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The 'McConnell Rule' is law, and Senate Democrats should sue to enforce it (Insanity).
The Hill ^ | 7/9/2018 | Ken Levy

Posted on 07/09/2018 7:03:33 AM PDT by TexasGurl24

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.” (According to this rule, as McConnell himself stated on Feb. 13, 2016, “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice.”) The issue — whether the McConnell Rule is now binding precedent — would not be political (and therefore “nonjusticiable”) but rather fundamentally legal (and therefore “justiciable”).

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KEYWORDS: derangement; insanity
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This is utter insanity. This clown is a “law professor” and should know better than this. This demonstrates that to the left, the ends are all that matters and they will support any method, even those that completely circumvent the Constitution, to achieve their goals.
1 posted on 07/09/2018 7:03:33 AM PDT by TexasGurl24
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To: TexasGurl24

So one senator comes up with a rule, and now the left claims it has the force of law. Right. The left wishes that passing law was that easy.


2 posted on 07/09/2018 7:05:16 AM PDT by mrsmel (I won’t be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
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To: TexasGurl24

And it should go all the way up to the Supreme Court. Wait ... uh, nevermind.


3 posted on 07/09/2018 7:06:25 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: TexasGurl24

>>This is utter insanity. This clown is a “law professor” and should know better than this. <<

A declaration is NOT a law nor even a procedural rule. But it reinforces the left’s belief there is only one branch of government: the Judiciary.


4 posted on 07/09/2018 7:08:12 AM PDT by freedumb2003 ("please pass the winnamins" (/Principled on 6/27/2018))
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To: TexasGurl24
“The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice.”

We did, by electing a President who stated a preference for judges who would abide by the Constitution as written, rather than judicial activists.

5 posted on 07/09/2018 7:08:30 AM PDT by JimRed ( TERM LIMITS, NOW! Build the Wall Faster! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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To: TexasGurl24

This guy is a Law Professor??? Man, he is smoking the good stuff.


6 posted on 07/09/2018 7:08:39 AM PDT by Wingy (It's nice to be nice to the nice. (Stolen from Bagster who stole it from MASH))
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To: mrsmel

In 2016 McConnell was saying that a lame duck president should not be naming a SCOTUS replacement so close to an election. That of course has nothing to do with the current scenario. But the prof knows this; he’s just trying to fan the already hot flames. Too bad. Ha!


7 posted on 07/09/2018 7:08:46 AM PDT by RightGuy
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To: TexasGurl24

This law professor does know better, but this is but one example of the disinformation campaign that is going on within the Democrats. This campaign is aimed at their own voters and this stuff is intended to deceive, inflame, and confuse their supporters. They will need a steamer trunk full of excuses when they fail once again.


8 posted on 07/09/2018 7:09:46 AM PDT by centurion316 (Back from exile from 4/2016 until 4/2018.)
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To: TexasGurl24

The American people have already had a say in who’s the next nominees should be. It’s called a Presidential election. Come in, McConnell, speak up!


9 posted on 07/09/2018 7:11:48 AM PDT by Terry Mross (On some threads it's best to go st inraight to the comments.)
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To: TexasGurl24

Sorry, but if McConnell can arbitrarily create it then he can arbitrarily rescind it.


10 posted on 07/09/2018 7:11:50 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: TexasGurl24

It is actually the Biden rule, and it doesn’t apply here, but, whatever. The author isn’t stupid, therefore he is a liar.


11 posted on 07/09/2018 7:12:40 AM PDT by bk1000 (I stand with Trump)
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To: TexasGurl24
“The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice.”

The People have had a voice in the selection - It was The Presidential Election in November, 2016.

12 posted on 07/09/2018 7:13:16 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Deplorable Charter Member of The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy - and DAMN Proud of it!.)
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To the democrats 51 republican senators do not represent the will of the people. But 51 democrat senators do.


13 posted on 07/09/2018 7:13:59 AM PDT by Terry Mross (On some threads it's best to go st inraight to the comments.)
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To: Wingy

https://www.law.lsu.edu/directory/profiles/ken-levy


14 posted on 07/09/2018 7:14:00 AM PDT by TexasGurl24
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To: RightGuy

As the parties exchange power in a constant back-and-forth, of course the party currently holding power makes rules to benefit itself. That’s a time-honored ploy. But it was always understood to be what it is. The left would now like to ratchet it up and pretend these political maneuvering rules have the force of law (the ones which work to their current benefit, of course. If they got their way, and it backfired on them-which of course it must-they’d have a new battle cry).


15 posted on 07/09/2018 7:14:29 AM PDT by mrsmel (I won’t be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
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To: TexasGurl24

Each time the leftist idiots ratchet up their stupidity level, it makes you wonder whether they really can be that stupid, or whether it is simply a cynical ploy meant to muddy the waters in an attempt to influence credulous leftist pundits, weak-minded ‘journalists’, and other low-information voters.

This article provides strong evidence indeed that “they really are that stupid”.


16 posted on 07/09/2018 7:20:16 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: TexasGurl24
McConnell is making a mistake by waiting until the autumn for a vote. It plays right into the hands of the left-wing run-out-the-clock obstructionists. It is no secret that the leftists game plan is now to delay the confirmation until after the new year. This fall one third of the Senate will be on the campaign trail, and it may be difficult to roundup everyone for a vote.
 
17 posted on 07/09/2018 7:27:32 AM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie (MAGA in the mornin', MAGA in the evenin', MAGA at suppertime . . .)
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To: mrsmel

Precisely.


18 posted on 07/09/2018 7:28:42 AM PDT by RightGuy
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Yes!

“The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice.”
The People have had a voice in the selection - It was The Presidential Election in November, 2016.

And in the 2016 Election, Trump held up 25 Potential Supremes and said these are the people I will nominate to the Supremes! And the People voted for the list!

Case closed!


19 posted on 07/09/2018 7:33:20 AM PDT by TRY ONE (I never got the memo changing the name of Global Warming to Klimate Change)
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To: TexasGurl24

Somewhere in Hawaii there is a judge...


20 posted on 07/09/2018 7:35:20 AM PDT by TaxPayer2000
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