• How do US Supreme Court justices get appointed? – Peter Paccone
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    How do US Supreme Court justices get appointed? – Peter Paccone

    There’s a job out there with a great deal of power, pay, prestige, and near-perfect job security. And there’s only one way to be hired: get appointed to the US Supreme Court. If you want to become a justice on the Supreme Court, the highest federal court in the United States, three things have to happen. You have to be nominated by the president of the United States, your nomination needs to be approved by the Senate, and finally, the president must formally appoint you to the court. Because the Constitution doesn’t specify any qualifications, in other words, that there’s no age, education, profession, or even native-born citizenship requirement, a…

  • At least 7 people are on list to replace John Bolton
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    At least 7 people are on list to replace John Bolton

    GOOD MORNING TO YOU IT IS SEPTEMBER 11TH 2019 TODAY. AT LEAST SEVEN PEOPLE SAID TO BE UNDER ACTIVE CONSIDERATION BY THE PRESIDENT AFTER BOLTON’S ABRUPT DEPARTURE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE. HERE IS THE FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE, CONDOLEEZZA RICE, WHO ALSO SERVED AS PRESIDENT BUSH’S NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR IN THE WEST WING.>>JOHN HAS TREMENDOUS INTELLECT, HE CARES DEEPLY ABOUT THIS COUNTRY AND THE ROLE OF THE UNITED STATES ABROAD AND I’M SURE HE DID HIS BEST TO GIVE THE PRESIDENT’S UNVARNISHED ADVICE, WHICH IS WHAT YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO DO IS NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR. IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS IF THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR AND THE PRESIDENT ARE NOT ON THE…

  • Trump WH Rattled By Rare Rebuke From Chief Justice John Roberts | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC
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    Trump WH Rattled By Rare Rebuke From Chief Justice John Roberts | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

    >>>THIS BLUE WAVE WE HAVE BEEN REPORTING ON IS GETTING BIGGER REPORTING ON IS GETTING BIGGER AS MORE BALLOTS ARE COUNTED. AS MORE BALLOTS ARE COUNTED.>>>WE BEGIN WITH SOMETHING>>>WE BEGIN WITH SOMETHING TRULY UNUSUAL. TRULY UNUSUAL. A SITTING CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE A SITTING CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT REBUTTING A SUPREME COURT REBUTTING A SITTING PRESIDENT. SITTING PRESIDENT. JUSTICES TYPICALLY SPEAK THROUGH JUSTICES TYPICALLY SPEAK THROUGH THEIR RULINGS. THEIR RULINGS. THEY AVOID ANY DEBATES THAT THEY AVOID ANY DEBATES THAT COULD SEEM PARTISAN. COULD SEEM PARTISAN. IT’S CLEAR JOHN ROBERTS HAD A IT’S CLEAR JOHN ROBERTS HAD A ENOUGH AND SPEAKING AS A JUDGE, ENOUGH AND SPEAKING AS…

  • The Role of the Chief Justice [No. 86]
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    The Role of the Chief Justice [No. 86]

    There was relatively little discussion about the role of the Chief Justice at the time of the framing, and the Constitution itself says relatively little about the Chief Justice. The only mention of a Chief Justice in the Constitution is in Article I, Section 3, which provides that when a President is impeached, the Chief Justice should supervise the trial. The Constitution really left to Congress, uh, the responsibility of specifying the powers of the Chief Justice and indeed of the Justices of the Supreme Court, uh, more generally, and many of the powers of the Chief Justice have evolved really as a matter of custom rather than as a…

  • The conservative movement transforming America’s courts
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    The conservative movement transforming America’s courts

    -You put the wrong justices on the Supreme Court and this country will never, ever, be the same. We have to pick one that’s gonna be there for forty years. From one of the 20 judges on my list, who will uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States. -Leonard Leo is the executive vice president of the Federalist Society. He advises President Trump on judicial nominations. -The Federalist Society is about results. They see judges, along with the Republican Party, as pathways to power. -You don’t mess around with judges. You get them confirmed. You get them confirmed quickly. -If you’ve got a group that’s been in-sourced into…

  • Scalia: Portrait of a Man & Jurist [Excerpt]
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    Scalia: Portrait of a Man & Jurist [Excerpt]

    My hand is on a, if you get real close you can see the title, it’s The Federalist and above that is uh, uh Webster’s Second International Dictionary. I don’t like the Third. And behind that is the wedding portrait of Maureen. And down at the bottom is uh, is uh, uh a well-known, uh, portrait of Thomas More. He is one of my, one of my heroes. It’s a tradition, uh, at the Court, to have the law clerks of the justice commission a portrait which will be hung at the Court when the justice dies or retires. He was a principled man. He was a man of faith,…

  • Inside How the Federalist Society & Koch Brothers Are Pushing for Trump to Reshape Federal Judiciary
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    Inside How the Federalist Society & Koch Brothers Are Pushing for Trump to Reshape Federal Judiciary

    JUAN GONZÁLEZ: As we continue our coverage of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, we are joined by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eric Lipton of The New York Times. He recently co-wrote a piece headlined “In Gorsuch, Conservative Activist Sees Test Case for Reshaping the Judiciary.” The piece looks at how a top official at the Federalist Society, named Leonard Leo, is playing a key role in helping Trump behind the scenes. AMY GOODMAN: Leonard Leo is currently on leave from the Federalist Society to help shepherd Gorsuch’s nomination. In addition to nominating Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, President Trump has 123 other federal judgeships to fill, because Senate Republicans blocked…