Nuclear Fallout

Anyone who had any doubts of the Democrats real goals on executing the “Nuclear Option” on judges should have no doubts now after the narrow confirmation of Pamela Harris with only 50 votes yesterday.  The Democrats are trying to pack the courts. 

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The Case for Standing: Boehner’s Lawsuit

The primary issue in Speaker Boehner’s lawsuit against President Obama is that of standing. Opponents argue that it will be difficult for the House to prove it has been personally harmed by the President’s inaction as an institution. However, John Malcom and Elizabeth Slattery of The Heritage Foundation argue that the case for standing is rooted in the House demonstrating, “to a court’s satisfaction that as an institution, it has been personally harmed by President Obama’s actions, which have effectively nullified the votes of its members, leaving it little recourse to rectify this injustice without court intervention.

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The 2014 Republican Lawyer of the Year Reception Honoring Mark Braden

Mark Braden with the Lawyer of the Year certificate presented by Speaker John Boehner.
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Harris’ Rushed Nomination Heads to Floor Vote

The Senate will vote today to end debate on the nomination of Pamela Harris to the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. This comes after the Senate Judiciary Committee rushed through the confirmation process and voted on July 17 to send Harris’ nomination to the full senate. As discussed in a previous post, Harris’ nomination raises serious concerns.

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NY Times is So Scared it is Trying to Redefine "Wave"

One of the things I have learned in my time in Washington, DC is that the New York Times is a reliable propaganda arm for the DNC.  So when the New York Times’ Nate Cohn wrote this week “Goodbye to the Republican Wave?” I knew they were writing to get the Democrat “spin” out the election on two matters. 

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Major Blow to Obamacare

The D.C. Circuit Court struck down a major portion of Obamacare today,ruling “that the IRS went too far in reinterpreting the language in ObamaCare to extend subsidies to those who buy insurance through the federally run exchanges, known as HealthCare.gov.”

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House Republicans Set to Vote on Obama Lawsuit

The House of Representatives will take up a resolution before the August recess that would empower House Speaker John Boehner to file a lawsuit against President Obama. Speaker Boehner will be our special guest star at this year’s RNLA Republican Lawyer of the Year Reception tomorrow night.

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EAC's Bad Apple

Lost in all the news yesterday was the White House announcement of the Republican Commissioner Nominees for the Election Assistance Commission(EAC).  Congratulations to Mr. Masterson and Ms. McCormick.  Now the EAC has four nominees for a full commission.

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Larry Lessig: Hypocrisy Squared

Instead of barbeques and patriotic indulgence, publicity hungry law professor Larry Lessig spent Independence Day frantically urgingsupporters of his Mayday PAC to reach his July 4th goal of $5 million dollars.

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House Rules Committee Holds Hearing on Obama Lawsuit

The House Rules Committee held a hearing today on whether to allow the House to move ahead with a lawsuit against President Obama. The lawsuit, spearheaded by Speaker John Boehner, is in response to Obama’s intentional failure to enforce Obamacare’s employer mandate. House leaders expect the measure to move out of committee and receive a floor vote before the August recess.

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