Earthquake in the 'Clinton court'

by Thomas Jipping -- Those rumblings out on the Left Coast are not another earthquake. At least not of the geological kind. The 9th Circuit covers nine states and two territories. Its more…

Democrats' silent hijacking

by Thomas Jipping -- Actions speak louder than words. Democrats' votes on nominee filibusters have rendered them positively silent. Today marks the second anniversary of President Bush's first batch of 11 nominations more…

New milestones in Democrat hypocrisy

by Thomas Jipping -- Three judicial-confirmation milestones on April 28 prove that the process is completely broken. First, Senate Democrats launched another filibuster. This one, against appeals-court nominee Priscilla Owen, is because more…

Candor in the abortion debate

by Thomas Jipping -- Moments of candor can be tricky little things. Many who regret words said during such moments do so not because those words weren't true (that's the "candor" part), more…

Radical leftist bigots

by Thomas Jipping -- Both sides in the judicial appointment war say a nominee's qualifications, character and views should determine his confirmation. The first two are easy. Understanding this war, however, requires more…

Judicial 'litmus tests'

by Thomas Jipping -- It's good to know where politicians stand on important issues. Senate Democrats say they are filibustering Miguel Estrada's appeals-court nomination because they don't know enough about him. But more…

Obstructionist Democrats

by Thomas Jipping -- The U.S. Senate confirmed a controversial appeals court nominee on April Fool's Day. No fooling. No, it was not Miguel Estrada. After 669 days, though, the Senate voted more…

Judicial gerrymandering

by Thomas Jipping -- Believe it or not, the filibuster against appeals-court nominee Miguel Estrada is not the most underhanded or outrageous obstruction game in town. Another front in the nominee-obstruction war more…

Empty threats

by Thomas Jipping -- Most Americans know that the U.N. Security Council has passed 17 resolutions on Iraq, but few know what they said. I didn't. Reading them makes clear that, whatever more…

The judicial selection process

by Thomas Jipping -- With Vice President Cheney presiding, the Senate on Tuesday spent time "debating" the Senate's proper role in the judicial selection process. Not surprisingly, it yielded more smoke than more…