Individual Privacy Victory in the Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court yesterday unanimously sided with Gun Owners of America in finding that the placement of a Global Positioning Device on an automobile constitutes a “search” for purposes of the Fourth Amendment. The majority opinion in U.S. v. Jones was written by Justice Antonin Scalia and follows GOA’s reasoning to throw out the “reasonable expectation of…

OSG Memo shows Justice Kagan 'significantly involved' in ObamaCare defense, still won't recuse herself

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In an article at the conservative Heritage Foundation’s “Foundry” blog, Hans von Spakovsky writes: “An internal memorandum from the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) reveals that Justice Elena Kagan “substantially participated” in a health care case in San Francisco in which the Justice Department argued over the effect of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). This raises…

Should a judge recuse themself if they helped write, defend, and lobby a law their court will be hearing?

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When a judge has a conflict of interest with a particular case they “recuse” themselves — they basically step aside and let another judge handle the case. Do so not only insures that a judge won’t let their bias influence their decision, perhaps more importantly it removes the perception of bias that might undermine the…

KAGAN BROKE THE LAW – SHE MUST BE IMPEACHED!

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Memos in Obama appointed Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s own handwriting indicate she altered evidence in a case before the Supreme Court and coerced witnesses to change their testimony. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, (ACOG), commissioned an expert panel of scientists to examine the partial birth abortion issue.  The panel report stated the…

Recent Votes in Utah's 1st Congressional District

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Recent Senate Votes Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act – Vote Agreed to (61-39) The Senate passed this bill to provide $16.1 billion to extend increased Medicaid assistance to states and $10 billion in funding for states to create or retain teachers’ jobs. The House must vote on the bill next. Sen. Orrin Hatch voted…