Tag Archives: judges

Textualism is not Strict Constructionism is not Originalism

As President Donald Trump prepares to appoint a second Supreme Court justice, the national dialogue has been saturated with gossip over what judicial philosophy the next nominee might bring to the bench. For legal nerds, SCOTUS nominations are what the World Cup is to soccer fans: the one time everyone else cares about your passion. […]

Who’s Afraid of the Federalist Society? [Hint: Dick Durbin]

That darn vast right wing conspiracy is at it again: At least, that is, according to some of the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee. This time, the target of their angst was Judge Amul Thapar, a federal district court judge in Kentucky who is up for confirmation to the United States Court of Appeals for […]