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Tue Mar 8, 2016, 07:34 PM

Loretta Lynch bows out of Supreme Court running

Source: Politico

Attorney General Loretta Lynch has asked the White House not to consider her for the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death last month of Justice Antonin Scalia, a Justice Department spokeswoman said Tuesday.

"As the conversation around the Supreme Court vacancy progressed, the Attorney General determined that the limitations inherent in the nomination process would curtail her effectiveness in her current role, Given the urgent issues before the Department of Justice, she asked not to be considered for the position," Justice spokeswoman Melanie Newman said in a statement.

Lynch had been mentioned on various lists of potential Supreme Court nominees for President Barack Obama, but reports in recent days suggested she was no longer under active consideration.

"While [Lynch] is deeply grateful for the support and good wishes of all those who suggested her as a potential nominee, she is honored to serve as Attorney General, and she is fully committed to carrying out the work of the Department of Justice for the remainder of her term," Newman added.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/03/lynch-out-of-running-for-supreme-court-slot-220451

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Reply Loretta Lynch bows out of Supreme Court running (Original post)
Calista241 Mar 2016 OP
TheCowsCameHome Mar 2016 #1
TeddyR Mar 2016 #2
elljay Mar 2016 #11
silvershadow Mar 2016 #5
jtuck004 Mar 2016 #3
bluestateguy Mar 2016 #4
TeamPooka Mar 2016 #7
Reter Mar 2016 #9
Chan790 Mar 2016 #10
TeamPooka Mar 2016 #6
Marie Marie Mar 2016 #8

Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 07:35 PM

1. OK

On to the next.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 07:38 PM

2. Zero chance she would have been confirmed

 

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Response to TeddyR (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 01:26 AM

11. She's keeping her powder dry

In the hope the next President will be a Democrat.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 08:13 PM

5. Yep. nt

 

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 07:40 PM

3. Already accomplishing something - doesn't want to go play in the circus for no gain. Smart woman.

 

No wonder they considered her.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 07:49 PM

4. That;s good

She is against legalizing marijuana.

I have a problem with that.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 10:01 PM

7. Me too. Thats' my litmus test. And Roe. And Citizen's United and The Voting Rights Act. nt

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 11:08 PM

9. Marijuana isn't a Supreme Court issue

 

It's federally illegal. Some states legalized it. The federal government still has a right to overturn state legalization, but Obama is fine with it. A Justice's opinion is just that. They aren't lawmakers. Hate to quote Roberts, but he correctly said a Justice should be an umpire (even though he usually doesn't follow this himself).

Unless you think banning it violates the right to privacy?

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Response to Reter (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 12:14 AM

10. The thought is...

 

SCOTUS is eventually going to have to hear a case challenging the state's right to legalize, under the commerce clause and the 10[sup]th[/sup] Amendment...with the decision either legalizing everywhere or striking down legalization everywhere.

It's not up to Obama or any President. It would be a judicial issue within the purview of the court. So...it's a cogent issue to use as a litmus test.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 10:00 PM

6. Pick me Mr. President! Since they won't confirm anyone anyway. I'll give them all whatfor

at the hearings.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 10:12 PM

8. I'd watch that.

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