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PostSubject: Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch   Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:32 pm

Wow. If this is true, it could set the cat among the pigeons.

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PostSubject: Re: Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch   Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:01 pm

Finally, some good news.
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PostSubject: Re: Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch   Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:39 pm

Any suggestions for his replacement?
I'm thinking Angela Davis. Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch   Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:53 pm

How about one Barack Obama?
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PostSubject: Re: Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch   Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:16 pm

This changes almost everything. What a gift!
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PostSubject: Re: Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch   Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:42 am

How about Jerry Brown as Scalia's replacement. The last time a California Governor was on the court it worked out quite well.
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PostSubject: Re: Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch   Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:35 pm

Is Jerry Brown even a lawyer?

Here are ten very reasonable candidates.
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PostSubject: Re: Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch   Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:39 pm

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In 1955, Brown entered Santa Clara University for a year, and left to attend Sacred Heart Novitiate, a Jesuit novice house, intent on becoming a Catholic priest. Brown left the novitiate after three years,[9] enrolling at the University of California, Berkeley in 1960, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Classics in 1961. Brown went on to Yale Law School and graduated with a Juris Doctor in 1964.[4] After law school, Brown worked as a law clerk for California Supreme Court Justice Mathew Tobriner.

Returning to California, Brown took the state bar exam and passed on his second attempt.[10] He then settled in Los Angeles and joined the law firm of Tuttle & Taylor. In 1969, Brown ran for the newly created Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees, which oversaw community colleges in the city, and placed first in a field of 124.[11]
Wow. I did not know.
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PostSubject: Re: Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch   Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:03 pm

John Kerry looks reasonable too.
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PostSubject: Re: Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch   Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:11 pm

Or maybe Hillary Clinton. That would burst a few blood vessels.
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PostSubject: Re: Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch   Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:19 pm

NoCoPilot wrote:
Here are ten very reasonable candidates.

I don't really want a "reasonable" candidate. I want a left-wing radical who will make the Republicans choke on their own suppositories.
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PostSubject: Re: Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch   Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:19 pm

richard09 wrote:
Or maybe Hillary Clinton. That would burst a few blood vessels.

Yeah. Including mine.
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PostSubject: Re: Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch   Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:42 pm

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I don't really want a "reasonable" candidate. I want a left-wing radical who will make the Republicans choke on their own suppositories.
In our tri-parte system of government, the Executive nominates a Judicial candidate, and the Legislative confirms.

Which makes me wonder... Why can't potential congress members  be vetoed by the president?  We've already seen SCOTUS pick a president.
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PostSubject: Re: Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch   Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:33 pm

One good thing: there is a case against Obama's climate change initiative. That was destined to be shot down by the SC, but with Scalia gone, it should survive.
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PostSubject: Re: Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch   Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:09 pm

I think what we are going to see is a very protracted fight between Obama and the Senate. The Republican Senate will do all they can - legal or otherwise - to prevent approving anyone Obama will put forward for the office. They started their delaying within hours of Scalia's death.

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PostSubject: Re: Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch   Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:58 pm

Yes. What people are suggesting is that Obama nominate people who were approved for their current position 99-0 by the senate. (There are at lest two or three such possibilities). That way, the Democrats can clearly demonstrate that the delay is pure partisan bullshit.
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PostSubject: Re: Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch   Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:07 pm

Richard, what you are suggesting is the the Republicans will use common sense and that they are subject to being embarrassed, Neither of these are true, as we have seen demonstrated many times in the past seven years.

The Senate is still holding up fairly minor appointments - some for years - just to show what giant assholes they can be. They are proud of their stupidity and blatant partisanship.



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PostSubject: Re: Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch   Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:19 pm

The Republicans don't care, true. The hope is that undecided voters (if there are any) will be moved away from Republican candidates. It's an election strategy.
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PostSubject: Re: Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch   Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:58 pm

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The Senate is still holding up fairly minor appointments - some for years - just to show what giant assholes they can be.
Not EXACTLY.

The Jane Mayer book makes it clear why they are obstructing Obama: not to be assholes, but to make him look weak and ineffective, at any cost.  They feel they need to deny him any successes, at all, so his presidency will go down in history as unsuccessful.

The GOP lost the 2008 presidential election and the 2012 presidential re-election, because their message doesn't appeal to the public at large.  Getting the 99% to vote against their own self-interest, and for the exclusive benefit of the 1% (or 1% of the 1%) takes some serious "message molding."  

However they won -- and won BIG -- in the congressional races, giving them a majority in both the House and the Senate. So they have the power of the purse, and the power to control legislation. Everything except presidential executive orders....

So if they can't make their presidential candidates popular, they can at least do their best to make HIM unpopular.

And.... They've largely succeeded.


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PostSubject: Re: Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch   Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:12 am

NoCoPilot wrote:
Here are ten very reasonable candidates.
Here is an eleventh.
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PostSubject: Re: Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch   Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:24 am

First important case deadlocked. Expect all the rest to be too, until Justice #9 is seated.
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PostSubject: Re: Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch   Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:20 pm

Mitch Mcconnell wrote:
I can’t imagine that a Republican majority in the United States Senate would want to confirm, in a lame-duck session, a nominee opposed by the National Rifle Association.”

Now we know who's in charge of judicial appointments.
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PostSubject: Re: Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch   Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:36 pm

Wow. Just... wow. Shocked
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