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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:50 AM

If we win the WH and Congress, it would be within our power to impeach and remove

whoever trump appoints to the SC, using the logic that McConnel set the set the precedent by denying President Obama his SC nomination

I don't know if the Democrats would be unified enough to do it, but it should be seriously considered






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Response to still_one (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:52 AM

1. AFAIK, impeachment is entirely about the misdeeds of the person not that the process was abused.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 12:33 PM

12. AFAIK you can impeach for a bad haircut

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:52 AM

2. Are you familiar with how many senate seats are up for grabs?

Compare that number to the number of senators required to vote to remove someone from office.

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Response to PTWB (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:55 AM

3. 2/3 majority

The process is the same as impeaching the president of the United States. The House of Representatives would vote on whether to impeach the justice in question. If the justice is impeached, there would be a Senate trial.

The House needs only a simple majority to impeach a Supreme Court justice or any federal judge. To convict and then remove the justice or judge, the Senate requires a two-thirds majority.

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:56 AM

4. You need 67 to remove a Justice - ain't gonna happen

Much, much easier to use the new Dem Senate to expand SCOTUS to 15 seats, have Biden appoint 6 young, new RBG’s, and dilute the power and influence of any single justice.

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 12:35 PM

15. "and dilute the power and influence of any single justice"

THAT is the reason to expand the court

I would also like to see term limits but no bar to reappointment

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:57 AM

5. Maybe I'm way off base, but we might have better luck impeaching Kavanaugh

since he committed perjury, among other misdeeds and probably at least one criminal sexual assault, and is flagrantly unqualified and unfit temperamentally for the SC.

We'll see who Trump picks.

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:26 PM

16. +1

His "placement" was an abomination that played out before our eyes.

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 12:08 PM

6. Nutty

That would be met with massive public blowback, and would rightly be an abuse of power. Besides thag, it wouldn't work. We will not have enough seats, even in our wildest dreams, to convict in the senate.

Much better idea to simply pack the court and make any one court seat small. We should also push for statehood for DC, PR, and Guam.

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 12:18 PM

7. No

Unless you think somehow we will get to 67.

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 12:18 PM

8. Impeachment is about the person, not how they arrived on the court.

For judges, it basically boils down to serious criminal conduct to warrant proceedings.

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 12:21 PM

9. Nobody on the SC has committed an impeachable act

and even if they had we lack the votes to convict. Maybe it’s time to quit screaming “Impeachment” every thirty seconds.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 12:25 PM

10. Impeachment is whatever Congress decides it is. It is a political act of removal

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Response to still_one (Reply #10)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 12:29 PM

11. Which, if done for the wrong reasons,

comes with a political price. It should be used when someone commits acts that warrant removal, and only when the votes exist to make it possible.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 12:34 PM

14. It isn't going to happen regardless. I was just what ifing

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Response to still_one (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 12:34 PM

13. The one thing I'm sure about is that many of the judges who

have been appointed by the Con and Moscow Mitch will be removed - more than a few are beyond unqualified and have enough skeletons in their closets for a Halloween theme park.
Truth will out.

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