Justice Scalia Passes

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  1. 05r50

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    Makes November's election even more critical.
     
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    Chilling, but well said!
     
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    Yes...

    It's always been an issue, I seriously wish there were either term limits (they'd have to be long, like ten years) or age limits for the justices. I'm not sure having octogenarians (or near octagenerians) on the highest court is necessarily a good thing.

    And I wish the justices were nominated in a different manner--a single candidate put forth by the president makes the court a political crapshoot, dependent on when judges retire or die, which leads to a disproportionate impact on the judicial system and the country depending on how these things randomly occur.
     
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    Hmm, I had Ginsgurg in the dead pool... What a shame.
     
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    Trump is already in talks with Judge Judy. The ratings will be fabulous.
     
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    Judge Judy isn't old enough, she's only 73, that's a spring chicken to be a on the Supreme Court. She'd be way too young and frisky.

    He's going for Judge Wapner instead, he's 96, and had a solid reality TV background.
     
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    Damn it ! I had Ginsgurg in the Death pool.
     
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    This makes the election even more critical.
     
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    #10 Angib, Feb 14, 2016
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    I apologise in advance for linking to a comedy performance on the announcement of someone's death, but I think Peter Cook explained it right in the 1960s when comparing mining and judging as occupations:

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofUZNynYXzM"]Peter Cook - Experiences Down The Mine - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Sad for Justice Scalia's family and his passing. But!!!

    The thread needs a like button for punctuation.

    Don
     
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    Copy Cat... :lol:
     
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    He was intelligent, influential, interesting man . . .
    but he was also a bit of a piece of work.

    The Republicans are already clamoring to block any attempt
    for Obama to nominate and appoint a replacement, when

    "The Senate has never taken more than 125 days to vote on a
    successor from the time of nomination; on average, a nominee
    has been confirmed, rejected or withdrawn in 25 days."

    and he still has 360 days left in office. Republicans have recently succeeded in appointing
    a new SC judge in their last year in office...

    The house and senate have become extremely good at not doing things
    (blocking, filibustering, etc), so they'll probably succeed here, too.
     
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    ...and your point is?
     
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    Just some of my thoughts on the title of the thread
    Justice Scalia Passes
     
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    This is exactly why we need a different nomination process. Judges aren't picked by their qualifications, but by their political philosophy, which really runs counter to what they're supposed to be--impartial.

    And since it is a political appointee for life, it ends up having a disproportionate influence on the government as a whole, depending on timing, political leanings, and age of the appointee.
     
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    Im so dissapointed with this thread, I was hoping to read this finished as
    Justice Scalia Passes the sound barrier.
    boring..
     

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