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Re: SCOTUS
« Reply #540 on: January 08, 2019, 04:54:42 PM »
Hopefully RBG will be able to retire with dignity and not pass before her appointed time. I'm amazed at how much ghoulish stuff about RBG being posted on the intarwebs right now. Besides RBG and her present suffering, the person I'd feel sorry for is whomever will be nominated to replace RBG or any other SCOTUS Justice for that matter. It will be an utter crucifixion, live streamed for all to witness every gory detail.

Nice to see the following regarding Kavanaugh's 1st written opinion from the bench:

"....and we are not at liberty to rewrite the statute passed by Congress and signed by the President.... We vacate the contrary judgment of the Court of Appeals".

That's what I wanted in a SCOTUS appointee - the refusal to legislate from the bench. (PS - this was a 9-0 decision - so good all around)

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Sorry...courts are supposed to legislate from the bench...it's part of their job.  Co-equal branches of government.

is that why we have so many congress members offering their legal opinions on everything trump? co-equal!

I will respond once that sentence makes sense.

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Re: SCOTUS
« Reply #541 on: January 08, 2019, 06:03:57 PM »
"Sorry...courts are supposed to legislate from the bench...it's part of their job.  Co-equal branches of government"

It seems like you're saying this is Schrödinger's SCOTUS - it's a judiciary and a legislature, sometimes at the same time and sometimes not. OK.

I continue to lean on a 9-0 SCOTUS concurring opinion that means what it says.

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Re: SCOTUS
« Reply #542 on: January 09, 2019, 08:49:37 AM »
"Sorry...courts are supposed to legislate from the bench...it's part of their job.  Co-equal branches of government"

It seems like you're saying this is Schrödinger's SCOTUS - it's a judiciary and a legislature, sometimes at the same time and sometimes not. OK.

I continue to lean on a 9-0 SCOTUS concurring opinion that means what it says.

all three branches of government have multiple roles...it's a feature...not a defect.

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Re: SCOTUS
« Reply #543 on: January 10, 2019, 01:22:00 PM »
Here we go again...

Trump White House urging allies to prepare for possible RBG departure
After an ailing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg missed oral arguments, the Trump team began early groundwork for another potential confirmation battle.

"It would be a brutal confirmation,” said John Malcolm, director of the Heritage Foundation's Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies. “The first two were not easy at all, but this would be much harder in this respect: When Neil Gorsuch was the nominee, you were replacing a conservative with a conservative. With Kavanaugh, you were replacing the perennial swing voter, who more times than not sided with the so-called conservative wing, so that slightly solidified the conservative wing.”

“But if you are replacing Justice Ginsburg with a Trump appointee, that would be akin to replacing Thurgood Marshall with Clarence Thomas,” Malcolm added. “It would mark a large shift in the direction of the court."

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/10/trump-white-house-urging-allies-to-prepare-for-possible-rbg-departure-1096102

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Re: SCOTUS
« Reply #544 on: Yesterday at 02:27:20 PM »
when all is said and done, the only notorious thing about rgb will be how long the democrats fight over her corpse to stop trump's 3rd nominee.  you thought kavanaugh was bad?  prepare yourselves for ww3

 

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