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Re: Justice Scalia Dead at 79
« Reply #210 on: March 17, 2016, 12:28:01 PM »
OK.
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Re: Justice Scalia Dead at 79
« Reply #211 on: March 17, 2016, 01:20:28 PM »
From PA Senator Pat Toomey (R) on Twitter:

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With the U.S. Supreme Courtís balance at stake, and with the presidential election fewer than eight months away it is wise to give the American people a more direct voice in the selection and confirmation of the next justice.  Should Merrick Garland be nominated again by the next president, I would be happy to carefully consider his nomination as I have done with dozens of judges submitted by President Obama.

It isn't about doing his job, based on what the Constitution allows him to do.  It's about who made the nomination.

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Re: Justice Scalia Dead at 79
« Reply #212 on: March 17, 2016, 01:36:12 PM »
The dumbest rationale by a pretty dumb party is that "the people should have a say" in the process. The people already said what they wanted. The people elected Obama's silly ass for a 4 year term. I really don't get how that suddenly becomes "3 years and 2 months" just because Scalia croaked.
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Re: Justice Scalia Dead at 79
« Reply #213 on: March 17, 2016, 02:08:17 PM »
The dumbest rationale by a pretty dumb party is that "the people should have a say" in the process. The people already said what they wanted. The people elected Obama's silly ass for a 4 year term. I really don't get how that suddenly becomes "3 years and 2 months" just because Scalia croaked.
I agree.

Which makes it doubly weird that apparently some GOP Senators would like to confirm him in the event of a lame-duck session.  Which would be extremely hypocritical. 
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