WASHINGTON – The acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, once espoused the view that the courts "are supposed to be the inferior branch" and criticized the Supreme Court's power to review legislative and executive acts and declare them unconstitutional, the lifeblood of its existence as a coequal branch of government. In a candidate Q&A when he sought the Republican nomination for senator in Iowa in 2014, Whitaker indicated that he shared the view among some conservatives that the federal judiciary has too much power over public policy issues. He criticized many of the Supreme Court's rulings, starting with a foundational one: Marbury v. Madison, which established its power of judicial review in 1803. "There are so many" bad rulings, Whitaker said. "I would start with the idea of Marbury v. Madison. That's probably a good place to start and the way it's looked at the Supreme Court as the final arbiter of constitutional issues." Whitaker lost the 2014 primary to Joni Ernst, … [Read more...] about Acting attorney general once declared courts ‘inferior,’ criticized Supreme Court’s power
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Supported by ByCharlie Savage Nov. 8, 2018 WASHINGTON — The acting attorney general, Matthew G. Whitaker, once espoused the view that the courts “are supposed to be the inferior branch” and criticized the Supreme Court’s power to review legislative and executive acts and declare them unconstitutional, the lifeblood of its existence as a coequal branch of government. In a candidate Q. and A. when he sought the Republican nomination for senator in Iowa in 2014, Mr. Whitaker indicated that he shared the view among some conservatives that the federal judiciary has too much power over public policy issues. He criticized many of the Supreme Court’s rulings, starting with a foundational one: Marbury v. Madison, which established its power of judicial review in 1803. “There are so many” bad … [Read more...] about Acting Attorney General Once Declared Courts ‘Inferior’ and Criticized Supreme Court’s Power
POLITICS 07/22/2018 08:01 am ET The myth of free trade is coming apart. By Zach Carter President Donald Trump’s trade agenda is a corrupt, chaotic mess. He made trade concessions to China after its government agreed to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in a Trump-branded resort. He announced a modest trade enforcement action on steel and aluminum and declared it a “trade war” ― something both “good” and “easy to win.” He then shifted his sights in this combat from China to Canada without any apparent rationale. The president has even threatened Ecuador’s economy with crippling sanctions if its government offered public support for breastfeeding. As with so many Trump debacles, his bluster creates an appearance of radicalism — a dramatic break with a stable and happy consensus. Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell has lamented that he is discarding more than 300 years of settled … [Read more...] about Trump’s Tariff War Is The Final Act Of A Broken System
COZAD, Neb. — They both looked out this window.That’s what you think when you duck down and peer out the bedroom drapes of a nondescript stucco hotel on Cozad’s Eighth Street.The view isn’t much: a fire station across the street, the sidewalk below and, stuck in the yard, a white sign announcing that this longtime hotel is now a museum.The view isn’t much until you consider how much of the state itself — our art, our blazing sunsets, our history and our violence — is tangled up in the two boys who long ago peered out onto Eighth Street.A teenager named Robert Cozad once looked out this window because it was his bedroom. His dad founded Cozad — named it after the family — before he pulled his gun and forever changed Robert’s life.Robert Cozad tried to forget all about Cozad, both the town and his name. He took a different one, a French-sounding one, and became one of the greatest American artists of the early 20th century.Years … [Read more...] about ‘The Good Life’: 50-plus things to do across Nebraska
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Retropolis Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Avi Selk by Avi Selk Email the author April 6 at 7:00 AM Email the author Sen. Ted Kennedy’s car is pulled from the water off Dyke Bridge on Chappaquiddick Island in July 1969. (AP) Among the “scrambled thoughts” that came to a young Ted Kennedy as he stumbled from the water into which he had crashed his Oldsmobile, killing his passenger and crippling his political career, … [Read more...] about Ted Kennedy spoke of a family curse after Chappaquiddick. He had good reason.