Mario Diaz is the Policy Director for Legal Issues at Concerned Women for America. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C. and his undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN.
We have all heard that where there is smoke, there is usually fire.
Hard as it may be, we should always refuse the temptation to get cynical about politics. No matter how many times we have failed, we should always expect and demand honesty, justice and fairness from our leaders.
The truth is finally out as to why the Democratic leadership doesn’t think much time is needed before the hearing of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor: They don’t need to examine her record.
Within minutes of President Obama naming Judge Sonia Sotomayor as his pick to replace Justice David Souter at the Supreme Court, I received a call from my father in Puerto Rico wanting to know what I thought.
This week, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted to support Harold Koh’s nomination to become the top State Department legal adviser.
Here we go again. President Obama’s brilliant strategy for reaching faith-based groups to strengthen community work is to appoint a church defamer as one of his advisors.
Justice David Souter’s plan to retire at the end of the Supreme Court’s term in June can only mean one thing: expect another radical leftist nominee from President Obama.
While President Obama continues to talk about unity and hope on his current “media tour,” with his actions he continues to divide, alienate, and disregard the millions of pro-life, pro-family Americans.
With yet another radical, life-long committed abortion advocate tapped to a high-ranking position at the United State Department of Justice (DOJ), one has to wonder what the Obama Administration’s priorities are when it comes to law enforcement.
The day after hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers gathered in Washington, D.C. to stand for the millions of babies lost every year through abortion, President Obama decided to spread his message of “unity” and “empathy” by signing an executive order overturning the Mexico City Policy.
It turns out the “tolerance” movement might not be as tolerant as advertised.
To hear Senator and vice-presidential candidate Joe Biden (D-Delaware) make the claim was surprising, but not nearly as shocking as the lack of attention paid to his remarks.
No matter how much spin the Democratic leadership wishes to put on their treatment of President Bush’s judicial nominees, the fact is that the American people can see that there is no justice or fairness left in the process.
Last week, after being embarrassed in the press for not having confirmed any federal judges this year, Senate Democrats finally allowed one appellate court nominee.
Many people think the battle over the words “under God” in our Pledge of Allegiance is over. They remember that some extremist judges struck the words down.
Though some may disagree, the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision has to be the greatest constitutional blunder of our time. It is the quintessential example of judicial activism, and it has to be the greatest exercise of (to use Justice White’s phrase) “raw judicial power."
The following are a collection of letters and e-mails written by a United States Senator on the topic of judicial confirmations. The identities of the senate author, the nominee(s), and the intended recipient are not revealed and are not really important.
Ever since the Supreme Court erroneously elevated Thomas Jefferson’s “wall of separation between church and state” metaphor to a constitutional doctrine in the 1947 landmark decision Everson v. Board of Education, a growing sort of legal fog has been setting in.
Mr. Williams was charged with two counts of possession of child pornography and promoting and distributing child pornography.
Political games are still being played with the nomination of Judge Southwick.