All things Ruth Bader Ginsberg

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Re: All things Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Post by ed » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:32 pm

She could, I suspect, be removed by the senate. Maybe not.
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Re: All things Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:39 pm

ed wrote:
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She could, I suspect, be removed by the senate. Maybe not.
Why would they?
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Re: All things Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Post by ed » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:58 pm

If she is vegetative modulo non-performing???
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Re: All things Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:10 pm

ed wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:58 pm
If she is vegetative modulo non-performing???
What if she is?

We can get by with 8 for a while.

For that matter, it was originally 6 but expanded to 9 early on.
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Re: All things Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Post by ed » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:38 pm

Can I be a Justice?

Please?
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Re: All things Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Post by Skeeve » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:51 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:10 pm
ed wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:58 pm
If she is vegetative modulo non-performing???
What if she is?

We can get by with 8 for a while.

For that matter, it was originally 6 but expanded to 9 early on.
I suspect that will be the solution in this hypothetical...perhaps a fight over 'pulling the plug.'
Talk about role reversal.
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Re: All things Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:55 pm

Skeeve wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:20 pm
ed wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:55 am
Can the nomination be blocked till a dem is president?
Another question: What happens if she goes into a vegatative state?
They are appointed for life, so I suspect she cant be fired as it were...
granted she wont vote, but could she be replaced?
A vegetative state seems a little unlikely, but:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_C ... ted_States
No mechanism exists for removing a justice who is permanently incapacitated by illness or injury, but unable (or unwilling) to resign.[98]
So, if a Supreme Court Justice should fall into a coma or something like that, there is no legal mechanism to remove them.
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Re: All things Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:57 pm

It is however legal to increase the number of justices.

Not politically feasible at this time, but as noted has been done.
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Re: All things Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Post by Skeeve » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:22 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:55 pm
Skeeve wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:20 pm
ed wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:55 am
Can the nomination be blocked till a dem is president?
Another question: What happens if she goes into a vegatative state?
They are appointed for life, so I suspect she cant be fired as it were...
granted she wont vote, but could she be replaced?
A vegetative state seems a little unlikely, but:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_C ... ted_States
No mechanism exists for removing a justice who is permanently incapacitated by illness or injury, but unable (or unwilling) to resign.[98]
So, if a Supreme Court Justice should fall into a coma or something like that, there is no legal mechanism to remove them.
Maybe impeachment?
The term "good behavior" is understood to mean justices may serve for the remainder of their lives, unless they are impeached and convicted by Congress, resign, or retire. Only one justice has been impeached by the House of Representatives (Samuel Chase, March 1804), but he was acquitted in the Senate (March 1805).
Never mind...
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Re: All things Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:05 pm

If she dies, trump will trade a new nomination for compete funding of the wall.

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Re: All things Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:07 pm

Rob Lister wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:05 pm
If she dies, trump will trade a new nomination for compete funding of the wall.
Very interesting speculation.

I hope you're right, not for any political reason but merely 4 teh LULz.

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Re: All things Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Post by Giz » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:06 pm

Rob Lister wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:05 pm
If she dies, trump will trade a new nomination for compete funding of the wall.
The RBG memorial wall? Could make heads explode!

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Re: All things Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Post by gnome » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:14 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:07 pm
Rob Lister wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:05 pm
If she dies, trump will trade a new nomination for compete funding of the wall.
Very interesting speculation.

I hope you're right, not for any political reason but merely 4 teh LULz.

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That would be a remarkably interesting deal. The thing is, let's say it's agreed to. The budget funds are legislated. Trump nominates Garland like the honest businessman we know he is. What's to stop the Republicans in the Senate from derailing it?
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Re: All things Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:21 am

gnome wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:14 am
. What's to stop the Republicans in the Senate from derailing it?
Any such deal requires party loyalty on both sides.

Which is why it's just a fantasy.
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Re: All things Ruth Bader Ginsberg

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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:10 pm
What if she is?

We can get by with 8 for a while.

For that matter, it was originally 6 but expanded to 9 early on.

I think there were 10 during the Civil War era.

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Re: All things Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Post by WildCat » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:38 am

Rob Lister wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:05 pm
If she dies, trump will trade a new nomination for compete funding of the wall.
Not a chance. Trump will lose his base if he lets the Dems pick RBG's replacement.
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Re: All things Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Post by shuize » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:17 am

Skeeve wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:50 am
I am guessing this is a bit more serious than she let on...
Tick. tock, tick, tock, tick, tock....
The latest rumor is she will announce retirement very soon.

If true, I expect to feel a great disturbance in the force.

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Re: All things Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Post by Giz » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:27 am

It will be as if a million snowflakes cried out and were suddenly overruled by Kavanaugh frat court.

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Re: All things Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Post by ed » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:42 am

It will be as if a million snowflakes melted and fell as tears
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Re: All things Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Post by Doctor X » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:22 am

Kind of hard to do your job if you cannot be there.

Makes the whole opposition to having cameras in a federal court all the more hilarious. Though Ruthiekins, herself, is generally in favor of recording.

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