Tag: Federalist Society

The Left Shouldn’t Freak Out About Trump’s Judges (Yet)

Republicans are celebrating how they’ve packed the 12 regional federal appeals courts (excluding a specialized federal appellate court) with conservative judges. Earlier this month, President Trump hosted Senate Republicans at the White House to cheer their 45th confirmation. Stephen Bannon recently said, in praising Don McGahn, the former White House counsel who chose many of […]

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Bill Barr, the Man From 1980

In two recent speeches, one at Notre Dame and the other before the Federalist Society, Attorney General Bill Barr infuriated people already infuriated with him by issuing extended attacks on contemporary liberalism. The first speech, a defense of religious liberty and religious conservatism, attacked the “growing ascendancy of secularism and the doctrine of moral relativism” […]

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Barr Bridges the Reagan Revolution and Trump on Executive Power

WASHINGTON — The midst of a swelling impeachment inquiry over abuse-of-power allegations might seem like an odd moment for Attorney General William P. Barr to deliver a high-profile speech linking his lifelong vision of maximalist presidential power with a defense of President Trump’s use of executive authority. But a head-turning, at times partisan speech that […]

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Barr Suggests Impeachment Inquiry Undermines Voters’ Intent

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William P. Barr on Friday vigorously defended President Trump’s use of executive authority and suggested that House Democrats were subverting the will of voters by exploring whether to remove the president from office for abusing his power. Mr. Trump campaigned on a vow to upend Washington, and voters were aware of […]

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Kavanaugh Recalls His Confirmation at Conservative Legal Group’s Annual Gala

WASHINGTON — In his first major public appearance since his stormy confirmation hearings last year, Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh on Thursday night addressed some 2,000 members of the Federalist Society, the influential conservative legal group, at its glittering annual gala dinner. He was greeted by a thunderous standing ovation. Justice Kavanaugh’s remarks, by turns lighthearted […]

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