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Scalia and a Recess Appointment

bsh1
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2/14/2016 9:57:11 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Might Obama use a recess appointment to bypass the Republican-held Senate in appointing a judge to the Supreme Court? It would be sure to draw outrage, and the tactic is rare, but it would swing the balance of the court. Thoughts?

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Greyparrot
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2/14/2016 12:57:16 PM
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At 2/14/2016 9:57:11 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Might Obama use a recess appointment to bypass the Republican-held Senate in appointing a judge to the Supreme Court? It would be sure to draw outrage, and the tactic is rare, but it would swing the balance of the court. Thoughts?

http://www.foxnews.com...

Depends on the president's popularity. 47% is probably too low for such a move.
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Wylted
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2/14/2016 3:27:20 PM
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This is what I expect him to do, appoint some activist judge in his place by doing everything in his means. I remember when he was new to congress he'd hold all these private meetings with Republicans and they'd come out of them, much less partisan. I assume they aere threatened. No tactic is beneath him.
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2/14/2016 3:45:39 PM
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At 2/14/2016 3:27:20 PM, Wylted wrote:
This is what I expect him to do, appoint some activist judge in his place by doing everything in his means. I remember when he was new to congress he'd hold all these private meetings with Republicans and they'd come out of them, much less partisan. I assume they aere threatened. No tactic is beneath him.

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Raisor
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2/14/2016 4:23:25 PM
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At 2/14/2016 9:57:11 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Might Obama use a recess appointment to bypass the Republican-held Senate in appointing a judge to the Supreme Court? It would be sure to draw outrage, and the tactic is rare, but it would swing the balance of the court. Thoughts?

http://www.foxnews.com...

I think it would be better to pick a solid and well respected candidate and let the GOP burn themselves out. Admittedly I don't know who that would be.

It sounds like a fast recess appointment would still face opposition from the senate

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bsh1
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2/14/2016 10:18:04 PM
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At 2/14/2016 5:21:37 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
I wouldn't blame him, considering her mind-numbingly stupid the GOP response has been. It wouldn't be an ideal move, though.

This is basically my thinking.
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