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Sun Nov 11, 2018, 11:46 PM

Is control of House enough to block a Supreme Court nomination

the way that Republicans blocked Merrick Garland?

Serious question.

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Reply Is control of House enough to block a Supreme Court nomination (Original post)
philly_bob Nov 2018 OP
still_one Nov 2018 #1
Fullduplexxx Nov 2018 #2
procon Nov 2018 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2018 #4
PoliticAverse Nov 2018 #5
PJMcK Nov 2018 #6
aeromanKC Nov 2018 #7
JayhawkSD Nov 2018 #10
Aristus Nov 2018 #8
JayhawkSD Nov 2018 #11
BigmanPigman Nov 2018 #9

Response to philly_bob (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 11:48 PM

1. No

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Response to philly_bob (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 11:48 PM

2. No the house has nothing to do with scotus picks

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Response to philly_bob (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 11:49 PM

3. Nope, that is done in the Senate. nt

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Response to philly_bob (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 11:51 PM

4. No, Supreme Court nominees are confirmed by the Senate,

and the House is not involved.

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Response to philly_bob (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2018, 12:00 AM

5. The House has no formal voting role in Supreme Court nominations.

Garland was blocked because the Republicans controlled the Senate which has an "advise and consent" role
in court nominations.

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Response to philly_bob (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2018, 12:05 AM

6. Respectfully, have you read the Constitution? (n/t)

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Response to philly_bob (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2018, 12:13 AM

7. NO, but yes..??

If the House Dems would have had Subpoena power during Kavanaugh, could they have done anything..??

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Response to aeromanKC (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 12, 2018, 01:18 AM

10. No. nt

 

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Response to philly_bob (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2018, 12:14 AM

8. The Constitutional answer is no. But I've been thinking of ways House Democrats could use

their new-found power for good.

If, God prohibit, Trump gets to name a new SCOTUS nominee, if he's far enough to the right to cause concern, the House may gently remind Trump of all the nasty things that could happen to him if any of the laws he has broken are investigated and subpoenaed by the Democratic majority. Then they could politely ask him: "Would you like to come down to the House conference chamber and discuss your new Supreme Court nominee?"

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Response to Aristus (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 12, 2018, 01:19 AM

11. Dream on.

 

The word for that is extortion. It is illegal in all fifty states.

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Response to philly_bob (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2018, 12:25 AM

9. I was wondering that too.

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