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Fri Aug 30, 2019, 05:29 AM

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has No Plans to Retire. But Washington Is Preparing for the Battle Over Her Seat

https://time.com/5663752/ruth-bader-ginsburg-supreme-court-white-house-nomination/

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But both Republicans and Democrats are keenly aware that a Ginsburg vacancy under the Trump Administration would represent an opportunity to tilt the rightward shift of the court to a 6-3 conservative majority — something Democrats would be all but powerless to stop given the Republican-controlled Senate and the White House selection processes already in place. “It’s a nightmare scenario,” says a Senate Democratic aide.

Under Trump, the Supreme Court confirmation process has been honed through two prior vacancies. His team, with the cooperation of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, has filled two seats on the nation’s highest court with Justice Neil Gorsuch and Justice Brett Kavanaugh along nearly party line votes, cementing a 5-4 conservative majority on the court.

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Trump has publicly released a list of judges he would consider nominating to the Supreme Court, and “there hasn’t been any indication that the list is going to be supplemented or expanded,” says Leonard Leo, an informal advisor to the President on judicial nominations. There’s a “decent chance” Trump would replace Ginsburg with another woman, says Leo. But, “I don’t think at the end of the day if he’s really impressed with some other candidate and really wants to pick him, he’ll be constrained by that,” Leo says.

A source with knowledge of the process says key judges to watch in case of a Ginsburg vacancy would be Amy Coney Barrett of the Seventh Circuit, Joan Larsen of the Sixth Circuit, Allison Eid of the Tenth Circuit, Britt Grant of the Eleventh Circuit, and Amul Thapar of the Sixth Circuit.

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Reply Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has No Plans to Retire. But Washington Is Preparing for the Battle Over Her Seat (Original post)
Celerity Aug 30 OP
Soxfan58 Aug 30 #1
gratuitous Aug 30 #5
Vinca Aug 30 #2
sharedvalues Aug 30 #3
mopinko Aug 30 #4
Celerity Aug 30 #6
mopinko Aug 30 #7

Response to Celerity (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:25 AM

1. While the "pro lifers"

Pray for her death.

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Response to Soxfan58 (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 08:55 AM

5. "Justice" Thomas isn't looking any too healthy these days

Handicapping "vacancies" on the Supreme Court is a mug's game.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:26 AM

2. She's a tough, tough woman. Short of being hit by a truck, she's not going anywhere.

Does Trump know how to drive a truck??

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:26 AM

3. 2 stolen seats already, this would make 3

All of Trumps appointees are illegitimate and must be removed or nullified.

Mayor Pete and Elizabeth Warren are right— the Supreme Court must be expanded to address the stolen seats from Trump who stole his election. Add two seats to nullify Gorsuch (one nominee could be Garland). Add two seats to nullify Kavanaugh. And if Ginsburg seat is stolen by Trump too, add two more seats. We could have 15 SCOTUS judges in two years.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 08:47 AM

4. she wont retire, even on her death bed, until

the orange stain is removed.

i kinda know her son, and believe me, they would keep her on life support until it is safe to let her go.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 08:59 AM

6. not to be morbid, but what are the chances she can hold on until January 20th, 2025 in the event of

Rump and the crew stealing 2020?

Also, if we do not take back the Senate in 2020 or 2022 or 2024 or 2026, the Rethugs will freeze the Court if we are in the POTUS seat, even for all eight years. I honestly do not see a Rethug Senate ever again putting a Dem nominated SCOTUS justice onto the Court, unless it is one THEY picked. The system is broken.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 09:02 AM

7. well, there is that, but

i cant believe we arent gonna clean up this country next nov.

but as someone who works in hospice, if she is clear now, it is unlikely it could kill her in less than a few years. she is getting cutting edge care, and we are making great strides against cancer.

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