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    Supreme Court of the United States

    This will be a heated topic in the coming weeks, because of the election of Donald Trump. The President-elect has given a lengthy list of candidates.

    He started with 11 in May.

    Steven Colloton of Iowa
    Allison Eid of Colorado
    Raymond Gruender of Missouri
    Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania
    Raymond Kethledge of Michigan
    Joan Larsen of Michigan
    Thomas Lee of Utah
    William Pryor of Alabama
    David Stras of Minnesota
    Diane Sykes of Wisconsin
    Don Willett of Texas.
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/18/politi...ees/index.html

    Most are state Supreme Court Justices or federal Appeals Court Justices. Currently, all eight SCOTUS Justices studied at Harvard or Yale. Many of these did not. It is also a very conservative list. Hillary Clinton, herself an Ivy League lawyer, said,

    The list includes extreme ideologues who, if given the chance, would likely roll back our progress in critical fights like marriage equality and health care, and would do devastating damage to a woman's right to choose, a union's right to organize, and everyone's right to vote.

    Trump added another 10 in September

    Sen. Mike Lee, Senator-Utah
    Neil Gorsuch, a judge of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
    Margaret Ryan, a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
    Edward Mansfield, a justice of the Iowa Supreme Court
    Keith Blackwell, a justice of the Georgia Supreme Court
    Charles Canady, a justice of the Florida Supreme Court
    Timothy Tymkovich, chief judge of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
    Amul Thapar, a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
    Frederico Moreno, a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
    Robert Young, chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/donald-t...e-court-picks/

    More diverse, but mostly more of the same.

    Will the next nominee be one of these? Note that Ted Cruz is not on the list. Sykes, Pryor and Gorsuch seem to have the most buzz.
    If not one of these, who else?
    What impact in the 2017 term and beyond?

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    I'd be shocked but very happy if it were Sykes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chancellor View Post
    I'd be shocked but very happy if it were Sykes.
    Wanda Sykes would be an AWESOME justice!
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    Nah - she would get boooed off the bench.
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    The Senate has had more than enough time to advise. Huge failure by Obama if he rewards Republicans' bullshit tactics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMT View Post
    The Senate has had more than enough time to advise. Huge failure by Obama if he rewards Republicans' bullshit tactics.
    I've been away but dont understand this. What choice does Obama have?

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    Another "mandate"?
    It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years and we must stop it.
    Bill Clinton 1995, State of the Union Address


    "When they go low - we go High" great motto - too bad it was a sack of bullshit. DNC election mantra

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    Various sources, mostly left-leaning, have argued that the Senate has had their opportunity to advise the President and chosen not to exercise it and therefore the President is entitled to install Garland without explicit consent.
    In the best of times, our days are numbered, anyway. And it would be a crime against Nature for any generation to take the world crisis so solemnly that it put off enjoying those things for which we were presumably designed in the first place, and which the gravest statesmen and the hoarsest politicians hope to make available to all men in the end: I mean the opportunity to do good work, to fall in love, to enjoy friends, to sit under trees, to read, to hit a ball and bounce the baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjl View Post
    Various sources, mostly left-leaning, have argued that the Senate has had their opportunity to advise the President and chosen not to exercise it and therefore the President is entitled to install Garland without explicit consent.
    Yep, and if Obama doesn't beat them at their own game to protect millions of women from right-wing officials his presidency takes a huge hit in my book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onejayhawk View Post
    Note that Ted Cruz is not on the list.

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