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originally posted by: dawnstar
a reply to: MillerTribe
lame duck doesn't mean, newly elected though does it?? it's an entirely different matter when they are talking about just holding up all appointments for the next four to eight years.
originally posted by: butcherguy
Just how long is the time limit for 'advise and consent' by the Senate for Supreme Court nominees as specified in the Constitution?
Oh, there isn't a time limit.
The Supreme Court has a special role to play in the United States system of government. The Constitution gives it the power to check, if necessary, the actions of the President and Congress. It can tell a President that his actions are not allowed by the Constitution. It can tell Congress that a law it passed violated the U.S. Constitution and is, therefore, no longer a law. It can also tell the government of a state that one of its laws breaks a rule in the Constitution. The Supreme Court is the final judge in all cases involving laws of Congress, and the highest law of all — the Constitution.
When you have extremists and rogues being appointed to the Supreme Court who ignore their role and dish out personal, opinionated "justice" instead of following the highest law of the land...the Constitution...we have a problem.
Basically the white house hasn't started the process