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    The Changing Face of the Supreme Court

    So, in the same vein as "it's never too early to..." here is another major repurcussion of the election.

    Word is, at least two Supreme Court Justices will retire in the next 4 years.

    If that were to come to pass, how do you think that will effect the balance of the court, and further, what current law is most in danger of changing (overturned or getting a second shot at the court and being affirmed) if it were to come to pass?

    I'll give an obvious example. Citizens United. If the court moves left, this ruling would very likely see the court again, and be struck down.

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    The court will be Obama's lasting legacy, and that's something I'm very concerned about.

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    I guess it depends on whom are retiring

    If it one or both of the two are Scalia Thomas Alito Roberts or Kennedy...the Court probably moves leftward

    If both are Ginsberg Breyer Sotomayor or Kagen the Court stays the same



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    Quote Originally Posted by Warfish View Post
    So, in the same vein as "it's never too early to..." here is another major repurcussion of the election.

    Word is, at least two Supreme Court Justices will retire in the next 4 years.

    If that were to come to pass, how do you think that will effect the balance of the court, and further, what current law is most in danger of changing (overturned or getting a second shot at the court and being affirmed) if it were to come to pass?

    I'll give an obvious example. Citizens United. If the court moves left, this ruling would very likely see the court again, and be struck down.
    Good point.

    Another great reason why Puns should have out up better candidates that 999 guy, man dog sex guy, runaway bride lady, Vitalis wooden man and the other Vitalis wooden man.




    But seriously. It could have a pretty major impact on things to come. But I don't think Citizens United getting struck down is terribly bad. Some donors could have saved themselves millions by not donating to some super Pacs out there.


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    Hoping Scalia and Thomas stay on board. We need some form of checks and balances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warfish View Post
    So, in the same vein as "it's never too early to..." here is another major repurcussion of the election.

    Word is, at least two Supreme Court Justices will retire in the next 4 years.

    If that were to come to pass, how do you think that will effect the balance of the court, and further, what current law is most in danger of changing (overturned or getting a second shot at the court and being affirmed) if it were to come to pass?

    I'll give an obvious example. Citizens United. If the court moves left, this ruling would very likely see the court again, and be struck down.
    One could only hope.....

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    Scalia would be wheeled into court on a gurney rather than step down during an Obama Administration. Unless he dies, he ain't goin' anywhere.

    Thomas is not even 65, he's not going anywhere for a while. If Conservatives have to worry about anyone, its probably Kennedy - he's in his mid-70s and has no real idealogical conviction to ensure the Court goes in a certain direction once he's gone. But, he's hardly reliable anyway, although far better than what you'll get if Obama has the opportunity to replace him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crasherino View Post
    Scalia would be wheeled into court on a gurney rather than step down during an Obama Administration. Unless he dies, he ain't goin' anywhere.

    Thomas is not even 65, he's not going anywhere for a while. If Conservatives have to worry about anyone, its probably Kennedy - he's in his mid-70s and has no real idealogical conviction to ensure the Court goes in a certain direction once he's gone. But, he's hardly reliable anyway, although far better than what you'll get if Obama has the opportunity to replace him.
    Ironic that it was the Bush-appointed Roberts that proved unreliable for conservatives.

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    Scalia will have a heart attack.


    Because he's a fat f*ck.




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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    Scalia will have a heart attack.


    Because he's a fat f*ck.




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    Not nice

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    You would think that at one point in time, Scalia would have said "Hey. I shouldn't eat that hoagie. Because I'm fat. And can't see my dick. And pant when I climb 5 steps. And have man boobs. And get rashes on my sides where my fat rolls roll up."


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    Quote Originally Posted by sg3 View Post
    Not nice

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    F*ck fat people.

    They're the worst people on earth. No self control. Just out of breath useless dregs of society.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    F*ck fat people.

    They're the worst people on earth. No self control. Just out of breath useless dregs of society.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Warfish View Post
    Thanks PK. Love you too Brofist.
    Dammit fish.

    We've been over this 100 times now.



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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    Dammit fish.

    We've been over this 100 times now.



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    Not a Cookie Monster metal band, but still a cool drummer pic.

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    I only see Gingsberg being retiring. Which is just holding par.

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    No way a conservative judge steps down knowing what will happen...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysGreenAlwaysWhite View Post
    No way a conservative judge steps down knowing what will happen...
    Probably true

    One or four of them could die, though

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    Quote Originally Posted by sg3 View Post
    Probably true

    One or four of them could die, though

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    Classy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernie View Post
    Classy.
    So you think it's impossible?

    Do you have a four year guarantee on your contract?

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