The US Supreme Court Thread - Post Roe v. Wade reversal edition

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  1. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

    Feb 12, 2005
    Woodstock, NY
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    As the Throughline 'cast noted recently, the Supreme Court has never been so out of tune with America as it is today. For better or worse, the Court has always generally reflected the voting public. Until the last few years.

    I wonder in an Occam's Razor kind of way if that's because, in the past, justices would simply die and now they don't. I have zero data to back up my theory but if life expectancy is 65, a Supreme Court Justice naturally isn't going to have the same length of tenure that they would if life expectancy is 85. And so today we have a court that is completely out of touch with the public at large.
     
  2. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
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    Bayern München
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    Jul 23, 2004
    Fascist Hellscape
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    I think it's what happens if you appoint zealots

    Our courts behave mostly like Throughline says. Parliament tends to be more responsive to the times, because it is elected more often. But the courts elsewhere do generally move with the times, on a lagging basis.

    To my mind a justice like Clarence is just insane. He's just on the take. That is a wild outlier.
     
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  3. #2578 feyenoordsoccerfan, Apr 12, 2024
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    The trias politica works when each power is filled without influence from the other powers. In the USA it seems like that isnot the case/security breaks are missing.
    The Netherlands atm are working on a adaptation of the Constitution to limit the political influencing of appointments of members of our supreme court, the "Hoge Raad".
     
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  4. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Cascarino's Pizzeria BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    #2579 Cascarino's Pizzeria, Apr 12, 2024
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    I swear I saw something about Dems wanting Sotomayor to retire. I'll have to look for it

    Here it is. Guess there are health concerns & progressives don't want an RBG repeat

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.businessinsider.com/sonia-sotomayor-retirement-supreme-court-progressives-health-ginsburg-2024-4?amp
     
  5. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    So, where's Crooked Clarence?

    Apparently, he didn't show up for work today.
     
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  6. diablodelsol

    diablodelsol Member+

    Jan 10, 2001
    New Jersey
  7. rslfanboy

    rslfanboy Member+

    Jul 24, 2007
    Section 26
    :geek:

    :coffee::coffee::coffee:
     
  8. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
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    DC United
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    It’s not silly because Democrats can’t get the 5th seat before they get the 4th seat, and they can’t get a 4th seat if they lose the 3rd seat.
     
  9. rslfanboy

    rslfanboy Member+

    Jul 24, 2007
    Section 26
    I give Ginsburg a pass for not retiring early in Obama’s tenure.

    Sotomayor should retire this summer.
     
  10. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Cascarino's Pizzeria BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Went for a ride in his new Lear jet?
     
  11. soccernutter

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    Perhaps we confirm Biden is President, first.
     
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  12. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
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    He had to fix his RV.
     
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  13. superdave

    superdave Member+

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    ????

    I don’t understand.
     
  14. Chesco United

    Chesco United Member+

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    Jun 24, 2001
    Chester County, PA
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    There is a possibility that Trump could win in November.
     
  15. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

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    Apr 1, 2002
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    73.4 million people voted for Trump. Why do you think that court is out of touch?
     
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  16. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

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    Hoping for the worst...
     
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  17. Deadtigers

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    I thought it was just me. Harriet Tubman would watch that man get lunch and not say a word.
     
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  18. rslfanboy

    rslfanboy Member+

    Jul 24, 2007
    Section 26
    He is President now, with a slim majority in the Senate. RBG was replaced in 1 month,
     
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  19. ElNaranja

    ElNaranja Member+

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    Jul 16, 2017
    Haven't you heard? You can't replace a SCJ in the final year of a presidency. The people must have their voices heard...then you replace.

    God may Turtle rot one day.
     
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  20. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

    Feb 12, 2005
    Woodstock, NY
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    Biden already got a Supreme Court Justice. Dems only get one per term. Rules is rules.
     
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  21. soccernutter

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    Man, I'm so focused on November that I had a serious brain fart. :oops:
     
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  22. dapip

    dapip Member+

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    Sotomayour is 69, chances is that she'll live another 15 years at least and be in decent health for a while. IMHO, her retiring does not change the balance, even if Trump wins, because she could outlive the Trump presidency and several of the conservative judges.

    Off course, there's no guarantee of anything, but I don't find her seat to be a pressing issue at the moment.
     
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  23. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

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    I'm more interested in him suffering before he dies. I wonder if he has a neighbor like the other KY senator?
     
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  24. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
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    Sotomayor currently has health issues. I doubt she'll live 15 more years, but if she does, it won't be at the level to be on SCOTUS. I'd like her to stay, but she really should step down for the sake of longevity of somebody much younger.

    Edit - Cynically, though, if she does step down, Biden will nominate McAfee (the GA judge) who is a conservative.
     
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  25. superdave

    superdave Member+

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    But it’s not November now. Biden is President. He has the authority to nominate new Justices now.
     

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