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  • Originally posted by SJHovey View Post

    You're actually closer to being right than you may have expected, or intended.

    I tend to think that the court's members find their own place within the Court, and can even shift positions dramatically. I truly believe that if you put 9 carbon copies of Alito on the court, or 9 carbon copies of RBG on the court, those nine members wouldn't think in lock step. You'd see some of them shift.

    So, if say Thomas or Alito or Kavanaugh or others end up leaving the court during a Democratic administration, or even if it's all of them, you won't see me coming here raising worries or clutching pearls. I really won't. There is enough legal precedent out there that I don't see the Court making broad swings one way or the other, regardless of its make up.
    I’m fairly certain a website like FiveThirtyEight found that the lack of term limits for SC justices moderated them and some of their more extreme viewpoints, but that it mostly brought conservative justices towards the middle, rather than liberal ones. I don’t remember when the article was written, or if it was even written by FiveThirtyEight. I just remember reading it and finding it interesting.

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    • Originally posted by psych View Post

      I’m fairly certain a website like FiveThirtyEight found that the lack of term limits for SC justices moderated them and some of their more extreme viewpoints, but that it mostly brought conservative justices towards the middle, rather than liberal ones. I don’t remember when the article was written, or if it was even written by FiveThirtyEight. I just remember reading it and finding it interesting.
      That was the same article that found the current Court was the most conservative in US history, and that was back around 2008. It was the one with the pretty color-coded line graphs showing the tenure of each justice and their divergence from the mean based on decisions.

      IIRC all justices drifted left during their tenure, until Thomas, after which the righties stayed hard, hard right. They finally figured out how to keep their puppets in line.
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      • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

        IIRC all justices drifted left during their tenure, until Thomas, after which the righties stayed hard, hard right. They finally figured out how to keep their puppets in line.
        If you boys hadn’t tried to lynch him for having the temerity to claim to be a black conservative, Thomas probably would have shifted left too.
        That community is already in the process of dissolution where each man begins to eye his neighbor as a possible enemy, where non-conformity with the accepted creed, political as well as religious, is a mark of disaffection; where denunciation, without specification or backing, takes the place of evidence; where orthodoxy chokes freedom of dissent; where faith in the eventual supremacy of reason has become so timid that we dare not enter our convictions in the open lists, to win or lose.

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        • Originally posted by psych View Post

          I’m fairly certain a website like FiveThirtyEight found that the lack of term limits for SC justices moderated them and some of their more extreme viewpoints, but that it mostly brought conservative justices towards the middle, rather than liberal ones. I don’t remember when the article was written, or if it was even written by FiveThirtyEight. I just remember reading it and finding it interesting.
          I also think the right wing lawsuits are getting more extreme and sloppy as someone previously mentioned. I don't like Roberts but when Chump's legal team is submitting documents written in crayon or claiming their case is about one thing when it's really about something else he seems to get p issed and vote against them and not because he's suddenly turned liberal.
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          • Originally posted by SJHovey View Post

            If you boys hadn’t tried to lynch him for having the temerity to claim to be a black conservative, Thomas probably would have shifted left too.
            I'm not sure you really meant to use that word.

            Oh wait, no, you entirely meant to use that word. Still a twat.
            What kind of cheese are you planning to put on top?

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            • Originally posted by SJHovey View Post

              If you boys hadn’t tried to lynch him for having the temerity to claim to be a black conservative, Thomas probably would have shifted left too.
              Said without a hint of irony.

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              • Originally posted by SJHovey View Post

                If you boys hadn’t tried to lynch him for having the temerity to claim to be a black conservative, Thomas probably would have shifted left too.
                clarence munches at white castle. he was never going to slide left!
                a legend and an out of work bum look a lot alike, daddy.

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                • Here’s the article.

                  https://www.google.com/amp/s/fivethi...get-older/amp/

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                  • Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post

                    Said without a hint of irony.
                    Do you seriously claim you don’t remember Thomas accusing the judiciary committee of conducting a lynching of him?
                    That community is already in the process of dissolution where each man begins to eye his neighbor as a possible enemy, where non-conformity with the accepted creed, political as well as religious, is a mark of disaffection; where denunciation, without specification or backing, takes the place of evidence; where orthodoxy chokes freedom of dissent; where faith in the eventual supremacy of reason has become so timid that we dare not enter our convictions in the open lists, to win or lose.

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                    • Originally posted by SJHovey View Post

                      Do you seriously claim you don’t remember Thomas accusing the judiciary committee of conducting a lynching of him?
                      Yeah, I'm sure he didn't really mean to use that word either.

                      God, you right-wingers are such snowflakes.
                      What kind of cheese are you planning to put on top?

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                      • Originally posted by SJHovey View Post

                        Do you seriously claim you don’t remember Thomas accusing the judiciary committee of conducting a lynching of him?
                        high tech at that.

                        at least he didn't cry!
                        a legend and an out of work bum look a lot alike, daddy.

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                        • Can anyone translate?

                          https://mobile.twitter.com/Sifill_LD...48871803965440

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                          • Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
                            Loved this from Steven Colbert on the tweet stream:

                            As someone who’s been performing without an audience for the last 3 months, Mr. President, you get used to it.
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                            • Dump just made his 200th judicial appointment. He has already made more Appellate appointments than Obama.

                              Even if we can take all three branches in November we are going to have to de-Nazify the courts somehow. I recommend we just nullify the entire Dump term and impeach his entire slate of judges and replace them.

                              McConnell's coup requires a counter-coup. Then we can make it impossible for the orcs to ever do it again.
                              Last edited by Kepler; 06-24-2020, 02:52 PM.
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                              • This is old, but wonderful.

                                Update if you cared (and I did).
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