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    Re: Chaotic start - to supreme court hearing

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    Seriously? You believe the president should be above the law? Which is a position he seems to hold to. If he ends up being one of the judges to decide such an issue surely that kind of matters a lot.
    That is an amazing statement. Where do you come up with this stuff?

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    Still, it's not really an issue I feel qualified to enter into a discussion about with you especially as I'm not American. You seem to hold some views which I struggle to understand and no doubt you could say the same about some of mine. On the other hand that makes the discussion more interesting, it's really boring if everybody holds the same opinions - you don't get to test them.
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    Re: Chaotic start - to supreme court hearing

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    I did watch big chunks of it. If you want a supreme court judge that believes the president is above the law and supports judgements that supports big business against ordinary people then it would seem you don't care about your own constitution. You can look at what he says and has done as an indication as to what he would do. The Republicans are quite clearly going to railroad this through I hope ordinary americans are watching.

    The right to protest is only one of the things trump wants to curtail.

    "Bad news for those who are used to using the courts to legislate when they don't have the popular vote."

    Actually, Trump lost the popular vote he won the electoral college one.
    The appointment isn't about Trump. It is about confirming a Supreme Court Nominee.
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    Re: Chaotic start - to supreme court hearing

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    Why make it seem that there is something to hide about his background by withholding 100,000 pages of his record? This is a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the country with the ability to negate or overturn the work of Congress - it's not a small thing.

    If there is nothing to hide, why make it look shady by withholding the documents?
    What do you expect to see from legal advice? Do you really expect anybody to read so to find anything of interest?
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    Re: Chaotic start - to supreme court hearing

    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    One of the first things I did when going on the internet was to look for places to test my views and self.

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    You are still very enigmatic.

    Maybe a retest is due.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: Chaotic start - to supreme court hearing

    At least in my lifetime began with the 1987 Robert Bork Supreme Court nomination.

    Within 45 minutes of Bork's nomination to the Court, Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) took to the Senate floor with a strong condemnation of Bork in a nationally televised speech, declaring:

    Robert Bork's America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens' doors in midnight raids, and schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists could be censored at the whim of the Government, and the doors of the Federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens.[6]
    The only thing missing from the slander and personal attacks were theatrics in the hearing rooms.

    I have heard of more amiable Senate in the past with examples of strong bipartisan support. Anyway, here are the stats.

    Supreme Court Nominations: present-1789
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    Re: Chaotic start - to supreme court hearing

    This appointment doesn't seem to past the 'sniff' test does it?

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    Re: Chaotic start - to supreme court hearing

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    This appointment doesn't seem to past the 'sniff' test does it?
    How's that?
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    Re: Chaotic start - to supreme court hearing

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    That is an amazing statement. Where do you come up with this stuff?

    It's one of the things that has come up during his hearings. He is on record as arguing that presidents should be above the law.

    https://www.thenation.com/article/br...president-law/

    There are several other sources if you feel like cross-referencing.

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    Re: Chaotic start - to supreme court hearing

    Quote Originally Posted by gmc View Post
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    That is an amazing statement. Where do you come up with this stuff?

    It's one of the things that has come up during his hearings. He is on record as arguing that presidents should be above the law.

    https://www.thenation.com/article/br...president-law/

    There are several other sources if you feel like cross-referencing.
    Nowhere in your post does he say the President is above the law.

    Kavanaugh says President not above the law
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    "“I believe it vital that the President be able to focus on his never-ending tasks with as few distractions as possible. The country wants the President to be ‘one of us’ who bears the same responsibilities of citizenship that all share. But I believe that the President should be excused from some of the burdens of ordinary citizenship while serving in office,” argued Kavanaugh in the law-review article. He then asserted that “the indictment and trial of a sitting President, moreover, would cripple the federal government, rendering it unable to function with credibility in either the international or domestic arenas. Such an outcome would ill serve the public interest, especially in times of financial or national security crisis.”"

    Yes, he did. For some reason, I can't use either quote box or change the fonts. Bear in mind that means he could not be impeached should the mueller investigation came up with anything criminal. Trump also believes he can pardon anyone he likes.

    Here's a novel idea for you. He is lying to get appointed.

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