Obstructing justice

by Thomas Jipping -- Senate Democrats resumed their judicial nomination-obstruction campaign on their first day back from the August recess. Senator Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., chaired another in his series of hearings designed more…

Brocks in his head

by Thomas Jipping -- In another six weeks, we will mark the 10th anniversary of a very significant event in American political and legal history, the attempted lynching and eventual confirmation of more…

Bush not walking the walk

by Thomas Jipping -- They say your walk talks louder than your talk. Though the Bush administration's talk about appointing good judges was good, their walk increasingly tells a different story. Judicial more…

Post bats for Bush?

by Thomas Jipping -- Recent research has exposed the liberal bias of the American Bar Association in evaluating candidates for nomination to the federal bench. The media establishment is just as biased. more…

Verdict is in: ABA is biased

by Thomas Jipping -- A new study provides more evidence of the American Bar Association's liberal bias, further justifying President Bush's decision to terminate its veto power over judicial nominations. Though interest more…

Lotts of laughs in Senate

by Thomas Jipping -- As expected, Senate Democrats are continuing their scorched-earth campaign to block President Bush's judicial nominees. With judicial vacancies at 107 and rising, the real question is who will more…

Oregon Dems try breaking the bench

by Thomas Jipping -- The Oregon Democratic Party says the Supreme Court's decision last December in Bush v. Gore amounts to "high crimes and misdemeanors" justifying the justices' impeachment. This bizarre step more…

Hijacking the Constitution

by Thomas Jipping -- The measure of President Bush's commitment to appointing the judges America needs is two-fold: the nominees he sends to the Senate and the steps he takes to ensure more…

Keeping politics off the bench

by Thomas Jipping -- When the Supreme Court's term ended two weeks ago, rumors that a justice might retire flew around the country. Though apparently a false alarm, a Supreme Court vacancy more…

Moving in the wrong direction

by Thomas Jipping -- The 225th anniversary of U.S. independence is a good time to look back so that we may assess where we are going. When it comes to that pillar more…