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mainiac

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Re: mainiac's American Politics Megathread 2: fight MSH for dominance
« Reply #6420 on: April 02, 2014, 12:42:44 pm »

Sometimes it feels like they are consciously trying to undermine democracy.
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Re: mainiac's American Politics Megathread 2: fight MSH for dominance
« Reply #6421 on: April 02, 2014, 12:51:28 pm »

Speaking of which, what would happen if all SCOTUS members would suddenly all die at once in suspicious circumstances.

I mean, these are appointed or something, meaning that for the next 40 years a single party will be in complete control of that institution.
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Re: mainiac's American Politics Megathread 2: fight MSH for dominance
« Reply #6422 on: April 02, 2014, 01:21:29 pm »

Speaking of which, what would happen if all SCOTUS members would suddenly all die at once in suspicious circumstances.

I mean, these are appointed or something, meaning that for the next 40 years a single party will be in complete control of that institution.
The other side would clamor for at least some of the appointees being chosen by Congress/Senate, rather then ALL of them by the President, such an unprecedented occurrence would allow for lawmakers to successfully argue for an exception...  (SCOTUS is the Supreme Court judges right?)
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Re: mainiac's American Politics Megathread 2: fight MSH for dominance
« Reply #6423 on: April 02, 2014, 01:24:19 pm »

Speaking of which, what would happen if all SCOTUS members would suddenly all die at once in suspicious circumstances.

I mean, these are appointed or something, meaning that for the next 40 years a single party will be in complete control of that institution.
The other side would clamor for at least some of the appointees being chosen by Congress/Senate, rather then ALL of them by the President, such an unprecedented occurrence would allow for lawmakers to successfully argue for an exception...  (SCOTUS is the Supreme Court judges right?)

They aren't appointed by the president, they are nominated by the president and have to be accepted by the Senate.

The republicans would fillibuster until the heat death of the universe.
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Re: mainiac's American Politics Megathread 2: fight MSH for dominance
« Reply #6424 on: April 02, 2014, 01:26:10 pm »

Speaking of which, what would happen if all SCOTUS members would suddenly all die at once in suspicious circumstances.

I mean, these are appointed or something, meaning that for the next 40 years a single party will be in complete control of that institution.
The other side would clamor for at least some of the appointees being chosen by Congress/Senate, rather then ALL of them by the President, such an unprecedented occurrence would allow for lawmakers to successfully argue for an exception...  (SCOTUS is the Supreme Court judges right?)

They aren't appointed by the president, they are nominated by the president and have to be accepted by the Senate.

The republicans would fillibuster until the heat death of the universe.
Shows how much I know of my current gov't.  :P

Residing president would appoint em during a recess.
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Re: mainiac's American Politics Megathread 2: fight MSH for dominance
« Reply #6425 on: April 02, 2014, 01:30:46 pm »

Residing president would appoint em during a recess.

I'm not sure that would be legal for the supreme court but if there's no surpreme court justices to strike it down?  Well a circuit court would probably place an injunction until there is a surpreme court capable of striking down the surpreme court appointment.
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Re: mainiac's American Politics Megathread 2: fight MSH for dominance
« Reply #6426 on: April 02, 2014, 04:17:05 pm »

Residing president would appoint em during a recess.
IIRC, ever since Obama appointed someone during a recess (which is now being challenged in Noel Canning v. NLRB), Congress has technically never gone to "recess" but kept in some kind of limbo so he can't appoint anyone.
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Re: mainiac's American Politics Megathread 2: fight MSH for dominance
« Reply #6427 on: April 02, 2014, 04:25:52 pm »

Residing president would appoint em during a recess.
IIRC, ever since Obama appointed someone during a recess (which is now being challenged in Noel Canning v. NLRB), Congress has technically never gone to "recess" but kept in some kind of limbo so he can't appoint anyone.

Yep. They have one guy in session the whole time so there can be no recess appointments.
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Re: mainiac's American Politics Megathread 2: fight MSH for dominance
« Reply #6428 on: April 02, 2014, 04:28:56 pm »

Good thing too, don't want to distract them from all the good work they're doing to get those nominations in order.

[The last nominees I remember getting approved in any normal time was Yellin/Lew, Lew still took too long thanks to horseshit antics from the Right-Wingers on committes]
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Re: mainiac's American Politics Megathread 2: fight MSH for dominance
« Reply #6429 on: April 02, 2014, 06:34:59 pm »

Speaking of which, what would happen if all SCOTUS members would suddenly all die at once in suspicious circumstances.

I mean, these are appointed or something, meaning that for the next 40 years a single party will be in complete control of that institution.
Don't worry, they're all old people, and there is only a 5/4 conservative majority. These things reset eventually.
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Re: mainiac's American Politics Megathread 2: fight MSH for dominance
« Reply #6430 on: April 02, 2014, 06:38:14 pm »

Guys, I think you are forgetting something on appointments.

Democrats lowered the level needed to break a filibuster to 51%. The democrats could conceivably ram through 9 young supreme court justices that will side with them forever if they all suddenly died.

Granted, then we start hearing calls to impeach Obama again.

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Re: mainiac's American Politics Megathread 2: fight MSH for dominance
« Reply #6431 on: April 02, 2014, 06:48:59 pm »

Guys, I think you are forgetting something on appointments.

That I totally did.

You e-peen is now confirmed largest and in the traditions handed down by me making shit up on the spot, I hereby hand control of the thread to you.

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FJ, can you update the title?
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Re: Emperor Norton's Imperial Politics Megathread
« Reply #6432 on: April 02, 2014, 08:31:09 pm »

Guys, I think you are forgetting something on appointments.

Democrats lowered the level needed to break a filibuster to 51%. The democrats could conceivably ram through 9 young supreme court justices that will side with them forever if they all suddenly died.
Actually, they still need 60 for most things. It was only lowered to simple majority for federal officials except for Supreme Court justices.
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Re: Emperor Norton's Imperial Politics Megathread
« Reply #6433 on: April 02, 2014, 08:37:23 pm »

Oh snap, I gave up the thread too soon.  I have shamed the memory of James Lawrence.
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Re: Emperor Norton's Imperial Politics Megathread
« Reply #6434 on: April 02, 2014, 08:55:18 pm »

Nonsense; you merely passed it back to its rightful owner. Too bad his celebration day is past or we could have a proper ceremony.
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