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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:18 pm 
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jack t ripper wrote:
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As for going technical when was the Bill of Right, the whole Bill of Rights ratified?

May 5, 1992, the second article. :lol:

Sure you have a complicated system, too complicated. Only for Mensa members, but then you wouldn't have such a complicated system if you had Mensa members to design it.

And is mdiehl somehow from Rhode Island, I know hes is originated somewhere in New England? It would explain a lot. :roll:

PS. If taking literally what you say, given this May 5, 1992, how old your nation really is (26 years). :lol:


"Technically", the 27th Amendment is not part of the "Bill of Rights" :lol: :P

Hilarious story about a student bringing up the idea. :lol:

But then the second article of the Bill of Rights is. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Kavanaugh Supreme Court nominee
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:39 pm 
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Some Yale alumni and faculty voicing their displeasure with the choice of Kavanaugh:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp ... w/viewform

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Open Letter from Yale Law Students, Alumni, and Educators Regarding Brett Kavanaugh

*Please sign below. Additional signatories will be added regularly*
July 10, 2018

To Dean Gerken and the Yale Law School leadership,

We write today as Yale Law students, alumni, and educators ashamed of our alma mater. Within an hour of Donald Trump’s announcement that he would nominate Brett Kavanaugh, YLS ‘90, to the Supreme Court, the law school published a press release boasting of its alumnus’s accomplishment. The school’s post included quotes from Yale Law School professors about Judge Kavanaugh’s intellect, influence and mentorship of their students.

Yet the press release's focus on the nominee's professionalism, pedigree, and service to Yale Law School obscures the true stakes of his nomination and raises a disturbing question:
Is there nothing more important to Yale Law School than its proximity to power and prestige?

Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination presents an emergency — for democratic life, for our safety and freedom, for the future of our country. His nomination is not an interesting intellectual exercise to be debated amongst classmates and scholars in seminar. Support for Judge Kavanaugh is not apolitical. It is a political choice about the meaning of the constitution and our vision of democracy, a choice with real consequences for real people. Without a doubt, Judge Kavanaugh is a threat to the most vulnerable. He is a threat to many of us, despite the privilege bestowed by our education, simply because of who we are.

Since his campaign launched, Trump has repeatedly promised to appoint justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade. Overturning that decision would endanger the lives of countless people who need or may need abortions — including many who sign this letter. Trump’s nomination of Judge Kavanaugh is a reliable way to fulfill his oath. Just a few months ago, Judge Kavanaugh ruled to deny a detained immigrant minor her constitutional right to abortion. Decades-old Supreme Court precedent makes clear that the government may not place an undue burden on a pregnant person’s access to abortion. But Judge Kavanaugh clearly did not feel constrained by precedent: what could be a greater obstacle than a cage? The minor had never wavered in her decision to seek an abortion and had received a judicial bypass from a state judge who found that she was competent to make the decision. Yet Kavanaugh condescendingly and disingenuously held that she must wait weeks until she was in a “better place” to make a choice about her own bodily autonomy — at which point she might not be able to have a legal abortion. Further, Kavanaugh argued that to require immigration authorities to stop blocking her from accessing this right would force the government into complicity.

The judge employed similar spurious reasoning in a 2015 dissent arguing that the ACA’s contraceptive mandate violated the rights of religious organizations, even though those organizations were granted an accommodation that allowed them to opt out of providing contraceptive coverage. Kavanaugh’s opinions give us grave concern that he will consistently prioritize the beliefs of third-parties over the rights of the oppressed — not only when it comes to abortion and contraception, but also regarding other forms of medical care (including care for transgender patients), family privacy, and sexual liberty. Litigants harness this same logic when arguing that institutions have a religious right to discriminate against LGBT people — an issue the Court is certain to take up in the years to come.

Judge Kavanaugh would also act as a rubber stamp for President Trump’s fraud and abuse. Despite working with independent counsel Ken Starr to prosecute Bill Clinton, Judge Kavanaugh has since called upon Congress to exempt sitting presidents from civil suits, criminal investigations, and criminal prosecutions. He has also noted that “a serious constitutional question exists regarding whether a president can be criminally indicted and tried while in office.” This reversal does not reflect high-minded consideration but rather naked partisanship. At a time when the President and his associates are under investigation for various serious crimes, including colluding with the Russian government and obstructing justice, Judge Kavanaugh’s extreme deference to the Executive poses a direct threat to our democracy.

As part of his assault on the administrative state — based not in law, as he claims, but on policy preference — Judge Kavanaugh has undermined attempts to protect the environment and regulate predatory lenders and for-profit colleges. He has called now-defunct Net Neutrality regulations violations of the First Amendment. If elevated, the judge would pose an existential threat to the government’s ability to regulate for the common good and further twist the First Amendment beyond recognition, using it as a sword to advance his personal political preferences. His appointment would usher in a new era of Lochner, with “black-robed rulers overriding citizens’ choices.”

Judge Kavanaugh has consistently protected the interests of powerful institutions and disregarded the rights of vulnerable individuals. On the D.C. Circuit he denied a student with disabilities access to the remedial education he was promised after he emerged from juvenile detention. In a 2008 dissent, Judge Kavanaugh argued undocumented workers are not protected by labor laws. In 2016, Judge Kavanaugh ruled that employers can require employees to waive their right to picket. In a concurrence, he argued that the National Security Agency’s sweeping call surveillance program was consistent with the Fourth Amendment. As an attorney, he advocated for prayer at open public school events in brazen contravention of our country’s separation of church and state.

The list goes on. We see in these rulings an intellectually and morally bankrupt ideologue intent on rolling back our rights and the rights of our clients. Judge Kavanaugh’s resume is certainly marked by prestige, groomed for exactly this nomination. But degrees and clerkships should not be the only, or even the primary, credential for a Supreme Court appointment. A commitment to law and justice is.

Now is the time for moral courage — which for Yale Law School comes at so little cost. Perhaps you, as an institution and as individuals, will benefit less from Judge Kavanaugh’s ascendent power if you withhold your support. Perhaps Judge Kavanaugh will be less likely to hire your favorite students. But people will die if he is confirmed. We hope you agree your sacrifice would be worth it. Please use your authority and platform to expose the stakes of this moment and the threat that Judge Kavanaugh poses.

Signed,


My bold emphasis above.
A list of those supporting the above is listed at the above link

I think that they lay it on a bit thick.

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Hey! Here's an idea, NEXT TIME there is a Presidential election, how about you come up with a squeaky clean, highly competent, healthy, unquestionably ethical, moderate candidate who isn't surrounded by legal and ethical scandals!? Then maybe you'll have a chance at WINNING and "your" candidate can pick the judge! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Kavanaugh Supreme Court nominee
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3 ring circus by Democrats at the Kavanaugh hearing:

(Article and video at link):

https://news.grabien.com/story-kavanaug ... g-hecklers

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 Post subject: Re: Kavanaugh Supreme Court nominee
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3 ring circus by Democrats at the Kavanaugh hearing:

(Article and video at link):

https://news.grabien.com/story-kavanaug ... g-hecklers


Yes, you are being generous but not really fair to circuses everywhere because most circus goers actually ENJOY the animals. Everybody does hate the clowns so, in that respect, your analogy is apt.

Why the do and pony show? Because they don't have anything on Kavanaugh and they know it. They also know they don't have the votes. What they have is obstructionism and shrieking hecklers.

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Ted Cruz during the hearing:

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“I want to discuss what this hearing is about and what it’s not about,” Cruz said. “First, this hearing is not about the qualifications of the nominee,” he said, pointing to Kavanaugh’s record as a judge. Cruz went on to say, “Indeed, I haven’t heard anyone even attempt to make that argument.”

“Second, this hearing is not about his judicial record,” Cruz stated, adding, “we’ve heard very little today from Democratic Senators about the actual substance of Judge Kavanaugh’s judicial record.”

“Third, it’s important to understand today is also not about documents,” Cruz said. He continued, “The claims that the Democrats are putting forward on documents don’t withstand any serious scrutiny. Judge Kavanaugh has produced 511,948 pages of documents” Cruz then offered this factoid, “The more than a half-million pages of documents turned into this committee is more than the number of pages we’ve received for the last five Supreme Court nominees combined.”

Cruz then pointed out that the documents Democrats have been most insistent about getting are the ones from Kavanugh’s time as staff secretary under President Bush. Cruz noted that the documents Kavanaugh handled were not written by him and are therefore not relevant to his nomination. In fact, Cruz said the only reason for requesting the documents was the certainty that they would never be released by the Bush White House. “Their objective is delay,” Cruz concluded.

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/09/04/ ... -election/

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Cruz is right. You don't hand over 40K documents written by OTHER Bush 43 WH staff just because Kavanaugh was included as a CC on the email chain.

Tantrums are NOT going to stop his appointment to the court.

Camel Harris drew the longest straw at the Dem rehearsal meeting so she got to start babbling first at the hearing.

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 Post subject: Re: Kavanaugh Supreme Court nominee
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jack t ripper wrote:
Cruz is right. You don't hand over 40K documents written by OTHER Bush 43 WH staff just because Kavanaugh was included as a CC on the email chain.

Tantrums are NOT going to stop his appointment to the court.

Camel Harris drew the longest straw at the Dem rehearsal meeting so she got to start babbling first at the hearing.


I read an article earlier today where Sen. Klobachar was regretting that the Dems had shitcanned the cloture/fillibuster rule under Harry Reid and was wishing that it was either still there or that it would be reinstated.
Of course if that did happen but then the Democrats won control of the Senate in the 2018 elections she would probably be against it again since the Republicans could use it to stiffle the Democrat's legislation.

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Libtards are seething. I love it. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Kavanaugh Supreme Court nominee
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A James Woods tweet from earlier today:


It’s taken over three years to get Hillary’s illegal emails and we’re still waiting, but these clowns want a million documents in a month?



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