by David H. Gans, Director of the Human Rights, Civil Rights, and Citizenship Program, Constitutional Accountability Center
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The Senate is scheduled to vote today on whether to end debate on the confirmation of President Obama’s first judicial nominee, Judge David Hamilton, nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and thus to allow a vote on Judge Hamilton’s confirmation to go forward. Some Senate Republicans – in particular, Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee – have stated they will vote against cloture, in other words, that they will filibuster the nomination.
Late last week, the West Virginia Supreme Court returned what may be its final decision in Caperton v. Massey Coal Co., a case that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court before returning to state court for rehearing this Fall.
Georgetown University Law Center is hosting a panel tomorrow on the Privileges or Immunities Clause and McDonald v.
by Judith E. Schaeffer, Vice President, Constitutional Accountability Center
by Doug Kendall, President & Founder, Constitutional Accountability Center
This week we learned that the folks over at Rasmussen have conducted yet another embarrassingly-misleading poll, “gauging” the American populace’s opinion of the Supreme Court. The poll, conducted late last month, asked 1,000 likely voters a familiar question: