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Posted: Jun 21, 2023 - 2:34pm

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Alito comes out swinging, with a "rebuttal" in the WSJ.

What's amazing is the apparent lack of understanding by the SCOTUS justices regarding right and wrong.   Just because the rules don't say something explicitly, doesn't mean it's OK to do.

You can't legislate morality so why bother trying.

I always imagined such judges would have really nice salaries.

I'm sure they're all familiar with quid pro quo. And appearances.
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Posted: Jun 21, 2023 - 1:51pm

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Alito comes out swinging, with a "rebuttal" in the WSJ.

What's amazing is the apparent lack of understanding by the SCOTUS justices regarding right and wrong.   Just because the rules don't say something explicitly, doesn't mean it's OK to do.
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Posted: Jun 21, 2023 - 11:53am

Rules-based oligarch
Justice Samuel Alito Took Luxury Fishing Vacation With GOP Billionaire Who Later Had Cases Before the Court
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Posted: Apr 25, 2023 - 12:56pm


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Posted: Apr 25, 2023 - 12:55pm

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Supreme Court: Who's Next?

Neil Gorsuch, come on down! 

Law firm head bought Gorsuch-owned property


. . . . . . . . 

Supreme Court rules do not prevent justices from engaging in financial transactions with people with interest in court decisions, but Gorsuch’s dealings with Duffy expose the weakness of the court’s disclosure procedures. For instance, in reporting his Colorado income, Gorsuch listed as his source only the name that he and his two co-owners gave themselves, Walden Group, LLC. The report didn’t indicate that there had been a real estate sale or a purchaser.

Such a sale would raise ethical problems for officials serving in many other branches of government, but the Supreme Court sets its own rules. It has largely left justices to make their own decisions about when and how to report outside gifts and income.


   shoes be droppin ...
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Posted: Apr 25, 2023 - 12:28pm

Supreme Court: Who's Next?

Neil Gorsuch, come on down! 

Law firm head bought Gorsuch-owned property

The Supreme Court justice did not report the identity of the purchaser, whose firm has had numerous cases before the court.

For nearly two years beginning in 2015, Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch sought a buyer for a 40-acre tract of property he co-owned in rural Granby, Colo.

Nine days after he was confirmed by the Senate for a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court, the then-circuit court judge got one: The chief executive of Greenberg Traurig, one of the nation’s biggest law firms with a robust practice before the high court. Gorsuch owned the property with two other individuals.

On April 16 of 2017, Greenberg’s Brian Duffy put under contract the 3,000-square foot log home on the Colorado River and nestled in the mountains northwest of Denver, according to real estate records.

He and his wife closed on the house a month later, paying $1.825 million, according to a deed in the county’s record system. Gorsuch, who held a 20 percent stake, reported making between $250,001 and $500,000 from the sale on his federal disclosure forms.

Gorsuch did not disclose the identity of the purchaser. That box was left blank.

Since then, Greenberg Traurig has been involved in at least 22 cases before or presented to the court, according to a POLITICO review of the court’s docket.

They include cases in which Greenberg either filed amicus briefs or represented parties. In the 12 cases where Gorsuch’s opinion is recorded, he sided with Greenberg Traurig clients eight times and against them four times.

In addition, a Denver-based lawyer for Greenberg represented North Dakota in what became one of the more highly publicized rulings in recent years, a multistate suit which reversed former President Barack Obama’s plan to fight climate change through the Clean Air Act.

Gorsuch joined the court’s other five conservative judges in agreeing with the plaintiffs — including Greenberg’s client — that the Environmental Protection Agency had overstepped its authority by regulating carbon emissions from power plants in the decision that makes it more difficult for the executive branch to regulate emissions without express authorization from Congress.


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Supreme Court rules do not prevent justices from engaging in financial transactions with people with interest in court decisions, but Gorsuch’s dealings with Duffy expose the weakness of the court’s disclosure procedures. For instance, in reporting his Colorado income, Gorsuch listed as his source only the name that he and his two co-owners gave themselves, Walden Group, LLC. The report didn’t indicate that there had been a real estate sale or a purchaser.

Such a sale would raise ethical problems for officials serving in many other branches of government, but the Supreme Court sets its own rules. It has largely left justices to make their own decisions about when and how to report outside gifts and income.




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Posted: Apr 14, 2023 - 5:39pm

The Corrupt Courts and the Feckless Senate Judiciary Committee
Negligent Democratic leadership won’t challenge Clarence Thomas and other lawless judges.
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Posted: Aug 24, 2022 - 6:36pm

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Private money in politics is everything wrong with this country.
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Posted: Aug 24, 2022 - 6:34pm

The other swamp
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Posted: Jan 31, 2022 - 12:37pm

Black Women in Law Feel Pride and Frustration Ahead of Court Nominee
As Biden prepares to nominate the first Black woman to the nation’s highest court, members of this small, elite group are watching with complicated emotions.
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Posted: Jan 28, 2022 - 5:24pm

Supreme Court WHAT?

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Posted: Jan 28, 2022 - 3:02pm

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It’s true that another way of looking at this is “promises kept.” But it was a racist, sexist promise to start.
“If I have a chance to put another judge on the Supreme Court, I promise to look at everyone from all perspectives: gender, race, training, geography, and more. “


There are highly qualified candidates from all genders, race etc. etc.  I don't think that it's so racist and sexist to say that you will pick from a pool of highly qualified candidates that has been continually ignored for decades since the first woman & first black man were nominated and confirmed to the Court. It's a logical progression. Contrary to what some people are willing to accept we are a diverse country and our government "by and for the people" should reflect that. 

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Posted: Jan 28, 2022 - 2:40pm

“Of course he’s upset. Think about it. For almost all of American
history, the entire Supreme Court was white dudes with bow ties and
weird hair. Now that’s all gone. It’s all gone. Where’s Tucker’s representation, huh?”

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Posted: Jan 28, 2022 - 2:03pm

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The frustrating part to me is that people are pressuring Biden to fulfill a promise he (shouldn't have) made: put a black woman in the seat. Now this doesn't bug me because I'm racist or sexist - but it bugs me because that's exactly what that promise is. It's racist and sexist to choose someone based on race or sex.
It shouldn't have been done before, resulting in a lot of white people on the court, and it shouldn't be done now in some weird version of tit-for-tat. 

The answer to racism and sexism isn't more racism and sexism.


Trump promised to put a woman on the court and it didn't draw ire.... Didn't Reagan say this as well?  It's hard to get 9 people to properly represent 300million, but having it be an exclusively white male group was problematic. I don't see a problem with trying to make it a bit more diverse. We'll never have true representation (some one actually poor, or who doesn't have connections),  but we could do better.

I'm more concerned that Trump (and most recent repubs) promised to put someone from a list provided by the Federalist Society. Exactly why does this particular group with no public accountability get to pick justices?
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Posted: Jan 28, 2022 - 12:35pm

Another example of the Dems given an opportunity, and shooting themselves in the foot.

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Posted: Jan 28, 2022 - 12:09pm

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The deepest downside in this specific case will be that no matter how spectacular the pick turns out, it will always be considered in the context of "the promise." She "didn't get the seat because of her exemplary qualifications, she got it because he painted himself into a corner and he had to choose from a shorter list" sort of thing.


And that's what gives the ammunition to the conservatives to say "bussing and quotas and affirmative action are wrong."
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Posted: Jan 28, 2022 - 11:59am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
The deepest downside in this specific case will be that no matter how spectacular the pick turns out, it will always be considered in the context of "the promise." She "didn't get the seat because of her exemplary qualifications, she got it because he painted himself into a corner and he had to choose from a shorter list" sort of thing.

Promises Made, Promises Kept!
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Posted: Jan 27, 2022 - 10:03pm

 Steely_D wrote:


The frustrating part to me is that people are pressuring Biden to fulfill a promise he (shouldn't have) made: put a black woman in the seat. Now this doesn't bug me because I'm racist or sexist - but it bugs me because that's exactly what that promise is. It's racist and sexist to choose someone based on race or sex.
It shouldn't have been done before, resulting in a lot of white people on the court, and it shouldn't be done now in some weird version of tit-for-tat. 

The answer to racism and sexism isn't more racism and sexism.


The deepest downside in this specific case will be that no matter how spectacular the pick turns out, it will always be considered in the context of "the promise." She "didn't get the seat because of her exemplary qualifications, she got it because he painted himself into a corner and he had to choose from a shorter list" sort of thing.
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Posted: Jan 27, 2022 - 6:05am

first i hope that breyer isn't sick

does this pick have to be a an actual bw/woc?
or just identify as a bw/woc?
isn't that important?
one seems much more inclusive...

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Posted: Jan 26, 2022 - 5:31pm

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McConnell Says Senate Should Not Confirm New Supreme Court Nominee Just Three Years Before Presidential Election


WASHINGTON, D.C.—With the announcement of Associate Justice Stephen Breyer’s pending retirement dominating the current news cycle, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has put forth the following statement: “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.”

When it was pointed out to Senator McConnell that these were the exact same words he used in 2016 on the day of Antonnin Scalia’s death, McConnell explained, “Yes, and the same principle still applies. We should not have a lame-duck president who is clearly on his way out making such an important decision for the nation.”




Yeah, he had already said this a while back. Mitch is a complete piece of shit.
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