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Schumer says No More Judges for Bush
LifeSiteNews.com ^ | July 30, 2007 | Peter J. Smith

Posted on 07/31/2007 4:13:21 AM PDT by monomaniac

Schumer says No More Judges for Bush

By Peter J. Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 30, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - President Bush can expect to make no more Supreme Court judicial appointments "except in extraordinary circumstances" according to Senate Judiciary Chairman Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

"We should reverse the presumption of confirmation. The Supreme Court is dangerously out of balance," Schumer said Friday at the American Constitution Society convention in Washington. "We cannot afford to see Justice Stevens replaced by another Roberts, or Justice Ginsburg by another Alito."

Schumer and other Democrats fear that another justice like Justice Alito could presage the demise of Roe v. Wade and lead to a decidedly 6-3 conservative court, instead of the current 5-4 court, with Justice Anthony Kennedy often acting as a wild card.

Schumer says that he regrets the confirmation of Alito to the Supreme Court, since his replacement of retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has tipped the Court's precarious 5-4 split more towards the conservative side. Schumer called it one of the "greatest failings" of his career as a senator and claimed President Bush "hoodwinked" Senate Democrats into allowing a vote on Alito.

"Alito shouldn't have been confirmed," Schumer said. "I should have done a better job. My colleagues said we didn't have the votes, but I think we should have twisted more arms and done more."

Justice Samuel Alito's confirmation process is, however, already considered to have been one of the most grueling gone through by any Supreme Court nominee. His confirmation proceeded after arm-twisting from Sen. Ted Kennedy forced Mrs. Alito to break down in tears at the judicial hearings, creating a public embarrassment for the Democratic party.

President Bush may still have the opportunity to fill another vacancy on the court, since Justice John Paul Stevens is 87, and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 74. However, since both justices are pro-abortion and leftist, they are likely, barring ill health or sudden death, to attempt to hold off retirement until the election of a Democratic President.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 110th; abortion; alito; bush; democrats; ginsburg; judicialnominees; prolife; putz; schmuck; schumer; scotus; senate; stevens
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1 posted on 07/31/2007 4:13:23 AM PDT by monomaniac
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To: monomaniac

Better yet, how about no more Schumer for US.


2 posted on 07/31/2007 4:17:04 AM PDT by Clam Digger
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To: monomaniac

5-4 is “dangerously out of balance” ???


3 posted on 07/31/2007 4:17:22 AM PDT by Disturbin (America! America! God shed His grace on thee)
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To: monomaniac

Of course, that’s assuming a democrat wins the White House next year. How long can those two oldsters “hang on” when Fred Thompson will probably serve eight years as president?


4 posted on 07/31/2007 4:18:32 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum)
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To: Disturbin
Schumer is dangerously out of balance.
5 posted on 07/31/2007 4:23:24 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: monomaniac

A quick toss of a banana peel in John Paul and Ruth’s path would take care of this little problem.


6 posted on 07/31/2007 4:24:37 AM PDT by albie
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To: Disturbin
5-4 is “dangerously out of balance” ???

Only a court packed with leftist loonies would be "in balance" according to idiots like Schumer.

This attitude just proves how far left and radical the Democratic party has become. 25 years ago, an appointment of a sound, intelligent man like Alito would not have ruffled any feathers on either side of the aisle. Now, unless an appointee tows the radical liberal line, he is see by the Demoncrats as unfit.

7 posted on 07/31/2007 4:26:04 AM PDT by fwdude
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To: monomaniac

I sure hope that the GoP metes out as much resistance on judges as the Dems did, if Hillary gets elected.


8 posted on 07/31/2007 4:26:11 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: albie
A quick toss of a banana peel in John Paul and Ruth’s path would take care of this little problem.

Given what Chucklehead said, I wonder if there is any connection between him and his minions (don't forget the criminal acts by his staffers) and the fact that Chief Justice Roberts had an "accident."

Mark

9 posted on 07/31/2007 4:26:40 AM PDT by MarkL (Listen, Strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government)
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To: monomaniac
The latest Poll shows Supreme Ct has 40% Good/Excellent; 35% Fair and 23% Poor ratings. Schumer is a hack..!
10 posted on 07/31/2007 4:28:13 AM PDT by Jay Howard Smith (Retired(25yrNCO)Military)
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To: monomaniac
It never ceases to amaze me how liberals presume that everything must stay the way it is - that is is natural for the court to lean in their favor and that for it to go the other way is unnatural and must be stopped.

If Stevens retires or dies, then naturally he must be replaced with someone liberal like he is - there can be no other choice. Unbelievable!

11 posted on 07/31/2007 4:29:11 AM PDT by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: monomaniac

The Senate and House are dangerously out of balance.


12 posted on 07/31/2007 4:29:13 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: monomaniac

I didn’t realize Stevens was 87, you would think he would have retired long ago. There was a Republican mistake appointing him, before my time but Ford surely messed up with him. Schumer will do a “weekend at bernies” on Stevens if he has to, in order to keep abortion legal. Shoomy is scared to death Bush will get another appointee and end this dark stain on our nation’s conscience.


13 posted on 07/31/2007 4:29:53 AM PDT by WildcatClan (Hunter '08)
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To: Brilliant
"I sure hope that the GoP metes out as much resistance on judges as the Dems did, if Hillary gets elected."

Don't hold your breath. Republicans believe in the Constitution, Democrats don't.

14 posted on 07/31/2007 4:30:10 AM PDT by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: monomaniac

Hopefully the voters won’t get stupid and vote D in 2008..


15 posted on 07/31/2007 4:34:29 AM PDT by rahbert
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To: monomaniac

What I don’t understand is that Schumer has a problem with Ginsberg. I thought she was his type.


16 posted on 07/31/2007 4:35:25 AM PDT by chopperman
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To: albie

funny!


17 posted on 07/31/2007 4:35:54 AM PDT by Muzzle_em (A proud warrior of the Pajamahadeen)
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To: Brilliant
I sure hope that the GoP metes out as much resistance on judges as the Dems did, if Hillary gets elected.

The GOP will fold, surrender, and grovel before any confrontation.
Have we not learned the hard way that the dead and the virtual
perform their function better than the GOP.


18 posted on 07/31/2007 4:36:00 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: monomaniac

And the Dems claim that W is power hungry.


19 posted on 07/31/2007 4:36:50 AM PDT by CaptRon (Pedicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: Brilliant
I sure hope that the GoP metes out as much resistance on judges as the Dems did, if Hillary gets elected.

They did during the last year of the Clinton administration. But they weren't as blatant about it, nor did they come out and say they wouldn't confirm a Supreme Court justice.

In any case, President Bush can always recess appoint judges if necessary. If a Republican wins in 2008 then they can be renominated.

20 posted on 07/31/2007 4:40:02 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur (Save Fredericksburg. Support CVBT.)
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To: monomaniac

i’m more than than tired of democraps that are constantly working against the united states.

at the same time i’m tired of defending republicans that don’t seem to have the will to stand up for themselves.


21 posted on 07/31/2007 4:40:02 AM PDT by ken21
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To: WildcatClan
It is the DUTY of the Senate to confirm the nominees of the President.

The object of appointing the justices for life and the President making the nomination was to secure an unbiased, non political minded court to interpret the Constitution for ALL people of the USA.

The idea that a court would even consider "murdering" babies as a proper interpretation of the Constitution is absurd.

LIFE, liberty and the pursuit of Happiness is the "Order" of our God given rights. To say I have the freedom to murder the life of another living human being in my womb is to deny that living human being all rights. Absurd!

22 posted on 07/31/2007 4:41:08 AM PDT by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: WildcatClan
Schumer will do a “weekend at bernies” on Stevens if he has to, in order to keep abortion legal.

Just like the Dems are doing with Senator Johnson from South Dakota, who has been out of action since suffering a stroke last summer!

23 posted on 07/31/2007 4:51:05 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: rahbert
A woman and black on the Dem ticket will have millions rushing to the polls just because a woman and black are on the ticket. Republican voters and candidates better bring their “A” game up to and on election day. If not, we'd better get used to saying President Clinton again. It would take decades to recover from that scenario.
24 posted on 07/31/2007 4:53:01 AM PDT by lapdog
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To: monomaniac
Schumer says that he regrets the confirmation of Alito to the Supreme Court, since his replacement of retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has tipped the Court's precarious 5-4 split more towards the conservative side. Schumer called it one of the "greatest failings" of his career as a senator and claimed President Bush "hoodwinked" Senate Democrats into allowing a vote on Alito.

This is actually a pretty fascinating admission by one of the lead Democrat junkyard dogs that Bush, the alleged moron of the WH, misled the brilliant thinkers on the left!!

It is to laugh!! Notice how Democrats are increasingly becoming the "do-over" party!!???

25 posted on 07/31/2007 5:05:30 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Especially when there is a camera around.


26 posted on 07/31/2007 5:13:04 AM PDT by GeorgefromGeorgia
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To: monomaniac

Schumer lies. He knew who Roberts and Alito were, and couldn’t find an excuse or the votes to block them. He doesn’t want balance, he wants nine Ginsburgs. If it wasn’t for demagoguery, he wouldn’t have a job.


27 posted on 07/31/2007 5:22:38 AM PDT by FlyVet
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To: monomaniac
What a schmuck that guy is.
28 posted on 07/31/2007 5:30:02 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Rummyfan
Just like the Dems are doing with Senator Johnson from South Dakota, who has been out of action since suffering a stroke last summer!

I wish someone could explain to me what the state law says in this event. I have yet to see how this is even reasonably plausible or legal for the constituents of that district. If it was a conservative, the Dems would be screaming bloody murder and filing lawsuits.

29 posted on 07/31/2007 5:32:26 AM PDT by doodad
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To: monomaniac

This guy is dangerous.


30 posted on 07/31/2007 5:33:16 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: monomaniac
Schumer is proposing that the Constitution simply be ignored when there's a chance to play personal politics.

People like Chuckey should not be allowed to participate in public life ~ send him back.

31 posted on 07/31/2007 5:39:22 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: monomaniac

Umm, Mr. Schumer, can you please cite the Constitutional basis or historical precedent for attempting to maintain some ideological balance in the Supreme Court? Or are you just a hyper-partisan hack with no substantive ideas whatsoever?


32 posted on 07/31/2007 5:42:14 AM PDT by Teacher317
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To: monomaniac

No more cameras for Chuckie.


33 posted on 07/31/2007 5:43:47 AM PDT by rod1 (uake)
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To: monomaniac
Based on butthead Schumer’s statement, every Republican now serving in the Senate who will be there after the ‘08 election should vow to filibuster any judicial nomination sent up by Hillary/Obama, whether it be for the Supreme Court or right down to a local Justice of the Peace. If the ‘Rats can deny a Republican President selections to the courts, so should the ‘Pubs do to a ‘Rat President.
34 posted on 07/31/2007 5:49:21 AM PDT by chimera
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To: monomaniac
I think it is time to begin the campaign against Schumer, the GOP must invest what ever resources necessary to defeat him in his next election, he also is way over due for a complete examination of HIS behavior, time look up his ass with a spotlight to see if his hat is on straight, Chuckie is very dirty.
35 posted on 07/31/2007 5:58:37 AM PDT by Rumplemeyer
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To: monomaniac
No judge for you! (finger snap)


36 posted on 07/31/2007 6:08:27 AM PDT by NRA1995 (To Congress and Mr. President: This is OUR country, and don't you forget it!)
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To: monomaniac
Those libs just HATE the Constitution's balance of power.


37 posted on 07/31/2007 6:10:17 AM PDT by bannie (The Good Guys cannot win when they're the only ones to play by the rules.)
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To: monomaniac
It's Schmucky the Clown Time.


38 posted on 07/31/2007 6:18:14 AM PDT by steelyourfaith
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To: monomaniac

Who the hell does he think he is? This is one arrogant, pompous ass. I say to him: “No more paychecks for him until he gets some work done instead of doing nothing but bashing the President and Judges the President puts up there. Then maybe he can have his paycheck becuase h e finally did some work for a change.” I’m sick of these self serving arrogant holier than thou people like Schumer. No wonder people get sick...the garbage they have to go through during confirmation hearings and the like from these sour old windbags would make anyone sick. Schumer better pray for a better heart. He’s nasty. It’s his way or the highway. What a giant loser


39 posted on 07/31/2007 6:23:22 AM PDT by cubreporter ( Rush has done more for our country from where he sits than anyone will ever know.)
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To: monomaniac

Schumer has just admitted his intent to subvert the Constitutional process (what a shock!?) and should be considered for censure in the Senate — and impeachment if he pursues this course of action without cause.

Fat chance that will happen. The Liberals are intent on causing a “Constitutional crisis” in order to further erode (or completely destroy) those rights reserved to the states and to the people, so that they may obtain ALL power ingoverning the affairs of the United States.

According to Liberals at this point in our history the position of the “loyal opposition” is foolish and dangerous. Beware the rise of Queen Hillary I — aka Chancellor Hitlery Rodham.


40 posted on 07/31/2007 6:25:18 AM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction.)
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To: Brilliant

They gave Ruth “Buzzy” Ginsberg a pass. I don’t see anything changing with our Senatewimps.


41 posted on 07/31/2007 6:29:56 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but DemocRATs believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: monomaniac

F*ck Shumer.


42 posted on 07/31/2007 6:33:52 AM PDT by FortWorthPatriot
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To: Rummyfan

Schumer would dig up Thurgood Marshall and confirm him, if he could. “Throw out yer’ liberal brains, we need more liberal brains” Schumer has been heard shouting under the windows of hospices in New York. Rolling his cart slowly, and desperately searching the streets before dawn, he hopes to find a morning’s catch of abbey normals.


43 posted on 07/31/2007 6:38:50 AM PDT by small voice in the wilderness ( Bumper sticker idea: Hillary/Obama Nation '08. Let the desolation begin)
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To: albie

Albie worote:”A quick toss of a banana peel in John Paul and Ruth’s path would take care of this little problem.”


Not too smart a comment when it comes to SCOTUS Justices, Since even a veiled threat would be taken seriously by the authorities. To each his own, I guess.


44 posted on 07/31/2007 6:44:40 AM PDT by BritExPatInFla
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To: Sacajaweau
It is the DUTY of the Senate to confirm the nominees of the President. Remeber that when there is a Dem President pushing 'liberal' justices for the SC

The object of appointing the justices for life and the President making the nomination was to secure an unbiased, non political minded court to interpret the Constitution for ALL people of the USA.

By your line of reasoning, Presidents would have to appoint Justices who are both in favor and against abortion, capital punishment, etc. The President, at the time, pushes justices who follow his/her agenda. The Senate, if under a majority of the opposing party, fights for a more 'moderate' appointee.
45 posted on 07/31/2007 6:50:28 AM PDT by BritExPatInFla
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To: BritExPatInFla

Yeh, and who died and made Chucky God?


46 posted on 07/31/2007 6:53:20 AM PDT by JaneNC
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To: JaneNC

Chucky ain’t god, but Bush has to send his apponitees through Chucky to get ‘em approved. Unless he tries the “Recess Appointment’ end run again.


47 posted on 07/31/2007 6:59:37 AM PDT by BritExPatInFla
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To: Brilliant
Brilliant wrote:
I sure hope that the GoP metes out as much resistance on judges as the Dems did, if Hillary gets elected.

Ha ha, ya think????

Fearless prediction (and you read it here first):
If the Pubbies _do_ put up resistance to Hillary's court picks, watch the 'rats roll out "the nuclear option", and make it stick.

With one "modification":
Any 'rat imposition of The Nuclear Option in the Senate will self-expire at the end of the current Senate term, so it could never be used by a _Republican_ Senate.

- John

48 posted on 07/31/2007 7:00:15 AM PDT by Fishrrman
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To: SW6906
Don't hold your breath. Republicans believe in the Constitution, Democrats don't.

Republicans play softball (and throw like girls), Democrats play hardball.

Remember, GOP stands for "Gutless Old Party."

49 posted on 07/31/2007 7:14:11 AM PDT by Logophile
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To: chimera
If the ‘Rats can deny a Republican President selections to the courts, so should the ‘Pubs do to a ‘Rat President.

True enough, but we all know that the 'Pubbies are the "Doormat Party" and lack the spine or the Constitutional principles to actually stand up to the Dems.

Just won't happen!

50 posted on 07/31/2007 9:27:20 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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