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...Texas talker gets serious consideration as potential successor to Supreme Court's Justice Kennedy
Fox News ^ | June 29, 2018 | Bill Mears

Posted on 06/30/2018 2:49:04 AM PDT by familyop

...sits on the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals,...Willett is said to be an intellectual disciple of Scalia...In his state role, he defended displays of the Ten Commandments on public grounds; property rights in the face of government's use of eminent domain and civil forfeiture; and upholding state limits on the rights of gay and lesbian couples.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; abortion; banglist; civilforfeiture; donaldwillett; donwillet; eminentdomain; homosexualagenda; justice; nra; scalia; scotus; secondamendment; supremecourt; texas; trumpscotus; trumpslist; willet; willett
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Follow the link and read it. Don Willet is your man for the Supreme Court. He also won an endorsement from Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America. He's the candidate most in favor of our Second Amendment.

His conservative opinions on controversial issues are known, because he has posted them to social media including Twitter. But sometimes, you need to be capable of parsing his humor (sometimes ironic) and looking up other statements that clarify his position on each issue.

Full headline: "Tart Texas talker gets serious consideration as potential successor to Supreme Court's Justice Kennedy"

Bad headline, by the way. So New York journalists don't like him? ;-)


1 posted on 06/30/2018 2:49:04 AM PDT by familyop
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To: familyop

There will be trolls who would rather have a social liberal or another O’Connor (liberal—same thing). Look up the information yourself instead of believing the trolls. *No* more politically correct Supremes! We’ve had enough!

There’s no reason to compromise, and there’s more than enough time for confirmation! The filibuster was tossed out and doesn’t exist any more!


2 posted on 06/30/2018 2:55:45 AM PDT by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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To: familyop

God bless Texas.


3 posted on 06/30/2018 2:55:51 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Psephomancers for Hillary!)
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To: familyop

Could be a great choice!
The confirmation hearings would be a hoot, too!
More popcorn, please.


4 posted on 06/30/2018 3:08:08 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. Mr Trump, we've got your six.)
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To: familyop

I could support recognizing a constitutional right to marry bacon. pic.twitter.com/HKPW6tE4H6
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) April 30, 2015

LOL!


5 posted on 06/30/2018 3:12:48 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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Bacon is meat candy.


6 posted on 06/30/2018 3:52:19 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Liberals can kiss my bitter clingers!)
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To: familyop

If Willet was appointed and approved, I bet Roberts would move to the left, becoming the new Anthony Kennedy v 2.0. Think of the adulation and notoriety Roberts would engender from the media, the legal community and the left. It’s almost too much to humanly resist.


7 posted on 06/30/2018 3:58:46 AM PDT by bkopto
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I could support recognizing a constitutional right to marry bacon. pic.twitter.com/HKPW6tE4H6 — Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) April 30, 2015

I personally never had a problem with same-sex couples/partnerships. I just wished they would find another word for it than "marriage" or "married". Those words should be, IMHO, reserved for regular heterosexual couples.

Any judge who believes as Scalia did is alright in my book. They deserve consideration at the very least if they otherwise qualify for SCOTUS.

8 posted on 06/30/2018 4:02:56 AM PDT by Boomer (Leftism is the Mental/Moral Equivalent of End Stage Cancer)
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To: familyop

Hopefully he understands the difference between the legislative branch and judicial branch of government. He should also be aware that we have a Constitution. As a bonus, he should understand that the Supreme Court has no authority to create taxes. These principles are a little too complicated for some judges.


9 posted on 06/30/2018 4:10:03 AM PDT by BinaryBoy ("Immigration Reform" is ballot stuffing)
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To: bkopto
”If Willet was appointed and approved, I bet Roberts would move to the left, becoming the new Anthony Kennedy v 2.0.’

That’s why we need at least one more seat to open up (I’m lookin’ at you, Ginsburg). Just like in the Senate, it seems we always need some extra true conservatives in reserve to counter the Roberts and the McCains of the world.

10 posted on 06/30/2018 4:11:05 AM PDT by noiseman (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.`)
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To: familyop

If he’s on-record as to his positions-——liberals will annihilate him.


11 posted on 06/30/2018 4:15:27 AM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: Liz; familyop
But sometimes, you need to be capable of parsing his humor (sometimes ironic) and looking up other statements that clarify his position on each issue.

As far as the Leftist in the senate are concerned there is no such thing as conservative humor.

Any jokes that Willet ever said that were recorded would be transcribed and used to make him look like a right wing nut case in senate hearings.

12 posted on 06/30/2018 4:31:24 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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I could support recognizing a constitutional right to marry bacon.

This is what happens when you let grand juries indict ham sandwiches.
13 posted on 06/30/2018 4:37:04 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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“There’s no reason to compromise, and there’s more than enough time for confirmation! The filibuster was tossed out and doesn’t exist any more!”

You still need 50 votes (plus Pence) to confirm, and Trump only has somewhere around 45 for a guy like Willett.

Take the Catholic girl from Indiana. Win +6 this fall, then, when RBG dies, confirm this guy.


14 posted on 06/30/2018 4:40:44 AM PDT by Jim Noble (The more you tighten your grip, the more star systems will slip through your fingers)
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To: Dr. Sivana

LOL!


15 posted on 06/30/2018 4:42:24 AM PDT by Covenantor (Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern. " Chesterton)
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To: familyop

Don Willet may actually be a great candidate, better than Kavanaugh, Hardiman, and Kethledge, who seem to be very Establishment-friendly, i.e. similar to Chief Justice Roberts. Don Willet is said to have some “libertarian leanings”, but what does it mean? It may mean that he strongly supports property rights and gun rights, which would be good, or it may mean that he is weak on immigration, which would be bad. The article says that he isn’t a proponent of the strict separation of church (religion) and state, and homosexual-friendly, so his libertarian leanings are probably those of the good kind.


16 posted on 06/30/2018 4:44:16 AM PDT by Czech_Occidentalist
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To: Pontiac

Liberals are out for blood......this is no time for humor.

I doubt if Trump wants to fool around with this kind of nominee.....he wants it quick and bloodless.


17 posted on 06/30/2018 4:46:53 AM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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“Any judge who believes as Scalia did is alright in my book. They deserve consideration at the very least if they otherwise qualify for SCOTUS.”

Agree 100%.


18 posted on 06/30/2018 4:57:41 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Liz
he wants it quick and bloodless.

Whoever Trump nominates the Democrats will have blood.

Their base demands blood and they will have blood.

The Democrats have surrendered to the far Left of their party and there is no going back. The communist Left has become the anarchist Left.

Eventually there will be blood flowing in the streets of one or more of the great cities of the US.

19 posted on 06/30/2018 5:03:39 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Liz

“.....he wants it quick and bloodless.”

With this kind of nominee, it would be quick and bloodless in the same way the discussion of nuclear buttons was with the Norks: “I’ve got a bigger button and it works!” IOW, he’d slap them around, “Art of the Deal”-style, and make them happy he didn’t dig up Attila the Hun as a nominee. Read the book...the rules have changed...stay ahead of the Dems and their fellow travelers, the “media”, who pontificate as if 2016 never happened.


20 posted on 06/30/2018 5:03:58 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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