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Mon Feb 15, 2016, 03:15 PM

Loretta Lynch Likely to be Nominated for Supreme Court

Man, I hope he does this. The conservatives will absolutely lose it.
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/scotus-analyst-tom-goldstein-loretta-lynch-most-likely-candidate-replace-n518916

On edit: Not sure this is a done deal, on further reading it seems like speculation. Perhaps scotusblog knows something though as they edited their earlier post.

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Reply Loretta Lynch Likely to be Nominated for Supreme Court (Original post)
vdogg Feb 2016 OP
PoliticAverse Feb 2016 #1
BillZBubb Feb 2016 #2
Gabi Hayes Feb 2016 #5
PonyUp Feb 2016 #22
Mendocino Feb 2016 #24
vdogg Feb 2016 #14
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Feb 2016 #3
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2016 #36
MohRokTah Feb 2016 #4
saturnsring Feb 2016 #6
SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #9
saturnsring Feb 2016 #10
SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #15
saturnsring Feb 2016 #17
jberryhill Feb 2016 #27
saturnsring Feb 2016 #32
djean111 Feb 2016 #7
vdogg Feb 2016 #16
PDittie Feb 2016 #34
Warren DeMontague Feb 2016 #25
hifiguy Feb 2016 #8
Uponthegears Feb 2016 #11
LonePirate Feb 2016 #20
juxtaposed Feb 2016 #12
Blasphemer Feb 2016 #13
Gothmog Feb 2016 #18
PDittie Feb 2016 #35
cloudbase Feb 2016 #19
hfojvt Feb 2016 #30
rollin74 Feb 2016 #21
Retrograde Feb 2016 #23
vdogg Feb 2016 #31
jberryhill Feb 2016 #26
hfojvt Feb 2016 #28
BlueJazz Feb 2016 #29
name not needed Feb 2016 #33
madville Feb 2016 #37

Response to vdogg (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 03:18 PM

1. "very serious possibility" = pure speculation. n/t

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Response to vdogg (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 03:19 PM

2. It's Loretta, btw.

This is speculation, but it is a pretty good guess. There is no way anyone knows who Obama will pick at this point. Probably not even Obama.

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Response to BillZBubb (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 03:21 PM

5. Loretta Lynn would have a better chance

 

I like Sarah Palin, but her voice is too high and tinny,

Read More: Loretta Lynn Talks Politics, Palin and Justin Bieber! | http://theboot.com/loretta-lynn-sarah-palin-justin-bieber/?trackback=tsmclip

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Response to Gabi Hayes (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 05:20 PM

22. Loretta Lynn would be great for the coal industry! n/t

 

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Response to Gabi Hayes (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 05:36 PM

24. Lorette Lynn has endorsed

Donald Trump.

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Response to BillZBubb (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 03:28 PM

14. Lol, I'll fix that.

This is the danger of posting from a phone with autocorrect enabled.

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Response to vdogg (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 03:19 PM

3. I think of the various folks I've heard suggested, I'm leaning toward hoping for Kamala Harris.

At 51, she's got the time to surpass Scalia on the bench.

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 07:58 PM

36. She is running for Senate

 

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Response to vdogg (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 03:20 PM

4. She's definitely on the list

 

Whether or not she makes it to the short list is up for speculation.

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Response to vdogg (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 03:22 PM

6. make it someone young

 

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Response to saturnsring (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 03:25 PM

9. Very young

 

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Response to SoLeftIAmRight (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 03:26 PM

10. my daughter is 14. i nominate her

 

she wont want it because she'll have to put her iphone down and listen to something other than her iphone but im sure i can talk her into it

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Response to saturnsring (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 03:32 PM

15. safe bet - she would be better than tony

 

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Response to SoLeftIAmRight (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 04:03 PM

17. i agree ..................nt

 

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Response to saturnsring (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 05:45 PM

27. just have the litigants argue via snapchat

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #27)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 06:00 PM

32. lol -yes then they will have her complete attention .............. nt

 

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Response to vdogg (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 03:23 PM

7. She is against marijuana legalisation and is quite fond of civil forfeiture.

 

Have not seen anyone from Wall Street prosecuted yet.

She seems awfully conservative to me.

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Response to djean111 (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 03:33 PM

16. Hmm

Those are definitely minuses, though I'll give her a pass on the Wall Street thing. She's only had the job for about a year and it takes time to build a case.

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Response to vdogg (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 07:54 PM

34. No passes on not prosecuting banksters

That perpetuates a lingering problem.

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Response to djean111 (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 05:39 PM

25. Exactly.

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Response to vdogg (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 03:25 PM

8. Goodwin Liu or Tino Cuellar of the CA SC

 

would be vastly better choices.

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Response to vdogg (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 03:27 PM

11. Here's the link

 

from scotusblog:

http://www.scotusblog.com/2016/02/how-the-politics-of-the-next-nomination-will-pay-out/#more-238336

Tom Goldstein is one of the most highly respected Supreme Court litigators in the country (a reputation obtained only when one has a deep understanding of the politics of the USSC). He isn't just a neophyte out there throwing in his two cents worth.

On the other hand, the article is pretty cautious and hardly seems like a prediction. It is good reading though.

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Response to Uponthegears (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 04:22 PM

20. Thanks for posting that link. Interesting speculation on K. Harris having presidential aspirations.

I do agree with the final paragraph's prediction of how all of this plays out in the coming months.

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Response to vdogg (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 03:28 PM

13. Seems a reasonable guess... it will be someone who has already been vetted by this Senate...

thus exposing their partisan obstructionism and bad faith public service. Even people who don't pay attention to politics that closely will "get it" if someone already deemed qualified isn't confirmed.

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Response to vdogg (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 04:17 PM

18. Bring Eric Holder back to finish out Lynch's term

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 07:57 PM

35. No thanks

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Response to vdogg (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 04:20 PM

19. If it's Lynch,

I think she'll be the throwdown nominee to be rejected for confirmation.

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Response to cloudbase (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 05:49 PM

30. that's what I think

There's no way in hell Republicans would confirm her. They barely accepted her for AG.

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Response to vdogg (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 05:18 PM

21. She's pro-marijuana prohibition. Pro drug war

no thanks

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Response to vdogg (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 05:29 PM

23. Another New Yorker?

I'd like to see someone from west of the Mississippi, but I'll settle for someone from west of the Hudson. And someone not from Harvard. Time for some diversity on the bench!

Given the problems Lynch had with her Attorney General nomination - all the GOP's fault - I don't see her being a shoo-in. And she's doing a decent job in her current position.

I'd like to see Goodwin Liu get the nod, but I'm not going to hold my breath.

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Response to Retrograde (Reply #23)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 05:53 PM

31. She doesn't have to be a shoo-in

She's probably not even going to be confirmed, and they know this. She'll just be a candidate the republicans can chew on for a few months and highlight their intransigence. This is a strategic political move, and nothing more. I'm sure there's an option 2 candidate that will be pulled out once republicans reject Loretta.

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Response to vdogg (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 05:44 PM

26. Not another prosecutor


As a prosecutor, she has enthusiastically used civil forfeiture.

No thanks.

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Response to vdogg (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 05:46 PM

28. that sounds like a good plan

after Republicans shoot her down, they will look worse if they try to shoot down a more reasonable nominee.

Still, it would be nice to see a coal miner's daughter on the Supreme Court. Score one for the working class.

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Response to vdogg (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 05:48 PM

29. All of a sudden, I've got this strange urge to Go home drinkin' with lovin' on my mind.

 

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Response to vdogg (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 06:04 PM

33. It's Harriet Miers all over again.

Boy, this is gonna be fun.

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Response to vdogg (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 08:24 PM

37. Would she then be compelled to establish

A special prosecutor and remove herself from any decisions involving what DOJ ultimately does with the results and recommendations of the FBI concerning Hillary's classified information problems?

It's an interesting angle to consider, I don't see Hillary being charged with anything but they may go after her former aides since it sounds like most classified information originated or was placed on her server by them.

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