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2020-09-04 7:51:10 PM  
I did not expect the article to be about that.

But nothing, but applause from me (based on the first few sentences that I actually read).
 
2020-09-04 10:51:03 PM  
There should be like a 20 year limit on being on the bench so that people stop picking justices based on them just being young and having less experience.
 
2020-09-04 10:53:16 PM  
Fabiana Pierre-Louis


That is a cool name.  That's all I have to say about that.

/Hopefully if the Dems take back the reins of power they will make increasing the number of SCOTUS Justices to 11 to correct the shenanigans that occurred under the Turtle.  I realize there are other priorities but that should be near the top of the list
 
2020-09-04 10:54:16 PM  

Corvus: There should be like a 20 year limit on being on the bench so that people stop picking justices based on them just being young and having less experience.


We need justice to keep up with the times. Old justices need to be re-examined.
 
2020-09-04 10:55:30 PM  

Snapper Carr: Fabiana Pierre-Louis


That is a cool name.  That's all I have to say about that.

/Hopefully if the Dems take back the reins of power they will make increasing the number of SCOTUS Justices to 11 to correct the shenanigans that occurred under the Turtle.  I realize there are other priorities but that should be near the top of the list


Not 11.  15, with a similar increase to the appeals courts.
 
2020-09-04 11:00:58 PM  

theteacher: Corvus: There should be like a 20 year limit on being on the bench so that people stop picking justices based on them just being young and having less experience.

We need justice to keep up with the times. Old justices need to be re-examined.


Is it in the constitution that supreme court judges are judges for life? Also, I don't think I realized that it applied to state supreme judges.
 
2020-09-04 11:05:59 PM  

jaylectricity: theteacher: Corvus: There should be like a 20 year limit on being on the bench so that people stop picking justices based on them just being young and having less experience.

We need justice to keep up with the times. Old justices need to be re-examined.

Is it in the constitution that supreme court judges are judges for life? Also, I don't think I realized that it applied to state supreme judges.g


IIRC, NJ Justices must be reconfirmed after six years. It used to be pretty automatic, 'til Christie came along.
 
2020-09-04 11:11:13 PM  

jaylectricity: Is it in the constitution that supreme court judges are judges for life?


Article III states

"The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behavior" which has been been interpreted as meaning "for life unless impeached"
 
2020-09-04 11:11:42 PM  

jaylectricity: theteacher: Corvus: There should be like a 20 year limit on being on the bench so that people stop picking justices based on them just being young and having less experience.

We need justice to keep up with the times. Old justices need to be re-examined.

Is it in the constitution that supreme court judges are judges for life? Also, I don't think I realized that it applied to state supreme judges.


Politically aligned judges are weird. They are weird, and the US is a weird country for having them.

But there's no solution that doesn't involve de-polarizing the country. That's just something you will have to live with until you can change it from the ground up. When it stops being a social crime to be for this political alignment or that, you can have impartial judges. Until then -- buckle up.
 
2020-09-04 11:30:35 PM  

Snapper Carr: jaylectricity: Is it in the constitution that supreme court judges are judges for life?

Article III states

"The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behavior" which has been been interpreted as meaning "for life unless impeached"


Unfortunately, not enough people even know what judges do or think to insist they be impeached. I know I don't.

So guess who would make everybody aware of a judge that should be impeached? The media. And guess who controls the media?
 
2020-09-04 11:30:54 PM  

Snapper Carr: Fabiana Pierre-Louis


That is a cool name.  That's all I have to say about that.

/Hopefully if the Dems take back the reins of power they will make increasing the number of SCOTUS Justices to 11 to correct the shenanigans that occurred under the Turtle.  I realize there are other priorities but that should be near the top of the list


Definitely.  The courts ultimately decide law and allowing them to be stacked in such narrow margins allow for too many shenanigans.
 
2020-09-04 11:36:20 PM  

jaylectricity: Snapper Carr: jaylectricity: Is it in the constitution that supreme court judges are judges for life?

Article III states

"The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behavior" which has been been interpreted as meaning "for life unless impeached"

Unfortunately, not enough people even know what judges do or think to insist they be impeached. I know I don't.

So guess who would make everybody aware of a judge that should be impeached? The media. And guess who controls the media?


I think you could make a solid case for Kavanaugh's impeachment.  I think you could successfully make the argument that not only does he not belong on the bench but that there were shenanigans that led to his confirmation.
 
2020-09-05 12:44:24 AM  
Awesome.
 
2020-09-05 12:51:01 AM  

Snapper Carr: jaylectricity: Snapper Carr: jaylectricity: Is it in the constitution that supreme court judges are judges for life?

Article III states

"The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behavior" which has been been interpreted as meaning "for life unless impeached"

Unfortunately, not enough people even know what judges do or think to insist they be impeached. I know I don't.

So guess who would make everybody aware of a judge that should be impeached? The media. And guess who controls the media?

I think you could make a solid case for Kavanaugh's impeachment.  I think you could successfully make the argument that not only does he not belong on the bench but that there were shenanigans that led to his confirmation.


The Senate will not impeach Kavanaugh unless he does something impeachable while he is serving on the Supreme Court.

To do so would be to admit the previous Senate which confirmed him did something wrong.  They need "new information" to save face.
 
2020-09-05 1:37:03 AM  

Kuta: Snapper Carr: jaylectricity: Snapper Carr: jaylectricity: Is it in the constitution that supreme court judges are judges for life?

Article III states

"The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behavior" which has been been interpreted as meaning "for life unless impeached"

Unfortunately, not enough people even know what judges do or think to insist they be impeached. I know I don't.

So guess who would make everybody aware of a judge that should be impeached? The media. And guess who controls the media?

I think you could make a solid case for Kavanaugh's impeachment.  I think you could successfully make the argument that not only does he not belong on the bench but that there were shenanigans that led to his confirmation.

The Senate will not impeach Kavanaugh unless he does something impeachable while he is serving on the Supreme Court.

To do so would be to admit the previous Senate which confirmed him did something wrong.  They need "new information" to save face.


A Dem controlled Senate would have no such qualms IMO.  Between the suppression of relevant testimony and the ridiculously quick "FBI investigation" into accusation of bad behavior, there's definitely something you could hang an impeachment charge on.
 
2020-09-05 1:39:45 AM  

Snapper Carr: Kuta: Snapper Carr: jaylectricity: Snapper Carr: jaylectricity: Is it in the constitution that supreme court judges are judges for life?

Article III states

"The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behavior" which has been been interpreted as meaning "for life unless impeached"

Unfortunately, not enough people even know what judges do or think to insist they be impeached. I know I don't.

So guess who would make everybody aware of a judge that should be impeached? The media. And guess who controls the media?

I think you could make a solid case for Kavanaugh's impeachment.  I think you could successfully make the argument that not only does he not belong on the bench but that there were shenanigans that led to his confirmation.

The Senate will not impeach Kavanaugh unless he does something impeachable while he is serving on the Supreme Court.

To do so would be to admit the previous Senate which confirmed him did something wrong.  They need "new information" to save face.

A Dem controlled Senate would have no such qualms IMO.  Between the suppression of relevant testimony and the ridiculously quick "FBI investigation" into accusation of bad behavior, there's definitely something you could hang an impeachment charge on.


You place way too much faith in Democrats. They will cave to their corporate masters like they always do.
 
2020-09-05 4:02:05 AM  

Kuta: You place way too much faith in Democrats. They will cave to their corporate masters like they always do.


But this time is actually different. This is an existential threat to life. Multiple threats. Kavanagh is part of them, and his SCOTUS appointment is what gives some of those threats their fangs.

Also, the current Senate has made incredibly fascist mistakes, and they must be corrected. The defecting Republicans like Colin Powell are sending the message, directly, that what has been done must be undone.
 
2020-09-05 4:10:15 AM  

starsrift: jaylectricity: theteacher: Corvus: There should be like a 20 year limit on being on the bench so that people stop picking justices based on them just being young and having less experience.

We need justice to keep up with the times. Old justices need to be re-examined.

Is it in the constitution that supreme court judges are judges for life? Also, I don't think I realized that it applied to state supreme judges.

Politically aligned judges are weird. They are weird, and the US is a weird country for having them.

But there's no solution that doesn't involve de-polarizing the country. That's just something you will have to live with until you can change it from the ground up. When it stops being a social crime to be for this political alignment or that, you can have impartial judges. Until then -- buckle up.


In Australia we don't have politically aligned judges, or politically aligned sheriffs, our High Court judges retire on their 70th birthday, our oldest Prime Minister retired at 71 (having first been elected PM aged 44).

The US is weird for lots of reasons.
 
2020-09-05 4:38:39 AM  

Snapper Carr: I think you could make a solid case for Kavanaugh's impeachment.  I think you could successfully make the argument that not only does he not belong on the bench but that there were shenanigans that led to his confirmation.


I think canceling everything as soon as shenanigans are introduced sets a bad precedent.

Also, why does everyone assume this judge is a Democrat?
 
2020-09-05 7:34:22 AM  
There is very little difference in the appointment ages of Kagan and Gorsuch, Sotomayor and Kavanaugh.  But, yeah, Orange Man Bad.
 
2020-09-05 10:19:20 AM  
If Biden were to appoint Carly Fiorina as head of the Department of Justice all those lifetime jobs would be gone in no time.
 
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