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    Justice scalia dead

    http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/us-...nd-6828930.php


    What people are saying:

    From July 15 to September 6, the Senate will be in recess. If they don't confirm a justice by then, Obama will make a recess appointment.

    Before it comes up, the SCOTUS held in 2014 that the president has a right to make appointments during any recess 10 days or longer.

    To remain in effect, a recess appointment must be approved by the Senate by the end of the next session of Congress, or the position becomes vacant again; in current practice this means that a recess appointment must be approved by roughly the end of the next calendar year.

    But they'll play tricks by holding a 2 minute bs day like they had been to get around that power before. Exactly what Harry Reid did in 2007.

    Historically it has never taken more than like 3 months, though - it would have to take almost 4 times longer than even his last two appointments.


    Time taken from nomination by president to confirmation by senate:
    Kagan: 3 months
    Sotomayor: 2 months
    Alito: 2 months
    Meirs: withdrawn same month
    Roberts: 2 months (well, two attempts at one month each)
    Breyer: 2 months
    Ginsburg: 2 months
    Thomas: 3 months
    Souter: 3 months
    Kennedy: 3 months
    Bork: 3 months (rejected 1987)
    Scalia: 3 months
    Rehnquist: 3 months
    ...
    Iredel: 2 days (1790)
    So, modern times are all around 2-3 months.


    Longest time from nomination to resolution was 125 days. Obama has 342 left in office.



    Repubs say they want the next president to nominate the replacement.


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    Re: Justice scalia dead

    So does Obongo get to appoint another anti-gun gay liberal atheist Jew to replace him?

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    Re: Justice scalia dead

    Quote Originally Posted by EE_ View Post
    So does Obongo get to appoint another gay liberal atheist Jew to replace him?

    Probably.

    It's possible republicans could hold up the confirmation though. I don't know.

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    Re: Justice scalia dead

    Quote Originally Posted by vacuum View Post
    Probably.

    It's possibly republicans could hold up the confirmation though.
    They should!

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    Re: Justice scalia dead

    This is an election year for congress. The last thing they want is to support Obama's SCOTUS choice right before they are up for reelection.

    And then there's the theoretical possibility Obama could nominate himself:
    http://abovethelaw.com/2010/02/barac...supreme-court/

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    Re: Justice scalia dead

    At a party Friday.
    NOT down for breakfast Saturday morn.

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    Re: Justice scalia dead

    what great timing! -- so the leftist guerrillas can take another giant leap forward before mike and barry vacate white house

    will obomba break new ground and add a token protestant? zero representation despite being largest US religion...so I read

    http://www.kvia.com/news/breaking-su...marfa/37981652

    EL PASO -- An El Paso source close to Justice Antonin Scalia tells ABC-7 that the 79-year-old died in his sleep last night after a day of quail hunting at Cibolo Creek Ranch outside of Marfa, Texas.

    The Justice did not report feeling ill and retired to his room after dinner. The source, who was traveling with Scalia, told ABC-7 an El Paso priest has been called to Marfa.

    Scalia was the longest-serving current Justice on the Supreme Court. He was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986.

    Texas Governor Greg Abbott released the following statement:

    "Justice Antonin Scalia was a man of God, a patriot, and an unwavering defender of the written Constitution and the Rule of Law. He was the solid rock who turned away so many attempts to depart from and distort the Constitution. His fierce loyalty to the Constitution set an unmatched example, not just for judges and lawyers, but for all Americans. We mourn his passing, and we pray that his successor on the Supreme Court will take his place as a champion for the written Constitution and the Rule of Law. Cecilia and I extend our deepest condolences to his family, and we will keep them in our thoughts and prayers."

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    Re: Justice scalia dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Down1 View Post
    At a party Friday.
    NOT down for breakfast Saturday morn.
    Murdered?

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    Re: Justice scalia dead

    Quote Originally Posted by EE_ View Post
    So does Obongo get to appoint another anti-gun gay liberal atheist Jew to replace him?
    Probably, Ted Nugent, fits that description, IMO...

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