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    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who was confirmed by a 96-3 vote in 1993 rips Kavanaugh hearings as a 'highly partisan show'

    • The 85-year-old justice made her comments at a forum at George Washington University
    • Kavanaugh's hearings were repeatedly interrupted by protesters
    • He is expected to clear the Judiciary Committee on a party-line vote
    • Ginsburg noted the past tradition of bipartisan votes for qualified nominees except for few exceptions
    • Senate Majority Leader delayed a hearing for 10 months on President Obama's court pick, Merrick Garland
    • The GOP eliminated the filibuster for Supreme Court nominations, creating a disincentive for the president to make a consensus choice
    • Democrats got rid of the filibuster for lower court nominees
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    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has blasted the charged Senate confirmation process for Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh as a 'highly partisan show.'
    The liberal Ginsburg denounced the process, which many court observers have blasted as broken, during an event at George Washington Wednesday – on a day when Democrats who were virtually shut out of the confirmation process bombarded the nominee with 1,200 questions on issues ranging from gambling to his days as a clerk in a fruitless effort to slow down Kavanaugh's nomination.
    'The way it was, was right. The way it is, is wrong,' Ginsburg said at the GW Law School, the Washington Times reported, drawing applause from a crowd.

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    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg blasted the modern confirmation process as a 'highly partisan show'

    Asked how things had changed since her own confirmation under the Clinton administration, the octogenarian responded: 'The atmosphere in ‘93 was truly bipartisan.'
    'The vote on my confirmation was 96 to 3 – even though I had spent about 10 years of my life litigating cases under the auspices of the ACLU … and I was on the ACLU board and one of their general counsel,' she said, referencing the American Civil Liberties Union.
    'My White House handlers asked me questions about my ACLU affiliation. They were very nervous about it. And I said forget it, just forget it, nothing you can do can lead me to bad-mouth the ACLU,' she recalled.
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    Ginsburg noted that the late Justice Antonin Scalia was confirmed unanimously. The judge President Obama picked to replace him didn't get a hearing


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    Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh's hearings were inundated with interruptions by protesters and stalling efforts by Democrats angry about the process and thousands of his documents that were kept confidential


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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delayed a hearing on Judge Merrick Garland for 10 months, keeping a vacancy open for President Donald Trump to fill early in his term


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    Ginsburg said the confirmation process was better in the past, although recent decades also featured some bitter confirmation fights, including the one over Justice Clarence Thomas
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    'And not a single question. No senator asked me any question about that,' She said.
    'It was the same for Justice [Stephen] Breyer who was nominated a year later. Or think of Justice Scalia, who was certainly a known character … He had been a law professor and written many things. He had been on the D.C. Circuit [Court of Appeals].'
    'The vote was unanimous. Every Democrat and every Republican voted for him. But that’s the way it should be. Instead of what it’s become, a highly-partisan show,' she concluded.

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    Ginsburg was confirmed on a 96-3 vote in the Clinton administration
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    Apart from saying things were better in the past, Ginsburg did not sort through the series of actions and counter-actions that helped bring about the modern slug-fest of Supreme Court confirmation hearings.
    Kavanaugh's hearing featured a series of angry disruptions from protesters demanding Democrats vote 'no.' Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats themselves tried to make a series of motions to adjourn after tens of thousands of Kavanaugh documents were made available only hours before the hearing.
    New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker released confidential documents in protest of the process, declaring it an 'I am Spartacus moment' that the GOP denounced as presidential grandstanding.
    Trump selected the highly-credentialed and conservative nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who for years was the swing vote on 5:4 court decisions. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell held up the last Democratic nominee, Merrick Garland, for ten months when President Obama nominated him. Garland never got a hearing. He serves on the same D.C. Circuit where Kavanaugh serves and Scalia, whose death created the vacancy, once served.
    Republicans ended the ability of the minority to filibuster Supreme Court nominations to push through the last Trump-nominated justice, Neil Gorsuch, creating a disincentive for the president to work for minority support. Prior to that, Democrats invoked the 'nuclear option' to end filibuster for lower court nominees, using the new power to install Obama nominees on the courts, a strategy Trump has followed during his own tenure.
    'If the Republicans move in lock-step, so do Democrats. I wish I could waive a magic wand and have it go back to the way it was,' Ginsburg said.

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    Fucking inhuman dumbasses
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave007inVegas View Post
    Separated at birth?




    Im so trying not to laugh
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    Fucking Whacked left bringing up he tried to have sex in high school as a major issue. Good grief they are fucked in the head

    high freaking school when your 16. Everyone has a few mistakes in high school or college
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    who woke up ruthie???
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    When Ginsberg starts saying the democrats are fucked in the head, well them they're way beyond just being fucked in the head

    They got a severe case of leprosy, in plain sight for everyone to see

    How they really look to working Americans

    "The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter". "A rising tide raises all boats". "MAGA"
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevieRay View Post
    Fucking Whacked left bringing up he tried to have sex in high school as a major issue. Good grief they are fucked in the head

    high freaking school when your 16. Everyone has a few mistakes in high school or college
    The Dems tried to refer it to the FBI so they could go all "SEE, HE'S UNDER INVESTIGATION?111111"

    The FBI said, yeah, no thanks.

    LOL
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    She just needs to die already so the court can be 6-3
    "You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead....
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevieRay View Post
    Fucking Whacked left bringing up he tried to have sex in high school as a major issue. Good grief they are fucked in the head

    high freaking school when your 16. Everyone has a few mistakes in high school or college
    65 women signed a letter saying it is bullshit. Feinstein looks like an ass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave007inVegas View Post
    65 women signed a letter saying it is bullshit. Feinstein looks like an ass.
    See needs to be an ass, to appease the fucking idiots that make up her base
    "The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter". "A rising tide raises all boats". "MAGA"
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    Great info on her.

    Surprisingly she's a ((Mountain Dew)).




    Bill Smith used to do great content. But don't know if they threatened him or what. He was over the target on so many things. Guy disappeared.
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