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    The Notorious. I hope she realized how much she meant to the world. What a contribution. Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw View Post
    Horrible news. RIP

    It's not a done deal that he gets his nominee pushed through. There is hope. And if he does when Biden wins the election and Democrats take the Senate they add a member to the court.
    McConnell just said that they would push through a nominee in lame duck session.
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    Is filibuster an option in this scenario?

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    This belongs here

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    RBG is dead

    Free the heel and you free the mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    Is filibuster an option in this scenario?
    Filibuster was eliminated a while back for court appointments. We're well and truly fucked here.

    Personally, if Biden wins and the Senate turns blue, I'll advocate for eliminating the filibuster in all cases (so that we can actually have majority rule and get some shit accomplished), and for adding some more members to the Court. There is no constitutional reason there next Pres can't appoint 4 more justices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schindlerpiste View Post
    This is a very sad day for the USA!. I didn't always agree with her, but she was The best, plain and simple.
    I hope that no SCOTUS Justice will be nominated to replace her until Dec. or better yet Jan.

    Tonight, I will raise my glass to her.
    Yep.

    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    The rest of the Supreme Court should go on strike demanding that the decision be made during the next administration.
    I don’t think there is any power that could stop them from doing that.
    As pointed out, that approach accomplishes nothing with how our Constitution is written.

    Quote Originally Posted by liv2ski View Post
    She tried to hang in there to protect the country, likely at great discomfort to herself when she should of been celebrating the end with friends and family. A true Patriot. RIP Ruth.
    Yep as well.

    She represented a time when political and ideological odds could get on and enjoy each others’ company and discourse. She had a well-known personal friendship with Justice Scalia that I doubt we will ever see the likes of again.

    She clearly put Country first.

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    A slim ray of hope:

    Sen. Susan Collins
    Sen. Chuck Grassley
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski
    Sen. Mitt Romney

    Have all committed to not voting on a New SCOTUS Justice until after 20 January 2021

    That leaves 49 Republican Senators, or less, standing alone.
    No majority, no new #SCOTUS

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw View Post
    This belongs here
    Made it off the lift vertically!
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    Quote Originally Posted by climberevan View Post
    Filibuster was eliminated a while back for court appointments. We're well and truly fucked here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post



    As pointed out, that approach accomplishes nothing with how our Constitution is written.
    I disagree. It would send a strong, strong message to wait until the next administration that would be unignorable. I’m talking about if they refuse to hear cases until Jan. 21. Civil disobedience writ large.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkiBall View Post
    A slim ray of hope:

    Sen. Susan Collins
    Sen. Chuck Grassley
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski
    Sen. Mitt Romney

    Have all committed to not voting on a New SCOTUS Justice until after 20 January 2021

    That leaves 49 Republican Senators, or less, standing alone.
    No majority, no new #SCOTUS
    Wow, slim but Iíll take it.

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    No. Words. RIP

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    Can’t wait to hear Barr gloating about this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkiBall View Post
    A slim ray of hope:

    Sen. Susan Collins
    Sen. Chuck Grassley
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski
    Sen. Mitt Romney

    Have all committed to not voting on a New SCOTUS Justice until after 20 January 2021

    That leaves 49 Republican Senators, or less, standing alone.
    No majority, no new #SCOTUS
    Grassley did say 'something' like that but he rules from a purple state. He throws bones to the centrist Dems and Indy's that swing the vote here but when push comes to shove he is a shameful hypocrite like the rest of the Republicans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    I disagree. It would send a strong, strong message to wait until the next administration that would be unignorable. I’m talking about if they refuse to hear cases until Jan. 21. Civil disobedience writ large.
    As unlikely as that is (judicial code of conduct that the courtroom jocks here can opine on better than I could as I haven’t read word 1 about that since passing the multi state professional responsibility exam) it does nothing to prevent the Senate and Executive Branches from exercising their Constitutional powers to nominate and confirm a candidate.

    Not that I think either of those are proper at this time and given recent precedent, but it is in fact within their rights.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    I get that, I am just fantasizing about any and all means of resistance.
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    sad day there are going to be some right wing nut cases in AK popping some blood vessels. She made the statement she will stick with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkiBall View Post
    A slim ray of hope:

    Sen. Susan Collins
    Sen. Chuck Grassley
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski
    Sen. Mitt Romney

    Have all committed to not voting on a New SCOTUS Justice until after 20 January 2021

    That leaves 49 Republican Senators, or less, standing alone.
    No majority, no new #SCOTUS
    I'll take any reason for hope at this point.

    RIP to an incredible person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    As unlikely as that is (judicial code of conduct that the courtroom jocks here can opine on better than I could as I havenít read word 1 about that since passing the multi state professional responsibility exam) it does nothing to prevent the Senate and Executive Branches from exercising their Constitutional powers to nominate and confirm a candidate.

    Not that I think either of those are proper at this time and given recent precedent, but it is in fact within their rights.
    How the fuck does some asshole from backwardass Kentucky have so much damn power over our lives! The fact that it's an unwritten rule to side with the senate majority leader is so fucked up. I don't care if she/he is Democrat or Republican...its just wrong.

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    Here comes theocracy
    No longer stuck.

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    Just an uneducated guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    I'll take any reason for hope at this point.

    RIP to an incredible person.
    Agree. I think there is going to be political hellfire over this. The BLM movement may seem like small potatoes soon...realistically that is where I lay my hope. And that we can save this country somewhat peacefully.

    Stay tuned and clutch your shotguns close. Some rough sailing ahead boys.

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    https://www.dailykos.com/story/2020/...-s-joining-her

    We'll see if they have any honor left.
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