Five dumbest questions to Gorsuch, cont’d

Five dumbest questions to Gorsuch, cont’d

Minnesota Senator Al Franken doesn’t belong in the United States Senate, let alone on the Senate Judiciary Committee. A little short in the self-awareness department, Franken sought to show up Judge Gorsuch in the committee’s confirmation hearing this week. Instead he showed himself him up (although you’d never know […] Click here to view original post www.powerlineblog.com

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Will Smoking Gun Documents Vindicate Trump?

Will Smoking Gun Documents Vindicate Trump?

In the wake of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes’s statements to reporters on Wednesday, the outline of what could become the biggest political scandal of the last 100 years is becoming clear. Obama administration officials, possibly aided by Obama’s January 2017 order expanding access to the NSA’s raw […] Click here to view original post www.powerlineblog.com

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Among the Claremont crowd

We recently posted a link in our Picks to the article the Chronicle of Higher Education article by Jon Baskin on “The academic home of Trumpism,” but I would like to pause over it here. I take it that the “home” referred to in the headline refers to the […] Click here to view original post www.powerlineblog.com

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Five dumbest questions to Gorsuch

Five dumbest questions to Gorsuch

Reporter/commentator Brendan Kirby has watched enough of the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to identify the “Five dumbest questions put to Gorsuch.” Kirby’s report is current as of 10:19 a.m. yesterday, so it may not be his last word on the subject. However, each of Kirby’s winners is deserving […] Click here to view original post www.powerlineblog.com

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Leonard Leo: We’re not that stupid

Leonard Leo: We’re not that stupid

Leonard Leo is President Trump’s adviser for the Supreme Court (on leave from the Federalist Society). Leonard has forwarded a statement reacting to the report that Democrats are looking to cut a deal on filibustering judicial nominations: “Democrats must be delusional to think that Leader McConnell or any of […] Click here to view original post www.powerlineblog.com

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Analyze this

Analyze this

Politico reports on a story with manifold ramifications: Members of the Donald Trump transition team, possibly including Trump himself, were under surveillance during the Obama administration following November’s election, House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes told reporters Wednesday. Nunes said the surveillance appears to have been legal, incidental collection and […] Click here to view original post www.powerlineblog.com

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Explicating “Amy”

Explicating “Amy”

Minnesota Senator Al Franken is not a lawyer, but he plays one on the Senate Judiciary Committee. A former comedian, he hasn’t been intentionally funny in a long, long time. He was laughable when he sought to educate Neil Gorsuch on an undisputed issue of statutory construction in one […] Click here to view original post www.powerlineblog.com

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