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Old 01-07-2021, 12:02 AM
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The results of the Georgia Senate runoffs aren’t yet final. But left-wing activists are already pressuring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to take advantage of a possible Democratic majority in the Senate and retire.

Demand Justice, the group founded in 2018 as a progressive response to conservative organizing around the courts, praised Breyer in a statement to POLITICO but encouraged him to make way for a younger liberal replacement and to do it early in Joe Biden’s first term.

“Justice Breyer's service on the Court has been remarkable, and history will remember him even more fondly if he ends up playing a critical role in ensuring the appointment of the first Black woman to the Court,” said Brian Fallon, the group’s co-founder and executive director. “Timing his retirement in the coming year would guarantee that opportunity, and it would be wise to do so because the window may prove a narrow one.”

Fallon’s comments are the latest example of Democratic anxiety about the composition of the Supreme Court, where conservatives outnumber liberals six to three. And it illustrates how the left-wing of the party feels immediately emboldened to push Biden now that a Democratic Senate majority seems likely, however narrow.

...Some Democrats were thinking about pressuring Breyer to step down even if Republicans had won the runoffs in Georgia, believing that a GOP Senate would have had ultimately given Biden the votes he needed to fill a Supreme Court seat — especially one vacated by a liberal justice — in his first year in office.

Some Senate staffers involved in recent confirmation battles had already been strategizing about how Breyer could announce his resignation but make it contingent on his replacement being confirmed, which Justice Sandra Day O’Connor did in 2005.
Ain't it great when you've done something for decades and others try to force you out for political agendas?...
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Ain't it great when you've done something for decades and others try to force you out for political agendas?...
Perhaps they are worried that he'll **** them the way Ginsburg did when she tried holding onto her supreme court seat as long as she could. Because she could have quit when she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and let Obama replace her with another loony leftist judge. But instead she held onto her seat.And when Trump won she really tried holding onto her seat hoping she would it until Biden or some other loony leftist could win and replace her and she lost.
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Notice the qualifications black and female for the replacement justice. It's not about qualifications or judicial temperament intersectionality is all that matters. It's not racist or sexist, it's social justice
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Notice the qualifications black and female for the replacement justice. It's not about qualifications or judicial temperament intersectionality is all that matters. It's not racist or sexist, it's social justice
Black,female and spews insane far left ideology. Because they don't care about someone's sex or color if that person does not agree with them.
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“Justice Breyer's service on the Court has been remarkable, and history will remember him even more fondly if he ends up playing a critical role in ensuring the appointment of the first Black woman to the Court,” said Brian Fallon, the group’s co-founder and executive director.
Just another example of the left's identity-group thinking...

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Fallon’s comments are the latest example of Democratic anxiety about the composition of the Supreme Court, where conservatives outnumber liberals six to three.
As I have pointed out previously, that is simply untrue. The correct numbers are 5-3-1, with Chief Justice John Roberts being the swing vote.

In fact--even though I have not done an exhaustive study of the matter--I would imagine that he has voted more often with the liberal bloc (better termed the "Living Constitution" bloc) than with the conservative bloc (better termed the "originalist and textualist" bloc).
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Just another example of the left's identity-group thinking...



As I have pointed out previously, that is simply untrue. The correct numbers are 5-3-1, with Chief Justice John Roberts being the swing vote.

In fact--even though I have not done an exhaustive study of the matter--I would imagine that he has voted more often with the liberal bloc (better termed the "Living Constitution" bloc) than with the conservative bloc (better termed the "originalist and textualist" bloc).
Roberts isn't really an ideolog at all, he only worries about the courts legacy under his leadership. Whenever a decision is close, he will vote with the side that best suits what he sees as the least controversial in regards to the legacy of the courts decision. He has completely abandoned any thought of ruling on the Constitutionality of a case.
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