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Seriously? An entire body of good work washed away by a deathbed wish? Itís not clear sheís wrong anyway given the precedent set 4 years ago with Scaliaís death. Itís all about grabbing power....not really much about the law.
Seriously. I didn't say 'washed away' but spat. As simple as that.
You are right. Not clear. So is it a power, or the principle, we are talking about now?

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It was, as meloncollie suggested, a joke. But at the same time, no one said it was bad......but perhaps worth a try as 9 men had already been the experience. Can one not suggest something new or must we always conform to rigid parameters.
Not sure she meant it as a joke, even though she publicly may have portrayed it as a joke. Speaking of the principle, again.

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Actually, if the Democrats take the senate, they could expand scotus to more than 9 judges and grant DC and Puerto Rico statehood. That could be interesting.
Sure - why not add Colombia to the mix as well? After all they have some nice products and the population very fond of the US. Unlike Venezuela - oh yes, they have the oil so why not take them as well?

Same like the previous comment to expand the Court membership. Why nine? Why not 99? or 999? or... the sky is the limit!

Just read another the Guardian's piece - speaking of power vs principle. And guess what - the article is all about the principle, save for her comment on her principled last wish...

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...l-donald-trump
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Old 21.09.2020, 20:17
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apparently her last wish was not to be replaced until elections - i.e not by Trump.
Even if Trump were to lose, he will still be president for a further 2 1/2 months.

Reality, people. Try it sometime.

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If it was bad to have nine male justices it would be equally bad to have nine female justices (as long as their sex was a reason for their election). Your notion invalidates itself immediately.
It was a joke made by RGB. It would be absurd, same way as it was with nine justices all males.
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Old 21.09.2020, 21:13
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Sure - why not add Colombia to the mix as well? After all they have some nice products and the population very fond of the US. Unlike Venezuela - oh yes, they have the oil so why not take them as well?

are Colombia or Venezuela unincorporated territories of the U.S??
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are Colombia or Venezuela unincorporated territories of the U.S??
Are they not?

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Old 21.09.2020, 21:32
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Are they not?

Surely you're joking...
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Surely you're joking...
One would hope so.
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Are they not?




they are not. your comment is a non sequitur
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Trump should get 4 more years, ram in many more conservative judges, divide the country a little more, break democratic norms at will.
It will give the US a taste of the medicine it has dished out ( in many cases forced ) across the world.
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Trump should get 4 more years, ram in many more conservative judges, divide the country a little more, break democratic norms at will.
It will give the US a taste of the medicine it has dished out ( in many cases forced ) across the world.
When you put it that way, hard to disagree. That is whatís happening. Of course we all mourn the losses our loved ones there will endure. Itís not completely their fault. Collateral damage they are.
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When you put it that way, hard to disagree. That is whatís happening. Of course we all mourn the losses our loved ones there will endure. Itís not completely their fault. Collateral damage they are.
99% of humanity is collateral damage thanks to the rapacious greed of the alpha males of our species.
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are Colombia or Venezuela unincorporated territories of the U.S??
Probably depends whether you believe in borders or not.
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Probably depends whether you believe in borders or not.
Or forced hysterectomies.
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Probably depends whether you believe in borders or not.
perhaps this better be asked to the deep states and co. - believing in borders when it suits them.
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perhaps this better be asked to the deep states and co. - believing in borders when it suits them.
Yes, ask the deep state. Let me know when you find them. Iíd start with the same hangouts as big foot, the lochness monster and unicorns.
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Yes, ask the deep state. Let me know when you find them. Iíd start with the same hangouts as big foot, the lochness monster and unicorns.
Also antifa.....donít forget about them.
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Yes, ask the deep state. Let me know when you find them. Iíd start with the same hangouts as big foot, the lochness monster and unicorns.
am not the one asking here anything, nor looking for anyone.
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am not the one asking here anything, nor looking for anyone.
Of course not. Just regurgitating dangerous, outlandish claims.
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Even if Trump were to lose, he will still be president for a further 2 1/2 months.

Reality, people. Try it sometime.

Tom
Yes, but it's been a long-held tradition in the US that a new Justice is not appointed until after a presidential election, when the Justice that is being replaced had passed away very close to the election.

And in 2016, Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell (a Republican) had blocked President Barack Obamaís nomination of a new Justice on the grounds that it was an election year. And it was only March at the time, so there were still many months to go before the actual election in November; whereas right now, we're literally just weeks away.
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And in 2016, Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell (a Republican) had blocked President Barack Obamaís nomination of a new Justice on the grounds that it was an election year. And it was only March at the time, so there were still many months to go before the actual election in November; whereas right now, we're literally just weeks away.
It's called a double standard. Democrats should know all about them.
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