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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:52 PM

If Robert Bork HAD been named to the Supreme Court...President Obama would be naming his replacement

Can you imagine the reaction of the right wing?

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Reply If Robert Bork HAD been named to the Supreme Court...President Obama would be naming his replacement (Original post)
brooklynite Dec 2012 OP
louis-t Dec 2012 #1
dlwickham Dec 2012 #7
brooklynite Dec 2012 #9
hifiguy Dec 2012 #12
spanone Dec 2012 #2
Dem2TheCore Dec 2012 #3
Warren DeMontague Dec 2012 #4
Dem2TheCore Dec 2012 #8
Warren DeMontague Dec 2012 #10
SharonAnn Dec 2012 #11
sadbear Dec 2012 #5
UrbScotty Dec 2012 #6

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:54 PM

1. Can you imagine how much damage that asshole could have done

while a SC judge?

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Response to louis-t (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:03 PM

7. pretty much

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Response to louis-t (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:08 PM

9. Thought about that...how many different rulings would there have been compared to Kennedy?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:55 PM

12. Quite a few.

Bork was not merely to the right of Kennedy, he was well to the right of Uncle Ruckus and even Scalia. As unbelievable as it may sound his judicial philosophy made Scalia look like Lewis Powell or Sandra Day O'Connor, but it's the truth.

Bork was flat out fucking insane. He believed the First Amendment applied solely and exclusively to political speech and that speech or publications on any other topics could be censored or restrained for whatever reason. He also stated in an article in the Indiana Law Journal that neither radio, television nor motion pictures were covered by the First Amendment. Robert Bork was a monster and the closest thing this country has ever seen to Roland Freisler. See link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland_Freisler

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:54 PM

2. no, a black President would have been outlawed by now.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:55 PM

3. As nice as that sounds,

we also would have 25 years of precedent written by Justice Robert Bork. No thanks.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:57 PM

4. You're only supposed to say nice things about the recently deceased

So I'll shut up, now.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:07 PM

8. As a friend of mine said,

you know you're an asshole when Scalia eulogizes you.

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Response to Dem2TheCore (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:19 PM

10. Ignoring the logical flaw inherent in that statement, your friend makes an excellent point.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:31 PM

11. OK, "He's dead. Nice!"

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:00 PM

5. Hopefully we'll be replacing Scalia pretty soon.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:01 PM

6. He would've retired during the W years (nt)

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