Top Blog Posts of 2022 Part 2: The Unhinged Left

RNLA's blog covered a wide variety of topics in 2022, and we wanted to highlight some of the top posts here.  Part One focused on RNLA's top blogs on judicial issues. Part Two focuses on how unhinged the far Left has become. RNLA covered everything from cancel culture, election results denialism, and more. We hope you enjoy this recap of some of RNLA's top blog posts of 2022!

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The Republican “Remake” of the Judiciary is Having a Lasting Impact

As is always the case, the media obsession with President Trump will never end. This time it is a bit different, in that both the left and the right agree on a part of Trump’s legacy in their year-end round-up stories.  Democrats and Republicans in the media agree that President Trump, combined with a Republican Senate led by Mitch McConnell, remade the Judiciary. 

From the left, Professor Noah Feldman does the typical frothing at the month unhinged liberal attack on conservative judges, President Trump, and Republicans in the Senate.  But putting aside the irrational hatred and mischaracterization, Feldman states something surprising:

2022 turned out to be the most consequential year of Donald Trump’s presidency. This year, the Supreme Court proved that its hard-right turn will be the most enduring legacy of his sorry four years in office.

Trump’s three Supreme Court appointments — the most by any president since Herbert Hoover, thanks to Mitch McConnell holding Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat open for Justice Neil Gorsuch — have launched a conservative judicial revolution that has only begun to repeal many of the major constitutional advances of the last 50-plus years. The new conservative majority is issuing decisions geared at restoring a nostalgic, never-was version of constitutional history, in place of long-established precedent. (Emphasis added.)

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Top Blog Posts of 2022 Part 1: Judicial Issues

RNLA's blog featured a wide variety of topics in 2022. Many of these blogs highlighted important judicial issues including nominations to the bench, major Supreme Court cases, and more. We hope you enjoy this recap of some of RNLA's top blog posts of 2022!

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ICYMI: SCOTUS Blocks Biden Admin from Lifting Title 42

Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court stayed a lower court's ruling to keep the pandemic-era Title 42 immigration policy in place which many see as the only thing stopping the crisis out our southern border from becoming even more out of control than it already is. National Review reported:

In a filing, Chief Justice Roberts stayed the lower court order that ended the pandemic-era policy, which had allowed the administration to expel illegal immigrants as a means to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. Roberts gave the DOJ until Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. to file a response to the states petitioning to maintain Title 42.

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NC Supreme Court Plays Politics with Voter ID

On Friday, the North Carolina Supreme Court struck down the state's voter ID law with a partisan ruling during a lame duck session. The Carolina Journal explained:

Two weeks before they’re set to lose their majority, N.C. Supreme Court Democrats issued rulings Friday striking down the state’s photo voter identification law and the election map used for state Senate races.

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ICYMI: Staten Island Grand Jury Report Reveals Voter Fraud in 2021 Race

In November, Staten Island District Attorney Michael McMahon released a grand jury report detailing allegations of voter fraud in a local election last year. The New York Post reported:

A Staten island grand jury has identified numerous instances of ballot harvesting fraud in a race for City Council last year — including a ballot submitted on behalf of a dead person and signature fraud involving dozens of other absentee ballots.

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"Independent State Legislature Theory" Has Day in Court

This morning, the United States Supreme Court heard three hours of oral argument in Moore v. Harper, a highly-charged redistricting case out of North Carolina.

How highly charged? Well, mainstream media and voting rights groups have called it the case that "threatens" to "upend democracy." But a quick look at today's arguments shows a different story.

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"Saving Election Day" and Election Integrity.

In a thought-provoking recent article entitled "Saving Election Day," Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media (and former presidential candidate), highlights the bumbling election processes which have largely replaced Election Day. He also looks back nostalgically to the time when Election Day meant precisely that: a day of voting which culminated in a winner being declared, not a period of some several weeks before and a couple of weeks following the appointed day, when, hopefully, the American public would know the result. 

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RNLA Chair Harmeet Dhillon Points the Way to the Future

Following next week's U.S. Senate run-off in Georgia, many involved in the political process will be engaged in a review of their successes and challenges in 2022 with a view ahead towards 2024. RNLA Chair Harmeet Dhillon, founder of The Dhillon Law Group and the Liberty Center, as well as prominent voice on broadcast networks, is spearheading that effort for the Republican National Committee (RNC).

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Luzerne County, PA Fails to Certify Results After Election Day Fiasco

This morning, the Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Board of Elections deadlocked on a vote to certify the results of the November 8, 2022, midterm election. Two Democrat board members voted in favor of certification; the two Republicans voted against; and the third Democrat abstained, stating that he still wanted clarification and answers from the debacle that occurred on Election Day. The result of the vote was welcomed with a burst of applause from the audience at the county courthouse. Despite the concerns of the County Solicitor, who informed the Board that the State could file a lawsuit against the County as a result of the non-certification, and the Democrats' evident desire to rush ahead with the process, certification of the results would have been premature, and serious questions raised by the November 8, debacle would have remained unanswered.

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