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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/06/27/justice-kennedy-retiring-opening-supreme-court-seat/952716001/

 

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring, giving President Trump and Senate Republicans an opportunity to create a solidly conservative court that could last for decades.

 

Kennedy's long-rumored decision to step down July 31 will touch off a titanic battle between conservatives and liberals in the nation's capital, on the airwaves, and in states represented by key senators whose votes will be needed to confirm his successor.

 

Kennedy, 81, has held the most important seat on the court for more than a decade: He is the swing vote on issues ranging from abortion and affirmative action to gay rights and capital punishment, often siding with the courts more liberal justices.

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Oh Boy. This is going to make heads spin. and there not much that can be done. They have until January to get it done, maybe longer.

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January? GTFO. They'll have someone confirmed by the time the new term starts in October.

Might see McConnell keep them in session. This is gigantic.

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I'm really excited now to see the mass hysteria posts from the bored lefties.

 

This is going to be epic.

Yep...

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Ouch. And once Ruthie kicks it....7-2. shiit we can bring back slavery at that point.

The "2" are young, Sotomayer should be an embarrassment for decades to come. Kagan has another 20.

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Given the recent full scale retarded spaz of the Left, I don't think it's terrible at all to have the SC in Conservative hands... I'd love to see a more moderate Conservative, but hey.

 

The Ultra-Left is focking it up for a lot of good, genuine, hard working Democrats. The Ultra-Left needs to get a grip, stop being offended by everything under the sun and get back to basics.

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Ouch. And once Ruthie kicks it....7-2. shiit we can bring back slavery at that point.

your math sucks

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Hmmmm... Didn't Trey Gowdy just retire from Congress?

:shocking: Dear, God no. Don't go there.

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Not sure that such an imbalance is that great a situation for America as a whole, it might be, but that does not seem logical.

 

I do think a more conservative approach would likely bring greater benefit to a wider swatch of Americans, but it could be at the expense of groups already struggling.

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A more conservative Supreme Court is a good, no GREAT, thing...

 

Court shouldn't be conservative or liberal, it was designed to be independent body free of politics(hence the lifetime appointments***). That anyone subscribes to a court that bases its findings out ideology rather than the letter of the law is a wrong formula for the country.

 

 

***Not that it would ever come to pass, since both sides want to pack the court, but an amendment limiting court terms would be a good thing. Best suggestion I've seen is 9 Justices/18 years terms. Means every presidential term there would be a 2 justice turnover.

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I'm really excited now to see the mass hysteria posts from the bored lefties.

 

This is going to be epic.

 

 

Oh Boy. This is going to make heads spin. and there not much that can be done. They have until January to get it done, maybe longer.

 

Y'all are a strange crew.

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The "2" are young, Sotomayer should be an embarrassment for decades to come. Kagan has another 20.

And Stephen Breyer? What?

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Anyone think since it's an election year, Ole Mitch will suggest that the senate hold off on voting for a justice until after the election? :)

Nah. Only do that for presidential elections. :lol:

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Anyone think since it's an election year, Ole Mitch will suggest that the senate hold off on voting for a justice until after the election? :)

Wow

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Are you thinking that was a serious inquiry...cause if you were.... W :o W

Good work on the back track.

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Court shouldn't be conservative or liberal, it was designed to be independent body free of politics(hence the lifetime appointments***). That anyone subscribes to a court that bases its findings out ideology rather than the letter of the law is a wrong formula for the country.

 

 

***Not that it would ever come to pass, since both sides want to pack the court, but an amendment limiting court terms would be a good thing. Best suggestion I've seen is 9 Justices/18 years terms. Means every presidential term there would be a 2 justice turnover.

I'd have no problem with this as long as we have 12yr term limits in both houses of congress. And that's 12yrs total. Not 12 in the house and 12 more in the senate.

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Court shouldn't be conservative or liberal, it was designed to be independent body free of politics(hence the lifetime appointments***). That anyone subscribes to a court that bases its findings out ideology rather than the letter of the law is a wrong formula for the country.

 

 

 

The Court should reflect the Constitution, which is Conservative/Libertarian.

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I'd have no problem with this as long as we have 12yr term limits in both houses of congress. And that's 12yrs total. Not 12 in the house and 12 more in the senate.

 

I used to be anti-term limits just on the theory that what if you have a great representative why would you want him gone, but I've changed turned around on that. The entrenchment these guys have once elected has gotten absurd. Lobbies/special interests can filter so much money to campaigns that unless they diddle a kid, it's nearly impossible to get em out of office. And once the money starts they aren't your or my rep anymore.

 

12 years would be a good number. Might want to revisit the 2 years for congressman thing, they spend way too much time campaigning...but yeah, there could be a lot done to reform this is issue.

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Ouch. And once Ruthie kicks it....7-2. shiit we can bring back slavery at that point.

Can we start executing murderers efficiently? That's what I want to see. Dead within 24 hours should be the motto.

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At FBGs you'd think the world was ending based on the amount of unhinged crying going on about this.

 

Great, thanks for the update on a different website, that we could go to if we wanted. Keep em coming.

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Great, thanks for the update on a different website, that we could go to if we wanted.

Great, thanks for once again showing what a richard you are.

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Ah crap.. what did I miss? Aren't there more conservative judges already?

 

5 Conservatives

4 Liberals

 

Replace a Conservative with a Conservative, and the math doesn't change very much. :thumbsup:

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Nah. Only do that for presidential elections. :lol:

 

So if Ruth dies in 2020 and the Republicans still control Congress, Mitch will hold off until after the election?

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