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I just have to laugh at people who think that Garland’s performance as AG is relevant to questions of his judicial philosophy. Are you guys familiar with the work John Roberts did when he worked for Reagan? Or Rehnquist with Nixon? There is a difference between an advocate and an arbiter.
John Roberts is a total POS, IM not so HO. burp...
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I totally admire two of the nine SCOTUS Justices: #1Clarence Thomas #2 Samuel Alito

These two Jurists ^^^ are Giants among the average (or cowards pick yer adjective), n' John Roberts is compromised, (was it him on Epstein's Island with BJ Clinton)?

SCOTUS allowed the Marxists (both dim wit Democrats and corrupt Republicans), to work closely with the Chi Coms to allow China Joey gasbag to be installed, when Trump actually won. Discovery was not allowed by the nearly totally corrupt court system (except in Michigan where the lower Court allowed a Discovery/examination proving a 68% error rate, and the FACT that the Dominion voting machines were in fact connected to the internet.

I know Marxists (and even fellow conservatives who still believe the Marxist corrupt media), will doubt this. The AZ audit turned up massive fraud, that the Marxist media will not report, (in fact) they "report" the opposite.

It takes a lot of work to stay informed about these heavily censored issues.

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You guys ever hear of Mitch McConnell? You know, the guy who defied one hundred years of precedent to steal a Supreme Court seat for the Republicans?
What exactly did he do that went against any black letter law or tenet of the US Constitution?
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What exactly did he do that went against any black letter law or tenet of the US Constitution?
Well, the Constitution gives the Senate the responsibility to advise and consent on presidential judicial nominations. McConnell chose to abdicate that responsibility. Garland was the first nominee since the Senate began holding hearings on Supreme Court nominees (well over 100 years ago) for whom the Senate refused to hold either a hearing or a vote.
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Well, the Constitution gives the Senate the responsibility to advise and consent on presidential judicial nominations. McConnell chose to abdicate that responsibility. Garland was the first nominee since the Senate began holding hearings on Supreme Court nominees (well over 100 years ago) for whom the Senate refused to hold either a hearing or a vote.
Please quote the section of the Constitution that REQUIRES all candidates get a vote or even hold hearings.

Don't worry, I'm not holding my breath waiting for it.
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Well, the Constitution gives the Senate the responsibility to advise and consent on presidential judicial nominations. McConnell chose to abdicate that responsibility. Garland was the first nominee since the Senate began holding hearings on Supreme Court nominees (well over 100 years ago) for whom the Senate refused to hold either a hearing or a vote.
The Constitution does purposely throttle somewhat, the President's nomination authority with the advice and consent stipulation. And in reality the Majority leader's refusal to take up the nomination is within the bounds of Senate's own Rules, which the existence of, is specifically sanctified in the Constitution. If Reid had been faced with a parallel situation, in my opinion, he would have acted similarly.

That being said the Power structure, as it has developed to this point silences the remaining Senators, which silences the voices of the people.

Criticism of it is justified, regardless of which way the ball swings on any single issue.
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If Reid had been faced with a parallel situation, in my opinion, he would have acted similarly.
Of course, you don't have a shred of evidence to back up that conjecture.
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Of course, you don't have a shred of evidence to back up that conjecture.
Take a look at the heading of the Obamacare bill. It has nothing to do with affordable health care. That's because Senate majority leader Harry Reid took a House passed bill and overwrote the text with the massive Obamacare bill. Why? The Constitution requires all spending bills originate in the House but Harry foresaw the window of opportunity for the Federal government to take over health care and all the dictatorial privileges that go with having political appointees rule by decree in the name of public health, closing. So, he undermined the Constitution with a parliamentary maneuver.

There are other examples of Dirty Harry Reid showing contempt for the Constitution such as blocking amendments to bills using a technique known as filling up the tree or using the protective cover of the Senate floor to lie about Romney having not paid taxes for 10 years. But Obamacare shows his corruption on a grand scale. There is no serious argument that he wouldn't have blocked Senate confirmation of a SCOTUS nominee for partisan political advantage.
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I totally admire two of the nine SCOTUS Justices: #1Clarence Thomas #2 Samuel Alito
Take a look at the thread I started in the 2nd Amendment subforum on the New York carry case coming soon to SCOTUS.

With the merits brief filed by the gun rights side being so profoundly and fatally deficient, Thomas and Alitio could play a pivotal role in the case because of their principles respecting the role of the Court.


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n' John Roberts is compromised, (was it him on Epstein's Island with BJ Clinton)?
I think the rabid Democrats, in their NSA data mining of people (years before there was a political Trump) threw-out a wide net and they hauled in a full load on Roberts and they have been using it, holding it over him and getting the decisions the leftists want.

It isn't a coincidence that the FISA Court said the illegal searches of the NSA database date back at least to 2012 (the IRS Tea Party targeting scandal).

What notable SCOTUS case was delivered in 2012 that depended on an inexplicable reversal of the Chief Justice, with the opinions reading like reversals of position in multiple places? (The dissent reads like it was the majority originally, and vice versa)

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Take a look at the thread I started in the 2nd Amendment subforum on the New York carry case coming soon to SCOTUS.

With the merits brief filed by the gun rights side being so profoundly and fatally deficient, Thomas and Alitio could play a pivotal role in the case because of their principles respecting the role of the Court.




I think the rabid Democrats, in their NSA data mining of people (years before there was a political Trump) threw-out a wide net and they hauled in a full load on Roberts and they have been using it, holding it over him and getting the decisions the leftists want.

It isn't a coincidence that the FISA Court said the illegal searches of the NSA database date back at least to 2012 (the IRS Tea Party targeting scandal).

What notable SCOTUS case was delivered in 2012 that depended on an inexplicable reversal of the Chief Justice, with the opinions reading like reversals of position in multiple places? (The dissent reads like it was the majority originally, and vice versa)

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In the absence of evidence that Roberts is being blackmailed I'd go with Roberts turning out to be much more the politician than expected. His top concern is preserving his own power and by extension the power of the court. From this perspective the decision to rewrite Obamacare so he could justify the individual mandate with an argument Roberts concocted on his own is easily understood, a decision recognizing Obamacare as unconstitutional would have cast the SCOTUS as depriving millions of healthcare galvanizing Democrats to demand packing the court with Leftist ideologues like Merrick Garland.
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