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Originally posted by loam
reply to post by Nite_wing
Separation of powers. SCOTUS is constitutionally protected.
Originally posted by Nucleardiver
You know what is really starting to bug me about all of the Supreme Court threads is that everyone uses SCOTUS for the Supreme Court...
Where everyone came up with SCOTUS is beyond me but it is rather annoying to see everyone doing it. I'm not trying to be the speech police or spelling police. It would just be nice to see people on a forum for intelligent discussion using the proper language in their discussions.
I know this is off topic but just my 2¢.
Press telegraphers made use of a system of hundreds of abbreviations known as the Phillip's Code. For example, if he sent by Morse code "IWR TT T SCOTUS YA CFMD" the receiving operator at the distant office would have typed in full "IT WAS REPORTED THAT THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES YESTERDAY CONFIRMED." The Phillip's Code was used only for press stories and not permitted for sending commercial telegrams.
Originally posted by Nite_wing
I was speaking of charging a member of the Court with a crime or high misdemeanor and then arresting them setting the stage for impeachment.
the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.
The Taney Arrest Warrant is a conjectural controversy in Abraham Lincoln scholarship. The argument is that in late May or early June 1861 President Lincoln secretly ordered an arrest warrant for Roger B. Taney, the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, but abandoned the proposal. The arrest order is said to have been in response to Taney's Circuit Judge ruling in Ex parte Merryman, which found Lincoln's suspension of the writ of habeas corpus to be unconstitutional.
As McGinty (2008) concludes, if there was such a plan to arrest Taney it would have been both reckless and inflammatory on Lincoln's part, for it would have dramatically escalated political tensions. McGinty, like all of Lincoln's major biographers, concludes there never was any arrest warrant.