just that.

In 2016, I strongly supported Hillary Clinton for president as well as President Barack Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Merrick Garland. But today, with the exception of the current justices and Judge Garland, it is hard to name anyone with judicial credentials as strong as those of Judge Kavanaugh. He sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (the most influential circuit court) and commands wide and deep respect among scholars, lawyers and jurists.

Judge Kavanaugh, who is 53, has already helped decide hundreds of cases concerning a broad range of difficult issues. Good appellate judges faithfully follow the Supreme Court; great ones influence and help steer it. Several of Judge Kavanaugh’s most important ideas and arguments — such as his powerful defense of presidential authority to oversee federal bureaucrats and his skepticism about newfangled attacks on the property rights of criminal defendants — have found their way into Supreme Court opinions. Continue reading at nytimes.com.

 

 

Saturday Night SCOTUS Surprise: McConnell’s Kethledge Push Revealed

McConnell Pushing Ray Kethledge for Supreme Court to Appeal to Establishment Republicans, Not Conservatives

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by Matthew Boyle

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing for Judge Ray Kethledge to be President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court vacancy opened by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, Breitbart News has learned.

McConnell has, in private conversations, said he is pushing Trump to pick Kethledge for the slot because he thinks Kethledge’s positions in contravention of the GOP base on certain issues like immigration would make him an easily-confirmed nominee in an election year.

“McConnell has said he does not want a SCOTUS battle in an election year,” one source briefed on McConnell’s comments to a variety of people around Washington, including at least one journalist whom the Senate Majority Leader spoke with off the record ahead of Monday’s announcement. “He thinks Kethledge would be easy to confirm because Kethledge is not a consistent conservative.”

McConnell’s argument, per sources who have heard him make it directly, is that Kethledge is non-controversial and would not face the same problems in the Senate confirmation process—meaning he would rather not have to fight than have a nominee with fewer questions about his or her conservative positions. Continue reading at breitbart.com.

 

Peter Strzok has Left the Building

By Ben Garrison

Finally Strzok (the Hillary Clinton loving FBI agent) was removed from the FBI building yesterday.

His status remains unclear, but he should be fired outright at the very least. After all, he exhibited a political bias toward Hillary and was strongly anti-Trump. He was instrumental in the investigation of Hillary, who got away with gross crimes she committed while ‘serving’ under Obama.

Later on she lied, destroyed evidence, and obstructed justice. Strzok’s text messages with his girlfriend, Lisa Page, are the smoking gun in this case. He said the FBI would actively try to prevent Trump from becoming president.

Along with Comey, we’re witnessing the politicization of the FBI and it’s control by the Deep State.

It’s time to end Mueller’s investigation and then ensure the FBI no longer tries to influence elections or presidencies. See the post at GrrrGraphics.com.

Full Video ● Exposing the #DeepState ● May 1st Trump Support Club ● Countryside Baptist Church, Gainesville, FL

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This month the Trump Support Squad of Alachua County teamed up with Tim Marden and the John Birch Society to host Alex Newman who gave a powerful presentation on the DEEP STATE!!

A LOT of incredible information was packed into two hours, so if you missed some key points OR were not able to attend, just click on the link below to watch the full presentation!!!

Alex Newman uncovers the truth about the inter workings of the government. As I said in my earlier emails, this information WILL frighten AND enlighten you!! It’s time for the the light of truth to shine upon the Deep State and their plans for our sovereign nation!!

Grab a pen and paper for notes and buckle up!!! You don’t want to miss this!!!

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‘Life, Liberty & Levin’: How the Mueller Probe is ‘Illegitimate’ and a ‘Smokescreen’

Mark Levin, Dan Bongino, and Joseph diGenova dissect the Mueller Russia investigation.

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by Chris Pandolfo


On Sunday evening, LevinTV host Mark Levin interviewed former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino and former U.S. attorney Joseph diGenova on his weekly Fox News program, “Life, Liberty & Levin.”

“We’re here on very serious business,” Levin began. He asked his guests about two Department of Justice memoranda, one from the Nixon administration and one from the Clinton administration, that conclude that a president of the United States cannot be indicted by a special counsel.

“I don’t think there’s any question that the Mueller investigation as it sits now is illegitimate,” diGenova said. He explained that the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein did not name a crime for Mueller to investigate, raising serious problems. “It named nothing. This was a way for the department under Rosenstein to avoid responsibility for conducting an inquiry,” he said. Continue reading at conservativereview.com.

DEEP STATE – Alex Newman Speaks – Tomorrow, May 1st at 6:30 PM – Don’t Miss It

Come out to Contryside Baptist Church this Tuesday, May 1st and learn more about the Deep State from renowned author and journalist Alex Newman. Knowledge is power.

Alex Newman speaks at The Villages – March, 2018

is typically influential members of government agencies or the military to be involved in the secret manipulation or control of government policy.

Alex will be speaking about the Deep State at Countryside Baptist Church in Gainesville on Tuesday, May 1st at 6:30 Pm. Don’t miss it!

Countryside Baptist Church is just west of I-75 (about 1/2 mile)

Alex Newman Exposes The Deep State – Tuesday

Come out to Contryside Baptist Church this Tuesday, May 1st and learn more about the Deep State from renowned author and journalist Alex Newman. Knowledge is power.

Alex Newman speaks at The Villages – March, 2018

is typically influential members of government agencies or the military to be involved in the secret manipulation or control of government policy.

Alex will be speaking about the Deep State at Countryside Baptist Church in Gainesville on Tuesday, May 1st at 6:30 Pm. Don’t miss it!

Countryside Baptist Church is just west of I-75 (about 1/2 mile)

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