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Trump, Pence moving quickly on Supreme Court pick

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I sure it's Judge Gorsuch.  His strong conservative views on religious rights (1A) and gun rights (2A) makes him the perfect pick, and at age 49 could set precedents for the next 30 years.

Hardiman is the pick IMO and a good one.

 

http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-supreme-court-nomination-frontrunner-2017-1

 

 

 

Hardiman has reflected originalist opinions on Second Amendment cases. On abortion-related issues, Hardiman has not weighed in directly.

 

With Democrats threatening to block Trump's Supreme Court pick, it's noteworthy that Hardiman was voted onto the appeals court in 2007 by a 95-0 tally. Both Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, voted to approve him.

 

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Dinner at 8 so don't be late ......

I don't think tag teams are allowed so I'm going to feel kinda bad for the loser. I hope Donny doesn't make him go to the press conference with the winner.

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Apparently Donny hasn't chosen yet. He's bringing two dates to the party tonight.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/31/politics/gorsuch-supreme-court-hardiman/index.html

 

Is this one of the dumbest things ever written in a news story?

 

 

 

Gorsuch is in Washington, according to one source close to the process. Hardiman was seen by a CNN producer leaving his Pittsburgh neighborhood Tuesday morning and driving east towards Washington.

 

 

 

Every morning when I leave my neighborhood, I drive west towards Sacramento.

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Is this one of the dumbest things ever written in a news story?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every morning when I leave my neighborhood, I drive west towards Sacramento.

 

I leave Baltimore each morning and drive south towards Panama.

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Is this one of the dumbest things ever written in a news story?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every morning when I leave my neighborhood, I drive west towards Sacramento.

Why wouldn't he take the 30 minute flight?

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Why wouldn't he take the 30 minute flight?

maybe the airport is west of where he started :D.

 

I would think if he was the nominee there would be a federal aircraft giving him a lift.

 

I don't think you have the SC nominee provide his own transportation.

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http://www.nationalreview.com/article/444437/neil-gorsuch-antonin-scalia-supreme-court-textualist-originalist-heir

President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court will be Neil Gorsuch, a well-respected conservative whose legal philosophy is remarkably similar to that of Antonin Scalia, the justice he will replace if the Senate confirms him. He is, like Scalia, a textualist and an originalist: someone who interprets legal provisions as their words were originally understood.

 

Gorsuch is a Colorado native and the son of a Republican politician, the late Anne Gorsuch Burford, who was a state legislator and then director of the Environmental Protection Agency for President Reagan. He attended Columbia University and Harvard Law School, after which he clerked for D.C. Circuit Court judge David Sentelle. He then clerked for Supreme Court justices Byron White and Anthony Kennedy in 1993–94. The next year he studied for a doctorate of philosophy at Oxford University under the legal philosopher John Finnis.

 

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So unless there is something that was missed in the vetting process, Neil Gorsuch will be the next Supreme Court Justice to be seated. It will be either with bipartisan support reaching 60 Senate votes or via "the nuclear option" which requires only a majority vote but a long-lasting change in philibuster rules.

 

Did I get that right?

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So unless there is something that was missed in the vetting process, Neil Gorsuch will be the next Supreme Court Justice to be seated. It will be either with bipartisan support reaching 60 Senate votes or via "the nuclear option" which requires only a majority vote but a long-lasting change in philibuster rules.

 

Did I get that right?

You got it right. Gorshuch was as terrible pick as it could have been, but neither was Garland. It depends whether the Constitution is followed this time as opposed to what the GOP did last year.

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Gorsuch is a great selection.  A true Constitutional conservative.  Previously confirmed by the Senate to the Court of Appeals by a 95-0 vote.  Given the highest possible rating by the  American Bar Association (a liberal group to be sure) and the NRA.  Defender of religious liberty and human life.  A BA from Columbia, a JD from Harvard Law, and a PhD from Oxford.

 

I hope the Dems try to filibuster this pick and the Senate goes nuclear, it will make President Trump's next SCOTUS picks (replacing Kennedy and/or Ginsburg) that much easier to get through.  

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Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, is a brilliant, witty, handsome, eloquent, perfectly pedigreed judge. He is, to put it another way, an extraordinarily difficult jurist for Democrats to oppose.
 
Gorsuch, who currently serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, is difficult to object to on personal or jurisprudential grounds. Although he is a rock-ribbed conservative, he conveys his ideas fluently and courteously and is well-liked by his colleagues on the left and right. And though his rulings can be reactionary, he has never directly stated his opposition to hot-button legal issues like abortion and same-sex marriage. Democrats may argue that Gorsuch is an illegitimate justice in a stolen seat, but the judge himself will not fit easily into the role of a villain. Whatever extreme positions he may hold will be concealed by his humble, articulate demeanor. It seems overwhelmingly likely that Gorsuch will soon sit on the Supreme Court of the United States.
 
Yes, he is conservative, but he is not a rank partisan like Justice Samuel Alito, or a flame-throwing culture warrior like Scalia. He is a judge’s judge. And he is, in all likelihood, our next Supreme Court justice.
 
You know if the writer who covers LGBT issues and the law for leftist rag Slate Magazine is not opposed to him, he's a slam dunk confirmation.
 
A great selections like (soon to be) Justice Gorsch is just another example of President Trump Making America Great Again.

 

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Neil Gorsuch Is Not a Villain by Mark David Stern, Slate Magazine

 

 

You know if the writer who covers LGBT issues and the law for leftist rag Slate Magazine is not opposed to him, he's a slam dunk confirmation.

 

A great selections like (soon to be) Justice Gorsch is just another example of President Trump Making America Great Again.

Even Mr. partisan himself Chuck Todd of NBC believes Gorsch should be an easy pick and that his opposition will have a tough time painting him the way they will try.

 

I say he is confirmed one way or another by St Pats day.

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