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(Gallup)   The public's job approval of the Supreme Court has dipped below 50 percent, which means absolutely nothing since none of them can be fired. But hey, at least we filled a slot in the queue   (news.gallup.com) divider line
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2021-07-28 9:05:29 PM  
Having a proponent of the handmaiden's tale to enacted as law in the US, degenerative gambler the has engaged in sexual abuse that may be owned by unknown people due to debts and a supporter and funder of the insurrection may have something to do with it.
 
2021-07-28 9:13:07 PM  

eurotrader: Having a proponent of the handmaiden's tale to enacted as law in the US, degenerative gambler the has engaged in sexual abuse that may be owned by unknown people due to debts and a supporter and funder of the insurrection may have something to do with it.


I had to read that four times.
 
2021-07-28 9:38:04 PM  
Where's that time machine when we really need it?

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2021-07-28 9:39:15 PM  

Cafe Threads: eurotrader: Having a proponent of the handmaiden's tale to enacted as law in the US, degenerative gambler the has engaged in sexual abuse that may be owned by unknown people due to debts and a supporter and funder of the insurrection may have something to do with it.

I had to read that four times.


Beat me by 2. Woosh.
 
2021-07-28 10:42:47 PM  

eurotrader: Having a proponent of the handmaiden's tale to enacted as law in the US, degenerative gambler the has engaged in sexual abuse that may be owned by unknown people due to debts and a supporter and funder of the insurrection may have something to do with it.


But has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
 
2021-07-28 10:43:47 PM  
I'm confused
 
2021-07-28 11:01:06 PM  

snowblur: eurotrader: Having a proponent of the handmaiden's tale to enacted as law in the US, degenerative gambler the has engaged in sexual abuse that may be owned by unknown people due to debts and a supporter and funder of the insurrection may have something to do with it.

But has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?


Tangerine
 
2021-07-28 11:14:47 PM  

eurotrader: Having a proponent of the handmaiden's tale to enacted as law in the US, degenerative gambler the has engaged in sexual abuse that may be owned by unknown people due to debts and a supporter and funder of the insurrection may have something to do with it.


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2021-07-28 11:19:29 PM  
It used to be the part of your US Government course where the teacher would talk about separation of powers and the special role of the Judiciary as a non-political check and balance but now that would just be laughed out of the room and Stephen Breyer is an arsehole for thinking any different.
 
2021-07-28 11:21:20 PM  
Funny how institutions that flatly refuse to even address the actual grievances of the public tend to lose public confidence and goodwill.
 
2021-07-28 11:23:23 PM  

Cafe Threads: eurotrader: Having a proponent of the handmaiden's tale to enacted as law in the US, degenerative gambler the has engaged in sexual abuse that may be owned by unknown people due to debts and a supporter and funder of the insurrection may have something to do with it.

I had to read that four times.


Must have gone through Google Translate.
 
2021-07-28 11:25:45 PM  
If 9 justices get a 50% rating, 18 would get 100%.
 
2021-07-28 11:27:45 PM  
The Supremes need a mandatory retirement age of 70. The risk of  a demented cancer ridden hag incapable of making rational judgments imperils society.
 
2021-07-28 11:28:41 PM  
I wonder how many people responding to that poll have ever actually read a Supreme Court opinion.
 
2021-07-28 11:29:29 PM  
Uh-oh. The next administration better nominate another right wing buffoon or two. That'll fix it.
 
2021-07-28 11:35:13 PM  
"[N]one of them can be fired."

That depends on one's definition of fired; they can be impeached.
 
2021-07-28 11:39:28 PM  

Gooch: The Supremes need a mandatory retirement age of 70. The risk of  a demented cancer ridden hag incapable of making rational judgments imperils society.


If actual mental issues happen, there's a process. A justice who is just crotchety and rules in ways you don't like doesn't count.

The problem is that if we believe that government derives its power from the consent of the governed, and the governed have a consistent problem with how they're being governed, there will eventually come to be a credibility issue that can't go unnoticed, even by people with lifetime tenure. Roberts knows this, which is why he doesn't always just let the rest of the conservatives on the court get their way.
 
2021-07-28 11:46:48 PM  
Wow the lowest since 2017.......
Can we start calling anything before 2020 the before times?
It would make this sound more impressive.
 
2021-07-28 11:58:33 PM  
Having a proponent of the handmaiden's tale to enacted as law in the US, degenerative gambler the has engaged in sexual abuse that may be owned by unknown people due to debts and a supporter and funder of the insurrection may have something to do with it

Having:
* A female proponent of the Handmaid's Tale - as attested to her own published strong non-official opinions - being enacted as law in the US,
* A mediocre jurist credibly accused of multiple instances of sexual assault whose significant gambling debts opaquely vanished just prior to his unhinged and maniacal defense of his qualifications to lifetime appointment to the highest court in the US,
* A Justice who married an outspoken fervent far-right-wing political party activist,

... may have something to do with it.
 
2021-07-28 11:58:45 PM  

pdieten: Gooch: The Supremes need a mandatory retirement age of 70. The risk of  a demented cancer ridden hag incapable of making rational judgments imperils society.

If actual mental issues happen, there's a process. A justice who is just crotchety and rules in ways you don't like doesn't count.

The problem is that if we believe that government derives its power from the consent of the governed, and the governed have a consistent problem with how they're being governed, there will eventually come to be a credibility issue that can't go unnoticed, even by people with lifetime tenure. Roberts knows this, which is why he doesn't always just let the rest of the conservatives on the court get their way.


He's known as the Chief Justice who repeatedly knee capped the Voting Rights Act. His legacy is cemented.
 
2021-07-29 12:26:10 AM  

Gooch: The Supremes need a mandatory retirement age of 70. The risk of  a demented cancer ridden hag incapable of making rational judgments imperils society.


Apply that to all politicians while your at it
 
2021-07-29 12:36:53 AM  

snowblur: eurotrader: Having a proponent of the handmaiden's tale to enacted as law in the US, degenerative gambler the has engaged in sexual abuse that may be owned by unknown people due to debts and a supporter and funder of the insurrection may have something to do with it.

But has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?


The Aristocrats?
 
2021-07-29 1:29:54 AM  
Let me guess, Democrats don't like it because it's been packed with conservatives. Republicans don't like it because they didn't overturn the election results.

The scariest thing that I can think of, if Trumpy hadn't put all COVID relief aside, saying it would wait until after the election, and instead focused his energy on getting Barrett appointed, he might've won the reelection.

Instead he decided to gamble, hoping that having a new Justice appointed by him would guarantee that the Supreme Court would always hand the Presidency to him again. He lost that gamble, and the Presidency. He essentially was holding the American people hostage in the midst of a pandemic, and they had to wait until after the election before he would do anything about it.

I've never been a Democrat or a Republican, I vote my conscience. If I think the candidate is right for the position, I will vote for them. If I think neither is, then I will vote for a third party candidate, even if I'm throwing my vote away. But Donald Trump was of no political party or belief, aside from himself. He was willing to tell suffering Americans that they could go fark themselves, because his time was better spent putting another conservative on the Supreme Court.

God I would love to see the tears in his eyes when that plan came crashing down on him.
 
2021-07-29 1:57:27 AM  
Who paid off Kavanaugh's gambling debts?
 
2021-07-29 3:13:10 AM  
With six corrupt plutocrats on the bench, 'under 50%' is way too high.
 
2021-07-29 3:47:58 AM  
It wasn't so nakedly partisan, now that people have noticed, it's impossible for them to get their "above the fray" cred back.

So Mitch has ruined the institution permanently.
 
2021-07-29 3:52:19 AM  
I haven't approved of them since before the Citizens United ruling.
 
2021-07-29 3:54:31 AM  
The Supreme Court normally is, by far, the most popular branch of the US Government.

The fact the majority were appointed by minority elected presidents and congresses doesn't help a lot, but there are at least 3 who were appointed by blatantly corrupt processes. And they are actually bad at their jobs. Roberts life long goal has been making it harder for Democrats to vote, and lied his ass off on the decision that farked over the Voting Rights Act.

There's maybe 2 conservatives on the court who shouldn't actually be in prison.
 
2021-07-29 4:15:41 AM  

eurotrader: Having a proponent of the handmaiden's tale to enacted as law in the US, degenerative gambler the has engaged in sexual abuse that may be owned by unknown people due to debts and a supporter and funder of the insurrection may have something to do with it.


Narrator: Of course, none of this is true.
 
2021-07-29 4:40:54 AM  

Trocadero: pdieten: Gooch: The Supremes need a mandatory retirement age of 70. The risk of  a demented cancer ridden hag incapable of making rational judgments imperils society.

If actual mental issues happen, there's a process. A justice who is just crotchety and rules in ways you don't like doesn't count.

The problem is that if we believe that government derives its power from the consent of the governed, and the governed have a consistent problem with how they're being governed, there will eventually come to be a credibility issue that can't go unnoticed, even by people with lifetime tenure. Roberts knows this, which is why he doesn't always just let the rest of the conservatives on the court get their way.

He's known as the Chief Justice who repeatedly knee capped the Voting Rights Act. His legacy is cemented.


Don't forget deciding in favor of money in Citizens United.

The chief justice who loves the idea of money voting almost as much as he hates the idea of people voting.
 
2021-07-29 8:02:36 AM  
Supreme Court Justices can be impeached and removed.  They can also be investigated and prosecuted.  They only have immunity (to some extent) for actions performed as part of their official duties.

Kavanaugh, for instance, should obviously be investigated openly by the FBI.  That was already agreed to.  There's demonstrated cause; it's obviously a national security issue, never mind the normal course of law enforcement.

Frankly, Scalia's death (and what he was doing at the time) should have been investigated, not that I miss him.
 
2021-07-29 12:05:59 PM  
When you are relying on the SC to get your way, you have already failed.
 
2021-07-29 1:46:00 PM  
The fascists outnumber the American Justices!
 
2021-07-29 3:14:19 PM  

Frederick45: The fascists outnumber the American Justices!


Well, yes. There's millions of fascists and only nine justices. Unless you're claiming that fascism is un-American, in which case you're laughably naive. Also, "un-American" is a fascist shibboleth, so you might want to avoid using the concept.
 
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