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Thu Jul 9, 2020, 04:51 PM

The Judiciary is holding

"The Judiciary branch is strong and WE. WILL. HOLD"

A few weeks ago, a dear old friend, a Republican-appointed federal judge, trying to console me during a moment of despair about the future of our country, said to me “The Judiciary branch is strong and will hold.” When I expressed skepticism, he leaned toward me, looked me dead in the eye, and said as firmly as he could without shouting: “We are strong and WE. WILL. HOLD.”

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Reply The Judiciary is holding (Original post)
EffieBlack Jul 2020 OP
ms liberty Jul 2020 #1
Mme. Defarge Jul 2020 #2
ms liberty Jul 2020 #11
Amaryllis Jul 2020 #37
empedocles Jul 2020 #3
Solomon Jul 2020 #4
Mme. Defarge Jul 2020 #5
Blue_true Jul 2020 #6
Maribelle Jul 2020 #9
Blue_true Jul 2020 #12
EffieBlack Jul 2020 #14
Maribelle Jul 2020 #15
CatWoman Jul 2020 #32
Blue_true Jul 2020 #33
melman Jul 2020 #7
EffieBlack Jul 2020 #8
Maribelle Jul 2020 #10
EffieBlack Jul 2020 #13
sheshe2 Jul 2020 #17
HuskyOffset Jul 2020 #24
FailureToCommunicate Jul 2020 #29
betsuni Jul 2020 #27
johndaly Jul 2020 #20
melman Jul 2020 #22
Atticus Jul 2020 #28
MoonRiver Jul 2020 #16
sheshe2 Jul 2020 #18
MaryMagdaline Jul 2020 #19
Demsrule86 Jul 2020 #21
lunatica Jul 2020 #23
Pepsidog Jul 2020 #25
2naSalit Jul 2020 #26
murielm99 Jul 2020 #30
Hekate Jul 2020 #31
Mr.Bill Jul 2020 #34
czarjak Jul 2020 #35
Skittles Jul 2020 #36
Mike Niendorff Jul 2020 #38
AwakeAtLast Jul 2020 #39

Response to EffieBlack (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 04:55 PM

1. I remember when you posted it. K&R. n/t

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Response to ms liberty (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 04:59 PM

2. Moi aussi!

And every time I thought about it it gave me hope and comfort.

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:24 PM

11. +1. And then I thought, no - let's not jinx anything! n/t

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 07:31 PM

37. Me too! Hope and comfort. And I have often thought of it. Keep reminding us, Effie.

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Response to EffieBlack (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 04:59 PM

3. Yes!

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Response to EffieBlack (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:00 PM

4. And I said they didn't know who they are messing with in Judges

Emmet Sullivan and Reggie Walton!

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Response to EffieBlack (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:01 PM

5. Wonderful!

Please keep those 'n letters comin’!!

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Response to EffieBlack (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:02 PM

6. Roberts seems to be unwilling to allow things to fall into the chaos that Trump wants.

Kavanaugh, and more so Gorsuch occasionally surprises in a positive way. Thomas and Alito continue to be total assholes.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:14 PM

9. Indeed, the Roberts Court is proving to be nonpartisan towards this Trump authoritarian regime.

I think Roberts is more clear eyed than conservative, not hardly Republican.

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Response to Maribelle (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:26 PM

12. Roberts has become less partisan over time. My guess is he is being influenced in his thinking by

his children or wife.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #12)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:30 PM

14. I also think he doesn't want history to tie him too closely to Kavanaugh

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #12)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:31 PM

15. Go kids!

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #12)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 07:04 PM

32. sure it wasn't that latest bump on the head?

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Response to CatWoman (Reply #32)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 07:11 PM

33. How is that? I know that he can suffer seizures, but haven't heard of one in years. nt

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Response to EffieBlack (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:04 PM

7. A federal judge said "Judiciary branch?"

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Response to melman (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:11 PM

8. He may have said "Judicial branch" or the "Judiciary" I don't remember now

What’s your point?

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Response to EffieBlack (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:22 PM

10. He could have said "Judiciary"

It makes perfect sense when you put it in the context of "the judicial authorities will hold against the rogue litigious poser".

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Response to Maribelle (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:29 PM

13. I actually don't remember and I really don't care

I don’t think the person asking really cares, either.

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Response to EffieBlack (Reply #13)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:52 PM

17. !!!!!

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Response to EffieBlack (Reply #13)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 06:24 PM

24. Do not make me...

...come in here and hug everyone, because I love you all and I. WILL. HUG.

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Response to HuskyOffset (Reply #24)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 06:58 PM

29. THAT'S a reply to remember!

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Response to EffieBlack (Reply #13)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 06:42 PM

27. Heh.

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Response to melman (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 06:10 PM

20. Try this;

 

"The Judiciary is one of three branches of state government in Hawai`i. The other two are the executive and legislative branches. As an independent government branch, the Judiciary is responsible for administering justice in an impartial, efficient and accessible manner according to the law."

"branch, the Judiciary"..."The Judiciary branch"...same meaning.

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Response to johndaly (Reply #20)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 06:15 PM

22. No

That's actually not the same thing.


"an independent government branch, the Judiciary" and "Judiciary branch" are not the same.


Sorry.

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Response to melman (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 06:42 PM

28. And your point is---? ntb

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Response to EffieBlack (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:32 PM

16. I remember your post, and desperately hoped it would be true.

It was!

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Response to EffieBlack (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:53 PM

18. I remember what you said. TY

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Response to EffieBlack (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 06:04 PM

19. Today I am hopeful n/t

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Response to EffieBlack (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 06:11 PM

21. I told my husband that he should not consider the courts would be Trump's

ticket to a nice little dictatorship...not happening. K&R

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Response to EffieBlack (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 06:20 PM

23. I'm relieved more than I can say

The Judiciary is the only branch of our government keeping it honest. I kept reminding myself that the Constitution means a lot more to the Supreme Judges than it does to anyone else. Their decisions have frustrated many presidents of both parties.

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Response to EffieBlack (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 06:32 PM

25. I often take solace in that post.

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Response to EffieBlack (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 06:39 PM

26. Thanks for bringing this back...

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Response to EffieBlack (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 07:00 PM

30. I remember that post.

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Response to EffieBlack (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 07:02 PM

31. I remember you posting that. I deeply thank you for the reminder.

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Response to EffieBlack (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 07:16 PM

34. That sound very good,

but it's a problem when a serial rapist can get a seat on the Supreme Court, though.

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Response to EffieBlack (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 07:20 PM

35. They'll hold until they don't. Still think we're in for a bad surprise.

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Response to EffieBlack (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 07:27 PM

36. AMERICA IS STRONGER THAN DONALD FUCKING TRUMP

THAT I DO BELIEVE

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Response to EffieBlack (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 01:13 AM

38. Not convinced.

Remember the urgency of Bush v Gore?

Whoosh! Instant action! Stop the vote count!

Now, contrast that with the 3-year slow-walk on the Trump cases. Now guaranteed to extend past election day -- AGAIN.

I call bullshit.

The judiciary is protecting its image by not **overtly** putting thumbs on the scales for Trump -- at least not so much as to fuel the "Expand the Court" movement.

But wow has it slow-walked these cases.

Just, wow.

Again: contrast with Bush v Gore.


MDN


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Response to EffieBlack (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 10:26 AM

39. I have had to repeat this to myself ever since I first read it.

Like a Mantra.

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