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Anthony Kennedy Retires

Postby United Massachusetts » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:44 am

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/27/politics ... index.html

Well, Anthony Kennedy, the court's moderate and swing vote, and forever famed for his protections for gay rights, has retired. Trump will likely appoint him with a conservative.

God, this might be exciting, and scary. On the one hand, they might overturn gay rights, which would be terrifying. But on the other....

OVERTURN ROE.
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Postby Engleberg » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:46 am

Wow man, you're quick to this one. I literally just got the alert on my phone, then saw your post.

Hopefully we do get a conservative judge, I wouldn't want this spot going to a liberal.
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Postby Washington Resistance Army » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:47 am

Kennedy is leaving July 31st, the new Justice will be in before the election.
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Postby Ethel mermania » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:52 am

Now if we can only get Ginsberg to follow suit.
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Postby The South Falls » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:55 am

The court will be more conservative. They actually might try to overturn gay marriage, and the walls will come tumbling down if they do.
Ethel mermania wrote:Now if we can only get Ginsberg to follow suit.

If she does, I'd actually think that we could say goodbye to abortion...
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Postby United Massachusetts » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:57 am

The South Falls wrote:The court will be more conservative. They actually might try to overturn gay marriage, and the walls will come tumbling down if they do.
Ethel mermania wrote:Now if we can only get Ginsberg to follow suit.

If she does, I'd actually think that we could say goodbye to abortion...

We can say goodbye to abortion now.

*ding, dong, the witch is dead!*
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Postby Godular » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:58 am

United Massachusetts wrote:
The South Falls wrote:The court will be more conservative. They actually might try to overturn gay marriage, and the walls will come tumbling down if they do.

If she does, I'd actually think that we could say goodbye to abortion...

We can say goodbye to abortion now.

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I very much hope not.
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Postby Tobleste » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:58 am

The South Falls wrote:The court will be more conservative. They actually might try to overturn gay marriage, and the walls will come tumbling down if they do.
Ethel mermania wrote:Now if we can only get Ginsberg to follow suit.

If she does, I'd actually think that we could say goodbye to abortion...


Abortion? Goodbye to the law.
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Postby The South Falls » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:59 am

United Massachusetts wrote:
The South Falls wrote:The court will be more conservative. They actually might try to overturn gay marriage, and the walls will come tumbling down if they do.

If she does, I'd actually think that we could say goodbye to abortion...

We can say goodbye to abortion now.

*ding, dong, the witch is dead!*

I'd think it'd be more... mourning, and less well... wizard of oz lines.
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Postby The South Falls » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:00 pm

Tobleste wrote:
The South Falls wrote:The court will be more conservative. They actually might try to overturn gay marriage, and the walls will come tumbling down if they do.

If she does, I'd actually think that we could say goodbye to abortion...


Abortion? Goodbye to the law.

Yea, our main problem with that being the court will carry past Trump's inevitable leaving of office.
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Postby Shofercia » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:01 pm

Does this mean that Roe v. Wade will get aborted?

What? Someone had to do it :P
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Postby United Massachusetts » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:01 pm

The South Falls wrote:
United Massachusetts wrote:We can say goodbye to abortion now.

*ding, dong, the witch is dead!*

I'd think it'd be more... mourning, and less well... wizard of oz lines.

I'd be celebrating.

I'm very worried about Obergefell vs. Hodges, though.
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Postby Vassenor » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:01 pm

United Massachusetts wrote:
The South Falls wrote:The court will be more conservative. They actually might try to overturn gay marriage, and the walls will come tumbling down if they do.

If she does, I'd actually think that we could say goodbye to abortion...

We can say goodbye to abortion now.

*ding, dong, the witch is dead!*


So why is women losing the right to control their body a good thing?
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Postby The Black Forrest » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:03 pm

Ethel mermania wrote:Now if we can only get Ginsberg to follow suit.


Maybe after the trump party is gone.
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Postby Shofercia » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:03 pm

Vassenor wrote:
United Massachusetts wrote:We can say goodbye to abortion now.

*ding, dong, the witch is dead!*


So why is women losing the right to control their body a good thing?


If only the DNC ran with Bernie Sanders...
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Postby Washington Resistance Army » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:03 pm

Vassenor wrote:
United Massachusetts wrote:We can say goodbye to abortion now.

*ding, dong, the witch is dead!*


So why is women losing the right to control their body a good thing?


Because the decision was complete nonsense. In an ideal world it would be overturned and instead an amendment protecting the right to choose added to the constitution.
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Postby Vassenor » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:03 pm

Shofercia wrote:
Vassenor wrote:
So why is women losing the right to control their body a good thing?


If only the DNC ran with Bernie Sanders...


Ooookay...
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Postby Godular » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:04 pm

United Massachusetts wrote:
The South Falls wrote:I'd think it'd be more... mourning, and less well... wizard of oz lines.

I'd be celebrating.


I wouldn’t. There are a lot of slippery slopes that would be slid with overturning that precedent.
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Postby Shofercia » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:04 pm

The Black Forrest wrote:
Ethel mermania wrote:Now if we can only get Ginsberg to follow suit.


Maybe after the trump party is gone.


Yeah, at this point I'm hoping she'll hold out for 2-6 years. Not a fan of her, but a 6-3 Republican Court... that's not going to be good for the US in the long term. 5-4's ok, and Kennedy did vote with Republicans more often than not.
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Postby Shofercia » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:05 pm

Vassenor wrote:
Shofercia wrote:
If only the DNC ran with Bernie Sanders...


Ooookay...


Sanders runs, wins, gets elected, Trump doesn't get to appoint Kennedy's replacement, Roe's not overturned.
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Ifreann wrote:"The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new President"
- Addison Mitchell “Mitch” McConnell Jr.

That. Yea, pretty much. Makes total sense. I mean, with Russia...
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