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Conservatives Push Senate to Eject ABA from Judicial Confirmation Process

WASHINGTON, DC – Conservatives are pushing the Senate to jettison the American Bar Association (ABA) from any role in evaluating President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees, noting that the ABA is a private organization with a far-left political agenda, and that the special-interest group unfairly discriminates against conservatives.

Sen. Chuck Grassley

Grassley Will Not Allow Senators to Use ‘Blue Slip Courtesy’ to Block Trump’s Judicial Nominees

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) announced Monday that he will not allow any senator to abuse the “blue slip courtesy” to block a judicial nomination. This paves the way for all of President Donald Trump’s nominees to get through Grassley’s committee for a confirmation vote by the full Senate, giving the president a major victory for the 2018 midterms.

In this July 12, 2008 file photo, a gavel rests on the table of a model court room at Mexico's National Institute of Penal Sciences in Mexico City. The model courtroom has been used by students to prepare for the new legal system that will replace its closed proceedings with public oral trials in which suspects are presumed innocent, legal authorities can be held more accountable and equal justice is promised to all. Yet the decision of three Chihuahua state judges, under the new open oral trial system, to absolve the main suspect in the 2008 murder of a 16-year-old girl has put the country's U.S.-backed judicial reform on trial.

Supreme Court Takes Free Speech Cases on Abortion, Property Rights, Gadsden Flag, and Voter ID

The Supreme Court added three political-speech cases on Monday to its oral argument docket this year, granting review in one involving pro-life pregnancy centers, another where a man was arrested while criticizing his local government for corruption at a public meeting, and a third where state law prohibited a man from wearing the Gadsden flag or a voter-ID button when he went to his polling place to vote.

Neil Gorsuch (Mandel Ngam / AFP / Getty)

One Year Later, Trump Making History on Judges and Supreme Court

Donald J. Trump made such bold promises regarding the type of federal judges and Supreme Court justices he would appoint as president that his detractors said he must be pandering. One year later, President Trump has the most consistent record of nominating only originalists to the federal bench of any modern president.

In this Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 photo Republican candidate for Lt. Gov. Virginia State Sen. Jill Vogel participates in a debate with Democrat Justin Fairfax at the University of Richmond in Richmond, Va. Vogel is doing everything she can to differentiate herself from the rest of the Republican Party. Her opponent, Democrat Justin Fairfax, says she can’t run from her conservative record. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Jill Vogel: Virginia’s Tuesday Election Has National Impact

Virginia Sen. Jill Vogel — the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor of the commonwealth — joined SiriusXM host Matt Boyle on Breitbart News Saturday, making the case that Virginia’s future hangs on whether the Republican ticket of Vogel, Ed Gillespie for governor, and John Adams for attorney general wins on November 7.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the Heritage Foundation, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Jeff Sessions Praises Constitution and Denounces Activist Judges

Attorney General Jeff Sessions unapologetically praised constitutional conservatism in a speech at the Heritage Foundation on Thursday, extolling the Constitution’s separation of government powers, singling out religious liberty for special focus, and sharply criticizing federal judges who refuse to abide by their limited role in the American Republic.

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Trump’s Judges Creating a 40-Year Legacy

Establishment media outlets are painting these nominees as a motley crew that Republican senators are supporting because they have no choice, but conservative leaders say that is far from the truth.

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Ten Commandments Case

The Supreme Court on Monday denied review in a major constitutional case involving a Ten Commandments display, leading experts to speculate as to when the Court will take on the “big one” on what the Constitution requires regarding faith in the public square.