by Brett Gasper:
There are presently 144 lifetime judicial vacancies at the federal level and all must be approved by the Senate.
Since the precedent of Marbury v Madison 5 U.S. 137 (1803) Federal Justices have the powers of Constitutional Review to change and write laws on the basis of their rulings:
- Does the Citizenship Clause of the 14th Amendment, designed to overturn Scott v Sanford 60 U.S. 393 (1857) extend to children of immigrants born in the territorial US? (Ark v US 169 U.S. 649 (1898)) What about children of illegal immigrants? (Untested)
- Is the “expectation of privacy” between a doctor and patient, under the 14th Amendment, grounds to not report abortions – effectively making them legal? (Roe v Wade 410 U.S. 113 (1973))
- Can Marriage be defined as a civil union between a man and a woman? (Untested)
- Can the Boy Scouts exclude homosexual men from membership? (Dale v BSA 530 U.S. 640 (2000)) What about girls? (Untested)
- Does plain language of the Affordable Care Act provide eligibility for tax credits only to those persons in states with state-operated exchanges? (King v Burwell 576 U.S. ___ (2015))
- Does an expectation of privacy exist with telecommunications companies when company employees have access to your information in the interest of billing and customer service (eg. housekeeping)? (Smith v. Maryland, 442 U.S. 735 (1979)).
- Can Municipalities restrict the licensing of handguns and require licensed firearms kept in the home to be kept nonfunctional? (District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008))
While the House of Representatives is the popular branch, the House was designed to keep Representatives amenable to the people, with elections held every two years, and their numbers are based on the populations of each state (eg. might makes right) the House gives us 438 electors for President.
The Senate is the philosophical branch and less amenable to the whims of the mob – who’s Senators are elected every six years (eg. right makes might) and every state is on equal footing – with two Senators each – giving us 100 electors for President.
It is the philosophical construct of the Senate that grants them the Constitutional power to appoint, life term, members of the judiciary to the Supreme Court, Appellate Courts and Circuit Courts.
Presently, Republicans hold a majority of 52 seats in the Senate and it is EXTREMELY desirable for Democrats to regain those two seats and a majority in the Senate – not only for Judicial – but Executive Cabinet appointments as well… This paints a bullseye huge on Alabama.
Following the Alabama primary elections, to fill the vacant seat of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, between Luther Strange and Judge Roy Moore, several allegations of sexual misconduct have been leveled against Roy Moore to effect Alabama’s largest voting bloc… women. Again, Democratic strategy hinges on identity politics.
We all want to believe a victim – because the alternative is morally reprehensible. However, the timing of these accusations is dubious, at best, and the facts just don’t add up.
Specifically, Leigh Corfmantold the Washington Post that she was 14 years old in 1979. Corfman graduated from Gadsden High School in 1979. How many 14 year old high school graduates do you know? If Corfman was 14 years old, Roy Moore was still in law school.
Beverly Young Nelson has a yearbook signature dated December 22, 1977. The signature writes the date twice and includes the initials of Roy More’s future, 1999, legal assistant, Delver Adams, “D.A.” who included his initials on stamped signatures. Do yearbooks ever come out in December? I guess the track, baseball and basketball teams don’t rate a mention in the yearbook.
Becky Gray claims “I got him banned from the mall”.
There you have it folks: the stakes, the motive, the strategy, and the methods.