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Author Topic: The US Supreme Court Thread  (Read 408 times)

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Re: The US Supreme Court Thread
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2018, 11:18:29 pm »
Figured there would be a thread here.  I'm gonna throw my 2 cents in while I have the chance.

I believe that SCOTUS appointments should be delayed until after the midterms.  I believe this should be a rule - that within the final 6 months of a presidential or midterm election season, that no SCOTUS appointments be made.  Furthermore, outside of that 6 month window, there will be no delaying SCOTUS appointments by the "other side" whoever that may be.

Now, that being said, I am under no delusions that if the roles were reversed and the Dems had full control and the Reps were the minority party at all levels, the Dems would surely ram through "their guy" (much like the Reps will do now), and the Reps would whine and complain about how unfair it is (much like the Dems are already doing now).  Both sides are equally partisan hypocrites when it comes to this type of shit.

So, while I would certainly prefer a delay until after the midterms, I understand that the Reps will not delay just as the Dems would not delay if they had the ball.  We need a rule that fixes this ambiguous talking point, because I believe the newly elected officials should have a voice in this matter.
I mean, this horseshit only started because the Republicans blocked the Garland nomination for over a year...

Of course you would think that...


https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/02/22/biden_in_1992_bush_should_not_name_a_nominee_until_after_the_november_election.html

False. Equivalency.

LOL - wrong.  So Dems said "no SCOTUS appointment in an election year" in 1992 when a Republican was in office.  But in 2015 Dems said "we must appoint SCOTUS in an election year" when a Democrat was in office.  Now, in 2018 it's back to "no SCOTUS appointment in an election year" when a Republican is in office.

This isn't false equivalency.  This is absolutely comparing apples to apples.  It doesn't get more equivalent than that.

 

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