Supreme Court to Hear Trump Appeal on Criminal Aliens

from the Daily Caller:

SUPREME COURT WEIGHS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S POWER TO DETAIN CRIMINAL IMMIGRANTS

  • The Supreme Court is weighing the federal government’s power to detain migrants after they serve prison sentences.
  • Federal law allows the government to seize criminal migrants “when the alien is released” from custody.
  • Long stretches of time often elapse before the government learns a noncitizen was released from jail, in part due to sanctuary city policies.

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared closely divided Wednesday over the federal government’s power to detain criminal aliens after their release from prison. read more

Liberal Commenter Insists the Left is NOT Out to Destroy Kavanaugh – Part One

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Yesterday, I received a rather lengthy rebuttal to my World Net Daily Article entitled:
Religion Drives the Desire to Destroy Kavanaugh.”

It was comprehensive and quite revealing of the thinking of the left. So much so, that I thought I would post it, anonymously, as well as my responses to several of the commenter’s (talking) points.

Unfortunately, as it is so long, I must break it up into at least two, maybe more parts.

My responses are indented.

The commenter writes: “Sir: No one has set out to “destroy” Brett Kavanaugh. However, the accusations against him seem quite creditable. Only he knows whether he actually attempted to assault Dr. Ford sexually over 30 years ago. And Dr. Ford, unless her memory has been faulty.”

On this, we will have to agree to disagree. From everything I’ve heard, seen, and read, all there are are baseless accusations and convenient “memory” lapses from every accuser. Not a single person has come forth regarding any of them to corroborate the women’s stories. That is rather far-fetched, even with so much time past. And with a lack of any evidence or corroboration, any reasonable person must default to a presumption of innocence – in court or in life. read more

Religion Drives the Desire to Destroy Kavanaugh

I did not watch but did listen to some of the Thursday Senate hearing circus sideshow. Frankly, it’s worse than that – much worse. It could be the new season of FX Network’s series “American Horror Story.”

I say this not for just Brett Kavanaugh, but for all of us. What we see playing out on national television and internet streaming is an American Horror Story, as this tragic scenario can now be perpetrated upon any man the radical left disagrees with.

Kavanaugh is being called a predator – but I believe it’s high time for the gloves to come off and call these women, these accusers, what they really are. In fact they are the predators, not Judge Kavanaugh.

And if this stunt these false accusers are attempting to collectively pull off was not their idea, then they should be called something else, and deservedly so. That something else is prostitute, and the politicians, the media and leftist special-interest gangs are the pimps. read more

No Matter the Outcome of the Kavanaugh Confirmation, the Dems Got What they Wanted

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Man am I getting tired of write and talking about Senate confirmation hearings, Brett Kavanaugh, and phony witnesses. But as I stated before, this saga is sucking the oxygen out of most everything else happening.

And – Yeah, I said it! In case you missed it, I’ll say it again! Phony witnesses.

At one point, just a few days ago, I thought that Ms. Ford might be telling the truth about being attacked at a party when she was a teenager. Not by Kavanaugh. I never believed that, but I thought she may have been traumatized by someone decades ago.

But now that it has turned entirely into a circus complete with a clown, played by smarmy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti, I frankly don’t believe any of them, and won’t, even if the Queen Mother recalls being attacked by the judge.

This is sadly what the dems wanted. From the start, they’ve desired to make this process so painful that Kavanaugh would never go the distance. Unfortunately it looks like they chose the wrong guy to attempt to Bork. read more

Baseless Allegations are Nothing New for the Left

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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The circus side show that the democrats were hoping for during the Senate Kavanaugh hearings has come to fruition.

And they owe it all to a California psychology professor, Christine Blasey (pronounced BLAH-zee) Ford, who, by most accounts just happens also to be liberal activist. Okay, maybe that’s not entirely accurate – yet. But she has attended liberal anti-Trump events and is a California college professor.

Am I therefore alleging that she made up the entire story of being attacked at a high school party when she was 15 and has fingered supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as the attacker?

No – I’m not alleging such a thing. Nor can anyone else who wasn’t present in the room at the party. In other words, it’s a wholly unprovable incident.

But do you see what I did there? I implied that maybe she did just make it up because of her background as a California college professor and that she attended liberal events. And we know that all California college professors are radical leftists – right? read more

WND Exclusive – There’s Only 1 Choice for Supreme Court Justice

The problem a president has with any court nominee is transparency. Until your choice actually begins ruling on cases, you can never be sure he or she was what you imagined them to be. By that time, as we know, it’s too late. As these are lifetime appointments, he and we are stuck with them, many times suffering disastrous consequences of a wrong choice.

Recent history is replete with Republican “wrong” choices, from David Souter to John Paul Stevens, Sandra Day O’Connor and, of course, Mr. swing-vote, Anthony Kennedy.

We cannot afford to replace Anthony Kennedy with another Anthony Kennedy, or worse. read more

Look for Dems to Go Low on Next Court Nominee

from the American Spectator:

Like sharks thrashing about in chum-filled bloody water, the unhinged hysterics of the progressive left have gone into a feeding frenzy as they prepare to attack whoever President Trump nominates to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Thanks to Kennedy’s retirement, Trump is now in a position to appoint a non-activist, strict constructionist to the Court. Senate confirmation of the nominee will result in a solid, reliably conservative Court majority. read more

Kennedy’s Retirement Sends Leftists into a Depressive State

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring from the United States supreme Court on July 31, 2018. Gee – you may have heard. If you haven’t, you must be living on another planet.

It took almost no time for the left to go into melt down mode. Justice Kennedy personally delivered his resignation letter to the White House on Wednesday afternoon, and by 2:01 PM, ThinkProgress had already posted a lengthy article bemoaning the fate of the nation. It’s almost as if they had prewritten it and were waiting for the announcement. Kind of like writing an obituary before the person croaks. And it was also kind of like an obituary for the progressive left. Sweet music!

Reading the ThinkProgress piece entitled, “The horrifying consequences of Justice Kennedy’s retirement,” is like conservative porn.

They begin by rehashing the 2016 presidential election and how it was stolen. When conservatives claim the left is still obsessed with and will likely never fully recover from Trump’s drubbing of Hillary, you can take it to the bank.

Reading their account is delicious and similar to how I feel when viewing a replay of a football game when, no matter happens during the game, I know that my team ultimately prevails. I mean except for this last Super Bowl.

Then they list a few of their biggest worries. First was the sacrosanct right of every American woman to murder her children – otherwise known as Roe v Wade. read more

New Internet Taxes Will be a Killer

from IBD:

Supreme Court Opens The Door To Internet Taxes — What Comes Next Could Be A Lot Worse

Whatever you think about the issue of taxing internet sales, the simple fact is that the Supreme Court has just guaranteed that people across the country will now be paying more in state taxes. It’s hard for us to see how this is good news.

In its 5-4 decision on South Dakota v. Wayfair, the court overturned two previous rulings that prevented states from taxing sales of out-of-state companies. That meant a catalog company based in Maine didn’t have to navigate 45 state sales-tax laws to figure out how much each customer owed, and then remit that money to the right states. read more

Students Disagree, then Agree on Wedding Cake Ruling

Campus Reform recently sent one of their people out to troll the streets of Washington DC. He asked college-aged passers-by their thoughts on the supreme Court decision allowing the Colorado baker to refuse to bake a wedding cake for a homosexual couple. Should the baker be forced to bake the cake. He asked: “Do you agree or disagree with that ruling?”

The responses started out as we would expect. They all disagreed. But then he threw in a couple of curve ball questions and things got a bit more muddled. Shockingly, the responses were not all bad.

Watch the video: read more