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Justice Thomas scolds Supreme Court while honoring Scalia
The Washington Examiner ^ | November 17, 2016 | Ryan Lovelace

Posted on 11/18/2016 5:04:17 AM PST by kevcol

"Today it is the view of many that the Supreme Court is the giver of liberties—what an odd conception of governance that We the People are dependent on the third branch of government to grant us our freedom," Thomas said. "With such unchecked judicial power, the court day-by-day, case-by-case, is busy designing the Constitution—as Justice Scalia once quipped—instead of interpreting it."
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"Whether we in this room tonight ultimately win or lose the effort to reclaim the forms of government that the Framers intended, it is our duty to stand firm in the defense of the Constitutional principles and structure that secure our liberty," Thomas said. "Like Justice Scalia, we must do what the Constitution obliges us to do. It is now for us, the living, to be dedicated to the unfinished business for which Justice Scalia gave his last full measure of devotion."

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhoscotus; clarencethomas; judges; scalia; scotus; trumpscotus; trumptransition
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1 posted on 11/18/2016 5:04:17 AM PST by kevcol
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To: kevcol

National treasure. This guy is a rock.


2 posted on 11/18/2016 5:06:12 AM PST by refermech
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To: refermech

We are blessed that he and his family were willing to have his named dragged through the mud to serve the country—as Trump and his family are so willing now.


3 posted on 11/18/2016 5:07:49 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: kevcol

https://youtu.be/-6CAeDN9er8


4 posted on 11/18/2016 5:07:56 AM PST by TexasGator
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To: refermech
National treasure

Amen!

5 posted on 11/18/2016 5:09:00 AM PST by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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To: refermech

Laura Ingraham clerked for him a long time ago. Assuming that she holds his values still (I think she does), she might be good for a SCOTUS appointment.


6 posted on 11/18/2016 5:11:09 AM PST by MayflowerMadam (I'm starting early with a very non-PC... "MERRY CHRISTMAS!")
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To: kevcol

Dear President Elect Trump

Send this man a solid ally.


7 posted on 11/18/2016 5:12:21 AM PST by MNJohnnie (This revolt is not ending, it is merely beginning.- Pat Caddell)
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To: refermech

Indeed. We need many more of him.


8 posted on 11/18/2016 5:12:24 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: kevcol; refermech

The president appoints the chief justice , is there anything to stop DJT from simply appointing a new chief?


9 posted on 11/18/2016 5:12:33 AM PST by Neidermeyer (Bill Clinton is a 5 star general in the WAR ON WOMEN and Hillary is his Goebbels.)
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To: kevcol

What a guy!


10 posted on 11/18/2016 5:14:28 AM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: 9YearLurker

“...he and his family were willing to have his named dragged through the mud to ...”

Yeah, no exaggeration there at all. The dems were absolutely vile towards him. But that’s par for the course with them.

He’s a good man and a great American, and I’m glad he’s on our side.


11 posted on 11/18/2016 5:14:39 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Neidermeyer

DJT to Roberts immediately after swearing in: “ We’re going in a new direction now ,, we’re going to interpret and follow the constitution. Your services as Chief Justice are no longer needed... “


12 posted on 11/18/2016 5:15:15 AM PST by Neidermeyer (Bill Clinton is a 5 star general in the WAR ON WOMEN and Hillary is his Goebbels.)
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To: kevcol

i cannot wait to visit DC and read all about him in the Museum of African-American... what?...

He’s not included?

REALLY?!

how shameful. nevermind.


13 posted on 11/18/2016 5:15:32 AM PST by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: Neidermeyer

I hate the Left for what they did to this Great Man


14 posted on 11/18/2016 5:16:31 AM PST by scooby321 (o even lower)
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To: NFHale
Yeah, no exaggeration there at all. The dems were absolutely vile towards him. But that’s par for the course with them.

And that bleep Biden stabbed him in the back
15 posted on 11/18/2016 5:17:09 AM PST by uncbob
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To: kevcol

The Lincolnian reference was almost over the top, but if we can put two or three justices like Thomas on the Court, our liberties are safe for the next decade or so.


16 posted on 11/18/2016 5:18:18 AM PST by IronJack
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To: MayflowerMadam; MinuteGal

“Laura Ingraham clerked for him a long time ago. Assuming that she holds his values still (I think she does), she might be good for a SCOTUS appointment.”

I suspect Laura is going to be Ttump’s Press Secretary.


17 posted on 11/18/2016 5:18:48 AM PST by flaglady47 (TRUMP Rocked and WON!!!! I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: uncbob

Would you have expected different from Biden?


18 posted on 11/18/2016 5:18:52 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: MayflowerMadam

I’d love to see her and Ann Coulter sitting opposite Sotomayor and Kagan. Check and mate.


19 posted on 11/18/2016 5:22:47 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: kevcol

If only there were nine Justices like this great man ... it would actually be The Supreme Court for Constitutional issues.


20 posted on 11/18/2016 5:25:19 AM PST by MHGinTN (A dispensational perspective is a powerful tool for spiritual discernment)
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