Free Speech For People, a non-profit progressive organization, sent an open letter to Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on Thursday, asking him to reprimand Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch for giving a speech at the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C. last month, saying it violated the Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges. The group joined other allied organizations in protesting Justice Gorsuch’s speech in September, alleging he is not maintaining integrity and independence by appearing at an educational event, which was hosted by The Fund for American Studies at the venue. “We respectfully urge you
Comments: These leftists groups are beyond irritating! Of course they didn´t utter a word about the reprehensible old battle ax Ruth Bader Ginsburg when she said sexism played a role in the 2016 election. Neither did they comment when she called Trump a faker and if he won her husband would have said they should move to New Zealand. It´s too bad she didn´t. And they didn´t say a word when she said the criticism of Kaepernick was overly harsh. Links below. Her bad behavior is no comparison to the honorable Gorsuch.
Punish Gorsuch? What punishment would that be. Chief Justice is an administrative function. Other than assigning who writes the decision and administrative matters,plus he gets the nifty title of Chief and gets to stand in the center when their pictures are taken, it´s one man, one vote. I´m being historical in saying that about votes not hysterical. Please excuse my un-pc attitude.
I would not have thought that a Chief Justice of the SCOTUS would be in the punishing business, but there was that one time when CJ Roberts punished every American for the next generations by signing off on OBAMACARE. So there you are! Punishing business.
Unless Congress impeaches, convicts, and removes a Justice from office in accordance with the US Constitution, each Justice decides for himself or herself what speeches they deliver outside the court. In that respect, if it was the Chief Justice himself who gave the speech, who would that progressive group write to asking that he be punished?
I read articles like this with comedy in mind. This is nothing more than some funky smelling, patchouli scented weirdo living in his parent´s basement with a fax machine and an vented organization - "free speech for the people" - issuing a letter to the chief justice to act on something that is nothing. Where do you think that Justice Roberts is going to put that letter?....correct! Directly and immediately into the paper shredder and end of discussion.
These are quotes from Ruth Bader Ginsburg about Donald Trump...
"He is a faker. He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego. ... How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns? The press seems to be very gentle with him on that ….
"At first I thought it was funny," she said of Trump´s early candidacy. "To think that there´s a possibility that he could be president ….
"I think he has gotten so much free publicity ….
"Every other presidential candidate has turned over tax returns." Politifacts Where was the outrage?
Liberals are so desperate they are spewing garbage everywhere to see if they can get traction on anything. This is how the "Russian collusion" absurdity got going. A couple bitter establishment Republicans gave it some support and now we have a Seinfeld investigation, about nothing.
In this case, the judges are pretty autonomous and unless they compromise an ongoing case, there isn´t much anyone else has to say about their speeches and activities.
Not to mention her remarks about what legal abortion was supposed to accomplish, i.e., preventing the wrong people having babies.
Q: Are you talking about the distances women have to travel because in parts of the country, abortion is essentially unavailable, because there are so few doctors and clinics that do the procedure? And also, the lack of Medicaid for abortions for poor women?
JUSTICE GINSBURG: Yes, the ruling about that surprised me. [Harris v. McRae — in 1980 the court upheld the Hyde Amendment, which forbids the use of Medicaid for abortions.] Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of. So that Roe was going to be then set up for Medicaid funding for abortion. Which some people felt would risk coercing women into having abortions when they didn’t really want them. But when the court decided McRae, the case came out the other way. And then I realized that my perception of it had been altogether wrong."
On the same day, October 4, that the House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed three employees of the opposition research firm Fusion GPS to testify in the Trump dossier investigation, the committee also subpoenaed TD Bank for Fusion´s bank records. Now, according to a source familiar with the situation, Fusion has asked a U.S. District Court in Washington DC judge to prevent the bank from complying with the subpoena. The move comes just days after two of those three Fusion employees asserted their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination rather than answer questions about the dossier. A third subpoenaed Fusion employee, founder Glenn
Eight of 10 African Americans believe that the Black Lives Matter movement is effective but feel it could have even greater impact if it wasn´t so splintered and instead led by a national spokesman like former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, according to a new survey. (Snip) A key finding was the call for a national leader, with Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers field commander, credited with starting the take a knee movement in sports, leading pack. "Kaepernick´s popularity is not surprising in light of the fact that President Trump´s criticism of the ‘Take A Knee´ protests that he started
The NFL´s declining TV ratings, blamed by some on the national anthem controversy, could soon take a financial toll on the broadcasters that have spent tens of billions dollars for the right to air pro football, investment analysts say. Through the first five weeks of the season, ratings for the Sunday night game on 21st Century Fox´s (FOXA) Fox Sports have slumped 7 percent from a year ago. NFL viewership at CBS (CBS), the parent company of CBSNews.com, has plunged 17 percent for Sunday match-ups and 8 percent on Thursday. The audience for NBC´s "Sunday Night Football" game broadcast has
Hillary Clinton didn´t win the presidency, but she´s in line for something almost as interesting -- the crown of "Wonder Woman." The Women´s Media Center, co-founded by feminist Gloria Steinem, told us that it is giving the latest Democratic presidential candidate its first "Wonder Woman Award" for her "extraordinary accomplishments" and public service. (Snip) "Like Wonder Woman, she seems to have superhuman strength, resilience, and courage," said the group in a reference to the famous comic and TV character. "Hillary Clinton´s actions have inspired and protected women and men on every continent," said Steinem. "She has battled negative forces and helped
The upcoming issue of ´Playboy´ will feature a transgender model as the Playmate of the month - the first time this has ever occurred inside the pages of the men´s magazine. It was revealed this week that Ines Rau had landed a spot in the magazine´s much-coveted centerfold, with the beauty of French-North African descent earning the title of November 2017 Playmate of the Month. She is seen in the iconic bunny ears and a white angora sweater in one image and wearing nothing but a G-string as she poses with a string of lights wrapped around her bare breasts in another
Hillary Clinton’s former campaign spokesman called retired Gen. John Kelly “odious” on Thursday after the White House chief of staff and Gold Star father spoke about President Trump’s decision to call the families of four soldiers killed in Niger earlier this month. “Don’t be distracted by the uniform,” Brian Fallon, a CNN contributor and past communications director for Clinton’s campaign, wrote on Twitter following Kelly’s remarks. (Snip) “Kelly isn’t just an enabler of Trump. He’s a believer in him. That makes him as odious as the rest,” wrote Fallon, who is also an adviser to the Democratic political action committee,
MSNBC daytime anchor Stephanie Ruhle brought her mother on set to deliver a lecture and some encouragement to President Trump. Ruhle said on her show Thursday it´s "take-your-parents-to-work day" and introduced her mother, Louise Ruhle, as one of the "suburban, white women" who voted for Trump, sending him to the White House. "What´s your message to him?" Ruhle asked her mother. "I did vote for you," her mother said into the camera. "I´m disappointed in the job you´re doing. I know you didn´t prepare. You aren´t ready for all the things that come down your way. But, please, work a little bit
A transgender woman found guilty of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in a bathroom could face 70 years in jail. Michelle Martinez - known as Miguel before identifying as a female - was convicted of first and second degree sexual abuse of a minor on Wednesday. The young girl had told police that Martinez - from Casper, Wyoming - took her to a bathroom before touching her breasts and genitalia. She then penetrated the girl. The victim told her mother about the ordeal with Martinez, who was a family friend. She started to cry as she told police that ´it
The number of people who could have provided BuzzFeed News with a copy of the infamous Trump dossier is vanishingly small. Only a few people had access to the full document, which consists of 17 memos dated between June 20, 2016 and Dec. 13. (Snip) “I gave it to no one except for the director of the FBI. I don’t know why you’re digging this up now,” McCain said during a testy exchange with The Daily Caller on Wednesday. McCain was asked whether he was BuzzFeed’s source after the Republican’s office declined to answer direct questions on the matter. Only
An ISIS recruit was convicted of plotting to behead a conservative American blogger for organizing a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest on Wednesday. Jurors found David Wright, 28, from Massachusetts, guilty of all charges, including conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization and conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries. The 28-year-old who authorities say fell under the influence of ISIS faces up to life in prison for plotting to behead Pamela Geller. In a statement to DailyMail.com, Geller said: ´I am deeply grateful to the jury. The evidence against Wright was quite clear. What
RICHMOND, Va. — Former President Barack Obama received a warm welcome as he returned to the campaign trail Thursday to rally voters in the final weeks of the critical Virginia governor´s race. (Snip) Obama spent the bulk of his speech condemning the current state of politics, which he called "so divided and so angry and so nasty." He urged Democrats not to become "complacent," acknowledging that Democratic turnout typically drops off in years where there is not a presidential race. "This choice matters, the question is will you show up to vote?" Obama asked the crowd, which was dominated by a
Harvey Weinstein is now being investigated for rape in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed the news on Twitter Thursday evening, stating: ´Robbery Homicide Div has interviewed a potential sexual assault victim involving Harvey Weinstein in 2013. Investigation ongoing.´ The Los Angeles Times reports that the victim is a 38-year-old Italian-model actress, who claims that the incident allegedly occurred inside her hotel room. ´He ... bullied his way into my hotel room, saying, "I’m not going to [have sex with] you, I just want to talk,"´ the alleged victim told the Times. ´Once inside, he asked me questions
Former President George W. Bush offered an unmistakable denunciation of Trumpism Thursday without mentioning the president by name, urging citizens to oppose threats to American democracy. “Bigotry seems emboldened. Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication,” Bush warned in remarks at the Bush Institute’s Spirit of Liberty event in New York. By chance, Bush was standing in the same spot at the Time Warner Center where former President Barack Obama made a similar plea for democracy and American leadership in late September, shortly after President Donald Trump had finished a belligerent, isolationist speech to the United Nations
Former President George W. Bush said Thursday that “bigotry seems emboldened” in the United States, warning that Americans need to reject “white supremacy.” The former president also criticized the “governing class,” but did not specifically mention President Trump, Congress or any other politicians in office. “Discontent deepened and sharpened partisan conflicts” in recent years, Bush said in remarks from New York City at a forum focused on security and sponsored by the George W. Bush Institute.
George W. Bush hinted Thursday at his dissatisfaction with Donald Trump, complaining in a New York City speech that ´bullying and prejudice´ has become a caustic norm in American public life. At an event hosted by the George W. Bush Institute, the 43rd U.S. president rattled off a thinly veiled litany of complaints about the current commander-in-chief, focusing on both his tone and his isolationist policy choices. ´Our young people need positive role models,´ he said. ´Bullying and prejudice in our public life sets a national tone, provides permission for cruelty and bigotry, and compromises the moral education of children.´
Democratic Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson is laughing and bragging after White House chief of staff John Kelly said he was “stunned” Thursday that Wilson criticized President Donald Trump’s call to the widow of a dead soldier. “You mean to tell me that I’ve become so important…that the White House is following me and my words? This is amazing. That’s amazing. That is absolutely phenomenal. I’ll have to tell my kids that I’m a rock star now,” Wilson told Miami Fox affiliate WSVN-TV, while laughing. (Snip) The congresswoman also bizarrely said, “The dog can bark at the moon all night long but
Damning new evidence appears to show that Hillary Clinton used her office as Secretary of State to confer benefits to Russia in exchange for millions of dollars in donations to her foundation and cash to her husband. But there’s more. It seems it was all covered up for years by the same three people who are now involved in the investigation of President Donald Trump over so-called Russian “collusion.” (Snip) What’s more, Holder was a member of the “Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States” which approved the uranium sale to the Russians in 2010.
A Massachusetts elementary school has canceled its Halloween events and is celebrating ´black and orange spirit day´ instead. Boyden Elementary School´s principal sent a letter to parents this week saying that it had decided to cancel its traditional Halloween parade on October 31 because it was ´not inclusive of all students´ and was ´difficult´ for many. Without specifying which students the parade excluded, Principal Brendan Dearborn said the school would instead hold a ´black and orange spirit day´. Children are allowed to dress in those colors but cannot come to school in costume. They are however allowed to wear costumes to an
Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News senior judicial analyst, weighed in on the report, telling FOX Business’ Stuart Varney on “Varney & Co.,” “The significance is an FBI acknowledgement that Huma Abedin, Mrs. Anthony Weiner, when she had a top security clearance as the number two assistant to Hillary Clinton when Hillary was Secretary of State, regularly sent copies of sensitive material to her own laptop so she could look at it at night, either knowing or forgetting that her husband had access to it as well.” Napolitano said this gives insight into the State Department’s casual approach to top secret
WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Tom Homan confirmed on Thursday that a man arrested in connection with setting a fire in Sonoma County Wine Country is an illegal alien from Mexico who has been twice returned to his “home country.” Homan also confirmed that ICE has issued detainer requests for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez five times now in the past year alone, including the one issued on October 16 in relation to his most recent arrest on suspicion of arson. All of the arrests were made “by Sonoma County on various felony and misdemeanor charges,” according
For fark’s sake. The guy’s accused of rape, by more than one woman. What sort of behavior does she think “invited” that? Even his somewhat less egregious offenses are inexplicable in terms of an invitation. Does anyone think Lauren Sivan put out the vibe upon meeting famous Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein that she was hoping to watch him furtively whack it into a potted plant in a dark corner of an empty restaurant kitchen? The more aggressive harassment is, the harder it is to explain in terms of a misconstrued female “invitation.” Actual assault is plainly indefensible, yet here’s Eddie
WASHINGTON — A young Barack Obama questioned his place in the world and his racial identity, agonized over whether he´d make enough money as a community organizer, and lamented his incompatibility with his ex-girlfriend in 30 pages of letters he wrote to her that are now being archived by Emory University in Atlanta. (Snip) "My ideas aren´t as crystallized as they were while in school, but they have an immediacy and weight that may be more useful if and when I´m less observer and more participant," Obama wrote in 1984 to McNear, who was a student at a California college
The two most recent presidents on Thursday blasted the state of US politics in events that were separated by less than 20 miles. First, it was former President George W. Bush. The most recent former Republican president lambasted a political culture that caused "bigotry" to seem "emboldened." The public comments were Bush´s most pointed since President Donald Trump took office in January. "In recent decades, public confidence in our institutions has declined," the 43rd president said at an event in New York hosted by his namesake institute. "Our governing class has often been paralyzed
Hey, mainstream media! We finally found it — a real Russia scandal involving the 2016 election. With actual evidence of criminal wrongdoing and everything! So come on, New York Times, CNN and MSNBC, let’s ... Hey, where’d everybody go? For months I’ve been doing TV hits as the token conservative and getting grilled over “Russiagate.” Did Donald Trump and the Russians collude to steal the election from Hillary Clinton? And for months I’ve been asking the same questions: Where is the evidence of an actual crime? And since “collusion” isn’t necessarily against the law, what actual crime are Democrats and their media