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    Opinion released today in Schuette v. BAMN, upholding the decision of Michigan voters to ban racial preferences in higher education admissions.

    Justice Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, with Chief Justice Roberts and justices Scalia, Thomas, and Breyer joining. Justice Sotomayor dissented, with Justice Ginsburg joining and Justice Kagan abstaining.

    http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions...2-682_j4ek.pdf
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    I sure do enjoy reading Scalia's writing.

    It has come to this. Called upon to explore the jurisprudential twilight zone between two errant lines of precedent, we confront a frighteningly bizarre question: Does the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment forbid what its text plainly requires? Needless to say(except that this case obliges us to say it), the questionanswers itself.
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    Sotomayor Roberts
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Public View Post
    Sotomayor Roberts
    I have a certain amount of ex officio respect for Sotomayor, on account of her holding a position which deserves if not demands our respect.

    Beyond that . . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by All-American View Post
    Opinion released today in Schuette v. BAMN, upholding the decision of Michigan voters to ban racial preferences in higher education admissions.

    Justice Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, with Chief Justice Roberts and justices Scalia, Thomas, and Breyer joining. Justice Sotomayor dissented, with Justice Ginsburg joining and Justice Kagan abstaining.

    http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions...2-682_j4ek.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatMeanie View Post
    No love for Alito?
    Alito joined Kennedy's opinion. (Sorry-- I thought I wrote that.)
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    Nice interview of Justice Breyer.


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    Do we really need a 9 member SCOTUS?

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...rmanently.html

    Interesting read.

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    Gorsuch seems to be handling the hearings with a good demeanor based on the few minutes I have seen. Also, it's still funny to me to see Franken as a senator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Public View Post
    Gorsuch seems to be handling the hearings with a good demeanor based on the few minutes I have seen. Also, it's still funny to me to see Franken as a senator.
    Especially when he's telling potential Supreme Court justices that they are not good enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Especially when he's telling potential Supreme Court justices that they are not good enough.
    Self affirmations don't apply to others.
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    Dems are going to filibuster Gorsuch


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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    Dems are going to filibuster Gorsuch


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    Fillibuster is gone. Fillibuster existed in the day of collaboration, which no longer exists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    Fillibuster is gone. Fillibuster existed in the day of collaboration, which no longer exists.
    It's not totally gone. Reid and co. nuked it for everything except supreme court nominees. If they try this time the republican majority will nuke it for that too. At least that's my understanding of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    It's not totally gone. Reid and co. nuked it for everything except supreme court nominees. If they try this time the republican majority will nuke it for that too. At least that's my understanding of it.
    I meant there is no reason to preserve what little remains and it's gone as soon as the Dems raise the issue. It's as good as gone, because its purpose and custom no longer exist.
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    I thought this was interesting

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guyben...ummer-n2459306

    Guy Benson quotes Sen Heller that Justice Kennedy is more likely than not to retire this summer and Mike Lee is one of the leading contenders for his seat.

    “Kennedy is going to retire around sometime early summer,” Heller predicted in Las Vegas last week, according to audio of an event he spoke at that was obtained by POLITICO. “Which I’m hoping will get our base a little motivated because right now they’re not very motivated. But I think a new Supreme Court justice will get them motivated.”… “Mike Lee from Utah is probably on that short list of the next Supreme Court justice in our courts,” Heller said during the Q-and-A session with the J. Reuben Clark Law Society in Las Vegas Friday.

    I'm not sure how I feel about that - at least it would get him out of the senate

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyone View Post
    I thought this was interesting

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guyben...ummer-n2459306

    Guy Benson quotes Sen Heller that Justice Kennedy is more likely than not to retire this summer and Mike Lee is one of the leading contenders for his seat.

    “Kennedy is going to retire around sometime early summer,” Heller predicted in Las Vegas last week, according to audio of an event he spoke at that was obtained by POLITICO. “Which I’m hoping will get our base a little motivated because right now they’re not very motivated. But I think a new Supreme Court justice will get them motivated.”… “Mike Lee from Utah is probably on that short list of the next Supreme Court justice in our courts,” Heller said during the Q-and-A session with the J. Reuben Clark Law Society in Las Vegas Friday.
    Dang, why didn't I go to that CLE. Lord knows I got plenty of direct marketing for it.
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    mike—no chance. tom—maybe.
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    Well, both Mike and Tom were already on his short list, so no surprise there. I'd be surprised if he got nominated, though. Then Utah would get to replace him with someone else, and as we're about to see, Utah doesn't automatically pick lapdogs for Senators.

    I'd keep a close eye on the people he has already nominated for circuit court positions-- people who have already been voted on and approved once, and for whom a switched vote would demand an explanation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by All-American View Post
    Well, both Mike and Tom were already on his short list, so no surprise there. I'd be surprised if he got nominated, though. Then Utah would get to replace him with someone else, and as we're about to see, Utah doesn't automatically pick lapdogs for Senators.

    I'd keep a close eye on the people he has already nominated for circuit court positions-- people who have already been voted on and approved once, and for whom a switched vote would demand an explanation.
    Anyone in that group that you think is more likely? Anyone you'd like to see nominated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    Anyone in that group that you think is more likely? Anyone you'd like to see nominated?

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