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Thu Apr 20, 2017, 10:28 AM

Senate Judiciary Chair: 'I Would Expect' A Supreme Court Vacancy This Summer

Source: Talking Points Memo




By MATT SHUHAM Published APRIL 20, 2017, 10:00 AM EDT

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Tuesday that he expected a new vacancy to open on the Supreme Court within months.

“I would expect a resignation this summer,” Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said at a National Association of Manufacturers event in Muscatine, Iowa, the Muscatine Journal reported.

Grassley made the comment in response to a question about the court during a Q&A at the event, according to the paper. He said a resignation was “rumored,” and that he expected President Donald Trump’s next nominee to the high court to be picked from the same list as Justice Neil Gorsuch.

“I don’t know about racial and ethnic divisions, but there’s some very good females on there that would make good Supreme Court Justices as well,” he said, according to the paper.

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/chuck-grassley-i-would-expect-supreme-court-vacancy-this-summer

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Reply Senate Judiciary Chair: 'I Would Expect' A Supreme Court Vacancy This Summer (Original post)
DonViejo Apr 2017 OP
2naSalit Apr 2017 #1
Orsino Apr 2017 #2
2naSalit Apr 2017 #6
JudyM Apr 2017 #7
Orsino Apr 2017 #9
JudyM Apr 2017 #10
cstanleytech Apr 2017 #11
itcfish Apr 2017 #20
bucolic_frolic Apr 2017 #3
DrToast Apr 2017 #15
pangaia Apr 2017 #4
Achilleaze Apr 2017 #5
turbinetree Apr 2017 #8
Hortensis Apr 2017 #12
Yupster Apr 2017 #22
Hortensis Apr 2017 #23
no_hypocrisy Apr 2017 #13
Bayard Apr 2017 #14
Txbluedog Apr 2017 #16
lark Apr 2017 #17
StevieM Apr 2017 #18
bluecollar2 Apr 2017 #19
Control-Z Apr 2017 #29
athena Apr 2017 #21
Baconator Apr 2017 #25
athena Apr 2017 #28
Calista241 Apr 2017 #24
Baconator Apr 2017 #26
golfguru Apr 2017 #27

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 10:29 AM

1. Really?

So who are they gonna kill?

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 10:34 AM

2. Way I hear it, Stephens' kids are friends with Trump's...

...and he is being nudged into retirement.

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Response to Orsino (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 10:47 AM

6. Ugh!

I'm so tired of this cabal. I wonder if I'll live long enough to see them in shackles.

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Response to Orsino (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 10:49 AM

7. Stephens? He's already retired - replaced by Elena Kagan.

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Response to JudyM (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 10:52 AM

9. Pardon me. Breyer. n/t

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Response to Orsino (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 11:02 AM

10. No! This would be horrible.

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Response to Orsino (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 11:11 AM

11. I lean towards Thomas because ever since Scalia kicked the can he hasn't

been the same unless of course Gorsuch is as skilled a ventriloquist as Scalia and is going to take over the job of having a hand up Clarences ass.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 11:50 AM

20. They Want to Get

rid of Ruth. She should have a body guard. God give her good health for many years.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 10:38 AM

3. Predictable

Clarence Thomas has timed his intentions for awhile

The coast is clear for them

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 12:21 PM

15. Yep, there was talk last year that he wants out

Especially since his BFF is gone.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 10:40 AM

4. "females." ?????

"I would like to thank the men and females of our great Supreme Court for........" said Chucker Aassleey.


Stupid fuck... all of them......

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 10:44 AM

5. republicans now consulting russia on their next darkside Supremo nominee

I suspect...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 10:50 AM

8. I just wonder what part of Article II Section 3 did old chuckie miss when

advising and consenting while he was sitting on the toilet with it wiping his ....................with it.

FU Grassley, you have no principles ------------none , zilch, nada, zero.

AS far as I can see, any "new" justice will be illegitimate , there was one man that didn't have the opportunity to be advised and consented from the past administration there chuckie, so again FU



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 11:16 AM

12. Morning news, (ABC?) was strong on Anthony Kennedy.

Supposedly he's been talking with friends and family about retiring. As the most moderate of the non-liberals and an occasional swing voter, this will be really bad news if so.

Retiring now would be no act of moderation but rather the placing of a heavy weight on the conservative side of the scale.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 22, 2017, 09:35 PM

22. I heard that since Gorsuch was a good friend of his,

that Kennedy would retire knowing his seat would be replaced by someone similar to his friend.

It didn't make sense to me. If they're such good friends, you'd think he'd want to serve at least one year with him.

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Response to Yupster (Reply #22)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 07:49 AM

23. Interesting, but Kennedy was a swing vote in many

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cases over many years because he was its most moderate member. Definitely conservative, he nevertheless often enraged the right into excoriating him as a damned liberal. Why would he want to set the court on a hard-right course that deviated so strongly from his own legacy of relative moderation?

Frankly, after having seen the devastating effects on our nation of conservative decisions on election finance and lightening of protections on minorities and employees, plus much else, retiring at this time would seem to suggest that he mostly approved of a fundamental, strong right furn for our nation.

Which is contradicted by some of his latest decisions, and his concept of "dignity" as a guiding principle. And Justice O'Connor on leaving the court admitted, "It's my party that's destroying the country." They've had all the more reason to be sure of that since then.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 11:27 AM

13. Jared?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 11:47 AM

14. Waiting like vultures

Vultures waiting for Bader-Ginsberg to kick.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 01:16 PM

16. If it's Thomas it doesn't change anything....

 

But if it's Kennedy or the liberal set than watch out. I think the goal is to get the elderly conservative justices to retire and replace them with youngins

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:02 PM

17. Why, is drumpf have RBG killed?

He always shows his hand by claiming other people did stuff that he's either done or is planning to do.
Remember how he carried on about Dems killing Scalia, despite Scalia's very bad heart? Was it because he's planning on making sure RBG doesn't continue? I'm sure it really stung as well as pissed off Jabba when the very tiny RBG came out against him and he never lets go of a slight. That's why Repugs are getting so blatant, they think they will have a 6-4 majority and can turn us into the 4th Reich or Teahadistan by controlling every phase of the government.

I hope she and Bryer have some truly great security.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:24 PM

18. Part of me is tempted to point out how absurd it was for the Bernie or Busters to say that it was

worth not voting for HRC even though the court was at stake. Especially with Scalia already dead.

But it wasn't enough to deny the White House to Clinton. Comey and the FBI had to rig the election.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #18)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 06:50 AM

19. nice try...

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Response to bluecollar2 (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:42 AM

29. What does that mean? n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Apr 22, 2017, 06:55 PM

21. "Females" used as a noun.

Ugh.

Whenever a man refers to a woman as "a female", I know that he has a hard time seeing women as his equals. I never hear such men refer to a man as "a male". It goes hand in hand with the attitude that women should not have a say over what happens to our bodies.

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Response to athena (Reply #21)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 08:46 PM

25. We use male and female regularly in military culture...

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It's the discrepancy between men and females that makes it sound so weird in this context I think.

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Response to Baconator (Reply #25)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 09:27 PM

28. If it's used equally, I don't have a problem with it.

It's only when men are referred to as "men", and women are "females" that I get annoyed.

I can understand and respect that the military and the police force might like to systematically use "male" and "female" instead of "man" and "woman".

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 02:19 PM

24. He's gonna put Cruz on the court.

I just know it. That bastard.

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Response to Calista241 (Reply #24)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 08:50 PM

26. Nah...

He likes lording it over the primary losers.

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Response to Calista241 (Reply #24)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 08:54 PM

27. Cruz, the Canadian?

 

Now that is one nomination which deserves full force opposition.

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