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    http://m.kvia.com/news/breaking-surp...lSXm5Q.twitter

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    Not to be undignified, but this flip flops the court and is sure to heat up the rhetoric in the Presidential race.


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    Libs are going to be happy about this.
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    This will have a tremendous impact on the court.

    We know Obama's philosophy....

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    Just heard the breaking news on TV. I think there's a good possibility that the Republicans in the Senate will hold off on confirming a new justice until the next President takes office.

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    Republicans are better off working with the left to find a moderate than they are stalling. They'll look like sore losers, which could affect them at the polls in November, and they risk a worse choice from the next Democrat, especially if they have a commanding win.

    EDIT--my cousin is telling me that no SCOTUS justice has been confirmed in an election year since FDR. Can anyone confirm that?

    There are some big cases coming up--whether or not one can be forced to pay union dues, abortion, and religious objections to the Affordable Care Act.
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    We could use an Asian on the Court....
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    Sad to say - but many people are going to be happy about this. He seemed to be a pain in the ass to many and if they could have put a hit on him and get away with it, they would.
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    This is a sad situation. Republicans will hold off confirming anyone until the next president takes office, as they should. Very important cases coming up also. Probably will hold off on any rulings coming up. I don't know if there has been a precedent set for that. May he rest in peace. He was a true champion for The Constitution.

    This could have some disastrous outcomes for our country.
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    Anybody whose first thought was to celebrate his loss, let me count the way in which they are a douchebag.

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    As someone with an Italian background Scalia was a man who made history. Rip Justice Scalia.



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    They won't hold off on rulings. There are some where arguments have been heard and no decision made, like Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, where oral arguments were heard Jan. 11. Even if Scalia had 'voted,' it would no longer count.

    That case is about whether or not you can be forced to pay union dues.

    Abortion hits the Court March 2nd with Whole Woman's Health vs. Cole.

    Also this year is Zubik v. Burwell, which combines Little Sisters of the Poor with 6 other cases regarding Obama's accommodation for religious objections to Obamacare mandates.

    4-4 decisions simply affirm the lower court's decision and set no SCOTUS precedent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    They won't hold off on rulings. There are some where arguments have been heard and no decision made, like Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, where oral arguments were heard Jan. 11. Even if Scalia had 'voted,' it would no longer count.

    That case is about whether or not you can be forced to pay union dues.

    Abortion hits the Court March 2nd with Whole Woman's Health vs. Cole.

    Also this year is Zubik v. Burwell, which combines Little Sisters of the Poor with 6 other cases regarding Obama's accommodation for religious objections to Obamacare mandates.

    4-4 decisions simply affirm the lower court's decision and set no SCOTUS precedent.
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    Report: 10% of college graduates think Judge Judy is on the Supreme Court

    Nearly 10% of college graduates surveyed in a poll believe Judith Sheindlin, aka "Judge Judy," serves on the Supreme Court.

    Sheindlin is an American lawyer made popular as the judge on a court show by the name of "Judge Judy." The show features Sheindlin handling small disputes in a courtroom, but Sheindlin does not serve on the Supreme Court of the United States.

    The poll, conducted by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni in August 2015 but released in January 2016, concluded from the 1,000 surveyed that college graduates "are alarmingly ignorant of America's history and heritage."

    he survey also found 28.4% of college graduates correctly identify the father of the Constitution as James Madison. About 59% of college students surveyed believe the father of the Constitution was Thomas Jefferson, who was actually the principal writer for the Declaration of Independence.

    It also found that almost 60% of college graduates couldn't correctly identify a requirement for ratifying a constitutional amendment and 40% of college graduates didn't know that Congress has the power to declare war.

    Additionally, the poll revealed that less than 50% of college graduates surveyed know that presidential impeachments are tried before the U.S. Senate.

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    Hopefully our new Member of the Supreme Court will remember that there are three branches of government for a reason, and that legislation is not one of the responsibilities of the Supreme Court.

    Also knowing that the reason the US Constitution can at times be frustrating for government officials and the SCOTUS, is that it was designed to protect the citizenry from their own government.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Hopefully our new Member of the Supreme Court will remember that there are three branches of government for a reason, and that legislation is not one of the responsibilities of the Supreme Court.

    Also knowing that the reason the US Constitution can at times be frustrating for government officials and the SCOTUS, is that it was designed to protect the citizenry from their own government.
    Amen, brother. Amen.
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