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Trump Selects Amy Coney Barrett to Replace Ruth Ginsberg

Reuters described Barrett as a "a favorite among religious conservatives," and said that she has supported expansive gun rights and voted in favor of one of the Trump administration's anti-immigration policies.

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Polls show about 54% of Americans think RBG's seat should be filled by the winner of the election. Republicans have painted themselves into a corner. They may get another conservative on the court but it's going to cost them on November 3rd.

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I think the constitution is the document to go by... not some rigged poll. Consequences or not, the constitution requires an selection. The appointment is the call of the senate. 

 

Let the 'karen-ing' begin. Y'all got it down to a science. 


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 Amy Coney Barrett 's  mentor and former boss ,was  Antonin Scalia.  🤢.          Barrett  is  a  devout Catholic  "the dogma lives loudly within her." ....and that's of concern to anyone male or female.  Being "devout"   It  means she is against birth control pills  and women's rights in reproductive issues and uses no common sense with her religious affilation.    She has seven children and so doesn't care about over-population on how it affects Climate Change,   the environment, health,  economies or poverty  that over population assists in creating .      

The USA has avoided a Holy-War like  what goes on in the middle east and we need to hold  to that  peaceful decision  to keep religion and government separated. 

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She has seven children and so doesn't care about over-population on how it affects Climate Change

 

Two of those children are adopted.  I don't think they'll be a burden to you or me since her husband is a well known lawyer and Amy is going to be a Supreme Court Judge.  As far as Climate Change goes, she won't change the climate one bit!

 

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If she gets in I do think she needs to recuse herself from adjudicating current and prior issues, if she wants any long term respect.

 

She does not have the factual information and training as a Supreme Court Justice to decide on Health Care in the Texas case, and abortion in the New Orleans case.  She doesn't even have a staff yet to help research those immediate cases.

 

Being Trumps/Republicans emergency jurist is not going to serve her well in deciding cases in November. She is a nubie, and politically too hot right now to make an unbiased judgement.

 

Supreme Court cases in the new session next year would be fair game.

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Is there anyone who believes she won't be on the bench shortly? and the bonus question.... how bad will she make the dems look during the review process?

 

Thank you Harry Reid... lol. 

 

Think of it... 3 Supreme Court appointments and 4 more years. All this winning. 


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@Fishslayer777 wrote:

Is there anyone who believes she won't be on the bench shortly? and the bonus question.... how bad will she make the dems look during the review process?

 

Thank you Harry Reid... lol. 

 

Think of it... 3 Supreme Court appointments and 4 more years. All this winning. 


Gosh, it's such a same that that it would be considered as "winning" for a Political Party to stack the Supreme Court so that they can legislate through it - - - more especially by a Political Party whose Senate Majority Leader has held up over 400 House Bills from being put into committee or brought to a vote, the way the Senate was designed to function. Some tRump supporters are embracing Authoritarianism and Fascism.


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President Trump sure does bring out the "karen" in folks.


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@Fishslayer777 wrote:

President Trump sure does bring out the "karen" in folks.


Yep, in his supporters all across America.


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In the interests of diversity, would she be the first premenopausal, i.e., potentially pregnant, Justice of the Supreme Court?

 

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I am unhappy that the Court will tilt the other way, for sure.   Supreme Court opinions are by a majority, so having a majority conservative justices obviously matters. 

 

But she is a good jurist.  I don't agree with all her opinions, but unlike many (most?) originalists, she doesn't always forget about the 14th amendment.   She's a much better jurist than Kavanaugh, by far.   And the right might be suprised by some of her future opinions.  


Not saying I'm happy.  Just saying I'm not crying.   Ted Cruz was on that list, after all. 

 

Also, a majority Democrat Congress and President can pass a law preserving abortion rights for women.  We need to get out the vote, and they better step to it after they are sworn in. 

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the potential bad news for the far right though is she supposedly has NO INTEREST in injecting politics into the Supreme Court, politics of any kind which of course goes against anything to do with Trump. Ooops.
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How long has she been a federal judge?
At least the hearings might be interesting...and will she divulge, truthfully, any conversations with trump, and what he asked her to do or expects her to do?

Remember “truthful” stuff!

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@williamb39198 wrote:

How long has she been a federal judge?
At least the hearings might be interesting...and will she divulge, truthfully, any conversations with trump, and what he asked her to do or expects her to do?

Remember “truthful” stuff!


Wikipedia: 

Barrett was nominated to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals by President Trump on May 8, 2017, and confirmed by the Senate on October 31, 2017.

  • On October 5, 2017, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11–9 on party lines to recommend Barrett and report her nomination to the full Senate.
  • On October 30, the Senate invoked cloture by a vote of 54–42.
  • The Senate confirmed her by a vote of 55–43 on October 31, with three Democrats—Donnelly, Kaine & Manchin —voting for her.
  • Barrett is the first and to date only woman to occupy an Indiana seat on the Seventh Circuit

Wikipedia goes into some of the Judiciary Committee questions brought up to her during the above nomination.  It also list some of her decisions on various cases.

 

I think she will be fair and determine her opinions based on the Constitution and not her particular religious / personal convictions or preferences -

 

She is young - 48 - so she will be serving for a very long time. 

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If the Democrats win the Senate and do not bring that Supreme court to a decent number of Judges and allow all of this to continue, I do not want to hear one beep from any Democrat in this message board. because you will be as guilty as all the Republicans that are now in power. So  be prepare to changed the rules and really shore this Democracy with laws that can be enforced.

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@Roxanna35 wrote:

If the Democrats win the Senate and do not bring that Supreme court to a decent number of Judges and allow all of this to continue, I do not want to hear one beep from any Democrat in this message board. because you will be as guilty as all the Republicans that are now in power. So  be prepare to changed the rules and really shore this Democracy with laws that can be enforced.


Are you talking about packing the court?  Why would you think it is needed?  FDR found out it wasn't.

WP 09/24/2020 - FDR tried to pack the Supreme Court during the Depression. It was a disaster for him... 

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Not the worst thing in the world. 

If she gets in, she probably flip on Trump like Roberts has and become a moderate.

She wont owe Trump a thing when he loses except perhaps a Christmas card.

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@PhilipT605548 wrote:

Not the worst thing in the world. 

If she gets in, she probably flip on Trump like Roberts has and become a moderate.

She wont owe Trump a thing when he loses except perhaps a Christmas card.


This very well may happen.  She very well may use jurisprudence and respect precedence set by past Justices. She may fool tRump and not let her personal religious beliefs interfere with her constitutional obligations in making her decisions. One can only hope.


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And she will have to recuse herself from deciding the election if it comes to the Supremes.

 

She wasn't a Jurist at the time of the elections, and was nominated just before, or even after, so her vote would be in fact be partial and conditional. 

 

Her vote would indeed be a political favor for Trump.

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