"Even if it could be demonstrated unequivocally that [public flogging and hand branding] were not cruel and unusual measures in 1791 ... I doubt whether any federal judge -- even among the many who consider themselves originalists -- would sustain them against an Eighth Amendment challenge."
WASHINGTON -- In one of his characteristic conniptions about people who frustrated him, Theodore Roosevelt, progressivism's first president, said of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, "I could carve out of a banana a judge with more backbone than that." TR was as mistaken about Holmes' spine as are various progressives today about Chief Justice John Roberts'.
On a 63-37 vote, the U.S. Senate Thursday confirmed the appointment of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court of the United States -- with Florida's delegation surprising no one when the vote was taken.
On Monday, Florida Republicans cheered a decision from the Supreme Court of the United States to strike down local gun-control laws and reminded voters about the importance of Second Amendment issues in November’s battle for the U.S. Senate seat.
Former House Speaker Marco Rubio, running in a close contest with independent Gov. Charlie Crist for the Senate seat, praised the 5-4 ruling in MacDonald vs. City of Chicago.