Tag: Elena Kagan

Supreme Court Split on Obama Transgender Rule

WASHINGTON, DC—Wednesday the Supreme Court temporarily blocked President Obama’s changing of federal law to grant special protections to transgender people, but did so with a signal that if Hillary Clinton becomes president, the Court will make Obama’s rewriting of current civil rights laws permanent.

Fate of Obama’s Amnesty Uncertain at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON—Justices on the Supreme Court were sharply divided on several aspects of President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty, but it’s very likely that the 26 states challenging Obama’s program will prevail, ending the president’s gambit to grant legal status to 4.5 million illegal aliens.

New America: 1 in 5 Nevadans Is Foreign-Born

As the nation turns its eyes to Nevada ahead of tomorrow’s caucus, it may shine a spotlight upon the extraordinary impact large-scale immigration — both legal and illegal –has had upon the Silver State.

Obama’s SOTU: The Transformative President Triumphant

Last night featured a terrific national championship college football game, but tonight, it will be President Obama spiking the football. Obama’s State of the Union address tonight will be a triumphalist reading of his massive accomplishments.

Obama’s 6-Year Assault on the Courts

As a candidate for President of the United States, Barack Obama promised to restore balance to the Constitution, after what many argued was a period of executive overreach, infringing on civil liberties and the balance of powers. When he launched his campaign, he even referred to his past career as a “civil rights lawyer,” and a constitutional law teacher. Once in office, however, Obama expanded executive powers even further, and led a 6-year assault on judicial independence.

New Appeal Filed in UT Affirmative Action Case

New Appeal Filed in UT Affirmative Action Case

AUSTIN, Texas–Attorneys for Abigail Fisher have filed the next round of appeals in her challenge to the University of Texas system’s use of race in their undergraduate admissions. Fisher, who is white, first filed suit in 2008 after she was

Celebrating Alan Dershowitz

Today I will have the honor of participating in a special Harvard Law School event honoring the career of Alan Dershowitz, the famous defense lawyer and legal scholar. I have been asked to speak specifically about his work as a

GOP Challenger's Ad Hits Lindsey Graham on Immigration, NSA Spying

GOP Challenger's Ad Hits Lindsey Graham on Immigration, NSA Spying

South Carolina state Senator Lee Bright, who is primarying Republican incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), released an advertisement that hits Graham on his support for comprehensive immigration reform, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, and the National Security Agency’s spying programs. 

Kagan Goes Hunting With Scalia…Shoots Deer

Speaking at the Aspen Festival of Ideas in Colorado last weekend, Justice Elena Kagan revealed that she and Justice Antonin Scalia are regular hunting buddies who recently broadened the scope of their game from quail to deer.  According to Kagan,

George Takei: Scalia's Gay Marriage Comments 'Repugnant'

George Takei: Scalia's Gay Marriage Comments 'Repugnant'

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy George Takei “Well, it seems to me that if Justice Elena Kagan can recuse herself from the Boston case, Justice Scalia needs to consider recusing himself,” Takei said.

President Obama's Covert Zeal for Abortion

President Obama's Covert Zeal for Abortion

Abraham Lincoln in 1854 spoke of the “covert zeal” of President Franklin Pierce and Sen. Steven A. Douglas for the spread of slavery. These leading Democrats never said they were in favor of slavery. They simply viewed the right of whites to choose slavery

Politico's Claws Out For Chief Justice Roberts

Politico's Claws Out For Chief Justice Roberts

Glenn Thrush, alleged reporter for Politico, has decided that any legal opposition to Obamacare must spring not from Constitutional concerns – concerns mirrored by Justices Kennedy, Roberts, Alito, Scalia, Thomas, and even Sotomayor in part – but from sheer politics.

Obamacare, Day 1: Supreme Court Will Declare Game On

Obamacare, Day 1: Supreme Court Will Declare Game On

The Supreme Court appears to reject the argument that it lacks jurisdiction to decide Obamacare’s fate until 2015. We should all expect the red-hot issues surrounding Obamacare to be decided by the end of June, for better or worse. And