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Supreme Court showdown

Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:19 pm
by Tahuyaman
Will the Republucans use the nuclear option to confirm Trump's nominee? Will they even need to? Will enough Democrats who will be up for reelection soon be willing to risk looking like a partisan hack to their voters?

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03 ... delay.html

Re: Supreme Court showdown

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:54 pm
by Peter1469
I think the Democrats would be foolhardy to force the issue. First, they opened the door by eliminating the filibuster for the lower courts. Second, we will likely see two and perhaps three or more new SCOTUS justices during the next 4 - 8 years. That will be a generational change for the court that will last 30 years.

If the Dems force the nuclear option they will regret it for a long time before they even have the opportunity to get even.

Re: Supreme Court showdown

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:05 pm
by Tahuyaman
I don't see that many Justices stepping down within the next four years. Maybe one.

Re: Supreme Court showdown

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:25 pm
by Peter1469
Kennedy and Ginsburg both may retire this year. That would make three Trump justices.