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We’ve seen this movie before.

It was 1991.  I was working on the Senate side of Capitol Hill while wrapping up my undergrad studies.  The  big excitement — other than  the First Gulf War — was the confirmation hearing of an up-and-coming conservative jurist to the US Supreme Court.  It…

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The smell of butthurt in the morning: About that “stolen” Supreme Court seat

Oh, the butt hurt is epidemic the day after President Trump picks Judge Neil Gorsuch as his first nominee to the US Supreme Court.  (Some of you long-time political junkies may remember Gorsuch’s mother, Anne Gorsuch Burford, who served as Reagan’s EPA administrator.)  We’re getting all…

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#ncga: the road ahead for redistricting brouhaha

The speaker hath spoken: From: Rep. Tim Moore Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 4:59 PM To: @House/Members; @House/Legislative Assistants; @Speaker Tim Moore’s Staff Subject: Notice of Upcoming Week Dear Members: As a follow up to my email on Monday, I wanted to advise you as…

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SCOTUS: Makin’ $%#@ up as they go

Oh, the hits just keep on coming.  Many of us are still trying to cope with the news — delivered by the Court — that our Constitution specifically protects gay marriage, ObamaCare, and government witch-hunts against ”unintentional discrimination.”  (And you thought 1973’s Roe v. Wade…

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Some common sense from the bench. FINALLY.

We’ve had judges try to tell us that Jefferson, Adams & co. all created a right to taxpayer-funded abortion when they drafted our Constitution.  We’ve had judges rule that rights guaranteed to all Americans under the Bill of Rights have to be extended to al…