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(Axios)   Might want to hold off thinking Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a shoo-in, Trump to meet with wild card Supreme Court candidate Barbara Lagoa on Friday   (axios.com) divider line
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2020-09-22 2:09:41 PM  
An actual qualified candidate? Unpossible.

He might still nominate Ivanka.
 
2020-09-22 2:13:45 PM  
Aw, shoo.
 
2020-09-22 2:42:15 PM  
Not a single Wise Latina™ among them...smdh
 
2020-09-22 2:47:47 PM  
Does he pick whichever one gives him the best handjob?
 
2020-09-22 2:50:14 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Not a single Wise Latina™ among them...smdh


My kingdom for an edit button...sheesh.

Lagoa frowns on my shenanigans.
 
2020-09-22 2:50:14 PM  
Lagoa seems not a Ginsburg, nor even a Gorsuch, but she seems less likely than Barrett to give rulings grossly offensive to the principles of secular government.
 
2020-09-22 2:52:52 PM  
Nope, Trump will pick the cult member for the cult of repugnicans, then let the SCOTUS sort out the election loss for him and return him to his autocracy. Book it done.
Goodbye America.
F*ck this timeline.
 
2020-09-22 2:58:05 PM  
Picking a Justice really shouldn't be like picking a VP - you don't do it to shore up your prospects in a swing state you maleficent prick!
 
2020-09-22 3:02:07 PM  
He's probably somehow confusing Lagoa with Mar a Lago.
 
2020-09-22 3:04:40 PM  
"How do you spell it?"
"L, as in 'Look, it's Barbara Lagoa!'
A, as in 'Awesome, it's Barbara Lagoa!'"
Etc.
 
2020-09-22 3:05:58 PM  
He'll pick the one that flatters his ego the most ..
 
2020-09-22 3:07:13 PM  
Might want to hold off thinking Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a shoe in

Is this some kind of riff on "barefoot and pregnant"?
 
2020-09-22 3:07:34 PM  
Jesus Hippy Christ, I go out on the road for 26 hours and people are already seriously talking about "shoe in" SCOTUS candidates?! fark this year, seconded.
 
2020-09-22 3:07:48 PM  
I'm half-expecting him to nominate Biden.
 
2020-09-22 3:07:58 PM  
She actually doesn't look that bad. Seriously.
 
2020-09-22 3:08:19 PM  

abb3w: Lagoa seems not a Ginsburg, nor even a Gorsuch, but she seems less likely than Barrett to give rulings grossly offensive to the principles of secular government.


Lagoa was part of the majority of the 11th Circuit Court which ruled Florida could constitutionally bar released felons from voting until they pay their outstanding court fines at the same time that Florida cannot tell any of those released felons the total of all their outstanding court fines. I don't know about you, but I find that "grossly offensive to the principles of secular government".
 
2020-09-22 3:08:46 PM  
He'll do whatever is the biggest troll I imagine. He wouldnt want people talking about COVID
 
2020-09-22 3:08:58 PM  
They've already thought this through a long time ago.


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2020-09-22 3:09:21 PM  
Is this the one that was a fed judge for all of 10 months and only ruled in favor of the florida poll tax on convicted felons?
 
2020-09-22 3:09:24 PM  

Serious Black: abb3w: Lagoa seems not a Ginsburg, nor even a Gorsuch, but she seems less likely than Barrett to give rulings grossly offensive to the principles of secular government.

Lagoa was part of the majority of the 11th Circuit Court which ruled Florida could constitutionally bar released felons from voting until they pay their outstanding court fines at the same time that Florida cannot tell any of those released felons the total of all their outstanding court fines. I don't know about you, but I find that "grossly offensive to the principles of secular government".


But still less likely than Barrett.
 
2020-09-22 3:09:55 PM  

Subtonic: Is this the one that was a fed judge for all of 10 months and only ruled in favor of the florida poll tax on convicted felons?


That's a bingo
 
2020-09-22 3:10:07 PM  

Dafatone: Serious Black: abb3w: Lagoa seems not a Ginsburg, nor even a Gorsuch, but she seems less likely than Barrett to give rulings grossly offensive to the principles of secular government.

Lagoa was part of the majority of the 11th Circuit Court which ruled Florida could constitutionally bar released felons from voting until they pay their outstanding court fines at the same time that Florida cannot tell any of those released felons the total of all their outstanding court fines. I don't know about you, but I find that "grossly offensive to the principles of secular government".

But still less likely than Barrett.


Marginal difference is marginal.
 
2020-09-22 3:10:25 PM  

doctorguilty: "How do you spell it?"
"L, as in 'Look, it's Barbara Lagoa!'
A, as in 'Awesome, it's Barbara Lagoa!'"
Etc.


"G" as in, "get the fark out, THE Barbara Lagoa??"
 
2020-09-22 3:10:36 PM  
Anybody he nominates will be horrendous.
 
2020-09-22 3:10:47 PM  
Do they pick the one that's a freak Catholic that goes to the weirdo prayer meetings where they pretend God magically makes them speak in other languages, except they're just making up gibberish like a five-year old does when they come up with their own songs. She brings that stupid brand of Christian idiocy that goes beyond attending Mass or a service, and actually having the presumption that God has a direct line to your person, that the moronic Evangelical trash may like, even if she's a Mary worshiper.

The other lady is just a more regular papist that the Evangelicals won't be crazy about. They'll nod along at the fact that she's pro fetus but that will be it. Still, she may scrape up a few thousand Cuban votes in FL.
 
2020-09-22 3:11:01 PM  
Crazy-ass cultist who will absolutely overturn Roe and marriage equality as well as rule in Trump's favor in the election vs a Hispanic woman.  Yeah, I think the answer is clear.
 
2020-09-22 3:11:28 PM  
Bunkie is not making the decision. It is the turtle or the Heritage Foundation. Bunkie is the MC of the show, not the boss. A hired hand, if you will.
 
2020-09-22 3:11:45 PM  

Serious Black: abb3w: Lagoa seems not a Ginsburg, nor even a Gorsuch, but she seems less likely than Barrett to give rulings grossly offensive to the principles of secular government.

Lagoa was part of the majority of the 11th Circuit Court which ruled Florida could constitutionally bar released felons from voting until they pay their outstanding court fines at the same time that Florida cannot tell any of those released felons the total of all their outstanding court fines. I don't know about you, but I find that "grossly offensive to the principles of secular government".


Oh, AND she participated in the Circuit Court's decision of that case even though she had already participated in it when she was on the Florida Supreme Court, a clear and direct violation of Canon 3(C)(1)(e) which says "A judge shall disqualify himself or herself in a proceeding in which the judge's impartiality might reasonably be questioned, including but not limited to instances in which the judge has served in governmental employment and in that capacity participated as a judge (in a previous judicial position), counsel, advisor, or material witness concerning the proceeding or has expressed an opinion concerning the merits of the particular case in controversy." Once again, I don't know about you, but I find that "grossly offensive to the principles of secular government".
 
2020-09-22 3:11:51 PM  
Well I guess seating a justice that hasn't served on lower benches long enough to have any sort of history means... I dunno something I give up.
 
2020-09-22 3:12:18 PM  

Bazzlex001: Subtonic: Is this the one that was a fed judge for all of 10 months and only ruled in favor of the florida poll tax on convicted felons?

That's a bingo


Awesome. I wanted to get drunk tonight anyways.
 
2020-09-22 3:12:37 PM  

Serious Black: abb3w: Lagoa seems not a Ginsburg, nor even a Gorsuch, but she seems less likely than Barrett to give rulings grossly offensive to the principles of secular government.

Lagoa was part of the majority of the 11th Circuit Court which ruled Florida could constitutionally bar released felons from voting until they pay their outstanding court fines at the same time that Florida cannot tell any of those released felons the total of all their outstanding court fines. I don't know about you, but I find that "grossly offensive to the principles of secular government".


Unless you have another example that involves her deciding a case based on religious principles, I don't think you know what secular means.
 
2020-09-22 3:13:06 PM  
My guess is that the candidate who is least qualified but who lavishes the most praise on Trump will get the nomination.  The highest qualified candidate will be the one who is most fawning.
 
2020-09-22 3:13:29 PM  

Serious Black: abb3w: Lagoa seems not a Ginsburg, nor even a Gorsuch, but she seems less likely than Barrett to give rulings grossly offensive to the principles of secular government.

Lagoa was part of the majority of the 11th Circuit Court which ruled Florida could constitutionally bar released felons from voting until they pay their outstanding court fines at the same time that Florida cannot tell any of those released felons the total of all their outstanding court fines. I don't know about you, but I find that "grossly offensive to the principles of secular government".


While I think it's grossly offensive to the principles of good government, democratic governance, and equal protection under the law, that seems plenty *secular*, at least.
 
2020-09-22 3:13:46 PM  
Wait, Trump owes DumbSatan a favor for being such a loyal sycophant. Also. I was told Cubans were not Latinos, and were always to get special treatment, no matter the Brown Level.

/Sorry, sorry, my snark is a tad harsh today.
//very bad past few years....
 
2020-09-22 3:14:32 PM  
Remember, the one he picks said "yes" to supporting his challenge of the election results.
 
2020-09-22 3:14:57 PM  

alto_reed_on_a_tenor_sax: doctorguilty: "How do you spell it?"
"L, as in 'Look, it's Barbara Lagoa!'
A, as in 'Awesome, it's Barbara Lagoa!'"
Etc.

"G" as in, "get the fark out, THE Barbara Lagoa??"


"O" as in "Oh hell yeah, is Barbara Lagoa!"
 
2020-09-22 3:15:18 PM  
Whoever it is will only march further down our current spiral toward a third world plutocracy.
 
2020-09-22 3:16:24 PM  
There are folks chirping at Trump that if he picks Lagoa he'll take Florida no problem.  So, it's fair to say that which of the two he chooses reveals whether he plans on cheating and needs to throw it to the USSC or he plans on winning it fair and square, or at least trying to.
 
2020-09-22 3:16:31 PM  
someone needs to start a campaign to get Fox to seriously talk about how nice a Judge Judy nomination would be.

I feel like she'd be the best of a bad situation.  and as a fellow TV personality, would potentially appeal to his vanity and celebrity
 
2020-09-22 3:17:27 PM  

exqqqme: They've already thought this through a long time ago.


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Good thing about her, she would probably be too drunk to do much damage.

Just bribe her with a box of white zinfandel and she will do whatever you want her to do.
 
2020-09-22 3:17:35 PM  

exqqqme: They've already thought this through a long time ago.


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Pirro is pro-choice.
 
2020-09-22 3:17:48 PM  

Cndn Bacon: Serious Black: abb3w: Lagoa seems not a Ginsburg, nor even a Gorsuch, but she seems less likely than Barrett to give rulings grossly offensive to the principles of secular government.

Lagoa was part of the majority of the 11th Circuit Court which ruled Florida could constitutionally bar released felons from voting until they pay their outstanding court fines at the same time that Florida cannot tell any of those released felons the total of all their outstanding court fines. I don't know about you, but I find that "grossly offensive to the principles of secular government".

Unless you have another example that involves her deciding a case based on religious principles, I don't think you know what secular means.


Would you call the Danish government offensive to the principles of secular government because the Church of Denmark is the established religion there? How about Finland (the ELC of Finland)? Or Sweden (the Church of Sweden)? I think most of the more liberal-leaning Farkers here would agree we'd prefer living in a country more like Scandinavian ones than America.
 
2020-09-22 3:18:10 PM  

Serious Black: abb3w: Lagoa seems not a Ginsburg, nor even a Gorsuch, but she seems less likely than Barrett to give rulings grossly offensive to the principles of secular government.

Lagoa was part of the majority of the 11th Circuit Court which ruled Florida could constitutionally bar released felons from voting until they pay their outstanding court fines at the same time that Florida cannot tell any of those released felons the total of all their outstanding court fines. I don't know about you, but I find that "grossly offensive to the principles of secular government".


I think abb was probably thinking more along the lines of "probably won't try to blatantly institute Christian Theocracy from the bench," but your point is a valid one.
 
2020-09-22 3:20:24 PM  
What Trump meeting with the judges means:

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2020-09-22 3:20:38 PM  
Amy Coney Barrett wants to rule in the highest court in the land, but only takes orders in her own home.  Because Jesus, and stuff.
 
2020-09-22 3:21:24 PM  
You spelled "meat" wrong, subby.
 
2020-09-22 3:21:41 PM  
I want to have sex with Amy Coney Barrett because I am attracted to older women in powerful positions that I have no business dating.  She seems like an absolute headcase especially belonging to that wacky cult and dealing with 7 children.
I probably have a sickness, but I don't care.
 
2020-09-22 3:22:03 PM  

Serious Black: abb3w: Lagoa seems not a Ginsburg, nor even a Gorsuch, but she seems less likely than Barrett to give rulings grossly offensive to the principles of secular government.

Lagoa was part of the majority of the 11th Circuit Court which ruled Florida could constitutionally bar released felons from voting until they pay their outstanding court fines at the same time that Florida cannot tell any of those released felons the total of all their outstanding court fines. I don't know about you, but I find that "grossly offensive to the principles of secular government".


Grossly offensive to secular government would be if they had to tithe first. As horrible as that ruling is in its effect, it's largely a consequence of the fact that the initiative process writes poorly worded laws. The comment is that she isn't a religious nutter, at least as I read it.
 
2020-09-22 3:22:23 PM  

TommyDeuce: Picking a Justice really shouldn't be like picking a VP - you don't do it to shore up your prospects in a swing state you maleficent prick!


Ironically, if there had been a SCOTUS justice from Florida during 2000, Bush v. Gore could've gone the other way.

Remember, Floridians and the Florida Supreme Court in particular were uber pissed that a federal court had the balls to overrule the state's highest court when it came to how votes are counted - which is a state issue.
 
2020-09-22 3:23:08 PM  
Shoo-in.
 
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