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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:46 PM
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Rumor from RW Source: Rehquist AND Stevens to Retire Tomorrow
In the last half hour the new rumor that is keeping political geeks awake: Rehnquist and Stevens resign tomorrow. (Up until a little ago, the buzz was Renquist, as I noted in Bench Memos.)

http://corner.nationalreview.com/05_07_03_corner-archiv...

I don't know if National Review has any credibility or not, but what I do know is that Stevens retiring under Bush would be a catastrophe on so many levels...
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:47 PM
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1. BREAKING: All nine USSC judges to retire tomorrow
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:48 PM
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2. Betcha those RW nuts dream about THAT! n/t
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 09:48 PM by napi21
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:50 PM
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7. It's the stuff of my worst nightmares. The SCOTUS-appointed little
commander in thief now gets to appoint members to the SCOTUS.
God help us. Please, God, help us.
The damage that major moron could do with this is unthinkable.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 08:50 AM
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28. Fat Tony and "me too" Thomas will never retire. They know a good gig.
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lancdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:49 PM
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3. Stevens is a liberal
I think he wants to hang on till a Dem gets in, if he can.
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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:51 PM
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8. He is also 85 years old
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 09:52 PM by tritsofme
So who knows how his health is holding up.

Rehnquist retiring is one thing, but if a liberal jurist like Stevens were to retire, it would be horrible for this country, and coupled with O'Connor's retirement could provide the 5th vote in overturning Roe.
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Bleacher Creature Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:03 PM
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12. Could?
It would be a done deal.
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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 12:06 AM
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21. Hang in there old man!
Geez, that's alot of responsibility for the old dude.

But hell, at 85, he could have health problems.

Still, I hope they are wrong. Eke it out just alittle longer pal.
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djg21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 08:41 AM
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27. His philosophy aside . . .
He was appointed by President Ford -- a Republican -- and he moved to the "left" once on the bench. He is also 85. It is questionable whether he'd attempt to wait for a Democratic president. I wouldn't count on it!
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:49 PM
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4. Sounds like the RW rag is looking to scare lib's
I give it no credence
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beyurslf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:50 PM
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5. I think that was a Rove wet dream.
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beyurslf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:50 PM
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6. I think that was a Rove wet dream.
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PretzelWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:53 PM
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9. BREAKING::I'm retiring tomorrow.
I'm tired of the long slog as Bush's bike mechanic.
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sonicx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:54 PM
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10. Then i'll make early plans to move to Canada
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 09:54 PM by sonicx
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zinndependence Donating Member (177 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:11 PM
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14. no fucking kidding....
I'm getting sick of shit, shit, shit.....when is something going to go right for us?!?!?!

I hope this is just a bullshit rumor.
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Bleacher Creature Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:02 PM
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11. Please don't even utter those words.
It's not hyperbole to say that this would be one of the worst things to ever happen to our country. Ever. For that reason alone, I could never see Stevens doing that. 85 years old or not, I'm sure he knows the consequences.

Plus, I hear he's still a mean tennis player.
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many a good man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:06 PM
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13. BREAKING: Constitution and Bill of Rights to be Retired Tomorrow
Sorry, dupe. That's the same thing the OP said.
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jerryster Donating Member (685 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:29 PM
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15. maybe not tomorrow,but
it is almost certain that Rehnquist and Stevens will resign. I figured Bush to get at least 3 appointments this term. If you want an even scarier thought there is an outside chance that he'll get 4!

The consequences of his appointments will start, I believe, at the nominations. Dems may filibuster but if they do I am pretty sure Frist will invoke the nuclear option. So we're screwed any way you look at it. The lurch to the right we're about to take makes me ill.
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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:33 PM
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16. I've heard awful rumors that Ginsberg is in poor health as well
Bush replacing Rehnquist, O'Connor, Stevens, and Ginsberg would ruin this country for decades to come, perhaps beyond repair.
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RUMPLEMINTZ Donating Member (218 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:47 PM
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17. I heard that as well, I even heard
that she was much sicker than Rehnquist. I'm not sure I'm buying it but that would really suck to have both Ginsberg and Stevens retire. Kiss Roe goodbye. Is there anything we can do?
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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:58 PM
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19. If they all came at once, perhaps
there would be enough pressure from his own party to moderate his picks on some of justices.

But counting on Republicans to be decent doesn't help to calm my nerves.
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Dan Donating Member (595 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 12:07 AM
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22. Nah...relax....its an easy fix
Replace the GOP Congress.

Impeach Bush.

Allow the international community to put him and his whole administration on trial for war crimes.
.
Increase the number of Supreme Court Judges.

Then make it a requirement that a super majority has to agree to review the future number of judges.

Just think outside the box.....
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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:56 PM
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18. NOOOO!!!!!!!!
Please don't let this be true!

When will this fucking nightmare end?
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AUYellowDog Donating Member (313 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 12:06 AM
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20. Any credible sources yet?
wtf is the world coming to?

Brandon
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AUYellowDog Donating Member (313 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 12:09 AM
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23. Tin foil hat time
Is this why Bush doesn't want stem cell research? So all of SCOTUS will die or retire due to health reasons and he can appoint the whole damn thing? Mostly kidding, but there's always that chance...

Brandon
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 12:25 AM
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24. I live near the Tappan Zee AND the Bear Mountan Bridges . . .
if this happens and you read about an abandoned GEO Prizm found on one of those structures, you'll know I've jumped . . .
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rumpel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 01:14 AM
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25. I think it is time to pack? The biggest crooks will get their 'get out of
jail free" card

:(
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djg21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 07:25 AM
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26. It's not likely.
Multiple Sup. Ct. Justices are not likely to retire on the same day. They are reluctant to "steal each other's thunder," by detracting from the celebrations of their respective judical legacies. There aren't enough pages in a single issue of Time or Newsweek to include stories about the retirements of two different Sup. Ct. Justices
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