Justice Kennedy to step down from the Supreme Court.

By | 2018-06-28T04:18:19+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , , |21 Comments

Let the shitstorm begin!

Courtesy of CBS News:

Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced he will retire.

He notified President Trump in a letter Wednesday, telling him that effective July 31, he would “end my regular active status as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, while continuing to serve in a senior status.”

Kennedy called it the “highest of honors to serve on this Court,” and he expressed his “profound gratitude for having had the privilege to seek in each case how best to know, interpret, and defend the Constitution and the laws that must always conform to its mandates and promises.”

Before I even type another word I want all of you Hillary haters to recognize that THIS is the reality that you created. 

If liberals and independents had pulled their heads out of the asses we would currently have Merrick Garland, or a justice much like him, on the bench, and be looking forward to replacing Justice Kennedy and probably Justice Ginsburg with younger replacements who could hold those positions for up to twenty or thirty years.  

Instead, we are likely looking at a Justice much like the once rejected Robert Bork who will move this court so far to the right that it will start outlawing women wearing pants and minorities making eye contact with white folks. 

Okay, so now that I have that off my chest we need to start looking forward to 2018 with a razor-like intensity that I personally already possess and get our shit handled. 

There is no longer a filibuster so there are only limited tools for the Democrats in the Senate to hold back this nomination until the election, and if it gets through we are fucked, and if we don’t take back the Senate and the House we are most definitely fucked anyway. 

Just to clarify, this is not a good day. 

P.S. By the way if you think that Roe vs Wade and marriage equality are settled law and in no danger of being repealed, then you are lying to yourself. 

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21 Comments

  1. Linda June 27, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Merrick Garland

    • Anonymous June 27, 2018 at 11:47 am

      Trump will nominate the most far right bible thumping asshole available.

  2. Rebecca Yourig June 27, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    I do not see anything the castrated Democrats can do. Done deed. I also believe thT a deal was struck. Kennedy been playing coy, then suddenly becoming very nuchbtge 5th vote and retiring. Look to his kids since he not likely to be able to legally get. They always get deals for their kids

    • viv June 27, 2018 at 3:24 pm

      I’m sure the timing is no accident (ditto for the appointment of Bill Shine). Trump needs time to freely perpetrate his programs of evil before the midterms- and this is a dazzling brilliant distraction, well played by Kennedy, whom I have never liked.

      What I’d like to know is what is Vladimir Putin’s interest in this… because you know he’s behind everything in this administration, with Trump it’s invariably a case of cherchez le Putin.

  3. Brian Boru June 27, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    Muslim ban, unions castrated, fake family planning clinics allowed to lie to women. Those are what the supreme court gave us this week. Lord knows what’s next once justice Jeannie Puerto ascend to the bench. And don’t forget, trump is filling all the lower court sears that Mitch held open with ideologues. So can someone ask Susan Sarandon if she still thinks Hillary would have been worse than trump.

  4. puck June 27, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    this country is turning into the “handmaid tale’. i fear the lost of my rights. it’s my body, but i’m losing what i can do with it.

  5. Anonymous June 27, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    Cutting a sweet deal for his kids! Fuck you, Kennedy!

    https://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/donald-trump-supreme-court-236925

    • anonymous June 28, 2018 at 7:39 am

      “There’s a method to the list,” MADNE$$!

  6. HeidiWY June 27, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    I’m so fucking pissed at my fellow citizens that do not vote, for protest, or for goddammed we need IDs to vote. Get your fucking I’D (should you have to? No! So VOTE!)

    Go get registered and do your goddammed fucking civic duty! We fought this shit decades ago and because Dems are single issue and/or disinterested voters….this is the result. I’ll be ok. My family will be ok. I’m saying this because people I don’t know but still care for WILL NOT BE OK.

    • Lewsiffer June 27, 2018 at 5:49 pm

      None of that matters once Trump owns the Supremes. Decades of Supremes cock blocking any sort of reasonable legislation. It’s kind of funny in a way because it’s the Trumpers that will be most negatively impacted by all of his actions. Kind of nice to just sit back and watch and shake my head at their ignorance.

      The majority of them will wake up one day and realize he’s not bringing back any blue collar jobs, in fact he’s leading most blue collar industries to move more operations abroad with his knee jerk economic tariffs and taxes.

      They will wake up one day and realize they can’t afford health insurance and there is no Medicare.

      They will wake up one day and realize there is no Social Security and they never invested in IRAs or 401K’s or put any money into savings and have a home with no equity because they’ve been pulling money out of it to live.

      However, they will still be idiotic patriots and wax poetic about Trump while they eat twenty cent cans of cat food.

      This is why Trump loves the uneducated because he can steamroll them without them even realizing it.

  7. CFR June 27, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    I hope the damned “Bern it to the ground” crowd is happy.

  8. Anonymous June 27, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Gryph,

    MSNBC is saying that Lisa Murkowski may hold out if Trump nominates someone who would overturn Roe v, Wade. Since dems only need one Republican to block his nominee, what are the chances that Lisa would vote against such a nominee. Susan Collins is also a possibility.

    • Anonymous July 4, 2018 at 6:26 pm

      Won’t matter. Manchin, Hilldeband and one more DINO asshole will confirm and will cancel out Murkowski, Collins and the absence of McCain.

  9. A J Billings June 27, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    IMer’s, read what Rachel Maddow has to say. Bottom line: Murkowski or Susan Collins of Maine probably won’t want to the woman who brought down Roe V Wade.

    Either one of them holds the key to this entire thing, because McCain can’t vote, so Democrats need JUST ONE REPUBLICAN TO KEEP TRUMP FROM NOMINATING A CHRISTIAN HARD CORE
    THEOCRAT!

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/06/rachel-maddow-explains-senators-can-suit-fight-democrats-not-doormats-republicans-want/

  10. Anonymous June 27, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    just read how democracies die by Steven levitsky and Daniel ziblatt. it was some scary shit cuz Trump is doing exactly that. then, am reading strange contagion by Lee Daniels kravitz. he talks about how social cues spark a behavior contagion. for instance the time when Hitler happened at the opportunistic time and place. just like Trump who is spreading this virus. this second book doesn’t mention Trump or Hitler but the premise of the book fits this bill. we need to interrupt and weaken the virus essentially.

  11. Anonymous June 28, 2018 at 6:34 am
  12. USA June 28, 2018 at 7:28 am

    Oh giggle …as I was saying…tRump is a genius. He bought and branded the United States of America. He owns it. With alittle help from the “super elite” he is a successful genius. He owns the supreme court, its justices, the military, the land, air, water, soil and all. And the USA citizens. He owns it all. A reality star super elite genius.

  13. Anonymous June 28, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    What a nightmare, the fascist so called president gets to appoint two judges, and the republicans had no qualms about being “civil” about stealing the first seat.

    I sure hope the democrats hang on tight and use “Merrick Garland” as a rallying point.

    We can’t give up, we can only hope Mueller ends this farce of a presidency!!!

    • Anonymous June 28, 2018 at 2:49 pm

      Mueller has already acknowledged that he cannot charge a sitting President.

  14. Anonymous July 3, 2018 at 1:04 am

    The same could be said of the Bernie haters who drove them to vote third party instead of wooing them to stay with the Democrats.

    But we know who is really responsible.

    James Comey.

    Even with Russian meddling Hillary was still ahead until Comey’s interference.

    Despite being attacked, insulted, cursed and vilified plenty of Bernie supporters voted for Hillary.

    And now they’re winning elections and the Democratic party is still clueless.

    As for Kennedy, that can be laid as the weak and cowardly Democrats that allowed Mitch McConnell to steal Merrick Garland’s seat. Or Barack Obama for not having the guts to make a recess appointment. Or the Democratic Party for being such failures in 2010,2012,2014 and especially 2016. If they regain the majority in either the House or Senate it will be despite anything they’ve done and they’ll squander it just like they did in 2008.

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