2020 was a year like no other, and RNLA's blog featured a wide variety of topics including election law, judicial nominations, and the coronavirus pandemic. We hope you enjoy this recap of RNLA's top blog posts of 2020!
10. ACB HEARING DAY 3: BEST NOMINEE THIS CENTURY (10/14/2020)
After 3 long days of hearings, Judge Amy Coney Barrett has emerged as one of the most brilliant Supreme Court nominees in recent history. Former Judiciary Committee Counsel Greg Nunziata and current TV Commentator argued:
ACB turned in one of the best hearing performances of 21st century Supreme Court nominees.— Gregg Nunziata (@greggnunziata) October 14, 2020
I'd say Roberts, Kagan, and Barrett are the top three (coincidentally, one for each POTUS), but not sure in what order.
On Friday, the Department of Justice released a document officially charging former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith with falsifying the FBI's infamous FISA warrant against Carter Page. It states that Clinesmith "willfully and knowingly make and use a false writing and document, knowing the same to contain a materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statement and entry in a matter before the jurisdiction of the executive branch and judicial branch of the Government of the United States.” He is expected to plead guilty.
office about a deal. The question in both the 2016 defensive briefing + the altered CIA email is whether Clinesmith acted independently or at the direction of, or with approval of FBI leadership. Plea deals typically involve cooperation. READ pic.twitter.com/5ZzlAcXCHw— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) August 14, 2020
8. DHILLON: NANCY PELOSI IS TRYING TO USE THE CORONAVIRUS PACKAGE TO GET AHEAD ON ELECTION DAY (3/24/2020)
RNLA Co-Chair Harmeet Dhillon wrote an insightful opinion piece in The Daily Caller today.
She addressed Speaker Pelosi’s outrageous attempts to nationalize the elections as part of the legislation to fund victims of the coronavirus.
“Where the rest of the country sees a crisis and a need to work together as a nation to combat it, Speaker Nancy Pelosi sees a dazzling opportunity to extort extreme policy goals from her colleagues as her toll for allowing safe passage to critical recovery funds to reach American families, workers, and businesses.”
Our nation is suffering. Now is not the time for Democrats to overhaul US elections.
7. AG BARR HOLDS NOTHING BACK IN NEW INTERVIEW WITH MARK LEVIN (8/10/2020)
Most notably, Attorney General Barr discussed the rise of Antifa and the Democratic party's radical shift to the left in recent years during his interview with Levin:
Barr compared the nationwide riots organized by Antifa to "a new form of urban guerrilla warfare."
"The way the guerrilla...hides out among the people as a fish in the ocean...what they do is they are essentially shielding themselves or shrouding themselves in First Amendment activity," he explained. "They go into the demonstrations, which are exercising First Amendment activity, and they insinuate themselves in there to shield themselves. That's where they swim. And what they do is they hijack these demonstrations and they and they provoke violence."
The group's radical leanings are reflective of the Democratic party's far-left shift in recent years, Barr said. The left has "pulled away from the umbrella of classical liberal values that have undergirded" America and made a "secular religion" out of seeking "complete political victory," he argued.
While the Democrats seem to continuously reward bad actors who falsely accuse, such as Rep. Adam Schiff, with leadership roles, it looks as if they know will award the original such bad actor with their party's Presidential nomination. The original bad guy Chairman may have been presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden. Biden was the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee when the term “borking" was created after the travesty done to Judge Robert Bork. As Webster’s defines "bork": “to attack or defeat (a nominee or candidate for public office) unfairly through an organized campaign of harsh public criticism or vilification.”
While Judge Bork has passed away, another one of the victims of unfair attacks, Justice Clarence Thomas, still sits on the Supreme Court bench. Justice Thomas blasts the former Vice President in a documentary entitled 'Created Equal: Clarence Thomas In His Own Words' coming Monday to PBS.
Be on the lookout for RNLA's top 5 blog posts of 2020 coming next week. We hope everyone enjoys the holiday weekend!