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Much depends on Ginsburg
Los Angeles Times ^ | March 15, 2014 | By Erwin Chemerinsky

Posted on 03/16/2014 6:47:58 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should retire from the Supreme Court after the completion of the current term in June. She turned 81 on Saturday and by all accounts she is healthy and physically and mentally able to continue. But only by resigning this summer can she ensure that a Democratic president will be able to choose a successor who shares her views and values. --SNIP--

Indeed, Justice Stephen G. Breyer, who will turn 76 this summer, should also carefully consider the possibility of stepping down this year.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: scotus

1 posted on 03/16/2014 6:47:58 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"by all accounts she is healthy and physically and mentally able to continue"

Who do they think they're fooling with that canard?


2 posted on 03/16/2014 6:50:03 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I guess the LA Times is agitating for a long-term guaranteed four person liberal wing of the court right now, with the hope that one of the other five will pass on during Obama’s term. That combination would cement a generation and a half of a liberal, activist SJC.


3 posted on 03/16/2014 6:50:54 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Even with all the other destructive, unAmerican, anti-Constitutional crap that we’ve been handed by Zero and 0bamunists, appointments to the Supreme Court will be a legacy lasting well beyond his tenure in office.
I’m praying for good health for Ginsburg, and Breyer, and all the rest.
We will not be better off if Zero loads the Court.


4 posted on 03/16/2014 6:54:10 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

A left wing court at this stage in our history will cement the Republic’s tomb.


5 posted on 03/16/2014 6:55:35 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’m thinking we will see justice holder or justice sunstien, either one will fly through the senate.


6 posted on 03/16/2014 6:57:47 AM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: BenLurkin

Historically, these geezers hold on until they feel so badly they can’t sit at the bench. It’s about power and prestige. Yet the court is handling fewer cases than it did in the past.

Frankly, I hope these two hold on into the next president’s term. Please, please, please...

From the hold on to the last goes for just about everybody in politics. A Democratic governor had been elected and the GOP begged Senator Strom Thurmond who was in his nineties to retire so the outgoing Republican could appoint a Republican replacement. He refused, despite the numerous photos of him asleep and drooling on the Senate floor. He died shortly after the Democrat took control and he, of course, appointed a Democrat. (Power and control. Being a Senator or a Supreme Justice is who they are. To give it up is to die.)


7 posted on 03/16/2014 6:58:50 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: BenLurkin

This thread appeared yesterday on an article from American Thinker:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3133607/posts

These sorts of things come from the White House. They are written by the twentysomething foot soldiers in the Obama Crime Family and then handed off to the media who turn around and publish it, usually with very few changes. This is how journalism works these days.

The White House sees the handwriting on the wall. They are going to lose the Senate, so they have a very short window to confirm a nomination to the Supreme Court. Too short, I believe. Democrat Senators standing for election this year in Red states are unlikely to vote to confirm an Obama liberal nominee in the run up to the election and there won’t be enough time in the lame duck session to get it done.


8 posted on 03/16/2014 6:58:52 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: BenLurkin

I’m personally hoping that she stays true-to-form for a Democrat Politician. Staying there with the notoriety, attention, money and power, butt kissing and dogmatic ideology as long as she possibly can.

They don’t ever go away unless it looks like they’ll be voted out of office (not possible for her), convicted of a crime and imprisoned (again, not possible for her), or they are Gramercy Parked by another Democrat.


9 posted on 03/16/2014 6:59:02 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Looks like Ginsberg and Breyer better watch their backs. The far left wants then outta there.


10 posted on 03/16/2014 6:59:09 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I'm their egos won't allow this...they will be hauled out feet first....to the chagrin of the democrats!!!
11 posted on 03/16/2014 7:00:16 AM PDT by ontap
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To: BenLurkin
by all accounts she is healthy and physically and mentally able to continue"

In that picture, she is just tying her tennis shoes.

12 posted on 03/16/2014 7:02:45 AM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Mark my words, either Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson will be Ginsberg's replacement.
13 posted on 03/16/2014 7:02:48 AM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war,and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Gotta get younger commies on SCOTUS before losing the Senate.


14 posted on 03/16/2014 7:04:46 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: RS_Rider

If Hillary becomes president, I think we will see Justice Obama. He is, after all, a Constitutional scholar. It wouldn’t be the first time (Howard Taft).


15 posted on 03/16/2014 7:08:23 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: ClearCase_guy
If Hillary becomes president

If Hillary becomes president, the make up of SCOTUS will mean nothing to me. I'll be living in a different country.

16 posted on 03/16/2014 7:20:13 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: BenLurkin

“A left wing court at this stage in our history will cement the Republic’s tomb.”

Hate to tell ya but Bush’s appointment of Roberts did
just that. In other words we already have a liberal
supreme court.


17 posted on 03/16/2014 7:24:12 AM PDT by Slambat
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

LA Times editors are whores to the left wing marxist ideology.It’s always what’s good for the lefists and damn the needs of the country.


18 posted on 03/16/2014 7:24:49 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: centurion316
They are going to lose the Senate, so they have a very short window to confirm a nomination to the Supreme Court.

Are you kidding me?

Do you know how many Republicans voted against Ginsburg? Three is the answer.

19 posted on 03/16/2014 7:27:46 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. H)
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To: Jim Noble

You have a point, but both parties behave differently during elections. For example, our “great” Senator Roberts behaves like a conservative and claims to remember where Kansas is.


20 posted on 03/16/2014 7:32:02 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: dforest

“Looks like Ginsberg and Breyer better watch their backs.”

“Pelican Brief” without Darby Shaw.


21 posted on 03/16/2014 7:36:45 AM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: BenLurkin
by all accounts she is healthy and physically and mentally able to continue

Ginsburg looks like Norman Bates' dead mother.

22 posted on 03/16/2014 7:45:19 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

RBG, the same RBG that wrote a paper in support of lowering the age of consent to 11 years old for sex between a minor and adult.......resign, hell she shouldn’t even be on the bench


23 posted on 03/16/2014 7:58:14 AM PDT by stockpirate (Only a tidal wave of tyrants blood will return our tree of liberty......)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
I guess the LA Times is agitating for a long-term guaranteed four person liberal wing of the court right now, with the hope that one of the other five will pass on during Obama’s term.

The LA Times is simply the mouthpiece. This is coming straight from the White House. They know that they are going to lose the Senate and need to act now.

24 posted on 03/16/2014 8:03:29 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: centurion316

The Hydra had many heads. The Obama administration—indeed the whole progressive movement—has many mouths.


25 posted on 03/16/2014 8:05:25 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: DJ Taylor

Jackson is 72; Sharpton will be 60 this year. Neither is a lawyer or has any legal expertise (tho that is not technically a requirement, in reality it is).

The idea is to get 2 justices on the court who will be there impacting national policy for a long, long time. They want them to be @ 50-55 years old. By 60, s/he’s too old for this purpose, unless it’s Eric Holder who’d probably prefer to return to the private sector making $1000/hour for consulting.

They want it done NOW before the balance of power in the Senate might swing to the GOP.


26 posted on 03/16/2014 8:13:03 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Looks like the LA Slimes is conceding the Senate to the Republicans.

However, I doubt the Republican Senate could withstand the constant pressure in the media by holding up SCT appointments for two years in the hope of a Republican President.


27 posted on 03/16/2014 8:19:35 AM PDT by wildbill
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

There’s no need to wait for a death or resignation to form a Leftist SCOTUS.

We already HAVE one.

Or did you forget the ObamaCare decision?

Why stack the court, when you have the Chicago Machine?


28 posted on 03/16/2014 8:23:28 AM PDT by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is why we NEED a GOP-controlled Senate this election. One that not only replaces Democrats with new GOP Senators in the model of Ted Cruz, but also puts them into a position of power where they can force Obama to moderate his SCOTUS picks under threat of them getting voted down.

I know we’re not going to get a real Conservative on the Court until there’s another GOP President. But I want Ginsburg and Breyer to be replaced by the Democrat version of Sandra Day O’Connor and Anthony Kennedy.


29 posted on 03/16/2014 8:35:58 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Good luck with that. They are not going to “step down” until they are carried out feet first. :-)


30 posted on 03/16/2014 8:41:27 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: tanknetter

The words “moderate” and “Obama” do not belong in the same sentence.


31 posted on 03/16/2014 8:46:41 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: EDINVA

My comment should have had a Sarc label on it, but the intent of the post was to say Obama will choose a black radical to replace Ginsberg and Republicans will go along with it for fear of being called racists.


32 posted on 03/16/2014 8:48:22 AM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war,and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hypocrisy Alert: The same L.A. Times that is now urging Ruth Bader Ginsburg to retire because of her advanced age (81), enthusiastically supported Dianne Feinstein’s 2012 Senate re-election bid even though she’ll be 84 decrepit years old when her term expires.


33 posted on 03/16/2014 8:51:46 AM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: DJ Taylor

I tend to think he’d appoint a radical leftist black who no one outside their little world has ever heard of. No one with a paper trail, who never said/did anything controversial. Basically a stealth candidate who, once confirmed, would be treacherous.


34 posted on 03/16/2014 9:13:16 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Once you see Chemirinsky’s name you need go no further. Nothing he has to say is of any relevance to any rational person.


35 posted on 03/16/2014 9:28:39 AM PDT by darkangel82
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To: PubliusMM

Both of them are dependable communists. This is all about getting two newer, younger communists of a more diverse nature, like the wise Latina. They both vote the right way, but they aren’t diverse enough.


36 posted on 03/16/2014 9:57:15 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: BenLurkin

On the other hand, if she wants anything resembling a replacement who excels at the law, even by liberal standards, she will wait until Obama is gone.


37 posted on 03/16/2014 10:35:18 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: RS_Rider

Also, while the Dems are still in control of the Senate, 0 can appoint the most radical left winger and the Pubs can’t filibuster. Come November, if the Pubs take over the Senate, then hopefully 0s picks won’t just sail thru.


38 posted on 03/16/2014 11:35:56 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Gen.Blather

No, ol’ Strom finished his term, and he died about six months after “retiring” from the Senate. And Loveable Lindsey was hailed by the uninformed of SC to replace him. He never knew his mystery daughter would be made public.


39 posted on 03/16/2014 11:41:45 AM PDT by Theodore R. (It was inevitable: Texans will always be for Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Bluestocking

People in CA will always have a need for their daily fix of DiFi; she should live forever to “represent” those uninformed masses.


40 posted on 03/16/2014 11:49:26 AM PDT by Theodore R. (It was inevitable: Texans will always be for Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Jim Noble
Do you know how many Republicans voted against Ginsburg? Three is the answer.

As I recall Orin Hatch said the President has a right to his choices for the court. Buzzy was a suggestion from Hatch as one that would face little opposition.

41 posted on 03/16/2014 11:59:16 AM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for RINOs is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: EDINVA

I think a likely choice, if Obama gets to nominate another justice, is Kamala Harris, Attorney General of California, who is 49. She is part black and part Asian, so Obama would get another “first.” For sure anyone succeeding to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat will be female, and I would really be surprised if Obama ever selected a male for the court even if one of the other seats opened up.


42 posted on 03/16/2014 7:11:25 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

Black/Asian/Female....a threefer. If she’s a lesbian, can we go for 4 checkoffs?


43 posted on 03/16/2014 10:02:59 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Slambat
The once three distinct branches have slowly morphed into a nearly single ruling body.

Instead of checks, Scotus and Congress provide false constitutional backup to Him and His diktats.

One prez, nine black robes, and 535 congressmen/senators coerce over 320 million. These are the topmost echelons of the despotic class, the uniparty.

Voting increasingly serves to condone criminality, to decide who gets to determine what the law is.

Reform will never come from those who profit so well from the current anti-constitutional system.

There is only one possible, though certainly not assured process that offers a return to republican freedom.

44 posted on 03/17/2014 4:43:52 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Obama has established executive branch precedents that no election can reverse. Article V.)
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To: Gen.Blather
I am shocked, shocked I tell you, by your right wing selfishness!

Barry, our first openly LGBT-sympathtic POTUS, needs, NEEDS I tell you, to appoint a gay, black, Communist to the SCOTUS to balance out the gay, white lesbian Communist already seated.

Gosh, don't you just wish Reggie Love were a lawyer! Also in the running. Raúl Castro, Lula, and Ellen deGeneres. I find it most unsporting of you in your willingness to deny our first gay non-totally white, foreign-born POTUS the chance to stamp his legacy on Obamerica!

45 posted on 03/17/2014 1:03:23 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( The Republican Party is very sick . Hold all contributions until we see who picks up the patient..)
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