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Sun Sep 26, 2021, 08:39 PM

Alito needs to be investigated. This is from 12/20

Quote:Alito sparked intrigue Sunday morning when he quietly moved up a key filing deadline -- from Wednesday to Tuesday -- in an emergency appeal brought by allies of President Donald Trump in Pennsylvania. The change effectively keeps open the possibility of court action before the state's delegates are set in stone.

"When I first saw that Alito had moved the date, it raised red flags for me," said Norm Ornstein, a member of the National Task Force on Election Crises and scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.


https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/experts-doubt-supreme-court-intervention-safe-harbor-deadline/story?id=74583089

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Reply Alito needs to be investigated. This is from 12/20 (Original post)
BlueLucy Sep 2021 OP
malaise Sep 2021 #1
SheilaAnn Sep 2021 #2
malaise Sep 2021 #5
SheilaAnn Sep 2021 #6
BlueLucy Sep 2021 #7
malaise Sep 2021 #9
malaise Sep 2021 #10
StarfishSaver Sep 2021 #11
reACTIONary Sep 2021 #33
BlueLucy Sep 2021 #3
LisaM Sep 2021 #8
Farmer-Rick Sep 2021 #15
MustLoveBeagles Sep 2021 #24
Farmer-Rick Sep 2021 #36
jaxexpat Sep 2021 #39
Grasswire2 Sep 2021 #50
soldierant Sep 2021 #23
Cha Sep 2021 #4
SoCalDavidS Sep 2021 #12
kairos12 Sep 2021 #13
Evolve Dammit Sep 2021 #14
rickyhall Sep 2021 #44
Evolve Dammit Sep 2021 #45
Pepsidog Sep 2021 #17
maxrandb Sep 2021 #34
Evolve Dammit Sep 2021 #46
monkeyman1 Sep 2021 #16
dchill Sep 2021 #18
gab13by13 Sep 2021 #19
bucolic_frolic Sep 2021 #20
raising2moredems Sep 2021 #21
Zeitghost Sep 2021 #41
MarineCombatEngineer Sep 2021 #49
joetheman Sep 2021 #22
leftieNanner Sep 2021 #25
Laura PourMeADrink Sep 2021 #28
Celerity Sep 2021 #37
Laura PourMeADrink Sep 2021 #38
Evolve Dammit Sep 2021 #48
onenote Sep 2021 #26
MarineCombatEngineer Sep 2021 #30
PoliticAverse Sep 2021 #27
LetMyPeopleVote Sep 2021 #29
Duppers Sep 2021 #31
mnmoderatedem Sep 2021 #32
empedocles Sep 2021 #35
jaxexpat Sep 2021 #40
mountain grammy Sep 2021 #42
malaise Sep 2021 #47
Kingofalldems Sep 2021 #43

Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 08:44 PM

1. Holy Shit this is huge!

Does this corroborate an earlier link from today?

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215895983

Get thee to the greatest page

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 08:50 PM

2. He is a sneaky scumbag whom I don't trust any further than I could throw him. Nail him too!!! n/t

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Response to SheilaAnn (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 08:54 PM

5. Not sure

From the article, the experts seem to think he was covering the SC's tracks/

So why is Alito apparently keeping the door open at the 11th hour? The scholars say it could be to ensure the legitimacy and clarity of the court's ultimate decision to stay out of it.

"When the court refuses to get involved -- which is almost certainly what they're going to do -- they want it to be clear that they are affirmatively deciding not to get involved, that it's not simply that time ran out, but the court within the time frame established by law has decided not to get involved in this lawsuit," Noti said.

Vladeck agreed. "That doesn't mean an injunction is coming," he said.

The court has until midnight Tuesday to take action. If it does nothing, it will effectively render the matter closed.


And the court did not take action

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 08:58 PM

6. Thanks for that clarity. n/t

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Response to BlueLucy (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 09:01 PM

9. Oh how I'd love him to be impeached

Biden would have two SC judges to appoint

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 09:01 PM

11. Thanks

 

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 07:12 AM

33. Thanks! nt

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 08:50 PM

3. It's freighting.

The possibility that a Supreme Court Justice was helping overturn an election is mind boggling!

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Response to BlueLucy (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 08:59 PM

8. Why?

They did it on 2000.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 09:47 PM

15. Exactly, the supremes have already given up on democracy

They voted for W. when Gore had clearly won. They voted to NOT COUNT VOTES especially the Al Gore votes. And if you don't count votes, then you can pick whoever you want for president. Democracy gone.

The stupidest ruling I have ever read. And everyone went along with it as if it wasn't a power grab by a black robed junta.

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #15)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 10:33 PM

24. I remember we were told to sit down shut up

Any objections to this were swiftly shut down. Yet trump humpers have attempted an insurrection and have whined nonstop about this for months. Not to mention their nonsense has wasted taxpayer money.

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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Reply #24)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 09:08 AM

36. We were all called sore losers

When anyone with half a brain knew Gore won.

Now the GOP acts as if Trump actually had his win stolen. When clearly it was rigged and manipulated in the GOPs favor and he still couldn't win.

I wonder if we had marched on Washington when Gore's or Kerry's wins were stolen, if we would have had Trump whining today?

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #15)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 12:27 PM

39. Daniel Schorr a highly credentialed, senior commentator for NPR called it a "judicial coup".

He was "pasteurized" shortly thereafter. I'm thinking some people didn't like what he had to say. His regular commentary was quite rare after 2000. Though he was around 84 at that time having been brought into prominence as one of Edward R. Murrow's original team.

"Mr. Schorr’s outsider status was (again) confirmed in 1973, as he read Nixon’s enemies list during a live broadcast from the Senate Watergate hearings. Reading through the top 20 names, he came to his own name at number 17, with a notation, “a real media enemy.’’"

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Response to jaxexpat (Reply #39)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 07:37 PM

50. thanks for that tidbit. nt

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 10:30 PM

23. My thought exactly ...

Maybe Sidney was blowing more than smoke.

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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 08:54 PM

4. KR! Treasonous Derelict...

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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 09:07 PM

12. You're Confusing This For A Country With ANY Accountability

Good Luck with going after a Supreme Court Justice.

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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 09:22 PM

13. He's never gotten over President Obama calling his scumbag ass out

at the SOTU.

He's still shaking his head. Only at democracy in general.

He's a vile MAGA traitor.

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Response to kairos12 (Reply #13)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 09:36 PM

14. Like Clarence.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #14)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 05:23 PM

44. He and right wing wife need to go.

BTW: She still hasn't been indicted for providing insurrectionist transport, has she? The GOP is a racket.

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #44)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 06:16 PM

45. I fear DOJ is too inept to affect any consequence. No laws that pertain to rich and white.

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Response to kairos12 (Reply #13)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 09:56 PM

17. Obama was right and asshole Alito is a disgrace.

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Response to kairos12 (Reply #13)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 07:25 AM

34. The bigger story is that President Obama was right

Someone needs to ask that dipshit Alito if he still believes the Citizens United decision wouldn't result in an "explosion of dark money corrupting our elections".

Alito knew all along what Citizens United would unleash on this country, just like Roberts knew what gutting the Voting Rights Act would do

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Response to maxrandb (Reply #34)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 06:18 PM

46. And how fast it has transformed the US. Of course Cult 45 is enjoying it.

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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 09:52 PM

16. or somebody's wifey busing people to " it'll be a wild " party !

 

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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 09:57 PM

18. K&R.

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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 09:58 PM

19. Should we wait for our FBI to investigate?

It would be too partisan.

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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 10:07 PM

20. Collusion, or conspiracy?

Doubt that could be random which means a battle plan was underway

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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 10:14 PM

21. It is really time..

For the 3 unqualified "appointees" of the orange idiot to be removed as well as thomas and alito. Aforementioned was race bait pick and time to give alito's wife something to truly cry about. Not an insurmountable task if one really thinks about it.

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Response to raising2moredems (Reply #21)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 01:54 PM

41. Getting 67 votes in the Senate

Not once, but 5 times to remove Republican appointed justices might be the very definition of insurmountable. I don't think we could do that with 100 Democratic Senators.

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Response to raising2moredems (Reply #21)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 06:41 PM

49. Not an insurmountable task you say?

Ok then, explain how to go about removing them from the SC.

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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 10:27 PM

22. What does it actually take to impeach or removes Supers? Alito and Kavanaugh need to go.

 

What happens when SCOTUS breaks the law or is found guilty of a felony?

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Response to joetheman (Reply #22)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 10:51 PM

25. Just like impeaching a POTUS

It's that 67 votes in the Senate that would trip you up.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #25)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 11:24 PM

28. IOW zero chance :(

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #28)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 09:24 AM

37. yes, zero chance

as I have said since I joined DU, the Rethugs have systematically gamed the American federalism system of government, from local to State to Federal/National governments.

The US Constitution has GAPING holes and easily shattered stress points once you toss out good-faith actors on one or both sides.

For instance, Alabama could re-legalise chattel slavery for African Americans (hell for all non whites), and even though it is CLEARLY in violation of the Constitution, as long as SCOTUS says, 'Go ahead! To the shackles, to the yokes, to the fields and cells, those blacks and other non-whites must return!' then there is no systemically LEGAL force (especially if the Rethugs control the POTUS, as a Dem POTUS could order the US Military to intervene) to stop it. The only way would be via extra-constitutional means (like a civil war or a coup d'état).

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Response to Celerity (Reply #37)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 10:00 AM

38. Yeah Kennedy managed to do it. But it was just because

His SC ruled that segregation was unconstitutional. Which allowed him to send in the NG right?

What is the downside of stacking the SC? Sounds like we truly need to. Otherwise, those red enclaves, buoyed by FG telling them you can do whatever you want, will do whatever they want to.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #37)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 06:22 PM

48. "gamed the American federalism system of government"; Nailed it. We are bringing knives to gunfight.

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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 10:59 PM

26. As the article makes clear, there is no way anyone will find he did something improper

let alone illegal.

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Response to onenote (Reply #26)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 12:39 AM

30. Amazing how many are willing to jump to the conclusion that Alito was somehow involved

in some crazy plot laid out by serial liar Sydney Powell.
Investigate, but like you said, there is no way anyone will find he did anything improper, much less illegal.

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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 11:19 PM

27. Why? The clues are in the article...

We know what happened - nothing, which fits right into the theory:

"I would not read too much into this," wrote leading election legal scholar and University of California-Irvine law professor Richard Hasen on his Election Law Blog.

"It shows more respect to the petitioners and does not make it look like the Court is simply running out the clock on the petition. I still think the chances the Court grants any relief on this particular petition are virtually zero," Hasen wrote.


From: https://news.yahoo.com/supreme-court-shuts-down-trump-campaigns-lastditch-pennsylvania-appeal-230128112.html

The U.S. Supreme Court declined Tuesday a request to block the certification of Pennsylvania’s election results, a decision that could spell the end of the Trump campaign’s meritless efforts to overturn the presidential election results.

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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 12:03 AM

29. Powell Implicates Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise, and Justice Alito In Plot To Overturn The Election

Alito should be worried


Sidney Powell suggested that the purpose of the 1/6 attack was to give time to Supreme Court Justice Alito to intervene and overturn the election.


Powell suggested that the plan was for the insurrection to delay certifying the election so that Trump’s lawyers could file a 12th Amendment case to overturn the election.

McCarthy and Scalise were trying to deny Pelosi the ability to file an amicus brief in the case......

Trump and the Republicans were counting on the Supreme Court to overturn the election.

All the pieces of the puzzle are starting to fit together. The 1/6 attack was part of a seditious plot to overturn an election by stopping the certification and allowing the conservative justices on the Supreme Court to toss the election back to the states, which would have handed the presidency to Trump

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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 06:22 AM

31. K & R whole thread.

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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 06:40 AM

32. oh but the Supreme Court is not political

so we've been told

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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 07:26 AM

35. Absolutely needs to be investigated. Along with A. kennedy.

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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 01:02 PM

40. The constitution is very clear on how to remedy recalcitrant USSC justices. I suggest reading it.

Article 3987 ^ Section $56.00, Sub-Section I-95, C-section 007:
When a group of at least 1200 people feel strongly (or can be convinced they feel strongly) enough about a judge on the USSC they shall meet wearing political slogans and cut-up pieces or the American flag, having no clue what an actual USSC justice actually does, and carrying any such makeshift weapons and chemical agents necessary; to climb the steps up to, onto and into the the Supreme Court Building and also by any other entrance they choose to create; whereupon they shall remove said offender if they can get past the capitol police. When, in the case of not being able to get past the police or which ever military force sworn to defend the constitution doth bothered to show up; they shall whine and brag and text to any and all media who has a phone (micro or smart) until they have provided adequate evidence for their prosecution by whoever has the duty rotation at that time. Should there still be some who would remove the offending judge; they must, and after no less than 10 months of acting out in public, go to his (her) home and take them from their bed in the wee hours of a night (no earlier that 12:45 AM and no later than 3:52 AM) and crucify (or something equally uncomfortable) said judge; thereby martyring him for posterity; and the next time ANY people try to build a just democracy; by encoding life-time appointments for Supreme Court judges; they'll know better.

is the following necessary? it was fun, anyway.

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Response to jaxexpat (Reply #40)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 05:09 PM

42. I love it!!!

putting in my book.

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Response to jaxexpat (Reply #40)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 06:19 PM

47. Should be an OP

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Response to BlueLucy (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 05:16 PM

43. Kick and rec for Trump's secret pals.

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