Sen. Leahy's brazen hypocrisy

by Thomas Jipping -- When the Senate Judiciary Committee last week approved the nomination of D. Brooks Smith to the U.S. Court of Appeals, the far-left suddenly had a lot more on more…

Keeping perspective

by Thomas Jipping -- The Bush administration is already nearly 17 months old, and there's something for everyone to criticize. Major newspapers recently reported the disappointment of conservative leaders in this policy more…

Creating 'rights' out of thin air

by Thomas Jipping -- The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected next week to approve the nomination of D. Brooks Smith to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The full more…

Dereliction of duty

by Thomas Jipping -- Some anniversaries are good, others are bad. Today, for example, is my parents' 44th wedding anniversary. That good kind of anniversary marks something that should continue. Today is more…

Judicial shell game

by Thomas Jipping -- The Senate Judiciary Committee may vote today on the appeals court nomination of Charles Pickering. The real story, however, is how the Democrats keep changing the rules of more…

Judging personal beliefs

by Thomas Jipping -- Senate Democrats were to have continued their scorched-earth confirmation obstruction campaign today by defeating, on a straight party-line vote, the nomination of Charles Pickering to the U.S. Court more…

Supreme speculation

by Thomas Jipping -- The feeding frenzy of speculation about the next Supreme Court vacancy is starting early this year, and a trial balloon already needs shooting down. The Court's 2001-02 term more…

Do the crime, do the time

by Thomas Jipping -- Senate Democrats say Republicans blocked President Clinton's judicial nominees when they ran the Senate. It's odd, though, that Republican "obstruction" still resulted in confirmation of a lot of more…

Smearing Bush's nominees

by Thomas Jipping -- Some smears are smearier than others, and the far-left has launched their smeariest so far against one of President Bush's best judicial nominees. The president nominated Miguel Estrada more…

Judicial vacancy crisis worsens

by Thomas Jipping -- Here's a story from the judicial confirmation archives. Interest groups are opposing a judicial nominee down in Mississippi. In 1967, he had testified against the Imperial Wizard of more…