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The Court can operate with only eight Justices.  The number of SC Justices is established by Congress via statute.  It has varied in the past.

many cases have been judged with fewer due to recusing or illness.

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Anyone wanna bet Obama WON'T nominate either a lesbian or a TRANSGENDER?

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The Hill ?@thehill 19m19 minutes ago

Judiciary Cmte member's spox says "zero" chance Obama appoints Scalia replacement

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/269382-reports-justice-scalia-dead
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One more communist on the USSC coming our way.
Eric Holder is available,  but will Obammy get bold and name a Muslim?  **nononono*
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Senator Harry Reid ?@SenatorReid 7m7 minutes ago

The President can and should send the Senate a nominee right away. The Senate has a responsibility to fill vacancies as soon as possible.
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SavageNation ?@SavageNation 8m8 minutes ago

TWITTER ERUPTS With Hateful Tweets Following News That Conservative Justice Scalia Has Died:
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Brit Hume ?@brithume 10m10 minutes ago

Senate GOP would be smart not to announce they'll block any Obama SCOTUS nominee. Smart play would be simply to do it.
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Michele Bachmann ?@MicheleBachmann 33m33 minutes ago

Reading a Scalia dissent was akin to reading a Shakespearean sonnet. RIP
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Senator Harry Reid ?@SenatorReid 7m7 minutes ago

The President can and should send the Senate a nominee right away. The Senate has a responsibility to fill vacancies as soon as possible.

Uncle Harry needs another session with his exercise equipment... :)

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Uncle Harry needs another session with his exercise equipment... :)

Is his brother available... :silly:
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Senator Harry Reid ?@SenatorReid 7m7 minutes ago

The President can and should send the Senate a nominee right away. The Senate has a responsibility to fill vacancies as soon as possible.

Look at this ghoul.  This is going to backfire on the Dems.
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This should scare everyone

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., indicated the Senate will not move on an Obama nomination.

I wish I could trust McConnell
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I just responded to Reid's tweet by calling him a POS. I may be in trouble. 
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I wish I could trust McConnell


We have no choice.   **nononono*
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My concern: Obama will appoint a minority woman then bring out out the armies of leftists to the charges of racism if the Senate balks and delays.  It works for the election and it works for making the Senate Republican cave.  Under that pressure, they will cave.  If not, Obama unleashes riots this summer in the cities.
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I just responded to Reid's tweet by calling him a POS. I may be in trouble.
you might be......then again being on a forum like this you already are in the line of fire.  :smokin:


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My concern: Obama will appoint a minority woman then bring out out the armies of leftists to the charges of racism if the Senate balks and delays.  It works for the election and it works for making the Senate Republican cave.  Under that pressure, they will cave.  If not, Obama unleashes riots this summer in the cities.
you are correct.....yet obama unleashes riots anyway this summer no matter what.


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Maybe this will wake people up to the seriousness of elections and whats at stake. Especially when we see who Obama nominates.

I want Ted Cruz on the Supreme Court .... always have, and always will. 
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I want Ted Cruz on the Supreme Court .... always have, and always will.
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Honest John wrote:
"If it's delayed until a Senate recess, then obama would be able to appoint anyone to the vacancy (at least, until the end of the next Senate)."

Let this become "the scenario".

The Senate should refuse to consider a nominee in 2016, and McConnell should specifically (and PUBLICLY) convey to obama that no nominee will be conisdered until 2017.

Let obama appoint a replacement if he dares.
The appointment will end with his presidency.

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Fight over Scalia replacement heats up as Democrats demand vote this year

http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/feb/13/fight-over-antonin-scalia-replacement-heats-democr/

The battle over replacing Justice Antonin Scalia was already underway Saturday afternoon, an unseemly few hours after news of his death shook Washington, with Democrats insisting President Obama should be able to name a quick replacement.

With the court now divided between four Republican-appointed justices and four Democratic picks, Mr. Obama would have a chance to tilt the bench decidedly to the left, and liberal lawmakers said he should have that chance.


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Here is the reality folks:  FACT is there should be no diff between a Rep or Dim on the SCOTUS bench.  Their SINGULAR job is to decide upon where or not that when appears before the USSC is in compliance with the US Constitution or not...no more, no less!  Sadly its drifted far far from the that.
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