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    The Texas enforcement mechanism is abominable. Having said that, I imagine this Supreme Court will find a way to apply it only to abortion and not allow it for gun control. I really don't think Republicans have a lot to worry about here. The "ha, ha, got you now!" chorus from the Democratic side assumes, falsely, that the Supreme Court is constrained to play fair or by the rule of law in any consistent fashion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Seitzer View Post
    The Texas enforcement mechanism is abominable. Having said that, I imagine this Supreme Court will find a way to apply it only to abortion and not allow it for gun control. I really don't think Republicans have a lot to worry about here.
    It's amazing to me that the highest court in the land has become a landfill of partisan hacks.

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    It's amazing to me that the highest court in the land has become a landfill of partisan hacks.
    Obama should've appointed Garland, a serious blunder to concede the upper hand to Moscow Mitch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMT View Post
    Obama should've appointed Garland, a serious blunder to concede the upper hand to Moscow Mitch.
    How would you have proposed Obama do that?
    More children die by gunfire in a year than on-duty police officers and active duty military.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMT View Post
    Obama should've appointed Garland, a serious blunder to concede the upper hand to Moscow Mitch.
    He clearly just assumed Hillary was a lock and then Garland would get confirmed afterwards. Or, Hillary would go for the maximum Republican head explosion move of withdrawing Garland and appointing Obama. Serious misstep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bene Futuis View Post
    How would you have proposed Obama do that?
    He could have done the recess appointment, although it almost certainly would have been deemed unconstitutional. That being said, it could have tied up the Trump administration and kept them focusing on that. After all, Trump can't pay attention to more than one thing at once.

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    He could have done the recess appointment, although it almost certainly would have been deemed unconstitutional. That being said, it could have tied up the Trump administration and kept them focusing on that. After all, Trump can't pay attention to more than one thing at once.
    Ah, gotcha.
    More children die by gunfire in a year than on-duty police officers and active duty military.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revo View Post
    It's amazing to me that the highest court in the land has become a landfill of partisan hacks.
    As Edwin Chemerinsky said:

    If Supreme Court justices don’t want to be seen as “partisan hacks,” they should not act like them.

    In a speech last week at the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville Law School, Justice Amy Coney Barrett said, “This court is not comprised of a bunch of partisan hacks.” She added, “Judicial philosophies are not the same as political parties.”

    Setting aside the irony of uttering these statements at an event honoring Sen. Mitch McConnell, who blocked the confirmation of Merrick Garland to the court and rushed through the confirmation of Barrett precisely because of their ideologies, the reality is that time and again the court’s Republican majority has handed down decisions strongly favoring Republicans in the political process.
    https://www.latimes.com/opinion/stor...rrett-politics


    This is clearly the worst SCOTUS in a very long time. That's not surprising, given that a twice impeached halfwit who lost the popular vote by millions of votes appointed three of them on plainly partisan grounds. And now they're throwing five decades of jurisprudence away seemingly on a whim and promoting crackpot extremists like the former guy through their shadow docket. It is broken, perhaps irretrievably so.
    More children die by gunfire in a year than on-duty police officers and active duty military.

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    So, according to this story, Pro-Life Congresswoman Lauren Boebert was a paid escort (for a Koch family member) who had two abortions when Ted Cruz met her and said "Hey, you should run for Congress."

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    Quote Originally Posted by madducks View Post
    So, according to this story, Pro-Life Congresswoman Lauren Boebert was a paid escort (for a Koch family member) who had two abortions when Ted Cruz met her and said "Hey, you should run for Congress."

    Despite a damning letter from Rep. Lauren Boebert’s legal team denying all of the accusations against her, David Wheeler, the president of American Muckrakers, said his organization is fully prepared to defend their claims in court.

    “If she really wants a civil lawsuit against us for defamation, bring it, because we haven't told anything that we did not believe to be true,” Wheeler said, adding that they would like to depose everybody involved, including Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Boebert’s family members.

    “We will get to the bottom of whether we're lying or she's trying to lawyer us to death.”

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