Justice Antonin Scalia

Conservative Leaders to Trump: Ozerden Wrong for Appeals Court

Conservative leaders are sending word to the White House that a judge the establishment would like to see President Trump nominate to the Fifth Circuit appeals court has a record showing he is not committed to constitutional conservatism, and thus would be expected to disappoint the president’s supporters by ruling against the president’s conservative agenda.

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Klukowski: Sessions DOJ Makes Compelling Case that President Trump Has Authority to Appoint Acting CFPB Director

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice (DOJ) responded late Monday to a lawsuit by Deputy Director Leandra English of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to block President Donald Trump’s appointment of Mick Mulvaney as acting director of the CFPB, making a compelling case as to why the president’s appointment is valid, the English’s lawsuit is a frantic attempt by an Obama holdover to keep CFPB under the control of DC’s Swamp.

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Texas City’s Elections Under DOJ Oversight After Hispanic Discrimination Ruling

Pasadena, Texas, will be monitored by the Justice Department now that a federal judge has ruled that the City violated the Voting Rights Act by intentionally changing its city council districts to decrease Hispanic influence. The City, which the court ruled has a “long history of discrimination against minorities,” will have to get permission from the DOJ to make any changes in election policy going forward, otherwise known as pre-clearance.

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Supreme Court Opens First Session Without Justice Scalia

WASHINGTON—On Monday, the Supreme Court opened a daily session without Justice Scalia serving on the Court for the first time in almost 30 years, and Chief Justice John Roberts took a few somber moments to speak about the thing foremost on the minds of many present: the black-draped chair next to the chief justice’s right hand.

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A Son’s Tribute: ‘My Father, Antonin Scalia’

On February 19, The Washington Post published an article by Dr. Christopher J. Scalia, the eighth of the late Justice Scalia’s nine children, entitled “My Father, Antonin Scalia.” A former professor of English who now works at a prestigious public relations firm in the Washington, D.C., area, Dr. Scalia provides a fascinating glimpse into the life of the departed legal titan.

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Supreme Court Justices Pay Tribute to Antonin Scalia

WASHINGTON, DC—As the nation says goodbye to Justice Antonin Scalia, each of his colleagues issued statements praising their departed colleague. The statements from each of the current members of the Supreme Court are reproduced here:

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Thousands Attend Burial Mass for Justice Antonin Scalia

Justice Antonin Scalia was laid to rest Saturday after a funeral Mass celebrated by his son, Father Paul Scalia, before a crowd of thousands of regular citizens and conservative elites in the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., and viewed on television through non-stop coverage on Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN.

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Justice Antonin Scalia in Repose at the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON—The Great Hall of the Supreme Court is a grand space filled with elaborate pillars and the busts of every chief justice since 1789, all of it in marble. There, the flag-draped casket of Justice Antonin Scalia was lying in repose on Friday, surrounded by an honor guard comprised of soldiers and his former law clerks, standing vigil four at a time through the day-long honors.

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