Democratic Senator Robert Byrd passed away last week at age 92. Among the items in his lengthy CV was a year-long membership in the Ku Klux Klan. He also had some kind words for that organization and its principles thereafter.
Eventually Byrd denounced his Klan involvement as "my biggest mistake.. ... More >>
Sonia Sotomayor's appointment to the Supreme Court has just been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee en banc. All the Democrats (Herb Kohl, Dianne Feinstein, Russell Feingold, Chuck Schumer, Benjamin Cardin, Dick Durbin, Al Franken, Sheldon Whitehouse, Amy Klobuchar, Ed Kaufman, Arlen Specter ... More >>
The Sotomayor hearings commenced with protesters. Chuck Schumer did his bit. Lindsey Graham copped out, or so the rightwingers said -- so he hassled Sonia on her temperament. Jeff Sessions tried to get cute. A rightwing Representative and a "flaming liberal" discussed the case amicably. Finally ... More >>
Yesterday Al Franken reminisced with Sonia Sotomayor about Perry Mason.
Today Arlen Specter asks if she'd like TV cameras in the Supreme Court.
Sotomayor tells John Cornyn she won't use foreign law to interpret the constitution. Tom Coburn asks her if she's worried that gun control would take t ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg spoke for Sonia Sotomayor at the hearings today, lauded her appointment on diversity grounds in that she would represent The Bronx. (Ginsburg is from Brooklyn, Scalia from Queens.)
"My grandmother was born in Montgomery, Alabama," Manhattan D.A. Robert Morgenthau told Alabama Sena ... More >>
At the moment, Sotomayor is locked in a semantic battle with Jeff Sessions, one of the more committed anti-Sotomayor Senators, who keeps interpreting her partial comments as advocating the use by judges of racial and social prejudice as an alternative to the law -- as restated by Sessions, "Impart ... More >>
The electoral college results will be certified in Congress today -- leaving scant time to get your government representatives to formally protest the so-called "election" of "Barry Soetoro, a/k/a Barack Hussein Obama" on the grounds that he is not a U.S. citizen. But all is not lost! RenewAmerica a ... More >>