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Republicans threw tantrums and closed down the government rather than work with Obama. Now they are threatening to destroy an entire branch of the federal government if they lose. These people really have to be dealt with once and for all.

 

 

 

This Could Be The Beginning Of The End Of The Supreme Court As We Know It

Conservatives lay the groundwork for blocking all of Hillary Clinton’s nominees.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/supreme-court-hillary-clinton-nominees_us_580fed9ae4b08582f88cb00c

 

(Full article at above link)

 

 

Republicans say they are willing to trigger a constitutional crisis over the Supreme Court.

Some conservatives certainly seem to be warming up McCain’s controversial suggestion last week that Senate Republicans should dig in their heels and block any and all Supreme Court nominees put forth by a future President Hillary Clinton.

Who needs a fully functioning Supreme Court after all?

“As a matter of constitutional law, the Senate is fully within its powers to let the Supreme Court die out, literally,” wrote the Cato Institute’s Ilya Shapiro in a column Wednesday on The Federalist. (The Cato Institute, those fucks. Their offices should be firebombed. - drvoke)

Shapiro is well-versed in constitutional issues, and his argument has a legal, if contorted, basis. Nothing in the Constitution explicitly stands in the way of senators who would be willing to destroy the nation’s highest court ― if not an entire branch of the federal government ― to stop Clinton from selecting judges who share her views.

To Shapiro, there’s nothing wrong with even more Senate obstructionism because “the Constitution is completely silent” on how the upper chamber provides its “advice and consent” on the president’s nominees.

Legal scholars across the ideological spectrum have agreed that’s true. But they’ve also concluded that the Republicans’ no-hearings-no-votes posture on Garland is unprecedented in American history. And many deplore the partisanship that has overwhelmed the judicial confirmation process in recent years.

Not Shapiro. “I simply can’t blame politicians who follow their convictions,” he wrote. “If you truly believe that a particular nominee would wreak havoc on America, why not do everything you can to stop him?”

Shapiro noted that senators may pay a political price for refusing to work with a president from the other party. More importantly, the justice system pays a price.

Even those now on the Supreme Court have lamented that a shorthanded court can’t operate as it should.

It’s much more difficult for us to do our job if we are not what we’re intended to be ― a court of nine,” said Justice Sonia Sotomayor during a recent appearance in Minnesota. She added that 4-to-4 rulings can leave the law unsettled and justice across the country “administered in an unequal way.”

In other words, when lower courts disagree on how to interpret a particular law or how to apply the Constitution to new problems ― and they do regularly ― the justices are supposed to step in and resolve that disagreement. When an equally divided Supreme Court can’t do that, the meaning of congressional statutes and the Constitution may vary from state to state ― which isn’t just or fair.

This didn’t seem to be a concern to Shapiro.

“So when you get past the gotcha headlines, breathless reportage, and Inauguration Day, if Hillary Clinton is president it would be completely decent, honorable, and in keeping with the Senate’s constitutional duty to vote against essentially every judicial nominee she names,” he concluded.

If Clinton wins and the Republicans retain control of the Senate, this argument could serve as the groundwork for their next play in Congress — even though they’ve spent most of 2016 insisting that the people’s choice for the next president should get to pick Scalia’s replacement.

Of course, none of this likely matters if Democrats regain the Senate, which HuffPost Pollster projections say is not beyond the realm of the possible.

The Constitution may give the president the power to nominate justices and the Senate the power to vote them up or down. But in the end it’s the voters who choose.

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While I agree the cons are sore loser crybaby's..I think they're extremely dangerous. Just wait until their yellow backs really get up against the wall.

Agreed.

 

They will happily burn America to the ground rather than lose control of the Treasury and the chance to steal our tax dollars.

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Hillary is not going to win.

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Republicans threw tantrums and closed down the government rather than work with Obama. Now they are threatening to destroy an entire branch of the federal government if they lose. These people really have to be dealt with once and for all.

 

 

 

This Could Be The Beginning Of The End Of The Supreme Court As We Know It

Conservatives lay the groundwork for blocking all of Hillary Clinton’s nominees.

 

 

The Constitution may give the president the power to nominate justices and the Senate the power to vote them up or down. But in the end it’s the voters who choose.

The people can always vote the con Senators out. Second, Clarence Thomas sounds like he might start voting with the Dems, as he is disgusted with the Cons game.

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The people can always vote the con Senators out. Second, Clarence Thomas sounds like he might start voting with the Dems, as he is disgusted with the Cons game.

No, he isn't. he is still the same pathetic, stupid suckup he's always been. He is just getting ready to be as servile to the new bosses as he was to the old bosses.

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While I agree the cons are sore loser crybaby's..I think they're extremely dangerous. Just wait until their yellow backs really get up against the wall.

If the court stays 4/4 then the lower court rulings stand. And they mostly favor our side

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The people can always vote the con Senators out. Second, Clarence Thomas sounds like he might start voting with the Dems, as he is disgusted with the Cons game.

538 election projections show the senate going Democrat 67%, and the House staying Republican at 225 to 194

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Then come deal with us!

 

That is....if your vegan ass can muster the strength to get off the couch.

 

lol. I wouldn't even need to get off the couch to deal with the likes of you and your ilk. If you only knew who you were talking to, you would be shaking in your boots.

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