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2018-10-05 02:21:39 PM  
couple of crappy pop hits in the 70s and this group just refuses to go away. fark
 
2018-10-05 02:22:55 PM  
Well. Thank God. THIS will fix EVERYTHING...
 
2018-10-05 02:22:58 PM  
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Used this yesterday in another thread based on nicknames from others and someone else's picture.
 
2018-10-05 02:23:00 PM  
So can a disbarred judge be seated to the SCOTUS?

What happens if a judge is disbarred after being confirmed?
=Smidge=
/Knowing this administration, "yes" and "nothing" respectively
 
2018-10-05 02:23:46 PM  

Smidge204: So can a disbarred judge be seated to the SCOTUS?

What happens if a judge is disbarred after being confirmed?
=Smidge=
/Knowing this administration, "yes" and "nothing" respectively


It's not a job requirement.
 
2018-10-05 02:24:12 PM  

Smidge204: So can a disbarred judge be seated to the SCOTUS?

What happens if a judge is disbarred after being confirmed?
=Smidge=
/Knowing this administration, "yes" and "nothing" respectively


Being a judge is not a qualifying requirement for SCOTUS.  Many early SCOTUS justices were not even formally trained lawyers.
 
2018-10-05 02:25:00 PM  

Smidge204: So can a disbarred judge be seated to the SCOTUS?

What happens if a judge is disbarred after being confirmed?
=Smidge=
/Knowing this administration, "yes" and "nothing" respectively


https://abovethelaw.com/2010/05/you-d​o​nt-need-no-stinkin-law-degree-to-be-on​-the-supreme-court/

Old article but relevant.
 
2018-10-05 02:25:02 PM  
He's still welcome at this bar.
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2018-10-05 02:25:03 PM  
That can't feel good...

The ABA was among the organizations that had called for an FBI investigation of allegations against Kavanaugh.

Ahahahahahaaa! This guy is such a dick, as a judge even, that the entire lawyer organization is saying "Now hold in there...".
Who does like that asshole?
 
2018-10-05 02:26:10 PM  
What's the point? The vote will be over and done with. The impact will be zero. Do these guys run around chasing reports of lost horses to close barn doors?
 
2018-10-05 02:26:30 PM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: [img.fark.net image 425x321]

Used this yesterday in another thread based on nicknames from others and someone else's picture.


Rapey McDrunkenstein is what I've been using.
 
2018-10-05 02:26:46 PM  

Percise1: That can't feel good...

The ABA was among the organizations that had called for an FBI investigation of allegations against Kavanaugh.

Ahahahahahaaa! This guy is such a dick, as a judge even, that the entire lawyer organization is saying "Now hold in there...".
Who does like that asshole?


Trump does, but only because he thinks that Kavanaugh is going to keep him out of prison.  He's probably right.
 
2018-10-05 02:27:01 PM  

Percise1: Who does like that asshole?


Republicans.
 
2018-10-05 02:27:11 PM  

Percise1: That can't feel good...

The ABA was among the organizations that had called for an FBI investigation of allegations against Kavanaugh.

Ahahahahahaaa! This guy is such a dick, as a judge even, that the entire lawyer organization is saying "Now hold in there...".
Who does like that asshole?


Nobody, but like Trump, he's a blunt force instrument used to smash the libs.  The problem with casting your lot with a blunt force instrument is that you can never be sure what things it will bash next, but it's gotta bash something.
 
2018-10-05 02:27:13 PM  

Smidge204: So can a disbarred judge be seated to the SCOTUS?


Yes. Technically you don't even have to be a lawyer to serve on our nation's highest court.
 
2018-10-05 02:27:19 PM  

Chabash: Smidge204: So can a disbarred judge be seated to the SCOTUS?

What happens if a judge is disbarred after being confirmed?
=Smidge=
/Knowing this administration, "yes" and "nothing" respectively

It's not a job requirement.


"The Constitution does not specify qualifications for Justices such as age, education, profession, or native-born citizenship. A Justice does not have to be a lawyer or a law school graduate, but all Justices have been trained in the law. Many of the 18th and 19th century Justices studied law under a mentor because there were few law schools in the country.

"The last Justice to be appointed who did not attend any law school was James F. Byrnes (1941-1942). He did not graduate from high school and taught himself law, passing the bar at the age of 23.

"Robert H. Jackson (1941-1954). While Jackson did not attend an undergraduate college, he did study law at Albany Law School in New York. At the time of his graduation, Jackson was only twenty years old and one of the requirements for a law degree was that students must be twenty-one years old. Thus rather than a law degree, Jackson was awarded with a "diploma of graduation." Twenty-nine years later, Albany Law School belatedly presented Jackson with a law degree noting his original graduating class of 1912."

https://www.supremecourt.gov/about/fa​q​_general.aspx
 
2018-10-05 02:27:28 PM  
It's a rare Supreme court justice that cannot practice law.
But, we live in strange times.
 
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2018-10-05 02:27:43 PM  
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2018-10-05 02:28:21 PM  

Chabash: Smidge204: So can a disbarred judge be seated to the SCOTUS?

What happens if a judge is disbarred after being confirmed?
=Smidge=
/Knowing this administration, "yes" and "nothing" respectively

It's not a job requirement.


True. You don't have to be a lawyer to be seated on the SC.
 
2018-10-05 02:28:44 PM  

A Cave Geek: Smidge204: So can a disbarred judge be seated to the SCOTUS?

What happens if a judge is disbarred after being confirmed?
=Smidge=
/Knowing this administration, "yes" and "nothing" respectively

Being a judge is not a qualifying requirement for SCOTUS.  Many early SCOTUS justices were not even formally trained lawyers.


Country that had slaves and took till about the 1890s to actually conquer all the Indian land says what?
 
2018-10-05 02:29:05 PM  
So a sitting Supreme Court judge will not be able to legally practice law. Sounds about right
 
2018-10-05 02:29:23 PM  
Don't be disheartened.

/still
//vote
///get involved
 
2018-10-05 02:29:51 PM  
You ladies ready for good times? We're all gonna have a disbarred, drunk, lying, aggressive sexual predator making all the rules for your little vaginas. Is America great again or what?

*throws up in mouth*
 
2018-10-05 02:30:45 PM  

Ecobuckeye: Chabash: Smidge204: So can a disbarred judge be seated to the SCOTUS?

What happens if a judge is disbarred after being confirmed?
=Smidge=
/Knowing this administration, "yes" and "nothing" respectively

It's not a job requirement.

"The Constitution does not specify qualifications for Justices such as age, education, profession, or native-born citizenship. A Justice does not have to be a lawyer or a law school graduate, but all Justices have been trained in the law. Many of the 18th and 19th century Justices studied law under a mentor because there were few law schools in the country.

"The last Justice to be appointed who did not attend any law school was James F. Byrnes (1941-1942). He did not graduate from high school and taught himself law, passing the bar at the age of 23.

"Robert H. Jackson (1941-1954). While Jackson did not attend an undergraduate college, he did study law at Albany Law School in New York. At the time of his graduation, Jackson was only twenty years old and one of the requirements for a law degree was that students must be twenty-one years old. Thus rather than a law degree, Jackson was awarded with a "diploma of graduation." Twenty-nine years later, Albany Law School belatedly presented Jackson with a law degree noting his original graduating class of 1912."

https://www.supremecourt.gov/about/faq​_general.aspx


thats probably why they decided so favourably on blacks being humans in that time period

/where's the happy USA history again?
 
2018-10-05 02:30:55 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: couple of crappy pop hits in the 70s and this group just refuses to go away. fark


They're experiencing a resurgence for being so grabbable.

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2018-10-05 02:33:18 PM  

links136: Ecobuckeye: Chabash: Smidge204: So can a disbarred judge be seated to the SCOTUS?

What happens if a judge is disbarred after being confirmed?
=Smidge=
/Knowing this administration, "yes" and "nothing" respectively

It's not a job requirement.

"The Constitution does not specify qualifications for Justices such as age, education, profession, or native-born citizenship. A Justice does not have to be a lawyer or a law school graduate, but all Justices have been trained in the law. Many of the 18th and 19th century Justices studied law under a mentor because there were few law schools in the country.

"The last Justice to be appointed who did not attend any law school was James F. Byrnes (1941-1942). He did not graduate from high school and taught himself law, passing the bar at the age of 23.

"Robert H. Jackson (1941-1954). While Jackson did not attend an undergraduate college, he did study law at Albany Law School in New York. At the time of his graduation, Jackson was only twenty years old and one of the requirements for a law degree was that students must be twenty-one years old. Thus rather than a law degree, Jackson was awarded with a "diploma of graduation." Twenty-nine years later, Albany Law School belatedly presented Jackson with a law degree noting his original graduating class of 1912."

https://www.supremecourt.gov/about/faq​_general.aspx

thats probably why they decided so favourably on blacks being humans in that time period

/where's the happy USA history again?


Hey, I'm a mentor. What are you saying?
 
2018-10-05 02:33:51 PM  

Epicedion: Percise1: Who does like that asshole?

Republicans.


I doubt they like him, I think they just have use for him.


Rapmaster2000: Nobody, but like Trump, he's a blunt force instrument used to smash the libs. The problem with casting your lot with a blunt force instrument is that you can never be sure what things it will bash next, but it's gotta bash something.


Good point. Not to mention a tool can be used be anyone, and Bratt is definitely a tool.
 
2018-10-05 02:34:58 PM  
"Brett", but that definitely works as well, considering his meltdown and trumpertantrum.
 
2018-10-05 02:35:50 PM  
"temper tantrum"
Sheit, did it again...
 
2018-10-05 02:37:31 PM  

links136: thats probably why they decided so favourably on blacks being humans in that time period


I don't know if you're kidding but Abraham Lincoln was famously a self-taught lawyer.
 
2018-10-05 02:38:05 PM  
Well, I mean, yeah, she's WAY out of his league.

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2018-10-05 02:38:13 PM  

Percise1: That can't feel good...

The ABA was among the organizations that had called for an FBI investigation of allegations against Kavanaugh.

Ahahahahahaaa! This guy is such a dick, as a judge even, that the entire lawyer organization is saying "Now hold in there...".
Who does like that asshole?


No one likes him. Not now, nor when he was in school. Everyone sees him as a useful idiot. A tool.
 
2018-10-05 02:39:22 PM  

Crewmannumber6: So a sitting Supreme Court judge will not be able to legally practice law. Sounds about right


This is all part of the "Experts don't know what they're talking about" platform the GOP has been such a fan of the last few decades.
 
2018-10-05 02:39:32 PM  
Bar to reevaluate allowing Kegganaugh in...


Pffffft. This is as pointless as pillows in a coffin.
 
2018-10-05 02:40:41 PM  
For a guy who was soooooooo careful to avoid commenting on questions involving cases that could wind up before him at the Supreme Court, he turned out to be rather unrestrained with his remarks when it came to accusing Democrats and liberals at large, many of whom may wind up as parties to cases before him in the Supreme Court, of being conspirators in personal attacks on him.

But I'm sure his talk about their reaping what they sow was just off-the-cuff, heat-of-the-moment stuff that doesn't reflect on his deliberative judicial temperament.

Wait, those were his prepared remarks? You mean he sat down to write those, and even had a chance to think about what he wrote? What?!? He even asked a law clerk to review his statement??!?

Well, it's about time we had some openly prejudiced judges on the court.
 
2018-10-05 02:41:05 PM  

imapirate: You ladies ready for good times? We're all gonna have a disbarred, drunk, lying, aggressive sexual predator making all the rules for your little vaginas. Is America great again or what?

*throws up in mouth*


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2018-10-05 02:42:09 PM  
Nice headline Subby!  It took me a minute.  I was like "so he can just drink at home."
 
2018-10-05 02:43:08 PM  

A Cave Geek: Smidge204: So can a disbarred judge be seated to the SCOTUS?

What happens if a judge is disbarred after being confirmed?
=Smidge=
/Knowing this administration, "yes" and "nothing" respectively

Being a judge is not a qualifying requirement for SCOTUS.  Many early SCOTUS justices were not even formally trained lawyers.


Experience can be a factor to consider but no requirements on that.  Definitely no impediment for nomination, It would be up to the Senate to determine fitness for SCOTUS.  See:  Harriet Miers
 
2018-10-05 02:43:47 PM  

wademh: What's the point? The vote will be over and done with. The impact will be zero. Do these guys run around chasing reports of lost horses to close barn doors?


Well, sounds like they were considering a not-very strongly worded letter...
 
2018-10-05 02:44:37 PM  

#2: [img.fark.net image 591x413]


That always cracks me up.
 
2018-10-05 02:45:59 PM  

Rapmaster2000: He's still welcome at this bar.
[img.fark.net image 512x384]


Oh my God. For over 25 years I thought it was Tipsy McSwagger's Good Time Eating and Drinking Emporium, not Tipsy McStagger's Good Time Eating and Drinking Emporium. How much else in my life is a lie??
 
2018-10-05 02:46:40 PM  

Smidge204: So can a disbarred judge be seated to the SCOTUS?

What happens if a judge is disbarred after being confirmed?
=Smidge=
/Knowing this administration, "yes" and "nothing" respectively


The ABA can't disbar an attorney.  Bar associations are not the body that allows an attorney to practice law.  That is up to the courts.
 
2018-10-05 02:47:33 PM  
Gee...I wonder why the Bar Association is concerned about a judge who thinks that perjury is JUST fine?

Jeebus Frist people. Everything else is just icing on the turd cake. He LIED to Congresss. Repeatedly. Sometimes over dumb sh*t. THAT is how much respect that he has for the law and our institutions. He lied to Congress. And a perjurer on the Supreme Court is something that should concern ALL Americans.

This isn't a Conservative versus Liberal issue. This is a matter of perjurer being advanced to the highest court in the land. Someone with THAT much contempt for our laws, and folks STILL want to put him on the highest court.

Y'all motherf*ckers need Jesus...

/Link is nowhere near SFW...
 
2018-10-05 02:50:50 PM  

Smidge204: So can a disbarred judge be seated to the SCOTUS?


Unfortunately, this action doesn't point to disbarment because they're not reviewing his license or board appointments. The ABA rates judicial nominees for office based on a number of factors, including temperament. The ratings are "well qualified", "qualified", or "not qualified". Kavanaugh got a "well qualified," which is their highest rating. Then Kavanaugh took the stand and had a national hissy fit and now they're considering that temperament rating. I doubt an experienced appellate judge would get knocked down to "not qualified" but he might get downgraded to the lesser "qualified." It doesn't have any official effect on anything, though. Even a "not qualified" person can be confirmed to a judicial position.
 
2018-10-05 02:51:48 PM  
Has anyone thought about how uncomfortable those court trial is it going to be? With mr. Ray pee pants and the notorious RBG on the same bench? Sotomayor and Kagan?
 
2018-10-05 02:53:26 PM  
Interesting but given timing highly unlikely to be consequential. Even if he is disbarred that will not serve to remove him from SCOTUS once confirmed.
 
2018-10-05 03:01:33 PM  

serfdood: #2: [img.fark.net image 591x413]

That always cracks me up.


I so want it to be real.
 
2018-10-05 03:02:11 PM  

BlazeTrailer: Interesting but given timing highly unlikely to be consequential. Even if he is disbarred that will not serve to remove him from SCOTUS once confirmed.


Someone correct me if I am wrong but I believe you don't need a law degree to sit on the bench. Just confirmation.
 
2018-10-05 03:02:22 PM  

wademh: What's the point? The vote will be over and done with. The impact will be zero. Do these guys run around chasing reports of lost horses to close barn doors?


For now, you are right.  But if the Dems win in November, the House has oversight on federal judges, including those on the SC.  They can open an investigation in his finances/perjury if they see fit to review what the Senate is too chickenshiat to do.  I am still stunned that they just allowed him to lie in the hearing and decided they didn't want to pursue it.  They had the perfect Al Capone method going where you want him for one thing but go for the easier to prove crime.  I feel like they walked to edge, especially Harris, but never wanted to cross the line thinking it would never get this far once the other accusations came out.
 
2018-10-05 03:04:03 PM  
I say they just let him get seated. In two and a half years when Trump is gone, the Democratic controlled Congress can impeach him (assuming a real investigation actually turns up wrongdoing) and the Democratic President can replace him with the honorable B. Obama.
 
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