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News US Supreme Court Justice Dies

  1. Feb 13, 2016 #1
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  3. Feb 13, 2016 #2

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    Wow. R.I.P.
     
  4. Feb 13, 2016 #3

    lisab

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    Whoa, indeed! What a shock! Condolences to his family and friends.

    This will be a 9.0-Richter-scale-level shakeup to an already-strange Presidential campaign.
     
  5. Feb 13, 2016 #4

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    +1 Wow.

    This will certainly create a new major issue in the 2016 presidential campaign, and in the administration and the Senate.

    Supreme Court Justice Scalia dies
    https://www.yahoo.com/politics/supreme-court-justice-scalia-dies-222420293.html

    What Justice Scalia’s death means for pending Supreme Court decisions
    https://www.yahoo.com/politics/what-does-justice-scalias-death-mean-for-pending-000410173.html
    Some unfinished work.

    Why Scalia’s death could lead to a historically messy political fight
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...lead-to-a-historically-messy-political-fight/
     
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    He was a great intellect. Out if respect for his memory, I think we could delay discussion of the political ramifications until his body cools to room temperature,

    I listen to the audio transcripts of most scotus oral arguments. I am struck by how often I hear the justices say to the lawyers "answer Justice Scalia's question.". Justices Ginsberg and Kagan say that most often. Scalia had the talent to zero in on the most important question on any case.
     
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    May I ask where you obtain those from? I am most interested in hearing how a Supreme Court case in the US unfolds, given my interest in (mainly NZ) law.
     
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    Now the battle lines are forming in the Senate, after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vows to block consideration of any nominee that Obama puts forth, in order to wait for the next (hopefully Republican) President. ("Hopefully" from McConnell's point of view of course, not from mine...)

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/14/politics/antonin-scalia-nomination-capitol-hill/index.html

    I wonder how McConnell would react if Obama were to nominate Ted Cruz? :devil:
     
  12. Feb 15, 2016 #11

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    Scalia and Ginsburg point to possibilities of bipartisan partnership
    http://news.yahoo.com/scalia-ginsburg-point-possibilities-bipartisan-partnership-213726097.html [Broken]
    Obama's potential nominees
    https://www.yahoo.com/politics/who-will-obama-nominee-scalia-supreme-court-213450996.html

    GOP Cynicism on the Supreme Court Reaches a New Low
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articl...m-on-the-supreme-court-reaches-a-new-low.html

    Perhaps the Senate can learn from Scalia and Ginsburg.
     
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  13. Feb 15, 2016 #12

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    Given the popularity of Trump and Sanders revolutionaries, the chances for political upheaval are very real at the moment. Some people welcome that, some fear it. IMO, 4-left, 4-right, 1-swing mix in the Supreme Court is a stabilizing influence on the country. A major switch left or right could seriously destabilize American democracy even more.

    It would seriously overstate the danger at his point to compare America to the declining Roman Empire, but if we keep piling up destabilizing factors, something has to give.
     
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    Sure, just like it would seriously overstate the destabilizing effect of placing a paperclip on a cruise ship. So I'm not sure why say it?

    The thing that was most unique about the USA in operation was the peaceful and stable sharing and transition of power. There is a wide gulf between a particularly ugly campaign season and true instability. These "destabilizing" factors don't amount to anything of significance.
     
  15. Feb 15, 2016 #14

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    Texas Ranch Owner Describes Justice Scalia's Last Night
    https://gma.yahoo.com/texas-ranch-owner-describes-justice-scalias-last-night-062100296--abc-news-topstories.html [Broken]

    Scalia had dinner, then retired early feeling fatigued. He was supposed to go hunting on Saturday, but did not appear at breakfast or lunch, so the owner went to his room. When there was no answer, the owner entered the room and found Scalia lying peacefully. "His hands were on his chest and he seemed "relaxed," Poindexter said."

    Apparently, Scalia had seen his doctor twice last week. "Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara, who pronounced Scalia dead, told ABC News the death certificate will say the cause of death was natural, and that he died of a heart attack. She said no autopsy was necessary."


    Texas judge disclosed details about Scalia's health
    http://news.yahoo.com/scalias-body-being-flown-back-died-natural-causes-095953333--politics.html [Broken]
     
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  16. Feb 16, 2016 #15

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    It would be ironic if these battles end up in the Supreme Court. :oldeyes:
     
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    i'm saddened by his parting
    and by the political grandstanding.

    The tinfoil sites are rife with conspiracy theory

    i can say from personal experience that "feeling bad" might well be the only warning of an imminent heart attack.
    First two times i was able to get to a hospital
    next two were actually in hospitals where i awoke surrounded by very worried faces one of them pulling away the paddles.

    so, who knows..

    Agree or disagree with him, his logic and command of the language were of highest caliber. And he respected the genius of our founders.

    Judge, ya done good. RIP.

    old jim
     
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