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Six Things to Know About DHS’ ‘Not a Takeover’ of Elections

The Department of Homeland Security could not have picked a better succeeding week to perform a Friday news dump announcing its decision to designate state election systems as “critical infrastructure” like previously done for the nation’s transport, electrical, financial, and water systems. Though this largely predictable move has sparked concerns among state election officials and watchdogs with respect to federal over-reach, equal uneasiness has been expressed about the incredibly vague nature DHS has chosen to describe how it will intervene in Constitutionally-prescribed state matters.

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GOP Sen Lee: ‘Would Not Say No’ to SCOTUS Offer

In an interview on Salt Lake City’s KSL’s “The Doug Wright Show,” Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) said if given the opportunity to be nominated by the president to the Supreme Court, he would not turn it down. Host Doug Wright

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Schumer, Democrats Vow to Block Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee

“We are not going to make it easy for them to pick a Supreme Court justice,” Schumer told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. “It’s hard for me to imagine a nominee that Donald Trump would choose that would get Republican support that we [Democrats] could support.”

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during a speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. The list of prominent evangelicals denouncing Trump is growing, but is anyone in the flock listening? The bloc of voters powering the real estate mogul through the Republican primaries is significantly weighted with white born-again Christians. As Trump’s ascendancy forces the GOP establishment to confront how it lost touch with so many conservative voters, top evangelicals are facing their own dark night, wondering what has drawn so many Christians to a twice-divorced, profane casino magnate with a muddled record on abortion and gay marriage. (

Nearly 70 Pro-Lifers Send Letter to Trump about Possible Supreme Court Nominees

Andy Schafly, an attorney for the Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund as well as general counsel for the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, organized a coalition of pro-life individuals and groups who are researching the 21 judges on Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees, which was constructed by the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society.

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Pro-Life Groups, Lawyers Protest Six Potential Supreme Court Justices

Attorney Andy Schlafly, son of the late conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly, is raising concerns over President-elect Donald Trump’s list of judges for the United States Supreme Court, derived from the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society, to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat, which has remained vacant since his death in February.

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Supreme Court Set for Highly-Charged Brexit Case

(AFP) – Britain’s Supreme Court will Monday begin hearing the government’s appeal against a ruling it must obtain parliamentary approval before triggering Brexit, in a constitutional showdown that has further inflamed political tensions.

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Justice Alito Asks, “WWSD: What Would Scalia Do?”

WASHINGTON—Justice Samuel Alito opened the Federalist Society’s National Lawyers Convention at the Mayflower Hotel last Thursday with a speech lauding his departed colleague Justice Antonin Scalia, with tales and reflections both professional and personal.