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 Post subject: RIP Antonin Scalia
PostPosted: Sat February 13, 2016 10:08 pm 
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Wow, this is a game changer. Even right now, there would be a lot of contentious cases currently before the Court that would probably end up affirming the lower court by an equally divided Court.



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I feel awful about how happy this death makes me

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Antonin Scalia
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When he dies I hope he is replaced by the blackest, gayest, most liberal Muslim woman they can find
You think Obama can push through such a stealth candidate through the GOP Senate?


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stip wrote:
When he dies I hope he is replaced by the blackest, gayest, most liberal Muslim woman they can find
You think Obama can push through such a stealth candidate through the GOP Senate?


Why not nominate himself and let Biden serve out the rest of his term?

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Antonin Scalia
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I feel awful about how happy this death makes me


Watching my wife's face as I told her the news was hilarious.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Antonin Scalia
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Simple Torture wrote:
Green Habit wrote:
http://forums.theskyiscrape.com/viewtopic.php?p=635017#p635017

stip wrote:
When he dies I hope he is replaced by the blackest, gayest, most liberal Muslim woman they can find
You think Obama can push through such a stealth candidate through the GOP Senate?
Why not nominate himself and let Biden serve out the rest of his term?

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Nowhere close to possible, of course.
Hell, if I were president, I'd probably try to do this, especially if my VP is running to succeed me.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Antonin Scalia
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Simple Torture wrote:
McParadigm wrote:
I feel awful about how happy this death makes me
Watching my wife's face as I told her the news was hilarious.
You should find a GIF that emulates her reaction.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Antonin Scalia
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I saw him speak a few years ago when I was at law school, RIP.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Antonin Scalia
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Green Habit wrote:
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McParadigm wrote:
I feel awful about how happy this death makes me
Watching my wife's face as I told her the news was hilarious.
You should find a GIF that emulates her reaction.


Gonna look for a gif of the moment George found out Susan died on Seinfeld.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Antonin Scalia
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Even right now, there would be a lot of contentious cases currently before the Court that would probably end up affirming the lower court by an equally divided Court.
I need to look at the list of important cases closer, but if this happened on Fisher vs. UT and Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, it would mean that in the 5th Circuit, affirmative action would survive & there would be much stricter abortion restrictions.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Antonin Scalia
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He might have been the closest I've ever come to wishing someone dead. :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Antonin Scalia
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Dear lord, the next year's going to be even uglier between the White House and Senate, if such a thing is possible.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Antonin Scalia
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its kinda sad how we're reduced to waiting for judges to die or retire to see any changes. This must be what monarchy is like.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Antonin Scalia
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Someone who knows more than me: could there be any way for the Senate to delay a replacement until next spring? Have we ever gone an entire calendar year with 8 judges?

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Antonin Scalia
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its kinda sad how we're reduced to waiting for judges to die or retire to see any changes. This must be what monarchy is like.
This is why each Justice should have one 18-year term that alternates every two years so that death and aging don't decide this. I'm trying to put my game theory hat on to see if this circumstance could provide the perfect storm necessary to actually amend the Constitution to do this.


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Someone who knows more than me: could there be any way for the Senate to delay a replacement until next spring? Have we ever gone an entire calendar year with 8 judges?
Absolutely. The Court can run alright with 8 justices, you'll just have a few "affirmed by an equally divided Court" rulings that will reach the Court a year or two later after the ninth Justice is filled. The stakes are too high for the GOP to not be obstructionist.


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Someone who knows more than me: could there be any way for the Senate to delay a replacement until next spring? Have we ever gone an entire calendar year with 8 judges?
Absolutely. The Court can run alright with 8 justices, you'll just have a few "affirmed by an equally divided Court" rulings that will reach the Court a year or two later after the ninth Justice is filled. The stakes are too high for the GOP to not be obstructionist.


I'm kind of surprised that no Republican lawmakers have tweeted their intentions to do so already.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Antonin Scalia
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Green Habit wrote:
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Someone who knows more than me: could there be any way for the Senate to delay a replacement until next spring? Have we ever gone an entire calendar year with 8 judges?
Absolutely. The Court can run alright with 8 justices, you'll just have a few "affirmed by an equally divided Court" rulings that will reach the Court a year or two later after the ninth Justice is filled. The stakes are too high for the GOP to not be obstructionist.
I'm kind of surprised that no Republican lawmakers have tweeted their intentions to do so already.
I knew I should have posted this in here instead. No Republican cares more about the Court than this guy.



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 Post subject: Re: RIP Antonin Scalia
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Ugh.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Antonin Scalia
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I hope Ted Cruz dies soon too.

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