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Sat Sep 26, 2020, 05:57 PM

Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court justice

Source: CNN

(CNN)President Donald Trump on Saturday said he is nominating Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative federal appeals court judge, to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the US Supreme Court, setting off a fierce partisan battle in the waning days of a hotly contested presidential election.

Calling it a "very proud moment indeed," Trump called Barrett a woman of "towering intellect" and "unyielding loyalty to the Constitution" who would rule "based solely on the fair reading of the law."

In a flag-bedecked Rose Garden designed to mimic Ginsburg's own nomination ceremony in 1993, Trump recounted Barrett's educational and professional background, noted her seven children and hailed her ties to another late Supreme Court justice, Antonin Scalia, for whom she clerked.

"I looked and I studied and you are very eminently qualified for this job," Trump told his nominee. "You are going to be fantastic."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/26/politics/amy-coney-barrett-supreme-court-nominee/index.html



Posting this here because unlike the previous threads, this is official.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 06:10 PM

1. How embarrassing ...

for any self-respecting Christian.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 06:42 PM

4. It's a good thing she's neither.

This calls for 100 "small" mushroom pizzas sent to her house.

It must be her favorite.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 06:24 PM

2. He looked and he studied??? LOL

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Response to secondwind (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 07:43 PM

7. Well, half of that is true. He did look. He always goes by looks when it comes to women. nt

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Response to secondwind (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 07:43 PM

8. What a buffoon, dummkopf

And Amy, sweet little, angelic Amy. WHAT JUSTICE WITH A GRAIN OF SELF WORTH AND LEARNED JURISPRUDENCE WOULD ACCEPT THIS ABOMINATION! ONLY A MONSTER AND POWER MAD TROLL!!!

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 06:30 PM

3. Once Joe Biden is elected President, we will be adding more Justices to the Court.

They are going to need a bigger building because it can only handle nine right now. There should be peaceful protests that encourage the Government to construct a new building.

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Response to machI (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 07:37 PM

5. The courtroom is too small for attorneys, let alone the justices and the public.

Counsel representing parties on cases before the Court are crammed into tiny armless wooden chairs literally shoulder to shoulder in the well of the courtroom, a well that is about the size of the average American dining room. The audience seats behind them are similarly tiny and narrow, and highly restricted. The overall size of the SCOTUS Courtroom is dwarfed by virtually every modern appellate courtroom and needs to come into the 21st century. Its business is much too important to let this ridiculous lack of public access continue.

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Response to machI (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 08:25 PM

11. The federal appeals courts all have more than 9 justices

For ex, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals has 14. There is no particular reason SCOTUS should have fewer judges than the Appeals Courts directly beneath them.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 07:41 PM

6. She is a deranged member of the Right Wing Christian Taliban and a disgrace to the bench.

She will defile thd Supreme Court the same way Trump has defiled the White House.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 07:46 PM

9. Just by accepting she has proven

She is above normalcy and crazed by power not honorable.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 08:17 PM

10. She looks OK on peper, her academic credentials are great

but she's an academic who is just short of having 3 years experience on the bench.

That should be the line of attack. DiFi fought against getting her onto the 7th Court of Appeals and got some blowback which firmed up Barrett's support among arch conservatives walking around with the Pope up their asses.

This time the concern should be judicial experience. It is the most valid one. Let somebody try to appoint her again when she's got some more experience on the bench. She is not ready for prime time.

(No, people, that isn't a slam to Catholics. I live in a heavily Catholic area of the country and they're a hell of a lot more rational about things than this twit is. Academics are all theory. She needs some practical experience to show her the world is a little more complicated than her books and church made it out to be)

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Response to Warpy (Reply #10)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 08:42 PM

13. We can't use this line though, because of Kagan

They would just say we did the same thing with her.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #13)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 11:40 PM

16. I doubt iut would work

because she was vetted by the full Senate and not passed by party line. They'd just make themselves look like they didn't do due diligence.

Nothing else is going to work. DiFi got considerable blowback in 2017 for questioning her religious zealotry clouding her judgment.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 08:28 PM

12. Members of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal

sometimes perform miracles by the laying of hands or speak in tongues.

Perhaps the Holy Spirit will enter her body during her confirmation hearings to answer questions in a tongue other than English. Wouldn't that be something to behold! It would scare the beejeebers out of most Americans.

It's also hilarious that some Catholics think the charismatic renewal is actually poorly disguised pentacostal Protestantism (!) infiltrating the church.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 09:00 PM

14. If she is appointed the Senate Democrats should launch the nuclear option of increasing SCOTUS when

they have a simple majority to 13 and packing each new position with a young progressive judge.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 11:17 PM

15. What's really weird is Trump doesn't give a shit about conservative values

or any other values for that matter.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 12:17 AM

17. So did they have a secret handshake and he did ask her to annul the election..........

I would press that question until the sun goes down..............."towering intellect"...another sematic play on words from a Russian asset.............maybe she can come along for the next photo -op in the white house with his bud's.............because after all she said yes to a traitor............just Gorsuch and the beer "guy"............

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