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Obama could still force Merrick Garland onto court during ‘intersession recess’

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posted on Jan, 2 2017 @ 05:35 PM

originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: Kali74

Tell the president to stop acting like one then.

He should lead by example.

He did by nominating the very judge the GOP liked and wanted on the seat but Mitch "PARTY OVER COUNTRY EVERY-TIME" McConnell decided to do nothing.

posted on Jan, 2 2017 @ 07:22 PM
a reply to: CB328

Republicans refused to carry out their constitutional duty

How so ? I need to see the part of the Constitution that states there is a time limit or they should just do whatever the President says.

posted on Jan, 2 2017 @ 07:27 PM

originally posted by: GreyScale
a reply to: xuenchen

The OP is incorrect.

National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning

In 2014 The Supreme Court decided that on the Senate’s side, the ruling made clear that it (the recess) has to last more than three days, without saying how much more time must pass without the Senate out of town and doing nothing.

There no longer is a 5 minute window.

Technically . there hasnt been since 1960 . A resolution passed basically by the DEMOCRATIC Party states no more "5 minute window" . However , being a resolution it is not "binding" so to speak.

posted on Jan, 2 2017 @ 07:34 PM

originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: xuenchen

I'd think a supermajority in Congress and Senate could nullify something like this.

Lindsay,Ryan,Mc Cain look for them and their blocks to vote against Trump on many occasions

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posted on Jan, 2 2017 @ 10:40 PM
a reply to: xuenchen

I hope he does.

Scumbag Republicans cheating all the time.

I really hope he does, but he probably won't because he is not a Republican, scumbag.

posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 04:54 AM
a reply to: xuenchen

I am thinking he could have done this already during any one of the several holiday recesses since he nominated Mr Garland, if he were so inclined.

I think he gets more mileage out of castigating R's than out of having Mr Garland on the Court. I think this is a powerful talking point for whatever his next career move is.

posted on Jan, 4 2017 @ 07:16 AM

originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: xuenchen

The real question is why WOULDN'T Obama circumvent the spirit of a law in order to get his own way. He has been a pompous, egotistical, wannabe emperor since his election and has openly shown his disdain for Congress and the Constitution on many occasions.

Expect him to act like the complete asshat he is.

He would at least leave a legacy of being consistent if he did that.

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