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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    She has had some health issues but she's fine. To not appoint Garland is deplorable.
    Who is Garland? Did I miss a nomination?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Really? And show me where in the Constitution it says they must hold hearings for nomination.



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    Spooky, how far could the Senate take this? Could they reduce the Court to 6 members, IYO? 5?

    At some point, they are destroying the Court itself. I do not think they have that power, constitutionally.

    Do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    She has had some health issues but she's fine. To not appoint Garland is deplorable.
    She has pancreatic Cancer.. that is more than "some health Issues"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Spooky, how far could the Senate take this? Could they reduce the Court to 6 members, IYO? 5?

    At some point, they are destroying the Court itself. I do not think they have that power, constitutionally.

    Do you?
    No there will have to be a court.. and an odd number of Justices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    She has pancreatic Cancer.. that is more than "some health Issues"
    OMG. I am so sorry to hear this.

    Ginsburg's Cancer May Have Been Caught Early Enough - ABC News

    Not to be ghoulish, but this Court is one of the oldest in US history. Kennedy is 79, Breyer is 77, Thomas is 67. It is not impossible that whomever is POTUS next could appoint FIVE justices.

    http://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/te...tial-term-ends

    Kennedy and Breyer and not "ideologically pure"; both are conservative on some issues and liberla on others. Thomas is usually conservative.

    If the next POTUS is Trump, it is possible Ginsberg, Kennedy and Breyer would all feel enormous pressure not to retire; likewise for Thomas, if HRC III is elected.

    None of the rest of the justices is young; they are all 60 or older. Serving on the SCOTUS is some very heavy lifting...of course it's prestigious, but most people want time with their families, too.

    Predicting what SCOTUS will do is going to get to be much more difficult, fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Spooky, how far could the Senate take this? Could they reduce the Court to 6 members, IYO? 5?

    At some point, they are destroying the Court itself. I do not think they have that power, constitutionally.

    Do you?
    The Judiciary Act of 1789 set the number at six: a chief justice and five associate justices. In 1807, Congress increased the number of justices to seven; in 1837, the number was bumped up to nine; and in 1863, it rose to 10.Oct 8, 2013
    7 Things You Might Not Know About the U.S. Supreme Court - History Lists

    How many do you think we actually need? The Founders had it set at six.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Really? And show me where in the Constitution it says they must hold hearings for nomination.



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    It is sad that someone that claims to be a constitutional expert would compare the court of the 1840's with the modern court.

    How many states were there in 1840?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    It is sad that someone that claims to be a constitutional expert would compare the court of the 1840's with the modern court.

    How many states were there in 1840?
    That has nothing to do with it. I do agree, the SCOTUS is vital to the proper functioning of our government, and I think Obama was wrong not to press forward with the nomination to fill Scalia's seat. It would have been nothing but theater, as he could not hope the Senate would confirm, but I think acquiesing to their stated intent to blockade was a mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    It is sad that someone that claims to be a constitutional expert would compare the court of the 1840's with the modern court.

    How many states were there in 1840?
    Why do the number of states matter?

    Congress sets the limit of justices and not based on how many states we have.

    You obviously are not an expert on this.

    You do realize that we had the same constitution in 1840 that we have today don't you? Well a couple of modifications but its basically the same document.

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    The last time, and the only time in the entire 20th century, was 47 years ago. All others were in the 19th century. The country is facing different problems and involved in different conflicts now, in the 21st century, and US has never before had a population of 320 million.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Really? And show me where in the Constitution it says they must hold hearings for nomination.



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