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Supreme Court Justice Scalia Dies

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posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:38 PM
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Obama will initially pick an extreme left-leaning socialist, the republicans will block that candidate.

Then Obama will pick just a left-leaning socialist, the republicans and democrats will call it a compromise, and that person will get in.




posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:43 PM
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THIS WILL TEAR THE OCUNRY APART


The republican congress will not approve a nominee by Obama.

They will try to overturn the constitution first.

Now we'll see the utter hypocrisy of the GOP and watch them do everything in their power to stop Obama from doing his constitutional duty.

This may tear the country apart since this nomination will affect these important issues of the day that turn on the SCOTUS

The 2nd Amendment

Affirmative action

Abortion

Obamacare

Gay marriage

Freedom of religion

And many other issues of the day


All of these issues are at stake



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:44 PM
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a reply to: texasgirl




Cruz and Rubio are already calling for them to wait until the next president is elected.


Ya never let a tragedy go to waste right?

Go right on politicizing his death.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:46 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

Yeah they will it's how we got Kegan.

Anyone thinking the GOP is going to be 'obstructionist' need to start paying closer attention.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:49 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: Willtell

Yeah they will it's how we got Kegan.

Anyone thinking the GOP is going to be 'obstructionist' need to start paying closer attention.



How much you want to bet they will vote down Obama’s nominee….UNLESS the wimp Obama shrinks his conscience and constitutional duty and folds to their insistence he pick nobody, waits for after the election or chooses some conservative nominee to placate them



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:51 PM
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BTW you couldn’t write this in a novel; it wouldn’t be believable.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:52 PM
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What is a NINO NOTE?



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:52 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: introvert

Lots of things like the Scotus ruling like the ACA that was ruled 'constitutional' as a TAX.

And them Scandanavian socialist countries some people have a sloberring love affair with

ALL have the VAT TAX.


If I'm not mistaken, Ted Cruz is the only one currently proposing one. Go figure!

I think one of the heated exchanges between Rubio & Cruz, during the debate, was over his VAT tax.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:53 PM
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In fact people don't be suprised if the next Supreme Court Justice will be another woman.

And will be a left winger like Kegan and Sotomayor,Ginsburg.

Can't be 'sexist' now people.

But we sure can pad the Scotus with left wingers.

Funny that since the Scotus is suppose to be apolitical.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:53 PM
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originally posted by: links234
This is huge. The senate will likely confirm someone before the election so we're probably going to get someone very moderate.

The best I could find on duration without a justice came from Wikipedia:


If he tries to appoint someone along the lines of sotomeyer I don't think it will fly. Advise and consent is the standard with the latter part coming into play. Obama can try to get a compromise nominee as trying to fight for a left leaning nominee would push this to the next president and if its a republican president, and they keep the senate, then its a major loss.

Messed up constitution trivia:
The constitution does not require supreme court justices to be US citizens. Apparently after the executive and legislative they went brain dead and over looked citizenship, really any, requirements to be a justice.
edit on 13-2-2016 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:57 PM
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a reply to: neo96

What if a woman is just the most qualified?



Funny that since the Scotus is suppose to be apolitical.


Is that why people can't stop complaining about the last two appointees...



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:58 PM
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Messed up constitution trivia: The constitution does not require supreme court justices to be US citizens. Apparently after the executive and legislative they went brain dead and over looked citizenship, really any, requirements to be a justice.


Why is that not surprising.

They need to address that, and they need to address 'lifetime' appointments while were on it.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 05:59 PM
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this might be of interest to some....

www.scotusblog.com...

in the event that the justices can't achieve a majority decision one way or the other, the decision of the lower court will stand.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 06:00 PM
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Sorry qualified ?

The only reasons Kegan and Sotomyer,ginsberg got their jobs is because of TWO things.

Their sex, their political views that are left wing.

Qualified doesn't even come in to play for appointments.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 06:03 PM
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Their sex, their political views that are left wing.


Well of course you know that Neo, how could you possibly not!
The political views sure, that is a bit easier to say. But if you want to say they were not qualified, then who should have been their replacements?



Qualified doesn't even come in to play for appointments.

Is that only for Barry or is that true across the board?



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 06:03 PM
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actualy the seat(s) sat vacant for almost two years under president tyler if memory serves me? Edit guess it was one year

en.wikipedia.org...


John Tyler John Tyler experienced difficulty in obtaining approval of his nominees due to his lack of political support in the Senate. John C. Spencer was nominated on January 9, 1844 and his nomination was defeated by a vote of 21–26 on January 31, 1844. Reuben H. Walworth was nominated on March 13, 1844, and a resolution to table the nomination passed on a 27–20 vote on June 15, 1844. The nomination was withdrawn from the Senate on Jun 17, 1844. Edward King was nominated on June 5, 1844. A resolution to table the nomination passed by a vote of 29–18 on June 15, 1844. No other action was taken on this nomination. The same day that Walworth's nomination was withdrawn, Spencer was re-submitted, but there is no record of debate and a letter from the President withdrawing the nomination was received on the same day. Walworth was then re-nominated later that same day, but the motion to act on the nomination in the Senate was objected to, and no further action was taken. Walworth and King were re-nominated on December 10, 1844, but both nominations were tabled on January 21, 1845. Walworth's nomination was withdrawn on February 6, 1845, and King's two days later. John M. Read was nominated on February 8, 1845 and there was a motion to consider the nomination in the Senate on January 21, 1845, but the motion was unsuccessful and no other action was taken.



www.nbcnews.com...


Ohio Gov. John Kasich called Scalia "an essential, principled force for conservative thought that is a model for others to follow" in a statement. A vacancy on the court during the remainder of Obama's presidency could leave two full Supreme Court sessions deadlocked 4-4. In the case of a tie, the lower court's decision upheld, but now Supreme Court precedent is created. Fourteen high court nominees has been blocked at least in part because of the president's lame duck status, according to CQ. The longest vacancy in history occurred under President John Tyler, who had several nominees fail before his successor, James Polk, succeeded in filling the seat vacated by Henry Baldwin two years earlier.



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 06:07 PM
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I do know it, and so does everyone else.

There is not a single QUALIFIED person on capitol hill.

Feel free to think there is.

How do you think Scalia got the job?



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 06:07 PM
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A vacancy on the court during the remainder of Obama's presidency could leave two full Supreme Court sessions deadlocked 4-4.


This is the part that should have people putting their politics to the side.
The SCOTUS serves a purpose, and if congress just wants to say no because it is Obama then they are willingly impeding that purpose and that will have lasting effects.

It is not the fault of the country or the president that this comes during his 'lame duck' status, how about we just ask congress to do their job?



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 06:11 PM
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originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: RalagaNarHallas




A vacancy on the court during the remainder of Obama's presidency could leave two full Supreme Court sessions deadlocked 4-4.


This is the part that should have people putting their politics to the side.
The SCOTUS serves a purpose, and if congress just wants to say no because it is Obama then they are willingly impeding that purpose and that will have lasting effects.

It is not the fault of the country or the president that this comes during his 'lame duck' status, how about we just ask congress to do their job?


That's sounds right and just but the GOP don't follow what's right and just

Remember, they shut down the government



posted on Feb, 13 2016 @ 06:11 PM
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a reply to: neo96
No you don't, that is your opinion. I'll ask again who was the more qualified person(s) that should have been appointed.

Your first post left me with the idea that you didn't mind this guy, saying that the rest of the country will be even sorrier with his passing.
Guess you should be telling all the people fawning over him that they are all fawning over someone who wasn't qualified.




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