Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) warned President Trump and Republicans against nominating a Supreme Court justice to replace Anthony Kennedy prior to the 2018 election, and demanded they reject any nominee who would seek to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“[R]eproductive rights for women and countless other protections for middle-class Americans are at stake,” Schumer said.
Translated from libspeak to reality, the right to LIFE, Liberty, and the Pursuit of happiness is at stake for millions of children currently being butchered in abortion clinics so that harlots too lazy to use birth control can sacrifice their children to the false god of convenience.
He then demanded that the Senate’s top Republican, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, abide by the fictional Biden Rule when deciding to commence proceedings to confirm a Supreme Court pick.
In 1992, then-Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) gave a speech calling for Congress to delay any prospective Supreme Court pick until after then-President George Bush’s ultimately unsuccessful reelection bid. There was no vacancy on the bench at the time, but Biden drew references to the “rancor” over Justice Clarence Thomas’ nomination.
McConnell cited the Biden Rule when deciding not to consider President Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, before the 2016 election. Justice Neil Gorsuch was later nominated by President Trump.
Schumer’s argument was so wrong, even the leftist propaganda rag Washington Post disagreed and called him out, saying:
But just because Republicans misconstrued what Biden said in 1992 doesn’t give Democrats license to misconstrue what Republicans said in 2016. And whatever you think of the justification offered to block Garland, it was clearly in reference to presidential election years, not midterms.
This is grasping at straws, in the truest sense.
In his speech Wednesday, Schumer asked whether Trump and Republicans will nominate someone who will “preserve protections for people with preexisting [health] conditions” or a justice who will “put health insurance companies over patients and… the federal government between a woman and her doctor.” Fox News reports.
“The Senate should reject on a bipartisan basis any justice who would overturn Roe v. Wade,” he said, adding that the justice should not come from Trump’s previous list of 25 potential justices the president compiled with the help of the Federalist Society during the search for late Justice Antonin Scalia’s replacement.
Two brothers on Trump’s list have been considered strong possibilities: Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah.) and his elder sibling, Utah Supreme Court Justice Thomas Rex Lee.
If Trump was to choose a woman, Roberts said, he might go with Seventh Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett of Indiana.
The apparent runner-up in the nomination of Gorsuch, Third Circuit Court Judge Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, remains on the list of potential Kennedy replacements as well.
In what was one of now retiring Justice Kennedy’s last decisions, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Wednesday in Janus v. AFSCME that nonunion workers cannot be forced to pay fees to public sector unions.
The case, one of the most hotly anticipated of the term, is the second in two days to hand a major victory to conservatives, following Tuesday’s ruling by the court that President Donald Trump’s travel ban is constitutional. Some experts had said a holding in favor of the plaintiff, Mark Janus, would be the most significant court decision affecting collective bargaining in decades.
In Kennedy’s last days the Supreme Court also upheld President Trump’s travel ban case on Tuesday by a 5-4 vote, saying in its opinion that the order is “squarely within the scope of Presidential authority.”
The 5-4 decision Tuesday is the court’s first substantive ruling on a Trump administration policy.
“The president lawfully exercised that discretion based on his findings – following a worldwide, multi-agency review – that entry of the covered aliens would be detrimental to the national interest,” Roberts wrote in the opinion.
As well, the U.S. Supreme Court gave presidents more control over key jobs in federal agencies, ruling that the way the Securities and Exchange Commission selected in-house judges who enforce investor protection laws violated the U.S. Constitution.
The ruling marked a victory for the Republican president, who has sought to limit the power of certain federal agencies. Trump’s administration sided with Lucia, reversing the government’s previous stance supporting the SEC taken by the administration of his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama.
The Justice Department said it was pleased with the decision
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June 28th, 2018