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« on: April 27, 2019, 05:27:50 pm »

Who do you see potentially being appointed to the Supreme Court in the future?

Wikipedia maintains a list of Trump candidates. Not sure who would be the finalists for the next appointment. The finalists for the last appointment (Raymond Kethledge, Thomas Hardiman, and Amy Coney Barrett) could all be in the mix, but I could also see Trump turning to someone whom he'd previously appointed to an appellate court.

For Democrats, it obviously depends on who is president (and who controls the Senate), but Sri Srinivasan, Paul Watford, Jacqueline Nguyen, and Goodwin Liu all seem like likely contenders.
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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2019, 09:10:27 pm »

If Biden wins, I think a GOP Senate would settle for someone like Garland replacing RBG, as she would retire, that alone would move the court right


If Trump wins again, I doubt he gets any vacancies, Dems probably get the Senate in 2022, then RBG can safely retire and Trump would probably nominate someone with a judicial philosphy similar to Anthony Kennedy, and Schumer would block him/her

I think Garland or a Republican moderate will replace RBG, when she retires, Trump is not getting Amg Coney Barrett confirmed to replace RBG, Collins, Murkowski, and Portman, would almost certainly sink that nomination

If Trump is president with a Dem Senate in 2022, amd RBG retires, he could probably get Garland confirmed, of he nominates  him
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2019, 09:53:42 pm »

Amy Coney Barrett should be the only candidate considered after the disaster that is/was Kavanaugh.
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2019, 04:25:54 pm »
« Edited: May 23, 2019, 04:40:24 pm by Mondale »

Assuming Trump loses in 2020 and nobody else leaves:

Goodwin Liu to replace Breyer
Leondra Kruger to replace RBG
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2019, 11:46:53 pm »

I think Trump will only nominate from his predefined list.

Only after he leaves office will someone not on that list be nominated.

[On a side note, I think the next President should nominate Garland (if he's still available to be nominated) just as a means of restoring some trust to the nomination process, even if he ends up being voted down, in which case people can say that he was at least given the fair hearing he deserved.]
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2019, 12:27:18 am »

[On a side note, I think the next President should nominate Garland (if he's still available to be nominated) just as a means of restoring some trust to the nomination process, even if he ends up being voted down, in which case people can say that he was at least given the fair hearing he deserved.]

Nah, he'll be 68 in the next presidential term. I love me some Merrick Garland but that's a waste of a Supreme Court nomination.
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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2019, 03:06:35 pm »

Amy Coney Barrett is the best option. However, the time to nominate her is now(assuming RBG steps down before the 2020 elections). The Republicans will lose senate seats in 2020 and will probably lose majority in 2022.

Not happening. Unless "steps down" is actually code for "dies."
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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2019, 05:51:24 pm »

[On a side note, I think the next President should nominate Garland (if he's still available to be nominated) just as a means of restoring some trust to the nomination process, even if he ends up being voted down, in which case people can say that he was at least given the fair hearing he deserved.]

Nah, he'll be 68 in the next presidential term. I love me some Merrick Garland but that's a waste of a Supreme Court nomination.

Let's be honest, Obama picked Garland as the most "acceptable" (or so he hoped) candidate for the Republican-controled Senate to confirm in the last year of his Presidency. He would've picked someone younger and more liberal under diffrent circumstances.

So yes, renominating Garland just to "stick it" to the GOP yields little reward.
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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2019, 11:38:35 pm »

Amy Coney Barrett is the best option. However, the time to nominate her is now(assuming RBG steps down before the 2020 elections). The Republicans will lose senate seats in 2020 and will probably lose majority in 2022.

Not happening. Unless "steps down" is actually code for "dies."

She won't voluntarily step down unless there is a Democratic president. She is 87 years with many health problems. Is it possible that she can be removed if she is not able to do her job?
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« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2019, 11:45:50 pm »

Amy Coney Barrett is the best option. However, the time to nominate her is now(assuming RBG steps down before the 2020 elections). The Republicans will lose senate seats in 2020 and will probably lose majority in 2022.

Not happening. Unless "steps down" is actually code for "dies."

She won't voluntarily step down unless there is a Democratic president. She is 87 years with many health problems. Is it possible that she can be removed if she is not able to do her job?
Who has the authority to do that?
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« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2019, 11:51:16 pm »

Amy Coney Barrett is the best option. However, the time to nominate her is now(assuming RBG steps down before the 2020 elections). The Republicans will lose senate seats in 2020 and will probably lose majority in 2022.

Not happening. Unless "steps down" is actually code for "dies."

She won't voluntarily step down unless there is a Democratic president. She is 87 years with many health problems. Is it possible that she can be removed if she is not able to do her job?

The precedent for how to deal with a Justice who can't do the job any more was set in 1924, when Justice Joseph McKenna was showing obvious signs of dementia and his colleagues tried to persuade him to retire. It took a couple of months, but he finally gave in and handed in his resignation on Jan. 5, 1925. In the meantime, while the other Justices were aware there was a serious problem with his mental health, they concluded that whenever they are split equally, four to four, and McKenna would be the deciding vote on a case, they would postpone the decision on that case until after McKenna retired. So the point is that the other Justices know how to deal with the situation when a colleague is suffering from a mental health problem.
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« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2019, 12:04:44 am »

If DJT wanted to go out of the box in an attempt to secure a seat for a long time (which he might if he gets a liberal retirement/death), Keith Blackwell is an interesting pick. Georgia Supreme Court Justice, so he's clearly qualified (although coming out of a different mold than we've seen in most recent SCOTUS picks, but clearly having historical precedence, as shown below). He's young (43), and already has seven years of experience on the Georgia Supreme Court, along with being (from what I understand) a reliable conservative vote. If he's got a liberal leaving the court and a GOP senate, then Blackwell is clearly the man.

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« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2019, 06:59:49 am »

Democrats shouldn't worry about future nominations because as long as McConnell is in charge of the Senate they won't get a chance to make a replacement. He'll wait 4-8 years.
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« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2019, 12:03:07 pm »

Since Biden might be Crt packing, RBG  will retire, and should. She needs to recoup in Israel with her family. Biden will get 3 picks. DC will be a Circuir of its own. 11th Circuit will be carved  somewhere else. As Crt expands to 11.
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« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2019, 07:51:06 pm »

Democrats shouldn't worry about future nominations because as long as McConnell is in charge of the Senate they won't get a chance to make a replacement. He'll wait 4-8 years.
Nah, if it is RBG in the first two years of a Dem president McConnell would for sure allow a vote on a replacement. He might insist on someone older (like Garland) but even then I think Dems could tell him to stuff it and still get enough crossover support to get a reasonably replacement through.
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« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2019, 01:06:33 pm »

Amy Coney Barrett is the best option. However, the time to nominate her is now(assuming RBG steps down before the 2020 elections). The Republicans will lose senate seats in 2020 and will probably lose majority in 2022.
Not happening. Unless "steps down" is actually code for "dies."
She won't voluntarily step down unless there is a Democratic president. She is 87 years with many health problems. Is it possible that she can be removed if she is not able to do her job?
Who has the authority to do that?
The President can actually nominate them for retirement, and then the Senate can confirm them as a retired judge. Impeachment is another means to remove a member of the Supreme Court.
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« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2019, 01:14:17 pm »

Tani Cantil-Sakauye(age, 59) - Chief Justice of California
Ward Farnsworth(age, 52) - Dean of University of Texas Law
Adalberto Jordan(age, 57) - Judge of the Eleventh Circuit
Neal Katyal(age, 49) - ex-Deputy Solicitor General, former Acting SG
Leondra Kruger(age, 43) - California Associate Justice
David F. Levi(age, 68) - former District Judge, former Dean of Duke Law
Eric Posner(age, 53) - Professor of Law at Chicago Law
Jeffrey Rosen(age, 55) - President of the National Constitution Center, professor of law
Rodney Smith(age, 44) - District Judge for South Florida
Sri Srinivasan(age, 52) - Circuit Judge for DC
Kent Syverud(age, 62) - President of Syracuse University, former Dean of Law at Washington University and Vanderbilt
Amul Thapar(age, 50) - Judge for the Sixth Circuit
Paul J. Watford(age, 52) - Judge for the Ninth Circuit
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« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2019, 04:19:23 pm »

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