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The McConnell Rule is law and Senate Democrats should sue to enforce it
The Hill ^ | 7-8-18 | Ken Levy

Posted on 07/08/2018 7:13:17 AM PDT by slumber1

This week, President Trump will announce his nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the United States Supreme Court. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised to schedule the nominee’s confirmation hearings for this fall, before the midterm elections.

If and when McConnell carries through on this promise, Senate Democrats should immediately file a federal lawsuit against him for violating the so-called “McConnell Rule.”.....

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 115th; court; democrat; republican; senate; trumpscotus
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1 posted on 07/08/2018 7:13:17 AM PDT by slumber1
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Ok we promis not to push a nominee in 2024. That’s the rule, Presidential election before the end of an 8 year term


2 posted on 07/08/2018 7:16:02 AM PDT by McGavin999 ("The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood."Thomas Jeffersons)
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Fairness to liberals and democrats means do things so they get the results they want.


3 posted on 07/08/2018 7:16:39 AM PDT by bcr100 (Its)
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The author has the logic of a 12 year old. I can’t believe The Hill gave him a platform.


4 posted on 07/08/2018 7:17:53 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (Maxine Waters for House Minority Leader!!)
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Ken Levy’s (and the Left’s, generally) desperation is showing. It’s a beautiful sight!


5 posted on 07/08/2018 7:18:17 AM PDT by House Atreides (BOYCOTT the NFL, its products and players 100% - PERMANENTLY)
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This is quite a heaping helping of wild eyed drivel from the Hill

Quite enjoyable to read if you can visualize Marty Feldman saying it while frothing at the mouth


6 posted on 07/08/2018 7:19:23 AM PDT by 5Madman2 (Practicing random acts of Douchebaggery whenever possible)
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Some opinions are so dumb, they ought be kept private or at the very least not published in a major publication.

The “McConnell Rule” isn’t a rule. Hell, even then, he could say it covers the presidential election and never was meant to cover the midterm.
This person’s fear has driven them mad.


7 posted on 07/08/2018 7:20:42 AM PDT by Bogey78O (So far so good.)
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the real reason for this is to keep the SC at 4-4 so lower courts can run wild. If the Rats try this Trump must appoint an interim or the Judiciary will paralyze him.


8 posted on 07/08/2018 7:20:47 AM PDT by gibsonguy
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The Senate can make it’s own rules. This will never be heard in Court because the Courts won’t rule on purely political matters like this. Tough luck for Democrats. Elections have consequences per Zer0 him/herself.


9 posted on 07/08/2018 7:21:01 AM PDT by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning)
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ummm, it's the Biden rule and it only applies to PRESIDENTIAL elections
10 posted on 07/08/2018 7:21:05 AM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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This is just stupid. Not worthy of posting.


11 posted on 07/08/2018 7:21:48 AM PDT by FreedomNotSafety
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Why not?

While there is a rational article here and there, this matches the logic standard of The Hill taken as a whole.


12 posted on 07/08/2018 7:23:22 AM PDT by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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Liberals unhinged.

So many things wrong with this...

1. Rules are for the senate only the courts will not get involved.

2. It was a presidential election not a midterm.

3. The senate chose when to vote... Not the courts.


13 posted on 07/08/2018 7:23:52 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (This article needs a fact checked)
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Pure idiocy. Then again, that’s what the Dems thrive on, so I suppose it should be expected.


14 posted on 07/08/2018 7:25:15 AM PDT by VOR78
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The author states so many falsehoods, outright lies, and misinformation, you wonder if it is bad satire.


15 posted on 07/08/2018 7:25:59 AM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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Bwaaaahhhh! The McConnell rule is that the American people should have a choice in who is appointed to the court. They got their choice and now Trump will decide.

By all means Dems. Take it to court.


16 posted on 07/08/2018 7:26:15 AM PDT by Brilliant
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"McConnell Rule?

Chuckie Schumer called it the "Biden Rule". Why the convenient name change?

17 posted on 07/08/2018 7:27:14 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (California: drive illegally, you lose your license, here illegally, they give you one.)
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There is no “McConnell Rule” and if there was one, it would only apply in those Presidential Election Years when the incumbent is term limited. That is what the Republicans did and they can do it again if they have the majority in the Senate when a President of the opposite party nominates a justice to fill a vacancy. Of course, the Democrats can do the same thing in similar circumstances. But, when they are in the minority and a Presidential election is over two years away such a thing will never happen.

This is aimed at the perpetually outraged.


18 posted on 07/08/2018 7:27:18 AM PDT by centurion316 (Back from exile from 4/2016 until 4/2018.)
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Wow. Don’t waste your time with this click bait.

The crux of the matter is that the Dems should sue to hold McConnell to his 2016 “rule” on not voting for Merrick Garland and apply it to this court vacancy.

As McConnell, himself, pointed out, this is different because this is the midterm elections, not the presidential year elections.

To cut to the chase, even if Trump waited until after the midterms to choose his nominee, it will still be Trump choosing it, not somebody else.

The 2016 issue was “Should Obama choose the nominee or the next president?” This time, that same debate would be “Should Trump choose the nominee or Trump?” Unless you harbor fantasies of indictment or impeachment, the nominee will still be Trump’s and the only purpose for postponing the vote is to get more Democrats in the Senate in an attempt to swat down Trump’s choice.

It’s a weak argument and doesn’t deserve two clicks to understand what they are referring to.


19 posted on 07/08/2018 7:27:19 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (CNN - the most busted name in news.)
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To: Sasparilla
The Senate can make it’s own rules. This will never be heard in Court because the Courts won’t rule on purely political matters like this.

Oh, I don't know about that. I'll bet there's a judge in Hawaii willing to make a ruling on it.

20 posted on 07/08/2018 7:27:52 AM PDT by Wissa ("Accidents don't happen to people who take accidents as a personal insult." - Michael Corleone)
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