Category: "Supreme Court & Judiciary"

Nomination of Roberts is good strategery; I hope it's also a good choice

There are three main points I see regarding the nomination of John Roberts to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Sandra Day O'Connor. In reverse order of importance: 1) It's going to be very hard for the Democrats to even try to block someone who… more »

More on "Advice and Consent" of judicial nominees

Here's a very interesting (and rather long) paper on the history and debate of the "Advice and Consent" of the Senate provision in the Constitution, with discussion from the Founders and Rutledge to Robert Bork, William Pryor and other recent judicial… more »

Reaction to Kelo: Don't mess with Mongo

“No, no, don't do that, don't do that. If you shoot him, you'll just make him mad.” – Jim, the Waco Kid talking about Mongo in Mel Brooks’ “Blazing Saddles” Supreme Court Justices with their lifetime appointments are properly insulated from political… more »

My letter in today's NY Times

I'm pleased to report that this prior posting was printed in today's New York Times. Here's the link (free subscription required): more »

Letter to New London councilwoman Margaret Curtin

This is a letter I am mailing via regular mail to a New London councilwoman. I urge any of you who cares enough to write a letter of your own to this councilwoman or e-mail any other New London council member to discuss the egregious abuse of Eminent… more »

As if taking the house weren't bad enough....

see,0,3062007.story? As if things weren't bad enough for Suzette Kelo after the Supreme Court ruled that her city government could take her house and give it to a… more »

"Advice and Consent" does not mean what Democrats want it to mean

PUBLISHED in the New York Times, 7/6/05 re: Democrats Warn Bush on Choosing Successor to O'Connor (NY Times 7/1/05) To the Editors:… more »

Lightening the mood: The logical conclusion of the Kelo decision

See "NYC Moves Fast on Eminent Domain Opportunity" more »

When Minimal Scrutiny means Minimal Liberty (aka Keloathing)

[A shorter version of this article can be found on at:] [For a PDF version of this article, click here: Ross Kaminsky on the Kelo Supreme Court Decision Left click… more »

Will Judge Souter get a taste of his own medicine?

Thanks to the National Taxpayers' Union blog,, for bringing this excellent news story to my attention: Will Judge Souter get a taste of his own medicine? more »
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