Supreme Court Justice Kennedy to Retire

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  1. Zombie

    Zombie Well-Known Member

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    Trump gets another SCOTUS pick.


    We're in hell.

    ****.

    This news is ruining my vacation.
     
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  2. RandyForRubio

    RandyForRubio Well-Known Member

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    Mike Lee for SCOTUS?
     
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  3. infection

    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2018 Award Winner

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    I'm not here to comment. Just to watch The Thriller's head explode.
     
  4. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    For what it's worth, while I completely disagreed with how Garland got shafted, picking Gorsuch is one of the very few things Trump has done that I totally agreed with. I just hope his next pick is as good.
     
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  5. lauriandres

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    According to the US law, what is the maximum damage the Supreme Court can cause to either a single person or company? Assuming all those members are as evil as possible. I.e can the Supreme Court alone pass/force any harassing laws etc.
     
  6. RandyForRubio

    RandyForRubio Well-Known Member

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    Today is a good day.
     
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  7. RandyForRubio

    RandyForRubio Well-Known Member

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    Fwiw, this is why the Democrats essentially forcing McConnell to use the nuclear option was so shortsighted. Gorsuch, was at least an agreeable candidate. Obviously not going to side with the left often, but he’s nobody’s puppet. He’s a good judge. Now though...it’s a lot easier to get a less worthy justice in. Just obviously shortsighted, and everybody said it/knew it at the time.
     
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  8. sirkickyass

    sirkickyass Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    Gorsuch is honestly a pretty terrible writer.
     
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  9. sirkickyass

    sirkickyass Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    To add a bit: rigid adherence to a very stringent set of ideas, without regard in any fashion to changes in facts, circumstances, or cultural mores, is actually the mark of a terrible judge.

    Conservative orthodoxy is presently engaged in a very long game of perverse selection when it comes to the judiciary.
     
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  10. rare144

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    im near 100% sure its the Russians...

    Never forget how they did the honorable justice scalia o_O
     
  11. The Thriller

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    I think we should wait until the new congress is sworn in. If 8 months was too close to an election then shouldn’t 4 months be too close? We need to let the American people decide who the next SC justice should be. Right?
     
  12. RandyForRubio

    RandyForRubio Well-Known Member

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    There’s a difference between a midterm election and a presidential election.

    Either way, the Democrats forced the Republicans to go away from the 60 votes needed when they wouldn’t let Gorsuch in...and that was while they knew Kennedy was contemplating retirement. Incredibly shortsighted.
     
  13. The Thriller

    The Thriller Well-Known Member

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    Particularly with the first amendment cases we’ve seen recently.

    Life Advocates v Becerra?
    “We need to defend the first amendment from authoritarianism. Religion/free speech must be protected!”
    Trump v Hawaii? “ummm... Defending Islam isn’t the type of free speech we want. Let’s merely disregard everything Donald trump has said about this ban (i e admitting it was a Muslim ban) and just hope that authoritarianism doesn’t spread.”

    It’ll be interesting to see in the next few years the effects of this conservative SC. In a country that is dying from wealth inequality and corruption, poor worker’s rights, and empowering more women, we seem to be moving in the opposite direction.
     
  14. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    They don't write the laws themselves, but could do major damage by allowing, and setting future precedent for any horrible law that is passed by any kind of horrible group of lawmakers at a lower level.
     
  15. ♪alt13

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    Ahh you forgot that they just signed the death certificate of American labor unions.
     
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  16. lauriandres

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    Colton, what are the worse top3 laws in history of USA, that were activated thanks to the combination of bad lawmakers and bad group of SCOTUS? Am i correct that the only way to abolish bad laws approved by SCOTUS is to replace all SCOTUS members with better ones?
     
  17. Bulletproof

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    If not being able to forcibly take money from people who have chosen not to be in a union is the death of unions then unions absolutely deserve to die. If unions have value then it seems that the people they serve would join them and pay dues. This crazy idea that the way for unions to survive is to allow them to take money from people who don't want to be in them and don't want to give them money is ridiculous.
     
  18. Eminence

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    From my understanding public sector unions are required to offer their services to non-members as well as members. Seems like it was 'unfair' both ways to me before the ruling in a way that somewhat balanced out. Now it seems like a way to hamstring unions, as they're legally required to offer their service, but aren't allowed to require payments.
     
  19. One Brow

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    Are you familiar with the issues engendered by free-riders?
     
  20. Douchebag K

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    the CFMEU would beg to differ
     
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