Judge Articles

Obama Vows to Fight Court's Decision Against Executive Amnesty 'Very Aggressively'

7:05 PM, Feb 25, 2015

In an MSNBC townhall in Miami, President Obama vows to fight the court ruling against the executive amnesty he adopted last year.

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Obama Doesn't Want to Be Supreme Court Justice: 'Too Monastic For Me'

Admits he lives in a "bubble."
6:45 AM, Oct 20, 2014

President Obama does not want to be a Supreme Court justice. He calls it "too monastic" for his own personality. Besides, in an interview with the New Yorker, President Obama acknowledges that he needs to get out of the "bubble" after what will be eight years as president of the United States.

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Text of Court's Decision to Halt Soda Ban

2:41 PM, Mar 11, 2013

A judge ruled today to halt Michael Bloomberg's so called soda ban in New York City. Here's the text of that ruling:

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Better Late than Never?

Obama’s trip to Jerusalem and the ‘peace process’
Feb 18, 2013

President Obama will make his first presidential visit to Israel in March, and Secretary of State Kerry will make his own trip even sooner. The White House is trying to dampen the inevitable speculation about a possible breakthrough to peace negotiations, and its spokesman has said the president’s trip is “not focused on specific Middle East peace process proposals.” Let’s hope so. But given the itinerary—Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Amman—the so-called peace process will be near the top of the agenda at every meeting Kerry and Obama have.

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The Greatest Conservative Generation

ADVANCE EDITORIAL from the December 31, 2012 - January 7, 2013 issue.
12:00 AM, Dec 21, 2012


There were giants in the earth in those days.” The death on December 19 of Robert Bork—superb legal scholar, preeminent constitutional thinker, principled public servant—calls to mind the other giants of American conservatism who have left us in the last decade: Bill Buckley and Irving Kristol, Milton Friedman and James Q. Wilson, Richard John Neuhaus and Jeane Kirkpatrick, Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. They were the greatest conservative generation. They rode into the valley of liberal orthodoxies and emerged sometimes triumphant, always unbowed. When can their glory fade? They left our nation stronger and better for their efforts.

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Robert H. Bork, 1927-2012

9:56 AM, Dec 19, 2012

Robert H. Bork, a superb legal scholar, principled public servant, fine judge, and important social critic—withal, a great American—died early this morning from heart complications. He was 84.

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Why Did Prosecutors Cut a Deal with the Devil?

Jared Lee Loughner escapes the death penalty.
1:50 PM, Aug 09, 2012

Jared Lee Loughner, who killed six people and injured thirteen others (including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords) last year near Tucson, cut a deal yesterday: By agreeing to plead guilty to perpetrating the massacre, federal prosecutors in return spared the 23-year-old from the death penalty.

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California Asks Judges: Gay or Straight?

10:36 AM, Feb 24, 2012

In order to make sure gays and lesbians are adequately represented on the judicial bench, the state of California is requiring all judges and justices to reveal their sexual orientation. The announcement was made in an internal memo sent to all California judges and justices.

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The Rise and Fall of Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzón

9:15 AM, Feb 17, 2012

On February 9, the Spanish supreme court unanimously ruled to disbar Baltasar Garzón, the Spanish judge who famously indicted former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet using the legal doctrine of universal jurisdiction, for ordering illegal wiretaps.

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