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    Harry Reid and the Nuclear Option: A Shortsighted Alternative to Senate Deliberation

    Earlier this week, Senate Republicans halted the confirmation of Robert Wilkins to the D.C. Circuit, making it the third nomination to that court as part of President Obama’s court-packing plan to fail in the last month. Now there are reports that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–NV) may attempt to … More

    How Obama Is Remaking Federal Courts in One Chart

    President Obama and his supporters constantly claim that Senate Republicans are being “obstructionist” and preventing the confirmation of his federal court nominees. If you look at the facts, however, Obama’s confirmation record is higher than the last three Presidents—even though he hasn’t made judicial nominations a priority. As economist John … More

    U.S. Detention and Interrogation of al-Libi Lawful

    Al-Qaeda operative Abu Anas al-Libi was captured last weekend in Tripoli by U.S. forces and taken to the U.S.S. San Antonio for temporary detention and interrogation for intelligence purposes. Once intelligence officials finish their interrogation of al-Libi, he will be brought to the United States to face trial for his … More

    An Election Integrity Victory in Mississippi

    There was a historic victory for election integrity on Wednesday: A federal court approved a consent decree in a lawsuit filed in Mississippi by the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) that requires a local county to finally clean up its voter registration list. As The Foundry previously reported, the ACRU … More

    From the Horse’s Mouth: D.C. Circuit Doesn’t Need More Judges

    At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to consider the nomination of Cornelia “Nina” Pillard, Senator Chuck Grassley (R–IA) questioned whether the Senate should confirm any additional judges to the D.C. Circuit. Putting aside serious concerns about Pillard’s radical positions on sex education, abortion, and religious liberty, Republicans and Democrats have … More

    Hobby Lobby Wins Major Victory Against Obamacare Mandate

    Late this afternoon, a federal court granted a major victory to the Green family and Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., issuing the company a temporary restraining order to the coercive Obamacare mandate that requires employers to provide coverage of abortion-inducing drugs. The ruling comes just one day after a lengthy opinion … More

    Keeping Judges Out of the Foreign Policy Arena

    This week, the Supreme Court issued a historic decision that will help prevent U.S. courts (and activist judges) from interfering in foreign policy issues that are—and should be—the constitutional prerogative of the executive and legislative branches. Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum involved the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), which was passed … More

    Supreme Court Strikes a Blow to State Court Bias

    In a unanimous opinion yesterday by Justice Stephen Breyer in Standard Fire Ins. Co. v. Knowles, the Supreme Court concluded that plaintiffs’ attorneys can’t evade federal law on class action lawsuits through a self-serving stipulation designed to keep a case in state court and out of the federal system. Like … More

    Not-So-Safe Harbor: Court Allows Archdiocese's HHS Mandate Challenge to Proceed

    For the first time, a federal court has permitted a Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate challenge by a religious nonprofit organization to go forward. A federal district court rejected the federal government’s motion to dismiss the Archdiocese of New York’s challenge to the HHS anti-conscience mandate. The U.S. District … More

    Americans Recognize Obamacare's Religious Liberty Problem

    Americans see the problem with the religious liberty violation at the leading edge of Obamacare implementation, according to a new poll released by Rasmussen Reports this week. The poll shows that by a margin of 46–41, likely American voters support a religious exemption for churches, religious organizations, and businesses from … More