That eyetalian Supreme Court justice just died.

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Danas Boyfrien, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. Danas Boyfrien

    Danas Boyfrien Trump's African American Gold

    Reputations:
    141,323
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2010
    Messages:
    25,466
    Likes Received:
    14,369
    The faggot progressives win. :facepalm:


    https://www.yahoo.com/politics/supreme-court-justice-scalia-dies-222420293.html



    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a tart-tongued champion of conservative interpretation of the Constitution, has died at a West Texas ranch resort, government officials said Saturday. Scalia, the longest-serving justice on the court and its first Italian-American member, was 79.

    President Barack Obama, on a trip to California, praised Scalia as “a larger than life presence on the bench” and a deeply influential “brilliant legal mind” with an “incisive wit.”

    And Obama flatly rejected Republican demands that he leave the job of replacing the late justice to whomever wins the November elections.

    “I plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor in due time,” he said, pressing the Senate to “fulfill its responsibility to give that person a fair hearing and a timely vote.”

    Scalia’s death had instantly triggered a pitched political battle in Washington, with Democrats urging President Obama to nominate a new justice rather than leave a vacancy for the next occupant of the White House. But top Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and several of the party’s presidential candidates, immediately called for leaving the decision to Obama’s successor.

    [​IMG]
    An SUV and hearse from Alpine Memorial Funeral Home arrives at the entrance to Cibolo Creek Ranch in Sahfter, Texas on Feb 13., 2016, to pick up the body of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. (Photo: San Antonio Express-News via ZUMA Wire)

    Slideshow: Justice Antonin Scalia — A look back >>>

    Obama learned of Scalia’s passing while on a trip to California, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said in a brief statement that offered no clues as to the president’s plans. “The president and first lady extend their deepest condolences to Justice Scalia’s family,” Schultz said. Obama was expected to say more later.

    A knowledgeable source with close ties to the White House, speaking on condition of anonymity, shared a short list of potential Obama nominees.

    The list included Sri Srinivasan, a U.S. Court of Appeals judge for the District of Columbia circuit; Merrick Garland, chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit; Attorney General Loretta Lynch; Neal Katyal, a Georgetown Law professor who spent one year as Obama’s acting solicitor general; Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson; Solicitor General Don Verrilli, beloved in the White House for his high-profile successes in defending Obamacare before the court; and former Attorney General Eric Holder.

    One long-shot contender could be Charles Wilson, U.S. circuit judge on the United States Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, in Florida.

    But any Obama nominee has only a “1 out of 1,000 chance of getting confirmed” in the face of Republican opposition, the source said. Still, the president could make things difficult for the GOP by nominating a woman or minority to the Supreme Court, the source said.

    Obama has told friends that he views nominating two women to the court as a key part of his legacy. The president could now try to name a third, after Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.



    His death meant that his votes on a series of high-stakes and controversial cases will be invalidated. The surviving eight justices will have to renegotiate their decisions on issues from whether universities can continue to use affirmative action to whether unions can collect fees from nonmembers to survive.
     
  2. gilaet

    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

    Reputations:
    242,712
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    88,547
    Likes Received:
    21,512
    late term abortion
     
    O Face likes this.
  3. freds

    freds you broke it VIP

    Reputations:
    202,349
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Messages:
    61,737
    Likes Received:
    27,571
    [​IMG]
     
    O Face likes this.
  4. Danas Boyfrien

    Danas Boyfrien Trump's African American Gold

    Reputations:
    141,323
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2010
    Messages:
    25,466
    Likes Received:
    14,369
    I know this isn't breaking news but in my defense I've been hanging out with my buddies and one of their cunt wives all day.
     
  5. Danas Boyfrien

    Danas Boyfrien Trump's African American Gold

    Reputations:
    141,323
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2010
    Messages:
    25,466
    Likes Received:
    14,369

    Congrats, bro. You win. :golfclap:
     
  6. freds

    freds you broke it VIP

    Reputations:
    202,349
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Messages:
    61,737
    Likes Received:
    27,571
    i need a hill.
     
    O Face likes this.
  7. gilaet

    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

    Reputations:
    242,712
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    88,547
    Likes Received:
    21,512
    dude
     
  8. Blackened

    Blackened Commitment to Excellence

    Reputations:
    8,074
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2010
    Messages:
    10,893
    Likes Received:
    3,209
    faggot couldn't have waited nine months?
     
  9. Gomez

    Gomez Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    34,293
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    20,890
    Likes Received:
    5,601
    time to undo this corporations are people shit
     
    O Face likes this.
  10. Gwarn1

    Gwarn1 Worlds poorest sugar daddy VIP

    Reputations:
    102,509
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2011
    Messages:
    68,816
    Likes Received:
    16,978
    We we certainly needed a third thread on the subject
     
    O Face likes this.
  11. Danas Boyfrien

    Danas Boyfrien Trump's African American Gold

    Reputations:
    141,323
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2010
    Messages:
    25,466
    Likes Received:
    14,369


    You you certainly did
     
  12. Tranquil

    Tranquil Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    107,050
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    9,323
    Likes Received:
    6,928
    Who?
     
    O Face likes this.