Justice Kennedy retiring

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  1. Devil Doc

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    SCOTUS Justice Kennedy has just announced his retirement effective 31 July.
     
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    I want proof that Justice Ginsburg is actually still alive
     
  3. Nemo567

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    Well there goes Roe v. Wade.
     
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    you act like that's a bad thing
     
  5. Nemo567

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    Well it is. Its a horrible thing.
     
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    Liberals must be going crazy. I also worry about the Abortion issue although I have to believe they wouldnt be crazy to overturn it. Aside from that, another true conservative in the Supreme Court is going to halt some of the craziness we now have to live with. Then again you never know what you wind up gettting. Kennedy was a Reagan appointee and he has sided with both sides which to me as a moderate isnt the worst thing in the world
     
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    Remember folks, this is not a political website. While we are a little more lenient in the “Off Topic” area of the forum, political discussion and debate belong on another site. Thank you for understanding.

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    Stealth, maybe y'all should close this before it goes much further down the abortion rabbit hole?
     
  9. Devil Doc

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    I just posted this as breaking news. Not trying to cause trouble.
     
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    A viable form of government stays in tact regardless who is in charge. If the process was fine when one party was in charge and suddenly it doesn’t work because someone else is in charge, perhaps issue is not the system.

    Election has consequences.
     
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    This is off topic forum. Not even giving folks chance to discuss something is censorship.

    Is a pro life or pro choice a discussion about politics or morality?
     
  12. raimius

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    The hysterics and hypocrisy are about to go into overdrive. I'm not sure whether we should hide, cry, laugh, or just make some popcorn.
    Hopefully, we can get a justice committed to upholding the Constitution, regardless of their personal political opinions.

    ...Yes...?
     
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    Folks, please remember one salient point here; and Stealth81 was being gentle when he said what he did: you are guests of this forum. While its the practice of SA Forums to, as Stealth81 put it, be more "lenient" on what is discussed in the "Off Topic" forum, these forums are not here to bash/batter/proselytize to other members about topics that belong in a different setting. A discussion about the retirement of a SCOTUS justice is fine, going over the questions and concerns of that seat and its vacancy is fine, but quickly devolving off course to specific and controversial topics that have, and will, generate angst/anger/animosity will only take this in the wrong direction. That is something we don't need here.

    Lastly: censorship. Is politely advising a forum that a topic they're opening is best left closed as it has serious potential to spiral out of control rapidly and cause problems, censorship? Maybe. I'd call it being a good netizen (archaic word from an old guy) and simply asking people that are guests to be kind to one another and perhaps to avoid some topics that just are too volatile for an informative forum like this. Remember...we're all guests of the SA Forum's host.

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    My comment about censorship was not directed at you. Nothing wrong with a caution or suggestion. My comment was a reaction to a suggestion to close this post before it goes down to a rabbit hole.

    Perhaps, there should be a list of topics not to be discussed, but wouldn’t that be a censorship? I think we can discussed anything as long as we remain civil. There is a big potential for this thread to become uncivil, but it hasn’t yet.
     
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    I was just hoping to avoid a flame war. But I'll for sure take Ramius' suggestion of popcorn. And nothing like a war movie during the week of Independence Day. :)
     
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    Associated Press just flashed that Judge Chamberlain Haller of Alabama is now the front runner


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    The real intersting part is no matter what you think of Trump and no matter how you think he is doing as a President, his election will determine the future of this country for the next forty years. His selection of these court justices will have long term remifications. The last selection wasnt as critical and he was replacing one conservative with another conservative justice. This selection replaces the swing vote which is insane. The kicker would be if Ginsburg dies , retires or gets sick before the end of Trumps four years. Trump depending on the election may not have the luxury of appointing a conservative to the job, but the person wouldnt be a liberal either. She is hugely politcial which they all are and from what I hear, the only way she is leaving would be feet first
     
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    Humey – Agreed. I’m going to send Notorious RBG some Vitamin C and also pay for her flu shots for the next few years.
     
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    & while you're at it, inform Sotomayor it's about the Constitution & not the media spin du jour.
     
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    Aren’t we forgetting the Senate? It was the Senator Reid that lowered the threshold for certain confirmations to 50. I believe he was warned that Republicans will do the same if they got the majority back. Of course, when Democrats get the majority back and the Presidensy, it will be 51 votes. Without the Senate majority, Gorsuch would have never been confirmed. Mid term election will have consequences as if Dems regain majority I doubt any of Trump’s nominee will get confirmed.