Justice Scalia Found Dead of Natural Causes

Discussion in 'Politics' started by 3M-TA3, Feb 13, 2016.


  1. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey

    Justice Scalia, one of the few staunch defenders of the US Constitution, as been found dead of natural causes. My thoughts and prayers to his family and loved ones.
    Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch

    Unfortunately this means Obama will appoint a liberal justice in is place completely upsetting the balance. This is BAD, folks, really BAD.
     
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    If the senate has the stones there will be no confirmation before January. Maybe, just maybe ---
     
  3. duane

    duane Monkey++

    The only hope is that the Advise and Consent of the Senate, once selected by the states, will prevent anyone from being selected until after the presidential election. The selection of one or the other Bozo's, my apologies to the clowns, is now even more important.
     
  4. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    I have no doubt that Obama has someone waiting in the wings. The death of one of the justices was imminent and I can't see Obama being unprepared to advance his philosophy that the constitution is irrelevant to 2016 America
     
  5. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King Site Supporter

    Yeah...right.
    [cow]
     
  6. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++

    Ghrit is right. Let's not panic...they have to be approved and both houses are republican...hopefully they will delay and stall and...

    Why-oh-why do these SC Judges have these positions for life? I believe it's in the constitution but...doesn't make sense in this day and age, but having said that, I would be afraid to change it and set the precedent. - Rick
     
  7. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    There was talk of Hitlery setting Obummer to that seat if she won.
     
  8. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

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  9. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Continuity and stability. Smooths out transitory fad thinking. Sure makes sense to me on the court, and has since inception. (But not lifetimes for elected offices.)
     
  10. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    Deepest condolences to family and friends on his passing. Antonin Scalia was a National Treasure and Staunch defender of the Constitution.
     
  11. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey

  12. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    The clown in chief already has announced he will nominate a new justice.

    Justice Scalia is not even with his family for burial arrangements and barry is manoeuvring to take advantage of the death of a Man who is barry's superior on every level by any measurement.
     
  13. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Vale ArgleBargle Antonin Scalia.....one fewer Rock Chopper on the bench can't be a bad outcome can it?

    A liberal, Muslim, gay, transgender, atheist, feminist, pro choice, judge being appointed to the bench??? What could be so wrong about that??? ;)

    It was very thoughtful of Tony to shuffle off this mortal coil when he did. It will allow plenty of time for his replacement to be sitting on the bench, ready to swear Hillary in. :eek:
     
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  14. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    "A liberal, Muslim, gay, transgender, atheist, feminist, pro choice, judge being appointed to the bench??? What could be so wrong about that??? ;)"

    So you are now a US citizen?:)
     
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  15. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    And a lawyer?;)
     
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  16. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Can a SC Justice be seated using a recess appointment... much like they do with other types of postitions? Or does the Senate have to confirm him? Mitch O. has already stated the Senate will take no action on replacement, until after the next president is seated.
     
  17. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    No....I doubt I'd pass the "of good character" test....:ROFLMAO:

    I take your point.....being a slightly better lawyer than Kinqfish is no great recommendation. :p

    NB being Muslim and an atheist may seem a contradiction.....but I am confident that there are in fact many of them, closeting their lack of belief in a god that they publicly affirm......in some cases and places.....keeping their head attached to their shoulder depends upon it. :eek:
     
  18. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    There are no disbelievers in a society that kills disbelievers. To show a variance is to be culled.
     
  19. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++

    @kellory
    "There was talk of Hitlery setting Obummer to that seat if she won."
    A president going to the SC? I suppose it's legal (I dunno?) but even she would never be to get Obama confirmed :):)

    @chelloveck
    What's a 'Rock Chopper'?
    ...and if I was to write the Russian word 'person' in phonetic English, I would write it 'chelloveck', yes? So, you are of Russian decedent or a person from Russia?
    Rick
     
  20. DarkLight

    DarkLight I self identify as a Blackhawk Attack Helicopter! Site Supporter

    <redacted>

    I have apparently fallen victim to Al Gore's InterTubes yet again.
     
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