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Elizabeth Warren Demands McConnell Seat Jones Immediately, Even Though Luther Strange's Term Isn't Over Until January

She's on the warpath about this. The savage tribe picked up on this absurdity: So a reminder that this man, @SenateMajLdr who unilaterally decided to ignore the Constitution & deny legitimate SCOTUS nominee Merrick Garland a hearing, now REFUSES to...

Shakespeare Mock Trial Brings Comedic Relief for Judges and Lawyers

D.C. Circuit Chief Judge Merrick Garland joined several other D.C. federal judges in presiding over appellate arguments in the case of Sebastian and Olivia, from William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night."       

Yesterday The Supreme Court Jolted LGBTQ People With A Frightening Reality

3 months agoNews : The Newsroom

Inside the U.S. Supreme Court this week for the oral arguments for Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, I couldn’t help but look at Justice Neil Gorsuch and imagine how things would be if Merrick Garland were rightly sitting in that chair.

On judicial picks, Nevada's Heller competes for a Chutzpah Award

Dean Heller delivered a speech on the importance of senators voting on judicial nominees, ignoring how Republicans treated Merrick Garland.

“A gift to the construction industry”: catchy quotes from Court of Appeals argument on OSHA’s silica standard

Appeals Court judges Merrick Garland and David Tatel probed and cajoled a courtroom filled with attorneys who were either challenging or defending OSHA's 2016 silica standard. I share some of my favorite quotes from the September 26 proceeding.

Remember when Mitch McConnell stole a Supreme Court seat for the NRA?

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

It's March, 2016. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia recently died, and Mitch McConnell announces that he and his Republicans will not allow President Obama to see his nominee Merrick Garland approved, not any nominee approved until the National Rifle Association gave its blessing. Show More Summary

State Department Says No One Cares Anymore About Hillary’s Stupid Emails

Nate Silver undertook an interesting what-if project this week with a story on what would things be like if Hillary Clinton had been elected president. Merrick Garland is on the Supreme Court, and Neil Gorsuch is not. Brian Fallon is the press secretary, and Sean Spicer is not. It is Hillary Clinton under investigation for […]

Ronald Klain on Where Trump is Making His Mark: The Judiciary

Klain in WaPo: What about Trump? He not only put Neil M. Gorsuch in the Supreme Court vacancy created by Merrick Garland’s blocked confirmation, but he also selected 27 lower-court judges as of mid-July. Twenty-seven! That’s three times Obama’s total and … Continue reading ?

Trump’s Big Win Has Been on Judges

Ron Klain: “He not only put Neil M. Gorsuch in the Supreme Court vacancy created by Merrick Garland’s blocked confirmation, but he also selected 27 lower-court judges as of mid-July. Twenty-seven! That’s three times Obama’s total and more than double [...]

Judge Merrick Garland For President — Of Harvard University

7 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

The former Supreme Court nominee would make a perfect leader for the great university.

Amicus: Breakfast Table Redux

Listen to Episode 71 of Slate’s Amicus: The Supreme Court’s 2016 term may not have contained the usual number of blockbuster cases, but it did have its fair share of drama. Between the stonewalling of Merrick Garland; the filibustered...Show More Summary

Supreme Court term ended much different than it began

The Supreme Court began its term nine months ago with Merrick Garland nominated to the bench, Hillary Clinton favored to be the next president, and the court poised to be … Click to Continue »

Neal Katyal: Senate's Obstruction of Merrick Garland 'Was Unforgivable'

The former acting solicitor general said that the Republican blockade against the onetime Supreme Court nominee represented a breakdown of checks and balances.

Merrick Garland to the FBI? You know it's a trap when Mitch McConnell backs it

9 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Merrick Garland as FBI director remains a colossally stupid idea that no Democrat or liberally thinking person should go near, and yes, we're still talking to Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) but also Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD). If they still...Show More Summary

Judge Garland not interested in FBI job: sources

9 months agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. appeals court judge Merrick Garland, turned away by the Senate last year for a Supreme Court post, is not interested in serving as FBI director, two sources said on Tuesday, even as the top Senate Republican recommended him for the job. Garland, the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for...

Mitch McConnell Wants to Steal Another Court Seat From Merrick Garland

The Senate Majority Leader’s latest devious scheme looks a lot like his last devious scheme.

McConnell says he recommended judge Garland to Trump for FBI head

9 months agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he has told President Donald Trump that he should pick federal appeals judge Merrick Garland to succeed ousted director James Comey at the head of the FBI. Speaking in an interview on Bloomberg Television, McConnell said he has spoken with...

Mitch McConnell 'thinks Merrick Garland would make fantastic FBI Director' after denying him Supreme Court seat

9 months agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

Efforts to fill the empty FBI director seat left behind by James Comey with Merrick Garland, could have support from one seemingly unlikely corner in Washington: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. A former aide to Mr McConnell,Show More Summary

Republicans Pitch Merrick Garland For FBI Director

9 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Washington Examiner reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s former chief of staff, Josh Holmes, on Sunday declared his old boss’s strong support for the potential nomination of Merrick Garland as FBI director. “I thinkShow More Summary

The Garland Gambit

Republicans floating Merrick Garland for FBI director should be careful what they wish for.

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