In a Few Minutes We Will Have a SCOTUS Nominee

Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior MemberPosts: 6,721 Senior Member
So, Mr. Sherb, what do you think of the nominee?

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  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 6,721 Senior Member
    Well, I've gotta hand it to McConnell, the Republicans just stole a seat on the SCOTUS from the Dems.
  • sherbsherb Senior Member Posts: 3,682 Senior Member
    so far so good.

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  • sherbsherb Senior Member Posts: 3,682 Senior Member
    Is that a clack? Nope.
  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 6,721 Senior Member
    Ah, the old Hyde litmus test!
  • sherbsherb Senior Member Posts: 3,682 Senior Member
    Its the only one that really matters.
  • sherbsherb Senior Member Posts: 3,682 Senior Member
    here's what you might call an ad-hoc protest outside the Supreme Court.

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  • sherbsherb Senior Member Posts: 3,682 Senior Member
    #stop fill-in-the-blank.
  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 6,721 Senior Member
    That's pretty weak. But strangely hilarious...
  • NZ IndicatorNZ Indicator Senior Member Posts: 9,983 Senior Member
    sherb wrote: »
    here's what you might call an ad-hoc protest outside the Supreme Court.

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    Don't these people have jobs or something better to do with their lives?

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  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 3,294 Senior Member
    So is Gorsuch in the political mainstream? Mitch McConnell is waiting to know.
  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 3,294 Senior Member
    turns out this guy has a bit of a sense of humor. The WSJ quotes a couple of his opinions. One starts:

    "What began as a fight at a strip club finds its way here as a clash over hearsay."
  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 3,294 Senior Member
    Trump: I will tell McConnell to go nuclear if Democrats hold up Gorsuch nomination.
  • sherbsherb Senior Member Posts: 3,682 Senior Member
    McConnell doesn't need Trump to tell him who butters his bread. Gorsuch will be confirmed.
  • sherbsherb Senior Member Posts: 3,682 Senior Member
    Steven wrote: »
    So is Gorsuch in the political mainstream? Mitch McConnell is waiting to know.

    He was when he was confirmed to the 10th circuit, more or less unanimously. Now of course he's way too extreme.
  • sherbsherb Senior Member Posts: 3,682 Senior Member
    This is the stuff I love: real fringe-lunatic left wing stuff.

    And its not bad! There's some heft to it, even though of course I disagree. its lot more well-done than Bernie the Bolshie ranting about the banks.

    https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/02/trump-gorsuch-supreme-court-nomination-garland/
  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 3,294 Senior Member
    "The belief that the Supreme Court is a responsible guarantor of constitutional rights and liberties is particularly rife among liberals. For decades, they have both accepted and reiterated the narrative that the Constitution is a moral document that, when appropriately interpreted by jurists, restrains the state’s power over the individual."

    As seen solely through the prism of Roe v. Wade. Otherwise, this is completely **** backwards.
  • sherbsherb Senior Member Posts: 3,682 Senior Member
    Steven wrote: »
    "The belief that the Supreme Court is a responsible guarantor of constitutional rights and liberties is particularly rife among liberals. For decades, they have both accepted and reiterated the narrative that the Constitution is a moral document that, when appropriately interpreted by jurists, restrains the state’s power over the individual."

    As seen solely through the prism of Roe v. Wade. Otherwise, this is completely **** backwards.

    I think if you're talking about the commerce clause, you're right. But I think if you're talking about the 4th, 5th and 6th amendments or substantive due process (i.e Roe), than its a fair reading.

    But this is what I love about Jacobin: the idea that the Constitution's structure and purpose somehow amounts to false consciousness. I love that.

    Its not a "narrative." Its the whole point.
  • sherbsherb Senior Member Posts: 3,682 Senior Member
    I wanted Willett because I think he would have taken another look at the rampant rent-seeking and burdensome regulation that goes on both with Congress and the several states. But the more I read about Gorsuch the more I like. He's what we want.
  • sherbsherb Senior Member Posts: 3,682 Senior Member
    "never underestimate the staying power of a bad idea."

    --Karl Marx, probably.
  • creekguycreekguy Senior Member Posts: 3,905 Senior Member
    It says here that Gorsuch is a modern day Earl Warren, and will be found to be a maverick who often enrages the right. Why? Because i want it to be so.
    At any rate, he is not Clarence Thomas and as far as we know has never complained about P. hairs on his coke. Trump did not go wacko and pick a crazy, good for him.

    OTH, DeVos is hanging on a thread. Interesting.
  • sherbsherb Senior Member Posts: 3,682 Senior Member
    Republican presidents have a mixed track record on judicial nominees, while the dems bat .1000. Makes for an interesting dynamic.

    Brennan, Warren, Souter, O'Connor, Kennedy. . .all GOP nominees.
  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 6,721 Senior Member
    creekguy wrote: »
    At any rate, he is not Clarence Thomas and as far as we know has never complained about P. hairs on his coke. Trump did not go wacko and pick a crazy, good for him.

    yep^^^^^

    Look, I will probably disagree with the majority of his rulings but he seems like a decent human being who will take his position very seriously. I don't see any reason that he should not be confirmed. Of course, Schumer and Co. have to make a good show and have him squirm for a few days at the hearings but that is all part of the theater.
  • creekguycreekguy Senior Member Posts: 3,905 Senior Member
    sherb wrote: »
    while the dems bat .1000. Makes for an interesting dynamic.

    Lawyers and decimal points. Its a thing.:D
  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 6,721 Senior Member
    creekguy wrote: »
    Lawyers and decimal points. Its a thing.:D

    ****, I can feel the burn all the way down here in Ogden!
  • sherbsherb Senior Member Posts: 3,682 Senior Member
    creekguy wrote: »
    Lawyers and decimal points. Its a thing.:D

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