Senate's judicial powergrab

by Thomas Jipping -- Senate Democrats' assault on the judiciary has begun. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., held a hearing June 26 in his subcommittee on the courts to lay the groundwork for more…

Daschling judicial restraint

by Thomas Jipping -- Senate Democrats are wasting no time exploiting their newfound majority status. Refusing any concrete assurance of fair treatment for President Bush's judicial nominees, Majority Leader Tom Daschle has more…

Daschling Bush hopes?

by Thomas Jipping -- The truth squad will be busy as Senate Democrats attempt to shut down the confirmation of President Bush's judicial nominees. Democrats are developing public relations gimmicks designed to more…

Does the end justify the means?

by Thomas Jipping -- Very few areas of life as we know it on this planet remain outside federal judicial control. The Supreme Court recently remedied that by seizing control of professional more…

Order in the court!

by Thomas Jipping -- When Democrats take control of the Senate next week, they will shut down the judicial confirmation process. While majority status – and with it control of the Senate's more…

Court cancelled

by Thomas Jipping -- The Senate Judiciary Committee was to hold its first hearing yesterday on President Bush's judicial nominees. Though 100 positions on the federal district and appeals courts stand vacant, more…

Can Democrats count accurately?

by Thomas Jipping -- Senate Democrats get high marks for creativity -- if not for consistency -- in the way they are approaching the confirmation of President Bush’s judicial nominees. The first more…

Dems get selections right?

by Thomas Jipping -- President Bush has sent the Senate 11 nominees for positions on the U.S. Court of Appeals. Under the standards Democrats urged for Clinton nominees, they should be quickly more…

Politicizing the courts

by Thomas Jipping -- Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe is at it again. According to the New York Times, he recently met with Senate Democrats who want to "change the ground rules" more…

Judging the future

by Thomas Jipping -- Though the winds of judicial selection are starting to blow, no one has yet invented some kind of Doppler radar to help predict such political weather patterns. In more…