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    Supreme Court nominee chosen

    Merrick Garland. Seems like a pretty big compromise by Obama. So assuming the GOP stays pat with their unprecedented move to deny hearings to this guy, how disappointed will they be if Hillary gets elected?
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    Re: Supreme Court nominee chosen

    I think the Pubs should take the deal and run with it.
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    Re: Supreme Court nominee chosen

    Seems like an easy call to me.
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    Re: Supreme Court nominee chosen

    What happened to the Biden Rule?
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    Re: Supreme Court nominee chosen

    Quote Originally Posted by Herchel View Post
    What happened to the Biden Rule?
    What rule? There is absolutely no rules about that, just people who have made suggestions.
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    Re: Supreme Court nominee chosen

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama_Man View Post
    What rule? There is absolutely no rules about that, just people who have made suggestions.
    It may be Vice President Joseph R. Biden who dooms President Obama’s hopes of reshaping the Supreme Court and picking a replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia after Republicans unearthed a 1992 speech in which then-Sen. Biden said it was “not fair” to let a lame-duck president make such an important decision.

    Mr. Biden, who was chairman of the Judiciary Committee at the time, was laying down a marker against President George H.W. Bush, saying once the “political season” had started, the president should back down and wait until after the election.

    Mr. Biden went so far as to say that Mr. Bush shouldn’t even bother to nominate anyone, much less have the Senate approve the pick — exactly the stance Republicans are now taking toward Mr. Obama.
    Dems are such hypocrites.
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    Re: Supreme Court nominee chosen

    Quote Originally Posted by Herchel View Post
    Dems are such hypocrites.
    So we should go basically an entire year to fill the seat?

    Not to mention thats EXTREMELY misleading, why not post his whole quotes on the matter?

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/201...election-year/

    On Monday, C-SPAN posted a two-minute clip of then-Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) urging President George H.W. Bush not to nominate a Supreme Court Justice during the 1992 election, should a seat on the court become vacant. Biden, then the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, urged Bush “not name a nominee until after the November election is completed,” noting that if he did, “the Senate Judiciary Committee should seriously consider not scheduling confirmation hearings on the nomination until after the political campaign season is over.”
    Conservatives quickly pounced on the clip and used it as evidence to argue that Congressional Republicans are following long-standing precedent in refusing to consider President Obama’s nomination to fill the seat of Justice Antonin Scalia until a new president takes the oath in January of 2017.
    But Biden's full speech undermines their claim. Rather than urging his colleagues to deny Bush's potential nominee a hearing, Biden was bemoaning the politicization of the confirmation process -- hence his suggestion of not holding a hearing in the heat of a presidential election -- and what he saw as Bush's refusal to properly consult with the Senate in selecting a nominee. In fact, just 10 minutes after calling for temporary inaction on Bush's candidate, Biden actually promised to consider a moderate Supreme Court nominee.
    "I believe that so long as the public continues to split its confidence between the branches, compromise is the responsible course both for the White House and for the Senate," he said. "Therefore I stand by my position, Mr. President, if the President [George H.W. Bush] consults and cooperates with the Senate or moderates his selections absent consultation, then his nominees may enjoy my support as did Justices Kennedy and Souter."


    You can watch full speech at link. So try again.
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    Re: Supreme Court nominee chosen

    Quote Originally Posted by Herchel View Post
    What happened to the Biden Rule?
    You mean the made up conservative rule?

    Can you provide with ONE instance of any nominee (who didn't withdraw their name from consideration) to the Supreme Court who did not get a hearing or a vote in the history of the US?
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    Re: Supreme Court nominee chosen

    Quote Originally Posted by Herchel View Post
    Dems are such hypocrites.
    Just dems? Interesting.
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