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Supreme Court Justice Stevens now says he'll be gone in July.
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Posted on 04/09/2010 7:35:40 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55

Per Foxnews Alert


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: johnpaulstevens; seeya; supreme
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1 posted on 04/09/2010 7:35:40 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

We need to start opposition research on any possible replacement NOW.


2 posted on 04/09/2010 7:36:08 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

Oh no, can’t he wait a few more years...


3 posted on 04/09/2010 7:36:16 AM PDT by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Stevens wrote a letter to Obama saying it would be best if he retired during Obama’s term.

Hmmmmmmmmmmm

I WONDER WHAT HE GOT TO STEP DOWN?????????????


4 posted on 04/09/2010 7:37:00 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ohiogrammy

He’s probably getting some sort of new Federal job lol.


5 posted on 04/09/2010 7:37:41 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ohiogrammy

I’m not sure an Obama nominee will make much of a difference. Stevens was incredibly liberal.


6 posted on 04/09/2010 7:37:51 AM PDT by MizSterious ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -JFK)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Good riddance you worthless old liberal coot...

Shame he'll be replaced by a young liberal, though.

7 posted on 04/09/2010 7:37:53 AM PDT by apillar
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To: ohiogrammy

Or even 5 months?

Though I doubt the Republicans would have the cajones to filibuster a SC nominee.


8 posted on 04/09/2010 7:37:57 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Some of us are wise, some of us are otherwise. -The Great One)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Good Lord, here we go.


9 posted on 04/09/2010 7:38:36 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: MizSterious

Yeah but he’ll be replaced with a younger liberal piece of trash.

Filibuster his nomination until the next election when we take over both houses of Congress.


10 posted on 04/09/2010 7:38:51 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Dan Nunn

No - there must be something in the water in DC that softens Republicans’ spines.

Thank God for the exceptions, though.


11 posted on 04/09/2010 7:39:42 AM PDT by cvq3842 (Freedom is worth fighting for.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

This will place the confirmation process front and center for the election.


12 posted on 04/09/2010 7:39:44 AM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: Dan Nunn

This is not what Specter asked for either.

Specter said he wanted to wait until the Obamacare intensity died down.

Sorry Arlen.... lol


13 posted on 04/09/2010 7:39:56 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: apillar

Make that replaced with a marxist.


14 posted on 04/09/2010 7:40:03 AM PDT by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: Norman Bates

Interesting....

That’s why I say we should start opposition research on Diane Wood now.


15 posted on 04/09/2010 7:40:42 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

Of course he is retiring in July. Gotta get that new nominee in before REPUBLICANS TAKE OVER CONGRESS.


16 posted on 04/09/2010 7:41:01 AM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

I’m ready to take my chances with Kagan, not Wood.


17 posted on 04/09/2010 7:42:03 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: ConservativeMan55

If it’s a younger piece of trash, then Barak’s ol’ buddy Arlen is going to be ticked. Some said he was promised a spot on the USSC for being a turncoat.


18 posted on 04/09/2010 7:42:18 AM PDT by MizSterious ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -JFK)
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To: ConservativeMan55; All

Well crap.

He knows he has to get out now.


19 posted on 04/09/2010 7:42:36 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: ConservativeMan55
If the Republicans had a lick of sense, they would filibuster the next Obama appointee and leave the seat unfilled until 2012, just like democrats did President Bush's lower federal court nominees during his last two years in office.

Unfortunately, they have Snow, Collins, McCain, and Grahmnesty drooling all over themselves to approve any marxist that Obama sends their way.

20 posted on 04/09/2010 7:42:52 AM PDT by apillar
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To: ConservativeMan55
I WONDER WHAT HE GOT TO STEP DOWN?????????????

A Scooter and a self-recharging hearing aid?

vaudine

21 posted on 04/09/2010 7:43:13 AM PDT by vaudine (,,)
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To: ohiogrammy
Oh no, can’t he wait a few more years...

Stevens is the most liberal member of the court. He's not going to let a Republican replace him.

22 posted on 04/09/2010 7:43:15 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: 9YearLurker

That’s why I think Obama will nominate Wood.

Chicago politics at its best.


23 posted on 04/09/2010 7:43:39 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: BradtotheBone

Well, the justices frequently leave at the end of the Supreme Court term in late June or early July. Then their replacements can be confirmed by the traditional 1st Monday in October start of the new term.

If things go smoothly that’s what happens. See if Obama has the stomach for a big battle over getting someone very very liberal confirmed this year.


24 posted on 04/09/2010 7:43:49 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: ConservativeMan55

Only 4 months to stonewall on his replacement,until Senate elections - in a normal govt procedure to turnover USSC

But I doubt the reds (the real reds, who posture in blue states) will honor process anymore than they have done to date

the manipulation swan-song Reid and obama will use to speedily install a replacement, will be another Constitutional debacle


25 posted on 04/09/2010 7:43:56 AM PDT by silverleaf (Karl Marx was NOT one of America's Founding Fathers)
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To: ConservativeMan55
I WONDER WHAT HE GOT TO STEP DOWN?????????????

He got ninety years old.

One douchebag liberal out, a new douchebag liberal in.

26 posted on 04/09/2010 7:44:00 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
This is great news. Obama will put in a communist judge and cause a big fight right before the elections. The one thing we don't want Obama to do is pivot. Keep him fighting on the left up until November and keep the voters mad as heck.
27 posted on 04/09/2010 7:44:35 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Non-Sequitur

By the way.. I see Barney Frank will not see reeelection


28 posted on 04/09/2010 7:45:03 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ohiogrammy
I was under the impression that he had died a few years ago but the Dems were doing a Weekend at Bernie's pretending he was still alive until a Dem became president.

Seriously, I expected him to retire very soon after Obama's inaguration. I'm surprised he lasted more than a year.

29 posted on 04/09/2010 7:45:03 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Obamacare: The 2010 version of the Intolerable Acts.)
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To: MizSterious

Arlen was promised a position on the Scottish Supreme Court because of his “expertise” in Scots law.


30 posted on 04/09/2010 7:45:24 AM PDT by neocon1984
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To: ConservativeMan55

I wonder if Obama will name himself to the court.


31 posted on 04/09/2010 7:45:44 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Mitt Romney: He's from Harvard, and he's here to help.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

But good enough oppo could then lead him to offer up Kagan instead.


32 posted on 04/09/2010 7:45:56 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: ConservativeMan55

Stevens...Barney Frank...Stupak...as the ship sinks.

God help us - as bad as Stevens is- we can be assured the next one will be a real radical.


33 posted on 04/09/2010 7:46:03 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: 9YearLurker

Honestly I don’t want anybody Obama would nominate.

Oh great I’m watching Fox.. and Chris Wallace says
Obama wants someone with “life experience” like maybe a “politician”


34 posted on 04/09/2010 7:48:00 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: SE Mom

So isn’t it interesting that Barney Frank is now retiring from his seat.

Just in time for Obama to nominate him to the Supreme Court?


35 posted on 04/09/2010 7:48:48 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Dan Nunn
I doubt the Republicans would have the cajones to filibuster a SC nominee.

Why not?
Is the nominee is yet another radical left Marxist. Filibuster 0bozo's nominee till kingdom come.

36 posted on 04/09/2010 7:48:57 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: ConservativeMan55

Hill?


37 posted on 04/09/2010 7:49:29 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: ConservativeMan55

Is Bart Stupak a possibility?

The timing of the two announcements is suspicious.


38 posted on 04/09/2010 7:50:32 AM PDT by kidd
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To: ConservativeMan55
Obama wants someone with “life experience” like maybe a “politician”

“Like experience” like community organizing?

39 posted on 04/09/2010 7:50:35 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: ConservativeMan55
The nuttier the replacement Obama nominates, the worse the confirmation hearings will be for the Democrats right before the congressional elections.

The timing is great for the Republicans. He either has to go with a milquetoast run-of-the-mill statist for an easy confirmation or he goes for a full monty marxist and kills his party in the elections.

Huffington Post already lists Cass Sunstein as a "strong contender" - that one would be fun!

Hey crackhead, why don't you nominate your buddy Cornel West, so we can really have it out!

40 posted on 04/09/2010 7:50:46 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

He wants to be replaced before the new congress.


41 posted on 04/09/2010 7:51:15 AM PDT by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=taxes delayed")
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To: ConservativeMan55

Ha! With all the Dems ‘retiring’ because they couldn’t get re-elected, I bet the WH has been inundated with hints. Can you imagine the uproar if he named Stupak!?!


42 posted on 04/09/2010 7:51:17 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

Naw he likes her as Secretary of State.

She’s been out of the way. she wouldn’t take it.

She wants to take on Obama in 2012.


43 posted on 04/09/2010 7:51:17 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: dead

Cass Sunstein?? LOL


44 posted on 04/09/2010 7:52:30 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: MizSterious
If it’s a younger piece of trash, then Barak’s ol’ buddy Arlen is going to be ticked. Some said he was promised a spot on the USSC for being a turncoat.

Arlen's a old dried up whore. He's lucky if he gets cab fare home.

45 posted on 04/09/2010 7:53:04 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

John Paul Stevens was placed on the SCOTUS by Gerald Ford. I remember Ford saying that he had read Steven’s briefs written while Stevens sat on a Federal Appealate Court and Ford emphasized that he concurred with Stevens’ written opinions. It was readily apparent that Steven’s was a leftist/liberal, and this misguided high court selection gave candidate Ronald Reagan more political traction against the bumbling Ford.

I don’t think anyone is surprised that Stevens would retire during the Obama administration. I always believed that Steven’s was more than a bit disingenous when he claimed that he was a “Conservative” on the Court. Moreover, I think that Stevens wanted to time this while Obama has a strong majority in the Senate, so Obama can get another “wise latina” type choice through this radical body. Perhaps Stevens’ believes that Obama would have to select a more “moderate” liberal if the GOP picked up another 8 or 9 seats in the next Senate elections.


46 posted on 04/09/2010 7:54:29 AM PDT by AdvisorB (Obamatude could be defined by Blago as something tangible, but not quite as tangible as JJJ's offer.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
By the way.. I see Barney Frank will not see reeelection.

I understand he's staying in D.C. though. He doesn't want to leave his boyfriend's behind.

47 posted on 04/09/2010 7:54:30 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: ConservativeMan55

When people finally get deadly serious about removing the marxist tyrants, options will become available to remove even the marxist SC justices from their positions of power over the people of this nation. This will be done through either the need to fill a newly “vacated” seat or through the irrelevancy of the position in the context of certain states and the people of those states.


48 posted on 04/09/2010 7:54:46 AM PDT by myself6
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To: ConservativeMan55

Justice Stevens was Jerry Ford’s worst mistake; a truly stupid appointment made over the objections of conservatives by a go-along, get-along politician who had been in DC far too long.


49 posted on 04/09/2010 7:54:58 AM PDT by laconic
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OH yes, just before the Nov elections we will get to point out the C/F/S drive by the Dummies.

Thanks Stevens. Free campaign material!


50 posted on 04/09/2010 7:55:31 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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