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Welp, they nuked it. Guaranteed to come back and bite Repubs in the ăss like when Harry Reid changed it.

The Drew @ 5 months ago

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Yep.

Tjaden Froyda @ 5 months ago

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Yeah. Im sure it will. In 2040.

Taco Bowl @ 5 months ago

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Now the dems need to build a hospital around Ginsburg.

Taco Bowl @ 5 months ago

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About time something got nuked

AMi @ 5 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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Although there's that chance one of the liberal justices expires or retires.

The Drew @ 5 months ago

Midtown, New York, NY

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This could haunt the dems for the next 25 years.

Taco Bowl @ 5 months ago

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I don't mind if it haunts the democrats or republicans. I just hope it doesn't haunt the rest of us.

UndrWater @ 5 months ago

Torrance, CA, USA

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That all depends on how you like your supreme court composed. Alt right or Alt left. The days of a neutral SCOTUS are behind us.

Taco Bowl @ 5 months ago

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I prefer Del Right and Del Left

AMi @ 5 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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and I prefer it ctrl right and ctrl left. some pundits are arguing that nothing will really change, but I have a hard time believing that.

UndrWater @ 5 months ago

Torrance, CA, USA

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This is where a viable third party would have the biggest impact.

Taco Bowl @ 5 months ago

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When you see left sheep complaining about the same things that right sheep complained just a few years ago then you just need to enjoy what you can enjoy because people are too far gone

AMi @ 5 months ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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Harry Reid changed it for District Court level only. That coward knew that seat is stolen in the first place. Merrick Garland!

Bhaven87 @ 5 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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Merrick who? Dude that ship has long sailed. Move on. There are bigger fish to fry. Maybe he'll get re-nominated the next time the Dems hold the WH and the Senate and a vacancy exists. In 2040.

Taco Bowl @ 5 months ago

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This coming from a supporter of the party that could not pass a bill with both chambers. Cry about rules that didn't exsist. Now they pull their little bitch card. Whaaa they are filibustering a stolen seat. Lock them up.

Bhaven87 @ 5 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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I don't support either of the two major parties. They're both just as evil in my eyes. You seem mad. You need to relax. What's done is done. Look forward. To 25 years of conservative SCOTUS.

Taco Bowl @ 5 months ago

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Did you vote for draft dodging coward in the oval office?

Bhaven87 @ 5 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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Do you know what the definition of draft dodger is? It's avoiding military service through illegal means. Did he break any laws to avoid the military?

Taco Bowl @ 5 months ago

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But no. I didn't vote for the current President of the United States. But I do agree with much of what he's done. Not everything.

Taco Bowl @ 5 months ago

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Apparently his lack of military service bothers you. I wonder if you were equally offended by obamas lack of military service or of Clintons lack of military service.

Taco Bowl @ 5 months ago

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Never understood the BS about "stolen seat'. It's one thing to call what McConnell did as dirty politics but the Senate makes its own rules.

The Drew @ 4 months ago

Midtown, New York, NY

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Republicans had the majority, therefore they decided how they wanted to do the whole advice and consent. There's no constitutional requirement for full chamber up and down, nor was Obama entitled in anyway.

The Drew @ 4 months ago

Midtown, New York, NY

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Precedent more than anything. That's gone now.

Tjaden Froyda @ 4 months ago

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just never got around to it. . he would have lost an up or down vote. Why waste the time voting for an incompetent jurist? .

H2O @ 4 months ago

Spotsylvania, VA 22553, USA

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Really Drew! When the first thing out of their pie hole is the President get to pick his judges, gop President. How can you call it advise and consent, when they deny him a hearing or an up or down vote. Answer this who was President when this?

Bhaven87 @ 4 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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Yes, this is definitely a new Precedent.

Bhaven87 @ 4 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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Because the Senate chooses how it does the whole advice and consent, there's no constitutional requirements for how that's done. There's no requirement for up and down vote.

The Drew @ 4 months ago

Yorkville, New York, NY

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President gets to pick, there's absolutely no assurance they get their choices confirmed even *with* an up and down vote. Therefore that seat couldn't have been "stolen."

The Drew @ 4 months ago

Yorkville, New York, NY

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http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/history-stolen-supreme-court-seats-180962589/

The Drew @ 4 months ago

Yorkville, New York, NY

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Yes it was stolen. Name one nominee that was deny a hearing, an up and vote, or even the simple meet and greet of the nominee by the Senate leadership.

Bhaven87 @ 4 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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It's right in the article.

The Drew @ 4 months ago

Yorkville, New York, NY

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"Stolen" is the cry of people (understandably) píssed off that the gamble of blocking Garland paid off so well.

The Drew @ 4 months ago

Yorkville, New York, NY

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blocking is an Action, they did nothing. filibustering is blocking.

Bhaven87 @ 4 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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Return to the precedents of the 19th century? Or discarding a 20th century tradition that didn't actually have any kind of constitutional requirements.

The Drew @ 4 months ago

Yorkville, New York, NY

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Call it running the clock or a sort of pocket veto

The Drew @ 4 months ago

Yorkville, New York, NY

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call it stealing a seat on SCOTUS, then changing the rules because it was being blocked successfully.

Bhaven87 @ 4 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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Stealing? What's stolen.. Was Obama entitled to something legally or constitutionally?

The Drew @ 4 months ago

Yorkville, New York, NY

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Not a fan of changing the rules but the Senate makes its own and can change them just like Harry Reid did.

The Drew @ 4 months ago

Yorkville, New York, NY

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yes by the Constitution. The President done his job. The gop failed at the advise and consent portion. Yet they preach the President should have his nominee confirmed. i guess that only applies to republicans.

Bhaven87 @ 4 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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How'd they fail, looks like they were successful at thwarting Obama

The Drew @ 4 months ago

Yorkville, New York, NY

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Reid was for the lower courts, not the highest in the land.

Bhaven87 @ 4 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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Again, there's no constitutional requirement for a hearing or up and down vote. Find me some court decision that says there is

The Drew @ 4 months ago

Yorkville, New York, NY

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https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/05/senate-obama-merrick-garland-supreme-court-nominee/482733/

The Drew @ 4 months ago

Yorkville, New York, NY

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the words in the Constitution. President will nominate, senate shall advise and consent. it doesn't say they may if they feel like. why is shall so absolute in the second, but not anywhere else in the document.

Bhaven87 @ 4 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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buy absolutely nothing guarantees he gets "consent". . Garland never would have been confirmed, NEVER. . party line vote just like this one. . either way, Garland was a token liberal loser. .

H2O @ 4 months ago

Spotsylvania, VA 22553, USA

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Constitution never says advice and consent need be formal...the senators certainly "considered" it and the 'advice' was not to act formally, and regardless the consent part was never given.

The Drew @ 4 months ago

Yorkville, New York, NY

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What hurts most is that the huge gamble of running the clock on Garland was supposed to doom the Republican senate that participated, voters would remember. Not only did this not happen, it helped them get reelected

The Drew @ 4 months ago

Yorkville, New York, NY

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It also probably pushed an otherwise unpopular Trump over the finish line.

The Drew @ 4 months ago

Yorkville, New York, NY

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is it possible then, without the nuclear option, we could have ended up with 3 justices?

UndrWater @ 4 months ago

Cerritos, CA, USA

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I dunno there's gonna definitely be more times with shorthanded supreme courts. I don't think this whole development is a good thing, but there's nothing unconstitutional about it.

The Drew @ 4 months ago

Northwest Harbor, NY 11937, USA

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