September 26 Evening Edition

— Trump picks conservative Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court – AP (DIERSEN: For Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, “conservative” is a pejorative term.)
— A look at Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s opinions, votes, quotes – AP
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 2,441 new coronavirus cases, 25 deaths 17 Illinois counties reach warning level
— University Park mayor condemns water company for allegedly delaying lead abatement. Aqua Illinois says situation is improving. (DIERSEN: I lived in University Park full-time 1972-1974 and part-time 1974-1976.)

— Trump Taps Conservative Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court She would be the sixth justice on the nine-member court to be appointed by a Republican president, and the third of Trump’s first term in office – Zeke Miller, Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick (DIERSEN: For Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, “conservative” is a pejorative term.)
— Illinois Democratic Senators React to President Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Barrett would be the sixth justice on the nine-member court to be appointed by a Republican president, and the third of Trump’s first term in office

— President Trump Names Chicago Federal Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett As Supreme Court Nominee

— Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court – Kelly Taylor Hayes
— Voters’ poorly marked ovals could lead to contested ballots – AP

— Amy Coney Barrett for the U.S. Supreme Court – Editorial
— President Trump officially nominates Chicago federal judge and ex-Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court, setting up a bitter confirmation confrontation in Senate – RICK PEARSON and JASON MEISNER
— From Notre Dame to Chicago’s 7th Circuit to Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett poised to become Trump’s pick to succeed Ginsburg – JASON MEISNER and RICK PEARSON
— Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin says he doesn’t know if Amy Coney Barrett is qualified for Supreme Court – RICK PEARSON
— Duckworth to vote ‘no’ on Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination while Durbin says he doesn’t know if she’s qualified – RICK PEARSON

— Hundreds gather to ‘say her name’ at Daley Center rally for Breonna Taylor About 300 people Saturday participated in a moment of silence in Daley Plaza. – Pat Nabong

— Breonna Taylor protests continue as Louisville under curfew – AP

— In Amy Coney Barrett, an Illinois judge, conservatives see the Supreme Court champion they’ve longed for – David G. Savage

— Douglas statue comes down, but Lincoln had racist views, too – John O’Connor

— When politics try to enter the judicial branch – Dennis Marek (DIERSEN: If you read the filings in Diersen v. GAO, you will conclude that the judges in that lawsuit concluded that Congress wants employers give preference to their employees who are Democrat, minority, younger, and/or veteran, that is, that Congress wants employers to discriminate against their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)

— If Barrett joins, Supreme Court would have six Catholics – AP

— Keep America Great Parade and Rally in St. Charles Tomorrow
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood Scrubs Alert 2020!
Dems Move to Fear to Pass Tax Hike Constitutional Amendment
— Text Arrives Supporting Judge David Gervais’ Campaign
— Sign Supporting Trump That Can Only Be Seen from the Sky
— Republican State Senates Present Ethics Proposal
— IL-06/IL-14/IL-17: Digital Ad We’d Like to See for Illinois Candidates

— Video Emerges Of Joe Biden Calling U.S. Troops ‘Stupid Bastards’ During Speech

— Springfield, Illinois Bishop Argues Against Morality of State-Imposed Lockdowns – THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.

— Study finds fewer than 1 in 10 Americans have had COVID-19 – REID WILSON

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-haters say “Amy Coney Barrett, a disciple of Justice Scalia, is poised to push the Supreme Court further right.”

— Amy Coney Barrett, Likely High Court Pick, Is Scalia’s Heir – AP

Author: David Diersen

The opinions that I express in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are based on experience that I have gained doing many things since 1948. I base my opinions on what I learned a) working for the federal government for almost 30 years -- Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, serving on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996, and being a union member while I worked for the Post Office and IRS; b) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a masters degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997; c) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981; c) serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois Chairman 2005-2012, a member of the 2008 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) Platform and Resolutions Committee, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004; d) attending the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 IRP State Conventions as a delegate; e) being the subject of a nasty 4-page article in the February 1978 issue of Money Magazine; f) pursing litigation including Diersen v. GAO and Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange; g) being married since 1978; h) living in Crete 1948-1972, in University Park 1972-1976, in Chicago 1976-1978, and in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton since 1978; and i) being baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.