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A SCOTUS 'fix' in the works?: Liberals are pressuring Justices Ginsburg and Breyer to retire
American Thinker ^ | 03/15/2014 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 03/15/2014 11:39:38 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Edited on 03/15/2014 11:52:04 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Democrats should be rooting for an audience of two to be similarly over-interpreting the results [of the FL 13 special election]: Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. If the justices previously believed it a safe bet that they would be replaced by mainstream liberal justices when they retire, perhaps now they'll realize their only reasonable course of action is to retire this spring, pending confirmed replacements.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: scotus

1 posted on 03/15/2014 11:39:39 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

They really want this before they lose the senate.

I think unless all the winners on our side are Tea Party type conservatives, Bitch McConnell would approve anyone Barrycades puts up.


2 posted on 03/15/2014 11:41:24 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I believe that too many Democrats from red states have to stand for election this year to make this a viable option. Will they be willing to commit political suicide in order to confirm a liberal justice? Doubtful. A lame duck strategy may be more likely, but the Republicans could probably delay a vote in that scenario.


3 posted on 03/15/2014 11:45:58 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: SeekAndFind

Must get it done before they lose the senate!


4 posted on 03/15/2014 11:49:00 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: SeekAndFind

Figured this one was coming.

Sure enough...

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5 posted on 03/15/2014 11:50:54 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: SeekAndFind
Deval Patrick will need something to do now that he's not going to be governor of Massatwosits (Obamaspeak). Obama would nominate him because he's a moonbat's moonbat.


6 posted on 03/15/2014 11:56:42 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: LostInBayport

I could see Obama nominating himself with 3 months left in his term. Mitchey would be afraid to be called racist by refusing to let him have the lateral move.


7 posted on 03/15/2014 12:07:23 PM PDT by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Let the moslem illegal alien ENEMY COMBATANT appoint whoever he wants to the Supreme Court.

He can appoint SpongeBob Squarepants for all I care.

Once he’s revealed as having 7 SSNs, forged Hawaii birth certificate, and ISN’T A CITIZEN of any type, all his actions will be null and void.


8 posted on 03/15/2014 12:07:55 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Ginsberg will never let go


9 posted on 03/15/2014 12:12:11 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hopefully Breyer’s and Ginsburg’s sense of self importance will cause them to disregard this pressure from liberals. Why should they put an end to their brilliant careers just to allow some no name replacement get in there.


10 posted on 03/15/2014 12:15:17 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
If the Democrats lose the Senate in November, Obama can still pick almost anyone, as long as he or she is a minority, and get that person confirmed.

I've always thought that Thurgood Marshall retired when he did because he assumed President Bush would be re-elected, because of his extremely high approval ratings right after the Gulf War. If he had stayed on until his death, Clinton would have replaced him with a black liberal. Instead, Clarence Thomas got the seat.

11 posted on 03/15/2014 12:23:11 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: SeekAndFind

If the Pubbies DO NOT stop this dead in its tracks, we’re dead.

Let the SCOTUS work short-handed until 2014.


12 posted on 03/15/2014 12:41:42 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t know about Breyer, but the rumor is that Ginsburg plans to stay in office until she dies, unless she can be replaced by a Republican. This is because she is very afraid of who Obama might appoint to her seat.

Specifically, that he will appoint a justice who is antisemitic and anti-Israel. She has a pretty good idea of who the candidates might be who would replace her, and she doesn’t like them.


13 posted on 03/15/2014 12:42:59 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: LostInBayport

Why do you scare me like that. While I would be thrilled to get him out of Mass, unleashing his ilk on the country is just not fair.


14 posted on 03/15/2014 12:45:28 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Defiant

Are you kidding me? He would have to work.


15 posted on 03/15/2014 12:46:05 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Dick Bachert
If the Pubbies DO NOT stop this dead in its tracks, we’re dead

You're kidding, right?

Do you know how many Republicans voted against Ginsburg?

16 posted on 03/15/2014 12:47:41 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. H)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

“Ginsberg will never let go”

“The Pelican Brief” except there will be no Darby Shaw...


17 posted on 03/15/2014 12:48:38 PM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If Ruth Bader Ginsberg retires, Obama will have to replace her with another feminist extremist, or risk the wrath of the Democrats’ feminist-extremist wing.

Such women routinely believe that the right to abortion should not end with the birth of a baby, and they also tend to be extremely outspoken — a combination of characteristics not ideal for a successful confirmation hearing. So unless a potential Supreme Court nominee exists who’s both an extreme feminist and at the same time a shrinking violet, Obama and the Democrats would be better off if Ruth Bader Ginsburg remains on the bench.

As for Justice Breyer, could his retirement fail to set off a full-scale campaign by the powerful LGBT lobby for Obama to nominate America’s first openly gay Supreme Court justice? Obama should be urging Justice Breyer to remain with Justice Ginsberg on the bench, even if they’re so old they can’t keep from drooling all over it.


18 posted on 03/15/2014 12:52:19 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: Vermont Lt

Easiest job in the world. Figures out what the liberal result is, votes for that, has another justice write the opinion, goes out and makes speeches and collects lots of dough. He would love it. Naming himself UN General Secretary, that might be tougher.


19 posted on 03/15/2014 12:54:26 PM PDT by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: LyinLibs

Once he’s revealed as having 7 SSNs, forged Hawaii birth certificate, and ISN’T A CITIZEN of any type, all his actions will be null and void.
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Seven SSN’s? Huh?

How? When?


20 posted on 03/15/2014 1:14:20 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (luke 6:38)
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To: LyinLibs

Those are virtually facts right now, but those who don’t want to admit it won’t because they don’t have to. No one is dragging them to a courtroom for testimony under oath. The lie has worked because so many other people have based their own careers and credibility on it. This happened because both parties have allowed it to happen. Barack’s background check alone, as a candidate, should have excluded him from consideration. You better believe that Pelosi knows the whole story, but she likes her place in influence the lie has provided. Holder knows as well, but again, the lie has allowed him to reach historic status as the first black atty general, so, you know he’s not going to say anything. The IRS or NSA may have been used to pull republican skeletons out of closets long enough to be used as a threat against becoming ‘too talkative’.


21 posted on 03/15/2014 1:41:44 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Truth is a Weapon

Especially if they judge their replacements by the past two replacements.


22 posted on 03/15/2014 1:45:14 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Secret Agent Man; All

And if patriots and former Obama supporters can exercise their voting muscle to win 2/3 conservative supermajority control of both Houses of Congress in 2014 elections, then Congress can “pressure” even more activist justices to retire.


23 posted on 03/15/2014 1:48:14 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: TLI

At least they admit that losing the Senate is pretty much a certain thing. They know the American people are not feeling what they are selling.


24 posted on 03/15/2014 1:51:59 PM PDT by sgt_lau
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To: SeekAndFind

If I were Ginsburg or Breyer, I’d bump up my personal security. The ‘Rats are desperate to get them replaced before they lose the Senate and, especially, the Presidency. I don’t think they’d stop at suasion or even extorsion to make them see the light.


25 posted on 03/15/2014 1:54:16 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: lee martell

“Barack’s background check alone, as a candidate, should have excluded him from consideration.”

There is NO background check performed on presidential candidates.

According to Zullo (Marciopa County Sheriff’s Office), he contacted various gov’t agencies, and was informed: “The only vetting of presidential candidates is done by #1) The party nominating the candidate, #2) The loyal opposition (GOP), and #3) The press.”

We can rule out ALL 3 of those as giving a crap whether Hussein is an illegal alien.

In fact, the certifications that Pelosi signed were edited to OMIT the part about Hussein ‘meeting all requirements of the Constitution.’

Instead, they typed “Meets all requirements of the Democrat Party.”


26 posted on 03/15/2014 2:30:18 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Spit.Coffee.On.Monitor...why not Beotch McConnell?


27 posted on 03/15/2014 2:37:40 PM PDT by gr8eman (But thermodynamics is just a social construct, created by the ruling white power structure)
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To: gr8eman

that is probably better but b1tch rhymes with mitch. i don’t think i’ve heard him called meoytch.


28 posted on 03/15/2014 2:40:23 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

What do they say about history repeating itself?
Nobama’s WhiteyHut has had many similarities to FDR.

I suspect Ruthy and Breyer will tell the Kenyan to go take a hike. Just like FDR’s SCOTUS rebellion.

With the possible exception to the Smart Latina, the Justices do have ethics, in spite of their liberal politics.


29 posted on 03/15/2014 6:36:30 PM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: X-spurt

IF they tell Barrycades to get lost and pound Reggie Love, I sure hope they don’t get sick anytime soon.


30 posted on 03/15/2014 10:05:34 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Jim Noble
Do you know how many Republicans voted against Ginsburg?

Orin Hatch sailed her through his committee, even suggested her to Clinton, really helpful guy.

31 posted on 03/16/2014 12:07:43 AM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for RINOs is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

That’ll have to be some of that Karma for being a liberal.


32 posted on 03/16/2014 11:58:46 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

That’ll have to be some of that Karma for being a liberal.


33 posted on 03/16/2014 12:00:53 PM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: sgt_lau
At least they admit that losing the Senate is pretty much a certain thing. They know the American people are not feeling what they are selling.

Given how the Republican party has acted in the past decade, I cannot say that the Republicans gaining the Senate would be a good thing.

34 posted on 03/17/2014 10:09:18 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I am all for their immediate retirement, then Congress should just reduce the number of Justices to 7 the very next day.


35 posted on 03/21/2014 8:28:28 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: OneWingedShark

Keeping Harry Reid in power is better, how?


36 posted on 03/22/2014 2:04:02 PM PDT by sgt_lau
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To: sgt_lau
Keeping Harry Reid in power is better, how?

I didn't say that would be better — I said that I'm not sure the Republican party gaining the Senate would be a good thing.

37 posted on 03/22/2014 6:46:28 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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