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5 Facts You Need to Know About Merrick Garland

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All good reasons not to bring him up for a vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee!  However the first one is the most important!

This is the hidden agenda behind King Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court!  He has wanted to gut the Second Amendment forever and now sees his chance by trying to slip in a judge sympathetic to his cause, but picking one who is also somewhat popular in Republican circles for other reasons!

I am convinced that if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell allows the nominee to go before the Judiciary Committee for a vote, Republicans will cave under pressure, just as they have done with everything else!

STAND YOUR GROUND MITCH…for a change!

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On Wednesday, President Barack Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. Here are five quick facts you need to know about Garland.

  1. Garland is considered anti-Second Amendment. As the National Review noted last week: “Back in 2007, Judge Garland voted to undo a D.C. Circuit court decision striking down one of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation” and voted “to uphold an illegal Clinton-era regulation that created an improvised gun registration requirement.” Obama will use his pick to pursue a gun control agenda.
  2. Garland has favored environmental regulations. As SCOTUSblog noted in 2010: “On environmental law, Judge Garland has in a number of cases favored contested EPA regulations and actions when challenged by industry, and in other cases he has accepted challenges brought by environmental groups.” That could be very important, with Obama’s Clean Power Plan in the balance.
  3. Garland’s positions on abortion and social issues are murky. Some liberals are worried that Garland may not be unambiguously pro-choice. Richard Wolf of USA Today writes: “During 19 years at the D.C. Circuit, Garland has managed to keep a low profile. The court’s largely administrative docket has left him without known positions on issues such as abortion or the death penalty.”
  4. Garland would maintain the Court’s demographic profile. He is the second Chicagoan Obama has nominated. He is no “wise Latina,” and is the first man Obama has chosen. But Garland, like Scalia, is a graduate of Harvard Law, keeping the number of Crimson justices at five. If confirmed, he would also be the fourth Jew on the Court, preserving the odd exclusion of evangelical Protestants.
  5. Republicans have supported Garland in the past, in particular has been outspoken in his support for Garland as the best Republicans could expect from the Clinton administration. More recently, he suggested he would welcome Garland’s nomination but predicted that Obama would make a more ideological pick. That makes Garland harder for the GOP to oppose.

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  1. Old Jim March 17, 2016 at 7:25 am -  Reply

    SCOTUS issued Heller on 6.26.2016 and McDonald two days later…

    … Heller = individual right
    … McDonald = applies to all political subdivisions.

    IF Congress has not IMPEACHED both the Attorney General and Pretender in Chief for openly flaunting their duty to enforce Heller & McDonald in the 15 states now violently violating this BASIC Right…

    … does it matter one hoot in hell who destroys America on the next watch??

    One of the few political positions we can actually find for TRUMP = he was FOR the illegal assault weapons ban…

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