[cryptome] US Elections just got hotter: Demise of Supreme Court Judge Scalia

  • From: douglas rankine <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2016 12:13:58 +0000

see url: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonin_Scalia
and url: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appointment_and_confirmation_to_the_Supreme_Court_of_the_United_States

POTUS wants a new supreme court judge before the election...he gets to nominate them. The Republican Senate want a new one appointed after the election. Obviously, they are hoping to win the Presidency...so they can trump Obama...:-) . (did you notice the pun...). A Supreme Court Judge is independent of the executive, administration and Congress of course...he/she just gets appointed wth the approval of the Senate Judicial Review Committee, which is staunchly Republican and Conservative. There will be lots of discussions going on behind closed doors, I should think, as to who is the most suitable and appointable candidate. Is there such a thing as an honest and independent judge...one ponders...
ATB
Dougie

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