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118431 No. 118431 ID: 1f98e7
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna887066

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of next month, preparing the way for the most significant change in the court's makeup in half a century.

The vacancy will allow President Donald Trump to make the U.S. Supreme court a solidly conservative body for years, if not generations, to come — a towering legacy of his time in office.
>> No. 118436 ID: 5c87e8
  …and Roy Moore is the nominee to replace him
>> No. 118458 ID: 02cdbc
Not only is gun control dead in the water, Roe v. Wade, the Civil Rights Act(s) and the 1965 immigration act are on the chopping block, and that's a good thing
>> No. 118461 ID: 144905
>>118458
How the fuck do you figure?
>> No. 118462 ID: 94e1e5
>>118461

The CRA was a moral choice, but flatly unconstitutional on its face. We need the same thing, but done properly as an amendment. I don't think getting the immigration act out of the way in favor of strong immigration reform needs an explanation, and Roe vs Wade should have always been a State by State issue per the 10th Amendment.
>> No. 118466 ID: 5218fb
>>118462
hey so SoyMan, do you still think the families of law enforcement officers are legitimate targets? what about ICE agents?
>> No. 118481 ID: d1f26d
https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/policy-and-politics/2018/7/22/17600344/kavanaugh-watergate-executive-power-nixon

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s views on presidential powers are not helping those concerned about the integrity of the Russia investigation sleep better at night. The latest development: the judge’s suggestion many years ago that the Supreme Court might have gotten it wrong when it compelled President Richard Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes.

In the trove of documentation Kavanaugh turned in to the Senate Judiciary Committee as part of the confirmation process is a 1999 roundtable discussion where Kavanaugh floated the idea that maybe the United States’ highest court made a mistake in 1974. That’s the year it ruled unanimously in United States v. Nixon that the president had to hand over to a federal district court the tape recordings and other subpoenaed materials tied to the Watergate break-in. Mark Sherman at the Associated Press was the first to report the comments.

Kavanaugh’s belief in the importance of executive power is already under scrutiny, especially in light of special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation and the possibility that President Donald Trump could be subpoenaed or, less likely, indicted. As Vox’s Jen Kirby points out, the Supreme Court could wind up hearing some element of the Russia investigation, and there’s a possibility Kavanaugh could be one of the justices to decide on the matter.

In a transcript of a roundtable discussion published in the January-February 1999 issue of the Washington Lawyer on attorney-client privilege, Kavanaugh suggested that the Nixon case might have been “wrongly decided.” Per the AP, he said:

But maybe Nixon was wrongly decided — heresy though it is to say so. Nixon took away the power of the president to control information in the executive branch by holding that the courts had power and jurisdiction to order the president to disclose information in response to a subpoena sought by a subordinate executive branch official. That was a huge step with implications to this day that most people do not appreciate sufficiently...Maybe the tension of the time led to an erroneous decision.
At another point, he said perhaps the court should have stayed out of the dispute altogether.

It’s not necessarily an open-and-shut case that Kavanaugh disagrees with the Supreme Court’s 8-0 decision on the Nixon tapes.


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