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PoliCon
05-30-2010, 02:59 PM
By Robert Stacy McCain on 5.28.10 @ 6:06AM

Senate staffers Thursday were hearing rumors (ultimate source unknown) that the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is less than two months away.

The plan reportedly is this: If Elena Kagan's nomination to the court can be confirmed early this summer, Ginsburg would then announce her retirement, so that confirmation for Ginsburg's replacement could be finished before the end of the year.

Those who believe the rumor see the Ginsburg retirement scenario as a signal that the Obama administration fears Democrats may lose enough Senate seats in the mid-term election to make it more difficult to confirm a liberal appointee after the next Congress convenes in January 2011.

Furthermore, the rumored plan to fill a second Supreme Court vacancy this year may explain why Democrats are attempting to rush Kagan through confirmation, despite objections from Republicans that there is insufficient time to get complete records of Kagan's service in the Clinton White House. If Republicans delay the Kagan confirmation hearings (currently scheduled to begin June 28), that could disrupt the timetable necessary for Obama to appoint, and the Senate to confirm, a replacement for Ginsburg before next January.

Of course, all this is merely a rumor on Capitol Hill, but it was being repeated by multiple staffers Thursday, indicating either (a) there must be some truth to it, or (b) the Senate rumor-mill is extraordinarily efficient.

http://spectator.org/blog/2010/05/28/ruth-bader-ginsberg-to-retire

m00
05-30-2010, 03:26 PM
What's scary is that over the last two decades I've seen an extreme polarization of ideological beliefs. It used to be most people were moderate... now everyone seems to be either a rabid liberal or conservative wingnut. I fear that Ginsburg's replacement will be so far to the left, it will make her look in the middle by comparison. I really hope all the SCOTUS confirmation hearings wait until Republicans pick up a few more seats. Maybe then we'll merely get someone left-leaning, and not a completely batshit crazy socialist.

We're gonna get a liberal on the court. But if we're really lucky we'll get someone votes liberal based on their interpretation of the Constitution, rather than someone who twists the Constitution to fit into the liberal cause of the day. The former can be made to see reason, the latter cannot.

PoliCon
05-30-2010, 06:25 PM
What's scary is that over the last two decades I've seen an extreme polarization of ideological beliefs. It used to be most people were moderate... now everyone seems to be either a rabid liberal or conservative wingnut. I fear that Ginsburg's replacement will be so far to the left, it will make her look in the middle by comparison. I really hope all the SCOTUS confirmation hearings wait until Republicans pick up a few more seats. Maybe then we'll merely get someone left-leaning, and not a completely batshit crazy socialist.

We're gonna get a liberal on the court. But if we're really lucky we'll get someone votes liberal based on their interpretation of the Constitution, rather than someone who twists the Constitution to fit into the liberal cause of the day. The former can be made to see reason, the latter cannot.

And which are we here at CU? Rabid liberals or conservative wingnuts?

m00
05-30-2010, 06:26 PM
And which are we here at CU? Rabid liberals or conservative wingnuts?

Do you really have to ask?! :D

PoliCon
05-30-2010, 06:27 PM
Do you really have to ask?! :D

yes. I really do. SO - speak pain - which are we?