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  posted on 2/13/2016 at 05:12 PM
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Has Died At the Age of 79

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  posted on 2/13/2016 at 05:25 PM
Good Riddance!
 

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  posted on 2/13/2016 at 05:57 PM
The theory that he was murdered by Democrats is already floating. Incredible.
 

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  posted on 2/13/2016 at 06:18 PM
Was he quail hunting with dick cheney?
 

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  posted on 2/13/2016 at 06:37 PM
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Was he quail hunting with dick cheney?


No doubt.

 

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  posted on 2/13/2016 at 09:05 PM
Already Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has suggested waiting until next year to fill the vacant seat. Of course he wants to wait so Obama can't get a pick. So he can can get an Obama pick now or wait a year and get a Hillary or Bernie pick. Someone needs to tell Mitch that there are important issues in front of the court, and the the peoples' work should move forward. It's no surprise that McConnell is playing politics with this.

Let me add this. If a Republican was in the White House currently, we can assume that McConnell would be taking the same stance, correct?

[Edited on 2/14/2016 by MartinD28]

 

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Already Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has suggested waiting until next year to fill the vacant seat. Of course he wants to wait so Obama can't get a pick. So he can can get an Obama pick now or wait a year and get a Hillary or Bernie pick. Someone needs to tell Mitch that there are important issues in front of the court, and the the peoples' work should move forward. It's no surprise that McConnell is playing politics with this.

Let me add this. If a Republican was in the White House currently, we can assume that McConnell would be taking the same stance, correct?

[Edited on 2/14/2016 by MartinD28]


What if they wait and a Democrat wins and nominates Obama.


 

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Already Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has suggested waiting until next year to fill the vacant seat. Of course he wants to wait so Obama can't get a pick. So he can can get an Obama pick now or wait a year and get a Hillary or Bernie pick. Someone needs to tell Mitch that there are important issues in front of the court, and the the peoples' work should move forward. It's no surprise that McConnell is playing politics with this.

Let me add this. If a Republican was in the White House currently, we can assume that McConnell would be taking the same stance, correct?

[Edited on 2/14/2016 by MartinD28]


What if they wait and a Democrat wins and nominates Obama.




Somebody asked Hillary if she would consider nominating Obama to the Supreme Court a few weeks ago and she said yes.

 

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Already Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has suggested waiting until next year to fill the vacant seat. Of course he wants to wait so Obama can't get a pick. So he can can get an Obama pick now or wait a year and get a Hillary or Bernie pick. Someone needs to tell Mitch that there are important issues in front of the court, and the the peoples' work should move forward. It's no surprise that McConnell is playing politics with this.

Let me add this. If a Republican was in the White House currently, we can assume that McConnell would be taking the same stance, correct?

[Edited on 2/14/2016 by MartinD28]


What if they wait and a Democrat wins and nominates Obama.




Hopefully muledouche's head would explode.

 

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  posted on 2/14/2016 at 11:42 AM
McConnell's hubris makes things 4-4 until someone replaces Scalia thus leaving offensive (to him) opinions of the lower courts intact. The court continues its work for its current and future sessions with 8 justices.

And has been noted, he can't stall a nomination for 4 years of a democratic presidency.


 

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  posted on 2/14/2016 at 01:12 PM
Obama should be blocked, stalled, and whatever senate tactics can be employed to table any appointment of his until after Jan 20 2017. If Hillary is not indicted by then or Bernie the Socialist somehow gets a Carl Marx hail Mary and winds up the low information voters choice I would respect whomever was appointed by the new administration.

Barry would be stupid to force a showdown over this and it would most likely consume the senates time leaving little else to get accomplished. He should stand down on this appointee process and respect the fact a new administration will be in charge.



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Obama should be blocked, stalled, and whatever senate tactics can be employed to table any appointment of his until after Jan 20 2017. If Hillary is not indicted by then or Bernie the Socialist somehow gets a Carl Marx hail Mary and winds up the low information voters choice I would respect whomever was appointed by the new administration.

Barry would be stupid to force a showdown over this and it would most likely consume the senates time leaving little else to get accomplished. He should stand down on this appointee process and respect the fact a new administration will be in charge.


As if the Senate would accomplish something if they had the time? I think Obama should nominate a moderate candidate, one who most would consider confirm-able and then sit back and see if the Senate acts upon the nomination or simply obstructs. This would either resolve the issue or expose the Senate as being the problem. The Republicans must be very confident of winning the presidency if they are employing this tactic.

The disappointing part in all of this is that after 30 years of service no one has said a word about the life of Justice Scalia. The talk has been exclusively about the political response. Sad.

 

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Obama should be blocked, stalled, and whatever senate tactics can be employed to table any appointment of his until after Jan 20 2017. If Hillary is not indicted by then or Bernie the Socialist somehow gets a Carl Marx hail Mary and winds up the low information voters choice I would respect whomever was appointed by the new administration.

Barry would be stupid to force a showdown over this and it would most likely consume the senates time leaving little else to get accomplished. He should stand down on this appointee process and respect the fact a new administration will be in charge.



Is this how you truly feel about it, or are you just trolling the libruls with the same tired buzzwords?

 

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Obama should be blocked, stalled, and whatever senate tactics can be employed to table any appointment of his until after Jan 20 2017. If Hillary is not indicted by then or Bernie the Socialist somehow gets a Carl Marx hail Mary and winds up the low information voters choice I would respect whomever was appointed by the new administration.

Barry would be stupid to force a showdown over this and it would most likely consume the senates time leaving little else to get accomplished. He should stand down on this appointee process and respect the fact a new administration will be in charge.



[Edited on 2/14/2016 by OriginalGoober]
Obama is still a sitting president. there is no reason he should not pick a replacement to scalia, and I'm sure he will.

[Edited on 2/14/2016 by pops42]

 

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Obama should be blocked, stalled, and whatever senate tactics can be employed to table any appointment of his until after Jan 20 2017. If Hillary is not indicted by then or Bernie the Socialist somehow gets a Carl Marx hail Mary and winds up the low information voters choice I would respect whomever was appointed by the new administration.

Barry would be stupid to force a showdown over this and it would most likely consume the senates time leaving little else to get accomplished. He should stand down on this appointee process and respect the fact a new administration will be in charge.



[Edited on 2/14/2016 by OriginalGoober]
Obama is still a sitting president. there is no reason he should not pick a replacement to scalia, and I'm sure he will.

[Edited on 2/14/2016 by pops42]


ABBsolutely!!!


Screw mcconnell.

 

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Obama should be blocked, stalled, and whatever senate tactics can be employed to table any appointment of his until after Jan 20 2017. If Hillary is not indicted by then or Bernie the Socialist somehow gets a Carl Marx hail Mary and winds up the low information voters choice I would respect whomever was appointed by the new administration.

Barry would be stupid to force a showdown over this and it would most likely consume the senates time leaving little else to get accomplished. He should stand down on this appointee process and respect the fact a new administration will be in charge.



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Obama is still a sitting president. there is no reason he should not pick a replacement to scalia, and I'm sure he will.




He still has a quarter of his term left. Of course he should pick the replacement. It is rediculous to think otherwise. Nowhere in the Constitution does it say that a judicial appointee must wait an entire year during the final year of a presidents term. Scalia was picked in the final year of Reagan's term.

 

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  posted on 2/14/2016 at 03:53 PM
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The disappointing part in all of this is that after 30 years of service no one has said a word about the life of Justice Scalia. The talk has been exclusively about the political response. Sad.


There are plenty of pieces devoted to his work as a jurist.

I agree it is sad that McConnell publicly announced his plan to thwart the nomination process before the news of Scalia's death was hours old. And, of course, none of the GOP candidates in their debate said "Out of respect to the man, I'm not going to discuss his successor before there's a funeral.

 

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  posted on 2/14/2016 at 03:55 PM
My mole in the White House tells me Obama will nominate 46-year-old Judge Sri Srinivasan, an Indian-American jurist who Obama nominated in 2013 to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit -- and the Senate confirmed unanimously. Having confirmed him unanimously just three years ago, it would be difficult (but hardly impossible) for Republicans to oppose him now. (Twelve former Solicitors General, including Republican notables as Paul Clement and Kenneth Starr had endorsed his confirmation. Moreover, the D.C. Circuit has long been a Supreme Court farm team – Scalia himself, along with John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg were judges there before ascending to the Supreme Court.)

But is Srinivasan progressive? He had been Obama’s principal Deputy Solicitor General before the nomination, arguing Supreme Court cases in support of affirmative action and against Indiana’s restrictive voter ID law, for example. But this record doesn’t prove much. (Having once worked as an assistant Solicitor General, I know the inhabitants of that office will argue whatever halfway respectable arguments the Justice Department and, indirectly, the President, wants made.)

Before the Obama administration, Srinivasan worked for five years in George W. Bush’s Justice Department. Prior to that, as an attorney in the private firm of O'Melveny & Myers, he defended Exxon Mobil in a lawsuit brought by Indonesians who accused the company’s security forces of torture, murder, and other violations against their people; successfully represented a newspaper that fired its employees for unionizing; and defended Enron’s former CEO, Jeffrey Skilling, later convicted for financial fraud. But in these instances, too, it could be argued he was just representing clients. Another clue: After graduating Stanford Law School in 1995, Srinivasan clerked for two Republican-appointed jurists – Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III, and Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor – both of whom were considered moderate.

Since he became a judge on the D.C. Circuit, he hasn’t tipped his hand. But I discovered one morsel of information that might interest you: In 2000, he worked on Al Gore’s legal team in the infamous Supreme Court case of “Bush v. Gore.”

My suspicion is Obama couldn't do better than Srinivasan. No other nominee with get a majority of Senate votes. What do you think?

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The disappointing part in all of this is that after 30 years of service no one has said a word about the life of Justice Scalia. The talk has been exclusively about the political response. Sad.


There are plenty of pieces devoted to his work as a jurist.

I should have been more clear. No politicians that I am aware of have spoken of his life with more than a passing comment, yet many jumped immediately upon political strategy.

 

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Already Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has suggested waiting until next year to fill the vacant seat. Of course he wants to wait so Obama can't get a pick. So he can can get an Obama pick now or wait a year and get a Hillary or Bernie pick. Someone needs to tell Mitch that there are important issues in front of the court, and the the peoples' work should move forward. It's no surprise that McConnell is playing politics with this.

Let me add this. If a Republican was in the White House currently, we can assume that McConnell would be taking the same stance, correct?

[Edited on 2/14/2016 by MartinD28]

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Payback is a biatch and now the democrats, who were warned, that if they change the rules in the Senate and obstruct the people’s business that they would rue the day. That day has come.

The American People showed their wisdom in throwing the democrats out of control of The House and Nancy Pelosi out of the Speakership in 2010 and then the democrats and Harry Reid out of power in The Senate in 2014.

Harry Reid refused to allow over 330 bills passed by The House to even be discussed in The Senate let alone come to a vote. Harry Reid changed the rules of The Senate so that Obama’s court nominees were pushed through with only a simple majority.

Okay Obama and democrats, things have changed. The American People want the damage done to our country by Obama and the democrats to stop.

Mitch McConnell follows what is known as “regular order” in The Senate. Senate rules also give him and he alone has the power to decide which actions in The Senate are considered. Harry Reid used this power hundreds of times to stop the people’s business in The House so any liberal complaining now when Mitch McConnell exercises the same power is nothing more than a hypocrite and political hack.

No one Obama nominates to The Supreme Court will be approved by The Senate. He already got two liberals in to replace two conservatives. That is all he gets.

Obama knows The Senate will not approve anyone he nominates. Obama will nominate liberal activists so that he can then run to the TV cameras during the 2016 campaign and claim that “The Republicans” of blocking him. Too bad. It is also likely Obama will nominate someone from the “protected minorities” class so that he can use it as a political wedge issue.

Left-wing politicians are already issuing statements claiming that what Mitch McConnell and The Republicans are about to do is “unprecedented has never been done before to a president”. Of course the liberal politicians, when unable to make argument on the merits and facts default to their usual tactic; they lie.

There is precedence for The Senate:
In 1968 and during an election cycle, Pres. Johnson nominated Assoc. Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas to be the Chief Justice but the Senate, well aware of Fortas’ corruption issues and liberal activism refused and Fortas subsequently resigned from the Supreme Court to avoid impeachment.
After his election, President Nixon then nominated Harry Blackmun who was easily approved by The Senate.

Ha ha.


 

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  posted on 2/14/2016 at 05:22 PM
If the Republicans delay this, I can't wait for President Hillary Clinton to nominate Obama as a Supreme Court Justice. It may be the single greatest slap in the face to the Republican party ever!
 

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The disappointing part in all of this is that after 30 years of service no one has said a word about the life of Justice Scalia. The talk has been exclusively about the political response. Sad.


There are plenty of pieces devoted to his work as a jurist.

I should have been more clear. No politicians that I am aware of have spoken of his life with more than a passing comment, yet many jumped immediately upon political strategy.

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Sunday that she and her unlikely friend Justice Antonin Scalia "disagreed now and then" but even so, "we were best buddies."

The two would occasionally show up together at The Theater in full costume.

In an colorful statement that began like a theater review, Ginsburg wrote:

Toward the end of the opera Scalia/Ginsburg, tenor Scalia and soprano Ginsburg sing a duet: "We are different, we are one," different in our interpretation of written texts, one in our reverence for the Constitution and the institution we serve.

From our years together at the D.C. Circuit, we were best buddies. We disagreed now and then, but when I wrote for the Court and received a Scalia dissent, the opinion ultimately released was notably better than my initial circulation.

Justice Scalia nailed all the weak spots — the "applesauce" and "argle bargle"—and gave me just what I needed to strengthen the majority opinion. He was a jurist of captivating brilliance and wit, with a rare talent to make even the most sober judge laugh.

The press referred to his "energetic fervor," "astringent intellect," "peppery prose," "acumen," and "affability," all apt descriptions. He was eminently quotable, his pungent opinions so clearly stated that his words never slipped from the reader's grasp.

Justice Scalia once described as the peak of his days on the bench an evening at the Opera Ball when he joined two Washington National Opera tenors at the piano for a medley of songs. He called it the famous Three Tenors performance.

He was, indeed, a magnificent performer. It was my great good fortune to have known him as working colleague and treasured friend.

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Justice Scalia’s other close friend was also his hunting buddy. He once noted in a speech that when he first took Justice Elena Kagan duck hunting it was all he could do to not breakout laughing when “the lady first took her rifle she just stared at it for a few minutes”.

Justice Scalia proved that while you can have very different opinions work you can also be great friends with everyone.


 

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  posted on 2/14/2016 at 06:17 PM
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Justice Scalia proved that while you can have very different opinions work you can also be great friends with everyone.



There is a lesson here for you about respect, but you will not get it.

 

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Justice Scalia proved that while you can have very different opinions work you can also be great friends with everyone.



There is a lesson here for you about respect, but you will not get it.


Unfortunately, I suspect that most of Congress and a large percentage of Americans won't get it either

 

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"The Constitution of the United States is at stake. Article II, Section 2 clearly provides that the President, and the President alone, nominates judges. The Senate is empowered to give advice and consent. But my <snip> colleagues want to change the rules. They want to reinterpret the Constitution to require a supermajority for confirmation. In effect, they would take away the power to nominate from the President and grant it to a minority of 41 Senators."

"[T]he <snip> conference intends to restore the principle that, regardless of party, any President's judicial nominees, after full debate, deserve a simple up-or-down vote. I know that some of our colleagues wish that restoration of this principle were not required. But it is a measured step that my friends on the other side of the aisle have unfortunately made necessary. For the first time in 214 years, they have changed the Senate's 'advise and consent' responsibilities to 'advise and obstruct.'"

Anyone care to guess who said that and when?

 

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