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The Chief Justice Will Not be Retiring Today
The Supreme Court Nomination Blog ^ | 07/08/2005 03:07 PM EST | Marty Lederman

Posted on 07/08/2005 1:39:29 PM PDT by Checkers

according to Marty Lederman, anyway.


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KEYWORDS: badprediction; beltway; rehnquist; scotus
Way to go, Marty!

The Supreme Court Nomination Blog is your "go to" source for the latest on the SC---I'm sorry, I'm laughing too hard....!

1 posted on 07/08/2005 1:39:30 PM PDT by Checkers
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To: Checkers

Whoohoo! Bush gets two!


2 posted on 07/08/2005 1:40:35 PM PDT by SittinYonder (America is the Last Beach)
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To: Checkers

LOL!!! Now you tell them after the liberals have suffered heart attacks and seizures!


3 posted on 07/08/2005 1:40:55 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- J.C. for OK Governor in '06; Allen/Watts in 2008)
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To: SittinYonder

Now if we can get a couple of conservatives to replace them...


4 posted on 07/08/2005 1:43:24 PM PDT by Checkers (Gitmo has killed fewer people than Michael Schiavo.)
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To: PhiKapMom

THAT would be a double-back handed whiplash!!!


5 posted on 07/08/2005 1:44:26 PM PDT by Txsleuth (Mark Levin for Supreme Court Justice)
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To: PhiKapMom

I can't believe Marty still has this post up.


6 posted on 07/08/2005 1:44:37 PM PDT by Checkers (Gitmo has killed fewer people than Michael Schiavo.)
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To: Checkers

LOL. I'm very hopeful Bush will nominate originalists. I have faith that he will. His judicial nominations have been very good so far IMO.


7 posted on 07/08/2005 1:45:32 PM PDT by SittinYonder (America is the Last Beach)
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To: PhiKapMom
LOL!!! Now you tell them after the liberals have suffered heart attacks and seizures!

I'm scratching my head wondering how they're going to SPIN this in their favor, guess I'll wait to see what Dean and Kennedy have to say, when they sober up?

8 posted on 07/08/2005 1:45:38 PM PDT by Mister Baredog ((Minuteman at heart, couch potato in reality))
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To: Txsleuth

Marty Lederman = Baghdad Bob?


9 posted on 07/08/2005 1:45:42 PM PDT by Checkers (Gitmo has killed fewer people than Michael Schiavo.)
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To: PhiKapMom


I'm glad.

I want to sucker punch the democrats.... confirm one huge conservative, promote Scalia or Thomas, and then go for another huge conservative.



10 posted on 07/08/2005 1:48:03 PM PDT by onyx (Pope John Paul II - May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005 = SANTO SUBITO!)
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To: Txsleuth

LOL -- pretty soon the libs will be able to turn their heads all around with he is, he is not, he is! :)


11 posted on 07/08/2005 1:48:09 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- J.C. for OK Governor in '06; Allen/Watts in 2008)
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To: Checkers

How reliable or unreliable is this guy?


12 posted on 07/08/2005 1:49:21 PM PDT by kesg
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To: Checkers

This is just too funny! Guess we will know for sure when the President gets back.


13 posted on 07/08/2005 1:49:21 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- J.C. for OK Governor in '06; Allen/Watts in 2008)
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To: SittinYonder
I think he will also, based on his earlier record and based on his campaign promises. You can say some negative things about Bush but he does stay largely faithful to his rhetoric.
14 posted on 07/08/2005 1:49:23 PM PDT by Reagan79 (www.ird-renew.org)
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To: Mister Baredog

LOL!!! They may not be sober for the rest of the weekend!


15 posted on 07/08/2005 1:49:59 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- J.C. for OK Governor in '06; Allen/Watts in 2008)
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To: Checkers

Drudge is right now reporting that Rehinquist has retired, announcement will be made tonight.


16 posted on 07/08/2005 1:50:23 PM PDT by SittinYonder (America is the Last Beach)
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To: onyx

You and me both -- minute I found out Dr. Tom was sitting on Judiciary I started laughing. Dems are doomed at SCOTUS nominations.


17 posted on 07/08/2005 1:50:55 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- J.C. for OK Governor in '06; Allen/Watts in 2008)
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To: SittinYonder; Txsleuth

Looks like more whiplash! I am sitting here laughing at all of this and picturing Hillary and the RATs going bonkers.


18 posted on 07/08/2005 1:52:10 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- J.C. for OK Governor in '06; Allen/Watts in 2008)
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To: Reagan79

All the things I don't like about Bush - prescription drugs and spending, not securing the border etc. are pretty much things he told us he would or would not do. The things he told us he would do that I support him for - prosecuting the WOT, tax cuts, originalist judges - so far have been accurate.


19 posted on 07/08/2005 1:54:07 PM PDT by SittinYonder (America is the Last Beach)
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To: onyx

yup , I'm on the edge of MY seat , ... this is better than the last 10 laps of a NASCAR race , and I luv dat s**t


20 posted on 07/08/2005 1:54:31 PM PDT by Dad yer funny
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To: Dad yer funny


LOL, yeah, yeah, suuuuuuuure you are.


21 posted on 07/08/2005 1:55:01 PM PDT by onyx (Pope John Paul II - May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005 = SANTO SUBITO!)
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To: kesg

Dunno.

Ask him.

marty.lederman@comcast.net


22 posted on 07/08/2005 1:55:47 PM PDT by Checkers (Gitmo has killed fewer people than Michael Schiavo.)
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To: PhiKapMom

I think Rehnquist is gone today, and I think it's great. Can you imagine how bonkers they'll be going when we get two originalists in parallel hearings?


23 posted on 07/08/2005 1:55:59 PM PDT by SittinYonder (America is the Last Beach)
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To: PhiKapMom

I hate to break it to Marty, but I think his source just burned him.


24 posted on 07/08/2005 1:57:31 PM PDT by Checkers (Gitmo has killed fewer people than Michael Schiavo.)
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To: Checkers

"Parents, it's 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time. Do YOU know where YOUR Chief Justice is?"


25 posted on 07/08/2005 2:01:24 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (**AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT IS NOT SO MUCH "WHO" WE STAND FOR, BUT RATHER "WHAT" WE STAND FOR**)
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To: PhiKapMom

If'n we could just get one more to announce so the President would have a trifecta then both extremes of the political specter could go bonkers.... Malken has Drudge reporting who's source is anyones guess, maybe Novak who's source we have no idea..... Great rumor mongering.... don'tcha just love it....

I saw some article that now has four hispanics in the mix, three from Texas and Estrada..... LOL.


26 posted on 07/08/2005 2:01:29 PM PDT by deport
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To: PhiKapMom

Down in the (DU)mps:


http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x1611313


27 posted on 07/08/2005 2:02:05 PM PDT by Checkers (Gitmo has killed fewer people than Michael Schiavo.)
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To: SittinYonder

Bush gets 3 if he promotes Scalia to CJ.


28 posted on 07/08/2005 2:12:03 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: deport

I've been predicting Luttig for Chief Justice and McConnell for Associate Justice. But Bush is not the type of person to just appoint 2 white guys when a woman is retiring. So, I guess it will be Luttig for Chief and either a woman or a Hispanic for Associate.


29 posted on 07/08/2005 2:29:38 PM PDT by ChronicMA
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To: deport

ROFLOL!!! This circus is getting fun to watch -- stand back and watch both extremes go nuts!


30 posted on 07/08/2005 2:36:03 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- J.C. for OK Governor in '06; Allen/Watts in 2008)
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To: SittinYonder

This is going to be fun to watch! I cannot wait for the hearings and see Dr. Tom in action!


31 posted on 07/08/2005 2:37:15 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- J.C. for OK Governor in '06; Allen/Watts in 2008)
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To: Checkers

I think he got burned too -- it is even better this way because the Libs are going bonkers not knowing if it is true and then being hit with a Stevens retirement -- been sitting here laughing!


32 posted on 07/08/2005 2:38:31 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- J.C. for OK Governor in '06; Allen/Watts in 2008)
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To: ChronicMA

Dr. Coburn is saying William Pryor would be great, and I am thinking he will replace a woman with a woman -- Janice Brown would be perfect. That would be two they just confirmed off that list which would be hilarious to watch.


33 posted on 07/08/2005 2:40:02 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- J.C. for OK Governor in '06; Allen/Watts in 2008)
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To: Checkers

It is now 5:50 EDT and no retirement.

Drudge changed his headine briefly to say there would be an announcement tonight, but is now backing off and it just says "Report: Rehnquist to retire."

Looks like SCOTUS blog may be correct.

However, then again, Red State says this as an update:

"Update [2005-7-8 17:20:42 by Erick]: William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States, has retired. A White House statement is forthcoming. Should caveat this: A very good source says this."


34 posted on 07/08/2005 2:44:44 PM PDT by rwfromkansas (http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=rwfromkansas)
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To: PhiKapMom; All

Red State has updated and said the retirement has occurred......this is not confirmed by Drudge (who seems to be backing off the story) or any other place:

Red state update: "Update [2005-7-8 17:20:42 by Erick]: William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States, has retired. A White House statement is forthcoming. Should caveat this: A very good source says this."

He also said 2 other sources told him that, though no WH sources.


35 posted on 07/08/2005 2:46:59 PM PDT by rwfromkansas (http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=rwfromkansas)
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To: PhiKapMom
I cannot wait for the hearings and see Dr. Tom in action!

I have a feeling people across the nation will get to know him for the first time. I can't imagine he'll be tranquil.

36 posted on 07/08/2005 2:51:22 PM PDT by SittinYonder (America is the Last Beach)
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To: SittinYonder

You can be sure of that -- tranquil and Dr. Tom or Senator Inhofe for that matter, do not fit well in the same sentence!


37 posted on 07/08/2005 2:53:14 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- J.C. for OK Governor in '06; Allen/Watts in 2008)
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To: rwfromkansas

I think that source is right that he will be retiring and wouldn't surprise me that the President gets his letter upon return to the White House. That said, I am going out to finish mowing my lawn which means the announcement will occur momentarily since I delayed mowing to hear! :)


38 posted on 07/08/2005 2:54:35 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- J.C. for OK Governor in '06; Allen/Watts in 2008)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

How so?


39 posted on 07/08/2005 3:23:15 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: oblomov

Because he gets ONE new justice for O'Conner, TWO Scalia gets promoted to CJ instead of Rehnquist, THREE he gets to appoint another new justice to take Scalia's old spot. One, two, three solid conservatives, plus Thomas.

Now, if Stevens, Ginsburg, Kennedy, or Souter retires (or dies) he gets FOUR, FIVE, SIX & SEVEN. Wouldn't that be sweet? Breyer would have to write all the dissentions.


40 posted on 07/09/2005 10:18:26 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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