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Any judges likely to retire?? Would love to see the current 5-4 BOP shift there.
Yeah, Chief Justice Roberts’ swing decision on ObamaCare really screwed you guys over, huh?
That's it for me. I'm out. I can only laugh at you so much in one day.
Yeah, that was really funny!! Wow, you got me there big fella! That Roberts...he really fucked us on that one, huh?!
No wait...it was the cons he fucked. Which would mean that the cons can't even keep it together when it matters most!
This post was edited by VladtImpaler205 18 months ago
I suspect Ginsburg will retire. She has had health problems. Unless someone on the conservative side dies, I dont think you will see any changes there.
The RCMB...is one of the most awful, alarming, inappropriate, disgusting, and offensive msg boards in the history of the internet.
None of the conservative judges intend to retire until Obama is gone and I believe Stephens has said this too. Most likely Obama get to replace one or two liberal judges and the make up of the court stay the same until 2016
This post was edited by lars 18 months ago
Stephens is long gone and intentionally outlasted Bush (retired under first Obama term). Ginsburg is as good as gone and I doubt Obama will be able to get someone as liberal as her. Breyer's 75 so he might retire as well to get replaced by a Dem. The Conservatives will still keep their 5-4 margin unless someone dies.
If you think the SC leans left, you're an idiot. Kennedy used to be considered a reliable Conservative. He's now normally the swing vote. O'Connor was the swing vote prior to that when it could be argued that the SC was middle of the road as a result.
Where did I say that I think SCOTUS leans left?
Classic lefty twit.
I merely pointed out that a slightly leaning right Court didn't hurt the lefty ObamaCare one iota. But let's bitch until the entire court is 9-0 Lybrul, I guess.
Ginsberg will retire for sure. Possibly Breyer too. Kennedy is the only "conservative" I can see voluntarily leaving. Both Kennedy and Scalia will be pushing 80 years old before Obama is finished with his 2nd term.
When Hilary or Biden become president in 2016, they'll have a chance to finally make the court a left leaning one.
No different than the unbridled seething hatred and outrage the Democrats aimed at whoever President Bush nominated for any position during his terms.
Harriet Meirs: Withdrawn due to widespread criticism, including that of Republicans
Alito: Confirmed 58–42, admittedly a close fight, but largely because he was replacing O'Connor's swing vote
Roberts: 78–22, Democrats split evenly (22-22)
I said "any position", not just SCOTUS. Without the "Gang of 14" deal, the Democrats would have continued filibustering for W's entire presidency.
My point was that to act like it's only Republicans who engage in this type of behavior is to be disingenuous.
See link for reference...
Indeed, things got contentious with several Bush nominees. The same with Obama's. The judicial appointment process has become highly politicized over the past few decades, particularly for the Supreme Court. It used to be "Are you a criminal or lunatic? No? Here's your robe."
Republican filabusters under Obama, about 370 in 4 years. Dem filabusters since 1990, 352 in 22 years.
I assume you're talking about filibustering legislation, not judicial appointees?
Here's a list of Obama's judicial appointees which faced some type of opposition:
It's a much shorter list than W's.
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