Monday, June 20, 2016

Justice Clarence Thomas might be the next Supreme Court vacancy.

Courtesy of Washington Examiner:

Justice Clarence Thomas, a reliable conservative vote on the Supreme Court, is mulling retirement after the presidential election, according to court watchers. 

Thomas, appointed by former President George H.W. Bush and approved by the Senate after a bitter confirmation, has been considering retirement for a while and never planned to stay until he died, they said. He likes to spend summers in his RV with his wife.

Of course the Thomas camp is denying this, which is what they always do.

However if true this would indicate that there are two Supreme Court positions that the new President would need to fill possibly within her first year on the job. 

So for all of you sore losers threatening to sit this one out, or to write in Bernie Sanders name in protest, you just take a minute to imagine a Supreme Court packed with Donald Trump appointees.

Good luck trying to get a good night's sleep in that reality.

60 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:33 AM

    They will carve a stump in his likeness and stick it on the bench, then announce that he's decided to stay. Clarence and his asshole wife can then RV off into the sunset.

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    1. Anonymous9:24 AM

      If I saw him driving in my state in an RV w/his wife, I'd be happy to give him a hearty welcome - which would be - the almighty middle finger raised very high in his direction!

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  2. Anonymous8:34 AM

    The scuttlebutt around DC is that somebody cooked this up to motivate the base of one party or the other.

    This story is not true, so it's either 1) a ploy by Repubs to terrify Never Trumpers into realizing that Hillary could completely pack the Supreme Court with liberals for 30 years, or 2) a ploy by Dems to thrill any leftist Bernie or Bust stragglers into realizing exactly the same thing.

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    1. Anonymous8:50 AM

      It does seem too good to be true...although he actually might want to leave because without Scalia, whose paper can he copy from?

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    2. Anonymous9:04 AM

      so now everyone will bring up whether he really should go, while thinking don't the let the door hit ya

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    3. Anonymous9:12 AM

      @ 8:50 Bingo! He doesn't engage or ask questions (or even stay awake at the bench).

      He has no idea what to do now...

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    4. Anonymous9:20 AM

      It is true. So HRC will have 2-3 spaces to fill in the Court, depending on what happens with Merrick Garland. We know Ginsberg is ready to retire.

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    5. Anonymous12:39 PM

      Or, it was done tootivate the ReTHUGS into considering Garland, as better than anything HTC or T.Rump would appoint.

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  3. Anonymous8:41 AM

    Good riddance to bad rubbish.

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  4. Anonymous8:44 AM

    Is this your first rodeo? Nothing like calling Bernie supporters losers, to make them feel welcome under the big tent. Backers of defeated democratic candidates since WWII have always, after licking their wounds, ended up supporting the nominee.

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    1. Anonymous9:21 AM

      Welcome back! Your dreams were your ticket out!

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    2. Anonymous9:39 AM

      "Big tent" is a Republican term. As for previous Dem candidates supporting the nominee, every last one of them did it sooner and with less derision and divisiveness than Bernie has or will, so you just disproved your own case. More importantly, those former second placers have been ACTUAL LIFELONG DEMOCRATS, not Indie spoilers who used party resources to line their own pockets. Given the amount of fuckery that Bernie has visited upon the DNC, and the amount of blatant misogyny his supporters have shown Hillary without consequence, it's only a teensy payback by comparison if a few bloggers tell Berners some home truths.

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    3. Anonymous10:09 AM

      Agree with 844, inta mural contests are counterproductive

      LOL'd ("literally"!) at the Kotter reference. Kudos.

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    4. Anonymous1:12 AM

      9:39-why are you people so fucking nasty? Talk about fuckery and the DNC-the person in charge did everything but kidnap Bernie to make sure her girlfriend got the nomination. Enjoy the four years of new wars and not much else. Talk about sore winners. Jeezus christ.

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  5. Anonymous8:52 AM

    8:34 - My first thought, was that it was a scare tactic to bring rogue Republicans in line behind Trump.

    Unfortunately for them, the Tea Party wing has been bad mouthing the court as a bunch of "unelected lawyers" who have no right to decide anything that effects their bigotry, gun ownership, or freedom to revolt against the federal government. Rank and file Republicans may not care about Supreme Court seats as passionately as they once did.

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    1. Anonymous9:22 AM

      With the firing of Lewandowski today, Trump's campaign is in total disarray today. Just like every other day.

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  6. Anonymous8:54 AM

    Clarence Thomas' Wife Shoots Down 'Bogus' Report He's Retiring

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/clarence-thomas-wife-retirement-report

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    1. Anonymous9:47 AM

      Because SHE'S so reliable as a source...Not.

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    2. Anonymous10:14 AM

      Without Clarence on the supreme court, ginny thomas has no job.

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    3. Anonymous12:42 PM

      That lying fatass fraud, Ginny?

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  7. 66gardeners9:01 AM

    Clarence Thomas is an embarrassment to his race, and he knows it.

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    1. Anonymous12:43 PM

      And that's even if you consider his race to be the human race.

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  8. Anonymous9:20 AM

    If Trump wins we might have Sarah Palin as a Supreme Court judge.

    This is just a reminder to GET OUT AND VOTE

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    1. Anonymous11:10 AM

      I do think even the GOP would require that a SC judge actually BE a judge (and an attorney before that.) Sarah is, and always will be, neither.

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  9. Anonymous9:20 AM

    Good luck with this. When I saw this yesterday, I immediately thought that he GOP will do everything in their powers to have a ReThug elected for President. That includes futzing around with the voting machines, and making sure that all the voter suppression machinations are in place an working at full speed come November. If this means that tRump will elected, so be it. there are ways to get rid of him later on. But then hey do have one little obstacle: they need to make him appoint a VP to their liking. Not sure i he will accommodate them with this. $arah PayMe is too much a 'maverick' that will not do what the establishment wants her to do. Not sure who else is on his 'short list'.

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    1. Anonymous10:10 AM

      $carah desperatey needs the $$$. Tell her what to do, she will do it.

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    2. Anonymous11:02 AM

      Answer> NEWT gingRICH
      it is "All about the Benjamin$"

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    3. Anonymous11:15 AM

      Being from Alaska, we've seen how Sarah Palin does things - to include the fact she doesn't work - it seems too difficult for her!

      And, she is NOT a team player and never has been! Trump would not be able to control her! Nor, would she be able to control him!

      Shit! She couldn't be controlled by the McCain group when he ran for POTUS. Ask Nicole Wallace or read everything that's been written about Palin by those involved with that race!

      Or, review the cable movie that was made regarding her! (Cannot remember the name of it to save my life! But, it can be pulled up on Google.)

      Palin proved herself to be a mental mess and someone illiterate! It became so apparent the McCain group didn't properly research/vet her and her history in Alaska!

      You have two huge egos with Trump and Palin. They'd literally kill each other eventually. Their being on a 'ticket' together will never work!

      They'd never win anyway by the time the media/press got done with them!

      Part of the research the media should do first is dig into why Palin quit so quickly as gov of Alaska? There have been many rumors of what she did throughout the years, but no one in Alaska will talk and non of the media delved into it either!

      Sean Parnell and others in his administration didn't disclose anything either after Palin quit! The Alaska Republicans covered for her - plain and simple!

      Someone needs to talk!!!

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    4. Anonymous11:51 AM

      Are you morons still blabbering on about Palin, and actually giving her credence by trying to insinuate that she is on a vp candidate list?

      Really? Are you really that dumb?

      Palin is not on any list. She is not and will never be a politician again. She is just not that important, not important at all really.

      Oh, and 11:15, all the talking about Palin, by those that matter anyways, is done. Nobody of any influence is digging or going to dig into anything Palin, now or in the future. She is the past, all the digging has been done, and now she is a wannabe reality star, and that is the way it is.

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  10. Anonymous9:21 AM

    Clarence Thomas is an ass! I watched that entire Anita Hill hearing years ago and he lied, lied, lied. I believed her - as did many in our country! I don't know how anyone can respect the man!

    I hope he quits - not sure he's been all that effective anyway!

    Hillary Clinton needs to be our next POTUS! Badly! Get out the Democratic and Independent voters in November, America!!! Mrs. Clinton will have the opportunity to pick two people to sit on the Court.

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    1. Anonymous9:47 AM

      I hope Sec. Clinton nominates Anita Hill!

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    2. Anonymous10:11 AM

      Thomas just sits there, falls asleep, contributes NOTHING. His wife is a drunken shrew.

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    3. I was so disappointed that the hearings turned into whether or not the Anita Hill allegations were true or not, and if they could not be proved, then he had to be confirmed.

      Leaving Hill out of the picture entirely, there was nothing in Thomas's background that indicated that he was qualified in any for the Supreme Court.

      He should never have been nominated, let alone confirmed.

      And I believe Hill was telling the truth.

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    4. Anonymous10:35 AM

      Yes Nefer. You are not alone in your opinion.

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    5. Anonymous10:49 AM

      9:47 Now that WOULD BE JUSTICE!
      Another seat to fill SHOULD/could be with former President Barack Obama
      < if he was so inclined> and so it goes for the GOPee in the wind.
      :-)

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    6. Anonymous10:55 AM

      I am still very disappointed that the man President Obama named to be appointed to the bench will probably not get there. It's very discouraging to say the least! The constant obstruction he has received makes me madder than Hell!

      But, Hillary Clinton being elected POTUS in November can help rectify that situation in that her appointments will stop the Republican majority we've seen for a number of years.

      It's way past time we give Republicans a taste of their own medicine!

      They need to be brought DOWN in a landslide throughout our country in November!

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    7. Anonymous3:15 PM

      Don't forget he played the "black card" big time during those hearing.

      He said he wasn't going to answer any of the allegations because they were picking on him because he was black. End of the hearings.

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  11. jkarov9:23 AM

    Anyone who thinks that Anita HIll lied about Thomas is a fool.

    Thomas is totally unsuited to be a judge, never mind on the SC.

    He's completely prejudiced towards his religious mythology that he can never render an impartial decision.

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    1. How about any nominee with any kind of religious "bent" will be disqualified. Separation of Church and State, remember?

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  12. Anonymous9:28 AM

    YES!
    http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/06/27/hillary-clinton-and-the-history-of-women-in-american-politics

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    1. Anonymous10:21 AM

      "In 1859, Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote to Susan B. Anthony, “When I pass the gate of the celestials and good Peter asks me where I wish to sit, I will say, ‘Anywhere so that I am neither a negro nor a woman. Confer on me, great angel, the glory of White manhood, so that henceforth I may feel unlimited freedom.’ ”
      "fighting for the Fourteenth Amendment, which they expected to guarantee the rights and privileges of citizenship for all Americans. Instead, they were told that “this is the Negro’s hour,” and that the amendment would include the word “male,” so as to specifically EXCLUDE women. “Do you believe the African race is composed entirely of males?” Stanton asked Wendell Phillips. And then she warned, “If that word ‘male’ be inserted, it will take us a century at least to get it out.”
      At the Republican nominating convention in 1872, the Party split into two, but neither faction added a suffrage plank to its platform. “We recognize the equality of all men before the law,” the Liberal Republicans declared, specifically discounting women.In 1880, Anthony wrote a speech to deliver at the Democratic National Convention. It began, “To secure to twenty millions of women the rights of citizenship is to base your party on the eternal principles of justice.” Instead, her statement was read by a male clerk, while Anthony looked on.
      "Margaret Chase Smith was drafted into the race, a liberal alternative. As the historian Ellen Fitzpatrick recounts in a terrific new book, “The Highest Glass Ceiling,” Smith was the first woman elected on her own to the Senate and the first woman to serve in both houses of Congress. Asked why she agreed to run against Goldwater, she once said, “There was nowhere to go but the Presidency.” She was the first and boldest member of the Senate to oppose McCarthy, in a speech she made from the floor, known as the Declaration of Conscience: “I don’t want to see the Republican Party ride to political victory on the Four Horsemen of Calumny—FEAR, IGNORANCE, BIGOTRY, and SMEAR.” At the Convention in 1964, she refused to endorse Goldwater," HRC>
      "Rodham, a twenty-year-old Capitol Hill intern, attended the Republican National Convention in Miami as a supporter of the antiwar candidate, Nelson Rockefeller. For the first time since 1940, the G.O.P. dropped from its platform its endorsement of equal rights." SHE>H. R. was a SMART GIRL! But this happened with a 1 VOTE loss.
      "With the end of the E.R.A., whose chance at ratification expired in 1982, both parties abandoned a political settlement necessary to the stability of the republic. "daddy>"George Romney called supporters of the E.R.A. “moral perverts,”

      The WAR we should be fighting is this one. The TROOPS (not trumps) ARE CONVENING=POWER!

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  13. Crystal Sage9:29 AM

    Maybe the movie about his confirmation caused him to take stock. And the absence of his mentor/decision provider, Scalia must have scared him when he realized that he would actually have to work and think for himself.

    They're filming a movie of the life of Thurgood Marshall in my home town of Buffalo. A great man and a great jurist. Too bad Clarence Thomas was chosen to be his successor on the SCOTUS.

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    1. Anonymous9:54 AM

      When Thurgood Marshall announced his retirement from the bench a reporter asked him should he be replace by another Black Jurist, his answer was there's no difference between a black snake and a white snake. I concur.

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    2. Anonymous10:15 AM

      Thomas was the token black. Anita Hill was much more qualified than he was, or even still is!! The repubs. got this waste of space, yet will not let the highly qualified white man that President Obama has nominated to even be voted on. They DO love stupid, ignorant people, don't they? What happened to %carah's judge show? Nobody was dumb enough to risk osing their money on it?

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  14. R-E-T-I-R-E?
    Oh. Good.
    There is a god.

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  15. Anonymous9:47 AM

    The GOP’s House Majority Is Safe … Right?

    Right now, most bettors foresee nine words that are the stuff of Republicans’ 2017 nightmares: “President Hillary Clinton and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.” But at least the House is safe for the GOP. It is, right?

    Why Democrats will gain House seats in 2016

    http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-gops-house-majority-is-safe-right/

    http://predictwise.com/politics/

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    1. Anonymous10:46 AM

      I hope the Republicans in the current U.S. Congress are run out in November on a railroad closest to them - NEVER to be heard from again!

      They have not governed - obstructed throughout the past two terms of President Obama and did nothing of benefit for anyone that voted them into office.

      In Alaska - Murkowski, Sullivan and Young sorely need replacing! I've never voted for one of them and I'm in my 70's. Time to rule them out Alaskans and get new, youthful blood in Congress!

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  16. Anonymous10:04 AM

    Trump is not going to win period. I'm not worried at ALL.

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    1. Anonymous10:49 AM

      That is the best way to get Dems to stay home.

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  17. Balzafiar10:10 AM

    Good riddance to bad rubbish.

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  18. Anonymous10:39 AM

    Donald Trump's choices are a darn sight better than GW's as selected by his crony Clintons. Sadly. Hypocrites are sometimes hard to read. Wills of the wisp.

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    1. Anonymous11:06 AM

      Oh please. Ted Cruz? Scalia's clerks? A whole bunch of people who hate abortion rights?

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  19. Anonymous10:45 AM

    He must really miss Scalia - who told him how to vote.
    Beaglemom

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  20. Anonymous11:18 AM

    FREE SPEACH>Read this>"“These 50 sodomites are all perverts and pedophiles" THAT would be INCLUDING THE SHOOTER.< YES.......? Omar Mateen was #50
    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/06/god-will-finish-the-job-texas-pastor-prays-for-injured-orlando-survivors-to-die/

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  21. Anonymous11:39 AM

    Good by jackass! Hope the door hits you in the ass on your way out!

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  22. Anonymous12:35 PM

    Wth would Thomas be "retiring" from? He's done diddly squat except take up space since his first day on SCOTUS.

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  23. Anonymous1:00 PM

    This man is a disgrace.When he was nominated the African American lawyers Assoc would not endorse him and advised against him he was that bad. The first year he served he was sent a memo from the other justices as how he was too severe on his rulings. GHW Bush chose him after Thurgood Marshall retired. Thomas is not fit to lick Marshall's boots.

    Back when journalists did their job after his taste for porn became known they started looking around in video stores to see if he had been checking out porn. The fucking Bush admin becamae aware of this and swore this worthless MF in at midnight because they knew he would be found out.He has committed to much fraud as well conflict of interest.Hell he lied about hundreds of thousands of income . He is crooked as was Scalia.

    I don't approve of what Anthony Weiner did but he was on a mission to expose Thomas and Scalia and get rid of them and then he was outed and it was dropped.Iam sure he was outed to stop his search. He and Scalia have been a stain on the SCOTUS.

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  24. Anonymous2:30 PM

    "Until their voices matter too, our justice system will continue to be anything but." NOT CONSTITUTIONAL>
    All 3 Female Justices dissented.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sonia-sotomayor-police_us_57680301e4b0fbbc8beaf4ae?section=

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  25. Anita Winecooler5:08 PM

    What are you waiting for, Clarence? Fire up that winibago and take your lovely wife (/s) to see the good old U S of A, perhaps cut through Canada and see Alaska. Pack your bermuda shorts and swim suite. Apply Salmon Roe liberally, it's a natural sun block. I saw it on Fox News once. /s.

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