Hostile takeover of SCOTUS advanced by democrats

April 16, 2021

Democrats are like spoiled children, proficient at whining, foot stomping and petulantly claiming they are  getting the short end of the stick. This is especially true when the “stick” in question happens to be the U.S. Supreme Court.

It is the president’s prerogative to nominate justices as vacancies occur.  President Trump had three such opportunities during his term, filling seats on the high court with Brett Kavanaugh (replacing Justice Anthony Kennedy), Neil Gorsuch (replacing Justice Antonin Scalia) and Amy Coney Barrett (replacing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg).

The likelihood of repeating that feat is slim to none for Pres. Joe Biden, who is obviously in failing health and unlikely to serve out his full term.

Therein lies the quandary. The new administration wants to put its leftist mark on the court. That ideology was epitomized by Justice Thurgood Marshall who summed up his judicial philosophy with these words: “You do what you think is right and let the law catch up.” 

Conservative justices, often described as “originalists,” or “constitutionalists” see the document as not open to wide interpretation, preferring to follow the law as written. A constructionist approach not only aligns with the founders’ vision for America, but it also is the best line of defense against an out-of-control government that deprives its citizens of their freedoms. The Constitution delegated the authority to make law to the legislature, not to judges.

It is with these lines of demarcation that Americans need to pay attention to the democrat’s preparations — as announced in this White House press release — for a hostile takeover of the U.S. Supreme Court by expanding the number of justices from nine to thirteen.

On February 5, 1937, democrat Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt sent shockwaves through the nation by initiating a plot to expand the Supreme Court, known as “packing the court,” to insure his leftist agenda would easily be implemented. FDR’s scheme was short-lived, defeated by Roosevelt’s own party members. The senate judiciary committee was clear in its assessment, writing, “It is a measure which should be so emphatically rejected that its parallel will never again be presented to the free representatives of the free people of America.”

Today’s democrats are both ignorant of precedent and far less noble. 

The overreach is being pushed by Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-MA); House Judiciary Chair, Jerrold Nadler (D-NY); U.S. Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY); and U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) — who deceptively defended the legislation’s introduction as necessary to start debate on the issue. Ramrodding is not akin to debate.

“Ultimately, we have to repeal the filibuster. And then we can move this legislation,” Markey said. “Clearly, we would want Republicans to vote with us, but if they are not willing to participate in that effort,” he slyly added, “then we can still do this on a basis of 51 votes.”

Jones, who stated Biden is “doing a tremendous job,” also said, “There is no reason to work with’ the GOP right now.”

The bill would add four seats to the high court, bringing the total to 13, from the current 9 which has been the case for 152 years. Their intent is to flip the ideological balance of the 9-member court from a 6-3 conservative majority to a 7-6 leftist majority.

Though the consequences of this scheme are enormous, as a 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden, in an exchange with a reporter covered by the Daily Wire, said voters “don’t deserve” to know his view on this crucial issue. But as a senator in 1983, Biden held a far different perspective, calling packing the court, “a bonehead idea.”

AZ AG Brnovich in full blown campaign mode

April 14, 2021

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, who has taken refuge behind a scruffy Belushi-like beard and moustache, has audaciously signaled he is in full blown campaign mode via a lengthy email detailing his accomplishments. Titled “The General’s Report, ” it begins with a clichéd reference to Spring:

“With April now upon us, it’s time to reflect on the Spring season and it’s classic themes of rejuvenation and renewal.”

Reading between the lines, term limited in 2022, he is moving on, omitting the other “R’ word “reinventing.”

From there he uses his office to blatantly recount his accomplishments, as he employs the royal “we,” while veering into unbridled self promotion in a lengthy email sent to Republicans. How he gained access to the list is anyone’s guess, but recipients are less than enthralled with having a public official inappropriately using his office as a free campaign website. Over a dozen and a half links of the office’s “accomplishments” and links to expansive coverage are an overreach that doesn’t pass the smell test. As a lawyer married to a U.S. District Judge, better judgment should have been used. Although Susan Brnovich was nominated to the federal bench by President Trump, she was initially appointed to the Maricopa County Superior Court by none other than far-left partisan Gov. Janet Napolitano, who rarely engaged in cross party appointments.

In an ingratiating mode, A.G. Mark Brnovich signs his email using the words, “With gratitude.” The obvious takeaway is Brnovich is signaling in advance his gratitude for your vote and a campaign donation…though he doesn’t indicate what office he’s eyeing. From his current perch the possibilities are whittled down to a few.

Biden’s handlers pick politically correct Fed. Judges

March 30, 2021

Gender, ethnicity, religion, advance as top qualifiers for the federal bench

Frail Joe Biden’s handlers have announced the administration’s first slate of 11 federal judicial nominations to fill federal circuit and district court vacancies. Legal qualifications are incidental, though the list referred to in a statement as “groundbreaking“ and “trailblazing,” focused on their “broad diversity of background experience and perspective.”

 Nine of the nominees are women. Three are identified as black, others as a “Muslim American and an Asian American and Pacific Islander.”

The black women nominated for federal circuit court vacancies include Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Tiffany Cunningham for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Candace Jackson-Akiwumi for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Regina Rodriguez has been nominated for the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

Firsts matter.  Zahid N. Quraishi, a New Jersey magistrate judge, would be the nation’s first Muslim American of Pakistani heritage to serve on a federal district court. Judge Florence Pan would be the first Asian-American judge to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Judge Rupa Ranga Puttagunta, an East Indian-American, appointed by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser as an Administrative Judge for the D.C. Rental Housing Commission is also on the PC list. 

Fed. Judge accuses media of “one-party control of the press…

March 21, 2021

….which poses a threat to a “viable democracy.”

In the course of his partial dissent in a libel case, D.C. Circuit Court Judge Laurence Silberman issued a scorching rebuke of the news media writing:

 “Although the bias against the Republican Party — not just controversial individuals — is rather shocking today, this is not new; it is a long-term, secular trend going back at least to the ’70s,” Silberman opined. “Two of the three most influential papers (at least historically), The New York Times and The Washington Post, are virtually Democratic Party broadsheets. And the news section of The Wall Street Journal leans in the same direction. The orientation of these three papers is followed by The Associated Press and most large papers across the country (such as the Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, and Boston Globe). Nearly all television — network and cable — is a Democratic Party trumpet. Even the government-supported National Public Radio follows along.”

The judge didn’t include the radically left-wing Arizona Republic by name, but his stinging reproach couldn’t individually name every newspaper worthy of being declared an arm of the democrat party. The Republic relegated its coverage of Judge Silberman’s statement to the single USA Today page, devoting one column and all of eight sentences to the judge’s wisdom.

Judge Silberman cited Fox News, The New York Post and The Wall Street Journal opinion and editorial pages as the “few notable exceptions to Democratic Party ideological control.”

You’ll be rubbing your eyes thinking you misread the remarkable indictment, but the facts are substantiated by Fox News reporter Joseph A. Wulfsohn’s article,Federal judge warns ‘dangerous’ media has ‘very close to one-party control’ in blistering libel case dissent.

It’s definitely worth your time to read this all too rare condemnation of the leftist media.

Judge Silberman was appointed to the federal bench in October 1985 by President Ronald Reagan and took senior status on November 1, 2000. On June 11, 2008, President George W. Bush awarded Silberman the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Americans are fortunate to have senior status Judge Silberman seated on this case. No longer concerned with political correctness, he brilliantly used this opportunity to amplify the truth.

NOTE TO OUR READERS: In accordance with our 2020 established policy, the word “democrat” or its derivatives will no longer be capitalized on this site. The exception is when the word is capitalized in quotes.

Think the AZ judiciary is not political? Think again

March 16, 2021

Proving the judicial apple doesn’t falls far from the appointing tree, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge John Hannah Jr. — appointed to the bench by hard-left Gov. Janet Napolitano — has ordered the Arizona Republican Party to pay $18,237.59 in legal fees. The party’s wrongdoing? The AZ GOP had the temerity to challenge the veracity of Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs’ mandating voting centers instead of more convenient polling places in the November 2020 election.

This absurd ruling came in response to a request by Hobbs, also a democrat, which the judge found to be “reasonable and appropriate.” Hobbs, next in line of ascension to the governor’s office, alleged the Republican Party was purposely delaying certification of the results and “not the adjudication of good faith claims.”

Devious Hobbs, who has never concealed her radical bent, previously tweeted that supporters of President Donald Trump were “neo-nazis.”

In 2007, SRAZ titled a revealing post,Merit takes a back seat in judicial appointments,” exposing Janet Napolitano’s then-recent judicial appointees. When the judicial charade, which claims to be “non-partisan” replaced Superior and Appellate Courts judicial elections in 1974, what was dubbed “merit selection” was deceptively touted as removing politics from the process. The result? Judges are appointed by a partisan governor from a final list sent by a partisan commission with members who are gubernatorially appointed.

After their appointment, judges only appear on the ballot for “retention,” which is a guarantee of permanency on the bench, since only three have been removed in nearly fifty years. The final list from which the governor selects is also bound by politics, allowing for no more than two-thirds to be from the same political party and constitutionally mandated to represent ethnic and gender diversity. The system has incrementalism built in since it originally was only in effect in Maricopa and Pima Counties.  As other counties have reached the 250,000 population threshold, they are instantly swept into the mix.

No good ever comes from voters giving up their rights after being told others know more than they do.

Hickman farm fire raises questions

March 7, 2021

Were dead chickens Clint Hickman’s horse’s head?

Once again we direct our readers to Gateway Pundit, whose Joe Hoft continues to expose the machinations involved with Maricopa County’s election ballots.

The post is headlined:After Finding Shredded Ballots in the Dumpster Earlier Today – A Mysterious Fire Breaks Out at Maricopa County Official’s Farm.”

Maricopa County Supervisor Clint Hickman, a Republican who represents District 4, is a local businessman in the generations-owned Hickman’s Family Farms, Arizona’s largest egg producer. Over 165,000 laying hens were killed in the fire. It’s eerily reminiscent of the horse’s head scene in “The Godfather.”

Hoft opens with these compelling words:

The Arizona Maricopa County election cover-up continues.  These crooks are doing all they can to obstruct justice and tamper with evidence because they know they can get away with it.

If you’re looking for more information on the lack of ballot integrity, you won’t be disappointed…except for the direct links to the far left AZ Repugnant.  Message to Joe Hoft…the newspaper despises all Republicans, with a particularly inflamed vengeance aimed at Trump-supporting conservatives.

On Feb, 1, 2021, SRAZ wroteMaricopa County Board of Supervisors abhor transparency.” The supervisors oversee the election process in the county.

It was followed on Feb. 27, byPersistence pays off: Judge rules in favor of AZ election audit.”

L.A. County prosecutors rebel against DA George Gascon

December 31, 2020

Leftist Los Angeles District Attorney seeks to block prosecutors from fulfilling legal duties

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon is not an unknown in Arizona. As Mesa Police Chief, his propensity was to showboat as he protected illegals aliens, stirred conflict with 6-term elected Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and arrogantly gave the back of his hand to Mesa Mayor Scott Smith and City Manager Chris Brady. The East Valley Tribune previously reported that Gascon accepted the San Francisco Police Chief position as talk swirled of him being terminated in Mesa after traveling to D.C. to rail against enforcement of illegals. His trip was financed by a group advocating for leniency for border invaders.

After moving again following a stint in San Francisco, Cuban-born Gascon is now the Los Angeles County District Attorney where he advocates sweeping leniency for criminal offenders.

Hot Air describes Gascon as “the wildly liberal, anti-cop DA [who] has been working overtime to empty the jails and prevent the prosecution of criminals, even as crime rates have been surging in the City of Angels.” He arrogantly told a murder victim’s family to ‘Keep Their Mouth Shut.”

Currently, prosecutors in Los Angeles County are asking a judge for an order that would keep them from enforcing new directives from District Attorney George Gascon requiring them to be lenient in their sentencing recommendations for specified types of offenders.

The Association of Deputy District Attorney’s for Los Angeles County (ADDA) asserted in a lawsuit that the directives would mean violating state laws that require enhanced sentences in certain cases:

As the District Attorney, Respondent Gascon lacks authority to legislate and has no right to unilaterally abrogate the law — regardless of his personal opinion as to the law’s merits.

Gascon’s directives, the complaint states, prohibits deputies from pursuing sentencing enhancements in future cases under the state’s ‘Three Strikes Law’ and, for current pending cases, requires them to withdraw allegations to support tougher sentences for cases including bail violations, gang-related cases, and situations where special circumstances could result in a sentence of life without parole.

The complaint, signed by Michele Hanisee, President of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys for Los Angeles County can be read here.

Under the voter approved Three Strikes Law, prosecutors are required to seek enhanced sentences. It is not optional and they cannot exercise discretion. For the other enhancements, the complaint states the blanket policies violate Gascon’s own obligation to prosecute violations of the law.

The lawsuit calls for court orders to rescind Gascon’s directives and end their enforcement.

What are Arizona ballots doing in Georgia? Evidence election fraud exists

December 14, 2020

Lawyers Lin Wood and Sidney Powell expose widespread voter fraud that imperils free and fair American elections

Check out nationally renown lawyer Lin Wood’s tweet showing disturbing photos of Georgia mail-in ballots hidden in a Fulton warehouse….many shipped from Arizona.

Our scorching triple-digit temperatures have abated. The weather is cool and delightful here. Surely the Arizona ballots weren’t going on vacation.

For in-depth information on the questionable validity of the election results and the fraudulent Dominion voting machines, watch this important interview with attorney Sidney Powell who has been leading election lawsuits in multiple states. Her bio is extensive. She has been lead counsel in more than 500 federal appeals — 350 of them as an Assistant United States Attorney and Appellate Section Chief in the Western and Northern Districts of Texas.

On Friday, she filed emergency requests to the U. S. Supreme Court, asking the justices to order officials in Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Arizona to de-certify their 2020 election results. 

Clinton appointed leftist judge invalidates Trump’s DACA curbs

November 16, 2020

Judge Nicholas Garaufis previously gave traitor lifetime probation

Republicans have had a lot to celebrate with Donald Trump in the White House. Among his numerous accomplishments, the businessman with no legal training, has paid particular attention to the courts. During his first four years, he has made a major impact by appointing three justices — Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett — to the U.S. Supreme Court, despite the despicable efforts of democrat senators on the Judiciary Committee to steamroll them. His impact on the federal bench (list) will stand as a testament to his dedication for decades to come.

Contrast senior status (semi-retired) Nicholas G. Garaufis, a Bill Clinton appointee to the U.S. Eastern District of New York and his leftist lunacy. Breitbart News’ Neil Munro reports that Saturday, Garaufis struck down President Trump’s July curtailment on Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, preferring to gift an estimated million of them with amnesty, work permits and Social Security numbers. The judge, looking for any justification to push his radical agenda, claimed he blocked the curbs because they were signed by Trump’s deputy, Chad Wolf, whom Garaufis deemed improperly appointed to the job. Wolf is acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

For an insight into his skewed thinking, in 2017, Garaufis sentenced Bryant Neal Vinas to time served for providing material support for terrorism, giving him three additional months in prison before beginning lifetime probation. Vinas, the son of South American immigrants and a Muslim convert, (also known as Ibrahim, Bashir al-Ameriki and Ben Yameen al-Kanadeeis) confessed his treasonous actions in open court. He was convicted of participating in and supporting al-Qaeda plots in Afghanistan and the United States.

After converting to Islam in 2004, he traveled to Pakistan in 2007 with the intention of meeting and joining a jihadist group to fight U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. An American operative for al-Qaeda, Vinas testified in court that he had hoped to become a martyr while causing mass casualties and a “big economic hit” on the United States.

None of those facts impacted extremist Judge Nicholas Garaufis, who gave him a slap on the wrist for treason.

AZ AG Brnovich’s Guv aspirations hit roadblock

November 13, 2020

Brnovich’s longstanding McCain ties endear him to far left media

Mark Brnovich, Arizona’s Attorney General, has been gifted with a prize that will do the Republican more harm than good. The left wing Arizona Republic newspaper is heaping accolades on him — the equivalent of the political kiss of death. He’s being rewarded for letting Democrat Secretary of State Katie Hobbs off the hook for her slippery ballot deception.

To be sure, he’s earned the praise that any conservative would reject. Unable to control his desire for national attention, Brnovich sidled up to biased CNBC, which headlined its recent report, ‘Very, highly unlikely’ Trump wins Arizona, no evidence of fraud, Republican state attorney general says.”

If Brnovich’s views were mainstream among Republicans they wouldn’t have rated praiseful coverage with the leftist network. Tone-deaf Brnovich urged support (brief video) for John McCain during his last senate race. It was a quid pro quo in appreciation for McCain‘s endorsement of Brnovich.

The Trump-hating local newspaper has already begun slathering Brnovich with flattering coverage. Today’s edition goes into double-time mode with a slavishly adulating column, headlined, “This just in: A Republican admits Trump wasn’t cheated.”

Further into the same edition, he shares a page in which the newspaper uses the upper half fawning over vacuous Biden supporter Cindy McCain. It headlines the other report that fills the rest of the page, “Arizona AG Brnovich rejects claims of election fraud.”

Brnovich, whose wife, Susan, was appointed to the U.S. District Court in Arizona by President Trump in 2018, could prudently keep his opinions to himself.  Instead he’s already in campaign mode and angling for the democrat votes he’ll need. He’s grown a full beard and mustache since he was elected as attorney general, but the disguise isn’t enough to conceal his leftward leanings from Republicans.

With Gov. Doug Ducey, another McCain ally, termed out, Arizona Republicans need a strong conservative to enter the gubernatorial race. Mark Brnovich is not that person.