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RIP Antonin Scalia

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Nobody BHO nominates will be confirmed. EOS.
  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Holy shit.

    One of the Titans.
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  4. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Certainly a LIHOM.
  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Last Supreme Court opening during an election year was in 1968, when Arthur Goldberg resigned to become Ambassador to the United Nations after Adlai Stevenson died.

    President Johnson tried to move Abe Fortas up to chief justice, but the nomination was filibustered. Johnson's nominee for the vacancy was Homer Thornberry, who took Johnson's seat in Congress when LBJ was elected to the Senate. When Fortas' nomination was withdrawn, Thornberry had nowhere to go.

    Warren Burger was confirmed the following year after being nominated by Nixon.
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  6. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Killick and HanSenSE like this.
  7. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Ha, ha.

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  8. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    Scalia's final dissent. The possibility of a Trump presidency.
  9. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Oh, look. Board Conscience is here.
  10. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    I trust whatever Trump's reaction to today's news is, will further reveal him to be an absolute buffoon.
  11. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    Already, the far right on my Facebook feed is calling for no nominee until after the election.
  12. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    Yup. Obama could nominate Robert Bork and they'd block him. And yes, I know he's dead. You know what I meant.
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