CNN REPORTS: Obama WILL Make SCOTUS Nomination. Obama picks Merrick Garland for Supreme Court

  • metta

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    Feb 14, 2016 1:48 AM GMT
    CNN REPORTS: Obama WILL Make SCOTUS Nomination

    "Some analysts are saying that the likely nominee will be federal Judge Sri Srinivasan, age 48, whose nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit was approved by the Senate by a 97-0 vote in April 2013."


    http://www.joemygod.com/2016/02/13/cnn-reports-president-obama-will-make-scotus-nomination/
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    Feb 14, 2016 2:04 AM GMT
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    Feb 14, 2016 2:05 AM GMT
    The political climate has changed dramatically since 2013.

    Immigration and foreign policy issues are now front and center with the voting public. Not saying what will happen....except that a 97-0 vote may be dramatically different if he is the nominee.
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    Feb 14, 2016 2:41 AM GMT
    It is President Obama's Constitutional obligation to nominate.

    [The President] shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law.
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    Feb 14, 2016 2:46 AM GMT
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  • HottJoe

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    Feb 14, 2016 3:00 AM GMT
    metta said12733649_1067215873371466_69158089213992

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    Feb 14, 2016 3:23 AM GMT
    metta saidCNN REPORTS: Obama WILL Make SCOTUS Nomination

    "Some analysts are saying that the likely nominee will be federal Judge Sri Srinivasan, age 48, whose nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit was approved by the Senate by a 97-0 vote in April 2013."


    http://www.joemygod.com/2016/02/13/cnn-reports-president-obama-will-make-scotus-nomination/



    How interesting,

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  • tj85016

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    Feb 14, 2016 3:52 AM GMT
    not a chance in hell
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    Feb 14, 2016 4:26 AM GMT
    metta said12733649_1067215873371466_69158089213992


    A la Taft.

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    Three of the eight remaining justices are over the age of 70, so if not now, maybe later.
  • metta

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    Feb 14, 2016 7:04 AM GMT
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    Feb 14, 2016 7:24 AM GMT
    metta said


    Apparently if you add "?start=<seconds>" to the URL you can start a video anywhere (which is good because this one starts with almost 34 minutes of silence icon_razz.gif)

    Learn something new every day!
  • metta

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    Feb 14, 2016 10:02 PM GMT
    Pres. Obama Might Troll Senate GOP By Appointing New S.C. Justice On His Own

    "President Obama could appoint a Supreme Court Justice within the next week — before Congress returns from its ongoing recess."


    http://reverbpress.com/politics/pres-obama-might-troll-senate-gop-by-appointing-new-s-c-justice-on-his-own/
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    Feb 14, 2016 10:10 PM GMT
    ^
    Didn't something like this happen in a West Wing episode? Life imitating art?
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    Feb 14, 2016 10:11 PM GMT
    metta saidPres. Obama Might Troll Senate GOP By Appointing New S.C. Justice On His Own

    "President Obama could appoint a Supreme Court Justice within the next week — before Congress returns from its ongoing recess."


    http://reverbpress.com/politics/pres-obama-might-troll-senate-gop-by-appointing-new-s-c-justice-on-his-own/

    Some discussion about whether that is possible. Also, Senate could come back into session officially asap. Second, any recess appointment to SC would expire at the end of the current Senate term, so it would not be lifetime. That last point is pretty clear among a number of experts.
  • metta

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    Feb 14, 2016 10:13 PM GMT
    ^
    Yes, and I think that is a good thing. I don't think a President should be allowed to permanently appoint a Justice. It would be nice if the President was allowed to do appoint someone for as long as Congress decides to do nothing. But that does not look like it is the case here.
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    Feb 14, 2016 10:20 PM GMT
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  • metta

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    Feb 14, 2016 11:08 PM GMT
    Following death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, here's President Obama's short list for his replacement





    Sri Srinivasan

    The 48-year-old moderate D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals judge, has already been labeled Obama’s “Supreme Court nominee in waiting,” by The New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin.

    Widely seen as the most likely choice, he would be the first Indian-American justice on the highest court.

    Srinivasan is poised to be chosen for the Supreme on the D.C. Circuit Court, the second-highest court where John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg all were nominated from.

    The Lawrence, Kansas native most famously argued against the Defense of Marriage Act while he was the Obama Administration's principal deputy solicitor general.

    Paul Watford

    Watford, a 48-year-old African-American Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge who Obama said “has displayed exceptional dedication to the legal profession throughout his work,” after his 2012 confirmation.

    He was nominated with broad bipartisan support to the Ninth Circuit Court in 2011.

    Even Daniel Collins, Antonin Scalia's clerk at the time, praised Watford's confirmation.

    "I don't think he'll approach the job with any kind of agenda other than to do what is right and consistent with precedent as he understands it," Collins said in 2011, according to the Los Angeles Times.

    David Barron

    First Circuit Court of Appeals Judge David Barron would be a controversial choice for Obama.

    Barron notoriously authored a secret memo which justified Obama's decision to order drone strikes on Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen who became a radicalized Islamic militant living in Yemen.

    The ACLU called the memo a "disturbing" legal precedent for drone strikes.

    Merrick Garland

    Garland is the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and is known for having lead prosecutions in the Oklahoma City bombing and "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski cases while he was the Associate Deputy Attorney General from 1994 to 2013.

    "His name has been kicking around for a while. He's not an extremely liberal Democrat, he's sort of centrist," Wermiel, the American University law professor, said.

    Loretta Lynch

    Obama has already nominated two female Supreme Court justices early on in his presidency--in 2009, he picked Bronx-native Sonia Sotomayor and in 2010 he chose New Yorker Elena Kagan.

    Why not more women on the highest court?

    Loretta Lynch was recently nominated and confirmed with bipartisan support to be the U.S. Attorney General in April 2015.

    She came out swinging in her new role, already filing a discrimination lawsuit against the city of Ferguson, Missouri and indicting nine FIFA executives for the match-fixing scandal.

    Lynch, who was the Brooklyn U.S. Attorney before her recent promotion, would be the first black woman as a justice, to boot.

    Patricia Ann Millett

    D.C. Circuit judge Patricia Ann Millett, another Harvard Law School alum, has spent most of her career practicing corporate law at the firm Miller & Chevalier

    She has argued 32 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and holds a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, according to her profile on the U.S. Court of Appeal site.





    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/obama-shortlist-new-supreme-court-justice-article-1.2530851
  • rnch

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    Feb 14, 2016 11:15 PM GMT
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    Feb 14, 2016 11:17 PM GMT
    Where's Judge Judy? Come to think of it, she'd be more suited to POTUS than SCOTUS.
  • metta

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    Feb 14, 2016 11:30 PM GMT
    5 Major Supreme Court Split Decisions That Could Be Reversed by Scalia’s Replacement

    http://usuncut.com/news/scalia-supreme-court-replacement-could-overturn-these-major-split-decisions/
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    Feb 14, 2016 11:46 PM GMT
    Isn't it odd that those praising Scalia as a 'constitutional originalist' are the same people saying the President of the United States should not be allowed to appoint a replacement?
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    Feb 14, 2016 11:49 PM GMT
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    I saw a petition for that online. Why would she want to have to work with Thomas again?
  • KissTheSky

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    Feb 14, 2016 11:54 PM GMT
    One of the reasons the GOP is planning to block any Obama nominee:
    A very important case at a lower court now, challenging the Republicans' gerrymandered Congressional districts, which allow them to hold onto the House year after year, even though they receive hundreds of thousands fewer votes than Democrats. The GOP has already lost this case in North Carolina, and without Scalia in the S. Court, they will likely lose their appeal.
    What this ultimately means is the loss of dozens of GOP House Seats, which were the result of dishonestly-drawn, gerrymandered districts.
    End result: End of GOP-controlled House.
  • metta

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    Feb 14, 2016 11:56 PM GMT
    At least 14 Supreme Court justices have been confirmed during election years


    http://www.vox.com/2016/2/13/10987692/14-supreme-court-confirmations
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    Feb 15, 2016 3:34 AM GMT
    metta saidAt least 14 Supreme Court justices have been confirmed during election years


    http://www.vox.com/2016/2/13/10987692/14-supreme-court-confirmations

    And the last time was almost 30 years ago - things have changed since then.