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SUPREME COURT JUSTICE SCALIA -- FOUND DEAD
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(02-22-2016 01:09 PM)HairOfTheDog Wrote:  His oft-repeated advice to critics of the decision was “Get over it.”


Sounds like a dick.






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Immigration and Affirmative Action Rulings

Republicans continue to refuse considering Judge Garland to fill Scalia's seat, leaving the Supreme Court with only 8 Justices until after the election in November.

As a result, the court deadlocked with a 4 to 4 vote on a ruling related to President Obama's immigration Executive Order yesterday, leaving millions of American immigrants in limbo for now.

“It’s heartbreaking for the millions of immigrants who’ve made their lives here, who’ve raised families here,” Obama said in a press conference Thursday about the court’s ruling. Dreamers — undocumented young people who came to the U.S. as children — are “Americans in every way except on paper,” he said.

“This is part of the consequence of the Republican failure so far to give a fair hearing to Mr. Merrick Garland, my nominee to the Supreme Court,” Obama said. That the justices couldn’t reach a decision is “a very clear reminder of why it’s so important for the Supreme Court to have a full bench.”

Obama also jabbed at presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, calling it “factually incorrect” to say the U.S. can deport 11 million undocumented immigrants or build a wall along the southern border without spending tens of millions of dollars of taxpayer money. “It’s a fantasy,” Obama said. “That demeans our tradition of being both a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants,” he added.

The Court did rule in favor of allowing universities to maintain Affirmative Action policies in order to promote diversity yesterday. Justice Kennedy's ruling in favor of Affirmative Action was a surprise to many. The Court vote was 4 to 3 (Justice Sottomayer removed herself from the vote in this case when it was filed years back to avoid conflict of interest; she had worked on Affirmative Action policy previously).

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/obam...1e?section=
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/...story.html





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(06-24-2016 11:08 AM)HairOfTheDog Wrote:  Republicans continue to refuse considering Judge Garland to fill Scalia's seat


I hope they live to regret that. There isn't one damn thing wrong with that choice and when pressed there was no one on that side to present what they thought made him a bad choice. According to all I've read he actually leans a little more to the right than to the left. They are just being the group of old pricks they have always been.






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So you think Garland would have voted in favor of the immigration policy?






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Maybe he would have, maybe not. No way to know.
At the least it stops at least for now this BS amnesty for all the illegals.
Get them out, I am tired of paying for them





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(06-24-2016 01:22 PM)Maggot Wrote:  So you think Garland would have voted in favor of the immigration policy?


I don't know what he would have done but he's not a Liberal judge by any stretch. When all this first started going down I heard a few Democrats on some of those nighttime news programs say he was a little too conservative for their taste. I also saw some Republicans put in the position of elaborating on what they found fault with and they all said nothing, but they weren't going to confirm him because it wouldn't be fair to the American people. Pfft. Like they know what's good for us. 78

You already know what I think of politicians working for me. I don't believe they do.






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I only said that because people especially illegal immigrants will blame Republicans for the decision.
But you know what? I could give a Fuck because they're freaking ILLEGAL






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New Supreme Court Justice Nominated by President Trump

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Last night, Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch, an appeals court judge in Denver, to fill Scalia's seat.

If he's confirmed, that would bring the Supreme Court back to 9 justices and fill the deceased justice's seat with another conservative judge with reportedly similar views as Scalia.

What conservatives would reportedly really like to see happen is for Judge Anthony Kennedy, 80, to retire.

Kennedy has personally worked with Gorsuch and there's hope in conservative circles that Kennedy's high opinion and good relationship with Gorsuch will inspire Kennedy to feel comfortable leaving the court so Republicans can appoint another younger and more conservative justice, thus pushing the Supreme Court to a right-leaning one. If that doesn't happen, the hope is that Gorsuch will pull Kennedy to the right in rulings.





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The Democrats don't want to see that happen, of course. And, many Democratic politicians are incensed that the Republican Congress refused to even consider President Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, for over a year. They consider it an unconstitutional partisan move.

Republicans contend that it was their right not to even consider Obama's nominee in the last year of his final term and they wanted to leave such an important decision with long-term national impacts in the hands of the voters, and that the voters chose Trump partially based on his Supreme Court views/potential nominees.





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So...........this Supreme Court nomination is gonna be a big political fight. Democrats can filibuster Gorsuch's nomination by dragging out the interviews, hearings and confirmation process past the deadline in April and demanding a Senate super-majority (60 votes) rather than a simple-majority approval. The Senate is currently 52 Republicans and 48 Democrats; so the Republicans would need to convince 8 Dems to confirm Gorsuch.

If Dems don't give up the 8 votes, Senate Majority Leader McConnell can choose to exercise what's called the 'nuclear option'. My understanding is that means McConnell could change the voting rules to eliminate the filibuster via simple majority approval of the rule change on the senate floor.

But, McConnell is not one who typically likes to violate tradition. So, it's unknown whether he would invoke the very rare nuclear option and eliminate the filibuster (a rule change which could benefit the Dems in the future) in order to get Gorsuch confirmed. If not, Trump would instead be required to nominate his second pick.

But, who knows, maybe Gorsuch was Trump's second pick because he foresees a filibuster? The Trump administration reportedly also likes conservative judge Thomas Hardiman a lot. And, if the Dems tried to filibuster two picks, I think it might cost them politically in the 2018 midterms. Then again, maybe not. Maybe it would get more Dems out to vote in the 2018 mid-term elections in hopes of gaining seats and taking over the Senate majority (thus opening the door for a more mainstream Supreme Court Justice nomination).





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One thing is certain that nothing is certain. It will be months before one is secured for the position.






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