Justice Anthony Kennedy Will Retire From U.S Supreme Court

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Nov 3, 2017
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I wonder if the Republicans will try to pass legislation that obstructs our right to Vote in order to mitigate the November elections.
 

Kirblar

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Oct 25, 2017
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this is absolutely not true, voter apathy is a problem for both parties. But since the Dem base is naturally larger, it's a bigger problem for Dems. And since the electoral system is geared to over-represent rural areas and under-represent cities, where the Dems do exactly what you just said GOP voters do. They just vote for the D next to their name.y.
This is completely true. GOP voters reliably turn out where Dem voters don't - it's why midterms and off-year elections have historically had whiter electorates than Presidential years.
 

PMS341

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Oct 29, 2017
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User warned: derailing the thread with primary relitigation
Bernie probably would have beaten Trump. Only problem is Bernie was gunning for Trump during the primaries rather than Hilary. Of course some of this can be laid on the media who kept reporting Hilary being ahead non-stop due to the super delegates, but I feel like the fault lies mostly with Bernie.
Do you have any sources for Bernie supporting Trump in the primaries? A quote or statement or something.

Likely one of the dumbest posts I've seen in a while.
He would have won.
 

ned_ballad

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Oct 25, 2017
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He's retiring July 31st. Midterms are November 6th.

Do the math.
I don't know what this post even means.

There's nothing anyone in this thread can do RIGHT NOW about Kennedy retiring. Trump WILL pick his replacement and he WILL be confirmed, so why keep piling on bad thing after bad thing all at once instead of letting it process over the next few days?

Take a deep breath and get ready for some serious fights in the future.
 

Duxxy3

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Oct 27, 2017
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When we're all stripped of our rights there will still be morons screaming "but her emails!!!". Well done trumptards.
 

avaya

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Oct 25, 2017
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Well done you dipshits who didn't vote for Hilldog for purity reasons. You've signed away your country.
 

thepotatoman

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Oct 25, 2017
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Kennedy retiring may actually push RBG into retirement faster.

The few instances where Kennedy voted with the Left is effectively gone now.

What purpose does RBG have staying now when she's already in the minority opinion?

5-4 is still 5-4.
That's ridiculous. She will not let trump replace her until she dies. Because she knows a 6-3 majority is much worse than a 5-4, and it matters for decades not just for the trump era.
 

yogurt

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Oct 25, 2017
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Bernie probably would have beaten Trump. Only problem is Bernie was gunning for Trump during the primaries rather than Hilary. Of course some of this can be laid on the media who kept reporting Hilary being ahead non-stop due to the super delegates, but I feel like the fault lies mostly with Bernie.
Get out of here. America would not elect an old jewish socialist guy promising to raise your taxes to pay for free college and unicorns.
Can we stop the 2016 cat fights? It's over. It's 2018 now. Trump won, and now we're here. We need to figure out how to make the best of this, not keep relitigating the last election. Thanks.
 

Dreams-Visions

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Oct 25, 2017
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She tried to tell you dummies.

On several fucking occasions. But some of the electorate can't see past Thursday, so shallow shit like "likability" and "favorite color" take a higher position for voting decisions (or apathy) than the prospect of 3 or more Supreme Court picks. I guess people need to lean by way of pain why people have literally fought and died to give us the right to vote. Why people in power fought tooth and nail to stop women and people of color from voting for literally hundreds of years. A right many even posting here shit on in the last 2 elections, casually and flippantly misusing or failing to take the shit seriously.

When the decisions start coming in over the next 20 years that hurt the people around you in ways that make you feel ashamed, remember these days and how your action or inaction contributed.
 

ned_ballad

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Oct 25, 2017
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What about the past 18 months suggests things won't get worse?
Will things get worse RIGHT NOW? Do we have to panic at this very minute about every single bad thing that is going to happen in the future?

No, we don't. There's nothing we can do to change anything that is happening. We are completly powerless until November, and by then Kennedy's replacement will have already been confirmed.

Worry about the battles as they come. If you don't, you're just asking for anxiety.
 
Kennedy retiring may actually push RBG into retirement faster.

The few instances where Kennedy voted with the Left is effectively gone now.

What purpose does RBG have staying now when she's already in the minority opinion?

5-4 is still 5-4.
Not a chance. Ginsburg will cling to that seat in the hopes of depriving the conservatives of a 6-3 majority.

That’s no small thing. It would delay any hope of replacing one of the conservatives and getting a liberal majority by years.
 

Coyote Starrk

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Oct 30, 2017
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I fucking quit. I'm gonna go play WarFrame. Fuck this. Fuck Trump. Fuck McConnell. Fuck Kennedy. Fuck the GOP. Fuck all republicans. Fuck the Constitution.
 

lmcfigs

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Oct 25, 2017
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Kennedy retiring may actually push RBG into retirement faster.

The few instances where Kennedy voted with the Left is effectively gone now.

What purpose does RBG have staying now when she's already in the minority opinion?

5-4 is still 5-4.
Yeah why let republicans have 5-4 decisions, when she can let them have 6-3 decisions. good call. probably won't affect the next democrat we have in the white house.
 

Brinbe

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Oct 25, 2017
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Terana
Might be fair to say the Republicans will have finally won their culture war. Not sure how long it'll last, but they have already swung the country back decades.
 

VariantX

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Oct 25, 2017
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Can we stop the 2016 cat fights? It's over. It's 2018 now. Trump won, and now we're here. We need to figure out how to make the best of this, not keep relitigating the last election. Thanks.
Seriously this 2016 shit is stupid and pointless if you didn't get your ass up to vote in 2016 reguardless of the candidate. Its on the voters who didn't vote and didn't understand the stakes. Elections are bigger than the people we elect to power.
 

Psychoward

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Nov 7, 2017
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I don't know what this post even means.

There's nothing anyone in this thread can do RIGHT NOW about Kennedy retiring. Trump WILL pick his replacement and he WILL be confirmed, so why keep piling on bad thing after bad thing all at once instead of letting it process over the next few days?

Take a deep breath and get ready for some serious fights in the future.
I'm with a campaign right now but it's worth letting people know what bad shit is gonna happen
 

Euron

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Oct 27, 2017
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I wonder if the Republicans will try to pass legislation that obstructs our right to Vote in order to mitigate the November elections.
If they had their way the minimum voting age would be 25 and multiple forms of ID would be required at the booths. Oh and they'd probably push for a requirement to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and the Our Father before going in as well, as a modern day version of Literacy Tests.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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She tried to tell you dummies.

On several fucking occasions. But some of the electorate can't see past Thursday, so shallow shit like "likability" and "favorite color" take a higher position for voting decisions (or apathy) than the prospect of 3 or more Supreme Court picks. I guess people need to lean by way of pain why people have literally fought and died to give us the right to vote. Why people in power fought tooth and nail to stop women and people of color from voting for literally hundreds of years. A right many even posting here shit on in the last 2 elections, casually and flippantly misusing or failing to take the shit seriously.

When the decisions start coming in over the next 20 years that hurt the people around you in ways that make you feel ashamed, remember these days and how your action or inaction contributed.
Hey I'm Canadian. I'll be fine (for the most part). I'm worried about my sister and her family though.